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Passenger shortage forces Biman to cancel flights

-- June 03, 2020 16:27:29

Biman Bangladesh Airlines has cancelled all of its flights scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday due to lack of passengers on the third day of resumption of regular flight operations. With this, Biman...

Libya killing: RAB arrests four ‘traffickers’

FE ONLINE REPORT June 03, 2020 16:19:12

Law enforces on Wednesday arrested four suspected human traffickers in connection for allegedly trafficking 26 Bangladeshis people who were killed in Libya recently. Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arre...

DB investigating case against Sikder Brothers

-- June 03, 2020 16:13:41

The Detective Branch of Police (DB) has been tasked with investigating the case against Ron Haque Sikder, a director of National Bank, and his brother Dipu Haque Sikder who are accused of threatening...

Libya killings: CID starts case

-- June 03, 2020 14:53:50

The Criminal Investigation Department of police has brought human trafficking and homicide charges against 38 people in connection with the killings of 26 Bangladeshi migrants in Libya. SI Rashed Faz...

COVID-19 cases jump by 2,695 with 37 additional deaths

FE Online Desk June 03, 2020 14:44:20

Bangladesh reported 2,695 fresh cases of novel coronavirus on Wednesday, the health directorate said, bringing the total case count to 55,140. Authorities also registered 37 more fatalities in the la...

11 more train services resume operation

-- June 03, 2020 14:07:34

Eleven pairs of intercity trains resumed operations from Wednesday, Bangladesh Railway said. Directorate General of Bangladesh Railway Shamsuzzaman said train services resumed with eight pairs of int...

452 die of virus in BD, 39,386 fresh cases in May

-- June 03, 2020 13:56:51

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases and the death toll have been rising since mid-April in the country but it was in May when the situation worsened. Bangladesh reported its first cases on Marc...

Bhola launch operators ignoring health rules

-- June 03, 2020 13:08:16

The government’s directives on maintaining social distancing and health guidelines are largely being ignored by passengers and transport operators in Bhola. Launch owners apparently did not tak...

Hospital charges Tk 150,000 to virus patient in city

-- June 03, 2020 13:02:53

Saifur Rahman, a COVID-19 patient who complained of being held captive all day at Anwer Khan Modern Hospital over medical bills, has been allowed to leave after paying Tk 150,000 even though coronavir...

Two coronavirus patients flee Jashore hospital

-- June 03, 2020 11:56:43

Two female coronavirus patients, undergoing treatment at the isolation unit of Jashore General Hospital, fled on Tuesday night. They were identified as Sanu Begum, 27, wife of Lutfur Gazi of the subu...

'Shining Bangladesh' published in India

-- June 03, 2020 11:12:02

The Coffee Table Book (CTB) titled ‘Shinning Bangladesh’ dedicated to the celebration of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, has been published....

DGF official dies from coronavirus in city

-- June 03, 2020 10:49:20

A senior official of the Directorate General of Food died from coronavirus (COVID-19) on Monday night. Utpal Kumar Saha, 53, chief controller of Dhaka Rationing under the DGF, recently tested positiv...

COVID-19: 800 BD expats so far die abroad

Mir Mostafizur Rahaman June 03, 2020 09:43:16

With the sudden rise in the number of death among Bangladeshi expatriates in Saudi Arabia last week due to coronavirus infection, the total death toll of Bangladeshi citizens abroad reached 800. The...

HC wants info on COVID-19 situation in prisons

FE REPORT June 03, 2020 09:34:38

The High Court on Tuesday wanted to know what condition the prisoners and prison staff across the country are passing through during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The court asked Deputy Attorney...

Ex-BCL leader Zion denied bail in Abrar murder case

FE REPORT June 03, 2020 09:34:12

A virtual court in Dhaka on Tuesday rejected a bail petition of Meftahul Islam Zion, a 15th batch student of naval architecture and marine engineering department of Bangladesh University of Engineerin...

Relief scam: 85 public representatives face suspension so far

-- June 02, 2020 22:54:48

A total of 85 public representatives were suspended temporarily so far their alleged irregularities in cash aid disbursement and relief distribution for destitute people since detection of the country...

‘United Hospital cannot avoid responsibility for fire deaths’

-- June 02, 2020 22:43:27

Information Minister Hasan Mahmud has said United Hospital cannot avoid responsibility for the deaths of five people caused by last week’s fire incident at COVID-19 isolation unit of the hospita...

BNP infected with ‘virus of criticism’: Obaidul Quader

-- June 02, 2020 22:04:29

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said that the main opposition BNP had dragged themselves to a position of ‘political isolation’, through years of what he called negative...

‘COVID-19 situation deteriorates further due to mismanagement’

-- June 02, 2020 22:01:45

Gonoforum President Dr Kamal Hossain on Tuesday said that coronavirus is seriously affecting public life as the government has failed to control its outbreak in the country. In a statement, Dr Kamal...

DNCC, UNDP unveil street art to thank COVID-19 frontliners

-- June 02, 2020 21:54:04

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) unveiled two graffities at Gulshan 2, DCC market recently to recognise and thank the frontline workers for rende...

Bangladesh seeks enhanced trade ties with Sri Lanka

-- June 02, 2020 21:45:07

Bangladesh High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Riaz Hamidullah met Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees on Tuesday and hoped Dhaka-Colombo relations would be further improved in the coming year...

CAB asks govt to reconsider bus fare hike

-- June 02, 2020 21:23:46

The Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB) has urged the government to reconsider its decision to raise bus fare by 60 percent amid the coronavirus pandemic. In a message on Tuesday, CAB President...

1,256 get recognition as freedom fighters

-- June 02, 2020 20:34:58

The Ministry of Liberation War Affairs has issued a gazette notification recognising 1,256 people as freedom fighters. The gazette was published on Tuesday following a decision taken at the 66th meet...

5,333 policemen infected with coronavirus

-- June 02, 2020 20:29:25

A total of 5,333 policemen were infected with coronavirus across the country while performing duties as of Tuesday as the virus infection situation continues to worsen with the rise in new cases and d...

HC orders probe report on United Hospital fire by Jun 14

-- June 02, 2020 19:13:07

The High Court (HC) has ordered the authorities to submit probe reports by Jun 14 on a fire that left five people dead at United Hospital’s COVID-19 unit. The authorities of the hospital, RAJUK...

BR to launch special trains for carrying mango

Munima Sultana June 02, 2020 18:42:48

Bangladesh Railway (BR) is set to launch special cargo trains between Chapainawabganj and Dhaka to carry mango from its main producing districts. According to a notice issued by BR’s Chief Oper...

BD-India trade through Bhomra port resumes

-- June 02, 2020 18:15:00

After two months and eight days, trade between Bangladesh and India resumed through Bhomra land port of Satkhira from Tuesday. Import and export activities through this port were suspended due to loc...

11 more train services to resume Wednesday

FE Online Report June 02, 2020 18:13:08

Following the success of operating eight intercity train services by abiding health guidelines, Bangladesh Railway (BR) is set to resume 11 more train services on Wednesday. While the road and water...

DNCC finds Aedes larvae in house, fines owner

FE Online Report June 02, 2020 18:07:03

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) on Tuesday found Aedes larvae in a house in the capital and fined Tk 10, 000 during a mobile court drive. A DNCC team led by Executive Magistrate Roslina Parveen c...

Libya killings: Family sues three ‘middlemen’ in Gopalganj

-- June 02, 2020 17:55:35

The family of one of the 26 Bangladeshi migrants murdered in Libya has filed a case against three ‘middlemen’ in Maksudpur upazila of Gopalganj district under the anti-trafficking law. Ka...