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‘70 puja venues, 30 homes, 50 shops vandalised, torched, looted in three days’

‘70 puja venues, 30 homes, 50 shops vandalised, torched, looted in three days’

-- 2021-10-16 23:16:00

Attacks by religious fanatics during Durga Puja in parts of Bangladesh have left at least four people dead and 70 others injured in three days, according to Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity C...

Buildings with rainwater harvesting system to get tax waiver, DNCC mayor says

Buildings with rainwater harvesting system to get tax waiver, DNCC mayor says

-- 2021-10-16 21:59:43

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam on Saturday said that a 10 per cent holding tax rebate will be given to the owners of the buildings, which will have a rainwater harvesting fa...

Quader warns of actions against perpetrators of violence during Durga Puja

Quader warns of actions against perpetrators of violence during Durga Puja

-- 2021-10-16 19:41:34

The government is determined to identify those behind the evil move of disturbing communal harmony in the country, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said on Saturday adding that the culpri...

'Development plan to face obstacles if Dhaka-bound migration not stopped'

'Development plan to face obstacles if Dhaka-bound migration not stopped'

-- 2021-10-16 19:36:46

Mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh today said Dhaka-bound migration will enforce snag for implementation of development work. “If Dhaka bound migrat...

LGRD minister urges public representatives to stand against communal forces

LGRD minister urges public representatives to stand against communal forces

-- 2021-10-16 19:20:34

LGRD Minister Tazul Islam has called on local public representatives to be alert and stand strong against those who would seek to destroy communal harmony. “I am making a call to all public rep...

Bangladesh can significantly expand renewable energy, says COP26 Envoy

Bangladesh can significantly expand renewable energy, says COP26 Envoy

-- 2021-10-16 18:21:27

COP26 Regional Ambassador Ken O'Flaherty has said it is possible for countries like Bangladesh to significantly expand its renewable energy sector as it has been the cheapest option for new energy in...

New ‘Switzerland Corner’ launched at National Museum

New ‘Switzerland Corner’ launched at National Museum

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-10-16 18:04:34

The newly redesigned “Switzerland Corner” at the World Civilization Gallery of the National Museum of Bangladesh was launched on Saturday. State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid at...

Bangladeshi Pharmacy teacher named in the international list of scientists

Bangladeshi Pharmacy teacher named in the international list of scientists

-- 2021-10-16 17:32:07

Dr Abdul Rashid, a university teacher in Bangladesh, has been enlisted among the top scientists of the world at the AD Scientific Index 2021. Born in Meherpur's Gangni upazila, Dr Rashid is an Adviso...

Govt ‘conspiring to kill’ Khaleda slowly, Mirza Abbas says

Govt ‘conspiring to kill’ Khaleda slowly, Mirza Abbas says

-- 2021-10-16 17:31:03

BNP senior leader Mirza Abbas on Saturday alleged that the government is not allowing their party chairperson Khaleda Zia to go aboard for advanced treatment as part of a plot to kill her slowly. "Do...

Bangladesh registers 6 virus deaths in a day, lowest in more than half a year

Bangladesh registers 6 virus deaths in a day, lowest in more than half a year

-- 2021-10-16 17:20:11

Bangladesh has registered six new deaths from Covid-19 in a day, the lowest since Mar 11, taking the total toll to 27,752. The Covid-19 caseload rose to 1,565,174 as 293 people tested positive for th...

Fire guts 30 shops in Sitakunda kitchen market

Fire guts 30 shops in Sitakunda kitchen market

-- 2021-10-16 17:00:11

A fire swept through a kitchen market on Saturday morning gutting 30 shops in Vatiari union of Sitakunda upazila in Chattogram. The locals called Kumira Fire Service and Naval Fire Service immediatel...

Mymensingh road crash leaves six dead

Mymensingh road crash leaves six dead

-- 2021-10-16 16:52:31

Six people have been killed after a truck slammed into the back of a bus in Mymensingh's Trishal. At least nine others were injured in the incident which took place in Chelerghat area around 3 pm on...

Bangladesh advances to 124th spot in global rule of law ranking

Bangladesh advances to 124th spot in global rule of law ranking

-- 2021-10-16 16:46:59

Bangladesh has moved up one notch in a global ranking of countries where the rule of law prevails, to 124th out of 139 countries across the world. However, its overall score in the index declined to...

PM urges all not to waste food

PM urges all not to waste food

-- 2021-10-16 15:20:50

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged everyone to be wary of food waste and emphasised measures to recycle surpluses. In a video address to mark 'World Food Day-2021' on Saturday, the prime minist...

RAB arrests two along with narcotics

RAB arrests two along with narcotics

-- 2021-10-16 13:22:32

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Saturday claimed to have busted a drug syndicate, with the detention of two men with banned narcotics. The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Saturday detained two men and...

