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Bangladesh logs 232 COVID cases, four deaths in a day

Bangladesh logs 232 COVID cases, four deaths in a day

-- 2021-10-22 17:54:40

Bangladesh has recorded 232 new cases of COVID-19 in a day, taking the tally of infections to 1,567,139. The death toll climbed by 4 to 27,805 in the 24 hours to 8 am Friday, according to the latest...

Fazli mangoe gets GI tag

Fazli mangoe gets GI tag

-- 2021-10-22 17:48:14

The country's northwestern Rajshahi region is known for its delicious mangoes. This time Mango's bond with Rajshahi has become stronger as the Fazli variety has been recognised as a unique product of...

Iqbal Hossain, key suspect in anti-Hindu violence, taken to Cumilla

Iqbal Hossain, key suspect in anti-Hindu violence, taken to Cumilla

-- 2021-10-22 16:08:34

Iqbal Hossain, who was arrested from Cox's Bazar for allegedly placing a copy of the Quran at a Durga Puja venue which triggered a series of deadly attacks on Hindus across the country, has been taken...

Deal signed with France to set up multi-mode radar at HSIA

Deal signed with France to set up multi-mode radar at HSIA

-- 2021-10-22 15:54:15

Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh (CAAB) signed an agreement with France's Thales LAS to set up a multi-mode radar at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA). CAAB Chairman Air Vice Marshal...

Prof Saleemul Huq ranks fourth among global climate change influencers

Prof Saleemul Huq ranks fourth among global climate change influencers

Md Zahidur Rabbi 2021-10-22 15:17:19

Prof Saleemul Huq of Bangladesh, director of IUB's International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), has been named as one of the global climate change influencers. Onalytica, a UK-bas...

Attack on Ctg puja venue: Police find involvement of three leaders of ex-DUCSU VP Nur's group

Attack on Ctg puja venue: Police find involvement of three leaders of ex-DUCSU VP Nur's group

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-10-22 13:51:58

Police arrested 10 people, including three leaders of former DUCSU vice president Nurul Haque Nur's organisation Youth Rights Council, over their alleged involvement in the attack on the puja venue at...

Seven dead in gunfight between rival Rohingya groups in Cox's Bazar

Seven dead in gunfight between rival Rohingya groups in Cox's Bazar

-- 2021-10-22 10:53:18

At least seven people have been killed in a clash between two rival factions of Rohingya refugees at a camp in Cox's Bazar. Several others were injured in the gunfight that broke out at the Ukhiya re...

Iqbal Hossain, key suspect in anti-Hindu violence, arrested in Cox’s Bazar

Iqbal Hossain, key suspect in anti-Hindu violence, arrested in Cox’s Bazar

-- 2021-10-22 09:18:14

Police have arrested Iqbal Hossain, who allegedly placed a copy of the Quran at a Durga Puja venue in Cumilla, a perceived act of sacrilege that triggered deadly violence against Hindus across the c...

CID arrests Islamic speaker for instigating temple attack

CID arrests Islamic speaker for instigating temple attack

-- 2021-10-21 22:01:39

A team of Crime Investigation Department (cyber monitoring cell) has arrested an Islamic preacher from Keraniganj upazila of Dhaka on Thursday for comments that allegedly incited temple attacks over d...

Journo S. M. Shawkat Hossain passes away

Journo S. M. Shawkat Hossain passes away

-- 2021-10-21 21:38:42

Senior reporter of ‘Bangladesher Khobor’ S. M. Shawkat Hossain (Shawkat Reza) has passed away. He was 50. Reza, also a member of the Jatiya Press Club, suffered a stroke and breathed his...

Another ride-sharing biker sets motorcycle on fire

Another ride-sharing biker sets motorcycle on fire

-- 2021-10-21 20:27:45

In the second such incident in about a month, a ride-sharing biker set his motorcycle on fire as a traffic police ‘attempted to fine him’ at Palashi intersection in Dhaka on Thursday. Con...

Quader inaugurates 37 bridges to traffic

Quader inaugurates 37 bridges to traffic

-- 2021-10-21 19:41:22

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has virtually inaugurated newly built 35 bridges constructed under the Western Bangladesh Bridge Improvement Project and two more bridges with the go...

HC asks Evaly customers not to insist for refund in six months

HC asks Evaly customers not to insist for refund in six months

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-10-21 19:09:24

The High Court (HC) has asked the customers or creditors of the e-commerce platform Evaly Limited not to insist upon the newly formed Board of Directors or Management of the organisation for refund of...

Student stabbed dead on college campus in Sylhet

Student stabbed dead on college campus in Sylhet

-- 2021-10-21 18:28:41

An 18-year-old college student was hacked to death allegedly by another student at South Surma College in South Surma upazila in Sylhet on Thursday afternoon. The deceased was identified as Md Ariful...

One more dies of dengue, 170 hospitalised in 24hrs

One more dies of dengue, 170 hospitalised in 24hrs

-- 2021-10-21 18:22:20

One more died and 170 patients were hospitalised with dengue fever across the country in 24 hours till Thursday morning. The number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease this year stood at 84...

