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City roads need urgent repair

City roads need urgent repair

Kamrun Nahar 2017-10-14 12:00:00

Heavy downpour, prolonged monsoon and poor drainage system have damaged more city roads this year compared to the previous years, city corporation officials said. About 30 per cent roads of the 1350-...

Motorcycle policy on the cards

Motorcycle policy on the cards

Rezaul Karim 2017-10-14 12:00:00

The government has prepared the draft of a national policy for the motorcycle industry with a target to produce 1.0 million motorcycles and create 1.5 million jobs in the country by 2027, officials sa...

Wild elephant attack in Rohingya camp leaves four dead

Wild elephant attack in Rohingya camp leaves four dead

-- 2017-10-14 12:00:00

A wild elephant attack at a makeshift Rohingya refugee camp killed four people, including children, reports bdnews24.com. The incident occurred on Saturday morning at the makeshift Rohingya camp on...

Fire breaks out at Rajshahi community centre

Fire breaks out at Rajshahi community centre

-- 2017-10-14 12:00:00

A fire broke out at a community centre at Shahebbazar in Boalia of Rajshahi district on Saturday morning. Fire Service and Civil Defense sources said the fire erupted at Moonlight Garden Community Ce...

CJ SK Sinha off to Australia

CJ SK Sinha off to Australia

-- 2017-10-14 12:00:00

Chief Justice (CJ) Surendra Kumar Sinha issued a statement on Friday night before leaving Dhaka for Australia following two and a half months of discussions and criticisms surrounding him. He left...

IOM chief due Sunday

IOM chief due Sunday

-- 2017-10-14 12:00:00

International Organisation for Migration (IOM) director general William Lacy Swing arrives in Dhaka on Sunday on a four-day visit to see current Rohingya situation on the ground. "Yes, he is coming o...

CEC believes BNP will participate in next elections

CEC believes BNP will participate in next elections

-- 2017-10-14 12:00:00

The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda said he believes that the BNP will participate in the upcoming eleventh parliamentary elections despite boycotting the previous polls.  &ldquo...

Appellate Division judges refuse to work with Sinha: SC statement

Appellate Division judges refuse to work with Sinha: SC statement

-- 2017-10-14 12:00:00

Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha's colleagues refused to work with him over allegations of graft and moral lapse, the Supreme Court said in a statement. The top court’s Registrar General Syed...

Voter registration begins in city

Voter registration begins in city

-- 2017-10-14 12:00:00

The Election Commission (EC) started updating the voter list in Dhaka city today and the registration would continue till November 5, reports BSS. ". . . Those who will be 18 years old on January 1,...

Police detain two with fake currency

Police detain two with fake currency

-- 2017-10-14 11:15:44

Police during a drive arrested two members of fake currency gang along with 50 fake currency notes amounting Tk 25,000 from Satpaika area in Char Pakkhimari union of the Sadar upazila of Sherpur distr...

Police arrest ‘drug trader’ with heroin

Police arrest ‘drug trader’ with heroin

-- 2017-10-14 10:52:30

Police in a drive arrested a suspected drug trader along with one kilogram of heroin from South Buruj Bagan in Sarsha upazila of Jessore district on Friday evening. The arrestee was identified as Abd...

Switch to underground power substation halts for high cost

Switch to underground power substation halts for high cost

FHM Humayan Kabir 2017-10-14 10:15:49

A switch to rich-country practice of having underground power-transmission system received a blow with the rejection of two substation projects for the capital for their bloated costs. Officials sai...

Allegations against Sinha based on evidence: AG

Allegations against Sinha based on evidence: AG

-- 2017-10-14 08:36:09

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam believes the allegations, including money laundering and moral lapse, against Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, are based on evidence. The attorney general also ruled...

EC to hold dialogue with BNP Sunday

EC to hold dialogue with BNP Sunday

-- 2017-10-14 08:30:10

The Election Commission (EC) will hold dialogue with BNP on Sunday as part of the commission's continuous talks with 40 registered political parties ahead of 11th Jatiya Sangsad election. According t...

Khasru hints investigation against Sinha

Khasru hints investigation against Sinha

-- 2017-10-14 08:26:02

An investigation will open into the corruption allegations against Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, says ruling Awami League MP Abdul Matin Khasru. His remarks came after the Supreme Court cited 1...

