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UN calls for end to attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh

UN calls for end to attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh

-- 2021-10-18 22:59:17

The United Nations has demanded an end to the religiously motivated violence against minorities in Bangladesh and an impartial investigation into the recent attacks on the Hindu community. "Recent at...

Nine additional judges appointed permanently in High Court

Nine additional judges appointed permanently in High Court

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-10-18 20:56:41

President Md Abdul Hamid has permanently appointed nine additional judges in the High Court Division of the Supreme Court. After the approval of the President, a gazette notification signed by Md Gol...

Bangladesh, India to celebrate ‘Maitree Diwas’ in 18 countries Dec 6

Bangladesh, India to celebrate ‘Maitree Diwas’ in 18 countries Dec 6

-- 2021-10-18 20:49:19

Bangladesh and India will jointly celebrate "Maitree Diwas" (Friendship Day) in 18 countries on December 6, marking 50 years of Bangladesh's independence and the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh-India d...

300 tourists stranded on St Martin's due to rough weather

300 tourists stranded on St Martin's due to rough weather

-- 2021-10-18 20:15:00

Some 300 tourists have got stranded on St Martin's Island in the Bay of Bengal due to inclement weather. The authorities concerned have suspended the movement of passenger vessels between Teknaf and...

Court indicts ex-Rajuk chairman over FR Tower fire

Court indicts ex-Rajuk chairman over FR Tower fire

-- 2021-10-18 19:59:20

A Dhaka court on Monday framed charges against four people, including the former Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) Chairman Humayun Khadem in a case filed over the FR Tower fire. Special Judge of...

68 people sued in connection with Magura clash over election

68 people sued in connection with Magura clash over election

-- 2021-10-18 18:21:03

Three days after the incident a case has been filed against 68 people in connection with the death of four people in a clash between supporters of two rival candidates in the upcoming Union Parishad e...

172 more hospitalised with dengue in 24 hours

172 more hospitalised with dengue in 24 hours

-- 2021-10-18 17:05:30

Another 172 patients were hospitalised with dengue across the country in 24 hours till Monday morning. With no deaths reported during the period, the number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne dise...

COVID-19: 339 people test positive, 10 die in 24 hours

COVID-19: 339 people test positive, 10 die in 24 hours

-- 2021-10-18 17:01:29

Bangladesh has registered 10 new deaths from COVID-19 in a day, taking the total toll to 27,778. The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,565,827 as 339 people tested positive for the disease in the 24 hours...

Rangpur offenders must face action, says Home Minister

Rangpur offenders must face action, says Home Minister

-- 2021-10-18 16:51:53

Those involved in the Rangpur incident will be brought to book, said Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Monday. "So far, police have detained 44 people with the help of the local people and we're tryi...

Fear grips a community in Rangpur after anti-Hindu hate crimes

Fear grips a community in Rangpur after anti-Hindu hate crimes

-- 2021-10-18 16:36:17

On Sunday night, hell broke loose on a small community in Rangpur. In the light of day, the violence has ended. But the Hindu community in the villages of Majhipara-Bottala and Hatibandha is still gri...

Seven police officers transferred after communal violence

Seven police officers transferred after communal violence

-- 2021-10-18 16:32:50

Seven police officers with the superintendent of police rank or its equivalent have been transferred to different places and posts in the wake of communal violence. They include Rangpur SP Biplob Kum...

Protesters block Shahbagh over series of anti-Hindu attacks

Protesters block Shahbagh over series of anti-Hindu attacks

-- 2021-10-18 14:45:42

A group of Dhaka University students have joined forces with demonstrating religious groups to block the Shahbagh intersection in Dhaka to protest recent attacks on the temples, puja venues and homes...

Groom children well for success, says PM

Groom children well for success, says PM

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-10-18 13:44:19

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday urged the people of the country to properly groom children with love and affection to make their lives meaningful and successful.  “Today’s chi...

3,679 attacks on Hindu community in nine years: Report

3,679 attacks on Hindu community in nine years: Report

-- 2021-10-18 12:48:44

A rumour about the Quran being dishonoured at a Hindu place of worship in Cumilla has ignited a series of communal attacks across the country, resulting in the deaths of six people. Though recent i...

Sheikh Russel Day being observed across the country

Sheikh Russel Day being observed across the country

-- 2021-10-18 12:03:48

The first-ever 'Sheikh Russel Day' is being observed in the country today, marking the 58th birthday of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's youngest son Shaheed Sheikh Russel. Sh...

