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In first, Bangladesh, Indonesia hold Foreign Office Consultations

In first, Bangladesh, Indonesia hold Foreign Office Consultations

FE Online Report 2021-04-29 15:51:57

Bangladesh and Indonesia held their first-ever Foreign Office Consultations (FOC) on Thursday with two sides comprehensively reviewing the present status of the bilateral relation. Bangladesh Foreign...

Bangladesh approves China’s Sinopharm vaccine

Bangladesh approves China’s Sinopharm vaccine

-- 2021-04-29 14:55:45

Bangladesh has approved the emergency use of China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine amid a supply squeeze. Director General of Drug Administration Maj Gen Mahbubur Rahman announced the approval on...

Bangladesh offers emergency medical aid to India

Bangladesh offers emergency medical aid to India

-- 2021-04-29 13:55:01

Bangladesh has offered to send emergency medicines and medical equipment to India as COVID-19 cases in the neighbouring country crossed 18 million. The support will include 10,000 anti-viral vials, 3...

Heatwave to continue till Friday   

Heatwave to continue till Friday  

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-29 13:28:20

The mild to moderate heatwave that is sweeping over the four divisions and different regions of the country may continue till tomorrow (Friday), said an official at Bangladesh Meteorological Departmen...

Matin Saikot, a real friend of farmers

Matin Saikot, a real friend of farmers

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-04-29 11:15:28

CUMILLA: Matin Saikot, a college teacher from Adampur village of Elliotganj South Union in Cumilla's Daudkandi upazila, has been irrigating his and others' agricultural land since 1997. In 1997, Ma...

Adulterated, substandard foods flood Chattogram market

Adulterated, substandard foods flood Chattogram market

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-04-29 11:09:56

Food adulteration in Chattogram has increased alarmingly in the last few months. Basic food items adulterated with poisonous residues and manufactured food, including milk, butter, Ghee and soft drin...

Police groping for clues to Munia's death

Police groping for clues to Munia's death

FE REPORT 2021-04-29 10:00:57

Police are still trying to unearth the motive and evidence behind death of Mosarat Jahan Munia, whose dead body was recovered from an apartment in Gulshan on Tuesday. Investigation supervising office...

Cabinet committee approves local production of Chinese, Russian vaccines

Cabinet committee approves local production of Chinese, Russian vaccines

FE REPORT 2021-04-29 09:44:32

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved a proposal to produce Russian and Chinese vaccines locally. The Ministry Health and Family Welfare had placed the proposal. Following...

10-member medical board formed for Khaleda's treatment

10-member medical board formed for Khaleda's treatment

-- 2021-04-28 23:21:37

A 10-member medical board was formed on Wednesday for the treatment of BNP Chairperson Khaleda at Evercare Hospital in the capital. She was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday night. “A 10-mem...

What we know about China’s Sinopharm COVID vaccine   

What we know about China’s Sinopharm COVID vaccine  

-- 2021-04-28 22:03:52

Bangladesh is set to give emergency use approval to a Chinese COVID-19 vaccine that will pave the way for import of the shots produced by state-owned China National Pharmaceutical Group or Sinopha...

Sea-level rise may affect 1.3m Bangladeshis by 2050, study says

Sea-level rise may affect 1.3m Bangladeshis by 2050, study says

-- 2021-04-28 21:27:21

Migration of people to escape sea-level rise in Bangladesh will ultimately affect at least 1.3 million people across the country by 2050, according to a new study. A new mathematical model predicts t...

Bangladesh, China agree to increase military cooperation

Bangladesh, China agree to increase military cooperation

-- 2021-04-28 19:40:06

President Abdul Hamid has expressed his hope that militaries of Bangladesh and China will continue to strengthen their practical cooperation in various fields, pushing for greater progress in their re...

Setting up 15MW HFO-power plant, 40,000 SHS on cards

Setting up 15MW HFO-power plant, 40,000 SHS on cards

-- 2021-04-28 19:29:00

The Cabinet Committee on Public Purchase in a virtual meeting on Wednesday approved 5 proposals including one for setting up a 15MW Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO)-fired power plant in Hatiya island of Noakhal...

‘Bangladesh fares better than Pakistan in tackling extremism’

‘Bangladesh fares better than Pakistan in tackling extremism’

-- 2021-04-28 19:22:22

An EU-accredited non-profit think tank has lauded Sheikh Hasina government’s “robust” handling of terrorism and religious extremism in Bangladesh while ripping into Pakistan, saying...

Intelligence agencies to identify Hefazat financers, home minister says

Intelligence agencies to identify Hefazat financers, home minister says

-- 2021-04-28 18:46:03

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Wednesday said intelligence agencies are trying to identify the financers of Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh. “Intelligence agencies are working to identify t...

