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Millions pray for an end to Covid-19 pandemic as Bangladesh celebrates Eid

Millions pray for an end to Covid-19 pandemic as Bangladesh celebrates Eid

-- 2021-05-14 09:26:53

Muslim devotees have attended the first congregation of Eid-ul-Fitr prayer at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque praying for an end to the coronavirus pandemic that spread across Bangladesh. The first c...

Holy Eid-ul Fitr today

Holy Eid-ul Fitr today

-- 2021-05-13 23:58:24

Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival of Muslims, is being celebrated today amid religious fervor and enthusiasm after a month of fasting. As the Shawwal moon was not sighted in Bangladesh on W...

Factional clash leaves BCL leader dead in Jashore

Factional clash leaves BCL leader dead in Jashore

-- 2021-05-13 22:27:07

Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader Sarafat Hossain Sohan, 25, died Wednesday night while undergoing treatment at Khulna Medical College Hospital. He was severely injured in a clash between two BC...

Govt plans to extend lockdown further 

Govt plans to extend lockdown further 

-- 2021-05-13 21:54:43

The government may extend the ongoing lockdown by one more week to watch the situation as a mass exodus from the cities before Eid-ul-Fitr has stoked fears of another wave of coronavirus infections....

‘Don’t let Covid to spike with unguarded Eid celebrations’   

‘Don’t let Covid to spike with unguarded Eid celebrations’   

UNB 2021-05-13 19:53:14

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged the people of the country to remain careful so that the celebrations of Eid-ul-Fitr do not invite Coronavirus cases to spike. "My request to people, ple...

Little, sporadic rain in forecast on Eid morning

Little, sporadic rain in forecast on Eid morning

-- 2021-05-13 19:10:00

Some places in the country may experience little and sporadic rain in the morning of the Eid-ul-Fitr day on Friday, the Meteorological Department has forecast. Thunder shower with gusty wind is also...

Five Eid jamaats to be held at Baitul Mukarram Mosque

Five Eid jamaats to be held at Baitul Mukarram Mosque

BSS 2021-05-13 18:59:41

A total of five Eid jamaats will be held at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque on Friday. No Eid jamaat will be held at the National Eidgah this year in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus....

‘Dhaka, Beijing treat each other with mutual respect’

‘Dhaka, Beijing treat each other with mutual respect’

UNB 2021-05-13 18:14:12

China has said Bangladesh and China are friendly close neighbours and they always treat each other with mutual respect and firmly support one another on issues bearing on respective core interests and...

Bangladesh reports 31 Covid deaths, 1,290 new cases

Bangladesh reports 31 Covid deaths, 1,290 new cases

-- 2021-05-13 16:34:43

Bangladesh has registered 31 fatalities from the coronavirus in a day, taking the death toll to 12,076. The caseload rose by 1,290 in a 24-hour count to 778,687, according to the latest government da...

Sylhet woman killed over family feud

Sylhet woman killed over family feud

-- 2021-05-13 16:22:25

A woman was killed allegedly by her husband over a family feud in Sylhet's Goainhat upazila on Wednesday night, police said on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Alima Begum, wife of Siddique...

PBI says Babul paid wife’s killers

PBI says Babul paid wife’s killers

-- 2021-05-13 16:15:39

The Police Bureau of Investigation says that former SP Babul Akter paid off the killers of his wife Mahmuda Akter Mitu several times, with one of the payments amounting to Tk 300,000, reports bdnews24...

Eid being celebrated in Lalmonirhat villages

Eid being celebrated in Lalmonirhat villages

-- 2021-05-13 16:07:43

In line with the festive day in Saudi Arabia, residents of three unions in Kaliganj upazila of Lalmonirhat district offered Eid-ul-Fitr prayers on Thursday. Every year, Muslims living in the villages...

17 hours of truck journey, they are still happy to be home

17 hours of truck journey, they are still happy to be home

-- 2021-05-13 16:04:49

Some had gone to harvest rice in the low-lying areas of Tangail, and others to Cumilla. Whether long-haul buses are running or not, seasonal workers always travel by truck. But, with the lockdown in e...

Returnee woman kept under quarantine dies

Returnee woman kept under quarantine dies

-- 2021-05-13 15:01:57

A Bangladeshi woman who was kept under institutional quarantine following her recent return from India died at Jashore Chest Disease Hospital on Wednesday night, health officials said Thursday. The d...

PM to address nation today evening

PM to address nation today evening

-- 2021-05-13 10:53:51

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will address the nation on Thursday evening ahead of Eid-ul- Fitr. "The Prime Minister will address the nation at 7:15 pm on the occasion of Holy Eid-ul Fitr," PM's Press...

