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BNP leader Gayeshwar hospitalised with ‘throat problems’

-- February 11, 2020 14:03:15

BNP Standing Committee member Gayeshwar Chandra Roy has been hospitalised with ‘throat problems’. “He is struggling to speak and so he checked himself into Dhanmondi’s Anwer K...

Two pedestrians die in Sherpur road crash

-- February 11, 2020 13:09:05

Two pedestrians were crushed under the wheels of a microbus on Sherpur-Mymenshingh highway in Shimultali area of Sadar upazila of Sherpur district on Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Jafar Mi...

Sensitive groups may experience serious health effects in Dhaka's air: AQI

-- February 11, 2020 11:32:04

Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka ranked the sixth among cities with the worst air quality on Tuesday morning for the second consecutive day. It had a score of 197 at 08:09am in the Air Quality Index...

15 Rohingyas die as Malaysia-bound trawler sinks in Bay

-- February 11, 2020 10:57:37

At least 15 Rohingya people -- 12 women and three children -- have died while going to Malaysia illegally as a trawler carrying them aboard sank near the Saint Martin’s island in the Bay of Beng...

FBCCI seeks members' opinions by Feb 12

FE REPORT February 11, 2020 10:57:15

The apex trade-body, FBCCI, has sought opinions from its member associations regarding the possible impact of Coronavirus outbreak on the country's trade and economy, officials said. "We have asked...

New rules to police pvt chopper service

DOULOT AKTER MALA February 11, 2020 10:49:53

The government has started framing a series of policies to regulate the country's booming private helicopter services, officials say. The proposed policies and guidelines aim to bring the private h...

Khulna bears the brunt as import, export hit

Our Correspondent February 11, 2020 00:38:59

KHULNA, Feb 10: The outbreak of coronavirus in China has disrupted trade and supply chains, and the traders and markets in Khulna are already feeling the brunt. Traders claim that a sharp decline in...

17 Chinese sailors stuck in ship for three days in Sitakunda

UNB February 10, 2020 20:33:42

17 Chinese sailors remained stuck for three days in a ship docked at Sitakunda coast for scrapping. The 9,000-mt Uni Harvest cargo ship of Japan sailed from China’s Weifang Port for Chattogram...

Incidents of building collapses killed 26 in 2019: Official data

FE ONLINE REPORT February 10, 2020 19:29:54

At least 26 people were killed in building collapse in 66 incidents across the country in 2019, showed official data. The firefighters also rescued 119 victims from different places in those incident...

All narcotic related cases to be held in courts

-- February 10, 2020 18:35:52

The government on Monday decided to hold trials of all drug related cases in the competent courts instead of tribunals. To this end, the government approved in principle a draft of the “Narcoti...

China returnee to be transferred to Dhaka from Rangpur

-- February 10, 2020 17:15:17

A China returnee, who was admitted to Rangpur Medical College Hospital, is being referred to Dhaka, according to the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR). Director of IEDCR...

HC upholds death penalty for five JMB men

-- February 10, 2020 16:59:44

The High Court upheld death sentences for five activists of banned militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh in the killing of lawyer Haider Hossain. The High Court bench of Justice Soumendra...

Five Ansar-al-Islam members held in city

-- February 10, 2020 16:40:01

Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s (DMP) Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit arrested five members of the banned militant outfit Ansar-al-Islam from the capital on Sunday night. The...

Two dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hrs

-- February 10, 2020 16:34:47

Two new dengue patients were hospitalised in the last 24 hours until 8:00am on Monday, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). According to the daily update from DGHS, 10 dengue patie...

Building collapses leave 26 dead in 2019

FE ONLINE REPORT February 10, 2020 16:09:15

At least 26 people were killed in building collapse in 66 incidents across the country in 2019, official data showed. The firefighters also rescued 119 victims from the incidents, according to the da...

HC declares gambling illegal in Bangladesh

-- February 10, 2020 14:31:09

The High Court has declared gambling at 13 upscale clubs in Dhaka and in all other areas of the country illegal. It also ordered law-enforcement agencies to seize any gambling equipment across the co...

Internet subscribers reach 99.42 million

FE ONLINE REPORT February 10, 2020 14:16:12

The total number of internet subscribers has reached 99.428 million at the end of December 2019, the statistics of the country's telecom regulator has showed. There were 91.421 million subscribers as...

Another China returnee student admitted to Rangpur hospital

-- February 10, 2020 13:10:25

Another Bangladeshi student, who returned from China on Sunday morning, has been admitted to Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RMCH). The student is Alamin, son of Rezaul Islam, a resident of Madanpu...

24 Indian fishermen released from Bagerhat jail

-- February 10, 2020 13:09:47

Twenty-four Indian fishermen, arrested for illegal entry into Bangladesh maritime boundary in November last year, were released from jail on Monday following a court order. Bagerhat jail authorities...

45th International Kolkata Book Fair dedicated to Bangabandhu

-- February 10, 2020 12:32:45

The 45th International Kolkata Book Fair (IKBF-2021) has been dedicated to Bangladesh’s founding father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Besides, Bangladesh has been made the theme country, r...

Suspected robber dies in Cumilla ‘gunfight’

-- February 10, 2020 11:59:46

A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with police in an area near the Cumilla-Sylhet Highway in Burichang upazila of Cumilla on Monday. The deceased was identified as Mazharul Islam, s...

Two teenage girls ‘gang raped’ in city

-- February 10, 2020 11:55:04

Two teenage girls, who were reportedly gang raped, were admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH). Pankaj, sub-inspector of Kadamtoli Police Station, said that a 13-year-old girl was admitted...

Update transport papers by June or pay fines

FE REPORT February 10, 2020 11:00:50

Public transport owners are allowed to update documents of their vehicles by paying fees for fitness, driving licence, tax token and route permit by June 30. In a gazette notification issued on Febru...

Intel agency warns against Ramadan price hike

REZAUL KARIM February 10, 2020 11:00:42

An intelligence agency has sounded the alarm over the possible price hike of essential commodities during the holy month of Ramadan. "It will be difficult to control the commodity market during this...

Bangladeshi worker contracts coronavirus in Singapore

-- February 10, 2020 10:57:27

A Bangladeshi migrant worker is among the 43 coronavirus cases confirmed in Singapore. The 39-year-old Bangladeshi work pass holder was warded in an isolation room at the National Centre for Infectio...

Mill-gate rice price hike could weigh on retail mkt

YASIR WARDAD February 10, 2020 10:47:36

Prices of rice increased further at the mill-gates, strengthening fear about its spillover effect on the retail market over the next few days, traders say. Some found a link between the announcement...

Int’l fire safety expo Feb 13 to 15

FE Online Report February 09, 2020 22:33:15

International Fire Safety and Security Exposition 2020 is going be held from February 13 to 15 at the Bangabandhu International Convention Centre in the capital, says a press release. Commerce Minist...

Govt increases salary of pry school assistant teachers

FE Online Report February 09, 2020 19:51:16

The government has elevated the jobs of primary school assistant teachers to grade 13 on the national payroll. The Ministry of Primary and Mass Education in an order on Sunday said the decision aimed...

Chinese pavilion attracts visitors at Amar Ekushey Book Fair

-- February 09, 2020 18:26:47

Besides selling books, the Chinese pavilion at Bangla Academy premises at the Amar Ekushey Book Fair-2020 has turned into a place for cultural exchange and interaction. People of all ages, particular...

Fakhrul among 35 leaders get bail

-- February 09, 2020 18:09:05

A Dhaka court on Sunday granted bail to 35 BNP leaders, including its Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, in two cases of violence filed with Shahbagh Police Station last year. Judge of th...