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113 lose lives in railway accidents in six months: Rights groups

113 lose lives in railway accidents in six months: Rights groups

-- 2020-07-10 21:26:01

Although the train services remained suspended for over two months as part of lockdown enforced due to Covid-19 pandemic, at least 113 people were killed in 105 railway accidents across the country in...

157 Bangladeshis return home from Maldives

157 Bangladeshis return home from Maldives

-- 2020-07-10 21:24:00

A total of 157 Bangladeshi nationals, who had been stranded in the Maldives due to the shutdown over coronavirus pandemic, returned home by a special flight on Friday. The special flight of US-Bangla...

BD declares Tapentadol as narcotic substances

BD declares Tapentadol as narcotic substances

-- 2020-07-10 21:16:06

The government has declared Tapentadol as narcotic substances and ordered a halt to the production of this painkiller pharma drug. The authorities have labelled the drug, an opiate analgesics, as &ls...

Educational institutes to be used as flood shelter centres

Educational institutes to be used as flood shelter centres

-- 2020-07-10 20:58:02

The government has issued directives to authorities concerned to urgently open up all educational institutions in flood prone areas to use those as temporary shelter centres, reports BSS. The Directo...

World Population Day to be celebrated on Saturday

World Population Day to be celebrated on Saturday

-- 2020-07-10 20:47:15

The World Population Day 2020 will be celebrated across the country as elsewhere of the world on Saturday with an aim to draw global attention on the importance of population issues. But, due to ongo...

Erosion puts Sherpur primary school under risk

Erosion puts Sherpur primary school under risk

-- 2020-07-10 19:43:43

Narayankhola Dakshin Primary School, an old school in Nakla upazila of Sherpur, is being gobbled up by Mrigi River as river erosion has taken a severe turn in the area. Although the Water Development...

BD now at risk of losing overseas labour market: Rizvi

BD now at risk of losing overseas labour market: Rizvi

-- 2020-07-10 18:59:01

BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Friday alleged that Bangladesh is now at the risk of losing overseas labour market due to the ‘indifference and negligence’ of the g...

ACC will intensify drive against graft in health sector

ACC will intensify drive against graft in health sector

-- 2020-07-10 18:02:37

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Iqbal Mahmood has said the national anti-graft agency will intensify its drive to bring to justice those involved in corruption in the health sector and relie...

Disinfection tunnels to be set up in Khulna cattle markets

Disinfection tunnels to be set up in Khulna cattle markets

-- 2020-07-10 17:17:24

Khulna city mayor Talukder Abdul Khaleque has said disinfection tunnels to be set up in Khulna cattle markets to prevent community transmission of COVID-19. “The cattle exuviate to be set up in...

Regent Chairman Shahed’s main associate remanded

Regent Chairman Shahed’s main associate remanded

-- 2020-07-10 16:59:53

A Dhaka court has placed Regent Group Chairman Md Shahed’s main associate Tarikul Islam alias Tarek Shibli on five-day remand in a fraud case. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Morshed Al Mamun Bhu...

Faridpur Zila Parishad chairman dies from Covid-19

Faridpur Zila Parishad chairman dies from Covid-19

-- 2020-07-10 16:23:59

Faridpur Zila Parishad Chairman and Awami League district unit vice-president Md Lokman Hossain Mridha died from coronavirus at a city hospital in Dhaka on Friday. He was 77. Hossain breathed his las...

Agrani Bank branch in Kushtia put under lockdown

Agrani Bank branch in Kushtia put under lockdown

-- 2020-07-10 16:23:27

Local administration has put Agrani Bank Kumarkhali branch in Kushtia district under lockdown as five employees of the bank tested positive for coronavirus recently. Rajibul Islam Khan, Kumarkhali Up...

Pandemic clouds future for BD migrants stranded at home

Pandemic clouds future for BD migrants stranded at home

-- 2020-07-10 16:14:59

Md Rezaul Islam, a 30-year-old native of Singair in Manikganj, went to Saudi Arabia in 2008 for work by borrowing about Tk 250,000 from relatives, bdnews24.com reports. He worked there as a traffic s...

37 more virus deaths, 2,949 daily cases

37 more virus deaths, 2,949 daily cases

-- 2020-07-10 14:44:49

Bangladesh on Friday registered 37 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus, the health directorate said, pushing the total death count to 2,275. Authorities also confirmed 2,949 fresh cases in the...

Experts fear spike in corona infections after Eid-ul Azha

Experts fear spike in corona infections after Eid-ul Azha

-- 2020-07-10 14:21:26

Health experts have expressed apprehension that the Covid-19 infection rate may take an upward trend sharply after the upcoming Eid-ul Azha as tens of millions of people get directly engaged in the sa...

