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UNSC meets tomorrow on Rohingya issue

UNSC meets tomorrow on Rohingya issue

-- 2017-09-27 12:00:00

The UN Security Council will meet Thursday to discuss the violence in Myanmar and hear a briefing from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the crisis, diplomats said. Britain, France, the United...

PM undergoes successful gallbladder surgery in US

PM undergoes successful gallbladder surgery in US

-- 2017-09-27 12:00:00

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina underwent a successful gallbladder surgery in the US and was resting on her doctors’ advice, her office has said. A statement by Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said...

Runner Group  to sell Indian lubricant in BD

Runner Group to sell Indian lubricant in BD

FE Online Desk 2017-09-27 12:00:00

Runner Group has inked an agreement with Indian Oil Corporation Ltd to sell the latter's lubricant in Bangladesh, said a statement.  High officials of the Indian company and Runner Group announc...

DU goes on 11-day holiday today

DU goes on 11-day holiday today

-- 2017-09-27 12:00:00

The Dhaka University (DU) declared an 11-day vacation from September 27 on the occasion of Durga Puja, Ashura and Laxmi Puja, reports BSS. All classes and examinations will remain closed until Octobe...

Jute bag export to Brazil falls to almost zero

Jute bag export to Brazil falls to almost zero

Syful Islam 2017-09-27 12:00:00

Bangladesh is considering seeking a midterm review of an anti-dumping duty imposed by Brazil 25 years back as jute bag export to the Latin American country has declined to almost zero, officials said....

Dhaka set to get auto traffic signals

Dhaka set to get auto traffic signals

Munima Sultana 2017-09-27 12:00:00

Dhaka is finally set to get new automated traffic-signal system for managing booming and chaotic traffic, with four busy intersections coming first for piloting. Dhaka Transport Coordination Authori...

World Tourism Day being observed

World Tourism Day being observed

-- 2017-09-27 12:00:00

The World Tourism Day is being observed in the country on Wednesday as elsewhere across the globe with the theme 'Sustainable Tourism - A Tool for Development'. A daylong colourful festival and music...

'BD expects concrete steps from UN to send back Rohingyas'

'BD expects concrete steps from UN to send back Rohingyas'

-- 2017-09-27 12:00:00

Bangladesh expects concrete steps through the UN Security Council so that the ‘forcibly displaced people from Myanmar’ in Bangladesh can go back to their homeland smoothly and without any...

Police rescue missing Jamalpur mayor from Srimongol

Police rescue missing Jamalpur mayor from Srimongol

-- 2017-09-27 12:00:00

Police rescued the municipality mayor of Jamalpur from Srimongol of Moulvibazar on Wednesday, two days after he went missing from Dhaka. Mohammad Rukunuzzaman Rukon, mayor of Sharishbari municipality...

Tourism sector: Menon wants steps for ending visa complications

Tourism sector: Menon wants steps for ending visa complications

-- 2017-09-27 08:58:08

Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon on Wednesday urged the authorities concerned to take proper steps for ending visa complications faced by potential foreign tourists, along with ot...

President for constant pressure on Myanmar over Rohingya issue

President for constant pressure on Myanmar over Rohingya issue

-- 2017-09-27 08:49:06

Asking all to stand by Rohingyas, President Abdul Hamid on Wednesday stressed the need for putting constant pressure on the Myanmar government to force it to repatriate their displaced people from Ban...

ACC launches probe against food grain hoarders

ACC launches probe against food grain hoarders

-- 2017-09-27 08:33:41

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Wednesday initiated a probe against the hoarders responsible for the recent price hike of food grains, particularly rice.   The Commission has already fo...

'Don't pay any heed to rumour of question leak'

'Don't pay any heed to rumour of question leak'

-- 2017-09-27 06:20:53

Health Minister Mohammad Nasim urged the medical admission seekers and their guardians not to pay any heed to any rumour of question paper leakage.   The minister came up with the call while ta...

UNHCR chief unsure about sending back Rohingyas to home

UNHCR chief unsure about sending back Rohingyas to home

-- 2017-09-27 05:32:03

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi is unsure about sending back Rohingya refugees to their homeland, Myanmar, from Bangladesh.   He called for the plight of up to 800,000 Rohingya...

RAB nabs four Myanmar nationals with yaba

RAB nabs four Myanmar nationals with yaba

-- 2017-09-27 01:50:52

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in a drive arrested four Myanmar nationals along with 0.80 million pieces of yaba pills from a fishing trawler in Cox’s Bazar coastal area on Wednesday....

