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Half of Chattogram people don't wear facemask: Study

Half of Chattogram people don't wear facemask: Study

OUR CORRESPONDENT, CHATTOGRAM 2021-12-03 09:20:23

About half of people (47.48 per cent) in Chattogram do not wear face mask in public places, according to a study. It also showed that only 52.52 per cent of people here wear face mask in public place...

In organised society there  can't be absolute liberty  without social control

In organised society there can't be absolute liberty without social control

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-12-02 18:56:16

In a full text of a verdict, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court observed that in an organised society there can be no absolute liberty without social control.  The apex court in its ver...

Three cops handed 7 years behind bars for extortion

Three cops handed 7 years behind bars for extortion

-- 2021-12-02 18:26:57

The Metropolitan Session in Dhaka has sentenced seven years of rigorous imprisonment to five accused including three policemen in an extortion case with Daulatpur Police Station in 2014. The court al...

Nationwide safe drinking water supply project on cards, says LGRD Minister

Nationwide safe drinking water supply project on cards, says LGRD Minister

-- 2021-12-02 18:09:41

The government will launch a long-term project on the supply of drinking water across the country through the use of internal sources of water, said LGRD Minister Md Tajul Islam on Thursday. "A study...

108 more dengue patients hospitalised in 24hrs

108 more dengue patients hospitalised in 24hrs

-- 2021-12-02 17:53:16

As many as 108 new dengue patients have been hospitalised in 24 hours until Thursday morning, health authorities said. The number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease remained unchanged at 9...

Bangladesh logs 261 new COVID cases, another three die

Bangladesh logs 261 new COVID cases, another three die

-- 2021-12-02 16:56:18

Bangladesh has registered three deaths from COVID-19 in a daily count, taking the toll to 27,986. The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,576,827 after 261 people tested positive for the disease until 8 am o...

PM urges armed forces to work as frontline soldiers

PM urges armed forces to work as frontline soldiers

-- 2021-12-02 16:50:41

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has hoped that the Armed Forces personnel would continue to work as "frontline soldiers" in implementing the Perspective Plan-2041. "I would like to say to the members of...

Aminbazar six-murder: 13 get death sentence

Aminbazar six-murder: 13 get death sentence

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-12-02 15:31:57

A Dhaka court sentenced 13 people to death and another 19 to life in prison for beating six students to death on suspicion of robbery in Aminbazar in 2011. Dhaka Additional District and Sessions Judg...

Faulty design, discord lead to cost escalations

Faulty design, discord lead to cost escalations

FHM HUMAYAN KABIR 2021-12-02 12:24:51

Stocks dropped further on Thursday following a statement from the Bangladesh Bank, saying no decisions were taken at Tuesday’s meeting between the central bank and securities regulator. Followi...

Fire engulfs three resorts, restaurant in Sajek

Fire engulfs three resorts, restaurant in Sajek

-- 2021-12-02 11:53:23

A devastating fire has laid waste to several establishments, including three resorts, a restaurant and a home, at Rangamati’s Sajek Valley, a tourist haven. The fire broke out around 3.15 am...

1.4m students sit for HSC examinations amid Covid pandemic

1.4m students sit for HSC examinations amid Covid pandemic

-- 2021-12-02 11:27:28

About 1.4 million students from 9,183 institutions are taking their Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations after a delay of nearly eight months due to the coronavirus pandemi...

BFSA adopts policy to limit transfat in food

BFSA adopts policy to limit transfat in food

FE REPORT 2021-12-02 11:10:52

The Bangladesh Food Safety Authority has adopted the best-practice policy under a World Health Organisation (WHO) guideline in regulating toxic TFA or trans fatty acids in foodstuffs. As per policy...

Court says officials must take three ministries' nod for foreign trip

Court says officials must take three ministries' nod for foreign trip

FE REPORT 2021-12-02 10:53:32

The High Court (HC) in the full text of a verdict directed that the government officials, holding the ranks of additional secretary and below, must obtain prior permission from three ministries for...

Students cut road safety demo to one hour

Students cut road safety demo to one hour

FE REPORT 2021-12-02 10:15:25

The students agitating for road safety on Wednesday announced to shorten their demonstration time to one hour considering the HSC examination which will begin today (Thursday). The road safety protes...

Kindergartens begin buzzing again, seek increased classes

Kindergartens begin buzzing again, seek increased classes

MONIRA MUNNI AND ARAFAT ARA 2021-12-02 09:28:30

The resumption of in-person classes rekindles hopes in the kindergartens that had struggled to survive or gone bust during the suspension of all physical academic activities because of the coronavir...

