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Tea garden owners propose wage hike by Tk 20

Tea garden owners propose wage hike by Tk 20

-- 2022-08-18 17:32:06

The workers of 167 tea gardens across the country, including 92 of Moulvibazar, continued their strike on Thursday as the garden owners proposed a daily wage hike by only Tk 20 against the demand o...

Biman launches flights to China’s Guangzhou

Biman launches flights to China’s Guangzhou

-- 2022-08-18 16:53:26

Biman Bangladesh Airlines started operating flights on Dhaka-Guangzhou-Dhaka route on Thursday morning. State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub Ali inaugurated the flights at Hazrat S...

BRT accident: Chinese envoy vows strict action

BRT accident: Chinese envoy vows strict action

-- 2022-08-18 16:46:50

Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming has assured that there will be no objection to taking punitive action as recommended by the probe committee against those responsible for the Uttara Bus Ra...

Indonesia for stronger cooperation with Bangladesh

Indonesia for stronger cooperation with Bangladesh

-- 2022-08-18 16:08:32

The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Dhaka has celebrated the 77th Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia amid festivities. The day’s events began with a flag hoisting ceremony in...

Uttara girder crash:  Helper operating the crane

Uttara girder crash:  Helper operating the crane

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-08-18 14:21:20

The Bus Rapid Transit project crane that dropped a girder on a passing car in Dhaka’s Uttara and killed five members of a family was operated by a 23-year-old assistant named Rakib Hossain. The...

Light to moderate rainfall likely in parts of the country

Light to moderate rainfall likely in parts of the country

-- 2022-08-18 14:11:12

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) today (August 18, 2022) predicted that light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at different parts of...

Teacher couple found dead inside car

Teacher couple found dead inside car

-- 2022-08-18 13:30:38

Police have retrieved the bodies of a couple, both teachers, from a car in Gazipur city. Ziaur Rahman Mamun, the head teacher of Tongi's Shaheed Smriti School, and his wife Jeli Akhter, an assistant...

Local cautionary signal 3 issued for maritime ports

Local cautionary signal 3 issued for maritime ports

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-08-18 12:22:36

Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist local cautionary signal No three as a low-pressure area has formed over Northeast Bay and the adjoining are...

Majestic Maheshkhali Paan

Majestic Maheshkhali Paan

OUR CORRESPONDENT, COX'S BAZAR 2022-08-18 11:51:23

While visiting the tourism hub of Cox's Bazar, most tourists hardly miss travelling to Maheshkhali island. It is the only hilly island in Bangladesh with long sea beaches, hilly areas and mangrove fo...

Janmashtami today

Janmashtami today

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-08-18 11:17:07

The Hindu community in Bangladesh is celebrating Janmashtami, marking the birth of Lord Krishna, on Thursday with religious fervour. According to Hindu religion, Lord Vishnu incarnated in the univers...

Bangabandhu dreamt of an exploitation-free Bangladesh

Bangabandhu dreamt of an exploitation-free Bangladesh

FE REPORT 2022-08-18 10:09:28

Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman dreamt of an exploitation-free and economically-developed Bangladesh, participants told a discussion in the capital on Wednesday. They observed...

Amend laws, enforce those strictly to curb sound pollution

Amend laws, enforce those strictly to curb sound pollution

FE REPORT 2022-08-18 09:26:57

Speakers at a discussion on Wednesday urged the government to amend the existing laws and enforce those strictly to control sound pollution, as Dhaka has been ranked as the noisiest city in the world....

BD people's calorie intake to drop 17pc by 2030

BD people's calorie intake to drop 17pc by 2030

-- 2022-08-18 08:46:46

The calorie intake of Bangladeshi people might decline by 17 per cent within 2030 due to climate change-induced extreme weather events, which have gradually been rising in the region, a latest study r...

BRT crane operator, eight others arrested over deadly girder crash

BRT crane operator, eight others arrested over deadly girder crash

-- 2022-08-17 22:50:54

The Rapid Action Battalion has arrested the man who was operating the crane that tilted to one side and dropped a concrete girder on a passing car, killing five people of a family in Dhaka&rsquo...

98 more dengue patients hospitalised

98 more dengue patients hospitalised

-- 2022-08-17 20:29:15

Ninety-eight more people were hospitalised with dengue – a viral infection – in the 24 hours to Wednesday morning as cases have continued to increase in Bangladesh. Seventy-seven new pati...

Unhr commissioner stresses holding national dialogue before election to prevent unrest

Unhr commissioner stresses holding national dialogue before election to prevent unrest

-- 2022-08-17 20:24:41

UN Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday underscored the need for a national dialogue ahead of elections ‘to prevent grievances from building and erupting in social...

