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Bangladesh reports 47 Covid deaths, 2,437 new cases

Bangladesh reports 47 Covid deaths, 2,437 new cases

-- 2021-06-13 16:58:43

Bangladesh's COVID-19 deaths have risen by 47, the biggest single-day jump since May 9, bringing the tally to 13,118. The caseload climbed by 2,437 in 24 hours to 826,922, according to the latest dat...

Air chief adorned with new Air Marshal rank badge 

Air chief adorned with new Air Marshal rank badge 

-- 2021-06-13 16:51:54

Chief of Air Staff Sheikh Abdul Hannan was adorned with the new rank badge of Air Marshal on Sunday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina witnessed the new rank badge-adorning ceremony that took place at her...

High Court seeks documents on Khaleda's birthday

High Court seeks documents on Khaleda's birthday

-- 2021-06-13 16:36:53

The High Court has ordered the authorities to submit all documents, including birth registration and academic certificates, related to BNP chief Khaleda Zia's birthday, reports bdnews24.com. All boar...

119 dead chickens seized from restaurant near HSIA, 7 held

119 dead chickens seized from restaurant near HSIA, 7 held

-- 2021-06-13 15:36:04

A team of Airport Armed Police Battalion (APBn) seized 119 dead chickens from a restaurant near the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) in Dhaka on Saturday afternoon. Seven people includin...

600,000 Chinese vaccine doses to arrive in Dhaka Sunday

600,000 Chinese vaccine doses to arrive in Dhaka Sunday

-- 2021-06-13 14:18:14

A shipment of 600,000 Sinopharm vaccine doses will arrive in Dhaka on Sunday afternoon. Two planes of Bangladesh Air Force departed for China at 10 am to pick up the doses of the vaccine, the Inter-S...

Dhaka to reiterate its call to int’l community for early repatriation of Rohingyas

Dhaka to reiterate its call to int’l community for early repatriation of Rohingyas

-- 2021-06-13 13:28:43

Bangladesh will reiterate its position seeking quick and sustainable repatriation of Rohingyas as Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen left here for New York on Sunday morning to attend two important ev...

Maritime ports asked to hoist signal-3

Maritime ports asked to hoist signal-3

-- 2021-06-13 12:48:53

The maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla, and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal No 3 as squally weather may affect the maritime ports, North Bay, and a...

13 more die at RMCH Covid unit in 24 hours

13 more die at RMCH Covid unit in 24 hours

-- 2021-06-13 12:39:13

Thirteen people have died at the coronavirus unit of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH), between 6:00 am on Saturday and 6:00 am on Sunday. Six of the dead tested positive for coronavirus, whil...

Low prices disappoint Rajshahi mango producers

Low prices disappoint Rajshahi mango producers

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-06-13 10:20:42

RAJSHAHI: Mango producers in Bagha, Charghat and Durgapur upazilas of the district are disappointed at the low prices of mango though the production was satisfactory this year amid coronavirus. In Ba...

Experts suggest job-based social shield expansion

Experts suggest job-based social shield expansion

FE REPORT 2021-06-13 08:57:57

Experts have suggested expanding employment-based social protection in the national budget in tandem with fast vaccination to combat the pandemic-induced crises. Alongside health infrastructure devel...

Two BAF aircraft to depart for China Saturday night to bring vaccine

Two BAF aircraft to depart for China Saturday night to bring vaccine

-- 2021-06-12 23:09:27

Two Bangladesh Air Force aircrafts are scheduled to leave for China on Saturday night to bring 0.6 million Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine shots, according to a press release of Inter Services Public Relat...

Air Vice Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan takes over BAF command

Air Vice Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan takes over BAF command

-- 2021-06-12 20:48:36

Newly appointed Chief of Air Staff Air Vice Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan on Saturday took over the command of Bangladesh Air Force, an Inter Service public relations (ISPR) press release said. He took...

Dhaka consumes country’s 46pc electricity

Dhaka consumes country’s 46pc electricity

-- 2021-06-12 20:18:18

Dhaka city alone consumes 46 percent of the electricity Bangladesh produces, while the remaining amount is consumed by the rest of the country. Disclosing the data, State Minister for Power and Energ...

‘Dhaka consumes 46pc of electricity Bangladesh generates’

‘Dhaka consumes 46pc of electricity Bangladesh generates’

-- 2021-06-12 19:38:27

Dhaka city alone consumes 46 per cent of the electricity Bangladesh produces, while the remaining amount is consumed by the rest of the country. Disclosing the data, State Minister for Power and Ener...

First-ever minimum monthly wages for security service sector fixed

First-ever minimum monthly wages for security service sector fixed

FE Online Report 2021-06-12 18:46:21

The government has fixed minimum monthly wages first time for the workers of the country’s security service sector with introducing five per cent annual increment. The Ministry of Labour and Em...

