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Commercial cultivation of chia seeds creates enthusiasm

Commercial cultivation of chia seeds creates enthusiasm

OUR CORRESPONDENT, JHENIDAH 2021-04-11 10:51:12

First ever commercial cultivation of super food chia seeds (salvia hispanica) by a unani doctor in the district is going to see a remarkable success, creating a great enthusiasm among the interested g...

Qawmi madrasas attracted new learners during pandemic: Study

Qawmi madrasas attracted new learners during pandemic: Study

FE REPORT 2021-04-11 10:49:52

The country's Qawmi madrasas have been able to attract new students during Covid-19 shutdown as institutions of general education were completely closed for a long time while the religious seminaries...

High-risk Covid zones marked in Dhaka city

High-risk Covid zones marked in Dhaka city

KAMRUN NAHAR 2021-04-11 08:58:18

Some 19 areas of Dhaka North and South city corporations have been identified as the high-risk red zones for coronavirus transmission, according to an analysis report released on Saturday. Ten of the...

GM Quader greets PM on Bangla New Year

GM Quader greets PM on Bangla New Year

-- 2021-04-10 21:13:07

Jatiya Party Chairman and Deputy Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Ghulam Muhammed Quader on Saturday greeted Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on the occasion of the upcoming Bangla New Year-1428 by...

Coronavirus situation alarming, Fakhrul says

Coronavirus situation alarming, Fakhrul says

-- 2021-04-10 21:09:21

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday said the coronavirus situation has reached an alarming level in Bangladesh due to the government’s “indifference and incapabil...

Coronavirus-related deaths increase by 30pc in a week

Coronavirus-related deaths increase by 30pc in a week

-- 2021-04-10 21:05:22

The number of coronavirus-related deaths in Bangladesh has increased by 30 per cent in a week as a second wave of infections is spreading more rapidly than the first. As many as 77 people lost their...

Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence introduces new helpline number

Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence introduces new helpline number

FE Online Report 2021-04-10 20:31:30

Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence has introduced a new helpline number to provide all kinds of fire-related information, including emergency services. The new number 022233-55555 for its cen...

Ireland introduces mandatory hotel quarantine for travellers from Bangladesh

Ireland introduces mandatory hotel quarantine for travellers from Bangladesh

-- 2021-04-10 19:06:26

Ireland added Bangladesh, the United States, Canada, Belgium, France and Italy to its list of countries where arrivals will be subject to mandatory hotel quarantine, tightening some of Europe’s...

Another dead whale washes up on Cox’s Bazar beach

Another dead whale washes up on Cox’s Bazar beach

-- 2021-04-10 18:41:10

A second dead whale has washed up on the Cox’s Bazar beach in a space of two days -- a grim discovery that pulled in crowds of people. The whale found on Saturday was 50 feet long and around 10...

IMCAB mourns death of renowned journalist Hasan Shahriar   

IMCAB mourns death of renowned journalist Hasan Shahriar  

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-10 16:58:55

Indian Media Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (IMCAB) has expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Hasan Shahriar, a well-known journalist and former president of the National Press...

Bangladesh reports 5,343 virus cases, 77 deaths in 24 hours

Bangladesh reports 5,343 virus cases, 77 deaths in 24 hours

-- 2021-04-10 16:30:07

 Bangladesh has registered 77 new fatalities from the coronavirus, the most in a daily count, taking the death toll to 9,661. The caseload surged to 678,937 after 5,343 people tested positive fo...

Veteran journalist Hassan Shahriar dies at 76

Veteran journalist Hassan Shahriar dies at 76

-- 2021-04-10 15:05:30

Hassan Shahriar, a veteran journalist and former president of the National Press Club, has died in hospital care at the age of 76. He passed away at 11:30am on Saturday while taking treatment at...

Covid patients in distress as govt lacks real-time data on hospital beds

Covid patients in distress as govt lacks real-time data on hospital beds

-- 2021-04-10 14:58:37

As the coronavirus runs rampant across Bangladesh, patients, often with their lives at stake, are scrambling from one hospital to the next in search of vacant beds. However, the government has not be...

Book Fair to end early on Apr 12

Book Fair to end early on Apr 12

-- 2021-04-10 13:36:24

The Ekushey Book Fair will draw to an early close on Apr 12 ahead of a new lockdown. Faisal Hasan, a spokesman of the cultural affairs ministry, confirmed the decision on Saturday, citing State Minis...

Environment department DG Rafique Ahammed dies from Covid-19

Environment department DG Rafique Ahammed dies from Covid-19

-- 2021-04-10 11:00:20

Dr AKM Rafique Ahammed, director general of the Department of Environment, has died from the Covid-19 illness. He died while undergoing treatment at Rajarbagh Central Police Hospital in the early hou...

