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Man held with 82 gold bars at Shah Amanat airport

Man held with 82 gold bars at Shah Amanat airport

-- 2020-10-01 13:42:09

Customs intelligence officials arrested a passenger of a flight along with 82 gold bars from Shah Amanat International Airport in Chattogram on Thursday. The arrestee is Enamul Haque, hailing from Ch...

UNO Wahida discharged from hospital

UNO Wahida discharged from hospital

-- 2020-10-01 13:25:43

Ghoraghat Upazila Nirbahi Officer Wahida Khanam, who was undergoing treatment at the National Institute of Neurosciences & Hospital after a brutal attack at her official residence in Dinajpur, has...

SUST student ‘commits suicide’ in Bogura

SUST student ‘commits suicide’ in Bogura

-- 2020-10-01 12:57:49

A female student of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) reportedly took her own life by hanging herself in Bogura sadar upazila early Thursday. The deceased was identified as Achhia...

PM seeks measures as unchecked human actions put earth at risk of extinction

PM seeks measures as unchecked human actions put earth at risk of extinction

-- 2020-10-01 10:34:44

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said if the current actions of humans keep going on unchecked it will not only cause the extinction of other species, but also move towards ultimate extinction...

Bangladesh to observe mourning Thursday in honour of Sheikh Sabah

Bangladesh to observe mourning Thursday in honour of Sheikh Sabah

-- 2020-09-30 23:22:05

Bangladesh will observe one-day national mourning on Thursday in respect to the memory of Kuwait’s emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al Jaber Al-Sabah, who breathed his last on Tuesday at the age of 91...

BWDB gets new building

BWDB gets new building

-- 2020-09-30 20:17:49

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to inaugurate the newly-constructed Pani Bhaban on Thursday at the capital’s Green Road area through a videoconference. Constructed at a cost of Tk 2.61 bill...

Dr Tahmeed first Bangladeshi to become executive director of icddr,b

Dr Tahmeed first Bangladeshi to become executive director of icddr,b

-- 2020-09-30 20:16:03

The International Board of Trustees of icddr,b, formerly known as the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh, has appointed Dr Tahmeed Ahmed as its new executive director. Dr...

Bangladesh, US sign air service agreement

Bangladesh, US sign air service agreement

-- 2020-09-30 20:12:37

Bangladesh and USA governments today (Wednesday) signed Air Service Agreement that will pave the way to resume direct air connectivity between Dhaka and different cities of the US. Senior Secretary o...

Govt to upgrade Joydevpur-Mymensingh road into expressway

Govt to upgrade Joydevpur-Mymensingh road into expressway

-- 2020-09-30 19:21:44

The government will upgrade the existing Dhaka (Joydevpur) Mymensingh Road into expressway with service lane on both sides through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiative with a Korean company to...

HC orders to give Tk 1.5m compensation to Jaha Alam

HC orders to give Tk 1.5m compensation to Jaha Alam

-- 2020-09-30 18:02:06

The High Court (HC) on Wednesday ordered Brac Bank authorities to give Taka 1.5m as compensation to Jaha Alam, an innocent man who languished in jail for three years after getting wrongly accused in 2...

Schedule for HSC exam to be announced Monday or Tuesday

Schedule for HSC exam to be announced Monday or Tuesday

-- 2020-09-30 17:36:22

The government is going to announce a fresh schedule for the long-stalled Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations either on Monday or Tuesday next. Education Minister Dr Dipu M...

20 weekly flights to KSA from Thursday

20 weekly flights to KSA from Thursday

FE Online Report 2020-09-30 17:32:53

The number of flights to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) will be increased to 20 per week from Thursday, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said on Wednesday. He also said during the Covid...

Parliament lost Tk 220m for quorum crisis in 2019: TIB

Parliament lost Tk 220m for quorum crisis in 2019: TIB

-- 2020-09-30 17:07:48

The 11th national parliament lost Tk 22,08,63,627 in monetary value of time lost due to quorum crisis (19.26 hours) throughout session one to five, a Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) report...

Govt extends closure of educational institutions

Govt extends closure of educational institutions

-- 2020-09-30 16:58:22

With no improvement of the coronavirus situation in sight, the government has decided to extend the closure of educational institutions to prevent the spread of the virus, Education Minister Dipu Moni...

Korea pledges $700,000 for Rohingya in Cox’s Bazar

Korea pledges $700,000 for Rohingya in Cox’s Bazar

FE Online Report 2020-09-30 16:49:26

The Republic of Korea has pledged to provide $700,000 to the Rohingya refugees taking shelter in Cox’s Bazar through International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). The...

IOM opens oxygen generator plant in Cox’s Bazar

IOM opens oxygen generator plant in Cox’s Bazar

FE Online Report 2020-09-30 16:41:01

International Organization for Migration (IOM) has opened an oxygen generator plant in Cox’s Bazar as part of its humanitarian effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in the district. IOM in col...