CJ on leave willingly, not for any pressure: Inu

CJ on leave willingly, not for any pressure: Inu

-- 2017-10-14 07:03:14

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Saturday said Chief Justice SK Sinha took leave willingly and was not forced to do so. “The government has no jurisdiction to intervene in any verdict of...

Customs officials arrest Biman staff, passenger with gold

Customs officials arrest Biman staff, passenger with gold

-- 2017-10-14 06:39:05

Customs Intelligence officials arrested an employee of Biman Bangladesh Airlines and a passenger along with 1.2 kilograms gold at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Saturday. The arre...

'Rohingya crisis may become security issue'

'Rohingya crisis may become security issue'

-- 2017-10-14 04:56:30

The Rohingya crisis might become a security issue in the region and Bangladesh is now in offensive mood diplomatically to find a peaceful solution to the crisis as early as possible. Foreign Secretar...

Miscreants stab college student to death in Faridpur

Miscreants stab college student to death in Faridpur

-- 2017-10-14 04:47:14

A college student was stabbed to death by miscreants in Faridpur district. The deceased was identified as Solaiman Miah Shimul, 24, a 3rd year student of English department at Rajendra College, repor...

Khaleda could return this week: Fakhrul

Khaleda could return this week: Fakhrul

-- 2017-10-14 04:24:38

BNP chief Khaleda Zia may return to the country as early as this week, according to senior leader Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, reports bdnews24.com. “She is coming back very soon. I am hoping t...

Hanging body of madrasa staff recovered

Hanging body of madrasa staff recovered

-- 2017-10-14 02:29:05

Police recovered the hanging body of a madrasa staff from the classroom in Gupinathpur union of Akkelpur upazila of Joypurhat district on Saturday morning. The deceased, identified as Jewel (31) was...

Two minor sisters drown in Comilla

Two minor sisters drown in Comilla

-- 2017-10-14 02:13:44

Two minor twin sisters drowned in a pond of Mohammadpur village in Laksam upazila of Comilla district on Saturday morning. The deceased were Mariam (4) and Fatema (4), the daughters of Liton Mia, hai...

World Standards Day being observed

World Standards Day being observed

-- 2017-10-14 01:30:00

The World Standards Day is being observed in the country as elsewhere across the globe on Saturday, aiming to raise awareness among regulators, industry and consumers as to the importance of standardi...

Nation observes World Egg Day

Nation observes World Egg Day

-- 2017-10-13 12:07:53

Bangladesh is observing the World Egg Day today with over 40 countries of the world simultaneously. Department of Livestock Services (DLS) and Bangladesh Poultry Industries Central Council (BPICC) ar...

DB detain two youths with pistol

DB detain two youths with pistol

-- 2017-10-13 12:00:00

Detective Branch (DB) personnel arrested two young men along with a foreign pistol at Shimrail in Siddhirganj upazila of Narayanganj district on Thursday night The arrestees were identified as Jahang...

BNP’s return will cause destruction for nation: Inu

BNP’s return will cause destruction for nation: Inu

BSS 2017-10-13 12:00:00

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, MP, said that handing over the country to Khaleda Zia would usher in "inevitable destruction" for the nation because she remains a patron of militants. That is w...

9 ‘robbers’ held in Gazipur

9 ‘robbers’ held in Gazipur

-- 2017-10-13 12:00:00

Police arrested nine suspected robbers from Borjona village in Kapasia upazila under Gazipur district on Friday. Quoting local people, police said a group of robbers, numbering 10-12 swooped on the h...

Two siblings die in Habiganj lightning

Two siblings die in Habiganj lightning

-- 2017-10-13 12:00:00

Two siblings were killed by lightning strike at Baghata village in Baniachang upazila on Friday. The deceased were identified as Babul Mia, 27 and Irfan Ali, 15-sons of Akkas Ali of the village, repo...

Dhaka egg fair ends in fiasco

Dhaka egg fair ends in fiasco

FE Online Desk 2017-10-13 12:00:00

Eggs on the cheap drew too many people at the egg fair in capital Dhaka's Khamarbarhi, resulting in the chaos and then its immediate cancellation on Thursday.  The Department of Livestock Servic...

WB expresses concern over Rohingyas’ forced displacement

WB expresses concern over Rohingyas’ forced displacement

-- 2017-10-13 12:00:00

The World Bank Group said it is deeply concerned by the violence, destruction and forced displacement of the Rohingya people of Myanmar. "In the context of the crisis we have reviewed our engagement...