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Bimstec Secretary- General lauds Bangladesh’s socioeconomic development

Bimstec Secretary- General lauds Bangladesh’s socioeconomic development

-- 2021-03-03 22:56:36

Newly-appointed Secretary-General of Bimstec Tenzin Lekphell on Wednesday highly appreciated Bangladesh’s socioeconomic development under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Tenzin...

Protesters give government until Mar 26 to revoke Digital Security Act

Protesters give government until Mar 26 to revoke Digital Security Act

-- 2021-03-03 21:52:15

Demonstrators protesting for Mushtaq Ahmed have demanded that the Digital Security Act be repealed by Mar 26 following the writer’s death in jail pending trial after he was arrested on charges p...

HC orders judicial inquiry  into custodial death of  apprentice lawyer

HC orders judicial inquiry into custodial death of apprentice lawyer

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-03-03 19:59:09

The High Court on Wednesday directed for a judicial inquiry into the death of an apprentice lawyer, Rejaul Karim Reja, in Barishal due to torture while in the custody of the detectives of the Barishal...

Call to bring Bangladesh’s domestic workers under labour law

Call to bring Bangladesh’s domestic workers under labour law

FE Online Report 2021-03-03 19:56:55

Speakers at a view exchange meeting on Wednesday called for brining domestic workers under the country’s labour law to ensure their rights and benefits. They also suggested updating the ‘...

Mosquito sting thrives in Dhaka, city corporations redraw battle plan

Mosquito sting thrives in Dhaka, city corporations redraw battle plan

-- 2021-03-03 19:08:06

ASM Atiq lives on the third floor of a building in Dhaka’s Uttara. He uses mosquito screens on windows all the time, repellents during attacks and nets while sleeping. But nothing works to save...

New power system master plan unlikely this year

New power system master plan unlikely this year

-- 2021-03-03 18:46:21

Work on framing a new Power System Master Plan (PSMP) is unlikely to begin within the current year as no terms of reference (ToR) has been finalised with the funding agency. Japan International Coope...

Bangladesh most food insecure country in South Asia, report shows

Bangladesh most food insecure country in South Asia, report shows

-- 2021-03-03 18:20:04

Bangladesh is the most food insecure country in South Asia and the third-most food insecure country in the Asia-Pacific region, according to findings from the Global Food Security Index (GFSI) publish...

Forest ministry rescues over 2,900 animals in drives in 2020

Forest ministry rescues over 2,900 animals in drives in 2020

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-03-03 17:22:12

The government rescued 2,951 different species of wild animals throughout 2020 and released those to nature under its campaign to control wildlife crime in the country. Besides, 46 criminals have bee...

Bangladesh ahead of Australia in COVID-19 vaccination, envoy says

Bangladesh ahead of Australia in COVID-19 vaccination, envoy says

-- 2021-03-03 17:10:03

Highly appreciating Bangladesh’s success in facing the COVID-19 pandemic, newly-appointed Australian High Commissioner Jeremy Bruer has said Bangladesh is ahead of Australia in COVID-19 vaccinat...

Four get death for robbery-linked killing in Chattogram

Four get death for robbery-linked killing in Chattogram

-- 2021-03-03 16:24:28

A court has sentenced four people to death over the robbery-linked murder of a woman in Chattogram's Rowfabad in 2016, reports bdnews24.com. Chattogram's Fourth Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge...

Former secretary Moinuddin Abdullah becomes ACC chairman

Former secretary Moinuddin Abdullah becomes ACC chairman

-- 2021-03-03 16:00:40

The government has named Moinuddin Abdullah as the next chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission. The Cabinet Division announced the appointment of the former secretary to the agriculture ministry...

Bangladesh logs 614 virus cases, five deaths in 24 hours

Bangladesh logs 614 virus cases, five deaths in 24 hours

-- 2021-03-03 15:52:49

Bangladesh has recorded 614 new cases of the coronavirus in a daily count, taking the tally of infections to 547,930. The death toll climbed to 8,428 after five fatalities were registered in the 24 h...

HT Imam falls sick, hospitalised

HT Imam falls sick, hospitalised

-- 2021-03-03 14:19:10

HT Imam, the prime minister's political adviser, was rushed to Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka after falling ill. The 82-year-old is undergoing treatment at the hospital, his son Tanvir Imam said...

1,070 Rohingyas start journey for Bhashan Char in fifth phase

1,070 Rohingyas start journey for Bhashan Char in fifth phase

-- 2021-03-03 13:14:25

As part of the government plan to relocate Rohingyas to Bhashanchar in Noakhali from Cox’s Bazar, some 1,070 Rohingyas are being taken to the island on Wednesday. Six ships of Bangladesh Navy c...

Cartoonist Kishore gets bail  after 10 months

Cartoonist Kishore gets bail after 10 months

-- 2021-03-03 13:08:34

The High Court (HC) has granted six-month bail to Cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore, 10 months after he was arrested under the Digital Security Act. A virtual bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justi...

