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Nor'wester lashes different parts of the country

Nor'wester lashes different parts of the country

-- 2021-04-18 10:38:11

A fisherman  was killed at Ulipur Upazila in Kurigram as a nor'wester lashed across the country on  Friday night into early hours of Saturday, UNB reports. The deceased was identified as Mo...

Blast disease shatters Jashore Boro farmers' dream

Blast disease shatters Jashore Boro farmers' dream

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-04-18 10:33:16

BENAPOLE: Boro farmers' dreams have been shattered by the blast disease in their paddy fields at Manirampur upazila of the district like previous years. Many farmers have lost their way due to blast...

Special flights for expatriate Bangladeshis face initial hiccups

Special flights for expatriate Bangladeshis face initial hiccups

FE REPORT 2021-04-18 10:13:07

The Saudi authorities have finally given landing permission to the Biman Bangladesh Airlines for operating its flights to Riyadh and Dammam, a Biman official said on Saturday. Besides, the airlines w...

Some BNP leaders involved in Ilias Ali’s disappearance, Mirza Abbas says

Some BNP leaders involved in Ilias Ali’s disappearance, Mirza Abbas says

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

BNP standing committee member Mirza Abbas on Saturday blamed several leaders of BNP, without taking any specific name, for the disappearance of BNP leader Ilias Ali. However, he did not mention any s...

Life of housewife cut short in ‘loan trap’

Life of housewife cut short in ‘loan trap’

-- 2021-04-17 21:17:37

A housewife was murdered by an interest trader named Kayesh Talukder at Joinkathi Upazila in Patuakhali on April 9. The deceased was identified as Purnima. Moreover, her husband was also forced to f...

Nine on three-day remand for marketing of fake medical testing kits

Nine on three-day remand for marketing of fake medical testing kits

-- 2021-04-17 19:25:46

A court in Dhaka on Saturday granted three-day remand for nine arrestees of three organisations in connection with manufacturing and marketing fake, date-expired and unlicensed COVID-19 testing kits a...

Covid patient takes own life

Covid patient takes own life

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-17 18:22:17

A coronavirus patient committed suicide on Friday night in the capital.  The deceased was identified as Hasib Iqbal Haque Moni (50) who allegedly took his life around 10:30 pm on Friday by jumpi...

Farmers expect bumper litchi production in Rangpur region

Farmers expect bumper litchi production in Rangpur region

-- 2021-04-17 17:53:31

Healthier growth of tender litchi amid favourable climatic conditions predicts a bumper production of the juicy fruit in all five districts of Rangpur agriculture region. Officials of the Department...

Civil Society for global action on climate-displacement

Civil Society for global action on climate-displacement

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-17 17:21:35

Civil Society on Saturday urged the government to raise the demand for a precise global action to address the climate-displacement in the forthcoming Leaders’ Summit on climate. They at a vir...

Brunei HC observes Mujibnagar Day

Brunei HC observes Mujibnagar Day

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-17 16:58:27

Bangladesh High Commission in Brunei observed the Historic Mujib Nagar Day on Saturday. The programme started with recitation from the Holy Quran, says a spokesperson of the HC. One minute’s s...

Bangladesh records 101 deaths for second consecutive day in COVID flareup

Bangladesh records 101 deaths for second consecutive day in COVID flareup

-- 2021-04-17 16:58:11

Bangladesh has registered 101 new fatalities from the coronavirus for the second day, taking the death toll to 10,283. The caseload surged to 715,252 after 3,473 people tested positive for COVID-19 i...

Former JU Professor Tareq Shamsur Rahman found dead

Former JU Professor Tareq Shamsur Rahman found dead

-- 2021-04-17 16:54:46

Police recovered the body of Dr Tareq Shamsur Rahman, former professor of Jahangirnagar University and a political analyst, from his home in Dhaka’s Uttara on Saturday. He had been living alone...

Migrant workers protest flight cancellation

Migrant workers protest flight cancellation

-- 2021-04-17 16:33:28

Around 200 Saudi Arabia-bound migrant workers staged a protest inside the Dhaka airport on Saturday morning after a scheduled special flight of Biman Bangladesh to Riyadh was cancelled at the last min...

Kabori to be laid to rest at Banani graveyard

Kabori to be laid to rest at Banani graveyard

-- 2021-04-17 15:17:25

Legendary actress Sarah Begum Kabori will be buried at the Banani graveyard in the capital on Saturday after Zuhr prayers. Prior to this, she will receive a state guard of honour at the same place as...

Clash between power plant workers, police leaves five dead in Banshkhali

Clash between power plant workers, police leaves five dead in Banshkhali

-- 2021-04-17 14:01:12

At least five people have been killed in a clash between police and workers at a power plant under construction by S Alam Group in Chattogram’s Banshkhali. According to the local police, the vi...

