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Ducsu VP Nur, six others arrested in city

Ducsu VP Nur, six others arrested in city

-- 2020-09-21 22:43:10

Police arrested seven people including Vice-President of Dhaka University Central Students' Union (Ducsu) Nurul Haque Nur from a procession in the city's Matshaya Bhaban area on Monday. Bangladesh Ch...

Narayanganj mosque blast: Eight suspended Titas officials get bail

Narayanganj mosque blast: Eight suspended Titas officials get bail

-- 2020-09-21 21:00:46

A Narayanganj court on Monday granted bail to eight suspended officials of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Ltd in a case over the blasts at a mosque in Nayaranganj that left 33 people...

Man gets death penalty for killing trader Aziz Chaklader 22 years ago

Man gets death penalty for killing trader Aziz Chaklader 22 years ago

-- 2020-09-21 20:29:21

A court has sentenced a man to death and jailed another person for life for murdering Abdul Aziz Chaklader, a glass trader of Old Dhaka’s Lalbagh, reports bdnews24.com. Chaklader was killed 22...

Bangladesh seeks immediate steps on Myanmar by UNSC

Bangladesh seeks immediate steps on Myanmar by UNSC

-- 2020-09-21 20:14:20

Bangladesh has sought immediate steps on Myanmar by the UN Security Council asking Myanmar to refrain from escalating the situation and targeting the Rohingya minorities in the pretext of security ope...

Exporters demand not to impose ban, duty on raw jute

Exporters demand not to impose ban, duty on raw jute

FE ONLINE REPORT 2020-09-21 19:08:17

The country’s raw jute exporters on Monday demanded for not imposing ban and duty on raw jute exports to protect the interests of the sector. The leaders of Bangladesh Jute Association (BJA) an...

Take preparations for possible second Covid wave: PM

Take preparations for possible second Covid wave: PM

-- 2020-09-21 18:49:08

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday directed the administration to take preparations in advance to face the field-level situation if the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic hits the country in winter...

Positive talks held over common rivers’ water sharing: Quader

Positive talks held over common rivers’ water sharing: Quader

-- 2020-09-21 18:23:34

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday said there has been a positive progress in the talks of sharing water of common rivers with India including Teesta. Quader came up with th...

72 held in DMP’s anti-narcotics drives

72 held in DMP’s anti-narcotics drives

FE Online Report 2020-09-21 17:51:18

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested 72 people in the city in a regular anti-narcotics drive on the charges of selling and consuming illegal drugs. Different police stations under DMP conduct...

DGHS driver Malek put on 14-day remand in two cases

DGHS driver Malek put on 14-day remand in two cases

-- 2020-09-21 17:39:51

A Dhaka court today (Monday) placed Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) driver Abdul Malek alias Badal on a 14-day remand in two cases lodged over recovery of illegal weapon and fake notes....

53 prisoners die in eight months

53 prisoners die in eight months

FE ONLINE REPORT 2020-09-21 17:24:39

A total of 53 prisoners died in different jails across the country in the first eight months from January to August of this year, according to an independent rights body. Among them, 31 were under-tr...

‘Stalker’ hacks schoolgirl to death in Savar

‘Stalker’ hacks schoolgirl to death in Savar

-- 2020-09-21 16:59:32

A schoolgirl was hacked to death allegedly by a stalker in Bank Colony area of Savar on Sunday night after she had rejected his advances. The deceased, 14-year-old Nila Roy, was the daughter of Naray...

Coronavirus cases top 350,000, deaths approach 5,000

Coronavirus cases top 350,000, deaths approach 5,000

-- 2020-09-21 16:56:20

Bangladesh's coronavirus caseload has surpassed 350,000, hitting another grim milestone in the pandemic. The tally of infections surged to 350,621 as it added 1,705 new cases in the 24 hours to 8:00...

World Car Free Day Tuesday

World Car Free Day Tuesday

FE Online Report 2020-09-21 16:50:22

FE Online The World Car Free Day will be observed in the country and elsewhere in the globe on Tuesday with the theme ‘back to walking and cycling for livable cities’. Dhaka Transport Co...

PM to highlight vaccine, Rohingya issues in virtual 75th UNGA speech

PM to highlight vaccine, Rohingya issues in virtual 75th UNGA speech

-- 2020-09-21 16:46:08

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will virtually deliver her key speech on September 26 highlighting global issues including Rohingya crisis and vaccine with a call to ensure vaccine for all at an affordab...

Heat wave to abate in next 24hrs: Met Office

Heat wave to abate in next 24hrs: Met Office

-- 2020-09-21 16:19:20

A mild heat wave sweeping over parts of the country will likely abate in the next 24 hours commencing 9:00am Monday, the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) said. The regions of Tangail, Kisho...

