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BD sees highest single-day 2,911 cases, 37 new COVID-19 deaths

FE Online Desk June 02, 2020 14:45:21

Bangladesh confirmed 2,911 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 52,445. This is the biggest spike in daily new cases of the highly contagious di...

BD reports first virus death of Rohingya man

-- June 02, 2020 13:31:33

A Rohingya man died from coronavirus (COVID-19) while undergoing treatment at the isolation centre at Ukhiya camp in Cox’s Bazar district on Monday night. The deceased could not be identified i...

Police arrest four for stealing cash from bank vehicle

-- June 02, 2020 12:47:21

Police have arrested four people in connection with the disappearance of Tk 8.0 million from a National Bank vehicle in Old Dhaka. They were arrested in multiple raids across the capital on Monday ni...

Ex-Health Minister Nasim tests positive for COVID-19

-- June 02, 2020 11:06:58

Former Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) shortly after he was admitted to a private hospital in Dhaka on Monday. “My father is COVID-1...

English medium schools ‘collecting fees’ amid coronavirus shutdown

-- June 02, 2020 10:57:21

Although the government has shut all educational institutions across the country amid the coronavirus outbreak, a good number of English medium schools in Dhaka are reportedly forcing guardians to pay...

Writ on bus fare hike filed

FE REPORT June 02, 2020 09:43:33

A writ petition challenging the legality of raising bus fare by 60 per cent for the period of coronavirus pandemic was filed with the High Court on Monday. Barrister Mohammad Humaun Kabir, a Supreme...

Covid-19 test: HC orders to give priority to pregnant women

FE REPORT June 02, 2020 09:40:50

The High Court on Monday ordered the hospitals concerned and clinics of the country to test the COVID-19 samples of pregnant women on a priority basis. The High Court bench of Justice M Enayetur Ra...

Govt may impose lockdown again if required: Quader

-- June 01, 2020 21:40:35

Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday said the government can go tough again, as and when necessary, in its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic’s local outbreak. Speciall...

Govt plans to flag coronavirus risk zones

-- June 01, 2020 20:42:39

The government plans to flag COVID-19 risk zones as part of efforts to strangle the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country. Areas will be flagged red, green and yellow on the basis of death a...

Keep accelerating growth in production to avert food crisis

-- June 01, 2020 20:32:51

The government is trying to boost domestic food production to tackle any food crisis that may arise amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, said Agriculture Minister Dr. Abdur Razzaque. “The pro...

Bus services resume following few health guidelines

FE Online Report June 01, 2020 20:14:42

City, long route and mini buses resumed services on Monday with 60 per cent higher fares and following some, not all, health guidelines to check the further spread of coronavirus infection. Most comp...

Minister emphasises having fruits to boost immune system

-- June 01, 2020 18:06:39

Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Md Shahabuddin on Monday encouraged people to have juicy seasonal fruits to boost immune system in addition to staying on high alert to avoid coronavir...

Secretariat offices to run with maximum 25pc staff: State Minister

FE ONLINE DESK June 01, 2020 17:06:18

Offices at the Secretariat will be running with physical presence of maximum 25 per cent officers and employees amid the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a government decision. At the same time, 25 pe...

Vegetable farming on floating beds gets popularity in Sylhet

-- June 01, 2020 16:38:41

Vegetable farming on floating beds made of water hyacinth and bamboo in waterbodies or ponds, has drawn huge response from farmers in different areas of Sylhet district. This method of vegetable cult...

Three held over gang-rape in Manikganj

-- June 01, 2020 16:31:34

Police arrested three youths from Mouhali village of Ghior upazila in Manikganj on Sunday night in a case filed over gang- rape of a woman. The arrestees are—Wasim Hossain, 20, Rakib Hossain an...

RAB arrests suspected trafficker of 26 Bangladeshis killed in Libya

-- June 01, 2020 14:53:11

The Rapid Action Battalion has arrested a man suspected of trafficking 26 Bangladeshi nationals who were recently killed in Libya. Kamal Hossain, alias Haji Kamal, 55, was apprehended in Dhaka on Sun...

22 new virus deaths in BD, cases rise by 2,381

FE ONLINE REPORT June 01, 2020 14:42:05

Twenty-two more people died from coronavirus (COVID-19) in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours till Monday, according to the statistics of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). With this, the de...

Passengers flout social distancing at Chandpur launch terminal

-- June 01, 2020 14:39:01

The hygiene and social distancing rules critical to limiting the spread of the coronavirus infection are being disregarded as passengers swarmed the Chandpur launch terminal, a day after river transpo...

No new dengue case reported in 24 hrs

-- June 01, 2020 13:55:32

No new dengue case was reported in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Monday, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). One dengue patient is now being treated at a hospital,...

Buses back on roads after more than two months

FE ONLINE DESK June 01, 2020 12:46:43

Buses on Monday morning resumed services after more than two months of suspension in efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the country. The presence of passengers is thin in Dhaka city whi...

Man dies in Keraniganj a day after son’s death from COVID-19

-- June 01, 2020 12:35:07

A man died in Subadda area of Keraniganj on Sunday night a day after his son’s death from coronavirus infection. The deceased was identified as Bazlur Rahman Mridha, 75. Bazlur’s son Sir...

UN calls for closing compulsory drug detention and rehab centres permanently

FE ONLINE DESK June 01, 2020 11:37:10

In a joint statement, the United Nations has urgently appealed to member countries to permanently close compulsory drug detention and rehabilitation centres in Asia and the Pacific as an important mea...

Dhaka’s air quality shows improvement

-- June 01, 2020 10:20:07

Dhaka’s air quality showed improvement as it ranked 15th worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) on Monday morning.   Dhaka had an AQI score of 87 at 08:38am and the air was classified as &lsq...

Teen commits suicide after failing SSC examination

-- June 01, 2020 09:50:19

A teenage girl apparently hanged herself after failing the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations in Puthia village of Ullapara upazila in Sirajganj on Sunday. The deceased was identified as...

Ride-sharing services to remain suspended

FE ONLINE REPORT May 31, 2020 23:45:20

Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has decided to keep the ride-sharing services suspended until further notice despite reopening of all kinds of public transports. The BRTA took the decision...

‘No surcharge for delayed payment of electricity bills until June’

FE ONLINE REPORT May 31, 2020 23:13:27

State-run power distribution companies will not impose any surcharge on electricity bills payments for the months of February, March, April and May due to coronavirus pandemic. State Minister for Pow...

Zafrullah’s wife, son infected with coronavirus

-- May 31, 2020 22:58:34

Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder Zafrullah Chowdhury has said his wife Shirin Parvin Haque and son Bareesh Hasan Chowdhury were infected with coronavirus. Zafrullah said on Sunday night that, “the...

Govt, private offices reopen amid surge in virus cases, deaths

-- May 31, 2020 21:43:52

All government, semi-government, autonomous  and private offices resumed on Sunday ending a 66-day general holiday amid spike in coronavirus cases and deaths across the country. Public transport...

BNP does not think about working people: Hasan

-- May 31, 2020 21:39:14

Turning down the BNP’s allegation that the government is pushing the people towards death by relaxing lockdown, Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud has said BNP leaders don’t think of the...

Schools, colleges to reopen after crisis is over: PM

-- May 31, 2020 21:07:11

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said students can go back to classes  after the coronavirus crisis is over. She made the remarks at an event marking the publication of the results of SSC and eq...