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Maiden railway carriage plant in the making

Maiden railway carriage plant in the making

FHM Humayan Kabir 2017-10-31 12:00:00

Bangladesh's maiden railway carriage-production plant is going to be established at Syedpur hub to meet a growing demand of the popular mass transport, now up for expansion. Officials said Monday the...

‘Medical negligence’ leads to infant’s death

‘Medical negligence’ leads to infant’s death

-- 2017-10-31 12:00:00

An infant at Satkhira Sadar Hospital died due to alleged negligence of the hospital nurses. The infant's father Joynul Abedin, hailing from Dhulihar village in Sadar upazila, said that he came to the...

Chandpur man ‘violates’ minor girl

Chandpur man ‘violates’ minor girl

-- 2017-10-31 12:00:00

A seven-year-old girl was violated allegedly by a young man in Sontoshpur area of Faridganj upazila of Chandpur district on Monday afternoon. The detainee was Nurul Islam (32), son of late Chelamat U...

Outcry over Russian teenage model's death

Outcry over Russian teenage model's death

BBC 2017-10-31 12:00:00

A Chinese modelling agency has denied claims that a Russian teenage model it represented died from overwork. Vlada Dzyuba, 14, died in China on Friday after participating in Shanghai Fashion Week. H...

Novoair inks deal with Comilla Victorians

Novoair inks deal with Comilla Victorians

FE Online Desk 2017-10-31 12:00:00

Novoair has signed an agreement to become the airline partner of Comilla Victorians cricket team in the Bangladesh Premiere League (BPL)-2017. AKM Mahfuzul Alam, Senior Manager of Marketing & Sal...

Nahid gets second term as UNESCO Gen Confce VP

Nahid gets second term as UNESCO Gen Confce VP

-- 2017-10-31 12:00:00

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid has been elected as the Vice President of the ongoing 39th session of the UNESCO General Conference at its headquarters in Paris. He is leading the Bangladesh del...

RAB nabs pilot over ‘plane sabotage’ bid

RAB nabs pilot over ‘plane sabotage’ bid

-- 2017-10-31 12:00:00

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members have detained a pilot of Biman Bangladesh Airlines and three others from Mirpur's Darussalam area in Dhaka. RAB Media Wing Director Mufti Mahmud Khan on Tuesday s...

Court sentences two to death for murder

Court sentences two to death for murder

-- 2017-10-31 12:00:00

A Gazipur court on Tuesday sentenced two men to death for killing a workshop mason in Kapasia upazila in 2016. The convicts are Md Shakil, son of Md Mostafa, and Sanjiban Chandra Monidas, residents o...

Buses near Khaleda’s motorcade comes under attack

Buses near Khaleda’s motorcade comes under attack

FE Online Desk 2017-10-31 12:00:00

Two passenger buses near Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s motorcade were set afire Tuesday afternoon. The incident took place in Feni’s Mohipal area while she...

EU terms Rohingya crisis world’s ‘fastest growing’

EU terms Rohingya crisis world’s ‘fastest growing’

-- 2017-10-31 12:00:00

European Union Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has described the Rohingya crisis as the fastest-growing problem in the world. He said the EU decisively st...

Tale of a meter-reader who turned millionaire

Tale of a meter-reader who turned millionaire

-- 2017-10-31 12:00:00

A meter-reader, who happens to be a third-class employee of the government, now boasts of having a six-storied house worth more than Tk 20 million in Narsingdi. He has also bought 14 decimals of land...

SCBA demands policy for appointing judges

SCBA demands policy for appointing judges

-- 2017-10-31 11:54:04

The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Tuesday demanded formulating a policy for appointing judges to the Supreme Court. SCBA President Zainul Abedin made the demand at a press conference at the co...

Australia pledges further A$10m for Rohingyas

Australia pledges further A$10m for Rohingyas

-- 2017-10-31 11:25:03

The Australian government has announced an additional A$10 million to meet the humanitarian needs of almost 0.60 million (600,000) Rohingya refugees fled into Bangladesh from Myanmar. This brings Aus...

8,000 female labourers attain self-reliance by working at Bogra jute mills

8,000 female labourers attain self-reliance by working at Bogra jute mills

Emdadul Haque 2017-10-31 10:51:49

BOGRA, Oct 31: Over 8,000 female labourers from different remote villages of the district have attained self-reliance by working at the jute mills over the last few years. Source said a total of 15 j...

Graduate man overcomes poverty by cultivating  brinjal at Ishwardi

Graduate man overcomes poverty by cultivating brinjal at Ishwardi

Our Correspondent 2017-10-31 10:50:39

PABNA, Oct 31: Struggling with poverty since childhood, Amir Ali of Joynagar village in Ishwardi upazila under the district has graduated this year, alongside gaining solvency through brinjal farming....

