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Five drug traders held with huge amount of Yaba in Dhaka

Five drug traders held with huge amount of Yaba in Dhaka

-- 2017-10-07 06:04:42

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members arrested five alleged drug traders and recovered 28,000 pieces of Yaba from a flat in the Dhaka’s Uttara on Friday night. The arrestees are –ring lead...

Defying Hilsa ban: Seven fishermen get jail in Rajbari

Defying Hilsa ban: Seven fishermen get jail in Rajbari

-- 2017-10-07 05:12:38

A mobile court in Rajbari sentenced seven fishermen to 18-day imprisonments for catching Hilsa in Padma River on Friday night defying the ongoing ban. A joint team of local police and Fisheries Depar...

Police arrest 8 cattle thieves in Chudanga, Kushtia

Police arrest 8 cattle thieves in Chudanga, Kushtia

-- 2017-10-07 04:20:41

Police arrested eight cattle thieves from Chuadanga and Kushtia districts on Friday night in separate drives. Officer-in-Charge of Dhamurhuda Police Station Abu Zihad said on secret information, they...

One held with 0.6m Indian rupees at Benapole

One held with 0.6m Indian rupees at Benapole

-- 2017-10-07 02:38:16

Customs officials arrested a Bangladeshi national along with 0.6 million (six lakh) Indian rupees from Benapole check post area on Saturday morning. The arrestee was identified as Yakub Ali Mina (40)...

Bagha mayor’s daughter in law found hanging

Bagha mayor’s daughter in law found hanging

-- 2017-10-07 01:48:30

The second wife of Bagha municipality panel mayor’s son has been found dead at their residence in Bagha municipality area of Rajshahi district. Police recovered the body of Jeba Khatun, wife o...

Global spotlight now on Rohingya crisis: PM

Global spotlight now on Rohingya crisis: PM

-- 2017-10-07 01:06:54

The Rohingya crisis has become a concern for the international community because of Bangladesh’s efforts, says Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The prime minister made the remarks at a welcoming e...

DAE takes initiative for commercial chilli cultivation in Bogra

DAE takes initiative for commercial chilli cultivation in Bogra

Our Correspondent 2017-10-06 12:50:16

BOGRA, Oct 04: The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) has taken initiative for commercial chilli cultivation in the district. Over 670 hectares of land in all the 12 upazilas have been brought...

Padma erodes Chapainawabganj town protection dam for  low quality construction

Padma erodes Chapainawabganj town protection dam for low quality construction

Roving Correspondent 2017-10-06 12:48:52

CHAPAINAWABGANJ, Oct 05:  Over 30-metre long town protection dam on the mighty Padma river at Tikri area of Alatuli union under sadar upazila of Chapainawabganj district has been devoured on We...

Pest attack, stem rot disease  affect Rangpur Aman fields

Pest attack, stem rot disease affect Rangpur Aman fields

Our Correspondent 2017-10-06 12:00:00

RANGPUR, Oct 05: The Aman cultivators at different areas in eight districts under Rangpur division are worried owing to attack of pest and stem rot disease,   causing massive damage to their...

No lasting peace without  inclusive development: IOM

No lasting peace without inclusive development: IOM

-- 2017-10-06 12:00:00

International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Director General William Lacy Swing has said there can be no lasting peace in Rakhine State of Myanmar without inclusive development, report agencies. "...

Chittagong BCL’s assistant secretary murdered

Chittagong BCL’s assistant secretary murdered

-- 2017-10-06 12:00:00

A local leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League, or BCL, has been killed in Chittagong. The deceased, 25-year-old Sudipta Biswas, was an assistant secretary of the port city’s BCL. The incident oc...

Medical entry test held

Medical entry test held

-- 2017-10-06 12:00:00

Medical college applicants have taken their MBBS exam. A total of 82,856 applicants are competing for 9,343 positions at 105 state and private educational institutions. There are 3,318 open spots at...

Int'l pressure on Myanmar should continue: PM

Int'l pressure on Myanmar should continue: PM

-- 2017-10-06 12:00:00

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday once again urged the international community to mount pressure on Myanmar to bring back the Rohinyas from Bangladesh. “International pressure on the Myanm...

Bangladesh to move ahead despite Rohingya influx: PM  

Bangladesh to move ahead despite Rohingya influx: PM  

-- 2017-10-06 11:57:51

Asserting that Bangladesh never felt scared in facing problems, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the country will surely make its great strides in development despite the inflow of tens of thousa...

Two held with 7 gold bars at Benapole

Two held with 7 gold bars at Benapole

-- 2017-10-06 11:36:35

Customs intelligence officials arrested two people along with seven gold bars worth Tk 5.0 million (50 lakh) from Benapole check-post area on Friday. The arrestees were identified as Mizanur Rahman,...

