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Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics plans population register

Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics plans population register

FE REPORT 2021-02-20 10:15:51

The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) plans to create a database of every individual of the country to ensure better services of the citizenry. For this, it has already initiated to create a 'nat...

Bangla Academy off goals of promoting language, literature

Bangla Academy off goals of promoting language, literature

SM Najmus Sakib 2021-02-20 08:15:49

Bangla Academy is lagging behind in meeting the present demand to enrich Bangla language, even compared to its own past glorious journey, observed experts and writers. Bangla Academy was established...

Route map finalised for going to Central Shaheed Minar on Feb 21

Route map finalised for going to Central Shaheed Minar on Feb 21

-- 2021-02-19 21:44:07

A route map for going to the Central Shaheed Minar on February 21 to pay respect to language martyrs has been finalised by Dhaka University's Central Coordination Committee. The new route map will be...

Parents suffer as new birth registration rules set in

Parents suffer as new birth registration rules set in

-- 2021-02-19 17:54:55

The authorities have made parents’ birth certificates mandatory for registering the birth of those born after 2001, leaving many in trouble. Earlier, national ID card numbers of parents were su...

MP Papul’s conviction: Govt receives verdict copy

MP Papul’s conviction: Govt receives verdict copy

-- 2021-02-19 17:04:38

The government has recently received the copy of a 61-page verdict of Bangladeshi MP Mohammad Shahid Islam alias Kazi Papul’s conviction in Kuwait in a case related to human trafficking, residen...

COVID-19: 536 recover, 406 get infected, eight die in 24 hours

COVID-19: 536 recover, 406 get infected, eight die in 24 hours

-- 2021-02-19 16:01:00

Bangladesh has recorded 406 new cases of the coronavirus in a day, taking the tally of infections to 542,674. The death toll climbed to 8,337 after eight fatalities from COVID-19 were registered in t...

Committee formed to review road safety draft

Committee formed to review road safety draft

FE REPORT 2021-02-19 14:07:01

The National Road Safety Council (NRSC) has formed a committee to review the draft national road safety strategic action plan. The plan of action aims to reduce the number of road accidents by half b...

Three-storey building collapses into Keraniganj swamp

Three-storey building collapses into Keraniganj swamp

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-02-19 13:33:55

At least five people were injured after a building collapsed in Dhaka’s South Keraniganj area on Friday morning, according to Fire Service and Civil Defence officials. Confirming the matter, Zi...

China reveals four soldiers died in June 2020 border clash with India

China reveals four soldiers died in June 2020 border clash with India

REUTERS 2021-02-19 10:31:05

China said for the first time on Friday four Chinese soldiers died during a bloody Himalayan border clash with Indian troops in June 2020, adding that the men were given posthumous awards. Chen Hongj...

Bangladesh’s importance in South Asia growing, US Ambassador says

Bangladesh’s importance in South Asia growing, US Ambassador says

-- 2021-02-18 20:58:29

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller on Thursday said Bangladesh is achieving growing importance in South Asia due to its socio-economic progress. Earl Miller underscored that the celebration of t...

Govt activates Surokkha app for COVID-19 vaccinators to verify information

Govt activates Surokkha app for COVID-19 vaccinators to verify information

-- 2021-02-18 20:46:52

The government has activated the Surokkha app for COVID-19 vaccinators to cross-check information. The health workers will be able to use the app from Friday, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said at th...

DNCC fines different buildings for not using Bangla in writing signboards

DNCC fines different buildings for not using Bangla in writing signboards

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-02-18 19:54:44

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Thursday launched different mobile court drives in the city to ensure writing signboards and nameplates in the Bangla language. A total of five mobile courts, led...

HC summons Dr Yunus,  issues contempt ruling

HC summons Dr Yunus, issues contempt ruling

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-02-18 18:56:31

The High Court on Thursday summoned Grameen Telecom Chairman Nobel Laureate Dr Muhammad Yunus and another person for not complying with its order over reinstating 38 terminated employees of the Gramee...

Court relieves Haji Selim’s son Erfan from arms case charges

Court relieves Haji Selim’s son Erfan from arms case charges

-- 2021-02-18 18:30:41

A Dhaka court has acquitted Erfan Selim, son of Dhaka 7 MP Haji Selim, in an arms case. Dhaka Special Tribunal No. 1 Judge KM Imrul Qayes issued an order relieving Erfan of the charges on Thursday af...

Barishal University students stage demonstrations for second day

Barishal University students stage demonstrations for second day

-- 2021-02-18 17:29:41

Students of Barishal University continued protests for the second consecutive day on Thursday to press home their six-point demand, reports UNB. The students took position  in front of the acade...

