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BD financial market needs credible benchmark

BD financial market needs credible benchmark

Jasim Uddin Haroon 2017-10-25 12:00:00

Bangladesh's financial market runs sans effective benchmark called 'Dhaka Interbank Offered Rate (DIBOR)', leaving parties to quote rates in contracts and other financial instruments impromptu. Such...

Veteran singer Girija Devi lifeless at 88

Veteran singer Girija Devi lifeless at 88

FE Online Desk 2017-10-25 12:00:00

Eminent classical singer and Padma Vibhushan awardee Girija Devi passed away at a hospital in Kolkata on Tuesday following a cardiac arrest, hospital sources said. She was 88 and survived by a daught...

Myanmar working to take back Rohingyas: Suu Kyi

Myanmar working to take back Rohingyas: Suu Kyi

Agencies 2017-10-25 12:00:00

Myanmar government is working to take back those who crossed over to Bangladesh from its Rakhine state, says, the country’s de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi. She made the statement during a mee...

Biman flight makes emergency landing at HSIA

Biman flight makes emergency landing at HSIA

-- 2017-10-25 12:00:00

A domestic flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines was forced to make an emergency landing at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) on Wednesday with 66 passengers on board. Just after...

21 BD nationals held in Satkhira

21 BD nationals held in Satkhira

-- 2017-10-25 12:00:00

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested 21 Bangladeshi nationals, including five children and six women, while they were entering the country through Taluigaccha bordering area in Sadar upaz...

37th BCS written exam results out

37th BCS written exam results out

-- 2017-10-25 12:00:00

The Bangladesh Public Service Commission has published the results of 37th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) written examinations. BPSC Chairman Mohammad Sadiq told a local media on Wednesday that a tot...

'Decision on sitting bus service in a week'

'Decision on sitting bus service in a week'

-- 2017-10-25 12:00:00

The government will take decision on operation of the ‘sitting bus service’ within a week, said Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader. The minister made the remarks after eme...

Atrocities on Rohingyas ‘genocide’: US senator

Atrocities on Rohingyas ‘genocide’: US senator

-- 2017-10-25 12:00:00

US senator Ben Cardin has said that the act of violence that Rohingya people are facing is identical to genocide. He also called for an answer from the Trump administration in this regard. Mr Cardin...

Human-elephant conflicts leave 227 dead in 13yrs

Human-elephant conflicts leave 227 dead in 13yrs

-- 2017-10-25 12:00:00

At least 227 people with 63 elephants died in human-elephant conflicts over the period of last 13 years in the country, revealed a Forest Department source. The Forest Department data also showed tha...

HC stays seven violence cases against Moudud

HC stays seven violence cases against Moudud

-- 2017-10-25 11:39:55

The High Court on Wednesday stayed seven cases filed against BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed for instigation violence during strikes and blockades sponsored by the BNP-led alliance, reports a local new...

Noakhali road mishap leaves two dead

Noakhali road mishap leaves two dead

-- 2017-10-25 11:01:15

Two people were killed and two others sustained injuries in a road crash on Subarnachar-Sonapur road in Subarnachar upazila of Noakhali district on Tuesday midnight. The deceased were Abul Kalam (45)...

China backs bilateral solution to Rohingya crisis

China backs bilateral solution to Rohingya crisis

-- 2017-10-25 10:45:32

A top official in Dhaka has said that China wants to see a peaceful and bilateral solution to Rohingya crisis and send the Muslim-minority people back to Myanmar. After a meeting in the capital with...

Man beaten to death by mob

Man beaten to death by mob

-- 2017-10-25 10:37:48

A man was beaten to death allegedly by an angry mob at Sahapur High School playground in Chatkhil upazila of Noakhali district on Tuesday evening. The deceased was identified as Yeasin Miah (35), son...

Dhaka Medical College to add 12 more ICU beds

Dhaka Medical College to add 12 more ICU beds

-- 2017-10-25 09:06:23

Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) will add 12 more beds at the Incentive Care Unit (ICU) next week to provide critical treatment to a larger number of patients. At present, a total of 20 beds exi...

Tunnel under Jamuna river on cards

Tunnel under Jamuna river on cards

-- 2017-10-25 06:45:03

The government, following a tunnel under Karnaphuli river, is now working on a plan to construct a tunnel under the mighty Jamuna river. The plan has been chalked out with an aim to facilitate improv...

