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Students reset deadline to Nov 30 in push for safe roads, reduced fares

Students reset deadline to Nov 30 in push for safe roads, reduced fares

-- 2021-11-27 19:16:02

Students calling for a half-price discount on bus rides and protesting the death of Notre Dame College student Nayeem Hasan have presented a nine-point list of demands to ensure road safety and have c...

Bangladesh receives 2.0 million more Covid-19 vaccine doses from China

Bangladesh receives 2.0 million more Covid-19 vaccine doses from China

-- 2021-11-27 18:00:28

Bangladesh has received the sixth batch of Covid-19 vaccine doses from China as gift, said the Chinese Embassy in Dhaka. The sixth batch that arrived here on November 25 contains 2.0 million doses Si...

Covid: Bangladesh logs 2 virus deaths, 155 cases in a day

Covid: Bangladesh logs 2 virus deaths, 155 cases in a day

-- 2021-11-27 17:38:31

Bangladesh has registered two new deaths from Covid-19 in a day, taking the total toll to 27,975, reports bdnews24.com. The Covid-19 caseload rose to 1,575,579 as 155 people tested positive for the d...

Student fare concession: Second meeting ends in stalemate

Student fare concession: Second meeting ends in stalemate

-- 2021-11-27 17:12:52

The stand-off between students and bus operators over discounted fares is set to continue after the second day of talks between the road transport authorities and transport owners failed to yield a br...

Students block Dhanmondi, Asad Gate streets to demand safe roads

Students block Dhanmondi, Asad Gate streets to demand safe roads

-- 2021-11-27 16:28:48

Students have poured onto the streets of Dhaka for the third day to demand safe roads following the death of Notre Dame College student Nayeem Hasan, who was run over by a city corporation garbage tru...

Travel from South Africa barred amid discovery of Omicron variant

Travel from South Africa barred amid discovery of Omicron variant

-- 2021-11-27 14:40:06

Bangladesh has announced a ban on travel from South Africa after the country discovered a new variant of COVID-19 known as ‘Omicron’. The government is aware of the emergence of this ne...

Traffic rule violation cases drop  in Oct

Traffic rule violation cases drop in Oct

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-11-27 14:26:10

Both the number of cases, lodged over violation of traffic rules, and the amount of fines witnessed a decline in October this year compared to the previous month as the country’s transport regul...

EC gears up for third phase of UP polls

EC gears up for third phase of UP polls

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-11-27 12:19:45

The Election Commission (EC) has cautiously wrapped up preparations for the third phase of voting in union councils across the country as it looks to prevent disorder and violence. The campaign perio...

Jubo League leader shot dead in Bhola

Jubo League leader shot dead in Bhola

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-11-27 11:46:59

A local leader of Jubo League was allegedly shot dead by assailants in the Meghna river off the coast of Nasirmajhi in Sadar upazila of Bhola district on Friday. The deceased was identified as Khorsh...

Fire started by ‘mosquito coil’ burns 500 homes in slum at Gazipur’s Tongi

Fire started by ‘mosquito coil’ burns 500 homes in slum at Gazipur’s Tongi

-- 2021-11-27 10:29:17

A massive fire has burnt down more than 500 homes at a slum in Gazipur’s Tongi. The blaze occurred at the Majar Slum next to the Tongi Sena Kalyan building early on Saturday morning. The fir...

National Professor Rafiqul Islam on life support

National Professor Rafiqul Islam on life support

-- 2021-11-26 22:04:10

National Professor Dr. Rafiqul Islam has been on life support since Thursday at Dhaka’s Evercare Hospital, according to his family. “Our beloved Professor Rafiqul Islam was put on life su...

BFIU fails to give detailed info on other e-com entities      

BFIU fails to give detailed info on other e-com entities    

FE ONLINE REPORT   2021-11-26 20:32:02

Though millions of customers of different e-commerce companies have been deceived and suffered big financial losses, the Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) of Bangladesh Bank (BB) could not...

PM urges ASEM partners to invest in Bangladesh's climate projects

PM urges ASEM partners to invest in Bangladesh's climate projects

-- 2021-11-26 18:54:59

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought investment from the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) partners in Bangladesh's long-term climate projects such as Delta Plan. "I invite all interested ASEM partners t...

Jhut godown catches fire in Gazipur

Jhut godown catches fire in Gazipur

-- 2021-11-26 18:43:01

A fire broke out in a garment jhut (waste fabric) godown at Kathaltola area of Konabari in Gazipur on Friday, fire service said. The fire originated around 4:30 pm from Khokon Mia’s godown and...

Bangladesh logs 239 new COVID cases, another three die

Bangladesh logs 239 new COVID cases, another three die

-- 2021-11-26 18:15:32

Bangladesh has registered three deaths from COVID-19 in a daily count, taking the toll to 27,973. The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,575,424 after 239 people tested positive for the disease until 8 am o...

