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201 road accidents claim 242 lives in 13 days

201 road accidents claim 242 lives in 13 days

FE ONLINE REPORT 2020-08-09 21:45:09

At least 242 people were killed and 331 others injured in some 201 road accident during Eid-ul-Azha journeys in 13 days, from July 26 to August 7, across the country. Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity,...

Sinha's associate Shipra released from jail, Sefat awaits decision

Sinha's associate Shipra released from jail, Sefat awaits decision

-- 2020-08-09 21:31:45

The jail authorities in Cox’s Bazar have released Shipra Debnath after a court granted bail to the co-worker of the slain former army major Sinha Md Rashed Khan in a narcotics case. The prison&...

Corona infection, death rates declining: Health minister

Corona infection, death rates declining: Health minister

-- 2020-08-09 21:23:18

Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said the numbers of both corona-infected people and deaths are declining in Bangladesh. "About 60-70 per cent of beds designated in hospitals for corona patients are...

Third terminal at HSIA to be completed on time: State Minister

Third terminal at HSIA to be completed on time: State Minister

-- 2020-08-09 20:53:15

State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Mohammad Mahbub Ali said on Sunday that the construction of the third terminal at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport will finish on time. He said thi...

Water levels in major river basins fall

Water levels in major river basins fall

FE Online Report 2020-08-09 20:25:14

Though water level was declining in the major river basins, flood victims are yet to relieved from woes. Ten people died just in a day between Saturday noon to Sunday noon while total death toll incr...

‘Rice import decision after reviewing situation’

‘Rice import decision after reviewing situation’

-- 2020-08-09 20:14:40

Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque on Sunday said that the government will review the overall situation, including the flood’s impact on aush and aman paddy, before deciding to import rice....

Political identity can’t be shield of any wrongdoer: Obaidul Quader

Political identity can’t be shield of any wrongdoer: Obaidul Quader

-- 2020-08-09 19:25:52

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said the government has a very strong stance against those involved in irregularities and corruption as it believes that political identity canno...

BNP worried over ‘growing incidents of killing in police firing’

BNP worried over ‘growing incidents of killing in police firing’

-- 2020-08-09 19:21:25

BNP standing committee has voiced deep concern over the growing incidents of killing in police firing in the country. In a virtual meeting on Saturday night, members of the BNP’s policymaking b...

Six-member JS sub-committee formed to enlist Razakars

Six-member JS sub-committee formed to enlist Razakars

-- 2020-08-09 19:07:37

A six-member parliamentary sub-committee, headed by Shajahan Khan, MP, was formed on Sunday to prepare lists of those who collaborated with the Pakistani occupation forces during the 1971 Liberation W...

China Harbour distributes foodstuff for the flood victims at Anwara

China Harbour distributes foodstuff for the flood victims at Anwara

-- 2020-08-09 18:48:31

China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC), an international company of China has donated foodstuffs among 1,000 poor families at Roypur Union at Anwara Upazila in Chattogram, which was badly af...

Noted composer Alauddin Ali no more

Noted composer Alauddin Ali no more

-- 2020-08-09 18:22:17

National Award winning composer Alauddin Ali passed away at a city hospital on Sunday afternoon. He breathed his last around 5:30pm, according to media reports. He was kept on life support at the...

Farmers produce record 20.26m tonnes of boro this year

Farmers produce record 20.26m tonnes of boro this year

-- 2020-08-09 17:58:16

Farmers have produced record 20.26 million tonnes of boro this year, said a government agency on Sunday. The Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) also said that the country might have 5.55 milli...

All intercity trains to resume operation gradually between Aug 16-31

All intercity trains to resume operation gradually between Aug 16-31

FE Online Report 2020-08-09 17:39:14

Bangladesh Railway (BR) is set to resume all its intercity train services in phases by August 31 starting from August 16 with 13 trains. All train services of the state-owned train operator remained...

Sinha murder: Shipra secures bail

Sinha murder: Shipra secures bail

-- 2020-08-09 16:49:05

A Cox's Bazar court on Sunday granted bail to Stamford University student Shipra Rani Devnath, one of the two companions of Major (retd) Sinha Md Rashed, in a case filed under the Narcotics Control Ac...

Report on BB reserve heist case on Sept 10

Report on BB reserve heist case on Sept 10

-- 2020-08-09 16:28:34

A Dhaka court has set September 10 to submit probe report in the case lodged over Bangladesh Bank (BB) reserve heist that took place in 2016. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Baki Billah set the date as...

