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Dhaka to host Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference for first time

Dhaka to host Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference for first time

-- 2017-10-31 08:59:59

Dhaka is all set to host the eight-day Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC) for the first time.  Foreign delegates will start arriving here on Wednesday to join the event beginning on Sun...

SC clears continuation of Ctg cocaine case

SC clears continuation of Ctg cocaine case

-- 2017-10-31 07:50:27

The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed a High Court order that had put on hold the proceedings of a case filed over the seizure of liquid cocaine at Chittagong Port in 2015. A four-member Appellate Div...

President asks UN to continue pressing Myanmar

President asks UN to continue pressing Myanmar

-- 2017-10-31 07:18:07

President Abdul Hamid has urged the United Nations (UN) to continue mounting pressure on Myanmar to solve the Rohingya crisis. Describing the Rohingya influx as a big burden, Abdul Hamid also sought...

President to visit Rajshahi jail Wednesday

President to visit Rajshahi jail Wednesday

-- 2017-10-31 04:16:11

President Md Abdul Hamid will visit the Rajshahi Central Jail, where he was a political prisoner in 1977. The head of the state will fly to city by on Wednesday and pay the visit on same day, his Pre...

BGB seizes Tk 1.4m banned medicine

BGB seizes Tk 1.4m banned medicine

-- 2017-10-31 01:16:48

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in a drive seized import-banned Indian medicine worth Tk 14 million (14 lakh) from Benapole on Monday night. Acting on a tip-off, a team of BGB-49 led by Lt C...

Rangpur growers optimistic of achieving good turmeric yield

Rangpur growers optimistic of achieving good turmeric yield

Our Correspondent 2017-10-30 12:46:36

RANGPUR, Oct 29: Turmeric cultivators in the district are optimistic about achieving a good yield of their produce during the current season on account of   a congenial weather condition whi...

Quader terms attack on Khaleda's motorcade ‘staged’

Quader terms attack on Khaleda's motorcade ‘staged’

-- 2017-10-30 12:07:58

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday said BNP staged attack with its Chhatradal and Jubadal men on the motorcade of BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia. "They staged the drama by the...

RAB nabs one with Tk 50m heroin

RAB nabs one with Tk 50m heroin

-- 2017-10-30 12:00:00

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in a drive detained an alleged drug trader along with 5.5 kg heroin from Bhatopara village in Godagari upazila of Rajshahi on Monday. Being informed, a team of...

Tofail dismisses BNP’s claim of ‘diplomatic failure’   

Tofail dismisses BNP’s claim of ‘diplomatic failure’  

-- 2017-10-30 12:00:00

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed dismissed BNP’s claims that the government has failed to resolve the Rohingya issue diplomatically. "If the government had not gained diplomatic success in dealin...

Electrocution kills father, son

Electrocution kills father, son

-- 2017-10-30 12:00:00

A man and his son were electrocuted at a brick kiln at Shotokhali village in Shalikha upazila of Magura district on Sunday afternoon. The victims, Abur Rashid (50), and his son Abu Hasan (25) were th...

Narsingdi road crashes claim nine lives

Narsingdi road crashes claim nine lives

-- 2017-10-30 12:00:00

Nine people died and four others sustained injuries in separate road crashes in Madhabdi and Shibpur upazilas of Narsingdi district on Monday. In Kandail area of Madhabdi, head-on collision between a...

Graft trial against Khaleda to continue: Top court

Graft trial against Khaleda to continue: Top court

FE Online Desk 2017-10-30 12:00:00

Trial of Zia Orphanage Trust graft case against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia can continue at a lower court in Dhaka city, a top court order says. Acting Chief Justice Abdul Wahhab Miah heading a four...

Cabinet clears tougher pesticide law

Cabinet clears tougher pesticide law

-- 2017-10-30 12:00:00

The cabinet has approved a proposed pesticide law suggesting tougher punitive actions against storing and marketing of adulterated bug killers meant for crop protection. Officials said the cabinet in...

Khaleda says govt knows attackers, AL disagrees

Khaleda says govt knows attackers, AL disagrees

-- 2017-10-30 12:00:00

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has alleged that the government knows about those responsible for attack on her motorcade in Feni. "I would like to say the government knows it very well who perpetra...

RAB nets Naval base attack suspect

RAB nets Naval base attack suspect

-- 2017-10-30 12:00:00

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested a 'Neo-JMB operative' for alleged involvement in a bomb attack on a mosque inside a naval base in Chittagong nearly two years ago. They arrested Bablur Rahma...

