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ACC realises Tk 715.20m from convicts

FE Report November 14, 2018 13:12:23

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has realised Tk 715.20 million from individuals convicted by court in different graft cases between 2013 and 2017, said ACC Chairman Iqbal Mahmood on Tuesday. In...

Grassroots families in Rajshahi, Natore achieve solvency rearing ducks

Our Correspondent November 14, 2018 12:59:43

RAJSHAHI: Thousands of poor and grassroots families living in villages adjacent to various water bodies of the district have attained financial solvency by rearing ducks. Sources said more than 3,000...

Woman dies in Natore road mishap

-- November 14, 2018 12:53:19

A woman was killed when a bus knocked her down at Chandpur in Natore Sadar uapzila on Wednesday. The deceased Mamtaz Begum was a vegetable vendor. Mostafizur Rahman, Officer-in-Charge of Sadar Polic...

Muhith wants taxpayers’ number to reach 40m

FE Report November 14, 2018 12:39:08

Income tax fair has begun in all divisional headquarters, four districts and seven upazilas. Finance Minister AMA Muhith inaugurated the weeklong tax fair Tuesday at city's Officers' Club premises on...

‘Bangladesh needs to focus more on decentralised dev’

FE Report November 14, 2018 12:36:44

Bangladesh should concentrate more on decentralised development, said Country Director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Manmohan Parkash in Dhaka Tuesday. "Dhaka and Chittagong account for 60 to 7...

Aman prices drop on high yield

Yasir Wardad November 14, 2018 12:31:50

Paddy prices have dropped remarkably this bumper Aman season, hurting the local peasantry who are already struggling with a rise in production costs. Market watchers said millers, importers and other...

Rohingya refugees fear fresh persecution in Myanmar

Mir Mostafizur Rahaman November 14, 2018 12:30:35

The process of Rohingya repatriation faces fresh complexities as many of the Rohingyas, scheduled to be sent back to their homeland, seemed to be unwilling to go back, fearing fresh persecution. The...

BTRC seizes 42,000 SIM cards, VoIP equipment

-- November 11, 2018 13:25:40

The Bangladesh Telecom Regulatory Commission (BTRC) in October seized about 42,000 SIM cards, used for illegally routing international calls through voice over internet protocol (VoIP), during separat...

Ex-BB governor Farashuddin buys AL nomination form

-- November 11, 2018 13:04:15

Former Bangladesh Bank Governor Mohammed Farashuddin has bought a nomination form seeking to contest the upcoming parliamentary election on the Awami League ticket. Dr Farashuddin, the seventh govern...

RAB nabs 29 suspected drug traders in Sylhet

-- November 11, 2018 12:51:42

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested 29 drug traffickers including six females along with huge cache of drugs in Sylhet city. A team of RAB-9 led by its Commanding Officer Lt Colonel Azad...

DMP files 2,416 cases for traffic rules violation

FE Online Report November 11, 2018 12:33:29

Traffic division of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) filed 2,416 cases against different modes of vehicles for traffic rule violation on the city streets as part of its regular drives. The DMP on...

Cyclone ‘Gaja’ forms over Bay

-- November 11, 2018 12:31:30

Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist distant warning signal no two as a deep depression formed into a cyclonic storm named ‘Gaja’. It for...

Two minors drown in Sirajganj pond

-- November 11, 2018 11:48:41

Two minor boys drowned while bathing in a pond in Sirajganj on Saturday evening. The victims have been identified as Mithun Akanda, 6, son of Mano Akanda of Rooppur village and Imran, 8, son of Hanif...

Man turns himself in after killing brother

-- November 11, 2018 11:42:11

A man came to the police station in Dhaka’s Ashulia holding a bloody machete to turn himself in after slitting the throat of his older brother over a land dispute. The incident occurred in the...

Create an atmosphere conducive to polls

FE Report November 11, 2018 11:16:52

Voters emphasised on Saturday creating an atmosphere conducive for electing honest, capable and dedicated candidates in the 11th parliamentary polls slated for December 23. They also called for creat...

