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Fire at Kawran Bazar Hasina Market

Fire at Kawran Bazar Hasina Market

-- 2021-02-27 22:31:46

A fire has broken out at the Hasina market in Kawran Bazar around 9:09 pm on Saturday, said Fire Service control room. No casualties were reported immediately, reports UNB. The Fire Service control...

Bangladesh to reopen schools, colleges on Mar 30

Bangladesh to reopen schools, colleges on Mar 30

-- 2021-02-27 20:57:58

The government has decided to reopen the schools and colleges gradually from March 30, a year after shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Education Minister Dipu Moni announced the decision after...

Bangladesh, India to launch new train service on March 26

Bangladesh, India to launch new train service on March 26

-- 2021-02-27 20:11:17

Bangladesh and India have announced to launch a bi-weekly train service on March 26, the opening day of the golden jubilee celebrations of Bangladesh's independence. The non-stop passenger train with...

PM orders purchase of another 30m COVID-19 vaccine doses

PM orders purchase of another 30m COVID-19 vaccine doses

-- 2021-02-27 19:35:30

Bangladesh plans to import another 30 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, as the government aims to inoculate more people in its pandemic battle. "The government is also trying to find ways to produce va...

Prison death protesters face charges of attempted murder

Prison death protesters face charges of attempted murder

-- 2021-02-27 18:23:40

The police have charged seven people with attempted murder in clashes with law enforcers during protests over the prison death of writer Mushtaq Ahmed. The accused in a case registered with Shahbagh...

Bangladesh, India agree to enhance cooperation against cross-border crimes

Bangladesh, India agree to enhance cooperation against cross-border crimes

-- 2021-02-27 17:42:28

Bangladesh and India on Saturday agreed to further enhance cooperation to control cross-border crimes and promote developmental works. The two countries also reaffirmed not to allow the territory of...

PM hails Bangladesh's graduation from LDC status as historic achievement

PM hails Bangladesh's graduation from LDC status as historic achievement

-- 2021-02-27 16:27:44

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has hailed the emergence of Bangladesh from a least developed country to a developing one as a 'historic achievement' at a time when the nation is gearing up to mark the 5...

Bangladesh records 407 Covid cases, five die in 24 hours

Bangladesh records 407 Covid cases, five die in 24 hours

-- 2021-02-27 16:15:55

Bangladesh has logged 407 new cases of the coronavirus in a daily count, taking the tally of infections to 545,831. The death toll climbed to 8,400 after five fatalities were registered in the 24 hou...

Govt moves to priotise teachers for vaccination ahead of school reopening

Govt moves to priotise teachers for vaccination ahead of school reopening

-- 2021-02-27 14:34:44

The government has taken the initiative to inoculate teachers and officials of educational institutions on a priority basis as it targets reopening classrooms across the country after a year of closur...

Bangladesh under ‘no obligation’ to shelter stranded Rohingya refugees, Momen says

Bangladesh under ‘no obligation’ to shelter stranded Rohingya refugees, Momen says

-- 2021-02-27 13:34:43

Bangladesh is under “no obligation” to shelter 81 Rohingya Muslim refugees adrift for almost two weeks on the Andaman Sea and being assisted by neighbouring India, said Bangladesh foreign...

Hasan questions Khaleda why she left cantonment on the day of BDR munity

Hasan questions Khaleda why she left cantonment on the day of BDR munity

-- 2021-02-26 22:17:21

Awami League (AL) Joint General Secretary and Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Thursday raised a question asking why BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia, who does not wake up before noon, left th...

Case started over ’unnatural’ death of writer Mushtaq in jail

Case started over ’unnatural’ death of writer Mushtaq in jail

-- 2021-02-26 20:55:52

The prison authorities have started a case over the “unnatural” death of writer Mushtaq Ahmed in jail nearly 10 months after his arrest on charges pressed under the Digital Security Act....

Awami League asks its units to send resolutions for UP polls

Awami League asks its units to send resolutions for UP polls

-- 2021-02-26 20:35:08

Awami League has asked its all district and city units to send resolutions of grassroots to center in phases for upcoming union parishad (UP) elections. The election commission has decided to hold el...

Fakhrul describes Mushtaq as latest victim of repression

Fakhrul describes Mushtaq as latest victim of repression

-- 2021-02-26 20:29:14

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday alleged that writer Mushtaq Ahmed was tortured to death in prison. In a statement, he demanded formation of a judicial probe body to transp...

Bangladesh has zero dengue cases, health authorities say

Bangladesh has zero dengue cases, health authorities say

-- 2021-02-26 19:35:46

Bangladesh has seen a significant improvement in dengue scenario, according to official data. "No new dengue case was reported in the last 24 hours until Friday morning," the Health Emergency Operati...

