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Indigenous fish species face extinction in Netrakona

Indigenous fish species face extinction in Netrakona

-- 2017-10-05 12:48:03

NETRAKONA, Oct 04 (BSS): Many indigenous fishes are disappearing from the water bodies of the district gradually due to various reasons like siltation of rivers, canals and other water bodies, indiscr...

Low market prices dishearten Joypurhat potato growers

Low market prices dishearten Joypurhat potato growers

Roving Correspondent 2017-10-05 12:47:28

JOYPURHAT, Oct 4: Low market prices have disheartened potato growers in Kalai upazila of the district.The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) official sources said the prices have been decreased...

Chief Justice at home, says his stand-in

Chief Justice at home, says his stand-in

-- 2017-10-05 12:46:45

Justice Md Wahhab Miah, who is currently heading the Supreme Court in the absence of Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, says he is certain the chief justice is at home. The justice’s comments...

Empowerment of women  through ICT

Empowerment of women through ICT

Sadia Alam 2017-10-05 12:00:00

'Women in ICT' is a platform to develop women leaders in the technology sector of Bangladesh. This initiative was taken by LightCastle Partners with support from the Edward M. Kennedy Center (EMK Cent...

CEDAW, CRC call for ending Rakhine violence

CEDAW, CRC call for ending Rakhine violence

-- 2017-10-05 12:00:00

The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) have called on the Myanmar authorities to immediately stop vi...

Central bankers brainstorming sustainable finance

Central bankers brainstorming sustainable finance

FE Report 2017-10-05 12:00:00

A three-day meet on sustainable finance with delegates from central banks of Ghana, Nepal and Nigeria began in Dhaka Wednesday to promote sound environmental and social practices by banks. Bangladesh...

Bangladesh, China on the fast track to Free Trade Area

Bangladesh, China on the fast track to Free Trade Area

Rezaul Karim 2017-10-05 12:00:00

A joint feasibility study on a bilateral free-trade area (FTA) between Bangladesh and China may begin shortly under a move to enhance the two-way trade. Officials said the first meeting on the feasib...

BGB nabs hundi trader at Benapole

BGB nabs hundi trader at Benapole

-- 2017-10-05 12:00:00

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) nabbed an alleged hundi trader along with US$22,500 from Benapole check-post on Wednesday. Lieutenant colonel Ariful Haq said, tipped off, a team of BGB-49 ar...

UK sends aid in kind for Rohingyas

UK sends aid in kind for Rohingyas

FE Online Desk 2017-10-05 12:00:00

The UK Government’s Department for International Development (DfID) in collaboration with IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has organised a major airlift of relief items to help some of the more tha...

BD sees higher foreign aid in Jul-Aug

BD sees higher foreign aid in Jul-Aug

-- 2017-10-05 12:00:00

The foreign aid flow to Bangladesh during the first two months (July-August) of the current fiscal year (FY18) continued its encouraging trend as the aid disbursement during the period was $208.8 mill...

National Museum dumps dolls gallery

National Museum dumps dolls gallery

-- 2017-10-05 11:55:59

The National Museum in Bangladesh has removed its gallery of dolls to make way for glass exhibits. The setting-up of a new gallery at the expense of a permanent set-up has been described as 'unorthod...

Construction worker dies from electrocution

Construction worker dies from electrocution

FE Online Desk 2017-10-05 11:48:03

A construction worker died after being electrocuted at his workplace in Azimpur area in Dhaka Thursday morning. The deceased was identified as Anwar Hossain Moqaddes, aged around 40, son of Mahbub Al...

BSF shoots Bangladeshi dead

BSF shoots Bangladeshi dead

-- 2017-10-05 10:54:31

The Border Security Force (BSF) of India has shot dead a Bangladeshi man at Baldia border of Bhurungamari Upazila in Kurigram. The BSF shot Jahangir Hossain, 32, from Monglarkuti village when he was...

All Rohingyas to be moved to Kutupalong camp: Maya

All Rohingyas to be moved to Kutupalong camp: Maya

-- 2017-10-05 03:59:12

All Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh will eventually be moved to the Kutupalong refugee camp as the other camps are slowly closed, says Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhur...

Ex-army man stabbed dead

Ex-army man stabbed dead

-- 2017-10-05 01:30:52

A former army member was stabbed to death allegedly by some miscreants over land dispute on Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Adityapur in Bahubal upazila on Thursday. Quoting local people, police said a group...

