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TIB demands special law to protect journalists

TIB demands special law to protect journalists

-- 2022-08-10 23:25:00

Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on Wednesday demanded a special law to protect journalists as they come under attacks while gleaning irregularities and corruption news in the country as pa...

PM chairs Bangabandhu Memorial Trust meeting

PM chairs Bangabandhu Memorial Trust meeting

-- 2022-08-10 23:19:24

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday presided over the regular general meeting of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Trust at Ganabhaban on Dhaka. In the regular mee...

Obaidul Quader says it is time for BNP to say goodbye to politics

Obaidul Quader says it is time for BNP to say goodbye to politics

-- 2022-08-10 20:59:29

Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said it is time for Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) to quit politics due to its continuous negative attitude to politics and election...

BNP plans 'massive showdown' through a rally on Thursday

BNP plans 'massive showdown' through a rally on Thursday

-- 2022-08-10 20:55:58

The BNP has planned a huge gathering at its Naya Paltan rally against a hike in prices of commodities, especially fuel oil, and what it calls government suppression. Its Dhaka Metropolitan North and...

Sitakunda depot fire: HC orders authorities to form  probe committee

Sitakunda depot fire: HC orders authorities to form probe committee

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-08-10 18:19:34

The High Court on Wednesday ordered the formation of an investigation committee headed by a professor of Chemical Engineering Department of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) i...

Bangladesh reports 198 new COVID cases, one death in a day

Bangladesh reports 198 new COVID cases, one death in a day

-- 2022-08-10 17:53:59

Bangladesh has recorded 198 cases of COVID-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 2,008,068. The death toll from the disease climbed by one in 24 hours to 29,309, according to t...

Checking corruption at BPC could have prevented fuel price hike, CPD says

Checking corruption at BPC could have prevented fuel price hike, CPD says

-- 2022-08-10 17:19:06

The government could have avoided the unprecedented hike in the fuel price by checking corruption, theft and mismanagement of Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation and by improving the state-run agency&rsq...

Travellers advised to arrive at Dhaka airport early due to congestion

Travellers advised to arrive at Dhaka airport early due to congestion

-- 2022-08-10 16:44:47

Dhaka Metropolitan Police advised air passengers to arrive at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport ahead of time. Some lanes on the road to the airport are currently closed to traffic due to ongoin...

Tidal surge likely to inundate low-lying areas of coastal districts

Tidal surge likely to inundate low-lying areas of coastal districts

-- 2022-08-10 15:43:24

Under the influence of the well-marked low and steep pressure gradient, the low-lying areas of the coastal districts and their offshore island and chars are likely to be inundated by the wind driven s...

Child dies as school gate collapses in Khagrachhari

Child dies as school gate collapses in Khagrachhari

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-08-10 14:38:38

A pre-primary student died after a gate at the entrance of a school collapsed and fell on him in Khagrachhari. The incident occurred at Khabong Paria Govt Primary School in the Sadar Upazila around 9...

Two Rohingya leaders shot dead in Cox’s Bazar refugee camp

Two Rohingya leaders shot dead in Cox’s Bazar refugee camp

-- 2022-08-10 12:36:13

Two Rohingya community leaders have been shot dead at a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar’s Ukhiya. The incident occurred around midnight on Tuesday in the Palankhanli Union-15 Jamtali Ca...

ADB calls for expanded efforts to address water security in Asia and the Pacific

ADB calls for expanded efforts to address water security in Asia and the Pacific

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-08-10 12:20:29

Asia and the Pacific must greatly expand its efforts to address water security and resilience needs, Asian Development Bank (ADB) Managing Director General Woochong Um told the opening of the Asia Wat...

Two missing as three fishing trawlers overturn in Bay of Bengal

Two missing as three fishing trawlers overturn in Bay of Bengal

-- 2022-08-10 12:12:10

Three fishing trawlers have capsized in the Bay of Bengal off Kuakata while returning to shore. The trawlers overturned near the Payra Port's Fair Buoy around 3 am on Monday, reports bdnews24.c...

Dhaka’s air quality now 'moderate'

Dhaka’s air quality now 'moderate'

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-08-10 10:25:24

With an air quality index (AQI) score of 68 at 9.30am, the densely populated metropolis ranked 22nd in the list of world cities with the worst air quality. Saudi Arabia's Riyadh, Pakistan’s Lah...

Uttara scrap shop fire death toll hits seven

Uttara scrap shop fire death toll hits seven

-- 2022-08-10 08:51:34

The seventh victim of a fire in a scrap shop in Dhaka’s Uttara has died, leaving only one survivor who is also fighting for his life. Md Shafiqul Islam, 32, died at the Sheikh Hasina Nati...

