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Dhaka world's second-most polluted city

Dhaka world's second-most polluted city

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-01-05 14:26:56

The densely populated capital of Bangladesh continues to dominate the list of world cities with the worst air quality. On Wednesday, Dhaka occupied the second position in the list. The city's air qua...

12 go missing as passenger launch rams trawler in Dhaleshwari River

12 go missing as passenger launch rams trawler in Dhaleshwari River

-- 2022-01-05 13:33:17

At least 12 passengers have gone missing after a trawler hit by a launch capsized on the Dhaleshwari River in Narayanganj. The trawler was ferrying more than 100 people on Thursday morning....

Fifth phase of UP polls underway

Fifth phase of UP polls underway

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-01-05 11:20:04

Voting for the fifth phase of the union parishad (UP) polls is underway in Bangladesh, with over 36,400 candidates in the fray for different posts. Polling began in 708 UPs across 95 upazilas in 48 d...

Dhaka South to build STSs in all wards for waste dumping by this June: Mayor

Dhaka South to build STSs in all wards for waste dumping by this June: Mayor

FE REPORT 2022-01-05 10:20:36

All the wards under Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) will have their own secondary transfer stations (STSs) by June this year, said its Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh on Tuesday. The STS, also kno...

Six bankers charged with embezzlement complaints

Six bankers charged with embezzlement complaints

FE REPORT 2022-01-05 10:17:41

The Anti-Corruption Comm-ission (ACC) on Tuesday okayed a charge sheet against six bankers, including a former managing director of Rupali Bank and three businessmen, for misappropriating Tk 1.85 bill...

Govt employs 23 new chief health officials to combat coronavirus

Govt employs 23 new chief health officials to combat coronavirus

-- 2022-01-04 21:28:46

The government has appointed 23 new chief medical officers in separate districts to strengthen medical support amid a spike in the coronavirus infection rate. The order came through a notice released...

Samyabadi Dal wants EC formation law, polls-time govt under PM

Samyabadi Dal wants EC formation law, polls-time govt under PM

-- 2022-01-04 21:02:06

Bangladesher Samyabadi Dal (M-L) placed a five-point proposal, including enacting a time-befitting law over the formation of an acceptable Election Commission (EC), in its dialogue with President M Ab...

Soaring prices of essentials turn up heat in the kitchen

Soaring prices of essentials turn up heat in the kitchen

-- 2022-01-04 20:22:38

The overheated kitchen markets in Dhaka left the middle class and marginal income groups of people gasping even in the winter season. "We're now in the middle of winter. The prices of key vegetables...

PM orders metro rail link in Chattogram

PM orders metro rail link in Chattogram

-- 2022-01-04 20:15:57

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has ordered the construction of a metro rail network in Chattogram city following the development of the rapid connectivity in the capital Dhaka to facilitate an easier an...

Biman reduces airfare to Middle Eastern cities

Biman reduces airfare to Middle Eastern cities

-- 2022-01-04 20:15:46

Biman Bangladesh Airlines has announced the reduced airfare to Middle Eastern cities including Jeddah, Riyad, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi on the occasion of the golden jubilee of the national flag carrier....

DGHS issues 15 new restrictions to limit spread of omicron

DGHS issues 15 new restrictions to limit spread of omicron

-- 2022-01-04 19:13:36

The Directorate General of Health Services has imposed a set of 15 restrictions to try and limit the spread of the new omicron variant of COVID-19. The restrictions include more health tests and scre...

Housing scheme for 250,000 homeless families gets ECNEC approval

Housing scheme for 250,000 homeless families gets ECNEC approval

-- 2022-01-04 18:16:49

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Tuesday approved a Tk 63.17 billion scheme to provide new homes to another 250,000 homeless families under the Ashrayan project. Th...

Bangladesh strengthens research to boost hilsha production, says minister

Bangladesh strengthens research to boost hilsha production, says minister

-- 2022-01-04 17:57:37

Fisheries and Live Stock Minister S M Rezaul Karim has said the Bangladesh government has strengthened the research of hilsha, the national fish of the country, to increase its production. “Pro...

Probe panel blames Abhijan owner, master, driver for deadly blaze

Probe panel blames Abhijan owner, master, driver for deadly blaze

-- 2022-01-04 17:52:25

A probe panel formed by the shipping ministry has found the owner, master and engine driver of MV Abhijan-10 culpable for the devastating blaze that engulfed the launch near Jhalakathi’s Gabkhan...

BNP decides to hold talks with political parties

BNP decides to hold talks with political parties

-- 2022-01-04 17:42:55

As the party is determined to boycott the ongoing dialogue on the reconstitution of the Election Commission, BNP has now decided to hold talks with all political parties to discuss the country’s...

