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Govt won’t supply ECR to businesses

Govt won’t supply ECR to businesses

Doulot Akter Mala 2017-10-10 12:00:00

The government backtracked on its decision to supply Electronic Cash Register (ECR) to businesses to avert an after-sales obligation, officials said. On an afterthought, the authorities found out tha...

BTRC to probe ‘Blue Whale’ game

BTRC to probe ‘Blue Whale’ game

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

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said on Monday Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has been directed to investigate the suicidal game "Blue Whale," reports UNB. Talking to repor...

Appeals hearing of three war criminals deferred

Appeals hearing of three war criminals deferred

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

The Supreme Court on Monday deferred till November 21 the hearing of convicted three war criminals against its verdict for their crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971. A five-memb...

RAB nabs two neo-JMB men

RAB nabs two neo-JMB men

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

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) during a drive detained two members of the banned militant outfit Neo-JMB from Narayanganj on Tuesday. The arrestees were identified as Samrat Miah (21) and Sh...

Mobile courts can operate for three weeks more

Mobile courts can operate for three weeks more

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

The Supreme Court (SC) has extended for three more weeks the stay on the High Court (HC) order that declared illegal running mobile courts by executive magistrates. A five-member bench of the Appella...

Bodies of nine more Rohingyas recovered from Naf

Bodies of nine more Rohingyas recovered from Naf

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

Nine more bodies of Rohingya people, including four children, were recovered from Naf River in Teknaf upazila on Tuesday morning. Following the recovery, the death toll from Sunday’s boat capsi...

Police recover bullet-hit body of ‘top terrorist’

Police recover bullet-hit body of ‘top terrorist’

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

A listed top terrorist was found dead on Comilla- Sylhet highway in Gazaria area of Sadar upazila of Brahmanbaria district on Tuesday morning. The deceased was identified as Linkon (40), son of Golam...

Dr Rizvi for India’s assistance in solving Rohingya issue

Dr Rizvi for India’s assistance in solving Rohingya issue

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

Prime Minister's International Affairs Adviser Professor Dr Gowher Rizvi on Tuesday called for coordinated actions from Bangladesh and India over the Rohingya issue. "We need to coordinate our actio...

Govt plans to turn prisons into correction centres

Govt plans to turn prisons into correction centres

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

The government plans a new prisons law amending the existing act with an aim of transforming the prisons into correction and rehabilitation centres. The proposed law would be called 'Correctional Fac...

Top court to re-hear Khalaf murder Oct 17

Top court to re-hear Khalaf murder Oct 17

-- 2017-10-10 10:46:34

The Appellate Division has ordered a re-hearing of the appeal in the murder case of Saudi Embassy official Khalaf Al-Ali. Though the verdict was set to be delivered on Tuesday, it was deferred by a...

Elderly woman dies in bus crash

Elderly woman dies in bus crash

-- 2017-10-10 10:22:49

An elderly woman was crushed under the wheels of a bus on Dhaka-Khulna highway in Chapta area of Kashiani upazila in Gopalganj district on Monday night. The deceased was identified as Moriam Begum, w...

Nine Jamaat leaders on 10-day remand in two cases

Nine Jamaat leaders on 10-day remand in two cases

-- 2017-10-10 07:36:58

A Dhaka court put nine top leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami on a 10-day remand each on Tuesday in two cases filed against them with Kadamtali Police Station. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Court judge Golam...

'Primary students to carry permitted books only'

'Primary students to carry permitted books only'

-- 2017-10-10 06:14:19

The Primary Education Department issued a directive to ensure that students only carry government-approved books and materials in their school bags. “The primary school-level books approved by...

DU special senate meeting, VC panel illegal: HC

DU special senate meeting, VC panel illegal: HC

-- 2017-10-10 05:28:58

The High Court declared illegal the special senate meeting, held on July 29, and the vice-chancellor panel approved by the meeting for appointing a new VC. The HC bench of Justice Zinat Ara and Justi...

11,000 Rohingya refugees flee to Bangladesh Monday: UNHCR

11,000 Rohingya refugees flee to Bangladesh Monday: UNHCR

-- 2017-10-10 04:37:24

More than 11,000 Rohingya refugees crossed into Bangladesh from Myanmar on Monday, the United Nations refugee agency said quoting Border Guard Bangladesh. "We're back in a situation of full alert as...

'Rohingya issue: Myanmar must play key role'

'Rohingya issue: Myanmar must play key role'

-- 2017-10-10 04:23:15

Myanmar will have to play key role in resolving Rohingya issue taking back its nationals from Bangladesh. "To that end, the international community must continue mounting pressure on Myanmar (to make...

