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Pakistan summons Bangladesh High Commissioner

Pakistan summons Bangladesh High Commissioner

-- 2017-11-03 12:00:00

Pakistan has summoned Bangladesh High Commissioner in Islamabad Tarik Ahsan following Dhaka’s protest over a video post on Facebook which Dhaka termed the distortion of history. He was summoned...

11 million voters not getting smart NIDs

11 million voters not getting smart NIDs

-- 2017-11-03 12:00:00

More than 11 million voters, who got registered after 2012, will receive laminated national ID cards instead of smart NIDs for casting ballots in the 11th general elections, the commission officials h...

Former President Abdur Rahman Biswas no more

Former President Abdur Rahman Biswas no more

-- 2017-11-03 12:00:00

Former President Abdur Rahman Biswas is no more. He has died at the age of 91 on Friday. Abdur Rahman Biswas passed away at a Dhaka hospital after suffering from old-age complications, his son Mahmud...

CPA small branches need cooperation for development

CPA small branches need cooperation for development

-- 2017-11-03 09:55:07

Small branches of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Friday sought cooperation among them for exchanging knowledge and technical assistances to accelerate their pace of development. "W...

Bomb explosion leaves one dead in C'nawabganj

Bomb explosion leaves one dead in C'nawabganj

-- 2017-11-03 07:43:23

A bomb explosion left a man dead at Mordana Bamunpara village in Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj on Friday afternoon. The deceased was identified as Taifur Rahman, 40, son of Fazlur Rahman. Habi...

'No visible arrangement for Rohingyas with disability'

'No visible arrangement for Rohingyas with disability'

-- 2017-11-03 07:31:28

Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has said there is no visible arrangement for Rohingyas refugees with disability. “No significant arrangement has been initiated yet for the Rohingyas...

Awami League more alert than ever: Obaidul

Awami League more alert than ever: Obaidul

-- 2017-11-03 06:47:34

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said Awami League is now more alert than ever. "We are always ready to tackle any kinds of conspiracy," AL General Secretary added. "We have to kee...

'Switzerland remains committed partner of Bangladesh'

'Switzerland remains committed partner of Bangladesh'

-- 2017-11-03 05:53:17

Switzerland remains a committed and longstanding partner of Bangladesh introducing innovative ideas and solutions over the years. Ambassador of Switzerland to Bangladesh René Holenstein made t...

Two remanded over Kakrail murders

Two remanded over Kakrail murders

-- 2017-11-03 05:46:02

A court has placed a man and his wife on six-day remand in a case over the killing of a woman and her son in the city's Kakrail area. Those remanded are victim Shamsun Nahar’s husband Abdul Kar...

Police recover 90 crude bombs in Jessore

Police recover 90 crude bombs in Jessore

-- 2017-11-03 04:48:32

Law enforcers recovered some 90 crude bombs from a three-storied house in Kharki area in Jessore district town on Thursday night. A group of unidentified young men entered his house with some bags ar...

UK defence minister quits over harassment claim

UK defence minister quits over harassment claim

Reuters 2017-11-02 12:01:34

British defense minister Michael Fallon quit on Wednesday saying his conduct had fallen below the high standards demanded of his position, the first resignation in a sexual harassment scandal in parli...

Hasina 30th on Forbes' 100 most powerful women list

Hasina 30th on Forbes' 100 most powerful women list

FE Online Desk 2017-11-02 12:00:00

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has kept climbing up Forbes’ list of the world’s 100 most powerful women. She ranked 30th on the list published on Wednesday, which is six steps ahead of tha...

Man, daughter found dead at Badda house

Man, daughter found dead at Badda house

-- 2017-11-02 12:00:00

A man and his daughter were found dead in their rented house in Dhaka’s Badda area early Thursday. The deceased have been identified as Jamil, 38, and his daughter Nusrat, 9. Police found Jami...

ICT releases report on Ranada Prasad killing

ICT releases report on Ranada Prasad killing

-- 2017-11-02 12:00:00

The investigation agency of the International Crime Tribunal (ICT) has released report on investigation into the killings of philanthropist Ranada Prasad Saha and his son Bhabani Prasad Saha by one Ma...

False cases to make me ineligible: Khaleda

False cases to make me ineligible: Khaleda

-- 2017-11-02 12:00:00

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has said filing of 'false' graft cases is part of a conspiracy to make her ineligible for the next general election. She came up with the remarks today while placing her s...

