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Tens of thousands of pilgrims gather in Makkah

-- August 27, 2017 21:44:40

Islam's holiest city Makkah, the birthplace of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh), has turned into a gathering place of hundreds of thousands of Hajj pilgrims. Hajj pilgrims are now staying in Makkah. Af...

Explosion inside house in Mymensingh, 'militant suspect' dies

-- August 27, 2017 20:05:03

A militant suspect was killed in an explosion inside a house at Bhaluka of Mymensingh.   Law enforcers cordoned off the house at Habibari after the blast Sunday afternoon, Mymensingh Superinten...

Canada to give aid to flood victims  

-- August 27, 2017 19:58:57

Canada is providing C$262,500 or $210,000 through the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund to assist Plan International for providing immediate assistance to over 10,000 flood victims for four months...

Tough reply if any bullet hits BD land: BGB

-- August 27, 2017 19:51:06

Bangladesh will give a befitting reply to Myanmar if any bullet from their side hits Bangladesh territory.   Director General of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Major General Abul Hossain made th...

Newborn found dead in Satkhira

FE Online Report August 27, 2017 15:56:44

Police recovered the body of a newborn baby from a pond adjacent to Marie Stopes clinic at Palashpool area of Satkhira district on Sunday morning.   Maruf Ahmed, officer-in-charge (OC) of the S...

Deadline for Holey Artisan probe report submission

-- August 27, 2017 15:29:00

A Dhaka court has fixed October 10 for submission of the probe report in the case relating to Holey Artisan attack at Gulshan in the city.   Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Nurunnahar Yesmin pass...

Eid traffic goes slow on two highways

-- August 27, 2017 14:06:46

Traffic on the Dhaka-Tangail Highway has been slowed due to rain overnight and disrepair on the roads. Congestion was also reported on a 1.5 kilometre stretch of the Dhaka-Chiottagong Highway near...

Father, son among three die in road crash

-- August 27, 2017 10:00:51

Three people, including two of a family, were killed and 25 injured in a road accident at Bedgram in the Gopalganj Sadar upazila early Sunday. Police said a bus of 'Golden Line Paribahan' was heading...

Govt to imort 1.5m tonnes food grains if necessary: PM

-- August 26, 2017 22:05:25

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said the government will import 1.5 million (15 lakh) metric tonnes of food grains, if necessary, for ensuring the food security of people. "We'll distribute...

Biman to operate 8 addl hajj flights

-- August 26, 2017 20:18:35

The Biman Bangladesh Airlines will operate eight additional hajj flights until 28 August to carry the rest of the pilgrims who could not yet fly for  Saudi Arabia due to various complications....

Rakhine violence toll reaches 90

-- August 26, 2017 20:10:24

The death toll from Rakhine violence reached 90 as a Rohingya man shot by Myanmar’s security forces while fleeing to Bangladesh died at a hospital in Chittagong on Saturday.   The decease...

Eid journey will be comfortable: Obaidul Quader

-- August 26, 2017 20:09:49

The Eid journey of home-bound people will be comfortable as the officials concerned are working day and night to renovate the damaged roads and highways before Eid, said Road Transport and Bridges Min...

Bangladesh expresses concern over fresh entry of Rohingyas

-- August 26, 2017 19:47:54

Bangladesh expressed ‘serious concern’ over the recent incidents in Rakhine State of Myanmar and fresh entry of Rohingya people into Bangladesh.   The foreign ministry in Dhaka summ...

27m Bangladeshis at risk of sea-level rise: Brac

-- August 26, 2017 18:25:41

Around 27 million people are ‘predicted to be at risk’ of sea-level rise in Bangladesh by 2050, says Brac in a report.   “Climate change is a concern now affecting every one...

Hasan Mahmud accuses CJ of protecting ‘corrupt person’

-- August 26, 2017 18:23:22

Awami League leader Dr Hasan Mahmud on Saturday accused Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha of protecting a corrupt person and referred the article 5 of Anti Corruption Commission Act in this regard....

