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543 COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths recorded in 24 hours

543 COVID-19 cases, 14 deaths recorded in 24 hours

-- 2021-10-12 17:05:54

Bangladesh has registered 14 new deaths from COVID-19 in a day, taking the total toll to 27,713. The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,563,501 as 543 people tested positive for the disease in the 24 hours...

COVID-19 vaccination programme for children to begin this week

COVID-19 vaccination programme for children to begin this week

-- 2021-10-12 16:40:56

The government will roll out a coronavirus vaccination programme for children aged between 12 to 17 years this week. Children will receive Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine shots to combat the pathogen, said D...

Five to die for 2010 murder of college student in Rajshahi

Five to die for 2010 murder of college student in Rajshahi

-- 2021-10-12 15:57:10

Rajshahi court has sentenced five to death for the murder of college student Raju Ahmed in the city’s New Market area in 2010. Division Speedy Trial Tribunal Judge Anup Kumar acquitted another...

Babar gets eight-year imprisonment in graft case

Babar gets eight-year imprisonment in graft case

-- 2021-10-12 12:34:37

A special court sentenced former state minister for Home Affairs Lutfozzaman Babar to a total of eight years in prison for amassing illegal wealth and concealing wealth-related information. Dhaka Spe...

Registration made mandatory for expatriate Bangladeshis

Registration made mandatory for expatriate Bangladeshis

FE REPORT 2021-10-12 09:18:03

The government has made registration under the membership programme of the Wage Earners' Welfare Board (WEWB) mandatory for expatriate Bangladeshis to bring them under its database. To this effect, t...

Who cares what telcommunication companies serve?

Who cares what telcommunication companies serve?

ISMAIL HOSSAIN 2021-10-12 09:09:04

The country's mobile network operators (MNOs) are growing steadily but precariously as they are still ill-equipped with inadequate resources against a larger subscriber base, not caring about complian...

Bangladesh Railway makes contradictory moves

Bangladesh Railway makes contradictory moves

MUNIMA SULTANA | 2021-10-12 09:05:37

The Bangladesh Railway (BR) has taken a move to purchase 54 metre-gauge (MG) passenger carriages -- to operate exclusive luxurious tourist trains from Dhaka to Cox's Bazar -- despite its plan to con...

DB to question Moosa, wife over alleged ties to fraudster

DB to question Moosa, wife over alleged ties to fraudster

-- 2021-10-11 22:39:20

Detective police are set to question controversial businessman Moosa bin Shamser and his wife about their alleged links to Abdul Quader Chowdhury, alias Abdul Quader Majhi, based on the information he...

Govt plans to raise agricultural export to $2.0b  

Govt plans to raise agricultural export to $2.0b  

-- 2021-10-11 21:33:59

The government has drafted two roadmaps to boost the country's annual export volume of agricultural goods to $2.0 billion within the next two fiscal years. A views-exchange meeting over the draft roa...

HC stays allotment of forest land for civil service training academy

HC stays allotment of forest land for civil service training academy

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-10-11 21:20:12

The High Court on Monday stayed for three months an allotment of 700 acres of land in the reserved forest at Jhilnaza area adjacent to the Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf marine drive road to build a civil s...

PM seeks Russia's support to build another nuclear power plant

PM seeks Russia's support to build another nuclear power plant

-- 2021-10-11 21:03:13

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought Russian support and cooperation to set up another nuclear power plant in the country's southern region. "We want to install another nuclear power plant in the...

Bangladesh-India flight frequency to increase under air bubble management   

Bangladesh-India flight frequency to increase under air bubble management  

-- 2021-10-11 20:40:55

India and Bangladesh have mutually decided to increase the frequency of flights under the air bubble arrangement from 7 to 21 per week per country. The decision, which is expected to benefit the pass...

Teen takes over Swedish Embassy for a day

Teen takes over Swedish Embassy for a day

-- 2021-10-11 20:37:40

Runa, a youth activist and community volunteer promoting girls’ rights, took over the Swedish Embassy in a symbolic event in Bangladesh for a day on Monday to advocate for girls’ rights, e...

SC upholds HC order to probe into assets of Rajarbagh Pir

SC upholds HC order to probe into assets of Rajarbagh Pir

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-10-11 20:20:51

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has upheld a High Court order that asked the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to determine the assets belong to ‘so-called’ Pir (saint) of Rajar...

Mahbub Talukder giving statements in favour of a party, Obaidul Quader says

Mahbub Talukder giving statements in favour of a party, Obaidul Quader says

-- 2021-10-11 19:11:11

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has alleged that an election commissioner is giving political statements in favour of a political party. The road transport and bridges minister made the...

