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Exams of seven DU-affiliated colleges to continue

Exams of seven DU-affiliated colleges to continue

-- 2021-02-24 18:20:19

The authorities have rowed back on the decision to suspend the ongoing examination of the seven Dhaka University-affiliated colleges in the face of student protests. The decision was taken at an emer...

Over 6,000 used lead battery recycling operations run across Bangladesh

Over 6,000 used lead battery recycling operations run across Bangladesh

FE Online Report 2021-02-24 17:27:26

As many as 6,000 informal and illegally Used Lead Acid Battery (ULAB) recycling operations are running across the country with a large adverse impact on public health and the environment, according to...

CCC Polls: CEC, EC secretary among nine sued

CCC Polls: CEC, EC secretary among nine sued

-- 2021-02-24 16:45:13

BNP’s defeated mayoral candidate in the recently-held elections to the Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) Dr Shahadat Hossain on Wednesday filed a case against nine people including the Chief Ele...

UP member gunned down in Rangamati

UP member gunned down in Rangamati

-- 2021-02-24 16:35:23

A Union Parishad member was gunned down by some miscreants in Baghaichhari upazila of Rangamati on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Samar Bikash Chakma, a member of Rupkari union parishad....

Bangladesh reports 428 virus cases, five deaths in a day

Bangladesh reports 428 virus cases, five deaths in a day

-- 2021-02-24 15:37:54

Bangladesh has recorded 428 new cases of the coronavirus in a daily count, taking the tally of infections to 544,544, reports bdnews24.com. The death toll climbed to 8,379 after five fatalities wer...

Students of DU-affiliated colleges block Nilkhet intersection protesting exam postponement

Students of DU-affiliated colleges block Nilkhet intersection protesting exam postponement

-- 2021-02-24 13:21:24

Students from seven colleges affiliated with Dhaka University blocked Nilkhet intersection in the capital on Wednesday morning, protesting the postponement of their ongoing examinations. The blockade...

Mustard farming, interest in beekeeping growing in Sylhet

Mustard farming, interest in beekeeping growing in Sylhet

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-02-24 13:07:57

The mustard farming has been rising in the Sylhet division as many of the farmers are showing their interest in the crop due to the scope of extra earning through the honey collection. This year, the...

Former central banker Ibrahim Khaled passes away

Former central banker Ibrahim Khaled passes away

-- 2021-02-24 10:44:55

Former deputy governor of Bangladesh Bank Khandker Ibrahim Khaled has died in hospital care at the age of 80. He breathed his last at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University at 5.30 am on Wednesd...

Joint venture bus company set to get going in Dhaka in April

Joint venture bus company set to get going in Dhaka in April

FE REPORT 2021-02-24 08:36:17

A joint venture (JV) company with some 155 buses is expected to be formed in March next for introducing the country's first company system bus route from Vatara to Kanchpur in the following month....

Textile mill catches fire in Narayanganj

Textile mill catches fire in Narayanganj

-- 2021-02-23 21:22:27

A fire broke out at export-oriented NZ textile mill in Balaikhan area of Golakandail union in Rupganj upazila of Narayanganj at around 1:15pm on Tuesday. Eight units of Fire Service from Demra, Kanch...

Columnist Syed Abul Maksud dies aged 75

Columnist Syed Abul Maksud dies aged 75

-- 2021-02-23 20:52:26

Columnist, article writer, author and researcher Syed Abul Maksud has died in hospital care in Dhaka at the age of 75. Maksud passed away at Square Hospital in the capital around 7:15pm on Tuesday, s...

Bagerhat journalist 'falls sick after taking Covid vaccine'

Bagerhat journalist 'falls sick after taking Covid vaccine'

-- 2021-02-23 20:50:39

The Health Ministry is monitoring the health condition of United News of Bangladesh (UNB) correspondent Bisnu Prasad Chakrabortty, who fell sick after taking Coronavirus vaccine in Bagerhat. Bisnu, t...

‘Tk 90b electricity bills pending since Covid-19 outbreak’

‘Tk 90b electricity bills pending since Covid-19 outbreak’

-- 2021-02-23 20:44:07

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has said that about Tk 90 billion electricity bills have been pending with consumers since the coronavirus outbreak in March last ye...

ADB may give Bangladesh $940m in aid to buy Covid vaccines

ADB may give Bangladesh $940m in aid to buy Covid vaccines

-- 2021-02-23 20:24:23

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is likely to provide US$940 million as assistance to Bangladesh for procuring the Covid-19 vaccines. ADB Country Director in Bangladesh Manmohan Parkash said this whe...

Abu Saleh Mostafa Kamal made MD, CEO of Biman

Abu Saleh Mostafa Kamal made MD, CEO of Biman

-- 2021-02-23 20:10:45

The government has appointed Abu Saleh Mostafa Kamal, an additional secretary at the Cabinet Division, as managing director and CEO of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, reports bdnews24.com. He was working...

