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Greener option for energy supply

Greener option for energy supply

-- 2020-07-14 22:13:57

Of the different pandemic-affected productive sectors of the economy that drew a lot of media and consequent government attention to obtain financial stimulus to run their operation, the renewable ene...

UK raises pandemic donations for displaced people

UK raises pandemic donations for displaced people

-- 2020-07-14 20:34:40

The United Kingdom (UK) has taken initiatives to double the impact of British people’s donations and ensure that UK charities working on the ground can reach even more people in need specially t...

People prefer smaller, affordable houses for rental during pandemic

People prefer smaller, affordable houses for rental during pandemic

FE Online Report 2020-07-14 20:11:26

During Covid-19 pandemic, people have been opting for smaller and affordable houses for rent in Dhaka. Property solutions provider Bproperty has come out with a trend analysis which shows the current...

125,000 people marooned in Gaibandha as flooding worsens

125,000 people marooned in Gaibandha as flooding worsens

-- 2020-07-14 19:21:29

Around 125,000 people were stranded as Brahmaputra and Ghaghat rivers continued to swell, worsening the overall flood situation of Gaibandha on Tuesday. At least 26 unions in Sundarganj, Phulchhari,...

Support for women and girls are crucial in the time of COVID-19, says mayor of Gazipur

Support for women and girls are crucial in the time of COVID-19, says mayor of Gazipur

FE Online Report 2020-07-14 19:20:29

CARE Bangladesh has been distributing more than 50,000 packs of sanitary napkins among disadvantaged communities affected by COVID -19 in Gazipur, says a press release. In coordination with Gazipur C...

Ministry, directorate not at loggerheads: Zahid Maleque

Ministry, directorate not at loggerheads: Zahid Maleque

-- 2020-07-14 18:58:25

Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Tuesday said that the ministry and the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) do not have any problem with each other. The minister came up with the remark whi...

BNP leader Shahjahan Siraj dies

BNP leader Shahjahan Siraj dies

-- 2020-07-14 18:30:23

BNP leader and former minister Shahjahan Siraj died on Tuesday after a long battle with cancer at the age of 77. Shahjahan Siraj, also a former leader of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal, breathed his last ar...

‘Govt preparing to tackle future challenges with technology-based innovations’

‘Govt preparing to tackle future challenges with technology-based innovations’

-- 2020-07-14 18:29:31

State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak on Tuesday said the government is preparing to tackle future challenges with technology-based local innovations. The ICT Department is constantly working to...

64 physicians, 22 journalists die from COVID-19 infections

64 physicians, 22 journalists die from COVID-19 infections

FE Online Report 2020-07-14 17:55:16

At least 64 physicians died from coronavirus and 5,559 health workers were infected with the virus, according to the Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA). One female doctor died in the past 24 hours....

Court sends seven Regent Hospital employees to jail

Court sends seven Regent Hospital employees to jail

-- 2020-07-14 17:47:10

A court in Dhaka has sent to jail seven employees of Regent Hospital Limited after end of their remand in a case lodged for issuing fake COVID-19 test results, certificates and realising money from pa...

Flood situation worsens in B’putra basin

Flood situation worsens in B’putra basin

-- 2020-07-14 17:23:34

The flood situation worsened further marooning over five lakh people in seven northern districts with significant improvement in Nilphamari during the last 24 hours ending at 9:00am in the Brahmaputra...

Jatiya Party observes first death anniversary of Ershad

Jatiya Party observes first death anniversary of Ershad

-- 2020-07-14 17:19:57

Jatiya Party observed the first death anniversary of its founder Hussein Muhammad Ershad with through various programmes in Rangpur on Tuesday. The programmes included hoisting of the party flag at h...

Jamuna Group Chairman Nurul Islam laid to rest

Jamuna Group Chairman Nurul Islam laid to rest

-- 2020-07-14 17:11:59

Jamuna Group chairman Md Nurul Islam Babul was laid to eternal rest with state honour in the capital’s Banani graveyard on Tuesday. Freedom fighter Nurul Islam was buried around 2:30pm, Mizan M...

Regulators await prospective Bangladeshi vaccine’s trial result

Regulators await prospective Bangladeshi vaccine’s trial result

-- 2020-07-14 16:50:38

Experts and drug regulators on Tuesday said they await subsequent trial results of Globe Biotech Ltd’s prospective COVID-19 vaccine as the company said the preliminary animal trial of their inoc...

Govt endorses eight projects worth Tk 101b

Govt endorses eight projects worth Tk 101b

FE Online Report 2020-07-14 16:45:37

The government on Tuesday in Dhaka endorsed eight development projects at a combined cost of Tk 101.02 billion. Presided over by the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the Executive Committee of the Natio...

Livestock dept official Dr Emdadul Haque dies from coronavirus

Livestock dept official Dr Emdadul Haque dies from coronavirus

-- 2020-07-14 15:24:07

Dr Emdadul Haque, an official of the Department of Livestock Services, died from coronavirus infection at a private hospital in the capital on Tuesday. He was 57. Dr Haque passed away early in the mo...

