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Early cultivated beans start appearing in local markets

Early cultivated beans start appearing in local markets

Roving Correspondent 2017-09-25 12:00:00

Beans cultivated in early season has started appearing in the local markets of the district.   Local source said over 4,000 farmers of Santhia, Bera, Chatmohor, Atghoria, Ishwardi and Sujanaga...

Protests precede fresh power-price hike move

Protests precede fresh power-price hike move

FE Report 2017-09-25 12:00:00

A weeklong public hearing on government proposals for hiking power tariffs afresh starts today (Monday) with a prelude of protests from businesspeople and cross-sections of consumers.   Bangla...

VAT rules now up  for amendment

VAT rules now up for amendment

Doulot Akter Mala 2017-09-25 12:00:00

With a new law put on the backburner, government's revenue authority decided to amend the existing value-added tax (VAT) rules to digitise the taxing.   Sources said under the amended rules,...

Export incentives beyond RMG for newer markets on the anvil

Export incentives beyond RMG for newer markets on the anvil

Syful Islam 2017-09-25 12:00:00

The government moves to offer cash subsidy on some more products in the new-market- expansion category to encourage businesses to expand country's export trade.   Presently, only apparel items...

Small factories fighting losing battle with large ones

Small factories fighting losing battle with large ones

Monira Munni 2017-09-25 12:00:00

A large number of readymade garments accessories manufacturing factories were closed in the recent years mainly due to lack of access to bank loans, short-supply of electricity and low technology-base...

DU 'Kha' unit admission test results today

DU 'Kha' unit admission test results today

-- 2017-09-25 12:00:00

The admission test results of ‘Kha’ (B) unit of Dhaka University for 2017-18 academic session will be published this (Monday) noon.   Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman, acting vice-chan...

Throat-slit body of woman found

Throat-slit body of woman found

-- 2017-09-25 12:00:00

The slit-throat body of a woman was found at her house at Dawkia Latifabad village in Boropool area of Sadar upazila on Monday.    The deceased was identified as Parul (32), wife of one Sh...

Rohingya women with AIDS in Ctg hospital

Rohingya women with AIDS in Ctg hospital

-- 2017-09-25 12:00:00

Two Rohingya women with AIDS have been admitted to Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) for treatment. The two were transferred from a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar’s Ukhiya Upazila o...

Govt to finalise health surcharge policy when PM returns

Govt to finalise health surcharge policy when PM returns

-- 2017-09-25 12:00:00

The 'health development surcharge management policy' will be finalised once Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returns home, Health Minister Mohammed Nasim has said. Nasim made the announcement at a progra...

BSF tortures BD youth to death

BSF tortures BD youth to death

-- 2017-09-25 12:00:00

A Bangladeshi young man was tortured to death by members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) in Dabri border area in Haripur upazila of Thakurgaon district early Monday. The deceased has been ident...

'Decision on Rohingyas' refugee status after talks with Myanmar'

'Decision on Rohingyas' refugee status after talks with Myanmar'

-- 2017-09-25 12:00:00

Bangladesh will consider the matter of granting official refugee status to the Rohingyas only after talks with Myanmar.   "Bilateral talks will be held with Myanmar. Until then they will be tre...

Govt seeks $250m from WB for health services of Rohingyas

Govt seeks $250m from WB for health services of Rohingyas

-- 2017-09-25 08:03:49

The health ministry sought 250 million dollar from the World Bank to provide health services to the Rohingyas who fled to Bangladesh amid persecution in Myanmar’s in Rakhain State.   Bang...

'No chaos in relief distribution among Rohingyas'

'No chaos in relief distribution among Rohingyas'

-- 2017-09-25 07:57:23

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday said the participation of Bangladesh Army in relief distribution among the Rohingyas along with the civil administration has ensured a good...

Give more emphasis on research works, President urges universities

Give more emphasis on research works, President urges universities

-- 2017-09-25 07:36:09

 President Abdul Hamid on Monday urged the country’s university authorities to give more emphasis on research works ensuring their global standard.   “Research work is a very i...

Akhaura land port to remain shut for 11 days

Akhaura land port to remain shut for 11 days

-- 2017-09-25 06:34:11

The regular export-import activities at the Akhaura land port will remain suspended for 11 days starting from September 26 till October 6 on the occasion of the Durga Puja.   However, travelers...

