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Chandpur madrasa girl ‘kills herself'

Chandpur madrasa girl ‘kills herself'

FE Online Desk 2017-10-23 11:16:34

The hanging body of a madrasa student was recovered in Faridganj upazila of Chandpur district on Sunday afternoon. The deceased, Khadiza Akhter, a class V student of Kasiada Mahila Madrasa, was the d...

CO2 rise ‘will affect all sea life’

CO2 rise ‘will affect all sea life’

BBC 2017-10-23 11:12:20

All sea life will be affected because carbon dioxide emissions from modern society are making the oceans more acidic, a major new report will say. The eight-year study from more than 250 scientists f...

Joy tells countrymen to rely on AL

Joy tells countrymen to rely on AL

-- 2017-10-23 09:54:31

Prime Minister's ICT Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy Monday urged people to have faith in the ruling party in restoring democracy. "Awami League reestablished democracy in the country overcoming all sorts o...

Geneva conference ends, $340m more pledged for Rohingyas

Geneva conference ends, $340m more pledged for Rohingyas

-- 2017-10-23 09:38:07

The international community has this time pledged an additional USD 340 million, in addition to the $116 million raised since the beginning of the Rohingya crisis, to meet the needs of Rohingya people...

63rd CPA conference begins Nov 1 in Dhaka

63rd CPA conference begins Nov 1 in Dhaka

-- 2017-10-23 09:31:55

The 63rd conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) is set to begin in Dhaka from November 1. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the main conference on the South Plaza o...

BNP expects people to ‘restore’ democracy

BNP expects people to ‘restore’ democracy

-- 2017-10-23 09:19:59

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday said only the people can ‘restore’ democracy in the country, not any other ‘third country’. The BNP leader came up...

Denmark commits Tk 400m more to support Rohingyas

Denmark commits Tk 400m more to support Rohingyas

FE Online Report 2017-10-23 09:03:31

Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Ulla Tørnæs on Monday announced that Denmark would provide an additional 32 million DKK (Taka 400 million) to the UN High Commissioner for Refu...

Cabinet okays Youth Dev Institute Bill

Cabinet okays Youth Dev Institute Bill

-- 2017-10-23 07:27:02

The Cabinet gave final approval to ‘The Sheikh Hasina National Youth Development Institute Bill, 2017’ draft aimed at creating efficient manpower through giving necessary training and educ...

Home Minister flies to Myanmar

Home Minister flies to Myanmar

-- 2017-10-23 06:49:57

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has left Dhaka for Myanmar to discuss about Rohingya crisis. A 12-member delegation led by the minister left Dhaka through a Bangladesh Biman flight around 12:45pm on M...

Wall collapse kills three siblings

Wall collapse kills three siblings

-- 2017-10-23 01:33:48

Three minor siblings were killed when a wall collapsed on them in Pagla area of Fatullah upazila of Narayanganj district on Monday morning. The deceased were identified as Lamia (12), Lima (3) and La...

Experimental farming of saffron starts in Rajshahi

Experimental farming of saffron starts in Rajshahi

Our Correspondent 2017-10-23 01:10:46

RAJSHAHI, Oct 22:  Saffron, the costliest spice in the world, is being experimentally cultivated in Rajshahi. Though the spice is being experimentally cultivated in the country for last seventeen...

25 public auditoriums for training of women remain abandoned for over two decades

25 public auditoriums for training of women remain abandoned for over two decades

Our Correspondent 2017-10-23 01:09:44

JHENIDAH, Oct 22: A total of 25 public auditoriums in Jhenidah established by the Department of Social Services (DSS) for training of rural women have been left abandoned for over two decades, only to...

Former US presidents gather for hurricanes fundraiser

Former US presidents gather for hurricanes fundraiser

BBC 2017-10-22 12:06:30

America's five living former presidents gathered together for a concert in aid of victims of the hurricanes which ravaged the US this year. Barack Obama, George W Bush, Bill Clinton, George HW Bush a...

Long tailback on Dhaka-Tangail highway

Long tailback on Dhaka-Tangail highway

-- 2017-10-22 12:03:51

Long tailbacks have been created at several points on Dhaka-Tangail Highway from Chandra of Gazipur to Elenga in Tangail district due to the dilapidated conditions of the highway triggered by heavy to...

Water transports resume operations

Water transports resume operations

-- 2017-10-22 12:00:00

The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority, or BIWTA, has lifted restrictions on water travel after weather improved following two days of rains. Ferry services along the Shimulia-Kathalbari wat...

