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Bangabandhu-1 to reach orbit by Tuesday

Bangabandhu-1 to reach orbit by Tuesday

-- 2018-05-21 17:23:54

Bangabandhu-1, the first commercial satellite of the country, will reach its orbit by Tuesday, said Managing Director of Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Ltd (BCSCL) Saiful Islam on Monday...

Govt to set up ETPs at 14 state-owned sugar mills

Govt to set up ETPs at 14 state-owned sugar mills

-- 2018-05-21 17:13:12

The government has initiated a move to set up Effluent Treatment Plants (ETPs) at 14 state-owned sugar mills across the country in a bid to ensure a healthy environment for the biodiversity and people...

Man gets life term over murder in Netrokona

Man gets life term over murder in Netrokona

-- 2018-05-21 17:12:53

A court in Dhaka has awarded life term imprisonment to a man in a case filed over killing a retired teacher of Barhatta upazila in Netrokona in 2008. Netrokona District and Sessions Court Judge, KM R...

No national election under Hasina: Rizvi

No national election under Hasina: Rizvi

-- 2018-05-21 17:03:58

BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi alleged that it will be suicidal for the opposition to join any national election under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. "The Prime Minister has expo...

$1.0m KRCS aid for Rohingyas

$1.0m KRCS aid for Rohingyas

-- 2018-05-21 17:01:35

The Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) provided $1.0 million contribution to provide food assistance to Rohingyas and host communities in Bangladesh. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) wel...

68 drug peddlers held in city

68 drug peddlers held in city

-- 2018-05-21 16:52:06

The Department of Narcotic Control (DNC) in special drives across the city arrested 68 suspected drug peddlers along with a huge quantity of illegal drugs, including 88,386 pieces of contraband yaba t...

Miscreants strangle schoolgirl in C’nawabganj

Miscreants strangle schoolgirl in C’nawabganj

-- 2018-05-21 16:44:24

A school girl was strangled by some miscreants at Rashik Nagar Shirotola village under Shibganj upazila in Chapainawabganj early Monday. The deceased identified as Shyamoli Khatun, 16, daughter Dubai...

Priyanka Chopra in Cox's Bazar to visit Rohingya camps

Priyanka Chopra in Cox's Bazar to visit Rohingya camps

-- 2018-05-21 16:40:27

Bollywood actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra arrived in Bangladesh on a four-day visit to witness Rohingya situation on the ground. "Follow my Instagram to share my experiences as...

Two electrocuted in Gaibandha

Two electrocuted in Gaibandha

-- 2018-05-21 16:38:50

Two people died from electrocution at Ballamjhar village under Sadar upazila in Gaibandha on Monday. The deceased were identified as Aijal Mia, 50, and Belal Mia, 16 of the village. Mohammad Shahria...

Ministers, secretaries to get Tk 75,000 handset allowance

Ministers, secretaries to get Tk 75,000 handset allowance

-- 2018-05-21 16:31:47

Minsters, state ministers, deputy ministers, secretaries and acting secretaries will be entitled to Tk 75,000 for buying mobile phone sets. The government will provide mobile services without any lim...

Landslide leaves four dead in Bandarban

Landslide leaves four dead in Bandarban

-- 2018-05-21 16:26:49

Four people were killed and another one was injured in a landslide at Boroitoli Manjurpara in Naikhongchhari upazila in Bandarban on Monday. The deceased were identified as Shona Meher, Mohammad Abu,...

Village people suffer in absence of river bridge in Rangpur

Village people suffer in absence of river bridge in Rangpur

Our Correspondent 2018-05-21 15:19:36

Around 15,000 people of different villages at Taraganj upazila in Rangpur district are suffering much owing to absence of a concrete bridge over the Jomuneshwari river in Joybangla Ghat area of Hariar...

High Court orders probe into pasteurised milk

High Court orders probe into pasteurised milk

-- 2018-05-21 14:47:52

The High Court on Monday ordered the government to form a probe committee and submit a report within a month after testing pasteurised milk available in the market. The bench of Justice Zubayer Rahma...

Security guard found dead in ATM

Security guard found dead in ATM

-- 2018-05-21 14:44:52

Police have recovered the throat-slit body of a security guard from an Eastern Bank ATM booth near the Cantonment Post Officein in the capital. The incident occurred at some point after sehri on Mond...

RAB arrests youth with 20,000 Yaba pills

RAB arrests youth with 20,000 Yaba pills

-- 2018-05-21 13:32:24

Detectives in a drive have arrested a young man along with 20,000 Yaba tablets from Maizyartek area under Karnaphuli thana of the port city. The arrestee was identified as Nur Helal, 25. Asif Mohiud...

