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Two Chinese state firms show interest in Dhaka-Chattogran high-speed train

Two Chinese state firms show interest in Dhaka-Chattogran high-speed train

Mir Mostafizur Rahaman 2021-04-05 08:46:10

Two Chinese state-owned companies have recently written to the government, expressing their interest in implementing the Dhaka-Chittagong hi-speed railway project. They wanted to execute the projec...

Launch capsizes in Shitalakkhya

Launch capsizes in Shitalakkhya

-- 2021-04-04 21:49:56

A launch packed with passengers has capsized in the Shitalakkhya river in Munshiganj after being hit by another launch, reports bdnews24.com. The sunk vessel, Sabit Al Asad, left Narayanganj for Muns...

Season’s first nor’wester lashes country killing four, disrupting normal life

Season’s first nor’wester lashes country killing four, disrupting normal life

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-04 21:33:17

Season’s first nor’wester lashed the capital and elsewhere in the country on Sunday killing four people and disrupting normal life. The nor‘wester hit the capital around 6:20pm with...

Army chief inaugurates multinational military exercise

Army chief inaugurates multinational military exercise

-- 2021-04-04 20:45:19

Chief of Bangladesh Army Staff General Aziz Ahmed on Sunday inaugurated a multinational military exercise, titled ‘Shantir Ogroshena-2021’ (Front Runner of Peace), at Bangabandhu Cantonmen...

Bangladesh to receive $940m ADB loan for vaccine, healthcare service

Bangladesh to receive $940m ADB loan for vaccine, healthcare service

-- 2021-04-04 20:35:38

The Asian Development Bank has agreed to provide Bangladesh with $940 million in loan for coronavirus vaccine doses and healthcare service enhancement. This is the largest loan support Bangladesh is...

Book fair 12 noon to 5 pm during lockdown

Book fair 12 noon to 5 pm during lockdown

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-04 20:15:04

The Amar Ekushey Book Fair-2021 will remain open from 12 noon to 5 pm daily during the lockdown beginning from  Monday. Ministry of Cultural Affairs issued a notice to this effect on Sunday. Th...

Climate change to take centre stage of US-Bangladesh relationship under Biden administration

Climate change to take centre stage of US-Bangladesh relationship under Biden administration

-- 2021-04-04 20:04:57

Experts on international relations have depicted more consistent and deeper engagement between Dhaka and Washington under the Biden administration, with cooperation in the global fight against climate...

Personal data of 3.8m Bangladeshi Facebook users hacked

Personal data of 3.8m Bangladeshi Facebook users hacked

-- 2021-04-04 18:15:51

A user in a low-level hacking forum on Saturday published the phone numbers and personal data of hundreds of millions of Facebook users, including more than 3.8 million Bangladeshi users, for free onl...

Bus operators carrying passengers at full capacity charging four times fare

Bus operators carrying passengers at full capacity charging four times fare

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-04 17:45:28

The bus operators are charging two to four times extra fare and also ignoring the government’s directive to carry passengers at half capacity, alleged a passengers' welfare platform.   Ban...

Hefajat men should realise what kind of leadership they have, PM says

Hefajat men should realise what kind of leadership they have, PM says

-- 2021-04-04 17:40:16

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said Hefajat-e-Islam’s joint secretary general Mamunul Haque went to a resort with a woman for entertainment after conducting the mayhem during celebration of go...

Bangladesh logs 7,087 coronavirus cases, 53 deaths in 24 hours

Bangladesh logs 7,087 coronavirus cases, 53 deaths in 24 hours

-- 2021-04-04 16:35:56

Bangladesh has logged 7,087 new cases of the coronavirus, the highest count in a day, taking the tally to 637,364. The death toll climbed to 9,266 after 53 fatalities were registered in the 24 hours...

Govt to reveal more details on Sonargaon resort incident, home minister says

Govt to reveal more details on Sonargaon resort incident, home minister says

-- 2021-04-04 16:09:16

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has said the woman seen at a resort in Narayanganj’s Sonargaon with Hifazat-e Islam leader Mamunul Haque is not his wife. “Hifazat-e Islam central leader Ma...

Lockdown directives: What can and can’t be done

Lockdown directives: What can and can’t be done

-- 2021-04-04 15:25:00

The government has issued a notice banning public transports for seven days as the nationwide virus lockdown starts on Monday. The restrictions will apply to markets, shopping malls, hotels and resta...

Awami League MP Aslamul passes away

Awami League MP Aslamul passes away

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-04-04 14:50:08

Aslamul Hoque, the Awami League MP from Dhaka-14, has passed away at a Dhaka hospital. He was 60. He breathed his last at Square Hospitals at 11:00am on Sunday, said Azizul Hoque Rana, organising sec...

Bangladesh to shut all public transports from Monday

Bangladesh to shut all public transports from Monday

-- 2021-04-04 13:25:33

Bangladesh will shut all public transports from Monday as the government moves to enforce a virus lockdown for a week. Road Transport Minister Obaidul Quader announced the latest move on Sunday ahead...

