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Govt investigating outgoing RU VC after clashes over recruitment sleaze

Govt investigating outgoing RU VC after clashes over recruitment sleaze

-- 2021-05-06 22:56:03

The government has launched an investigation into alleged irregularities by Professor M Abdus Sobhan, the outgoing vice-chancellor of Rajshahi University. The education ministry formed a four-strong...

Bangladesh asks US for 4.0m AstraZeneca doses for urgent shots

Bangladesh asks US for 4.0m AstraZeneca doses for urgent shots

-- 2021-05-06 22:47:23

Bangladesh has sought four million doses of the University of Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine from the United States to meet urgent needs. Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen revealed the developm...

Full transparency of Rohingya funds demanded

Full transparency of Rohingya funds demanded

-- 2021-05-06 20:25:57

The active participation of the locals in the planning and implementation of the Rohingya response is essential to make it sustainable. In addition, Local government institutions and local NGOs should...

10 Khelafat leaders, nine more Hefazat men held over Brahmanbaria violence   

10 Khelafat leaders, nine more Hefazat men held over Brahmanbaria violence  

-- 2021-05-06 20:13:54

Ten top leaders of Khelafat Majlish were arrested in the past 24 hours until Thursday morning in connection with the clashes and vandalism carried out by Hefazat-e-Islam men in Brahmanbaria last mon...

Govt’s `Hire and Train’ model ensures ‘80pc job placement’ at IT companies

Govt’s `Hire and Train’ model ensures ‘80pc job placement’ at IT companies

-- 2021-05-06 19:28:58

The `Hire and Train’ model, introduced by the government, has ensured ‘80pc job placement’ at IT companies, reports UNB citing officials concerned with the matter.  They said t...

India receives 10,000 vials of Remdesivir from Bangladesh

India receives 10,000 vials of Remdesivir from Bangladesh

UNB 2021-05-06 18:15:12

Bangladesh's Deputy High Commissioner in Kolkata Toufique Hasan on Thursday handed over 10,000 vials of Remdesivir, an antiviral injection, to the representative of the Indian government at the Indian...

Dhaka’s overhead power cables finally to go underground

Dhaka’s overhead power cables finally to go underground

-- 2021-05-06 18:10:49

Dhaka Power Distribution Company Ltd (DPDC) has finally completed its design and plan to implement its proposed underground cabling project to make the city free from overhead power cables. Under the...

UAE provides humanitarian food aid to Bangladesh

UAE provides humanitarian food aid to Bangladesh

-- 2021-05-06 17:47:38

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has provided 50 tonnes of food aid to Bangladesh as a part of its humanitarian initiatives during the holy month of Ramadan. Fine quality of rice, sugar, oil, milk, tea...

Road accidents kill 452 in April

Road accidents kill 452 in April

FE ONLINE REPORT        2021-05-06 17:38:42

Some 452 people were killed and 519 others injured in road accidents across the country in April this year. During the month, a total of 397 road crashes took place where the number of accidents invo...

VFS Global directed to remain functional following health guidelines

VFS Global directed to remain functional following health guidelines

-- 2021-05-06 17:13:58

The government has directed the VFS Global (Bangladesh) Ltd to remain operational considering it as an emergency service providing entity. VFS Global, a commercial company to provide support services...

DNCC mayor announces 10pc holding tax rebate for water harvesting

DNCC mayor announces 10pc holding tax rebate for water harvesting

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-05-06 17:08:51

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam on Thursday announced to provide 10 per cent holding tax rebate for the city dwellers if they have arrangement for water harvesting to keep...

Bangladesh reports 41 Covid deaths, 1,822 new cases

Bangladesh reports 41 Covid deaths, 1,822 new cases

-- 2021-05-06 17:07:57

Bangladesh has registered 41 new fatalities from the coronavirus in a day, taking the death toll to 11,796. The caseload jumped by 1,822 in a 24-hour count on Thursday to 769,160, according to the la...

Greece interested to recruit agri-sector workers from BD

Greece interested to recruit agri-sector workers from BD

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-05-06 17:03:26

Greece has shown interest to recruit agricultural workers from Bangladesh on short term basis, officials of the foreign ministry said on Thursday. “During a meeting with Bangladesh Ambassador A...

Law minister to review appeal to let Khaleda fly abroad for better treatment

Law minister to review appeal to let Khaleda fly abroad for better treatment

-- 2021-05-06 15:40:36

Law Minister Anisul Huq will review an appeal by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s family to let her fly abroad for better treatment. The documents reached the Ministry of Law on Wednesday from the...

Bangladesh seeks immediate delivery of 4m AstraZeneca vaccine doses from US: Momen

Bangladesh seeks immediate delivery of 4m AstraZeneca vaccine doses from US: Momen

-- 2021-05-06 15:20:49

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Thursday said the government has sought immediate delivery of 4 million vaccine doses from the United States (US). The US will share up to 60 million doses of it...

