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NHRC chief for raising awareness among parents to prevent child labour

NHRC chief for raising awareness among parents to prevent child labour

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-06-28 15:00:02

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Nasima Begum has called for raising awareness among parents and building the affirmative and sound mindset of people in the society to put an end to ch...

Dhaka's air quality continues to be in 'good' category

Dhaka's air quality continues to be in 'good' category

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-06-28 14:14:37

With an air quality index (AQI) score of 35 at 10.20am, the densely populated metropolis ranked 51st in the list of world cities with the worst air quality. Pakistan’s Lahore, India's Delhi, an...

Nearly Tk 0.5 trillion was saved in Padma Bridge compared to Hardinge Bridge: Information minister

Nearly Tk 0.5 trillion was saved in Padma Bridge compared to Hardinge Bridge: Information minister

-- 2022-06-28 13:46:23

Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud has said the government has saved Tk 0.3 trillion to 0.5 trillion in the 6.15-km Padma Bridge construction compared to the construction cost of th...

Dhaka-Barishal river transporters face uncertainty over 'special' Eid services

Dhaka-Barishal river transporters face uncertainty over 'special' Eid services

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-06-28 13:26:08

Launch owners operating on the Dhaka-Barishal route are fearing a drop in passenger numbers during the Eid-ul-Azha holidays after the inauguration of the Padma Bridge. The owners were unable to final...

IGP Benazir receives integrity award

IGP Benazir receives integrity award

-- 2022-06-28 11:15:23

The government has given the Integrity Award 2020-21 to Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr. Benazir Ahmed in recognition of his integrity in the profession, BSS reports. Home Minister Asaduzzaman K...

Over 55,000 vehicles cross on first day

Over 55,000 vehicles cross on first day

FE REPORT 2022-06-28 09:54:33

The first-day toll-collection amount and traffic on the Padma Bridge crossed the average daily toll collection and traffic on the country's second-largest bridge over the Jamuna River. According to...

President urges youth to become entrepreneurs instead of running after jobs

President urges youth to become entrepreneurs instead of running after jobs

-- 2022-06-27 23:26:33

President M Abdul Hamid has called upon young people to become self-reliant by using their talents and innovative ideas without running after jobs. "Today's educated young men and women run after job...

Children aged 5-12 to get Pfizer Covid vaccine, birth certificate required

Children aged 5-12 to get Pfizer Covid vaccine, birth certificate required

-- 2022-06-27 21:29:15

The Bangladesh government will use Pfizer-BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine to immunise children aged 5 to 12. After a successful campaign to vaccinate adults and children aged above 12 years old, the d...

Padma Bridge cost to be repaid by 2057, says Quader

Padma Bridge cost to be repaid by 2057, says Quader

-- 2022-06-27 20:26:07

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said the construction cost of Padma Bridge would be collected from tolls by 2057. The minister said this on Monday while replying to a tabled qu...

Four injured as mini-truck overturns after crossing Padma Bridge

Four injured as mini-truck overturns after crossing Padma Bridge

-- 2022-06-27 20:18:20

A mini-truck transporting onions to Dhaka has overturned just after crossing the Padma Bridge at its Mawa end in Munshiganj, leaving four people injured and briefly hampering traffic. The driver lost...

Banks asked to provide special agri credit in flood-hit districts

Banks asked to provide special agri credit in flood-hit districts

-- 2022-06-27 19:23:47

Bangladesh Bank (BB) has instructed banks to give special attention to disburse agriculture loans at a reduced interest rate in the flood-affected districts. The Agriculture Credit Department (ACD) o...

Mobile court fines youth for violating rules on Padma Bridge

Mobile court fines youth for violating rules on Padma Bridge

-- 2022-06-27 19:07:23

A mobile court on Monday fined Tk 1000 to a young man for breaching rules while crossing the Padma Bridge, on the second day of the opening of the long-cherished bridge to vehicular traffic. The mobi...

Bangladesh asks UK to resettle 0.1m Rohingya refugees

Bangladesh asks UK to resettle 0.1m Rohingya refugees

-- 2022-06-27 18:44:31

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has called on the United Kingdom to resettle 100,000 Rohingya currently living in Bangladesh in order to ease the burden of the refugee population on the country. The...

Bangladesh logs 2,101 new Covid cases, highest in 18 weeks

Bangladesh logs 2,101 new Covid cases, highest in 18 weeks

-- 2022-06-27 18:15:43

Bangladesh has registered 2,101 cases of Covid-19 in a day, the most since Feb 19, taking the overall tally of infections to 1,967,274. Another two fatalities were registered in the 24-hour count, ta...

Developed communication systems to expedite industrialisation, says PM

Developed communication systems to expedite industrialisation, says PM

-- 2022-06-27 18:08:33

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the government has ensured continued efforts to develop communication systems across the country as developed communication can expedite industrialisation, trade...