Two get jail for stalking schoolgirls

-- August 26, 2017 16:28:48

A mobile court sentenced two young men to two months jail for stalking two schoolgirls in Nabinagar upazila of Brahmanbaria on Friday. The convicted youths are — Faisal Ahmed Topu, 22, son of l...

Restaurant manager found dead in Dhaka

-- August 26, 2017 16:16:09

The manager of a restaurant located on Nababpur road in Dhaka was found dead at his workplace on Saturday morning. The deceased was identified as Anwar Hossain, manager of Hotel Al Arafat, reports UN...

Redesigned FE website gets going

FE Online Desk August 26, 2017 15:56:07

International Chamber of Commerce—Bangladesh (ICCB) President Mahbubur Rahman has inaugurated the redesigned website of the English daily Financial Express (FE). Mahbubur Rahman, also chair...

Teenager stabbed to death in Narail

-- August 26, 2017 15:53:29

A teenage boy was stabbed to death at Kalia upazila of Narail on Friday afternoon over establishing supremacy. The deceased was identified as Azmal Fakir, 18, son of Mannan Fakir, reports UNB. Shimu...

Police arrest 59 in Magura

-- August 26, 2017 15:46:05

Police arrested 59 people accused in different cases from different areas of Magura in a special drive in last 48 hours. Tariqul Islam, additional superintendent of Magura Police, said that the law e...

Flood victims to get aid for three months: PM

-- August 26, 2017 15:08:51

The government's aid scheme for flood victims will continue for three months after the water recedes, says Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.   The second spell of floods this year has affected ne...

Shot Rohingya man dies in Chittagong hospital

-- August 26, 2017 13:52:20

  A Rohingya man, shot during Friday's attacks on security forces in Myanmar, has died in a Bangladesh hospital.   Two wounded Rohingya men from the bordering Rakhine state crossed into...

Addressing sexual violence thru education

M. Rayhanul Islam August 26, 2017 13:06:22

Violence and discrimination at school and other educational settings has long become a global problem. They include physical, sexual and psychological violence and bullying, and other forms of school-...

Muhith blames some banks for loan defaults

FE Online Report August 26, 2017 12:48:55

  Finance Minister AMA Muhith Saturday blamed some banks for turning their clients into loan defaulters.   "Some banks have a tendency to deliberately turn their clients into defaulters...

Rail links with Khulna restored

UNB August 26, 2017 12:19:34

Rail communication of Khulna with the rest of the country was restored on Saturday after an eleven-hour disruption caused by a derailment.   Rail officials said that a compartment of Rajshahi-b...

Rail links with Khulna partially restored after 11-hour

-- August 26, 2017 11:14:51

Rail links with Khulna partially restored after 11-hour  Kushtia, Aug 26 (UNB) - Rail communication of Khulna with the rest of the country was restored on Saturday after an eleven-hour disruptio...

Fading glory of fisheries

Saleh Akram       August 25, 2017 23:18:11

Despite making firm strides, the fishery sector is still an underperforming sector, not only because it is performing below potential, but more so because the current production pattern has robbed u...

FM urges businesses to fight human trafficking in Asia-Pacific

-- August 25, 2017 21:12:24

The business community in the Asia-Pacific region should join the fight against people smuggling, human trafficking and transnational crimes, Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali has said, reports bdnews24...

146 Rohingyas sent back to Myanmar

-- August 25, 2017 20:58:47

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have sent back 146 Rohingyas as they attempted to enter Bangladesh amid the escalating tension in Myanmar's Rakhine state following an attack by insurgents on...

Rain can't be an excuse for not repairing bad roads: Quader

-- August 25, 2017 13:54:38

Engineers of the Roads and Highways Department or RHD will monitor road repairs during Eid-Ul-Azha holidays, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said, reports bdnews24.com.  ...