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BCIC detects major financial scam

JUBAIR HASAN January 25, 2020 10:20:33

State-run Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation, or BCIC, has unearthed major irregularities involving Tk 1.30 billion in a fertiliser project completed in recent years. The Shahjalal fertiliser...

State telco in death throes

ISMAIL HOSSAIN January 25, 2020 10:16:54

The state-owned Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL) has been losing around 50,000 clients of its landline phone every year since the fiscal year 2011-12. The number of landphone conn...

‘Follow Bangabandhu’s ideology to build hunger-free Bangladesh’  

UNB January 24, 2020 19:49:13

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday asked Awami League (AL) leaders and activists to follow Bangabandhu's ideology properly to build a developed and prosperous Bangladesh free of hunger and poverty...

AL candidate ‘attacks’ independent aspirant’s office in Keraniganj

UNB January 24, 2020 19:35:18

The office of ward number 56 independent councillor aspirant was vandalised and torched, allegedly by Awami League-backed candidate in Borogram area in Kamrangirchar on Friday afternoon. Saidur Rahma...

Taposh promises to eradicate waterlogging if elected

-- January 24, 2020 18:23:21

Awami League mayor candidate for the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh on Friday said there will be no waterlogging in the capital if he is elected mayor in the Fe...

RAB destroys poppy fields in Bandarban

-- January 24, 2020 17:12:00

The Rapid Action Battalion or RAB has destroyed four poppy fields in Bandarban's Ruma Upazila.RAB recovered around 60kg of poppy nectar from the four fields, said Moshiur. Later, the elite police unit...

Mirpur slum fire doused

-- January 24, 2020 14:09:53

The fire that broke out at a slum at Chalantika in the city’s Mirpur area was doused on Friday. Anwar Hossain, deputy assistant director of Fire Service and Civil Defence, Mirpur zone, said the...

Fire at ‘Parabat Express’ train doused

-- January 24, 2020 12:51:23

A fire that broke out at ‘Parabat Express’ train in Brahmanbaria district was doused within half an hour on Friday, officials said. Brahmanbaria Railways Station sources said they found f...

Mob kills another suspected thief in Jashore

-- January 24, 2020 12:13:07

A man has been beaten to death by an angry mob on suspicion of theft in Abhaynagar upazila of Jashore district. The incident took place in the upazila's Shubharara Mathparha early Friday, said the di...

Three die as bus overturns in Habiganj

-- January 24, 2020 12:05:37

Three people were killed and five others injured as a bus swerved out of control and overturned in Bahubal upazila of Habiganj district on Friday. The accident occurred in the upazila's Kamaichhara a...

Many high-rises built in Cumilla violating building code

Our Correspondent January 24, 2020 00:46:23

CUMILLA, Jan 23: Nearly 700 high-rise buildings have been constructed in Cumilla city in an unplanned way and without following the building code. Cumilla City Mayor Monirul Haque Sakku said action...

Saudi deports 217 more Bangladeshi workers

-- January 23, 2020 19:48:00

Another 217 Bangladeshi workers were deported by Saudi Arabia on Thursday. A Saudi Airlines flight carrying 103 workers landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 11:20 pm on Wednesday while...

Bangla Academy names 10 winners of 2019 literature awards

-- January 23, 2020 19:18:07

Bangla Academy has announced the names of the winners of its 2019 literature awards. They include writer Wasi Ahmed and poet Makid Haider. Director General Habibullah Sirajee announced the names at...

It’s victory for humanity: FM about ICJ order

-- January 23, 2020 18:43:16

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Thursday termed the order that came from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) a victory for humanity and a milestone for human rights activists across the wor...

Combined entrance test at public universities from next session: UGC

-- January 23, 2020 18:23:36

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to introduce a uniform entrance test for admission to all public universities in the country from the next academic session, reports bdnews24.com. S...

High Court issues contempt rule against WASA MD

-- January 23, 2020 17:47:59

The High Court (HC) on Thursday issued a contempt of court rule against Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (WASA) Managing Director (MD) Taqsem A Khan for not complying with court’s order...

Report on BB reserve heist case on Feb 24

-- January 23, 2020 17:40:29

A Dhaka court on Thursday set February 24 for submitting the probe report in the case lodged over Bangladesh Bank (BB) reserve heist that took place in 2016. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Sadbir Yasi...

Three more Bangladeshis shot dead by ‘BSF’

-- January 23, 2020 15:27:11

Three Bangladeshis were shot dead reportedly by members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) along Nitapur border in Porsha upazila of Naogaon on early Thursday. The victims were identified as cattl...

Third death anniversary of Behrouze Ispahani today

FE Online Desk January 23, 2020 15:00:41

Today (Thursday) is the third death anniversary of Mirza Ali Behrouze Ispahani, the late Chairman of Ispahani Group. He passed away on January 23, 2017. Well-wishers and friends of the deceased have...

Bangladesh moves three notches up in global corruption index

-- January 23, 2020 14:43:08

Bangladesh has moved three notches up in the 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), the Transparency International, Bangladesh (TIB) said Thursday. But the country was ranked as the second most cor...

‘BCL Assault’: DU students demand punishment of attackers

-- January 23, 2020 13:35:41

Students of Dhaka University’s tourism and hospitality management department brought out a procession on the campus on Thursday protesting against the torture of four students by Bangladesh Chha...

Intel elects B’deshi born Omar Ishrak as board chairman

-- January 23, 2020 12:58:58

Bangladeshi born Omar Ishrak has been elected chairman of the Intel Corporation board of directors succeeding Andy Bryant who stepped down after serving for seven years. The California-based chip mak...

Man dies after bus hits rickshaw-van in city

-- January 23, 2020 12:48:54

A rickshaw-van puller was killed after a bus crashed into his three-wheeler in Motijheel area of Dhaka city on Thursday. The dead man has been identified only as Hiru, 50, reports bdnews24.com. Hir...

Padma Bridge gets 22nd span

-- January 23, 2020 12:26:22

The 22nd span of the much-hyped Padma Bridge has been installed. The 1-E span installed on pillar no 5 and 6 of the bridge on Thursday, according to media reports. The work to take the span near pil...

CU shuttle train services suspended amid BCL strike

-- January 23, 2020 11:48:28

Chittagong University’s (CU) iconic shuttle train services remained suspended since Thursday morning amid a strike by a Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) faction on the campus following an interna...

Engineering univ for rail transport proposed

Munima Sultana January 23, 2020 11:06:06

The Bangladesh Railway (BR) has initiated to establish a railway engineering university under public-private partnership (PPP) amid a dearth of experts to support traditional and modern train transpor...

Local edible oil exporters in a tight spot

SYFUL ISLAM January 23, 2020 10:52:34

India has imposed restrictions on edible oil import in its market, which has started taking toll on Bangladesh's exports to the neighbouring country, officials say. While the control is not country-s...

BD finalises reply to ILO complaints

MONIRA MUNNI January 23, 2020 10:38:27

Bangladesh has finalised its reply to complaints about 'non-observance' of top ILO conventions related to worker rights, officials said. This response is part of a move to avoid the formation of a co...

Outstanding loans of bank directors stand at Tk 1.71 trillion: Minister

-- January 22, 2020 21:46:27

The outstanding loans of bank directors now stand at over Tk 1.716 trillion at the end of September 2019, which is 11.21 per cent of the total loans disbursed by all banks. They have taken loans from...

Double-murder accused held in Chattogram

UNB January 22, 2020 18:44:58

Detectives arrested the main accused of a double-murder case, who had gone into hiding after securing bail from the High Court, from Dhorla village in Boalkhali upazila early Wednesday. The arrestee...