Assailants carry out arson attacks on Hindu homes in Rangpur

Assailants carry out arson attacks on Hindu homes in Rangpur

-- 2021-10-18 10:00:52

A group of assailants have carried out arson attacks on a village in Rangpur’s Pirganj, leaving some 20 homes of Hindus burnt over an allegedly blasphemous social media post, police say. Poli...

Teesta erosion takes severe turn

Teesta erosion takes severe turn

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-10-18 09:28:20

LALMONIRHAT: With the recession of water, erosion by the Teesta river has taken a serious turn at many points of the district. The erosion has taken a devastating turn at Chongadar village of Khuniag...

Bangladesh speeds up SDGs efforts: Unesco representative

Bangladesh speeds up SDGs efforts: Unesco representative

FE REPORT 2021-10-18 09:20:51

Bangladesh is making its best efforts to accelerate action on SDGs while addressing the unprecedented health crisis, said Tarik Sujat, Bangladesh representative to the UNESCO Executive Board. Banglad...

Bangladesh's flood losses to be $2.2b per year

Bangladesh's flood losses to be $2.2b per year

FE REPORT 2021-10-18 09:10:42

A noteworthy victim of climate change, Bangladesh is likely to incur losses worth US$ 2.2 billion on average per year, which is equivalent to 1.5 per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP), due to f...

Govt scraps Dhaka-Chattogram elevated expressway plan

Govt scraps Dhaka-Chattogram elevated expressway plan

-- 2021-10-17 23:01:51

The government has cancelled a plan to construct a 225-kilometre elevated expressway linking Dhaka with the port city of Chattogram after spending Tk 1.0 billion on a feasibility study. The authoriti...

Gas supply to be cut off in some city areas Monday

Gas supply to be cut off in some city areas Monday

-- 2021-10-17 21:47:13

Gas supply will be suspended for eight hours in several areas of Dhaka city from 10pm Monday to 6am Tuesday for pipeline relocation to facilitate the implementation of the Dhaka Elevated Expressway pr...

Govt to adopt plastic management plan to address growing plastic waste

Govt to adopt plastic management plan to address growing plastic waste

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-10-17 21:10:50

The government is working to finalise a sustainable plastic management plan as part of building a plastic pollution-free environment and to address the growing plastic waste pollution in the country...

Bangladesh to procure 90m syringes for COVID-19 vaccination

Bangladesh to procure 90m syringes for COVID-19 vaccination

-- 2021-10-17 19:35:51

The government has decided to procure 90 million disposable syringes from the international market to boost its COVID-19 vaccination drive. The Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase approved a pro...

Bangladesh to extend power import deal with India

Bangladesh to extend power import deal with India

-- 2021-10-17 19:09:16

The cabinet committee on public purchase (CCPP) has approved a proposal to extend the agreement with India by another five years to import electricity from its Tripura state. Now Bangladesh will, how...

Bangladesh seeks technology transfer, investment through European collaboration

Bangladesh seeks technology transfer, investment through European collaboration

-- 2021-10-17 18:56:50

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Sunday sought European partnership and collaboration in the areas of technology transfer and investment to help Bangladesh increase its renewable energy share. "...

Cabinet approves 660-megawatt power plant project

Cabinet approves 660-megawatt power plant project

-- 2021-10-17 18:53:24

The Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) has approved a 660-megawatt power plant project to meet the country’s ever-growing demand for electricity. The CCGP approved eight proposals,...

Displaced Rohingya, stranded Pakistanis burden for Bangladesh, PM says

Displaced Rohingya, stranded Pakistanis burden for Bangladesh, PM says

-- 2021-10-17 18:40:40

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has described the displaced Rohingya refugees and stranded Pakistani people as a burden for Bangladesh, saying they are putting pressure on the country's economy. The pri...

Germany ready to cooperate with Bangladesh in climate adaptation, energy sector  

Germany ready to cooperate with Bangladesh in climate adaptation, energy sector  

-- 2021-10-17 17:49:03

Germany on Sunday said it is ready to cooperate with Bangladesh, particularly in the areas of climate change and energy sector. Newly-appointed German Ambassador to Bangladesh Achim Troester said thi...

CID finds money laundering evidence found against Samrat, Khaled

CID finds money laundering evidence found against Samrat, Khaled

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-10-17 17:16:23

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Police has found proof of money laundering by former Jubo League leaders Ismail Chowdhury Samrat and Khaled Mahmood Bhuiyan, according to a report of CID...

Bangladesh logs 16 new virus deaths, 314 cases

Bangladesh logs 16 new virus deaths, 314 cases

-- 2021-10-17 17:14:23

Bangladesh has registered 16 new deaths from COVID-19 in a day, taking the total toll to 27,768. The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,565,488 as 314 people tested positive for the disease in the 24 hours...