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Pandemic recovery requires people’s resilience, policy atmosphere: FE dialogue

Pandemic recovery requires people’s resilience, policy atmosphere: FE dialogue

FE Online Report 2020-10-20 23:22:20

Bangladesh's ability to come out of  the Covid-19 dilemma and resume economic activities earlier than many countries has paid dividends, economists and entrepreneurs told a discussion held in Dha...

Solution to Rohingya crisis unlikely if impunity, geopolitical appeasement continues: Momen

Solution to Rohingya crisis unlikely if impunity, geopolitical appeasement continues: Momen

-- 2020-10-20 21:23:04

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday said there will be no sustainable solution to the Rohingya crisis in near future if the defiance, impunity and geopolitical appeasement of Myanmar continu...

Coast Guard members rescue 14 crew members from Bay

Coast Guard members rescue 14 crew members from Bay

-- 2020-10-20 20:38:23

Members of the Bangladesh Coast Guard have rescued 14 crew members of a lighter vessel, which remained stuck in the Bay of Bengal since Monday night. Lieutenant Commander M Hayat Ibne Siddique, media...

Water transport strike disrupts loading, unloading of goods across Bangladesh

Water transport strike disrupts loading, unloading of goods across Bangladesh

FE ONLINE REPORT 2020-10-20 20:10:57

Loading and unloading operations of consumer goods, oil and sand have been affected as water transport workers started a countrywide indefinite strike on Tuesday. They raised an 11-point charter of d...

‘Memorial-cum-tourist complex on cards at Mujibnagar’

‘Memorial-cum-tourist complex on cards at Mujibnagar’

-- 2020-10-20 19:53:25

The government has embarked on a project to develop a state-of-the-art memorial-cum-tourist complex in the historical Mujibnagar, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque said on Tuesday. "...

Faridpur MP Nixon gets eight-week anticipatory bail

Faridpur MP Nixon gets eight-week anticipatory bail

-- 2020-10-20 18:10:27

The High Court on Tuesday granted an eight-week anticipatory bail to Faridpur-4 MP Mujibur Rahman Nixon Chowdhury in a case filed by the Election Commission (EC). The bench of Justice Sheikh Md Zakir...

List of freedom fighters to be published on Victory Day

List of freedom fighters to be published on Victory Day

-- 2020-10-20 17:20:41

The list of freedom fighters will be published on December 16, the Victory Day. Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque made the disclosure in Meherpur today (Tuesday). He said the voter...

ECNEC approves project to develop three national airports

ECNEC approves project to develop three national airports

FE ONLINE REPORT 2020-10-20 16:45:53

The government has decided to develop three national airports as the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) approved a project involving Tk 5.66 billion on Tuesday. Under the pr...

Covid-19: 18 deaths, 1,380 infections reported in 24 hours

Covid-19: 18 deaths, 1,380 infections reported in 24 hours

FE Online Report 2020-10-20 15:51:05

Bangladesh registered another 21 deaths from novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours to 8:00am on Tuesday, taking the total number of fatalities to 5,699 in the country, according to official data. Be...

Toufique Imrose Khalidi secures bail again in ACC case

Toufique Imrose Khalidi secures bail again in ACC case

-- 2020-10-20 14:58:28

bdnews24.com’s Editor-in-Chief Toufique Imrose Khalidi has secured a bail order again, this time from a Dhaka trial court in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission. Senior Special Judge...

Countrywide indefinite water transport strike underway

Countrywide indefinite water transport strike underway

FE ONLINE REPORT 2020-10-20 12:28:49

Water transport workers have started a countrywide indefinite strike to press home their 11-point demand. They began their strike from Monday midnight, Bangladesh Water Transport Workers Federation (...

Fodder crisis hits Bogura farmers

Fodder crisis hits Bogura farmers

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2020-10-20 11:48:29

Cattle rearers are facing severe problems due to an acute shortage of feed for their animals after the floodwater has started receding in Bogura. They are being compelled to sell their cattle at chea...

Authorities draft landscape policy on planting roadside trees

Authorities draft landscape policy on planting roadside trees

Munima Sultana 2020-10-20 11:05:04

A landscape policy has been drafted for the first time to protect national and regional highways from damage and prevent road accidents. The policy will help all concerned including Forest Department...

Tourists start flocking Sylhet spots ignoring Covid-19 restrictions

Tourists start flocking Sylhet spots ignoring Covid-19 restrictions

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2020-10-20 10:32:56

SYLHET: Visitors in good numbers started gathering the tourist spots in Sylhet region while there is none to see the health related restrictions over Covid-19. Almost all the visitors were found wi...

Bangladesh govt seeks $1.5b donor money to procure Covid-19 vaccines

Bangladesh govt seeks $1.5b donor money to procure Covid-19 vaccines

FHM Humayan Kabir 2020-10-20 09:47:54

Bangladesh has sought funds worth US$1.50 billion from the World Bank (WB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Japan for procuring coronavirus vaccines, officials said on Monday. Earlier, the gov...

