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Chittagong Port Authority recovers 52 acres of land in Laldiarchar area

Chittagong Port Authority recovers 52 acres of land in Laldiarchar area

Our Correspondent 2021-03-02 09:45:46

Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) recovered a total of 52 acres of its land by evicting more than 14,000 people in Laldiarchar area of Patenga in the port city on Monday. Starting at 9:00 am, the evict...

Four bridges lying unused for years in remote Sunamganj

Four bridges lying unused for years in remote Sunamganj

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-03-02 09:42:03

SYLHET: Road and bridges are there, but boats are the only option during the monsoon. The road couldn't be used during the dry season while the people have to drive motorbikes amid risks through the...

Chewing tobacco manufacturer Kaus Mia named best taxpayer of Mujib Year

Chewing tobacco manufacturer Kaus Mia named best taxpayer of Mujib Year

FE REPORT 2021-03-02 08:58:25

The government has recognised Hazi Kaus Mia, a chewing tobacco (zarda) manufacturer, as the best individual taxpayer of the Mujib Year for his continuous payment of high amount of tax. The Internal R...

Prison sentences for bus driver, supervisor, helper for being drug mules

Prison sentences for bus driver, supervisor, helper for being drug mules

-- 2021-03-01 22:41:29

A Chittagong court has sentenced a driver and supervisor of Shyamoli Paribahan to 10 years and the helper to five years in prison respectively for transporting yaba in Chittagong. In the same verdict,...

Municipal polls: Voter turnout falls in fifth phase

Municipal polls: Voter turnout falls in fifth phase

-- 2021-03-01 21:54:06

As much as 58.67 per cent of voters have turned out in the fifth phase of the mayoral polls to the local government bodies, down from 65.33 per cent in the fourth phase, according to the Election Comm...

No shortage of drugs, gold, guns in BGB's February haul; over 200 arrested

No shortage of drugs, gold, guns in BGB's February haul; over 200 arrested

-- 2021-03-01 21:20:00

Members of the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested 224 alleged smugglers in connection with seizing smuggled goods, including drugs and firearms worth Tk 481.4 million from across the country last...

Chhatra Dal used Jatiya Press Club as shield during clash, Hasan says

Chhatra Dal used Jatiya Press Club as shield during clash, Hasan says

-- 2021-03-01 21:19:17

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Monday said Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) recently carried out attack on police personnel using the Jatiya Press Club (JPC)  as their shield. “Jati...

'PK Halder fled country a day after ACC notification on travel ban'

'PK Halder fled country a day after ACC notification on travel ban'

-- 2021-03-01 21:10:11

Former managing director of NRB Global Bank and Reliance Finance Limited Prashant Kumar Halder alias PK Halder fled the country through Benapole Land Port on October 23, 2019, a day after Anti-Corrupt...

Media coverage of foreign envoys’ statements on Mushtaq’s death irks Momen

Media coverage of foreign envoys’ statements on Mushtaq’s death irks Momen

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-03-01 20:14:50

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Monday slammed the media for their coverage of ‘nuisance’ concerns expressed by foreign envoys over the death of a writer in jail. Death in jail is...

OIC reiterates support to Bangladesh on Rohingya issue

OIC reiterates support to Bangladesh on Rohingya issue

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-03-01 20:02:02

The visiting delegation of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has said the organisation will continue to support Bangladesh in a case filed by Gambia over Rohingya issue with the International...

ACC grills Amir Khosru over wealth

ACC grills Amir Khosru over wealth

-- 2021-03-01 18:08:30

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has quizzed Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury, a member of the BNP’s Standing Committee, for two hours over allegations of accumulating “illegal wealth&rdqu...

Samia Rahman says she is victim of teachers’ politics

Samia Rahman says she is victim of teachers’ politics

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-03-01 18:08:19

Dhaka University (DU) teacher and news presenter Samia Rahman Monday alleged that she has been a victim of dirty teachers’ politics of the university. “I was punished by the university sy...

PM for raising awareness to reap insurance benefit

PM for raising awareness to reap insurance benefit

-- 2021-03-01 17:21:20

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday urged insurance companies to take initiatives so that the level of awareness among people could be raised over the benefits of opening insurance policies. "Ther...

HC decision on Kishore’s bail Wednesday

HC decision on Kishore’s bail Wednesday

-- 2021-03-01 16:40:00

The High Court will decide on a bail appeal from cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore in a case under the Digital Security Act on Wednesday. Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman fixed...

UN urges Bangladesh to review Digital Security Act

UN urges Bangladesh to review Digital Security Act

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-03-01 16:39:25

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday urged the government of Bangladesh to ensure a prompt, transparent and independent investigation into the death in custody...

