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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...

Rangamati fire engulfs 50 shops, houses

Rangamati fire engulfs 50 shops, houses

-- 2017-10-24 11:48:15

A fierce fire gutted around 58 shops and houses out at Korolyachhari Bazar in Langadu upazila of Rangamati on early Tuesday. According to fire service sources, the fire originated from an electric sh...

Housewife stabbed dead in Moulvibazar

Housewife stabbed dead in Moulvibazar

-- 2017-10-24 11:37:00

A housewife was stabbed to death allegedly by her husband at Adampur village in Kulaura upazila of Moulvibazar district on Monday night over family feud. The deceased was identified as Nasima Akhtar...

Police arrest 'Neo-JMB organiser' in Jessore

Police arrest 'Neo-JMB organiser' in Jessore

-- 2017-10-24 06:06:43

Police arrested regional organiser of militant outfit Neo-JMB in a drive at an alleged terror den in Jessore on Monday night. The law enforcers also recovered huge stash of arms and ammunitions from...

EC sits with ex-CECs

EC sits with ex-CECs

-- 2017-10-24 02:36:06

As part of dialogue with different stake holders, the Election Commission (EC) held talks with election experts, including former chief election commissioners and election commissioners, on Tuesday....

Child's body found near missing Texas girl's home

Child's body found near missing Texas girl's home

Reuters 2017-10-24 01:48:05

The body of a toddler found in a culvert beneath a Texas road was likely that of a 3-year-old girl reported missing after her father said he punished her for not drinking her milk by making her stand...

Two workers injured in Gazipur RMG factory fire

Two workers injured in Gazipur RMG factory fire

-- 2017-10-24 01:19:04

Two workers of Hope Lane Garments factory received severe burn injuries as fire broke out from coil in Khanpara area of Tongi in Gazipur on early Tuesday. The victims were Jahirul Islam (24), son of...

348g of gold seized at Dhaka airport

348g of gold seized at Dhaka airport

-- 2017-10-23 12:04:05

Customs officials have seized 348g of gold hidden in the shoes of a passenger at Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, a news agency reported. Milon Pramanik, a Biman Bangladesh passe...

BB headquarters catches fire again

BB headquarters catches fire again

-- 2017-10-23 12:00:00

A fire broke out at the Bangladesh Bank headquarters in the capital city on Monday afternoon. But fire fighters managed to douse the blaze within a few minutes. A central bank official said to BSS,...

Sushma Swaraj leaves Dhaka

Sushma Swaraj leaves Dhaka

-- 2017-10-23 12:00:00

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has left Dhaka after a two-day official visit. She headed back home around 2:00pm on Monday when Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque saw her off at Hazrat...

8 of a Dhaka family suffer burns

8 of a Dhaka family suffer burns

-- 2017-10-23 12:00:00

Eight people, including two minor boys, of a family sustained burn injuries in a reported gas line explosion at a house on Alamin Road in Konapara area in Dhaka's Demra early Monday. The injured have...

Returning Rohingyas may lose land

Returning Rohingyas may lose land

Reuters 2017-10-23 12:00:00

Rohingya Muslims who return to Myanmar after fleeing to Bangladesh are unlikely to be able to reclaim their land, and may find their crops have been harvested and sold by the government, according to...

Faridpur bus plunge leaves minor dead

Faridpur bus plunge leaves minor dead

FE Online Desk 2017-10-23 12:00:00

A minor girl died and 17 other people sustained injuries when a bus fell into a ditch on Dhaka-Khulna highway in Joybangla-Kanfordi area of Faridpur’s Nagarkanda upazila on early Monday. The te...

More Bangladeshi found as landslide toll rises

More Bangladeshi found as landslide toll rises

-- 2017-10-23 12:00:00

Death toll in Malaysian landslide incident has risen to 11, including Bangladeshi nationals, as the rescue workers have spotted two more bodies there. An Associated Press report said the two were bur...

ICT verdict on 6 ‘Razakars’ any day

ICT verdict on 6 ‘Razakars’ any day

-- 2017-10-23 12:00:00

The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) on Monday concluded the hearing of arguments from both sides on the trial of six alleged war criminals for crimes against humanity during the Liberation War of...

Warrants out for Tarique, two ETV journos

Warrants out for Tarique, two ETV journos

-- 2017-10-23 12:00:00

A Dhaka court on Monday issued warrants for the arrest of BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman and two senior journalists of Ekushey Television in a sedition case. Dhaka metropolitan sessions judg...

