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Government goes for augmenting non-tax revenue to meet needs

Rezaul Karim September 19, 2017 10:11:51

The government plans to augment non-tax revenues and non-NBR tax collection by exploring new areas to meet its growing fund needs, officials said. Besides, a hike in fees on different items under d...

BB to bend rules for banks to invest beyond limit

Syful Islam September 19, 2017 01:11:10

Banks may be allowed to break the barrier and lend beyond 25 per cent of their paid-up capital to single borrowers to facilitate installation of large power plants. Sources said the Bangladesh Bank...

Entire Dhk-Ctg highway develops cracks

Munima Sultana September 19, 2017 00:49:45

Cracks have developed along the entire Dhaka-Chittagong highway within a year of its expansion work completion.This has forced the authority concerned to undertake a maintenance project for five years...

Influx of Rohingyas continuing through Ukhia, Teknaf

A Correspondent September 19, 2017 00:47:30

COX'S BAZAR, Sept 18: Exodus of fleeing Rohingyas from the troubled Rakhine State of Myanmar continued through different borders in Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas of Cox's Bazar district till Sunday evenin...

Weeklong Hilsa fest kicks off in Chandpur

-- September 19, 2017 00:46:09

CHANDPUR, Sept 18 (UNB): The weeklong '9th Chaturanga Hilsa Festival-2017' began amid enthusiasm at the Shipakola Academy premises in Chandpur town on Sunday.Chaturanga, a leading cultural organisatio...

Dhaka among 10 most stressful cities

-- September 18, 2017 23:02:08

Dhaka ranks among the 10 most stressful cities in the world, according to a global study. Of the 150 cities covered in the study by UK-based dry-cleaning and laundry service Zipjet, Dhaka ranks 144....

Two parties propose to deploy army, ‘no vote’

-- September 18, 2017 20:16:23

Progressive Democratic Party and Bangladesh National Awami Party (Bangladesh NAP) on Monday proposed the Election Commission to deploy army and restore ‘no vote’ provision in the parliamen...

'Govt wants diplomatic solution to Rohingya crisis'

-- September 18, 2017 19:23:02

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Monday said Bangladesh will continue its efforts to put pressure on Myanmar diplomatically to solve the Rohingya crisis.   “The only solution to th...

Govt sets up free kitchens for Rohingyas

-- September 18, 2017 18:43:20

The government is setting up eight free kitchens to serve meals to Rohingya refugees in Cox's Bazar.   The kitchens will operate in the camps at Balukhali and Kutupalong from Tuesday, said Addi...

ADB to fund municipalities development project

-- September 18, 2017 18:33:39

Asian Development Bank (ADB) is set to loan Bangladesh $200 million for a project to strengthen urban governance, improve urban infrastructures and service delivery in municipalities across the countr...

Met office asks ports to hoist cautionary signal 3

-- September 18, 2017 18:06:20

Met office on Monday advised maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Pyra to hoist local cautionary signal number three as deep convection is taking place over North Bay.   "Squal...

Kushtia transport workers withdraw strike

-- September 18, 2017 17:58:35

Transport owners and workers of Kushtia district have withdrawn their indefinite strike following assurance of district administration.   The decision came out after a fruitful meeting with dis...

Over 200 Rohingyas sent back to camps: IGP

-- September 18, 2017 17:46:49

Over 200 Rohingyas were sent back to refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar after being stopped from moving to various parts of Bangladesh.   Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Hoque revealed...

Police arrest 103 Rohingyas from Ctg

-- September 18, 2017 17:33:15

Police arrested 103 Rohingya refugees from different parts of Patiya upazila in Chittagong from Sunday night till Monday morning.   Acting on information that some Rohingyas were staying in dif...

Wild elephants attack Rohingya camp, two die

-- September 18, 2017 17:26:59

Two Rohingyas were killed after wild elephants attacked a temporary encampment set up in the hills of Cox’s Bazar.   The attack occurred in Ukhiya Upazila early on Monday morning, said lo...

