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Uncontrolled sand extraction threatens farmland in Tangail, Sirajganj

Uncontrolled sand extraction threatens farmland in Tangail, Sirajganj

AL JAZEERA 2021-01-12 21:39:23

Rapid urbanisation is driving up demand for sand in Bangladesh, leading to uncontrolled and mostly illegal extraction of sandstone and rocks from the riverbeds. The hunger for sand is threatening the...

BRICM develops nasal spray to kill coronavirus

BRICM develops nasal spray to kill coronavirus

-- 2021-01-12 20:38:43

Bangladesh Reference Institute for Chemical Measurements (BRICM) has invented a nasal spray to kill coronavirus in the upper respiratory tract. The Bangasef Oro-Nasal Spray has proven safe, effective...

Bangladesh provides list of 230,000 Rohingya to Myanmar for repatriation

Bangladesh provides list of 230,000 Rohingya to Myanmar for repatriation

-- 2021-01-12 19:46:20

The government has handed over a list of 230,000 more Rohingya refugees to Myanmar for repatriation to their homeland in Rakhine State. Delwar Hossain, the director general of the foreign ministry&rs...

Bangladesh gets AstraZeneca vaccine at 47pc higher price than India

Bangladesh gets AstraZeneca vaccine at 47pc higher price than India

-- 2021-01-12 19:33:58

Serum Institute of India will sell the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to Bangladesh at $4.0 per dose, three sources with knowledge of the mater told Reuters, about 47 per cent more than India will pa...

BSF describes Bangladesh-India border as ‘very complex’ border

BSF describes Bangladesh-India border as ‘very complex’ border

-- 2021-01-12 19:05:43

Border Security Force (BSF) has described Bangladesh-India border as a very complex border due to close proximity, ethnic and cultural similarities of the population living on both sides of the border...

Govt takes cautionary measures to prevent bird flu outbreak

Govt takes cautionary measures to prevent bird flu outbreak

FE Online Report 2021-01-12 18:45:36

A bird flu outbreak in India has forced the Bangladesh government to take cautionary measures for preventing any spread of the viral disease in the country. The Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock on...

Bangladesh logs 16 Covid deaths, 718 new cases in 24 hours

Bangladesh logs 16 Covid deaths, 718 new cases in 24 hours

-- 2021-01-12 16:35:07

Bangladesh recorded 16 deaths and 718 new cases of the novel coronavirus in a daily count, taking the tally of infections so far to 524,020. The death toll climbed to 7,819 till 8:00am Tuesday, accor...

Ahmad Shafi’s death: PBI investigators visit Hathazari Madrasa

Ahmad Shafi’s death: PBI investigators visit Hathazari Madrasa

-- 2021-01-12 16:06:52

Members of Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) visited the Hathazari Madrasa on Tuesday morning as part of their probe into the alleged killing of Hefazat-e-Islam founder Shah Ahmad Shafi. The PBI t...

MC College gang rape: Court accepts chargesheet against eight

MC College gang rape: Court accepts chargesheet against eight

-- 2021-01-12 15:39:15

A Sylhet tribunal on Tuesday accepted chargesheet against eight men accused of gang-raping a woman at MC College. Woman and Child Repression Prevention Tribunal Judge Mohammad Mohitul Haque Chowdhury...

Rangamati bridge collapse kills three

Rangamati bridge collapse kills three

-- 2021-01-12 12:34:22

Three people have died after a bridge collapsed in Rangamati on Tuesday. Road communications between Rangamati and Khagrachhari have been cut off as a result of the accident at 7am, said OC Kabir Hos...

700 illegal brickfields to be demolished to check air pollution

700 illegal brickfields to be demolished to check air pollution

BSS 2021-01-12 10:57:06

The Department of Environment (DoE) will demolish about 700 illegal brick kilns, one of the major sources of air pollution in the country. “As air pollution has worsened during this dry season,...

Recovery of Muslin a great achievement: Minister

Recovery of Muslin a great achievement: Minister

-- 2021-01-12 10:38:36

Regaining of Muslin is a great achievement in Mujib Barsha. It is immensely important to contain the heritage of Bengali, said textile and jute minister Golam Dastagir Gazi. The minister said this wh...

Myanmar's lack of sincerity preventing Rohingya repatriation: Bangladesh FM

Myanmar's lack of sincerity preventing Rohingya repatriation: Bangladesh FM

-- 2021-01-12 10:16:53

Rohingya repatriation could not be started because of the lack of cordiality of the Myanmar government, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said Monday. “Not a single Rohingya could be repatriat...

Bangladesh's Covid-19 immunisation set to begin in February

Bangladesh's Covid-19 immunisation set to begin in February

FE Report 2021-01-12 08:41:46

Bangladesh is set to roll out the Covid-19 immunisation across the country in early February, ending speculations over the availability of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. The state-run Directorate Genera...