Apan Jewellers owners face arrest

Apan Jewellers owners face arrest

-- 2017-10-23 12:00:00

Warrants have been issued against Apan Jewellers owners Dildar Ahmed and his brother Azad Ahmed in two cases of money laundering and illegally acquiring wealth. Earlier, Dildar Ahmed’s son Shafa...

BAPEX discovers new gas field in Bhola

BAPEX discovers new gas field in Bhola

-- 2017-10-23 12:00:00

Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Limited (BAPEX) discovered a new natural gas field in the southern district of Bhola. Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam revealed the info...

Syed Ashraf’s wife passes away 

Syed Ashraf’s wife passes away 

FE Online Desk 2017-10-23 12:00:00

Public Administration Minister and Awami League (AL) presidium member Syed Ashraful Islam’s wife Sheila Islam has passed away at a hospital in London on Monday. She was 57. President Abdul Hami...

Stand up against injustice: Queen Rania

Stand up against injustice: Queen Rania

-- 2017-10-23 12:00:00

Jordan’s Queen Rania Al-Abdullah has called upon the international community to stand up against the injustices inflicted on Rohingyas. “The international community should stand beside th...

Stormy weather kills, hurts hundreds  of ‘Shamuk Khol’ birds in Natore

Stormy weather kills, hurts hundreds of ‘Shamuk Khol’ birds in Natore

Our Correspondent 2017-10-23 11:41:11

RAJSHAHI, Oct 23: Hundreds of endangered Shamuk Khol (Open Billed stork) have been killed and injured in recent incessant rainfall and storm like weather at Shamskhalsi village birds' sanctuary under...

Bogra farmers start dragon fruit production with support from  local agriculture offices

Bogra farmers start dragon fruit production with support from local agriculture offices

Our Correspondent 2017-10-23 11:39:58

BOGRA, Oct 23: Farmers of the district have started commercial cultivation of dragon fruit this year with the support from the local agriculture offices. Sources said experimental farming of dragon f...

Agri scientists for short-duration paddy cultivation to recoup flood losses in Sylhet haor region

Agri scientists for short-duration paddy cultivation to recoup flood losses in Sylhet haor region

Our Correspondent 2017-10-23 11:38:44

SYLHET, Oct 23: Senior agriculture scientists at a workshop on Sunday laid emphasis on raising farming area and yield of short-duration paddy varieties to recoup the massive crop loss in the haor (low...

Chandpur madrasa girl ‘kills herself'

Chandpur madrasa girl ‘kills herself'

FE Online Desk 2017-10-23 11:16:34

The hanging body of a madrasa student was recovered in Faridganj upazila of Chandpur district on Sunday afternoon. The deceased, Khadiza Akhter, a class V student of Kasiada Mahila Madrasa, was the d...

CO2 rise ‘will affect all sea life’

CO2 rise ‘will affect all sea life’

BBC 2017-10-23 11:12:20

All sea life will be affected because carbon dioxide emissions from modern society are making the oceans more acidic, a major new report will say. The eight-year study from more than 250 scientists f...

Joy tells countrymen to rely on AL

Joy tells countrymen to rely on AL

-- 2017-10-23 09:54:31

Prime Minister's ICT Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy Monday urged people to have faith in the ruling party in restoring democracy. "Awami League reestablished democracy in the country overcoming all sorts o...

Geneva conference ends, $340m more pledged for Rohingyas

Geneva conference ends, $340m more pledged for Rohingyas

-- 2017-10-23 09:38:07

The international community has this time pledged an additional USD 340 million, in addition to the $116 million raised since the beginning of the Rohingya crisis, to meet the needs of Rohingya people...

63rd CPA conference begins Nov 1 in Dhaka

63rd CPA conference begins Nov 1 in Dhaka

-- 2017-10-23 09:31:55

The 63rd conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) is set to begin in Dhaka from November 1. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the main conference on the South Plaza o...

BNP expects people to ‘restore’ democracy

BNP expects people to ‘restore’ democracy

-- 2017-10-23 09:19:59

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday said only the people can ‘restore’ democracy in the country, not any other ‘third country’. The BNP leader came up...

Denmark commits Tk 400m more to support Rohingyas

Denmark commits Tk 400m more to support Rohingyas

FE Online Report 2017-10-23 09:03:31

Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Ulla Tørnæs on Monday announced that Denmark would provide an additional 32 million DKK (Taka 400 million) to the UN High Commissioner for Refu...