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COVID-19 death toll crosses 20,000 in Bangladesh

COVID-19 death toll crosses 20,000 in Bangladesh

-- 2021-07-28 19:19:38

Bangladesh has logged 16,230 new cases of COVID-19, a new daily record, taking the total caseload to 1,210,982. Another 237 people died from the disease in the 24 hours to 8:00 am on Wednesday taking...

Dhaka’s first-ever metro rail set to start by December 2022, says project chief

Dhaka’s first-ever metro rail set to start by December 2022, says project chief

-- 2021-07-28 17:46:36

Bangladesh’s long wait for its first-ever metro rail is going to be over by December 2022 as work on the project has gained momentum despite disruptions by coronavirus pandemic, said MAN Siddiqu...

Bangladesh to construct chancery building in Canberra

Bangladesh to construct chancery building in Canberra

-- 2021-07-28 17:06:57

Bangladesh has approved a project involving an estimated cost of Tk 1.47 billion to construct a chancery building in Canberra, the capital city of Australia. The Executive Committee of the National E...

Yaba trafficker headed to Saudi arrested at Dhaka airport

Yaba trafficker headed to Saudi arrested at Dhaka airport

-- 2021-07-28 16:48:42

The Armed Police Battalion, or APBN, has arrested a man headed to Saudi Arabia with nearly 9,000 yaba tablets in his possession at Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. The suspect, i...

Low pressure over Bay turns into well-marked low

Low pressure over Bay turns into well-marked low

-- 2021-07-28 16:38:04

The maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist local cautionary Signal No 3 as a low pressure over the North Bay turned into a well-market low.  &ldqu...

Teen stabbed to death by friend in Magura

Teen stabbed to death by friend in Magura

-- 2021-07-28 16:23:38

A 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death allegedly by his friend over playing a game on mobile phone using the latter's password in Beroil Palita village of Sadar upazila on Tuesday night. The deceased...

Turkey issues postage stamp on Bangabandhu

Turkey issues postage stamp on Bangabandhu

-- 2021-07-28 11:49:16

The Bangladesh Embassy in Ankara has unveiled a special postage stamp to mark the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Turkey. The Turkish Postal Department re...

Cox’s Bazar landslides kill five children of a family

Cox’s Bazar landslides kill five children of a family

-- 2021-07-28 11:10:44

Five children belonging to the same family have died in their sleep after landslides caused by heavy rainfall swept away their home in Cox’s Bazar’s Teknaf Upazila. Several others were al...

Corona situation worsens in Chandpur

Corona situation worsens in Chandpur

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-07-28 08:59:21

Corona situation is worsening day by day in Chandpur district. When contacted, the on-duty doctor Jannat Ara Islam and the Residential Medical Officer (Corona Affairs Focal Person) Dr Sujauddowla Rub...

New Safari Park planned at remote Lathitila forest in Moulvibazar

New Safari Park planned at remote Lathitila forest in Moulvibazar

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-07-28 08:56:13

A new safari park will be established in the Lathitila forest area in Juriupazila of Moulvibazar. The forest department has taken up the venture for the 3rd safari park after their old ones at DulaH...

Negligence in electrical wiring assigned as key reason of fire incidents

Negligence in electrical wiring assigned as key reason of fire incidents

FE REPORT 2021-07-28 08:32:05

Negligence in regular maintenance of electrical wiring of buildings - residential or commercial - is one of the key reasons behind fire accidents in Bangladesh, speakers said at a programme. The ob...

Dhaka to request Beijing to reconsider funding Joydebpur-Ishwardi rail project

Dhaka to request Beijing to reconsider funding Joydebpur-Ishwardi rail project

MUNIMA SULTANA 2021-07-28 08:13:18

Bangladesh Railway (BR) will request the China government to reconsider funding the Joydebpur-Ishwardi double-line project after the Chinese side pulled out of the project. The decision was taken dur...

BRAVE Executive Director Anower Ullah passes away

BRAVE Executive Director Anower Ullah passes away

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-07-27 22:59:54

Executive Director of Bangladesh Rural Advancement through Voluntary Enterprise (BRAVE), an NGO, MM Anower Ullah (60) died on Sunday (July 25). He was tested Covid positive. He was receiving treatmen...

Pandemic situation turns terrible for wrong policy: BNP

Pandemic situation turns terrible for wrong policy: BNP

-- 2021-07-27 21:29:23

BNP has alleged that the Covid-19 situation in the country has taken a terrible turn due to the government's indifference, failure and wrong policies. In a statement, party secretary general Mirza Fa...

Aedes Larvae: Bombay Sweets among 23 buildings fined

Aedes Larvae: Bombay Sweets among 23 buildings fined

-- 2021-07-27 21:02:12

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) on Tuesday found Aedes mosquito larvae in 23 buildings, including one of Bombay Sweets company, and fined them during a drive. After visiting 394 houses and under-...

