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43rd BCS preliminary examination rescheduled for Oct 29

43rd BCS preliminary examination rescheduled for Oct 29

-- 2021-05-11 22:14:14

The Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC) has rescheduled the date of the 43rd BCS preliminary examination for October 29 from October 15. The commission gave the information in a handout on Tu...

Police arrest four private university students for running online casino

Police arrest four private university students for running online casino

-- 2021-05-11 21:30:10

Police on Monday arrested four private university students from Nikunja area of Dhaka on charges of conducting online gambling business through a casino platform using virtual currency. The arrestees...

President summons JS budget session on June 2

President summons JS budget session on June 2

-- 2021-05-11 21:24:18

President M Abdul Hamid has issued an order summoning the 13th session (budget session) of the Eleventh Jatiya Sangsad (JS) on June 2 next. “The budget session of the ongoing 13th session of th...

Legal notice served to cancel MBBS admission test result

Legal notice served to cancel MBBS admission test result

-- 2021-05-11 20:50:44

A legal notice has been sent to the government seeking cancellation of the 'faulty results' of the MBBS admission test in the 2020-2021 academic year and formulation of a new merit list. Barrister Mo...

Thundershowers to continue till Wednesday

Thundershowers to continue till Wednesday

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-05-11 20:40:13

Rain/thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty/squally wind may continue to occur across the country on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to an official at Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BM...

BAF aircraft leaves Dhaka to bring 0.5m doses of vaccine from China

BAF aircraft leaves Dhaka to bring 0.5m doses of vaccine from China

-- 2021-05-11 20:01:50

Thirteen aircrew of Bangladesh Air Force left Dhaka for China on Tuesday morning by BAF C-130J aircraft to bring 500,000 doses of Sinopharm vaccine and AD syringes. Wing Commander Md Habibur Rahman i...

Army recovers arms, ammunition from Bandarban

Army recovers arms, ammunition from Bandarban

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-05-11 19:53:43

Bangladesh Army on Tuesday recovered arms, ammunition, drugs and other illegal items after raiding the hideout of a local insurgent group in Bandarban district. A team from the army’s Ruma zone...

Moon Sighting Committee to sit Wednesday evening

Moon Sighting Committee to sit Wednesday evening

-- 2021-05-11 19:30:53

The National Moon Sighting Committee will meet on Wednesday evening to fix the date of Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of Muslims. The Islamic Foundation issued a press release in this re...

Khaleda Zia still in ‘critical’ condition, Fakhrul says

Khaleda Zia still in ‘critical’ condition, Fakhrul says

-- 2021-05-11 18:28:45

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said BNP chief Khaleda Zia’s health is still in ‘critical condition’. The BNP chief, however, is now able to breathe without re...

Biker killed in city road crash

Biker killed in city road crash

-- 2021-05-11 18:28:42

A young motorcyclist was killed after a truck hit his motorbike at Matuail of Jatrabari area in Dhaka on Monday night. The deceased was identified as Mohammad Kamrul Hasan, 28, an employee of Fareast...

Metro train makes short debut trip in media exhibition

Metro train makes short debut trip in media exhibition

-- 2021-05-11 18:23:25

After a long journey from Japan to India, the first six cars of the Dhaka metro rail have marked their first media exhibition with a short debut trip at the depot in Uttara’s Diabari. On Tuesda...

Time schedule at two mosques in Luxmibazar   

Time schedule at two mosques in Luxmibazar  

-- 2021-05-11 18:09:19

The Eid-ul-Fitr prayer at Miya Saheb’s Maidan Khanka Sharif Jame mosque will be held at 7:00 am at Luxmibazar of Old Dhaka, said a press release. At the Nurani Jame Mosque in Luxmibazar, the Ei...

Bangladesh imports 3.5m vaccine doses from Russia for cattle

Bangladesh imports 3.5m vaccine doses from Russia for cattle

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-05-11 17:47:37

The Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock imported some 3.5 million doses of high-quality vaccines for the country's cattle from Russia to curb foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) to offset losses of farmers a...

Two dolphins found dead on Kuakata beach

Two dolphins found dead on Kuakata beach

-- 2021-05-11 16:58:58

Two dolphins were found dead on Kuakata beach on Sunday and Monday. Local people said bodies of two dolphins length about 10 feet were found lying on the beach. One dead dolphin was found near Lebur...

‘Overall progress of metro-rail construction is 63pc’

‘Overall progress of metro-rail construction is 63pc’

-- 2021-05-11 16:46:35

Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said the overall progress of the country’s first metro-rail construction work stands at 63.26 per...