Rohingya woman, two children drown while crossing Naf River into Bangladesh

Rohingya woman, two children drown while crossing Naf River into Bangladesh

-- 2021-06-12 17:39:04

Police have recovered the bodies of three Rohingya people who drowned in the Naf River in Cox’s Bazar’s Teknaf Upazila while attempting to cross the Bangladesh-Myanmar border. The victims...

Manikganj road crash leaves two bikers dead

Manikganj road crash leaves two bikers dead

-- 2021-06-12 17:30:38

Two persons were killed and another injured after an ambulance hit a motorcycle on the Dhaka-Aricha highway of Manikganj on Saturday. The deceased were identified as Abdul Alim of Pachuria village an...

18 held for violating fishing ban in Patuakhali

18 held for violating fishing ban in Patuakhali

-- 2021-06-12 17:23:36

As many as 18 fishermen were arrested during a river police operation against unauthorised fishing in the Megna River at Rabnabad in Patuakhali. Acting on a tip-off, a river police team conducted a d...

Mintu gets ruling party ticket for Dhaka-14, Habibur for Sylhet-3 and Hashem for Cumilla-5 by-polls

Mintu gets ruling party ticket for Dhaka-14, Habibur for Sylhet-3 and Hashem for Cumilla-5 by-polls

-- 2021-06-12 17:20:59

The Awami League has named its candidates to contest the by-elections to the vacant Dhaka-14, Sylhet-3 and Cumilla-5 parliamentary constituencies. Aga Khan Mintu secured the ruling party's ticket for...

Bangladesh reports 1,637 new COVID cases, 39 deaths in a day

Bangladesh reports 1,637 new COVID cases, 39 deaths in a day

-- 2021-06-12 16:52:55

Bangladesh has recorded 1,637 new cases of the coronavirus in a daily count, taking the tally of infections to 824,486. The death toll climbed by 39 in 24 hours to 13,071, according to the latest gov...

Police recover bodies of three Rohingya from Naf River

Police recover bodies of three Rohingya from Naf River

-- 2021-06-12 15:29:33

Police have recovered the bodies of three Rohingya people who drowned in the Naf River in Cox’s Bazar’s Teknaf Upazila while attempting to cross the Bangladesh-Myanmar border. The victims...

Govt extends school shutdown to Jun 30

Govt extends school shutdown to Jun 30

-- 2021-06-12 14:18:41

Bangladesh has decided to extend the shutdown of schools and other educational institutions to Jun 30 as the coronavirus pandemic situation continues to deteriorate. “After consulting with the...

The beauty of the moon captured through the lens

The beauty of the moon captured through the lens

ZUBAYER WASIT 2021-06-12 13:33:14

EMK Center, in partnership with ‘Dhaka Photo Academy Awards’, has organised an online photography competition and exhibition on moon photography to celebrate World Full Moon Day.  Ar...

Mirpur Zoo to get a major facelift

Mirpur Zoo to get a major facelift

-- 2021-06-11 22:36:10

The quaint idea of having caged animals in a zoo just for the entertainment of people will be over soon for Bangladesh National Zoo in Dhaka’s Mirpur. The idea is now to have wild animals living...

EU adds another rare blood condition as potential side effect of AstraZeneca shot

EU adds another rare blood condition as potential side effect of AstraZeneca shot

-- 2021-06-11 21:08:22

Europe's drug regulator on Friday identified another rare blood condition as a potential side effect of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine and said it was looking into cases of heart inflammation after in...

‘Bangladesh must keep on fighting against child labour’

‘Bangladesh must keep on fighting against child labour’

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-06-11 17:44:01

Bangladesh must keep the fight against child labour at the top of the agenda as the number of children in child labour has risen to 160 million worldwide – an increase of 8.4 million children in...

Bangladesh reports 43 more deaths from Covid-19

Bangladesh reports 43 more deaths from Covid-19

-- 2021-06-11 17:31:29

Covid-19 claimed 43 lives in Bangladesh in the past 24 hours until Friday morning as the upward march of the virus took the country's fatalities to 13,032. The positivity rate which was 13.25 per cen...

Lightning strikes kill 177 from March to June in Bangladesh

Lightning strikes kill 177 from March to June in Bangladesh

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-06-11 17:09:12

At least 177 people were killed and 47 others injured by lightning strikes across the country from March to June 2021, according to a report. The report also said the victims include 28 women, 13 chi...

Cop crushed under drugs-laden microbus in Chattogram

Cop crushed under drugs-laden microbus in Chattogram

-- 2021-06-11 16:21:04

An Assistant Sub-Inspector of police was killed on Friday being hit by a microbus carrying drugs in Chandgaon area of Chattogram. The deceased was identified as Kazi Mohammad Salauddin, 38, a residen...

Bangladesh to receive over 1.0 million AstraZeneca vaccines from US

Bangladesh to receive over 1.0 million AstraZeneca vaccines from US

-- 2021-06-11 15:27:59

Bangladesh is set to receive more than 1 million doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine from the United States under the global programme, COVAX. Announcing the development on Friday, Fo...