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Rajshahi hospital sees 15 new virus deaths in 24 hours

Rajshahi hospital sees 15 new virus deaths in 24 hours

-- 2021-06-11 12:56:28

Rajshahi Medical College Hospital has registered 15 new fatalities from the coronavirus infection in a day. The dead were mostly patients from Rajshahi, Chapainawabganj and Natore, who breathed their...

Govt suspends trains from Rajshahi

Govt suspends trains from Rajshahi

-- 2021-06-11 12:01:03

The government has suspended passenger trains from Rajshahi to the rest of the country for a week from Saturday midnight as it scrambles to contain COVID-19 outbreaks in the border districts. The rai...

Rajshahi goes into 7-day lockdown

Rajshahi goes into 7-day lockdown

-- 2021-06-11 11:28:05

Rajshahi city is entering a total lockdown beginning on Friday afternoon with shops and transports closed for seven days as the authorities grapple with an outbreak of the coronavirus in the border ar...

Corruption hits economic development, state security: HC

Corruption hits economic development, state security: HC

FE REPORT 2021-06-11 10:35:47

In a full text of a verdict the High Court has observed that corruption has engulfed our society to a great extent, and it undermines economic development of the country as well as its security. Th...

Minister Mannan backs independent statistical commission

Minister Mannan backs independent statistical commission

FE REPORT 2021-06-11 09:43:41

Planning Minister M A Mannan said on Thursday, for the first time, he is in favour of setting up an independent statistical commission in the country. This has been a long-time demand by many, includ...

Uncertainty looms over 2nd dose of vaccine

Uncertainty looms over 2nd dose of vaccine

MIR MOSTAFIZUR RAHAMAN 2021-06-11 08:29:56

Uncertainty over providing the second dose of AstraZeneca vaccines to the 1.5 million people, who already received the first dose, looms large as Bangladesh is yet to get any commitment from any count...

US delivers second shipment of emergency medical supplies

US delivers second shipment of emergency medical supplies

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-06-10 22:19:24

The United States, on Thursday, delivered a second shipment of emergency medical supplies to save lives, stop the spread of COVID-19, and meet the urgent health needs of the Bangladeshi people. The...

Experts seek more allocation on health, environment in FY22 budget

Experts seek more allocation on health, environment in FY22 budget

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-06-10 20:19:37

More allocation is needed in the health and environment sectors in the proposed budget as the crisis is deepening in the health sector while Bangladesh is largely vulnerable to climate change, experts...

‘Second batch of 0.6m doses of Chinese vaccine to arrive next week’

‘Second batch of 0.6m doses of Chinese vaccine to arrive next week’

-- 2021-06-10 20:05:34

Bangladesh is set to receive the second batch of 600,000 doses of the Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine as a gift from China next week. The government will dispatch two aircraft to bring home the vaccine...

Govt engaged in economic solvency of grassroots people, says PM  

Govt engaged in economic solvency of grassroots people, says PM  

UNB 2021-06-10 18:47:27

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said her government has been working to uplift the grassroots people in the relentless effort to make Bangladesh a poverty-free country. "If we want to make a...

Bangladesh names SM Shafiuddin Ahmed as new army chief

Bangladesh names SM Shafiuddin Ahmed as new army chief

-- 2021-06-10 18:24:18

The Defence Ministry has named Lt General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed as the new chief of the Bangladesh Army. Ahmed, the current quartermaster general, will serve as the army chief for three years, starti...

Bangladesh logs 2,576 new COVID cases in a day, death toll rises by 40

Bangladesh logs 2,576 new COVID cases in a day, death toll rises by 40

-- 2021-06-10 16:43:59

Bangladesh has recorded 2,576 new cases of the coronavirus, taking the tally of infections to 820,395. The death toll climbed by 40 in 24 hours to 12,989, according to the latest government data rele...

‘Formal announcement over vaccine coproduction soon’

‘Formal announcement over vaccine coproduction soon’

‘Formal announcement over vaccine coproduction soon, says foreign minister 2021-06-10 16:35:28

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Thursday said they will hopefully be able to make a formal announcement soon on vaccine coproduction in Bangladesh as there has been a progress in the ongoing neg...

SUST to carry out structural audit of vulnerable buildings in Sylhet

SUST to carry out structural audit of vulnerable buildings in Sylhet

-- 2021-06-10 15:55:03

The civic body in Sylhet has roped in the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) to carry out a structural audit of all vulnerable buildings in the city. The move comes in the wake of...

10 more Covid patients die in Khulna division

10 more Covid patients die in Khulna division

-- 2021-06-10 14:08:27

Ten Covid patients have died in the past 24 hours in Khulna division, a top health official said on Thursday. During the period, some 557 people have tested positive for Covid-19, according to the Di...

