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15 fishermen jailed, fined for defying Hilsa ban

15 fishermen jailed, fined for defying Hilsa ban

-- 2017-10-01 06:56:59

At least 15 fishermen were fined and sentenced for several jail terms on Sunday by Mobile courts of Ramgati upazila of Lakshmipur and Patharghata upazila of Barguna for catching Hilsa defying a govern...

BNP slams govt as Myanmar dared to send Rohingya into Bangladesh

BNP slams govt as Myanmar dared to send Rohingya into Bangladesh

-- 2017-10-01 06:29:21

The BNP has accused the government of not taking a tough line on the Rohingya issue. The government should use ‘tougher language’ while addressing the crisis, said Mirza Abbas, a BNP stan...

Schools reopen in restive Rakhine, but Rohingya still flee

Schools reopen in restive Rakhine, but Rohingya still flee

-- 2017-10-01 05:58:10

Myanmar has reopened schools for ethnic Rakhine children in townships hit hard by recent communal violence declaring “stability” has returned, state- backed media said today, but thousands...

Govt to move 15,000 Rohingya from Bandarban

Govt to move 15,000 Rohingya from Bandarban

-- 2017-10-01 05:06:17

Bangladesh is to move to a camp at least 15,000 Rohingya refugees who have settled in a restive hill district near the border with Myanmar, a local official said Sunday. Most of the estimated half a...

Detectives arrest two Rohingyas with 5,000 yaba pills

Detectives arrest two Rohingyas with 5,000 yaba pills

-- 2017-10-01 05:01:01

The detectives of Department of Narcotics Control detained two Rohingya refugees travelling on a bus while carrying 5,000 yaba pills. The two were found on the bus from Teknaf, after it was searched...

Dhaka wants peaceful resolve of Rohingya issue: FM

Dhaka wants peaceful resolve of Rohingya issue: FM

-- 2017-10-01 05:00:20

  Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali Sunday said Bangladesh wants peaceful resolve of the Rohingya issue soon in line with the five-point proposal made by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the recent...

Rohingya crisis: 'Persecution' could be used by IS : Australian FM

Rohingya crisis: 'Persecution' could be used by IS : Australian FM

-- 2017-10-01 04:41:22

Terrorist groups like Islamic State could gain a foothold in South-East Asia if violence continues against ethnic minorities in Myanmar, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has warned. It is bel...

Lightning kills 3 fishermen in Rajshahi

Lightning kills 3 fishermen in Rajshahi

-- 2017-10-01 04:40:18

A lightning strike during storm has killed three fishermen at Baghmara Upazila of Rajshahi district on Sunday afternoon. The dead are Abul Hossain, 40, Jalal Uddin, 38, and Khorshed Alam, 50, residen...

AL leader slaughtered in Kishoreganj

AL leader slaughtered in Kishoreganj

-- 2017-10-01 04:30:10

A local Awami League leader was slaughtered in Mendipur area of Bhairab upazila of Kishoreganj on Saturday midnight. Some miscreants attacked Manik Mia, AL general secretary of ward no 8 of Sadekpur...

Top UN officials coming

Top UN officials coming

-- 2017-10-01 04:24:57

UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake will be on mission in Bangladesh from Monday over the deteriorating Rohingya crisis. On arrival, they will go to Cox&rsqu...

India opens two border crossing points with Myanmar, Bangladesh

India opens two border crossing points with Myanmar, Bangladesh

-- 2017-10-01 04:05:52

India has opened two immigration check posts along the borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh, official notifications said.     News agency PTI reported that separate gazette notifications i...

How Bangladeshis coping with half a million new Rohingya refugees

How Bangladeshis coping with half a million new Rohingya refugees

The Washington Post 2017-10-01 03:45:38

The sudden arrival of half a million Rohingya Muslims has upended life in this humble village, which is now overshadowed by one of the largest concentrations of refugees in the world. The village&rsq...

Rain halts life in city, elsewhere

Rain halts life in city, elsewhere

FE Report 2017-09-30 12:24:55

Dhaka city as well as many other areas across the country witnessed frequent spells of rain from Thursday evening to Friday morning that disrupted normal life of the people. The Met Office said the en...

First span of Padma Bridge installed

First span of Padma Bridge installed

-- 2017-09-30 12:00:00

The biggest project in the country's physical infrastructure sector, Padma Multipurpose Bridge, has become visible with installation of its first span this morning at the Janjira point in Shariatpur....

FBCCI set to finalise sectors for Japanese investments

FBCCI set to finalise sectors for Japanese investments

Talha Bin Habib 2017-09-30 12:00:00

The country's apex trade body is set to finalise prospective sectors where Japanese investors can invest, a trade body leader said. "We held several meetings with the Japanese investors. We hope we w...

