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IPDC Finance donates Tk 20m to PM’s Relief and Welfare Fund

-- June 06, 2020 17:36:46

IPDC Finance Limited, the first ever private sector financial institution in Bangladesh, contributes Tk 20 million to Prime Minister's Relief and Welfare Fund. Chairman of IPDC Finance and former Pri...

DMP Commissioner seeks transfer of joint commissioner for corruption

-- June 06, 2020 16:55:12

Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Md Shafiqul Islam has written to the Inspector General (IG) of police calling for the transfer of a joint commissioner for corruption. In the letter, the DMP ch...

Processing of fallen mangoes could increase earnings: Experts

-- June 06, 2020 16:33:11

Green mango processing could be the vital way to boost family income and nutritional safety besides reclamation of the losses of the fallen mangoes. Every year, huge quantities of underdeveloped gree...

iDEA project of BCC inaugurates training programme on Blockchain Technology

FE Online Report June 06, 2020 16:07:12

The 'Innovation Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (iDEA) project' of Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) under the ICT Division on Saturday inaugurated a training programme on Blockchain Technology....

BIMSTEC leaders pledge to combat COVID-19 impact

-- June 06, 2020 16:00:50

Member states of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation or BIMSTEC have resolved to further strengthen cooperation to combat the impact of COVID-19 pandemic...

Dr Zafrullah’s condition improves slightly

-- June 06, 2020 15:26:58

Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury, who tested positive for coronavirus, received plasma therapy for the third time on Friday night alongside the regular kidney dialysis.  &ldqu...

BD reports 35 COVID-19 deaths and 2635 cases in 24 hours

FE ONLINE DESK June 06, 2020 14:45:46

Bangladesh reported 35 COVID-19 deaths and 2,635 cases recorded in the 24 hours to 8:00am on Saturday, a day after emerging as a global hotspot for COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. Th...

Australia plans another chartered flight for its citizens on June 10

-- June 06, 2020 14:38:52

Australian High Commission in Dhaka has arranged another special flight for its citizens which will leave Dhaka on June 10. Due to a change in the commercial flight schedule from Colombo to Melbourne...

Two pedestrian die in Bogura road crash

-- June 06, 2020 13:03:11

Two pedestrian were killed after being hit by a pick-up van in in Khamar Kandi area of Bogura district town on Saturday. The deceased were identified as Dewar Hossain, 45, son of late Aftab Hossain a...

Dhaka’s air shows improvement again

-- June 06, 2020 11:49:58

The quality of Dhaka’s air showed signs of improvement on Saturday morning. It was categorised as ‘moderate’ and ranked 13th worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) with an AQI score o...

Virtual court hearings: 6,562 get bail in five days

FE ONLINE REPORT June 06, 2020 11:43:05

Different lower courts in virtual hearings across the country granted bail to 6,542 people in the five days to Thursday (May 31 to June 04). Md Saifur Rahman, special officer of High Court Division,...

AL MP along with 10 family members test COVID-19 positive in Chattogram

-- June 06, 2020 11:21:01

Mostafizur Rahman Chowdhury, Chattaogam- 16 MP of Awami League( Banshkhali constituency), and ten of his family members have been infected with coronavirus.   His wife, three daughters, one son-i...

WHO advises people to wear mask in public place

UNB June 06, 2020 11:15:56

The World Health Organization (WHO) has changed its advice on wearing face masks and said people should wear fabric masks when social distancing is not possible, such as on public transportation and...

Decision over Hajj likely after June 15: State Minister

-- June 06, 2020 10:40:55

State Minister for Religious Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah on Friday said Saudi Arabia, the host country of Hajj, is likely to take a decision over this year’s congregation by June 15. Abdul...

Biman to bring back Bangladeshis from Rome, London on June 13

FE ONLINE REPORT June 06, 2020 10:33:01

Biman Bangladesh Airlines will bring back home some Bangladeshis from Italy and the United Kingdom on June 13 through its special charter flight. Biman officials said the special flight would first p...

