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Miscreants hack ex-UP member dead

Miscreants hack ex-UP member dead

-- 2017-09-20 10:54:35

Former member of a union parishad was hacked to death by miscreants at Shibpur village under Atgharia upazila in Pabna on Tuesday night.   The deceased, Abu Daud (45) was a son of late Latif Mu...

PM expresses shock at loss of lives in Mexico quake

PM expresses shock at loss of lives in Mexico quake

-- 2017-09-20 08:31:40

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday expressed profound shock and deepest condolence at the loss of lives and devastation caused by a massive earthquake in Mexico.   In a message of condol...

Mirpur militant den: House owner on three-day remand

Mirpur militant den: House owner on three-day remand

-- 2017-09-20 05:50:07

A court granted three-day remand to interrogate owner of the suspected militant den at Mirpur area of Dhaka in an explosive case. Dhaka third Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Lutfur Rahman Sis...

Court issues arrest warrant against Imran H Sarker

Court issues arrest warrant against Imran H Sarker

-- 2017-09-20 05:25:23

A court issued warrant for the arrest of Ganajagaran Manch spokesperson Imran H Sarker and cultural activist Sanatan Ullash in a defamation case filed for 'their derogatory remarks about Prime Ministe...

PM asks AL leaders to remain alert about behaviour

PM asks AL leaders to remain alert about behaviour

-- 2017-09-20 04:42:28

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked Awami League leaders and activists to remain alert about their behaviour.   "You will have to remain alert regarding your behaviour and attitude, you will hav...

Customs seizes 20 gold bars worth Tk 10m

Customs seizes 20 gold bars worth Tk 10m

-- 2017-09-20 01:22:39

Customs officials seized 20 gold bars worth about Tk 10 million (1 crore) from a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the city on Wednesday.   Dr Moi...

Entire Dhk-Ctg highway develops cracks

Entire Dhk-Ctg highway develops cracks

Munima Sultana 2017-09-19 12:49:45

Cracks have developed along the entire Dhaka-Chittagong highway within a year of its expansion work completion.This has forced the authority concerned to undertake a maintenance project for five years...

Weeklong Hilsa fest kicks off in Chandpur

Weeklong Hilsa fest kicks off in Chandpur

-- 2017-09-19 12:46:09

CHANDPUR, Sept 18 (UNB): The weeklong '9th Chaturanga Hilsa Festival-2017' began amid enthusiasm at the Shipakola Academy premises in Chandpur town on Sunday.Chaturanga, a leading cultural organisatio...

BB to bend rules for banks  to invest beyond limit

BB to bend rules for banks to invest beyond limit

Syful Islam 2017-09-19 12:00:00

Banks may be allowed to break the barrier and lend beyond 25 per cent of their paid-up capital to single borrowers to facilitate installation of large power plants. Sources said the Bangladesh Bank...

Teen’s decomposed body found in city lake

Teen’s decomposed body found in city lake

FE Online Desk 2017-09-19 12:00:00

Police recovered the decomposed body of an unidentified teenager from capital Dhaka’s Dhanmondi Lake on Tuesday morning.   Being informed by locals, police recovered the half-molten flo...

Expect no help from Trump on Rohingyas: PM

Expect no help from Trump on Rohingyas: PM

Reuters 2017-09-19 12:00:00

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said she spoke to US President Donald Trump on Monday about Rohingya Muslims flooding into her country from Myanmar, but she expects no help from him as he has...

Influx of Rohingyas continuing through Ukhia, Teknaf

Influx of Rohingyas continuing through Ukhia, Teknaf

A Correspondent 2017-09-19 12:00:00

COX'S BAZAR, Sept 18: Exodus of fleeing Rohingyas from the troubled Rakhine State of Myanmar continued through different borders in Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas of Cox's Bazar district till Sunday evenin...

Garment export to Europe on upturn

Garment export to Europe on upturn

Monira Munni 2017-09-19 12:00:00

Apparel exports to major European markets rose significantly during the first two months of the current fiscal, according to data, in a turnaround from a past crisis. Exporters and experts attribu...

Mahalaya being celebrated

Mahalaya being celebrated

-- 2017-09-19 12:00:00

The auspicious occasion of Mahalaya, where Goddess Durga is invoked, is being celebrated today (Tuesday) across the country amidst ritual festivity among Hindus.   Mahalaya marks the end of Pit...

BGB seizes firecrackers in Habiganj

BGB seizes firecrackers in Habiganj

FE Online Desk 2017-09-19 12:00:00

Members of the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized 25,500 pieces of Indian firecrackers from Madhabpur upazila of Habiganj district in Sylhet on early Tuesday.   Lt. Col Asaduzzaman Chowdhury,...

