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‘Govt encourages climate-friendly alternative technologies’

‘Govt encourages climate-friendly alternative technologies’

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-09-16 19:51:05

The government is encouraging climate-friendly alternative technologies in the hydro chlorofluorocarbon Phase-out Management Plan Stage-2 to protect the ozone layer. The implementation of the Stage-...

Editors’ Council expresses concern over bank account summons of journalist leaders

Editors’ Council expresses concern over bank account summons of journalist leaders

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-09-16 19:17:47

The Editors’ Council (Sampadak Parishad) on Thursday expressed grave concern over bank account summons of top journalist leaders by a government agency.   The Bangladesh Financial Int...

234 new Dengue patients hospitalised, no death reported

234 new Dengue patients hospitalised, no death reported

-- 2021-09-16 19:10:25

No death from Dengue was reported in 24 hours till Thursday morning but 234 more patients were hospitalised, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). Among the new patients, 218 were u...

Covid, Rohingya main isssues for Bangladesh in UN assembly

Covid, Rohingya main isssues for Bangladesh in UN assembly

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-09-16 18:11:27

Covid pandemic and Rohingya issues will be the main priorities for Bangladesh in the upcoming 76th session of the UN General Assembly. These issues will be also highlighted in the Prime Minister...

RAB arrests Evaly chairman, CEO

RAB arrests Evaly chairman, CEO

-- 2021-09-16 17:52:19

The Rapid Action Battalion has arrested Evaly’s Managing Director and CEO Mohammad Rassel and his wife Shamima Nasrin who holds the position of chairman, amid allegations the company has been ch...

Bangladesh reports 51 deaths from Covid-19

Bangladesh reports 51 deaths from Covid-19

-- 2021-09-16 17:39:52

Bangladesh on Thursday reported 1,901 COVID-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed 51 lives in the last 24 hours. "The country reported 6.64 per cent COVID-19 positive cases as 28,615 samples were te...

RAB raids Evaly CEO’s house

RAB raids Evaly CEO’s house

-- 2021-09-16 17:10:31

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) is conducting a raid on the house of e-commerce site Evaly CEO Mohammad Rassel amid allegations the company has been cheating its customers. The raid began at 4:00 am...

Parliament passes ‘quick rental’ power bill amid protests

Parliament passes ‘quick rental’ power bill amid protests

-- 2021-09-16 16:02:29

Parliament has given the green light to a bill extending the special law on the purchase of electricity from ‘quick rental’ power plants by another five years amid protests by opposition l...

Best startups of "Bangabandhu Innovation Grant 2021" to get Tk 26m grant

Best startups of "Bangabandhu Innovation Grant 2021" to get Tk 26m grant

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-09-16 15:39:54

The best 26 startups of the reality show "Bangabandhu Innovation Grant 2021" are getting a grant of Tk 26 million. To build a startup ecosystem and an innovation culture in Bangladesh, the iDEA proje...

Tougher maritime law in the offing

Tougher maritime law in the offing

-- 2021-09-16 13:03:37

The Territorial Waters and Maritime Zones (Amendment) Act, 2021 was placed in Parliament on Thursday to make it a more time-befitting one so that evolving issues can be dealt with properly. The pro...

133,044 motorcycles registered in five months

133,044 motorcycles registered in five months

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-09-16 11:42:14

A total of 133,044 motorcycles were registered in the first five months of the current calendar year across the country, according to official data. Of the total, 32,777 got registered in Dhaka from...

Supreme Court says no written contract is needed for hiring in any entity as worker

Supreme Court says no written contract is needed for hiring in any entity as worker

FE REPORT 2021-09-16 08:59:23

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court observed that to be appointed in any establishment as a worker, no written contract under the present law or the previous law was needed. Once a person i...

Auto-rickshaw drivers urge for maximum daily deposit maintained at Tk 900

Auto-rickshaw drivers urge for maximum daily deposit maintained at Tk 900

FE REPORT 2021-09-16 08:56:59

CNG-driven auto-rickshaw drivers on Wednesday reiterated their call to the government to fulfil their 10-point demand, including proper enforcement of Tk 900 as daily deposit that they have to pay t...

Reopening school in Bangladesh: Experts see greater Covid risk

Reopening school in Bangladesh: Experts see greater Covid risk

-- 2021-09-15 19:24:28

As millions of children returned to classrooms amid the growing concern of the possible third wave of Covid-19, experts fear that any laxity in maintaining health protocols and guardian’s lack o...

Bangladesh receives 0.27m AstraZeneca doses from Bulgaria

Bangladesh receives 0.27m AstraZeneca doses from Bulgaria

-- 2021-09-15 19:06:50

Bangladesh has received 0.27 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine as donation from the Bulgarian government. The vaccine consignment landed at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) by...

