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Bangladeshi man jailed for trafficking compatriots from Mexico into US

Bangladeshi man jailed for trafficking compatriots from Mexico into US

FE Online Report 2021-01-10 14:53:43

A Bangladeshi national has been awarded 46 months of imprisonment reportedly for smuggling fellow countrymen from Mexico to the United States. Moktar Hossain, who was formerly residing in Monterrey,...

Two killed in Satkhira road accident

Two killed in Satkhira road accident

-- 2021-01-10 14:05:53

Two people were killed and three others injured when a bus plunged into a road side ditch on Satkhira-Khulna highway at Bhairabnagar in Tala upazila of Satkhira district on Sunday. One of the decease...

Case filed against 40 BNP men for 'threatening to oust govt’

Case filed against 40 BNP men for 'threatening to oust govt’

-- 2021-01-10 12:31:48

A case was filed against 40 leaders and activists of BNP for threatening to oust government through an armed movement. AKM Shamsuzzaman Chowdhury, president of Patiya upazila unit Awami League filed...

British policeman to Bangabandhu: "We had been praying for you"

British policeman to Bangabandhu: "We had been praying for you"

BSS 2021-01-10 12:17:48

A sense of fright had gripped the nation about the fate of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Pakistani captivity in 1971. But as he reached London hours after his freedom, an anonymous British pol...

Bangabandhu's Homecoming Day being observed

Bangabandhu's Homecoming Day being observed

-- 2021-01-10 11:56:24

The historic Homecoming Day of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is being observed across the country on Sunday. On January 10, 1972, Bangabandhu had returned to independent and...

Experts favour single-dose vaccine for Bangladesh

Experts favour single-dose vaccine for Bangladesh

FE REPORT 2021-01-10 09:52:31

Public health experts said on Saturday Bangladesh should have chosen a single dose vaccine to avoid challenges in giving the second dose. The success of mass vaccination programme depends on a scient...

China's ambassador asks Dhaka to pursue look east diplomacy for future development

China's ambassador asks Dhaka to pursue look east diplomacy for future development

FE REPORT 2021-01-10 09:45:16

Chinese ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming on Saturday suggested Bangladesh turn to China for future development of the country. "It is time for Bangladesh to look East, to look into the future and t...

DAE sets target of producing 115,920 tonnes of potato in Jamalpur

DAE sets target of producing 115,920 tonnes of potato in Jamalpur

-- 2021-01-09 21:49:27

The Agriculture Department has fixed a target of producing 115920 tonnes of potato in the current Robi season in Jamalpur. According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) office sources to...

Woman alleges police tried to alter age of her murdered daughter

Woman alleges police tried to alter age of her murdered daughter

-- 2021-01-09 21:10:44

The police tried to show the 17-year-old girl, who was raped and killed by a friend at his home in Dhaka’s Kalabagan, older than her real age, her mother has alleged. The woman raised the alleg...

Mushroom: A blessing for hilly areas

Mushroom: A blessing for hilly areas

Labanya Bhowmik 2021-01-09 18:31:17

Bangladesh is blessed with so many natural resources, and its climatic condition is also very beneficial for any kind of crop. In the context of Bangladesh, when we think to start a business, the firs...

Bangabandhu’s Homecoming Day Sunday

Bangabandhu’s Homecoming Day Sunday

-- 2021-01-09 16:43:26

The historic Homecoming Day of the greatest Bangalee of all time Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman will be observed tomorrow (Sunday) across the country in a befitting manner. Ba...

Bangladesh logs 692 new virus cases, 22 deaths in 24 hours

Bangladesh logs 692 new virus cases, 22 deaths in 24 hours

-- 2021-01-09 16:13:12

Bangladesh has recorded 692 new cases of the novel coronavirus in a daily count, taking the tally of infections so far to 521,382. The death toll climbed to 7,756 after 22 fatalities were registered...

O-level student ‘rape, murder’: Victim buried in Kushtia

O-level student ‘rape, murder’: Victim buried in Kushtia

-- 2021-01-09 15:41:49

Anushka Noor Amin, an O-level student of a private school who was reportedly raped by his ‘boyfriend’ and died at a hospital, has been laid to eternal rest at Gopalpur in Sadar upazila of...

Taposh deposited embezzled money in Modhumoti Bank, ex-DSCC mayor alleges

Taposh deposited embezzled money in Modhumoti Bank, ex-DSCC mayor alleges

FE Online Report 2021-01-09 15:20:32

The incumbent mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh embezzled corporation's millions of taka and deposited the amounts in his own Modhumoti Bank Limited, former mayor S...

Bangladesh witnesses 593 labour unrests in 2020: BILS report

Bangladesh witnesses 593 labour unrests in 2020: BILS report

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-01-09 15:06:54

A total of 593 labour unrests took place in different industrial hubs of the country in 2020, mainly due to non-payment of wages and deprivation of rights, according to a report. The country’s...

