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Calorie intake falls, fuels twin fears

Calorie intake falls, fuels twin fears

FHM Humayan Kabir 2017-11-05 12:00:00

Calorie intake by Bangladeshis was falling significantly, faster in urban areas, by official count. It fuels twin fears of adverse impacts on nutrition level and productivity programmes. Nutritionist...

‘Extortionists’ hack fish trader to death

‘Extortionists’ hack fish trader to death

-- 2017-11-05 12:00:00

Local extortionists allegedly hacked a fish trader dead in Kolatia area in Keraniganj upazila of Dhaka on early Sunday. The deceased Salauddin (38) was the son of Alan, hailing from Khanakandi area o...

WB to help promote job-centric growth

WB to help promote job-centric growth

-- 2017-11-05 12:00:00

The World Bank (WB) is assisting Bangladesh in establishing an 'Export Readiness Fund' to take newer sectors on the international market to promote job-centric economic growth. Officials said under t...

Savar road crash claims two lives

Savar road crash claims two lives

FE Online Desk 2017-11-05 12:00:00

Two rickshaw passengers were killed and three others sustained injuries as the rickshaw in which they were travelling, overturned after being hit by a Dhaka-bound sand-laden truck in Pakija area on Dh...

Police nab ‘robber gang leader’

Police nab ‘robber gang leader’

-- 2017-11-05 12:00:00

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested a suspected robber along with three foreign pistols and 15 bullets from char area in Fulchhari upazila of Gaibandha on Saturday night.  The deput...

Judges' service rules gazette Dec 3

Judges' service rules gazette Dec 3

FE Online Desk 2017-11-05 12:00:00

The Supreme Court has granted the government until December 3 to issue a gazette on the service rules for lower court judges. A five member bench led by acting Chief Justice Md Abdul Wahhab made the...

EC declares RCC polls schedule

EC declares RCC polls schedule

-- 2017-11-05 12:00:00

The Election Commission has announced the schedule for the Rangpur City Corporation election. Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda announced the key deadlines for the Dec 21 polls on Sunday. Ma...

US, Bangladesh seek to reboot ties

US, Bangladesh seek to reboot ties

-- 2017-11-05 12:00:00

The US-Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue was held in the city on Sunday morning aiming to review the entire gamut of the bilateral relations between the two countries. Apart from the bilateral issues,...

EC announces deadlines for Rangpur city polls

EC announces deadlines for Rangpur city polls

-- 2017-11-05 12:00:00

The Election Commission (EC) has announced that the schedule for holding the second election to Rangpur City Corporation on December 21. According to the schedule, the last date for the submission of...

Kakrail double murder: Jony on 6-day remand

Kakrail double murder: Jony on 6-day remand

-- 2017-11-05 12:00:00

A court has placed Al Amin Jony, the prime accused in the case over the killing of a woman and her son in the city's Kakrail area, on 6-day remand. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Ahsan Habib passed th...

EC plans 100m smart cards before polls

EC plans 100m smart cards before polls

-- 2017-11-05 12:00:00

The Election Commission (EC) is set to distribute 100 million smart cards before the next general polls, said Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukder on Sunday. "The EC has set a target to distribute 1...

CPA to consider Rohingya resolution plea: Speaker

CPA to consider Rohingya resolution plea: Speaker

-- 2017-11-05 12:00:00

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) will seriously consider the proposal put forth by the visiting Members of Parliament (MPs) to adopt a resolution on the Rohingya issue. Chairperson of the...

‘EC’s test to begin with city polls’

‘EC’s test to begin with city polls’

-- 2017-11-05 11:25:28

Senior BNP leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Sunday said the test of the current Election Commission will begin with the upcoming elections to Rangpur and other city corporations. “The test...

Police rescue toddler, three held

Police rescue toddler, three held

-- 2017-11-05 11:16:55

Members of detective branch of police have rescued a six-year-old boy on Saturday night who was abducted from Police Plaza in city’s Gulshan area of Dhaka. The law enforcers also arrested three...

USA reaffirms support to BD over Rohingya issue

USA reaffirms support to BD over Rohingya issue

-- 2017-11-05 10:59:22

The United States will continue its support to Bangladesh over Rohingya issue keeping up pressure on Myanmar to take back its forcibly-evicted nationals from Bangladesh. The assurance came on Sunday...

RAB nabs kidnapping gang members, 3 rescued

RAB nabs kidnapping gang members, 3 rescued

-- 2017-11-05 10:29:05

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested four members of a kidnapping gang and rescued one abducted person from them in the city’s Mugda area. The person rescued on Saturday night was i...

