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Land sharks on the prowl in port city again

Land sharks on the prowl in port city again

NAZIMUDDIN SHYAMOL 2021-05-11 10:42:59

CHATTOGRAM: Land grabbers are having a field day, especially in the port city, after the government relaxed lockdown late last month allowing super markets, shopping centres and shops to reopen. Af...

Quad debate: Bangladesh says it’s not joining any military alliance

Quad debate: Bangladesh says it’s not joining any military alliance

Mir Mostafizur Rahaman 2021-05-11 09:53:31

Bangladesh has said it is against joining any military alliance including Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) led by the United States. The issue of joining Quad was surfaced during the visit of&n...

Experts recommend adopting virus-resilient village concept in cities

Experts recommend adopting virus-resilient village concept in cities

FE REPORT 2021-05-11 09:45:49

Bangladesh could gain a lot through replicating the coronavirus-resilient village (CRV) concept in urban areas, experts suggested during a webinar on Monday. They said the initiative launched by th...

Covid puts 6.0 million children at risk of learning loss, survey says

Covid puts 6.0 million children at risk of learning loss, survey says

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-05-10 22:44:18

Education of school going children, specially from the poor families, has been severely disrupted since March last year in the country due to the closure of educational institutions amid pandemic, a s...

Khaleda still not out of danger due to post-Covid complications, doctor says

Khaleda still not out of danger due to post-Covid complications, doctor says

-- 2021-05-10 22:16:55

Although the health condition of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is improving slowly, she is still not out of danger due to various post-Covid complications, her medical board member Dr AZM Zahid Hossain...

Bangladesh to keep banks open until Wednesday

Bangladesh to keep banks open until Wednesday

-- 2021-05-10 21:46:04

Banks will remain open on Tuesday and Wednesday ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr holidays. Bangladesh Bank spokesperson Serajul Islam confirmed the decision to bdnews24.com on Monday. After keeping their shutte...

Bangladesh condemns attacks at Al Aksa mosque compound

Bangladesh condemns attacks at Al Aksa mosque compound

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-05-10 20:48:23

Bangladesh strongly condemns the attacks of terrorist nature and violence unleashed on the innocent devotees and civilians at Al Aksa mosque compound. Bangladesh also condemned the evictions of Pal...

Sinopharm vaccine on way to Bangladesh as gift from China

Sinopharm vaccine on way to Bangladesh as gift from China

-- 2021-05-10 20:31:17

Sinopharm has finished packing 500,000 doses of its COVID-19 vaccine and the shots are on way to Bangladesh as a gift from China. The Chinese Embassy in Dhaka posted photos of a cold-chain container...

GM Quader seeks govt support for local vaccine Bangavax

GM Quader seeks govt support for local vaccine Bangavax

UNB 2021-05-10 20:18:19

Jatiya Party Chairman GM Quader on Sunday urged the government to extend its necessary support to local company Globe Biotech so that it can succeed in developing its vaccine - Bangavax. In a stateme...

Five judgments translated into Bangla using 'Amar Vasha'

Five judgments translated into Bangla using 'Amar Vasha'

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-05-10 19:23:57

Four judgments of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) and one judgment of the High Court (HC) Division have been translated into Bangla from English using the newly-launched translation s...

Gas pressure likely to be low during Eid holidays

Gas pressure likely to be low during Eid holidays

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-05-10 18:18:55

Natural gas pressure might be low in some parts of the country during the ensuing Eid-ul-Fitr vacation as the authorities concerned will carry out maintenance of a compression station and shut two maj...

Bangladesh won’t get commercial supply of China vaccine soon, says ambassador

Bangladesh won’t get commercial supply of China vaccine soon, says ambassador

-- 2021-05-10 18:06:13

Bangladesh will have to wait for some time to get the first commercial supply of vaccines from China, according to Ambassador Li Jiming. “As per the first feedback I got from my colleagues in B...

Economists urge govt to present pro-poor budget

Economists urge govt to present pro-poor budget

-- 2021-05-10 17:45:00

Amid the rising number of new poor in Bangladesh due to the COVID-19 pandemic, economists suggest the government should go for a pro-poor national budget that safeguards both their lives and livelihoo...

27 held from Jhenaidah border while entering Bangladesh

27 held from Jhenaidah border while entering Bangladesh

-- 2021-05-10 17:05:42

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested 27 people, including women and children, while entering Bangladesh illegally through Matila and Samanta borders in Maheshpur upazila of Jhenaidah earl...

Bangladesh reports 1,514 virus cases, 38 deaths in 24 hours

Bangladesh reports 1,514 virus cases, 38 deaths in 24 hours

-- 2021-05-10 16:34:48

Bangladesh has registered 38 new fatalities from the coronavirus in a day, taking the death toll to 11,972. The caseload rose by 1,514 in a 24-hour count to 775,027, according to the latest governmen...