Three more land ports to be reopened for India returnees

Three more land ports to be reopened for India returnees

-- 2021-05-13 10:38:17

Considering the sufferings of the Bangladeshis still stranded in India, three more land ports will be reopened for their entry from India from May 16 in addition to Benapole, Burimari, and Akhaura....

Bangladesh to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Friday

Bangladesh to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr on Friday

-- 2021-05-12 19:59:14

Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival of Muslims, will be celebrated in Bangladesh amid a lockdown over a second wave of coronavirus infections. The National Moon Sighting Committee took the de...

Sheikh Hasina a household name in Palestinian, envoy says

Sheikh Hasina a household name in Palestinian, envoy says

FE Online Report 2021-05-12 18:19:53

Palestinian Ambassador Yousef S. Y. Ramadan deeply appreciated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her concern about the Palestinian people and for sending a letter to the Palestinian President to expres...

Five die in crowd crush on Padma River ferry

Five die in crowd crush on Padma River ferry

-- 2021-05-12 16:48:50

At least five people have died in a crush of passengers on a ferry on the Padma River during a desperate Eid journey, a Madaripur official said. The deaths were reported in two separate incidents tha...

1,140 new coronavirus cases, 40 deaths in 24 hours

1,140 new coronavirus cases, 40 deaths in 24 hours

-- 2021-05-12 16:43:55

Bangladesh has registered 40 new fatalities from the coronavirus in a day, taking the death toll to 12,045. The caseload rose by 1,140 in a 24-hour count to 777,397, according to the latest governmen...

12km tailback on Dhaka-Aricha highway

12km tailback on Dhaka-Aricha highway

-- 2021-05-12 16:24:26

Commuters heading home ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr had to suffer through a 12km tailback on the Dhaka-Aricha highway on Wednesday. Massive traffic jams were witnessed on the highway from Tepra point to Bani...

Babul Akter on five-day remand over wife’s murder

Babul Akter on five-day remand over wife’s murder

-- 2021-05-12 16:16:55

Chattogram court has given police five days to interrogate SP Babul Akter in their custody over his alleged links to the murder of his wife Mahmuda Akter Mitu five years ago. The Police Bureau of Inv...

Babul Akter brought to court over his wife’s murder

Babul Akter brought to court over his wife’s murder

-- 2021-05-12 15:42:33

Former SP Babul Akter has been produced before a Chattogram court in connection with a new case filed over the murder of his wife Mahmuda Akter Mitu five years ago. Mitu’s father, Mosharraf Hos...

PM condemns attack on Al Aqsa mosque

PM condemns attack on Al Aqsa mosque

-- 2021-05-12 15:25:37

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (Wednesday) condemned the recent attack on the Al Aqsa mosque compound, urging the world community to take permanent steps to stop such heinous acts anywhere across...

Two RMG workers killed in Barishal road crash

Two RMG workers killed in Barishal road crash

-- 2021-05-12 14:41:36

Two ready-made garment (RMG) workers were killed and two others injured when a speeding bus rammed an e-rickshaw on the Dhaka-Barishal highway in Gournadi upazila of Barishal on Wednesday. The deceas...

Former SP Babul Akter involved in murder of his wife Mitu, PBI says

Former SP Babul Akter involved in murder of his wife Mitu, PBI says

-- 2021-05-12 13:42:06

The Police Bureau of Investigation says it has found evidence linking former superintendent of police Babul Akter to the murder of his wife Mahmuda Akter Mitu. “The PBI has found evidence that...

Chinese ambassador meets Bangladesh FS, explains Quad remarks

Chinese ambassador meets Bangladesh FS, explains Quad remarks

MIR MOSTAFIZUR RAHAMAN 2021-05-12 13:21:25

Chinese Ambassador Li Jiming explained his recent remarks on Wednesday to Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen when they met at the state guest house Padma after the vaccine handover ceremony....

China hands over 0.5m Covid vaccine doses to Bangladesh

China hands over 0.5m Covid vaccine doses to Bangladesh

FE Online Report 2021-05-12 12:49:44

China handed over 0.5 million doses of Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine to Bangladesh on Wednesday. Chinese Ambassador in Dhaka Li Jiming handed over the vaccines to Health Minister Jahid Maleque and Forei...

Gift from China: 0.5m doses of Covid vaccine arrive in Bangladesh

Gift from China: 0.5m doses of Covid vaccine arrive in Bangladesh

-- 2021-05-12 11:47:32

0.5 million (five lakh) China’s Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine doses, donated by the Chinese government to Bangladesh, arrived in Dhaka on Wednesday. A flight, carrying the vaccine, reached Hazrat...

Five Eid jamaats to be held at National Mosque from 7am

Five Eid jamaats to be held at National Mosque from 7am

-- 2021-05-12 10:52:33

There will be five jamaats(congregations) at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque on the day of Eid-ul-Fitr. A handout issued by the mosque authorities revealed the schedule on Tuesday. The first Eid...