UN came up with 'very positive' Rohingyas relocation report: Foreign minister

UN came up with 'very positive' Rohingyas relocation report: Foreign minister

-- 2021-04-17 10:46:28

Foreign minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said on Friday the United Nations (UN) turned up with a “very positive” note in an initial report on Rohingyas relocation at Bashanchar island, BSS repor...

Dhaka concerned over Brahmaputra dams by China, India

Dhaka concerned over Brahmaputra dams by China, India

-- 2021-04-17 09:43:23

Concerned over the moves by China and India to construct dams in the upstream of the Brahmaputra River, Bangladesh is planning to raise the issue in the upcoming water talks with both the countries....

Kabori dies

Kabori dies

-- 2021-04-17 04:42:40

Sarah Begum Kabori, whose immense acting talent made her Dhallywood royalty, has died of Covid-19 in hospital care, bringing the curtain down on one of the most revered Bangladeshi silver screen stars...

BNP spreading propaganda over lockdown, Obaidul Quader says

BNP spreading propaganda over lockdown, Obaidul Quader says

-- 2021-04-16 21:30:56

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Friday accused BNP of spreading propaganda centring lockdown after their failure ‘evil politics’ ov...

RAB seizes fake pathological testing kit in Dhaka

RAB seizes fake pathological testing kit in Dhaka

-- 2021-04-16 21:20:45

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has seized a “huge” amount of fake, unauthorised and expired kit for pathological tests in an operation in Dhaka. The RAB-2 also detained nine in the driv...

Youths dominate COVID-19 infection rate, elderly make up 80pc of deaths

Youths dominate COVID-19 infection rate, elderly make up 80pc of deaths

-- 2021-04-16 20:56:45

Out of over 700,000 coronavirus cases confirmed in Bangladesh so far, nearly 400,000 are young people aged between 21 and 40. And people aged over 50 account for more than 8,000 of the over 10,000 de...

Century old Vishnu statue excavated in Thakurgaon

Century old Vishnu statue excavated in Thakurgaon

-- 2021-04-16 20:46:07

A 100-year-old Vishnu statue has been found while excavating the soil of a pond in Thakurgaon's Haripur on Thursday afternoon. According to locals, the workers of Juman brick kiln found the statue of...

Rain, thundershowers likely over next 48 hours

Rain, thundershowers likely over next 48 hours

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-16 20:24:39

Rain, thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty, squally wind is likely to occur in most part of the country including Dhaka on Friday and Saturday, according to an official at Bangladesh Meteoro...

Garment workers face ‘negligence’ in lockdown, GSKOP says

Garment workers face ‘negligence’ in lockdown, GSKOP says

-- 2021-04-16 20:23:54

Garment Sramik Karmachari Oikya Parishad (GSKOP) has condemned factory owners for not providing sufficient transport to help workers reach workplaces amid the weeklong lockdown. In a statement on Thu...

‘Mujibnagar govt played historic role in freedom struggle of Bangladesh’

‘Mujibnagar govt played historic role in freedom struggle of Bangladesh’

-- 2021-04-16 20:09:52

Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Muhammad Imran on Friday highlighted the significance of the historic Mujibnagar Day that falls on April 17 and said the Mujibnagar government played a historic r...

Bangladesh to demand 10pc of funds for Rohingyas in Bhasan Char, Momen says

Bangladesh to demand 10pc of funds for Rohingyas in Bhasan Char, Momen says

-- 2021-04-16 19:40:06

Bangladesh will demand 10 percent of the funds that the humanitarian agencies raise in the name of Bangladesh and Rohingyas if they do not provide services to 100,000 Rohingyas to be shifted to Bhasan...

Dhaka streets largely deserted on third day of lockdown

Dhaka streets largely deserted on third day of lockdown

UNB 2021-04-16 19:07:06

The streets of the capital were largely deserted on the third day of a nationwide 'strict' lockdown unlike the first two days. Rickshaws, which were seen plying the city streets in the early days o...

142 doctors, 48 journalists die in pandemic

142 doctors, 48 journalists die in pandemic

FE Online Report 2021-04-16 17:41:42

At least 142 physicians in the country have died of Covid-19 so far while the total number of infections among the health workers have exceeded 8,200, according to a report of Bangladesh Medical Assoc...

Daily COVID-19 deaths top 100 for first time in Bangladesh

Daily COVID-19 deaths top 100 for first time in Bangladesh

-- 2021-04-16 17:10:00

Bangladesh has registered 101 new fatalities from the coronavirus, the most in a day, taking the death toll to 10,182. The caseload surged to 711,779 after 4,417 people tested positive for COVID-19 i...

Khaleda in ‘stable’ condition, doctors prescribe additional medicine

Khaleda in ‘stable’ condition, doctors prescribe additional medicine

-- 2021-04-16 16:54:01

A medical team has prescribed an additional drug for BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia after reviewing the final report of her chest CT scan. Khaleda’s daughter-in-law Dr Zubaida Rahman, the wife of...