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Govt takes Tk 85b project to develop Rangpur division

Govt takes Tk 85b project to develop Rangpur division

-- 2021-12-05 21:08:23

The government has taken up a massive Tk 85 billion industrialisation and development programme for Rangpur division, said Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi on Sunday. He said this while speaking as the...

Prolonged stay of Rohingya is security threat to the region, says FM

Prolonged stay of Rohingya is security threat to the region, says FM

-- 2021-12-05 20:43:16

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has told the international community about possible disruption of peace and security in the region due to prolonged stay of the Rohingya in Bangladesh. "As the crisis...

PM urges global leaders to stop spending on arms manufacturing, marketing

PM urges global leaders to stop spending on arms manufacturing, marketing

-- 2021-12-05 20:06:55

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called on global leaders to put a stop to spending on weapons manufacturing and marketing, as the curtains came down on the World Peace Conference in Dhaka. In her co...

‘Unwise use of fertilisers seriously affecting biodiversity’

‘Unwise use of fertilisers seriously affecting biodiversity’

FE ONLINE RERPORT 2021-12-05 19:29:04

The unabated and unwise use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides has seriously been affecting biodiversity, including fish being destroyed in the rivers and streams of the country. Such unscrupulou...

Couple arrested for killing domestic help in city

Couple arrested for killing domestic help in city

-- 2021-12-05 19:13:28

Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) has arrested a couple from Niketon area of Dhaka in connection with the alleged killing of their housemaid and dumping the body in shrubs at Diabari. A PBI press...

68 more hospitalised with dengue in 24 hours

68 more hospitalised with dengue in 24 hours

-- 2021-12-05 18:18:13

Sixty-eight new dengue patients have been hospitalised in 24 hours until Sunday morning, health authorities said. The number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease remained unchanged at 98 in...

‘No Covid lockdown right now in Bangladesh’

‘No Covid lockdown right now in Bangladesh’

-- 2021-12-05 17:45:21

Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Sunday ruled out any further Covid-induced lockdown in the country. "The Covid situation in Bangladesh is under control now and there is no possibility to enforce any...

Bangladesh records six new Covid deaths, 197 cases

Bangladesh records six new Covid deaths, 197 cases

-- 2021-12-05 17:35:16

Bangladesh has registered six new deaths from COVID-19 in a day, taking the total toll to 28,001. The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,577,443 as 197 people tested positive for the disease in the 24 hours...

Depression in Bay triggers drizzle in parts of Bangladesh  

Depression in Bay triggers drizzle in parts of Bangladesh  

-- 2021-12-05 17:14:10

Daylong drizzle disrupted life in Dhaka and some other parts of Bangladesh as cyclonic storm ‘Jawad’ weakened into a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal on Sunday. The day started with...

Students hold symbolic ‘funeral march’ for road safety in the capital

Students hold symbolic ‘funeral march’ for road safety in the capital

-- 2021-12-05 16:49:38

A group of students have held a road safety demonstration in Dhaka where they led a ‘march’ with a coffin to commemorate those killed in traffic accidents, reports bdnews24.com. The march...

Number of mobile internet users hit 129m in October

Number of mobile internet users hit 129m in October

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-12-05 16:25:31

The number of mobile internet users in Bangladesh increased by 0.4 million to reach 129.18 million in October 2021, according to BTRC. However, the number of broadband internet users did not increase...

Man killed in wedding party clash at Rohingya camp

Man killed in wedding party clash at Rohingya camp

-- 2021-12-05 16:04:14

At least one person has died in a clash at a wedding party in a Rohingya Refugee Camp in Cox’s Bazar’s Ukhiya. The incident took place in Block C of Balukhali Camp No. 9 on Saturday, said...

Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy’s 58th death anniversary today

Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy’s 58th death anniversary today

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-12-05 15:21:00

The 58th death anniversary of Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy is being observed in the country in a befitting manner today (Sunday). Different political and socio-cultural organisations have taken up elab...

Two ‘robbers’ killed in Bhola ‘gunfight’

Two ‘robbers’ killed in Bhola ‘gunfight’

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-12-05 14:40:52

Two suspected robbers were killed in a ‘gunfight’ with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Char Kukri Mukri in Charfashion upazila of Bhola district on Sunday. The identities of th...

Bus owners accept 50pc student discount in all metropolitan areas

Bus owners accept 50pc student discount in all metropolitan areas

-- 2021-12-05 14:23:01

The Bangladesh Road Transport Owners Association has announced that it will implement a 50 per cent discount on bus fare for students in Chattogram and all other metropolitan areas, subject to conditi...

