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Pahela Baishakh amid corona lockdown, without festivity   

Pahela Baishakh amid corona lockdown, without festivity  

FE ONLINE DESK   2021-04-13 23:58:35

Bangladeshis are celebrating the first day of Bangla New Year 1428, Pahela Baishakh, on Wednesday without the usual colourful programmes held in different parts of the country. Reputed for its celebr...

5,000 people applied for movement pass to be used during lockdown

5,000 people applied for movement pass to be used during lockdown

UNB 2021-04-13 21:22:41

Already 5,000 applications have been filed for movement pass, a police clearance that will be needed to travel during the strict lockdown that begins Wednesday. Inspector General of Police Benazir Ah...

Govt allows limited banking, stock trading hours during lockdown

Govt allows limited banking, stock trading hours during lockdown

-- 2021-04-13 20:47:16

The regulators have announced limited banking and stock trading hours for seven days from Wednesday as the government has rowed back on its decision to keep them closed in the weeklong coronavirus loc...

‘Infrastructure construction works kept outside lockdown’

‘Infrastructure construction works kept outside lockdown’

-- 2021-04-13 20:23:54

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said that the construction of infrastructure will be free from the lockdown ban. He instructed everyone to follow the health protocols an...

PM assures people of support in pandemic

PM assures people of support in pandemic

-- 2021-04-13 19:41:35

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has assured people of government support amid the pandemic and urged them to follow the health rules and restrictions imposed to curb coronavirus infections. She came up...

Holy Ramadan begins tomorrow

Holy Ramadan begins tomorrow

UNB 2021-04-13 19:38:08

Muslims in Bangladesh will start observing the holy month of Ramadan from Wednesday. The moon was sighted on Tuesday.  

Illegal sand lifting threatens Bhurungamari bridge

Illegal sand lifting threatens Bhurungamari bridge

-- 2021-04-13 18:54:18

Two contractor companies are allegedly lifting sand from the Dudhkumar River illegally, threatening the stability of the century-old bridge over it in Bhurungamari of Kurigram. Sand lifting from with...

Facebook partners with Bangladesh in campaign against COVID-19

Facebook partners with Bangladesh in campaign against COVID-19

-- 2021-04-13 18:48:56

Facebook has partnered with Bangladesh’s ICT Division and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to announce a campaign to raise awareness about COVID-19 and help Bangladeshis get vaccinated....

Bangladesh reports 6,028 new virus cases, 69 deaths in 24 hours

Bangladesh reports 6,028 new virus cases, 69 deaths in 24 hours

-- 2021-04-13 17:55:41

Bangladesh has registered 69 new fatalities from the coronavirus, taking the death toll to 9,891. The caseload surged to 697,985 after 6,028 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8:0...

Experts see lack of preparations to implement lockdown strictly

Experts see lack of preparations to implement lockdown strictly

-- 2021-04-13 17:51:03

A fresh lockdown with harsher measures is going to be enforced in the country from Wednesday in an effort to rein in Covid transmission, but experts say the lockdown is unlikely to help reap any great...

Railway to operate eight special freight trains in lockdown

Railway to operate eight special freight trains in lockdown

-- 2021-04-13 17:39:19

Bangladesh Railway will operate eight special parcel trains on different routes to transport agricultural goods and other products during the countrywide lockdown to prevent the transmission of Corona...

Banks may  be kept open during lockdown

Banks may be kept open during lockdown

FE Online Desk  2021-04-13 17:16:48

The country's banks are likely to remain open during the weeklong stricter lockdown from Wednesday. The Cabinet Division on Tuesday requested the central bank to take the necessary steps for providin...

Call to end child labour for achieving SDG target 8.7

Call to end child labour for achieving SDG target 8.7

FE Online Report 2021-04-13 17:07:10

Rights activists at a function urged the government to end all forms of child labour from both formal and informal sectors for achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 8.7. Underscorin...

Former law minister Abdul Matin Khasru on life support

Former law minister Abdul Matin Khasru on life support

-- 2021-04-13 16:42:33

Former law minister Abdul Matin Khasru, who has tested positive for coronavirus, has been put on life support at the Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka. Khasru, the newly-elected president of the Su...

Police introduce pass system for movement in lockdown

Police introduce pass system for movement in lockdown

-- 2021-04-13 16:25:07

The police have introduced an emergency movement pass system for citizens during the weeklong virus lockdown set to be enforced with stricter rules from Wednesday. Inspector General of Police Benazir...

Mild heatwave likely to continue till Thursday

Mild heatwave likely to continue till Thursday

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-13 14:15:45

A mild heatwave is sweeping over Khulna division and different regions of the country and it may continue until Thursday, according to an official at Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD). Rain...

