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Sherpur SP contracts Covid-19

Sherpur SP contracts Covid-19

-- 2020-08-08 14:34:30

Kazi Ashraful Azim, the superintendent of Sherpur police, has been infected with coronavirus (COvid-19). With this, so far 34 police personnel have been infected with coronavirus in the district, sai...

Light to moderate rain likely across country: BMD

Light to moderate rain likely across country: BMD

-- 2020-08-08 14:10:51

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) on Saturday forecasted light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind at many places over Rangpur division and at a few places...

UNO among 26 infected with coronavirus in Thakurgaon

UNO among 26 infected with coronavirus in Thakurgaon

-- 2020-08-08 12:15:19

Twenty six more people including Baliadangi upazila nirbahi officer have been infected with coronavirus in Thakurgaon district. The test results came on Friday, said Dr Mahfuzar Rahman, civil surgeon...

Three villages flooded as dam collapses in Khulna

Three villages flooded as dam collapses in Khulna

-- 2020-08-08 11:56:43

Three villages of Deluti union in Paikgaccha upazila of Khulna district have been flooded following breakdown of a dam in a jalmahal due to tidal surge. Vast areas of Gewabunia, Paramdhukhali and Cha...

Five dead after bus ploughs into passenger van in Chuadanga

Five dead after bus ploughs into passenger van in Chuadanga

-- 2020-08-08 11:27:47

Five people have died and four others are injured after a bus ploughed into a passenger van in Chuadanga Sadar Upazila. The incident took place on the Chuadanga-Jhenaidah road in Sarojganj area of th...

RHD sets aside honorarium for road widening project

RHD sets aside honorarium for road widening project

FHM HUMAYANKABIR 2020-08-08 10:43:15

The Roads and Highways Department (RHD) has proposed to spend Tk 0.14 million on installing each of 23 steel-made directional overhead traffic sign on a 76-kilometre road-widening project, insiders sa...

New ferry terminal at Shimulia soon

New ferry terminal at Shimulia soon

TALHA BIN HABIB 2020-08-08 10:22:02

The government has taken a move to build a new ferry ghat at Shimulia in Munshiganj to facilitate hassle-free movement of passengers and vehicles, an official said. As part of the move, the shippin...

Ctg roads in bad state in monsoon

Ctg roads in bad state in monsoon

NAZIMUDDIN SHYAMOL 2020-08-08 09:42:59

CHATTOGRAM: Vehicles cannot ply most of the roads in the port city for their worst condition due to heavy rainfall in the current rainy season. Major roads and alleys here have become unfit for traff...

Hot weather lasts for another day in city

Hot weather lasts for another day in city

FE Report 2020-08-08 09:40:21

Hot weather persisted for another day in the city on Friday amid maximum humidity in the air this monsoon, said officials. A light rain of 7.00 mm was recorded on the day which could hardly bring any...

Surging Madhumati aggravates erosion onslaughts in Faridpur

Surging Madhumati aggravates erosion onslaughts in Faridpur

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2020-08-08 09:36:24

Erosion by the Madhumati is continuing its onslaughts in a more ferocious way in Alfadanga upazila of Faridpur district with the river in a full spate in various parts. During the current monsoon, er...

1,984 die with symptoms in 132 days

1,984 die with symptoms in 132 days

SAJIBUR RAHMAN 2020-08-08 09:31:40

A total of 1,984 people died with Covid-19 like symptoms in the country in a span of 132 days from March 22 to August 1, according to a latest report. A project styled 'Bangladesh Peace Observatory (...

Eight more deaths take flood death toll to 169

Eight more deaths take flood death toll to 169

-- 2020-08-07 21:25:45

The ongoing flood in the country claimed eight more lives in the last 24 hours taking the death toll to 169 on Friday. A total of 160 upazilas across the country have been affected by flood that set...

Hot weather likely to persist

Hot weather likely to persist

FE Online Report 2020-08-07 20:01:32

Hot weather persisted for another day in the city on Friday amid having maximum humidity in the air considering this monsoon, said officials. A light rain of 7.00 mm was recorded on the day which har...

Stress on equitable access to stimulus package for marginalised people

Stress on equitable access to stimulus package for marginalised people

-- 2020-08-07 19:34:17

The marginalised and vulnerable people of the country are still in "dire need of policy support" amid the ongoing pandemic although the government has announced a number of stimulus incentives, said e...

Prices of vegetables continue to remain high amid supply crunch   

Prices of vegetables continue to remain high amid supply crunch   

FE ONLINE REPORT 2020-08-07 19:07:51

Vegetables prices in kitchen markets continued to remain high like last week raising woes of the commoners. Traders attributed the high price of vegetables to the ongoing heavy rain and flood that hi...