140 medical teams working in flood-hit areas, says health minister

140 medical teams working in flood-hit areas, says health minister

-- 2022-06-27 17:41:11

A total of 140 medical teams are providing medical treatment to flood-hit people in Sylhet district, says Health Minister Zahid Maleque. The health department, he said, is ready to provide medical as...

Biman to start direct Dhaka-Toronto flights on July 27

Biman to start direct Dhaka-Toronto flights on July 27

-- 2022-06-27 17:25:43

Biman Bangladesh Airlines will start operating direct flights from Dhaka to Toronto on July 27. The airlines made the announcement with a press release on Sunday night, reports bdnews24.com. Passeng...

Impossible to remove Padma Bridge's screws by hand, says CID

Impossible to remove Padma Bridge's screws by hand, says CID

-- 2022-06-27 17:22:32

The Criminal Investigation Department says Bayezid Talha, who was arrested for removing nuts from bolts of the Padma Bridge railings, committed an act of sabotage as it would not have been possible to...

Two Shimulia ferries transferred as demand dries up after Padma Bridge opening

Two Shimulia ferries transferred as demand dries up after Padma Bridge opening

-- 2022-06-27 17:11:56

Two of the eight ferries on the Shimulia-Majhirkandi river route have been transferred to other routes after the opening of the Padma Bridge. “The two ferries were moved in the morning as there...

Govt must identify those who conspired against Padma Bridge project, says HC

Govt must identify those who conspired against Padma Bridge project, says HC

-- 2022-06-27 16:56:37

The High Court (HC) has stressed the need to identify the 'conspirators' who sought to undermine the Padma Bridge project by raising false allegations of corruption over the construction of the megast...

Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrim arrested in Saudi for begging

Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrim arrested in Saudi for begging

-- 2022-06-27 16:01:54

Saudi Arabian police have arrested a Bangladeshi man for begging during his trip to the country to perform the Hajj pilgrimage. Md Motiar Rahman, a native of Meherpur's Gangni upazila, was arrested i...

Do Something Foundation distributes relief to 5,000 flood victims in six districts

Do Something Foundation distributes relief to 5,000 flood victims in six districts

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-06-27 13:40:32

Do Something Foundation - a humanitarian organisation - has so far distributed relief among 5,000 people affected by floods in Sylhet, Sunamganj, Netrokona, Kurigram, Nilphamari and Lalmonirhat....

12 Supreme Court judges contract coronavirus

12 Supreme Court judges contract coronavirus

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-06-27 12:44:43

Twelve judges of the Appellate and High Court Divisions of the Supreme Court have been infected with Covid-19.  Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique made the remark when the court proceedings start...

Momen proposes UK for resettling 0.1 million Rohingyas

Momen proposes UK for resettling 0.1 million Rohingyas

-- 2022-06-27 11:59:59

Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen has proposed Britain, as a global leader in justice and human rights, for resettling 0.1 million Myanmar Rohingyas currently sheltered in Bangladesh to lessen the u...

Floods leave a trail of devastation

Floods leave a trail of devastation

FE REPORT 2022-06-27 08:29:34

SYLHET: Floods have left a trail of devastation in the greater Sylhet region, especially in Sylhet and Sunamganj districts. According to reports, over 2,200-km road in Sunamganj district alone had...

BD hopeful about getting extension after graduation

BD hopeful about getting extension after graduation

FE REPORT 2022-06-27 08:19:27

Bangladesh is expecting to get an extension of the preferences it enjoys in international trade after the country's graduation from the least developed country (LDC) status. Commerce Secretary Tapa...

Two motorcyclists die after accident on Padma Bridge

Two motorcyclists die after accident on Padma Bridge

-- 2022-06-26 23:32:10

Two motorcyclists have died from injuries they sustained in an accident on the Padma Bridge, police say.They were brought to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where the doctors declared them dead on Sund...

Receding flood waters reveal disastrous damage in Sylhet

Receding flood waters reveal disastrous damage in Sylhet

-- 2022-06-26 21:40:12

As the waters started receding following Sylhet division's worst flood in living memory, the disastrous damage it inflicted also became evident, along with the challenge any recovery effort will face...

Motorcycles not allowed on Padma Bridge for indefinite period

Motorcycles not allowed on Padma Bridge for indefinite period

-- 2022-06-26 21:31:49

The government has banned motorcycles from the Padma Bridge in the wake of congestion and complete disregard for the rules by the public on the newly inaugurated structure.The Bridges Division announc...

‘DSCC working to improve Dhaka’s place in liveability index’

‘DSCC working to improve Dhaka’s place in liveability index’

-- 2022-06-26 21:20:20

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh on Sunday said that the corporation is working to improve Dhaka's ranking in the Global Liveability Index published by the...