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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...

Bangladesh rejects BBC report saying boat carrying Rohingyas far off  territorial sea

Bangladesh rejects BBC report saying boat carrying Rohingyas far off territorial sea

FE Online Report 2021-02-25 18:16:56

Bangladesh on Thursday rejected a BBC report which states that a group of Rohingya people are adrift in the sea off the coast of Bangladesh. In a statement, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said...

Bangladesh to develop strategic ties with Japan

Bangladesh to develop strategic ties with Japan

-- 2021-02-25 16:24:37

Bangladesh and Japan on Thursday discussed ways to develop strategic partnership giving a big boost to existing comprehensive partnership. The two countries eye a stronger relationship as Bangladesh...

Bangladesh registers 410 new virus cases, five deaths

Bangladesh registers 410 new virus cases, five deaths

-- 2021-02-25 16:12:37

Bangladesh has recorded 410 new cases of the coronavirus in a daily count, taking the tally of infections to 544,954, reports bdnews24.com. The death toll climbed to 8,384 after five fatalities were...

Govt improving waterways to streamline goods transportation, PM says

Govt improving waterways to streamline goods transportation, PM says

-- 2021-02-25 15:35:40

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the government is working to improve the waterways of Bangladesh to ensure that the transportation of goods on both the domestic and international fronts can be c...

PM Hasina reminds people of maintaining Covid protocol even after vaccination

PM Hasina reminds people of maintaining Covid protocol even after vaccination

-- 2021-02-25 15:16:21

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday renewed her call to the people of the country to strictly maintain the health protection guidelines, even after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine. “[You] d...

Bangladesh less prepared for catching up with frontier technologies

Bangladesh less prepared for catching up with frontier technologies

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-02-25 14:41:12

To catch up with the frontier technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and biotechnology, Bangladesh has to go a long way as the country is ranked 112nd among 158 countries in a...

12th anniversary of Peelkhana carnage being observed

12th anniversary of Peelkhana carnage being observed

-- 2021-02-25 12:09:21

Bangladesh is observing the 12th anniversary of the Peelkhana massacre which killed 74 people, including 57 army officials.  Several dignitaries paid tribute to the martyrs by laying wreaths on...

Sunflower cultivation gets success in coastal lands

Sunflower cultivation gets success in coastal lands

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-02-25 08:52:29

KHULNA: Sunflower cultivation has achieved a success in the saline fallow lands of the coastal upazilas of Khulna. As a result, new possibilities have emerged to meet the demand for high quality oi...

Dhaka city's traffic signals not functional

Dhaka city's traffic signals not functional

KAMRUN NAHAR 2021-02-25 08:18:29

Dhaka city reels from traffic mess, as two city corporations are running without any traffic engineers (TEs) responsible for road and signal design, and other remedial acts. According to transport...

PBI to probe case against cricketer Nasir, his wife

PBI to probe case against cricketer Nasir, his wife

-- 2021-02-24 20:11:08

A Dhaka court on Wednesday directed the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to investigate a case filed against Bangladesh National Team cricketer Nasir Hossain and his newlywed wife Tamima Sultana,...

148 Bangladeshi workers return from Libya

148 Bangladeshi workers return from Libya

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-02-24 19:05:19

A total of 148 Bangladeshi workers came back home from Libya on Wednesday morning, according to the welfare desk at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. Besides, seven bodies of migrant worker...

Exams of seven DU-affiliated colleges to continue

Exams of seven DU-affiliated colleges to continue

-- 2021-02-24 18:20:19

The authorities have rowed back on the decision to suspend the ongoing examination of the seven Dhaka University-affiliated colleges in the face of student protests. The decision was taken at an emer...

Over 6,000 used lead battery recycling operations run across Bangladesh

Over 6,000 used lead battery recycling operations run across Bangladesh

FE Online Report 2021-02-24 17:27:26

As many as 6,000 informal and illegally Used Lead Acid Battery (ULAB) recycling operations are running across the country with a large adverse impact on public health and the environment, according to...

CCC Polls: CEC, EC secretary among nine sued

CCC Polls: CEC, EC secretary among nine sued

-- 2021-02-24 16:45:13

BNP’s defeated mayoral candidate in the recently-held elections to the Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) Dr Shahadat Hossain on Wednesday filed a case against nine people including the Chief Ele...

UP member gunned down in Rangamati

UP member gunned down in Rangamati

-- 2021-02-24 16:35:23

A Union Parishad member was gunned down by some miscreants in Baghaichhari upazila of Rangamati on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Samar Bikash Chakma, a member of Rupkari union parishad....

Bangladesh reports 428 virus cases, five deaths in a day

Bangladesh reports 428 virus cases, five deaths in a day

-- 2021-02-24 15:37:54

Bangladesh has recorded 428 new cases of the coronavirus in a daily count, taking the tally of infections to 544,544, reports bdnews24.com. The death toll climbed to 8,379 after five fatalities wer...

Students of DU-affiliated colleges block Nilkhet intersection protesting exam postponement

Students of DU-affiliated colleges block Nilkhet intersection protesting exam postponement

-- 2021-02-24 13:21:24

Students from seven colleges affiliated with Dhaka University blocked Nilkhet intersection in the capital on Wednesday morning, protesting the postponement of their ongoing examinations. The blockade...

Mustard farming, interest in beekeeping growing in Sylhet

Mustard farming, interest in beekeeping growing in Sylhet

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-02-24 13:07:57

The mustard farming has been rising in the Sylhet division as many of the farmers are showing their interest in the crop due to the scope of extra earning through the honey collection. This year, the...

Former central banker Ibrahim Khaled passes away

Former central banker Ibrahim Khaled passes away

-- 2021-02-24 10:44:55

Former deputy governor of Bangladesh Bank Khandker Ibrahim Khaled has died in hospital care at the age of 80. He breathed his last at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University at 5.30 am on Wednesd...

Joint venture bus company set to get going in Dhaka in April

Joint venture bus company set to get going in Dhaka in April

FE REPORT 2021-02-24 08:36:17

A joint venture (JV) company with some 155 buses is expected to be formed in March next for introducing the country's first company system bus route from Vatara to Kanchpur in the following month....

Textile mill catches fire in Narayanganj

Textile mill catches fire in Narayanganj

-- 2021-02-23 21:22:27

A fire broke out at export-oriented NZ textile mill in Balaikhan area of Golakandail union in Rupganj upazila of Narayanganj at around 1:15pm on Tuesday. Eight units of Fire Service from Demra, Kanch...

Columnist Syed Abul Maksud dies aged 75

Columnist Syed Abul Maksud dies aged 75

-- 2021-02-23 20:52:26

Columnist, article writer, author and researcher Syed Abul Maksud has died in hospital care in Dhaka at the age of 75. Maksud passed away at Square Hospital in the capital around 7:15pm on Tuesday, s...

Bagerhat journalist 'falls sick after taking Covid vaccine'

Bagerhat journalist 'falls sick after taking Covid vaccine'

-- 2021-02-23 20:50:39

The Health Ministry is monitoring the health condition of United News of Bangladesh (UNB) correspondent Bisnu Prasad Chakrabortty, who fell sick after taking Coronavirus vaccine in Bagerhat. Bisnu, t...

‘Tk 90b electricity bills pending since Covid-19 outbreak’

‘Tk 90b electricity bills pending since Covid-19 outbreak’

-- 2021-02-23 20:44:07

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has said that about Tk 90 billion electricity bills have been pending with consumers since the coronavirus outbreak in March last ye...