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3.0m doses of Sinopharm vaccines reach Dhaka

3.0m doses of Sinopharm vaccines reach Dhaka

-- 2021-07-30 13:11:05

A total of 3.0 million doses of Covid-19 Sinopharm vaccine purchased by the government arrived in Bangladesh last night (July 29) and in early hours of today (July 30), BSS reports. "Three million sh...

RAB detains Helena Jahangir after raid at Gulshan residence

RAB detains Helena Jahangir after raid at Gulshan residence

-- 2021-07-30 09:13:19

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) says it detained businesswoman Helena Jahangir after finding foreign liquor and gambling equipment in a raid on her home in Dhaka’s Gulshan. Helena recently los...

Experts raise question about feasibility study

Experts raise question about feasibility study

MUNIMA SULTANA 2021-07-30 08:41:34

Revision of infrastructure development projects with both time and cost has become a regular phenomenon, raising questions about the quality of feasibility studies on the projects. The revisions were...

Neglect of Bangladesh lockdown rules raises alarm

Neglect of Bangladesh lockdown rules raises alarm

FE REPORT 2021-07-30 08:34:26

Although a shocking surge of highly infectious and deadly Covid-19 virus continues, people's carelessness towards lockdown rules has gradually been increasing. Healthcare professionals fear that the...

3.0m doses of Sinopharm vaccine to reach Dhaka Thursday night, Friday

3.0m doses of Sinopharm vaccine to reach Dhaka Thursday night, Friday

UNB 2021-07-29 21:36:45

3.0 million doses of Sinopharm vaccine from China will reach Bangladesh on Thursday night and early Friday, health ministry sources said. The consignment of vaccines will arrive at Hazrat Shahjalal I...

568 arrested in Dhaka on seventh day for violating lockdown restrictions

568 arrested in Dhaka on seventh day for violating lockdown restrictions

UNB 2021-07-29 21:29:03

Police arrested 568 people in Dhaka for violating lockdown restrictions on the seventh day of the 14-day countrywide lockdown on Wednesday. The arrestees failed to show any valid reason for coming ou...

Land ministry instructs AC Land to correct mistakes in ROR

Land ministry instructs AC Land to correct mistakes in ROR

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-07-29 20:59:56

The Ministry of Land has issued a circular with detailed instructions and directions to the Assistant Commissioner (Land) (AC Land) to correct the clerical mistakes, fraudulent entries, and bona fide...

Bangladesh reports 15,271 new COVID cases, another 239 die

Bangladesh reports 15,271 new COVID cases, another 239 die

-- 2021-07-29 20:00:05

Bangladesh has registered 239 new deaths from the COVID-19 illness in a day, taking the toll to 20,255. The caseload climbed to 1,226,253 after 15,271 people tested positive for the disease until 8:0...

Don’t fire employees, state minister for labour appeals

Don’t fire employees, state minister for labour appeals

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-07-29 19:44:02

State Minister for Labour Munnojan Sufian on Thursday urged all factory owners including readymade garment (RMG) not to announce any of their units lay-off and terminate any workers amid the ongoing...

Govt launches fresh campaign to reinforce objectives of ending child marriage

Govt launches fresh campaign to reinforce objectives of ending child marriage

FE Online Report 2021-07-29 19:09:55

The government has launched a new campaign to help advance the objectives of Bangladesh’s 10-year National Plan of Action to End Child Marriage (2018-2030). The campaign titled “Actions t...

Mask are more effective than vaccine, says Quader

Mask are more effective than vaccine, says Quader

UNB 2021-07-29 18:42:41

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has urged the people to wear masks for protection against Covid infections saying that the mask is more effective than the vaccine. Quader was addressing...

Alarming surge in dengue as 181 more hospitalised in 24 hrs

Alarming surge in dengue as 181 more hospitalised in 24 hrs

UNB 2021-07-29 18:14:51

Health authorities reported 181 new dengue cases in the last 24 hours till Thursday morning, highest this year so far amid a spike in the Aedes mosquito-borne disease in the country. Bangladesh has b...

COVID vaccine age limit now 25

COVID vaccine age limit now 25

-- 2021-07-29 17:45:27

The Bangladesh government is lowering the age limit to register for COVID-19 vaccinations to 25. Previously, the age limit was set at 30. On Thursday, the registration page on the Surokkha app allowe...

Maritime ports asked to hoist local cautionary signal 3

Maritime ports asked to hoist local cautionary signal 3

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-07-29 17:22:54

Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Mongla, and Payra have been advised to hoist local cautionary signal number 3 (three) as monsoon is active over Bangladesh and strong over North Bay, accordi...

BERC raises domestic LPG price for pvt operators by 11.44pc

BERC raises domestic LPG price for pvt operators by 11.44pc

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-07-29 17:07:48

Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) raised retail prices of LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) for private operators by around 11.44 per cent for trading in domestic market in August. The retai...

