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US welcomes first delivery of COVAX vaccine to Bangladesh

US welcomes first delivery of COVAX vaccine to Bangladesh

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-06-01 11:09:35

The United States has welcomed the first shipment of 106,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine to Bangladesh. The shipment was made possible through the COVAX Advance Market Commi...

First Pfizer-BioNTech Covid shots arrive in Dhaka

First Pfizer-BioNTech Covid shots arrive in Dhaka

-- 2021-06-01 10:43:36

A consignment of 100,620 Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 doses has arrived in Dhaka, the first under the international vaccine-sharing platform COVAX. A Qatar Airways jet flew the Pfizer shots under the Wor...

Benapole customs fails to meet revenue collection target

Benapole customs fails to meet revenue collection target

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-06-01 10:29:42

Benapole Customs House could not fulfil the revenue collection target. In the first 10 months (July-April) of the current financial year, the revenue collection has decreased by Tk 17.34 billion (Tk 1...

UNHCR concerned over Bhasanchar incident

UNHCR concerned over Bhasanchar incident

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-05-31 22:48:57

The UNHCR has expressed concern over the incident which took place in Bhasanchar during the visit of a UN delegation on Monday. “Following today’s visit of a UNHCR delegation including th...

Rain may continue for next three days

Rain may continue for next three days

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-05-31 20:23:48

Light to heavy rainfall accompanied by temporary gusty wind occurred in the capital and most parts of the country on Thursday bringing relief to the people from the heatwave which was prevailing for t...

Sylhet markets closed as earthquake precaution

Sylhet markets closed as earthquake precaution

UNB  2021-05-31 19:49:26

Sylhet City Corporation shut six markets for 10 days in the city from Monday morning to avoid risks as several quakes hit the district on Saturday and Sunday. Buyers were seen returning from the mark...

Cabinet approves draft of Finance Company Bill

Cabinet approves draft of Finance Company Bill

-- 2021-05-31 19:14:30

The Cabinet on Monday approved in principle the draft of Finance Company Bill, 2021, keeping a provision of imposing a fine of Tk 10 million as the maximum administrative punishment for violation of t...

Eight-grader ‘kills self’ as parents stop him from playing mobile games

Eight-grader ‘kills self’ as parents stop him from playing mobile games

UNB 2021-05-31 18:29:50

An eighth-grader allegedly killed himself on Sunday in Ullapara upazila of Sirajganj as his parents stopped him from playing mobile games. The deceased student was identified as Rafi, son of Shah Ali...

Emphasis on hatchery-produced fry farming

Emphasis on hatchery-produced fry farming

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-05-31 18:17:09

Experts emphasised on the practice of hatchery-produced shrimp fry farming in the country as huge numbers of aquatic animals are being destroyed during the collection of shrimp fry from rivers. The c...

Bangladesh records 36 Covid deaths, 1,710 new infections

Bangladesh records 36 Covid deaths, 1,710 new infections

-- 2021-05-31 17:40:40

Bangladesh’s coronavirus cases have crossed 800,000 and the death toll rose by 36 in a day to 12,619. The government recorded 1,710 new cases of coronavirus infection in a 24-hour count, taking...

Bangladesh minister backs stricter lockdown in seven districts

Bangladesh minister backs stricter lockdown in seven districts

-- 2021-05-31 16:23:29

Health Minister Zahid Maleque says delaying the decision to impose a stricter lockdown on seven districts on the border with India will only lead to a sharper increase in coronavirus cases, reports bd...

US-Bangla, NOVOAIR to resume Dhaka-Cox’s Bazar flights Tuesday

US-Bangla, NOVOAIR to resume Dhaka-Cox’s Bazar flights Tuesday

-- 2021-05-31 15:21:08

US Bangla and NOVOAIR airlines will resume flight operations on Dhaka-Cox’s Bazar route from Tuesday after nearly two months of suspension. US Bangla will operate two flights on Dhaka-Cox&rsquo...

BNP wants govt to withdraw travel restriction on Khaleda

BNP wants govt to withdraw travel restriction on Khaleda

-- 2021-05-31 14:55:10

BNP senior leader Nazrul Islam Khan has called upon the government to withdraw its restriction on sending their party’s ailing chairperson Khaleda Zia abroad for advanced treatment. “Begu...

FE Executive Editor Shahiduzzaman Khan laid to rest

FE Executive Editor Shahiduzzaman Khan laid to rest

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-05-31 14:23:41

Executive Editor of The Financial Express (FE) Shahiduzzaman Khan has been buried at Mirpur Martyred Intellectual Graveyard in Dhaka city. After a namaz-e-janaza at the National Press Club followed b...

Lightning strikes claim two lives in Sirajganj

Lightning strikes claim two lives in Sirajganj

-- 2021-05-31 13:27:57

Two people were killed after being struck by lightning in Shahzadpur upazila of Sirajganj district on Sunday. The deceased were identified as Sohel Rana, 42, son of Nazrul Islam of Bajrobala Ledurpar...

