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Extreme heat affecting growth of mango, litchis in Rajshahi

Extreme heat affecting growth of mango, litchis in Rajshahi

OUR CORRESPONDENT, RAJSHAHI 2021-04-20 10:30:25

Juvenile mangoes, litchis and even standing paddy in Rajshahi region are drying up and falling away due to extreme heat and a long absence of rainfall. Moksed Ali of Haripur area under Paba upazila w...

Corona threatens livelihoods of Netrakona potters

Corona threatens livelihoods of Netrakona potters

OUR CORRESPONDENT, NETRAKONA 2021-04-20 10:16:34

The livelihood of potters in the district is threatened by the corona pandemic. The existence of a section of Bengalis has been associated with pottery and various utensils since ancient times. With...

Importance on agriculture as it can take country forward, says PM

Importance on agriculture as it can take country forward, says PM

-- 2021-04-19 21:02:50

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said the government gives immense importance to the development of agriculture as it can take Bangladesh forward. "We're giving a great importance to agricultur...

CAAB bans domestic, international flights for another week

CAAB bans domestic, international flights for another week

-- 2021-04-19 20:33:11

The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has extended the ban on all domestic and international flights by another seven days in line with the government's plans to prolong an 'all-out' lockd...

Doctors condemn alleged harassment by police in lockdown

Doctors condemn alleged harassment by police in lockdown

-- 2021-04-19 20:09:37

The Bangladesh Medical Association has condemned the alleged harassment that doctors face on their way to work during the ongoing lockdown and urged the authorities to take immediate steps to redress...

12 more Hefazat supporters held over Brahmanbaria violence

12 more Hefazat supporters held over Brahmanbaria violence

-- 2021-04-19 19:20:35

Twelve more people were arrested in the past 24 hours over the vandalism and arson carried out by Hefazat-e-Islam activists and supporters in Brahmanbaria last month, police said Monday. The arrests...

BNP demands release of arrested religious leaders 

BNP demands release of arrested religious leaders 

-- 2021-04-19 19:16:34

Voicing concern over the recent arrest of the religious leaders and alem-ulema in ‘false’ cases, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday demanded their immediate releas...

Govt considering relaxing lockdown before Eid, says Quader

Govt considering relaxing lockdown before Eid, says Quader

-- 2021-04-19 18:29:02

The government is mulling to relax lockdown before Eid-ul-Fitr taking into consideration the people's lives and livelihoods, said Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday. He urge...

2,222 people die with Covid-like symptoms in one year

2,222 people die with Covid-like symptoms in one year

FE Online Report 2021-04-19 18:13:10

A total of 2,222 people died with coronavirus-like symptoms in the last one year and half month across the country, according to a latest report. Of them, 1,784 males and 438 females died from March...

Dhaka streets getting filled with rickshaws, private vehicles in 'strict' lockdown

Dhaka streets getting filled with rickshaws, private vehicles in 'strict' lockdown

-- 2021-04-19 17:56:28

As the ‘strictest lockdown’ enters its sixth day, Dhaka’s roads are no longer deserted, as rickshaws, autorickshaws and private vehicles descend in droves on the streets. But the la...

DAE expects bumper mango production in Rangpur region

DAE expects bumper mango production in Rangpur region

-- 2021-04-19 16:58:40

Officials of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) as well as farmers are expecting a bumper mango production following smooth formation of the tender fruits in Rangpur agriculture region. T...

Bangladesh reports 112 virus deaths in 24 hours

Bangladesh reports 112 virus deaths in 24 hours

-- 2021-04-19 16:52:55

Bangladesh has registered 112 new fatalities from the coronavirus, the most in a day, taking the death toll to 10,497. The caseload surged to 723,221 after 4,271 people tested positive for COVID-19 i...

Auto-rickshaw, light vehicle workers seek food, financial support from govt

Auto-rickshaw, light vehicle workers seek food, financial support from govt

-- 2021-04-19 16:31:36

Auto-rickshaw and light vehicle workers demanded direct food and financial support from the government to survive in the all-out lockdown that has been extended until April 28. In a joint statement,...

Govt decides to extend lockdown by a week as Covid-19 worsens

Govt decides to extend lockdown by a week as Covid-19 worsens

-- 2021-04-19 15:15:43

The government has decided to extend the ongoing virus lockdown by a week to April 28, State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain says, bdnews24.com reports. The new phase of the lockdow...

Experts recommend lockdown extension for another week

Experts recommend lockdown extension for another week

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-19 13:41:35

The National Technical Advisory Committee on Covid-19 has recommended the government should extend the ongoing lockdown for one more week to curb the surging virus infections in the country. Scientif...

