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8,000 female labourers attain self-reliance by working at Bogra jute mills

Emdadul Haque October 31, 2017 22:51:50

BOGRA, Oct 31: Over 8,000 female labourers from different remote villages of the district have attained self-reliance by working at the jute mills over the last few years. Source said a total of 15 j...

Graduate man overcomes poverty by cultivating brinjal at Ishwardi

Our Correspondent October 31, 2017 22:50:40

PABNA, Oct 31: Struggling with poverty since childhood, Amir Ali of Joynagar village in Ishwardi upazila under the district has graduated this year, alongside gaining solvency through brinjal farming....

Tale of a meter-reader who turned millionaire

-- October 31, 2017 21:51:33

A meter-reader, who happens to be a third-class employee of the government, now boasts of having a six-storied house worth more than Tk 20 million in Narsingdi. He has also bought 14 decimals of land...

EU terms Rohingya crisis world’s ‘fastest growing’

-- October 31, 2017 21:31:54

European Union Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has described the Rohingya crisis as the fastest-growing problem in the world. He said the EU decisively st...

Dhaka to host Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference for first time

-- October 31, 2017 20:59:59

Dhaka is all set to host the eight-day Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) for the first time.  Foreign delegates will start arriving here on Wednesday to join the event beginning on Sun...

SC clears continuation of Ctg cocaine case

-- October 31, 2017 19:50:27

The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed a High Court order that had put on hold the proceedings of a case filed over the seizure of liquid cocaine at Chittagong Port in 2015. A four-member Appellate Div...

President asks UN to continue pressing Myanmar

-- October 31, 2017 19:18:07

President Abdul Hamid has urged the United Nations (UN) to continue mounting pressure on Myanmar to solve the Rohingya crisis. Describing the Rohingya influx as a big burden, Abdul Hamid also sought...

Traitors claim Zia announcer of independence: Tofail  

-- October 31, 2017 19:16:24

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Tuesday called the Pakistan High Commission in Dhaka a traitor and said only traitors can make a claim that former president Ziaur Rahman as the announcer of independ...

Buses near Khaleda’s motorcade comes under attack

FE Online Desk October 31, 2017 18:23:29

Two passenger buses near Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s motorcade were set afire Tuesday afternoon. The incident took place in Feni’s Mohipal area while she...

Dhaka cautions Islamabad over history distortion

FE Online Desk October 31, 2017 17:45:11

Bangladesh has warned Pakistan against distorting history after its High Commission in Dhaka published a video on Bangladesh’s independence. The foreign ministry had summoned the Pakistan high...

RAB nabs pilot over ‘plane sabotage’ bid

-- October 31, 2017 16:51:40

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members have detained a pilot of Biman Bangladesh Airlines and three others from Mirpur's Darussalam area in Dhaka. RAB Media Wing Director Mufti Mahmud Khan on Tuesday s...

President to visit Rajshahi jail Wednesday

-- October 31, 2017 16:16:11

President Md Abdul Hamid will visit the Rajshahi Central Jail, where he was a political prisoner in 1977. The head of the state will fly to city by on Wednesday and pay the visit on same day, his Pre...

Court sentences two to death for murder

-- October 31, 2017 15:46:34

A Gazipur court on Tuesday sentenced two men to death for killing a workshop mason in Kapasia upazila in 2016. The convicts are Md Shakil, son of Md Mostafa, and Sanjiban Chandra Monidas, residents o...

‘Medical negligence’ leads to infant’s death

-- October 31, 2017 15:29:16

An infant at Satkhira Sadar Hospital died due to alleged negligence of the hospital nurses. The infant's father Joynul Abedin, hailing from Dhulihar village in Sadar upazila, said that he came to the...

Nahid gets second term as UNESCO Gen Confce VP

-- October 31, 2017 14:40:19

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid has been elected as the Vice President of the ongoing 39th session of the UNESCO General Conference at its headquarters in Paris. He is leading the Bangladesh del...

