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Savers chase golden deer as GPO  men pass on certificates sans bribe

Savers chase golden deer as GPO men pass on certificates sans bribe

Arafat Ara 2017-09-23 12:00:00

Savers face harassment and hassles at the General Post Office (GPO) of Dhaka while purchasing the government's savings instruments, according to savers and insiders.   Without references or gre...

New pension provision hits upsetting headwind

New pension provision hits upsetting headwind

Jasim Uddin Haroon 2017-09-23 12:00:00

A newly introduced pension system executed from July now faces an upsetting blow amid opposition from 'influential' employees to part payout at retirement, sources said.   A government-approve...

Investors can buy BD bonds from abroad

Investors can buy BD bonds from abroad

Syful Islam 2017-09-23 12:00:00

Non-resident Bangladeshis (NRBs) can directly buy bonds from abroad under planned recast rules meant for making the investment tools attractive and boosting remittance into the country.   Offic...

RAB arrests 11 on terror financing charges

RAB arrests 11 on terror financing charges

-- 2017-09-23 12:00:00

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested 11 people from different areas of the capital Dhaka on Friday allegedly for providing financial assistance to militancy. Tipped off, a team of RAB con...

Thrust on quality research to develop BD's economy

Thrust on quality research to develop BD's economy

-- 2017-09-23 12:00:00

The two-day 1st International Conference on Business and Management (ICBM) 2017 concluded Friday with a call for becoming global citizens to give one’s best in writing quality papers for publish...

Highways division seeks fund to repair flood-damaged roads

Highways division seeks fund to repair flood-damaged roads

-- 2017-09-23 12:00:00

The Road Transport and Highways Division sought almost Tk 1.94 billion to repair the 2,000km of damaged roads caused by rains and floods across the country.   In a letter to the Road Transport...

Cop, two others held with Yaba

Cop, two others held with Yaba

-- 2017-09-23 11:16:43

Detective Branch (DB) of Police in a drive arrested three people, including a police constable, along with 452 pieces of Yaba tablets from a guest house at Rupatali area in Barisal on Friday night. &...

DSE sees mixed performance

DSE sees mixed performance

FE Report 2017-09-23 11:12:37

Dhaka bourse performed mixed in last week amid investors' cautious behavior while injecting fresh funds.   The market witnessed erosion mainly because of investors' selling pressure in major...

Ministry, WB at loggerheads over issue of monitoring

Ministry, WB at loggerheads over issue of monitoring

FHM Humayan Kabir 2017-09-23 10:54:54

The ministry of education (MoE) and the World Bank (WB) are now at loggerheads over latter's monitoring of the government's US$18 billion education development programme planned for next five years....

Some NBR officials ignoring PM, FM’s commitment against tobacco

Some NBR officials ignoring PM, FM’s commitment against tobacco

FE Online Report 2017-09-23 08:56:28

Speakers on Saturday said some corrupt and dishonest officials of the NBR are neglecting the taxation system by the government against usage of tobacco for their personal interest.   The speake...

BD releases 2 arrested Myanmar journalists

BD releases 2 arrested Myanmar journalists

-- 2017-09-23 08:36:31

Bangladesh has arranged release of two Myanmar journalists-- U Min Zayar Oo and U Hkun Lat. They were arrested in Cox's Bazar on September 7 on various charges including violation of immigration law...

PM reaches Washington

PM reaches Washington

-- 2017-09-23 08:05:27

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached the US capital of Washington on Friday afternoon (US time).   PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said on Saturday from Washington on phone that the Pr...

Bangladesh not to respond Myanmar's provocation: Obaidul Quader

Bangladesh not to respond Myanmar's provocation: Obaidul Quader

-- 2017-09-23 05:19:42

Bangladesh will not respond to any provocation of Myanmar despite repeated violation of its airspace by its drones and helicopters.   Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader came up...

Four sustain burn injuries from fan explosion in Ashulia

Four sustain burn injuries from fan explosion in Ashulia

-- 2017-09-23 04:20:53

Four people were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital with burn injuries after a fan exploded at a home in Savar.   The accident occurred late on Friday night at a home in Ashulia, said loca...

IGP off to China to attend Interpol Assembly

IGP off to China to attend Interpol Assembly

-- 2017-09-23 03:35:44

Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque left Dhaka for Beijing in China on Friday night to attend the 86th General Assembly of Interpol.   The conference will be held at China Conv...