PM inaugurates 50 spectacular model mosques

PM inaugurates 50 spectacular model mosques

-- 2021-06-10 12:49:26

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated 50 luminous model mosques newly-constructed across the country, fulfilling one of her election pledges. The landmark mosques have been built as part of th...

Rajshahi hospital registers 12 new Covid-19 deaths in a day

Rajshahi hospital registers 12 new Covid-19 deaths in a day

-- 2021-06-10 12:30:36

Twelve more people have died at the coronavirus unit at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital in the 24-hour period from 6 am on Wednesday to 6 pm on Thursday. Nine of the dead hailed from Rajshahi, whil...

Rice prices up again in Kushtia

Rice prices up again in Kushtia

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-06-10 11:06:42

KUSHTIA: The price of rice has gone up in the Khazanagar area of Kushtia even in the Boro season. The price of all types of rice has gone up to Tk 2 per kg. Traders claim that unscrupulous people are...

Online hearing system of Land Revenue Court launched to lessen harassment

Online hearing system of Land Revenue Court launched to lessen harassment

FE Online Report 2021-06-09 20:39:05

Land Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury inaugurated the online hearing system of the Land Revenue Court to lessen harassment and mitigate people’s suffering. To this effect, the minister said 'Lan...

US advises citizens to avoid travel to Bangladesh for high COVID-19 risks

US advises citizens to avoid travel to Bangladesh for high COVID-19 risks

-- 2021-06-09 20:29:29

The United States advised its citizens to avoid travel to Bangladesh due to ‘very high risk of COVID-19 infection’. “If Americans must travel to Bangladesh, they will have to make s...

Fifty-nine hill unions to get broadband internet

Fifty-nine hill unions to get broadband internet

-- 2021-06-09 18:45:40

Fifty-nine unions under the country’s three hill districts—Bandarban, Rangamati and Khagrachhari—will get permanent broadband internet connectivity soon as the Cabinet Committee on E...

Bangladesh logs 2,537 new virus cases, 36 deaths in 24 hours

Bangladesh logs 2,537 new virus cases, 36 deaths in 24 hours

-- 2021-06-09 17:28:32

Bangladesh has recorded 2,537 new cases of the coronavirus, the most in a day since Apr 28, taking the tally of infections to 817,819. The death toll rose by 36 in 24 hours to 12,949, according to th...

Edward College principal sued for corruption

Edward College principal sued for corruption

-- 2021-06-09 17:16:34

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has filed a case against the principal of Government Edward College, Pabna Humayun Kabir Majumder on a charge of corruption. Deputy Assistant Director of the comm...

PM to open 50 model mosques Thursday

PM to open 50 model mosques Thursday

-- 2021-06-09 17:15:37

Coinciding with the ‘Mujib Year’, 50 model mosques out of total 560 are set to be opened simultaneously across the country tomorrow, aiming at preaching the true message of Islam to elimin...

Finance Minister dismisses claim of 25m new poor

Finance Minister dismisses claim of 25m new poor

-- 2021-06-09 17:08:11

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday discounted a claim that the coronavirus pandemic has made up to 25 million new poor in the country.  “I don’t believe that 2-2.5 crore...

Dhaka fourth least liveable city in world

Dhaka fourth least liveable city in world

-- 2021-06-09 16:03:57

Bangladesh capital Dhaka has been ranked the fourth least liveable city in the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) annual global survey, reports bdnews24.com. The worldwide lea...

Rajshahi hospital overwhelmed by surge in COVID-19 patients

Rajshahi hospital overwhelmed by surge in COVID-19 patients

-- 2021-06-09 15:55:00

Rajshahi Medical College Hospital is struggling to cope with a surge in coronavirus patients, even after adding another ward to its COVID-19 unit. Although there was a dip in the daily positivity rat...

Bangladesh, Oman discuss expanding economic partnership

Bangladesh, Oman discuss expanding economic partnership

-- 2021-06-09 14:39:24

Bangladesh and Oman have discussed the formation of a Joint Business Council as the two countries see "huge potential" for expanding economic partnership. The two sides at the first-ever Foreign Offi...

Chinese Ambassador Li says pragmatic talks underway over vaccine procurement

Chinese Ambassador Li says pragmatic talks underway over vaccine procurement

-- 2021-06-09 14:24:15

Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming on Wednesday said a "very pragmatic" discussion is underway on procurement of COVID-19 vaccine doses from China to meet Bangladesh's needs. He also said th...

Seven more Covid patients die at Khulna hospital

Seven more Covid patients die at Khulna hospital

-- 2021-06-09 14:16:02

Seven more people who tested positive for coronavirus died at Khulna Corona Dedicated Hospital in the past 24 hours, health officials said on Wednesday. Besides, authorities have recorded 81 new case...