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Rangpur growers attaining financial solvency from banana cultivation

Rangpur growers attaining financial solvency from banana cultivation

Our Correspondent 2017-09-28 12:00:00

RANGPUR, Sept 27: A good number of people are attaining financial solvency by growing banana in different areas of the district.Growers are bringing more lands under the farming of the tasty fruit due...

BDT rises notably against US$ for importers

BDT rises notably against US$ for importers

Siddique Islam 2017-09-28 12:00:00

The exchange rate of Bangladesh Taka (BDT) appreciated significantly against the US dollar on Wednesday for importers, as the central bank sold US$ 38 million to the banks, market operators said. The...

BTMA, rights groups decry power price hike bid

BTMA, rights groups decry power price hike bid

FE Report 2017-09-28 12:00:00

A proposal for raising power tariffs under Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB) faced opposition from consumer rights activists, politicians and a trade body in the public hearing. Rather, t...

BB issues notice relaxing loan provisioning policies further

BB issues notice relaxing loan provisioning policies further

FE Report 2017-09-28 12:00:00

The central bank has relaxed its loan provisioning policies further to facilitate disbursement of agriculture and micro-credits by the banks, officials said. Under the relaxations, the banks will hav...

Gulshan building fire doused

Gulshan building fire doused

-- 2017-09-28 12:00:00

A fire broke out at an office in city’s Gulshan area on Thursday. Ataur Rahman, duty officer of Fire Service Control room, said the fire broke out at the 4th floor of a six-storey building arou...

Grinding machine blast kills one

Grinding machine blast kills one

-- 2017-09-28 12:00:00

An electrician was killed after a grinding machine blasted at his rented residence in Jamgora area of Ashulia on Wednesday evening. The deceased was identified as Salam alias Nayan, 25, supervisor of...

Muhith sets deadline for ending poverty

Muhith sets deadline for ending poverty

-- 2017-09-28 12:00:00

Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on Thursday said that there will be no poor people in the country by 2024. “Bangladesh will be able to end poverty by 2024 though the international deadl...

RAB detains ‘drug trader’ with 3.25 kg heroin

RAB detains ‘drug trader’ with 3.25 kg heroin

-- 2017-09-28 11:57:09

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) detained a suspected drug trader along with 3.25 Kg heroin from a frontier village under Godagari Upazila in Rajshahi district last night. The arrestee was ide...

Prices of coarse rice decline

Prices of coarse rice decline

FE Report 2017-09-28 10:05:17

The prices of finer varieties of rice continued to maintain their recent-peak levels Wednesday, but the coarse varieties showed a downward trend due to the recent cut in import duties and the governme...

Suu Kyi assures to take back Rohingya refugees

Suu Kyi assures to take back Rohingya refugees

-- 2017-09-28 08:49:11

Myanmar’s de facto head of government Aung San Suu Kyi has assured UK state minister for foreign affairs Mark Field that Rohingyas will be taken back from Bangladesh, the British minister said a...

India sends 700 tonnes relief for Rohingya

India sends 700 tonnes relief for Rohingya

-- 2017-09-28 08:08:58

An Indian Naval ship carrying the third consignment of 700-tonne relief supply for Rohingya, who have fled persecution by Myanmar security forces and taken shelter in Bangladesh, reached Chittagong on...

US increases financial support for Rohingyas

US increases financial support for Rohingyas

-- 2017-09-28 06:53:57

The United States decided to give an additional $6 million to the UN World Food programme (WFP) to address the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh.   "The United States, through the US Agency for Int...

China sends more relief for Rohingyas

China sends more relief for Rohingyas

-- 2017-09-28 05:07:50

The second batch of China’s relief for the Rohingya refugees arrived in Chittagong on Thursday.   A cargo flight with 53.50 tonnes of relief materials, including 2,000 pieces of tents and...

C’nawabganj Shibir leader held with firearm

C’nawabganj Shibir leader held with firearm

-- 2017-09-28 01:56:28

Detective Branch (DB) of police during a dive arrested  a leader of Islami Chhatra Shibir, student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, along with a pistol and bullet from Hujrapur Khalghat area in Chapainaw...

Japan assures of support on Rohingya issue

Japan assures of support on Rohingya issue

-- 2017-09-27 12:57:09

Japan on Wednesday assured Bangladesh of its support to address the Rohingya issue.   State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam said this in a Tweet message after a breakfast meeting w...

