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Over 1.0m people marooned in 14 districts

Over 1.0m people marooned in 14 districts

FE Online Report 2020-07-04 20:16:28

The ongoing flood, caused by rain and upstream water from India, has marooned 1.1 million people in 14 districts in a week. Most of the flood-hit people are in need of food and necessary aids for the...

Flood situation in B’putra basin improving

Flood situation in B’putra basin improving

-- 2020-07-04 17:21:07

With recession of overflowing water from upper catchment, the flood situation continued to show an improving trend in the Brahmaputra basin during the last 24 hours ending 9:00am on Saturday. Officia...

BSCIC estate to generate 5,000 more jobs in Rajshahi

BSCIC estate to generate 5,000 more jobs in Rajshahi

-- 2020-07-04 17:04:36

Development works of the second industrial estate of Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) are progressing fast despite the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in Rajshahi. Th...

Farmer found dead in Satkhira

Farmer found dead in Satkhira

-- 2020-07-04 13:41:25

Police recovered the body of a farmer from Jhorgaccha village in Tala upazila of Satkhira on Saturday morning. The deceased was identified as Dulal Chandra Gosh, 50, son of Padmo Chandra Gosh. Local...

Flood situation remains steady in northern districts

Flood situation remains steady in northern districts

-- 2020-07-03 18:16:38

Flood situation remained mostly steady following little ups and downs in water levels of major rivers during the last 24 hours ending at 9 am on Friday in seven northern districts on the Brahmaputra b...

Crops on 11,006 hectares submerged in Rangpur region

Crops on 11,006 hectares submerged in Rangpur region

-- 2020-07-02 17:10:01

Standing crops on 11,006 hectares of land submerged under floodwater during the current deluge in 19 affected upazilas of four districts out of total five in Rangpur Agriculture region. Officials of...

Four dead, six injured in Rangpur road crash

Four dead, six injured in Rangpur road crash

-- 2020-07-01 16:43:10

Four transport workers were killed and six others injured in a road accident at Anantapur point on the Taraganj-Burirhat road in Taraganj upazila  in Rangpur on Wednesday. “The accident to...

Erosion takes serious turn in Lalmonirhat

Erosion takes serious turn in Lalmonirhat

-- 2020-06-30 20:33:04

As water started to recede, erosion on the left bank of the Teesta River in Lalmonirhat has taken a serious turn. Strong current is devouring houses and farmlands  as the water level of the rive...

60,000 families marooned in seven northern districts

60,000 families marooned in seven northern districts

-- 2020-06-29 17:30:15

Around 60,000 families have been marooned in seven northern districts where flood situation further deteriorated on Monday despite the rate of onrushing water from the upstream reduced in the Brahmapu...

Flash floods inundate parts of Sunamganj town

Flash floods inundate parts of Sunamganj town

-- 2020-06-27 16:50:05

Flash floods, triggered by onrush of water from the upstream and heavy rains, have inundated low-lying areas in different upazilas in Sunamganj district. Besides, 250 villages have been flooded in Ku...

Downpour triggers flood in low-laying areas of Sylhet

Downpour triggers flood in low-laying areas of Sylhet

-- 2020-06-27 16:32:08

Low-laying areas of different upazilas in Sylhet were inundated due to heavy rain falls in the last 24 hours. The Meteorological Department in Sylhet said 107 millimeters (mm) of rain was reordered i...

UNO, wife infected with Covid-19 in Feni

UNO, wife infected with Covid-19 in Feni

-- 2020-06-24 17:19:09

Dagonbhuiyan Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO)  Md Rabiul Hossain and his wife have been infected with coronavirus. Besides, 16 more patients including a physician of Feni General Hospital and a Dha...

Laxmipur civil surgeon infected with Covid-19

Laxmipur civil surgeon infected with Covid-19

-- 2020-06-23 19:24:27

Doctor Md Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury, the civil surgeon of Laxmipur, has been diagnosed with coronavirus. Besides, 12 more people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24-hour. With these, co...

Lychee growers make profit despite COVID-19 scare

Lychee growers make profit despite COVID-19 scare

-- 2020-06-23 16:51:15

The coronavirus crisis and natural disasters had raised concerns among lychee farmers over turning profits this season. But various government efforts have allayed their worries and farmers and trader...

Manpower shortage in CCC holds back COVID-19 sample collection

Manpower shortage in CCC holds back COVID-19 sample collection

 OUR CORRESPONDENT 2020-06-05 09:40:32

Sample collection for coronavirus tests is being seriously hampered in Cumilla City Corporation (CCC) area due to insufficient manpower. Consequently, samples are not being collected for tests of the...