HSC, equivalent exams begin Thursday

HSC, equivalent exams begin Thursday

-- 2021-12-01 21:35:48

After a 7-month delay caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations for the academic session 2020-21 will begin on Thursday, maintaining healt...

President opens centenary celebrations of Dhaka University

President opens centenary celebrations of Dhaka University

-- 2021-12-01 21:25:25

President Md Abdul Hamid on Wednesday opened the centenary celebrations of Dhaka University (DU), recalling its magnificent role in Bangladesh’s political history alongside the academic arena in...

Govt officials must take permission from three ministries for foreign trips

Govt officials must take permission from three ministries for foreign trips

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-12-01 19:28:16

The High Court in a full text of a verdict directed that the government officials holding the rank of Additional Secretary and below must obtain prior permission from three ministries including the co...

Police files two cases against 800 students over vandalism, torching of buses

Police files two cases against 800 students over vandalism, torching of buses

-- 2021-12-01 19:17:46

Police have filed two cases against 800 students for the vandalism and torching of buses during protests over the death of student Md Mainuddin in a bus accident in Rampura area of Dhaka. The cases,...

Govt inks deal to set up country's first waste-based power plant

Govt inks deal to set up country's first waste-based power plant

-- 2021-12-01 18:57:56

The government has signed an agreement to set up the country's first-ever waste-based power plant at Amin Bazar area of Dhaka. The government on Wednesday signed the deal to set up a 42.5 MW waste bu...

121 hospitalised with dengue fever in 24hrs

121 hospitalised with dengue fever in 24hrs

-- 2021-12-01 18:31:20

As many as 121 new dengue patients have been hospitalised in 24 hours until Wednesday morning, health authorities said. The number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease remained unchanged at...

Dipu Moni urges all to maintain health protocols to keep HSC exams undisturbed

Dipu Moni urges all to maintain health protocols to keep HSC exams undisturbed

-- 2021-12-01 18:14:50

Education Minister Dipu Moni has urged all to maintain health protocols so that the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations can be held without any disruption. “Concerns are growing as...

Biman terminates pilot leader Captain Mahbub amid wage dispute

Biman terminates pilot leader Captain Mahbub amid wage dispute

-- 2021-12-01 18:08:10

Captain Mahbubur Rahman, the president of the Bangladesh Airlines Pilots’ Association (BAPA), has been removed from his job as a pilot amid an ongoing dispute among pilots and the airline author...

Joy vows to build Bangabandhu’s Sonar Bangla together

Joy vows to build Bangabandhu’s Sonar Bangla together

-- 2021-12-01 17:44:17

Prime Minister's ICT Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy has urged all to join hands in building “Sonar Bangla (Golden Bengal)” envisioned by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman....

Katakhali Mayor Abbas Ali planned to flee abroad, says RAB

Katakhali Mayor Abbas Ali planned to flee abroad, says RAB

-- 2021-12-01 17:09:24

Abbas Ali, the mayor of the Katakhali Municipality Corporation in Rajshahi arrested over a viral audio recording of his comments on a mural depicting Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, had tried to fl...

COVID positivity rate rises to 1.5pc again in Bangladesh

COVID positivity rate rises to 1.5pc again in Bangladesh

-- 2021-12-01 16:59:56

Bangladesh has registered 282 new cases of COVID-19 in a day, taking the total caseload to 1,576,566. It also registered two new deaths from COVID-19 in a day in the 24 hours to 8 am on Wednesday, ac...

Unbiased, independent research crucial for development, say experts

Unbiased, independent research crucial for development, say experts

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-12-01 16:34:02

Accurate, unbiased and independent data analysis is crucial for development as methods for proper agricultural marketing, poverty reduction and inequality need to be focused for academic research.&nbs...

PM asks students to return to classrooms instead of flouting law

PM asks students to return to classrooms instead of flouting law

-- 2021-12-01 15:58:05

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked students to return to their schools and study instead of taking legal matters into their own hands. She also called for people to follow traffic laws and driver...

Chattogram at high risk of earthquake

Chattogram at high risk of earthquake

NAZIMUDDIN SHYAMOL, CHATTOGRAM 2021-12-01 09:01:02

Chattogram and its adjoining areas are at high risk of earthquake, experts said. If an earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter scale hits Chattogram, more than 0.15 million buildings could be destroyed...

‘240 travellers from S Africa are traceless’

‘240 travellers from S Africa are traceless’

-- 2021-11-30 22:06:08

Bangladesh reported the arrival of 240 individuals from South Africa, where the new coronavirus variant Omicron was discovered, in the last month but authorities are unable to track down any of them....