Two held with gold bars at Benapole

Two held with gold bars at Benapole

-- 2017-10-05 01:11:40

Customs Intelligence officials detained two people along with eight gold bars from Benapole check-post on Thursday. The arrestees have been identified as Sujon Mia (22), son of Akbar Ali of Shariatpu...

Fugitive convict among two arrested

Fugitive convict among two arrested

-- 2017-10-05 01:02:34

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested two alleged criminals, including a death-row fugitive convict, along with arms from Alamnagar in Hemayetpur of Savar on Wednesday. The arrestees were...

New finance secy to spearhead reforms

New finance secy to spearhead reforms

FE Report 2017-10-04 12:37:41

The government Tuesday appointed Mohammed Muslim Chowdhury, an additional secretary who had pioneered some reforms, as secretary-in-charge of the Finance Division. He assumes office today (Wednesday),...

Jomuneshwari erosion renders 200 families homeless in Rangpur

Jomuneshwari erosion renders 200 families homeless in Rangpur

Our Correspondent 2017-10-04 12:33:45

RANGPUR, Oct 3: Massive erosion in Jomuneshwari has rendered at least 200 families homeless in different villages of Lohanipara and Kutubpur unions under Badarganj upazila in the district over the la...

DAE takes initiative to grow  hybrid cotton at Charghat

DAE takes initiative to grow hybrid cotton at Charghat

Roving Correspondent 2017-10-04 12:00:00

Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) has undertaken enterprise to cultivate hybrid cotton in this current season under Charghat upazila of Rajshahi district. The farmers of Matikata, Deopara and...

Aus cultivation gaining popularity in Bogra

Aus cultivation gaining popularity in Bogra

Our Correspondent 2017-10-04 12:00:00

Aus farming is gaining popularity among thousands of poor peasants in the district. Once Aus was cultivated on the large tract of land in the area, now high yielding Boro has took the place. Farmers...

BD set to pour first concrete into Rooppur N-plant this month

BD set to pour first concrete into Rooppur N-plant this month

FE Report 2017-10-04 12:00:00

The government is set to pour first nuclear concrete into the Rooppur nuclear power plant (RNPP) project this month after ending the pre-construction phase, said officials. Russian President Vladimi...

Prices of building materials register significant rise

Prices of building materials register significant rise

Saif Uddin 2017-10-04 12:00:00

The prices of key construction materials, including steel rods and bricks, have marked a significant rise in the recent times, triggering anxiety among the realtors, sector insiders have said. They s...

Commercial launch of metro rail likely to miss schedule

Commercial launch of metro rail likely to miss schedule

Munima Sultana 2017-10-04 12:00:00

Some problems, including the ones in the bidding process, are likely cause substantial delays in launching of the much-publicised metro rail. Project sources said commercial launching of mass rapid t...

Villages burned to ground in Rakhine, foreign envoys say

Villages burned to ground in Rakhine, foreign envoys say

-- 2017-10-04 12:00:00

Ambassadors of 20 mostly western countries based in Myanmar in a joint statement has said they saw Rohingya villages were burned to the ground with residents fleeing elsewhere while visiting the Rakhi...

Interest rates on bank deposits increase

Interest rates on bank deposits increase

Siddique Islam 2017-10-04 12:00:00

Interest rates on bank deposits increased further following higher credit growth particularly in private sector, officials said, citing latest disclosure. The weighted average interest rate on deposi...

Dhaka urges Delhi to lift  antidumping duty on jute

Dhaka urges Delhi to lift antidumping duty on jute

FE Report 2017-10-04 12:00:00

At a business talk with the Indian finance minister, Dhaka urged Delhi Tuesday to lift the antidumping duty imposed on export of Bangladeshi jute and jute-made products, saying that the measure was co...

Youth’s decomposed body found

Youth’s decomposed body found

-- 2017-10-04 12:00:00

Members of river police recovered decomposed body of an unidentified young man from the Buriganga river in South Keraniganj upazila in Dhaka on Tuesday night. After being informed, police recovered t...

UK doubles aid for Rohingyas

UK doubles aid for Rohingyas

-- 2017-10-04 12:00:00

The UK pledges extra help for the victims of the Burmese military’s atrocities by “doubling” donations made by the British public to the cause. In the last month alone, more than ha...

Stocks see mixed trend in early trading

Stocks see mixed trend in early trading

FE Online Report 2017-10-04 12:00:00

The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) witnessed mixed trend in early trading on Wednesday as investors remained active both sides of trading fence. Following the...