Return of Rohingyas has to be  'safe, voluntary and with dignity'

Return of Rohingyas has to be 'safe, voluntary and with dignity'

FE Report 2017-09-26 12:39:25

The UN refugee agency said on Monday both the origin of the Rohingya crisis and its solution lie in Myanmar.The statement came when the United Nations (UN) warned of growing humanitarian needs amongst...

Schoolboy dies after being electrocuted

Schoolboy dies after being electrocuted

-- 2017-09-26 12:00:29

A schoolboy died from electrocution at Kholsi village of Benapole on Monday night. The deceased was identified as Alif Hossain (11), son of Alim Morol, a resident of the village, a news agency report...

Murder suspect killed in Kushtia 'gunfight'

Murder suspect killed in Kushtia 'gunfight'

-- 2017-09-26 12:00:00

A man has been killed in an alleged shootout with police in Kushtia’s Daulatpur. The gunfight took place at the Pipulbaria-Baliadanga field around 3:45am on Wednesday, said Daulatpur Police Sta...

Myanmar dismisses UN 'ethnic cleansing'  allegations

Myanmar dismisses UN 'ethnic cleansing' allegations

AP 2017-09-26 12:00:00

Myanmar's UN ambassador insisted Monday that there is no "ethnic cleansing" or genocide taking place against Muslims and objected "in the strongest terms" to countries that used those words to describ...

Joypurhat farmers make handsome profit from bitter gourd farming

Joypurhat farmers make handsome profit from bitter gourd farming

Roving Correspondent 2017-09-26 12:00:00

JOYPURHAT, Sep 25: Hundreds of marginal farmers are making handsome profit by cultivating bitter gourd in all the five upazilas of the district. The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) official...

Rangpur, Bogra eye good production

Rangpur, Bogra eye good production

Our Correspondent 2017-09-26 12:00:00

RANGPUR, Sept 25: An excellent growth of different varieties of short duration Aman paddy across the Rangpur agriculture region has made the growers optimistic of achieving a good yield of the crop du...

Businesses, rights groups demand power tariff cuts

Businesses, rights groups demand power tariff cuts

FE Report 2017-09-26 12:00:00

Business bodies, rights groups and left political parties Monday demanded cuts, not any hike, in electricity tariff by increasing the efficiency level and decreasing generation from cost-intensive pla...

CPD to present GCR, findings of BD Biz Study Wednesday

CPD to present GCR, findings of BD Biz Study Wednesday

FE Online Desk 2017-09-26 12:00:00

The Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018 (GCR 2017-18) and the findings of the Bangladesh Business Environment Study 2017 will be presented by Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) on Wednesday. The...

Two DU students win TYF Grand Finale

Two DU students win TYF Grand Finale

FE Online Desk 2017-09-26 12:00:00

The Bangladesh round of Telenor Youth Forum (TYF) selected Myat Moe Khaing and Rakib Rahman Shawon, students of Dhaka University at the TYF Grand Finale held at GP House. The winners will join the TYF...

Taxmen chase eight insurers

Taxmen chase eight insurers

Doulot Akter Mala 2017-09-26 12:00:00

Revenue authorities made a decisive move to realise Tk 1.1 billion in back taxes from eight large insurance companies who have defaulted on the payment for long, officials said. The value-added tax (...

Why BCB body function not illegal, asks HC

Why BCB body function not illegal, asks HC

-- 2017-09-26 12:00:00

The High Court on Tuesday issued a rule seeking explanation that why the function of the current Board of Directors committee of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will not be declared illegal. The HC va...

Three die as bus ploughs into pedestrians

Three die as bus ploughs into pedestrians

-- 2017-09-26 12:00:00

Three pedestrians were crushed under a bus when it plunged into a roadside ditch in Bhobokdia area of Nagarkanda upazila on Dhaka-Barisal highway on Tuesday morning. The deceased were identified as W...

Met office forecasts more rain

Met office forecasts more rain

-- 2017-09-26 12:00:00

Light to moderate rain is likely to occur at many places over Chittagong division, at a few places over Khulna, Barisal, Dhaka, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions in next 24 hours as of 9:00 am tomorrow....

Miscreants strangle man to death

Miscreants strangle man to death

-- 2017-09-26 12:00:00

A man was strangulated to death early Tuesday by some unidentified miscreants in Chakuli Bazar area of Manda upazila in Naogaon district. The deceased was identified as Yusuf Ali, 40, owner of a gara...

Unaccompanied Rohingya kids to get smart cards, separate camps

Unaccompanied Rohingya kids to get smart cards, separate camps

-- 2017-09-26 12:00:00

The Ministry of Social Welfare of Bangladesh plans to issue separate smart cards to minor Rohingya children orphaned or separated from their families. "As many as 1,800 children already received thei...