Indian HC Riva meets FM Momen

Indian HC Riva meets FM Momen

-- 2020-09-30 15:49:54

Outgoing Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das has on Wednesday made a farewell call on Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen at State guesthouse Padma. Riva congratulated Momen for su...

Bangladesh records 1,436 new virus cases, 32 deaths in 24 hours

Bangladesh records 1,436 new virus cases, 32 deaths in 24 hours

-- 2020-09-30 15:34:13

Bangladesh has posted 1,436 new cases of the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking the tally so far to 363,479. The death toll jumped to 5,251 after 32 fatalities were registered in th...

MP Abul Hasanat falls sick, hospitalised

MP Abul Hasanat falls sick, hospitalised

-- 2020-09-30 14:44:08

Awami League MP from Barishal-1 constituency Abul Hasanat Abdullah is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Dhaka. He was admitted to the Square Hospital with respiratory problem, said Advocate Taluk...

AL names candidates for Dhaka-18, Sirajganj-1 by-polls

AL names candidates for Dhaka-18, Sirajganj-1 by-polls

-- 2020-09-30 14:34:08

The ruling Awami League has picked its candidates for the by-elections to the Dhaka-18 and Sirajganj-1 constituencies which are unrepresented in parliament following the deaths of the previous incumbe...

Wife Minny among six sentenced to death in Refat murder case

Wife Minny among six sentenced to death in Refat murder case

-- 2020-09-30 14:21:34

A Barguna court has sentenced Aysha Siddika Minny and five others to death in the daylight murder of her husband Refat Shorif in 2019. District and Sessions Judge Md Asaduzzaman delivered the verdict...

Oxford vaccine will be made available to Bangladesh once produced: British envoy

Oxford vaccine will be made available to Bangladesh once produced: British envoy

FE Online Report  2020-09-30 13:19:06

British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson on Wednesday said, upon successful production of Oxford vaccine it would be made available throughout the world including in Bang...

RAB arrests priest for raping girl at church

RAB arrests priest for raping girl at church

-- 2020-09-30 13:00:15

A priest, accused of raping a minor indigenous girl, was arrested from Bishop House at Amchattar in Tanore upazila of Rajshahi district on Tuesday night. Pradeep Gregory, 50, is a priest of Mary Vian...

Bangladesh, US ink agreement for flight operations

Bangladesh, US ink agreement for flight operations

-- 2020-09-30 12:37:26

Bangladesh and the United States have formally signed an agreement for flight operations between the two countries. The information was revealed by the Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry on Wednesda...

Security tightened in Barguna ahead of Rifat killing verdict

Security tightened in Barguna ahead of Rifat killing verdict

-- 2020-09-30 11:30:36

Security has been beefed up in Barguna town ahead of the verdict in Rifat Sharif murder case today. Additional police personnel have been deployed in and around the court premises while a number of c...

Bangladesh 'outraged' by Myanmar's falsehood, fabrication of facts at UNGA

Bangladesh 'outraged' by Myanmar's falsehood, fabrication of facts at UNGA

UNB 2020-09-30 10:55:29

Bangladesh is "outraged" to witness another "blatant demonstration of falsehood and fabrication of facts" by Myanmar in the ongoing UN General Assembly (UNGA) and shared the situation on the ground be...

Lack of tech, infrastructure main causes of food loss, say experts

Lack of tech, infrastructure main causes of food loss, say experts

FE REPORT 2020-09-30 09:45:22

Experts at a webinar on Tuesday said Bangladesh incurs food loss during production, handling and storage stage mainly due to lack of technology, infrastructure and awareness opposite to developed nati...

Hotline number received 21m phone calls related to coronavirus

Hotline number received 21m phone calls related to coronavirus

FE ONLINE REPORT 2020-09-29 22:52:37

The hotline numbers of the department of health for coronavirus have received over 21 million phone calls since the service was launched over six months ago. The department under the health and famil...

COVID-19 vaccine: Dhaka, Delhi agree ‘in principle’ to start phase-III trials in Bangladesh

COVID-19 vaccine: Dhaka, Delhi agree ‘in principle’ to start phase-III trials in Bangladesh

-- 2020-09-29 20:37:31

Bangladesh and India have ‘agreed in principle’ to go for the clinical trials of Covid-19 vaccines in Bangladesh soon after India launches trials there. Indian External Affairs Minister D...

Bangladesh ranks fifth in creating jobs in solar power sector

Bangladesh ranks fifth in creating jobs in solar power sector

FE ONLINE DESK 2020-09-29 20:35:44

Bangladesh has been ranked fifth among 161 countries in creating employment opportunities in the solar power sector. Around 1,37,000 people in the country have got employment opportunity so far in th...