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Bangladesh proposes to start Rohingya repatriation by March

Bangladesh proposes to start Rohingya repatriation by March

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-01-19 19:38:46

Bangladesh on Tuesday proposed to start repatriation of Rohingya refugees by the first quarter of this year. The proposal was placed in a trilateral virtual meeting among Bangladesh, China and Myanma...

Paturia-Daulatdia ferry services resume after eight hours

Paturia-Daulatdia ferry services resume after eight hours

-- 2021-01-19 18:55:53

Ferry services on the Paturia-Daulatdia route resumed after an eight-hour suspension due to dense fog. Bangladesh Inland Water Transportation Corporation’s (BIWTC) Aricha terminal manager Mahiu...

Fifth phase municipal polls in 31 municipalities on February 28

Fifth phase municipal polls in 31 municipalities on February 28

-- 2021-01-19 18:45:46

The fifth phase polls in 31 municipalities will be held on February 28 as per the schedule announced by the Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday. EC’s Joint Secretary (Public Relations) SM Asadu...

Bangladesh plans to vaccinate 200,000 people a day

Bangladesh plans to vaccinate 200,000 people a day

-- 2021-01-19 18:32:30

Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said the government plans to inoculate 200,000 people per day after receiving the first shipment of coronavirus vaccine doses, reports bdnews24.com. He reiterated th...

Civil Court Amendment Bill, 2021 placed in JS

Civil Court Amendment Bill, 2021 placed in JS

-- 2021-01-19 18:31:55

Civil Courts Amendment Bill, 2021 was placed in the Jatiya Sangad aiming to raise the financial jurisdiction of the Judges of the lower court for disposal of civil cases. Law, Justice and Parliamenta...

Veteran actor Mujibur Rahman Dilu dies

Veteran actor Mujibur Rahman Dilu dies

-- 2021-01-19 18:21:29

Veteran actor Mujibur Rahman Dilu died at the age of 69 at a city hospital. He breathed his last while undergoing treatment at the United Hospital in Dhaka on Tuesday morning, said his elder brother...

Bangladesh optimistic about Rohingya repatriation from second quarter

Bangladesh optimistic about Rohingya repatriation from second quarter

-- 2021-01-19 17:56:17

Bangladesh has pushed Myanmar hard on creating a favourable environment for Rohingya repatriation and "cautiously expressed optimism" to begin it in the second quarter of this year. The two countries...

Govt readies bills to publish results of HSC, equivalent exams

Govt readies bills to publish results of HSC, equivalent exams

-- 2021-01-19 16:51:56

The government has proposed legal amendments in parliament to publish the outcome of last year's Higher Secondary Certificate and equivalent exams in an alternative evaluation method amid the coronavi...

Tripartite meet on Rohingya repatriation begins

Tripartite meet on Rohingya repatriation begins

-- 2021-01-19 16:37:24

A virtual tripartite meeting among Bangladesh, Myanmar and China began on Tuesday afternoon to discuss ways to expedite the Rohingya repatriation process. The repatriation talks with Myanmar remained...

Bangladesh reports 702 new virus cases, 20 deaths

Bangladesh reports 702 new virus cases, 20 deaths

-- 2021-01-19 15:57:45

Bangladesh has recorded 702 new cases of the coronavirus in a daily count, taking the tally of infections so far to 529,031. The death toll climbed to 7,942 after 20 fatalities were registered in the...

2.0m ‘gift’ vaccine doses to arrive from India on Wednesday

2.0m ‘gift’ vaccine doses to arrive from India on Wednesday

-- 2021-01-19 15:37:20

The two million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, to be sent by India as a gift, will arrive in Bangladesh on Wednesday, said Director General of Health Services ABM Khurshid Alam....

Dream of a farmer with disability revolves around colourful plums

Dream of a farmer with disability revolves around colourful plums

OUR CORRESPONDENT, KHULNA 2021-01-19 14:59:49

Hossain Sardar is a hearing-impaired farmer. He has cultivated eye-catching colourful plums in Khulna’s Dumuria. Each of his plum trees bears two to four maunds of fruits, which he is now wholes...

Expert panel recommends 14-day institutional quarantine for all home returnees

Expert panel recommends 14-day institutional quarantine for all home returnees

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-01-19 13:44:52

The National Technical Advisory Committee on Covid-19 has recommended the government re-impose a 14-day institutional quarantine for all people returning from abroad, fearing a further spread of the n...

China hints at 'early, durable' solution to Rohingya crisis

China hints at 'early, durable' solution to Rohingya crisis

-- 2021-01-19 09:46:01

On the eve of discussions between Bangladesh and Myanmar on resolving the Rohingya refugee crisis, China, which provides the 'tripartite' framework to the dialogue, said it will continue to support th...

