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Emphasis on ensuring speedy trials for human traffic survivors

Emphasis on ensuring speedy trials for human traffic survivors

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-07-26 21:37:21

Experts on Monday called for ensuring speedy trials for survivors seeking access to justice while additionally ensuring the functionality of the Counter Trafficking Committees (CTCs). They also said...

Man arrested for attempt to smuggle Tk 25m in foreign currencies

Man arrested for attempt to smuggle Tk 25m in foreign currencies

-- 2021-07-26 21:20:13

The Armed Police Battalion (APBn) arrested a man at Shahjalal International Airport on Monday in Dhaka on charges of trying to smuggle a large number of foreign currencies. Jahangir Gazi, 36, was arr...

Govt announces meeting Tuesday to explore ways of containing pandemic

Govt announces meeting Tuesday to explore ways of containing pandemic

-- 2021-07-26 20:56:18

The government is set to hold a meeting to come up with measures to stem the tide of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Bangladesh as the pandemic continues to worsen despite the imposition of the 'strictes...

Quader dismisses allegations of political harassment

Quader dismisses allegations of political harassment

UNB 2021-07-26 20:20:54

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said that no one is subjected to any political case and harassment in the country. In a statement on Monday, Quader said that law enforcers make arre...

State parties, UNESCO heavily criticised for not protecting Sundarbans

State parties, UNESCO heavily criticised for not protecting Sundarbans

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-07-26 19:53:44

Environmental rights groups and experts came down heavily on the state parties, including the government, and UNESCO for their role in endangering the largest mangrove forest Sundarbans.  ...

‘Existing health workers tired, govt to recruit 8,000 doctors, nurses’

‘Existing health workers tired, govt to recruit 8,000 doctors, nurses’

Health minister says 2021-07-26 19:25:58

The government is appointing 4,000 doctors and the same number of nurses to provide medicare with coronavirus infections surging at a record pace. “We will hire more because the doctors and nur...

Gafur Tower on Topkhana Road catches fire

Gafur Tower on Topkhana Road catches fire

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-07-26 19:16:51

A fire broke out at the Gafur Tower Surgical Market on Topkhana Road adjacent to the Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA) building at 6:05 pm on Monday. The six-storied Gafur Tower has 60-70 shops of...

Legal actions if factories found open amid lockdown, warns State Minister

Legal actions if factories found open amid lockdown, warns State Minister

UNB 2021-07-26 18:52:18

Legal action will be taken if any industrial factory is found open amid the strict lockdown imposed to prevent coronavirus spread, State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain said on Mon...

Covid fatality rate 90pc among elderly villagers

Covid fatality rate 90pc among elderly villagers

UNB 2021-07-26 18:40:05

Emphasising vaccination for Covid-19 in rural areas, Health and Family Planning Minister Zahid Maleque Monday said, "In hospitals 70 per cent of Covid patients are elderly people from villages while t...

123 more dengue patients admitted to hospitals in 24 hrs

123 more dengue patients admitted to hospitals in 24 hrs

UNB 2021-07-26 18:23:08

Health authorities said 123 new dengue patients have been admitted to hospitals in 24 hours till Monday morning amid a spike in the mosquito-borne disease that spreads mainly during monsoon. For thre...

COVID-19: 15,192 test positive, 247 die in 24 hours

COVID-19: 15,192 test positive, 247 die in 24 hours

-- 2021-07-26 18:10:17

Bangladesh has logged fresh records in daily COVID cases and deaths in the last 24 hours till 8:00 am on Monday. Bangladesh registered 247 new deaths, taking the total toll to 19,521, while the total...

Government approves addition of three new upazilas

Government approves addition of three new upazilas

-- 2021-07-26 17:10:59

The Bangladesh government has approved the addition of three new upazilas, raising the total number in the country to 495. The approval was granted at a meeting of the National Implementation Committ...

Road accidents kill 207 people in 11 days around Eid-ul-Azha

Road accidents kill 207 people in 11 days around Eid-ul-Azha

-- 2021-07-26 17:03:24

At least 207 were killed and 289 others were injured in 158 road accidents across Bangladesh in 11 days before and after Eid-ul-Azha, according to a report from the Road Safety Foundation. The report...

Ensure right to freedom of expression, Amnesty International urges Bangladesh

Ensure right to freedom of expression, Amnesty International urges Bangladesh

-- 2021-07-26 16:22:16

Amnesty International has urged Bangladesh to end the crackdown on people’s right to freedom of expression online and repeal the Digital Security Act (DSA) unless it can be amended in compliance...

Khulna division records 46 Covid deaths amid worsening crisis

Khulna division records 46 Covid deaths amid worsening crisis

-- 2021-07-26 14:59:33

Khulna division has logged 46 new deaths linked to Covid-19 and 249 fresh cases in the past 24 hours, health officials said on Monday. According to the health director's office, 13 people died in Kus...

