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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...

Bangladesh champion against climate vulnerabilities: Dutch PM

Bangladesh champion against climate vulnerabilities: Dutch PM

-- 2017-11-04 12:00:00

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has said Bangladesh is the champion against climate vulnerabilities. He said this in a discussion with a Bangladesh delegation to Amsterdam International Water Week.&n...

Bangladesh enters global nuclear club

Bangladesh enters global nuclear club

-- 2017-11-04 12:00:00

Bangladesh has entered the global nuclear club through receiving the design and construction license of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) project. The country is now a member of the 32-member Nuclea...

‘Continuing Rohingya displacement increases humanitarian needs’

‘Continuing Rohingya displacement increases humanitarian needs’

-- 2017-11-04 12:00:00

As displacement continues, the humanitarian and protection needs of the Rohingya also rise, said UN Migration Agency IOM in its latest report. “New arrivals are living in spontaneous settlement...

Pension payments double  following retirement reforms

Pension payments double following retirement reforms

Jasim Uddin Haroon 2017-11-04 12:00:00

Pension payments have more than doubled in two years following a recast of retirement-benefit reckonings, making public exchequer bear higher "contingent liability". As such, some noted economists...

Dinajpur road mishap kills four

Dinajpur road mishap kills four

FE Online Desk 2017-11-04 12:00:00

Four people have died as a pick-up van hit a battery-run auto-rickshaw they were travelling in at Shalbagan in Birganj upazila of Dinajpur district on Saturday morning. The deceased, identified as Ha...

Gut bacteria 'boost' cancer therapy

Gut bacteria 'boost' cancer therapy

BBC 2017-11-04 12:00:00

Bacteria living in the murky depths of the digestive system seem to influence whether tumours shrink during cancer therapy, say French and US researchers. They tested the microbiome - the collection...

Twitter's rewritten rules published

Twitter's rewritten rules published

BBC 2017-11-04 12:00:00

Twitter has published a new version of its rules, which it says will clarify its policies and how it enforces them. It is part of a series of changes as the social network tries to address complaints...

Bangladeshis among 700 migrants rescued in Mediterranean

Bangladeshis among 700 migrants rescued in Mediterranean

FE Online Desk 2017-11-04 12:00:00

Bangladeshis are among 700 boat migrants rescuers have pulled to safety in the Mediterranean, an Italian coastguard spokesman says. Twenty three bodies were also recovered during a rescue operation o...

Cops recover hanging body of domestic help

Cops recover hanging body of domestic help

FE Online Desk 2017-11-04 12:00:00

A 15-year-old domestic help was found dead at a flat in the capital’s Kalabagan area on Friday. The deceased Thaima Tripura, daughter of Shadhu Tripura, hailing from Khagrachhari, used to work...

Police arrest 21 in Habiganj

Police arrest 21 in Habiganj

-- 2017-11-04 12:00:00

Police arrested 21 people including 16 warranted accused in regular drives from Friday night to this morning from different areas of Habiganj district. They were picked up on different charges, said...

'Girl killed after witnessing father's murder'

'Girl killed after witnessing father's murder'

-- 2017-11-04 12:00:00

Nine-year-old Nusrat Jahan was murdered as she had witnessed her father's killing, police said Saturday after arresting her mother Arjina Begum and a couple who lived as tenants in the same flat. On...

President for institutionalising waqf management

President for institutionalising waqf management

-- 2017-11-04 12:00:00

President Abdul Hamid said modernisation of waqf management is necessary to institutionalise Waqf property. "Some Muslim countries have been successful in institutionalising waqf resources for the gr...

16th amendment verdict review plea soon

16th amendment verdict review plea soon

-- 2017-11-04 12:00:00

The petition for a review of the Supreme Court verdict scrapping the 16th Amendment will be filed within this month, says Law Minister Anisul Huq. After a meeting at the attorney general's office on...

Kakrail murder suspect admits to killing

Kakrail murder suspect admits to killing

-- 2017-11-04 12:00:00

Al Amin Jonny, the prime suspect in the murders of a woman and her son in Kakrail, has admitted his involvement in the crimes. Jonny, 33, has also said he acted alone, said Rapid Action Battalion (RA...

