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Former FE ED MA Momen dies

Former FE ED MA Momen dies

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-10-08 15:40:17

MA Momen, a former executive director at The Financial Express, died of old-age complications in Dhaka on Friday morning. He was 81. He had been suffering from various diseases including Parkinson fo...

Shutdown shutters dreams of 3,000 girls

Shutdown shutters dreams of 3,000 girls

-- 2021-10-08 12:36:02

As the schools in Bangladesh reopened after long Covid-induced shutdown last month, many girls in this coastal district were missing from classrooms with a majority of them lost to early marriages. F...

India set to reopen tourist visa services on Oct 12

India set to reopen tourist visa services on Oct 12

-- 2021-10-08 12:26:44

India is set to resume tourist visa services for foreign travellers after an 18-month pause due to the coronavirus pandemic, bdnews24.com reports. Bangladeshi nationals will be able to visit India on...

Netrakona villagers use hurricane lamp in hatcheries

Netrakona villagers use hurricane lamp in hatcheries

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-10-08 09:22:19

NETRAKONA: More than two hundred families at Kothurikona village of Tiyashree Union in Madan upazila of the district have become self-reliant by hatching duckling with hurricane lamp heat. The village...

Karnaphuli Tunnel's trial opening today

Karnaphuli Tunnel's trial opening today

NAZIMUDDIN SHYAMOL 2021-10-08 09:17:55

CHATTOGRAM: All is set for opening on trial basis the multilane Bangabandhu Tunnel under the River Karnaphuli in the port city Friday. Planning Minister MA Manan has said that the 9.092 kilometres (k...

Consultation focuses on giving proper aid to female workers

Consultation focuses on giving proper aid to female workers

FE REPORT 2021-10-08 09:12:30

The social cost of female migrant workers is very high as they leave behind their families and children while going abroad for livelihood, said speakers at a consultation on Thursday. To address the...

Bangladesh government urged to formulate policies on AI, IT services

Bangladesh government urged to formulate policies on AI, IT services

FE REPORT 2021-10-08 09:02:22

Speakers at a virtual dialogue on Thursday urged the government to formulate policies on AI and IT-enabled services in line with the fourth industrial revolution (4IR). Bangladesh can step into a tri...

Spinners ask authorities to address barriers in importing cotton for RMG

Spinners ask authorities to address barriers in importing cotton for RMG

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-10-07 22:48:46

Local spinners on Thursday called on authorities concerned to address the barriers they are facing in importing cotton from US to help the smooth supply of the main raw material used for RMG manufactu...

India allows Serum to send 1.0m AstraZeneca vaccine doses to Bangladesh

India allows Serum to send 1.0m AstraZeneca vaccine doses to Bangladesh

-- 2021-10-07 22:36:01

The Serum Institute of India has been allowed by the country’s government to send 1.0 million doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to Bangladesh, according to the local media. The compa...

Emphasis on ensuring proper working conditions of women migrant workers

Emphasis on ensuring proper working conditions of women migrant workers

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-10-07 22:22:52

The social cost of women migrant workers is very high as they leave behind their families and children when they go abroad for livelihood, said speakers at a consultation on Thursday. To address the...

Police Welfare Trust opens a drug rehab centre

Police Welfare Trust opens a drug rehab centre

-- 2021-10-07 21:24:00

Bangladesh Police Welfare Trust has launched a drug rehabilitation centre to bring back the addicts to normal life with the healthcare of “international standards”. Home Minister Asaduzza...

208 more hospitalised with Dengue in 24 hrs

208 more hospitalised with Dengue in 24 hrs

-- 2021-10-07 20:01:15

Bangladesh reported hospitalised of 208 new Dengue patients across the country in 24 hours till Thursday morning. The death toll from the mosquito-borne disease remained unchanged at 73 as no fresh d...

Ex-OC Pradeep denied bail again in ACC case

Ex-OC Pradeep denied bail again in ACC case

-- 2021-10-07 18:57:42

A Special Tribunal in Chattogram on Thursday sent former OC of Teknaf Police Station Pradeep Kumar Das to jail after rejecting his bail petition in a case over acquiring wealth illegally. Chattogram...

DB arrests five e-loan frauds

DB arrests five e-loan frauds

-- 2021-10-07 18:14:18

The Detective Cyber ​​and Special Crime Division of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has arrested five members of a fraud gang that lends money illegally at high interest rates using unauthorised a...

Bangladesh registers 12 new Covid deaths, lowest since March 17

Bangladesh registers 12 new Covid deaths, lowest since March 17

-- 2021-10-07 17:49:29

Covid-19 in Bangladesh claimed 12 more lives and infected 663 others in 24 hours till Thursday morning. The single-day daily death toll is the lowest since March 17 this year when the country recorde...

