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86 more hospitalised for dengue in 24hr

-- November 30, 2019 14:14:50

Eighty-six new dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals across the country in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Saturday. Forty-nine of them were hospitalised in Dhaka, the Directorate Gen...

FE Economic Editor AZM Anas clinches UNCA Award

FE ONLINE DESK November 30, 2019 14:00:18

AZM Anas, the economic editor of The Financial Express, Bangladesh, has been named the gold medal winner for ‘The Prince Albert II of Monaco and UNCA Global Prize’ of the UNCA for his...

Strike cripples river communication on southern routes

-- November 30, 2019 12:25:51

A nationwide strike enforced by water transport workers has brought launch services to a halt on waterways linking the southern districts to the rest of the country. Although a few vessels reportedly...

PM opens AL Dhaka city units' council

-- November 30, 2019 12:24:30

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated the triennial council of Dhaka North and South City units of Bangladesh Awami League (AL) at the historic Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka. Sheikh Hasina, also t...

Dusty weather aggravates air pollution in Chattogram

OUR CORRESPONDENT November 30, 2019 11:42:28

Dust-induced air pollution has become a big concern for the port city dwellers with the advent of winter. Aggravation of air pollution due to the dusty weather has caused outbreak of different dise...

Two ‘robbers’ die in Satkhira 'gunfight’

-- November 30, 2019 11:17:34

Two men with alleged ties to a series of crimes have been killed in a so-called gunfight with police at Bokchora intersection area in Satkhira district town. The incident took place in the early hour...

BGB detains three ‘smugglers’ in Jhenaidah

-- November 30, 2019 11:11:03

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) detained three suspected smugglers with 48 bottles of phensedyl from Kushumpur area of Moheshpur upazila of Jhenaidah district on Friday night. The arrestees are Md Russ...

Bar Council elections held in Bogura, Jashore

-- November 30, 2019 11:08:27

The annual election of Bogura and Jashore district bar associations were held on Friday. In Bogura, Md Golam Faruk was elected president of the District Bar Association from Bangabandhu Awami Ainjibi...

River transport workers call strike

TALHA BIN HABIB November 30, 2019 10:39:29

Bangladesh Noujan Sramik Federation (BNSF) Friday said it would go on work abstention for an indefinite period from early Saturday to press home their 11-point demand. The federation leaders took the...

Onion price manipulation: NSI identifies 16 traders, 13 commission agents

REZAUL KARIM November 30, 2019 10:29:15

The National Security Intelligence (NSI), the country's major civilian intelligence agency, has identified some 29 businesses who were allegedly behind the recent rise in onion prices in the country....

12 injured in infighting during Sitakunda AL triennial conference

-- November 29, 2019 20:15:09

At least 12 members of Sitakunda Upazila Awami League unit were injured in a clash during its triennial conference on Friday. Firoz Alam Molla, officer-in-charge of Sitakunda Police Station, said th...

Water transport workers call strike

-- November 29, 2019 19:23:56

The water transport workers have enforced a country-wide strike to press home for an 11-point charter of demand, including appointment letter and food allowance, from 12:01am on Saturday. The strike...

Over 0.1m dengue patients hospitalised in 11 months

-- November 29, 2019 17:25:15

Over 0.1 million dengue-infected people received treatment at different hospitals across the country since January this year, said the Directorate General of Health Services in a regular update. Mean...

RAB detains three militants

-- November 29, 2019 14:40:22

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested three suspected members of banned militant outfit ‘Allahr Dal’ from Zafarpur Government Primary School premises in Chuadanga sadar upazila...

Three more BNP leaders held in city

-- November 29, 2019 14:09:46

Police arrested three leaders of BNP including its Training Affairs Secretary ABM Mosharraf Hossain, from the Jatiya Press Club premises in the city on Friday. They were shown arrested in a case file...

