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Bangladesh starts second phase of Covid-19 vaccination

Bangladesh starts second phase of Covid-19 vaccination

-- 2021-04-08 13:00:30

Bangladesh has started the second phase of its inoculation drive against the Covid-19, amid a daily record surge in cases. Those who have already received the first dose will get the second shot, whi...

EU scales up aid for Rohingya fire victims

EU scales up aid for Rohingya fire victims

FE Online Desk 2021-04-08 12:48:19

The European Union is providing €150,000 (close to BDT 15 million) to step up its support for Rohingya refugees affected by the massive fire that swept through refugee camps in the Bangladeshi so...

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-04-08 11:45:50

JOYPURHAT: Mustard farmers are found happy over fair price of their produce this season in all five upazilas of the district and they are getting opportunity to sell it easily. With male members, fe...

Mijan worried about medical study expenses

Mijan worried about medical study expenses

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-04-08 11:42:08

LALMONIRHAT: Mijanur Rahaman who is from a poor family of Char Khulaghat village of Khulaghat union under sadar upazilla of the district has got chance in MBBS this year. His family is residing besi...

Bangladesh emphasises all-out efforts for post-Covid recovery

Bangladesh emphasises all-out efforts for post-Covid recovery

FE REPORT 2021-04-08 08:52:13

In order to minimise the worsening effects of Covid-19 pandemic on the world economy, Bangladesh stressed the need for exploring all avenues for economic recovery through collaboration among the D-8 m...

Poor food stock forces government of Bangladesh to distribute cash

Poor food stock forces government of Bangladesh to distribute cash

KAMRUN NAHAR 2021-04-08 08:37:34

The government has decided to distribute cash instead of food to the poor under various safety net programmes and others hit hard by the pandemic. The low food stock in its storages has forced the go...

Dhaka negotiating with ADB, EIB for $1.24b to buy vaccines

Dhaka negotiating with ADB, EIB for $1.24b to buy vaccines

FHM HUMAYAN KABIR and SYFUL ISLAM 2021-04-08 08:27:46

The government has started holding negotiations with two multilateral lenders to borrow nearly US$ 1.24 billion for buying Covid-19 vaccines, officials said. They said the talks were on to get $ 940...

South African variant became widespread in Bangladesh in mid-March: icddr,b study

South African variant became widespread in Bangladesh in mid-March: icddr,b study

-- 2021-04-08 01:00:31

The novel variant of coronavirus first detected in South Africa became the most prevalent in Bangladesh in the third week of March, a study has found. Researchers also found the South African variant...

Uber car ride-sharing allowed

Uber car ride-sharing allowed

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-07 21:14:46

The government has allowed ride sharing entity Uber's car services amid Covid-19 restrictions. Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) on Wednesday permitted the service as Uber applied for the pe...

Actress, former lawmaker Kabori hospitalised with coronavirus infection

Actress, former lawmaker Kabori hospitalised with coronavirus infection

-- 2021-04-07 21:05:27

Film actress and former lawmaker Sarah Begum Kabori was admitted to a hospital in Dhaka after being diagnosed with coronavirus. She tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday and was taken to Kurmitola G...

Govt bans gatherings before and after prayers at mosques

Govt bans gatherings before and after prayers at mosques

-- 2021-04-07 20:41:51

The government has banned meetings and rallies before and after prayers at mosques and other places of worship in a measure brought on a new wave of coronavirus. The religious affairs ministry in an...

Waterways accident in Bangladesh declining, minister says

Waterways accident in Bangladesh declining, minister says

-- 2021-04-07 19:08:49

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Wednesday said accidents on waterways are declining in the country because of changes in vessel designs, implementation of necessary measures and stronger monitoring....

Obaidul Quader urges party men to deal with Hefajat politically

Obaidul Quader urges party men to deal with Hefajat politically

-- 2021-04-07 17:25:00

Urging the party activists to prepare a list of the instigators of terrorism, anarchy and communal acts, Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday asked them to deal with Hefajat-e-Is...

Lockdown unproductive due to mismanagement, BNP alleges

Lockdown unproductive due to mismanagement, BNP alleges

-- 2021-04-07 17:20:38

BNP on Wednesday alleged that the weeklong lockdown, enforced by the government, is only causing public sufferings instead of yielding any positive outcome to contain Covid transmission due to mismana...

Motorcyclists stage protest against ban on ride-sharing

Motorcyclists stage protest against ban on ride-sharing

-- 2021-04-07 16:27:59

Ride-sharing motorcyclists have staged protests in parts of Dhaka against the government’s halt order on their app-based services amid a record surge in coronavirus cases. The protesters blocke...

Bangladesh reports 7,626 virus cases, 63 deaths in 24 hours

Bangladesh reports 7,626 virus cases, 63 deaths in 24 hours

-- 2021-04-07 16:12:33

Bangladesh has logged 7,626 new cases of the coronavirus, the highest count in a day, taking the tally to 659,278. The death toll climbed to 9,447 after 63 fatalities were registered in the 24 hours...