Long queues in Banks as Bangladesh braces for new Covid lockdown

Long queues in Banks as Bangladesh braces for new Covid lockdown

-- 2021-04-13 14:10:11

Banks in Dhaka have seen a swirl of customers, a day before the new virus lockdown begins nationwide. Just after the services opened at 10 am Tuesday, most banks struggled with a long queue of client...

Downtrend in moshur price disappoints Magura farmers

Downtrend in moshur price disappoints Magura farmers

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-04-13 13:56:21

MAGURA: Down trend in price of moshur pulse is frustrating Magura farmers. A bumper production of moshur has been achieved in the district this year. Bumper production brought smile on the faces of...

Bangla New Year: PM to address nation this evening

Bangla New Year: PM to address nation this evening

-- 2021-04-13 13:28:11

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will address the nation this evening on the occasion of Bangla New Year 1428, to be celebrated tomorrow, BSS reports. “The Prime Minister will deliver her speech at...

Humane gesture towards underprivileged children

Humane gesture towards underprivileged children

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-13 13:08:02

JCI Dhaka Uptown has announced its first project initiative of the year — ‘Orphan Aid Project 2021’ — to be launched today, Tuesday, in what it calls 'JCI Village' in Nara...

Experts recommend more focus on health services than lockdown

Experts recommend more focus on health services than lockdown

FE REPORT 2021-04-13 12:01:46

Speakers at a webinar on Monday urged the government to focus more on improving the health services than imposing lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus. They suggested taking policy and fis...

'Heat stress' hits country's 30 districts

'Heat stress' hits country's 30 districts

YASIR WARDAD 2021-04-13 11:25:21

Rice production in the ongoing Boro season might be affected severely as 'heat stress' has hit paddy fields in nearly 30 districts in Bangladesh. Experts apprehended that the government's target to...

Govt to allow maximum 20 people at mosque for Taraweeh prayers

Govt to allow maximum 20 people at mosque for Taraweeh prayers

-- 2021-04-12 22:09:25

The government will allow no more than 20 people at Taraweeh prayers in mosques during Ramadan this year as part of efforts to keep the surging coronavirus outbreak in check. The 20 people will inclu...

Mangal Shobhajatra cancelled again this year

Mangal Shobhajatra cancelled again this year

UNB 2021-04-12 20:45:41

Considering the upsurge in the country's Covid-19 situation, Dhaka University has formally called off the Mangal Shobhajatra, or March of Good Tidings, a colourful procession at dawn to usher in the B...

Legal notice seeks implementation of 14-day quarantine mandatory for foreign returnees

Legal notice seeks implementation of 14-day quarantine mandatory for foreign returnees

-- 2021-04-12 20:34:46

A legal notice was sent to the authorities concerned seeking implementation of a High Court (HC) order to make 14-day quarantine mandatory for all foreign returnees. The notice also sought an explana...

TIB expresses dissatisfaction over corruption in DGHS recruitment process

TIB expresses dissatisfaction over corruption in DGHS recruitment process

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-12 19:53:00

Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has expressed its utter disappointment over irregularities and corruption in the recruiting process announced by the Directorate General of Health Services...

Hifazat leader Azizul Hoque remanded for seven days

Hifazat leader Azizul Hoque remanded for seven days

-- 2021-04-12 19:18:58

A court in Dhaka has granted the police seven days to question Azizul Hoque Islamabadi, central organising secretary of Hifazat-e Islam Bangladesh, following his arrest in Chattogram. The Rapid Actio...

Banks to remain shut during ‘strict lockdown’

Banks to remain shut during ‘strict lockdown’

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-04-12 19:15:24

All commercial banks will remain closed from April 14 to April 21 as Bangladesh is going to enforce a lockdown with strict rules to combat transmission of coronavirus during the period. The Banglades...

Bangladesh reports 7,201 virus cases, 83 deaths in 24 hours

Bangladesh reports 7,201 virus cases, 83 deaths in 24 hours

-- 2021-04-12 17:59:32

Bangladesh has registered 83 new fatalities from the coronavirus, the most in a daily count, taking the death toll to 9,822. The caseload surged to 691,957 after 7,201 people tested positive for COVI...

Smart lockdown, urgent expansion of Covid hospital services emphasised

Smart lockdown, urgent expansion of Covid hospital services emphasised

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-12 17:01:48

In the wake of Covid-19 ‘fatigue’ as reflected in poor preparedness to combat the second wave of the pandemic, a civic group on Monday called for enforcing ‘smart lockdown’ cla...