Nearly 50,000 workers return home in last 4 months

Nearly 50,000 workers return home in last 4 months

FE ONLINE REPORT 2020-08-07 19:04:58

Nearly 50,000 workers returned back home from different countries in the last four months by specially-arranged flights of the government, according to data of Expatriates’ Welfare Desk at Hazra...

No benefit in spreading rumours against govt: Obaidul Quader

No benefit in spreading rumours against govt: Obaidul Quader

-- 2020-08-07 18:18:29

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Friday said an evil force is spreading rumours and propaganda on various issues against the government but there would have no benefit in doing so...

Reopening of govt offices to intensify pandemic: Rizvi

Reopening of govt offices to intensify pandemic: Rizvi

-- 2020-08-07 18:13:28

BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi has said the decision to fully reopen government offices will only contribute in worsening the coronavirus situation of the country. “All ha...

FM hopeful of bringing back another Bangabandhu’s killer in Mujib Year

FM hopeful of bringing back another Bangabandhu’s killer in Mujib Year

-- 2020-08-07 17:59:25

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Friday said the government is working to bring back convicted killers of Bangabandhu, at least one more in this Mujib Year, to execute them to implement the court...

BRAC announces Tk 100 million to 50,000 flood-hit families

BRAC announces Tk 100 million to 50,000 flood-hit families

-- 2020-08-07 17:28:07

BRAC will assist 50,000 severely flood-affected families with Tk 100 million with each family receiving BDT 2,000 as cash assistance. The assistance will be given to families in 15 worst-flood hit up...

Bangamata’s 90th birth anniversary being observed across country

Bangamata’s 90th birth anniversary being observed across country

-- 2020-08-07 16:58:27

The 90th birth anniversary of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, wife of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, is being observed across the country today (Saturday), BSS reports....

Mountaineer Reshma dies in Dhaka road crash

Mountaineer Reshma dies in Dhaka road crash

-- 2020-08-07 16:38:45

Reshma Nahar Ratna, a teacher who was also a mountaineer, has died after being run over by a microbus while cycling in Dhaka, reports bdnews24.com. The incident took place on Lake Road behind the Pa...

Police find body of real estate businessman in city

Police find body of real estate businessman in city

-- 2020-08-07 16:11:51

Police have recovered the body of a real estate businessman, presumed murdered, from a construction site in Bashundhara Residential Area of Dhaka. The victim was identified as Abul Khair, the owner o...

Body of real estate businessman found in capital

Body of real estate businessman found in capital

-- 2020-08-07 16:08:46

Police have recovered the body of a real estate businessman, presumed murdered, from a construction site in Dhaka's Bashundhara Residential Area. The victim was identified as Abul Khair, the owner of...

CU professor dies of Covid-19

CU professor dies of Covid-19

-- 2020-08-07 14:55:31

Shafiul Alam Tarafdar, a professor of mathematics at Chittagong University, died of Covid-19 at a hospital on Thursday. He was 55. The CU professor, hailing from Khulna, breathed his l...

27 more virus deaths, 2,851 new cases

27 more virus deaths, 2,851 new cases

FE Online Desk 2020-08-07 14:42:03

Confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in Bangladesh reached 252,502 on Friday, a rise of 2,851 from the previous day, while related deaths increased by 27 to 3,333; according to data released by th...

Maldives repatriates 4,582 BD expats so far amid pandemic

Maldives repatriates 4,582 BD expats so far amid pandemic

FE ONLINE DESK 2020-08-07 14:14:29

The Maldives has so far repatriated 4,582 Bangladeshi workers amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Maldivian media. They were ‘undocumented’, said the Maldivian news porta...

Fears of second wave as BD flooding death toll hits 161

Fears of second wave as BD flooding death toll hits 161

-- 2020-08-07 11:50:27

As many as 161 people have lost their lives to the ongoing floods in Bangladesh, mostly from drowning, according to government data. Water levels in most rivers are receding, but the Met Office has w...

BD arrests Libyan national on human-trafficking charges

BD arrests Libyan national on human-trafficking charges

-- 2020-08-07 10:36:42

RAB and NSI have teamed together to arrest a Libyan citizen for his alleged involvement with human trafficking. Sameer Ahmed Omar Faraz, 45, took Tk 400,000 from each of the victims promising to send...

Matarbari Port dev phase-I work to end by 2026: Khalid

Matarbari Port dev phase-I work to end by 2026: Khalid

FE REPORT 2020-08-07 09:48:19

State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury said on Thursday that the first phase work of Tk 177 billion Matarbari Port development project will end by 2026. "We expect the first phase develo...