FE to hold webinar on supply chain during Covid, tomorrow

FE to hold webinar on supply chain during Covid, tomorrow

FE Report 2021-01-19 09:35:41

Second episode of the webinar series, organised by The Financial Express (FE), will be held tomorrow (Wednesday). It will focus on the tectonic shifts in supply chains as a result of the Covid-19 pan...

New law in the offing to stop land document forgery

New law in the offing to stop land document forgery

FE REPORT 2021-01-19 09:19:08

The government will enact a new law to help prevent forgery of land documents for reducing public sufferings and giving faster service to genuine land owners, said a top official of the Ministry of La...

Dhaka's planned company-based bus service far from being ready

Dhaka's planned company-based bus service far from being ready

Munima Sultana 2021-01-19 09:10:11

The planned company-based bus service on the Bosila-Motijheel route is going to be like that of the traditional trip-based services for not following the procedures of a joint venture company. Source...

Social media campaign against vaccines stirs up worries: Health experts

Social media campaign against vaccines stirs up worries: Health experts

FE REPORT 2021-01-19 08:55:10

Health experts on Monday expressed concern over a negative impression created among the people about the Covid-19 vaccines due to unceasing adverse comments in the social media. They urged the mass m...

Former minister Inu tests positive for coronavirus

Former minister Inu tests positive for coronavirus

-- 2021-01-18 23:09:47

Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JASOD) president and former information minister Hasanul Haq Inu has tested positive for the coronavirus after hospitalisation. Inu was taken to Bangladesh Specialised Hospit...

Bangladesh to receive 2.0m Oxford vaccine doses on Wednesday

Bangladesh to receive 2.0m Oxford vaccine doses on Wednesday

-- 2021-01-18 22:54:17

As many as 2.0 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will arrive in Bangladesh from India as a gift on Wednesday, the health secretary says. The Serum Institute of India has manufactured the shots de...

Man, wife die as bus hits motorcycle near Dhaka airport

Man, wife die as bus hits motorcycle near Dhaka airport

-- 2021-01-18 22:49:49

A man and his wife have died in a road accident near Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka. Akash Iqbal and wife Maya Hazarika Mitu, residents of Mollartek, were riding to work by motorbike...

Sixth population census to begin on October 25

Sixth population census to begin on October 25

-- 2021-01-18 22:31:06

The sixth Housing and Population Census of the country will begin on October 25 and continue until October 31. The week-long sixth population and housing census, which was earlier scheduled to take p...

PM pays courtesy call on President

PM pays courtesy call on President

-- 2021-01-18 21:44:20

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid a courtesy call on President Abdul Hamid at the President's Chamber in the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban on Monday evening. "During the meeting, the Prime Minister briefed t...

‘Robber’ lynched in Sitakunda

‘Robber’ lynched in Sitakunda

-- 2021-01-18 21:25:46

A suspected robber died in a mob beating at Sitakunda upazila in Chattogram on early Monday. The identity of the deceased, aged about 63, could not be known immediately. Locals said there were 13 in...

10,000 policemen seek compensation for COVID-19 infection

10,000 policemen seek compensation for COVID-19 infection

-- 2021-01-18 20:37:17

Around 10,000 members of the police, who were infected with the coronavirus while working during the pandemic, have applied for the government-announced compensation. The home minister has sought the...

High Court orders formulation of draft OTT policy within three months

High Court orders formulation of draft OTT policy within three months

-- 2021-01-18 19:56:39

The High Court on Monday ordered authorities concerned to prepare a draft of the policy within three months to monitor and extract VAT from broadcasting and distributing contents on over-the-top (OTT)...

Schooldropouts, slum children to receive skills, education   

Schooldropouts, slum children to receive skills, education  

FE ONLINE REPORT   2021-01-18 19:27:01

As the pandemic has heightened the risks of dropping out from schools, many children from poor families in major cities and youths in Cox’s Bazar will be provided with learning opportunities and...

Law for speedy compensation for victims of land fraudulence on cards

Law for speedy compensation for victims of land fraudulence on cards

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-01-18 18:33:19

Land ministry is preparing to draft a new law to provide speedy compensation to real land owners who have been harassed by land and real estate frauds. To this effect, the ministry organised a worksh...

Over half of Padma bridge annual allocation returned

Over half of Padma bridge annual allocation returned

MUNIMA SULTANA 2021-01-18 18:21:00

The Padma bridge project office has surrendered almost 60 per cent of its budget for the current (2020-21) fiscal year as, authorities say, utilisation of the entire amount will not be possible by nex...

President calls for unity for continuation of democracy

President calls for unity for continuation of democracy

-- 2021-01-18 18:03:48

Terming Jatiya Sangsad as the centrepiece of people's hope and aspirations, President Abdul Hamid called for making united efforts to create unity among all irrespective of political affiliations, cla...