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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...

11  get 20 years in jail for attempt-to-murder Hasina

11 get 20 years in jail for attempt-to-murder Hasina

FE Online Report 2017-10-29 12:00:00

A Dhaka court has sentenced 11 people to 20 years rigorous imprisonment and acquitted one in two cases filed against leaders and activists of Freedom Party over an attempt to murder Prime Minister She...

Transport strike begins across Chittagong

Transport strike begins across Chittagong

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

Transport owners and workers went on a 48-hour goods transport strike in greater Chittagong since Sunday morning to press home their 5-point demand, seriously disrupting the movement of inbound and ou...

Police recover hanging body of youth in Tongi

Police recover hanging body of youth in Tongi

FE Online Desk 2017-10-29 12:00:00

The hanging body of a youth was recovered from his own residence at Tongi area of Gazipur on Sunday. The deceased, Kawser Ahmed Foysal (21) was the son of Mojibur Rahman, hailing from Badam area. Su...

Seven die in Pabna bus accident

Seven die in Pabna bus accident

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

Seven people have died and another 40 have been injured after two buses collided head-on in Pabna’s Ataikula. The accident occurred in Bongram Bazar area on the Dhaka-Pabna Highway on Sunday af...

Chinese envoy terms Rohingya refugee problem 'disaster'

Chinese envoy terms Rohingya refugee problem 'disaster'

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

Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ma Mingqiang has termed the ongoing Rohingya crisis a 'disaster'. He said both China and Bangladesh face different kinds of natural disasters. "Even today, you're als...

C’Bazar ecosystem to bear brunt following Rohingya influx

C’Bazar ecosystem to bear brunt following Rohingya influx

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

The indiscriminate burning of firewood by Rohingya people in different parts of Cox’s Bazar could kick-start rapid deforestation in the coastal district – thereby putting its ecosystem at...

Ex-MP’s gunman dies in ‘accidental shooting’

Ex-MP’s gunman dies in ‘accidental shooting’

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

The gunman of former Awami League lawmaker Reza Ali, who was reportedly hit by a bullet from his own gun in an accidental shooting on Saturday, died at a Mymensingh hospital on Sunday. Gunman Asgar A...

President Hamid back from London

President Hamid back from London

Agencies 2017-10-29 11:51:16

President Md Abdul Hamid has returned home from the United Kingdom after undergoing eye treatment and medical tests. A VIP Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight carrying the president landed at Hazrat Sha...

Air pumped into worker’s rectum again!

Air pumped into worker’s rectum again!

-- 2017-10-29 11:35:39

A worker has been admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) in the capital after his co-worker allegedly pumped air into his rectum at a salt factory in Narayanganj. The victim was identified...

Man held with 31 gold bars at Dhaka airport

Man held with 31 gold bars at Dhaka airport

-- 2017-10-29 11:15:18

A man was arrested with 31 gold bars weighing around 3.430 kg from Dhaka Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Saturday. The arrestee is identified as Siddique, hailing from Bancharampur upazila...

One arrested for ‘burning girl to death’

One arrested for ‘burning girl to death’

-- 2017-10-29 11:06:25

A case was filed for burning a 14-year-old schoolgirl alive over mobile phone theft against seven people, making her aunt Beauty Begum prime accused, on Saturday night. Father of the victim, Abdus Sa...

Three to appear before HC for substandard c-section

Three to appear before HC for substandard c-section

-- 2017-10-29 07:44:25

The High Court (HC) on Sunday summoned three for a substandard c-section, where the surgeon stitched a woman's womb leaving one of the twin fetus inside. A High Court division bench comprising of Jus...

Deputy governor of Afghan province kidnapped in Pakistan

Deputy governor of Afghan province kidnapped in Pakistan

Reuters 2017-10-29 03:20:22

Unidentified kidnappers bundled the deputy governor of Afghanistan’s northwestern province of Kunar into a car in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and took him away, police sources said on Sunday....

Rohingya woman held with Yaba

Rohingya woman held with Yaba

-- 2017-10-29 01:48:20

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested a Rohingya woman along with 9,800 pieces of Yaba tablets, worth around TK 39,20,000 from Kutupalong camp in Ukhia upazila of Cox’s Bazar district...