UN chief discusses Rohingya crisis with PM

UN chief discusses Rohingya crisis with PM

-- 2017-10-22 12:00:00

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has again called on the international community, especially the United Nations, for exerting more pressure on Myanmar to take back the Rohingyas from Bangladesh. She reit...

Rohingya crisis: EU, Kuwait to host pledging confce today

Rohingya crisis: EU, Kuwait to host pledging confce today

-- 2017-10-22 12:00:00

The European Union (EU) will co-host a pledging conference on Rohingya Crisis with Kuwait in Geneva today (Monday) in partnership with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Af...

DU publishes 'Gha' unit admission test result

DU publishes 'Gha' unit admission test result

-- 2017-10-22 12:00:00

The Dhaka University (DU) result of 'Gha' unit (combined unit for science, business studies and humanities group students) admission test under 2017-2018 academic session has been published as 14.35 p...

Indian FM lands in Dhaka

Indian FM lands in Dhaka

-- 2017-10-22 12:00:00

The Foreign Minister (FM) of India Sushma Swaraj has arrived in Dhaka on a two-day official visit. FM AH Mahmood Ali received her at the Bangabandhu Air Base as her special flight landed in Dhaka aro...

HC releases full verdict commuting Oishee's death

HC releases full verdict commuting Oishee's death

-- 2017-10-22 12:00:00

The High Court on Sunday published the full text of its verdict that commuted the death sentence awarded to Oishee Rahman to life term imprisonment for killing her parents in 2013. The text of the ve...

India voices support for Rohingyas’ return

India voices support for Rohingyas’ return

-- 2017-10-22 12:00:00

Visiting Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has said that there should be a permanent solution to the Rohingya crisis, stressing that Myanmar must take back all its nationals. She said this durin...

Blue ribbon committee mulled for BD-Canada ties

Blue ribbon committee mulled for BD-Canada ties

FE Online Desk 2017-10-22 12:00:00

Canada has intended to establish a blue ribbon committee, jointly sponsored by business chambers and private sectors, to propose concrete steps to further enhance the bilateral economic interest with...

Discussion on curbing road accidents in Narail

Discussion on curbing road accidents in Narail

-- 2017-10-22 11:56:52

Traffic rules need to be followed in order to reach destinations safe and sound, said speakers at a discussion in Narail on Sunday. They also emphasised on the importance of providing training to dri...

Gunmen kill 13 Niger gendarmes

Gunmen kill 13 Niger gendarmes

Reuters 2017-10-22 11:39:28

Gunmen on pick-up trucks and motorcycles coming from Mali killed 13 gendarmes and wounded five more in an attack on their base in western Niger, security sources said on Saturday. The village is a fe...

Khaleda, Sushma talk election issues

Khaleda, Sushma talk election issues

FE Online Desk 2017-10-22 11:29:51

BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia at a meeting with visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has talked about the 'problems' being faced by her party centring over the next parliamentar...

Miscreants stab chotpoti vendor to death

Miscreants stab chotpoti vendor to death

FE Online Desk 2017-10-22 11:10:32

Some unidentified miscreants stabbed a local chotpoti vendor to death in Halishahar area of the port city Chittagong on Saturday night. The victim, M Rasel (19), son of Mojib Mollah of Laxmipur, was...

BRAC joins Geneva conference

BRAC joins Geneva conference

-- 2017-10-22 10:52:43

A top official of BRAC is now in the Swiss capital to drum up support from the international community for the forcefully-displaced Rohingya people of Myanmar. According to a press release on Sunday,...

One arrested for vandalising Kali idol

One arrested for vandalising Kali idol

FE Online Desk 2017-10-22 10:31:18

An idol of Hindu Goddess Kali was vandalised at a temple in Chuadanga’s Muktipara area on Saturday night. Sardae Bhuimali, Chuadanga unit president of Bangladesh Harijon Manabadhiker Foundatio...

HC grants bail to BNP leader Minar

HC grants bail to BNP leader Minar

-- 2017-10-22 08:52:11

The High Court has again granted bail to BNP leader Mahatab Uddin Ahmmed Chowdhury Minar, the prime suspect in the 2014 murder of Feni Awami League leader Ekramul Haq. Justice AKM Asaduzzaman and Jus...

CEC asks not to pick persons linked to politics as polls observer

CEC asks not to pick persons linked to politics as polls observer

-- 2017-10-22 07:10:47

The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), KM Nurul Huda, has urged the polls monitoring organisations not to pick any person affiliated with politics as election observer. During the Election Commission'...