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Bus fare hike: HC drops petition from cause list

-- June 04, 2020 17:17:28

The High Court on Thursday dropped from the cause list a writ petition challenging the legality of the notification issued by the government to increase bus fare by 60 per cent. The High Court bench...

Kurigram farmers worried as Indian elephants damage crops

-- June 04, 2020 16:51:01

Farmers of the bordering area in Roumari upazila have become worried due to the damage of their crops by a herd of wild elephants from India over the last one week. A herd of wild elephants enter the...

$35m WB support for a Rohingya project

FE Online Report June 04, 2020 16:12:43

The Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MODMR) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have lauded the World Bank for a contribution of $35 million to support humanitarian assistance...

DGHS reports 35 more deaths, 2423 fresh cases in 24hrs

FE ONLINE DESK June 04, 2020 14:42:20

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Thursday reported 35 deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the 24 hours to 8:00am today. With the latest victims, the death toll due to the deadly...

Health Services secretary transferred

FE ONLINE DESK June 04, 2020 13:43:58

Health Services Division Secretary Md Asadul Islam has been transferred to the Planning Division as its secretary. He will be replaced by Md Abdul Mannan (secretary), chairman of Land Reforms Board,...

Bus crushes two to death in city

-- June 04, 2020 13:39:26

Two people have died after being run over by a bus at Bangla Motor area in Dhaka. The vehicle, operated by Bihongo Paribahan, trampled the pedestrians at an intersection of Bangla Motor around 12:00...

Jamalpur MP Faridul Haque tested positive for coronavirus

-- June 04, 2020 12:36:37

Faridul Haque Khan Dulal, a lawmaker from Jamalpur-2, has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus infection, pushing the tally of cases among local Awami League leaders to four. Faridul's test resu...

What is lockdown exit for? WHO Bangladesh explains

-- June 04, 2020 12:32:42

As people are learning how to navigate life after hunkering down for more than two months in lockdown, there is a deep sense of fear. Many in Bangladesh, just like in the rest of the world, want to r...

US arranges another chartered flight for its citizens in BD

FE ONLINE REPORT June 04, 2020 11:55:31

The US Embassy in Bangladesh has arranged another chartered flight for its citizens and their families due to the high demand amid the ongoing pandemic. The special flight is expected to depart Hazra...

United Hospital sued over fire that killed five

-- June 04, 2020 11:13:55

The United Hospital in Dhaka is facing culpable homicide charges brought by the family of one of the five patients who died in a fire incident. Ronald Micky Gomez, son-in-law of 74-year-old fire vict...

Citizens’ group for effective lockdown to fight pandemic

FE REPORT June 04, 2020 09:45:49

A good number of citizens called upon the government on Wednesday to immediately impose an effective nationwide lockdown, except for emergency services, to fight against the coronavirus pandemic. A g...

Libya killings: Two accused on four-day remand

FE REPORT June 04, 2020 09:43:21

A Dhaka Court on Wednesday sent two accused who had been arrested in connection with the killing of 26 Bangladeshis in Libya on a four-day remand in a case filed by the Criminal Investigation Departme...

Recovery of Tk 8.0m: Ex-DIG (Prisons) Partha denied HC bail

FE REPORT June 04, 2020 09:40:30

The High Court (HC) on Wednesday refused to grant bail to suspended deputy inspector general (DIG) of prisons in Sylhet division, Partha Gopal Banik, in a case filed over recovery of Tk 8.0 million fr...

Govt suspends 85 public reps so far for relief embezzlement

FE REPORT June 04, 2020 09:34:01

The government has suspended a total of 85 public representatives until Tuesday last for their alleged involvement in misappropriation of relief materials meant for the poor during the coronavirus pan...

NDATF will help govt to flag COVID-19 risk zones

-- June 03, 2020 23:25:06

National Data Analytics Taskforce (NDATF) will assist the government with information from virus-affected areas to flag COVID-19 risk zones on the basis of death and infection rates. The data analysi...

