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Vaccination of adolescents to begin within 20 days, says Health Minister 

Vaccination of adolescents to begin within 20 days, says Health Minister 

-- 2021-09-18 16:15:31

Vaccination of people aged between 12 to 17 years will begin within the next 20 days, said Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Saturday. The minister announced it at a meeting at Manikganj municipality...

Hefazat leader arrested in city

Hefazat leader arrested in city

-- 2021-09-18 15:27:55

Detectives in a drive arrested a leader of Hefazat-e-Islam from the city’s Mugda area on Friday night. The arrestee was identified as Rezwan Rafique. Tipped off, a team of DB Motijheel divisio...

Three dies in Cumilla road crash

Three dies in Cumilla road crash

-- 2021-09-18 15:24:06

Three people were killed and two others injured in a collision between a bus and a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Cumilla-Noakhali Road in the district's Manoharganj upazila on Saturday. The identities of...

E-passport services launched for Bangladeshi diaspora in USA

E-passport services launched for Bangladeshi diaspora in USA

-- 2021-09-18 14:46:03

Bangladesh Embassy in Washington D.C has introduced the electronic passport (e-passport) services for catering to the needs of Bangladeshi diaspora in the USA. Bangladesh Ambassador to the USA M Shah...

Bangladesh receives another 5.0m doses of Sinopharm vaccine

Bangladesh receives another 5.0m doses of Sinopharm vaccine

-- 2021-09-18 12:58:15

A shipment containing 5.0 million doses of China's Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine has arrived in Bangladesh. Health officials collected the shipment at Dhaka's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport i...

Common man’s luxury of drinking tea at roadside shops turns costlier

Common man’s luxury of drinking tea at roadside shops turns costlier

YASIR WARDAD 2021-09-18 12:02:52

Expenditure on a cup of tea at roadside shops in the city has also increased by Tk 1.0-2.0 amid a rocketing trend of sugar, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and condensed-milk prices, said consumers and...

Evaly shuts its Dhanmondi office following MD’s arrest

Evaly shuts its Dhanmondi office following MD’s arrest

-- 2021-09-18 11:20:51

Controversial e-commerce platform Evaly has announced shutdown of its Dhanmondi office following the arrest of Managing Director Mohammad Rassel. The staff have been directed to work from home unti...

Big projects create scopes for graft, misuse of money: Planning minister

Big projects create scopes for graft, misuse of money: Planning minister

FE REPORT 2021-09-18 10:48:12

Planning Minister M A Mannan on Friday said big projects are creating opportunities for corruption, looting and misappropriation of public money. Corruption is the key barrier in meeting the challe...

RTA on backburner, road transport remains rowdy

RTA on backburner, road transport remains rowdy

MUNIMA SULTANA 2021-09-18 10:30:16

A much-hyped transport law, the Road Transport Act (RTA), passed in parliament amid a massive student movement, sees today its third anniversary passing with its enforcement well put on the backburn...

Pregnant mothers suffer from chronic malnutrition in Kurigram

Pregnant mothers suffer from chronic malnutrition in Kurigram

SM NAJMUS SAKIB back from Ulipur, Kurigram 2021-09-18 10:10:35

Thousands of pregnant and lactating mothers are still deprived of healthy diet in Kurigram district, causing severe health problems for them and raising the number of underweight and stunted children....

Bangladesh rejects WB proposal for Rohingya integration with host communities for financial support

Bangladesh rejects WB proposal for Rohingya integration with host communities for financial support

FHM HUMAYAN KABIR 2021-09-18 10:01:06

Bangladesh formally disapproved of World Bank proposals for Rohingya integration with host communities and said the global lender should take doable steps consulting host nations on such matters, offi...

Bangladesh sending workers to Seychelles sans cost

Bangladesh sending workers to Seychelles sans cost

ARAFAT ARA 2021-09-18 09:05:17

Bangladesh has started sending workers to Seychelles without any migration cost, creating a good opportunity for overseas jobseekers. So far, about 200 workers went to the country under the governmen...

UK removes Bangladesh from COVID-19 red list

UK removes Bangladesh from COVID-19 red list

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-09-17 22:51:24

The United Kingdom has lifted travel restrictions imposed on Bangladesh and seven other countries under the red-list due to the rising trend of Covid-19 cases last year. British Transport Secretary G...

Four members of a family die after electrocution

Four members of a family die after electrocution

-- 2021-09-17 22:13:37

Four members of a family have died after being electrocuted at Shilmudi village in Bajra union of Sonaimuri Upazila in Noakhali on Friday. The victims were identified as Abdur Rahim, Sumon (26), Md J...

Two bodies wash ashore in Cox's Bazar

Two bodies wash ashore in Cox's Bazar

-- 2021-09-17 20:53:14

Two more bodies were recovered from Seagull Point of Cox's Bazar sea beach on Friday. Lifeguards found the first body floating by the beach at around 1:00 pm and the second one two hours later, repor...

