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2017 sees continuation of BNP’s ‘bad patch’   

2017 sees continuation of BNP’s ‘bad patch’  

-- 2017-12-28 09:33:00

Although BNP had a plan to stage a comeback in politics reorganising it at the grassroots level, the outgoing year - 2017 - apparently turned into another bad year for it as the party confined itself...

Diplomacy shines on bilateral front, not on geostrategic point

Diplomacy shines on bilateral front, not on geostrategic point

-- 2017-12-28 09:28:20

Dhaka remained active in various global forums strengthening bilateral ties, particularly in terms of economic cooperation, in 2017 – but has not succeeded in using its geopolitical and geostrat...

Natore road crash kills father,daughter

Natore road crash kills father,daughter

-- 2017-12-28 09:16:04

A man and his daughter died in a road accident on Thursday. The accident took place when a bus rammed their motorcycle at Bypass road in Kandivita area of Natore municipality in the afternoon. The d...

Quader for stern action over nomination infighting

Quader for stern action over nomination infighting

-- 2017-12-28 07:27:04

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said that punitive action would be taken against any party man involved in nomination infighting centering the election to the Dhaka South City Corpor...

Fog forces flight operations for five hrs

Fog forces flight operations for five hrs

FE Online Desk 2017-12-28 06:19:42

Flight operations remained halted for more than five hours at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) on Thursday. The air service disruption continued from 5:00am to 10:15am in the morning...

US embassy to remain closed Jan 1

US embassy to remain closed Jan 1

-- 2017-12-28 05:39:16

The US embassy in Dhaka, including the American Center, will remain closed on Monday on the occasion of New Year's Day, an American holiday. The embassy, including the Consular Section with the Arch...

PM slams physicians for intentional workplace absence

PM slams physicians for intentional workplace absence

BSS, UNB 2017-12-28 05:17:54

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has criticised the government physicians for their lack of willingness to stay at workplaces across the country’s remote areas. “When we appoint new doctors,...

Bumper groundnut production delights Rangpur farmers

Bumper groundnut production delights Rangpur farmers

-- 2017-12-28 04:15:32

Agriculture experts are expecting bumper production of groundnut as farmers have exceeded the fixed farming target of the cash crop by 36.72 percent during the current Rabi season in Rangpur agricultu...

Google’s digital voice assistant to sound more like humans

Google’s digital voice assistant to sound more like humans

-- 2017-12-28 02:56:59

Google is making its voice assistant sound more like humans than robots. The company is working on a new text-to-speech system called Tacotron 2 which is essentially a neural network architecture for...

Regional Ijtema begins in Jessore

Regional Ijtema begins in Jessore

Our Correspondent 2017-12-28 02:23:42

A three-day regional Ijtema has begun in Jessore district. Mufti Abdul Bareq, Kakrail Mosque Imam, delivered the opening speech at the congregation, kicked off on Thursday morning. Thousands of Musl...

NRB Bank opens 36th branch

NRB Bank opens 36th branch

FE Online Desk 2017-12-28 02:15:24

NRB Bank Limited opened its 36th branch at Kazirhat area in Zajira upazila of Shariatpur on Tuesday. BM Muzammel Haque, MP, Shariatpur-1, was present in the programme as the chief guest, says a press...

Local RMG units violate workers’ rights severely

Local RMG units violate workers’ rights severely

FE Report 2017-12-28 02:02:10

The country's local garment factories those meet mainly domestic demand are running without rules and regulations, often violating workers' rights severely, according to a new study. More than half o...

BD one of lowest Asian agri produce processors

BD one of lowest Asian agri produce processors

Yasir Wardad 2017-12-28 01:48:12

Bangladesh is one of the bottom-ranked countries in Asia in terms of processing agricultural produces that makes a strong bite on the country's export earnings from farm sector, according to a latest...

BSF picks up Bangladeshi national

BSF picks up Bangladeshi national

-- 2017-12-28 01:43:11

Border Security Force (BSF) of India picked up a Bangladesh national from Burimari border point in Lalmonirhat district on Thursday. The detainee was identified as Abdul Latif, 25, son of Rafiqul Isl...

UCB opens its 176th branch

UCB opens its 176th branch

FE Online Desk 2017-12-28 01:07:23

United Commercial Bank Limited (UCB) has opened its 176th branch at Anowara upazila of Chittagong district. Saifuzzaman Chowdhury, MP, State Minister, Ministry of Land, inaugurated the branch on Tues...

