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Indian President’s upcoming visit reflects high priority to bilateral ties, says ministry

Indian President’s upcoming visit reflects high priority to bilateral ties, says ministry

-- 2021-12-06 17:15:07

The upcoming State visit of Indian President Ram Nath Kovind to Bangladesh on the historic Victory Day is a reflection of the high priority that both countries attach to the bilateral relationship, th...

Coronavirus: 4 deaths, 277 cases reported in 24 hours

Coronavirus: 4 deaths, 277 cases reported in 24 hours

-- 2021-12-06 17:11:34

Bangladesh has registered four new deaths from COVID-19 in a day, taking the total toll to 28,005. The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,577,720 as 277 people tested positive for the disease in the 24 hour...

Systemic change necessary in education, says Dipu Moni

Systemic change necessary in education, says Dipu Moni

-- 2021-12-06 17:00:39

Education Minister Dipu Moni has said that comprehensive changes to Bangladesh’s education system were necessary in order to prepare the country for further development. “To realise the d...

BFIU, CID asked to report over steps against money launderers

BFIU, CID asked to report over steps against money launderers

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-12-06 16:47:56

The High Court has directed the Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) and the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Police to submit separate reports in the court over what steps have bee...

Four Banglalink officials get bail in case filed by singer James

Four Banglalink officials get bail in case filed by singer James

-- 2021-12-06 16:02:21

A Dhaka court on Monday granted permanent bail to four officials of mobile operator Banglalink in a case filed by rock icon James for breaching the copyright law. The four accused are- Erik Aas, chie...

Stakeholders emphasise separate institutional structure for development of char regions

Stakeholders emphasise separate institutional structure for development of char regions

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-12-06 15:16:21

Stakeholders have laid emphasis on establishing a separate institutional structure for the development of char regions in Bangladesh. They made the call at the annual Regional Char Convention 2021 in...

Met office forecasts rain until tomorrow

Met office forecasts rain until tomorrow

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-12-06 14:52:18

Light to moderate rain/thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to continue at most places across the country including the capital Dhaka on Tuesday, according to a Met office bul...

Modi says he will work with Hasina to further expand bilateral ties

Modi says he will work with Hasina to further expand bilateral ties

-- 2021-12-06 12:16:44

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said he will work with his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina to further expand and deepen ties between the two countries, UNB reports. "I look forward to co...

Depression over Bay: Maritime ports asked to keep hoisted signal 3

Depression over Bay: Maritime ports asked to keep hoisted signal 3

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-12-06 11:41:15

Maritime ports have been advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal no. 03 (Three) as depression over Northwest Bay and adjoining West-central Bay weakened into a well-marked low over Northwest B...

Reopening of Mogholhat checkpoint emphasised to facilitate travel

Reopening of Mogholhat checkpoint emphasised to facilitate travel

OUR CORRESPONDENT, LALMONIRHAT 2021-12-06 10:32:17

The leaders of business community and civil society have called on the government to take proper steps to reopen the Mogolhat Land Customs Checkpoint of Sadar upazila. If this happens, people of both...

Boro seedbeds in the making in Netrakona fields

Boro seedbeds in the making in Netrakona fields

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-12-06 09:04:47

NETRAKONA: The farmers in the district are busy preparing seedbeds and seedlings of Boro paddy in Haor areas as the Aman cultivation is over. According to the Netrakona Agricultural Extension Departm...

High Court seeks help from all to end graft, money laundering

High Court seeks help from all to end graft, money laundering

FE REPORT 2021-12-06 08:59:56

The High Court (HC) on Sunday emphasised the need for co-operation from all in order to eradicate corruption and money laundering from Bangladesh. The court also observed that it is not possible fo...

Bangladesh completes preparations to launch Dhaka-Toronto direct flights

Bangladesh completes preparations to launch Dhaka-Toronto direct flights

-- 2021-12-05 22:58:40

State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub Ali has said Bangladesh has completed all the preparations to launch direct flights between Dhaka and Toronto. The state minister came up with...

High Court orders judicial probe against superintendent of police

High Court orders judicial probe against superintendent of police

-- 2021-12-05 22:45:18

The High Court has ordered a judicial probe into the involvement of Superintendent of Police (SP) Anwar Hossain in filing 18 cases against businessman Md Khalilullah Azad Milton in two months’ t...

Govt takes Tk 85b project to develop Rangpur division

Govt takes Tk 85b project to develop Rangpur division

-- 2021-12-05 21:08:23

The government has taken up a massive Tk 85 billion industrialisation and development programme for Rangpur division, said Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi on Sunday. He said this while speaking as the...

