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Narayanganj launch capsize death toll hits 29, seven missing

Narayanganj launch capsize death toll hits 29, seven missing

-- 2021-04-05 21:44:58

Rescuers have retrieved 24 more bodies from a sunken launch on the Shitalakkhya river in Narayanganj, taking the death toll to 29. The bodies of more victims were found after the divers recovered the...

Speakers call for reintegration policy to support returnee migrant workers

Speakers call for reintegration policy to support returnee migrant workers

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-05 20:28:14

Speakers at a virtual conference stressed on the need for forming a policy for reintegration support to returnee migrant workers to improve their livelihood and psychosocial condition. They also sugg...

Shipping ministry opens investigation into Narayanganj launch capsize

Shipping ministry opens investigation into Narayanganj launch capsize

-- 2021-04-05 20:21:53

The Ministry of Shipping has formed a seven-strong committee to investigate how a launch sank on the Shitalakkhya river in Narayanganj. The committee will identify the cause of the capsize and submit...

Govt publishes rules for monitoring TRP

Govt publishes rules for monitoring TRP

-- 2021-04-05 19:26:23

The government has published rules for monitoring television rating point (TRP) as well as selecting private institutions to give those the task of calculating and monitoring TRPs of registered media....

Supreme Court to hold proceedings on limited extent during lockdown

Supreme Court to hold proceedings on limited extent during lockdown

-- 2021-04-05 19:13:40

Both divisions of the Supreme Court (SC) will hold their proceedings on limited extent from April 5 to 11 during the ongoing nationwide lockdown to halt the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. The Supreme C...

Govt urges countrymen not to arrange iftar, sehri at mosques

Govt urges countrymen not to arrange iftar, sehri at mosques

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-05 18:51:33

The government has asked Muslims in the country to refrain from arranging iftar and sehri (fast breaking and night meal) at mosques during the holy month of Ramadan amid increasing trend of coronaviru...

Govt reconsiders buying Chinese, Russian vaccine

Govt reconsiders buying Chinese, Russian vaccine

-- 2021-04-05 18:36:55

The government is contacting China and Russia for the vaccines as an alternative while continuing its efforts to bring the consignments of vaccines it already bought from Serum, said Health Minister Z...

Lockdown in Bangladesh sees shops, public transport shut

Lockdown in Bangladesh sees shops, public transport shut

UNB 2021-04-05 17:42:27

Public transport went off the streets and shops remained shut in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka as the country started a seven-day lockdown on Monday, aiming to contain the second wave of Covid-19. Priva...

Bangladesh to roll out second Covid-19 vaccine dose from Thursday

Bangladesh to roll out second Covid-19 vaccine dose from Thursday

-- 2021-04-05 17:14:40

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday reaffirmed that the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine will be rolled out on Thursday next as per the schedule. She came up with the reassurance while presiding ov...

Bangladesh reports 7,075 coronavirus cases, 52 deaths in 24 hours

Bangladesh reports 7,075 coronavirus cases, 52 deaths in 24 hours

-- 2021-04-05 16:26:33

Bangladesh has logged 7,075 new cases of the coronavirus in a day, taking the tally to 644,439. The death toll climbed to 9,318 after 52 fatalities were registered in the 24 hours to 8 am Monday, acc...

Traders stage demonstration protesting closure of markets

Traders stage demonstration protesting closure of markets

-- 2021-04-05 16:14:05

Shop owners and employees of New Market and adjacent shopping malls in Dhaka staged demonstrations for the second consecutive day on Monday protesting the closure of shopping malls during the seven-da...

RAB launches drive in Dhaka to ensure use of masks

RAB launches drive in Dhaka to ensure use of masks

-- 2021-04-05 16:05:04

The Rapid Action Battalion has launched a campaign in Dhaka to ensure the use of masks on the first day of a seven-day nationwide virus lockdown. The drive, led by RAB's Executive Magistrate Palash K...

Modi thanks Dhaka for excellent arrangement during his visit

Modi thanks Dhaka for excellent arrangement during his visit

-- 2021-04-05 15:59:36

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has conveyed his thanks to Dhaka for making ‘excellent arrangement’ during his recent two-day state visit to Bangladesh on March 26-27. “I write...

Govt reschedules office timing for Ramadan

Govt reschedules office timing for Ramadan

-- 2021-04-05 15:31:12

The government has rearranged the office timing for the upcoming holy month of Ramadan from 9:00am to 3:30pm for all government, semi-government, autonomous and semi-autonomous institutions. The deci...

Death toll rises to 24  in Narayanganj launch capsize

Death toll rises to 24 in Narayanganj launch capsize

-- 2021-04-05 14:37:59

Rescuers have retrieved 19 more bodies from a sunken launch on the Shitalakkhya river in Narayanganj, taking the death toll to 24. Earlier, the authorities handed over the bodies of five victims of t...

Two killed in Rajshahi road crash

Two killed in Rajshahi road crash

-- 2021-04-05 14:26:25

Two people were killed when a truck hit a van on Rajshahi-Dhaka highway at Jewpara Borosenbagh in Puthia upazila of Rajshahi district on Monday. The deceased were identified as Abdus Samad, 60, a far...

Road crashes leave 513 dead and 598 injured last month: Report

Road crashes leave 513 dead and 598 injured last month: Report

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-05 14:23:16

Some 513 people were killed and 598 others injured in road accidents across the country in March this year. During the month, a total of 409 road crashes took place where the number of accidents invo...

21 cops injured in Brahmanbaria road accident

21 cops injured in Brahmanbaria road accident

-- 2021-04-05 13:26:15

At least 21 policemen were injured as a bus hit a police van on Cumilla-Sylhet highway at Pirbari area in Sadar upazila of Brahmanbaria district early Monday. Mozammel Haque Chowdhury, additional sup...

Launch capsize in Shitalakkhya: Bodies of four victims handed over to families

Launch capsize in Shitalakkhya: Bodies of four victims handed over to families

-- 2021-04-05 11:46:38

Authorities have handed over the bodies of four victims of the Narayanganj launch capsize to their families. The body of another unidentified victim is being kept at the Narayanganj General Hospital...

Bangladesh slips 15 places in WEF's gender gap report

Bangladesh slips 15 places in WEF's gender gap report

FE REPORT 2021-04-05 11:07:50

Bangladesh has slipped 15 places to rank 65th among 156 countries in the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report 2021. With a score of 0.719 points, Bangladesh retained the top position...

Sammilita Parishad sweeps BGMEA election

Sammilita Parishad sweeps BGMEA election

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-05 10:27:15

Faruque Hassan-led Sammilita Parishad has swept the biennial election to the apex apparel trade body — Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) — for the ter...

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...