775 new Covid cases, highest in three months

775 new Covid cases, highest in three months

-- 2022-01-04 17:22:32

Bangladesh has recorded 775 new Covid-19 cases, the most in a daily count since Oct 4, taking the overall tally of infections to 1,587,915. The death toll rose to 28,087 as another six fatalities wer...

We will address ‘dissatisfaction’ of some countries towards Bangladesh: Momen

We will address ‘dissatisfaction’ of some countries towards Bangladesh: Momen

-- 2022-01-04 17:22:24

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has said the government wants to find out the reasons if there is any ‘dissatisfaction’ of some countries towards Bangladesh, stressing that they will tr...

Different statements by law enforcers on same case unexpected, HC says

Different statements by law enforcers on same case unexpected, HC says

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-01-04 17:11:20

The High Court on Tuesday observed that for proper investigation of a case different statements by different law enforcement agencies are unexpected.  If the law enforcement agencies make differ...

Health officials want fresh curbs in 7 days to fight omicron

Health officials want fresh curbs in 7 days to fight omicron

-- 2022-01-04 16:59:32

The health ministry has called for new restrictions to be enforced within seven days to limit the spread of the highly-infectious new Covid-19 variant, omicron. An inter-ministerial meeting on Monday...

Govt considers metro-rail projects for other cities

Govt considers metro-rail projects for other cities

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-01-04 15:44:15

The government considers designing and undertaking metro-rail projects for Chattogram and other major cities having larger airports as done in Dhaka. The issue for metro-rail projects for other large...

Cox's Bazar rape suspect Ashikul remanded for three days

Cox's Bazar rape suspect Ashikul remanded for three days

-- 2022-01-04 14:44:36

Police have been granted three days to grill Ashikul Islam, a key suspect in the rape of a tourist in Cox's Bazar. Cox's Bazar's Senior Judicial Magistrate Abul Mansur Siddique passed the remand or...

Mild cold wave sweeping over northern Bangladesh

Mild cold wave sweeping over northern Bangladesh

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-01-04 12:33:05

A mild cold wave is sweeping over Nilphamari, Panchagarh, Kurigram, Pabna, Naogaon and Chudanga which may continue in the next 24-hour, according to a Met office bulletin. The 24-hour bulletin starti...

Three teenagers die as fire burns shanty in Uttara slum

Three teenagers die as fire burns shanty in Uttara slum

-- 2022-01-04 12:31:14

Three teenagers have died after a fire swept through a shack at a slum in Dhaka's Uttara. The incident occurred at the 'Manik slum' sprawling over government-owned land in Chandalbhog early Tuesday,...

Dhaka South City Corporation starts drive against illegal rickshaws

Dhaka South City Corporation starts drive against illegal rickshaws

FE REPORT 2022-01-04 10:44:37

The authorities of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) on Monday carried out drives against illegal manually-driven and battery-run rickshaws in city's different areas. Public Relations Officer of DS...

Bangladesh fears major coronavirus outbreak in Mar, Apr

Bangladesh fears major coronavirus outbreak in Mar, Apr

FE REPORT 2022-01-04 10:37:04

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) DG warned of experiencing a major spike in coronavirus infection, caused by the highly infectious Omicron variant, in the country in March and April....

RTPCR lab set up at Chattogram Airport

RTPCR lab set up at Chattogram Airport

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2022-01-04 10:14:53

CHATTOGRAM: The RTPCR laboratory for coronavirus test has been set up at the Chattogram Shah Amanat International Airport and the virus test has started formally for expatriates at the airport from...

Bangladesh sends 617,209 workers abroad in 2021

Bangladesh sends 617,209 workers abroad in 2021

ARAFAT ARA 2022-01-04 09:22:10

Bangladesh sent more than 600,000 workers abroad in the just concluded calendar year (2021) despite the Covid-19 pandemic, achieving more than 183 per cent growth in the sector than that of previous y...

Two dolphins found dead in Turag River

Two dolphins found dead in Turag River

-- 2022-01-03 21:35:33

Within just 12 hours two dolphin carcasses were recovered from the Turag River at Ashulia Bazar area in Savar upazila of Dhaka until Monday noon. After the local fisherman fished out a dead dolphin w...

‘Unvaccinated people won’t be allowed to take food in restaurants’

‘Unvaccinated people won’t be allowed to take food in restaurants’

-- 2022-01-03 21:17:19

Health Minister Zahid Maleque says the government does not have a plan to enforce lockdown to control the fresh surge of Covid-19 cases in the country. However, he informed that the government would...

Death toll of Jhalakathi launch fire rise to 49

Death toll of Jhalakathi launch fire rise to 49

-- 2022-01-03 20:08:11

The death toll from last month's deadly launch fire in Jhalakathi district rose to 49 on Monday as another man succumbed to his injuries at the Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Sur...