RAB arrests cleaner over death of Notre Dame student

RAB arrests cleaner over death of Notre Dame student

-- 2021-11-26 17:54:27

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested Harun Mia, a cleaner sacked by the Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC), over the death of Notre Dame College student Nayeem Hasan, who was run over by a c...

BGB recovers Tk 60m worth Yaba from Teknaf

BGB recovers Tk 60m worth Yaba from Teknaf

-- 2021-11-26 17:31:28

The Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) recovered 200,000 pieces of Yaba worth Tk60 million during a drive at Teknaf, the force said on Friday. The illegal drug was being smuggled to Bangladesh from Myanm...

Two Rohingya killed in Cox's Bazar 'gunfight'

Two Rohingya killed in Cox's Bazar 'gunfight'

-- 2021-11-26 17:19:48

Two refugees from the Rohingya community have died in a so-called shootout with the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Teknaf upazila of Cox's Bazar district. The dead have been identified as Kefayet Ul...

58 more dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hrs

58 more dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hrs

-- 2021-11-26 17:15:32

Fifty-eight new dengue patients have been hospitalised in 24 hours until Friday morning, health authorities said. The number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease remained unchanged at 98 in...

Malaysia revokes death sentence for Bangladeshi student over cannabis 'trafficking'

Malaysia revokes death sentence for Bangladeshi student over cannabis 'trafficking'

-- 2021-11-26 16:49:06

Malaysia has set aside the death sentence handed down to a Bangladeshi engineering student for trafficking 3.8 kg of cannabis in 2017 due to an 'error' by the trial judge, reports bdnews24.com citing&...

Govt halves BRTC bus fares for students amid protests

Govt halves BRTC bus fares for students amid protests

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-11-26 14:43:09

The government has decided to reduce state-owned bus fares for students by half in the face of mounting protests. The decision has been taken with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's approval and the new...

UK contributes $34.7m to UNICEF for ensuring quality education in Bangladesh

UK contributes $34.7m to UNICEF for ensuring quality education in Bangladesh

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-11-26 13:04:11

The United Kingdom (UK) has recently contributed US$34.7 million to UNICEF through the British High Commission in Dhaka to ensure quality education for the most disadvantaged and out-of-school childre...

Fire breaks out at BSCIC chemicals factory in Chattogram

Fire breaks out at BSCIC chemicals factory in Chattogram

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-11-26 12:28:48

A fire has broken out at a chemicals factory in the BSCIC industrial estate in Chattogram's Sagorika. At least five units from Agrabad and Bandar fire stations are engaged in efforts to tame the flam...

No scope for half fares, say bus owners

No scope for half fares, say bus owners

FE REPORT 2021-11-26 10:35:42

The Bangladesh Road Transport Authority's (BRTA) meeting on Thursday for fixing half bus fares for students proved futile, as private bus operators disagreed with such proposal, saying there is no sco...

Stakeholders seek more time to give feedback on draft

Stakeholders seek more time to give feedback on draft

FE REPORT 2021-11-26 09:59:51

The stakeholders concerned have identified a number of loopholes in the draft income tax law that they think might hinder the operations of both foreign and local investors if the new law is enacted...

LDC graduation comes well ahead of time

LDC graduation comes well ahead of time

FE REPORT 2021-11-26 08:56:59

In an epoch change in the nation's history, Bangladesh graduates from the world club of least-developed countries (LDCs) ahead of time as the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution endor...

Strong quake strikes India-Myanmar border region; tremors felt in Chattogram

Strong quake strikes India-Myanmar border region; tremors felt in Chattogram

-- 2021-11-26 08:35:44

A shallow and strong earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck the Myanmar-India border region early on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of damage. According to India's National Center for Seismo...

Students issue ultimatum after protests over peer's death cripple Dhaka

Students issue ultimatum after protests over peer's death cripple Dhaka

-- 2021-11-25 21:22:16

The students aggrieved by the death of a peer in a road crash have left the streets after a day of protests that caused traffic turmoil in Dhaka. But they vowed to resume their demonstrations unless t...

Logical decision over half bus-fare for students by Saturday, says Quader

Logical decision over half bus-fare for students by Saturday, says Quader

-- 2021-11-25 21:13:56

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said that a rational decision will be taken by Saturday over the issue of the half bus fare for students. He said this while speaking at the bie...

HC grants anticipatory bail to seven scientific officers      

HC grants anticipatory bail to seven scientific officers    

FE ONLINE REPORT   2021-11-25 20:57:07

The High Court on Thursday granted anticipatory bail to seven scientific officers for eight weeks in a corruption case on the condition that they will have to need court permission if they want to go...