PM seeks explanation about fake Covid-19 test reports

PM seeks explanation about fake Covid-19 test reports

-- 2020-07-10 13:47:04

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought explanation about how Regent Hospital was able to issue fake Covid-19 test reports amid the pandemic, Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said, bdnews24.com reports. Th...

BD appreciates Malaysia’s initiatives on migrant workers’ issues

BD appreciates Malaysia’s initiatives on migrant workers’ issues

FE ONLINE DESK 2020-07-10 12:22:14

The Bangladesh government deeply appreciates the Malaysian government’s initiatives to find a positive solution to the problems faced by its migrant workers in the country, said its High Commiss...

Chinese builder complains of blocked highway

Chinese builder complains of blocked highway

FE REPORT 2020-07-10 09:42:29

The Chinese contractor of the Padma bridge rail link project has raised complain about its difficulties to transport building materials at the construction site as national highways have remained bl...

Italy bans BD passengers until Oct 5

Italy bans BD passengers until Oct 5

FE Report 2020-07-10 09:41:56

Entry into Italy for any passengers traveling from Bangladesh has been declared forbidden till October 5 this year. The health ministry of Italy announced the decision on Wednesday. Referring to the...

Sahara Khatun passes away

Sahara Khatun passes away

Agencies 2020-07-10 01:01:30

Former home minister and Awami League presidium member Sahara Khatun has died at a Bangkok hospital. The 77-year-old breathed her last at 11:25pm BdST on Thursday, her aide Mohammad Anis said. Sahar...

Govt blacklists 14 medical contractors after mask, PPE scams

Govt blacklists 14 medical contractors after mask, PPE scams

-- 2020-07-09 22:21:21

The Directorate General of Health Services, under fire over a series of scams, has blacklisted 14 contractors for their alleged involvement with corruption in the purchase of machinery for medical col...

Writ challenges BB letter  fining One Bank

Writ challenges BB letter fining One Bank

FE Online Report 2020-07-09 21:53:59

The High Court on Thursday started hearing on a writ petition filed by One Bank challenging a Bangladesh Bank letter that fined One Bank Tk 1.0 million on charge of violating Section 15(4) of the Bank...

Global economic slowdown robbed Rohingyas of livelihood: Rights activists

Global economic slowdown robbed Rohingyas of livelihood: Rights activists

FE Online Report 2020-07-09 21:11:22

The lockdowns and economic slowdown in different countries have robbed Rohingyas of their livelihood opportunities and pushed them into an abyss of hunger and malnutrition, according to rights activis...

Govt to modernise state-owned jute mills: PM

Govt to modernise state-owned jute mills: PM

-- 2020-07-09 21:11:16

The government aims to revamp the state-owned jute mills facing shutdown by using modern technology and engage those with experience in the upgraded plants, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said, repo...

BB asks banks, NBFIs to freeze Regent Group chairman’s accounts

BB asks banks, NBFIs to freeze Regent Group chairman’s accounts

FE Online Report 2020-07-09 21:08:12

The Bangladesh Bank (BB) has asked all scheduled banks and non-banking financial institutions (NBFIs) to freeze accounts of Regent Group Chairman Md Shahed and his family members for 30 days. Banglad...

Over 1,600 people die with coronavirus-like symptoms in 14 days: Report

Over 1,600 people die with coronavirus-like symptoms in 14 days: Report

SAJIBUR RAHMAN 2020-07-09 20:20:40

A total of 1,667 people across the country died with Covid 19-like symptoms from March 22 to July 4, according to a report. A project titled the ‘Bangladesh Peace Observatory (BPO)’ under...

Vegetable prices continue to rise in kitchen markets

Vegetable prices continue to rise in kitchen markets

FE Online Report 2020-07-09 19:28:12

Green chilli, potato and some vegetables became pricier last week raising woes of consumers. Chilli prices were between Tk 150 to Tk 180 per kg on Thursday at retail markets which was Tk 100-130 a we...

Embankment projects in all risky areas in phases

Embankment projects in all risky areas in phases

-- 2020-07-09 18:27:39

Deputy Minister for Water Resources Enamul Haque Shamim said on Wednesday that permanent embankment projects are being taken up in all risky areas in phases. He said this while inspecting erosion-hit...

1,200 medical teams to keep sick cattle at bay ahead of Eid-ul-Azha

1,200 medical teams to keep sick cattle at bay ahead of Eid-ul-Azha

FE Online Report 2020-07-09 17:54:47

Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim on Thursday said about 1,200 medical teams will work in the cattle markets ahead of Eid-ul-Azha aiming to prevent sick cattle from entering the market...

Fazle Kabir to continue as BB governor as Bangladesh amends law

Fazle Kabir to continue as BB governor as Bangladesh amends law

-- 2020-07-09 17:16:27

The parliament has passed a bill allowing Bangladesh Bank Governor Fazle Kabir to continue the job until the age of 67 instead of 65. The amendment will allow Kabir, the incumbent governor of the cen...