BB to back double digit growth in private credit

BB to back double digit growth in private credit

FE Online Report 2021-07-29 16:41:23

In a bid to continue the expansionary monetary stance, the central bank will support the double digit growth in the private sector credit flow in the current fiscal year. While the actual private cre...

325 subordinate judges infected with Covid-19 so far

325 subordinate judges infected with Covid-19 so far

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-07-29 13:48:15

A total of 325 judges and 640 support staff of subordinate courts were infected with Covid-19 until July 28, 2021.  They were infected with coronavirus since the outbreak of the pandemic, said M...

Covered van hits tractor, killing three in Cumilla

Covered van hits tractor, killing three in Cumilla

-- 2021-07-29 12:00:12

Three people have been killed after a sand-bearing tractor was hit by a covered van on the Dhaka-Chattogram Highway near the Harikhola Shrine in Chandina upazila of Cumilla district. The accident occ...

Chattogram reports first case of black fungus

Chattogram reports first case of black fungus

-- 2021-07-29 11:49:02

A 60-year-old woman has been diagnosed with black fungus at Chattogram Medical College and Hospital (CMCH). This is the first case of the rare fungal infection in the district. "The victim -- Ferdous...

Drug authority approves BUET-developed cheap ventilator

Drug authority approves BUET-developed cheap ventilator

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-07-29 11:38:55

The Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) has approved the BUET-developed cheap ventilator especially to support Covid-19 patients amid the soaring demand for oxygen support in the pandemi...

Nine Rohingyas held in Kurigram while sneaking into India

Nine Rohingyas held in Kurigram while sneaking into India

-- 2021-07-29 11:16:35

A mobile court in Kurigram detained nine Rohingya refugees on Wednesday night for flouting the Covid-19 lockdown norms. The refugees have been identified as Faia Salam, 27, Ismail Hossain, 18, Sabika...

Floods, landslides affect over 12,000 Rohingyas

Floods, landslides affect over 12,000 Rohingyas

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-07-29 10:34:03

Over 12,000 Rohingya refugees have been affected while some 5,000 refugees have temporarily been relocated to other family member’s shelters or communal facilities, according to the UN Refugee A...

Bangladesh sees over 1,000 COVID deaths in four days

Bangladesh sees over 1,000 COVID deaths in four days

-- 2021-07-29 10:21:00

Bangladesh recorded a shocking spike in coronavirus deaths in recent days. It took Bangladesh thirteen and a half months to record the first 10,000 deaths, but the next 10,000 fatalities from the dise...

Netrakona farmers start harvesting jute

Netrakona farmers start harvesting jute

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-07-29 09:19:32

Farmers in Netrakona district have started harvesting jute, the golden fibre of Bangladesh. Raw jute has also started appearing in the market. It is expected that jute harvesting will be completed in...

BB seeks former Dhaka South mayor's bank account info

BB seeks former Dhaka South mayor's bank account info

FE REPORT 2021-07-29 09:08:44

Bangladesh Bank (BB) has sought account information on Sayeed Khokon, former mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation, from all the scheduled banks, officials said. Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Uni...

New funding not a barrier to Evaly probe

New funding not a barrier to Evaly probe

FE REPORT 2021-07-29 08:36:18

The new investment in Evaly, a leading e-commerce platform of the country, by the industrial giant Jamuna Group, will not bar the investigations being conducted by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC)...

Pandemic restriction causes people’s vulnerability to human trafficking: Speakers

Pandemic restriction causes people’s vulnerability to human trafficking: Speakers

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-07-28 21:25:08

The ongoing pandemic restrictions to control mobility and movements have had diverse impacts on people’s vulnerability to human trafficking, including migrants from and to Bangladesh. Speaker...

Pradip, wife ‘amass over Tk 23.5m’ beyond known sources of income

Pradip, wife ‘amass over Tk 23.5m’ beyond known sources of income

-- 2021-07-28 20:43:23

The Anti-corruption Commission has formally charged in court former Teknaf OC Pradip Kumar Das, the main accused in the shooting death of retired army major Sinha Md Rashed Khan, and his wife Chumki K...

Vehicular movement in Dhaka increasing every day defying lockdown

Vehicular movement in Dhaka increasing every day defying lockdown

UNB 2021-07-28 20:29:45

People continue to venture out with families and friends in the capital defying the lockdown rules even though Bangladesh recorded the highest daily rise in its COVID-19 death toll on Tuesday. There...

Energy division spends 4.26pc higher than allocation in revised ADP

Energy division spends 4.26pc higher than allocation in revised ADP

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-07-28 20:03:00

The energy division spent 4.26 per cent higher than the allocation in the revised annual development program (RADP) during fiscal year (FY) 2020-2021 when many other government entities struggled to s...