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Quader claims BNP's proposals to EC are against public interest

Quader claims BNP's proposals to EC are against public interest

-- 2017-10-19 09:58:00

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader Thursday said BNP's proposals submitted before the Election Commission (EC) in the dialogue are opposed to public interests. "Awami League gave proposals...

Youth’s body found in B’baria

Youth’s body found in B’baria

-- 2017-10-19 02:37:34

An unidentified young man was found dead floating in a pond at Bhitikalisima village in Bijoynagar upazila of Brahmanbaria district on Thursday, reports UNB. Local people spotted the body of the unid...

Fire breaks out at Rajarbagh Police Lines Hospital

Fire breaks out at Rajarbagh Police Lines Hospital

-- 2017-10-19 02:34:59

A fire broke out at the ground floor of the Rajarbagh Police Lines Hospital in the city on Thursday. Duty officer of Fire Service Control room, Rashed Shikder said, the fire originated from electric...

Electrocution kills expatriate in Sylhet

Electrocution kills expatriate in Sylhet

-- 2017-10-19 02:13:53

An expatriate man died after being electrocuted in Balaganj upazila of Sylhet on Wednesday evening. The deceased, Anwar Hossain Sazzad (38) was the son of Masuk Mia at Rupia village in Sadar union of...

Dhaka school students win study trip to Australian Univ

Dhaka school students win study trip to Australian Univ

-- 2017-10-19 02:01:11

Students from the International Turkish Hope School, Dhaka, have won a study trip to visit the University of Technology (UTS) in Sydney as winners of the Bangladesh schools video competition 2017.&nbs...

Two nabbed over Asha worker’s murder in Savar

Two nabbed over Asha worker’s murder in Savar

-- 2017-10-19 01:21:41

The body of a field worker for a private moneylender organisation Asha has been found seven days after she went missing in Dhaka’s Savar. Police say she was killed by a couple who had borrowed...

Japan to help improve Bangladesh investment environment, security

Japan to help improve Bangladesh investment environment, security

FE Report 2017-10-19 01:11:01

Japan's new ambassador, Hiroyasu Izumi, says his government wants to work actively with Bangladesh government and the country's private sector for further improving investment environment and ensuring...

Pest attack disheartens Narail,  C'nawabganj Aman growers

Pest attack disheartens Narail, C'nawabganj Aman growers

A Correspondent 2017-10-19 01:08:45

NARAIL, Oct 18: Aman paddy cultivators are worried over the pest attack in Aman fields in three upazilas of the district. Farmers claimed that they used pesticides to kill insects and follow the advic...

Agri-officials focus on high yielding mustard farming in Nilphamari

Agri-officials focus on high yielding mustard farming in Nilphamari

Our Correspondent 2017-10-19 01:07:58

NILPHAMARI, Oct 18: Agriculture officials at a field-day laid emphasis on cultivating high yielding variety mustard in the district on Monday. The DAE arranged the event in Gorgram union council unde...

Early winter veg starts appearing in Bogra kitchen markets

Early winter veg starts appearing in Bogra kitchen markets

Our Correspondent 2017-10-19 01:07:08

BOGRA, Oct 18: Early winter leafy vegetables have started appearing in the local kitchen markets across the district. Market sources said the vegetables are being sold at a high rate. Vegetable price...

Sheikh Russell's 53rd birthday today

Sheikh Russell's 53rd birthday today

-- 2017-10-18 12:57:51

The 53rd birthday of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's youngest son Sheikh Russell will be observed today (Wednesday), reports BSS. On this day in 1964, Sheikh Russell, younges...

Demoralising party chief with warrants not possible: Rizvi

Demoralising party chief with warrants not possible: Rizvi

-- 2017-10-18 12:56:15

BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi speaking at a human chain programme organised by Jatiyatabadi Samajik Sangskritik Sangstha (JASAS) in front of the National Press Club in the city,...

Growers of early radish expecting a good yield in Rangpur

Growers of early radish expecting a good yield in Rangpur

Our Correspondent 2017-10-18 12:54:21

RANGPUR, Oct 17: The early radish growers of Rangpur district are expecting an excellent yield of the vegetable during the current season due to congenial weather and timely supply of agri-inputs. Ac...

Kumrabori starts appearing in Bogra local markets

Kumrabori starts appearing in Bogra local markets

Our Correspondent 2017-10-18 12:53:30

BOGRA, Oct 16: Kumrabori has started appearing in the local markets of the district. Before appearing the winter season, the artisans have started taking preparation of the food item for the common p...