Bangladesh slips two notches in strong passport index, ranks 108

Bangladesh slips two notches in strong passport index, ranks 108

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-10-07 17:26:55

Bangladesh ranked 108 out of 116 countries in the strong passport index of Henley Passport Index-2021 and slipped two notches meaning the country’s passport weakens further. According to the la...

Judge asks ex-DG Azad about his ‘ties’ to Shahed of Regent Hospital

Judge asks ex-DG Azad about his ‘ties’ to Shahed of Regent Hospital

-- 2021-10-07 16:57:34

A judge has asked Abul Kalam Azad, former DG of health services, about how he got acquainted with Mohammad Shahed alias Shahed Karim, the disgraced chairman of Regent Hospital, reports bdnews24.com....

Climate change worsens dengue spread in Bangladesh: Study

Climate change worsens dengue spread in Bangladesh: Study

-- 2021-10-07 15:02:08

As Bangladesh experiences the effects of climate change, it could also face a corresponding increase in vector-borne diseases like dengue, according to a study by the World Bank, bdnews24.com reports....

Ex-DG of health services gets bail

Ex-DG of health services gets bail

-- 2021-10-07 14:15:46

A Dhaka court granted bail to the former DG of health services, Abul Kalam Azad, in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission over the Regent Hospital scandal. Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judges...

Bangladesh adopted nature-based solution to tackle climate change, minister says

Bangladesh adopted nature-based solution to tackle climate change, minister says

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-10-07 13:56:46

Nature-based approaches are most effective at confronting the inter-related challenges of the pandemic, biodiversity loss and climate change, Environment Minister Md Shahab Uddin has said. Bangladesh...

Ties with Bangladesh to grow, says Nepalese FM

Ties with Bangladesh to grow, says Nepalese FM

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-10-07 13:44:11

The existing friendly ties between Bangladesh and Nepal are set to grow further in the days ahead. Nepalese Foreign Minister Dr Narayan Khadka wrote this to Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen. "I lo...

70 shops gutted in Patuakhali

70 shops gutted in Patuakhali

-- 2021-10-07 10:36:40

At least 70 shops were gutted in a fire which broke out at a busy market in Patuakhali district town in the early hours of Thursday. Mantaj Uddin, deputy director of Barishal Fire Service and Civil D...

New effort to set up four human milk banks in city

New effort to set up four human milk banks in city

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-10-07 09:28:25

A nongovernmental organisation has launched a new initiative to set up four human milk banks in Dhaka for motherless and vulnerable infants. US-based Family Health International, or FHI 360, applied...

Call to seek development partners’ help for introducing bancassurance

Call to seek development partners’ help for introducing bancassurance

JASIM UDDIN HAROON 2021-10-07 08:54:25

Stakeholders at a recent policy meeting have suggested seeking advice from the development partners before introducing 'bancassurance' in the country. They put forward the recommendation as the local...

Revival of Dhaka city's canals still on slow lane

Revival of Dhaka city's canals still on slow lane

SAIF UDDIN and ADNAN HOSSAIN BHUIYAN 2021-10-07 08:46:55

A latest move for revival of the throttled canals in Dhaka metropolitan area for smooth drainage, following handover of the task to the two city corporations from WASA, now seems on a slow lane-as a...

Minister Kamal dismisses rumours over illicit money inflow

Minister Kamal dismisses rumours over illicit money inflow

FE REPORT 2021-10-07 08:43:27

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday dismissed the speculations over cash inflow from other sources in the name of remittance. It's "unrealistic", he said while replying to a newsman's que...

Globetrotter Najmun Nahar makes history with 150th country-visit

Globetrotter Najmun Nahar makes history with 150th country-visit

-- 2021-10-06 21:15:17

Bangladesh’s famous woman globetrotter Najmun Nahar accomplished yet another travelling feat conquering the 150th country of the world and carrying the national flag there on Wednesday. Sa...

Complaints about wage, workplace harassment, retrenchment surge   

Complaints about wage, workplace harassment, retrenchment surge  

SAJIBUR RAHMAN 2021-10-06 20:00:30

Aggrieved workers are filing a rising number of complaints with the government’s relevant department, indicating a deficiency in decent work culture in the country. The Department of Inspecti...

Cabinet body approves proposal to procure two helicopters for police

Cabinet body approves proposal to procure two helicopters for police

-- 2021-10-06 19:40:11

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved in principle a proposal to procure two Russian helicopters by the Bangladesh Police. The CCEA gave approval to the proposal of t...

Deal over UN's operational engagement in Bhasan Char likely on Saturday

Deal over UN's operational engagement in Bhasan Char likely on Saturday

-- 2021-10-06 19:30:52

Bangladesh and the United Nations are likely to sign a document on Saturday to find ways for UN engagement in Bhasan Char, demonstrating support to the government’s massive investment there to e...