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BNP spreading propaganda over lockdown, Obaidul Quader says

BNP spreading propaganda over lockdown, Obaidul Quader says

-- 2021-04-16 21:30:56

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Friday accused BNP of spreading propaganda centring lockdown after their failure ‘evil politics’ ov...

RAB seizes fake pathological testing kit in Dhaka

RAB seizes fake pathological testing kit in Dhaka

-- 2021-04-16 21:20:45

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has seized a “huge” amount of fake, unauthorised and expired kit for pathological tests in an operation in Dhaka. The RAB-2 also detained nine in the driv...

Youths dominate COVID-19 infection rate, elderly make up 80pc of deaths

Youths dominate COVID-19 infection rate, elderly make up 80pc of deaths

-- 2021-04-16 20:56:45

Out of over 700,000 coronavirus cases confirmed in Bangladesh so far, nearly 400,000 are young people aged between 21 and 40. And people aged over 50 account for more than 8,000 of the over 10,000 de...

Century old Vishnu statue excavated in Thakurgaon

Century old Vishnu statue excavated in Thakurgaon

-- 2021-04-16 20:46:07

A 100-year-old Vishnu statue has been found while excavating the soil of a pond in Thakurgaon's Haripur on Thursday afternoon. According to locals, the workers of Juman brick kiln found the statue of...

Rain, thundershowers likely over next 48 hours

Rain, thundershowers likely over next 48 hours

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-16 20:24:39

Rain, thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty, squally wind is likely to occur in most part of the country including Dhaka on Friday and Saturday, according to an official at Bangladesh Meteoro...

Garment workers face ‘negligence’ in lockdown, GSKOP says

Garment workers face ‘negligence’ in lockdown, GSKOP says

-- 2021-04-16 20:23:54

Garment Sramik Karmachari Oikya Parishad (GSKOP) has condemned factory owners for not providing sufficient transport to help workers reach workplaces amid the weeklong lockdown. In a statement on Thu...

‘Mujibnagar govt played historic role in freedom struggle of Bangladesh’

‘Mujibnagar govt played historic role in freedom struggle of Bangladesh’

-- 2021-04-16 20:09:52

Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Muhammad Imran on Friday highlighted the significance of the historic Mujibnagar Day that falls on April 17 and said the Mujibnagar government played a historic r...

Bangladesh to demand 10pc of funds for Rohingyas in Bhasan Char, Momen says

Bangladesh to demand 10pc of funds for Rohingyas in Bhasan Char, Momen says

-- 2021-04-16 19:40:06

Bangladesh will demand 10 percent of the funds that the humanitarian agencies raise in the name of Bangladesh and Rohingyas if they do not provide services to 100,000 Rohingyas to be shifted to Bhasan...

Dhaka streets largely deserted on third day of lockdown

Dhaka streets largely deserted on third day of lockdown

UNB 2021-04-16 19:07:06

The streets of the capital were largely deserted on the third day of a nationwide 'strict' lockdown unlike the first two days. Rickshaws, which were seen plying the city streets in the early days o...

142 doctors, 48 journalists die in pandemic

142 doctors, 48 journalists die in pandemic

FE Online Report 2021-04-16 17:41:42

At least 142 physicians in the country have died of Covid-19 so far while the total number of infections among the health workers have exceeded 8,200, according to a report of Bangladesh Medical Assoc...

Daily COVID-19 deaths top 100 for first time in Bangladesh

Daily COVID-19 deaths top 100 for first time in Bangladesh

-- 2021-04-16 17:10:00

Bangladesh has registered 101 new fatalities from the coronavirus, the most in a day, taking the death toll to 10,182. The caseload surged to 711,779 after 4,417 people tested positive for COVID-19 i...

Khaleda in ‘stable’ condition, doctors prescribe additional medicine

Khaleda in ‘stable’ condition, doctors prescribe additional medicine

-- 2021-04-16 16:54:01

A medical team has prescribed an additional drug for BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia after reviewing the final report of her chest CT scan. Khaleda’s daughter-in-law Dr Zubaida Rahman, the wife of...

South Korea suspends visa issuance to Bangladeshi nationals

South Korea suspends visa issuance to Bangladeshi nationals

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-16 16:15:15

South Korean government has imposed suspension on visa issuance for Bangladeshi nationals following increasing the number of Covid-19 positive passengers from the country. The suspension has come int...

Virtual courts grant bail to 7,204 in three working days

Virtual courts grant bail to 7,204 in three working days

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-16 15:42:46

Virtual courts and tribunals have granted 7,204 people bail in the three working days to Thursday. On the last day, 2,360 people secured bail. The virtual courts and tribunals settled 3,986 bail pet...

Over 0.9m people received second dose of Covid vaccine in Bangladesh

Over 0.9m people received second dose of Covid vaccine in Bangladesh

-- 2021-04-16 15:25:15

Bangladesh has administered a second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to 930,151 people in the second phase of the government's mass inoculation drive amid a surge in cases of coronavirus infections and d...