Indian national held with two gold bars in Ctg

-- November 29, 2019 11:08:17

Police arrested an 'Indian national' along with two gold bars in City Gate area of Chattogram on Thursday. The arrestee was identified as Ranjit Acharya, 52. Acting on a tip off, a team of police arr...

Prime Minister flies to Madrid Sunday

-- November 29, 2019 11:01:44

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is due to leave Dhaka on Sunday morning to attend the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) in Madrid, Spain. The Conference will be held from December 2-...

BERC's public hearing on power price hike begins

FE REPORT November 29, 2019 10:40:24

Rights groups and political parties strongly protested on Thursday electricity tariff hike proposals and criticised installation of 'more than required' expensive oil-fired power plants. They also op...

Provisions shortfall soars in nine months

Siddique Islam November 29, 2019 10:15:16

The provisions shortfall against classified loans in the country's banking system swelled by nearly 23 per cent or Tk 15.15 billion during the first nine months of the calendar year. The total shortf...

Another week of soaring prices

FE REPORT November 29, 2019 10:06:11

Most of the key kitchen commodities, including onion, fish, flour, garlic, sugar and cardamom, witnessed a further price hike at retail outlets last week. Vegetable prices showed a mixed trend. The o...

Sugarcane farmers get good prices

OUR CORRESPONDENT November 28, 2019 21:22:22

BOGURA, Nov 28: Bumper sugarcane production as well as fair market price have brought smile on the faces of farmers in the district this season. According to the Department of Agricultural Extension...

'Workers should get equitable share of wealth they create'

FE ONLINE REPORT November 28, 2019 21:12:47

Professor Dr Gowher Rizvi on Thursday said workers should be equal partners and they must be given equitable share of the wealth they create. The International Relation Affairs Adviser to the Prime M...

Extremely tough to set a timeline for Rohingya return: UNHCR

-- November 28, 2019 19:40:51

The UN Refugee Agency on Thursday said it is extremely difficult to set a timeline when the conducive environment for the return of Rohingyas will be created. The UNHCR called on the international co...

'Pollution a challenge to sustainable maritime development'

-- November 28, 2019 19:30:59

Planning Minister MA Mannan on Thursday said manmade pollution, contamination, and natural disasters pose challenges to sustainable maritime development. "We’ve maritime resources but there are...

Marshall Islands President exchanges pleasantries with Hasina

-- November 28, 2019 19:25:31

President of the Marshall Islands Hilda C Heine on Thursday phoned Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and exchanged pleasantries. Hilda Heine made the phone call to the Prime Minister at noon and exchanged...

‘Onion prices still beyond control due to inadequate imports’

-- November 28, 2019 19:13:59

Agriculture Minister Mohammad Abdur Razzaque on Thursday said onion prices still remain beyond control due to inadequate import and lack of stock. He came up with the remarks while talking to reporte...

PDB proposes 23pc hike in bulk power prices

-- November 28, 2019 18:07:56

The Bangladesh Power Development Board or BPDB has proposed to the energy regulator to increase bulk electricity tariff by 23.27 per cent per unit to trim its losses. The state-owned agency made the...

'Onion prices still beyond control'

-- November 28, 2019 17:19:05

Agriculture Minister Mohammad Abdur Razzaque on Thursday said onion prices still remain beyond control due to inadequate import and lack of stock. He came up with the remarks while talking to reporte...

Nusrat video: Ex-OC Moazzem jailed for eight years

-- November 28, 2019 16:16:17

A tribunal dealing with cybercrimes has jailed Moazzem Hossain, former OC of Sonagazi Police Station in Feni, for a total of eight years for unlawfully releasing a video of a statement from madrasa st...

Children, the elderly crowd hospitals as Dhaka's air quality keeps worsening

-- November 28, 2019 15:02:20

Children and elderly people have been facing nasal, ophthalmological, and respiratory diseases due to air pollution made worse by the construction of flyovers, roads, and the metro rail. The diseases...