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Bangabandhu Corner to be established at Lovely Professional University in Punjab

Bangabandhu Corner to be established at Lovely Professional University in Punjab

-- 2021-08-03 18:30:27

Bangabandhu Corner to be established at Lovely Professional University in Punjab A Bangabandhu Corner will be established at “Lovely Professional University” in Punjab, one of the largest...

No wages if not vaccinated, warns Attorney general’s office

No wages if not vaccinated, warns Attorney general’s office

-- 2021-08-03 18:20:18

The attorney general’s office has warned that officials and other employees will not be paid their wages and may face administrative action if they skip COVID-19 vaccine shots at their appointed...

COVID-19: 15,776 test positive, 235 die in 24 hours

COVID-19: 15,776 test positive, 235 die in 24 hours

-- 2021-08-03 18:02:08

Bangladesh has registered 235 new deaths from COVID-19 in a day, taking the total toll to 21,397. The COVID-19 caseload surged to 1,296,093 after 15,776 people tested positive for the disease until 8...

Travelling without receiving COVID vaccine to become punishable offence, minister says

Travelling without receiving COVID vaccine to become punishable offence, minister says

-- 2021-08-03 17:57:29

Any citizen above the age of 18 who travels without receiving the COVID-19 vaccine after Aug 11 will be punished under the law, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque says.The minister mad...

Alarming Dengue surge: 264 more hospitalised in 24 hours

Alarming Dengue surge: 264 more hospitalised in 24 hours

-- 2021-08-03 17:30:56

Amid a growing concern over spike in Dengue cases, 264 new patients were hospitalised across the country in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning. Of the new dengue cases, 248 were reported in Dhaka...

Slum dwellers to get homes, loans if they return to villages, PM says

Slum dwellers to get homes, loans if they return to villages, PM says

-- 2021-08-03 17:09:06

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said slum residents of Dhaka, who choose to return to their village, will receive loans and housing as assistance from the government. The government will provide hou...

Study finds Dhaka city dwellers breathed clean air in July

Study finds Dhaka city dwellers breathed clean air in July

-- 2021-08-03 16:28:41

This past July the Dhaka city dwellers got a special treat from nature. The air they breathed in was much cleaner as the air quality significantly improved thanks largely to pollution-reducing rain, E...

Lockdown extended until August 10

Lockdown extended until August 10

-- 2021-08-03 15:23:53

The government has extended the current lockdown till August 10 amid a surge in the delta variant of Covid-19 across the country. Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque disclosed the deci...

Bangladesh approves clinical trials of Covaxin

Bangladesh approves clinical trials of Covaxin

-- 2021-08-03 14:26:42

Bangladesh government has approved the clinical trials of India’s Covaxin, a vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research. The International...

3rd consignment of AstraZeneca jabs from Japan to reach Dhaka Tuesday

3rd consignment of AstraZeneca jabs from Japan to reach Dhaka Tuesday

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-08-03 13:23:47

Bangladesh is going to receive the third consignment of AstraZeneca Vaccine from Japan today (Tuesday). A flight of All Nippon Airways (ANA), carrying an amount of 6,16,780 doses of AstraZeneca vacci...

PM hands over 300 flats among low-income families

PM hands over 300 flats among low-income families

-- 2021-08-03 12:49:41

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has distributed newly-constructed flats among 300 low-income families as they were living in slums, enabling them to avail of civic amenities. She handed over the allocat...

RAB arrests two associates of Helena Jahangir

RAB arrests two associates of Helena Jahangir

-- 2021-08-03 11:50:37

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested two associates of Helena Jahangir, the businesswoman and sacked Awami League functionary who was recently arrested over a slew of charges. Hajera Khatun...

Bangladesh to decide fate of lockdown Tuesday

Bangladesh to decide fate of lockdown Tuesday

-- 2021-08-03 10:25:01

With deadly coronavirus infections rising at a record pace amid a “strict” lockdown, the government will sit on Tuesday to decide whether to extend the restrictions beyond Aug 5. Official...

Delay in launch of trauma centre frustrates people

Delay in launch of trauma centre frustrates people

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-08-03 09:50:18

A trauma centre building in Gopalganj is being damaged due to indifference between PWD and the health department for seven years. The local people injured in road accidents are being deprived of em...

Special BCS: HC will not intervene in appointing doctors

Special BCS: HC will not intervene in appointing doctors

-- 2021-08-02 22:36:19

The High Court on Monday rejected a writ petition seeking appointment of doctors from among the successful candidates of 39th special Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examination, saying it won’t...

