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Climate change worsens dengue spread in Bangladesh: Study

Climate change worsens dengue spread in Bangladesh: Study

-- 2021-10-07 15:02:08

As Bangladesh experiences the effects of climate change, it could also face a corresponding increase in vector-borne diseases like dengue, according to a study by the World Bank, bdnews24.com reports....

Ex-DG of health services gets bail

Ex-DG of health services gets bail

-- 2021-10-07 14:15:46

A Dhaka court granted bail to the former DG of health services, Abul Kalam Azad, in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission over the Regent Hospital scandal. Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judges...

Bangladesh adopted nature-based solution to tackle climate change, minister says

Bangladesh adopted nature-based solution to tackle climate change, minister says

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-10-07 13:56:46

Nature-based approaches are most effective at confronting the inter-related challenges of the pandemic, biodiversity loss and climate change, Environment Minister Md Shahab Uddin has said. Bangladesh...

Ties with Bangladesh to grow, says Nepalese FM

Ties with Bangladesh to grow, says Nepalese FM

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-10-07 13:44:11

The existing friendly ties between Bangladesh and Nepal are set to grow further in the days ahead. Nepalese Foreign Minister Dr Narayan Khadka wrote this to Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen. "I lo...

70 shops gutted in Patuakhali

70 shops gutted in Patuakhali

-- 2021-10-07 10:36:40

At least 70 shops were gutted in a fire which broke out at a busy market in Patuakhali district town in the early hours of Thursday. Mantaj Uddin, deputy director of Barishal Fire Service and Civil D...

New effort to set up four human milk banks in city

New effort to set up four human milk banks in city

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-10-07 09:28:25

A nongovernmental organisation has launched a new initiative to set up four human milk banks in Dhaka for motherless and vulnerable infants. US-based Family Health International, or FHI 360, applied...

Call to seek development partners’ help for introducing bancassurance

Call to seek development partners’ help for introducing bancassurance

JASIM UDDIN HAROON 2021-10-07 08:54:25

Stakeholders at a recent policy meeting have suggested seeking advice from the development partners before introducing 'bancassurance' in the country. They put forward the recommendation as the local...

Revival of Dhaka city's canals still on slow lane

Revival of Dhaka city's canals still on slow lane

SAIF UDDIN and ADNAN HOSSAIN BHUIYAN 2021-10-07 08:46:55

A latest move for revival of the throttled canals in Dhaka metropolitan area for smooth drainage, following handover of the task to the two city corporations from WASA, now seems on a slow lane-as a...

Minister Kamal dismisses rumours over illicit money inflow

Minister Kamal dismisses rumours over illicit money inflow

FE REPORT 2021-10-07 08:43:27

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday dismissed the speculations over cash inflow from other sources in the name of remittance. It's "unrealistic", he said while replying to a newsman's que...

Globetrotter Najmun Nahar makes history with 150th country-visit

Globetrotter Najmun Nahar makes history with 150th country-visit

-- 2021-10-06 21:15:17

Bangladesh’s famous woman globetrotter Najmun Nahar accomplished yet another travelling feat conquering the 150th country of the world and carrying the national flag there on Wednesday. Sa...

Complaints about wage, workplace harassment, retrenchment surge   

Complaints about wage, workplace harassment, retrenchment surge  

SAJIBUR RAHMAN 2021-10-06 20:00:30

Aggrieved workers are filing a rising number of complaints with the government’s relevant department, indicating a deficiency in decent work culture in the country. The Department of Inspecti...

Cabinet body approves proposal to procure two helicopters for police

Cabinet body approves proposal to procure two helicopters for police

-- 2021-10-06 19:40:11

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved in principle a proposal to procure two Russian helicopters by the Bangladesh Police. The CCEA gave approval to the proposal of t...

Deal over UN's operational engagement in Bhasan Char likely on Saturday

Deal over UN's operational engagement in Bhasan Char likely on Saturday

-- 2021-10-06 19:30:52

Bangladesh and the United Nations are likely to sign a document on Saturday to find ways for UN engagement in Bhasan Char, demonstrating support to the government’s massive investment there to e...

Five day-labourers get bail in controversial graft case

Five day-labourers get bail in controversial graft case

-- 2021-10-06 19:09:01

The High Court on Wednesday granted one-year bail to five day-labourers of Phulbari Upazila in Kurigram district over three months after their arrest on a charge of embezzling government money even th...

Abrar murder verdict expected in November, state lawyer hopes

Abrar murder verdict expected in November, state lawyer hopes

-- 2021-10-06 17:47:22

The verdict in the murder case of Abrar Fahad, a student of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology or BUET, is likely to be announced within the next month after prolonged delays due...

