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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...

Sherpur Jamaat leader held

Sherpur Jamaat leader held

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

Police arrested a local leader of Jamaat-e-Islami from new Bus Terminal area in the district town Tuesday evening. The arrestee was identified as Mohammad Ali, general secretary of Charsherpur Union...

Aid groups seek $434m for Rohingyas

Aid groups seek $434m for Rohingyas

Reuters 2017-10-04 12:00:00

Humanitarian organisations helping Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh said on Wednesday they need $434 million over the next six months to help up to 1.2 million people, many of them children, who...

Muhith to go to USA Thursday to attend WBG, IMF meeting

Muhith to go to USA Thursday to attend WBG, IMF meeting

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

Finance Minister AMA Muhith is going to USA on Thursday to attend the annual meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). During his vi...

IOM seeks $120m to support Rohingyas

IOM seeks $120m to support Rohingyas

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

International Organization for Migration (IOM) appealed to the international community for US$ 119.77 million to provide desperately needed aid as over 500,000 newly arrived Rohingyas are now living i...

Capital shortfall cripples commercial operation of Probashi Kallyan Bank

Capital shortfall cripples commercial operation of Probashi Kallyan Bank

FE Report 2017-10-04 10:58:20

An initiative taken by the government to start the commercial operation of Probashi Kallyan Bank (PKB), a state-owned specialised bank, has seen no visible progress mainly due to lack of required paid...

RAB detains gang member with arms

RAB detains gang member with arms

-- 2017-10-04 10:29:08

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) during a drive detained a listed member of inter-country (Bangladesh-Myanmar) criminal group along with arms and bullets from a remote hilly region of Puran Pol...

Three get death over Narsingdi woman murder, rape

Three get death over Narsingdi woman murder, rape

-- 2017-10-04 08:44:10

A tribunal in Narsingdi sentenced three people to death on Wednesday for killing a woman after rape in 2015. The convicts are Sultan Miah alias Jamai Sultan, 35, son of Hossain Ali, Shafiqul Islam Sh...

Two die in Comilla road crash

Two die in Comilla road crash

-- 2017-10-04 07:56:23

Two people were killed and five others injured in a road accident at Laksam upazila of Comilla on Wednesday. The incident was taken place when a covered van hit a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Comilla-Noa...

No politics over CJ's health issue: Law minister

No politics over CJ's health issue: Law minister

-- 2017-10-04 06:00:40

Reiterating that Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha is sick, Law Minister Anisul Huq on Wednesday said there is nothing to do politics over the issue. “Sickness is one’s individual matter...

New Nepalese envoy meets foreign minister

New Nepalese envoy meets foreign minister

-- 2017-10-04 05:29:04

Newly appointed Nepalese Ambassador to Bangladesh Dr Chop Lal  Bhushal on Wednesday met Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali at foreign ministry in Dhaka. Welcoming the new Nepalese envoy to Dhaka, t...

Success story of widow's hard work in poultry farming in Rangpur

Success story of widow's hard work in poultry farming in Rangpur

Sayed Mofidul Babu 2017-10-03 12:37:02

RANGPUR, Oct 02: Mariam Begum is an example of how a helpless woman can be successful by dint of hard work and devotion. She has brought significant change in her socio-economic condition by poultry f...

Indian Finance Minister arrives in Dhaka

Indian Finance Minister arrives in Dhaka

-- 2017-10-03 12:00:00

 Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has arrived Dhaka on Tuesday on an official visit, reports bdnews24. The three-day visit comes at the invitation of his Bangladesh counterpart AMA Muhith....

ERF buys office space at Paltan

ERF buys office space at Paltan

FE Report 2017-10-03 12:00:00

Economic Reporters' Forum (ERF) has moved to purchase a floor space at Paltan in the city aiming to establish its permanent office and an institute to help sharpen the professional skill of business j...

BIDA to launch 'one stop service' next year

BIDA to launch 'one stop service' next year

FE Report 2017-10-03 12:00:00

The Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) will launch a pilot by the middle of next year aiming to provide better, easier and transparent services to investors from a single window. "Th...

Dhaka Bank inks term sheet with Chandpur Power Gen

Dhaka Bank inks term sheet with Chandpur Power Gen

FE Online Desk 2017-10-03 12:00:00

Dhaka Bank Limited signed a Term Sheet with Chandpur Power Generations Limited - a concern of Doreen Group for arrangement of Syndicated Term Loan of USD 65.00 million Monday at the Corporate Office o...

Govt incentivises Tk 1.36b for flood victim farmers

Govt incentivises Tk 1.36b for flood victim farmers

-- 2017-10-03 12:00:00

The government on Tuesday announced a Tk 1.36 billion (Tk 136.99 crore) incentive for the flood-affected farmers of 24 districts, including six haor districts, for their rehabilitation. Agriculture M...

Muslim Chowdhury becomes acting secretary of finance division

Muslim Chowdhury becomes acting secretary of finance division

-- 2017-10-03 12:00:00

The government has made Mohammad Muslim Chowdhury acting Secretary of the Finance Division under the Finance Ministry. An official of the BCS 1984 batch (Audit and Accounts Cadre), Muslim Chowdhury w...

PM reaches London en route home

PM reaches London en route home

-- 2017-10-03 12:00:00

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached London this morning local time (Bangladesh time afternoon) on her way back home,  wrapping up her 16-day official visit to the United States, reports BSS. "A...

UNHCR sees increasing trend of diarrhoeal diseases among Rohingyas

UNHCR sees increasing trend of diarrhoeal diseases among Rohingyas

-- 2017-10-03 12:00:00

The UN refugee agency sees an increasing trend of diarrhoeal diseases among Rohingyas fleed violence in Myanmar, now living in a crowded condition in Cox's Bazar of Bangladesh. UNHCR spokesperson And...

Snake charmer hacked dead

Snake charmer hacked dead

-- 2017-10-03 10:31:21

A snake charmer was hacked to death by miscreants at a Bedey Palli in Porabari area on Monday night.   Police said miscreants attacked Sohel Hossain, son of Nur Hossain, around 7 p.m. and hacked...