87 public representatives face suspension over relief scam

87 public representatives face suspension over relief scam

-- 2020-06-04 19:13:58

A total of 87 public representatives were suspended temporarily so far for their alleged irregularities in cash aid disbursement and relief distribution since detection of the country’s first co...

Kurigram farmers worried as Indian elephants damage crops

Kurigram farmers worried as Indian elephants damage crops

-- 2020-06-04 16:51:01

Farmers of the bordering area in Roumari upazila have become worried due to the damage of their crops by a herd of wild elephants from India over the last one week. A herd of wild elephants enter the...

Five die at Chandpur hospital isolation ward in 24hr

Five die at Chandpur hospital isolation ward in 24hr

-- 2020-06-03 16:53:14

Five people, including a woman and a village doctor, died at the isolation unit of Chandpur General Hospital in last 24 hours since Tuesday night. Resident medical officer Doctor Sujauddowla Rubel an...

Vegetable farming on floating beds gets popularity in Sylhet

Vegetable farming on floating beds gets popularity in Sylhet

-- 2020-06-01 16:38:40

Vegetable farming on floating beds made of water hyacinth and bamboo in waterbodies or ponds, has drawn huge response from farmers in different areas of Sylhet district. This method of vegetable cult...

Sylhet nurse dies of coronavirus

Sylhet nurse dies of coronavirus

-- 2020-05-30 20:11:52

A nurse of Shaheed Shamsuddin Ahmed Hospital died of coronavirus in Sylhet on Friday night. Ruhul Amin, a senior staff nurse of the hospital which is dedicated for coronavirus treatment, died around...

Mobile schools launched in Magura town

Mobile schools launched in Magura town

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2020-05-30 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...

Untimely Teesta River erosion perplexes people

Untimely Teesta River erosion perplexes people

-- 2020-05-27 17:54:15

Untimely erosion in Teesta River in Gokunda Char area of Lalmonirhat devoured about six houses and arable land. Abu Syed, son of Dulu Mia, was electrocuted while saving his house from river erosion....

Four die as storm lashes Joypurhat

Four die as storm lashes Joypurhat

-- 2020-05-27 16:06:36

At least four people, including two children, were crushed to death by falling trees and collapsing walls after a storm slammed into Joypurhat shortly after Tuesday midnight. The incidents were repor...

Nor’wester destroys dozens of houses in Lalmonirhat

Nor’wester destroys dozens of houses in Lalmonirhat

-- 2020-05-25 13:19:05

The joy of Eid-ul-Fitr faded for many families in Kaliganj upazila of Lalmonirhat after a nor’wester destroyed over 50 houses there on Monday morning when people were preparing to attend special...

Cyclone Amphan reopens wounds of ‘Aila’ in Khulna region

Cyclone Amphan reopens wounds of ‘Aila’ in Khulna region

-- 2020-05-24 16:41:20

Kalpana Rani had forcibly been taken to a shelter before cyclone Amphan hit last week. When she returned, she found her house situated in the vicinity of the Sholmarri River completely shattered. Her...

Thakurgaon poultry farmers brace for huge loss

Thakurgaon poultry farmers brace for huge loss

-- 2020-05-23 17:28:26

Supply chain disruption and lack of effective measures by authorities concerned during the coronavirus pandemic have led to the closure of dozens of poultry farms in Thakurgaon. Besides, restriction...

Faridpur sees first death from coronavirus

Faridpur sees first death from coronavirus

-- 2020-05-20 16:39:38

An octogenarian man, who had been infected with coronavirus, died at his house at Razapur village of Boalmari upazila in in Faridpur on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Khairul Alam, 80. Dist...

Rohingya drug suspect killed in BGB 'shootout'

Rohingya drug suspect killed in BGB 'shootout'

-- 2020-05-17 17:08:06

A Rohingya refugee with suspected ties to drug trafficking was killed in a ‘shootout’ with Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) in Cox's Bazar's Teknaf Upazila. The deceased was identified as&n...

Five bank officials among 11 test coronavirus positive in Munshiganj

Five bank officials among 11 test coronavirus positive in Munshiganj

-- 2020-05-16 17:03:31

Eleven people, including five bank officials, were diagnosed with Covid-19 in the district in the last 24 hours till Saturday, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 365 here. Five officials...

Mandatory institutional quarantine for returnees from India relaxed

Mandatory institutional quarantine for returnees from India relaxed

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2020-05-16 09:46:50

The mandatory 14-day institutional quarantine system for Bangladeshis returning from India to prevent coronavirus infection has been relaxed. The doctors on duty at the checkpost medical team will ch...