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5,000 Rohingyas enter Bangladesh in three days

-- August 29, 2017 21:14:28

Some 5,200 people have entered Bangladesh from Myanmar as of Sunday in the wake of the latest violence in Rakhine state, UN refugee agency UNHCR estimates. In a separate statement, New York-based Hum...

EC to sit with Biplabi Workers Party, Jagpa Wednesday

-- August 29, 2017 19:57:27

The Election Commission will sit in talks with Bangladesher Biplabi Workers Party and Jatiya Ganotantrik Dal (Jagpa) on Wednesday.   The talks with Biplabi Workers Party will start at 11am whil...

'Missing bank official returns'

-- August 29, 2017 19:31:49

Missing bank official Shamim Ahmed returned home after five days of alleged abduction.   Shamim's wife Shilpi Ahmed informed Paltan Police Station on Monday night about her husband’s retu...

'City corporations to remove wastes within 24 hours on Eid'

-- August 29, 2017 18:16:49

Dhaka South City Corporation Mayor Sayeed Khokon said the wastes of sacrificial animals will be removed within 24 hours on Eid-ul-Azha.   “We hope to remove the wastes of sacrificial anim...

Lalmonirhat-Burimari rail communication resumes

-- August 29, 2017 18:16:23

Rail communications on the Lalmonirhat- Burimari route resumed Tuesday morning after 16 days.   "Rail communications resumed at 8am on the route after a Burimari-bound commuter train left Lalm...

Govt to develop ponds, canals in 400 upazilas

-- August 29, 2017 17:39:20

Aiming to preserve surface water, the government is set to develop and re-excavate ponds and canals in 400 upazilas in the country.   The Executive Committee of the National Economic of Council...

Police exhume body after 36 days of death

-- August 29, 2017 16:52:16

Police exhumed a body of a man, who allegedly committed suicide, at Babukhali village in Mohammadpur upazila of Magura on Monday, 36 days after his death.   Tariqul Islam, officer-in-charge of...

Lightning strike leaves two farmers dead in Pirojpur

-- August 29, 2017 16:47:40

Two farmers died in lightning strike at Ataurkhali village in Bhandaria upazila of Pirojpur on Tuesday.   The deceased were identified as Jahangir Hossain, 30, son of Moyenuddin Khan and Nasiru...

UN chief urges Bangladesh to allow fleeing Rohingyas

-- August 29, 2017 16:29:08

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres urged the Bangladesh to continue to allow the Rohingyas fleeing violence to seek safety in Bangladesh from Myanmar.   UN Secretary General made...

Rana Plaza owner given three-year jail term

-- August 29, 2017 15:17:38

A court in Dhaka has sentenced Sohel Rana, the owner of collapsed Rana Plaza building, to three years in prison in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission or ACC.   The graft watchdog pr...

Mirpur man shot dead near his home

-- August 29, 2017 12:43:54

Unidentified assailants have shot dead a man near his home in Dhaka.   The incident was reported late Monday from Mirpur's Shewrapara neighbourhood.   The victim, 45-year-old Anisur Rahm...

Bangladesh Coast Guard to launch hovercrafts in its operation

-- August 29, 2017 11:53:12

The Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) is planning to introduce hovercrafts in its operation. It has also planned to procure hovercrafts and has requested India to assist in training and maintenance. A hov...

616 Rohingyas pushed back to Myanmar

-- August 29, 2017 11:11:54

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have sent back 616 Rohingyas as they attempted to enter Bangladesh through different bordering points amid the escalating tension in Rakhine state following an...

Two die in Dhaka sewerage explosion

-- August 29, 2017 10:33:18

Two people have died in an explosion of a sewerage line that triggered a fire in the capital's Golapbagh.   The incident occurred on Monday night, Dhaka Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissi...

Jute harvest going on in full swing in Gopalganj

Our Correspondent August 29, 2017 01:15:08

Farmers harvest jute from a land in Gobra village under Gopalganj Sadar on Monday. — FE Photo GOPALGANJ, Aug 28: Jute harvest is going on in full swing in the district. Farmers are also happy o...

397 Bangladeshis miss Hajj this year

-- August 28, 2017 21:42:40

For 397 Bangladeshis, it will be the longest one year of the wait to perform Hajj next year as they have failed to avail the opportunity this year for complications relating to visa, tickets or simila...

Bangladesh for joint drive with Myanmar on border

-- August 28, 2017 20:43:38

Bangladesh proposed joint operations with Myanmar forces on the border along the Rakhine state to wipe out militant and extremist forces.   The foreign ministry of Bangladesh tabled a formal pr...

Four workers die in Brahmanbaria

-- August 28, 2017 19:29:54

Four workers died and 10 others were injured as the roof of an under-construction refueling station collapsed on them at Ashuganj upazila of Brahmanbaria on Monday.   The deceased were as ident...

Pope Francis to arrive on Nov 30

-- August 28, 2017 17:36:02

Pope Francis will arrive in Bangladesh for a three-day visit at the end of November.   The pope, the head of the Roman Catholic Church and the Vatican, will arrive in Dhaka on Nov 30, the forei...

Cabinet okays CDA, KDA Bills

-- August 28, 2017 17:24:27

The Cabinet on Monday approved the drafts of ‘The Chittagong Development Authority Bill, 2017’ and ‘The Khulna Development Authority Bill, 2017’ to make the existing laws more...

Fish trader dies after being hit by launch

FE Online Desk August 28, 2017 14:53:13

A fish trader has died as a launch knocked him down while he was unloading fish at Sadarghat terminal on Monday morning.   Shahidul Islam, who is in charge of Hasnabad River Police Outpost, sai...

Bomb squad sweeps M'singh den

-- August 28, 2017 14:34:30

Police's bomb squad has swept the house in Mymensingh, where an explosion left a suspected terrorist dead.   The suspect's wife, two children, the landlord and his family were being questioned...

Five members of a hacker gang held

FE Online Desk August 28, 2017 12:54:20

Detective branch of police (DB) arrested five members of a hacker gang allegedly involved in transferring money illegally through computer on Monday morning.   Masudur Rahman, the deputy commis...

Six shops gutted in B’baria market fire

-- August 28, 2017 11:25:20

Six shops were gutted in a fire that broke out at a Photocopy market adjacent to City Centre Market in the Brahmanbaria district town on Sunday midnight.   Fire service officials said the fire...

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...