DGHS suspends all Praava Health operations over irregularities

DGHS suspends all Praava Health operations over irregularities

-- 2021-08-02 22:22:20

The Directorate General of Health Services or DGHS has suspended all services of Praava Health after reports of its irregularities emerged, reports bdnews24.com. In a letter on Monday, Dr Farid Hossa...

Expert panel recommends COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant, breastfeeding women

Expert panel recommends COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant, breastfeeding women

-- 2021-08-02 20:19:54

The National Immunisation Technical Advisory Group (NITAG) has recommended the COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Dr Be-nazir Ahmed, a member of the expert panel, said on Monday t...

Bangladesh rejects WB’s Rohingya integration proposal

Bangladesh rejects WB’s Rohingya integration proposal

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-08-02 19:53:37

Bangladesh has rejected international agencies’ proposal to integrate the Rohingya people with the host community in line with the World Bank recommendations, high ups in the foreign ministry...

Bangladesh logs 15,989 virus cases, 246 deaths in 24 hours

Bangladesh logs 15,989 virus cases, 246 deaths in 24 hours

-- 2021-08-02 18:37:58

Bangladesh has registered 246 new deaths from COVID-19 in a day, taking the total toll to 21,162. The COVID-19 caseload surged to 1,280,317 after 15,989 people tested positive for the disease in the...

Ferry terminals continue to see good number of Dhaka-bound people 

Ferry terminals continue to see good number of Dhaka-bound people 

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-08-02 18:30:16

Some ferry terminals of the country continued to see Dhaka-bound people, many of them garment workers, travelling flouting the government-imposed health guidelines, to reach the capital and join their...

World Bank supports Bangladesh with $590m to tackle Rohingya situation

World Bank supports Bangladesh with $590m to tackle Rohingya situation

UNB 2021-08-02 18:23:20

The World Bank is supporting Bangladesh with $590 million grant financing to address the needs of the displaced Rohingya people until their safe and voluntary return to Myanmar, and to minimise the im...

PM likely to join 76th UNGA in person

PM likely to join 76th UNGA in person

UNB 2021-08-02 18:16:32

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to join the 76th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA-76) in person maintaining health guidelines. “We’re hoping that our Prime Minister will...

Tripartite MoU for coproduction of vaccine in Bangladesh soon, says foreign minister

Tripartite MoU for coproduction of vaccine in Bangladesh soon, says foreign minister

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-08-02 18:13:38

A tripartite MoU among Sinopharm of China, Incepta Pharmaceuticals of Bangladesh and the Ministry of Health will be inked soon for coproduction of vaccine, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said on M...

ICT division to digitise 73 libraries

ICT division to digitise 73 libraries

-- 2021-08-02 17:53:58

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division will digitize 71 government and two private libraries across the country, said ICT State Minister Junayed Ahmed Palak. A virtual review meeting...

‘98pc of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine recipients have antibodies’

‘98pc of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine recipients have antibodies’

-- 2021-08-02 17:46:31

A study from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University has found that nearly all Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine recipients have antibodies against the disease. According to researchers, 98 per...

Dengue spike: 287 more hospitalised in 24 hours

Dengue spike: 287 more hospitalised in 24 hours

-- 2021-08-02 17:00:31

A total of 287 fresh dengue cases were reported in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours till Monday morning , the highest number in single day so far this year. The outbreak of dengue fever -- over 100 de...

Lightning kills two in Joypurhat

Lightning kills two in Joypurhat

-- 2021-08-02 16:48:21

Two farmers were killed by lightning strike on Ratanpur-Salua field in Panchbibi upazila of Joypurhat district  on Monday morning. The deceased were identified as Dulal Hossain, 59, and Mofazzal...

HC asks government to decide on vaccination of pregnant women in 72 hours

HC asks government to decide on vaccination of pregnant women in 72 hours

-- 2021-08-02 16:35:22

The High Court has ordered the government to decide in 72 hours whether pregnant women would be allowed to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, reports bdnews24.com. After the hearing of a writ petition for...

Dhaka returns to almost normal look during office hours

Dhaka returns to almost normal look during office hours

-- 2021-08-02 16:26:54

Dhaka witnessed the higher movement of vehicles on Monday, the 11th day of the countrywide ‘stringent lockdown’, with the reopening of garment and other export-oriented factories. The reo...

JMB militants trained online to make bombs, police say

JMB militants trained online to make bombs, police say

-- 2021-08-02 14:51:44

The bomb discovered by the counterterrorism police at a traffic box in Narayanganj was made by neo-JMB militants who learned online how to create explosives. The militants who planted the bomb at the...