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Finance minister wishes he were first to take shot of COVID-19 vaccine

Finance minister wishes he were first to take shot of COVID-19 vaccine

-- 2021-01-21 22:48:35

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal appears excited about the arrival of the coronavirus vaccine from India as he says he would have been the first person to take the jab if offered, reports bdnews24.c...

Journalist Afzal Mohammad dies of Covid-19

Journalist Afzal Mohammad dies of Covid-19

-- 2021-01-21 22:01:51

Young journalist Afzal Mohammad on Thursday died of COVID-19 at a hospital in the capital. He was 31. The former Channel 9 reporter used to work as a senior research associate at Broadcast Journalist...

Fire at shopping mall

Fire at shopping mall

FE Online Report 2021-01-21 21:44:18

A fire broke out on Thursday at a shopping mall in the capital.  However, there was no report of casualties.  The incident of fire occurred at around 10:00 am at a mobile servici...

PM Hasina thanks Modi for sending vaccine as gift

PM Hasina thanks Modi for sending vaccine as gift

UNB 2021-01-21 21:29:34

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday thanked her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for sending the Oxford vaccine produced in India as a gift for Bangladesh. “I’m thanking Prime Minist...

UGC for extending 43rd BCS application deadline

UGC for extending 43rd BCS application deadline

-- 2021-01-21 20:28:26

The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Thursday requested the Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC) for extending the deadline of submitting applications for 43rd Bangladesh Civil Service (BC...

Writ seeks HC directives to open educational institutions

Writ seeks HC directives to open educational institutions

-- 2021-01-21 19:50:12

A writ was filed with the High Court (HC) on Thursday, seeking directives to open all the educational institutions across the country. Supreme Court lawyer Faruk Alamgir Chowdhury filed the writ peti...

Bangladesh approves import of 30m Oxford-AstraZeneca doses from Serum

Bangladesh approves import of 30m Oxford-AstraZeneca doses from Serum

UNB 2021-01-21 19:43:17

The Cabinet Committee on Public Purchase approved a proposal of the Health Service Division to import 30 million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from the Serum Institute of India Pvt Ltd....

PM greets new US President Joe Biden

PM greets new US President Joe Biden

-- 2021-01-21 19:02:49

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has congratulated Joe Biden, the 46th president of the US. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen termed Biden's win as a victory for democracy. Talking to reporters at Stat...

Bangladesh reports 584 new virus cases, 16 deaths

Bangladesh reports 584 new virus cases, 16 deaths

-- 2021-01-21 17:11:16

Bangladesh has recorded 584 new cases of coronavirus in daily count, taking the tally of infections so far to 530,271. The death toll climbed to 7,966 after 16 fatalities were registered in the 24 ho...

45 BNP activists sued over Ctg BNP office attack

45 BNP activists sued over Ctg BNP office attack

-- 2021-01-21 16:36:12

A case has been filed against 45 BNP leaders and activists a day after an attack of BNP office in Chattogram city. Md Mosharaful Haque, Executive Member of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) Chattogram...

PK Halder's lawyer, his daughter arrested in money laundering case

PK Halder's lawyer, his daughter arrested in money laundering case

-- 2021-01-21 16:28:10

The Anti-Corruption Commission has detained infamous businessman Proshanta Kumar Halder's personal lawyer Sukumar Mridha and his daughter Anindita Mridha in connection with a case involving charges of...

Government plans to expand diplomatic zone to Purbachal

Government plans to expand diplomatic zone to Purbachal

-- 2021-01-21 14:47:01

The government plans to expand the diplomatic zone to Purbachal in Dhaka due to a shortage of land in Gulshan and Baridhara, according to Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen. Responding to a question in...

Two new varieties of mango in Rajshahi get registration

Two new varieties of mango in Rajshahi get registration

OUR CORRESPONDENT, RAJSHAHI 2021-01-21 14:21:59

Two new varieties of mango – BARI Falsa-1 and BARI Mango-14 – in Rajshahi have recently been registered with the National Seed Board. Of them, BARI Falsa-1 is indigenous while BARI Mango-...

Bangladesh receives 2m Covid-19 vaccines from India

Bangladesh receives 2m Covid-19 vaccines from India

-- 2021-01-21 12:46:15

A consignment of around 2.0 million doses of a vaccine against the coronavirus (Covid-19) has arrived in Bangladesh as a gift from neighbouring India. An Air India flight touched down in Dhaka with t...

Met Office forecasts rain in parts of country

Met Office forecasts rain in parts of country

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-01-21 12:26:10

Some parts of the country are likely to see rainfall on Thursday and Friday, according to Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD). “Light rain/drizzle is likely to occur at one or two places...

