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Switch to underground power substation halts for high cost

Switch to underground power substation halts for high cost

FHM Humayan Kabir 2017-10-14 10:15:49

A switch to rich-country practice of having underground power-transmission system received a blow with the rejection of two substation projects for the capital for their bloated costs. Officials sai...

Allegations against Sinha based on evidence: AG

Allegations against Sinha based on evidence: AG

-- 2017-10-14 08:36:09

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam believes the allegations, including money laundering and moral lapse, against Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, are based on evidence. The attorney general also ruled...

EC to hold dialogue with BNP Sunday

EC to hold dialogue with BNP Sunday

-- 2017-10-14 08:30:10

The Election Commission (EC) will hold dialogue with BNP on Sunday as part of the commission's continuous talks with 40 registered political parties ahead of 11th Jatiya Sangsad election. According t...

Khasru hints investigation against Sinha

Khasru hints investigation against Sinha

-- 2017-10-14 08:26:02

An investigation will open into the corruption allegations against Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, says ruling Awami League MP Abdul Matin Khasru. His remarks came after the Supreme Court cited 1...

CJ on leave willingly, not for any pressure: Inu

CJ on leave willingly, not for any pressure: Inu

-- 2017-10-14 07:03:14

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Saturday said Chief Justice SK Sinha took leave willingly and was not forced to do so. “The government has no jurisdiction to intervene in any verdict of...

Customs officials arrest Biman staff, passenger with gold

Customs officials arrest Biman staff, passenger with gold

-- 2017-10-14 06:39:05

Customs Intelligence officials arrested an employee of Biman Bangladesh Airlines and a passenger along with 1.2 kilograms gold at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Saturday. The arre...

'Rohingya crisis may become security issue'

'Rohingya crisis may become security issue'

-- 2017-10-14 04:56:30

The Rohingya crisis might become a security issue in the region and Bangladesh is now in offensive mood diplomatically to find a peaceful solution to the crisis as early as possible. Foreign Secretar...

Miscreants stab college student to death in Faridpur

Miscreants stab college student to death in Faridpur

-- 2017-10-14 04:47:14

A college student was stabbed to death by miscreants in Faridpur district. The deceased was identified as Solaiman Miah Shimul, 24, a 3rd year student of English department at Rajendra College, repor...

Khaleda could return this week: Fakhrul

Khaleda could return this week: Fakhrul

-- 2017-10-14 04:24:38

BNP chief Khaleda Zia may return to the country as early as this week, according to senior leader Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, reports bdnews24.com. “She is coming back very soon. I am hoping t...

Hanging body of madrasa staff recovered

Hanging body of madrasa staff recovered

-- 2017-10-14 02:29:05

Police recovered the hanging body of a madrasa staff from the classroom in Gupinathpur union of Akkelpur upazila of Joypurhat district on Saturday morning. The deceased, identified as Jewel (31) was...

Two minor sisters drown in Comilla

Two minor sisters drown in Comilla

-- 2017-10-14 02:13:44

Two minor twin sisters drowned in a pond of Mohammadpur village in Laksam upazila of Comilla district on Saturday morning. The deceased were Mariam (4) and Fatema (4), the daughters of Liton Mia, hai...

World Standards Day being observed

World Standards Day being observed

-- 2017-10-14 01:30:00

The World Standards Day is being observed in the country as elsewhere across the globe on Saturday, aiming to raise awareness among regulators, industry and consumers as to the importance of standardi...

Nation observes World Egg Day

Nation observes World Egg Day

-- 2017-10-13 12:07:53

Bangladesh is observing the World Egg Day today with over 40 countries of the world simultaneously. Department of Livestock Services (DLS) and Bangladesh Poultry Industries Central Council (BPICC) ar...

DB detain two youths with pistol

DB detain two youths with pistol

-- 2017-10-13 12:00:00

Detective Branch (DB) personnel arrested two young men along with a foreign pistol at Shimrail in Siddhirganj upazila of Narayanganj district on Thursday night The arrestees were identified as Jahang...

BNP’s return will cause destruction for nation: Inu

BNP’s return will cause destruction for nation: Inu

BSS 2017-10-13 12:00:00

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, MP, said that handing over the country to Khaleda Zia would usher in "inevitable destruction" for the nation because she remains a patron of militants. That is w...