Prevent tax evasion, money laundering without burdening people with foreign debt: TIB

Prevent tax evasion, money laundering without burdening people with foreign debt: TIB

-- 2022-08-09 22:48:53

Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has suggested the adoption of the 'Common Reporting Standard (CRS)' to prevent tax evasion and money laundering to stabilise foreign exchange reserves witho...

Six accused remanded over Tangail bus robbery, rape

Six accused remanded over Tangail bus robbery, rape

-- 2022-08-09 21:35:13

A tangail court on Tuesday placed six accused in a case filed over the robbery incident after hijacking a Chattogram-bound bus in Tangail when a woman commuter was raped, on a three-day police remand....

Manpower export to Malaysia resumes after four-year gap

Manpower export to Malaysia resumes after four-year gap

-- 2022-08-09 21:21:46

Malaysia on Tuesday resumed recruitment of manpower from Bangladesh after a long pause of four years as the first batch of Bangladeshi workers reached Kuala Lumpur. A flight of Air Asia carrying 53 B...

BNP sees Ganatantra Mancha in line with its call for united opposition

BNP sees Ganatantra Mancha in line with its call for united opposition

-- 2022-08-09 21:13:16

Welcoming the new political platform bringing together 7 political parties, BNP senior leader Nazrul Islam Khan on Tuesday said the emergence of an opposition alliance is a success for their party&rsq...

Hasan Mahmud dismisses Ganatantra Mancha as out-of-touch, insignificant

Hasan Mahmud dismisses Ganatantra Mancha as out-of-touch, insignificant

-- 2022-08-09 21:04:34

The newly formed 'Ganatantra Mancha', a new political alliance of seven isolated parties has no importance in the political field or in polls, said Information Minister Hasan Mahmud on Tuesday. Each...

Bangladesh needs plans to explore its own sources of energy: Nasrul Hamid

Bangladesh needs plans to explore its own sources of energy: Nasrul Hamid

-- 2022-08-09 19:26:21

Bangladesh needs short and medium-term plans to scope out its own resources to mitigate the fuel crisis, according to State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid. Speaking at a virtual dialogue...

Low-lying areas in Bagerhat coastal areas submerged

Low-lying areas in Bagerhat coastal areas submerged

-- 2022-08-09 19:00:17

Low-lying coastal areas of Bagerhat district were inundated due to the tidal surge triggered by the depression in the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday, causing immense suffering to the dwellers. The intermit...

Considering fare hike, but nothing decided yet: Railway minister

Considering fare hike, but nothing decided yet: Railway minister

-- 2022-08-09 18:09:50

No decision has been taken yet about the increase of the railway fare, said Railway Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujon on Tuesday. “After the price hike of fuel, we are thinking about the increase o...

Official death toll from flood rises to 138

Official death toll from flood rises to 138

-- 2022-08-09 17:12:03

The death toll from this season's floods in the country rose to 138 with another death in Habiganj district in 24 hours until Tuesday morning. The total deaths were recorded from May 17 to August 9,...

RAB’s Air Wing director, injured in helicopter crash, dies in Singapore

RAB’s Air Wing director, injured in helicopter crash, dies in Singapore

-- 2022-08-09 17:04:35

Rapid Action Battalion officer Lt Col Md Ismail Hossain, who was injured in a helicopter crash, has died in hospital care. He was 45. Ismail, who was a director of RAB’s Air Wing, suffered crit...

Tea workers strike for wage hike in Sylhet

Tea workers strike for wage hike in Sylhet

-- 2022-08-09 17:03:58

Hundreds of workers of 23 tea gardens in Sylhet observed a two hour work abstention on Tuesday demanding a daily wage of Tk 300 due to price hike of daily essentials. The workers of Sylhet Valley wen...

53 new dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hrs

53 new dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hrs

-- 2022-08-09 16:54:36

Another 53 dengue patients were hospitalised across the country in 24 hours until Tuesday morning, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). Among them, 50 patients were hospita...

239 Covid-19 cases, one death reported in 24 hours

239 Covid-19 cases, one death reported in 24 hours

-- 2022-08-09 16:38:58

Bangladesh has recorded 239 cases of Covid-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 2,007,870. The death toll from the disease climbed by one in 24 hours to 29,308, according to the lat...

Shia Muslims in Bangladesh mark Ashura with traditional procession

Shia Muslims in Bangladesh mark Ashura with traditional procession

-- 2022-08-09 15:42:32

The Shia Muslim community in Bangladesh is observing Ashura, commemorating the 7th century martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussein with customary fervour and reverence. Devotees m...

Next election will be held on time: Quader

Next election will be held on time: Quader

-- 2022-08-09 15:19:57

Awami League (AL) general secretary Obaidul Quader Tuesday asserted that nothing could disrupt the next national election "which will be held on time as per the constitution". "Statements issued by t...