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Dhaka city may see trial run of company-managed bus service from new year

Dhaka city may see trial run of company-managed bus service from new year

Munima Sultana 2020-11-15 09:47:55

The government is planning to launch a company-managed city bus service system in a small corridor of the city on a pilot basis. Initially, five companies of 50 owners of buses and minibuses will be...

104 Bangladeshis trapped in Ethiopia leave Tigray region

104 Bangladeshis trapped in Ethiopia leave Tigray region

-- 2020-11-14 21:13:02

At least 104 Bangladeshi workers, who were trapped for 10 days in Tigray region of Ethiopia where federal troops are fighting local forces, were rescued on Saturday. “The workers of DBL Group h...

Huda’s vote counting ‘faster than America’s’ as results predetermined, alleges BNP’s Fakhrul   

Huda’s vote counting ‘faster than America’s’ as results predetermined, alleges BNP’s Fakhrul  

FE ONLINE REPORT   2020-11-14 20:25:16

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday blasted Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda for, what the opposition leader said as, making his office an ineffective institut...

Dengue cases spike in Bangladesh, 21 hospitalised in 24 hours

Dengue cases spike in Bangladesh, 21 hospitalised in 24 hours

-- 2020-11-14 19:45:41

Bangladesh is recording an increasing number of dengue cases over the past weeks with 21 patients hospitalised in the last 24 hours until Saturday morning. 19 of these new cases were reported from Dh...

Main structure of Padma Bridge to be visible by December

Main structure of Padma Bridge to be visible by December

-- 2020-11-14 19:35:44

The 6.15km-long Padma Bridge is expected to be visible completely by December as preparation is underway to install the four remaining spans soon. “We are hopeful about setting up the remaining...

FS to visit India ahead of Hasina-Modi's virtual talks

FS to visit India ahead of Hasina-Modi's virtual talks

-- 2020-11-14 18:30:11

Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen will visit India in the second week of December to get engaged in consultation with India ahead of the virtual summit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian c...

Women in char areas becoming self-reliant trough vegetable cultivation

Women in char areas becoming self-reliant trough vegetable cultivation

-- 2020-11-14 17:25:57

Farming of a variety of vegetables has changed the life of forty-year-old divorcee Achia Khatun, an inhabitant of Brahmaputra char under Chilmari area of Kurigram district. Achia started farming of v...

Three held over rape, blackmail in Feni

Three held over rape, blackmail in Feni

-- 2020-11-14 16:57:34

Police arrested three people, including a woman, in Feni over the rape of a girl, recording the act on video, and then using it to blackmail the victim to claim money while threatening to publish the...

Govt confirms 1,531 new virus cases, 14 deaths in 24 hours

Govt confirms 1,531 new virus cases, 14 deaths in 24 hours

-- 2020-11-14 16:18:50

The government has confirmed 14 new deaths from the COVID-19 illness in a day, raising the toll to 6,173. Coronavirus cases surged by 1,531 in the 24 hours to 8 am Saturday to 430,496, according to d...

‘Joy Bangla Youth Award’ 2020 set for Nov 17

‘Joy Bangla Youth Award’ 2020 set for Nov 17

-- 2020-11-14 15:25:49

The fourth edition of Joy Bangla Youth Award (JBYA), organised by Young Bangla, one of the largest youth platforms of the country, is set for November 17. The award is designed to recognise countrywi...

32 held over arson attacks on buses in Dhaka

32 held over arson attacks on buses in Dhaka

FE ONLINE REPORT 2020-11-14 14:36:54

A total of 32 people were arrested in 14 separate cases until Saturday noon in connection with the arson attacks on buses in Dhaka on Thursday. Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) spokesperson Walid Hoss...

Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’ leaves suspected Yaba trader dead

Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’ leaves suspected Yaba trader dead

-- 2020-11-14 13:01:06

A suspected Yaba trader was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) at Sluice Gate in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar district early Saturday. The identity of...

Bangladeshi teenager wins International Children’s Peace Prize

Bangladeshi teenager wins International Children’s Peace Prize

FE ONLINE REPORT 2020-11-14 12:45:46

A teenager in Bangladesh, Sadat Rahman, has won this year's International Children’s Peace Prize for his efforts to stop cyberbullying. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai presented the...

Job seekers demand increasing age limit for govt jobs to 35

Job seekers demand increasing age limit for govt jobs to 35

-- 2020-11-13 21:58:32

Job seekers have once again demanded an increase in the maximum age limit for government jobs to 35 years and a reduction of application fee. More than 50 job seekers joined a rally in Shahbagh on Fr...

Fakhrul describes bus torching as act of sabotage

Fakhrul describes bus torching as act of sabotage

-- 2020-11-13 19:35:40

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday described recent incidents of bus torching in Dhaka as an act of “sabotage by government agents”. “Our experience says th...

