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Two killed, 15 injured in Netrokona road accident

Two killed, 15 injured in Netrokona road accident

OUR CORRESPONDENT, NETROKONA 2022-05-23 11:31:17

At least two people were killed and 15 others injured when a bus collided head-on with a truck on the Netrokona-Mymensingh regional highway on Monday morning. The deceased were identified as bus driv...

Thrust on protecting waterbodies to end waterlogging

Thrust on protecting waterbodies to end waterlogging

FE REPORT 2022-05-23 10:50:23

Institute for Planning and Development (IPD) on Sunday urged the authorities concerned to protect the waterbodies in the capital and adjacent areas to put an end to waterlogging. Canals and other ope...

Bangladesh donates Tk 10 million to support vulnerable Afghan people

Bangladesh donates Tk 10 million to support vulnerable Afghan people

-- 2022-05-22 21:30:26

Bangladesh will provide Tk 10 million to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) as a grant considering the current acute food and other crises in Afghanistan....

Dhaka sends “note verbale” to Delhi on arrival of Rohingya from India

Dhaka sends “note verbale” to Delhi on arrival of Rohingya from India

-- 2022-05-22 21:27:34

Bangladesh has asked India to take measures to halt the entry of the Rohingya people as Dhaka reported the arrival of some Myanmar nationals in the past weeks. "We've sent a note verbale," Mashfee Bi...

Sylhet fish farm owners counting loss of Tk 21.73b due to flood

Sylhet fish farm owners counting loss of Tk 21.73b due to flood

-- 2022-05-22 21:22:02

A total of 18,749 fisheries, including enclosures and fish farms, in 11 Upazilas of Sylhet were inundated by the flash floods. Around 21.3 million fish fry and 2,305 tonnes of fish have washed away i...

PM urges World Health Assembly to declare vaccines as global goods

PM urges World Health Assembly to declare vaccines as global goods

-- 2022-05-22 20:23:06

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday reiterated her call to treat vaccines as global public goods saying that sustainable recovery cannot be ensured by leaving millions behind in vaccination efforts...

44th BCS preliminary test on May 27, seat plan published  

44th BCS preliminary test on May 27, seat plan published  

-- 2022-05-22 18:57:00

Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC) has published seat plan for holding MCQ type preliminary test for the 44th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS)-2021 to be held on May 27.  The te...

PM stresses region-based development planning 

PM stresses region-based development planning 

-- 2022-05-22 18:33:37

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked for appropriate development planning taking into consideration the features of different regions.   "The characteristics of all areas of Banglades...

Flood-hit Sylhet dwellers suffer crisis of gas, power, drinking water 

Flood-hit Sylhet dwellers suffer crisis of gas, power, drinking water 

-- 2022-05-22 18:32:50

Lack of drinking water, gas and electricity has compounded the sufferings of flood-affected residents of Sylhet city about a week into the deluge. Several blocks under Power Development Board-2 in th...

Maldives opens way for undocumented Bangladeshis to get regularised

Maldives opens way for undocumented Bangladeshis to get regularised

-- 2022-05-22 18:26:36

The Maldives government has opened the way for undocumented Bangladeshi migrant workers to get regularised. The Bangladesh High Commission in the archipelago urged the Bangladeshi migrant workers to...

Bangladesh logs 29 Covid cases, no deaths in 24hrs 

Bangladesh logs 29 Covid cases, no deaths in 24hrs 

-- 2022-05-22 17:47:11

Bangladesh on Sunday reported zero Covid-19 death in the past 24 hours while it recorded 29 coronavirus positive cases during the period.  "Bangladesh reported 0.78 per cent Covid-19 positive ca...

Despite 40pc surplus capacity, BPDB still buys electricity from pricier rental power plants

Despite 40pc surplus capacity, BPDB still buys electricity from pricier rental power plants

-- 2022-05-22 17:29:35

Though the country's power generation capacity has swelled over 25,000 MW - more than 40 per cent it actually can use - the state-run power agency has continued to purchase six per cent of electricity...

HC sends four NSU trustees under police custody

HC sends four NSU trustees under police custody

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-05-22 17:12:48

The High Court (HC) on Sunday sent four trustees of the North South University (NSU) under police custody of the Shahbagh Police Station in Dhaka after rejecting their anticipatory bail petition filed...

Court sends Haji Salim to jail in graft case

Court sends Haji Salim to jail in graft case

-- 2022-05-22 16:23:22

A Dhaka court has scrapped a bail petition by Awami League MP Haji Salim and sent him to jail over a 2007 graft case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission. Salim had previously turned himself into...

89 modern labs to make BSTI a world-class institution, says minister

89 modern labs to make BSTI a world-class institution, says minister

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-05-22 16:11:55

Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun said a total of 89 state-of-the-art laboratories are being set up to make Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) a world-class body for ensu...