Prolonged stay of Rohingya is security threat to the region, says FM

Prolonged stay of Rohingya is security threat to the region, says FM

-- 2021-12-05 20:43:16

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has told the international community about possible disruption of peace and security in the region due to prolonged stay of the Rohingya in Bangladesh. "As the crisis...

PM urges global leaders to stop spending on arms manufacturing, marketing

PM urges global leaders to stop spending on arms manufacturing, marketing

-- 2021-12-05 20:06:55

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called on global leaders to put a stop to spending on weapons manufacturing and marketing, as the curtains came down on the World Peace Conference in Dhaka. In her co...

‘Unwise use of fertilisers seriously affecting biodiversity’

‘Unwise use of fertilisers seriously affecting biodiversity’

FE ONLINE RERPORT 2021-12-05 19:29:04

The unabated and unwise use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides has seriously been affecting biodiversity, including fish being destroyed in the rivers and streams of the country. Such unscrupulou...

Couple arrested for killing domestic help in city

Couple arrested for killing domestic help in city

-- 2021-12-05 19:13:28

Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) has arrested a couple from Niketon area of Dhaka in connection with the alleged killing of their housemaid and dumping the body in shrubs at Diabari. A PBI press...

68 more hospitalised with dengue in 24 hours

68 more hospitalised with dengue in 24 hours

-- 2021-12-05 18:18:13

Sixty-eight new dengue patients have been hospitalised in 24 hours until Sunday morning, health authorities said. The number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease remained unchanged at 98 in...

‘No Covid lockdown right now in Bangladesh’

‘No Covid lockdown right now in Bangladesh’

-- 2021-12-05 17:45:21

Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Sunday ruled out any further Covid-induced lockdown in the country. "The Covid situation in Bangladesh is under control now and there is no possibility to enforce any...

Bangladesh records six new Covid deaths, 197 cases

Bangladesh records six new Covid deaths, 197 cases

-- 2021-12-05 17:35:16

Bangladesh has registered six new deaths from COVID-19 in a day, taking the total toll to 28,001. The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,577,443 as 197 people tested positive for the disease in the 24 hours...

Depression in Bay triggers drizzle in parts of Bangladesh  

Depression in Bay triggers drizzle in parts of Bangladesh  

-- 2021-12-05 17:14:10

Daylong drizzle disrupted life in Dhaka and some other parts of Bangladesh as cyclonic storm ‘Jawad’ weakened into a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal on Sunday. The day started with...

Students hold symbolic ‘funeral march’ for road safety in the capital

Students hold symbolic ‘funeral march’ for road safety in the capital

-- 2021-12-05 16:49:38

A group of students have held a road safety demonstration in Dhaka where they led a ‘march’ with a coffin to commemorate those killed in traffic accidents, reports bdnews24.com. The march...

Number of mobile internet users hit 129m in October

Number of mobile internet users hit 129m in October

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-12-05 16:25:31

The number of mobile internet users in Bangladesh increased by 0.4 million to reach 129.18 million in October 2021, according to BTRC. However, the number of broadband internet users did not increase...

Man killed in wedding party clash at Rohingya camp

Man killed in wedding party clash at Rohingya camp

-- 2021-12-05 16:04:14

At least one person has died in a clash at a wedding party in a Rohingya Refugee Camp in Cox’s Bazar’s Ukhiya. The incident took place in Block C of Balukhali Camp No. 9 on Saturday, said...

Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy’s 58th death anniversary today

Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy’s 58th death anniversary today

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-12-05 15:21:00

The 58th death anniversary of Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy is being observed in the country in a befitting manner today (Sunday). Different political and socio-cultural organisations have taken up elab...

Two ‘robbers’ killed in Bhola ‘gunfight’

Two ‘robbers’ killed in Bhola ‘gunfight’

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-12-05 14:40:52

Two suspected robbers were killed in a ‘gunfight’ with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Char Kukri Mukri in Charfashion upazila of Bhola district on Sunday. The identities of th...

Bus owners accept 50pc student discount in all metropolitan areas

Bus owners accept 50pc student discount in all metropolitan areas

-- 2021-12-05 14:23:01

The Bangladesh Road Transport Owners Association has announced that it will implement a 50 per cent discount on bus fare for students in Chattogram and all other metropolitan areas, subject to conditi...

Bangladeshi migrants look to better days as Maldives tourism thrives amid pandemic

Bangladeshi migrants look to better days as Maldives tourism thrives amid pandemic

-- 2021-12-05 11:36:48

Shakhawat Hossain fell in trouble after losing his job as the maintenance supervisor at a luxury resort in the Maldives when the coronavirus pandemic put global tourism in a tailspin in 2020. As the...