Thousands crossing Padma River in a mad rush to reach home

Thousands crossing Padma River in a mad rush to reach home

-- 2021-05-11 16:42:14

Thousands are crossing the Padma River in a mad rush to reach home for the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr holidays amid the coronavirus pandemic. People packed the ferries, braving the scorching heat and the r...

Chaos unfolds as homegoers desperate in pandemic

Chaos unfolds as homegoers desperate in pandemic

-- 2021-05-11 16:26:58

Large crowds of Eid returnees are still flocking to the Shimulia port despite the strict measures in place to curb transmission of the coronavirus. Bangladesh has deployed paramilitary and police per...

COVID-19 death toll tops 12,000

COVID-19 death toll tops 12,000

-- 2021-05-11 16:18:20

Bangladesh has registered 33 new fatalities from the coronavirus in a day, taking the death toll to 12,005. The caseload rose by 1,230 in a 24-hour count to 776,257, according to the latest governmen...

Quad debate: Bangladesh will do what is good for its people, foreign minister says

Quad debate: Bangladesh will do what is good for its people, foreign minister says

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-05-11 16:03:58

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen was on Tuesday critical of Chinese Ambassador in Dhaka Li Jiming for on Monday saying that bilateral ties between the two countries will be ‘substantially dama...

Rice yield likely to achieve target of 20.5m tonnes this Boro season

Rice yield likely to achieve target of 20.5m tonnes this Boro season

FE Online Report 2021-05-11 15:51:41

Rice yield in Bangladesh which has increased this Boro season is likely to achieve the target of 20.5 million tonnes of output. Raising lands under hybrid varieties, adopting high-yielding species an...

Two killed in lightning strike in Pabna

Two killed in lightning strike in Pabna

-- 2021-05-11 15:17:03

Two people were killed when a thunderbolt struck them in Santhia upazila of Pabna district on Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Imran Hossain, 28, son of Joynal Pramanik of Pathailhat village...

HC stops tree cutting at Suhrawardy Udyan

HC stops tree cutting at Suhrawardy Udyan

-- 2021-05-11 14:54:44

The High Court (HC) has suspended the cutting of trees at the Suhrawardy Udyan in Dhaka, a historic park in the capital. “Our order is that the hearing will come before this court on May 20,&rd...

Metro train runs on test for first time

Metro train runs on test for first time

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-05-11 14:37:48

The first set of the metro train has run for the first time on a trial basis inside the depot of Mass Rapid Transit Line- 6 as part of its performance test. During the trial, the train set ran at a n...

Bangladesh begins talks to procure 50m vaccine doses from China

Bangladesh begins talks to procure 50m vaccine doses from China

FE Online Report 2021-05-11 14:34:39

Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Tuesday said that Bangladesh has opened talks with China over procuring 50 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. “We have sent them a letter of interest. They...

Bangladesh provides medical supplies to Nepal

Bangladesh provides medical supplies to Nepal

FE Online Report 2021-05-11 13:11:31

Bangladesh has provided medical supplies to Nepal as a mark of friendship towards the COVID-affected people in the backdrop of deteriorating the virus situation in Nepal. Foreign Minister Dr. A.K Abd...

Poultry units suffer huge loss for pricey feed

Poultry units suffer huge loss for pricey feed

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-05-11 11:08:13

LALMONIRHAT: Poultry farmers in five upazilas of the district are incurring huge loss for the last few months as the price of feed is higher and egg price is lower than its production cost. Farm ow...

Land sharks on the prowl in port city again

Land sharks on the prowl in port city again

NAZIMUDDIN SHYAMOL 2021-05-11 10:42:59

CHATTOGRAM: Land grabbers are having a field day, especially in the port city, after the government relaxed lockdown late last month allowing super markets, shopping centres and shops to reopen. Af...

Quad debate: Bangladesh says it’s not joining any military alliance

Quad debate: Bangladesh says it’s not joining any military alliance

Mir Mostafizur Rahaman 2021-05-11 09:53:31

Bangladesh has said it is against joining any military alliance including Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) led by the United States. The issue of joining Quad was surfaced during the visit of&n...

Experts recommend adopting virus-resilient village concept in cities

Experts recommend adopting virus-resilient village concept in cities

FE REPORT 2021-05-11 09:45:49

Bangladesh could gain a lot through replicating the coronavirus-resilient village (CRV) concept in urban areas, experts suggested during a webinar on Monday. They said the initiative launched by th...

Covid puts 6.0 million children at risk of learning loss, survey says

Covid puts 6.0 million children at risk of learning loss, survey says

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-05-10 22:44:18

Education of school going children, specially from the poor families, has been severely disrupted since March last year in the country due to the closure of educational institutions amid pandemic, a s...