Journalist Mizanur Rahman Khan no more

Journalist Mizanur Rahman Khan no more

-- 2021-01-11 21:34:01

Mizanur Rahman Khan, a veteran journalist and joint editor of daily Prothom Alo, has died at the age of 54, reports bdnews24.com. He passed away during treatment in a hospital in Dhaka around 6 pm on...

Cabinet approves draft bill to increase financial jurisdiction of civil courts

Cabinet approves draft bill to increase financial jurisdiction of civil courts

-- 2021-01-11 20:36:38

The cabinet on Monday approved the draft of the Civil Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2021 aiming to raise the financial jurisdiction of the judges of the lower court for disposal of civil cases. The approv...

Number of mobile phone users reaches 170.1 million

Number of mobile phone users reaches 170.1 million

-- 2021-01-11 20:00:11

The total number of mobile phone subscribers in Bangladesh reached 170.1 million at the end of December last year. The number of mobile phone subscribers was 165.6 million at the end of January in 20...

Sayeedi’s trial in money embezzlement case begins

Sayeedi’s trial in money embezzlement case begins

-- 2021-01-11 19:16:13

A Dhaka court on Monday framed charges in a case against six including convicted war criminal Delwar Hossain Sayeedi for embezzling money of Islamic Foundation (IF). Judge Syeda Hosne Ara of Dhaka Sp...

Khokon faces two cases for ‘defamatory remarks’ against Taposh

Khokon faces two cases for ‘defamatory remarks’ against Taposh

-- 2021-01-11 19:09:04

Two separate appeals were filed with the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court on Monday to initiate cases against former Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon for making...

Bayer Crop to train 15,000 farmers

Bayer Crop to train 15,000 farmers

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-01-11 18:57:03

Bayer Crop Science Ltd will provide training to 15,000 smallholder farmers in the country on advanced agricultural practices. The training is a continuation of its "Better Farms, Better Lives" initia...

Rotary enhances social activities

Rotary enhances social activities

FE Online Report 2021-01-11 18:25:27

During the pandemic social activities of Rotary International has increased, and the process will continue, says Rotary Governor M Robayet Hossain, according to a statement. The governor said this at...

FemGen angry at victim-blaming, demands families hold boys, men accountable   

FemGen angry at victim-blaming, demands families hold boys, men accountable  

FE ONLINE REPORT   2021-01-11 18:09:35

A group of women who formed an alliance called ‘Feminists Across Generations’ or FemGen on Monday lambasted the police and the media for mishandling the recent case of rape and murder of a...

HC orders United Hospital to pay Tk 3.0m to fire victims’ families

HC orders United Hospital to pay Tk 3.0m to fire victims’ families

-- 2021-01-11 18:04:11

The High Court on Monday ordered the authorities of United Hospital to pay Tk 3.0 million within 15 days to each to four families out of five victims who were killed in a fire at the hospital on May 2...

Govt to start registration for vaccination from Jan 26

Govt to start registration for vaccination from Jan 26

-- 2021-01-11 17:28:16

The government is going to start registration process of Covid vaccination from January 26 as Beximco is set to import vaccines in between January 21 and January 25.  The DGHS director general d...

Applications open for fourth edition of BASIS Nat’l ICT Awards

Applications open for fourth edition of BASIS Nat’l ICT Awards

FE Online Report 2021-01-11 17:19:23

The fourth edition of BASIS National ICT Awards 2020 has kicked off aimed at providing recognition to individuals, students, entrepreneurs, SMEs and organisations for their outstanding achievements....

Nine GMs of state-owned banks yet to join new workplaces in over a year

Nine GMs of state-owned banks yet to join new workplaces in over a year

-- 2021-01-11 16:54:37

Nine general managers of four state-owned bank have not joined their new workplaces in 13 months, refusing to follow the government’s transfer orders. After several reminders, the finance minis...

Govt allows private traders to import rice to curb escalating prices

Govt allows private traders to import rice to curb escalating prices

-- 2021-01-11 16:14:35

The Ministry of Food has allowed private traders to import 487,000 tonnes of rice to boost supply and cool prices in local markets. The government has opened the opportunity for the private sector to...

Bangladesh logs new 849 virus infections, 22 deaths

Bangladesh logs new 849 virus infections, 22 deaths

-- 2021-01-11 16:00:08

Bangladesh has recorded 849 new cases of the novel coronavirus in a daily count, taking the tally of infections so far to 523,302. The death toll climbed to 7,803 after 22 fatalities were registered...

HSC results to be published by 28 January, Cabinet secy says

HSC results to be published by 28 January, Cabinet secy says

FE Online Report 2021-01-11 15:02:40

The results of the Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations of 2020 will be released by January 28, Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam has said. The development has...

DSCC mayor Taposh to file defamation case against Khokon

DSCC mayor Taposh to file defamation case against Khokon

FE Online Report 2021-01-11 14:51:33

Mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh said on Monday that he will file a defamation case against Sayeed Khokon for his adverse comments against him. 'He (Sayeed Khokon...