Celebrate Eid where you are, PM says

Celebrate Eid where you are, PM says

-- 2021-05-06 15:18:42

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked Muslims to celebrate the upcoming Eid-ul Fitr in their present locations to help check the spread of coronavirus across the country. “We all shouldn&rsquo...

Two militants arrested for plotting to attack parliament with ‘swords’

Two militants arrested for plotting to attack parliament with ‘swords’

-- 2021-05-06 14:37:17

The police’s counterterrorism unit has arrested two people for ‘planning and instigating’ an attack on the parliament building with swords. One of the two arrestees, Abu Sakib, 22,...

Heavy traffic congestion on Dhaka roads as public transports resume

Heavy traffic congestion on Dhaka roads as public transports resume

-- 2021-05-06 13:22:44

After 22 days of shutdown, public transport services resumed in the district and metropolitan areas across Bangladesh on Thursday. The government imposed a lockdown on Apr 5 to curb the spread of the...

River vessel workers seek permission to run passenger launches

River vessel workers seek permission to run passenger launches

FE REPORT 2021-05-06 10:05:31

The leaders of Bangladesh River Vessel Workers' Federation (BRVWF) demanded on Wednesday to the government to allow them to operate passenger launches by maintaining health safety guidelines. They al...

Tk 3.13m a km required for traffic signals!

Tk 3.13m a km required for traffic signals!

FHM HUMAYAN KABIR 2021-05-06 10:01:40

The Roads and Highways Department (RHD) will spend a whopping Tk 3.13 million per kilometre for installing traffic signs and signals on a zonal road in Tangail. The road developer proposed to invest...

Woman loses life to muggers in city

Woman loses life to muggers in city

-- 2021-05-05 20:42:21

A woman died falling off a rickshaw as hijackers tried to snatch her bag from a private car at Kamlapur in the capital. The deceased was identified as Sunita Rani Das, 50. "I was going for a job int...

Orion Pharma initiates move to produce Russian vaccine in Bangladesh

Orion Pharma initiates move to produce Russian vaccine in Bangladesh

-- 2021-05-05 20:13:10

Bangladeshi drugmaker Orion Pharma Ltd has initiated a move to manufacture Russian coronavirus vaccine in Bangladesh. The company disclosed the development on the Dhaka Stock Exchange on Wednesday, s...

'Serum to return money if fails to provide vaccine'

'Serum to return money if fails to provide vaccine'

-- 2021-05-05 19:20:32

Serum Institute of India will return the money paid by Bangladesh for purchasing the Oxford–AstraZeneca vaccine if it fails to supply it, said Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal. “We don&...

President to take second dose of COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday

President to take second dose of COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday

-- 2021-05-05 19:17:19

President M Abdul Hamid will receive the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Bangabhaban in Dhaka on Thursday. “The President will take the second first of coronavirus vaccine at 1 pm at Bangabh...

Covid vaccine stock running out: DGHS

Covid vaccine stock running out: DGHS

-- 2021-05-05 18:18:32

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Wednesday said the stock of the Covid-19 vaccine is running out in Bangladesh as there are only 14 lakh jabs in government hands with no sign in si...

Two ‘Neo-JMB members’ held in city

Two ‘Neo-JMB members’ held in city

-- 2021-05-05 17:55:04

Members of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit under Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested two suspected members of the banned militant group ‘Neo-JMB’ from the city&r...

Lawyer challenges Bangladesh lockdown in court, judges fine him for wasting time

Lawyer challenges Bangladesh lockdown in court, judges fine him for wasting time

-- 2021-05-05 16:52:50

The High Court has turned down a lawyer’s petition that challenged the legality of the government’s coronavirus ‘lockdown’ restrictions Supreme Court Advocate Yunus Ali Akhand...

Raihan’s death: SI Akbar among six charge-sheeted 

Raihan’s death: SI Akbar among six charge-sheeted 

-- 2021-05-05 16:33:07

Police pressed charges against six people, including the sacked sub-inspector Akbar Hossain Bhuiya of Bandarbazar Police outpost in connection with the death of Raihan Ahmed at the outpost last year....

Bangladesh logs 1,742 virus cases, 50 deaths in 24 hours

Bangladesh logs 1,742 virus cases, 50 deaths in 24 hours

-- 2021-05-05 16:23:57

Bangladesh has registered 50 new fatalities from the coronavirus in a day, taking the death toll to 11,755. The caseload jumped by 1,742 in a 24-hour count on Wednesday to 767,338, according to the l...

Efforts intensified to get AstraZeneca vaccines from US, foreign minister says

Efforts intensified to get AstraZeneca vaccines from US, foreign minister says

-- 2021-05-05 15:45:56

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Wednesday said the government has intensified its efforts to get vaccine from the United States (US) as it will share up to 60 million doses of its Oxford-AstraZe...