Appellate Div judges meet President

Appellate Div judges meet President

-- 2017-11-05 09:46:06

Judges of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, led by Acting Chief Justice Md Abdul Wahhab Miah, called on President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban on Sunday. During the meeting, the Acting Chief...

RU professor invents RK Fibre,  an alternative of jute

RU professor invents RK Fibre, an alternative of jute

Our Correspondent 2017-11-05 08:58:25

RAJSHAHI, Nov 05: RK Fibre, an alternative of jute fibre, has been invented by Dr Anwarul Islam, professor of the Department of Pharmacy of Rajshahi University.  The natural fibre he invented is...

Use of spurious fuel in vehicles going on in Gopalganj district

Use of spurious fuel in vehicles going on in Gopalganj district

Our Correspondent 2017-11-05 08:57:07

GOPALGANJ, Nov 05: Use of spurious fuel in motor vehicles has increased in the district. Sources said open sale of spurious fuel like diesel, petrol and kerosene mobil by a section of dishonest deale...

Rangpur sees good yield of cauliflower

Rangpur sees good yield of cauliflower

Our Correspondent 2017-11-05 08:54:52

RANGPUR, Nov 5: A good yield of early variety of cauliflower has brought smile on the faces of the growers in Rangpur district during this current season. Expressing satisfaction growers said that...

AL will boycott credible balloting: BNP

AL will boycott credible balloting: BNP

-- 2017-11-05 07:15:21

BNP senior leader Gayeshwar Chandra Roy on Sunday said Awami League will boycott the next general election if there is a minimum scope of credible balloting. he also said Jamaat emerged in Bangladesh...

US terms BD regional anchor for stability

US terms BD regional anchor for stability

-- 2017-11-05 06:43:34

The United Sates says Bangladesh is an anchor for stability and prosperity in the region. US Under Secretary Thomas A Shannon made the remarks during the sixth US-Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue at S...

Two to walk gallows for killing schoolboy

Two to walk gallows for killing schoolboy

-- 2017-11-05 06:11:19

A court on Sunday has sentenced two men to death for killing a class VIII student in the capital's Demra area in 2014. The condemned convicts are Shahjahan Hossain and Billal Chaprashi.  Accord...

Customs quizzes Apan Jewellers owners

Customs quizzes Apan Jewellers owners

-- 2017-11-05 05:51:23

The customs is interrogating three owners of Apan Jewellers over the cases of money laundering that were started against them in August. Brothers Dildar Ahmed Selim, Gulzar Ahmed, and Azad Ahmed are...

HC bans hydraulic horn across country

HC bans hydraulic horn across country

-- 2017-11-05 05:08:04

The ban on using hydraulic horns will be effective throughout the country, aiming to mitigate the sound pollution. The High Court on Sunday directed the government to stop the use of hydraulic horns...

SEU organises seminar on role of lawyers

SEU organises seminar on role of lawyers

FE Online Report 2017-11-05 02:49:58

Department of Law and Justice of the Southeast University (SEU) organised the ‘Constitution Day Seminar 2017' on “Role of Lawyers in the Administration of Justice” on Saturday. Md A...

Rangpur road mishap kills one, injures 11

Rangpur road mishap kills one, injures 11

FE Online Desk 2017-11-05 02:45:10

A bicycle rider was killed and 11 passengers of a Lalmonirhat-bound bus were critically wounded when the bus rammed into the bicycle at Shah Amanat Filing Station point on the Rangpur-Dhaka highway un...

Fire engulfs 12 shops in Sylhet

Fire engulfs 12 shops in Sylhet

FE Online Desk 2017-11-05 02:18:53

A fierce fire gutted twelve shops at Caraboi Bazar of Sewla Union in Beanibazar upazila of Sylhet on early Sunday. According to local sources, the fire originated from an electric short circuit from...

Exert pressure for early repatriation of Rohingyas: PM

Exert pressure for early repatriation of Rohingyas: PM

-- 2017-11-05 02:10:09

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the Commonwealth countries to exert pressure on the Myanmar government to stop persecution on its Rohingya citizens and take them back from Bangladesh at the ear...

Road crash leaves one dead in city

Road crash leaves one dead in city

FE Online Desk 2017-11-05 02:05:20

A 28-year-old man was killed when a speedy truck knocked him down in House Building area in the capital's Uttara on early Sunday. Tipped off, police rushed to the spot and took him to Tongi Hospital...