Vaccine deal will be signed with China soon, health minister says

Vaccine deal will be signed with China soon, health minister says

-- 2021-04-28 18:13:13

Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said Bangladesh will soon sign a contract with China to import the coronavirus vaccine made by China National Pharmaceutical Group Corporation, commonly known as Sino...

Countrywide Boro paddy procurement begins

Countrywide Boro paddy procurement begins

-- 2021-04-28 18:12:05

The government on Wednesday started the procurement of Boro paddy and rice across the country. Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder inaugurated the nationwide procurement of Boro paddy through a vid...

Munia’s grieving family seeks justice

Munia’s grieving family seeks justice

-- 2021-04-28 17:28:27

The grieving family of Musharrat Jahan Munia, whose hanging body was recovered from her rented flat in Dhaka, demanded exemplary punishment of those responsible for her death. Police on Monday recove...

Bangladesh, five South Asian countries call for avoiding vaccine nationalism

Bangladesh, five South Asian countries call for avoiding vaccine nationalism

-- 2021-04-28 17:10:02

Bangladesh, China and four South Asian countries have said “vaccine nationalism” will hinder the global efforts to defeat Covid-19, and underscored the need for avoiding the “immunit...

Bangladesh approves local production of Russian, Chinese vaccines

Bangladesh approves local production of Russian, Chinese vaccines

-- 2021-04-28 16:45:32

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved in principle a proposal for producing Russian and Chinese Covid-19 vaccines in Bangladesh. “The cabinet body has approved in prin...

Bangladesh reports 2,955 virus cases, 77 deaths in 24 hours

Bangladesh reports 2,955 virus cases, 77 deaths in 24 hours

-- 2021-04-28 16:28:01

Bangladesh has registered 77 new fatalities from the coronavirus in a day, taking the death toll to 11,305. The caseload surged to 754,614 after 2,955 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the 24 ho...

Death of young woman: Offender must be brought to justice, says home minister

Death of young woman: Offender must be brought to justice, says home minister

-- 2021-04-28 16:17:09

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has said everyone involved in the death of a young woman in Dhaka will be brought to justice. The minister made the remark in response to a question from the media at h...

Heatwave continues in Bangladesh, no respite in sight

Heatwave continues in Bangladesh, no respite in sight

-- 2021-04-28 14:50:22

The people are not getting any respite from the heatwave sweeping across the country at least in the next two days, says the Met Office. A mild to moderate heatwave is sweeping over Dhaka, Sylhet, Ra...

Bangladesh extends lockdown to May 5

Bangladesh extends lockdown to May 5

-- 2021-04-28 13:42:50

Bangladesh government has extended the current lockdown by another week to May 5 in an effort to curb the second wave of coronavirus infections sweeping across the country. But stores and malls will...

Sheikh Jamal’s 68th birthday being celebrated

Sheikh Jamal’s 68th birthday being celebrated

-- 2021-04-28 13:15:52

The 68th birthday of Sheikh Jamal, son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, is today. To mark the day, Bangladesh Awami League (AL), its associate bodies have chalked out progra...

Fire at Nawabganj’s Bandura Bazar bus stand

Fire at Nawabganj’s Bandura Bazar bus stand

FE Online Report 2021-04-28 12:54:18

A fire broke out at Bandura Bazar and its adjacent bus stand in Dhaka’s Nawabganj upazila on Wednesday morning. Meanwhile, some buses were torched at the bus stand, said fire officials. Confir...

Lalmonirhat potters passing hard times

Lalmonirhat potters passing hard times

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-04-28 10:36:16

Jogesh Chandro Pal (45), a potter of Digholtari kumarpara is very much frustrated about his future and school-going children. He does not know what to do now. His ancestral business can't feed his f...

Assam's 6.2 magnitude quake sends tremors to Dhaka, other parts of Bangladesh

Assam's 6.2 magnitude quake sends tremors to Dhaka, other parts of Bangladesh

-- 2021-04-28 09:28:50

An earthquake has struck the Indian state of Assam, with the tremors felt in as far as Bangladesh capital Dhaka. The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said the magnitude 6.2 quake wa...

Khaleda admitted to hospital for thorough health checkup

Khaleda admitted to hospital for thorough health checkup

-- 2021-04-28 09:19:44

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, infected with coronavirus, was admitted to Evercare Hospital in the city on Wednesday midnight for a brief period for her thorough health checkup, said her personal medica...

Six diaries found in Gulshan flat linked to case against Bashundhara Group MD

Six diaries found in Gulshan flat linked to case against Bashundhara Group MD

-- 2021-04-27 22:55:48

Police have recovered six diaries from a flat where a college student died allegedly by suicide following instigation by Sayem Sobhan Anvir, managing director of Bashundhara Group. They were checking...