Cautionary signal 1 for river ports

Cautionary signal 1 for river ports

-- 2018-05-21 13:06:27

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) has issued warning signal number one for river ports of 18 districts in the country. The warning has been issued for Rangpur, Rajshahi, Pabna, Bogura, Tanga...

Queen South Textile’s share price soaring sans PSI

Queen South Textile’s share price soaring sans PSI

FE Online Report 2018-05-21 12:21:41

Share price of Queen South Textile Ltd is soaring without any price sensitive information (PSI) as the company’s price surged further by 2.78 per cent Sunday. Within four trading sessions, the...

War crimes convict Mahidur dies at RMCH

War crimes convict Mahidur dies at RMCH

-- 2018-05-21 11:18:21

A war crimes convict of Chapainawabganj has died early Monday while undergoing treatment Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital. Mahidur Rahman, 88, was sentenced to jail unto death on May 20, 2015 fo...

'Micro-merchants' have limited access to finance

'Micro-merchants' have limited access to finance

Jasim Uddin Haroon 2018-05-21 11:01:35

Bangladesh has over 1.1 million 'micro-merchants' engaged in fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) trade with estimated annual sales of over US$ 18.35 billion a year, according to a study conducted by t...

Nine die in anti-drugs crackdown

Nine die in anti-drugs crackdown

FE Online Desk 2018-05-21 10:58:26

Amid an anti-narcotics crackdown across the country, nine suspected drug traders were killed in separate ‘gunfights’ with law enforcers in Chuadanga, Rajshahi, Narsingdi, Jhenidah, Tangail...

Banks' VAT collection from overseas ads under scrutiny

Banks' VAT collection from overseas ads under scrutiny

Doulot Akter Mala 2018-05-21 10:06:37

The VAT authorities have made an initiative to scrutinise major commercial banks' VAT collection from overseas payment of advertisement bills on Facebook, YouTube and other online networks. To this...

Tea workers demand Tk 300 as daily wage

Tea workers demand Tk 300 as daily wage

-- 2018-05-20 21:47:10

The Sylhet unit of Bangladesh Tea Workers’ Federation demanded Tk 300 as the daily wage of tea workers. The Federation leaders came up with the demand at a rally organised at Shaheed Minar mark...

Traders making vermicelli in unhealthy environment

Traders making vermicelli in unhealthy environment

Our Correspondent 2018-05-20 21:38:20

Vermicelli is one of the most lucrative food items during the month of Ramadan and Eid festivals.  As the demands of vermicelli increased during the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr, a section of dishonest t...

Three get death over Keraniganj businessman murder

Three get death over Keraniganj businessman murder

-- 2018-05-20 20:51:13

A court in Dhaka has awarded death penalty to three people in a case filed over killing a businessman for extortion in Keraniganj in 2006. The condemned convicts are Maruf Hossain, 24; Titu, 21; and...

PM vows to eradicate drug menace

PM vows to eradicate drug menace

-- 2018-05-20 20:35:00

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed her government's firm stance against drugs to completely eradicate the menace from the country. "We have contained militancy. Now, we've taken an initiative to...

BD needs more time to get data on marine resources

BD needs more time to get data on marine resources

-- 2018-05-20 20:30:03

Bangladesh will have to wait for two-three years more to get the reliable data on fish resources in the Bay of Bengal even though high-tech ocean survey vessel has successfully continued its assessmen...

Police recovers dead body at Uttara

Police recovers dead body at Uttara

FE Online Report 2018-05-20 20:12:28

A microbus driver was found dead at the capital’s Uttara (west) on Saturday night with multiple knife injury marks in his body. The incident took place near the Switch Gate area of Uttara, sect...

Cargo vessel salvage work resumes near Sundarbans

Cargo vessel salvage work resumes near Sundarbans

-- 2018-05-20 20:11:54

Rescue team have started work to salvage capsized coal-laden cargo vessel in Pashur River of Sundarbans under Mongla upazila in Bagerhat. They resumed operation on Sunday after a suspension of nine d...

President hosts iftar for freedom fighters

President hosts iftar for freedom fighters

-- 2018-05-20 19:41:09

President Abdul Hamid on Sunday hosted an Iftar Mahfil in honour of freedom fighters, family members of Birshresthas, orphans, religious scholars and Bangabhaban officials. President went around diff...

ACC set to conduct sudden drives to check bribery

ACC set to conduct sudden drives to check bribery

-- 2018-05-20 19:36:14

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is set to conduct sudden inspections to public offices aimed at checking bribery and ensuring hassle free services to the people. As part of the initiative, the l...