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India backs sustainable Rohingya repatriation

India backs sustainable Rohingya repatriation

FE online Report 2020-07-08 18:50:52

India reiterates its commitment for an early, safe and sustainable repatriation of 'displaced persons' from Rakhine. This was expressed by Indian Foreign Minister Dr S Jaishankar in a recent letter t...

PM for ‘vigorous worldwide response’ to offset COVID fallouts on migrants

PM for ‘vigorous worldwide response’ to offset COVID fallouts on migrants

-- 2020-07-08 18:47:58

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday called for a ‘vigorous worldwide response’ with the participation of all countries to combat the adverse impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on th...

Regent Hospital MD, 15 others sued

Regent Hospital MD, 15 others sued

-- 2020-07-08 17:05:47

A case was filed against 16 people, including the managing director and chairman of Regent Hospital, for their alleged involvement in issuing fake Covid-19 test certificates. Inspector Faisal of Rab...

Aedes larvae: DNCC fines houses Tk 1.15m

Aedes larvae: DNCC fines houses Tk 1.15m

FE Online Report 2020-07-08 17:05:20

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) in the last five days of its combing operation found that a total of 40,349 houses and establishments had favourable environments for the breeding of Aedes mosquito...

We will find out irregularities in Regent Hospital: PM

We will find out irregularities in Regent Hospital: PM

-- 2020-07-08 16:54:14

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the government will find out all irregularities in Regent Hospital over coronavirus test though investigations. "The government has taken initiatives in...

Amu named coordinator of 14-party alliance

Amu named coordinator of 14-party alliance

-- 2020-07-08 16:33:01

Veteran politician Amir Hossain Amu has taken the charge of coordinator and spokesman for the Awami League-led 14-party Grand Alliance. He succeeds Awami League stalwart Mohammed Nasim who had been s...

144 Bangladeshis among 211 migrants rescued from North Macedonia border

144 Bangladeshis among 211 migrants rescued from North Macedonia border

-- 2020-07-08 15:50:46

Authorities in North Macedonia rescued 211 migrants, including 144 Bangladeshis packed into a truck near the country's southern border with Greece, said police on Tuesday. During a routine check on a...

46 more Covid deaths, 3,489 daily cases

46 more Covid deaths, 3,489 daily cases

FE Online Desk 2020-07-08 14:45:47

Confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in Bangladesh reached 172,134 on Wednesday, a rise of 3,489 from the previous day, while related deaths increased by 46 to 2,197; according to data released by...

MP Shahid to lose seat if Kuwait citizenship proven: PM

MP Shahid to lose seat if Kuwait citizenship proven: PM

-- 2020-07-08 14:27:45

If independent MP Mohammad Shahid Islam, elected from Laxmipur-2, is a Kuwait citizen then his seat will be declared vacant, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Wednesday. "We’re in talks with...

Harsher punishment for using harmful chemicals in fish likely

Harsher punishment for using harmful chemicals in fish likely

Bill placed in JS seeking harsher punishment for marketing, exporting fish mixing chemicals 2020-07-08 14:13:21

The Fish and Fish Products (Inspection and Quality Control) Bill, 2020 has been placed in Parliament, aiming to ensure harsher punishment for marketing and exporting fish or fish products mixing harmf...

South Point School gets notice for running unapproved campuses

South Point School gets notice for running unapproved campuses

-- 2020-07-08 13:53:28

The government has ordered South Point School and College to explain the reason for running multiple “unapproved” campuses in parts of Dhaka. It sent a notice ordering the principal of th...

Govt facing pressure to bring back expatriate workers: PM

Govt facing pressure to bring back expatriate workers: PM

-- 2020-07-08 13:49:46

Mentioning that there is a diplomatic pressure on Bangladesh for bringing back Bangladeshi expatriate workers from the Middle Eastern countries, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said her gove...

Veteran journalist D P Barua passes away

Veteran journalist D P Barua passes away

-- 2020-07-08 13:34:17

Nonagenarian journalist and former chief editor and managing director of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) Deba Priya Barua passed away on Wednesday at his Maghbazar residence in Dhaka. “He bre...

Feni Civil Surgeon dies of Covid-19

Feni Civil Surgeon dies of Covid-19

-- 2020-07-08 11:42:27

Dr Sazzad Hossain, the Civil Surgeon of Feni, died of Covid-19 on Tuesday at a hospital in the capital. He breathed his last at around 5:40pm at the ICU of Asgar Ali Hospital in Dhaka, said President...

US-Bangla brings back 153 Bangladeshis from UAE

US-Bangla brings back 153 Bangladeshis from UAE

-- 2020-07-08 11:28:17

A special flight of US-Bangla Airlines on Wednesday brought back 153 Bangladeshi nationals stranded in the United Arab Emirates. “A US-Bangla special flight, carrying the stranded Bangladeshis,...

