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HC orders vehicle owners to turn in hydraulic horns to police

HC orders vehicle owners to turn in hydraulic horns to police

-- 2017-10-08 02:54:43

Vehicle owners in Dhaka city using hydraulic horns will have to turn in the devices to police in 15 days, according to a new court order. A High Court bench passed the order on Sunday after holding a...

Students block New Market intersection demanding results

Students block New Market intersection demanding results

-- 2017-10-08 02:35:33

Students from seven Dhaka University affiliate colleges have taken to the streets and blocked the New Market intersection. The blockade has halted traffic on eight roads since 10am, reports bdnews24....

Four die in B’baria road crash

Four die in B’baria road crash

-- 2017-10-08 01:23:32

Four people, including a woman and an infant, have been killed and another 10 injured after a bus collided head-on with a truck in Brahmanbaria. The incident occurred in Sarail Upazila’s Maliha...

Customs seizes gold worth 35m

Customs seizes gold worth 35m

-- 2017-10-08 01:21:42

Customs officials seized seven kilograms of gold worth about Tk 35 million (3.5 crore) from a flight of Singapore Airlines at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Sunday. Acting on a t...

Ten IU students to receive UGC Gold Medal

Ten IU students to receive UGC Gold Medal

-- 2017-10-07 12:52:24

A total of 10 students of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia have been selected for the Prime Minister Gold Medal of the University Grant Commission (UGC) for their outstanding academic results in hon...

Deferred new VAT law faces further vetting

Deferred new VAT law faces further vetting

Doulot Akter Mala 2017-10-07 12:00:00

Government's revenue authorities have decided to conduct afresh an impact assessment of the new VAT law, pending its now-deferred enforcement, as skepticism cropped up. Sources said the National Boar...

Insurers owe SBC billions as premium

Insurers owe SBC billions as premium

Syful Islam 2017-10-07 12:00:00

Country's private-sector non-life insurance companies owe billions of taka to Sadharan Bima Corporation (SBC) in reinsurance premium against their risk the state-owned insurer covered, officials said....

Women empowerment improves in 2012-15

Women empowerment improves in 2012-15

Kamrun Nahar 2017-10-07 12:00:00

The scenario of women empowerment in Bangladesh has improved between 2012 and 2015, as the share of disempowered women decreased from 73 per cent in 2012 to 59 per cent in 2015, a latest IFPRI study r...

PM is back home

PM is back home

-- 2017-10-07 12:00:00

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has returned to Dhaka after attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York, where she addressed world leaders on the Rohingya crisis. The prime minister’...

Govt acted with caution in dealing with Myanmar: PM

Govt acted with caution in dealing with Myanmar: PM

-- 2017-10-07 12:00:00

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said the government was very much cautious to avert any kind of war with Bangladesh’s neighbour despite repeated provocations from Myanmar. “Our n...

Expatriates should be careful in reducing NPL: Minister

Expatriates should be careful in reducing NPL: Minister

-- 2017-10-07 12:00:00

Bangladeshi expatriates should be careful enough to stop siphoning off money abroad and urged to reduce non-performing loans (NPL). Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Nurul I...

Khagrachhari Mother, son die from electrocution

Khagrachhari Mother, son die from electrocution

-- 2017-10-07 10:59:21

A woman and her son were electrocuted and three of their family members injured at Betchhari area of Dighinala upazila in Khagrachhari on Friday night. The deceased were identified as Kalamile Chakma...

Sherpur police arrest one absconding accused

Sherpur police arrest one absconding accused

-- 2017-10-07 09:35:31

Sherpur district police arrested one more absconding accused on Saturday in connection with recovery of huge quantity of chemicals. The district police conducted a drive at shop of Nokla upazila on T...

BD was cautious against Myanmar’s provocations for war: PM

BD was cautious against Myanmar’s provocations for war: PM

-- 2017-10-07 06:22:50

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said the government was very much cautious to avert any kind of war with Bangladesh’s neighbour despite repeated provocations from Myanmar, reports UNB....

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...