PM urges major economies to work for sustainable future

PM urges major economies to work for sustainable future

-- 2021-09-17 20:10:35

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the major economies of the world to work with all the stakeholders in partnership to ensure a sustainable future for the next generation. "Major economies have...

‘Educational institutions cannot charge assignment fees’

‘Educational institutions cannot charge assignment fees’

-- 2021-09-17 20:03:04

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni said educational institutions will not be allowed to charge fees for assignments in the assessment of learning results of students. "Educational institution should not...

PM reaches Finland en route to New York

PM reaches Finland en route to New York

-- 2021-09-17 19:46:45

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached Finland on Friday en route to New York to attend the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Ambassador of Bangladesh in Finland (non-resident) Md Na...

Two killed in Bogura road crash

Two killed in Bogura road crash

-- 2021-09-17 19:23:59

Two people were killed and four others were injured as a bus collided with a battery-run autorickshaw at the Jhopgari area on the Dhaka-Rangpur highway as it crosses Bogura early Friday. The deceased...

Jatiya Party Vice-Chairman Khokon expelled

Jatiya Party Vice-Chairman Khokon expelled

-- 2021-09-17 18:55:49

Jatiya Party has expelled its vice-chairman Lutfar Reza Khokon from the party as he withdrew from the Cumilla-7 by-polls violating high command’s decision. The party also dissolved the existing...

163 new Dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hrs

163 new Dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hrs

-- 2021-09-17 18:12:16

Although no death from Dengue was reported in 24 hours till Friday morning, 163 more patients were hospitalised, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). Among the new patients, 140 we...

‘Bangladesh yet to make direct contact with Myanmar junta over Rohingya repatriation’

‘Bangladesh yet to make direct contact with Myanmar junta over Rohingya repatriation’

-- 2021-09-17 18:07:47

Bangladesh is yet to make direct contact with Myanmar's military rulers over the repatriation of the forcibly displaced Rohingya people, according to Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen. Despite failing...

0.32m Moderna, Synoform vaccines reach Chattogram

0.32m Moderna, Synoform vaccines reach Chattogram

-- 2021-09-17 17:59:23

A total of 0.32 million (325,120) doses of Coronavirus vaccines of Synoform and Moderna were reached in Chattogram on Friday. Divisional health director Dr Hasan Shahriar Kabir and Chattogram Civil S...

Hasina greets Modi on his birthday

Hasina greets Modi on his birthday

-- 2021-09-17 17:43:47

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has greeted her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on his birthday. Bangladesh High Commission officials in New Delhi handed over a flower bouquet on behalf of the prime mi...

Bangladesh records 1,907 new virus cases, 38 deaths

Bangladesh records 1,907 new virus cases, 38 deaths

-- 2021-09-17 17:37:12

Bangladesh has registered 38 new fatalities from COVID-19 in a day, taking the death toll to 27,147. The caseload surged to 1,540,110 after 1,907 people tested positive for the disease in the 24 hour...

Liabilities over Tk 10b, say Evaly bosses after arrest by RAB

Liabilities over Tk 10b, say Evaly bosses after arrest by RAB

-- 2021-09-17 17:31:56

E-commerce platform Evaly's liabilities count over Tk 10 billion, admitted the controversial company's CEO Mohammad Rassel and chairperson, his wife Shamima Nasrin during interrogation after arrest, a...

Evaly CEO Rassel, his wife on three-day remand

Evaly CEO Rassel, his wife on three-day remand

-- 2021-09-17 17:18:22

A court in Dhaka has granted a three-day remand, allowing police to interrogate Evaly Managing Director Mohammad Rassel his wife Shamima Nasrin in a case involving charges of fraud. Dhaka's Metropoli...

In-person classes extended to two days a week for 8th, 9th graders

In-person classes extended to two days a week for 8th, 9th graders

-- 2021-09-17 17:11:50

The government has decided to increase the number of school days for students of grades 8 and 9 to two each week as educational institutions across the reopened after one and half years amid the pande...

Over 80pc undergrad students face difficulties in online classes

Over 80pc undergrad students face difficulties in online classes

SAJIBUR RAHMAN 2021-09-17 16:59:37

More than 80 per cent undergrad-level students have faced difficulties in participating in online classes during the Covid-19 pandemic, a latest study has found. The study, conducted by Bangladesh In...

Police to seek remand for Evaly boss

Police to seek remand for Evaly boss

-- 2021-09-17 16:26:26

Police are set to apply for a 10-day remand order to interrogate Mohammad Rassel, the managing director of e-commerce site Evaly, and his wife Shamima Nasrin in a case involving charges of fraud. The...