HC rejects petition against Prothom Alo

HC rejects petition against Prothom Alo

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-05-22 15:11:21

The High Court (HC) on Sunday rejected a writ petition against Bangla daily Prothom Alo over using the word “Saangsod” instead of “Songsod Sodosso” before the names of parliame...

MP Haji Salim to surrender to court, request bail

MP Haji Salim to surrender to court, request bail

-- 2022-05-22 15:04:07

MP Haji Salim, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison in a graft case, is headed to the Dhaka Special Judge’s Court-7 to turn himself in and request bail. Awami League activists have crowded th...

Next-gen growth hinges on timely policies for private sector

Next-gen growth hinges on timely policies for private sector

FE Report 2022-05-22 13:52:05

Policy and regulatory support for the private sector is required to assist Bangladesh in achieving the targets of becoming a high-income country from its low-middle income stage in the next two decade...

Two teenage girls ‘commit suicide’ in Pabna

Two teenage girls ‘commit suicide’ in Pabna

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-05-22 13:24:58

Two 15-year old girls allegedly committed suicide by drinking pesticide in Chatmohar upazila of Pabna on Saturday. The deceased were identified as Juthi Akter, 15, daughter of Jillur Hossain from Jay...

Bangladesh issues alert at airports as Europe reports monkeypox cases

Bangladesh issues alert at airports as Europe reports monkeypox cases

-- 2022-05-22 12:12:19

Bangladesh has issued an alert for monkeypox as cases have been found in some European countries. The Directorate General of Health Services has issued the alert to all airports in Bangladesh to pr...

Labour dearth makes Boro harvesting hard

Labour dearth makes Boro harvesting hard

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2022-05-22 10:25:47

LALMONIRHAT: Boro harvest began in the district. But the growers are facing serious problems for want of farm labourers and their high wages. Due to shortage of labourers, the wages of the available...

Rain inundates Chattogram's low-lying areas

Rain inundates Chattogram's low-lying areas

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2022-05-22 08:56:18

CHATTOGRAM: People of Chattogram suffered on Saturday as rain-triggered water-logging, the perennial problem in the port city, rendered them stranded for several hours. Sources at the local Met offic...

India jails TikTok Ridoy for life in rape case

India jails TikTok Ridoy for life in rape case

-- 2022-05-21 22:40:36

A special court in India has sentenced seven Bangladeshi men, including notorious human-trafficking suspect Rifadul Islam aka Ridoy Babo, to life-term rigorous imprisonment for sexually assaulting a f...

Flood situation improves in Sylhet

Flood situation improves in Sylhet

-- 2022-05-21 21:11:18

The overall flood situation has improved in Sylhet as water started receding in different areas after eight days. However, local people have to wait five more days to get back to the previous conditi...

‘Bangladesh ready to share good practises in agriculture and food security'

‘Bangladesh ready to share good practises in agriculture and food security'

State Minister Shahriar Alam says at UN Security Council open debate 2022-05-21 21:06:55

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam has said Bangladesh stands ready to share its good practices in agriculture and food security with the countries in comparable situations. "We stan...

SI returning with accused following drive killed in Moulvibazar road crash

SI returning with accused following drive killed in Moulvibazar road crash

-- 2022-05-21 21:03:04

A sub-Inspector of police was killed while eight others including the accused were injured in a road accident Saturday, on the way to the station after a drive at Rajnagar upazila in Moulvibazar. The...

Mosharraf says BNP won’t join talks with current election commission

Mosharraf says BNP won’t join talks with current election commission

-- 2022-05-21 20:54:59

BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Saturday said their party will not participate in any dialogue with the current Election Commission (EC). "Our position is clear that there is no reas...

UN high commissioner for refugees arrives in Bangladesh on five-day visit

UN high commissioner for refugees arrives in Bangladesh on five-day visit

-- 2022-05-21 20:49:57

Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, arrived in Dhaka on Saturday on a five-day visit to discuss the needs of the Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar and Bhasan Char. Grandi last visited...

GM Quader expresses doubt about fair polls under authoritarian government

GM Quader expresses doubt about fair polls under authoritarian government

-- 2022-05-21 20:39:10

Jatiya Party Chairman GM Quader on Saturday expressed doubt about a fair general election under an authoritarian government. “The administration or the constitutional institutions are helpless...

Soak up the full moon from Padma bridge, says Quader

Soak up the full moon from Padma bridge, says Quader

-- 2022-05-21 20:25:13

Bangladesh’s longest bridge will open to traffic in the last week of June, creating a new opportunity for users to soak up the beauty of the full moon on the Padma river. Speaking at an event o...