Bangladesh urged to lead nations to be carbon-neutral by 2050

Bangladesh urged to lead nations to be carbon-neutral by 2050

FE REPORT 2021-04-16 11:39:52

Bangladesh as the current chair of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) should lead the CVF countries to be carbon-neutral by 2050. A group of national and international civil society organisations (...

RAB fines 15 people in Dhaka for breaching lockdown

RAB fines 15 people in Dhaka for breaching lockdown

-- 2021-04-15 22:34:43

A magistrate of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has fined 15 people on charges of moving in breach of coronavirus lockdown rules in Dhaka. Magistrate Polash Kumar Boshu handed the fines at Shahbagh...

CPD dialogue emphasises targeted support for women to tackle COVID-19 impact

CPD dialogue emphasises targeted support for women to tackle COVID-19 impact

UNB 2021-04-15 20:31:24

Speakers at a virtual dialogue on Thursday said fiscal measures would be more effective in easing the burden of the coronavirus pandemic on women than monetary measures. The government has aptly roll...

65-day ban on fishing in Bay from May 20

65-day ban on fishing in Bay from May 20

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-15 20:21:53

The government decided on Thursday to impose 65 days ban on fishing in the Bay of Bengal aiming to increase breeding of maritime fisheries. The Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock issued a circular i...

160m applied for movement pass in 46 hours

160m applied for movement pass in 46 hours

-- 2021-04-15 19:56:28

The movement pass app launched by Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) to facilitate emergency travel during the 8-day strict lockdown has received almost 160 million hits within just 46 hours. Police hav...

Banks almost deserted, stock indices gain in lockdown

Banks almost deserted, stock indices gain in lockdown

-- 2021-04-15 19:32:47

Banks in Dhaka were almost deserted on Thursday with most businesses shut amid a coronavirus lockdown with stricter rules and a ban on public movement. The stock market indices rose on the first day...

‘Bangladesh should lead CVF members towards carbon neutral economy ’

‘Bangladesh should lead CVF members towards carbon neutral economy ’

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-15 18:52:11

Bangladesh, as the current chair of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), should lead the member countries towards a carbon neutral economy by 2050, opined a group of national and international Civil So...

Dhaka residents ignore lockdown restrictions in open defiance

Dhaka residents ignore lockdown restrictions in open defiance

UNB 2021-04-15 17:46:57

Although the streets in Dhaka city had taken a deserted look on the first day of the nationwide fresh eight-day lockdown on Wednesday, the movement of people, private vehicles and rickshaws increased...

Covid-19: Death toll crosses 10,000 in Bangladesh

Covid-19: Death toll crosses 10,000 in Bangladesh

-- 2021-04-15 16:55:41

Bangladesh has registered 94 new fatalities from the coronavirus in a day, taking the death toll to 10,081, reports bdnews24.com. The caseload surged to 707,362 after 4,192 people tested positive for...

Dhaka traffic increases on second day of lockdown

Dhaka traffic increases on second day of lockdown

-- 2021-04-15 14:44:07

The second day of the new lockdown has seen an increase in traffic in Dhaka as the country battles to curb rising cases of the coronavirus. Many rickshaws are plying the streets of Rampura, Malibagh,...

Groundnut cultivation gaining popularity in char areas

Groundnut cultivation gaining popularity in char areas

-- 2021-04-15 13:41:08

The farmers of char areas of Daulatpur, Shibalaya and Harirampur Upazilas of the district are happy for getting bumper output of groundnut as harvesting of the crop has started on the barren char land...

Bangladeshis celebrate Pahela Baishakh quietly, virtually

Bangladeshis celebrate Pahela Baishakh quietly, virtually

UNB 2021-04-15 10:29:47

The pomp and colour associated with Pahela Baishakh was absent as people celebrated the day virtually for the second consecutive year amid restrictions imposed to contain the transmission of coronavir...

Bangladesh to operate special flights to carry overseas workers

Bangladesh to operate special flights to carry overseas workers

-- 2021-04-14 20:29:52

The government has decided to operate special flights to five countries for carrying Bangladeshi overseas workers amid the lockdown imposed on Wednesday to stem the spread of coronavirus. “Spec...

COVID-19 patients to get second dose of vaccine 28 days after recovery

COVID-19 patients to get second dose of vaccine 28 days after recovery

-- 2021-04-14 19:33:52

People who contracted the coronavirus after taking a first dose of the vaccine will get their second dose at least 28 days after recovery, an official has said. Many people are getting infected after...

UK stresses Sundarbans’ protection, assures support over Rohingya repatriation

UK stresses Sundarbans’ protection, assures support over Rohingya repatriation

FE Online Report   2021-04-14 19:28:08

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, British state minister for Foreign Affairs for South Asia and the Commonwealth, has underscored the importance of protecting the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove...