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Govt forms committee to revise launch fares amid fuel price hike

Govt forms committee to revise launch fares amid fuel price hike

-- 2022-08-08 15:04:47

The authorities have decided to raise launch fares in light of a hike in fuel oil prices in the country.  A seven-strong working committee headed by Additional Secretary SM Ferdous of the shippi...

Fire breaks out at Azimpur colony high-rise

Fire breaks out at Azimpur colony high-rise

-- 2022-08-08 14:17:08

A fire has been put out at a high-rise in Old Dhaka's Azimpur Government Colony. The incident spread panic among residents, but no casualties were reported, according to bdnews24.com. The fire...

World Bank launches competition on climate-smart growth

World Bank launches competition on climate-smart growth

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-08-08 14:03:46

The World Bank has launched a competition, inviting solutions from the youth for climate-smart growth as Bangladesh and the World Bank commemorate 50 years of partnership.  The contest is open...

PM accords Bangamata Padak to five women

PM accords Bangamata Padak to five women

-- 2022-08-08 12:43:56

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (August 08, 2022) distributed "Bangamata Begum Fazilatun Nesa Mujib Padak-2022" to five distinguished women for their outstanding contributions to various fields mar...

Bangamata's 92nd birth anniversary being observed

Bangamata's 92nd birth anniversary being observed

-- 2022-08-08 12:40:55

The 92nd birth anniversary of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, wife of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, is being observed today (August 08, 2022) in a befitting manner acro...

Asia can battle crisis together for economic progress, PM tells Chinese FM

Asia can battle crisis together for economic progress, PM tells Chinese FM

-- 2022-08-07 22:46:52

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called on South Asia, South East Asia, and China to unite in combating the economic crunch stemming from the Russia-Ukraine war. Speaking to Chinese Foreign Minister...

Owners want 100pc rise in launch fares

Owners want 100pc rise in launch fares

-- 2022-08-07 22:05:11

Launch owners want to raise fares by 100 per cent following a hike in fuel oil prices. After a 23 per cent hike in diesel price, launch fares were increased by more than 35 per cent in November 2021....

Westerners have put us into the danger: PM’s Energy Advisor

Westerners have put us into the danger: PM’s Energy Advisor

-- 2022-08-07 21:16:42

Prime Minister's Energy Advisor Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury has blamed the current energy crisis in the country on the 'Westerners.' "This not our self creation. The Westerners have put us into danger,"...

Jatiya Party announces two-day protest programme over fuel price hike

Jatiya Party announces two-day protest programme over fuel price hike

-- 2022-08-07 19:28:44

Jatiya Party, the main opposition party in parliament, has announced a two-day programme to protest against the government's 'anti-people' decision to increase fuel prices. The programme was announce...

216 Covid-19 cases reported in 24 hours

216 Covid-19 cases reported in 24 hours

-- 2022-08-07 19:26:16

Bangladesh has recorded 216 cases of Covid-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 2,007,335. The death toll from the disease remained unchanged in a 24-hour count at 29,302, according...

Mohakhali residents block road to demand an end to water shortage

Mohakhali residents block road to demand an end to water shortage

-- 2022-08-07 19:20:21

Residents of Dhaka’s Mohakhali have blocked the road demanding an end to water shortages in the area and expansion of local roads. The Uttam AK Khandker Road in front of Govt Titumir College wa...

‘Bangladesh, China to work with patience to achieve development goals’

‘Bangladesh, China to work with patience to achieve development goals’

-- 2022-08-07 19:19:08

Bangladesh and China have agreed to work with "patience" to achieve their development goals ignoring "provocation and obstruction" noting that peace and stability are required for a country's further...

HC issues rule on thalassemia info in NID

HC issues rule on thalassemia info in NID

-- 2022-08-07 19:03:45

The High Court on Sunday issued a rule asking the government to explain as to why the authorities concerned should not be directed to add information about thalassemia to the National Identity (NID) c...

Bangladesh Railway forms cells to stop travelling on train roofs

Bangladesh Railway forms cells to stop travelling on train roofs

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-08-07 18:31:18

Bangladesh Railway has formed monitoring cells to stop carrying passengers on train roofs and stop black marketing of train tickets.   In a report submitted to the High Court, the authoriti...

Global situation forces government to increase fuel price: Obaidul Quader

Global situation forces government to increase fuel price: Obaidul Quader

-- 2022-08-07 18:22:10

Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday said the government was compelled to increase fuel prices in the country due to the abnormal price hike in the international market. "The...

