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Saudi to introduce new foreign manpower programme

FE ONLINE DESK November 14, 2019 12:07:14

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will introduce a new foreign manpower programme starting the next month by issuing visas for specific occupations, said Nayef Al-Omair, head of the vocational examination p...

700 level-crossings in railway west zone lack gatemen

-- November 14, 2019 12:03:30

More than 700 level crossings in the western region of Bangladesh Railway -- Khulna, Rajshahi, and Rangpur divisions -- are operating without gatemen, increasing the risks of deadly accidents. Source...

Fire at Foreign Ministry

-- November 14, 2019 11:35:23

A fire broke out at the Foreign Ministry in Segunbagicha area of Dhaka city on Wednesday night. Md Jewel, telephone operator at the Fire Service and Civil Defence control room, said the fire originat...

Most food waste takes place at wedding parties: Study

FE REPORT November 14, 2019 10:53:37

Around 50 per cent of youths visit restaurants two to four times a month, spending Tk 3,000 each, indicating high food and water consumption and higher waste, a study showed. Most food waste takes pl...

Row over 'Nirapon' activities: US retailers want BD to support their platform

FE Report November 14, 2019 10:48:13

A group of US apparel retailers and importers has urged Bangladesh government and other stakeholders to support their platform Nirapon's efforts to improve worker safety in the country's readymade gar...

Cyclone Bulbul: 100,000 people still without electricity in Bagerhat

-- November 14, 2019 10:00:49

The electricity supply system of Bagerhat Rural Electrification Board (REB) was severely affected by the cyclonic storm Bulbul that lashed the country’s coastal districts in the early hours of S...

Train accidents kill 111 in six years

MUNIMA SULTANA November 14, 2019 09:45:18

Some 12 train accidents took place on the loops of railway tracks in the country in last six years, but none of them caused death except Wednesday's crash. The latest accident which killed at least 1...

Govt to ensure speedy trial of Abrar murder

-- November 13, 2019 20:37:46

Law Minister Anisul Huq has said the government will take measures to fast-track the Abrar Fahad murder trial. The minister made the remarks at a media briefing at the Secretariat on Wednesday after...

Income tax fair from Thursday

-- November 13, 2019 20:13:03

The weeklong national income tax fair-2019 will begin on Thursday across the country aiming to encourage potential taxpayers and increase awareness among the people. Chairman of the National Board of...

Drive to continue until eradication of crimes: PM

-- November 13, 2019 19:31:38

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the ongoing drive against casinos and all sorts of corruption, including bribery, will continue until the elimination of crimes from all spheres of the s...

Police arrest two EC employees over NID scam

-- November 13, 2019 17:47:09

Police have arrested two employees of the Election Commission's offices in Chattogram in connection with the distribution of counterfeit NIDs to Rohingya refugees. The arrestees are Abul Khair Bhuiya...

Call to revise safety net provision for crab farmers

-- November 13, 2019 17:28:13

There is a crying need to revise the safety net provision for crab farmers and the existing ban period to collect wild crabs should be stretched. Speakers came up with the recommendations while unvei...

'Construction works of third Karnaphuli bridge begins next year'

-- November 13, 2019 17:12:21

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said the construction works of the proposed third Karnaphuli bridge will start next year under the financial assistance of Republic of K...

Anisul for holding Abrar murder trial in speedy tribunal

-- November 13, 2019 17:04:04

Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq on Wednesday said the case over the barbaric murder of BUET student Abrar Fahad should be held in the speedy trial tribunal to complete the p...

'Robber' killed in Ashuganj gunfight

-- November 13, 2019 16:24:11

A suspected robber has died in a so-called shootout with police in Brahmanbaria’s Ashuganj Upazila, reports bdnews24.com. The incident took place in Jatrapur Chaporbari area of the Upazila arou...

Bangladeshi man pays Rs 5.0m to kidnappers in Kolkata

-- November 13, 2019 16:16:37

A Bangladeshi businessman has alleged that he paid a ransom of Rs 5.0 million to secure his release from a group of kidnappers, PTI reports citing a senior police officer, according to bdnews24.com....

No war criminals at Victory Day programmes: Minister

-- November 13, 2019 15:10:07

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Wednesday said war criminals and people with controversial roles in the Liberation War will not be allowed to attend Victory Day programmes across the country. &ldqu...

ACC opens probe against former Gopalganj university VC

-- November 13, 2019 14:43:22

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has opened an investigation into the allegations of embezzlement and acquisition of illegal wealth against Khondoker Nasiruddin, the former vice chancellor of Gopa...

'Human failure' behind B'baria train crash: Probe committee

-- November 13, 2019 14:37:01

A probe panel formed by the railway authority has attributed the fatal train crash to ‘human failure’ in Brahmanbaria that left 16 people dead and at least 50 others wounded. “It...

Abrar murder: Police file charge sheet accusing 25

Agencies November 13, 2019 13:22:30

The Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) on Wednesday submitted charge sheet before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court accusing 25 people in BUET student Abrar Fahad k...

Rail authorities initiate case over B'baria train crash

-- November 13, 2019 12:16:42

The railway authorities have started a case over the fatal collision between two trains on Tuesday that left 16 people dead in Brahmanbaria’s Kasba Upazila. Mandabagh Railway Station Master Zak...

Govt to ensure 100pc electricity coverage within ‘Mujib Year’: PM

-- November 13, 2019 11:28:52

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the government will be able to provide electricity to every house during the announced 'Mujib Year', which will be celebrated from March 2020 to March 20...

Separate dept on cards to train, employ manpower

Monira Munni November 13, 2019 11:05:14

The government has taken a move to set up a separate department under the labour ministry mainly to generate skilled manpower and provide them with employment, officials said. The Ministry of Labour...

Two die in Cumilla road crash

-- November 13, 2019 10:52:53

Two people were killed after a pick-up van plunged into a roadside ditch on Dhaka-Chattogram Highway at Korpai in Burichang upazila of Cumilla on early Wednesday. One of the deceased was identified a...

Tax fair starts Thursday

FE Report November 13, 2019 10:43:05

The countrywide tax fair is going to start from tomorrow (Thursday). In the fair, taxpayers will be able to pay their tax using the mobile financial services (MFS) for the first time. They will be ab...

All deceased in Brahmanbaria train crash identified

-- November 12, 2019 22:47:04

The authorities have released a list identifying all 16 who have died in a head-on collision between two trains in Brahmanbaria’s Kasba. The bodies had been handed to their families, Brahmanbar...

HC orders judicial inquiry into ‘failure’ to control dengue outbreak

-- November 12, 2019 20:44:12

The High Court has ordered a judicial investigation into the causes that the authorities to “fail’ to control the outbreak of mosquito-borne diseases dengue and chikungunya fevers. A two-...

Industries Minister claims onion prices now under control

-- November 12, 2019 20:20:12

Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun on Tuesday claimed that the onion price, which had skyrocketed, is now under control. “I believe the onion market that had gone beyond control is...

Conference of JU BCS Officers’ Forum Jan 31

FE Online Report November 12, 2019 18:23:42

The first conference of the Jahangirnagar University BCS Officers’ Forum will be held on January 31, 2020 in Dhaka, according to a media release sent by its president Monowar Ahmed, secretary of...

PM emphasises making railway staff better prepared

-- November 12, 2019 18:01:30

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday stressed the need for making the railway staff better prepared and alert to prevent train accidents, particularly during winter. “I don’t know exac...