9 ‘robbers’ held in Gazipur

9 ‘robbers’ held in Gazipur

-- 2017-10-13 12:00:00

Police arrested nine suspected robbers from Borjona village in Kapasia upazila under Gazipur district on Friday. Quoting local people, police said a group of robbers, numbering 10-12 swooped on the h...

Two siblings die in Habiganj lightning

Two siblings die in Habiganj lightning

-- 2017-10-13 12:00:00

Two siblings were killed by lightning strike at Baghata village in Baniachang upazila on Friday. The deceased were identified as Babul Mia, 27 and Irfan Ali, 15-sons of Akkas Ali of the village, repo...

Dhaka egg fair ends in fiasco

Dhaka egg fair ends in fiasco

FE Online Desk 2017-10-13 12:00:00

Eggs on the cheap drew too many people at the egg fair in capital Dhaka's Khamarbarhi, resulting in the chaos and then its immediate cancellation on Thursday.  The Department of Livestock Servic...

WB expresses concern over Rohingyas’ forced displacement

WB expresses concern over Rohingyas’ forced displacement

-- 2017-10-13 12:00:00

The World Bank Group said it is deeply concerned by the violence, destruction and forced displacement of the Rohingya people of Myanmar. "In the context of the crisis we have reviewed our engagement...

Holding polls on time a challenge: Inu

Holding polls on time a challenge: Inu

-- 2017-10-13 12:00:00

Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu on Friday said it is a challenge for the government to hold the next general election on time foiling all conspiracies centering the polls. The minister made th...

Couple found dead in Netrokona

Couple found dead in Netrokona

-- 2017-10-13 12:00:00

A couple was found dead at Satpai in the municipality area in Netrokona on Friday afternoon. The deceased were identified as Mihir Kanti Biswas, 70 and Tuli Rani Nanda, 58, reports UNB. Joydeb Chowd...

Bus hits three vehicles in capital, 5 hurt

Bus hits three vehicles in capital, 5 hurt

-- 2017-10-13 12:00:00

Five people were injured as a bus hit three vehicles, including a police vehicle, at Moghbazar Wireless Gate area in Dhaka on Friday. The identities of the victims could not be known yet, reports UNB...

Message on 'Blue Whale' game is hoax: BTRC

Message on 'Blue Whale' game is hoax: BTRC

-- 2017-10-13 12:00:00

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) said the message, now swirling in social media that the 'Blue Whale' game will be planted into mobile phones, is nothing but a hoax. The regu...

N’ganj gunfight kills ‘drug-traders’

N’ganj gunfight kills ‘drug-traders’

-- 2017-10-13 10:54:37

An alleged drug-trader was killed in a reported gunfight between his cohorts and police at Galachipa in Sadar upazila of Narayanganj district on Friday. The deceased was identified as Shaheen alias B...

icddr,b receives humanitarian prize in Los Angeles

icddr,b receives humanitarian prize in Los Angeles

-- 2017-10-13 05:09:35

The International Centre for Diarrhoeal Diseases Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b) received the largest  humanitarian award in the world for its innovative approach to solving global health issues i...

President, PM for creating awareness to reduce disaster risks

President, PM for creating awareness to reduce disaster risks

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

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Thursday stressed on creating awareness and ensuring active participation of people of all strata alongside the government and non-government org...

Generous rural power connections far outstrip actual generation

Generous rural power connections far outstrip actual generation

M Azizur Rahman 2017-10-12 12:00:00

Generous power connections through "unplanned" network expansion in the country's rural areas have far outstripped generation, resulting in sporadic outage, sufferers said. Inadequate and inefficient...

Move under way to provide car loans for deputy secretaries

Move under way to provide car loans for deputy secretaries

Syful Islam 2017-10-12 12:00:00

The Ministry of Public Administration (MoPA) has now sought an additional allocation of Tk 4.61 billion for providing interest-free car loan to deputy secretary-level government officials. It is in a...

WB offers help to meet Rohingya needs

WB offers help to meet Rohingya needs

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

Bangladesh will receive support from the World Bank to meet the needs of Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar. Both parties will determine the extent of the support and what portion will com...

Arrest warrants out for Khaleda

Arrest warrants out for Khaleda

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

Courts in Dhaka have ordered BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's arrest in two separate cases as she failed to appear for hearings on Wednesday. The fifth special judge's court issued a warrant after Khale...