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BCC moves to apprise state-run agencies of Competition Act

BCC moves to apprise state-run agencies of Competition Act

FE Report 2017-12-24 12:04:17

The Bangladesh Competition Commission (BCC) has taken a move to apprise relevant state-run agencies of the Competition Act and commission in order to make the law and entity effective, officials said....

Snowden unveils phone app to spy on spies

Snowden unveils phone app to spy on spies

AP 2017-12-24 12:00:00

The former National Security Agency contractor who exposed US government surveillance programmes by disclosing classified material in 2013 has a new job: app developer. Edward Snowden in a video mess...

PM in Ctg for annual parade

PM in Ctg for annual parade

FE Online Desk 2017-12-24 12:00:00

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reached Chittagong on Sunday morning to join the annual President’s Parade of Bangladesh Navy in the port city. The premier is scheduled to visit the Chasma Hil...

BD, Bhutan bid for free trade

BD, Bhutan bid for free trade

Doulot Akter Mala 2017-12-24 12:00:00

Bangladesh and Bhutan initiated negotiations for free trade and transit under bilateral arrangements to augment paltry business transactions between the two countries. Meanwhile, a four-nation sub-re...

Immediate reforms imperative to discipline banking system

Immediate reforms imperative to discipline banking system

FE Report 2017-12-24 12:00:00

Alarm bells rang louder Saturday from economists' meet for immediate reform to restore discipline in Bangladesh's banking system, seen largely ridden with irregularities. Financial-market analysts ma...

Govt seeks review on 16th amendment verdict

Govt seeks review on 16th amendment verdict

-- 2017-12-24 12:00:00

The government on Sunday filed a review petition seeking cancellation of the full verdict of the Supreme Court that upheld a High Court judgment scraping the 16th constitutional amendment. The prosec...

Khaleda wants neutral govt for polls

Khaleda wants neutral govt for polls

-- 2017-12-24 12:00:00

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia said her party wants to participate in the general next election under a non-party neutral government. "We want multiparty democracy to be restored in the country and the...

Navy to become builder from buyer one day: PM

Navy to become builder from buyer one day: PM

-- 2017-12-24 12:00:00

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed the hope that Bangladesh Navy would turn into a builder force from a buyer one gradually. The government has taken various steps to this end, the premier said w...

BRAC Bank distributes blankets among cold-hit people

BRAC Bank distributes blankets among cold-hit people

-- 2017-12-24 12:00:00

The employees of BRAC Bank Limited distributed blankets among the cold-affected people in three districts recently. Senior officials of the bank, in assistance with the local administration, distribu...

AB Bank provides financial aid to 'Dipto Shimanto'

AB Bank provides financial aid to 'Dipto Shimanto'

-- 2017-12-24 12:00:00

AB Bank Limited has recently provided financial assistance to 'Dipto Shimanto' - a school for autistic children, run by the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB). Moshiur Rahman Chowdhury, President & Ma...

73pc Rohingyas living in new settlements: IOM

73pc Rohingyas living in new settlements: IOM

-- 2017-12-24 12:00:00

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has said 73 per cent of Rohingyas are now living in new spontaneous settlements. IOM's newly-released Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) Round 7...

Expat BNP leader scheming enforced disappearances: Quader

Expat BNP leader scheming enforced disappearances: Quader

-- 2017-12-24 12:00:00

A BNP leader living in Sweden is responsible for the recent incidents of enforced disappearances and murders, claimed Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader. The minister also said that...

Magura road mishap kills pharmacy shop owner

Magura road mishap kills pharmacy shop owner

-- 2017-12-24 11:47:43

Javed Ali (55), a pharmacy shop owner has been killed as a pickup van collided head-on with an easy-bike in Hajamtola area of Shalikha upazila on Magura-Jessore road early Sunday. The accident occu...

Train schedules go haywire amid rush of passengers

Train schedules go haywire amid rush of passengers

Yasir Wardad 2017-12-24 11:10:51

Train services across the country suffered massive schedule mismatch on Saturday, amid ongoing foggy weather and extra pressure of passengers. The trains of different routes were 3.0 to 8.0 hours beh...

N’ganj bus crash injures 21 RMG workers

N’ganj bus crash injures 21 RMG workers

-- 2017-12-24 10:42:08

At least 21 garment workers were injured as a bus overturned at Shimrail intersection on Chittagong Road in Narayanganj city early Sunday. Quoting witnesses, police said a bus, carrying mostly garmen...