Pandal vandalism: Six-hour hartal underway in Ctg

Pandal vandalism: Six-hour hartal underway in Ctg

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-10-16 12:01:59

A six-hour hartal, called by the Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council in protest against an attack on a Durga Puja pandal, began in the port city Chattogram on Saturday. No untoward inci...

Feasibility study on Dhaka-Chattogram high-speed train planned

Feasibility study on Dhaka-Chattogram high-speed train planned

FHM Humayan Kabir 2021-10-16 07:47:17

The plan to run Dhaka-Chattogram high-speed train is going to see light, as the government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) recently decided to go ahead with the transportation system, officials...

Jabs for Dhaka city kids from late this month

Jabs for Dhaka city kids from late this month

FE REPORT 2021-10-16 07:43:58

The government has decided to start administering Covid-19 vaccine doses to schoolchildren in Dhaka metropolitan city late this month, official sources said. As part of the plan, Secondary and Higher...

Raising first brigade of Dhaka metro operators resumes

Raising first brigade of Dhaka metro operators resumes

MUNIMA SULTANA 2021-10-16 07:41:58

Raising the first brigade of Dhaka metro operators now resumes, after a long lapse for corona invasion, with their training from abroad to run the first MRT-line train. Officials say the move to deve...

Bangladesh ranks 76th among 116 countries in Hunger Index-2021

Bangladesh ranks 76th among 116 countries in Hunger Index-2021

FE REPORT 2021-10-16 07:32:29

Bangladesh secures 76th position out of 116 countries in the Global Hunger Index (GHI)-2021 with a 19.1-point score. With a notch slip from the previous year's rank, the country is still the second b...

Durga Puja ends with immersion of idols in country

Durga Puja ends with immersion of idols in country

-- 2021-10-15 20:16:43

The five-day Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Hindu community, has ended with the immersion of the idols of Goddess Durga and her children in water bodies across the country amid fest...

Four people die in Magura poll violence

Four people die in Magura poll violence

-- 2021-10-15 19:36:59

At least four people have died in clashes between supporters of rival candidates of union council elections in Magura. More than 20 others were injured after the followers of the candidates for Jogod...

Rana Dasgupta calls half-day strike in Chattogram protesting attack on puja venue

Rana Dasgupta calls half-day strike in Chattogram protesting attack on puja venue

-- 2021-10-15 19:33:16

Chattogram Metropolitan Puja Celebration Council has decided not to immerse the idols of goddess Durga in protest against the vandalism of JM Sen Hall’s puja venue. Meanwhile, Hindu, Buddhist,...

Two smugglers held with 18 deer hides in Bagerhat

Two smugglers held with 18 deer hides in Bagerhat

-- 2021-10-15 19:23:28

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested two members of a smuggling syndicate with 18 deer hides from Bagerhat. The arrest was made during a raid at Kashem Plaza Market in Barakpur Bazar of Bagerhat...

3G, 4G mobile internet services restored after 11 hours

3G, 4G mobile internet services restored after 11 hours

-- 2021-10-15 18:48:05

3G and 4G mobile internet services have been restored in Dhaka division after 11 hours of being suspended since Friday morning. Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) through an em...

Bangladesh logs nine virus deaths, 396 new cases in a day

Bangladesh logs nine virus deaths, 396 new cases in a day

-- 2021-10-15 17:41:08

Bangladesh has registered nine new deaths from COVID-19 in a day, taking the total toll to 27,746. The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,564,881 after 396 people tested positive for the disease in the 24 h...

Protesters clash with police in Dhaka over alleged sacrilege

Protesters clash with police in Dhaka over alleged sacrilege

-- 2021-10-15 16:44:54

Hundreds of protesters have clashed with police at Kakrail after they brought out a procession from the Baitul Mukarram mosque to protest the alleged “dishonouring” of the Quran in Cumilla...

Three die in Pabna road accident

Three die in Pabna road accident

-- 2021-10-15 16:42:37

A battery-run rickshaw van and a motorcycle collided head-on with a truck, leaving three people dead in Pabna’s Ishwardi Upazila. The crash took place around 7 am on Friday on the Rooppur-Pabna...

Mother, two children found dead in Chattogram home

Mother, two children found dead in Chattogram home

-- 2021-10-15 14:06:34

A woman and her two children have been found dead in a home in Mohammadpur Ismail Colony in Chattogram district. Police recovered the bodies from the colony under the district’s Panchlaish Poli...

Mobile users in Bangladesh face 3G, 4G internet outage

Mobile users in Bangladesh face 3G, 4G internet outage

-- 2021-10-15 13:04:44

Cellphone users are largely unable to use the internet through mobile data as mobile internet speeds in the country have been awfully slow since Friday morning. Mobile operators said that the Banglad...