Submarine cable glitch slows internet speed

Submarine cable glitch slows internet speed

-- 2020-08-09 16:09:40

Internet users in Bangladesh are experiencing slow speed or outages due to a technical glitch in the second submarine cable. Managing Director of Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Ltd Moshiur Rahman...

BD registers 2,487 new virus cases and 34 deaths in 24 hours

BD registers 2,487 new virus cases and 34 deaths in 24 hours

FE Online Desk 2020-08-09 14:45:35

The number of confirmed coronavirus patients in Bangladesh surged to 257,600 on Sunday as the country registered 2,487 fresh cases testing 10,759 samples in 85 labs in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, t...

Iran for expanding ties with Bangladesh

Iran for expanding ties with Bangladesh

-- 2020-08-09 14:31:22

Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Mohammad Baqher Ghalibaf has expressed his country’s desire to strengthen relations with Bangladesh on all fronts. "It is hoped that with our concerted efforts...

Five more die in Cumilla with Covid symptoms

Five more die in Cumilla with Covid symptoms

-- 2020-08-09 13:20:00

Five people died at Comilla Medical College Hospital with Covid-19-like symptoms in the last 24 hours. A total of 126 patients, including 71 Covid-19 patients, are currently undergoing treatment at t...

Faridpur flooding destroys around 15,000 hectares of crops

Faridpur flooding destroys around 15,000 hectares of crops

FE ONLINE REPORT 2020-08-09 13:01:38

Floods have deteriorated in Faridpur district, destroying around 15,000 hectares of crops, including paddy, vegetables and jute, and thus affecting 63,425 farmers. Hazrat Ali, deputy director at the...

Govt job vacancies rise as pandemic slows work

Govt job vacancies rise as pandemic slows work

-- 2020-08-09 11:50:10

The suspension of government job postings due to the coronavirus pandemic has increased vacancies along with the number of jobseekers. As many as 387,338 government posts, or 21.27 per cent of the to...

Prisoner missing from Kashimpur jail: Two more jail guards suspended

Prisoner missing from Kashimpur jail: Two more jail guards suspended

-- 2020-08-09 11:14:12

The authorities of Kashimpur Central Jail has suspended two more jail guards on Saturday for their negligence after a prisoner was found missing in the jail. Besides, the three-member probe body, for...

Licence renewal: DGHS gives pvt hospitals, clinics time until Aug 23

Licence renewal: DGHS gives pvt hospitals, clinics time until Aug 23

FE REPORT 2020-08-09 09:40:21

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has warned that they would suspend operation of the private hospitals, clinics and diagnostic centres if their licences are not renewed by August 23 this...

Bumper yield brings smile to Netrakona Aus farmers

Bumper yield brings smile to Netrakona Aus farmers

OUR CORRESPONDENTS 2020-08-09 09:39:15

Netrakona: Glimpses of delight are glimmering in the eyes of the Aus growers in Netrakona with the achievement of bumper production of the paddy variety in the district this season. Nine upazilas of...

DAE sets Aman target at 0.2m hectares in Naogaon

DAE sets Aman target at 0.2m hectares in Naogaon

Our Correspondent 2020-08-09 09:35:09

NAOGAON: Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) of the district has set a target of Aman paddy cultivation on some 1,97,500 hectares of land in all eleven upazilas this season. Most of the peas...

Suspension of Khaleda’s sentences expires next month

Suspension of Khaleda’s sentences expires next month

-- 2020-08-08 21:45:58

As the six-month suspension of their party chief Khaleda Zia's sentences in two graft cases expires next month, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday said her family may apply...

Sheikh Hasina greets Lankan PM on polls victory

Sheikh Hasina greets Lankan PM on polls victory

-- 2020-08-08 20:27:11

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday congratulated her Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa on the victory of his party in the recently held parliamentary polls. PM’s Press Secretary Ih...

Mashrafe’s parents test positive for coronavirus

Mashrafe’s parents test positive for coronavirus

-- 2020-08-08 20:27:11

Former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s father Golam Mortaza and mother Hamida Mortaza were tested positive for COVID-19. Both of them gave their samples and found them positive for th...

Flood situation improves

Flood situation improves

FE ONLINE REPORT 2020-08-08 20:05:45

The flood situation in 33 districts of the country started improving amid decline in rain and river current over last two days. However, outbreak of waterborne diseases has also increased with recedi...

Floods devastate paddy in Faridpur

Floods devastate paddy in Faridpur

-- 2020-08-08 19:49:12

Around 15 hectares of paddy fields were damaged by floods in Faridpur district, causing huge losses to 63,425 farmers. Dr Md Hazrat Ali, Deputy Director of District Agriculture Extension Department,...