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Dhaka-Glasgow Declaration outcome of Bangladesh’s leading role, PM says

Dhaka-Glasgow Declaration outcome of Bangladesh’s leading role, PM says

-- 2021-11-17 19:24:22

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has described the adoption of the "Dhaka-Glasgow Declaration" in the COP26 conference as an outcome of playing a leading role by Bangladesh in climate diplomacy. "I belie...

PBI finds 'no signs of torture’ on cartoonist Kishore

PBI finds 'no signs of torture’ on cartoonist Kishore

-- 2021-11-17 18:40:23

The Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) has ‘not found’ any evidence that cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore was tortured in custody. Md Mizanur Rahman, a superintendent of police at PBI, sa...

72-hr timeframe for recording rape case not mentioned in full text of the verdict

72-hr timeframe for recording rape case not mentioned in full text of the verdict

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-11-17 18:35:45

The observation that asked the police not to record rape case if the victim comes after 72 hours of the incident was not mentioned in the full verdict of the Raintree Hotel rape case. Judge of the...

Chhatra League activists ‘attack’ Reza Kibria, Nur in Tangail

Chhatra League activists ‘attack’ Reza Kibria, Nur in Tangail

-- 2021-11-17 17:50:47

Members of the new Bangladesh Gana Odhikar Parishad party, including convener Dr Reza Kibria and Member Secretary Nurul Haque Nur, have allegedly been attacked while attempting to pay their respects a...

Covid kills six more, infects another 266 in Bangladesh

Covid kills six more, infects another 266 in Bangladesh

-- 2021-11-17 16:40:08

Covid-19 in Bangladesh claimed six more lives, taking the total toll to 27,934, and infected another 266 people in 24 hours till Wednesday morning. The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,573,214 as 266 peop...

Bangladesh wins double bronze in Asian Archery Championships

Bangladesh wins double bronze in Asian Archery Championships

-- 2021-11-17 16:24:47

Bangladesh has clinched two bronze medals at the Asian Archery Championships 2021 held at the Army Stadium in Dhaka. The Bangladesh mixed team, comprising archers Md Hakim Ahmed Rubel and Diya Siddiq...

Govt plans to set up world-class vaccine institute, says PM

Govt plans to set up world-class vaccine institute, says PM

-- 2021-11-17 16:07:22

The government plans to set up an international standard vaccine institute to produce doses in Bangladesh in order to combat the coronavirus and other pathogens, says Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Th...

Ex-state minister Afsar Uddin passes away

Ex-state minister Afsar Uddin passes away

-- 2021-11-17 15:31:20

Former state minister for Housing and Public Works Afsar Uddin Ahmed Khan died at his residence in Dhaka due to age-related complications on Wednesday. He was 81. Afsar, the younger brother of Tajudd...

Strategic plan to be formulated to curb illegal wildlife trade 

Strategic plan to be formulated to curb illegal wildlife trade 

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-11-17 15:20:58

The government is working sincerely to curb the illegal wildlife trade in the country, said environment minister Md Shahab Uddin. The minister said that a strategic plan will also be formulated among...

Woman stabbed to death by husband in Pabna

Woman stabbed to death by husband in Pabna

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-11-17 14:15:30

A woman was allegedly stabbed to death by her husband in Falia village of Pabna's Sadar Upazila on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Hamida Khatun, 32, wife of Tejem Molla of the village. They...

Pilot algae farming project pays off

Pilot algae farming project pays off

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-11-17 10:28:47

COX'S BAZAR: Along the coast of Cox's Bazar, villagers have achieved success in farming algae experimentally. The officials of the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) said the initial...

Sylhet City Corporation cancels tender again to dismantle vulnerable market

Sylhet City Corporation cancels tender again to dismantle vulnerable market

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-11-17 10:26:55

SYLHET: The Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) again retreated from its attempt to reconstruct the 40-year-old 'City Super Market', which was declared vulnerable years ago by the experts. The SCC last wee...

EDSMoney goes live on December 01

EDSMoney goes live on December 01

FE REPORT 2021-11-17 09:03:59

EDSMoney, a web-based electronic dealing platform for interbank money market, is going to hit the internet on December 01. It will facilitate real-time online dealing mechanism in the unsecured seg...

Metro rail starts test run at optimum speed

Metro rail starts test run at optimum speed

FE REPORT 2021-11-17 08:59:46

The metro rail authorities have successfully run the first set of trains almost at its optimum speed of 100-kilometre per hour, gradually approaching its commercial operation by the end of next year...

Port city yet to get master plan on multimodal transport

Port city yet to get master plan on multimodal transport

MUNIMA SULTANA 2021-11-17 08:50:50

The port city of Chattogram is still to get a transport master plan despite an initiative taken two years ago due to a distinct lack of a dedicated authority. Sources said multiple initiatives were m...

