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Couple to die for woman’s murder in Meherpur

Couple to die for woman’s murder in Meherpur

-- 2021-01-05 15:37:45

A Meherpur court on Tuesday sentenced a couple to hang for throttling the man's second wife to death in 2010. Meherpur additional district and sessions judge Ripti Kumar Biswash handed down the death...

Delhi dispels Dhaka's concern but health officials not sure when vaccine will arrive

Delhi dispels Dhaka's concern but health officials not sure when vaccine will arrive

FE REPORT 2021-01-05 09:12:00

Dispelling worries created by the sudden imposition of its ban on export of vaccines, India on Monday assured Bangladesh of the timely availability of the antidote to Covid-19 infection. The news cir...

PM urges BCL leaders to prepare themselves as future leaders

PM urges BCL leaders to prepare themselves as future leaders

-- 2021-01-04 22:27:22

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday asked Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leaders and activists to build themselves up putting ideology of Bangabandhu in their heart, imbued with patriotism and kee...

Govt approves Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for emergency use

Govt approves Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for emergency use

-- 2021-01-04 21:57:56

The Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA) has authorised the import and emergency use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19 produced by Serum Institute of India. The drug regulat...

48 return from UK amid detection of new coronavirus strain

48 return from UK amid detection of new coronavirus strain

-- 2021-01-04 20:33:08

A total for 48 Bangladeshi citizens returned home from the United Kingdom on Monday amid the detection of a new strain of COVID-19 in the European country. Forty-two of the 48 passengers, who arrived...

India’s ban on vaccine export not applicable for Bangladesh, FM says

India’s ban on vaccine export not applicable for Bangladesh, FM says

-- 2021-01-04 20:18:20

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has said that the ban imposed by India on export of COVID-19 vaccine would not be applicable for Bangladesh. “Indian external affairs ministry confirmed us that...

Covid-19 vaccine will arrive as planned, says health minister

Covid-19 vaccine will arrive as planned, says health minister

-- 2021-01-04 17:32:10

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19 will arrive in Bangladesh as planned, regardless of what Indian authorities decide on the drug’s export, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said. Health S...

Bangladesh logs 910 new virus cases, 24 deaths

Bangladesh logs 910 new virus cases, 24 deaths

-- 2021-01-04 17:05:30

Bangladesh has recorded 910 new cases of the novel coronavirus in a daily count, taking the tally of infections so far to 516,929. The death toll climbed to 7,650 after 24 fatalities were registered...

BRTA secretary Aliour Rahman dies of COVID-19

BRTA secretary Aliour Rahman dies of COVID-19

-- 2021-01-04 15:57:33

Khandaker Aliour Rahman, secretary of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority, has died in hospital care from the coronavirus infection. He breathed his last at the Rajarbagh Central Police Hospital in D...

Bangladesh will get Covid vaccine from India on time, Beximco official says

Bangladesh will get Covid vaccine from India on time, Beximco official says

-- 2021-01-04 15:00:41

A Beximco official has ruled out uncertainty over the arrival of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for Covid-19 in Bangladesh after media reports suggested that India will meet its local demand before ex...

Handloom units in Pabna hub facing closure

Handloom units in Pabna hub facing closure

PABNA, ROVING CORRESPONDENT 2021-01-04 11:12:49

Handloom units in Pabna are facing closure as weavers are now left with little money to run them during the Covid-19 pandemic. Weavers say they have not been able to sell their woven clothes at fair...

Coastal people yet to overcome Amphan losses

Coastal people yet to overcome Amphan losses

KAMRUN NAHAR 2021-01-04 10:18:31

Life was yet to get back to normal for many people in the areas hit by the cyclone Amphan in May last year in Khulna and Satkhira. The grim pictures of struggle by the coastal people were found dur...

Rohingya repatriation key challenge for Dhaka, apart from Covid diplomacy

Rohingya repatriation key challenge for Dhaka, apart from Covid diplomacy

MIR MOSTAFIZUR RAHAMAN 2021-01-04 10:13:18

The Rohingya repatriation and Covid diplomacy will be the main challenge for Bangladesh on the diplomatic front in the New Year. Apart from this, bilateral free trade agreements, ties with the ASEA...

Toll for Dhaka-Mawa expressway to push up travel cost

Toll for Dhaka-Mawa expressway to push up travel cost

Munima Sultana 2021-01-04 09:00:23

The Dhaka-Mawa expressway is likely to be expensive for all kinds of transports due to having four toll bridges on the 55-kilometre access control highway. A report prepared by a committee of the Roa...

India's vaccine approval sparks hope among Bangladesh officials

India's vaccine approval sparks hope among Bangladesh officials

Jubair Hasan 2021-01-04 08:53:03

The hope for getting Covid-19 vaccine from India has got stronger as the drug regulatory authority of India on Sunday approved the ones developed by the AstraZeneca-Oxford University and the Bharat...

