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HC wants names of Bangladeshis who park funds in Swiss banks

HC wants names of Bangladeshis who park funds in Swiss banks

-- 2021-02-28 21:54:15

The High Court has ordered the authorities to make a list detailing how many Bangladeshis have how much money stashed away in the banks of Switzerland. The bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder a...

Two individuals, one organisation to receive Bangabandhu wildlife conservation award

Two individuals, one organisation to receive Bangabandhu wildlife conservation award

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-02-28 20:51:10

Two individuals and one organisation have been nominated for the "Bangabandhu Award for Wildlife Conservation 2020" in three categories for their contribution to promote nature and wildlife conservati...

Probe underway to unearth reasons of Mushtaq’s death, Quader says

Probe underway to unearth reasons of Mushtaq’s death, Quader says

-- 2021-02-28 19:51:07

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday said the government has formed a probe body to unearth the reasons behind the death of writer Mushtaq Ahmed in jail. "A probe body has already...

OIC delegation visits Rohingya camps

OIC delegation visits Rohingya camps

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-02-28 19:45:43

A five-member OIC delegation, led by OIC Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs Youssef Aldobeay, visited Bhashan Char and Kutupalong Rohingya Camp in Cox’s Bazar on Sunday.  Wh...

BNP to boycott upcoming union council elections

BNP to boycott upcoming union council elections

-- 2021-02-28 19:30:52

After contesting in the ongoing municipal polls, the BNP has decided not to nominate candidates in the upcoming union council elections. BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir announced th...

Marine fisheries policy designed for proper sea fish production

Marine fisheries policy designed for proper sea fish production

-- 2021-02-28 19:00:36

The government has drafted the national marine fisheries policy for the sustainable conservation, management and extraction of marine fish in the country's vast sea areas. This was conveyed at the 15...

‘Fees for healthcare services at private hospitals to be fixed’ 

‘Fees for healthcare services at private hospitals to be fixed’ 

-- 2021-02-28 18:43:32

The government will soon fix the fees of healthcare services at different private hospitals as per their service standards in a bid to reduce the harassment of patients, said Health Minister Zahid Mal...

Bangladesh’s recognition as developing nation to be retained, says PM

Bangladesh’s recognition as developing nation to be retained, says PM

-- 2021-02-28 18:06:56

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said the government is committed to sustaining Bangladesh's recognition as a developing country through the expansion of education and building skilled workforce...

8.8m more prepaid meters to be set up by 2022

8.8m more prepaid meters to be set up by 2022

-- 2021-02-28 17:57:29

The power division plans to install 8.8 million (88 lakh) more smart prepaid power meters across the country to ensure hassle-free service to consumer. “Process is underway to install 88 lakh m...

Court rejects police plea for cartoonist Kishore’s remand

Court rejects police plea for cartoonist Kishore’s remand

-- 2021-02-28 16:55:20

A Dhaka court has rejected a remand petition for interrogating cartoonist Ahmed Kabir Kishore, who was arrested with writer Mushtaq Ahmed on charges of propagating disinformation against the governmen...

Coal-laden vessel sinks in Pashur River

Coal-laden vessel sinks in Pashur River

-- 2021-02-28 16:52:18

A coal-laden cargo vessel sank in the Pashur River at Ismailer Char near Sundarbans in Mongla upazila of Bagerhat on Saturday night. Harbour Master of Mongla Port, Commander Fakruddin, said the cargo...

Man held with 25 kg venison in Bagerhat

Man held with 25 kg venison in Bagerhat

-- 2021-02-28 16:34:26

Police in a drive arrested a man along with 25 kgs of venison from Shahjahanpara of Mongla upazila in Bagerhat early Sunday. The arrestee is Mizan Sheikh, 38, of Bottola Shella area of the upazila....

Two-month fishing ban in five hilsa sanctuaries begins Monday

Two-month fishing ban in five hilsa sanctuaries begins Monday

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-02-28 16:32:18

The government imposed a two-month ban on fishing, starting from Monday, in major five hilsa sanctuaries of the country aiming to conserve Jatka (premature hilsa). The ban will be started from March...

Bangladesh records 385 virus cases, eight deaths in 24 hours

Bangladesh records 385 virus cases, eight deaths in 24 hours

-- 2021-02-28 15:58:05

Bangladesh has recorded 385 new cases of the coronavirus in a daily count, taking the tally of infections to 546,216. The death toll climbed to 8,408 after eight fatalities were registered in the 24...

Fifth phase of voting goes on in 29 municipalities

Fifth phase of voting goes on in 29 municipalities

-- 2021-02-28 14:35:44

The fifth phase of voting has begun in 29 municipalities across Bangladesh where nearly 1.4 million voters are looking to elect new representatives to the posts of mayor, councillor and reserved counc...