Bandarban Civil Surgeon tests positive for Covid-19

Bandarban Civil Surgeon tests positive for Covid-19

-- 2020-07-08 10:34:15

Civil Surgeon of Bandarban Dr Aung Sui Marma has tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19). Dr Pratyush Pal, the head of Bandarban Corona Isolation Centre, said they received the test report of the...

Infection rate at Wari 50pc, says Taposh

Infection rate at Wari 50pc, says Taposh

FE Report 2020-07-08 09:33:52

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Fazle Noor Taposh on Tuesday revealed that the infection rate at Wari was 50 per cent three days after imposing lockdown there on July 04. He also declared t...

Start regular court activities,  otherwise hunger strike  until death

Start regular court activities, otherwise hunger strike until death

FE Online Report 2020-07-07 22:45:07

A group of Supreme Court lawyers on Tuesday demanded to restart the regular activities in all courts across the country, including the Supreme Court, immediately in the interest of the livelihood of a...

HC stays govt decision  of cancelling 119 BGB  men’s FF status

HC stays govt decision of cancelling 119 BGB men’s FF status

FE Online Report 2020-07-07 22:40:19

The High Court on Tuesday stayed the effectiveness of a government notification that cancelled freedom fighter status of 119 members of Border Guard of Bangladesh (BGB). The HC bench of Justice JBM H...

Regent Group head office, hospital sealed off

Regent Group head office, hospital sealed off

-- 2020-07-07 21:52:34

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) sealed off the head office of Regent Group and its hospital in the city's Uttara after they were found issuing fake Covid-19 test certificates and collecting money from Co...

Buriganga launch capsize: Accused put on 3-day remand

Buriganga launch capsize: Accused put on 3-day remand

-- 2020-07-07 21:33:12

A Dhaka court sent Abdus Salam, a staff of ‘Mayur-2’ launch arrested in connection with the Buriganga launch capsize, on a three-day remand. Dhaka Senior Cheif Judicial Magistrate Mishkat...

Ambassador Kalam will be probed if Kuwait brings allegation against him, says minister

Ambassador Kalam will be probed if Kuwait brings allegation against him, says minister

-- 2020-07-07 20:45:51

Bangladesh will open an investigation against Ambassador SM Abul Kalam if Kuwait brings any allegation against him in a case that charges MP Shahid Islam with human trafficking and money laundering, r...

Singer Selim Chowdhury infected with coronavirus

Singer Selim Chowdhury infected with coronavirus

-- 2020-07-07 20:45:02

Singer Selim Chowdhury has been infected with coronavirus in Sylhet. The 55-year old is now undergoing treatment at Sylhet North East Medical College Hospital, its managing director Doctor Shahriar C...

Buriganga launch capsize: Minister refrains from disclosing probe findings

Buriganga launch capsize: Minister refrains from disclosing probe findings

FE Online Report 2020-07-07 19:52:39

State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud has refrained from disclosing the probe report on the launch capsize incident in Buriganga river saying that it would be revealed after completion of legal pr...

Houses, establishments fined Tk 126,310

Houses, establishments fined Tk 126,310

FE Online Report 2020-07-07 19:21:15

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) found Aedes larvae at 92 houses and establishments and fined Tk 126,310 on Tuesday, the fourth day of its combing operation. The DNCC has been conducting its sec...

Govt orders shutdown of Regent Hospital branches

Govt orders shutdown of Regent Hospital branches

-- 2020-07-07 18:56:25

The government has ordered a shutdown of two branches of Regent Hospital in Dhaka’s Uttara and Mirpur on charges of issuing fake COVID-19 test reports. The authorities found evidence of other s...

BGB on high alert to prevent cattle smuggling

BGB on high alert to prevent cattle smuggling

-- 2020-07-07 18:51:44

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) are on high alert to prevent cattle smuggling as the smugglers remained active ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of Muslims. BGB has...

70pc fishermen unemployed during fishing-ban period

70pc fishermen unemployed during fishing-ban period

FE ONLINE REPORT 2020-07-07 18:43:27

Around 70 per cent fisherman are currently without jobs due to the ongoing 65-day ban on fishing in the Bay of Bengal, according to a study. It also revealed that 50 per cent of them are without thr...

211 of subordinate courts Covid-19 infected

211 of subordinate courts Covid-19 infected

-- 2020-07-07 18:34:13

A total of 211 people, including 44 judges and 167 staff, of the subordinate courts were found infected with Covid-19 until Monday. Law Ministry confirmed the matter in a press release on Tuesday. A...

Move to introduce special trains for transporting sacrificial animals

Move to introduce special trains for transporting sacrificial animals

-- 2020-07-07 17:39:02

The Bangladesh Railway (BR) is planning to introduce special trains for transporting sacrificial animals to Dhaka and Chattogram from different districts of western and northern zones. Railway Minist...