Man commits suicide over family feud

Man commits suicide over family feud

FE Online Desk 2017-10-25 03:25:10

A man has allegedly committed suicide by drinking poison at his own residence in Bayazid Bostami thana road in Chittagong on early Wednesday. The deceased has been identified as Md Aziz (45), son of...

Eminem wins copyright case against NZ political party

Eminem wins copyright case against NZ political party

BBC 2017-10-25 03:04:51

A New Zealand political party has been ordered to pay NZ$600,000 ($412,000) in compensation in a breach of copyright suit filed by US rapper Eminem. The National Party used a track with a similar mel...

Four BNP men held over attack on police

Four BNP men held over attack on police

-- 2017-10-25 02:54:05

Comilla police arrested four leaders of district unit of BNP and its associate bodies on Tuesday night in a case filed for 'carrying out attack on the law enforcers'. The arrestees are -- Amiruzzaman...

Customs nabs one with eight gold bars

Customs nabs one with eight gold bars

-- 2017-10-25 02:40:02

Members of customs intelligence seized eight gold bars from a passenger at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Wednesday. On information, customs officials stopped the man while he wa...

Faridpur sadar upazila vice chairman arrested

Faridpur sadar upazila vice chairman arrested

-- 2017-10-25 02:21:21

Faridpur Sadar Upazila vice chairman Benjir Ahmed Tabrij has been arrested on charge of attack on police during a protest programme on Tuesday night.  A team of police arrested Tabrij, also the...

BNP leader MK Anwar passes away

BNP leader MK Anwar passes away

-- 2017-10-24 12:00:00

BNP standing committee member and former minister MK Anwar has died at his Elephant Road residence in the capital Dhaka. He was 85. Anwar, a bureaucrat-turned politician, breathed his last around 1:...

Bumpy start for Google Pixel

Bumpy start for Google Pixel

Reuters 2017-10-24 12:00:00

The launch of Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) second-generation Google Pixel smartphones has been hampered by display screen problems and pricing and shipping issues, prompting the company to open an i...

Khaleda 'to visit' Rohingya camps Sunday

Khaleda 'to visit' Rohingya camps Sunday

-- 2017-10-24 12:00:00

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is going to visit the Rohingyas  in Cox's Bazar on Sunday, according to a member of its top policymaking body. The decision was taken at the standing committee meetin...

Canadian man fined for singing 'too loud'

Canadian man fined for singing 'too loud'

BBC 2017-10-24 12:00:00

A Canadian man is contesting a C$149 (US$118) ticket for "screaming in a public place" after being caught singing in his car. The tune that got him grooving - and in trouble - was C+C Music Factory's...

Courts send Apan Jewellers owners to jail

Courts send Apan Jewellers owners to jail

-- 2017-10-24 12:00:00

Separate courts in Dhaka sent three owners of Apan Jewellers to jail on Tuesday in five cases filed for laundering money and dodging tax. The courts of four Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrates; Nurunnahar...

18th parliament session begins Nov 12

18th parliament session begins Nov 12

-- 2017-10-24 12:00:00

18th session of current parliament will start from November 12 after a 59-day recess. President M Abdul Hamid convened the session exercising his power bestowed upon him by article 72 (1) of the cons...

Move to check question leaks

Move to check question leaks

-- 2017-10-24 12:00:00

The intending participants in the Junior School Certificate (JSC) examinations will have to enter the exam centres 30 minutes before the scheduled time. The examinees will not be allowed to attend ex...

Tk 83m 'undisclosed money' in SP's account!

Tk 83m 'undisclosed money' in SP's account!

FE Online Desk 2017-10-24 12:00:00

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has found Tk 83 million 'undisclosed money' in three accounts of a superintendant of police (SP) and his wife. ACC alleged that the police official, Faridpur dist...

Trudeau writes to Hasina

Trudeau writes to Hasina

-- 2017-10-24 12:00:00

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has recognised strong and important leadership of Bangladesh to face the Rohingya crisis. He has written to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina conveying his support t...

Myanmar agrees to ‘take back Rohingyas’

Myanmar agrees to ‘take back Rohingyas’

-- 2017-10-24 12:00:00

Myanmar has agreed to take back the Rohingya people who have crossed into Bangladesh leaving behind their homeland. The Muslim-majority Rohingyas fled the scene in Rakhine State of Myanmar in the fac...