Lawmen nab College principal with Yaba

Lawmen nab College principal with Yaba

-- 2017-12-24 10:30:03

Members of Department of Narcotics Control arrested a college principal with ten pieces of Yaba tablets from Kharail village in Mohanpur upazila of Rajshahi on Saturday. The detainee was identified a...

Construction of Dohazari-Cox's Bazar railway line starts in Jan

Construction of Dohazari-Cox's Bazar railway line starts in Jan

Our Correspondent 2017-12-24 10:06:25

Construction of a 128-kilometre Dohazari-Ghundum railway line via Cox's Bazar is set to start next month with completion of the land acquisition process in two or three weeks. The land acquisition in...

DMP beef up security ahead of Christmas

DMP beef up security ahead of Christmas

-- 2017-12-24 09:51:32

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has intensified security measures in the capital on the Christmas eve. DMP has increased the number of check posts in different city streets besides ensuring strict vi...

Al-Qaeda urges Bangladeshis to start jihad against Myanmar!

Al-Qaeda urges Bangladeshis to start jihad against Myanmar!

FE Online Desk 2017-12-24 09:24:13

Al-Qaeda has now urged Bangladeshi Muslims to start 'jihad' against Myanmar army to liberate the Arakan (Rakhine state) for Rohingya population. A 'fighter' of the banned outfit's subcontinent branch...

Khaleda says Awami League fears freedom fighters

Khaleda says Awami League fears freedom fighters

-- 2017-12-24 06:55:38

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has mentioned that the ruling party Awami League is fearful of the freedom fighters (FFs). She also thinks that the AL and its allies are out to reap alone the benefits fr...

BNP have to accept election results: Nasim

BNP have to accept election results: Nasim

-- 2017-12-24 06:25:03

Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim on Sunday said BNP will have to accept results of the next national election. "BNP tried to resist the January 5 election which was held in 2014, but...

PM announces compensation for Ctg stampede victims' families

PM announces compensation for Ctg stampede victims' families

-- 2017-12-24 06:22:24

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced compensation for the families of 10 victims died during a stampede at qulkhwani of former Chittagong Mayor ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury. The Prime Minister made...

Cops arrest one over infant’s death during Dhaka mugging

Cops arrest one over infant’s death during Dhaka mugging

-- 2017-12-24 04:46:20

Police have arrested over the death of an infant during a mugging in Dhaka last week. Early on the morning of Dec 18, a couple travelling on a rickshaw with their 2-year-old son and 5-month-old baby...

Govt for tougher action against drug smuggling: Kamal

Govt for tougher action against drug smuggling: Kamal

-- 2017-12-24 03:45:34

The government will be very tough to put an end to drug smuggling through differen points of the country, said Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan. "Steps are being taken against those who are engaged in...

US drops charges that UN economist underpaid BD worker

US drops charges that UN economist underpaid BD worker

-- 2017-12-24 03:11:03

Hamidur Rashid, a Bangladeshi national and economist at the United Nations’ Department of Economic and Social Affairs, was charged with visa fraud in foreign labor contracting in June. However,...

RAB detains 2 JMB men in city

RAB detains 2 JMB men in city

-- 2017-12-24 02:52:55

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested two alleged members of banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh in the city on Saturday night. Acting on tip-off, a team of Rab-11 condu...

Pry teachers’ hunger strike continues

Pry teachers’ hunger strike continues

-- 2017-12-24 02:42:19

The indefinite hunger strike enforced by the assistant teachers of the primary schools demanding their salary hike, entered second day on Sunday. Over 1,000 assistant teachers of several primary scho...

Natore T-Aman growers happy over fair price

Natore T-Aman growers happy over fair price

Roving Correspondent 2017-12-24 02:37:23

Thousands of growers in Natore are delighted over the good market price of newly harvested T-Aman paddy. The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) office said farmers failed to get satisfactory p...

IU Science Faculty appoints new dean

IU Science Faculty appoints new dean

-- 2017-12-24 01:41:29

Dr M Momtazul Islam, professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering department has been appointed as the dean of Applied Sciences and Technology Faculty of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia. Mom...

Saima Wazed stresses on regulatory body for autism

Saima Wazed stresses on regulatory body for autism

-- 2017-12-23 12:49:36

Saima Wazed Hossain, Chairperson of Bangladesh National Advisory Committee for Autism and Neuro developmental Disorders, stressed on the need for constituting a regulatory organisation comprising phys...