Death of RMG worker sparks protest in Gazipur

Death of RMG worker sparks protest in Gazipur

-- 2017-10-06 08:56:21

Workers of a local RMG factory blocked Dhaka-Myemnsingh highway for nearly 90 minutes following the death of a fellow worker in a road accident at Nagpara area of Gazipur on Friday. Abdul Hye, in-cha...

Train accidents kill three in Dhaka

Train accidents kill three in Dhaka

-- 2017-10-06 07:40:20

Three people were killed in separate train incidents in Mohakhali, Kamlapur and Kuril Biswaroad areas in Dhaka on Thursday and Friday. Officer-in-Charge (OC) of the Government Railway Police (GRP), D...

Police arrest 25 with huge drug items in 3 dists

Police arrest 25 with huge drug items in 3 dists

-- 2017-10-06 07:34:46

Highway police in several drives arrested 25 people along with huge amount of drug items, including Yaba tablets, hemp, phensidyl syrup and wine, from Comilla, Gazipur and Bogra districts on Thursday....

Supreme Court officials meet CJ at home

Supreme Court officials meet CJ at home

-- 2017-10-06 07:22:09

Several Supreme Court officials met Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, now on sick leave, at his home on Friday morning. Appellate Division Registrar General Syed Aminul Islam went to Justice Sinha&...

41 jailed for defying fishing ban

41 jailed for defying fishing ban

-- 2017-10-06 02:58:13

A Faridpur mobile court on Friday sentenced 41 fishermen to 15-day imprisonment for catching hilsa in the Padma river defying the ongoing government ban. A mobile court led by executive magistrate Sa...

Indigenous fish species face extinction in Netrakona

Indigenous fish species face extinction in Netrakona

-- 2017-10-05 12:48:03

NETRAKONA, Oct 04 (BSS): Many indigenous fishes are disappearing from the water bodies of the district gradually due to various reasons like siltation of rivers, canals and other water bodies, indiscr...

Low market prices dishearten Joypurhat potato growers

Low market prices dishearten Joypurhat potato growers

Roving Correspondent 2017-10-05 12:47:28

JOYPURHAT, Oct 4: Low market prices have disheartened potato growers in Kalai upazila of the district.The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) official sources said the prices have been decreased...

Chief Justice at home, says his stand-in

Chief Justice at home, says his stand-in

-- 2017-10-05 12:46:45

Justice Md Wahhab Miah, who is currently heading the Supreme Court in the absence of Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, says he is certain the chief justice is at home. The justice’s comments...

Empowerment of women  through ICT

Empowerment of women through ICT

Sadia Alam 2017-10-05 12:00:00

'Women in ICT' is a platform to develop women leaders in the technology sector of Bangladesh. This initiative was taken by LightCastle Partners with support from the Edward M. Kennedy Center (EMK Cent...

CEDAW, CRC call for ending Rakhine violence

CEDAW, CRC call for ending Rakhine violence

-- 2017-10-05 12:00:00

The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) have called on the Myanmar authorities to immediately stop vi...

Central bankers brainstorming sustainable finance

Central bankers brainstorming sustainable finance

FE Report 2017-10-05 12:00:00

A three-day meet on sustainable finance with delegates from central banks of Ghana, Nepal and Nigeria began in Dhaka Wednesday to promote sound environmental and social practices by banks. Bangladesh...

Bangladesh, China on the fast track to Free Trade Area

Bangladesh, China on the fast track to Free Trade Area

Rezaul Karim 2017-10-05 12:00:00

A joint feasibility study on a bilateral free-trade area (FTA) between Bangladesh and China may begin shortly under a move to enhance the two-way trade. Officials said the first meeting on the feasib...

BGB nabs hundi trader at Benapole

BGB nabs hundi trader at Benapole

-- 2017-10-05 12:00:00

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) nabbed an alleged hundi trader along with US$22,500 from Benapole check-post on Wednesday. Lieutenant colonel Ariful Haq said, tipped off, a team of BGB-49 ar...

UK sends aid in kind for Rohingyas

UK sends aid in kind for Rohingyas

FE Online Desk 2017-10-05 12:00:00

The UK Government’s Department for International Development (DfID) in collaboration with IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has organised a major airlift of relief items to help some of the more tha...

BD sees higher foreign aid in Jul-Aug

BD sees higher foreign aid in Jul-Aug

-- 2017-10-05 12:00:00

The foreign aid flow to Bangladesh during the first two months (July-August) of the current fiscal year (FY18) continued its encouraging trend as the aid disbursement during the period was $208.8 mill...