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PM to announce opening day of Padma Bridge within a week

PM to announce opening day of Padma Bridge within a week

-- 2022-05-19 18:46:02

The long-awaited Padma bridge is nearly ready to open. Following a cabinet meeting on Thursday, the cabinet secretary said the date of the bridge’s inauguration will be set by the Prime Ministe...

Bangladesh reports 35 new COVID cases, no deaths

Bangladesh reports 35 new COVID cases, no deaths

-- 2022-05-19 18:41:55

Bangladesh has registered 35 cases of COVID-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 1,953,138. But no new fatalities were registered in the 24-hour count, keeping the death toll from t...

Four districts get new DCs

Four districts get new DCs

-- 2022-05-19 18:39:13

The government has appointed new deputy commissioners to four districts- Chandpur, Netrokona, Sherpur, Jamalpur. The Ministry of Public Administration issued a gazette notification in this regard on...

Three to die for war crimes in Moulvibazar

Three to die for war crimes in Moulvibazar

-- 2022-05-19 16:04:24

The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) in Moulvibazar has sentenced three men to death for their involvement in crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War. The three-member tribunal, led...

Lightning claims three lives in Sunamganj

Lightning claims three lives in Sunamganj

-- 2022-05-19 15:57:47

Three people were killed and 15 others sustained injuries after being struck by lightning while working on a paddy field at the Kalagaon area in Tahirpur upazila of Sunamganj on Thursday. The identit...

1,674 children died in road accidents in 28 months

1,674 children died in road accidents in 28 months

-- 2022-05-19 15:53:55

The number of road accidents refuses to come down, despite periodic enforcement drives by police. As many as 1,674 children were killed in road accidents in the past 28 months (till April 2022), acco...

Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury dies at 88

Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury dies at 88

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-05-19 15:02:34

Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury, a journalist and columnist best known for writing the lyrics to ‘Amar Bhaier Rokte Rangano’ – a tribute to the martyrs of the 1952 Language Movement, died at...

Stakeholder consultation of Artemia4Bangladesh held in Cox’s Bazar

Stakeholder consultation of Artemia4Bangladesh held in Cox’s Bazar

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-05-19 10:56:39

A stakeholder consultation meeting of the Artemia4Bangladesh project was hosted by WorldFish Bangladesh at Long Beach Hotel in Cox's Bazar on 18 May 2022 with the support of the European Union. Syed...

50,000 Sylhet homes without power as floodwaters submerge power substations

50,000 Sylhet homes without power as floodwaters submerge power substations

-- 2022-05-18 23:22:32

Torrential rains and an onrush from the upstream have worsened flooding in parts of Sylhet, leaving around 50,000 homes without power since Tuesday as floodwaters submerged power substations and elect...

Qatar to recruit construction workers from mid-2023

Qatar to recruit construction workers from mid-2023

-- 2022-05-18 23:11:34

Qatar will start the recruitment of construction workers for its various development projects in mid-2023. Qatari Minister of Labour Ali bin Samikh Al Marri came up with the statement during a meetin...

Vessel, carrying 1,600 tonnes of wheat, sinks in Meghna

Vessel, carrying 1,600 tonnes of wheat, sinks in Meghna

-- 2022-05-18 22:22:25

A lighterage vessel carrying 1,600 tonnes of wheat has sunken in the estuary of Meghna in Lakshmipur amid fears of a shortage triggered by a ban on export by India. MV Tamim, owned by Hazrat Shah Ama...

Couple gets death penalty for trafficking young woman to India

Couple gets death penalty for trafficking young woman to India

-- 2022-05-18 22:10:27

A Khulna tribunal has sentenced a couple to death for trafficking a young woman to India by luring her with a job. She was sold in India and could not be rescued, Public Prosecutor Farid Ahmed said a...

Women in rural Bangladesh pay more for rising cost of climate disasters

Women in rural Bangladesh pay more for rising cost of climate disasters

-- 2022-05-18 20:28:49

Rural families in Bangladesh are using a large chunk of their budgets to protect themselves from climate change, especially households headed by women who are allocating up to 30 per cent of their spe...

BNP has no right to talk on polls as it tainted election process most: PM

BNP has no right to talk on polls as it tainted election process most: PM

-- 2022-05-18 20:16:07

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said BNP has no right to speak about elections as they tainted the election process most during their tenures. "My question is how BNP raises questions about...

Govt plans to boost rice bran, mustard oil production to cut import dependence

Govt plans to boost rice bran, mustard oil production to cut import dependence

-- 2022-05-18 20:15:11

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi has said the government is looking to ramp up the production of rice bran and mustard oil to reduce dependency on the international market for cooking oil amid a shortage...

