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413 killed, 532 others injured in road crashes in November: Report

413 killed, 532 others injured in road crashes in November: Report

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-12-04 14:18:27

Some 413 people were killed and 532 others injured in road accidents across the country in November this year. During the month, a total of 379 road crashes took place and the number of accidents inv...

Asian elephants face extinction in Bangladesh

Asian elephants face extinction in Bangladesh

NAZIMUDDIN SHYAMOL, CHATTOGRAM 2021-12-04 13:00:02

Asian elephants are facing the risk of extinction as vast areas of forest are being cleared day by day in Bangladesh. A total of 22 elephants were killed in Greater Chattogram in 2020 while 11 in 201...

University student dies after lorry hits motorcycle in Dhaka amid road safety protests

University student dies after lorry hits motorcycle in Dhaka amid road safety protests

-- 2021-12-04 12:30:10

A student of Green University has died after his motorcycle was rammed by a lorry amid ongoing protests for road safety in Dhaka, bdnews24.com reports. The incident took place at Kawla in the Airport...

RAB arrests five after raid on ‘militant hideout' in Nilphamari

RAB arrests five after raid on ‘militant hideout' in Nilphamari

-- 2021-12-04 11:28:48

The Rapid Action Battalion has arrested five people during a raid on a suspected militant hideout in Nilphamari’s Sadar Upazila, bdnews24.com reports. A team from Dhaka went to Nilphamari by he...

World peace conference begins in city on Saturday

World peace conference begins in city on Saturday

-- 2021-12-03 22:27:34

Dhaka will host a two-day conference beginning on Saturday with the focus on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s contribution to world peace. More than 50 participants from across the globe are...

Awami League nominates Salina Hayat Ivy for Narayanganj city polls

Awami League nominates Salina Hayat Ivy for Narayanganj city polls

-- 2021-12-03 21:22:31

Awami League has nominated Salina Hayat Ivy, the mayor of Narayanganj City Corporation, as its mayoral candidate for upcoming election in the city corporation. The party took the decision at a joint...

Microbus-auto collision kills two in Chapainawabganj

Microbus-auto collision kills two in Chapainawabganj

-- 2021-12-03 20:21:09

Two people were killed and three others injured in a microbus-auto-rickshaw collision on Chapainawabganj-Sonamasjid land port road in Shibganj Upazila of Chapainawabganj on Friday. The deceased were...

Bangladesh puts borders on alert after India detects omicron

Bangladesh puts borders on alert after India detects omicron

-- 2021-12-03 19:53:01

The government has alerted officials at borders after two people tested positive for the new Covid-19 variant omicron in India’s Karnataka. No one will be allowed to cross the border into Bangl...

Road accidents kill six people in four districts

Road accidents kill six people in four districts

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-12-03 19:48:19

At least six people were killed in separate road accidents in Chandpur, Rajshahi, Pabna and Chattogram districts on Thursday night and Friday. Among the deceased, three were killed in Chandpur and th...

ITN-BUET launches project to promote citywide inclusive sanitation

ITN-BUET launches project to promote citywide inclusive sanitation

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-12-03 18:51:29

The International Training Network (ITN-BUET), a centre of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, launched a new project in a bid to scale up sustainable citywide sanitation. The projec...

Bangladesh logs three new deaths, 243 infections

Bangladesh logs three new deaths, 243 infections

-- 2021-12-03 18:32:20

Bangladesh has registered three deaths from COVID-19 in a daily count, taking the toll to 27,989. The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,577,070 after 243 people tested positive for the disease until 8 am o...

Deep depression in Bay of Bengal intensifies into cyclonic storm JAWAD

Deep depression in Bay of Bengal intensifies into cyclonic storm JAWAD

-- 2021-12-03 18:04:50

The deep depression over west-central Bay and adjoining area moved northwards further intensifying into a cyclonic storm 'JAWAD' at 12 pm on Friday, the Met Office said in a weather bulletin. "It is...

Student protesters to show ‘red cards’ to traffic violators

Student protesters to show ‘red cards’ to traffic violators

-- 2021-12-03 17:26:57

Student protesters have announced a new campaign aimed at flagging irregularities on the streets as part of the movement for safer roads. A group of students once again demonstrated in the Rampura Br...

Metro rail to make test run to Agargaon on Dec 12

Metro rail to make test run to Agargaon on Dec 12

-- 2021-12-03 16:43:45

An electric metro rail train is set to make test trips of the country's first such service from Uttara’s Diabari to Agargaon on Dec 12 after the construction of the route was completed. All pre...

Omicron: Bangladesh makes 14-day quarantine mandatory for travellers from 7 African countries

Omicron: Bangladesh makes 14-day quarantine mandatory for travellers from 7 African countries

-- 2021-12-03 12:02:53

Bangladesh has announced a 14-day institutional quarantine for travellers coming from seven African nations in a bid to prevent the spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus, bdnews24.com repor...