COP26 president-designate visited Bangladesh to see climate crisis firsthand

COP26 president-designate visited Bangladesh to see climate crisis firsthand

-- 2021-10-21 17:56:00

British politician Alok Sharma, set to preside over COP26, visited Bangladesh recently and discussed shared priorities with Bangladesh, which he said remains a "crucial" partner on the road to COP26....

Sweden to help Bangladesh fight climate change

Sweden to help Bangladesh fight climate change

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-10-21 17:50:12

Sweden will help Bangladesh on issues related to renewable energy, reduction of greenhouse gas, salinity intrusion, development activities and climate change adaptation, and mitigation efforts.Swedi...

Nine burnt in Mugda Hospital fire

Nine burnt in Mugda Hospital fire

-- 2021-10-21 17:48:28

At least nine workers have been injured or burnt after an explosion and subsequent fire during maintenance work at an empty ICU in Dhaka’s Mugda General Hospital. A blast occurred at the ICU on...

Badrunnessa College teacher Ruma remanded for two days

Badrunnessa College teacher Ruma remanded for two days

-- 2021-10-21 17:48:25

A court has granted police two days to interrogate Ruma Sarker, a teacher of Begum Badrunnessa Government Girls’ College, over spreading disinformation on social media and stirring communal tens...

Govt formulates plan for conservation of Sundarbans while carrying out development works

Govt formulates plan for conservation of Sundarbans while carrying out development works

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-10-21 17:34:09

The government has formulated a Strategic Environmental Management Plan (SEMP) to ensure the conservation of the Sundarbans and South-West region of the country. As per the plan, development activiti...

Hasina asks partymen to strengthen vigilance to maintain communal harmony

Hasina asks partymen to strengthen vigilance to maintain communal harmony

-- 2021-10-21 17:06:44

Describing the recent incident in Cumilla as very unfortunate, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday asked the Awami League leaders and activists to intensify their vigilance to maintain communal h...

Bangladesh logs 243 new COVID cases, 10 deaths

Bangladesh logs 243 new COVID cases, 10 deaths

-- 2021-10-21 16:46:27

Bangladesh has recorded 243 new cases of COVID-19 in a day, the lowest since Apr 14, 2020, taking the caseload to 1,566,907. It also registered another 10 deaths from the disease in the 24 hours to 8...

Macron writes to PM over French photographer’s exhibition in Dhaka

Macron writes to PM over French photographer’s exhibition in Dhaka

-- 2021-10-21 16:42:06

French President Emmanuel Macron has expressed his happiness over the exhibition of photographs taken in December 1971 by French photographer Marc Riboud that is taking place at the Liberation War Mus...

TIB wants anti-discrimination law to ensure services to marginalised people

TIB wants anti-discrimination law to ensure services to marginalised people

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-10-21 15:25:24

Negative attitude and practices of a section of service providers discourage the country’s marginalised people from using existing accountability mechanisms to seek services and remedy, a TIB st...

PM Hasina opens Bangabandhu Bangladesh-China Friendship Exhibition Center

PM Hasina opens Bangabandhu Bangladesh-China Friendship Exhibition Center

-- 2021-10-21 12:23:15

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday inaugurated the newly built Bangabandhu Bangladesh-China Friendship Exhibition Center (BBCFEC) at the capital's outskirts Purbachal aiming to organise the trad...

Epitome of Bangladesh's religious harmony in Lalmonirhat

Epitome of Bangladesh's religious harmony in Lalmonirhat

-- 2021-10-21 12:15:33

In this unique place, the fragrance of attar mingles with joss stick’s aroma. It comes alive every day with chanting of dhikr (ritual prayer or litany practiced by Muslims) and ululation (a rit...

Court defers verdict in SK Sinha graft case again

Court defers verdict in SK Sinha graft case again

-- 2021-10-21 11:50:22

A Dhaka court has, once again, deferred its verdict on a case against former Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha and 10 others over embezzlement of Tk 40 million in credit from The Farmers Bank. Jud...

Police hunt for the culprit behind Cumilla communal violence

Police hunt for the culprit behind Cumilla communal violence

-- 2021-10-21 09:36:50

Police say they have identified from security camera footage a young man who “placed a copy of the Quran” at a Durga Puja venue in Cumilla, a perceived act of sacrilege that triggered de...

50pc of vaccination target can be met by December, says Health Minister

50pc of vaccination target can be met by December, says Health Minister

-- 2021-10-20 22:07:25

Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said that 50 per cent of the vaccination target can be achieved by December this year as Covid-19 jabs are arriving in the country as planned. "We have already prove...

Communal violence: Police urge citizens not to be misled by rumours

Communal violence: Police urge citizens not to be misled by rumours

-- 2021-10-20 20:16:20

Police have urged the citizens of Bangladesh not to be misled by rumours or provocation after communal violence in parts of the country left seven people dead. The Police Headquarters issued a statem...