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Tensions soar along border with Myanmar

Tensions soar along border with Myanmar

-- 2018-03-02 10:51:28

Rekindled tensions have roiled Myanmar-Bangladesh border as the Burmese soldiers have fired shots in the air hours after Dhaka protested against deployment of additional troops. Myanmar’s Borde...

BD ranks one of the lowest in WJP rule of law index

BD ranks one of the lowest in WJP rule of law index

FE Report 2018-03-02 09:46:04

Bangladesh's position in respect of overall rule of law performance is one of the lowest in the globe, according to the 2017-2018 of the World Justice Project (WJP) index. Bangladesh ranked 102nd amo...

Litchi, mango trees blossom abundantly in Rangpur div

Litchi, mango trees blossom abundantly in Rangpur div

Our Correspondent 2018-03-02 00:00:00

RANGPUR, Mar 01: Litchi growers of Rangpur division are in joyous mood as the blooming litchi trees across the region have assumed a captivating eye-catching look with huge flowers predicting a good...

Tofail seeks US role in holding inclusive polls

Tofail seeks US role in holding inclusive polls

-- 2018-03-01 22:02:25

Reacting to the US envoy’s recent comments stressing an all-inclusive election, senior Awami League leader Tofail Ahmed asked the diplomat to ‘play the role’ in bringing all parties...

Govt launches roadshow to promote jute products

Govt launches roadshow to promote jute products

-- 2018-03-01 20:56:05

The government on Thursday brought out a colourful roadshow from the capital to different districts of the country in a bid to encourage people to use jute products, marking the upcoming 'National Jut...

Suu Kyi sold her soul to devil: Shirin Ebadi

Suu Kyi sold her soul to devil: Shirin Ebadi

-- 2018-03-01 20:51:49

Nobel Peace Prize winner Iran’s Shirin Ebadi has said her fellow laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has sold her soul to the devil.  “Suu Kyi has chosen to turn a blind eye to the genocide ta...

Shirin Sharmin urges female leaders to work together

Shirin Sharmin urges female leaders to work together

-- 2018-03-01 20:40:30

Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Thursday urged the country's female leaders to work together for enhancing the competence of women by arranging training programmes and workshops on ICT issues....

Police arrest Sudipta killing ‘mastermind’

Police arrest Sudipta killing ‘mastermind’

-- 2018-03-01 20:31:32

Police arrested the alleged mastermind behind the murder of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) Chittagong city unit leader Sudipta Biswas from Muradpur area of Chittagong on Wednesday night. The arreste...

Remove heavy military presence along border, Bangladesh asks Myanmar

Remove heavy military presence along border, Bangladesh asks Myanmar

-- 2018-03-01 20:20:41

Bangladesh has strongly asked Myanmar to remove heavy military presence near Tumbru border at Naikkhongchhari in Bandarban. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh also handed over a “str...

UN for inclusive growth in BD

UN for inclusive growth in BD

-- 2018-03-01 20:19:42

Appreciating the current economic growth in Bangladesh, the United Nations (UN) has laid emphasis on having an 'inclusive' growth without compromising with environmental sustainability. "It's importa...

Book fair witnesses record sales this year

Book fair witnesses record sales this year

-- 2018-03-01 19:45:58

The month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair of 2018 experienced record sales of books compared to previous years. The book fair concluded on Wednesday with the presence of huge booklovers at Bangla Academy...

3rd span of Padma Bridge this month

3rd span of Padma Bridge this month

-- 2018-03-01 19:12:14

The third span of the Padma Bridge will be installed in the second week of this month. An official of Bridges Division made the disclosure in the city on Thursday. "This is the third of the 41 spans...

BGB on high alert along Myanmar border

BGB on high alert along Myanmar border

-- 2018-03-01 19:03:09

The members of Border Guard Bangladesh(BGB) have been put on high alert as Myanmar Border Police (BGP) took position along Tumru border in Naikhongchhari in Bandarban with heavy arms and ammunition on...

Miscreants hack trader leader to death in Habiganj

Miscreants hack trader leader to death in Habiganj

-- 2018-03-01 18:45:58

A trader leader was hacked to death by miscreants in rail gate area in Chunarughat upazila of Habiganj on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Abul Hossain alias Akol Miah, 60, president of Chuna...

BNP to hold public rally in city on Mar 11

BNP to hold public rally in city on Mar 11

-- 2018-03-01 18:41:02

BNP has decided to hold a public rally in the capital on March 11, demanding the release of its chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail. The party has also sought permission from the authorities concerned...