Four of a family burnt in Chattogram gas cylinder blast

Four of a family burnt in Chattogram gas cylinder blast

-- 2021-05-10 16:01:44

Four of a family were burnt  in a gas cylinder explosion  at a house in Anwara Upazila of Chattogram on Sunday night. The victims are Md Farhad, 19, Md Abdur Rahman, 62, Md Arif Ali, 42, an...

0.5m Chinese vaccine doses to arrive in Bangladesh on May 12, envoy says

0.5m Chinese vaccine doses to arrive in Bangladesh on May 12, envoy says

-- 2021-05-10 15:51:47

Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming on Monday officially announced that 0.5 million (5 lakh) doses of Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine will reach Bangladesh on May 12 as a “special gift”....

Virtual hearings: 33,850 secure bail in 19 working days

Virtual hearings: 33,850 secure bail in 19 working days

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-05-10 15:49:21

A total of 33,850 people secured bail in the 19 working days to Sunday as the virtual courts and tribunals settled a total of 63,109 petitions. Among them were 470 juveniles, Md Saifur Rahman, specia...

Police seize six trawlers for violating travel restrictions at Shimulia

Police seize six trawlers for violating travel restrictions at Shimulia

-- 2021-05-10 13:14:42

Police have seized six trawlers and their operators for violating travel restrictions on the Shimulia-Banglabazar river route by transporting passengers across the Padma River. Despite the risks of t...

Owner of crashed speedboat ‘asked driver to carry extra passengers’

Owner of crashed speedboat ‘asked driver to carry extra passengers’

-- 2021-05-10 12:30:56

Chandu Molla alias Chan Mia, one of the owners of the speedboat that crashed into a sand carrier in Madaripur’s Shibchar, had asked the driver to pick extra passengers for more profit, the RAB h...

Industries to allow three-day Eid holidays

Industries to allow three-day Eid holidays

FE REPORT 2021-05-10 12:06:21

Eid holidays for all the industrial sectors, including readymade garment (RMG), will be three days, state minister for labour Monnujan Sufian said on Sunday. The factory owners and workers will joi...

Student-turned-farmer Arif wants to be successful

Student-turned-farmer Arif wants to be successful

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-05-10 11:57:42

Arif Hossain is an Honours (Bangla) second-year student of Cumilla Ajitguh College. Arif's father Rakib Uddin is a farmer from Karpati village in Jodda union of Nangalkot upazila of Cumilla. Arif, bei...

CCCI calls for special security during Eid holidays   

CCCI calls for special security during Eid holidays  

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-05-10 11:53:18

The Chattogram Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) called upon the law-enforcing agencies to ensure the security in Chattogram during holidays of Eid-ul-Fitr. In a statement, CCCI President Mahbu...

100 buses seized for violating govt rules in Cumilla

100 buses seized for violating govt rules in Cumilla

-- 2021-05-10 11:40:57

At least 100 buses have been seized for operating services flouting the government’s directives in Cumilla district in the last two days till Sunday night. Additional superintendent of Cumilla...

Parliamentary panel asks govt to think about taking legal action against Serum

Parliamentary panel asks govt to think about taking legal action against Serum

-- 2021-05-09 21:21:15

A parliamentary committee has asked the government to think about taking legal action against the Serum Institute of India for its failure to deliver coronavirus vaccine as per a deal. The committee...

Negligence may cause danger as Indian variant is deadlier, Quader says

Negligence may cause danger as Indian variant is deadlier, Quader says

-- 2021-05-09 21:05:13

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Sundya termed the Indian variant of coronavirus (Covid-19) as more dangerous and urged all to remain conscious...

Writ seeks HC directives to  prevent felling of trees at  Suhrawardy Udyan

Writ seeks HC directives to prevent felling of trees at Suhrawardy Udyan

-- 2021-05-09 20:59:14

A writ petition has been filed on Sunday with the High Court seeking its directives upon the respondents to prevent any further tree felling at Suhrawardi Udyan for commercial purposes, or for purpose...

‘Workers cannot leave workplaces during Eid holidays’

‘Workers cannot leave workplaces during Eid holidays’

-- 2021-05-09 20:56:33

The workers, including the ones employed in the apparel sector, will not be allowed to leave their workplaces during the upcoming three-day Eid holidays to stop further spread of Covid-19, Labour and...

Fakhrul urges ministers to maintain decency while commenting on Khaleda

Fakhrul urges ministers to maintain decency while commenting on Khaleda

-- 2021-05-09 19:29:17

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday urged ministers to make comments on former prime minister Khaleda Zia maintaining decency and political etiquette. "Khaleda Zia is a three-...

Ziauddin joins PMO as ambassador-at-large

Ziauddin joins PMO as ambassador-at-large

-- 2021-05-09 19:27:22

Former ambassador Mohammad Ziauddin joined the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Sunday morning as an ambassador-at-large with the rank and status of a minister. PM’s Principal Secretary D...