Met forecasts rainy weather

Met forecasts rainy weather

-- 2017-09-23 03:13:02

Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at some places over the country, according to a met office release on Saturday.   "Light to moder...

Farmer dies in lightning strike

Farmer dies in lightning strike

-- 2017-09-23 01:58:56

A farmer was killed in a lightning strike at South Balapara village under Dimla upazila of Nilphamari district on Saturday morning. The deceased, Goljar Hossain (34) was a son of Ansar Ali who is a...

Rohingya villages still being torched: Amnesty

Rohingya villages still being torched: Amnesty

FE Online Desk 2017-09-23 01:31:18

Amnesty International has assessed three new videos and satellite images that found that Rohingya villages are still being burned in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.   The videos show large plume...

Narail villagers’ clash injures 15

Narail villagers’ clash injures 15

-- 2017-09-23 01:24:52

At least 15 people were injured in a clash between two groups of villagers following a previous enmity at Jadunathpur village in Sadar upazila on Saturday morning.   Officer-in-charge of Sadar...

Hasina places 5-point 'solution' to Rohingya crisis

Hasina places 5-point 'solution' to Rohingya crisis

-- 2017-09-22 12:00:00

Sheikh Hasina has floated a five-pronged proposal at the United Nations to thrash out a permanent solution to the Rohingya crisis and called on all countries to back it.   She presented the pro...

Five of a Dhaka family sustain burn injuries

Five of a Dhaka family sustain burn injuries

-- 2017-09-22 12:00:00

Five members of a family sustained burn injuries in a fire caused by a gas oven blast in the city's Shyampur area early Friday. Inspector Farhaduzzaman, a duty officer at Fire Service Control room, s...

Saudi relief arrives in Ctg

Saudi relief arrives in Ctg

UNB 2017-09-22 12:00:00

The relief items sent by the Saudi Arabian government for the Rohingya refugees, who have fled to Bangladesh amid persecution in Myanmar since August 25, arrive in Chittagong on Friday.   A c...

Myanmar guilty of genocide: Peoples' Tribunal

Myanmar guilty of genocide: Peoples' Tribunal

-- 2017-09-22 12:00:00

Myanmar has been committed genocide against Rohingyas and its other Muslim minorities, according to the Permanent Peoples' Tribunal.   The seven-strong panel of the international opinion tribun...

$200m needed for Rohingya refugees: UN

$200m needed for Rohingya refugees: UN

-- 2017-09-22 12:00:00

The United Nations estimates that $200 million will be needed over the next six months to help Rohingya Muslims refugees who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in ‘massive numbers’ to es...

Five Kashimpur jail guards suspended over drug link

Five Kashimpur jail guards suspended over drug link

-- 2017-09-22 08:05:21

Five prison guards of Kashimpur Central Jail were suspended on charge of taking and peddling drugs.   The suspended guards are Azizar Rahman, Rakibul Islam, Al Mamun, Majnu Miah and Mostakin.&n...

'Mount pressure on Myarmar army over Rohingya issue'

'Mount pressure on Myarmar army over Rohingya issue'

-- 2017-09-22 07:26:58

UK Prime Minister's trade envoy Rushanara Ali MP stressed on for mounting international pressure on Myanmar army to face the Rohingya crisis.   “Though Myanmar is a democratic country its...

Police rescue 13 Rohingya in Satkhira

Police rescue 13 Rohingya in Satkhira

-- 2017-09-22 07:05:55

Police rescued 13 Rohingya people, who entered Bangladesh fleeing persecution in Rakhine State of Myanmar, from the bus stand area of Kalaroa upazila headquarters on Friday afternoon.   Followi...

Mayor Annisul’s condition improving

Mayor Annisul’s condition improving

-- 2017-09-22 07:05:18

The condition of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Annisul Huq is gradually improving although he is still in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a London hospital, reports UNB.   “H...

DMP arrests 68 drug dealers, users

DMP arrests 68 drug dealers, users

-- 2017-09-22 06:55:19

Dhaka Metropolitan Police arrested 68 drug dealers and users in an anti-drug drive from the city in the last 24 hours till 6am on Friday.   During the drive, the law enforcers also recovered 20...

Police detain two over fraudulence in DU admission test

Police detain two over fraudulence in DU admission test

-- 2017-09-22 06:38:51

Police detained two students, including a student of Dhaka University, on charge of fraudulence in the admission test of the university on Friday.   The detainees are Shahjahan Ali, a fourth ye...