UN has no jurisdiction to investigate Bangladesh’s internal issue: Obaidul Quader

UN has no jurisdiction to investigate Bangladesh’s internal issue: Obaidul Quader

-- 2022-08-17 20:06:26

Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said that the United Nations has no jurisdiction to investigate any internal issue in Bangladesh. “The UN has no jurisdiction to...

Prices of essentials go up alarmingly due to corruption, says Fakhrul

Prices of essentials go up alarmingly due to corruption, says Fakhrul

-- 2022-08-17 19:57:38

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday alleged that the prices of essentials are going up alarmingly due to the government's 'corruption' and 'mismanagement'.  “The...

BRT girder collapse: Writ seeks Tk 50m in compensation for victims’ family

BRT girder collapse: Writ seeks Tk 50m in compensation for victims’ family

-- 2022-08-17 19:20:57

A lawyer has moved the High Court with a writ petition seeking Tk 50 million in compensation for the family of five people who were crushed to death when a girder of the Bus Transit project fell on th...

‘Bangladesh saw massive human rights violation during post-1975 military regimes’

‘Bangladesh saw massive human rights violation during post-1975 military regimes’

-- 2022-08-17 19:13:44

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said Bangladesh had witnessed gross violation of human rights during the long military regimes after 1975 carnage. "We're even barred from seeking justice,"...

HC clears way for Labour  Court to continue case  against Dr Yunus 

HC clears way for Labour Court to continue case against Dr Yunus 

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-08-17 19:09:03

The High Court on Wednesday cleared the way for a Labour Court to continue its proceedings of a case filed against Nobel laureate Professor Dr Muhammad Yunus and three others on charge of violating...

Tripartite meeting on tea workers’ demand on Aug 23

Tripartite meeting on tea workers’ demand on Aug 23

-- 2022-08-17 18:59:33

The workers of 167 tea gardens across the country, including 92 of Moulvibazar, continued their strike on Wednesday demanding an increase in their daily wages to Tk 300 from Tk120. Bijoy Hazra, organ...

HC seeks report on salary given to Dhaka WASA MD in last 13 years

HC seeks report on salary given to Dhaka WASA MD in last 13 years

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-08-17 18:19:02

The High Court on Wednesday questioned the legality of holding the position of Managing Director and CEO of the Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (WASA) by Engineer Taqsem A Khan and paying hi...

Directives issued to save power at govt offices

Directives issued to save power at govt offices

-- 2022-08-17 18:03:27

The government has issued several directives to save electricity at public offices aiming to tackle the power and fuel crisis prevailing across the globe. The directives include the use of LED ligh...

Department of Environment undertakes project to control noise pollution

Department of Environment undertakes project to control noise pollution

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-08-17 17:40:30

Noise pollution has reached an unbearable level in the country, exposing an adverse effect on human health and the environment, said participants at a workshop in the capital on Wednesday. To control...

Bangladesh reports 212 Covid cases, no deaths

Bangladesh reports 212 Covid cases, no deaths

-- 2022-08-17 17:01:28

Bangladesh has recorded 212 cases of Covid-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 2,009,434. But no new fatalities were registered in the 24-hour count and the death toll from the dis...

Five JMB men to die for 2015 bomb attack on mosques at Navy base

Five JMB men to die for 2015 bomb attack on mosques at Navy base

-- 2022-08-17 16:56:24

A Chattogram court has sentenced five activists of banned Islamist outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) to death in a case filed over the bomb attacks at two Jam-e-Mosques inside the Isha Khan...

Probe blames gateman, microbus driver for Mirsharai level crossing crash

Probe blames gateman, microbus driver for Mirsharai level crossing crash

-- 2022-08-17 16:37:56

An investigation into a deadly collision between a train and a microbus at a level crossing in Chattogram's Mirsharai has found the gateman and the vehicle's driver liable for the accident. The probe...

Kuakata hotel, restaurant owners go on indefinite strike over raids

Kuakata hotel, restaurant owners go on indefinite strike over raids

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-08-17 15:17:00

Hotel and restaurant owners in Kuakata on Wednesday embarked on an indefinite strike in protest against the frequent raids carried out by mobile courts. Md Selim Munsi, president of the Hotel and Res...

Khulna University: Students call off movement following assurance

Khulna University: Students call off movement following assurance

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-08-17 12:58:04

Students of Khulna University called off their movement in the early hours of Wednesday after authorities assured them of meeting their demands. The university authorities on Tuesday afternoon issued...