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10,964 candidates pass 40th BCS written examination

10,964 candidates pass 40th BCS written examination

-- 2021-01-27 18:56:20

The Public Service Commission has announced the results of the 40th written examination for the Bangladesh Civil Service jobs. As many as 10,964 candidates have provisionally passed the tests, accord...

Bangladesh set to launch new warning system to tackle landslide risk

Bangladesh set to launch new warning system to tackle landslide risk

Reuters 2021-01-27 18:46:51

A new system that can warn people of landslides nearly a week in advance is set to be launched in Bangladesh later this year, helping tackle increasing risks from a disaster linked to climate-change-d...

Violence, irregularities mar Chattogram city polls, two killed

Violence, irregularities mar Chattogram city polls, two killed

-- 2021-01-27 18:36:17

Voting ended in Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) polls on Wednesday afternoon amid various allegations of election irregularities and a series of violent incidents and clashes, leaving two people dea...

BNP terms CCC polls farce

BNP terms CCC polls farce

-- 2021-01-27 17:44:24

BNP on Wednesday alleged that the elections to Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) were marred by “unprecedented vote robbery’ and violence”. The party also branded Chief Election Com...

Bangladesh kicks off inoculation against COVID-19, nurse receives first shot

Bangladesh kicks off inoculation against COVID-19, nurse receives first shot

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-01-27 16:34:19

A nurse of Kurmitola General Hospital, Runu Veronica Costa, has received the first COVID vaccine shot in Bangladesh as part of the country’s mass immunisation campaign. Prime Minister Sheikh Ha...

COVID-19: 528 test positive, 509 recover, 17 die in 24 hours

COVID-19: 528 test positive, 509 recover, 17 die in 24 hours

-- 2021-01-27 16:31:03

Bangladesh has logged 528 new cases of the coronavirus in a daily count, taking the tally of infections so far to 533,444. The death toll climbed to 8,072 after 17 fatalities were registered in the 2...

Govt removes all obstacles to publishing HSC results

Govt removes all obstacles to publishing HSC results

-- 2021-01-27 16:26:50

The government has authorised education boards to prepare and publish the results of last year's cancelled HSC and equivalent examinations. Three gazettes were issued to nine general boards along wit...

Over 16.9m people to get COVID-19 vaccine on priority basis, PM says

Over 16.9m people to get COVID-19 vaccine on priority basis, PM says

-- 2021-01-27 16:13:13

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the government has taken measures to vaccinate over 16.9 million people on a priority basis. The prime minister came up with the statement while deliver...

Three killed in Dinajpur road accident

Three killed in Dinajpur road accident

-- 2021-01-27 13:48:25

Three people were killed when a truck hit a motorbike at Farakkabad Joynul Mudikhana area in Birol upazila of Dinajpur district on Tuesday night. The deceased were identified as Laju Islam, 25, son o...

CCC polls: Man dies in clashes between rival groups

CCC polls: Man dies in clashes between rival groups

-- 2021-01-27 13:06:07

A 28-year-old man has died in clashes between rival groups in Chattogram as the city corporation goes to the polls. The incident took place at 9:30 am on Wednesday. The dead man has been identified...

Only 32pc Bangladeshis willing to take Covid jabs immediately

Only 32pc Bangladeshis willing to take Covid jabs immediately

FE Report 2021-01-27 10:51:38

About 32 per cent of the respondents of a 'rapid survey' were found willing to get Covid-19 jabs as soon as the mass vaccination starts in the country while most others preferred a 'wait and see' poli...

Padma Bridge project may get time extension until June 2023

Padma Bridge project may get time extension until June 2023

MUNIMA SULTANA 2021-01-27 08:55:51

The authority concerned has finally proposed extending the deadline for completing the country's Padma Bridge until June 2022 with one more year for defect liability period. With this, the deadline f...

First Navy chief Nurul Huq laid to rest

First Navy chief Nurul Huq laid to rest

FE Online Report 2021-01-26 21:59:14

Captain Nurul Huq (retd), freedom fighter and the first chief of staff of Bangladesh Navy was laid to rest in the capital on Tuesday afternoon. He breathed his last at around 7:20 pm on Monday at the...

Covid-19 vaccination drive begins Feb 7, health minister says

Covid-19 vaccination drive begins Feb 7, health minister says

-- 2021-01-26 21:08:51

A countrywide mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign will start from February 7, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said Tuesday, reports UNB.  Bangladesh is scheduled to launch the coronavirus vaccinati...

32pc of Bangladesh' citizens want to take vaccine now, reveals study 

32pc of Bangladesh' citizens want to take vaccine now, reveals study 

-- 2021-01-26 21:00:16

Only 32 per cent of Bangladeshis citizens want to take the COVID-19 vaccines now, showing doubts about the vaccine's effectiveness and side-effects, according to a study of Dhaka University's Institut...

