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PM warns of stricter measures to protect people from virus

PM warns of stricter measures to protect people from virus

-- 2021-04-08 19:32:11

The government may adopt more stringent measures in future to protect the people from the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has warned. “We have taken some immediate steps, but...

PM calls for building better future in unison at D-8 Summit

PM calls for building better future in unison at D-8 Summit

-- 2021-04-08 19:18:45

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said it is now more important than ever to work together for building a better future. "... the world is now passing through a critical period. The Covid-19 p...

Survey finds 81pc households cut down food expenses during pandemic

Survey finds 81pc households cut down food expenses during pandemic

-- 2021-04-08 18:48:05

Financial hardships resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic forced 80.6 per cent households to cut down food expenses, a survey has found. The Citizen's Platform for SDGs, Bangladesh unveiled the findin...

Bangladesh boasts largest solar power programme, offering clean energy to 20m

Bangladesh boasts largest solar power programme, offering clean energy to 20m

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-08 18:32:45

Bangladesh’s off-grid solar power programme has enabled 20 million people to access electricity, according to the World Bank. The global agency says this programme, the world’s largest on...

Cargo vessel that hit launch in Sitalakkhya river seized

Cargo vessel that hit launch in Sitalakkhya river seized

-- 2021-04-08 17:40:57

Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard on Thursday seized cargo vessel MV SKL-3 that hit a launch in the Sitalakkhya River on April 4, leaving 35 people dead. Fourteen staff members were detained along wi...

Bangladesh logs 6,854 coronavirus cases with record 74 deaths

Bangladesh logs 6,854 coronavirus cases with record 74 deaths

-- 2021-04-08 16:48:58

Bangladesh has logged 6,854 new coronavirus cases in a day, taking the tally to 666,132. The death toll climbed by 74, the highest full-day count, to 9,521, according to data released by the go...

Shopping malls, stores to remain open for eight hours from Friday

Shopping malls, stores to remain open for eight hours from Friday

FE Online Report 2021-04-08 15:23:21

The government has announced that all shopping malls and stores can remain open for eight hours from April 9 to April 13 maintaining the health safety guidelines. The Cabinet Division issued a gazett...

Chief Justice receives second dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Chief Justice receives second dose of Covid-19 vaccine

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-08 14:54:29

Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain along with 55 Supreme Court (SC) judges on Thursday received the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine at two different hospitals in Dhaka. Supreme Court spokesman Mohamma...

BGB seizes 400,000 pieces of yaba pills worth Tk 120m in Cox’s bazar

BGB seizes 400,000 pieces of yaba pills worth Tk 120m in Cox’s bazar

FE Online Report 2021-04-08 14:44:16

The Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized as many as 400,000 pieces of contraband yaba pills worth Tk 120 million (12 crore) in Cox’s Bazar. In line with the government’s 'Zero Tolerance'...

Bangladesh starts second phase of Covid-19 vaccination

Bangladesh starts second phase of Covid-19 vaccination

-- 2021-04-08 13:00:30

Bangladesh has started the second phase of its inoculation drive against the Covid-19, amid a daily record surge in cases. Those who have already received the first dose will get the second shot, whi...

EU scales up aid for Rohingya fire victims

EU scales up aid for Rohingya fire victims

FE Online Desk 2021-04-08 12:48:19

The European Union is providing €150,000 (close to BDT 15 million) to step up its support for Rohingya refugees affected by the massive fire that swept through refugee camps in the Bangladeshi so...

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-04-08 11:45:50

JOYPURHAT: Mustard farmers are found happy over fair price of their produce this season in all five upazilas of the district and they are getting opportunity to sell it easily. With male members, fe...

Mijan worried about medical study expenses

Mijan worried about medical study expenses

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-04-08 11:42:08

LALMONIRHAT: Mijanur Rahaman who is from a poor family of Char Khulaghat village of Khulaghat union under sadar upazilla of the district has got chance in MBBS this year. His family is residing besi...

Bangladesh emphasises all-out efforts for post-Covid recovery

Bangladesh emphasises all-out efforts for post-Covid recovery

FE REPORT 2021-04-08 08:52:13

In order to minimise the worsening effects of Covid-19 pandemic on the world economy, Bangladesh stressed the need for exploring all avenues for economic recovery through collaboration among the D-8 m...

Poor food stock forces government of Bangladesh to distribute cash

Poor food stock forces government of Bangladesh to distribute cash

KAMRUN NAHAR 2021-04-08 08:37:34

The government has decided to distribute cash instead of food to the poor under various safety net programmes and others hit hard by the pandemic. The low food stock in its storages has forced the go...