COVID-19: 873 recover, 585 get infected, eight die in 24 hours

COVID-19: 873 recover, 585 get infected, eight die in 24 hours

-- 2021-03-01 15:50:38

Bangladesh has recorded 585 new cases of the coronavirus in a daily count, taking the tally of infections to 546,801. The death toll climbed to 8,416 after eight fatalities were registered in the 24...

Police bar left-leaning students from besieging Home Ministry

Police bar left-leaning students from besieging Home Ministry

-- 2021-03-01 15:05:22

Police have foiled the bid of the leaders and activists of some left-leaning student bodies to besiege the Home Ministry to press home their various demands including the abolition of the Digital Secu...

Experts call for zero tolerance policy in managing medical, e-waste

Experts call for zero tolerance policy in managing medical, e-waste

FE Online Report 2021-03-01 14:16:23

Experts at a conference urged the authorities concerned to incorporate a zero tolerance policy in managing medical and e-waste in the country to avoid the adverse impact of the toxic materials on publ...

Case filed against 47 Chhatra Dal leaders, activists over Sunday’s clashes

Case filed against 47 Chhatra Dal leaders, activists over Sunday’s clashes

-- 2021-03-01 13:14:47

The police have started a case against 47 leaders and activists of Chhatra Dal following the clashes that erupted over the “unnatural” death of writer Mushtaq Ahmed in jail. The case was...

Outgoing Supreme Court judge says all know how much judiciary is independent

Outgoing Supreme Court judge says all know how much judiciary is independent

FE REPORT 2021-03-01 09:56:40

Justice Mirza Hussain Haider, a judge of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, in his farewell speech on Sunday questioned the independence of the judiciary. "The judiciary is constitutionally...

Metro rail line between Dhaka's Uttara and Agargaon visible

Metro rail line between Dhaka's Uttara and Agargaon visible

FE REPORT 2021-03-01 09:39:05

The metro rail line from Uttara to Agargaon has become visible after installation of the last viaduct at Agargaon on Sunday. Out of the total 20.1 kilometres Mass Rapid Transit Line (MRT-6), 11.73...

HC wants names of Bangladeshis who park funds in Swiss banks

HC wants names of Bangladeshis who park funds in Swiss banks

-- 2021-02-28 21:54:15

The High Court has ordered the authorities to make a list detailing how many Bangladeshis have how much money stashed away in the banks of Switzerland. The bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder a...

Two individuals, one organisation to receive Bangabandhu wildlife conservation award

Two individuals, one organisation to receive Bangabandhu wildlife conservation award

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-02-28 20:51:10

Two individuals and one organisation have been nominated for the "Bangabandhu Award for Wildlife Conservation 2020" in three categories for their contribution to promote nature and wildlife conservati...

Probe underway to unearth reasons of Mushtaq’s death, Quader says

Probe underway to unearth reasons of Mushtaq’s death, Quader says

-- 2021-02-28 19:51:07

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday said the government has formed a probe body to unearth the reasons behind the death of writer Mushtaq Ahmed in jail. "A probe body has already...

OIC delegation visits Rohingya camps

OIC delegation visits Rohingya camps

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-02-28 19:45:43

A five-member OIC delegation, led by OIC Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs Youssef Aldobeay, visited Bhashan Char and Kutupalong Rohingya Camp in Cox’s Bazar on Sunday.  Wh...

BNP to boycott upcoming union council elections

BNP to boycott upcoming union council elections

-- 2021-02-28 19:30:52

After contesting in the ongoing municipal polls, the BNP has decided not to nominate candidates in the upcoming union council elections. BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir announced th...

Marine fisheries policy designed for proper sea fish production

Marine fisheries policy designed for proper sea fish production

-- 2021-02-28 19:00:36

The government has drafted the national marine fisheries policy for the sustainable conservation, management and extraction of marine fish in the country's vast sea areas. This was conveyed at the 15...

‘Fees for healthcare services at private hospitals to be fixed’ 

‘Fees for healthcare services at private hospitals to be fixed’ 

-- 2021-02-28 18:43:32

The government will soon fix the fees of healthcare services at different private hospitals as per their service standards in a bid to reduce the harassment of patients, said Health Minister Zahid Mal...

Bangladesh’s recognition as developing nation to be retained, says PM

Bangladesh’s recognition as developing nation to be retained, says PM

-- 2021-02-28 18:06:56

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said the government is committed to sustaining Bangladesh's recognition as a developing country through the expansion of education and building skilled workforce...

8.8m more prepaid meters to be set up by 2022

8.8m more prepaid meters to be set up by 2022

-- 2021-02-28 17:57:29

The power division plans to install 8.8 million (88 lakh) more smart prepaid power meters across the country to ensure hassle-free service to consumer. “Process is underway to install 88 lakh m...