Khaleda wants intensified diplomatic efforts for Rohingyas

Khaleda wants intensified diplomatic efforts for Rohingyas

-- 2017-10-30 12:00:00

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has urged the United Nations and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation to strengthen diplomatic efforts to solve Rohingya crisis. "I would ask the international bodies,...

HC issues suo moto on child marriage

HC issues suo moto on child marriage

-- 2017-10-30 12:00:00

The High Court on Monday issued a suo moto rule seeking explanation as to why public representatives of union parishads, city corporations and municipalities would not be held responsible for child ma...

‘China to maintain strong ties with BD’              

‘China to maintain strong ties with BD’          

-- 2017-10-30 12:00:00

China is keen to maintain good ties with Bangladesh and other South Asian countries keeping welfare of the people in the region into consideration. Chinese Vice Minister Zhou Xiang told it to local U...

Appoint five with disabilities as cadres: HC

Appoint five with disabilities as cadres: HC

-- 2017-10-30 11:46:43

The High Court on Monday asked the authorities concerned to appoint within 60 days five candidates with disabilities who had come out successful in the 34th Bangladesh Civil Service examination. Foll...

Denmark seeks global support for Rohingya crisis

Denmark seeks global support for Rohingya crisis

-- 2017-10-30 11:36:13

A Danish minister appraised Bangladesh for sheltering a huge number of Rohingyas but it is very important that the international community now steps up its support to Bangladesh. "Bangladesh cannot s...

Ancestral house of Nihar Ranjan Gupta lies abandoned in Narail

Ancestral house of Nihar Ranjan Gupta lies abandoned in Narail

Our Correspondent 2017-10-30 08:47:01

NARAIL, Oct 30: The ancestral house of Dr Nihar Ranjan Gupta lies in a dilapidated condition in Itna village under Lohagora upazila of the district. In 1990 the paternal ancestor abandoned house of t...

Khulna growers show interest in dragon fruit farming

Khulna growers show interest in dragon fruit farming

-- 2017-10-30 08:45:10

KHULNA, Oct 30 (UNB): The farmers of Dumuria upazila in the district have changed their socio-economic condition by growing dragon fruit in the area. Seeing its profitability, favorable growing condi...

Bogra farmers start harvesting early variety of bean

Bogra farmers start harvesting early variety of bean

Our Correspondent 2017-10-30 08:42:37

BOGRA, Oct 30: Hundreds ultra-poor bean cultivators of the district are making handsome profit this season. The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), Bogra office sources said, short duration ea...

JSC examinee commits suicide in Rajshahi

JSC examinee commits suicide in Rajshahi

-- 2017-10-30 06:39:31

A young teenager allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence at Khanpur village in Bagha upazila, Rajshahi on Monday. The deceased was identified as Shohan, a JSC examinee and so...

BNP-Jamaat aided Aug 21 genocide: prosecution

BNP-Jamaat aided Aug 21 genocide: prosecution

-- 2017-10-30 06:22:39

BNP-Jamaat alliance government had a hand in the August 21 genocide in 2004, said prosecutor on Monday. "The government and administration directly aided, conspired, planned and provided overall sup...

Flood victims' aid to continue till January

Flood victims' aid to continue till January

-- 2017-10-30 05:41:32

Flood victims in six districts of haor areas will get food support from the government for three more months. The Disaster Management Department will provide 30 kilograms of rice for each flood-affec...

Khaleda reaches Cox’s Bazar

Khaleda reaches Cox’s Bazar

-- 2017-10-29 12:00:00

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia reached Cox’s Bazar around 8:00 pm on Sunday to visit Rohingya camps in Ukhia upazila, reports Channel 24. Amid rousing receptions by her party leaders and activist...

Most land customs stations prove do-nothings

Most land customs stations prove do-nothings

Doulot Akter Mala 2017-10-29 12:00:00

Nearly 80 per cent of the country's land customs stations currently lie as do-nothings for lack of export-import operations, in a sheer waste of public money, sources said. The number of active Land...

BD's per capita protein consumption soars

BD's per capita protein consumption soars

FHM Humayan Kabir 2017-10-29 12:00:00

Bangladesh's per capita protein consumption especially chicken and egg has increased significantly as the local poultry industry plays a vital role in this regard, experts said Saturday. Bangladesh B...

RAB nabs three Neo-JMB suspects; firearms seized

RAB nabs three Neo-JMB suspects; firearms seized

Agencies 2017-10-29 12:00:00

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested three suspected militants from Chapainawabganj in the early hours of Sunday. Named as Zenarul, Rasul and Islam, they belong to Neo JMB's 'Sarwar-Tamim g...