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Amnesty demands rescue measures for Bangladeshis, Rohingya stranded in Indian Ocean

Amnesty demands rescue measures for Bangladeshis, Rohingya stranded in Indian Ocean

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-02-22 21:26:33

Amnesty International has urged South Asian countries to take measures to rescue a group of Rohingya refugees and at least three Bangladeshi nationals, who are stranded on a boat in the Andaman Sea in...

Govt may relax age limit for BCS applicants, Dipu Moni says

Govt may relax age limit for BCS applicants, Dipu Moni says

-- 2021-02-22 19:52:10

Education Minister Dipu Moni has said the government is considering relaxing the age limit for the applicants Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examinations. The minister came up with the development du...

US has more extrajudicial killing than Bangladesh, says Momen

US has more extrajudicial killing than Bangladesh, says Momen

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-02-22 19:41:06

The US has more incidents of extra-judicial killing than Bangladesh, said Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen. The minister, who starts for Washington on Monday night to meet the new US Secretary of...

Govt distributes Tk 3.72b incentives to 5.7m farmers 

Govt distributes Tk 3.72b incentives to 5.7m farmers 

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-02-22 19:22:33

The government has so far distributed incentives worth Tk 3.72 billion among 5.7 farmers across the country under its programme to cope with the corona pandemic and spells of floods. The peasantry w...

Parliament revokes Shahid's membership after conviction in Kuwait

Parliament revokes Shahid's membership after conviction in Kuwait

-- 2021-02-22 18:38:49

Kazi Shahid Islam alias Papul has lost his membership in the parliament in light of his conviction for money laundering and human trafficking in Kuwait. Parliament Secretary Zafar Ahmed Khan said a g...

Singapore, Romania to recruit 12,000 Bangladeshi workers

Singapore, Romania to recruit 12,000 Bangladeshi workers

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-02-22 18:28:44

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has said Singapore and Romania will recruit a total of 12,000 workers from Bangladesh soon. The minister gave the information while talking to the journalists at the M...

IOM inaugurates training centre for host communities in Cox’s Bazar

IOM inaugurates training centre for host communities in Cox’s Bazar

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-02-22 18:22:24

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and its implementing partner Prottyashi inaugurated a new training and production centre for host communities in Cox’s Bazar district, with sup...

New  patent bill gets cabinet nod

New patent bill gets cabinet nod

-- 2021-02-22 18:07:38

The cabinet on Monday approved the draft of "Bangladesh Patent Bill, 2021", aiming to make the century-old patent law a more time-befitting one. The approval came from the weekly cabinet meeting held...

Bangladesh encourages other countries to take Rohingyas

Bangladesh encourages other countries to take Rohingyas

-- 2021-02-22 17:55:49

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Monday urged the other countries and human rights bodies to come forward to share the burden of Rohingyas, saying that Bangladesh has done enough. He said an est...

Students break into DU’s Shahidullah Hall as they demand reopening

Students break into DU’s Shahidullah Hall as they demand reopening

-- 2021-02-22 16:26:03

Some students of Dhaka University have moved into Dr Muhammad Shahidullah Hall which was shut by the coronavirus pandemic, reports bdnews24.com. On Monday afternoon, more than 50 students broke open...

Universities to resume classes on May 24, Dipu Moni says

Universities to resume classes on May 24, Dipu Moni says

-- 2021-02-22 16:25:44

Classes of all universities will resume on May 24 and dormitories will reopen on May 17 after a year of shutdown due to coronavirus pandemic. Education Minister Dipu Moni disclosed the information in...

Bangladesh records 366 virus cases, seven deaths in 24 hours

Bangladesh records 366 virus cases, seven deaths in 24 hours

-- 2021-02-22 16:06:14

Bangladesh has detected 366 new cases of the coronavirus in a 24-hour period, taking the tally of infections to 543,717. The death toll climbed to 8,356 after seven fatalities from COVID-19 were regi...

Two killed as bus, truck collide head-on in Chattogram

Two killed as bus, truck collide head-on in Chattogram

-- 2021-02-22 15:16:45

Two people have been killed and six others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck on Chattogram-Cox’s Bazar highway at Chunti Forest Gate in Lohagarah Upazila of Chattogram dis...

Section 144 imposed in Noakhali’s Basurhat

Section 144 imposed in Noakhali’s Basurhat

-- 2021-02-22 14:34:45

The local administration has imposed section 144 in Basurhat municipality of Companiganj Upazila in Noakhali district as two factions of Awami League have announced to hold meeting at the same time an...

17kg gold seized at Chattogram airport

17kg gold seized at Chattogram airport

-- 2021-02-22 14:10:45

Chittagong Custom House officials have recovered 17.4 kilograms of gold from an aircraft at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chattogram. Nurunnahar Lily, the assistant commissioner of BCS Customs...

