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PM hints at merger of weak banks

PM hints at merger of weak banks

-- 2020-09-20 16:46:12

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has hinted that the banks, which are not functioning properly, would be merged following proper assessments. “There are some banks that become very weak. In many ca...

Scientist Bijon Kumar Sil back to Singapore

Scientist Bijon Kumar Sil back to Singapore

-- 2020-09-20 16:37:52

Dr Bijon Kumar Sil, who led a team of scientists at Gonoshasthaya Kendra in inventing the rapid testing kit for the coronavirus, has returned to Singapore due to work permit hurdles, reports bdnews24....

Bangladesh logs 26 more virus deaths, 1,544 new cases  in a day

Bangladesh logs 26 more virus deaths, 1,544 new cases in a day

-- 2020-09-20 16:05:13

Bangladesh has registered 26 more deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a day, taking the body count to 4,939. The caseload surged to 348,916 after 1,544 people tested positive for Covid-19...

194 journalists face harassment in Bangladesh in January-August: ASK

194 journalists face harassment in Bangladesh in January-August: ASK

FE ONLINE REPORT 2020-09-20 15:48:45

At least 194 journalists fell victim to harassment in Bangladesh in January-August 2020, according to a report by a local independent rights body. Of them, 22 received death threats by phone, Ain o S...

HC grants bail to suspended jailer Sohel Rana

HC grants bail to suspended jailer Sohel Rana

-- 2020-09-20 15:05:20

The High Court on Sunday granted a six-month bail to suspended Chattogram jailer Sohel Rana in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). The bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and...

Appellate Division upholds HC stay order on four cases against Khaleda

Appellate Division upholds HC stay order on four cases against Khaleda

-- 2020-09-20 14:30:26

The Appellate Division on Sunday upheld the High Court Division order that stayed trial proceedings in four more cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. A three-member bench led by Justice Muhamma...

PM receives Tk1.65 billion donations for relief fund

PM receives Tk1.65 billion donations for relief fund

-- 2020-09-20 14:23:36

More than 40 organisations, including 34 private banks, have donated Tk 1.65 billion and surgical masks to the Prime Minister’s Relief and Welfare Fund to help the poor affected by Covid-19 fall...

Miscreants kill Imam in Mymensingh

Miscreants kill Imam in Mymensingh

-- 2020-09-20 13:30:40

An Imam of a local mosque in Gafargaon upazila of Mymensingh was hacked to death allegedly by some miscreants near Sadhu R Market in the upazila on Saturday night. The deceased was identified as Azim...

Abrar murder case: Court defers witness deposition till Oct 5

Abrar murder case: Court defers witness deposition till Oct 5

-- 2020-09-20 12:16:21

Witness deposition in the murder case filed over the death of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) student Abrar Fahad has been deferred until October 5. Dhaka Speedy Trial Trib...

Govt transfers UNO Wahida to Public Administration Ministry

Govt transfers UNO Wahida to Public Administration Ministry

-- 2020-09-20 11:08:43

Ghoraghat Upazila Nirbahi Officer Wahida Khanam, who is undergoing treatment for injuries sustained during a break-in at her house, has been transferred to Public Administration Ministry as officer on...

Provide reintegration support to returnee migrant workers, speakers tell webinar

Provide reintegration support to returnee migrant workers, speakers tell webinar

FE REPORT 2020-09-20 09:57:44

Speakers at a webinar in the city on Saturday stressed the need for providing reintegration support to the returnee migrant workers, impacted by Covid-19 pandemic. They suggested introducing income-g...

Sugarcane fetches Tangail farmers sizeable profit

Sugarcane fetches Tangail farmers sizeable profit

Our Correspondent 2020-09-20 09:56:09

Farmers have started earning a substantial profit from sugarcane cultivation in Tangail district in recent years, sector insiders and official sources said. According to the Department of Agricultura...

Stranded onion-laden trucks entering Bangladesh thru Hili Land Port

Stranded onion-laden trucks entering Bangladesh thru Hili Land Port

-- 2020-09-19 21:14:18

Onion-laden trucks stranded on the Indian side opposite to Hili Land Port (HLP) in Hakimpur upazila of Dinajpur started entering Bangladesh through the port on Saturday. “The stranded onion-lad...

Reopening schools & colleges: What’re parents thinking about?

Reopening schools & colleges: What’re parents thinking about?

UNB 2020-09-19 21:02:44

All the educational institutions in Bangladesh were shut down in March 2020 when Covid-19 hit the country, a move hailed by students and guardians alike. Six months into the pandemic, all the educa...

DSCC says photos of stray dog removal are fake

DSCC says photos of stray dog removal are fake

-- 2020-09-19 20:47:31

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) on Saturday requested the city dwellers to refrain from publishing photos of stray dog removal from the city street as they are fake and distorted. The city corpor...