Nearly 400,000 Bangladeshi workers go abroad in 10 months

Nearly 400,000 Bangladeshi workers go abroad in 10 months

ARAFAT ARA 2021-11-17 08:42:38

Bangladesh sent 65,233 workers abroad in October, 55 per cent higher than in the previous month, official data showed, following a turnaround from the pandemic-time slump in manpower export. Statisti...

Bangladesh's power subsidy to hit Tk 200b

Bangladesh's power subsidy to hit Tk 200b

M AZIZUR RAHMAN 2021-11-17 08:34:46

State subsidy on power poses to nearly double to Tk 200 billion in the current fiscal year with a push from fuel-price spiral, BPDB fears. Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB), country's lone bu...

UK announces fresh £18m funding to end child marriage in Bangladesh, 11 other countries

UK announces fresh £18m funding to end child marriage in Bangladesh, 11 other countries

-- 2021-11-16 22:17:50

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss on Tuesday announced £18 million of new funding to end child marriage in Bangladesh and 11 other countries through partners UNICEF and UNFPA (United Nations P...

Bangladesh urges UK to repatriate convicted war criminals

Bangladesh urges UK to repatriate convicted war criminals

-- 2021-11-16 20:34:53

Bangladesh has urged the United Kingdom to repatriate the convicted war criminals currently living there to implement the court verdict as Bangladesh believes in the rule of law. Foreign Minister Dr...

BNP demands steps as per international law to deal with border killings

BNP demands steps as per international law to deal with border killings

-- 2021-11-16 20:24:07

Members of BNP’s highest policymaking body have urged the government to take steps as per international law to stop the unacceptable killing of Bangladeshis along the border by the Indian Border...

Slum dwellers celebrate access to COVID-19 vaccine

Slum dwellers celebrate access to COVID-19 vaccine

-- 2021-11-16 20:17:53

The residents of Korail slum in Dhaka have become the first in Bangladesh to get COVID-19 vaccines under a programme for slum dwellers with national ID cards or birth certificates. The adults lined u...

MRT symbolises changing Dhaka’s face, says Japanese Ambassador

MRT symbolises changing Dhaka’s face, says Japanese Ambassador

-- 2021-11-16 19:36:23

The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), set to begin on December next year, symbolises the changing face of Dhaka, said Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ito Naoki on Tuesday. Selector at BCB national selectio...

123 more hospitalised with dengue in 24hrs

123 more hospitalised with dengue in 24hrs

-- 2021-11-16 19:31:59

Bangladesh reported 123 new dengue patients being hospitalised in 24 hours until Tuesday morning. Although dengue cases were supposed to drop ahead of winter the country is still seeing over 100 deng...

UK steps up with £18m for 12 countries to end child marriage

UK steps up with £18m for 12 countries to end child marriage

-- 2021-11-16 18:22:55

The United Kingdom has declared £18 million of new funding through partners UNICEF and UNFPA for 12 countries, including Bangladesh to end child marriage. This investment will strengthen laws a...

‘3,214 acres of railway land under illegal occupation’ 

‘3,214 acres of railway land under illegal occupation’ 

-- 2021-11-16 18:14:18

Some 3,214 acres of land of Bangladesh Railway are now under the clutches of land grabbers across the country, Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan told Parliament on Tuesday. "The amount of unused (f...

Russia to lift COVID-19 ban on flights to Bangladesh

Russia to lift COVID-19 ban on flights to Bangladesh

-- 2021-11-16 18:07:35

Russia will lift its COVID-19 ban on flights to countries including Bangladesh, Brazil, Mongolia, Costa Rica and Argentina from Dec 1, the government coronavirus task force said on Tuesday. The gover...

COVID-19: Two deaths, 213 cases recorded in 24 hours

COVID-19: Two deaths, 213 cases recorded in 24 hours

-- 2021-11-16 17:15:43

Bangladesh has registered two new deaths from COVID-19 in a day, taking the total toll to 27,928. The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,572,948 as 213 people tested positive for the disease in the 24 hours...

PM to brief media Wednesday on UK, France visit

PM to brief media Wednesday on UK, France visit

-- 2021-11-16 17:10:48

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will address a press conference on Wednesday afternoon on the outcome of her recently-concluded visit to the United Kingdom (UK) and France. Prime Minister's Press Secret...

Four Health Ministry employees suspended over missing documents

Four Health Ministry employees suspended over missing documents

-- 2021-11-16 16:50:25

The Health and Family Welfare Ministry has suspended four employees over possible ties to a missing file containing 17 documents from the ministry. The ministry’s investigation committee recomm...

HC expresses anger over govt bodies' ‘negligence’ in informing court  about e-commerce scam

HC expresses anger over govt bodies' ‘negligence’ in informing court  about e-commerce scam

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-11-16 16:39:31

The High Court on Tuesday expressed its resentment against the negligence of three government bodies in informing the court about the steps taken over the alleged money laundering by the e-commerce pl...