UN fact-finding mission over Rohingya crisis ends BD tour

UN fact-finding mission over Rohingya crisis ends BD tour

-- 2017-10-28 12:58:01

Three United Nations human rights experts who concluded their first fact-finding mission in Bangladesh on Friday were "deeply disturbed" by accounts of killings, torture, rape, arson and aerial attack...

BRRI undertakes project for  sustainable rice farming

BRRI undertakes project for sustainable rice farming

FE Report 2017-10-28 12:56:09

Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) jointly with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has taken up a project aiming to adopt climate-friendly technologies for sustainable farming of...

Tea production boosts in northern dists

Tea production boosts in northern dists

-- 2017-10-28 12:00:00

Tea production is boosting every year in Panchagarh and Thakurgaon districts bringing fortune to many farmers and creating jobs for the poor. Bangladesh Tea Board (BTB) officials said, “Tea cul...

Narsingdi girl ‘burnt to death’ over phone theft

Narsingdi girl ‘burnt to death’ over phone theft

FE Online Desk 2017-10-28 12:00:00

A 14-year-old girl has died a day after being set afire on Friday evening for allegedly stealing a mobile phone set at Khainput village under Shibpur upazila in Narsingdi. Fifth standard schoolgirl A...

Police nab Rampal Jamaat ameer

Police nab Rampal Jamaat ameer

-- 2017-10-28 12:00:00

Police arrested an ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami on charge of planning sabotage from Rampal Chalker Matt area of Bagerhat district on Saturday. The arrestee was identified as Sheikh Abu Naser (55), ameer...

SPM installation deal with Chinese bank Sunday

SPM installation deal with Chinese bank Sunday

-- 2017-10-28 12:00:00

The government will sign a loan agreement with the Export-Import Bank of China on Sunday for single point mooring (SPM) installation project. The Chinese EXIM Bank would provide some of Taka 50.00 bi...

Verdict on Hasina murder attempt Sunday

Verdict on Hasina murder attempt Sunday

-- 2017-10-28 12:00:00

A Dhaka court is set to deliver the verdict on two cases against Freedom Party leaders and activists over an assassination attempt on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that took place 28 years ago. The F...

Khaleda’s C’Bazar-bound convoy reaches Ctg defying attack

Khaleda’s C’Bazar-bound convoy reaches Ctg defying attack

-- 2017-10-28 12:00:00

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson Khaleda Zia, on a four-day tour to visit the persecuted Rohingya people in Cox's Bazar, has reached Chittagong after facing attack near Feni town. The B...

Bernicat backs 1992 deal for Rohingya verification

Bernicat backs 1992 deal for Rohingya verification

-- 2017-10-28 12:00:00

US Ambassador Marcia Bernicat has backed the Rohingya verification criteria based on principles agreed between Bangladesh and Myanmar in 1992 when the two countries inked an agreement for return of th...

‘Rohingya youth’ stabs C’Bazar local to death

‘Rohingya youth’ stabs C’Bazar local to death

-- 2017-10-28 12:00:00

An inhabitant of Kochubonia village in Ramu upazila of Cox’s Bazar was stabbed to death allegedly by a Rohingya young man over an illicit relationship with a Rohingya woman. The incident took p...

Traders call for restructuring registration, renewal fees

Traders call for restructuring registration, renewal fees

Talha Bin Habib 2017-10-28 11:00:48

Traders have suggested that the government should restructure the registration and renewal fees for the import and export permits in order to boost import and export business in the country. Several...

Feud between groups leave schoolboy dead

Feud between groups leave schoolboy dead

-- 2017-10-28 10:28:55

A schoolboy was stabbed to death over dispute between two local gangs concerning seniority at Chandni Ghat of Chakbazar in Old Dhaka on early Saturday.  The victim was identified as Md Hasan, a...

Q1 foreign aid flow surges by 71pc

Q1 foreign aid flow surges by 71pc

FHM Humayan Kabir 2017-10-28 10:19:50

Foreign aid flow into Bangladesh picked up significantly by 71 per cent in the first quarter (Q1) this fiscal, largely with a Japanese funding splurge, officials said. Economic Relations Division (ER...