Bangladesh logs 1,901 new virus cases, 51 deaths in 24 hours

Bangladesh logs 1,901 new virus cases, 51 deaths in 24 hours

-- 2021-09-15 17:29:38

Bangladesh has registered 51 new deaths from COVID-19 in a day, taking the total toll to 27,058. The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,536,341 as 1,901 people tested positive for the disease in the 24 hour...

DAP to be finalised by January, says LGRD minister

DAP to be finalised by January, says LGRD minister

-- 2021-09-15 17:27:02

The Detailed Area Plan (DAP) that will guide the future construction of buildings in Dhaka city, the use of land and demarcation of canals and flow areas is expected to be finalised in the next few mo...

Parliament passes Kurigram Agricultural University Bill

Parliament passes Kurigram Agricultural University Bill

-- 2021-09-15 17:07:00

Kurigram Agricultural University Bill, 2021 was passed by Parliament on Wednesday to develop agriculture in the country’s northern districts through research. Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni mo...

Four to die, nine get life in prison in Shariatpur murder case

Four to die, nine get life in prison in Shariatpur murder case

-- 2021-09-15 16:48:17

A tribunal in Dhaka has sentenced four people to death and nine others to life in prison for killing a school teacher following a dispute over union parishad elections in Shariatpur. Dhaka Speedy Tri...

Bangladesh on track to get 240m Covid jabs by March-April

Bangladesh on track to get 240m Covid jabs by March-April

-- 2021-09-15 15:32:26

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Wednesday sounded hopeful regarding procurement of Covid-19 jabs, saying Bangladesh is on track to get 240 million vaccines by March-April next year. "Vaccine do...

Payra Bridge to be opened in Oct

Payra Bridge to be opened in Oct

-- 2021-09-15 14:24:58

The Payra Bridge over the Payra River in the Lebukhali area of Barishal district will be opened for traffic in October, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said Wednesday.  &ldquo...

Bill placed in parliament to extend ‘quick rental’ power supply by another five years

Bill placed in parliament to extend ‘quick rental’ power supply by another five years

-- 2021-09-15 13:48:52

A bill has been tabled in parliament to extend the special law on the purchase of electricity from ‘quick rental’ power plants by another five years. The Speedy Supply of Power and Ener...

Bangladesh plans Earth observation satellite

Bangladesh plans Earth observation satellite

-- 2021-09-15 12:58:22

Bangladesh is going ahead with its plan to have a second outpost in space after finalising that it will be an Earth observation satellite. Imagery from the satellite will enable the authorities to ge...

Students aged 12 or above to be vaccinated, says PM

Students aged 12 or above to be vaccinated, says PM

-- 2021-09-15 12:50:02

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the government has planned to gradually bring students 12 and above under the vaccination coverage. Hasina said this while replying to a tabled question...

Pre-lockdown exodus from Dhaka caused spread of COVID-19

Pre-lockdown exodus from Dhaka caused spread of COVID-19

-- 2021-09-15 11:43:25

The exodus from Dhaka after the announcement of the first lockdown in 2020 spread the coronavirus throughout Bangladesh, researchers have found. The government’s disease control agency IEDCR co...

Test lab for Covid-19 at airports soon

Test lab for Covid-19 at airports soon

FE REPORT 2021-09-15 10:33:05

The government was expected to select companies to install RT-PCR test labs for Covid-19 at the country's three international airports for UAE-bound workers on Tuesday. A technical committee, formed...

Helping taxpayers to pay taxes online

Helping taxpayers to pay taxes online

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-09-15 10:19:49

CHATTOGRAM, Sept 14: A speaker at a workshop in the port city on Tuesday said training will help tax payers pay the taxes online. He noted that following receiving training a tax payer can also submit...

Good yield, good price delight pineapple growers

Good yield, good price delight pineapple growers

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-09-15 10:03:35

TANGAIL, Sept 14: Pineapple growers in the district are happy with the juicy fruit's satisfactory production and prices this season. The consumers, however, expressed their expectation of getting ba...

Disguised brain-drain can put MIC aspiration at serious risk: Hossain Zillur Rahman

Disguised brain-drain can put MIC aspiration at serious risk: Hossain Zillur Rahman

KHAWAZA MAIN UDDIN 2021-09-15 10:03:30

Concerned about the quality of education and gainful employment at home, many meritorious and financially capable Bangladeshi youth are increasingly being inclined to go abroad, says former caretaker...

Rolling sand turns farmland fallow

Rolling sand turns farmland fallow

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-09-15 09:56:11

SYLHET, Sept 14: Anjana's dwelling house was washed away in just few hours as rolling waters and stones from upper-riparian deluged their frontier hamlet. She is among members of about 20 families at...