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Establishing internet facility as basic right is very timely: Minister

Establishing internet facility as basic right is very timely: Minister

-- 2020-07-06 22:20:59

Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar on Monday said establishing internet facilities as one of the basic rights to face the challenges of the fourth industrial revolut...

Patients can complain to ACC  for abnormal charge by hospitals: HC

Patients can complain to ACC for abnormal charge by hospitals: HC

FE Online Report 2020-07-06 21:26:12

The High Court on Monday observed that if the private hospitals or clinics impose abnormal charge for the treatment or incentive care unit (ICU) service then a patient could complain to the Anti-Corru...

Eight held in Dhaka over fake Covid-19 reports

Eight held in Dhaka over fake Covid-19 reports

-- 2020-07-06 21:26:04

Eight people were arrested from branches of Regent Hospital in Uttara and Mirpur areas in the capital on Monday as they were providing fake coronavirus test reports. Magistrate of Rapid Action Battal...

Certain quarters trying to tarnish Bangladesh's image: MoFA

Certain quarters trying to tarnish Bangladesh's image: MoFA

-- 2020-07-06 21:20:08

Bangladesh has said that certain quarters are trying to tarnish its image against the backdrop of its recent success in curbing human trafficking. "There are reasons to believe that," said the Minist...

Govt appoints three lawyers to conduct trail proceedings for Abrar  murder case

Govt appoints three lawyers to conduct trail proceedings for Abrar murder case

FE Online Report 2020-07-06 21:16:17

Government has appointed three lawyers, including a chief special public prosecutor, to conduct the trial of the murder case of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) student Abrar...

Minister asks telcos to provide free or low-cost internet to students

Minister asks telcos to provide free or low-cost internet to students

-- 2020-07-06 21:13:59

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Monday urged mobile phone operators to provide either free internet or low-cost packages to students to help them continue online education amid the coronavirus pand...

Buriganga launch capsize: Probe committees blame masters, staff

Buriganga launch capsize: Probe committees blame masters, staff

FE Online Report 2020-07-06 21:01:53

Two probe committees have found fault of masters and other staff of the launch which capsized in Buriganga river on June 29. The committees formed under the Ministry of Shipping (MoS) after the incid...

Singer Andrew Kishore no more

Singer Andrew Kishore no more

-- 2020-07-06 20:27:43

Popular singer Andrew Kishore passed away on Monday evening at a clinic in Rajshahi city. He has been undergoing treatment at a clinic run by his doctor sister and her husband at Mohishbathan area....

Seven killed after bus ploughs into passenger van

Seven killed after bus ploughs into passenger van

-- 2020-07-06 18:56:56

A BRTC bus has ploughed into a small passenger vehicle on the Dinajpur-Thakurgaon highway, killing seven people, mostly from two families, reports bdnews24.com. The Rangpur-bound BRTC bus collided he...

Police arrest Crest Securities owner, wife

Police arrest Crest Securities owner, wife

-- 2020-07-06 18:51:32

Police have arrested Crest Securities owner Shahid Ullah and wife Nipa Sultana who went into hiding after shuttering the brokerage house weeks ago. They face charges of embezzling their clients’...

Gas supply to remain suspended for six hrs in some city areas Tuesday

Gas supply to remain suspended for six hrs in some city areas Tuesday

-- 2020-07-06 17:15:20

Gas supply will remain suspended in different areas of Dhaka city from 12:00pm to 6:00pm (six hours) on Tuesday for gas pipeline relocation work under Dhaka Elevated Expressway (DEE) project. The are...

Sahara Khatun flies to Thailand for treatment

Sahara Khatun flies to Thailand for treatment

-- 2020-07-06 17:09:01

Awami League (AL) Presidium Member and former home minister Advocate Sahara Khatun left Dhaka for Thailand on Monday for better treatment. An aircraft carrying her departed from Hazrat Shahjalal In...

Nine projects involving Tk 123b get ECNEC nod

Nine projects involving Tk 123b get ECNEC nod

FE Online Report 2020-07-06 16:36:21

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Monday endorsed nine development projects at a combine cost of Tk 123.66 billion. Among the projects, six are revised ones and the...

Natural disasters: Govt allocates 10,900 mts rice, 17.30m cash

Natural disasters: Govt allocates 10,900 mts rice, 17.30m cash

-- 2020-07-06 15:51:11

The government has allocated 10,900 mts of rice and cash Tk 17.30 million as humanitarian assistance for people affected by natural disasters. The assistance was given for the people affected by di...

DGHS reports 44 more fatalities, 3201 fresh cases

DGHS reports 44 more fatalities, 3201 fresh cases

FE ONLINE DESK 2020-07-06 14:50:29

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) reported 2101 new cases on Monday, taking the number of such cases in the country to 165,618. The state-run Directorate General of Health Services regist...