Activists of Chhatra Dal clash with police at Press Club

Activists of Chhatra Dal clash with police at Press Club

-- 2021-02-28 14:18:02

Some activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal locked into a clash with police in front the Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka on Sunday morning as police ‘obstructed them from holding a rally’. Witn...

Dhaka for more US sanctions on Myanmar over Rohingya issue

Dhaka for more US sanctions on Myanmar over Rohingya issue

-- 2021-02-28 10:55:04

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has hoped that the US Biden Administration would put more political and economic sanctions on Myanmar to create a conducive environment for safe and dignified return...

Hakaluki Haor sees decline in migratory birds

Hakaluki Haor sees decline in migratory birds

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-02-28 10:41:08

The number of migratory birds on the Asia's largest haor Hakaluki is on the decline. It was revealed yesterday after census on the area on February 23 and 24. Bangladesh Bird Club founder Inam Al Haqu...

Research & Development ecosystem vital to industry-academia link

Research & Development ecosystem vital to industry-academia link

FE REPORT 2021-02-28 09:56:59

A research and innovation ecosystem is imperative to accelerate the industry-academia linkage in order to create sector-specific skilled workforce in Bangladesh. Tax incentive for financing research...

Fire at Kawran Bazar Hasina Market

Fire at Kawran Bazar Hasina Market

-- 2021-02-27 22:31:46

A fire has broken out at the Hasina market in Kawran Bazar around 9:09 pm on Saturday, said Fire Service control room. No casualties were reported immediately, reports UNB. The Fire Service control...

Bangladesh to reopen schools, colleges on Mar 30

Bangladesh to reopen schools, colleges on Mar 30

-- 2021-02-27 20:57:58

The government has decided to reopen the schools and colleges gradually from March 30, a year after shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Education Minister Dipu Moni announced the decision after...

Bangladesh, India to launch new train service on March 26

Bangladesh, India to launch new train service on March 26

-- 2021-02-27 20:11:17

Bangladesh and India have announced to launch a bi-weekly train service on March 26, the opening day of the golden jubilee celebrations of Bangladesh's independence. The non-stop passenger train with...

PM orders purchase of another 30m COVID-19 vaccine doses

PM orders purchase of another 30m COVID-19 vaccine doses

-- 2021-02-27 19:35:30

Bangladesh plans to import another 30 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, as the government aims to inoculate more people in its pandemic battle. "The government is also trying to find ways to produce va...

Prison death protesters face charges of attempted murder

Prison death protesters face charges of attempted murder

-- 2021-02-27 18:23:40

The police have charged seven people with attempted murder in clashes with law enforcers during protests over the prison death of writer Mushtaq Ahmed. The accused in a case registered with Shahbagh...

Bangladesh, India agree to enhance cooperation against cross-border crimes

Bangladesh, India agree to enhance cooperation against cross-border crimes

-- 2021-02-27 17:42:28

Bangladesh and India on Saturday agreed to further enhance cooperation to control cross-border crimes and promote developmental works. The two countries also reaffirmed not to allow the territory of...

PM hails Bangladesh's graduation from LDC status as historic achievement

PM hails Bangladesh's graduation from LDC status as historic achievement

-- 2021-02-27 16:27:44

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has hailed the emergence of Bangladesh from a least developed country to a developing one as a 'historic achievement' at a time when the nation is gearing up to mark the 5...

Bangladesh records 407 Covid cases, five die in 24 hours

Bangladesh records 407 Covid cases, five die in 24 hours

-- 2021-02-27 16:15:55

Bangladesh has logged 407 new cases of the coronavirus in a daily count, taking the tally of infections to 545,831. The death toll climbed to 8,400 after five fatalities were registered in the 24 hou...

Govt moves to priotise teachers for vaccination ahead of school reopening

Govt moves to priotise teachers for vaccination ahead of school reopening

-- 2021-02-27 14:34:44

The government has taken the initiative to inoculate teachers and officials of educational institutions on a priority basis as it targets reopening classrooms across the country after a year of closur...

Bangladesh under ‘no obligation’ to shelter stranded Rohingya refugees, Momen says

Bangladesh under ‘no obligation’ to shelter stranded Rohingya refugees, Momen says

-- 2021-02-27 13:34:43

Bangladesh is under “no obligation” to shelter 81 Rohingya Muslim refugees adrift for almost two weeks on the Andaman Sea and being assisted by neighbouring India, said Bangladesh foreign...

Hasan questions Khaleda why she left cantonment on the day of BDR munity

Hasan questions Khaleda why she left cantonment on the day of BDR munity

-- 2021-02-26 22:17:21

Awami League (AL) Joint General Secretary and Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Thursday raised a question asking why BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia, who does not wake up before noon, left th...