Awami League names candidates for 27 local body polls

Awami League names candidates for 27 local body polls

-- 2020-11-13 19:22:23

The Awami League on Friday released its list of candidates for the upcoming polls to 27 local bodies -- seven upazila parishads, five pourashavas and 15 union parishads. The names of the candidates w...

Court grants remand for 28 people over arson attack on buses

Court grants remand for 28 people over arson attack on buses

-- 2020-11-13 19:10:27

A Dhaka court on Friday placed 28 people on remand for different terms for their alleged involvement in the incidents of setting fire to 10 passenger buses in the capital city on Thursday. Among the...

USAID, Saudi relief agency to co-fund disaster management programme in Cox’s Bazar

USAID, Saudi relief agency to co-fund disaster management programme in Cox’s Bazar

FE ONLINE REPORT 2020-11-13 19:01:04

The USAID and the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSRelief) have decided to provide $1.0 million each to a programme to rehabilitate cyclone shelters and reduce the risk of disasters i...

G-77: Foreign minister calls for meaningful global partnership

G-77: Foreign minister calls for meaningful global partnership

FE ONLINE REPORT 2020-11-13 18:15:32

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen called for a robust and meaningful global partnership for the timely implementation of the Agenda-2030 and for reducing the risk of future disasters. He made the remar...

Police arrest muezzin over Lalmonirhat lynching

Police arrest muezzin over Lalmonirhat lynching

-- 2020-11-13 17:44:55

Police arrested the muezzin of Burimari Central Jame Mosque in Lalmonirhat on Thursday night over the lynching of a man and burning his body after accusing him of disrespecting the Quran. With Afiz U...

1,767 new coronavirus cases, 19 deaths in a day

1,767 new coronavirus cases, 19 deaths in a day

-- 2020-11-13 17:33:06

The government has confirmed 19 deaths from the COVID-19 illness in a day, raising the tally of fatalities to 6,159. Coronavirus cases surged by 1,767 in the 24 hours till 8:00 am Friday to 428,965,...

11,940 hospitals, clinics running without approval

11,940 hospitals, clinics running without approval

-- 2020-11-13 17:00:01

At least 11,940 hospitals, clinics and diagnostic centres are providing services across the country without any approval from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). Among them, 2,916 hosp...

Ghorasal urea fertiliser factory to go into production by 2023

Ghorasal urea fertiliser factory to go into production by 2023

-- 2020-11-13 16:44:39

The construction of the country’s largest fertiliser factory, Ghorasal Polash Urea Fertiliser Factory, is expected to go production by October, 2023. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Limited (MHI) a...

Policeman sued for raping female constable

Policeman sued for raping female constable

-- 2020-11-13 13:54:34

A case has been filed against a Rajshahi assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of police for allegedly raping a girl in 2014 while working as a constable. The case was filed with the Natore Women and Childre...

219 journalists harassed in Bangladesh in Jan-Oct: Report

219 journalists harassed in Bangladesh in Jan-Oct: Report

FE ONLINE REPORT 2020-11-13 13:13:02

At least 219 journalists fell victim to harassment in Bangladesh in January-October 2020, according to a report by a local independent rights body. Of them, 24 received death threats over the phone d...

Humayun Ahmed's 7th death anniversary being celebrated

Humayun Ahmed's 7th death anniversary being celebrated

-- 2020-11-13 12:04:41

The 72nd birth anniversary of legendary writer, author, dramatist, screenwriter, playwright and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed is being celebrated on today (Friday). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Humayun's...

US Embassy resumes visas for Bangladeshi students on limited scale

US Embassy resumes visas for Bangladeshi students on limited scale

-- 2020-11-13 11:31:42

The US Embassy will accept new appointments for the applicants for F, J and M visas from Sunday on a limited scale, it said in a notice, bdnews24.com reports. The F category is for academic and langu...

'Demography, lifestyle need to be considered for planning future cities'

'Demography, lifestyle need to be considered for planning future cities'

FE Report 2020-11-13 10:39:01

Local government minister Tazul Islam has said experts have to keep in mind the demographic size, their lifestyle pattern, per capita income and literacy rate for the next 50 to 100 years while planni...

Bogura farmers harvest T-Aman, ready field for Robi crops

Bogura farmers harvest T-Aman, ready field for Robi crops

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2020-11-13 10:24:47

Harvesting of the early variety transplanted Aman (T-Aman) paddy is now going on in full swing amid much enthusiasm in Bogura district. Marginal farmers and agricultural workers are taking delight in...

Awami League’s Habib wins late Sahara Khatun's Dhaka-18 seat

Awami League’s Habib wins late Sahara Khatun's Dhaka-18 seat

-- 2020-11-12 23:24:41

The Awami League candidate Habib Hasan has won the by-election for Dhaka-18 parliamentary constituency left vacant following the death of the party stalwart Sahara Khatun. The result was unofficially...