Focus on law enforcement, people's awareness: Experts

FE Report June 06, 2020 10:21:56

Strict implementation of the existing laws, creating awareness among people, and devising long-term plans are crucial for protection of environment in the country, speakers opined in a virtual discu...

DNCC launches anti-Aedes combing operation today

FE Report June 06, 2020 09:53:39

Dhaka North City Corporation ( DNCC) will start a combing operation to prevent dengue fever by controlling Aedes mosquito in 54 wards for 10 days with support from DG health from today (Saturday). Th...

BD new virus hotspot

JUBAIR HASAN June 06, 2020 09:34:23

Bangladesh on Sunday became the world's 20th worst-affected countries, making it the latest global hotspot for coronavirus pandemic, officials and physicians say. In the last 24 hours ending on Frida...

Cox’s Bazar under lockdown, areas near Rohingya camps declared red zone

-- June 05, 2020 21:04:42

The local authorities have put Cox’s Bazar Municipality on lockdown declaring some areas of the district coronavirus red zone for maximum risks of infection. The rate of COVID-19 infection in t...

Pandemic poses enormous risk to around 1.2m people in Cox’s Bazar: IOM

-- June 05, 2020 20:33:58

The coronavirus pandemic poses an enormous risk to around 1.2 million people in Cox’s Bazar including over 860,000 Rohingyas, said International Organisation for Migration (IOM). Amid this pand...

PM okays recruitment of 3,000 medical technologists

-- June 05, 2020 19:33:33

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina approved the recruitment of 3,000 medical technologists amid a cry for conducting more coronavirus tests in the wake of a surge in infections. The public administration m...

123 officials get promoted as joint secretaries

-- June 05, 2020 19:20:42

In the latest reshuffle in the public administration, a total of 123 government officials were promoted as joint secretaries. The Public Administration Ministry issued two gazette notifications in th...

168 people killed in road accident during Eid holidays

-- June 05, 2020 18:50:39

Altogether 168 people were killed and 283 others were injured in 149 road accidents across the country during Eid-ul-Fitr holidays, said a passengers’ welfare platform on Friday. On the other h...

‘ACC to take legal actions against graft in N-95 mask purchase’

-- June 05, 2020 18:37:47

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Iqbal Mahmood has said legal action will be taken if the allegations of corruption in the purchase of N-95 masks and PPE (personal protection equipment) are p...

Govt allocates Tk 1.03t to fight COVID-19 pandemic

-- June 05, 2020 16:56:08

The government has so far allotted some Tk 1.03 trillion under 19 packages to fight the coronavirus pandemic and protect people amid the crisis. The allocated amount is 3.7 per cent of the GDP, a sou...

Nasim undergoes successful surgery after stroke

-- June 05, 2020 15:19:20

Former Health Minister Mohammed Nasim has successfully undergone a surgery after suffering a stroke while being hospitalised from COVID-19. His son Tanvir Shakil Joy confirmed the development on Frid...

Land Ministry wins UN Public Service Award

-- June 05, 2020 14:57:01

The Ministry of Land of Bangladesh has been awarded by the United Nations the prestigious ‘United Nations Public Service Award’ for 2020. The award was given in the category of “Dev...

COVID-19 deaths cross 800, cases top 60,000

FE Online Desk June 05, 2020 14:49:41

Bangladesh on Friday registered 30 more fatalities caused by the novel coronavirus, the health directorate said, bringing the total count to 811. Authorities also reported 2,828 new infections in the...

Another doctor dies from COVID-19

-- June 05, 2020 14:24:24

Prof SAM Golam Kibria, former chairman of Urology Department in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, has died from COVID-19 at the age of 74. He breathed his last at the ICU of Dhaka Medical...

Dr Zafrullah’s condition deteriorates slightly

-- June 05, 2020 14:10:10

The condition of coronavirus infected Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury has deteriorated slightly. “Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury’s physical condition has deteriorated a little...