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IMCAB mourns death of renowned journalist Hasan Shahriar   

IMCAB mourns death of renowned journalist Hasan Shahriar  

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-10 16:58:55

Indian Media Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (IMCAB) has expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Hasan Shahriar, a well-known journalist and former president of the National Press...

Bangladesh reports 5,343 virus cases, 77 deaths in 24 hours

Bangladesh reports 5,343 virus cases, 77 deaths in 24 hours

-- 2021-04-10 16:30:07

 Bangladesh has registered 77 new fatalities from the coronavirus, the most in a daily count, taking the death toll to 9,661. The caseload surged to 678,937 after 5,343 people tested positive fo...

Veteran journalist Hassan Shahriar dies at 76

Veteran journalist Hassan Shahriar dies at 76

-- 2021-04-10 15:05:30

Hassan Shahriar, a veteran journalist and former president of the National Press Club, has died in hospital care at the age of 76. He passed away at 11:30am on Saturday while taking treatment at...

Covid patients in distress as govt lacks real-time data on hospital beds

Covid patients in distress as govt lacks real-time data on hospital beds

-- 2021-04-10 14:58:37

As the coronavirus runs rampant across Bangladesh, patients, often with their lives at stake, are scrambling from one hospital to the next in search of vacant beds. However, the government has not be...

Book Fair to end early on Apr 12

Book Fair to end early on Apr 12

-- 2021-04-10 13:36:24

The Ekushey Book Fair will draw to an early close on Apr 12 ahead of a new lockdown. Faisal Hasan, a spokesman of the cultural affairs ministry, confirmed the decision on Saturday, citing State Minis...

Environment department DG Rafique Ahammed dies from Covid-19

Environment department DG Rafique Ahammed dies from Covid-19

-- 2021-04-10 11:00:20

Dr AKM Rafique Ahammed, director general of the Department of Environment, has died from the Covid-19 illness. He died while undergoing treatment at Rajarbagh Central Police Hospital in the early hou...

PM mourns death of Britain's Prince Philip

PM mourns death of Britain's Prince Philip

-- 2021-04-09 20:43:55

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has joined other world leaders in mourning the death of Prince Philip, husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. Prince Philip died on Friday at Windsor Castle at the age...

Rain, thundershowers likely across six divisions

Rain, thundershowers likely across six divisions

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-09 20:28:56

Rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty/squally wind is likely to occur in six divisions and different regions of the country on Friday and Saturday, according to an official at Banglade...

Police arrest four RAB men for kidnapping, demanding ransom

Police arrest four RAB men for kidnapping, demanding ransom

-- 2021-04-09 20:05:39

Hatirjheel police have arrested four Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) personnel in Dhaka on charges of kidnapping for ransom. Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Shafiqul Islam said they were apprehen...

‘Resolving Rogingya crisis not Bangladesh’s responsibility alone’

‘Resolving Rogingya crisis not Bangladesh’s responsibility alone’

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-09 19:28:55

US President Joe Biden’s special envoy John Kerry on Friday urged the international community to step up efforts to resolve the Rohingya crisis saying that it is not Bangladesh’s responsib...

Bangladesh needs more energy for development, PM says

Bangladesh needs more energy for development, PM says

-- 2021-04-09 19:27:34

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday said the government of Bangladesh wants to develop the country and for that reason it needs more energy. “We want the development of our country. That&rsq...

Kerry reaffirms US commitment to working closely with Bangladesh on climate change

Kerry reaffirms US commitment to working closely with Bangladesh on climate change

-- 2021-04-09 18:56:18

John Kerry, the US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, on Friday laid emphasis on taking actions without making any mistakes to deal with the global climate crisis noting that the US administratio...

Offices to remain shut during next lockdown

Offices to remain shut during next lockdown

-- 2021-04-09 18:45:54

The government plans to enforce another seven-day lockdown with stricter rules from Apr 14 with the offices shut, as coronavirus cases keep surging across Bangladesh, setting daily records. All gover...

Advisory committee suggests complete lockdown for two weeks

Advisory committee suggests complete lockdown for two weeks

-- 2021-04-09 18:16:15

The National Technical Advisory Committee on COVID-19 has recommended the enforcement of a complete lockdown for a minimum of two weeks in the city corporation and municipality areas to curb the sprea...

7,462 new coronavirus cases, 63 deaths in 24 hours

7,462 new coronavirus cases, 63 deaths in 24 hours

-- 2021-04-09 16:21:41

Bangladesh has logged 7,462 new cases of the coronavirus in a day, taking the tally to 673,594. The death toll climbed by 63 in the 24 hours to 8:00 am Friday to 9,584, according to data released by...

