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Minister wants long-haul buses, borders closed for some more days

Minister wants long-haul buses, borders closed for some more days

-- 2021-05-17 22:18:50

Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said he wants the long-haul passenger transport system and the borders with India closed to avert the risk of an explosion of coronavirus infections. The ministry wi...

Four promoted to AIG

Four promoted to AIG

UNB 2021-05-17 22:06:56

Four senior police officials, in the rank of Deputy Inspector General (DIG), have been given promotion to the post of Additional IGP. The promotion order was issued on Monday in a circular signed by...

Bangladesh planning to administer Chinese vaccine from next week

Bangladesh planning to administer Chinese vaccine from next week

-- 2021-05-17 20:09:09

The government has plans to begin administering next week the 500,000 doses of Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccine sent by China as gift. Health Minister Zahid Maleque said at a news briefing on Monda...

Ex-SP Babul acknowledges wife murder suspect Musa as his source

Ex-SP Babul acknowledges wife murder suspect Musa as his source

-- 2021-05-17 19:46:13

Babul Akter, a former superintendent of police who was arrested over the daylight murder of his wife Mahmuda Akter Mitu, has finally acknowledged key suspect Kamrul Islam Shikdar Musa as his source, t...

Cabinet paves way to set up gold refineries in Bangladesh

Cabinet paves way to set up gold refineries in Bangladesh

-- 2021-05-17 19:28:13

The cabinet has paved the way to set up gold refineries in Bangladesh by approving the draft of Gold Policy 2018 (Amendment 2021) in principle. The draft policy has kept provisions of importing unref...

US actively considering Bangladesh’s request for vaccine doses

US actively considering Bangladesh’s request for vaccine doses

-- 2021-05-17 19:23:39

The United States has said it is actively considering the request made by the Bangladesh government regarding the supply of Covid-19 vaccine doses to meet immediate needs. Bangladesh will get a reply...

Govt approves Bank-Company (Amendment) Bill 2021

Govt approves Bank-Company (Amendment) Bill 2021

UNB 2021-05-17 18:56:39

The Cabinet on Monday approved in principle the draft of Bank-Company (Amendment) Bill 2021 to control default loans and ensure good governance and stability in the financial sector. The approval cam...

Khulna ASI held for raping India-returned woman in quarantine

Khulna ASI held for raping India-returned woman in quarantine

-- 2021-05-17 18:40:05

An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of police was held Monday for allegedly raping a 22-year-old woman who was under institutional quarantine in Khulna city after returning from India. Sadar police arre...

Inappropriate disposal of masks, gloves, PPE poses big health risk

Inappropriate disposal of masks, gloves, PPE poses big health risk

-- 2021-05-17 17:52:52

In Dhaka, masks or even rubber gloves littered on the streets are a common sight now amid the coronavirus pandemic. The mindless dumping of personal protective equipment (PPE) poses big health and env...

Nobody can distort history of Bangladesh anymore, PM says

Nobody can distort history of Bangladesh anymore, PM says

-- 2021-05-17 17:17:58

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says attempts to distort history the way it was done after the killing of the Father of the Nation along with most of his family can no longer be accomplished by anyone....

Per capita income in Bangladesh now $2,227

Per capita income in Bangladesh now $2,227

-- 2021-05-17 17:13:11

The country’s per capita income has increased to $2,227 (Tk 188,873) from US$ 2,064. Planning Minister MA Mannan placed the statistics in the virtual Cabinet meeting held with Prime Minister Sh...

Vaccine stock for second dose to run out in 7-10 days, health minister says

Vaccine stock for second dose to run out in 7-10 days, health minister says

-- 2021-05-17 16:22:33

Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Tuesday said the government is worried about administering the second dose of coronavirus vaccine as the stock would run out within 7 to 10 days. The minister came up...

Bangladesh registers 698 new virus cases, 32 deaths in a day

Bangladesh registers 698 new virus cases, 32 deaths in a day

-- 2021-05-17 15:59:17

Bangladesh has registered 698 new cases of coronavirus infections in a day, taking the tally to 780,857. The death toll from COVID-19 rose by 32 in a 24-hour count to 12,181, according to the latest...

Heatwave predicted for 4/5 more days

Heatwave predicted for 4/5 more days

-- 2021-05-17 15:58:57

The mild heatwave which is sweeping over parts of Bangladesh for the last couple of days may continue for four or five more days, according to Bangladesh Metrological Department(BMD). “The heat...

JPC condemns Israeli strike on media building

JPC condemns Israeli strike on media building

-- 2021-05-17 15:12:07

The Jatiya Press Club (JPC) has strongly condemned the Israeli brutality and airstrike that targeted and destroyed a Gaza City building housing the AP, broadcaster Al-Jazeera and other media. The JPC...

