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Over 500 village women attain self-reliance by sewing clothes

Over 500 village women attain self-reliance by sewing clothes

Our Correspondent 2017-10-27 12:32:27

BOGRA, Oct 26: More than 500 village women of the district have become self-reliant through sewing clothes after taking short-term training. Sources said the poor and unemployed women of the area too...

Rangpur growers make good profit from red spinach production

Rangpur growers make good profit from red spinach production

Our Correspondent 2017-10-27 12:31:24

RANGPUR, Oct 26: Farmers of different areas in the district are getting financially benefited through farming of red spinach (Lalshak) in recent years. Due to easy cultivation process, low production...

Govt takes projects for expats’ welfare

Govt takes projects for expats’ welfare

-- 2017-10-27 12:00:00

The government has taken a number of initiatives to ensure wellbeing of the Bangladeshi expatriates who are greatly contributing to the country’s economy.  The projects that the government...

Australian deputy PM disqualified

Australian deputy PM disqualified

BBC 2017-10-27 12:00:00

Australian Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce and four other politicians were wrongly elected because they held dual citizenship, a top court has ruled. The High Court of Australia decision means three of the p...

Metro rail lines: Govt may soon endorse feasibility study project

Metro rail lines: Govt may soon endorse feasibility study project

FHM Humayan Kabir 2017-10-27 12:00:00

The Planning Commis-sion (PC) is likely to endorse feasibility study for construction of two more metro rails in the capital at a cost of Tk 463.70 million, officials said on Wednesday. "The project...

Road crash kills two in Cox’s Bazar

Road crash kills two in Cox’s Bazar

-- 2017-10-27 12:00:00

Two people were killed and eight others injured when a truck hit a human hauler on Chittagong-Teknaf Highway near Rabeta Hospital in Ramu upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Friday. One of the deceased w...

US sailors rescued after five months adrift

US sailors rescued after five months adrift

BBC 2017-10-27 12:00:00

Two US yachtswomen and their two dogs have been rescued by the US Navy after spending nearly five months adrift in the Pacific Ocean, officials say. Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiaba had set off in a s...

Five suspected robbers held

Five suspected robbers held

-- 2017-10-27 12:00:00

Police arrested five suspected robbers while they were fleeing after committing robbery at Noapara village in Kasba municipality area of Brahmanbaria district on Friday. Local people said a gang of r...

Rohingyas outnumber locals in Ukhia, Teknaf

Rohingyas outnumber locals in Ukhia, Teknaf

-- 2017-10-27 12:00:00

The Rohingya people, who have crossed into Bangladesh from Myanmar since August 25, have outnumbered the local people in Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas of Cox’s Bazar district. According to the popu...

Govt mulls high-speed train between Dhaka, Ctg

Govt mulls high-speed train between Dhaka, Ctg

-- 2017-10-27 12:00:00

The govt has changed its earlier decision to introduce an elevated expressway over Dhaka-Chittagong highway, as it now considers launching a high speed train service between the capital and the port c...

Murder accused killed in ‘gunfight’

Murder accused killed in ‘gunfight’

-- 2017-10-27 11:42:58

An accused in a murder case was reportedly killed in a gunfight between his cohorts and police at Joynabaz in Kumarkhali upazila of Kushita district on early Friday. The deceased, Anwar Hossain (27),...

Idols desecrated at Netrokona temple

Idols desecrated at Netrokona temple

-- 2017-10-27 11:26:57

Unidentified miscreants damaged five idols of Hindu gods and goddesses at Sarbojonin Kali Temple at Baishdhar East Para in Netrokona sadar upazila early Thursday. Chandan Sarker, a maintenance commit...

Tamabil Land Port to be inaugurated today

Tamabil Land Port to be inaugurated today

-- 2017-10-27 11:10:50

Much-awaited Tamabil Land Port along Gowainghat border area in Sylhet district will be inaugurated on Friday aiming to expand business activities with Bhutan and Indian states Tripura, Nagaland, Assam...

Slow internet speed to continue till Saturday

Slow internet speed to continue till Saturday

-- 2017-10-27 10:32:34

Slow internet speed may continue till Saturday as repair works on the first submarine cable of the country has not finished yet. "The work has not ended yet. We hope the situation will get back to no...

AL men brawl at flyover inauguration

AL men brawl at flyover inauguration

-- 2017-10-27 08:40:42

Some leaders and activists of the ruling Awami League engaged in a scuffle over seats on stage at the inaugural ceremony of Moghbazar-Mouchak flyover, reports bdnews24.com Dhaka South Mayor Sayeed Kh...

