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UGC appreciated for initiative to ensure quota for students with disabilities

UGC appreciated for initiative to ensure quota for students with disabilities

FE Online Report 2020-11-09 14:43:24

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has received a letter of appreciation from the students with special needs group following its move to ensure the reserved seats for the students in univers...

Man held with seven gold bars from bus at Teknaf checkpost

Man held with seven gold bars from bus at Teknaf checkpost

-- 2020-11-09 12:10:58

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Sunday arrested a man carrying seven gold bars after searching a Cox’s Bazar-bound bus at Haikong checkpost in Teknaf upazila of the district. The ar...

Mymensingh farmers can grow four crops in a year

Mymensingh farmers can grow four crops in a year

OUR CORRESPONDENT, MYMENSINGH 2020-11-09 12:00:40

Farmers in Mymensingh have been cultivating four seasonal crops, including mustard and jute invented by Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture (BINA), on the same land in a year. They are now bu...

Nine suffer burns in Chattogram house fire

Nine suffer burns in Chattogram house fire

-- 2020-11-09 11:40:31

At least nine people, including children, have been injured in a fire at a house in Chattogram. The fire broke out on the top floor of a six-storey building in Murad Chowdhury Bari neighbourhood on S...

Myanmar’s new government must ensure Rohingya repatriation, UK says

Myanmar’s new government must ensure Rohingya repatriation, UK says

-- 2020-11-09 11:37:02

The United Kingdom wants the new government in Myanmar to take steps towards safe, voluntary and dignified return of the Rohingya to their place of origin in Rakhine State addressing the root causes o...

Spinach bringing profit for Bogura farmers

Spinach bringing profit for Bogura farmers

Our Correspondent 2020-11-09 10:51:34

Farmers are making a substantial profit from the early winter variety spinach in Bogura district thanks to a bumper yield and fair market price of the vegetable. They are selling each kilogram of spi...

Malaysia’s entry ban on Bangladeshis to remain in force

Malaysia’s entry ban on Bangladeshis to remain in force

-- 2020-11-08 22:49:52

A temporary entry ban imposed by Malaysia on work permit holders from 23 countries, including Bangladesh, will remain in force until further notice. The government of Malaysia took the decision for t...

President congratulates Joe Biden, Kamala Harris

President congratulates Joe Biden, Kamala Harris

-- 2020-11-08 22:01:59

President M Abdul Hamid has congratulated his newly-elected United States counterpart Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris. In a congratulatory message, the President said the existing bilatera...

Train services with Sylhet resume after 23 hours

Train services with Sylhet resume after 23 hours

-- 2020-11-08 21:51:53

Train communication between Sylhet and other parts of the country was restored after 23 hours of suspension on Sunday after a freight train derailed at Satgaon Railway Station in Sreemangal upazila of...

Biden’s win and US-Bangladesh relations

Biden’s win and US-Bangladesh relations

-- 2020-11-08 21:45:22

Former Bangladeshi diplomats see little or no possibility of changes in Dhaka’s ties with Washington once president-elect Joe Biden takes the reins of the White House. Some believe the shift in...

RNPP contractor gets bail from highest court in graft case

RNPP contractor gets bail from highest court in graft case

-- 2020-11-08 21:17:36

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Sunday upheld a High Court order that had granted bail to a government contractor in a case filed for graft in purchasing furniture and other household p...

Man arrested for raping housewife in Ctg

Man arrested for raping housewife in Ctg

Our Correspondent 2020-11-08 20:44:30

Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) arrested Sunday morning a man who allegedly raped a housewife at his house at Lalkhan Bazar area in the port city. The arrested person is identified as Mohammed M...

Speaker nominates five-member panel of chairmen for special JS session

Speaker nominates five-member panel of chairmen for special JS session

-- 2020-11-08 20:35:17

Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury on Sunday nominated a five-member panel of chairmen for the Special Session, the 10th session of the 11th parliament. The panel members are ABul Kalam Azad, Biren...

HC gives probation to convict in landmark judgement  

HC gives probation to convict in landmark judgement  

FE ONLINE REPORT 2020-11-08 19:59:27

The High Court on Sunday, for the first time ever, handed down a landmark judgement in a narcotics revision case by giving an opportunity of probation to a convict. On January 8, 2017, 45-year-old Mo...

Govt makes wearing face mask mandatory at places of worship

Govt makes wearing face mask mandatory at places of worship

FE ONLINE REPORT 2020-11-08 19:06:35

The ministry of religious affairs on Sunday ordered everyone to strictly maintain the guideline of wearing a face mask at places of worship, including mosques. The order came in a notification from t...