Govt allocates Tk 13.7m for flood-hit farmers

Govt allocates Tk 13.7m for flood-hit farmers

-- 2017-10-10 02:26:07

Government has allocated Tk 13.70 million (1.37 crore) as incentive for flood hit small and marginal farmers to cultivate five types of crops in Jamalpur district. Department of Agriculture Extension...

0.1 million more Rohingyas waiting to enter BD: IOM

0.1 million more Rohingyas waiting to enter BD: IOM

-- 2017-10-09 12:39:07

As many as 100,000 more people may be waiting to cross into Cox's Bazar from North Rakhine's Buthidaung Township, IOM says quoting observers, report agencies. An estimated 2,000 Rohingyas are still a...

Thrust on jt efforts for speedy dispute resolution

Thrust on jt efforts for speedy dispute resolution

FE Desk 2017-10-09 12:37:12

Minister for Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs Anisul Huq, MP, Governor of Bangladesh Bank Fazle Kabir, Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) Executive Chairman Kazi M. Aminul Isla...

Sbarro opens 8 new branches in Dhaka

Sbarro opens 8 new branches in Dhaka

FE Online Desk 2017-10-09 12:00:00

New York-based pizzeria Sbarro recently launched 8 new branches with a gala event at The Westin. The event was graced by the presence of Minister for Food Qamrul Islam and various other dignitaries....

Veg prices soaring for shortage of supply in Joypurhat, Gopalganj

Veg prices soaring for shortage of supply in Joypurhat, Gopalganj

Roving Correspondent 2017-10-09 12:00:00

Prices of vegetables have been soaring in the local kitchen markets of the district for the last couple of weeks due to supply shortage. Sub-assistance agri-officer of the Department of Agriculture E...

Export earnings drop  9.83pc in Sept

Export earnings drop 9.83pc in Sept

FE Report 2017-10-09 12:00:00

The country's earnings from shipment of merchandise products declined by 9.83 per cent to US$ 2.03 billion in September 2017 over the corresponding month of 2016. The earnings in the third month of t...

Rohingya boat capsize toll reaches 12

Rohingya boat capsize toll reaches 12

Reuters 2017-10-09 12:00:00

At least 12 Rohingya Muslim refugees, mainly children, drowned when their boats capsized on the way to Bangladesh, police said on Monday, the latest victims of violence in Myanmar that has forced more...

Govt earnings from DSE soar 174 per cent in Q1

Govt earnings from DSE soar 174 per cent in Q1

Babul Barman 2017-10-09 12:00:00

The government revenue earnings from the Dhaka bourse marked a 174 per cent rise in first quarter (Q1) for July-September period of the current fiscal year compared to the same quarter a year ago as t...

RAB detains ‘drug peddler’ with heroin

RAB detains ‘drug peddler’ with heroin

-- 2017-10-09 12:00:00

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) during a drive arrested a suspected drug peddler along with 5 kilograms of heroin worth Tk 50 million (five crore) from Sarengour area of Godagari upazila in Ra...

Police cordon off 'militant' hideout in Jessore

Police cordon off 'militant' hideout in Jessore

-- 2017-10-09 12:00:00

Police have surrounded a suspected militant hideout in the district town of Jessore. The operation began early Monday after police received a tip-off on the house in Ghop Naoapara Road area. As of M...

'Bangladesh wants peaceful solution to Rohingya crisis'

'Bangladesh wants peaceful solution to Rohingya crisis'

-- 2017-10-09 12:00:00

Bangladesh wants a peaceful solution to Rohingya crisis through diplomatic efforts and it will not take any ‘suicidal’ decision like getting involved in any war. Foreign Minister AH Mahmo...

Detectives arrest Jamaat Ameer Maqbul, 8 others

Detectives arrest Jamaat Ameer Maqbul, 8 others

-- 2017-10-09 12:00:00

Detectives arrested Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Maqbul Ahmad and eight other leaders and activists of the party at Uttara in Dhaka on Monday night, according to an online newspaper.   Detective Branc...

Rajshahi road mishap kills trucker

Rajshahi road mishap kills trucker

-- 2017-10-09 10:19:25

A truck driver was killed and three others were injured in a road accident at Jhalmolia on Dhaka-Rajshahi highway in Putia upazila of Rajshahi district on Sunday night. The deceased, Akter Hossian (3...

President urges national interest to hasten development

President urges national interest to hasten development

-- 2017-10-09 08:26:08

President M Abdul Hamid Monday urged all irrespective of party affiliations and opinions, to prioritise national interest to speed up development and progress. "All have to give attention that no per...