Bangladeshi migrants look to better days as Maldives tourism thrives amid pandemic

Bangladeshi migrants look to better days as Maldives tourism thrives amid pandemic

-- 2021-12-05 11:36:48

Shakhawat Hossain fell in trouble after losing his job as the maintenance supervisor at a luxury resort in the Maldives when the coronavirus pandemic put global tourism in a tailspin in 2020. As the...

Malaysia to source security guards from Bangladesh

Malaysia to source security guards from Bangladesh

FE REPORT 2021-12-05 10:35:23

Bangladesh is going to send security guards to Malaysia as the second country after Nepal. To this effect, Bangladesh's Sena Kalyan Sangstha and Malaysian Security Industry Association (PIKM) signe...

Almost 60pc marginal, ultra poor see notable decline in income

Almost 60pc marginal, ultra poor see notable decline in income

FE REPORT 2021-12-05 10:21:26

More than 58 per cent marginal and ultra poor in the country witnessed a notable decline in their income due to the Covid-19 pandemic that forced many of them to eat even one meal a day instead of t...

Lax security threatens Cox's Bazar airport

Lax security threatens Cox's Bazar airport

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-12-05 09:23:34

COX'S BAZAR: A day after a Biman plane hit two cows on the runway while taking off from Cox's Bazar airport, this correspondent found lax security at the airport. The boundary walls are broken due...

Covid-19 death toll approaches 28,000

Covid-19 death toll approaches 28,000

-- 2021-12-04 21:10:20

Bangladesh has registered six new deaths from Covid-19 in a day, taking the toll to 27,995. The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,577,246 after 176 people tested positive for the disease in the 24 hours to...

‘Pandemic, climate crisis highlight need to pursue global solutions’

‘Pandemic, climate crisis highlight need to pursue global solutions’

-- 2021-12-04 21:04:21

The coronavirus pandemic and climate crisis highlight the need to pursue global solutions to global challenges, former UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has said. The current crises of COVID-19 and cl...

ACC enlists 29 individuals as money launderers

ACC enlists 29 individuals as money launderers

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-12-04 20:35:52

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has enlisted 29 individuals and 14 organisations whose names came on Paradise Papers and Panana Papers as money launderers. These individuals are: Abdul Awal Mint...

Ekushey Padak winning freedom fighter Golam Hasnain dies at 85

Ekushey Padak winning freedom fighter Golam Hasnain dies at 85

-- 2021-12-04 20:31:18

Ekushey Padak winning freedom fighter Advocate Golam Hasnain died of old age complications at his house in Kacharipara area of Pabna district on Saturday morning. He was 85. According to his family m...

Road crashes claim 413 lives in November

Road crashes claim 413 lives in November

-- 2021-12-04 19:08:24

As many as 413 lives were lost while 532 people were injured in 379 road accidents across the country in November alone, according to a report. Besides, at least nine people were killed and five went...

Dengue: 53 more hospitalised in 24 hrs

Dengue: 53 more hospitalised in 24 hrs

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-12-04 18:31:26

Some 53 new dengue patients were hospitalised in 24 hours until Saturday morning, health authorities said. The number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease remained unchanged at 98 in the cur...

‘Ensure equal opportunities for all ending discrimination’

‘Ensure equal opportunities for all ending discrimination’

-- 2021-12-04 18:12:46

President Abdul Hamid on Saturday urged world leaders to work for ending discrimination based on race, faith, colour, religion and ethnicity and ensure equal opportunities for all. "We must end discr...

Momen dreams of an end to manmade violence

Momen dreams of an end to manmade violence

-- 2021-12-04 17:31:48

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Saturday hoped that there will be peace across the world following an end to violence, war and terror with active support from the international community. "Thes...

Natore: RAB rescues kidnapped girl

Natore: RAB rescues kidnapped girl

-- 2021-12-04 15:49:31

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Friday night rescued a Class-VIII student who was allegedly kidnapped from her grandparents' house in Lochangarh village of Natore Sadar upazila. The kidnapper, id...

KUET expels nine students, including Chhatra League leader, over professor’s death

KUET expels nine students, including Chhatra League leader, over professor’s death

-- 2021-12-04 15:30:44

The Khulna University of Engineering and Technology administration has expelled nine students, including a Chhatra League leader, over the death of Prof Md Selim Hossain. In a statement a day after t...

Winter showers likely in 24 hours

Winter showers likely in 24 hours

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-12-04 14:44:47

The Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) on Saturday morning predicted rain or thundershowers in many parts of the country in the next 24 hours, a forecast it attributed to the deep depression o...