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14,844 new COVID-19 cases, 231 deaths recorded in 24 hours

14,844 new COVID-19 cases, 231 deaths recorded in 24 hours

-- 2021-08-01 18:57:48

Bangladesh has registered 231 new deaths from COVID-19 in a day, taking the total toll to 20,916. The COVID-19 caseload surged to 1,264,328 after 14,844 people tested positive for the disease until 8...

Fourth Oxygen Express arrives with 200 tonnes of oxygen

Fourth Oxygen Express arrives with 200 tonnes of oxygen

UNB 2021-08-01 18:44:07

Indian Railways' fourth Oxygen Express arrived in Bangladesh carrying 200 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen on Sunday. The special train set out from India's Tatanagar at 7am carrying 10 containers of...

237 patients hospitalised as dengue situation worsens further

237 patients hospitalised as dengue situation worsens further

UNB   2021-08-01 18:30:39

237 new dengue cases were reported across the country on Sunday morning amid a concerning spike of Aedes mosquito-borne disease. The outbreak of dengue fever with more than 100 dengue patients report...

Ten million people will be vaccinated by next week, health minister says

Ten million people will be vaccinated by next week, health minister says

-- 2021-08-01 17:31:42

Preparations are going on to vaccinate 10 million people in the country against the coronavirus disease by next week, said Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Sunday.  He said this while attending...

Bangladesh to resume AstraZeneca jabs from Monday

Bangladesh to resume AstraZeneca jabs from Monday

-- 2021-08-01 17:28:08

The government will resume administering the second dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines from Monday in Dhaka division. Dr Shamsul Haque, director of the vaccination program of the Health Department i...

Liming soil can boost crop production by 25pc in Barind area

Liming soil can boost crop production by 25pc in Barind area

BSS 2021-08-01 16:35:43

Soil management with liming and organic matter can be the best ways of boosting crop yield by 25 per cent on an average in the high Barind area because most of its lands have turned into acidic at pre...

DNCC mayor sounds alarm over dengue outbreak in COVID pandemic

DNCC mayor sounds alarm over dengue outbreak in COVID pandemic

-- 2021-08-01 16:27:47

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam has said an increasing prevalence of dengue has posed a serious challenge to public health amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “We&rsqu...

Owners urge govt to reopen shopping malls after Aug 5

Owners urge govt to reopen shopping malls after Aug 5

FE Online Report 2021-08-01 16:25:42

Shop owners on Sunday demanded reopening markets and shopping malls after August 5 as they have been incurring losses due to the lockdown measure imposed by the government to stop the spread of the co...

Owners urge govt to reopen shopping malls after Aug 5

Owners urge govt to reopen shopping malls after Aug 5

FE Online Report 2021-08-01 16:25:42

Shop owners on Sunday demanded reopening markets and shopping malls after August 5 as they have been incurring losses due to the lockdown measure imposed by the government to stop the spread of the co...

Horrible situation prevails in country over lockdown, BNP says

Horrible situation prevails in country over lockdown, BNP says

UNB 2021-08-01 16:14:31

BNP on Sunday termed ‘suicidal’ the government’s decision of allowing the export-oriented factories to resume operation amid the ongoing "strict lockdown" enforced to contain the spi...

Plotters of Bangabandhu’s assassination will be unmasked, PM says

Plotters of Bangabandhu’s assassination will be unmasked, PM says

-- 2021-08-01 15:51:20

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said the names of conspirators behind Bangabandhu’s assassination will come out one day, mentioning that there was a link between Khondaker Mostaq and Ziau...

Results of 41st BCS preliminary tests published

Results of 41st BCS preliminary tests published

-- 2021-08-01 15:13:32

The Public Service Commission has published the results of the 41st Bangladesh Civil Service preliminary exams. As many as 21,056 candidates have passed the tests, according to the results published...

Launch services to continue until Monday morning: BIWTA official

Launch services to continue until Monday morning: BIWTA official

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-08-01 15:05:49

The authorities will allow launch operators to continue their resumed services until Monday morning in efforts to facilitate the return of export-oriented ready-made garment (RMG) workers to their wor...

68 more return to Dhaka from Bangkok in special flight

68 more return to Dhaka from Bangkok in special flight

-- 2021-08-01 15:04:25

Bangladesh Embassy in Bangkok has facilitated the repatriation of a group of 68 Bangladeshi, Indian, and Thai nationals from Thailand to Bangladesh by a special Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight. The...

Bangladesh, India restore Haldibari-Chilahati rail link after 56 years

Bangladesh, India restore Haldibari-Chilahati rail link after 56 years

-- 2021-08-01 14:47:41

Bangladesh and India on Sunday started regular operation of freight trains through the restored Haldibari-Chilahati rail route after 56 years, aiming to "strengthen rail connectivity and bilateral tra...

