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ADB may give Bangladesh $940m in aid to buy Covid vaccines

ADB may give Bangladesh $940m in aid to buy Covid vaccines

-- 2021-02-23 20:24:23

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is likely to provide US$940 million as assistance to Bangladesh for procuring the Covid-19 vaccines. ADB Country Director in Bangladesh Manmohan Parkash said this whe...

Abu Saleh Mostafa Kamal made MD, CEO of Biman

Abu Saleh Mostafa Kamal made MD, CEO of Biman

-- 2021-02-23 20:10:45

The government has appointed Abu Saleh Mostafa Kamal, an additional secretary at the Cabinet Division, as managing director and CEO of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, reports bdnews24.com. He was working...

Dr Atiur’s research contributing towards development of Bangladesh, says state minister

Dr Atiur’s research contributing towards development of Bangladesh, says state minister

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-02-23 19:26:42

Dr Atiur Rahman’s policy prescriptions are most often reflected in the national policies as he always remains aware of the socio-economic realities, said State Minister for Religious Affairs, Fa...

Govt making list of 'fake' freedom fighters, Rizvi alleges

Govt making list of 'fake' freedom fighters, Rizvi alleges

-- 2021-02-23 18:37:49

BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Tuesday accused the government of making a list of 'fake' freedom fighters comprising Awami League supporters and their relatives who did not jo...

Missing  army person’s body recovered from Sangu River

Missing  army person’s body recovered from Sangu River

-- 2021-02-23 18:11:35

The body of an army person who went missing while taking bath in the Sangu River was recovered on Tuesday afternoon. The deceased was identified as Asif Hossain Nishan, 21, a resident of Halisahar in...

FF’s children block Shahbagh, demand return of 30pc job quota

FF’s children block Shahbagh, demand return of 30pc job quota

-- 2021-02-23 17:53:46

Children of freedom fighters have blocked the Shahbagh intersection demanding the reinstatement of a 30 per cent quota in government jobs. Hundreds of protesters arrived in the capital from around th...

RAB arrests convicted fugitive in 2004 grenade attack case

RAB arrests convicted fugitive in 2004 grenade attack case

-- 2021-02-23 17:15:15

Iqbal Hossain, a former member of BNP's student front Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, threw a grenade targeting the stage, the Rapid Action Battalion said following the arrest of the fugitive sentenced to l...

Bangladesh to administer second dose of vaccine from Apr 7

Bangladesh to administer second dose of vaccine from Apr 7

-- 2021-02-23 17:11:48

The administering of the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine in Bangladesh will begin on April 7 as per the guideline of the World Health Organisation (WHO), said Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Tuesday....

COVID-19: 828 recover, 399 get infected, 18 die in 24 hours

COVID-19: 828 recover, 399 get infected, 18 die in 24 hours

-- 2021-02-23 15:58:54

Bangladesh has detected 399 new cases of the coronavirus in a 24-hour period, taking the tally of infections to 544,116. The death toll climbed to 8,374 after 18 fatalities from COVID-19 were registe...

PM expresses desire to build fighter jets in Bangladesh

PM expresses desire to build fighter jets in Bangladesh

-- 2021-02-23 13:37:31

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed a desire to build fighter jets in Bangladesh to protect its sovereignty. "We’re building the Air Force to make it competitive, and we’ve a desir...

Bus-truck collision leaves five dead in Sirajganj

Bus-truck collision leaves five dead in Sirajganj

-- 2021-02-23 12:58:44

At least five people were killed and 23 others were injured in a head-on-collision between a bus and a truck at Konabari in Kamarkhand upazila of Sirajganj district on Tuesday. One of the deceased wa...

International agencies urged to use Bangla in Bangladesh

International agencies urged to use Bangla in Bangladesh

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-02-23 12:37:43

Speakers at an online discussion in Cox's Bazar have called on international agencies, including the UN, to facilitate Bangla as the official language for the humanitarian and development intervention...

Bangladesh receives second shipment of 2m Covid-19 vaccine doses

Bangladesh receives second shipment of 2m Covid-19 vaccine doses

-- 2021-02-23 08:52:28

A second shipment of 2 million doses of a vaccine against the coronavirus has reached Bangladesh. A SpiceJet flight from Mumbai arrived with the vaccine at Dhaka's Shahjalal International Airport aro...

Ex-deputy governor Sur, top central bank official come under NBR scrutiny

Ex-deputy governor Sur, top central bank official come under NBR scrutiny

DOULOT AKTER MALA 2021-02-23 08:12:48

The Central Intelligence Cell (CIC) has asked all banks and financial institutions to furnish information about the accounts of former Bangladesh Bank (BB) deputy governor SK Sur Chowdhury, incumben...

Students demand DU reopen halls within March 01

Students demand DU reopen halls within March 01

-- 2021-02-22 22:24:38

The students of Dhaka University have demanded that the authorities reopen halls of residence within Mar 01, despite the government's decision to resume classes in May. They gave the university autho...