'Labour rights will be major agenda in US-BD economic dialogue'

'Labour rights will be major agenda in US-BD economic dialogue'

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-05-18 19:34:49

Labour rights will be one of the key issues during the US –Bangladesh Economic Dialogue, officials of the foreign ministry said on Wednesday. The dialogue is scheduled to be held in Washington...

Govt shuffles secretaries to eight ministries, divisions

Govt shuffles secretaries to eight ministries, divisions

-- 2022-05-18 19:30:00

The government has reshuffled secretaries to eight ministries and divisions, the public administration ministry said in a notice on Wednesday. Social Welfare Secretary Mahfuza Akhter has been made th...

BNP urges govt to drop expensive megaprojects amid dollar crisis

BNP urges govt to drop expensive megaprojects amid dollar crisis

-- 2022-05-18 19:05:16

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday said that Bangladesh is going through “a very alarming economic situation” amid the growing inflation rate and devaluation of...

Low-lying areas in Sylhet inundated, thousands marooned

Low-lying areas in Sylhet inundated, thousands marooned

-- 2022-05-18 18:13:06

Monsoon rains and the onrush of mountain runoff have worsened flooding in parts of Sylhet, forcing the authorities to open 200 shelters across the northeastern district for the thousands of people mar...

Govt to refund Hajj registration fees to people aged above 65

Govt to refund Hajj registration fees to people aged above 65

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-05-18 17:36:50

The government has issued a circular regarding the refund of Hajj registration fees for those who crossed 65 years of age. The Ministry of Religious Affairs on Wednesday issued the circular regarding...

Rice price will come down soon, says food minister

Rice price will come down soon, says food minister

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-05-18 17:01:46

Food Minister Sadan Chandra Majumder has said the rice price is expected to come to a stable position soon. He came up with the statement at a press briefing at the secretariat on Wednesday. More...

Bangladesh logs 22 Covid cases, no deaths

Bangladesh logs 22 Covid cases, no deaths

-- 2022-05-18 16:32:44

Bangladesh has registered 22 cases of Covid-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 1,953,103. But no new fatalities were registered in the 24-hour count, keeping the death toll from t...

PM stresses building Cox's Bazar as global tourist city

PM stresses building Cox's Bazar as global tourist city

-- 2022-05-18 16:26:28

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged all not to build indiscriminate establishments in Cox's Bazar, saying her government is implementing projects to ensure its overall development maintaining nat...

HC cancels bail to ex-Jubo League leader Samrat

HC cancels bail to ex-Jubo League leader Samrat

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-05-18 15:40:03

The High Court on Wednesday cancelled the bail granted to expelled Jubo League leader Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat in a case filed for amassing illegal wealth of Tk 29.4 million. The court also di...

Recruiting agencies urged to ensure labour rights for Bangladeshi workers in Brunei

Recruiting agencies urged to ensure labour rights for Bangladeshi workers in Brunei

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-05-18 15:26:18

The High Commission of Bangladesh in Brunei on Wednesday urged the recruiting agencies to ensure that Bangladeshi citizens are not subjected to indignity, exploitation, coercion, and hazardous work...

HC scraps Samrat’s bail

HC scraps Samrat’s bail

-- 2022-05-18 12:56:13

The High Court has scrapped the bail order of expelled Jubo League leader Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat in a case of money laundering and illegal wealth accumulation. The High Court bench of Justic...

Nasir among three indicted in Pori Moni's attempted rape, murder case

Nasir among three indicted in Pori Moni's attempted rape, murder case

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-05-18 12:27:54

A court has indicted businessman Nasir U Mahmood, Tuhin Siddique Omi and another suspect for the attempted rape and murder of actress Pori Moni at a boat club in Savar. Judge Md Hemayet Uddin of the...

Fire guts at least 150 shops in Barguna

Fire guts at least 150 shops in Barguna

-- 2022-05-18 12:12:08

At least 150 shops and businesses have been burnt down after a devastating fire ravaged a municipal market in Barguna. The flames broke out at a clothing shop at 11 pm on Monday and spread to the r...

Rains likely to lash Bangladesh

Rains likely to lash Bangladesh

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-05-18 11:19:45

Brace for some reprieve from the summer heat, as the weather department has predicted showers across Bangladesh in the next 24 hours.  “Rain or thundershowers with intense lightning flashe...

Sylhet city under water as flood situation worsens

Sylhet city under water as flood situation worsens

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2022-05-18 10:04:17

SYLHET: The flood situation in Sylhet worsened further during the last 24 hours with the rise in water level in the Surma and Kushiyara rivers. Many areas in the Sylhet city including the Shahjalal U...