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Bangladesh logs 16 new virus deaths, 314 cases

Bangladesh logs 16 new virus deaths, 314 cases

-- 2021-10-17 17:14:23

Bangladesh has registered 16 new deaths from COVID-19 in a day, taking the total toll to 27,768. The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,565,488 as 314 people tested positive for the disease in the 24 hours...

Police arrest three over kidnapping expatriates from Dhaka airport

Police arrest three over kidnapping expatriates from Dhaka airport

-- 2021-10-17 15:50:35

Three people have been arrested for their involvement in a crime ring involved in kidnapping and robbing expatriates from the Dhaka airport. The arrests were made by the Uttara Division of the Dhaka...

UP polls: Miscreants shot dead chairman candidate in Rangamati

UP polls: Miscreants shot dead chairman candidate in Rangamati

-- 2021-10-17 15:45:20

An Awami League-backed chairman candidate of union parishad polls was shot dead by some miscreants at Agapara in Kaptai upazila early Sunday. The deceased was identified as Nethoai Marma, 56, also pr...

‘Cluster’ admission tests begin at 20 public universities

‘Cluster’ admission tests begin at 20 public universities

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-10-17 14:14:40

In a bid to mitigate difficulties for students and reduce their risks to contract the coronavirus, 20 public universities in Bangladesh have held cluster admission examinations for the first time. As...

One killed, two injured in Chattogram blast

One killed, two injured in Chattogram blast

-- 2021-10-17 13:53:57

A man was killed and two others suffered burn injuries in a fire following an explosion at a house at Bayezid Balu chara in Chattogram port city on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Md Faruk ali...

Two cases filed over hardliners’ clashes with Dhaka police after Friday prayers

Two cases filed over hardliners’ clashes with Dhaka police after Friday prayers

-- 2021-10-17 11:38:33

Ramna police and Motijheel police have recorded two cases over Muslim hardliners’ clashes with law enforcers following Jummah prayers in Dhaka on Friday. The clash occurred when protesters, a...

Violent clashes in Feni leave hundreds injured amid communal tension

Violent clashes in Feni leave hundreds injured amid communal tension

-- 2021-10-17 10:35:55

Violent clashes with police have erupted in Feni after an attack on a group of people who were protesting against attacks on Durga Puja venues in parts of Bangladesh. The authorities deployed addit...

Cox's Bazar sea beach abuzz with tourists

Cox's Bazar sea beach abuzz with tourists

A CORRESPONDENT 2021-10-17 09:42:58

COX'S BAZAR: World's longest unbroken beach, which looked like a desert and playground for seashells and crabs, abounds with tourists once again. But none cares about health rules prescribed for prote...

Switzerland Corner opens at Bangladesh National Museum

Switzerland Corner opens at Bangladesh National Museum

FE REPORT 2021-10-17 09:33:20

Switzerland Corner was launched at the World Civilization Gallery of the Bangladesh National Museum in the city on Saturday. State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid attended the ceremony as the...

‘70 puja venues, 30 homes, 50 shops vandalised, torched, looted in three days’

‘70 puja venues, 30 homes, 50 shops vandalised, torched, looted in three days’

-- 2021-10-16 23:16:00

Attacks by religious fanatics during Durga Puja in parts of Bangladesh have left at least four people dead and 70 others injured in three days, according to Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity C...

Buildings with rainwater harvesting system to get tax waiver, DNCC mayor says

Buildings with rainwater harvesting system to get tax waiver, DNCC mayor says

-- 2021-10-16 21:59:43

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam on Saturday said that a 10 per cent holding tax rebate will be given to the owners of the buildings, which will have a rainwater harvesting fa...

Quader warns of actions against perpetrators of violence during Durga Puja

Quader warns of actions against perpetrators of violence during Durga Puja

-- 2021-10-16 19:41:34

The government is determined to identify those behind the evil move of disturbing communal harmony in the country, Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said on Saturday adding that the culpri...

'Development plan to face obstacles if Dhaka-bound migration not stopped'

'Development plan to face obstacles if Dhaka-bound migration not stopped'

-- 2021-10-16 19:36:46

Mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Barrister Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh today said Dhaka-bound migration will enforce snag for implementation of development work. “If Dhaka bound migrat...

LGRD minister urges public representatives to stand against communal forces

LGRD minister urges public representatives to stand against communal forces

-- 2021-10-16 19:20:34

LGRD Minister Tazul Islam has called on local public representatives to be alert and stand strong against those who would seek to destroy communal harmony. “I am making a call to all public rep...

Bangladesh can significantly expand renewable energy, says COP26 Envoy

Bangladesh can significantly expand renewable energy, says COP26 Envoy

-- 2021-10-16 18:21:27

COP26 Regional Ambassador Ken O'Flaherty has said it is possible for countries like Bangladesh to significantly expand its renewable energy sector as it has been the cheapest option for new energy in...