Arum harvest starts in Joypurhat

Arum harvest starts in Joypurhat

Roving Correspondent 2017-10-18 12:52:23

JOYPURHAT, Oct 17: The marginal peasants of all the five upazilas of the district have started harvesting arum and getting fair price of the vegetable. According to the Department of Agriculture Exte...

Farmer dies after falling off tree

Farmer dies after falling off tree

-- 2017-10-18 12:43:59

A farmer succumbed to head injuries after falling off a tree at Tengrail village in Sharsha upazila of Jessore on Tuesday evening. The deceased was identified as Abdus Salam (48), son of late Rupchan...

Two injured in Cape Town airport shooting

Two injured in Cape Town airport shooting

Reuters 2017-10-18 12:00:00

Two men were injured in a drive-by shooting at South Africa’s Cape Town International Airport, police said on Wednesday. Operations at the airport, which is the second busiest in the country an...

'US always with Bangladesh over Rohingya issue'

'US always with Bangladesh over Rohingya issue'

FE Online Desk 2017-10-18 12:00:00

The USA will always stand beside Bangladesh on Rohingya issue and global leaders should come forward to resolve the long-pending crisis. US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat made the remarks on Wed...

Oikya Parishad calls off Sylhet transport strike

Oikya Parishad calls off Sylhet transport strike

-- 2017-10-18 12:00:00

Sylhet Transport Owners-Workers Oikya Parishad, hours after its enforcement, has withdrawn indefinite strike in the district on Wednesday following assurance of meeting their demands. The decision ca...

$1.0b Swedish investment on cards for smart grid

$1.0b Swedish investment on cards for smart grid

-- 2017-10-18 12:00:00

Sweden will invest $ 1.0 billion to introduce new technology and digitalise the power grid for making the system more reliable and efficient in Bangladesh. State Minister for Power, Energy and Minera...

Two more held over Talha murder

Two more held over Talha murder

-- 2017-10-18 11:58:58

Police arrested two suspected muggers in connection with Daffodil International University (DIU) student Talha murder case. The arrestees are Milon (20), and Sabuj (19), a news agency reported. Tipp...

IU to enroll first ever foreign students

IU to enroll first ever foreign students

-- 2017-10-18 10:36:35

Islamic University (IU) authorities will first ever enroll foreign students in different academic programmes under its current 2017-18 academic session, a news agency reported. A total of 50 students...

India transports half its exports via Benapole, Petrapole ports: Study

India transports half its exports via Benapole, Petrapole ports: Study

FE Report 2017-10-18 10:13:20

Required facilities including roads and warehouses are still inadequate at the Benapole-Petrapole land-ports to handle growing volume of export cargo between Bangladesh and India. Keeping this in vie...

Commuters suffer traffic gridlock as Khaleda returns

Commuters suffer traffic gridlock as Khaleda returns

-- 2017-10-18 09:14:07

The Dhaka city commuters had to suffer traffic gridlock on Wednesday as hundreds of BNP leaders and activists gathered in airport area to welcome their chairperson Khaleda Zia. Khaleda Zia returned h...

PM attends doa mahfil for Sheikh Russell

PM attends doa mahfil for Sheikh Russell

-- 2017-10-18 08:44:35

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina attended a milad and doa mahfil marking 54th birthday of Sheikh Russell, the youngest son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The programme was hel...

Rohingya camps now under electricity coverage: Maya

Rohingya camps now under electricity coverage: Maya

-- 2017-10-18 07:55:23

All the Rohingya refugee camps were brought under the electricity coverage as a fresh nine-km line of electricity and streetlamps and floodlights were installed in the camp areas. Disaster Management...

ACC set to sue 16 graft suspects

ACC set to sue 16 graft suspects

-- 2017-10-18 07:16:02

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) decided to file six cases against 16 graft suspects for allegedly grabbing a forest land. The ACC took the decision its regular meeting on Wednesday, ACC public r...

Khaleda returns home from UK

Khaleda returns home from UK

-- 2017-10-18 05:32:20

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia returned home from the United Kingdom on Wednesday afternoon after over a three-month stay there. She reached Hazrat Shahjajal International Airport by an Emirates Airline...

AL wants EVMs in next election

AL wants EVMs in next election

-- 2017-10-18 04:47:46

Awami League wants using electronic voting machines (EVMs) for holding the next general election. The ruling party proposed an 11-point proposal, including using EVMs, during a dialogue with the Elec...

PM shocked at death of Bangabandhu's PS Onu

PM shocked at death of Bangabandhu's PS Onu

-- 2017-10-18 02:41:14

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed deep shock at the death of AM Nurul Islam Onu, the private secretary (PS) to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. In a condolence message...