Bangladesh reports 21 virus deaths, 703 cases in a day

Bangladesh reports 21 virus deaths, 703 cases in a day

-- 2021-10-06 17:39:52

Bangladesh has registered 21 new deaths from COVID-19 in a day, taking the total toll to 27,635. The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,560,155 as 703 people tested positive for the disease in the 24 hours...

Govt to ensure agri-sector profitable for farmers: Tipu Munshi

Govt to ensure agri-sector profitable for farmers: Tipu Munshi

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-10-06 17:39:42

Bangladesh Trade facilitation Initiative, a project aimed at improving the capacity of the government in implementing the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement, was launched on W...

Bangladesh in no hurry to recognise Taliban, Momen says

Bangladesh in no hurry to recognise Taliban, Momen says

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-10-06 17:29:31

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has said the government of Bangladesh is in no hurry to recognise the Taliban government in Afghanistan. “We are observing the situation of Afghanistan and gathe...

News portals must be registered before their operation, says minister

News portals must be registered before their operation, says minister

-- 2021-10-06 17:27:15

The government will make registration mandatory ahead of operating any news portal from the next year, said Information Minister Hasan Mahmud on Wednesday, reports UNB. “Declaration is a must b...

Bangladesh reiterates firm stance against terrorism

Bangladesh reiterates firm stance against terrorism

-- 2021-10-06 14:36:20

Bangladesh has reaffirmed its zero-tolerance policy against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, mentioning that terrorism cannot and should not be associated with any religion, race, faith,...

Mohib Ullah murder: Three more Rohingya men remanded

Mohib Ullah murder: Three more Rohingya men remanded

-- 2021-10-06 14:20:11

A court has granted law enforcers three days to interrogate three Rohingya men suspected of involvement in the murder of Rohingya community leader Mohammad Mohib Ullah at a Cox’s Bazar refugee...

Rohingya refugee activists at risk in Bangladesh, HRW says

Rohingya refugee activists at risk in Bangladesh, HRW says

-- 2021-10-06 11:17:20

Bangladesh authorities and United Nations officials should take urgent measures to protect Rohingya refugees facing threats and violence in the Cox’s Bazar camps, Human Rights Watch sa...

Electronic fiscal devices no more free

Electronic fiscal devices no more free

FE REPORT 2021-10-06 09:42:18

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has decided to discontinue free distribution of Electronic Fiscal Devices (EFDs). From now on, the businesses will have to buy the device at a cost ranging between...

Piloting of cluster bus service on Ghatarchar-Kanchpur route on Dec 1

Piloting of cluster bus service on Ghatarchar-Kanchpur route on Dec 1

FE REPORT 2021-10-06 09:33:00

The pilot cluster-based bus service from Ghatarchar to Kanchpur has been announced to be launched on December 1, revising the earlier schedule of September 7, without forming any single company. The...

Cost of scam-hit project doubles before construction begins

Cost of scam-hit project doubles before construction begins

FE REPORT 2021-10-06 09:27:41

The government Tuesday revised the Kushtia Medical College project for a second time with the cost almost doubling from the original estimate as scam allegedly hit it well before the start of construc...

28,000 house, flat owners in Dhaka identified as property tax evaders

28,000 house, flat owners in Dhaka identified as property tax evaders

FE REPORT 2021-10-06 09:15:15

Tax payment status of house property and flat owners in the city has come under scanner of the tax authority. Tax Zone-1 under the National Board of Revenue (NBR) has already collected information...

Dengue claims two more lives, 197 more hospitalised

Dengue claims two more lives, 197 more hospitalised

-- 2021-10-05 19:59:41

Dengue claimed two more lives in Bangladesh and 197 more patients were hospitalised across the country in 24 hours till Tuesday morning. With the latest figure, the death toll from the mosquito-borne...

ECNEC clears Tangail highway project for uninterrupted road link with Dhaka

ECNEC clears Tangail highway project for uninterrupted road link with Dhaka

-- 2021-10-05 19:18:51

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved a Tk 14.36 billion project to upgrade a regional highway, located in Tangail and Manikganj districts, to ensure a safe and...

‘Bangladesh gets tougher on smuggling, trafficking along border with Myanmar’

‘Bangladesh gets tougher on smuggling, trafficking along border with Myanmar’

-- 2021-10-05 19:01:42

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has said the government will take tougher steps to prevent arms and drugs smuggling, and human trafficking along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border. The minister also warne...

PM’s climate leadership lauded at CVF-COP26 dialogue

PM’s climate leadership lauded at CVF-COP26 dialogue

-- 2021-10-05 18:56:50

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's climate leadership and the Mujib Climate Prosperity Decade Plan 2021-2030 have been highly praised at the fourth CVF-COP26 Dialogue in London. Former British Prime Mini...