Shipping corporation to add 6 new vessels

Shipping corporation to add 6 new vessels

-- 2018-03-01 18:38:18

Bangladesh Shipping Corporation (BSC) is going to add three new vessels to its fleet. The ships, three oil tankers and three bulk carriers, have 39,000 tonnes of capacity each. Shipping Minister Sha...

UN HR official to arrive on Friday

UN HR official to arrive on Friday

-- 2018-03-01 18:31:32

UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour is set to arrive in Bangladesh on Friday on a four-day official tour to see the current situation of the Rohingya refugees. Gilmour will...

Miscreants stab college student to death in city

Miscreants stab college student to death in city

-- 2018-03-01 17:31:06

Unidentified miscreants stabbed a college student to death at Laxmibazar in the capital on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Md Ranak, 18, a student of class XII of New Paltan Line School and...

Action against DIG Mizan after probe report: Home minister

Action against DIG Mizan after probe report: Home minister

-- 2018-03-01 16:52:16

The government will take action against deputy inspector general (DIG) of police Mizanur Rahman after getting probe report. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan came up with the statement on Thursday at Mi...

Govt appoints Ahmed Jamal as BB deputy governor

Govt appoints Ahmed Jamal as BB deputy governor

-- 2018-03-01 16:42:54

The government has appointed Bangladesh Bank’s Executive Director Ahmed Jamal as Deputy Governor of the central bank on contractual basis. The Ministry of Public Administration issued a notific...

BNP starts distributing leaflets demanding Khaleda’s release

BNP starts distributing leaflets demanding Khaleda’s release

-- 2018-03-01 15:33:51

BNP has started distributing leaflets across the country, including the capital, demanding the release of its chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail. BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi l...

ADB President leaves Dhaka

ADB President leaves Dhaka

-- 2018-03-01 15:23:05

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao has left Dhaka after wrapping up his three-day official visit to Bangladesh. The ADB president left the city by a flight of Thai Airways arou...

Anti-drug information campaign starts countrywide

Anti-drug information campaign starts countrywide

FE Online Report 2018-03-01 15:03:01

The government has started an anti-drug information campaign across the country.  The Narcotics Control Department started this in Dhaka city through a press conference on Thursday. Similar pres...

Nizam Hazari's MP status legal: HC

Nizam Hazari's MP status legal: HC

-- 2018-03-01 14:55:45

The High Court (HC) has declared parliament membership of Awami League MP Nizam Uddin Hazari legal. The single bench of Justice Md Abu Zafor Siddique passed the order on Thursday. The justice handed...

Three more die in Sylhet stone quarry landslide

Three more die in Sylhet stone quarry landslide

-- 2018-03-01 14:13:26

Three workers have died in a landslide when they were illegally extracting stones from a quarry in Sylhet on Wednesday, police have said. Death toll reached eight in a week from landslides in stone q...

Hajj flights start from July 14

Hajj flights start from July 14

-- 2018-03-01 14:07:45

This year's hajj flights carrying Bangladeshi pilgrims to Saudi Arabia will begin from July 14, Religious Affairs Minister Principal Motiur Rahman said on Thursday. A total of 1,27,198 pilgrims - 7,1...

Include agriculture in curricula: PM

Include agriculture in curricula: PM

-- 2018-03-01 13:33:19

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed the agriculture ministry to include agriculture in curricula to encourage students to properly know about cultivation system. "I would like to tell the agric...

ACI Motors inks dealership agreement with Kobelco

ACI Motors inks dealership agreement with Kobelco

FE Online Desk 2018-03-01 13:06:38

ACI Motors Limited has signed a dealership agreement with Kobelco Construction Equipment India Private Limited (KCEI) for marketing and sales excavator in Bangladesh. Dr F H Ansarey, managing directo...

Police arrest bus driver with heroin worth Tk 10m

Police arrest bus driver with heroin worth Tk 10m

-- 2018-03-01 12:38:41

Police in a drive arrested a man along with heroin worth Tk 10 million from a bus at Hatikumrul Golchattar in Salonga upazila under Sirajganj district early Thursday. The arrestee has been identified...

Trade unionism in Ctg RMG paces up, slows in Dhaka

Trade unionism in Ctg RMG paces up, slows in Dhaka

Monira Munni 2018-03-01 11:43:32

The rejection rate of applications seeking registration to form trade unions in the country's readymade garment sector increased in Chittagong zone and decreased in Dhaka zone during last three years,...