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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...

No decision on lockdown extension yet, says State Minister

No decision on lockdown extension yet, says State Minister

UNB 2021-07-31 18:33:27

There has been no decision yet on the extension of the ongoing lockdown that will expire on August 5, said State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain on Saturday. "We've received recomme...

No decision on lockdown extension yet, says State Minister

No decision on lockdown extension yet, says State Minister

UNB 2021-07-31 18:33:27

There has been no decision yet on the extension of the ongoing lockdown that will expire on August 5, said State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain on Saturday. "We've received recomme...

Public, private sectors urged to hire NRBs to utilise their expertise

Public, private sectors urged to hire NRBs to utilise their expertise

-- 2021-07-31 18:23:11

Speakers at a webinar urged the government and private sector entrepreneurs to hire the non-resident Bangladeshis (NRBs) in different projects offering them proper value and facilities to utilize thei...

COVID-19: 9,369 test positive, 218 die in 24 hours

COVID-19: 9,369 test positive, 218 die in 24 hours

-- 2021-07-31 17:54:38

Bangladesh has registered 218 new deaths from COVID-19 in a day, taking the total toll to 20,685. The COVID-19 caseload surged to 1,249,484 after 9,369 people tested positive for the disease in the 2...

Army detains four armed extortonists from Rangamati

Army detains four armed extortonists from Rangamati

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-07-31 17:50:00

A patrol team of Bangladesh Army on early Saturday detained four alleged armed extortionists from Choto Kattoli area of Langadu upazila of Rangamati district. The detainees have been working for a lo...

Flood-hit people in Cox’s Bazar facing shortage of food, drinking water

Flood-hit people in Cox’s Bazar facing shortage of food, drinking water

UNB 2021-07-31 17:37:20

Around 250,000 flood-hit people in Cox’s Bazar district are facing a shortage of food and drinking water even if the district administration and public representatives are reaching relief to the...

7,81,320 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine arrive in Dhaka

7,81,320 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine arrive in Dhaka

-- 2021-07-31 16:55:33

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Saturday received the second consignment of AstraZeneca vaccine doses from Japan under the COVAX facility. The second consignme...

Dhaka-bound travellers crowd ferry terminals as factories resume in lockdown   

Dhaka-bound travellers crowd ferry terminals as factories resume in lockdown  

-- 2021-07-31 16:49:42

The ferry terminals in Munshiganj's Shimulia and Madaripur's Banglabazar are teeming with large crowds despite the ongoing lockdown restrictions on travel following the government’s announcement...

Backstreet sales: 11 arrested for breaching bonded warehousing rules

Backstreet sales: 11 arrested for breaching bonded warehousing rules

-- 2021-07-31 16:22:39

Police have arrested 11 people for selling cloth in the open market after importing products through bonded warehousing, a tax-free facility provided by the government to export-oriented industries....

Chilahati-Haldibari freight train service resumes Sunday after 55 years

Chilahati-Haldibari freight train service resumes Sunday after 55 years

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-07-31 15:14:48

The freight train service between Chilahati in Bangladesh and Haldibari in India will resume on Sunday after 55 years of the suspension. A Bangladesh Railway official said 30 wagons packed with stone...

Bangladesh's Covid vaccination rate among lowest in South Asia, data reveals

Bangladesh's Covid vaccination rate among lowest in South Asia, data reveals

-- 2021-07-31 14:21:00

Bangladesh’s pace of administering the COVID-19 vaccine is well below the rate needed to ensure that 40 per cent of citizens receive both doses by the end of the year. It is also significantly...

Thousands displaced as floods hit Bangladesh Rohingya camps

Thousands displaced as floods hit Bangladesh Rohingya camps

REUTERS 2021-07-31 10:10:55

Heavy monsoon rains triggered landslides and flash floods in refugee camps displacing thousands of Rohingya Muslims in southeastern Bangladesh this week, UN and other officials said on Friday, with fu...

Saudi Arabia blocks reentry of deported expatriates

Saudi Arabia blocks reentry of deported expatriates

FE REPORT 2021-07-31 10:02:32

Saudi Arabia will not allow re-entry of deported expatriates with employment visas, according to a circular of the Consulate General of Bangladesh in Jeddah. However, these workers can go to the Arab...

Influx into Dhaka amid lockdown continues

Influx into Dhaka amid lockdown continues

FE REPORT 2021-07-31 08:35:31

People continued to return to Dhaka on Friday despite all chances of spreading viral infection that has already taken a serious turn amid strict lockdown. The returnees went to their roots to celebra...

Court grants three-day remand to interrogate Helena Jahangir

Court grants three-day remand to interrogate Helena Jahangir

-- 2021-07-30 22:07:51

A Dhaka court on Friday granted a three-day remand to interrogate Helena Jahangir, an expelled member of the ruling Awami League’s sub-committee, in a case filed under the Digital Security Act (...

DGHS recommended extension of lockdown, no decision yet

DGHS recommended extension of lockdown, no decision yet

UNB 2021-07-30 21:54:38

The ongoing stringent lockdown has been recommended for extension after August 5, said the Director General of the Directorate General (DG) of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr ABM Khurshid Alam. "We ha...

Over 200,000 stranded by flooding in Cox's Bazar

Over 200,000 stranded by flooding in Cox's Bazar

REUTERS 2021-07-30 20:22:07

More than 200,000 people were stranded by flooding, triggered by heavy monsoon rains, in Cox's Bazar Landslides and flash floods also displaced thousands of Rohingya refugees this week, UN and other...

Action to be taken against unregulated IP TVs, says Minister

Action to be taken against unregulated IP TVs, says Minister

UNB 2021-07-30 20:16:47

Information and Broadcasting Minister and Awami League Joint General Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud has said that action will be taken soon against unregulated and unauthorised Internet Protocol Television...

170 more hospitalised with dengue in 24 hrs

170 more hospitalised with dengue in 24 hrs

UNB 2021-07-30 18:33:45

Health authorities reported 170 new dengue cases in 24 hours till Friday morning amid a spike in the Aedes mosquito-borne disease in the country. Bangladesh has been seeing over 100 dengue patients f...

13,862 coronavirus cases, 212 deaths recorded in 24 hours

13,862 coronavirus cases, 212 deaths recorded in 24 hours

-- 2021-07-30 18:26:13

Bangladesh has registered 212 new deaths from the COVID-19 illness in a day, taking the toll to 20,467. The caseload climbed to 1,240,115 after 13,862 people tested positive for the disease until 8 a...

Sylhet division reports highest single-day Covid cases of 802

Sylhet division reports highest single-day Covid cases of 802

UNB 2021-07-30 17:59:49

Sylhet division on Friday morning logged as many as 802 fresh Covid cases in 24 hours, the division's highest single-day figure this year. Of the fresh Covid cases in the division, 464 are from Sylhe...

Closure of primary schools, kindergartens extended till Aug 31

Closure of primary schools, kindergartens extended till Aug 31

BSS 2021-07-30 17:47:58

The ongoing hiatus of all public and private primary schools and kindergartens has been extended till August 31 in an attempt to protect the students from novel coronavirus infections. But, the onlin...

Lawmaker Ali Ashraf dies at 73

Lawmaker Ali Ashraf dies at 73

-- 2021-07-30 17:31:46

Professor Md Ali Ashraf, a lawmaker from Cumilla-7 constituency and a former deputy speaker of parliament, has died in hospital care at the age of 73. Ashraf, who was on life support in Dhaka's Squar...