More Rohingyas on way to Bangladesh

More Rohingyas on way to Bangladesh

-- 2017-11-02 12:00:00

Around 3,000 more Rohingyas have gathered at the no-man’s land of Anjuman Para under Ukhia upazila in Cox’s Bazar to enter Bangladesh. Major Iqbal Ahmed, deputy captain of Border Guard Ba...

BD improves remarkably in reducing gender gap

BD improves remarkably in reducing gender gap

FE Online Report 2017-11-02 12:00:00

Bangladesh has recorded a remarkable improvement in global ranking on reduction of gender gap, according to the latest report published by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The Global Gender Gap Report...

Tailback prolongs as flyover fails to deliver

Tailback prolongs as flyover fails to deliver

-- 2017-11-02 12:00:00

The long-awaited Moghbazar-Mouchak flyover apparently has turned out to be a disappointment for the commuters who sought a relief from traffic gridlock in the area. Within a week of inauguration, co...

Cops consider family feud in Kakrail murder

Cops consider family feud in Kakrail murder

-- 2017-11-02 12:00:00

The law-enforcers are looking into a possible conflict within the family of businessman Abdul Karim, among other angles, in the investigation into the murder of his first wife and their eldest son at...

Miscreants vandalise Hindu’s house for ‘blasphemous’ post

Miscreants vandalise Hindu’s house for ‘blasphemous’ post

-- 2017-11-02 12:00:00

Miscreants vandalised a Hindu man’s house and shop at Sadarpur Upazila in Faridpur for allegedly uploading a ‘blasphemous’ photo on Facebook    The authorities slapped a b...

T-Aman harvest to start in a week in Sylhet division

T-Aman harvest to start in a week in Sylhet division

Our Correspondent 2017-11-02 12:00:00

Harvest of the much-awaited Transplanted Aman (T-Aman) paddy would begin in a week in Sylhet division, some agri officials and farmers said on Thursday. Only a few farmers in the region however have...

Blaming others is AL’s old habit: Fakhrul

Blaming others is AL’s old habit: Fakhrul

-- 2017-11-02 12:00:00

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday criticised the government for filing two cases against their party men over Feni violence. "Filing cases against its opponents is their (...

Kushtia transport strike withdrawn

Kushtia transport strike withdrawn

-- 2017-11-02 11:15:24

Transport owners and workers have withdrawn their indefinite strike that began in the district on Tuesday morning. Azgar Ali, president of Bus-Minibus Owners Group, said they decided to withdraw the...

Two die after taking liquor

Two die after taking liquor

-- 2017-11-02 11:07:22

Two men died after drinking toxic liquor at Sonamukhi Bazaar area in Kazipur upazila of Sirajganj district on Wednesday. The deceased were identified as Motiar Rahman Moti (42), son of Joynal Abedin...

Beyonce to play Nala in ‘The Lion King’

Beyonce to play Nala in ‘The Lion King’

BBC 2017-11-02 10:37:24

US singer Beyonce is to take a lead role in the remake of Disney's The Lion King. She will voice the role of lioness Nala, next to lead character Simba, played by Donald Glover. Beyonce used Faceboo...

Cops recover bullet-hit body of Lakshmipur terrorist

Cops recover bullet-hit body of Lakshmipur terrorist

FE Online Desk 2017-11-02 10:35:08

Bullet-hit body of a listed local top terrorist was recovered from Bater Pukurpar area of Balaishpur in Lakshmipur district town early Thursday. Officer-in-charge of Chandraganj Police Station, Md Mu...

BD to strongly raise climate issues in COP23

BD to strongly raise climate issues in COP23

-- 2017-11-02 10:31:27

Minister for Environment and Forests Anwar Hossain Manju said Thursday Bangladesh will strongly raise the climate change issues, including the Paris agreement, in the upcoming Conference of the Partie...

“It is power tariff adjustment, not hike”

“It is power tariff adjustment, not hike”

-- 2017-11-02 10:18:55

State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid on Thursday claims that the government’s proposal to raise power tariff is solely for the purpose of adjustment.    "We aren't ra...

HSIA passenger capacity overrun likely next year

HSIA passenger capacity overrun likely next year

Munima Sultana 2017-11-02 09:53:40

Bangladesh's prime airport, Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA), may get overcrowded with passengers far beyond its handling capacity next year for neglecting timely expansion. Sources said...

Customs recover gold bars from man’s stomach

Customs recover gold bars from man’s stomach

-- 2017-11-02 09:38:20

Customs officials on Wednesday night recovered eight gold bars weighing 800 grams from a passenger’s stomach at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the city. "We arrested a passenger name...