New ‘Switzerland Corner’ launched at National Museum

New ‘Switzerland Corner’ launched at National Museum

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-10-16 18:04:34

The newly redesigned “Switzerland Corner” at the World Civilization Gallery of the National Museum of Bangladesh was launched on Saturday. State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid at...

Bangladeshi Pharmacy teacher named in the international list of scientists

Bangladeshi Pharmacy teacher named in the international list of scientists

-- 2021-10-16 17:32:07

Dr Abdul Rashid, a university teacher in Bangladesh, has been enlisted among the top scientists of the world at the AD Scientific Index 2021. Born in Meherpur's Gangni upazila, Dr Rashid is an Adviso...

Govt ‘conspiring to kill’ Khaleda slowly, Mirza Abbas says

Govt ‘conspiring to kill’ Khaleda slowly, Mirza Abbas says

-- 2021-10-16 17:31:03

BNP senior leader Mirza Abbas on Saturday alleged that the government is not allowing their party chairperson Khaleda Zia to go aboard for advanced treatment as part of a plot to kill her slowly. "Do...

Bangladesh registers 6 virus deaths in a day, lowest in more than half a year

Bangladesh registers 6 virus deaths in a day, lowest in more than half a year

-- 2021-10-16 17:20:11

Bangladesh has registered six new deaths from Covid-19 in a day, the lowest since Mar 11, taking the total toll to 27,752. The Covid-19 caseload rose to 1,565,174 as 293 people tested positive for th...

Fire guts 30 shops in Sitakunda kitchen market

Fire guts 30 shops in Sitakunda kitchen market

-- 2021-10-16 17:00:11

A fire swept through a kitchen market on Saturday morning gutting 30 shops in Vatiari union of Sitakunda upazila in Chattogram. The locals called Kumira Fire Service and Naval Fire Service immediatel...

Mymensingh road crash leaves six dead

Mymensingh road crash leaves six dead

-- 2021-10-16 16:52:31

Six people have been killed after a truck slammed into the back of a bus in Mymensingh's Trishal. At least nine others were injured in the incident which took place in Chelerghat area around 3 pm on...

Bangladesh advances to 124th spot in global rule of law ranking

Bangladesh advances to 124th spot in global rule of law ranking

-- 2021-10-16 16:46:59

Bangladesh has moved up one notch in a global ranking of countries where the rule of law prevails, to 124th out of 139 countries across the world. However, its overall score in the index declined to...

PM urges all not to waste food

PM urges all not to waste food

-- 2021-10-16 15:20:50

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged everyone to be wary of food waste and emphasised measures to recycle surpluses. In a video address to mark 'World Food Day-2021' on Saturday, the prime minist...

RAB arrests two along with narcotics

RAB arrests two along with narcotics

-- 2021-10-16 13:22:32

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Saturday claimed to have busted a drug syndicate, with the detention of two men with banned narcotics. The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Saturday detained two men and...

Pandal vandalism: Six-hour hartal underway in Ctg

Pandal vandalism: Six-hour hartal underway in Ctg

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-10-16 12:01:59

A six-hour hartal, called by the Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council in protest against an attack on a Durga Puja pandal, began in the port city Chattogram on Saturday. No untoward inci...

Feasibility study on Dhaka-Chattogram high-speed train planned

Feasibility study on Dhaka-Chattogram high-speed train planned

FHM Humayan Kabir 2021-10-16 07:47:17

The plan to run Dhaka-Chattogram high-speed train is going to see light, as the government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) recently decided to go ahead with the transportation system, officials...

Jabs for Dhaka city kids from late this month

Jabs for Dhaka city kids from late this month

FE REPORT 2021-10-16 07:43:58

The government has decided to start administering Covid-19 vaccine doses to schoolchildren in Dhaka metropolitan city late this month, official sources said. As part of the plan, Secondary and Higher...

Raising first brigade of Dhaka metro operators resumes

Raising first brigade of Dhaka metro operators resumes

MUNIMA SULTANA 2021-10-16 07:41:58

Raising the first brigade of Dhaka metro operators now resumes, after a long lapse for corona invasion, with their training from abroad to run the first MRT-line train. Officials say the move to deve...

Bangladesh ranks 76th among 116 countries in Hunger Index-2021

Bangladesh ranks 76th among 116 countries in Hunger Index-2021

FE REPORT 2021-10-16 07:32:29

Bangladesh secures 76th position out of 116 countries in the Global Hunger Index (GHI)-2021 with a 19.1-point score. With a notch slip from the previous year's rank, the country is still the second b...

Durga Puja ends with immersion of idols in country

Durga Puja ends with immersion of idols in country

-- 2021-10-15 20:16:43

The five-day Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Hindu community, has ended with the immersion of the idols of Goddess Durga and her children in water bodies across the country amid fest...