Tackling pandemic: Govt fails to engage major stakeholders, say experts

Tackling pandemic: Govt fails to engage major stakeholders, say experts

FE REPORT 2021-04-09 15:55:29

Speakers at a webinar on Thursday said the government did not engage major stakeholders, like - people's representatives, politicians and community leaders, in implementing instructions and restrictio...

Govt mulls another lockdown from Apr 14

Govt mulls another lockdown from Apr 14

-- 2021-04-09 14:25:12

The government plans to enforce another seven-day lockdown with stricter rules from April 14 as coronavirus cases keep surging across Bangladesh, setting daily records. Road Transport Minister Obaidu...

US climate envoy Kerry arrives in Dhaka

US climate envoy Kerry arrives in Dhaka

-- 2021-04-09 13:56:56

John Kerry, the United States special presidential envoy for climate, has arrived in Dhaka to officially invite Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to the Leaders’ Summit on Climate called by President...

US climate envoy Kerry arriving in Dhaka Friday with Biden’s summit invitation

US climate envoy Kerry arriving in Dhaka Friday with Biden’s summit invitation

-- 2021-04-08 21:22:47

John Kerry, the United States special presidential envoy for climate, will visit Dhaka on Friday to officially invite Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to the Leaders’ Summit on Climate called by Pre...

PM for scope of more trade opportunities among D-8 members

PM for scope of more trade opportunities among D-8 members

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-08 20:54:24

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged the D-8 member states to explore the possibility of signing a Trade and Investment Agreement to enhance trade among them. She said it while addressing the 10th summ...

Hearing on Irfan Selim’s plea challenging stay on bail order on April 19

Hearing on Irfan Selim’s plea challenging stay on bail order on April 19

-- 2021-04-08 20:09:17

The Appellate Division on Thursday fixed April 19 for hearing a petition filed by Irfan Selim challenging stay on his bail order in a case filed over assaulting a Navy officer last year. Chamber Judg...

PM warns of stricter measures to protect people from virus

PM warns of stricter measures to protect people from virus

-- 2021-04-08 19:32:11

The government may adopt more stringent measures in future to protect the people from the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has warned. “We have taken some immediate steps, but...

PM calls for building better future in unison at D-8 Summit

PM calls for building better future in unison at D-8 Summit

-- 2021-04-08 19:18:45

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said it is now more important than ever to work together for building a better future. "... the world is now passing through a critical period. The Covid-19 p...

Survey finds 81pc households cut down food expenses during pandemic

Survey finds 81pc households cut down food expenses during pandemic

-- 2021-04-08 18:48:05

Financial hardships resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic forced 80.6 per cent households to cut down food expenses, a survey has found. The Citizen's Platform for SDGs, Bangladesh unveiled the findin...

Bangladesh boasts largest solar power programme, offering clean energy to 20m

Bangladesh boasts largest solar power programme, offering clean energy to 20m

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-08 18:32:45

Bangladesh’s off-grid solar power programme has enabled 20 million people to access electricity, according to the World Bank. The global agency says this programme, the world’s largest on...

Cargo vessel that hit launch in Sitalakkhya river seized

Cargo vessel that hit launch in Sitalakkhya river seized

-- 2021-04-08 17:40:57

Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard on Thursday seized cargo vessel MV SKL-3 that hit a launch in the Sitalakkhya River on April 4, leaving 35 people dead. Fourteen staff members were detained along wi...

Bangladesh logs 6,854 coronavirus cases with record 74 deaths

Bangladesh logs 6,854 coronavirus cases with record 74 deaths

-- 2021-04-08 16:48:58

Bangladesh has logged 6,854 new coronavirus cases in a day, taking the tally to 666,132. The death toll climbed by 74, the highest full-day count, to 9,521, according to data released by the go...

Shopping malls, stores to remain open for eight hours from Friday

Shopping malls, stores to remain open for eight hours from Friday

FE Online Report 2021-04-08 15:23:21

The government has announced that all shopping malls and stores can remain open for eight hours from April 9 to April 13 maintaining the health safety guidelines. The Cabinet Division issued a gazett...

Chief Justice receives second dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Chief Justice receives second dose of Covid-19 vaccine

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-08 14:54:29

Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain along with 55 Supreme Court (SC) judges on Thursday received the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine at two different hospitals in Dhaka. Supreme Court spokesman Mohamma...

BGB seizes 400,000 pieces of yaba pills worth Tk 120m in Cox’s bazar

BGB seizes 400,000 pieces of yaba pills worth Tk 120m in Cox’s bazar

FE Online Report 2021-04-08 14:44:16

The Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized as many as 400,000 pieces of contraband yaba pills worth Tk 120 million (12 crore) in Cox’s Bazar. In line with the government’s 'Zero Tolerance'...