DNCC to open Covid hospital by Apr 14

DNCC to open Covid hospital by Apr 14

FE REPORT 2021-04-04 09:56:18

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) is set to start operating a Covid-dedicated hospital at Mohakhali kitchen market by April 14. Initially, the DNCC hospital will have 250 beds with 16 ICU beds....

Cox's Bazar tourist spots fall silent

Cox's Bazar tourist spots fall silent

-- 2021-04-04 09:44:59

Tourist spots and recreational centres at Cox's Bazar including the beach, have fallen silent as a result of the closure of all tourist attractions in the face of the second wave of the Covid-19 outbr...

Residents confine Hifazat leader Mamunul to resort with his ‘second wife’

Residents confine Hifazat leader Mamunul to resort with his ‘second wife’

-- 2021-04-03 22:17:54

Residents on Saturday afternoon confined Hifazat-e Islam leader Mamunul Haque to a room at Royal Resort in Narayanganj’s Sonargaon where he was spending time with a woman who he claims is his se...

Bangla Academy President, directors contract coronavirus

Bangla Academy President, directors contract coronavirus

-- 2021-04-03 21:46:10

Bangla Academy President Shamsuzzaman Khan along with two directors of the academy have tested positive for coronavirus. The two others are Director of Sales, Marketing and Reprint Jalal Ahmed and Di...

Rohingya refugees want to return to Myanmar, say envoys 

Rohingya refugees want to return to Myanmar, say envoys 

-- 2021-04-03 21:37:30

The Rohingya refugees, now living in Bhasan Char, on Saturday interacted with the foreign diplomats and expressed their willingness to return to their homeland in Myanmar. They conveyed their "high s...

No domestic flight operations during lockdown, CAAB says

No domestic flight operations during lockdown, CAAB says

-- 2021-04-03 21:01:35

The flight operations on domestic routes will remain suspended immediately after enforcement of lockdown, said Air-Vice Marshal M Mofidur Rahman, chairman of Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CA...

Train services to remain suspended during lockdown, minister says

Train services to remain suspended during lockdown, minister says

-- 2021-04-03 19:08:25

Passenger train services will remain suspended across the country during the countrywide lockdown, Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujon has said. However, the freight train services will continue as b...

MBBS final professional examinations under DU postponed

MBBS final professional examinations under DU postponed

-- 2021-04-03 18:35:26

The authorities have postponed indefinitely the final professional examinations of MBBS course at the medical colleges under Dhaka University due to a spike in coronavirus infection. The university a...

Washington DC mayor declares March 26 as ‘Bangladesh Day’

Washington DC mayor declares March 26 as ‘Bangladesh Day’

-- 2021-04-03 17:13:40

Mayor of Washington DC Muriel Bowser has declared March 26, 2021 "Bangladesh Day." She congratulated the government and people of Bangladesh on the Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh's independence which c...

5,683 new coronavirus cases, 58 deaths in 24 hours

5,683 new coronavirus cases, 58 deaths in 24 hours

-- 2021-04-03 16:38:02

Bangladesh has logged 5,683 new cases of the coronavirus in a day, taking the tally to 630,277. The death toll climbed to 9,213 after 58 fatalities were registered in the 24 hours to 8 am Saturday, a...

Seven-day lockdown from Monday: Quader

Seven-day lockdown from Monday: Quader

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-04-03 12:30:43

The government has decided to impose a seven-day lockdown from Monday amid the deteriorating situation of the coronavirus outbreak in the country. Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader d...

Latest cyber attack hit at least 147 Bangladeshi entities

Latest cyber attack hit at least 147 Bangladeshi entities

SAJIBUR RAHMAN 2021-04-03 08:20:32

Bangladesh witnessed a major and coordinated cyber attack very recently, as at least 147 public and private organisations - including banks and non-bank financial institutions (NBFIs), came under th...

Delhi hopes Dhaka will address Hefazat's anti-Modi protests

Delhi hopes Dhaka will address Hefazat's anti-Modi protests

-- 2021-04-02 22:55:04

India, on Friday, hoped that the Bangladesh would aptly address the challenges posed by protests spearheaded by Hefazat-e-Islam in Chittagong during Narendra Modi's recent visit to the neighbouring co...

FE journalist receives award for contributions to migration sector

FE journalist receives award for contributions to migration sector

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-04-02 22:17:39

A journalist of The Financial Express (FE), Arafat Ara, has won the prestigious OKUP Media Award-2020 for her outstanding contributions to the migration sector. Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Empl...

Obaidul Quader urges affluent people to stand by poor during pandemic

Obaidul Quader urges affluent people to stand by poor during pandemic

-- 2021-04-02 21:36:37

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday called upon the affluent section of society to stand by insolvent and distressed people during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The road trans...