Govt finalises rice import deal with Myanmar

-- September 18, 2017 17:14:16

Bangladesh has finalised the deal on procuring rice from Myanmar in a bid to bring down prices in local markets.   Bangladesh will buy 100,000 tonnes of white rice at $442 per tonne, Food Minis...

Robbery suspect held in Lakshmipur

-- September 18, 2017 14:40:20

Police during a drive arrested a suspected robber along with arms and bullet from Bhatiyalpur area of Ramganj upazila in Lakshmipur Monday morning.   The arrestee, Md Nasir is a son of Nur Moha...

Buddhists in Bangladesh cancel Fanush Utsab

-- September 18, 2017 14:40:16

Protesting persecution on Rohingya in Myanmar, the Buddhist community in Bangladesh will not fly fanush during their Probarona festival, the second largest religious festival, to be held on October 5....

Customs seize Tk 23m gold at Dhaka airport

-- September 18, 2017 14:35:25

Customs officials have recovered dozens of gold biscuits hidden underneath an airplane seat at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital Dhaka.   They, however, could not arrest any...

Country’s first Y-bridge ready to open

-- September 18, 2017 14:05:14

The first-ever Y-shaped bridge of the country, which is being built over the Titas River in three upazilas of Comilla and Brahmanbaria, is now waiting to be inaugurated and has already started attract...

DU to publish Ga unit admission test results Monday

-- September 18, 2017 13:10:35

The admission test results of ‘Ga’ (C) unit of Dhaka University for 2017-18 academic session will be published Tuesday evening.   Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman, acting Vice-Chancell...

PM arrives in New York

-- September 18, 2017 11:45:47

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has arrived in New York to address the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), on the ‘main causes’ of the Rohingya crisis and Bangladesh’s proposal...

Three die in Nilphamari road crash

-- September 18, 2017 11:09:21

Three people died after a truck rammed into another in Nilphamari’s Saidpur, police have said.   The accident occurred on the Saidpur bypass road around 2 a.m. on Monday, said Md Jahangir...

Police detain ‘terrorist’ with shutter gun

-- September 18, 2017 11:01:44

Police detained a suspected terrorist along with a shutter gun from Malipathor area of Sadar upazila in Munshiganj Monday morning.   The arrestee was identified as alias Baba Arif (35), son of...

Khulna-Kolkata passenger train service from Nov 16

Doulot Akter Mala September 18, 2017 10:30:42

A joint Indo-Bangla group has decided to launch a new passenger train service from November 16 next, a second step after eight years of establishing the railway communication between the two countries...

Basic Bank’s total loans reach over Tk 65.38b

FE Report September 18, 2017 10:18:02

The total amount of outstanding loans of Basic Bank Limited to 628 companies has reached over Tk 65.38 billion, while the bank also provided loans to 57 companies without any document. Basic Bank g...

City roads get wrecked as no law prohibits diggers

Kamrun Nahar September 18, 2017 00:45:26

Most service agencies dig up city roads indiscriminately in defiance of an official manual that lacks legal claws, subjecting people to sufferings round the year. Such observations came from expert...

Fish farming in paddy field gaining popularity in Kotalipara

Our Correspondent September 18, 2017 00:43:21

GOPALGANJ, Sept 17: Fish farming in paddy field is gaining popularity among the farmers of Kotalipara in the district as it brings financial benefit to farmers recently.Kotalipara Upazila fisheries of...

Ishwardi growers happy over fair price of off-season cauliflower

Our Correspondent September 18, 2017 00:42:44

PABNA, Sept 17: Farmers in Ishwardi upazila here are very happy over excellent yield of early variety of off-season cauliflower this season with fair market prices of their produce. Now per maund caul...

Writ petition seeks directives for law on refugees

-- September 17, 2017 21:26:53

A Supreme Court lawyer has moved the High Court seeking directives for a new law to manage and protect refugees at a time when more than 800,000 Rohingya have fled violence in Myanmar to take refuge i...