Indian couple held with arms

Indian couple held with arms

-- 2017-09-19 12:00:00

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested an Indian couple with arms and ammunitions from Bagichpara area of Sibganj upazila in the district on early Tuesday.   The arrestees are identified as Kadi...

Three killed in stampede for aid near Rohingya camp

Three killed in stampede for aid near Rohingya camp

-- 2017-09-19 12:00:00

One woman and two children were killed in a stampede for unofficial handouts of clothing near a Rohingya refugee camp, aid agencies say.   The three people -- whose names and ages have not been...

Padma Bridge cost may rise third time

Padma Bridge cost may rise third time

-- 2017-09-19 10:34:05

The estimated cost of the much-hyped Padma Multipurpose Bridge Project is likely to see a rise for the third time by around Tk 14.0 billion (1,400 crore), reports UNB.   The new rise will take...

Government goes for augmenting non-tax revenue to meet needs

Government goes for augmenting non-tax revenue to meet needs

Rezaul Karim 2017-09-19 10:11:51

The government plans to augment non-tax revenues and non-NBR tax collection by exploring new areas to meet its growing fund needs, officials said. Besides, a hike in fees on different items under d...

Canada thanks Bangladesh for hosting refugees

Canada thanks Bangladesh for hosting refugees

-- 2017-09-19 09:11:30

Canada is concerned about the situation in the Rakhine State of Myanmar and thanked Bangladesh for hosting Myanmar refugees.   Canadian International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau ma...

Amartya Sen supports Yunus's open letter over Rohingya crisis

Amartya Sen supports Yunus's open letter over Rohingya crisis

-- 2017-09-19 09:00:43

Nobel laureate Prof Amartya Sen expressed his willingness to be signatories to the open letter to United Nation Security Council (UNSC) calling for an intervention to end the human crisis in the Rakhi...

Conviction rate in graft cases now 69pc: ACC chief

Conviction rate in graft cases now 69pc: ACC chief

-- 2017-09-19 07:35:49

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Iqbal Mahmood said the conviction rate in graft cases increased to 69 per cent in 2017.   He claimed that the ACC is trying its best to improve the...

Four fishermen die in Hatia boat capsize

Four fishermen die in Hatia boat capsize

-- 2017-09-19 07:24:53

Four young fishermen were killed and two others injured as a boat capsized near Janatabazar Ghat of the Meghna River in Hatia upazila of Noakhali on Tuesday.   The deceased are Quamrul, 18, son...

UN to investigate Rakhine violence, asks for more time

UN to investigate Rakhine violence, asks for more time

FE Online Desk 2017-09-19 07:07:29

The UN has announced it will investigate reports of mass killings, torture, sexual violence, and the burning of Rohingya villages in Burma.However, the UN on Tuesday asked for six more months to look...

Man dies in Gopalganj clash

Man dies in Gopalganj clash

-- 2017-09-19 06:32:15

A man was killed and his younger brother injured in an attack allegedly by his rivals over previous enmity at Kashiani upazila of Gopalganj on Tuesday.   The deceased was identified as Zihad Mo...

Nuclear energy is much cheaper: Expert

Nuclear energy is much cheaper: Expert

-- 2017-09-19 03:32:16

An international expert on nuclear energy has said that generating electricity from nuclear power plant is cheaper than the electricity we are getting from various renewable resources.   Kirill...

Cautionary signal 3 for maritime ports

Cautionary signal 3 for maritime ports

-- 2017-09-19 03:15:08

The Meteorological Department has issued a local cautionary signal No. 3 on maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra as a deep convection taking place over the northern Bay.  ...

Fish farming in paddy field gaining  popularity in Kotalipara

Fish farming in paddy field gaining popularity in Kotalipara

Our Correspondent 2017-09-18 12:43:21

GOPALGANJ, Sept 17: Fish farming in paddy field is gaining popularity among the farmers of Kotalipara in the district as it brings financial benefit to farmers recently.Kotalipara Upazila fisheries of...

Ishwardi growers happy over fair  price of off-season cauliflower

Ishwardi growers happy over fair price of off-season cauliflower

Our Correspondent 2017-09-18 12:42:44

PABNA, Sept 17: Farmers in Ishwardi upazila here are very happy over excellent yield of early variety of off-season cauliflower this season with fair market prices of their produce. Now per maund caul...

City roads get wrecked as no law prohibits diggers

City roads get wrecked as no law prohibits diggers

Kamrun Nahar 2017-09-18 12:00:00

Most service agencies dig up city roads indiscriminately in defiance of an official manual that lacks legal claws, subjecting people to sufferings round the year. Such observations came from expert...