PM stresses on stern action, awareness campaign against food adulteration

PM stresses on stern action, awareness campaign against food adulteration

-- 2021-02-18 17:17:17

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday directed the authorities concerned to curb food adulteration in Bangladesh with an iron hand alongside creating awareness among businesspeople against such off...

City corporation worker dies in Dhaka road crash

City corporation worker dies in Dhaka road crash

-- 2021-02-18 16:59:20

A Dhaka South City Corporation worker has died after being hit by a microbus in Dhaka's Kakrail, reports bdnews24.com. The incident took place around 1:30 am on Wednesday. The dead man has been iden...

Bangladesh logs 391 virus cases, 15 deaths in a day

Bangladesh logs 391 virus cases, 15 deaths in a day

FE Online Report 2021-02-18 16:24:18

Bangladesh has recorded 391 new cases of the coronavirus in a day, taking the tally of infections to 542,268. The death toll climbed to 8,329 after 15 fatalities from COVID-19 were registered i...

Bangladesh, Maldives can introduce sea cruise services, Hasina says

Bangladesh, Maldives can introduce sea cruise services, Hasina says

-- 2021-02-17 21:16:40

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said sea cruise services can be introduced between Bangladesh and the Maldives during the winter season. The prime minister made the proposal while newly-app...

Serum to send 5.0m vaccine doses in second batch, health secretary says

Serum to send 5.0m vaccine doses in second batch, health secretary says

-- 2021-02-17 20:43:24

Bangladesh will get five million doses of the Oxford University-AstraZeneca  vaccine in the second batch from the Serum Institute of India as per the deal, the health secretary says. Speaking to...

Bangladesh will not face shortage of vaccine doses, health minister assures

Bangladesh will not face shortage of vaccine doses, health minister assures

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-02-17 20:18:06

Health Minister Zahid Maleque has assured the people that Bangladesh will not face any shortage of COVID-19 vaccine doses as the country ensured supply of adequate doses of the vaccine. “There&...

Bangladesh for involving maximum number of agencies to send workers to Malaysia

Bangladesh for involving maximum number of agencies to send workers to Malaysia

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-02-17 20:02:45

Bangladesh wants to involve as many authorised recruiting agencies as possible in the process of sending workers to Malaysia. However, the two countries are yet to decide on the issue, said Imran Ahm...

High Court orders BTRC to remove Al Jazeera report from internet

High Court orders BTRC to remove Al Jazeera report from internet

-- 2021-02-17 17:20:31

The High Court has ordered Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) to take steps to remove an Al Jazeera report, titled “All the Prime Minister’s Men”, from the int...

Bangladesh reports 443 new coronavirus cases, 16 deaths

Bangladesh reports 443 new coronavirus cases, 16 deaths

-- 2021-02-17 17:03:21

Bangladesh has recorded 443 new cases of the coronavirus in a day, taking the tally of infections to 541,877. The death toll climbed to 8,314 after 16 fatalities from COVID-19 were registered in the...

Govt issues alert over cyber-attack threat

Govt issues alert over cyber-attack threat

-- 2021-02-17 14:25:23

The government's Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) has issued an alert to several financial and government organisations over a possible cyber-attack. Several organisations, including Bangladesh...

Barishal University students protest attack on fellows

Barishal University students protest attack on fellows

-- 2021-02-17 12:26:46

Students of Barishal University have been protesting in the city since Wednesday morning against an attack on some of their fellows by local transport workers on Tuesday. Witnesses said the protests...

Handmade tiles industries face closure

Handmade tiles industries face closure

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-02-17 10:18:12

Kalaroa upazila, next to Sharsha upazila of Jashore district, is famous for handmade tiles that are being exported abroad. But the potential tiles industry which had been earning a substantial amount...

Vegetable growers deprived of fair prices

Vegetable growers deprived of fair prices

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-02-17 10:01:06

NAOGAON: Vegetable growers in the district have been deprived of fair prices of their products since the beginning of the season. A big portion of the profit is going to the pockets of the district's...

Six get death sentence for killing four of a family in Kurigram

Six get death sentence for killing four of a family in Kurigram

-- 2021-02-16 17:19:31

A Kurigram court has sentenced six people to death for killing four members of a family in 2014. Kurigram District and Sessions Judge Md Abdul Mannan delivered the verdict on Tuesday, reports bdnews2...

Zero-waste systems could create thousands of jobs in Dhaka: Study

Zero-waste systems could create thousands of jobs in Dhaka: Study

FE Online Report 2021-02-16 16:29:19

Investing in Zero Waste programmes and policies can create a good number of green jobs, in addition to known benefits of reducing pollution and improving community health in Dhaka city, according to a...