'My village my town' to offer civic amenities

'My village my town' to offer civic amenities

FE REPORT 2021-01-21 09:20:57

The government decided on Wednesday to form cluster-wise committees to implement its 'My village my town' project, a venture to expand civic amenities in each of the villages. The decision was take...

Vaccination in Bangladesh begins on January 27

Vaccination in Bangladesh begins on January 27

FE REPORT 2021-01-21 08:19:44

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the vaccination programme in Dhaka city on January 27. Some eminent citizens will get the doses first. A consignment of 2.0-million doses of Oxford vac...

20 judicial magistrates to be deployed at CCC polls

20 judicial magistrates to be deployed at CCC polls

FE Online Report 2021-01-20 21:56:56

The Election Commission (EC) is going to deploy 20 judicial magistrates to hold the upcoming polls of Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) scheduled for January 27. The magistrates will discharge their...

No ‘planning’ for proper distribution of vaccine, BNP says

No ‘planning’ for proper distribution of vaccine, BNP says

UNB 2021-01-20 20:45:16

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday alleged that the government has no ‘roadmap’ and ‘planning’ for the proper distribution of coronavirus vaccine....

25 people to be vaccinated on first day, health secretary says

25 people to be vaccinated on first day, health secretary says

-- 2021-01-20 20:23:29

Health Secretary Md Abdul Mannan has said the government will begin the COVID-19 vaccination drive by giving jabs to around 25 people on the first day. At a press conference at the Prime Minister&rsq...

Govt to hand over 66,189 houses to homeless families

Govt to hand over 66,189 houses to homeless families

-- 2021-01-20 18:33:52

The government has completed all preparations to hand over 66,189 houses to homeless and landless families in the first phase on January 23 on the occasion of the “Mujib Borsho”. Prime Mi...

Bangladesh to get 3.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses Thursday

Bangladesh to get 3.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses Thursday

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-01-20 18:25:06

Bangladesh will get 3.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University and manufactured by Serum Institute of India, in two separate consignments from India on Thurs...

Fish production increases by 50pc in 11 years, PM says

Fish production increases by 50pc in 11 years, PM says

-- 2021-01-20 17:56:56

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said Bangladesh has attained self-sufficiency in fish boosting up the production by over 50 per cent in last 11 years following the effective and time befitting meas...

Economy proved resilience during pandemic, says PM  

Economy proved resilience during pandemic, says PM  

-- 2021-01-20 17:11:21

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said Bangladesh has been able to avert the economic recession due to the Covid-19 pandemic although many countries across the world have suffered the most. "...

Bangladesh logs eight virus deaths, lowest daily count in eight months

Bangladesh logs eight virus deaths, lowest daily count in eight months

-- 2021-01-20 16:07:52

The death toll from the COVID-19 illness has climbed to 7,950 after the government registered eight fatalities, the lowest daily count since May 8. Bangladesh recorded 656 new cases of the coronaviru...

Bangladesh successfully averted Covid-induced economic crisis, Hasina says

Bangladesh successfully averted Covid-induced economic crisis, Hasina says

-- 2021-01-20 14:56:18

Bangladesh has been largely successful in averting an economic crisis that arced around the world due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. “It was possible to...

Faridpur road crash claims lives of three

Faridpur road crash claims lives of three

-- 2021-01-20 14:49:01

Three people were killed and 15 others injured after a bus overturned in Bogail area of Bhanga upazila in Faridpur on Wednesday. Identities of the deceased could not be known yet, Officer-in-Charge o...

Free vaccine doses sent by India to arrive on Thursday

Free vaccine doses sent by India to arrive on Thursday

-- 2021-01-20 14:04:14

Two million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to be sent by India as a gift to its next-door neighbour will arrive in Bangladesh on Thursday afternoon, instead of Wednesday. A speci...

Dhaka’s air quality ‘hazardous’

Dhaka’s air quality ‘hazardous’

-- 2021-01-20 13:23:38

Dhaka once again has topped a list of cities with the worst air quality in the world. The capital's air quality index (AQI) at 9.30 am on Wednesday read 378, considered ‘hazardous’. An A...

Bangladesh's 75pc students prefer going back to schools: Survey

Bangladesh's 75pc students prefer going back to schools: Survey

FE REPORT 2021-01-20 09:26:22

Educational institutions in the country should reopen in phases as over 75 per cent of the primary and secondary-level students prefer going back to schools, according to a survey. The survey showed...