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Legal notice seeks implementation of 14-day quarantine mandatory for foreign returnees

Legal notice seeks implementation of 14-day quarantine mandatory for foreign returnees

-- 2021-04-12 20:34:46

A legal notice was sent to the authorities concerned seeking implementation of a High Court (HC) order to make 14-day quarantine mandatory for all foreign returnees. The notice also sought an explana...

TIB expresses dissatisfaction over corruption in DGHS recruitment process

TIB expresses dissatisfaction over corruption in DGHS recruitment process

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-12 19:53:00

Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has expressed its utter disappointment over irregularities and corruption in the recruiting process announced by the Directorate General of Health Services...

Hifazat leader Azizul Hoque remanded for seven days

Hifazat leader Azizul Hoque remanded for seven days

-- 2021-04-12 19:18:58

A court in Dhaka has granted the police seven days to question Azizul Hoque Islamabadi, central organising secretary of Hifazat-e Islam Bangladesh, following his arrest in Chattogram. The Rapid Actio...

Banks to remain shut during ‘strict lockdown’

Banks to remain shut during ‘strict lockdown’

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-04-12 19:15:24

All commercial banks will remain closed from April 14 to April 21 as Bangladesh is going to enforce a lockdown with strict rules to combat transmission of coronavirus during the period. The Banglades...

Bangladesh reports 7,201 virus cases, 83 deaths in 24 hours

Bangladesh reports 7,201 virus cases, 83 deaths in 24 hours

-- 2021-04-12 17:59:32

Bangladesh has registered 83 new fatalities from the coronavirus, the most in a daily count, taking the death toll to 9,822. The caseload surged to 691,957 after 7,201 people tested positive for COVI...

Smart lockdown, urgent expansion of Covid hospital services emphasised

Smart lockdown, urgent expansion of Covid hospital services emphasised

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-12 17:01:48

In the wake of Covid-19 ‘fatigue’ as reflected in poor preparedness to combat the second wave of the pandemic, a civic group on Monday called for enforcing ‘smart lockdown’ cla...

409 pedestrians killed in three months

409 pedestrians killed in three months

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-12 16:54:48

A total of 409 pedestrians were killed in 398 road accidents in three months from January to March this year across the country. Among the dead victims, 66 were women and 97 children while 246 were m...

‘Strengthening of education facilities, activeness of local representatives can reduce child marriage rate’

‘Strengthening of education facilities, activeness of local representatives can reduce child marriage rate’

-- 2021-04-12 16:43:48

The strengthening of education facilities for girls and activeness of the local representatives and administrations can reduce the rate of child marriage in Bhola, said Nurunnabi Chowdhury Shawon, MP,...

No one will face food crisis during ‘strict lockdown’, secretary says

No one will face food crisis during ‘strict lockdown’, secretary says

-- 2021-04-12 15:55:10

The government has taken steps so that the low-income and jobless people do not face any food crisis during the “strict lockdown” slated to be enforced from April 14 to contain the transmi...

All offices, public transports to remain shut during lockdown

All offices, public transports to remain shut during lockdown

-- 2021-04-12 13:52:12

Bangladesh has issued a set of new lockdown rules shutting all offices and public transports for a week from Apr 14. The government, however, allowed factories to remain open during the weeklong lock...

Khaleda Zia will be taken to hospital only if needed: Physicians

Khaleda Zia will be taken to hospital only if needed: Physicians

FE Online Desk 2021-04-12 12:40:45

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, who tested Covid-19 positive on Saturday, may be taken to hospital if her physical conditions require better treatment facilities, especially intensive care unit ((ICU), a...

Malek, the unsung hero of Chandpur who crossed English Channel in 1965

Malek, the unsung hero of Chandpur who crossed English Channel in 1965

OUR CORRESPONDENT,CHANDPUR 2021-04-12 10:05:14

This is the tale of an English Channel Crossing swimmer of Chandpur. This celebrated swimmer Abdul Malek was a bright star in the arena of sports in the district. This brave and indomitable Malek cro...

Bangladesh suspends international flights for a week

Bangladesh suspends international flights for a week

-- 2021-04-11 22:37:29

The authorities are suspending all international flight operations for a week from Apr 14 when Bangladesh enters a 'strict lockdown' to limit the rampant spread of COVID-19. “No international f...

483 upazila health complexes get Tk 144.9m allocation

483 upazila health complexes get Tk 144.9m allocation

-- 2021-04-11 20:33:18

The Health Ministry has allocated a total of Tk 144.9 million to the 483 upazila health complexes to ensure emergency health services across the country. Each of the health complexes received Tk 300,...

Bangladesh extends banking hours ahead of strict lockdown

Bangladesh extends banking hours ahead of strict lockdown

-- 2021-04-11 19:47:05

Bangladesh Bank has lengthened the banking hours by half an hour to 1 am during the two days before the government enforces a fresh lockdown with stricter restrictions from Apr 14, reports bdnews14.co...

