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Govt orders office-goers to wear masks, sanitise hands

-- May 28, 2020 21:24:59

The government has ordered all its employees to wear masks to offices, sanitise hands frequently and follow some other health safety rules after they reopen. In the order on reopening from May 31 to...

HC wants to know steps taken to protect biodiversity in Halda river  

FE Online Report May 28, 2020 21:23:32

The High Court on Thursday wanted to know about the steps taken by the committee led by the deputy commissioner (DC) of Chattogram to protect the biodiversity, environment and the aquatic life, includ...

Govt to take Tk 1.0b project to repair embankments: Zahid

-- May 28, 2020 20:53:13

State minister for water resources Zahid Faruk on Thursday said the government is going to take a project involving Tk 1.0 billion to repair the embankments damaged by the recent super cyclone Amphan,...

‘70m people brought under govt aid schemes’

-- May 28, 2020 20:48:02

An estimated 70 million people were brought under the government relief scheme during the coronavirus outbreak, Information Minister Hasan Mahmud said Thursday. The minister came up with the remarks...

DNCC distributes relief to over 0.5m families

FE ONLINE REPORT May 28, 2020 20:08:29

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) until has distributed its relief to more than 500,000  families and sprayed liquid disinfectants on the areas of 120 million square feet to stem the coronaviru...

Another policeman dies of coronavirus in city

-- May 28, 2020 19:49:38

Another member of Bangladesh Police died of coronavirus at a hospital in the capital on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Md Rasel Biswash, 35, sub-inspector of Special Branch (SB), said a pre...

Experts differ on expansion of COVID-19 treatment at all hospitals

-- May 28, 2020 19:34:17

The government's decision to expand the treatment of COVID-19 at all hospitals in Bangladesh has drawn mixed reactions from health experts and hospital authorities. On May 24, the health ministry ord...

Nor’wester destroys 250 houses in Bhola

-- May 28, 2020 19:29:56

Powerful seasonal storms destroyed at least 250 houses and damaged two educational institutions in Bhola’s Lalmohon and Charfesson upazilas on Wednesday night. Five people were injured after tr...

Deaths from consuming toxic liquor: Police arrest homeopath

-- May 28, 2020 19:16:44

Police have arrested a homeopath in Dinajpur over his suspected role in the deaths of 17 people from drinking bootleg liquor in the neighbouring districts of Dinajpur and Rangpur during the Eid-ul-Fit...

'United Hospital lacks proper fire safety measures'

-- May 28, 2020 18:42:53

The probe panel looking into the fatal fire that broke out at Dhaka's United Hospital has found that the hospital lacked proper fire safety measures. Five people were killed on Wednesday after the fi...

Govt undertaking Tk 1.0b project to repair embankments: Minister

-- May 28, 2020 18:25:47

The government is taking a Tk 1.0 billion project to repair embankments damaged during cyclone Amphan, State Minister for Water Resources Zahid Faruk said Thursday. He made the remarks while visiting...

Case filed over United Hospital fire

-- May 28, 2020 16:35:32

A case was filed in connection with the death of five patients at the isolation unit of the city’s United Hospital on Wednesday night following a fire incident, reports UNB. Major (retd) Moinul...

Two UP chairmen, three members suspended for relief embezzlement

-- May 28, 2020 16:20:02

The Local Government Ministry has suspended two union parishad chairmen and three members for their involvement in relief embezzlement. The Local Government Division of the ministry issued separate n...

United Hospital fire: Five-member probe body formed

-- May 28, 2020 16:16:15

Fire Service and Civil Defence headquarters has formed a five-member committee to investigate the death of five patients at the isolation unit of city’s United Hospital on Wednesday night follow...

Public transport services to resume from May 31

-- May 28, 2020 14:47:03

Bangladesh will allow public transport services such as buses, trains and launches to restart operations with a fixed number of passengers from May 31, the day after the nationwide lockdown over the c...

BD coronavirus cases cross 40,000-mark

FE ONLINE DESK May 28, 2020 14:45:42

Bangladesh has recorded another highest single day coronavirus cases today (Thursday), crossing the total number of the cases to 40,000 mark, according to the DGHS official. Fifteen more people died...

Cop dies at SBMCH corona unit

-- May 28, 2020 13:29:34

A police constable died at corona unit of Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital (SBMCH) early Thursday.   Sohel Mahmud, 35, hailing from Pangasia area in Dumki upazila of Patuakhali dis...

Dhaka-bound people’s rush raises fear of virus spread

-- May 28, 2020 12:56:10

Hundreds of people gathered at Shimulia ferry ghat on Thursday morning for returning to Dhaka after celebrating of Eid-ul Fitr, raising the fear of coronavirus spread. A large number of people are re...

BD requires China's tech expertise in Covid-19 testing: Envoy Mahbub

-- May 28, 2020 12:23:26

Bangladesh requires China's technological expertise and experience in coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and contact tracing, said Bangladeshi Ambassador to China Mahbub Uz Zaman. He said that the countr...

Probe opens into United Hospital fire

-- May 28, 2020 11:08:58

The Bangladesh Fire Service has formed a four-member panel to investigate the fire that burned down the isolation unit and killed five patients at the United Hospital in Dhaka. Debashish Vardhan, dep...

Tributes paid to the iconic teacher Niloufer Manzur

Khawaza Main Uddin May 28, 2020 10:46:14

From dignitaries to middle class men and women, from present and former students to the ones who have known and even heard of Niloufer Manzur, many have come up with rich tributes to the founder Princ...

Air quality: Dhaka ranks 2nd worst again

-- May 28, 2020 10:42:34

Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, again ranked second worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) on Thursday. It had an AQI score of 138 at 10:00 am and its air quality was classified as ‘unheal...

President, PM felicitate UN peacekeeping members

-- May 27, 2020 23:38:21

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have extended heartiest congratulations and felicitations to all the peacekeeping members marking the ‘International Day of United Nation...

Five COVID-19 patients killed in United Hospital fire

-- May 27, 2020 23:23:55

At least five patients infected with coronavirus were killed in a fire at corona unit of the United Hospital at Gulshan area in Dhaka on Wednesday night, a fire service official said. “We have...

United Hospital in Dhaka catches fire

-- May 27, 2020 23:09:22

A fire has erupted at a tent built to treat COVID-19 patients at the United Hospital at Gulshan area in Dhaka. The Fire Service and Civil Defence sent three units to the private hospital after the fi...

Public transport services on limited scale from May 31

-- May 27, 2020 21:33:45

Bangladesh is lifting the ban on public transport services from May 31, the day offices will reopen on a limited scale. State Minister to Public Administration Farhad Hossain said public transport sy...

‘Announcing general holidays instead of lockdown a mistake’

-- May 27, 2020 21:32:09

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday said the government made a mistake by announcing only general holidays from March 26 instead of enforcing a lockdown to tackle the corona...

Maritime ports to hoist cautionary signal 3

-- May 27, 2020 20:36:06

The maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted local cautionary signal number three as a steep pressure gradient persists over north Bay. "Under its...

More than one in six youth out of work due to COVID-19: ILO

FE Online Report May 27, 2020 20:22:17

More than one in six young people have stopped working since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic while those who remain employed have seen their working hours cut by 23 per cent, says the International...

BNP maintains ‘safe distance’ during disaster: Obaidul Quader

-- May 27, 2020 20:10:59

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said BNP is now staying in ‘political isolation’ as the party practices the politics of maintaining ‘safe distance’ from the c...