AMR may endanger all advances of modern medicine, says PM

AMR may endanger all advances of modern medicine, says PM

-- 2021-01-26 20:23:44

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday urged global leaders to promote and ensure rational antimicrobial agents in human health, livestock, fisheries and agricultural sectors as the silently emerging...

Court seeks probe report by February 11 over O-level student’s death

Court seeks probe report by February 11 over O-level student’s death

-- 2021-01-26 20:14:04

A Dhaka court on Tuesday asked the investigation team to submit its probe report by February 11 on the case filed over the rape and murder of a female student in Kalabagan area of the city. Dhaka Met...

Chattogram City Corporation goes to polls Wednesday

Chattogram City Corporation goes to polls Wednesday

-- 2021-01-26 19:06:44

More than 1.9 million voters are set to elect the mayor and councillors of Chattogram City Corporation as the election commission has completed necessary preparations to hold an election in the city c...

Educational institutions likely to reopen in Feb, State Minister says

Educational institutions likely to reopen in Feb, State Minister says

-- 2021-01-26 19:05:37

State Minister of Primary and Mass Education Md Zakir Hossain on Tuesday said educational institutions are likely to reopen any day in February after 11 months of closure forced by the coronavirus out...

Failure in domestic procurement, lack of storage responsible for rise in rice prices: Study

Failure in domestic procurement, lack of storage responsible for rise in rice prices: Study

-- 2021-01-26 18:45:06

The government's failure in domestic procurement, low public rice storage and hoarding by market players caused the surge in rice prices this financial year, a government study on Tuesday revealed. T...

'Over 481,000 unfit vehicles in Bangladesh'

'Over 481,000 unfit vehicles in Bangladesh'

-- 2021-01-26 18:23:29

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said there are 481,029 unfit vehicles in Bangladesh at present. Owners are being urged to get fitness clearances via SMS with renewal arrangemen...

India to restart issuing tourist visa soon, envoy says

India to restart issuing tourist visa soon, envoy says

-- 2021-01-26 17:20:18

India wants to restart issuing tourist visa as soon as possible after assessing the COVID-19 situation after beginning of vaccination in Bangladesh and India. Indian High Commissioner Vikram Kumar Do...

Farmers Bank scam: HC upholds Rashedul’s bail in money laundering case

Farmers Bank scam: HC upholds Rashedul’s bail in money laundering case

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-01-26 16:37:10

The High Court (HC) on Tuesday upheld a subordinate court order that gave bail to Rashedul Haque Chisty, son of the ex-chairman of Farmers Bank audit committee Mahbubul Haque Chisty, in a money launde...

Gabtali, Mohakhali bus terminals leased for Tk 120m

Gabtali, Mohakhali bus terminals leased for Tk 120m

FE Online Report 2021-01-26 16:34:10

Gabtali and Mohakhali inter-district bus terminals have been leased for a total of Tk 120.12 million for one year for the first time through open bidding at the initiative of Dhaka North City Corporat...

Bangladesh ready for inoculation as DGDA approves Covid vaccine samples

Bangladesh ready for inoculation as DGDA approves Covid vaccine samples

-- 2021-01-26 16:10:11

The Directorate General of Drug Administration has approved the vaccination of the masses with Oxford-AstraZeneca doses from the Serum Institute of India. “Samples from every vaccine lot have b...

Bangladesh reports 515 new coronavirus cases, 14 deaths

Bangladesh reports 515 new coronavirus cases, 14 deaths

-- 2021-01-26 16:09:28

Bangladesh has recorded 515 new cases of the coronavirus in a daily count, taking the tally of infections so far to 532,916. The death toll climbed to 8,055 after 14 fatalities were registered in the...

Over 481,000 unfit vehicles in Bangladesh, minister says

Over 481,000 unfit vehicles in Bangladesh, minister says

-- 2021-01-26 16:06:29

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said there are 481,029 unfit vehicles in Bangladesh at present. Owners are being urged to get fitness clearances via SMS with renewal arrangemen...

A story of empowerment thru sustainable sanitation during Covid-19 pandemic

A story of empowerment thru sustainable sanitation during Covid-19 pandemic

KHANDAKER SHAOLI HASSAN AND SOMASHREE CHATTAPADHYA 2021-01-26 12:28:41

Water.org Bangladesh, a leading international organization, has so far touched the lives of more than 2.8 million people in Bangladesh by enabling access to water and sanitation. Globally, Water.org...

Bangladesh shouldn't be a police state: High Court

Bangladesh shouldn't be a police state: High Court

FE REPORT 2021-01-26 08:19:38

A High Court (HC) bench while hearing a suo moto rule on Monday observed that the country has become a police state and the people tend to believe so. 'But that should not be the case', it said. The...

War-time naval commander Nurul Huq passes away   

War-time naval commander Nurul Huq passes away  

FE ONLINE DESK   2021-01-25 23:39:48

The first chief of staff of the Bangladesh Navy and freedom fighter Captain Nurul Huq died in Dhaka on Monday evening. He was 99. He was also the second temporary chief of Bangladesh Navy during the...