2,212 died with Covid-19 symptoms in 11 months

2,212 died with Covid-19 symptoms in 11 months

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-02-22 13:24:15

A total of 2,212 people died with coronavirus (Covid-19) symptoms in the last eleven months across the country, according to the latest report. Of the deaths, some 1,775 males and 437 females died fr...

Policeman dies in Natore road crash

Policeman dies in Natore road crash

-- 2021-02-22 13:17:16

A policeman was killed in a road accident at Harishpur in Natore district town on Monday. The deceased was identified as Bishnupado, sub-inspector of Natore Court Police, reports UNB. Abdul Matin,...

Jahangirnagar University authorities ask students to leave halls

Jahangirnagar University authorities ask students to leave halls

-- 2021-02-22 11:55:18

Amid demonstrations by students for reopening of halls, Jahangirnagar University (JU) authorities have asked the students, who entered the dormitories forcibly violating the government order, to leave...

Dhaka slum fire guts 150 shanties

Dhaka slum fire guts 150 shanties

-- 2021-02-22 10:19:35

Around 150 shanties were burned down after a fire broke out in Maniknagar area of Dhaka on Sunday. The fire occurred around 3:20 pm at a tin-shed house in Cumilla Potti, said Lima Khanam, Duty Office...

Cumilla Patti fire burns down nearly 100 houses in capital

Cumilla Patti fire burns down nearly 100 houses in capital

-- 2021-02-21 22:06:56

A fire broke out in Maniknagar’s Cumilla Patti in Dhaka burning down around a hundred houses, reports bdnews24.com. Lima Khanam, an official of the fire department’s control room, said th...

Miscreants vandalise Shaheed Minar in Magura

Miscreants vandalise Shaheed Minar in Magura

-- 2021-02-21 21:58:15

Unidentified miscreants vandalised the Shaheed Minar of Buzjruk Sree Kundi College in Sadar upazila of Magura on early Sunday. Officer-in-Charge of Sadar Police Station Joynal Abedin said that like p...

Lack  of funds prevented Bangla from being UN's official language, Foreign Minister says

Lack of funds prevented Bangla from being UN's official language, Foreign Minister says

-- 2021-02-21 19:57:44

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has said a lack of funds has stalled the process of getting Bangla recognised as an official language of the United Nations, reports bdnews24.com. Except for the funds...

Bangla Academy off goals in promoting language, literature

Bangla Academy off goals in promoting language, literature

SM Najmus Sakib 2021-02-21 17:54:40

Bangla Academy is lagging behind in meeting the present demand to enrich Bangla language, even compared to its own past glorious journey, observed experts and writers. Bangla Academy was established...

Bangladesh registers 327 new Covid cases, another seven die

Bangladesh registers 327 new Covid cases, another seven die

-- 2021-02-21 16:06:10

Bangladesh has detected 327 new cases of the coronavirus in a 24-hour period, taking the tally of infections to 543,351. The death toll climbed to 8,349 after seven fatalities from COVID-19 were regi...

Bangladesh's Supreme Court  to issue all verdicts in Bangla soon: Chief Justice

Bangladesh's Supreme Court to issue all verdicts in Bangla soon: Chief Justice

-- 2021-02-21 15:45:51

The Supreme Court will start issuing all its orders and verdicts in Bangla soon, Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain has said. Work is underway to translate the judgments of the country's top courts to...

Evaly unveils Bangla logo on Mother Language Day

Evaly unveils Bangla logo on Mother Language Day

-- 2021-02-21 15:44:17

Dhaka, Feb, 21, 2021: On the occasion of International Mother Language Day and Martyr's Day, the country’s top e-commerce marketplace evaly.com.bd unveiled its logo in Bangla. The company offici...

Bus, truck collide in Bogura, killing six

Bus, truck collide in Bogura, killing six

-- 2021-02-21 10:49:15

At least six people have been killed and 15 others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck in Bogura's Sherpur. The incident took place on the Dhaka-Bogura highway in the municipal t...

Nation pays homage to language movement martyrs

Nation pays homage to language movement martyrs

-- 2021-02-21 09:33:16

The supreme sacrifice of the language heroes on this day 69 years back is being remembered as people are paying glowing tributes to 1952 language martyrs by placing wreaths at the altar of the Central...

Trade unions, civil society collaboration recommended to protect migrants' rights

Trade unions, civil society collaboration recommended to protect migrants' rights

FE REPORT 2021-02-21 09:14:45

Speakers at a programme on Saturday emphasised the need to strengthen engagement between trade unions and civil society organisations in migration sector of Bangladesh, in a bid to bolster protection...

Students, transport workers block Barishal roads

Students, transport workers block Barishal roads

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-02-20 22:03:28

A standoff between the students of Barishal University and transport workers has led to daylong blockades, cutting the district off from some parts of Bangladesh, reports bdnews24.com. The students b...