Man ‘killed in attack by rivals’ over land dispute in Feni

Man ‘killed in attack by rivals’ over land dispute in Feni

-- 2021-05-31 12:47:00

A man was reportedly killed by his rivals over a land dispute in Shonagazi upazila of Feni district early Monday. The deceased was identified as Belayet Hossain Belal, 45. Quoting local people, Saze...

15 groups selling hallucinogenic drug LSD in Dhaka, police say

15 groups selling hallucinogenic drug LSD in Dhaka, police say

-- 2021-05-31 09:51:55

After arresting another five people over the trade and consumption of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide or LSD, the police have said that 15 groups are selling the banned hallucinogenic drug in Dhaka. They...

12 Tangail upazilas benefit from solar power supply

12 Tangail upazilas benefit from solar power supply

OUR CORRESPONDENT, TANGAIL 2021-05-31 09:03:45

Solar power panels are being used in 12 upazilas of the district as an alternative to electricity. It may reduce power outage in the district, experts said. The government is distributing solar power...

Police arrest five over possession of LSD in Dhaka

Police arrest five over possession of LSD in Dhaka

-- 2021-05-30 21:48:05

Police have arrested another five individuals over the possession of banned hallucinogenic drug Lysergic Acid Diethylamide or LSD in Dhaka, reports bdnews24.com. Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s Mot...

Sylhet seals off 24 vulnerable buildings

Sylhet seals off 24 vulnerable buildings

-- 2021-05-30 21:16:50

Sylhet City Corporation has sealed off 24 vulnerable buildings for 10 days after five earthquakes shook the region in two days, leading one of the buildings to tilt, reports bdnews24.com. Mayor Arifu...

FE Executive Editor Shahiduzzaman Khan no more   

FE Executive Editor Shahiduzzaman Khan no more  

FE ONLINE REPORT   2021-05-30 20:08:21

Executive Editor and Chief News Editor of The Financial Express (FE) Shahiduzzaman Khan has passed away. He breathed his last at 6:45 pm on Sunday at Bangladesh Specialised Hospital in Dhaka, accordi...

Fortify action-oriented approach to attain green growth, PM tells P4G Summit

Fortify action-oriented approach to attain green growth, PM tells P4G Summit

UNB 2021-05-30 19:29:15

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday put forward three suggestions before the Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G), including strengthening the campaign about its action-orien...

Desco to get smart with pre-paid meters

Desco to get smart with pre-paid meters

-- 2021-05-30 18:53:22

Dhaka Electric Supply Company (Desco) is going smart with the pre-paid meters for its consumers, the chief of the company said. Work on its mega plan to install the smart pre-paid meters is under way...

Experts urge to raise budgetary allocation for hygiene to fight Covid 

Experts urge to raise budgetary allocation for hygiene to fight Covid 

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-05-30 18:50:41

Experts called on the government to increase the budgetary allocation in fiscal year 2021-2022 (FY22) for the hygiene to address the need for fighting against the coronavirus pandemic and keeping peop...

FM advises precaution after quakes jolt Sylhet

FM advises precaution after quakes jolt Sylhet

UNB 2021-05-30 18:03:30

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Sunday called for precaution instead of getting panicked after a series of mild quakes were felt in north-eastern district. "Don't get panicked. Stay alert. The...

Bangladesh reports 34 Covid deaths, 1,444 new cases in 24 hours

Bangladesh reports 34 Covid deaths, 1,444 new cases in 24 hours

-- 2021-05-30 16:48:29

Bangladesh has recorded 1,444 new cases of coronavirus infection in a day, taking the tally to 798,830. The death toll rose by 34 in the same period to 12,583, according to the latest government data...

Bank transaction hours from 10:00am to 3:00pm until June 6

Bank transaction hours from 10:00am to 3:00pm until June 6

-- 2021-05-30 16:44:22

Banks transaction hours have been extended further by half an hour as they will now operate from 10 am to 3 pm from May 31 to June 6. Bangladesh Bank issued a circular on Sunday for all banks in comp...

DGHS for stricter lockdown at seven districts as virus cases spike

DGHS for stricter lockdown at seven districts as virus cases spike

-- 2021-05-30 16:23:47

A committee of experts at the Directorate General of Health Services has advised that stricter lockdown restrictions be imposed on seven districts near the Indian border to combat a sudden spike in ca...

Govt extends lockdown by another week to June 6

Govt extends lockdown by another week to June 6

-- 2021-05-30 15:20:12

Bangladesh has decided to extend its current lockdown restrictions by another week to June 6. In a notice on Sunday, the Cabinet Division said the decision was made after taking the current state of...

Mohammadpur fire: Two-year-old Morsalin succumbs to burn injuries

Mohammadpur fire: Two-year-old Morsalin succumbs to burn injuries

-- 2021-05-30 13:12:46

Two-year-old Morsalin, who was burned alongside his parents after a fire broke out at their home in Dhaka’s Mohammadpur, has died from his injuries. Morsalin died around 2 am on Saturday at the...