PM stresses removal of villagers' reluctance to COVID-19 test 

PM stresses removal of villagers' reluctance to COVID-19 test 

UNB 2021-07-27 20:56:00

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday urged villagers not to be reluctant about taking COVID-19 tests and having proper treatment as the virus is highly contagious. “Still, there’s a pr...

Former finance minister Muhith contracts COVID-19

Former finance minister Muhith contracts COVID-19

-- 2021-07-27 20:33:53

Former finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith has been diagnosed with coronavirus infection. The 87-year-old retired politician is currently isolating at his Banani residence while his elder son Sha...

Mobile internet speed: Bangladesh only ahead of Afghanistan, Venezuela

Mobile internet speed: Bangladesh only ahead of Afghanistan, Venezuela

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-07-27 20:04:58

Bangladesh has stepped down further in mobile internet speed, securing 135th position out of 137 countries in the world. Bangladesh is only ahead of Afghanistan and Venezuela in the list, according t...

Union-level vaccination from August 7, lockdown to continue

Union-level vaccination from August 7, lockdown to continue

-- 2021-07-27 19:41:08

The government has decided to strengthen the mass vaccination campaign and continue the ongoing lockdown to bring the coronavirus situation under control. In a meeting to discuss ways to break a reco...

Bangladesh likely to ease border restrictions with India from next month

Bangladesh likely to ease border restrictions with India from next month

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-07-27 19:34:06

In the wake of the improvement in the Covid pandemic situation in India in recent times, Bangladesh is planning to ease border restrictions with the neighbouring country from next month. “We wi...

14,925 new COVID-19 cases, 258 deaths recorded in 24 hours

14,925 new COVID-19 cases, 258 deaths recorded in 24 hours

-- 2021-07-27 18:37:54

Bangladesh has logged 258 new deaths from COVID-19 in a day, a new record, taking the total toll from the disease to 19,779. The caseload surged to 1,194,752 after 14,925 people tested positive for t...

Life almost normal in Dhaka under lockdown

Life almost normal in Dhaka under lockdown

-- 2021-07-27 18:16:11

As the 'strict' lockdown rolled into its fifth straight day on Tuesday, the streets in capital Dhaka saw a higher number of private vehicles with people trying to pick up the social life amid the wors...

India’s Oxygen Express carrying second shipment starts  journey to Bangladesh

India’s Oxygen Express carrying second shipment starts  journey to Bangladesh

-- 2021-07-27 18:10:35

Another Oxygen Express train carrying a shipment of 200 metric tonnes of liquid oxygen has embarked on its journey from India to Bangladesh. The train, carrying the oxygen in 10 containers, departed...

Maritime ports asked to hoist cautionary signal 3

Maritime ports asked to hoist cautionary signal 3

-- 2021-07-27 17:42:27

The maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist local cautionary number three as a low pressure area has been formed over the North Bay and adjoining a...

143 more dengue cases reported in 24 hours

143 more dengue cases reported in 24 hours

-- 2021-07-27 17:15:59

Health authorities reported 143 new dengue cases in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning amid a spike in the mosquito-borne disease. Bangladesh has been seeing over 100 dengue patients for the last...

Six Rohingya refugees killed after landslide, flooding

Six Rohingya refugees killed after landslide, flooding

-- 2021-07-27 16:42:07

Six Rohingya refugees have died in the Ukhiya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar in landslides caused by heavy rain in the area. Several others were injured after a landslide and flooding in camps No....

PM warns stern action against errant public servants

PM warns stern action against errant public servants

-- 2021-07-27 13:25:20

In a stern warning to errant public servants, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said no irregularities in their jobs will be tolerated. "As you get rewarded for your good job, there’s no mercy f...

Prof Yunus gets highest viewership in Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony

Prof Yunus gets highest viewership in Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony

-- 2021-07-27 11:49:49

The highest number of TV viewers during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics 2020 was recorded when Nobel Laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus delivered his “Three Zeros” speech, following h...

Experts see Bangladesh slipping deeper into Covid crisis

Experts see Bangladesh slipping deeper into Covid crisis

-- 2021-07-27 09:50:34

After Bangladesh reported single-day records in both deaths from Covid-19 and infections, public health experts worry that it may plunge even deeper into the crisis, bdnews24.com reports. The governm...

US-Bangladesh biz council donates emergency Covid medical supplies to Dhaka

US-Bangladesh biz council donates emergency Covid medical supplies to Dhaka

-- 2021-07-27 09:47:29

The US-Bangladesh Business Council, in collaboration with American NGO Project CURE, has donated essential medical supplies to Dhaka to help bolster the country’s fight against Covid-19. The do...