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MCCI remembers Niloufer Manzur

-- May 30, 2020 18:29:48

Niloufer Manzur was solemnly remembered after her demise for her outstanding contributions to nation building through providing education to future leaders of the country, speakers at a commemorative...

Health safety measures taken for flight passengers: State Minister

-- May 30, 2020 17:49:51

State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub Ali on Saturday said that necessary health safety measures have been taken for passengers of domestic flights scheduled to resume from Monday....

Returnee migrants falling into hard times: Survey

-- May 30, 2020 17:44:14

The returnee migrants who were forced to or chose to return home amid the coronavirus pandemic are running out of options in terms of returning to their livelihoods, whether at home or abroad, accordi...

SC to continue virtual operation till June 15

-- May 30, 2020 17:33:51

Both the divisions of the Supreme Court will continue their operations virtually and in line with apex court’s practice direction. Meanwhile, Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain on Saturday forme...

18 HC judges take oath

-- May 30, 2020 16:58:55

A total of 18 newly appointed judges of the High Court (HC) Division took oath virtually today (Saturday), a day after their services were regularised by President M Abdul Hami...

RFL Gas Stove donates to Child and Old Age Care

-- May 30, 2020 16:54:43

RFL Gas Stove has donated Tk 0.2 million to Child and Old Age Care as part of its “Khuda Na Chula Joluk” (no more hunger, let stoves be lit) campaign, says a press release. Md Nazmul Haqu...

Ashkona of waterlogging: DNCC starts canal excavation

FE ONLINE REPORT May 30, 2020 16:22:17

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) has begun AD-8 canal excavation to end waterlogging at Kasaibari-Ashkona-Kaula-Banarupa Housing areas in Dhaka. DNCC Mayor Md Atiqul Islam inaugurated the excavati...

PM for engaging local public representatives to stem COVID-19

-- May 30, 2020 16:07:16

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the authorities concerned to engage local public representatives more in containing the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, BSS reports “The prim...

Shanto-Mariam chairman dies from coronavirus

-- May 30, 2020 15:43:30

Md Imamul Kabir Shanto, the chairman of Shanto-Mariam University, has died in hospital care after being diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19). He was 66. Imamul, who also had other preexisting condit...

Bus fare up by 80pc

FE ONLINE REPORT May 30, 2020 15:11:42

Passengers of buses and minibuses will have to pay a 80 per cent higher rate of fare for travelling during the coronavirus outbreak. Bangladesh Road Transport Authority Chairman in Charge Mohammad Yu...

BD records 1,764 new coronavirus cases, 28 more deaths

FE Online Desk May 30, 2020 14:44:10

Bangladesh confirmed 1,764 new coronavirus infections on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 44,608. Meanwhile, 28 more people died of the lethal disease in the last 24 hou...

BR starts ticket sales for all inter-city trains

FE ONLINE REPORT May 30, 2020 14:33:31

Bangladesh Railway (BR) started selling of tickets for all its inter-city trains set to resume services from Sunday amid apprehension of facing pressure of passengers due to the considering of increas...

Libya killings: Traffickers demanded $12,000 as ransom, says Rakibul’s family

-- May 30, 2020 14:12:48

Human traffickers demanded 12,000 US dollar as ransom from the family of Rakibul, one of the 26 ill-fated Bangladeshis who lost their lives in a gun attack in Libya. Rakibul Islam, 23, son of Ismail...

UN issues stamp marking birth centenary of Bangabandhu

-- May 30, 2020 13:21:20

The UN Postal Administration, jointly with the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the UN in New York, has issued a set of commemorative stamps as a tribute to UN peacekeepers and marking the Birth Cen...

4.5 km Padma Bridge now visible

-- May 30, 2020 12:20:14

About 4.5 kilometers of Padma Bridge has become visible with the installation of its 30th span on Saturday. The 5b span, weighing 3,150 tonnes, was installed on pillars 26 and 27 of the bridge at J...