DTCA amending metro law to suit subway construction

DTCA amending metro law to suit subway construction

Munima Sultana 2017-10-31 10:09:47

Within over two years of enactment, the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Act is being amended to suit construction of subway as government high-ups want the high-speed train lines installed underground. Offi...

Dhaka to host Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference for first time

Dhaka to host Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference for first time

-- 2017-10-31 08:59:59

Dhaka is all set to host the eight-day Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) for the first time.  Foreign delegates will start arriving here on Wednesday to join the event beginning on Sun...

SC clears continuation of Ctg cocaine case

SC clears continuation of Ctg cocaine case

-- 2017-10-31 07:50:27

The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed a High Court order that had put on hold the proceedings of a case filed over the seizure of liquid cocaine at Chittagong Port in 2015. A four-member Appellate Div...

President asks UN to continue pressing Myanmar

President asks UN to continue pressing Myanmar

-- 2017-10-31 07:18:07

President Abdul Hamid has urged the United Nations (UN) to continue mounting pressure on Myanmar to solve the Rohingya crisis. Describing the Rohingya influx as a big burden, Abdul Hamid also sought...

President to visit Rajshahi jail Wednesday

President to visit Rajshahi jail Wednesday

-- 2017-10-31 04:16:11

President Md Abdul Hamid will visit the Rajshahi Central Jail, where he was a political prisoner in 1977. The head of the state will fly to city by on Wednesday and pay the visit on same day, his Pre...

BGB seizes Tk 1.4m banned medicine

BGB seizes Tk 1.4m banned medicine

-- 2017-10-31 01:16:48

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in a drive seized import-banned Indian medicine worth Tk 14 million (14 lakh) from Benapole on Monday night. Acting on a tip-off, a team of BGB-49 led by Lt C...

Rangpur growers optimistic of achieving good turmeric yield

Rangpur growers optimistic of achieving good turmeric yield

Our Correspondent 2017-10-30 12:46:36

RANGPUR, Oct 29: Turmeric cultivators in the district are optimistic about achieving a good yield of their produce during the current season on account of   a congenial weather condition whi...

Quader terms attack on Khaleda's motorcade ‘staged’

Quader terms attack on Khaleda's motorcade ‘staged’

-- 2017-10-30 12:07:58

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday said BNP staged attack with its Chhatradal and Jubadal men on the motorcade of BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia. "They staged the drama by the...

RAB nabs one with Tk 50m heroin

RAB nabs one with Tk 50m heroin

-- 2017-10-30 12:00:00

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in a drive detained an alleged drug trader along with 5.5 kg heroin from Bhatopara village in Godagari upazila of Rajshahi on Monday. Being informed, a team of...

Tofail dismisses BNP’s claim of ‘diplomatic failure’   

Tofail dismisses BNP’s claim of ‘diplomatic failure’  

-- 2017-10-30 12:00:00

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed dismissed BNP’s claims that the government has failed to resolve the Rohingya issue diplomatically. "If the government had not gained diplomatic success in dealin...

Electrocution kills father, son

Electrocution kills father, son

-- 2017-10-30 12:00:00

A man and his son were electrocuted at a brick kiln at Shotokhali village in Shalikha upazila of Magura district on Sunday afternoon. The victims, Abur Rashid (50), and his son Abu Hasan (25) were th...

Narsingdi road crashes claim nine lives

Narsingdi road crashes claim nine lives

-- 2017-10-30 12:00:00

Nine people died and four others sustained injuries in separate road crashes in Madhabdi and Shibpur upazilas of Narsingdi district on Monday. In Kandail area of Madhabdi, head-on collision between a...

Graft trial against Khaleda to continue: Top court

Graft trial against Khaleda to continue: Top court

FE Online Desk 2017-10-30 12:00:00

Trial of Zia Orphanage Trust graft case against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia can continue at a lower court in Dhaka city, a top court order says. Acting Chief Justice Abdul Wahhab Miah heading a four...

Cabinet clears tougher pesticide law

Cabinet clears tougher pesticide law

-- 2017-10-30 12:00:00

The cabinet has approved a proposed pesticide law suggesting tougher punitive actions against storing and marketing of adulterated bug killers meant for crop protection. Officials said the cabinet in...

Khaleda says govt knows attackers, AL disagrees

Khaleda says govt knows attackers, AL disagrees

-- 2017-10-30 12:00:00

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has alleged that the government knows about those responsible for attack on her motorcade in Feni. "I would like to say the government knows it very well who perpetra...