Leading COVID-19 fighters from China to arrive on Monday

-- June 03, 2020 22:32:05

A team of Chinese medical experts, who have the firsthand experience of containing coronavirus and treating the patients with remarkable success, is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on Monday (June 8) wit...

PM places three proposals for durable use of aquatic sources

-- June 03, 2020 22:21:48

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday placed a three-point proposal for boosting global cooperation for durable use of ocean and other aquatic sources, urging the world community to renew their co...

Police seize Ron Sikder’s car in case over ‘abduction’ of Exim Bank execs

-- June 03, 2020 22:01:56

Police have seized a car used by Ron Haque Sikder, a director of National Bank Limited (NBL), allegedly to abduct top executives of Exim Bank Limited and threaten them to secure bank loan, reports bdn...

SGSF seeks legal actions against factories failed to pay March-April wages

-- June 03, 2020 19:21:11

Labour leaders pressed for legal actions against factories that are yet to pay March-April wages and eid onus and illegally terminated workers amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Despite repeated cal...

Battling cyclone amid pandemic, PM writes in UK newspaper

-- June 03, 2020 18:47:49

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina jointly wrote an article with Patrick Verkooijen on battling cyclone Amphan amid the coronavirus pandemic in a UK newspaper. The article titled ‘Fighting cyclones a...

Obaidul Quader warns against charging extra fare

-- June 03, 2020 18:29:41

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has ordered the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) to take stringent action against public transport services charging extra fare from passen...

Effective lockdown demanded as coronavirus spiralling

FE Online Report June 03, 2020 17:39:37

A group of eminent people urged the government to immediately impose an effective nationwide lockdown except emergency services to tackle coronavirus pandemic. The group of 343 citizens, including un...

Six BD missions abroad to get new heads

FE Online Report June 03, 2020 17:12:36

The government has decided to appoint new heads of missions in six Bangladesh missions abroad. According to the latest reshuffle, Nur Helal Saifur Rahman, presently Bangladesh High Commissioner to Pa...

BGB gets high-speed interceptor vessels for patrolling

-- June 03, 2020 17:00:02

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has been given high-speed vessels to help it strengthen patrolling of maritime and riverine areas as well as to stop drug smuggling, human trafficking and transnational c...

Five die at Chandpur hospital isolation ward in 24hr

-- June 03, 2020 16:53:14

Five people, including a woman and a village doctor, died at the isolation unit of Chandpur General Hospital in last 24 hours since Tuesday night. Resident medical officer Doctor Sujauddowla Rubel an...

Passenger shortage forces Biman to cancel flights

-- June 03, 2020 16:27:29

Biman Bangladesh Airlines has cancelled all of its flights scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday due to lack of passengers on the third day of resumption of regular flight operations. With this, Biman...

Libya killing: RAB arrests four ‘traffickers’

FE ONLINE REPORT June 03, 2020 16:19:12

Law enforces on Wednesday arrested four suspected human traffickers in connection for allegedly trafficking 26 Bangladeshis people who were killed in Libya recently. Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arre...

DB investigating case against Sikder Brothers

-- June 03, 2020 16:13:41

The Detective Branch of Police (DB) has been tasked with investigating the case against Ron Haque Sikder, a director of National Bank, and his brother Dipu Haque Sikder who are accused of threatening...

Libya killings: CID starts case

-- June 03, 2020 14:53:50

The Criminal Investigation Department of police has brought human trafficking and homicide charges against 38 people in connection with the killings of 26 Bangladeshi migrants in Libya. SI Rashed Faz...

COVID-19 cases jump by 2,695 with 37 additional deaths

FE Online Desk June 03, 2020 14:44:20

Bangladesh reported 2,695 fresh cases of novel coronavirus on Wednesday, the health directorate said, bringing the total case count to 55,140. Authorities also registered 37 more fatalities in the la...