PM mourns death of Britain's Prince Philip

PM mourns death of Britain's Prince Philip

-- 2021-04-09 20:43:55

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has joined other world leaders in mourning the death of Prince Philip, husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. Prince Philip died on Friday at Windsor Castle at the age...

Rain, thundershowers likely across six divisions

Rain, thundershowers likely across six divisions

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-09 20:28:56

Rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty/squally wind is likely to occur in six divisions and different regions of the country on Friday and Saturday, according to an official at Banglade...

Police arrest four RAB men for kidnapping, demanding ransom

Police arrest four RAB men for kidnapping, demanding ransom

-- 2021-04-09 20:05:39

Hatirjheel police have arrested four Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) personnel in Dhaka on charges of kidnapping for ransom. Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Shafiqul Islam said they were apprehen...

‘Resolving Rogingya crisis not Bangladesh’s responsibility alone’

‘Resolving Rogingya crisis not Bangladesh’s responsibility alone’

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-09 19:28:55

US President Joe Biden’s special envoy John Kerry on Friday urged the international community to step up efforts to resolve the Rohingya crisis saying that it is not Bangladesh’s responsib...

Bangladesh needs more energy for development, PM says

Bangladesh needs more energy for development, PM says

-- 2021-04-09 19:27:34

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday said the government of Bangladesh wants to develop the country and for that reason it needs more energy. “We want the development of our country. That&rsq...

Kerry reaffirms US commitment to working closely with Bangladesh on climate change

Kerry reaffirms US commitment to working closely with Bangladesh on climate change

-- 2021-04-09 18:56:18

John Kerry, the US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, on Friday laid emphasis on taking actions without making any mistakes to deal with the global climate crisis noting that the US administratio...

Offices to remain shut during next lockdown

Offices to remain shut during next lockdown

-- 2021-04-09 18:45:54

The government plans to enforce another seven-day lockdown with stricter rules from Apr 14 with the offices shut, as coronavirus cases keep surging across Bangladesh, setting daily records. All gover...

Advisory committee suggests complete lockdown for two weeks

Advisory committee suggests complete lockdown for two weeks

-- 2021-04-09 18:16:15

The National Technical Advisory Committee on COVID-19 has recommended the enforcement of a complete lockdown for a minimum of two weeks in the city corporation and municipality areas to curb the sprea...

7,462 new coronavirus cases, 63 deaths in 24 hours

7,462 new coronavirus cases, 63 deaths in 24 hours

-- 2021-04-09 16:21:41

Bangladesh has logged 7,462 new cases of the coronavirus in a day, taking the tally to 673,594. The death toll climbed by 63 in the 24 hours to 8:00 am Friday to 9,584, according to data released by...

Tackling pandemic: Govt fails to engage major stakeholders, say experts

Tackling pandemic: Govt fails to engage major stakeholders, say experts

FE REPORT 2021-04-09 15:55:29

Speakers at a webinar on Thursday said the government did not engage major stakeholders, like - people's representatives, politicians and community leaders, in implementing instructions and restrictio...

Govt mulls another lockdown from Apr 14

Govt mulls another lockdown from Apr 14

-- 2021-04-09 14:25:12

The government plans to enforce another seven-day lockdown with stricter rules from April 14 as coronavirus cases keep surging across Bangladesh, setting daily records. Road Transport Minister Obaidu...

US climate envoy Kerry arrives in Dhaka

US climate envoy Kerry arrives in Dhaka

-- 2021-04-09 13:56:56

John Kerry, the United States special presidential envoy for climate, has arrived in Dhaka to officially invite Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to the Leaders’ Summit on Climate called by President...

US climate envoy Kerry arriving in Dhaka Friday with Biden’s summit invitation

US climate envoy Kerry arriving in Dhaka Friday with Biden’s summit invitation

-- 2021-04-08 21:22:47

John Kerry, the United States special presidential envoy for climate, will visit Dhaka on Friday to officially invite Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to the Leaders’ Summit on Climate called by Pre...

PM for scope of more trade opportunities among D-8 members

PM for scope of more trade opportunities among D-8 members

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-08 20:54:24

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged the D-8 member states to explore the possibility of signing a Trade and Investment Agreement to enhance trade among them. She said it while addressing the 10th summ...

Hearing on Irfan Selim’s plea challenging stay on bail order on April 19

Hearing on Irfan Selim’s plea challenging stay on bail order on April 19

-- 2021-04-08 20:09:17

The Appellate Division on Thursday fixed April 19 for hearing a petition filed by Irfan Selim challenging stay on his bail order in a case filed over assaulting a Navy officer last year. Chamber Judg...