Commercial turkey farming flourishes in Gazipur

Commercial turkey farming flourishes in Gazipur

Our Correspondent 2017-09-27 12:55:02

GAZIPUR, Sept 26: The turkey bird farming is gaining popularity among youths and housewives in Gazipur. Commercial turkey farms have been developed in Gazipur city area as well as different upazilas i...

Rain brings relief to Dhaka dwellers

Rain brings relief to Dhaka dwellers

-- 2017-09-27 12:33:18

Moderate rainfall accompanied by thunderstorm swept over different parts of the capital on Wednesday morning brought a little relief to the city dwellers who were suffering from scorching heat in the...

UNSC meets tomorrow on Rohingya issue

UNSC meets tomorrow on Rohingya issue

-- 2017-09-27 12:00:00

The UN Security Council will meet Thursday to discuss the violence in Myanmar and hear a briefing from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the crisis, diplomats said. Britain, France, the United...

PM undergoes successful gallbladder surgery in US

PM undergoes successful gallbladder surgery in US

-- 2017-09-27 12:00:00

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina underwent a successful gallbladder surgery in the US and was resting on her doctors’ advice, her office has said. A statement by Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said...

Runner Group  to sell Indian lubricant in BD

Runner Group to sell Indian lubricant in BD

FE Online Desk 2017-09-27 12:00:00

Runner Group has inked an agreement with Indian Oil Corporation Ltd to sell the latter's lubricant in Bangladesh, said a statement.  High officials of the Indian company and Runner Group announc...

DU goes on 11-day holiday today

DU goes on 11-day holiday today

-- 2017-09-27 12:00:00

The Dhaka University (DU) declared an 11-day vacation from September 27 on the occasion of Durga Puja, Ashura and Laxmi Puja, reports BSS. All classes and examinations will remain closed until Octobe...

Jute bag export to Brazil falls to almost zero

Jute bag export to Brazil falls to almost zero

Syful Islam 2017-09-27 12:00:00

Bangladesh is considering seeking a midterm review of an anti-dumping duty imposed by Brazil 25 years back as jute bag export to the Latin American country has declined to almost zero, officials said....

Dhaka set to get auto traffic signals

Dhaka set to get auto traffic signals

Munima Sultana 2017-09-27 12:00:00

Dhaka is finally set to get new automated traffic-signal system for managing booming and chaotic traffic, with four busy intersections coming first for piloting. Dhaka Transport Coordination Authori...

World Tourism Day being observed

World Tourism Day being observed

-- 2017-09-27 12:00:00

The World Tourism Day is being observed in the country on Wednesday as elsewhere across the globe with the theme 'Sustainable Tourism - A Tool for Development'. A daylong colourful festival and music...

'BD expects concrete steps from UN to send back Rohingyas'

'BD expects concrete steps from UN to send back Rohingyas'

-- 2017-09-27 12:00:00

Bangladesh expects concrete steps through the UN Security Council so that the ‘forcibly displaced people from Myanmar’ in Bangladesh can go back to their homeland smoothly and without any...

Police rescue missing Jamalpur mayor from Srimongol

Police rescue missing Jamalpur mayor from Srimongol

-- 2017-09-27 12:00:00

Police rescued the municipality mayor of Jamalpur from Srimongol of Moulvibazar on Wednesday, two days after he went missing from Dhaka. Mohammad Rukunuzzaman Rukon, mayor of Sharishbari municipality...

Tourism sector: Menon wants steps for ending visa complications

Tourism sector: Menon wants steps for ending visa complications

-- 2017-09-27 08:58:08

Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon on Wednesday urged the authorities concerned to take proper steps for ending visa complications faced by potential foreign tourists, along with ot...

President for constant pressure on Myanmar over Rohingya issue

President for constant pressure on Myanmar over Rohingya issue

-- 2017-09-27 08:49:06

Asking all to stand by Rohingyas, President Abdul Hamid on Wednesday stressed the need for putting constant pressure on the Myanmar government to force it to repatriate their displaced people from Ban...

ACC launches probe against food grain hoarders

ACC launches probe against food grain hoarders

-- 2017-09-27 08:33:41

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Wednesday initiated a probe against the hoarders responsible for the recent price hike of food grains, particularly rice.   The Commission has already fo...

'Don't pay any heed to rumour of question leak'

'Don't pay any heed to rumour of question leak'

-- 2017-09-27 06:20:53

Health Minister Mohammad Nasim urged the medical admission seekers and their guardians not to pay any heed to any rumour of question paper leakage.   The minister came up with the call while ta...