Jute sector sees highest rise in market price

FE Report November 11, 2018 11:01:44

The jute sector has witnessed the highest rise in market price during the last week on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE). Some major sectors such as bank, financial institution, fuel & power and tel...

Quake jolts Northeastern Bangladesh

-- November 11, 2018 10:33:36

An earthquake of 5.4-magnitude on the Richter scale shook Northeastern parts of the country including Sylhet on Saturday night. The epicentre of the moderate quake was India-Myanmar bordering region,...

BNP finally decides to join polls; ‘announcement today’

-- November 11, 2018 10:11:58

Leaving behind all the concerns and confusions, BNP, which had boycotted the last general election, has finally decided to join the upcoming one and will send a letter to the Election Commission (EC)...

Dhakeswari land recovery: Temple committee thanks PM

-- November 10, 2018 21:47:48

The Dhakeswari National Temple Committee on Saturday thanked Prime Minister (PM) Sheikh Hasina for recovering one and a half bigha land of the Dhakeswari National Temple. “We thank her (PM) fro...

Bangabandhu-1: Earth stations not necessary for local TV channels

-- November 10, 2018 21:41:37

Local television channels would not require establishment of their own earth stations to get service from country’s first geostationary communication satellite, Bangabandhu-1. Bangladesh Commun...

Off-season pumpkin cultivation makes peasants happy

Roving Correspondent November 10, 2018 21:09:14

JOYPURHAT, Nov 10: Off-season pumpkin cultivation is gaining popularity among the grassroots growers in Akkelpur upazila of the district.Sources said peasants are making Tk 30,000 to Tk 40,000 from th...

Raw jute crisis hampers production at Khulna-Jashore region mills

-- November 10, 2018 21:08:39

KHULNA, Nov 10 (UNB): Production in nine state-owned jute mills in Khulna-Jeshore region is being hampered due to crisis of raw jute while the stock of unsold jute products is increasing.Jute products...

New US envoy Miller due Nov 18

-- November 10, 2018 20:53:24

Newly appointed US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller is scheduled to arrive in city on November 18 to begin his Bangladesh assignment, said an official on Saturday. Upon arrival, he will present...

Election decision of BNP, allies in two days

-- November 10, 2018 20:45:34

The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party and its allies are expected to announce its decision in two days on whether it will join the 11th parliamentary election. The 20-party alliance held talks...

68.3pc young voters satisfied with PM's initiatives: Study

-- November 10, 2018 20:41:00

About 68.3 per cent of the country's total young educated voters have expressed their satisfaction over the initiatives taken by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, according to a new survey on youngsters&r...

DMP arrests 38 for selling, consuming drugs in city

-- November 10, 2018 20:35:21

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested 38 people on charges of selling and consuming drugs during the ongoing anti-narcotics drives in the capital in the last 24 hours till 6:00am Saturday. The Det...

Jatiya Party to start nomination paper sale Sunday

-- November 10, 2018 18:54:39

Jatiya Party will formally start selling nomination papers on Sunday among those who want to contest the upcoming 11th general election with its ticket. Party chairman HM Ershad is scheduled to inaug...

SI gets suspension for demanding extortion, assaulting truck driver

-- November 10, 2018 18:52:39

A sub-inspector of Tangail district police was suspended temporarily for assaulting a truck driver for extortion on Saturday. The decision came following a two-hour blockade on the eastern part of Ba...

EC plans to deploy army in EVM polling centres

-- November 10, 2018 18:48:17

The Election Commission has a plan to deploy army in those polling stations where Electric Voting Machines (EVMs) will be used in the 11th national election. "The EC is planning to deploy army in EVM...

Three women ‘commit suicide’ in Nilphamari

-- November 10, 2018 18:27:22

In separate incidents, a teenage girl and a woman committed suicide while another found dead in different areas of Domar upazila on Saturday and Friday. The deceased were identified as Asma Begum, 22...