Government finally allows antigen-based Covid-19 tests

Government finally allows antigen-based Covid-19 tests

-- 2020-09-21 15:45:28

The government has allowed antigen-based rapid testing for Covid-19 at hospitals and health institutes across Bangladesh. The Ministry of Health made the announcement on Monday. It issued a circular...

Choreographer Ivan placed on seven-day remand in human trafficking case

Choreographer Ivan placed on seven-day remand in human trafficking case

-- 2020-09-21 15:27:12

A Dhaka court on Monday placed national award winning dancer and choreographer Ivan Shahriar Sohag on a seven-day remand in a human trafficking case. Dhaka Metropolitan Judge Mahmuda Begum passed the...

WFP pilot programme helps Dhaka's poor hit by pandemic

WFP pilot programme helps Dhaka's poor hit by pandemic

-- 2020-09-21 15:12:39

In support of the government’s Covid-19 response, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun cash assistance to the urban poor hit hard by the pandemic, including those in quarantin...

Motorcyclist dies in Dhaka road crash

Motorcyclist dies in Dhaka road crash

-- 2020-09-21 14:45:17

A motorcyclist was killed and another was injured after a truck hit their vehicle in Kajla of Jatrabari area in Dhaka early Monday. The deceased was identified as Ilius Bhuiyan, 45, son of Abul Kashe...

Experts worry about second wave of Covid-19 in Bangladesh

Experts worry about second wave of Covid-19 in Bangladesh

FE ONLINE REPORT 2020-09-21 14:42:06

The national technical advisory committee on coronavirus (Covid-19) expressed deep concern as people in the country are seen reluctant to abide by health safety guidelines set by the government. Such...

FF Dr Aynal murder case: Two get death penalty

FF Dr Aynal murder case: Two get death penalty

-- 2020-09-21 14:20:05

A Natore court on Monday sentenced two people to death for killing Freedom Fighter and Awami League’s Boraigram upazila unit chief Dr Aynal Haque in 2002. The convicts are —Torab Ali and...

SC upholds bdnews24.com editor’s anticipatory bail

SC upholds bdnews24.com editor’s anticipatory bail

-- 2020-09-21 12:26:32

The Appellate Division upheld a High Court order granting anticipatory bail to bdnews24.com Editor-in-Chief Toufique Imrose Khalidi in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) accusing the...

BTRC urges all to verify handset’s authenticity before buying

BTRC urges all to verify handset’s authenticity before buying

-- 2020-09-21 11:37:54

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has requested everyone to verify the authenticity of handsets by checking the IMEI before buying any phone to prevent the import of illega...

Govt closes Ratargul ‘risky’ watchtower to tourists

Govt closes Ratargul ‘risky’ watchtower to tourists

UNB 2020-09-21 10:53:36

Built barely six years back, the watchtower at Ratargul Swamp Forest, one of the country's most popular tourist destinations, in Gowainghat upazila of Sylhet, has been closed to tourists as it has tur...

BMD plans to set up 'geological museum' in Jaflong

BMD plans to set up 'geological museum' in Jaflong

-- 2020-09-21 10:39:59

The Bangladesh Bureau of Mineral Development (BMD) plans to set up the country's first 'geological museum' at Jaflong in Gowainghat upazila of Sylhet to stop stone extraction in the Ecologically C...

Eye-catching streams in Sylhet's Goabari attract visitors

Eye-catching streams in Sylhet's Goabari attract visitors

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2020-09-21 10:19:31

A good number of people, mostly young, gather in the Goabari area in Sylhet to spend leisure on the natural site surrounded by a tea garden on the hillocks every day. The number of visitors went up r...

Experts warn Bangladesh may be in for second wave of coronavirus

Experts warn Bangladesh may be in for second wave of coronavirus

-- 2020-09-21 10:02:01

The coronavirus epidemic in Bangladesh has remained almost unchanged after the daily infection rate dropped slightly, but experts have warned that a second wave may be coming, bdnews24.com reports. T...

Survey finds clear digital divide

Survey finds clear digital divide

FE REPORT 2020-09-21 09:58:34

A clear-cut digital divide persists in the country with no access to internet, first-level access and second-level access - depending on age, gender, geographical location and education, results of a...

Shishu Hospital sets up stem cell therapy unit

Shishu Hospital sets up stem cell therapy unit

FE REPORT 2020-09-21 09:55:03

Dhaka Shishu (Children's) Hospital has set up a modern and well equipped stem cell therapy unit aiming to treat autism, cerebral palsy and other surgery related diseases. The project has been imple...

Hatiya to have 12-MW power plant by Dec

Hatiya to have 12-MW power plant by Dec

M AZIZUR RAHMAN 2020-09-21 09:54:23

The government has taken a move to install a 12-megawatt (MW) diesel-fired power plant in Hatiya island in southeastern Bangladesh by December. The Power Division under the Ministry of Power, Energy...