Nine support teams to give healthcare to Rohingyas

Nine support teams to give healthcare to Rohingyas

-- 2017-09-25 06:16:32

Save the Children in Bangladesh will send nine mobile emergency healthcare support teams to Cox’s Bazar to give primary healthcare support to about 165,000 displaced Rohingya people.   Th...

'Myanmar has to decide on safe zone for Rohingyas'

'Myanmar has to decide on safe zone for Rohingyas'

-- 2017-09-25 05:41:57

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said a safe zone inside Myanmar for the Rohingyas has to be decided by the Myanmar government.   Otherwise, the security council's intervention...

Reports on foiled plot to assassinate PM baseless: PMO

Reports on foiled plot to assassinate PM baseless: PMO

-- 2017-09-24 12:00:00

The Prime Minister’s Office termed the reports over a foiled plot to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as baseless, misleading and intentional.   The PMO statement, issued on Sunda...

Govt awards package waiver on land-transfer charges

Govt awards package waiver on land-transfer charges

Doulot Akter Mala 2017-09-24 12:00:00

Registration and all other fees and stamp duty for land transfer by landowners to developers of private economic zones have all been waived as a stimulus. Government authorities believe the exempt...

‘Drug addict’ kills elder brother

‘Drug addict’ kills elder brother

-- 2017-09-24 12:00:00

A man was allegedly hacked to death by his drug addicted younger brother in Dakkhin Nayamati area in Narayanganj Sadar upazila on Saturday night.   The deceased was identified as Liton Khan (33...

Cops arrest two with heroin worth Tk 50,000

Cops arrest two with heroin worth Tk 50,000

-- 2017-09-24 12:00:00

Police during a drive arrested two men along with five grams of heroin from Porabhita area in Goalundo upazila of Rajbari district on Saturday night.    Acting on a tip-off, a team of poli...

‘No plan to give refugee status to Rohingyas’

‘No plan to give refugee status to Rohingyas’

-- 2017-09-24 12:00:00

Bangladesh does not have any plan to give any ‘refugee status’ to Rohingays, who entered Bangladesh fleeing persecution in Myanmar.   Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu came up wi...

DSE sees flat movement in opening session

DSE sees flat movement in opening session

FE Online Report 2017-09-24 12:00:00

Dhaka bourse Sunday displayed flat movement amid mixed performance showed by the major sectors. The market started the session positively and continued the trend for half an hour and the DSE broa...

Youths’ hanging bodies recovered

Youths’ hanging bodies recovered

-- 2017-09-24 12:00:00

Police recovered hanging bodies of two young men, including an Ansar member from separate places in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka city, on Sunday.   An Ansar man was found hanging from the c...

UN finds evidence of rape in Rohingya 'cleansing'

UN finds evidence of rape in Rohingya 'cleansing'

Reuters 2017-09-24 12:00:00

Doctors treating some of the 429,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in recent weeks have seen dozens of women with injuries consistent with violent sexual attacks, UN clinic...

State minister, secys fined for wrong-side driving

State minister, secys fined for wrong-side driving

-- 2017-09-24 12:00:00

A state minister and several secretary-level government officials are among 50 people penalised for driving on the wrong lane in Dhaka city, police say. An officer at Dhaka Metropolitan Police’...

Mother dead, two kids burnt in Badda fire

Mother dead, two kids burnt in Badda fire

-- 2017-09-24 11:51:45

A fire has spread through a tin-roofed building in Dhaka’s Badda, leaving a woman dead and her two children wounded.   The incident occurred early Sunday in the Boithakhali area, said Bad...

Users plead for raising Ctg port efficiency

Users plead for raising Ctg port efficiency

Our Correspondent 2017-09-24 10:40:26

The Chittagong seaport users Saturday urged the authorities concerned to improve further the efficiency in container handling as well as documentation process and inspection of goods for reducing the...

PM expresses shock at BD peacekeepers' death

PM expresses shock at BD peacekeepers' death

-- 2017-09-24 09:09:45

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday expressed profound shock at the death of three Bangladeshi peacekeepers who were killed in an IED blast in Mali.   In a message of condolence, Sheikh Hasi...

Three Bangladeshi peacekeepers die in Mali

Three Bangladeshi peacekeepers die in Mali

-- 2017-09-24 07:55:14

Three Bangladeshi peacekeepers embraced martyrdom and another four got injured in an IED (improvised explosive device) blast in Mali on Sunday, an ISPR release said. The three martyrs are Sergeant Al...