Blood of martyrs will never go in vain, Hasina says

Blood of martyrs will never go in vain, Hasina says

-- 2021-02-22 21:40:01

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said the struggle for freedom had started through the Language Movement while it completed its journey with the attainment of independence when the nation won it...

Govt ruins spirit of Amar Ekushey to stay in power, BNP leader Mosharraf says

Govt ruins spirit of Amar Ekushey to stay in power, BNP leader Mosharraf says

-- 2021-02-22 21:34:13

BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Monday alleged that the government has ‘ruined’ the spirit of Amar Ekushey just ‘to stay in power by force’. “On the eve...

Amnesty demands rescue measures for Bangladeshis, Rohingya stranded in Indian Ocean

Amnesty demands rescue measures for Bangladeshis, Rohingya stranded in Indian Ocean

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-02-22 21:26:33

Amnesty International has urged South Asian countries to take measures to rescue a group of Rohingya refugees and at least three Bangladeshi nationals, who are stranded on a boat in the Andaman Sea in...

Govt may relax age limit for BCS applicants, Dipu Moni says

Govt may relax age limit for BCS applicants, Dipu Moni says

-- 2021-02-22 19:52:10

Education Minister Dipu Moni has said the government is considering relaxing the age limit for the applicants Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examinations. The minister came up with the development du...

US has more extrajudicial killing than Bangladesh, says Momen

US has more extrajudicial killing than Bangladesh, says Momen

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-02-22 19:41:06

The US has more incidents of extra-judicial killing than Bangladesh, said Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen. The minister, who starts for Washington on Monday night to meet the new US Secretary of...

Govt distributes Tk 3.72b incentives to 5.7m farmers 

Govt distributes Tk 3.72b incentives to 5.7m farmers 

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-02-22 19:22:33

The government has so far distributed incentives worth Tk 3.72 billion among 5.7 farmers across the country under its programme to cope with the corona pandemic and spells of floods. The peasantry w...

Parliament revokes Shahid's membership after conviction in Kuwait

Parliament revokes Shahid's membership after conviction in Kuwait

-- 2021-02-22 18:38:49

Kazi Shahid Islam alias Papul has lost his membership in the parliament in light of his conviction for money laundering and human trafficking in Kuwait. Parliament Secretary Zafar Ahmed Khan said a g...

Singapore, Romania to recruit 12,000 Bangladeshi workers

Singapore, Romania to recruit 12,000 Bangladeshi workers

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-02-22 18:28:44

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has said Singapore and Romania will recruit a total of 12,000 workers from Bangladesh soon. The minister gave the information while talking to the journalists at the M...

IOM inaugurates training centre for host communities in Cox’s Bazar

IOM inaugurates training centre for host communities in Cox’s Bazar

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-02-22 18:22:24

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and its implementing partner Prottyashi inaugurated a new training and production centre for host communities in Cox’s Bazar district, with sup...

New  patent bill gets cabinet nod

New patent bill gets cabinet nod

-- 2021-02-22 18:07:38

The cabinet on Monday approved the draft of "Bangladesh Patent Bill, 2021", aiming to make the century-old patent law a more time-befitting one. The approval came from the weekly cabinet meeting held...

Bangladesh encourages other countries to take Rohingyas

Bangladesh encourages other countries to take Rohingyas

-- 2021-02-22 17:55:49

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Monday urged the other countries and human rights bodies to come forward to share the burden of Rohingyas, saying that Bangladesh has done enough. He said an est...

Students break into DU’s Shahidullah Hall as they demand reopening

Students break into DU’s Shahidullah Hall as they demand reopening

-- 2021-02-22 16:26:03

Some students of Dhaka University have moved into Dr Muhammad Shahidullah Hall which was shut by the coronavirus pandemic, reports bdnews24.com. On Monday afternoon, more than 50 students broke open...

Universities to resume classes on May 24, Dipu Moni says

Universities to resume classes on May 24, Dipu Moni says

-- 2021-02-22 16:25:44

Classes of all universities will resume on May 24 and dormitories will reopen on May 17 after a year of shutdown due to coronavirus pandemic. Education Minister Dipu Moni disclosed the information in...

Bangladesh records 366 virus cases, seven deaths in 24 hours

Bangladesh records 366 virus cases, seven deaths in 24 hours

-- 2021-02-22 16:06:14

Bangladesh has detected 366 new cases of the coronavirus in a 24-hour period, taking the tally of infections to 543,717. The death toll climbed to 8,356 after seven fatalities from COVID-19 were regi...

Two killed as bus, truck collide head-on in Chattogram

Two killed as bus, truck collide head-on in Chattogram

-- 2021-02-22 15:16:45

Two people have been killed and six others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck on Chattogram-Cox’s Bazar highway at Chunti Forest Gate in Lohagarah Upazila of Chattogram dis...