Dhaka negotiating with ADB, EIB for $1.24b to buy vaccines

Dhaka negotiating with ADB, EIB for $1.24b to buy vaccines

FHM HUMAYAN KABIR and SYFUL ISLAM 2021-04-08 08:27:46

The government has started holding negotiations with two multilateral lenders to borrow nearly US$ 1.24 billion for buying Covid-19 vaccines, officials said. They said the talks were on to get $ 940...

South African variant became widespread in Bangladesh in mid-March: icddr,b study

South African variant became widespread in Bangladesh in mid-March: icddr,b study

-- 2021-04-08 01:00:31

The novel variant of coronavirus first detected in South Africa became the most prevalent in Bangladesh in the third week of March, a study has found. Researchers also found the South African variant...

Uber car ride-sharing allowed

Uber car ride-sharing allowed

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-07 21:14:46

The government has allowed ride sharing entity Uber's car services amid Covid-19 restrictions. Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) on Wednesday permitted the service as Uber applied for the pe...

Actress, former lawmaker Kabori hospitalised with coronavirus infection

Actress, former lawmaker Kabori hospitalised with coronavirus infection

-- 2021-04-07 21:05:27

Film actress and former lawmaker Sarah Begum Kabori was admitted to a hospital in Dhaka after being diagnosed with coronavirus. She tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday and was taken to Kurmitola G...

Govt bans gatherings before and after prayers at mosques

Govt bans gatherings before and after prayers at mosques

-- 2021-04-07 20:41:51

The government has banned meetings and rallies before and after prayers at mosques and other places of worship in a measure brought on a new wave of coronavirus. The religious affairs ministry in an...

Waterways accident in Bangladesh declining, minister says

Waterways accident in Bangladesh declining, minister says

-- 2021-04-07 19:08:49

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Wednesday said accidents on waterways are declining in the country because of changes in vessel designs, implementation of necessary measures and stronger monitoring....

Obaidul Quader urges party men to deal with Hefajat politically

Obaidul Quader urges party men to deal with Hefajat politically

-- 2021-04-07 17:25:00

Urging the party activists to prepare a list of the instigators of terrorism, anarchy and communal acts, Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday asked them to deal with Hefajat-e-Is...

Lockdown unproductive due to mismanagement, BNP alleges

Lockdown unproductive due to mismanagement, BNP alleges

-- 2021-04-07 17:20:38

BNP on Wednesday alleged that the weeklong lockdown, enforced by the government, is only causing public sufferings instead of yielding any positive outcome to contain Covid transmission due to mismana...

Motorcyclists stage protest against ban on ride-sharing

Motorcyclists stage protest against ban on ride-sharing

-- 2021-04-07 16:27:59

Ride-sharing motorcyclists have staged protests in parts of Dhaka against the government’s halt order on their app-based services amid a record surge in coronavirus cases. The protesters blocke...

Bangladesh reports 7,626 virus cases, 63 deaths in 24 hours

Bangladesh reports 7,626 virus cases, 63 deaths in 24 hours

-- 2021-04-07 16:12:33

Bangladesh has logged 7,626 new cases of the coronavirus, the highest count in a day, taking the tally to 659,278. The death toll climbed to 9,447 after 63 fatalities were registered in the 24 hours...

Singer Indra Mohan Rajbongshi dies of Covid-19

Singer Indra Mohan Rajbongshi dies of Covid-19

-- 2021-04-07 13:05:42

Indra Mohan Rajbongshi, a singer with an illustrious background in folk music, has died in a Dhaka hospital after his battle with COVID-19. The Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra musician breathed his last...

Bangladesh's healthcare system considered not fair, equitable

Bangladesh's healthcare system considered not fair, equitable

Kamrun Nahar 2021-04-07 08:29:38

Bangladesh observes the World Health Day 2021 as elsewhere in the world today (Wednesday), amid the country's health sector managers facing widespread criticism. This year's theme of the day is 'Buil...

Govt to open 200-bed ICU in Mohakhali soon, says Minister

Govt to open 200-bed ICU in Mohakhali soon, says Minister

-- 2021-04-06 21:03:03

The government is setting up an intensive care unit (ICU) with 200 beds at Dhaka North City Corporation Market in the capital's Mohakhali to treat critically ill coronavirus patients. The facility, w...

Govt shuts down madrasas that stayed open in coronavirus lockdown

Govt shuts down madrasas that stayed open in coronavirus lockdown

-- 2021-04-06 20:49:42

The government has ordered immediate closure of Qawmi madrasas and other religious schools that are open amid the coronavirus lockdown. The education ministry said on Tuesday that some residential an...

Health minister blames rule-breakers for worsening virus situation

Health minister blames rule-breakers for worsening virus situation

-- 2021-04-06 20:41:40

Health Minister Zahid Maleque has blamed public's disregard towards health directives for the recent upsurge in coronavirus cases and deaths. "You are seeing the consequences of carelessness. Those w...