Fake Kabiraj cheats village women in Bogura

Fake Kabiraj cheats village women in Bogura

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-03-03 10:37:57

A good number of women have been cheated by the so-called Kabiraj (herbal medicine practitioner) in Bogura district. According to the written complaints of seven housewives including Mosha...

Prospect of commercial capsicum farming bright

Prospect of commercial capsicum farming bright

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-03-03 10:12:12

Farmer Nazim Uddin has cultivated capsicum on a commercial basis for the first time at Rupsha upazila in Khulna district. The yield has been good, so has the taste. Numerous farmers and curious people...

Mango growers in Jhenidah expect a good production

Mango growers in Jhenidah expect a good production

-- 2021-03-03 10:11:09

JHENIDAH: Mango growers in Jhenidah district see a good production this year as 80 per cent to 85 per cent blooming of the trees have already happened here. A good number of farmers said the sprout...

Migrant workers allowed to UAE on visit visa, experts criticise move

Migrant workers allowed to UAE on visit visa, experts criticise move

FE REPORT 2021-03-03 10:05:25

The government has decided to allow sending of workers on visit visas to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as the employers there are willing to hire such workers. The decision came at a high level meet...

Bangladesh requests China to name exhibition centre after Bangabandhu

Bangladesh requests China to name exhibition centre after Bangabandhu

MIR MOSTAFIZUR RAHAMAN 2021-03-03 09:59:38

Bangladesh has proposed to name Bangladesh-China Friendship Exhibition Centre after Bangabandhu, sources said. According to a commerce ministry letter sent to the Chinese government, the name of this...

Dhaka-Jalpaiguri train service from March 26

Dhaka-Jalpaiguri train service from March 26

-- 2021-03-03 09:58:07

Another passenger train will be launched to connect Dhaka with New Jalpaiguri (NJP) on March 26, marking the golden jubilee celebrations of Bangladesh's independence. Bangladesh Prime Minister Shei...

Bangladesh's no to human trial of any coronavirus vaccine

Bangladesh's no to human trial of any coronavirus vaccine

KAMRUN NAHAR 2021-03-03 08:49:14

Bangladesh has decided not to allow human trial of any Covid vaccine of the four producers proposed earlier. But any renowned pharmaceutical company, which produces vaccine, may be allowed similar pr...

Power, gas officials asked to explain why polluters' utility connections restored

Power, gas officials asked to explain why polluters' utility connections restored

FE REPORT 2021-03-03 08:34:11

The High Court on Tuesday issued a ruling against the managing director of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Limited (TGTDCL) and chairman of Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board (BREB...

'Ensure public interest in government expenditure'

'Ensure public interest in government expenditure'

-- 2021-03-02 21:07:32

President Abdul Hamid on Monday called for ensuring public interest in spending government money, noting that the expenditure is gradually increasing. The President said this while Comptroller and Au...

Indian foreign minister due Thursday ahead of Modi's Dhaka visit

Indian foreign minister due Thursday ahead of Modi's Dhaka visit

-- 2021-03-02 20:44:37

Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on Thursday on a brief visit to discuss about the forthcoming visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to B...

'This is not right time to demand additional allocations'

'This is not right time to demand additional allocations'

-- 2021-03-02 19:49:12

Describing the present economic situation as stagnant one due to the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the ministries should not demand additional allocations at this moment....

Over 1,000 Rohingya to be relocated to Bhasan Char Wednesday

Over 1,000 Rohingya to be relocated to Bhasan Char Wednesday

-- 2021-03-02 19:15:50

The government will relocate a group of 1,703 Rohingya refugees to Bhasan Char on Wednesday, according to a UNB report. Buses carrying the latest batch of Rohingya people left Ukhiya in Cox's Bazar o...

IOM opens ‘safe space’ for women in Cox’s Bazar

IOM opens ‘safe space’ for women in Cox’s Bazar

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-03-02 18:36:23

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has inaugurated its first Women and Girls Safe Space (WGSS) with aim to mitigate and reduce the risks of Gender-based Violence (GBV) in Cox’s B...

BTRC plans to launch NEIR on July 1 to block illegal handsets

BTRC plans to launch NEIR on July 1 to block illegal handsets

-- 2021-03-02 18:19:19

Bangladesh Telecommunication and Regulatory Commission (BTRC) plans to launch National Equipment Identification Registrar (NEIR) on July 1 to block unauthorised mobile phone handsets. BTRC Chairman S...

Bangladesh gets nearly 1.9 million new voters

Bangladesh gets nearly 1.9 million new voters

-- 2021-03-02 17:25:55

The number of voters in Bangladesh has increased to 111.7 million after the addition of nearly 1.9 million newcomers and the exclusion of the dead. The Election Commission released an updated list on...