Awami League can't be allowed to cling to power anymore: Mirza Fakhrul

Awami League can't be allowed to cling to power anymore: Mirza Fakhrul

-- 2022-08-07 18:18:12

Stating that the unusual hike in fuel prices has left people in the lurch,  BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday said the Awami League government can no longer be allowed t...

Importers urge government to increase soybean oil price by Tk 20 per litre

Importers urge government to increase soybean oil price by Tk 20 per litre

-- 2022-08-07 17:51:30

The Bangladesh Vegetable Oil Refiners and Vegetable Manufacturers Association (BVORVMA), an association of owners of edible oil refining and marketing companies, has urged the government to hike price...

BD, World Bank ink $300m deal to boost urban institutions

BD, World Bank ink $300m deal to boost urban institutions

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-08-07 17:45:52

The government of Bangladesh and the World Bank on Sunday signed a $300 million financing agreement to help strengthen the country's local urban institutions to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and...

Asia can work together for economic progress: PM

Asia can work together for economic progress: PM

-- 2022-08-07 16:19:31

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that South Asia, South East Asia and China could work together for economic progress by facing challenges arising from the Russia-Ukraine war. Referring to the R...

Bangladesh to administer COVID shots to kids aged 5-11 on Aug 11

Bangladesh to administer COVID shots to kids aged 5-11 on Aug 11

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-08-07 14:50:09

Bangladesh will administer Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses to children aged 5-11 on a test basis in Dhaka on Aug 11, according to Minister for Health and Family Planning Zahid Maleque. The nationwide r...

Beijing explains Taiwan stance to Dhaka amid heightened tensions

Beijing explains Taiwan stance to Dhaka amid heightened tensions

-- 2022-08-07 13:52:09

Amid escalating geopolitical tensions, Beijing has reiterated its 'One China' policy as it explained its position on Taiwan to Dhaka, bdnews24.com reports. The issue was discussed during a meet...

Uttara scrap shop fire: Three victims succumb to injuries

Uttara scrap shop fire: Three victims succumb to injuries

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-08-07 12:52:33

Three people, who sustained burn injuries during an explosion at a scrap shop in Uttara, died at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery today (Sunday). The deceased were identif...

Bangamata's 92nd birth anniversary tomorrow

Bangamata's 92nd birth anniversary tomorrow

-- 2022-08-07 12:37:42

The 92nd birth anniversary of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, wife of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, will be observed tomorrow in a befitting manner across the country,...

Jatri Kalyan Samity rejects hiked bus fares

Jatri Kalyan Samity rejects hiked bus fares

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-08-07 12:02:16

Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity (JKS) Sunday rejected the new bus fare hike and demanded a fresh fare determination through proper cost analysis. While various social and political organisations are p...

Oil-price hike fuels chain reactions, overnight chaos

Oil-price hike fuels chain reactions, overnight chaos

M AZIZUR RAHMAN 2022-08-07 08:05:24

Commoners across the country stood shocked seeing the steepest hike in oil prices by the government overnight that fuelled wildcat protests and caused abject sufferings to commuters from early Saturda...

Nasrul Hamid describes load shedding, fuel price hike as short-term measures

Nasrul Hamid describes load shedding, fuel price hike as short-term measures

-- 2022-08-06 23:44:30

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has described latest fuel price hike and introduction of load shedding in power sector as short-term measures to tackle impact of gl...

Fuel prices lower than neighbouring countries even after hike: Hasan Mahmud

Fuel prices lower than neighbouring countries even after hike: Hasan Mahmud

-- 2022-08-06 23:05:56

Even after the latest hike in fuel prices in Bangladesh it is equal to India and comparatively lower than the other neighbouring countries, said Information Minister Hasan Mahmud. The minister made t...

Mirza Fakhrul says government increases fuel prices to get IMF loan

Mirza Fakhrul says government increases fuel prices to get IMF loan

-- 2022-08-06 23:00:43

Slamming the government for raising the fuel prices to get IMF’s loan, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday voiced concern that it will hit the common people hard as the...

Bus fares raised as much as 22pc after record fuel price hike

Bus fares raised as much as 22pc after record fuel price hike

-- 2022-08-06 22:10:23

Authorities have increased bus fares by as much as 22 per cent, effective from Sunday, following a record hike in fuel oil prices. Passengers will be charged Tk 2.20 per kilometre on long routes, whi...

First shipment of goods for Bangabandhu Rail Bridge works arrives

First shipment of goods for Bangabandhu Rail Bridge works arrives

-- 2022-08-06 21:25:04

The first shipment of goods for the construction works of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Railway Bridge has arrived from Vietnam, officials said on Saturday. The South Korean flag carrier, MV Woohyun Hope,...