Khaleda's speech to create confusion: Obaidul Quader

Khaleda's speech to create confusion: Obaidul Quader

-- 2017-10-27 08:05:44

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader alleged that BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia told lies about Awami League and Sheikh Hasina before the court. "Her speeches will create confusion in the coun...

Pregnant Rohingyas susceptible to hepatitis C

Pregnant Rohingyas susceptible to hepatitis C

-- 2017-10-27 07:21:55

Pregnant Rohingya women are at high risk of getting infected by hepatitis C virus, said a leading physician on Friday. Secretary General National Liver Foundation of Bangladesh, Prof. Mohammad Ali, a...

Uttara Ganabhaban tree felling: Three engineers suspended

Uttara Ganabhaban tree felling: Three engineers suspended

-- 2017-10-27 05:16:59

The government has suspended three engineers of for their alleged irregularities in tree felling at Uttara Ganabhaban in Natore. A letter, signed by Housing and Public Works secretary Shahid Ullah re...

Khaleda to visit Rohingyas Sunday

Khaleda to visit Rohingyas Sunday

Agencies 2017-10-27 01:18:02

  BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is going to visit the Rohingyas who have taken shelter in Cox’s Bazar in the face of persecution in their own country, Myanmar. She is scheduled to start her...

Harvest of BINA Dhan-16 begins in Gopalganj

Harvest of BINA Dhan-16 begins in Gopalganj

Our Correspondent 2017-10-26 12:59:39

GOPALGANJ, Oct 25: Harvest of short-duration BINA Dhan-16 begins at Mahayashpur under Kasiani upazila in the district. According to the sub-center of the Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture (...

Woman held with 290 Yaba tablets

Woman held with 290 Yaba tablets

-- 2017-10-26 12:02:57

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested a woman along with 290 pieces of Yaba tablets from Majhgram in Bagmara upazila of Rajshahi district on Wednesday. The detainee was identified as Salma...

PM unveils Moghbazar-Mouchak flyover, finally

PM unveils Moghbazar-Mouchak flyover, finally

FE Online Desk 2017-10-26 12:00:00

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has opened the Kakrail-Malibagh, Rajarbagh-Mouchak, Rampura-Mouchak and Mouchak-Eskaton portions of the much-awaited Moghbazar-Mouchak Flyover. A local agency report said...

Chittagong road crash kills two

Chittagong road crash kills two

-- 2017-10-26 12:00:00

An ambulance driver and a cancer patient were killed and four others sustained injuries in a road accident in Boro Darogar Haat area on Dhaka-Chittagong Highway in Sitakunda upazila of Chittagong on e...

Maghbazar Flyover’s other parts open today

Maghbazar Flyover’s other parts open today

-- 2017-10-26 12:00:00

The remaining parts of the much-awaited Maghbazar-Mouchak Flyover will open to traffic today (Thursday), bringing an end to the sufferings of the commuters and the residents of the area. They are bei...

Dealers may get more commission on OMS rice, wheat

Dealers may get more commission on OMS rice, wheat

Rezaul Karim and Talha Bin Habib 2017-10-26 12:00:00

A move is underway to raise dealers' commission on open market sale (OMS) of rice and wheat to help curb malpractices in sales by authorised traders, sources said. The food ministry has sent a propos...

Three smugglers held with 9.33kg gold

Three smugglers held with 9.33kg gold

-- 2017-10-26 12:00:00

Members of Detective Branch of police arrested three members of a gold smuggling gang along with 9.33 kilograms of gold from the Airport road in Dhaka on Wednesday night. The identities of the arrest...

Joint group by Nov 30 for Rohingya repatriation

Joint group by Nov 30 for Rohingya repatriation

Agencies 2017-10-26 12:00:00

Bangladesh and Myanmar will form a joint working group within November 30 and the Terms of Reference(ToR) of the group will determine repatriation of the Rohingyas refugees. "Earlier, the two countri...

Rohingya issue UN’s priority concern: UNGA chief

Rohingya issue UN’s priority concern: UNGA chief

-- 2017-10-26 12:00:00

United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) President Miroslav Lajcak said Rohingya issue has appeared as a top priority concern for the organisation. He also stated that Dhaka's suggestions as a key sta...

Zia restored democracy, CEC reiterates

Zia restored democracy, CEC reiterates

Agencies 2017-10-26 12:00:00

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda on Thursday defended his remarks that Ziaur Rahman, the founder of BNP, reestablished multiparty democracy in the country. "Yes, I still own it. I made...

SC to hear Khaleda’s plea on Oct 30

SC to hear Khaleda’s plea on Oct 30

-- 2017-10-26 12:00:00

The Supreme Court on Thursday set October 30 to deliver its order on a petition filed by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia seeking stay on the trial proceedings and recording testimonies of the witnesses in...