Bangladesh expects stronger ties with US under Biden administration

Bangladesh expects stronger ties with US under Biden administration

-- 2020-11-08 17:52:34

Bangladesh expects that the Biden Administration will strengthen Bangladesh-US relations on core issues considering Bangladesh as a very powerful country geopolitically. "We hope the US (under the ne...

Bangladesh records 18 deaths, 1,474 new Covid cases

Bangladesh records 18 deaths, 1,474 new Covid cases

-- 2020-11-08 16:36:43

Bangladesh has recorded 18 more fatalities and 1,474 new cases of the novel coronavirus in last 24 hours. The death toll climbed to 6,067 while the tally of infections reached 420,238 in the 24 hours...

JCI Dhaka South organises general assembly

JCI Dhaka South organises general assembly

FE ONLINE DESK 2020-11-08 15:51:00

Junior Chamber International (JCI), a non-profit international non-governmental organisation, Dhaka South has organised the 2020 General Assembly (GA) at a city hotel in Dhaka. The organization, comp...

Jatiya Sangsad begins special session on Mujib Barsha today

Jatiya Sangsad begins special session on Mujib Barsha today

-- 2020-11-08 15:20:51

A special session of the 11th Jatiya Sangsad (JS) will begin at 6pm today on the occasion of the Mujib Barsha, BSS reports. President Abdul Hamid called the session exercising the power bestowed upon...

PM declares BGB a three-dimensional force

PM declares BGB a three-dimensional force

-- 2020-11-08 15:01:37

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has declared Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) a three-dimensional force after the induction of two helicopters, Bir Shreshtha Nur Mohammad and Bir Shreshtha Abdur Rouf, into...

Medical students block Shahbagh roads, demand online classes

Medical students block Shahbagh roads, demand online classes

FE ONLINE REPORT 2020-11-08 14:34:32

Students in their hundreds from public and private medical colleges have blocked the Shahbagh traffic intersection in Dhaka city, demanding resumption of their classes online immediately. They starte...

Irfan Selim, bodyguard placed on five-day remand

Irfan Selim, bodyguard placed on five-day remand

-- 2020-11-08 14:22:47

Irfan Selim, the suspended Dhaka South City Corporation councillor, and his bodyguard Md Zahid have been put on five-day remand in two cases. Additional Metropolitan Magistrate Md Kaisarul Islam gave...

A bridge without approach roads

A bridge without approach roads

ROVING CORRESPONDENT, SIRAJGANJ 2020-11-08 11:50:30

Hundreds of people from five villages have been suffering as a concrete bridge remains without approach roads in Shahjadpur upazila of Sirajganj for two years. According to locals, the concrete bridg...

Sheikh Hasina congratulates Joe Biden, Kamala Harris

Sheikh Hasina congratulates Joe Biden, Kamala Harris

-- 2020-11-08 10:45:05

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has congratulated US president-elect Joe Biden and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris, reports UNB. Biden, 77, beat Donald Trump in a heated election held last week to be...

Dhaka seeks AIIB support for Covid-19 vaccine

Dhaka seeks AIIB support for Covid-19 vaccine

FHM HUMAYAN KABIR 2020-11-08 09:51:31

Bangladesh has recently sought financial support from the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for procuring coronavirus vaccine soon after it is developed, officials said on Saturday. The g...

BNP’s politics on life support now, Obaidul Quader says

BNP’s politics on life support now, Obaidul Quader says

-- 2020-11-07 21:12:54

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said BNP’s politics is on life support now as the party is facing an existential crisis after failing in the national election. He came up with...

BNP observes November 7, vows to protect democracy

BNP observes November 7, vows to protect democracy

-- 2020-11-07 21:08:09

BNP has observed ‘National Revolution and Solidarity Day’ on Saturday remembering ‘civil-military uprising’ on November 17 in 1975. Leaders and activists of the party and diff...

Move to generate power from waste

Move to generate power from waste

-- 2020-11-07 20:34:09

In two years, the city's increasing demand for electricity could be met by the waste it generates. Yes, a waste-to-energy project has been finalised by the government to generate electricity from the...

DGHS reports 15 new dengue cases in 24 hours

DGHS reports 15 new dengue cases in 24 hours

-- 2020-11-07 19:08:08

Fifteen more people were diagnosed with dengue fever in the past 24 hours until early Saturday. All of the new patients were from Dhaka, and the 52 people who are undergoing treatment at hospitals ar...

Fund crunch weighs on Rohingya response amid pandemic

Fund crunch weighs on Rohingya response amid pandemic

-- 2020-11-07 18:58:35

A shortage of foreign funds has affected the uncertain lives of the Rohingya refugees living in Bangladesh, with only a little over half the required funds received this year amid the coronavirus pand...