Mamunul Haque placed on seven-day remand

Mamunul Haque placed on seven-day remand

-- 2021-04-19 13:18:08

A Dhaka court has allowed the police to interrogate Hifazat-e Islam leader Mamunul Haque in their custody for seven days. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Devdas Chandra Adhikari issued the remand order...

Farmers expecting bumper maize yield in Lalmonirhat

Farmers expecting bumper maize yield in Lalmonirhat

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-04-19 12:27:22

LALMONIRHAT: Farmers of the five upazilas of the district are expecting a good production of Maize in the current season. Favourable weather and necessary agri-inputs for maize made it possible, sai...

One Covid-19 hospital for 17 upazilas can't cope with pressure

One Covid-19 hospital for 17 upazilas can't cope with pressure

OUR CORRESPONDENT, CUMILLA 2021-04-19 10:38:10

The number of coronavirus infected people and deaths is increasing alarmingly in Cumilla. Fifty people have died of corona in the last 16 days in the district. Most of the dead were from Cumilla city...

People's presence on city roads increasing

People's presence on city roads increasing

FE REPORT 2021-04-19 09:45:39

People's presence increased notably on the city roads when the country was observing fifth day of the eight-day-long strict lockdown on Sunday. Increased crowd of customers was seen in the kitchen...

Myanmar quake sends tremors to Chattogram, Cox's Bazar

Myanmar quake sends tremors to Chattogram, Cox's Bazar

-- 2021-04-18 22:56:18

An earthquake centred in Myanmar has sent tremors in the southern regions of Bangladesh, including Chattogram and Cox's Bazar. The 5.0 magnitude quake struck at 7:24pm on Sunday, according to Zahirul...

12.5m families to receive food aid, says Quader

12.5m families to receive food aid, says Quader

-- 2021-04-18 21:48:03

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said 12.5 million families will receive food aid. He also said that 3.5 million will get Eid gift from the Pr...

Mirza Abbas accuses media of distorting his comments about Ilias

Mirza Abbas accuses media of distorting his comments about Ilias

-- 2021-04-18 21:25:17

BNP Standing Committee member Mirza Abbas on Sunday claimed that some media distorted his remarks about the disappearance of their party leader M Ilias Ali. "It’s been published in a newspaper...

Holding numbers won’t be issued to buildings without fire safety, DNCC mayor says

Holding numbers won’t be issued to buildings without fire safety, DNCC mayor says

-- 2021-04-18 20:51:38

The Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) will not provide holding numbers or trade licence to the buildings which will not install separate fire safety system from now on, said the mayor of Dhaka North...

Chief Justice says saving lives must come before livelihoods

Chief Justice says saving lives must come before livelihoods

-- 2021-04-18 20:49:02

Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain believes it is more important now to prioritise saving lives than livelihoods as the coronavirus continues to pulverise Bangladesh. He was responding to a call to in...

PM to provide cash support to families affected by Covid, natural disasters

PM to provide cash support to families affected by Covid, natural disasters

-- 2021-04-18 20:30:56

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will provide financial assistance to some 3.6 million families who have been hit hard by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and recent natural disasters. The families inclu...

Move to set up naval police station to protect Halda River

Move to set up naval police station to protect Halda River

-- 2021-04-18 20:26:35

A naval police station will be set up to protect the Halda River, the only natural fish breeding river in the country. Chattogram Naval Police SP Mominul Islam Bhuiyan on Sunday told journalists that...

Bangladesh opens largest hospital dedicated to coronavirus treatment

Bangladesh opens largest hospital dedicated to coronavirus treatment

-- 2021-04-18 19:01:53

Health Minister Zahid Maleque has inaugurated DNCC COVID Hospital, the largest hospital dedicated to the treatment of coronavirus patients. The 1,000-bed hospital inaugurated on Sunday also has an in...

People continue to defy lockdown restrictions despite alarming spike in virus cases

People continue to defy lockdown restrictions despite alarming spike in virus cases

-- 2021-04-18 17:57:38

Despite an alarming spike in Covid-19 deaths in Bangladesh, people continue to defy restrictions on movement as a higher number of people and vehicles were seen on the streets in Dhaka on the 5th day...

Govt may extend ongoing lockdown by another week, says State Minister

Govt may extend ongoing lockdown by another week, says State Minister

UNB 2021-04-18 17:55:19

Bangladesh is likely to go under another weeklong lockdown right after the ongoing one as the Covid-19 situation keeps worsening in the country, said State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Ho...

India to deliver vaccine doses as per schedule, Momen believes

India to deliver vaccine doses as per schedule, Momen believes

-- 2021-04-18 17:46:14

Despite high demand of COVID-19 vaccine in India, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has said he believes India will supply the rest of the Oxford-AstraZeneca covid-19 vaccine doses produced by Serum Ins...