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Pran Gopal elected unopposed in Cumilla-7 by-polls

Pran Gopal elected unopposed in Cumilla-7 by-polls

-- 2021-09-20 16:28:09

Prof Pran Gopal Datta, former vice-chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), was declared elected unopposed in Cumilla-7 by-polls on Monday morning. He was formally pronounce...

Ex-DG of health services sued over Regent Hospital scam

Ex-DG of health services sued over Regent Hospital scam

-- 2021-09-20 16:27:21

The Anti-Corruption Commission has sued Abul Kalam Azad, former chief of the Directorate General of Health Services, along with Regent Hospital Chairman Mohammed Shahed for embezzling government funds...

Two dead, many wounded in violence at Moheshkhali, Kutubdia UP polls

Two dead, many wounded in violence at Moheshkhali, Kutubdia UP polls

-- 2021-09-20 14:17:13

At least two people have been killed as violence broke out between supporters of opposing candidates amid Union Parishad elections in Cox’s Bazar’s Moheshkhali and Kutubdia Upazilas. A...

Maldives to issue driving licence for Bangladeshis without a test

Maldives to issue driving licence for Bangladeshis without a test

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-09-20 13:39:25

Bangladeshi nationals who possess a valid driver's licence issued from the home country will be issued a driver's licence in the Maldives without undergoing a test, the transport ministry of the islan...

Health ministry driver sentenced to 15 years in jail in arms case

Health ministry driver sentenced to 15 years in jail in arms case

-- 2021-09-20 13:20:39

Abdul Malek, a driver at the Ministry of Health who has been accused of earning a substantial amount through graft, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison over an arms case. Dhaka Metropolitan Sp...

PM in New York for UN General Assembly

PM in New York for UN General Assembly

-- 2021-09-20 10:53:01

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has arrived in New York to attend the 76th United Nations General Assembly. A VVIP Biman Bangladesh chartered flight carrying the prime minister and her entourage arriv...

Integrated farming can meet food demand

Integrated farming can meet food demand

SM Najmus Sakib back from Ulipur, Kurigram 2021-09-20 10:41:39

Integrated and diversified farming is necessary for meeting the food demand in Kurigram, a food-deficit district in the country's northern region where many people still suffer from poverty and hunger...

RAJUK launches online services

RAJUK launches online services

FE REPORT 2021-09-20 10:39:07

Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (RAJUK), the city-development authority, on Sunday formally launched an online platform to facilitate applications seeking approval for the development of new structures....

Bangladesh to launch citizen database

Bangladesh to launch citizen database

-- 2021-09-19 21:35:36

Bangladesh is planning to create a comprehensive database containing a wide range of information, including demographic and biometric records, on citizens of all ages in the country. A unique ident...

Investigate assets and bank accounts of Rajarbagh Pir, orders HC

Investigate assets and bank accounts of Rajarbagh Pir, orders HC

-- 2021-09-19 21:16:52

The High Court (HC) on Sunday ordered the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to investigate the assets and bank accounts held by Rajarbagh Darbar Sharif and its Pir Dillur Rahman and submit a report acc...

HC sets Sept 29 to pass order on phone tapping

HC sets Sept 29 to pass order on phone tapping

-- 2021-09-19 21:13:10

The High Court has set September 29 to pass its order on a writ petition seeking its directives on investigating phone tapping and prevention of leaked phone conversations. The HC bench of Justice M...

Keya Cosmetics chairman gets anticipatory bail

Keya Cosmetics chairman gets anticipatory bail

-- 2021-09-19 20:11:37

The High Court has granted six-week anticipatory bail to Chairman of Keya Cosmetics Ltd Abdul Khaleque Pathan and his wife in cases filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission over money laundering and ac...

PM leaves Finland en route to NY to attend UNGA

PM leaves Finland en route to NY to attend UNGA

-- 2021-09-19 20:10:18

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Sunday left Helsinki for USA to attend the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York. The VVIP chartered flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines...

National portal incorporates over 51,500 websites, works as information gateway

National portal incorporates over 51,500 websites, works as information gateway

-- 2021-09-19 19:16:37

Abu Sufian, a middle-aged rural man, wanted to get a passport to materialise his long wishes of performing hajj. But he had no idea about how to get a passport and he had also little knowledge about t...

HC turns down writ challenging tree felling at Suhrawardy Udyan

HC turns down writ challenging tree felling at Suhrawardy Udyan

-- 2021-09-19 19:04:24

The High Court on Sunday rejected a writ petition against tree felling at historical Suhrawardy Udyan for installation of commercial establishments. The virtual bench of Justice Farah Mahbub and SM M...