Turkey wants to invest in LPG, shipbuilding  

Turkey wants to invest in LPG, shipbuilding  

FE Online Report 2021-01-03 22:02:42

Turkey expressed interests on Sunday to invest in liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and shipbuilding sectors in Bangladesh. The Turkish Ambassador to Bangladesh Mustafa Osman Turan expressed his country&...

Supreme Court lifts ban on session fees at English-medium schools

Supreme Court lifts ban on session fees at English-medium schools

-- 2021-01-03 20:40:55

The Supreme Court has frozen a High Court ruling that barred English-medium schools from taking session fees from students graduating to a new class four years ago. A virtual Appellate Division bench...

Novelist Rabeya Khatun no more

Novelist Rabeya Khatun no more

-- 2021-01-03 20:21:19

Eminent novelist Rabeya Khatun, who won the highest civilian awards Swadhinata Padak and Ekushey Padak for her works, has died. She was 85. She passed away at her home in Dhaka’s Banani at 5:00...

Agriculture Minister emphasises self sufficiency in food production

Agriculture Minister emphasises self sufficiency in food production

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-01-03 20:00:09

Agriculture Minister Dr Mohammad Abdur Razzaque Sunday said the country needs to be self sufficient in terms of food production to combat any famine-like crisis. He said: “If we witness any foo...

Foreign journalists, envoys to visit Bhasan Char, FM says

Foreign journalists, envoys to visit Bhasan Char, FM says

-- 2021-01-03 19:16:48

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on Sunday said the government will take journalists of foreign media and foreign envoys stationed in Dhaka to Bhasan Char to witness the facilities ensured for Rohingya...

It’s a strategic decision, says FM about UN resolution on Rohingyas

It’s a strategic decision, says FM about UN resolution on Rohingyas

-- 2021-01-03 18:13:16

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Sunday said they have no displeasure against the countries which abstained from voting in the UN resolution and voted against it saying it is a "strategic" decisi...

Bangladesh logs 27 deaths, 835 new virus cases

Bangladesh logs 27 deaths, 835 new virus cases

-- 2021-01-03 17:06:41

Bangladesh has recorded 835 new cases of the novel coronavirus in a daily count, taking the tally of infections so far to 516,019, reports bdnews24.com. The death toll climbed to 7,626 after 27 fatal...

464 killed in road accidents last December

464 killed in road accidents last December

FE Online Report 2021-01-03 16:42:08

Some 464 people were killed and 513 others injured in road accidents in December 2020 across the country. During the period, a total of 402 road accidents occurred where the number of accidents invol...

PM asks police to check cybercrimes, drug abuse

PM asks police to check cybercrimes, drug abuse

-- 2021-01-03 16:34:42

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked the police personnel to stop cybercrimes alongside money laundering, human trafficking, terrorism, militancy, abuse of drugs, gangster culture and repressi...

Winter vegetables price plummets in Rajshahi, farmers worried

Winter vegetables price plummets in Rajshahi, farmers worried

OUR CORRESPONDENT, RAJSHAHI 2021-01-03 15:38:34

Prices of winter vegetables have plummeted in Rajshahi, causing worries among vegetable farmers in the district. According to farmers, some of them got satisfactory prices of winter vegetables during...

Fire at Konka Electronics factory in Narayanganj

Fire at Konka Electronics factory in Narayanganj

FE Online Report 2021-01-03 15:34:58

A huge fire that broke out at an electronic goods manufacturing factory in Narayanganj's Sonargaon area was doused. The fire originated at about 10:50am at the Konka Electronics factory at Mugrapara...

Seven die in Mymensingh road accident

Seven die in Mymensingh road accident

-- 2021-01-03 14:56:27

At least seven people were killed after a bus hit an auto-rickshaw at Gachtala area in Tarakanda upazila of Mymensingh on Sunday. The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately, report...

Govt extends deadlines for Padma Bridge, three other mega projects until June next year

Govt extends deadlines for Padma Bridge, three other mega projects until June next year

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-01-03 14:22:18

The government has extended deadlines for four mega projects – Padma Bridge, Metro Rail, Karnaphuli Tunnel and Dhaka Elevated Expressway – for another six months until June next year. Roa...

Government to pay Tk 6b in advance for AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

Government to pay Tk 6b in advance for AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

-- 2021-01-03 13:04:35

The government has deposited over Tk 6 billion to make an advance payment to Serum Institute of India for the purchase of 30 million doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine against the coronavirus. T...

Bangladesh’s final decision on second satellite by April

Bangladesh’s final decision on second satellite by April

-- 2021-01-03 12:50:33

The government is expected to make public the details of the Bangabandhu-2 satellite, including its type and utilities, by April, reports bdnews24.com. A consulting firm will begin working on finalis...