Singer Indra Mohan Rajbongshi dies of Covid-19

Singer Indra Mohan Rajbongshi dies of Covid-19

-- 2021-04-07 13:05:42

Indra Mohan Rajbongshi, a singer with an illustrious background in folk music, has died in a Dhaka hospital after his battle with COVID-19. The Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra musician breathed his last...

Bangladesh's healthcare system considered not fair, equitable

Bangladesh's healthcare system considered not fair, equitable

Kamrun Nahar 2021-04-07 08:29:38

Bangladesh observes the World Health Day 2021 as elsewhere in the world today (Wednesday), amid the country's health sector managers facing widespread criticism. This year's theme of the day is 'Buil...

Govt to open 200-bed ICU in Mohakhali soon, says Minister

Govt to open 200-bed ICU in Mohakhali soon, says Minister

-- 2021-04-06 21:03:03

The government is setting up an intensive care unit (ICU) with 200 beds at Dhaka North City Corporation Market in the capital's Mohakhali to treat critically ill coronavirus patients. The facility, w...

Govt shuts down madrasas that stayed open in coronavirus lockdown

Govt shuts down madrasas that stayed open in coronavirus lockdown

-- 2021-04-06 20:49:42

The government has ordered immediate closure of Qawmi madrasas and other religious schools that are open amid the coronavirus lockdown. The education ministry said on Tuesday that some residential an...

Health minister blames rule-breakers for worsening virus situation

Health minister blames rule-breakers for worsening virus situation

-- 2021-04-06 20:41:40

Health Minister Zahid Maleque has blamed public's disregard towards health directives for the recent upsurge in coronavirus cases and deaths. "You are seeing the consequences of carelessness. Those w...

Govt distributing 5,776 farming machines this FY

Govt distributing 5,776 farming machines this FY

-- 2021-04-06 20:26:10

The government is distributing 5,776 farming machines among farmers across the country in the current fiscal year under the Agricultural Mechanisation Project of the Agriculture Ministry. The machine...

PM stresses adequate policy support to expand Bangladesh-US trade

PM stresses adequate policy support to expand Bangladesh-US trade

-- 2021-04-06 20:02:47

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has stressed adequate policy support to further expand the bilateral trade between the United States and Bangladesh. Bangladesh buys considerable amount of industrial raw...

Allocation for public servants' remuneration to witness rise from next fiscal

Allocation for public servants' remuneration to witness rise from next fiscal

UNB 2021-04-06 19:39:03

The allocation of money for salaries and allowances of the public servants will see an uptrend from the next fiscal after a span of four years. The government is going to allocate some 12.2 per cent...

Bangladesh mourns loss of lives in Indonesia, Timor-Leste flash floods

Bangladesh mourns loss of lives in Indonesia, Timor-Leste flash floods

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-06 19:24:47

Bangladesh expressed deep mourning over the lives lost in flash floods and landslides in different parts of Indonesia and Timor-Leste recently. In different messages sent to Foreign Minister of Indon...

Probe report against 17 Hefazat leaders on May 27

Probe report against 17 Hefazat leaders on May 27

-- 2021-04-06 18:56:12

A Dhaka court on Tuesday set May 27 for submitting probe report in a case lodged against 17 leaders of Hefazat-e-Islam including its joint secretary general Mamunul Haque for their role in clashes wit...

‘Facing Covid-19, resisting radicals are challenges before govt’

‘Facing Covid-19, resisting radicals are challenges before govt’

-- 2021-04-06 18:26:38

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader Tuesday said facing the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and resisting extreme communal forces are two challenges b...

Govt allows public transport in Dhaka, other cities from Wednesday

Govt allows public transport in Dhaka, other cities from Wednesday

-- 2021-04-06 17:15:25

The government has decided to allow public transport services in Dhaka and other city corporation areas from Wednesday amid the coronavirus lockdown. City bus services will be available from 6:00 am...

Bangladesh reports 7,213 virus cases, 66 deaths in 24 hours

Bangladesh reports 7,213 virus cases, 66 deaths in 24 hours

-- 2021-04-06 16:31:20

Bangladesh logged 7,213 new cases of the coronavirus in the 24 hours to 8 am Tuesday, taking the tally to 651,652. The death toll climbed to 9,384 after 66 fatalities, the highest count in a day, wer...

Death reference of 14 convicts who plotted to kill PM reaches High Court

Death reference of 14 convicts who plotted to kill PM reaches High Court

FE Online Report 2021-04-06 16:10:55

The death reference of 14 militant convicts, who plotted to kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by planting a bomb at a public meeting in Gopalganj's Kotalipara, has reached the High Court. Confirming...