241 more hospitalised with Dengue in 24 hrs

241 more hospitalised with Dengue in 24 hrs

-- 2021-09-19 19:03:21

Two hundred forty-one new Dengue patients were hospitalised across the country in 24 hours till Sunday morning, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). The number of fatalities from t...

A race against time for artisans ahead of Durga Puja

A race against time for artisans ahead of Durga Puja

-- 2021-09-19 18:58:43

Clay artisans are working hard to meet demand across Bangladesh as the Hindu community looks to Durga Puja, its biggest religious festival starting on Oct 11. During a visit to Jashore's Sharsha Upaz...

1,383 new virus cases, 43 deaths recorded in 24 hours

1,383 new virus cases, 43 deaths recorded in 24 hours

-- 2021-09-19 17:40:32

Bangladesh has registered 43 new deaths from COVID-19 in a day, taking the total toll to 27,225. The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,542,683 as 1,383 people tested positive for the disease in the 24 hour...

‘Afghan crisis drawing attention away from Rohingya issue’

‘Afghan crisis drawing attention away from Rohingya issue’

-- 2021-09-19 17:21:44

UN Resident Coordinator in Dhaka Mia Seppo has said it has become difficult to keep international attention on the Rohingya issue amidst the Afghanistan crisis. The UN official made the comment durin...

Bangladesh’s mobile internet speed increases at meagre one-fourth of global average   

Bangladesh’s mobile internet speed increases at meagre one-fourth of global average   

FE ONLINE DESK   2021-09-19 17:18:02

In the past year, Bangladesh’s mobile internet speed has increased by 15.38 per cent only, which is about one-fourth of the global average, according to recently published data.   In the s...

Khaleda gets six more months to stay out of jail

Khaleda gets six more months to stay out of jail

-- 2021-09-19 16:39:20

The government has decided to extend the suspension of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s prison sentence by another six months, allowing her to stay out of jail for that duration. The decision was...

Three held for selling banned drugs in city

Three held for selling banned drugs in city

-- 2021-09-19 15:16:05

Dhaka Metropolitan Police detectives have arrested three men for selling fake medicines and salves and banned drugs under the names of famous and expensive local and foreign brands. The arrestees hav...

61 prisoners died behind bars in eight months: Report

61 prisoners died behind bars in eight months: Report

FE ONLINE REPORT   2021-09-19 15:11:20

A total of 61 prisoners died in different jails across the country in the first eight months from January to August of this year, according to an independent rights body. Among them, 40 were undertri...

Another case filed against Evaly CEO, wife, 12 others

Another case filed against Evaly CEO, wife, 12 others

-- 2021-09-19 14:53:42

Another case has been filed against 14 people, including Evaly CEO Mohammad Rassel and his wife Shamima Nasrin, chairman of the company,  on charge of embezzlement and fraudulence. Mohammad Quam...

Indefinite transport strike in Sunamganj over extortion allegations

Indefinite transport strike in Sunamganj over extortion allegations

-- 2021-09-19 13:23:29

The Sunamganj District Road Transport Workers Union has called an indefinite strike over allegations that buses are being extorted for bribes on the Sunamganj-Sylhet Bypass Road. The strike began on...

Tourist vehicle attacked by miscreants in Rangamati; two injured

Tourist vehicle attacked by miscreants in Rangamati; two injured

-- 2021-09-19 13:14:33

A tourist vehicle was attacked by miscreants on Rangamati-Bandarban road at Golachipa in Rajasthali upazila of Rangamati district on Saturday. Quoting locals, officer-in-charge of Chandraghona Police...

Water levels of 37 rivers rising

Water levels of 37 rivers rising

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-09-19 13:01:29

Water levels of 37 rivers in Bangladesh are rising while 69 are falling and three remain steady, according to the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC). Mehedi Hasan, an official at the FFWC, t...

Man dies after car plunges into Turag River

Man dies after car plunges into Turag River

-- 2021-09-19 11:22:39

A man has died after his car veered off road and landed in the Turag River. The incident took place in the Dhaur Bridge area of Ashulia at 11:00pm on Saturday, said police. The person has been ident...

No concrete-made bridge over a canal for three decades

No concrete-made bridge over a canal for three decades

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-09-19 09:52:02

CHANDPUR: In the absence of a concrete bridge over a canal beside Taluk derbari, about five hundred families have been suffering much for over three decades at Hossainpur village under Ward No. 7 in...

Bangladesh raises objection to India’s maritime boundary claim in Bay

Bangladesh raises objection to India’s maritime boundary claim in Bay

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-09-19 08:33:05

India’s claimed maritime boundary in the Bay of Bengal has overlapped Bangladesh’s exclusive economic zone determined through international arbitration in 2014, according to reports. Fail...