6,686 killed in road accidents in 2020: Report

6,686 killed in road accidents in 2020: Report

FE Online Report 2021-01-09 14:19:38

At least 6,686 people were killed and 8,600 others were injured in road accidents across the country in 2020, according to a latest annual report revealed on Saturday. During the period, a total of 4...

Pakistan lifts all visa restrictions for Bangladeshis, wants Bangladesh to do same

Pakistan lifts all visa restrictions for Bangladeshis, wants Bangladesh to do same

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-01-09 14:13:27

Pakistan’s envoy to Bangladesh said on Thursday that Islamabad had lifted all restrictions on visas for Bangladeshi citizens and that his country was now awaiting a similar response from Dhaka,...

FM lays emphasis on joint efforts to build ‘Sonar Bangla’

FM lays emphasis on joint efforts to build ‘Sonar Bangla’

-- 2021-01-09 14:07:15

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has laid emphasis on joint efforts to achieve the goal of development and build ‘Sonar Bangla’ as dreamt by Bangabandhu. He hoped that all leaders and a...

Chattogram crime suspect ‘Nuru’ detained from Noakhali

Chattogram crime suspect ‘Nuru’ detained from Noakhali

-- 2021-01-09 13:40:30

Police have detained Nur Alam, alias Nuru, wanted for a series of crimes in Chattogram, from Noakhali. He was taken into custody by a joint team of Akbar Shah police and detective police from Begumga...

Dhaka city's 81km viable for circular train: Study

Dhaka city's 81km viable for circular train: Study

MUNIMA SULTANA 2021-01-09 10:35:56

A feasibility study has found an 81-kilometre route viable for circular train in the periphery of Dhaka city, estimating $8.0 billion for construction. Sources said the route would be part of the gov...

Corona positivity rate in Bangladesh dips below 6pc

Corona positivity rate in Bangladesh dips below 6pc

FE Report 2021-01-09 08:46:49

Covid-19 infection rate dropped below 6.0 per cent while the fatality rate from coronavirus inched up further in Bangladesh on Friday. The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) reported the p...

Construction entrepreneurs blame ‘syndicate’ for rise of MS rod prices

Construction entrepreneurs blame ‘syndicate’ for rise of MS rod prices

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-01-08 22:09:59

Blaming a syndicate behind the spiralling of mild steel (MS) rod prices, an apex body of construction industry entrepreneurs expressed concerns over it and also urged the government to intervene to cu...

Death of Kalabagan schoolgirl: Lone accused gives confessional statement

Death of Kalabagan schoolgirl: Lone accused gives confessional statement

-- 2021-01-08 21:08:37

A teenaged O Level student has given statement before a court confessing that he had raped and murdered a friend from Mastermind School in Dhaka, police say. Police produced 18-year old Iftekhar Fard...

Awami League’s workshop on career planning on Saturday

Awami League’s workshop on career planning on Saturday

-- 2021-01-08 19:18:51

The ruling Awami League will hold a workshop titled ‘Karmojiboner Karmoshala’ on Saturday with a view to providing guidelines to youth in making career planning and enhancing skills. Unde...

Rizvi describes Hasina’s speech as ‘black document of falsehood’

Rizvi describes Hasina’s speech as ‘black document of falsehood’

-- 2021-01-08 19:12:54

BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi has described Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s recent address to the nation as a ‘black document of falsehood’. "We want to make i...

ACC to interrogate 15 Thakurgaon teachers over allegations of corruption

ACC to interrogate 15 Thakurgaon teachers over allegations of corruption

-- 2021-01-08 16:34:28

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has summoned 15 Thakurgaon teachers to interrogate them about irregularities in teachers’ transfer and recruitment, Primary School Certificate (PSC) exam and...

785 new coronavirus cases, 16 deaths in 24 hours

785 new coronavirus cases, 16 deaths in 24 hours

-- 2021-01-08 16:15:14

Bangladesh has logged 785 new cases of the novel coronavirus in a daily count, taking the tally of infections so far to 520,690. The death toll climbed to 7,734 after 16 fatalities were registered in...

Road crashes took 5,431 lives last year, says report

Road crashes took 5,431 lives last year, says report

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-01-08 16:08:47

Some 5,431 people were killed and 7,379 others injured in road accidents from January to December 2020 across the country. During the period, a total of 4,735 road accidents took place, according to...

BRTA fines, cases drop in November

BRTA fines, cases drop in November

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-01-08 13:52:21

Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has marginally witnessed a drop in cases filed and fines realised for violating traffic rules in November compared to October of 2020. BRTA filed 1,511 case...

Mustard growers in Magura expect good harvest

Mustard growers in Magura expect good harvest

OUR CORRESPONDENT, MAGURA 2021-01-08 13:03:11

Farmers in Magura are expecting a bumper production of mustard due to government support and favourable weather this year. According to Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), Magura, a total of 1...