Japan jacks up lending rate to Bangladesh

Japan jacks up lending rate to Bangladesh

FHM Humayan Kabir 2017-11-04 10:06:55

The much-cherished softest lending by Japan is all over as the donor has hiked the interest rate to 1.0 per cent from 0.01 per cent for Bangladesh, officials said. The Asian economic powerhouse has a...

Qatar's hiring of Bangladeshis softens as crisis lingers

Qatar's hiring of Bangladeshis softens as crisis lingers

Arafat Ara 2017-11-04 09:42:52

The outflow of Bangladeshi workers to Qatar has fallen sharply in recent months in the aftermath of unrest exacerbated by sanction on it by Saudi Arabia and allies. Sector-insiders said although the...

Ministry unearths 100 errant hajj agencies' irregularities

Ministry unearths 100 errant hajj agencies' irregularities

-- 2017-11-04 08:31:03

A recent probe conducted by the Religious Affairs Ministry has identified various allegations of irregularities, including bad performance, against some 100 hajj agencies. It also recommended barring...

Marginal farmers attain financial solvency by farming red spinach

Marginal farmers attain financial solvency by farming red spinach

Our Correspondent 2017-11-04 08:24:50

BOGRA, Nov 04: Marginal farmers of the district have attained financial solvency by cultivating red spinach (Lal Shak).According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) official sources, the...

IGP against checking truck documents on highways

IGP against checking truck documents on highways

-- 2017-11-04 07:31:56

Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque directed the police members not to check the documents of trucks and covered vans on highways so that goods transportation remain undisrupted. The...

Rohingya repatriation Myanmar’s responsibility: US

Rohingya repatriation Myanmar’s responsibility: US

-- 2017-11-04 06:28:47

A senior US official has said that it is Myanmar’s responsibility to initiate the repatriation process and bring back Rohingyas in a safe and secure area. “Responsibility for repatriatio...

Kakrail double murder: RAB detains prime suspect

Kakrail double murder: RAB detains prime suspect

-- 2017-11-04 05:11:36

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested the prime suspect from Gopalganj over recent murders of a woman and her 18-year-old son in Dhaka. RAB-3 chief Lt Col Md Emranul Hasan said they arrested...

Govt to set 3,600-MW power plant at Payra

Govt to set 3,600-MW power plant at Payra

-- 2017-11-04 02:51:19

The government has undertaken another project to set up a 3,600 megawatt (MW) power plant based on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) at Payra upazila of Patuakhali district. North-West Power Generation Com...

LGED implements Tk 7.99b project in northern region

LGED implements Tk 7.99b project in northern region

-- 2017-11-04 02:34:45

Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) has implemented a project at an estimated cost of around Tk 7.99 billion to ensure a sound rural road network in the northern region of the country. Ali...

GUB inks MoU with US-Bangla group

GUB inks MoU with US-Bangla group

FE Online Report 2017-11-04 02:31:35

Green University of Bangladesh (GUB) has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with US-Bangla group at the university. Prof Dr Md Golam Samdani Fakir, Vice-Chancellor of the University,...

Kunming University team meets DU VC

Kunming University team meets DU VC

FE Online Report 2017-11-04 02:16:55

A five-member delegation led by Zhang Zuwu, Vice-President of Kunming University, China met Dhaka University (DU) Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman at his office on Friday. Other members of th...

Singer Neil Young to auction model train collection

Singer Neil Young to auction model train collection

Reuters 2017-11-04 01:35:51

Rock singer Neil Young is selling some of his most prized possessions - part of his model train collection. The Canadian folk-rock star is putting more than 230 of his vast collection of Lionel train...

Police detain 28 after gunfight with 'bandit gang'

Police detain 28 after gunfight with 'bandit gang'

-- 2017-11-03 12:38:04

Police have detained 28 members of a bandit group that had hijacked a bus after a gunfight in Savar. Four police personnel, including an OC, were injured in the incident which occurred on the Dhaka-A...