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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...

Number of Rohingya refugees rises to 480,000

Number of Rohingya refugees rises to 480,000

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

The number of refugees arriving in Bangladesh from Myanmar since Aug 25 has risen to 480,000, said international aid bodies said on Tuesday. The figure rose owing to the inclusion of 35,000 new arriv...

Govt securities' yield falls as banks scramble to buy

Govt securities' yield falls as banks scramble to buy

Siddique Islam 2017-09-26 11:20:14

Yield on government securities took a downturn under a buying spree, especially as banks invest their excess funds in the instruments to reap double benefits. According to officials and market operat...

Secy's driver relieved of duty for plying car on wrong lane

Secy's driver relieved of duty for plying car on wrong lane

-- 2017-09-26 09:54:51

The driver of acting Rural Development and Cooperatives Division Secretary Mafruha Sultana, who was caught plying car on the wrong side of road in two consecutive days, was relieved of his duty on Tue...

Myanmar visit depends on PM's instruction: Home minister

Myanmar visit depends on PM's instruction: Home minister

-- 2017-09-26 08:52:37

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Tuesday said the decision about his visit to Myanmar will be taken after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returns home from the USA.   “The Myanmar visit wil...

ACC sues three over graft charge

ACC sues three over graft charge

-- 2017-09-26 08:24:44

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday filed a case against three persons, including two bank officials, for allegedly swindling out about Tk 926 million from Sonali Bank Ltd.   ACC de...

Crash programme against contraband polythene soon

Crash programme against contraband polythene soon

-- 2017-09-26 07:24:16

The government has decided to start 'crash programme' against production and marketing of contraband polythene bags across the country, reports BSS.   "We will soon start countrywide 'crash pro...

ACC arrests businessman on graft charge in Dhaka

ACC arrests businessman on graft charge in Dhaka

-- 2017-09-26 07:05:10

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday arrested a businessman from the capital in connection with three graft cases.   ACC assistant director Gulshan Anwar arrested managing director o...

Teenager beaten to death over theft allegations in Mymensingh

Teenager beaten to death over theft allegations in Mymensingh

-- 2017-09-26 06:24:33

A group of men has beaten a teenager to death in Mymensingh on suspicion of thievery.   The incident was reported on Monday from a village in the district's Gouripur Upazila, police said. &nbs...

Four get life term over murder in Comilla

Four get life term over murder in Comilla

-- 2017-09-26 05:42:13

A Comilla court on Tuesday sentenced four people to life term imprisonment in a case filed for killing a man in Meghna upazila of the district in 2005.   The lifers are Idullah Mia, son of Abdu...

Quader emphasises on proper sanitation, drinking water in Rohingya camps

Quader emphasises on proper sanitation, drinking water in Rohingya camps

-- 2017-09-26 05:18:00

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Tuesday urged the local and international aid agencies to forward in order to ensure proper sanitation and safe drinking water in the Rohingya cam...

UN urges Suu Kyi to meet Rohingya in Rakhine, Cox’s Bazar personally

UN urges Suu Kyi to meet Rohingya in Rakhine, Cox’s Bazar personally

-- 2017-09-26 04:55:24

Seven UN experts strongly asked Myanmar government to stop all violence against the Rohingya community and asked State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi to talk to Rohingyas personally.   “We c...

PM working online from USA

PM working online from USA

FE Online Desk 2017-09-26 01:34:40

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, now in the United States, is keeping round-the-clock contact with her office in Dhaka and clearing urgent files online. PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told news ag...

Police detain 41 in Dinajpur

Police detain 41 in Dinajpur

-- 2017-09-26 01:04:33

Police, in separate drives from Monday night to Tuesday morning, detained 41 persons including five alleged drug traders and recovered 550 liters of locally made liquor, 300 bottles of Phensidyl and 9...

SCC, BRAC sign MoU to face urban poverty

SCC, BRAC sign MoU to face urban poverty

Our Correspondent 2017-09-25 12:00:00

Speakers at an event in Sylhet on Saturday laid emphasis on the need for coordinated measures to face the increasing urban poverty in Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) area in 2020.   The function...

Early cultivated beans start appearing in local markets

Early cultivated beans start appearing in local markets

Roving Correspondent 2017-09-25 12:00:00

Beans cultivated in early season has started appearing in the local markets of the district.   Local source said over 4,000 farmers of Santhia, Bera, Chatmohor, Atghoria, Ishwardi and Sujanaga...

Protests precede fresh power-price hike move

Protests precede fresh power-price hike move

FE Report 2017-09-25 12:00:00

A weeklong public hearing on government proposals for hiking power tariffs afresh starts today (Monday) with a prelude of protests from businesspeople and cross-sections of consumers.   Bangla...

VAT rules now up  for amendment

VAT rules now up for amendment

Doulot Akter Mala 2017-09-25 12:00:00

With a new law put on the backburner, government's revenue authority decided to amend the existing value-added tax (VAT) rules to digitise the taxing.   Sources said under the amended rules,...

Export incentives beyond RMG for newer markets on the anvil

Export incentives beyond RMG for newer markets on the anvil

Syful Islam 2017-09-25 12:00:00

The government moves to offer cash subsidy on some more products in the new-market- expansion category to encourage businesses to expand country's export trade.   Presently, only apparel items...

Small factories fighting losing battle with large ones

Small factories fighting losing battle with large ones

Monira Munni 2017-09-25 12:00:00

A large number of readymade garments accessories manufacturing factories were closed in the recent years mainly due to lack of access to bank loans, short-supply of electricity and low technology-base...

DU 'Kha' unit admission test results today

DU 'Kha' unit admission test results today

-- 2017-09-25 12:00:00

The admission test results of ‘Kha’ (B) unit of Dhaka University for 2017-18 academic session will be published this (Monday) noon.   Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman, acting vice-chan...

Throat-slit body of woman found

Throat-slit body of woman found

-- 2017-09-25 12:00:00

The slit-throat body of a woman was found at her house at Dawkia Latifabad village in Boropool area of Sadar upazila on Monday.    The deceased was identified as Parul (32), wife of one Sh...

Rohingya women with AIDS in Ctg hospital

Rohingya women with AIDS in Ctg hospital

-- 2017-09-25 12:00:00

Two Rohingya women with AIDS have been admitted to Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) for treatment. The two were transferred from a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar’s Ukhiya Upazila o...