Farmers suffer as dealers charge higher fixed price for fertilisers

Farmers suffer as dealers charge higher fixed price for fertilisers

OUR CORRESPONDENT, SYLHET 2021-12-03 09:32:20

Fertiliser dealers of the haor upazilas in Sunamganj have been extracting additional price from the farmers, alleged a number of locals. Krishak Sangram Parishad leader Khairul Bashar Thakur of Badsh...

Half of Chattogram people don't wear facemask: Study

Half of Chattogram people don't wear facemask: Study

OUR CORRESPONDENT, CHATTOGRAM 2021-12-03 09:20:23

About half of people (47.48 per cent) in Chattogram do not wear face mask in public places, according to a study. It also showed that only 52.52 per cent of people here wear face mask in public place...

In organised society there  can't be absolute liberty  without social control

In organised society there can't be absolute liberty without social control

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-12-02 18:56:16

In a full text of a verdict, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court observed that in an organised society there can be no absolute liberty without social control.  The apex court in its ver...

Three cops handed 7 years behind bars for extortion

Three cops handed 7 years behind bars for extortion

-- 2021-12-02 18:26:57

The Metropolitan Session in Dhaka has sentenced seven years of rigorous imprisonment to five accused including three policemen in an extortion case with Daulatpur Police Station in 2014. The court al...

Nationwide safe drinking water supply project on cards, says LGRD Minister

Nationwide safe drinking water supply project on cards, says LGRD Minister

-- 2021-12-02 18:09:41

The government will launch a long-term project on the supply of drinking water across the country through the use of internal sources of water, said LGRD Minister Md Tajul Islam on Thursday. "A study...

108 more dengue patients hospitalised in 24hrs

108 more dengue patients hospitalised in 24hrs

-- 2021-12-02 17:53:16

As many as 108 new dengue patients have been hospitalised in 24 hours until Thursday morning, health authorities said. The number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease remained unchanged at 9...

Bangladesh logs 261 new COVID cases, another three die

Bangladesh logs 261 new COVID cases, another three die

-- 2021-12-02 16:56:18

Bangladesh has registered three deaths from COVID-19 in a daily count, taking the toll to 27,986. The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,576,827 after 261 people tested positive for the disease until 8 am o...

PM urges armed forces to work as frontline soldiers

PM urges armed forces to work as frontline soldiers

-- 2021-12-02 16:50:41

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has hoped that the Armed Forces personnel would continue to work as "frontline soldiers" in implementing the Perspective Plan-2041. "I would like to say to the members of...

Aminbazar six-murder: 13 get death sentence

Aminbazar six-murder: 13 get death sentence

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-12-02 15:31:57

A Dhaka court sentenced 13 people to death and another 19 to life in prison for beating six students to death on suspicion of robbery in Aminbazar in 2011. Dhaka Additional District and Sessions Judg...

Faulty design, discord lead to cost escalations

Faulty design, discord lead to cost escalations

FHM HUMAYAN KABIR 2021-12-02 12:24:51

Stocks dropped further on Thursday following a statement from the Bangladesh Bank, saying no decisions were taken at Tuesday’s meeting between the central bank and securities regulator. Followi...

Fire engulfs three resorts, restaurant in Sajek

Fire engulfs three resorts, restaurant in Sajek

-- 2021-12-02 11:53:23

A devastating fire has laid waste to several establishments, including three resorts, a restaurant and a home, at Rangamati’s Sajek Valley, a tourist haven. The fire broke out around 3.15 am...

1.4m students sit for HSC examinations amid Covid pandemic

1.4m students sit for HSC examinations amid Covid pandemic

-- 2021-12-02 11:27:28

About 1.4 million students from 9,183 institutions are taking their Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations after a delay of nearly eight months due to the coronavirus pandemi...

BFSA adopts policy to limit transfat in food

BFSA adopts policy to limit transfat in food

FE REPORT 2021-12-02 11:10:52

The Bangladesh Food Safety Authority has adopted the best-practice policy under a World Health Organisation (WHO) guideline in regulating toxic TFA or trans fatty acids in foodstuffs. As per policy...

Court says officials must take three ministries' nod for foreign trip

Court says officials must take three ministries' nod for foreign trip

FE REPORT 2021-12-02 10:53:32

The High Court (HC) in the full text of a verdict directed that the government officials, holding the ranks of additional secretary and below, must obtain prior permission from three ministries for...

Students cut road safety demo to one hour

Students cut road safety demo to one hour

FE REPORT 2021-12-02 10:15:25

The students agitating for road safety on Wednesday announced to shorten their demonstration time to one hour considering the HSC examination which will begin today (Thursday). The road safety protes...