Dr Atiur’s research contributing towards development of Bangladesh, says state minister

Dr Atiur’s research contributing towards development of Bangladesh, says state minister

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-02-23 19:26:42

Dr Atiur Rahman’s policy prescriptions are most often reflected in the national policies as he always remains aware of the socio-economic realities, said State Minister for Religious Affairs, Fa...

Govt making list of 'fake' freedom fighters, Rizvi alleges

Govt making list of 'fake' freedom fighters, Rizvi alleges

-- 2021-02-23 18:37:49

BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Tuesday accused the government of making a list of 'fake' freedom fighters comprising Awami League supporters and their relatives who did not jo...

Missing  army person’s body recovered from Sangu River

Missing  army person’s body recovered from Sangu River

-- 2021-02-23 18:11:35

The body of an army person who went missing while taking bath in the Sangu River was recovered on Tuesday afternoon. The deceased was identified as Asif Hossain Nishan, 21, a resident of Halisahar in...

FF’s children block Shahbagh, demand return of 30pc job quota

FF’s children block Shahbagh, demand return of 30pc job quota

-- 2021-02-23 17:53:46

Children of freedom fighters have blocked the Shahbagh intersection demanding the reinstatement of a 30 per cent quota in government jobs. Hundreds of protesters arrived in the capital from around th...

RAB arrests convicted fugitive in 2004 grenade attack case

RAB arrests convicted fugitive in 2004 grenade attack case

-- 2021-02-23 17:15:15

Iqbal Hossain, a former member of BNP's student front Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, threw a grenade targeting the stage, the Rapid Action Battalion said following the arrest of the fugitive sentenced to l...

Bangladesh to administer second dose of vaccine from Apr 7

Bangladesh to administer second dose of vaccine from Apr 7

-- 2021-02-23 17:11:48

The administering of the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine in Bangladesh will begin on April 7 as per the guideline of the World Health Organisation (WHO), said Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Tuesday....

COVID-19: 828 recover, 399 get infected, 18 die in 24 hours

COVID-19: 828 recover, 399 get infected, 18 die in 24 hours

-- 2021-02-23 15:58:54

Bangladesh has detected 399 new cases of the coronavirus in a 24-hour period, taking the tally of infections to 544,116. The death toll climbed to 8,374 after 18 fatalities from COVID-19 were registe...

PM expresses desire to build fighter jets in Bangladesh

PM expresses desire to build fighter jets in Bangladesh

-- 2021-02-23 13:37:31

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed a desire to build fighter jets in Bangladesh to protect its sovereignty. "We’re building the Air Force to make it competitive, and we’ve a desir...

Bus-truck collision leaves five dead in Sirajganj

Bus-truck collision leaves five dead in Sirajganj

-- 2021-02-23 12:58:44

At least five people were killed and 23 others were injured in a head-on-collision between a bus and a truck at Konabari in Kamarkhand upazila of Sirajganj district on Tuesday. One of the deceased wa...

International agencies urged to use Bangla in Bangladesh

International agencies urged to use Bangla in Bangladesh

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-02-23 12:37:43

Speakers at an online discussion in Cox's Bazar have called on international agencies, including the UN, to facilitate Bangla as the official language for the humanitarian and development intervention...

Bangladesh receives second shipment of 2m Covid-19 vaccine doses

Bangladesh receives second shipment of 2m Covid-19 vaccine doses

-- 2021-02-23 08:52:28

A second shipment of 2 million doses of a vaccine against the coronavirus has reached Bangladesh. A SpiceJet flight from Mumbai arrived with the vaccine at Dhaka's Shahjalal International Airport aro...

Ex-deputy governor Sur, top central bank official come under NBR scrutiny

Ex-deputy governor Sur, top central bank official come under NBR scrutiny

DOULOT AKTER MALA 2021-02-23 08:12:48

The Central Intelligence Cell (CIC) has asked all banks and financial institutions to furnish information about the accounts of former Bangladesh Bank (BB) deputy governor SK Sur Chowdhury, incumben...

Students demand DU reopen halls within March 01

Students demand DU reopen halls within March 01

-- 2021-02-22 22:24:38

The students of Dhaka University have demanded that the authorities reopen halls of residence within Mar 01, despite the government's decision to resume classes in May. They gave the university autho...

Blood of martyrs will never go in vain, Hasina says

Blood of martyrs will never go in vain, Hasina says

-- 2021-02-22 21:40:01

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said the struggle for freedom had started through the Language Movement while it completed its journey with the attainment of independence when the nation won it...

Govt ruins spirit of Amar Ekushey to stay in power, BNP leader Mosharraf says

Govt ruins spirit of Amar Ekushey to stay in power, BNP leader Mosharraf says

-- 2021-02-22 21:34:13

BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Monday alleged that the government has ‘ruined’ the spirit of Amar Ekushey just ‘to stay in power by force’. “On the eve...