Key suspect in Madaripur speedboat crash arrested

Key suspect in Madaripur speedboat crash arrested

-- 2021-05-17 14:37:58

Police have arrested Shah Alam, a key suspect in a case over the collision between a speedboat and a sand carrier on the Padma River in Madaripur that killed 26 people. Alam, the boatman, was receivi...

Six returnees found with Indian coronavirus variant: IEDCR

Six returnees found with Indian coronavirus variant: IEDCR

-- 2021-05-17 14:05:44

Six Bangladeshis, who returned home from India recently, have been found to be infected with the Indian variant of the coronavirus. One of the victims has died, according to the Institute of Epidemio...

Sheikh Hasina’s homecoming day being observed on limited scale

Sheikh Hasina’s homecoming day being observed on limited scale

-- 2021-05-17 13:04:49

The 41st homecoming day of Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is being observed today recalling her returning home on May 17 in 1981 after a long exile. President Md Abdul Hamid...

Virtual hearings: 40,004 secure bail in 22 working days

Virtual hearings: 40,004 secure bail in 22 working days

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-05-17 12:41:17

Virtual courts and tribunals have granted bail to 40,004 people in the last 22 working days to Sunday after settling a total of 74,428 petitions. Among them, there were 530 juveniles, Md Saifur Rah...

Litchi growers start harvesting amid lockdown uncertainty

Litchi growers start harvesting amid lockdown uncertainty

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-05-17 10:46:17

Litchi growers in Naogaon district have started harvesting the popular fruit this week amid uncertainty over countrywide lockdown and comparatively low prices in the markets. Wholesalers are not buyi...

Sheikh Hasina becomes statesperson from a politician, Quader says

Sheikh Hasina becomes statesperson from a politician, Quader says

-- 2021-05-16 21:48:56

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday said Bangabandhu’s daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has turned into a time-winning statespers...

Universities to remain shut until May 29

Universities to remain shut until May 29

-- 2021-05-16 20:55:07

Universities will remain shut until May 29 as the government has extended a lockdown over the coronavirus outbreak. The education ministry announced the decision on keeping the universities shut in...

Mother, son killed in Sylhet road crash

Mother, son killed in Sylhet road crash

-- 2021-05-16 20:08:23

A woman and her two-year-old son died in a head-on collision between a private car and a bus on Dhaka-Sylhet Highway in Sylhet on Sunday. Five others were injured in the accident. Police identified...

Gas supply to remain suspended in Narayanganj, Munshiganj

Gas supply to remain suspended in Narayanganj, Munshiganj

-- 2021-05-16 19:52:19

Gas supply will remain suspended in parts of Narayanganj and Munshiganj for 24 hours from Monday morning due to emergency maintenance works. Citing a handout from the Power, Energy and Mineral Resour...

IFC urges Bangladesh, India to sign treaty on 54 common rivers  

IFC urges Bangladesh, India to sign treaty on 54 common rivers  

UNB 2021-05-16 19:40:11

Recalling the historic Farakka Long March Day, the International Farakka Committee (IFC) on Sunday urged Dhaka and Delhi to sign a treaty to keep 54 common rivers flowing through the two countries fro...

Primary schools, kindergartens to remain shut until May 29

Primary schools, kindergartens to remain shut until May 29

-- 2021-05-16 18:48:21

The spurt of Covid-19 cases has forced the government to extend the closure of primary schools and kindergartens until May 29 to protect the students from virus infection. The decision was taken on S...

Bangladesh still in the middle of second Covid wave, DGHS says

Bangladesh still in the middle of second Covid wave, DGHS says

-- 2021-05-16 18:20:49

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Sunday urged the Eid holidaymakers to return to the capital after 7 to 14 days if they do not have any urgency as Bangladesh is still in the middle...

NGO forum for aid transparency in Rohingya response

NGO forum for aid transparency in Rohingya response

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-05-16 18:00:47

Local NGO forum working in Cox’s Bazar sought aid, transparency and participation of local NGOs in the Rohingya response ahead of Joint Response Plan 2021 to be held on May 18. The Cox’s...

Virus fears run deep as Eid holidaymakers crowd ferries to return to capital

Virus fears run deep as Eid holidaymakers crowd ferries to return to capital

-- 2021-05-16 16:59:41

Working people have once again crowded ferries to return to Dhaka and its surrounding areas, mostly from southern districts in Bangladesh, after spending Eid with their families. Thousands of people...

Sheikh Hasina’s homecoming day Monday

Sheikh Hasina’s homecoming day Monday

-- 2021-05-16 16:37:23

Tomorrow is the 40th homecoming day of Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. On May 17 in 1981, she returned to the country after a long exile. Boarding on an aircraft of the Indi...