‘Govt-backed syndicate’ responsible for price hike of essentials, Rizvi says

‘Govt-backed syndicate’ responsible for price hike of essentials, Rizvi says

-- 2021-10-11 19:02:28

BNP’s Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Monday blamed a ‘government-backed syndicate’ for an unusual price hike of daily essentials. "The prices of daily essential...

SC upholds order to investigate Rajarbagh Pir’s assets, bank accounts

SC upholds order to investigate Rajarbagh Pir’s assets, bank accounts

-- 2021-10-11 19:01:09

The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday upheld an order to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to investigate the assets and bank accounts held by Rajarbagh Darbar Sharif and its Pir Dillur Rahman and submi...

Eminent thespian Dr Enamul Haque no more

Eminent thespian Dr Enamul Haque no more

-- 2021-10-11 18:36:11

Ekushey Padak-winning legendary actor and dramatist Dr Enamul Haque passed away at his Bailey Road residence in the capital on Monday. He was 78. General Secretary of Actors Equity Bangladesh Ahsan H...

Bangladesh wins four awards in IBCOL 2021

Bangladesh wins four awards in IBCOL 2021

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-10-11 18:31:26

Bangladesh won four awards including the Silver Award in International Blockchain Olympiad 2021 (IBCOL 2021). The winners of the IBCOL 2021 received more than $40,000 as prizes, according to a press...

Two more die of dengue, 217 others hospitalised in 24hrs

Two more die of dengue, 217 others hospitalised in 24hrs

-- 2021-10-11 18:13:51

Two more people died of dengue and 207 new patients were hospitalised across the country in 24 hours till Monday morning. The two deceased were from Dhaka metropolis, according to the Directorate Gen...

South Korea interested to help Bangladesh’s second nuke plant construction

South Korea interested to help Bangladesh’s second nuke plant construction

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-10-11 17:25:03

South Korean Ambassador in Dhaka Lee Jang-keun has informed that his country is interested to help Bangladesh in setting up another nuclear power plant. The ambassador gave the information while talk...

Bangladesh logs 11 virus deaths, 599 fresh cases

Bangladesh logs 11 virus deaths, 599 fresh cases

-- 2021-10-11 17:22:04

Bangladesh has registered 11 new deaths from COVID-19 in a day, taking the total toll to 27,699. The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,562,958 as 599 people tested positive for the disease in the 24 hours...

The richest district income-wise, the poorest in literacy!

The richest district income-wise, the poorest in literacy!

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-10-11 17:16:54

Less than one per cent people in Narayanganj live in extreme poverty, reveals a joint survey on the state of poverty. In this administrative district near Dhaka, it finds, about one-fifth (18.42 per...

Death toll from Turag River trawler capsize rises to seven

Death toll from Turag River trawler capsize rises to seven

-- 2021-10-11 16:18:01

Rescue workers have recovered the bodies of a woman and a child who died after a trawler capsized in the Turag River in Gabtali area of Dhaka. The death toll has now risen to seven. The trawler, usua...

Two of a family among three electrocuted in Bogura

Two of a family among three electrocuted in Bogura

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-10-11 14:08:53

Three people, including a man and his nephew, died after being electrocuted in Sherpur upazila of Bogura district on Monday morning. The victims are Budu Chandra Bhuiyan, 65, his nephew Palash Chandr...

Five-day Durga Puja begins

Five-day Durga Puja begins

-- 2021-10-11 11:34:53

Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Hindu community, began on Monday with the incarnation (Bodhon) of goddess Durga at temples across the country, marking Sashthi. The five-day puja wil...

Invisible scars: Pandemic takes a heavy toll on mental health

Invisible scars: Pandemic takes a heavy toll on mental health

-- 2021-10-11 10:40:45

Rashed Hasan may have recovered from Covid-19 but his battle with the disease has left deep-seated psychological scars. He now has frequent bouts of depression and his morale is easily deflated by any...

Snarls causing sufferings to port city-dwellers

Snarls causing sufferings to port city-dwellers

NAZIMUDDIN SHYAMOL 2021-10-11 09:25:37

CHATTOGRAM: Traffic congestion, which has become a regular phenomenon in the port city in the last few months, is causing sufferings to the city-dwellers, including traders, students and office goers....

Pfizer jabs for Bangladesh children aged 12-17 years soon

Pfizer jabs for Bangladesh children aged 12-17 years soon

FE REPORT 2021-10-11 08:54:43

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque on Sunday said that the government had planned to inoculate children, aged between 12 and 17 years, with Pfizer doses soon. The minister said they had...

Bangladesh looks for foreign investment in railway sector, minister says

Bangladesh looks for foreign investment in railway sector, minister says

-- 2021-10-10 21:18:37

The government is looking for foreign investment to develop railway communications in the country. Railways Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujan came up with the statement during a meeting with Turkish Amba...