BB finds problem with BKB financials

BB finds problem with BKB financials

Syful Islam 2017-09-30 12:00:00

A central bank inspection team has detected 'window dressing' in the balance sheet of Bangladesh Krishi Bank (BKB) to show its higher earnings and conceal provision shortfall to lower its net loss, of...

Major utility service providers in Bangladesh ill-prepared to face calamities

Major utility service providers in Bangladesh ill-prepared to face calamities

Jasim Uddin Haroon 2017-09-30 12:00:00

The country's major utility-service providers blissfully lie ill-prepared to face any disaster - manmade or natural - for lack of auto-shutdown mechanisms, leaving people and property in risks as ever...

Woman dies in Ashulia road mishap

Woman dies in Ashulia road mishap

-- 2017-09-30 12:00:00

An unidentified woman was crashed under the wheels of a moving bus on Nabinagar-Chandra Highway in Ashulia area of Savar, on the outskirts of the Dhaka city Saturday morning. Witnesses said that a bu...

Sherpur dam collapse floods 15 villages

Sherpur dam collapse floods 15 villages

-- 2017-09-30 12:00:00

Flood control embankment has collapsed due to strong current in the Moharashi river due to onrush of water from upstream, inundating 15 villages under four unions in Jhenigati upazila of Sherpur distr...

Assailants attack two Bangladeshis in NY

Assailants attack two Bangladeshis in NY

-- 2017-09-30 12:00:00

Unidentified assailants have attacked two Bangladeshi expatriates in New York City in a span of 24 hours. One of the victims, 72-year-old Bangladesh freedom fighter Mohammad Shah Alam, is in intensiv...

WFP to provide food support for 0.5m Rohingyas

WFP to provide food support for 0.5m Rohingyas

-- 2017-09-30 12:00:00

The World Food Programme (WFP) will provide food assistance to 500,000 Rohingyas, who entered Bangladesh fleeing violence in Myanmar. WFP Executive Director David Beasley announced the food support d...

Holy Ashura Sunday

Holy Ashura Sunday

-- 2017-09-30 12:00:00

The Holy Ashura, commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hossain Ibn Ali (RA), a grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), will be observed in Bangladesh on Sunday. Tomorrow is 10th...

Suu Kyi sending minister to Bangladesh

Suu Kyi sending minister to Bangladesh

-- 2017-09-30 10:56:58

Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is sending her minister to Bangladesh amid international pressure over the Rakhine State crisis in which her government stands accused of ‘ethnic clean...

IDB planning meeting in Dhaka in Jan to discuss cross-border investment, trade

IDB planning meeting in Dhaka in Jan to discuss cross-border investment, trade

Mehdi Musharraf Bhuiyan 2017-09-30 10:50:36

Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is planning to host an international investment conference in Dhaka in January next to boost cross-border investment among its members. The event is expected to bring p...

Elderly woman downs in Magura

Elderly woman downs in Magura

-- 2017-09-30 10:30:57

An elderly woman drowned in Noboganga river at Shikundi village in Sadar upazila of Magura district on Friday.  Ilius Hossain, officer- in-charge at Sadar Police Station, said Dulali Begum (70),...

Sheikh Hasina new star of East: Khaleej Times

Sheikh Hasina new star of East: Khaleej Times

-- 2017-09-30 09:25:39

A leading daily newspaper of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has highly appreciated Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her humane approach in the Rohingya issue, dubbing her as the "new star o...

Heavy rainfall likely in six divisions

Heavy rainfall likely in six divisions

-- 2017-09-30 08:51:14

Due to active monsoon, heavy rainfall is likely at places over Dhaka, Mymensingh, Chittagong, Khulna, Barisal and Sylhet divisions during next 24hrs commencing 7pm on Saturday. Due to very heavy rain...

PM to return on Oct 7: Obaidul Quader

PM to return on Oct 7: Obaidul Quader

-- 2017-09-30 07:15:09

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will return home on October 7 from the United States, said Awami League's General Secretary Obaidul Quader. Hasina will arrive in Dhaka on the morning of Oct 7, Quader, a...

88,000 hajj pilgrims return

88,000 hajj pilgrims return

-- 2017-09-30 05:33:52

Over 88,000 pilgrims so far have returned to the country till Friday from Saudi Arabia after performing the holy hajj. "All hajj pilgrims are expected to return to the country within October 5," repo...

Maritime ports to hoist lower signal

Maritime ports to hoist lower signal

-- 2017-09-30 05:19:44

Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra were advised to hoist lower signal as the weather condition has improved. Squally weather is unlikely over North Bay and adjoining co...