Dhaka ranks 68th worst in Air Quality Index

-- May 30, 2020 11:03:11

Dhaka’s air quality showed significant improvement on Saturday morning as it ranked 68th worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI). It had an AQI score of 26 at 08:41 am and its air quality was clas...

13 RAB members infected with coronavirus in Sylhet

-- May 30, 2020 10:45:15

Thirteen members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have been infected with coronavirus in Sylhet. Their samples were tested in the PCR lab of Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital. Confirming the mat...

How Bangladeshis were killed in Libya

-- May 30, 2020 10:23:43

A survivor of the carnage in which 26 Bangladeshi migrants were killed in Libya has described the incident to the embassy from an undisclosed location, bdnews24.com reports. The man said he was hidin...

PWAB, RSF against transport fare hike

FE Report May 30, 2020 09:48:48

Two passengers' welfare platforms on Friday warned that the government's decision to resume public transport services on limited scale might create anarchy in the sector. They also opposed a propos...

Ridding Ashkona of waterlogging: DNCC doing work on city water retention canal

KAMRUN NAHAR May 30, 2020 09:32:48

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) is now excavating a water retention canal from Ashkona to Kha Para near Khilkhet as no other agency is ready to do the job. The canal, which belongs to the Civil A...

Mobile schools launched in Magura town

OUR CORRESPONDENT May 30, 2020 09:27:13

Mobile schools have been launched in Magura town with the slogan, 'study will not be stopped for coronavirus' thanks to the noble gesture of a student front. As educational institutions are now on va...

Sikder brothers leave country by air ambulance

-- May 29, 2020 23:29:21

Ron Haque Sikder, a director of National Bank Limited, and his brother Dipu Haque Sikder have left Bangladesh for Thailand by an air ambulance after being accused of threatening top executives of Exim...

‘Govt may lose control over COVID-19 after lifting restrictions’

-- May 29, 2020 23:19:43

Health experts have warned against relaxing restrictions on movement and resumption of offices and transport as the country sees massive surge in new coronavirus cases, saying the move could worsen th...

Renewable energy could be Bangladesh’s best option post Covid-19

-- May 29, 2020 23:14:20

In the post Covid-19 era, renewable energy could be the best suitable option for Bangladesh to reset its power sector development policy to come out of the obligation for capacity payment to idle powe...

Rooppur nuke plant: $287.49m deal signed for physical protection system

-- May 29, 2020 21:54:20

Russian company JSC Eleron will establish physical protection system (PPS) for the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant at a cost of $287.49 million (Taka 24.24 billion). An agreement was signed in this regar...

International community including BD to support open research to fight COVID-19

-- May 29, 2020 21:46:08

Thirty countries, including multiple international partners and institutions including Bangladesh, have signed up to support the COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP), to fight COVID-19 which is acc...

Coronavirus infects over 4,500 policemen in BD

-- May 29, 2020 21:40:02

As many as 4,544 members of Bangladesh Police were infected by coronavirus while performing their duties until Friday. “Among the total infected policemen, 1,563 have made full recovery,”...

Egypt eager to assist Bangladesh in fisheries, livestock sectors

FE ONLINE REPORT May 29, 2020 20:32:44

Egypt has expressed its interest to assist Bangladesh in the development of fisheries and livestock sectors. Egyptian Ambassador to Bangladesh Walid Ahmed Shamseldin expressed his interest after payi...

Excavation of AD8 canal begins to ease waterlogging on Saturday

-- May 29, 2020 19:23:22

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) will begin the excavation of AD8 canal on Saturday to resolve the waterlogging problem in Ashkona area. Mayor Atiqul Islam earlier visited the place and decided to...

25-30pc bus seats must be kept empty, no standing passengers: Quader

-- May 29, 2020 19:14:44

Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Friday said buses will have to keep 25-30 per cent seats vacant and cannot carry standing passengers while plying roads from Sunday.  &ldqu...