How store owners and pedestrians dodge police in lockdown

How store owners and pedestrians dodge police in lockdown

-- 2021-07-26 14:56:20

It is 9:45 am in the Shia Mosque area of Dhaka’s Mohammadpur. The corner stores, mobile recharge outlets, laundries and electronics stores are all open. But their shutters are half-closed. And t...

Sylhet-3 bypoll suspended until Aug 5

Sylhet-3 bypoll suspended until Aug 5

-- 2021-07-26 14:35:40

The High Court has suspended the Sylhet-3 bypoll to Aug 5 due to the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus lockdown. A single-judge bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim made the decision on Monday aft...

Fatteners frustrated with unsold cattle

Fatteners frustrated with unsold cattle

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-07-26 09:10:28

Magura cattle fatteners are passing worrisome days with their unsold animals during Eid-ul-Azha. Eid-ul-Azha was observed on July 21. According to district livestock department, a total of 29,550 cat...

TCB starts sales of essentials today

TCB starts sales of essentials today

FE REPORT 2021-07-26 09:02:19

The government is set to launch open market sales (OMS) of key essential items today (Monday) to keep prices within the buying capacity of the common people during the ongoing lockdown, according to...

Dengue cases surge in the country

Dengue cases surge in the country

FE REPORT 2021-07-26 08:56:16

Some 105 dengue patients were admitted to hospitals across the country in the 24-hour period until Sunday morning, registering the single-day highest so far this year. Taking the latest figures int...

Probe body finds two staffers responsible for ferry collision with Padma Bridge

Probe body finds two staffers responsible for ferry collision with Padma Bridge

MUNIMA SULTANA 2021-07-26 08:27:11

The inquiry committee, formed to investigate the accident of hitting a pillar of the Padma Bridge by a ferry, held two staffers of the ro-ro ferry responsible. The committee stated that they could ha...

Exodus of holidaymakers blamed for surge in Covid case

Exodus of holidaymakers blamed for surge in Covid case

FE REPORT 2021-07-26 08:26:08

Criticising a massive exodus of holidaymakers, Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Sunday said the number of Covid-19 cases increased by five to six times following the Eid travel. He also said 75 per c...

President asks armed forces to work for tackling COVID-19

President asks armed forces to work for tackling COVID-19

-- 2021-07-25 22:07:58

President Md Abdul Hamid has called upon all, including every member of the Armed Forces Division, to work from their respective positions to deal with the coronavirus situation. The president made t...

80pc people to get COVID-19 vaccines by 2022, DGHS DG hopes

80pc people to get COVID-19 vaccines by 2022, DGHS DG hopes

BSS 2021-07-25 21:52:54

Bangladesh has set a target of bringing 80 per cent of citizens under the COVID-19 vaccination programme by next year. Director General (DG) of Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS) Prof Dr Ab...

Bangladesh seeks financial support for climate vulnerable countries

Bangladesh seeks financial support for climate vulnerable countries

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-07-25 20:52:20

Bangladesh sought financial support for the climate vulnerable countries at a ministerial-level meeting, in London, to ensure effective adaptation actions. Environment, Forest and Climate Change Mini...

COVID-19 patient dies at home hours after fleeing hospital

COVID-19 patient dies at home hours after fleeing hospital

-- 2021-07-25 20:00:12

A female COVID-19 patient died at her home Sunday noon hours after she fled a hospital in Bagerhat. The deceased was identified as Nithi Begum, 25, a housewife from Borobari village of district's Chi...

Uptick in dengue cases: Govt to designate separate hospitals

Uptick in dengue cases: Govt to designate separate hospitals

-- 2021-07-25 19:47:36

Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said the government will designate separate hospitals to treat dengue patients as the number of cases has increased amid the coronavirus pandemic. The hospitals for...

105 more dengue cases reported across country

105 more dengue cases reported across country

UNB 2021-07-25 19:05:12

Amid a rise in the number of dengue patients, authorities reported 105 more new cases in 24 hours until Sunday morning. Across Bangladesh, some 460 patients diagnosed with dengue are receiving treatm...

Eid holidays saw lower tests, higher infections

Eid holidays saw lower tests, higher infections

UNB 2021-07-25 18:08:24

Although the number of Covid tests marked a sharp fall during the eid holidays, the rate of infection of the virus did not fall, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Sunday. "The...

Bangladesh logs 228 new virus deaths, 11,291 cases

Bangladesh logs 228 new virus deaths, 11,291 cases

-- 2021-07-25 17:53:15

Bangladesh has registered 228 new deaths from COVID-19 in a day, taking the total toll to 19,274. The COVID-19 caseload surged to 1,164,635 after 11,291 people tested positive for the disease until 8...