Novoair inks deal with Comilla Victorians

FE Online Desk October 31, 2017 14:17:49

Novoair has signed an agreement to become the airline partner of Comilla Victorians cricket team in the Bangladesh Premiere League (BPL)-2017. AKM Mahfuzul Alam, Senior Manager of Marketing & Sal...

Outcry over Russian teenage model's death

BBC October 31, 2017 13:39:04

A Chinese modelling agency has denied claims that a Russian teenage model it represented died from overwork. Vlada Dzyuba, 14, died in China on Friday after participating in Shanghai Fashion Week. H...

BGB seizes Tk 1.4m banned medicine

-- October 31, 2017 13:16:49

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in a drive seized import-banned Indian medicine worth Tk 14 million (14 lakh) from Benapole on Monday night. Acting on a tip-off, a team of BGB-49 led by Lt C...

Chandpur man ‘violates’ minor girl

-- October 31, 2017 12:55:54

A seven-year-old girl was violated allegedly by a young man in Sontoshpur area of Faridganj upazila of Chandpur district on Monday afternoon. The detainee was Nurul Islam (32), son of late Chelamat U...

UNESCO recognises Bangabandhu’s 7th March speech

-- October 31, 2017 12:16:58

The historic 7th March speech of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman has been included in the memory of the World International Register, a list of world's important documentary...

Maiden railway carriage plant in the making

FHM Humayan Kabir October 31, 2017 11:35:55

Bangladesh's maiden railway carriage-production plant is going to be established at Syedpur hub to meet a growing demand of the popular mass transport, now up for expansion. Officials said Monday the...

Australia pledges further A$10m for Rohingyas

-- October 31, 2017 11:25:04

The Australian government has announced an additional A$10 million to meet the humanitarian needs of almost 0.60 million (600,000) Rohingya refugees fled into Bangladesh from Myanmar. This brings Aus...

US loses in the Mideast even as it wins against Islamic State

-- October 31, 2017 11:21:12

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited the Middle East last weekend with two simple aims - to wrap Iraq into America's regional axis against Iran, and persuade Saudi Arabia to end its blockade of...

DTCA amending metro law to suit subway construction

Munima Sultana October 31, 2017 10:09:47

Within over two years of enactment, the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Act is being amended to suit construction of subway as government high-ups want the high-speed train lines installed underground. Offi...

WDB to face delay due to water recession in Sunamganj haor areas

Iqbal Siddiquee October 31, 2017 00:46:32

SYLHET, Oct 30: The Water Development Board (WDB) would face a little to implement the crop protection schemes under the new systems and time-frame, set by the government due to delay in water recessi...

Appoint five with disabilities as cadres: HC

-- October 30, 2017 23:46:43

The High Court on Monday asked the authorities concerned to appoint within 60 days five candidates with disabilities who had come out successful in the 34th Bangladesh Civil Service examination. Foll...

Denmark seeks global support for Rohingya crisis

-- October 30, 2017 23:36:13

A Danish minister appraised Bangladesh for sheltering a huge number of Rohingyas but it is very important that the international community now steps up its support to Bangladesh. "Bangladesh cannot s...

‘China to maintain strong ties with BD’          

-- October 30, 2017 22:57:32

China is keen to maintain good ties with Bangladesh and other South Asian countries keeping welfare of the people in the region into consideration. Chinese Vice Minister Zhou Xiang told it to local U...

Tofail dismisses BNP’s claim of ‘diplomatic failure’  

-- October 30, 2017 22:39:47

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed dismissed BNP’s claims that the government has failed to resolve the Rohingya issue diplomatically. "If the government had not gained diplomatic success in dealin...

Ancestral house of Nihar Ranjan Gupta lies abandoned in Narail

Our Correspondent October 30, 2017 20:47:01

NARAIL, Oct 30: The ancestral house of Dr Nihar Ranjan Gupta lies in a dilapidated condition in Itna village under Lohagora upazila of the district. In 1990 the paternal ancestor abandoned house of t...