Non-factory workers return to Dhaka as govt lifts Covid curbs

Non-factory workers return to Dhaka as govt lifts Covid curbs

-- 2021-08-01 14:28:22

Non-factory workers have taken advantage of the easing of pandemic restrictions for factories and workers as the government allows buses and launches to resume services for them. Several launch passe...

Dengue: children at greater risk in Bangladesh

Dengue: children at greater risk in Bangladesh

-- 2021-08-01 13:50:18

A month ago, Moslehuddin Tarun’s life was marked by tragedy. A monitoring officer at Willes Little Flower School, Tarun lost his wife Fatema Begum to dengue. She was nine months pregnant. &ldqu...

Covid-19 patient ‘attempts suicide’ in Chandpur

Covid-19 patient ‘attempts suicide’ in Chandpur

-- 2021-08-01 10:28:33

A Covid-19 patient, undergoing treatment at Chandpur General Government Hospital, reportedly attempted suicide by jumping off the second floor of the hospital on Saturday. Witnesses said Beauty Begum...

Month of Mourning begins

Month of Mourning begins

-- 2021-08-01 10:12:27

August, the month when Bangladesh lost its founding father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975, began today (Sunday) in a sombre mood. A cable of army officers killed the Father of the Nation a...

Indigenous fish varieties on the verge of extinction

Indigenous fish varieties on the verge of extinction

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-08-01 09:20:09

Different species of fish in the Cumilla district are on the verge of extinction due to the random use of pesticides and chemical fertilisers in agricultural lands. Moreover, the dumping of chemical...

Nutritional health deteriorating in poor households amid Covid

Nutritional health deteriorating in poor households amid Covid

FE REPORT 2021-08-01 09:13:43

As malnutrition appears as a critical issue during this COVID-19 pandemic, experts have urged the government to take a multi-sectoral integrated approach to strengthen this aspect of health security...

Karnaphuli Tunnel won't be inaugurated in 2022: Official

Karnaphuli Tunnel won't be inaugurated in 2022: Official

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-08-01 08:49:00

The dream project Bangabandhu Tunnel under the River Karnaphuli will not be completed in next year as the execution of the over Tk 84.46 billion ($1.05 billion) project is hit hard by the Covid-19 p...

FE founder editor Moazzem Hossain’s 3rd death anniversary today

FE founder editor Moazzem Hossain’s 3rd death anniversary today

FE REPORT 2021-08-01 08:20:22

The 3rd anniversary of the death of iconic business journalist and founder editor of The Financial Express (FE) A.H.M. Moazzem Hossain is today (Sunday). On August 01, 2018, he passed away at the age...

Bangladesh allows bus, launch services for workers as factories resume in lockdown

Bangladesh allows bus, launch services for workers as factories resume in lockdown

-- 2021-07-31 22:46:26

The authorities have allowed bus and launch operators to resume services for workers who are facing trouble to return to cities with the factories reopening amid the coronavirus lockdown, reports bdne...

BITWA allows vessels to operate till 12 noon Sunday

BITWA allows vessels to operate till 12 noon Sunday

UNB 2021-07-31 21:53:21

River vessels will be allowed to operate from Saturday evening to Sunday 12 pm to carry factory workers, said the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) on Saturday. To carry the workers...

Alarming surge in dengue cases as 196 more hospitalised

Alarming surge in dengue cases as 196 more hospitalised

UNB 2021-07-31 20:00:35

Health authorities reported 196 new dengue cases in 24 hours till Saturday morning amid a spike in the Aedes mosquito-borne disease in the country. The outbreak of dengue fever --100 dengue patients...

Some int’l media spreading propaganda against Bangladesh, Hasan Mahmud says

Some int’l media spreading propaganda against Bangladesh, Hasan Mahmud says

-- 2021-07-31 19:42:57

Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today said some international mass media are publishing wrong and untrue news intentionally against the government and the state as well, which is...

Dhaka gets busier as pandemic curbs wear off

Dhaka gets busier as pandemic curbs wear off

-- 2021-07-31 19:42:34

The government-enforced lockdown to contain a rampant coronavirus pandemic appears to be losing its intensity with each passing day, even though COVID-19 infections and deaths show little or no signs...

Month of mourning begins Sunday

Month of mourning begins Sunday

BSS 2021-07-31 19:14:36

The month of mourning begins Sunday for the nation to recall once again the brutal assassination of its founding father and renew the pledge to safeguard perpetually the country's independence and sov...

Momen appreciates health ministry’s ‘efficiency’ in managing vaccination programme  

Momen appreciates health ministry’s ‘efficiency’ in managing vaccination programme  

UNB 2021-07-31 18:52:19

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Saturday appreciated the Health Ministry for its competency and efficiency in managing the vaccination programme nationwide. He hoped that half of the targeted p...