Women face extra challenge in Bangladesh's public transport

Women face extra challenge in Bangladesh's public transport

FE REPORT 2020-10-20 09:42:31

Women-friendly public transport is still a dream in the country, particularly availing bus services in the city, due to lack of concept in developing a proper passenger-friendly transport system. Spe...

FE holds dialogue on post-pandemic recovery today

FE holds dialogue on post-pandemic recovery today

-- 2020-10-20 00:06:00

Bangladesh’s premier financial English daily, The Financial Express, has initiated a series of dialogues to discuss critical issues of business and development and generate analyses that may off...

PEN Bangladesh holds media dialogue Tuesday evening   

PEN Bangladesh holds media dialogue Tuesday evening  

FE ONLINE DESK   2020-10-19 20:06:55

 The state of media freedom during the pandemic will come up for discussion at a webinar to be hosted from Dhaka on Tuesday evening. PEN Bangladesh has organised the discussion titled “Fre...

Cabinet approves draft deal on Dhaka-Vienna air connectivity

Cabinet approves draft deal on Dhaka-Vienna air connectivity

-- 2020-10-19 19:41:06

The Cabinet has approved the draft of an air services agreement to be signed with Austria for direct flight operations between Dhaka and Vienna. The approval came from the weekly Cabinet meeting held...

83pc cabinet decisions implemented

83pc cabinet decisions implemented

-- 2020-10-19 19:29:37

A government report shows some 83 per cent of the cabinet decisions taken from January 2019 to September 2020 have so far been implemented. The report on the implementation progress of the decisions...

DMP arrests 40 people in anti-narcotics drives

DMP arrests 40 people in anti-narcotics drives

FE ONLINE REPORT 2020-10-19 19:25:15

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested 40 people in a regular anti-narcotics drive on the charges of selling and consuming illegal drugs. Different police stations under DMP conducted the drive...

HC orders completion of RNPP graft probe by six months

HC orders completion of RNPP graft probe by six months

-- 2020-10-19 19:08:40

The High Court on Monday ordered the authorities concerned to complete investigations into three graft cases, which have been filed over allegations of graft in the housing project of Rooppur Nuclear...

WB to provide $202m to Bangladesh for improving food storage facility

WB to provide $202m to Bangladesh for improving food storage facility

FE ONLINE REPORT 2020-10-19 18:56:53

The World Bank (WB) has decided to lend Bangladesh a loan of $202 million to modernise and improve food storage facility in the country. To this end, the Washington-based lender signed a loan agreeme...

Wear masks in public places to prevent second Covid-19 wave: PM

Wear masks in public places to prevent second Covid-19 wave: PM

-- 2020-10-19 17:39:02

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the countrymen to follow health guidelines and use face-masks in public places and gatherings, aiming to prevent the possible second wave of the coronavirus pand...

HC rules on photojourno Kajol’s bail appeal

HC rules on photojourno Kajol’s bail appeal

-- 2020-10-19 17:33:38

The court ordered the state to explain in two weeks why Kajol will not be granted bail, reports bdnews24.com. A bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Mostafizur Rahman issued the order on M...

Doctors threaten agitation over 'control' of top health posts by admin cadre

Doctors threaten agitation over 'control' of top health posts by admin cadre

-- 2020-10-19 17:19:41

Doctors’ groups have complained to the health minister about officials from administration cadre holding big positions in the government health agencies and ignoring the views of the officials w...

Nearly 5 km of Padma Bridge visible after installation of 33rd span

Nearly 5 km of Padma Bridge visible after installation of 33rd span

-- 2020-10-19 16:15:24

The 33nd span of the Padma Bridge was installed on Monday bringing a total of over 4.9 kilometres of the structure into view as the construction works of 6.15 kilometres long bridge started from Decem...

Bangladesh reports 21 Covid-19 deaths, 1,637 infections in 24 hours

Bangladesh reports 21 Covid-19 deaths, 1,637 infections in 24 hours

FE Online Report 2020-10-19 16:08:14

Bangladesh registered another 21 deaths from novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours to 8:00am on Monday, taking the total number of fatalities to 5,681 in the country, according to official data. Bes...

Netherlands pledges to ensure justice for Rohingya

Netherlands pledges to ensure justice for Rohingya

FE Online Report 2020-10-19 15:58:31

The Netherlands in a letter assured Bangladesh that it will help to ensure justice and accountability for atrocities committed against the Rohingya people by the Myanmar authorities through the Intern...

Narayanganj blast survivors return home from hospital, recount horror

Narayanganj blast survivors return home from hospital, recount horror

-- 2020-10-19 15:19:07

The wounds may have healed but the scars across their bodies are a harrowing reminder of a devastating event that upended their lives. Amzad and Mohammed Kenan have returned home following a lengthy...