Youth kills father to save mother from torture

Youth kills father to save mother from torture

-- 2021-04-11 19:15:59

Police have arrested a young man in Mymensingh for allegedly killing his father in a bid to save his mother from torture. Joy, 20, is the son of Dulu Mia, a scrap metal trader in Krishtapur. Dulu was...

Khaleda ‘stable’ after contracting coronavirus, confirms BNP

Khaleda ‘stable’ after contracting coronavirus, confirms BNP

-- 2021-04-11 19:15:38

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is in a ‘stable’ condition after testing positive for COVID-19, the party has confirmed. Her sample was sent to the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease...

Businessmen see ‘no possibility’ of price-hike during Ramadan   

Businessmen see ‘no possibility’ of price-hike during Ramadan  

FE ONLINE REPORT   2021-04-11 19:08:38

Confirming that there is an adequate supply of essential goods, representatives of the business community on Sunday said they did not see any possibility of rise in prices during the month of Ramadan....

S.Korea provides IOM $1.0m to support fire affected Rohingya families

S.Korea provides IOM $1.0m to support fire affected Rohingya families

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-11 18:55:25

South Korea has decided to provide emergency support of $1.0 million to the International Organization of Migration (IOM) to support the Rohingya community in Cox’s Bazar. These funds will cont...

Bangladesh reports 5,819 virus cases, 78 deaths in 24 hours

Bangladesh reports 5,819 virus cases, 78 deaths in 24 hours

-- 2021-04-11 17:18:50

Bangladesh has registered 78 new fatalities from the coronavirus, the most in a daily count, taking the death toll to 9,739. The caseload surged to 684,756 after 5,819 people tested positive for COVI...

Mamunul’s ‘second wife’ goes missing, general diary filed

Mamunul’s ‘second wife’ goes missing, general diary filed

-- 2021-04-11 17:05:50

A general diary was filed with Paltan Police Station over the reported missing of the ‘second wife’ of Hefajat-e-Islam’s Joint Secretary General Mamunul Haque. A son of Mamunul&rsqu...

CAAB likely to suspend international flights from Apr 14

CAAB likely to suspend international flights from Apr 14

-- 2021-04-11 15:19:08

The authorities of the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) on Sunday said they are planning to suspend all international flights as the government is going to impose a strict lockdown from A...

Experts warn of another kind of pandemic

Experts warn of another kind of pandemic

SM NAJMUS SAKIB 2021-04-11 14:11:02

Global experts have warned of another pandemic waiting to happen with diseases borne out of toxic chemicals present in most food packaging and single-use plastics. While single-use plastics (SUPs) ar...

Khaleda Zia Covid-19 positive

Khaleda Zia Covid-19 positive

FE Online Desk 2021-04-11 13:39:46

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, who has been staying at home following her release on parole last year, has tested coronavirus-positive. Leaders of the opposition party declined to make any comment on t...

Government extends virus lockdown by two days

Government extends virus lockdown by two days

-- 2021-04-11 13:26:49

The government has extended the ongoing virus lockdown by two days to Apr 13, merging it with a new lockdown that starts a day later. Road Transport Minister Obaidul Quader said public transports wou...

BGD e-Gov CIRT signs agreement with Cyber Wales in the United Kingdom

BGD e-Gov CIRT signs agreement with Cyber Wales in the United Kingdom

FE Online Report 2021-04-11 12:28:36

The state-run Bangladesh e-Government Computer Incident Response Team (BGD e-Gov CIRT) and Cyber Wales in the United Kingdom signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) recently to mark the 50th annive...

Century-old Teesta railway bridge turns risky

Century-old Teesta railway bridge turns risky

OUR CORRESPONDENT, LALMONIRHAT 2021-04-11 10:55:54

The century- old Teesta railway bridge over Teesta River at Kawnia -Teesta point has already expired its life time and become vulnerable for train communication. Everyday fourintercity, four mail and...

Commercial cultivation of chia seeds creates enthusiasm

Commercial cultivation of chia seeds creates enthusiasm

OUR CORRESPONDENT, JHENIDAH 2021-04-11 10:51:12

First ever commercial cultivation of super food chia seeds (salvia hispanica) by a unani doctor in the district is going to see a remarkable success, creating a great enthusiasm among the interested g...

Qawmi madrasas attracted new learners during pandemic: Study

Qawmi madrasas attracted new learners during pandemic: Study

FE REPORT 2021-04-11 10:49:52

The country's Qawmi madrasas have been able to attract new students during Covid-19 shutdown as institutions of general education were completely closed for a long time while the religious seminaries...

High-risk Covid zones marked in Dhaka city

High-risk Covid zones marked in Dhaka city

KAMRUN NAHAR 2021-04-11 08:58:18

Some 19 areas of Dhaka North and South city corporations have been identified as the high-risk red zones for coronavirus transmission, according to an analysis report released on Saturday. Ten of the...