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Onion market heats up again

UNB November 22, 2019 21:55:08

Prices of onion soared again on Friday, fuelled by higher demands and a supply crunch as the imported bulb are yet to hit the markets. Bangladesh has been struggling to control overheated prices of o...

Bangladesh can export bicycles to West Bengal, Mamata says

-- November 22, 2019 21:47:16

Chief Minister of India's West Bengal State Mamata Banarjee has said there is a huge demand of bicycles in her state and Bangladesh can utilise the opportunity of exporting the vehicle for mutual bene...

Former UN chief Ban Ki-moon arrives in city

UNB November 22, 2019 21:25:40

Former UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon arrived in Dhaka on Friday night on a brief visit, the second visit to Bangladesh this year, after leaving the United Nations. He will attend the 13th convocat...

Bogura man detained for shaving wife’s head

-- November 22, 2019 20:16:36

Police have detained a man for forcibly shaving his wife’s head in Bogura’s Nandigram Upazila following an altercation over a broken jar of pickles. The detention of ‘Morshedul&rsqu...

UN adopts Bangladesh’s resolution on natural fibres

UNB November 22, 2019 20:05:03

The plenary of the second committee of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has adopted Bangladesh’s resolution entitled “Natural Plant Fibres and Sustainable Dev...

Transport crisis ends as vehicles moving normally: Obaidul Quader

BSS November 22, 2019 19:38:13

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said the problems created in the transport sector due to strike were already resolved as all types of vehicles are moving normally in the capital...

PM greets Trudeau on his reinstallation as Canadian premier

BSS November 22, 2019 19:32:26

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has congratulated Justin Pierre James Trudeau on his assumption of office as Canadian Prime Minister for the second time. “We believe that the people of your countr...

Super hostels in city bring comforts for singles

SAJIBUR RAHMAN November 22, 2019 18:12:39

A student of Government Titumir College and part-time jobholder, Limon used to stay at a traditional mess in the city’s Kazipara area as he didn’t find any better accommodation elsewhere a...

Mod beatings result in 62 deaths in Jan-Oct

FE Online Report November 22, 2019 17:49:35

62 people were killed by mob beatings across the country from January to October 2019, according to a report by an independent rights and legal aid body. The highest number of incidents of killings t...

Working to 'restore democracy: Fakhrul

-- November 22, 2019 17:19:32

Stating that the current government is worse than previous autocratic regimes, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday said they are working to unite people to ‘restore democ...

Road crash in Munshiganj claims lives of nine people

UNB November 22, 2019 17:14:46

Police blamed reckless driving for the fatal accident in Sreenagar upazila of Munshiganj district on Friday which has so far claimed nine lives. The victims are – Abdur Rashid, 60, Liza, 22, he...

Over 80 Cox’s Bazar robbers to surrender Saturday

-- November 22, 2019 17:14:45

Over 80 robbers are scheduled to surrender and lay down their arms at Kalarmarchara Government Primary School in Maheshkhali upazila on Saturday. Additional superintendent of Cox’s Bazar Po...

Fatal road crash in Munshiganj leaves seven dead

-- November 22, 2019 15:02:54

Seven people, including a child, were killed in a collision between a microbus and a bus on Dhaka-Mawa highway at Sologhar in Sreenagar upazila of Munshiganj on Friday. The identities of the deceased...

Fault in loop line behind Ullahpara train crash: Probe report

-- November 22, 2019 14:21:40

A probe body, formed by the local administration following a train accident in Ullapara upazila of Sirajganj district on November 14, said the accident took place due fault in loop line. Faruk Ahmed,...

RAB nabs UP member with Yaba pills

-- November 22, 2019 12:36:06

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested a Union Parishad (UP) member reportedly with 2,256 Yaba tablets from Barogharia in Sadar upazila of Chapainawabganj district on Thursday night. The ar...

Lynch mob in Laxmipur kills robber

-- November 22, 2019 12:30:51

A suspected robber was killed and five others injured in a lynch-mob attack at Sagardi village in Raipur upazila of Laxmipur district early Friday. The deceased was identified as Sohel, reports UNB....

BJMC seeks Tk 11b from government

FE Report November 22, 2019 12:13:05

The ministry of textiles and jute (MoTJ) has sought a fresh allocation of over Tk 11 billion from the government for the state-run Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC), officials said. Of the amo...

RAB detains three ‘JMB men’

-- November 22, 2019 12:08:55

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested three members of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), a banned militant outfit, from, Char Raninagar in Sadar upazila early Friday. The arrestees ar...

BCIC to build largest-ever urea fertiliser plant

Jubair Hasan November 22, 2019 10:56:51

The government moves to build the largest-ever urea fertiliser plant in the northern region which requires 40 per cent of the country's total annual demand for urea, officials said. The proposed fact...

PM Hasina in Kolkata to watch day-night Test match

-- November 22, 2019 10:34:46

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reached Kolkata to watch the first day-night Test match between India and Bangladesh at the invitation of her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. A special flight of Bi...

Road traffic still far from normal

FE REPORT November 22, 2019 10:32:54

Road transport services were yet to return to normal on Thursday despite withdrawal of strikes by transport owners and workers after a late night meeting with the Home Minister over the newly-enacted...

BUET expels 26 students for life over Abrar murder

-- November 22, 2019 10:04:50

Authorities of Bangladesh University of Science and Technology (BUET) have permanently expelled 26 of its students, mostly leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), over the killing of...

Another cargo flight with 105 tonnes Egyptian onion lands

-- November 21, 2019 22:27:43

Another cargo aircraft carrying 105 metric tonnes of imported onion from Egypt arrived in the city on Thursday evening. Abdul Latif Munshi, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Commerce Ministry, said a...

Union council member detained after torture video goes viral

-- November 21, 2019 21:18:41

Police have detained a union council member of Sylhet’s Zakiganj Upazila after his video of beating up a man in arbitration drew criticisms on social media. Abdus Salam, member of Kajalshah Uni...

Guidelines on road transport act to touch finish line: Minister

-- November 21, 2019 19:31:17

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said the guidelines on the new road transport act are in the final stages. “Once it is done, there won't be any problem with the enforceme...

HC issues rules on PEC examinee expulsion

-- November 21, 2019 18:03:26

The High Court (HC) has ordered the government to explain why the expulsion of 15 students from the Primary Education Completion (PEC) examinations should not be deemed illegal. The authorities have...

'Early warning and forecast system will help save livelihoods'

FE Online Report November 21, 2019 18:00:39

CARE’s SHOUHARDO III, a food security programme with funding from USAID and government of Bangladesh organised a workshop on “Improved Weather and Flood Information System for Community Ba...

Derailment snaps Kishoreganj- Mymensingh rail link

-- November 21, 2019 16:59:49

The rail communications between Mymensingh and Kishoreganj remained suspended since Thursday afternoon after derailment of a wheel of Chattogram-bound Nasirabad Express train. AKM Quamruzzaman, stati...

78 women tortured to death for dowry in Jan-Oct

FE Online Report November 21, 2019 16:17:33

At least 78 women were tortured to death for dowry alone in the first ten months of calendar year, according to a local legal aid and rights body. Apart from this, the Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) rep...

BNP slams govt over price hike of essentials

-- November 21, 2019 15:23:28

Criticising the government for the soaring prices of essentials, including that of onion, BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Thursday said a socioeconomic situation like that of 1974 has been prevailin...