Govt moves to adopt revised  DAP updating database

Govt moves to adopt revised DAP updating database

Kamrun Nahar 2017-12-27 12:39:14

The government is working to adopt the revised Detailed Area Plan (DAP) for Dhaka for the 2016-2035 period, updating the existing database, amid doubts from the experts and environment activists ove...

Bridge remains unrepaired in Jhenidah  even 18 months after collapse

Bridge remains unrepaired in Jhenidah even 18 months after collapse

Our Correspondent 2017-12-27 12:36:07

JHENIDAH, Dec 26: The repair work of Tikary Bridge on the Narkelbaria-Tikary Road over the Sanchai river is yet to start though 18 months have already passed since it has broken-down. According to...

IBBL opens 16th agent banking outlet

IBBL opens 16th agent banking outlet

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

Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) inaugurated its 16th agent banking outlet at Suhilpur Bazar in sadar upazila of Brahmanbaria district on Friday. Razwanur Rahman, Deputy Commissioner of Brahmanb...

Regulator moves against oil import price-fixing

Regulator moves against oil import price-fixing

M Azizur Rahman 2017-12-27 12:00:00

The energy regulator asked the power board to gather information about international oil prices before making payment to private importers to check alleged price-fixing and money laundering. Sources...

Bogra bus crash claims four lives

Bogra bus crash claims four lives

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

Four people including a woman have been killed and at least 11 others wounded after a Kurigram-bound bus in which they were travelling, crashed into a roadside tree on the Dhaka-Rangpur Highway in Bog...

DB discovers ‘yaba factory’ in Ctg

DB discovers ‘yaba factory’ in Ctg

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

Detective Branch (DB) of police discovered a yaba production factory at Double Mooring area in Chittagong city on Wednesday. Nearly 250,000 pieces of yaba tablets were found at the factory, DB police...

BUBT Business Club holds seminar

BUBT Business Club holds seminar

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

The Business Club of Bangladesh University of Business and Technology (BUBT) has organised a seminar on ‘Why We Fail?’ at the permanent campus of the university, recently. The business cl...

Army more skilled than before: PM

Army more skilled than before: PM

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

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the Bangladesh Army is now quite different from the one a decade back in terms of infrastructure, strategy and technology. "The present army is much more develop...

Two BAF training planes crash in Cox's Bazar

Two BAF training planes crash in Cox's Bazar

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

Two training aircrafts of the Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) crashed in Maheshkhali of Cox's Bazar on Wednesday after a collision in midair. Sources said two planes caught fire soon after the crash. Fire...

AL executive committee to sit January 6

AL executive committee to sit January 6

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

Awami League central executive committee will sit at Ganabhaban, the official residence of the Prime Minister on January 6. The meeting, with AL President Sheikh Hasina, also the Prime Minister, in t...

Sacked BCL leader ‘confesses' to have raped six women

Sacked BCL leader ‘confesses' to have raped six women

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

Expelled Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader of Shariatpur Arif Hawladar has confessed that he raped six women, took video clips of the nefarious acts and released those on the internet. Arif gave...

Fire burns 12 shops in Khulna

Fire burns 12 shops in Khulna

-- 2017-12-27 11:40:43

At least 12 shops were gutted as a fire broke out at Baniakhali Bazar in Dumuria upazila of Khulna on Tuesday night. Locals said the fire originated from electric short circuit at a shop around 10 pm...

Jatiya Party will be a factor in election: Ershad

Jatiya Party will be a factor in election: Ershad

-- 2017-12-27 11:05:39

Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad has claimed his party will be a factor in the next national election. The former President on Wednesday also said they are yet to decide whether they will contest the...

NBR asks offices to ensure representation of tax lawyers

NBR asks offices to ensure representation of tax lawyers

-- 2017-12-27 10:53:16

The government's revenue authority has instructed its tax offices to ensure representation of the tax lawyers in dealing with tax files following their allegations against involvement of supporting st...

Former AB Bank chairman, MD to face ACC interrogation

Former AB Bank chairman, MD to face ACC interrogation

-- 2017-12-27 10:49:38

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) will grill former chairman of AB Bank M Wahidul Haque and its managing director M Fazlur Rahman. The ACC sent notices on Wednesday to them face questioning in a g...