‘Mushtaq’s death will be investigated, if needed’

‘Mushtaq’s death will be investigated, if needed’

-- 2021-02-26 19:31:09

A committee will be constituted ‘if necessary’ to investigate the death of writer Mushtaq Ahmed in jail, after his arrest in a case under the Digital Security Act, said the Home Minister....

UN secretary general lauds Bangladesh’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts

UN secretary general lauds Bangladesh’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts

-- 2021-02-26 17:24:12

UN Secretary General (SG) Antonio Guterres has highly applauded Bangladesh’s tremendous efforts in mitigating health and socio-economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. He made this appre...

Bangladesh reports 470 new virus cases, 11 deaths in 24 hours

Bangladesh reports 470 new virus cases, 11 deaths in 24 hours

-- 2021-02-26 15:51:11

Bangladesh has recorded 470 new cases of the coronavirus in a daily count, taking the tally of infections to 545,424. The death toll climbed to 8,395 after 11 fatalities were registered in the 24 hou...

Protesters block Shahbagh over writer Mushtaq’s death in jail

Protesters block Shahbagh over writer Mushtaq’s death in jail

-- 2021-02-26 14:49:16

Leftist student organisations have blocked the Shahbagh intersection in Dhaka in protest against the death of writer Mushtaq Ahmed in jail following his arrest in a case under the Digital Security Act...

Transport services in Khulna to remain suspended for 24 hours

Transport services in Khulna to remain suspended for 24 hours

-- 2021-02-26 13:52:05

Transport services will remain suspended in Khulna for 24 hours from Friday evening, according to the local transporter's association. The association has said that the decision to suspend the moveme...

Dhaka South City Corporation to halt unauthorised housing projects

Dhaka South City Corporation to halt unauthorised housing projects

-- 2021-02-26 11:38:20

While visiting South City Corporation’s Fakirkhali area of Ward No. 75 on Wednesday, DSCC Mayor Barrister Sheikh Taposh instructed the Regional Executive Officer and Property Officer to stop all...

Dhaka urges US to legalise undocumented Bangladeshis

Dhaka urges US to legalise undocumented Bangladeshis

FE Report 2021-02-26 11:28:23

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen had a meeting with US Congresswoman Grace Meng on Wednesday (US time) to discuss the ways and means of further improving political and economic ties with Bangladesh,...

Eight die in Sylhet head-on crash

Eight die in Sylhet head-on crash

-- 2021-02-26 10:07:32

At least eight people have died after two busses collided on the Dhaka-Sylhet Highway in Dakshin Surma Upazila. The accident that occurred near Rashidpur on Friday morning left 15 people injured, sai...

Writer Mushtaq Ahmed, arrested in digital security case, dies in Kashimpur jail

Writer Mushtaq Ahmed, arrested in digital security case, dies in Kashimpur jail

-- 2021-02-26 09:06:03

Writer Mushtaq Ahmed, who was arrested in a case under the Digital Security Act, has died in jail. The doctors declared the 53-year old dead on arrival when he was taken to Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Med...

Students launch protests after Chittagong University suspends ongoing exams

Students launch protests after Chittagong University suspends ongoing exams

-- 2021-02-25 22:27:12

Disgruntled Chittagong University students have launched protests after the Ministry of Education suspended examinations for three months, including those ongoing, reports bdnews24.com. The students...

US Embassy partners with Rajshahi fire service to build capacity 

US Embassy partners with Rajshahi fire service to build capacity 

-- 2021-02-25 20:51:14

The US Embassy in Dhaka has conducted its second Medical First Responder Seminar (MFRS) of 2021. Ten Fire Service and Civil Defense (FSCD) officers from the Rajshahi FSCD Division participated in the...

Railways ministry signs MoU with WaterAid to provide hygienic toilets for passengers

Railways ministry signs MoU with WaterAid to provide hygienic toilets for passengers

-- 2021-02-25 20:33:21

The Ministry of Railways and WaterAid Bangladesh on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), under which the latter will provide technical support for improving Water, Sanitation and Hygie...

Protests over exam postponement now spread to Rajshahi, Barishal

Protests over exam postponement now spread to Rajshahi, Barishal

-- 2021-02-25 18:36:21

Rajshahi University students on Thursday staged demonstrations demanding continuation of examinations under its different departments. The examinations of the university have been put on hold after t...

Teenager stabbed dead in city

Teenager stabbed dead in city

-- 2021-02-25 18:31:47

A teenage boy was stabbed to death in the city’s Banani area on Wednesday night. The deceased was identified as Shakil Gazi, 14. Pedestrians rescued Shakil with serious stab injuries and took...

Railway to recruit around 12,000 workers, says minister

Railway to recruit around 12,000 workers, says minister

-- 2021-02-25 18:23:54

Bangladesh Railway will appoint around 12,000 new workers to alleviate its shortage of manpower, according to Railway Minister Nurul Islam. “Currently, 137 stations are shut due to workforce sh...