Nurse dies from coronavirus in Sylhet

Nurse dies from coronavirus in Sylhet

-- 2020-07-06 14:22:19

A senior staff nurse of Sylhet Shaheed Shamsuddin Hospital died of Covid-19 on Monday morning. The deceased was identified as Nasima Parvin, a nurse of the Covid-19 dedicated hospital. She died at &...

Two die with fever, cold-related problems in Cumilla

Two die with fever, cold-related problems in Cumilla

-- 2020-07-06 12:58:11

Two people who had been suffering from fever and cold related problems died at Comilla Medical College hospital in last 24 hours till Monday morning. Doctor Sajeda Khatun ,assistant director of the h...

Dhaka: A preferred city months back, suddenly loses its ‘attraction’

Dhaka: A preferred city months back, suddenly loses its ‘attraction’

-- 2020-07-06 12:18:49

Although some 2,000 people used to move to Dhaka every day from across the country seeking a better life barely six months back, many are now leaving the capital, thanks to Covid-19 pandemic. While i...

Rains lift Dhaka’s air quality

Rains lift Dhaka’s air quality

-- 2020-07-06 10:32:08

The air quality in Dhaka has improved further due to rains for the last few days. The megacity ranked the 15th worst polluted city in the world in the Air Quality Index (AQI) with an AQI score at 8:0...

Biman flies to London only, suspends other international flights

Biman flies to London only, suspends other international flights

-- 2020-07-06 10:04:19

Biman Bangladesh Airlines has suspended all flights to international destinations, except London, until July 30. On July 01, Biman said it would resume flights to Dubai and Abu Dhabi on July 06 addin...

49pc unaware of infectious waste management in Dhaka

49pc unaware of infectious waste management in Dhaka

FE REPORT 2020-07-06 09:56:49

Some 49.1 per cent of the participants in a survey said they store coronavirus waste in a common container, showing poor awareness of the disease in Dhaka city. Meanwhile, 49.1-per cent respondents s...

Flood situation worsens in Tangail as Jamuna swells

Flood situation worsens in Tangail as Jamuna swells

Our correspondent 2020-07-06 09:42:10

Tangail, July 05: Flood situation has deteriorated in Tangail as the water level of the Jamuna River keeps swelling. The river was flowing 35cm above the danger mark, Sirajul Islam, executive enginee...

Two more HC benches  formed for criminal  and civil cases

Two more HC benches formed for criminal and civil cases

FE Online Report 2020-07-05 23:11:29

Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain on Sunday formed two more High Court benches to hold virtual hearings and disposing of urgent cases of criminal and civil jurisdictions during the ongoing closure of...

‘Social media, other platforms to come under tax net’

‘Social media, other platforms to come under tax net’

-- 2020-07-05 22:17:04

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud has said social media, Over the Top (OTT) and other online platforms would be brought under tax net as well as modern rules and regulations. The information minis...

Medical technologists threaten strike for ‘deserved recognition’

Medical technologists threaten strike for ‘deserved recognition’

-- 2020-07-05 21:02:35

Medical technologists at government facilities have staged a sit-in demanding salary under grade 10 of the national pay scale at entry level. Jobless medical technologists also joined the demonstrati...

GM Quader stresses expansion of oxygen supply for Covid-19 patients

GM Quader stresses expansion of oxygen supply for Covid-19 patients

-- 2020-07-05 20:57:40

Jatiya Party chairman Ghulam Muhammed Quader on Sunday demanded expanding the oxygen supply for the Covid-19 patients across the country alongside ramping up testing. “Corona patients die due t...

Over 61,000 clients raise allegations of inflated electricity bills

Over 61,000 clients raise allegations of inflated electricity bills

FE ONLINE REPORT 2020-07-05 20:26:39

Some 61,265 electricity clients have so far raised allegation against inflated electricity bills out of around 40 million consumers across the country. Four state-run electricity distribution compani...

Inflated electricity bills: Govt mulls late fee waiver extension

Inflated electricity bills: Govt mulls late fee waiver extension

-- 2020-07-05 19:47:01

The government is mulling an extension of late fee waiver for some more days as customers reel from electric shocks induced by inflated bills amid the coronavirus outbreak, reports bdnews24.com. The...

Ariful Islam new Bangladesh envoy to Sri Lanka

Ariful Islam new Bangladesh envoy to Sri Lanka

-- 2020-07-05 19:41:09

The government has appointed Tareq Md Ariful Islam, currently serving as the Deputy Permanent Representative in the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations in New York, as the next High...

290 employees face departmental actions over inflated electricity bills

290 employees face departmental actions over inflated electricity bills

-- 2020-07-05 19:19:32

As many as 290 employees of different power distributing organisations have faced departmental measures as per initial investigation over inflated electricity bills. Power Division Secretary Dr Sulta...