Workplaces of UNO Wahida, husband transferred to Dhaka

Workplaces of UNO Wahida, husband transferred to Dhaka

-- 2020-09-19 20:30:18

The government has attached injured Dinajpur’s Ghoraghat UNO Wahida Khanam to the public administration ministry. The public administration ministry has issued a circular to this end on Septemb...

Govt to train returning workers for making skilled manpower

Govt to train returning workers for making skilled manpower

-- 2020-09-19 20:02:11

Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmed on Saturday said that training and certification initiatives are being taken according to the experience of the workers returning from a...

Devoted AL activists to get priority in committees: Obaidul Quader

Devoted AL activists to get priority in committees: Obaidul Quader

-- 2020-09-19 19:23:30

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Saturday said the time-tested leaders and activists of the party will get priority at all levels of committees. “The tested leaders and workers...

Fakhrul for united movement to ‘protect democracy’ 

Fakhrul for united movement to ‘protect democracy’ 

-- 2020-09-19 19:19:21

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday said media freedom and democracy in Bangladesh ‘cannot be protected’ without a united movement. “A message should be gi...

TIB condemns ‘unlawful’ proposal to re-appoint current Dhaka WASA MD

TIB condemns ‘unlawful’ proposal to re-appoint current Dhaka WASA MD

FE ONLINE REPORT 2020-09-19 18:58:40

Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has strongly condemned the proposal to re-appoint the incumbent Dhaka WASA managing director (MD). The civil society organisation, in a statement, said Dha...

Fourth spell of flood in northern region affects Aman, early winter crops

Fourth spell of flood in northern region affects Aman, early winter crops

FE Online Report 2020-09-19 18:46:28

Several districts in the northern region witnessed fresh floods in the last few days amid heavy rain and the onrush of upstream water. It is the fourth spell of flooding in the region since June 26....

Shah Ahmed Shafi laid to rest

Shah Ahmed Shafi laid to rest

-- 2020-09-19 17:36:29

Hefazat-e-Islam chief Shah Ahmed Shafi was laid to rest at Hathazari Madrasah graveyard in Chattogram on Saturday afternoon. His namaz-e-janaza was held on the madrasah premises with participation of...

Hatchery creates hope among freshwater prawn farmers

Hatchery creates hope among freshwater prawn farmers

-- 2020-09-19 17:26:47

A newly built hatchery in Rajshahi city has created high hope among the commercially freshwater prawn farmers relating to furthermore expansion of the lucrative prawn farming in the region. For the f...

BARD annual planning conference begins

BARD annual planning conference begins

-- 2020-09-19 16:23:35

The 53rd annual planning conference of Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD) has been started at its own premises in Cumilla district on Saturday. Md. Tazul Islam, Minister, Ministry of Loc...

Unknown assailant stabs man to death in Dhaka

Unknown assailant stabs man to death in Dhaka

-- 2020-09-19 15:43:15

A man has been stabbed to death by an unknown assailant in Dhaka's Jatrabari. The 50-year-old Akhter Hossain Sikder had succumbed to his wounds by the time he was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospi...

Bangladesh adds 1,567 corona cases, 32 deaths in daily count

Bangladesh adds 1,567 corona cases, 32 deaths in daily count

-- 2020-09-19 15:30:19

Bangladesh on Saturday logged 1,567 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus infection in the daily count, taking the tally to 347,372. The death toll jumped to 4,913 after 32 fatalities from the disease...

Bangladesh universities fall back into further session jams as Covid-19 undoes gains

Bangladesh universities fall back into further session jams as Covid-19 undoes gains

-- 2020-09-19 15:28:28

The public universities in Bangladesh had been conducting their academic activities without hindrances thanks to the absence of significant political disturbances. Still, the coronavirus crisis has re...

Father, son die in Mymensingh road accident

Father, son die in Mymensingh road accident

-- 2020-09-19 14:58:59

A man and his minor son were killed and 12 other people injured following a collision between a pick-up van and a microbus on Mymensingh-Kishoreganj highway in Dangri area of Nandail upazila on Saturd...

BSF vows to bring down border killings to zero

BSF vows to bring down border killings to zero

FE Online Report 2020-09-19 14:44:21

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday expressed its deep commitment to taking extra precautionary measures to bring down border killings to zero. Director General of the BSF, Rakesh Asthana,...

Four Titas Gas engineers among eight held over mosque blasts

Four Titas Gas engineers among eight held over mosque blasts

-- 2020-09-19 14:32:34

Eight people, including four engineers of Titas Gas, have been arrested in connection with the fatal air-conditioner blasts in a Narayanganj mosque that left 32 people dead. They were apprehended by...