Sabrina case transferred to Detective Branch

Sabrina case transferred to Detective Branch

-- 2020-07-14 15:13:06

The Detective Branch (DB) of Police is investigating the COVID-19 test scam involving Sabrina A Chaudhury, a government doctor with ties to JKG Health Care. A Dhaka court granted the police three day...

BD registers 3,163 new coronavirus cases, 33 more deaths

BD registers 3,163 new coronavirus cases, 33 more deaths

FE Online Desk 2020-07-14 14:48:07

The number of confirmed coronavirus patients in Bangladesh surged to 190,057 on Tuesday as the country registered 3,163 fresh cases in the last 24 hours. Besides, 33 more people died from Covid-...

CPJ names Shahidul Alam among four for Int’l Press Freedom Awards 2020

CPJ names Shahidul Alam among four for Int’l Press Freedom Awards 2020

-- 2020-07-14 13:57:27

The Committee to Protect Journalists named prominent Bangladeshi photo journalist Shahidul Alam and three others from Iran, Nigeria, and Russia for the 2020 International Press Freedom Awards, UNB rep...

Pandemic forces many to become ride-sharing bikers for a living

Pandemic forces many to become ride-sharing bikers for a living

-- 2020-07-14 13:47:03

He left the chalk and duster and held the handles of a motorbike. As the coronavirus pandemic upended the entire world, the founder and teacher of a kindergarten in Dhaka's Rampura opted to become a...

Covid-19: PSTU VC, his wife being airlifted to Dhaka

Covid-19: PSTU VC, his wife being airlifted to Dhaka

-- 2020-07-14 11:41:50

Coronavirus-infected Vice Chancellor of Patuakhali Science and Technology University Prof Dr Harun-Or-Rashid and his wife Kanika Mahfuz are being airlifted to Dhaka for better treatment.    ...

Tiger population at risk in Sundarbans: 38 tigers died in 20 years in BD

Tiger population at risk in Sundarbans: 38 tigers died in 20 years in BD

-- 2020-07-14 10:09:01

A total of 38 tigers died in the last 20 years in Bangladesh part of the Sundarbans. Within a gap of five months, the Forest Department found two dead tigers one in the Sundarbans West Andharmanki Fo...

Benefits of IT not used to tackle covid: Experts

Benefits of IT not used to tackle covid: Experts

FE REPORT 2020-07-14 10:00:32

Experts at a event in Dhaka have deplored that the information technology is not being utilised adequately to rein in the incidence of covid-19 in the country. They opined that combined and coordinat...

France to provide 150m euro in soft loan to help BD fight Covid-19

France to provide 150m euro in soft loan to help BD fight Covid-19

FE REPORT 2020-07-14 09:49:30

France would provide a concessional loan worth 150 million euros to help Bangladesh overcome the adverse socio-economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Ambassador of France to Bangladesh Jean-Marin...

Flood situation worsens in Netrakona district

Flood situation worsens in Netrakona district

Our Correspondent 2020-07-14 09:33:29

Netrakona, Jul 13: Flood situation in Netrakona has taken an alarming turn as the Magra and Dhanu rivers are flowing above their danger levels. The rain-fed rivers associated with the waters rushing...

Is Covid weakening in Dhaka division?

Is Covid weakening in Dhaka division?

FHM HUMAYANKABIR 2020-07-14 09:27:18

The Covid deaths in Dhaka have showed a falling trend over the last five weeks compared to the total fatalities across the country. An FE analysis has found that the number of daily deaths from coron...

MP’s son, accused of fatal hit-and-run, slams into police car

MP’s son, accused of fatal hit-and-run, slams into police car

-- 2020-07-13 21:48:22

MP Ekramul Karim Chowdhury’s son Shabab Chowdhury, accused of killing a man in Dhaka in a hit-and-run two years ago, has driven his car into a police bus in Chattogram. The police took Shabab t...

Ershad’s first death anniversary Tuesday

Ershad’s first death anniversary Tuesday

-- 2020-07-13 21:25:40

Jatiya Party will observe the first death anniversary of its founder HM Ershad on Tuesday. The party has worked out elaborate programmes to mark the death anniversary with due respect. However, all...

Women trafficking kingpin Azam Khan gives confessional statement

Women trafficking kingpin Azam Khan gives confessional statement

-- 2020-07-13 21:16:17

Azam Khan, kingpin of a gang, which trafficked more than a thousand Bangladeshi girls and women to Dubai and forced them to prostitution there, gave confessional statement along with an accomplice bef...

‘Buy sacrificial animals from online markets’

‘Buy sacrificial animals from online markets’

-- 2020-07-13 20:39:39

Discouraging gathering at sacrificial animal markets amid the coronavirus pandemic, Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) Minister Md Tajul Islam on Monday urged people to use online platform...