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Four people die in Magura poll violence

Four people die in Magura poll violence

-- 2021-10-15 19:36:59

At least four people have died in clashes between supporters of rival candidates of union council elections in Magura. More than 20 others were injured after the followers of the candidates for Jogod...

Rana Dasgupta calls half-day strike in Chattogram protesting attack on puja venue

Rana Dasgupta calls half-day strike in Chattogram protesting attack on puja venue

-- 2021-10-15 19:33:16

Chattogram Metropolitan Puja Celebration Council has decided not to immerse the idols of goddess Durga in protest against the vandalism of JM Sen Hall’s puja venue. Meanwhile, Hindu, Buddhist,...

Two smugglers held with 18 deer hides in Bagerhat

Two smugglers held with 18 deer hides in Bagerhat

-- 2021-10-15 19:23:28

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested two members of a smuggling syndicate with 18 deer hides from Bagerhat. The arrest was made during a raid at Kashem Plaza Market in Barakpur Bazar of Bagerhat...

3G, 4G mobile internet services restored after 11 hours

3G, 4G mobile internet services restored after 11 hours

-- 2021-10-15 18:48:05

3G and 4G mobile internet services have been restored in Dhaka division after 11 hours of being suspended since Friday morning. Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) through an em...

Bangladesh logs nine virus deaths, 396 new cases in a day

Bangladesh logs nine virus deaths, 396 new cases in a day

-- 2021-10-15 17:41:08

Bangladesh has registered nine new deaths from COVID-19 in a day, taking the total toll to 27,746. The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,564,881 after 396 people tested positive for the disease in the 24 h...

Protesters clash with police in Dhaka over alleged sacrilege

Protesters clash with police in Dhaka over alleged sacrilege

-- 2021-10-15 16:44:54

Hundreds of protesters have clashed with police at Kakrail after they brought out a procession from the Baitul Mukarram mosque to protest the alleged “dishonouring” of the Quran in Cumilla...

Three die in Pabna road accident

Three die in Pabna road accident

-- 2021-10-15 16:42:37

A battery-run rickshaw van and a motorcycle collided head-on with a truck, leaving three people dead in Pabna’s Ishwardi Upazila. The crash took place around 7 am on Friday on the Rooppur-Pabna...

Mother, two children found dead in Chattogram home

Mother, two children found dead in Chattogram home

-- 2021-10-15 14:06:34

A woman and her two children have been found dead in a home in Mohammadpur Ismail Colony in Chattogram district. Police recovered the bodies from the colony under the district’s Panchlaish Poli...

Mobile users in Bangladesh face 3G, 4G internet outage

Mobile users in Bangladesh face 3G, 4G internet outage

-- 2021-10-15 13:04:44

Cellphone users are largely unable to use the internet through mobile data as mobile internet speeds in the country have been awfully slow since Friday morning. Mobile operators said that the Banglad...

Police came hours after attacks on Cumilla temples, say Hindu leaders

Police came hours after attacks on Cumilla temples, say Hindu leaders

-- 2021-10-15 10:14:23

Leaders of the Hindu community in Cumilla have alleged that police did not respond to their calls for help fast enough to avert attacks on temples and Durga Puja venues. The Durga Puja venue at Nanua...

CCC starts demolishing illegal multi-storey buildings

CCC starts demolishing illegal multi-storey buildings

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-10-15 08:59:41

Cumilla City Corporation (CCC) authorities have started demolishing illegal multi-storey buildings in the city. The authorities concerned have listed the buildings which were constructed without desig...

Adulterated food poses threat to public health

Adulterated food poses threat to public health

SAJIBUR RAHMAN 2021-10-15 08:43:06

Rampant food adulteration in Bangladesh puts people's life and health at risk although the government's relevant departments have stepped up their efforts to curb the menace. People have to bear an...

Pre-clinical trials of Bangavax show success

Pre-clinical trials of Bangavax show success

JUBAIR HASAN 2021-10-15 08:27:54

Globe Biotech Limited has got a positive response from the ongoing pre-clinical trials of its home-grown Covid-19 shot Bangavax on monkeys, officials claimed. The local drug-maker started animal tr...

Govt withdraws onion import duty to stabilise soaring prices of essentials

Govt withdraws onion import duty to stabilise soaring prices of essentials

-- 2021-10-14 21:19:33

The government has withdrawn import duty on onion and reduced that on sugar by 10 per cent in an attempt to stabilise the prices of the two essential items. The Internal Resources Division (IRD) unde...

World Sight Day observed globally on Oct 14

World Sight Day observed globally on Oct 14

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-10-14 20:59:56

Thursday, October 14th, marks World Sight Day, which is an annual day for raising awareness on blindness and vision impairment. World Sight Day is observed on the second Thursday of the month of Octo...

PM orders strict action against activities that provoke communal unrest

PM orders strict action against activities that provoke communal unrest

-- 2021-10-14 20:26:50

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed her administration to take strict action against those who are creating chaos by inciting communal tensions, according to Road Transport and Bridges Minister...

Rights groups demand investment in girl’s education to curb child marriage

Rights groups demand investment in girl’s education to curb child marriage

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-10-14 19:45:05

Rights organisations on Thursday demanded an increased investment for girl’s education to address child marriages following the Covid-hit pandemic economy in the country. School dropout rates o...

PM to visit France in mid-Nov to attend Unesco-Bangabandhu Prize

PM to visit France in mid-Nov to attend Unesco-Bangabandhu Prize

-- 2021-10-14 18:16:34

Attending the COP26 in Glasgow, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is likely to visit Paris, France in the second week of November to attend the prize-giving ceremony of "UNESCO-Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur R...

Bangladesh records 7 Covid deaths, 466 cases in a day

Bangladesh records 7 Covid deaths, 466 cases in a day

-- 2021-10-14 17:47:28

Bangladesh has registered seven new deaths from Covid-19 in a day, taking the total toll to 27,737, reports bdnews24.com. The Covid-19 caseload rose to 1,564,485 as 466 people tested positive for the...

10m children in Bangladesh will get Pfizer jabs

10m children in Bangladesh will get Pfizer jabs

-- 2021-10-14 17:21:21

 The government is finalising plans to inoculate about 10 million children aged between 12 and 17 with the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said, reports bdnews24.c...

Nine detained over attacks on puja venues, Hindu homes in Cox’s Bazar

Nine detained over attacks on puja venues, Hindu homes in Cox’s Bazar

-- 2021-10-14 16:23:48

Following a similar incident in Cumilla, the Kachharaimura Sheelpara puja venue was attacked on Wednesday, while Hindu households were vandalised in Mognama, said Pekua Police Station chief Sheikh Moh...

Japan to provide more vaccine doses through COVAX in Nov

Japan to provide more vaccine doses through COVAX in Nov

-- 2021-10-14 16:20:31

Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ito Naoki has highly appreciated Bangladesh's achievement in Covid-19 management under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's leadership, terming it a 'great achievement' and...

43 held over attacks on Hindu temples

43 held over attacks on Hindu temples

-- 2021-10-14 15:18:25

Police say they have arrested 43 people for inciting attacks and vandalising several Hindu temples in Cumilla and other parts of the Chattogram Range. Anwar Hossain, DIG of the police’s Chatt...

BGB deployed in 22 districts following Cumilla incident

BGB deployed in 22 districts following Cumilla incident

FE ONLINE REPORT   2021-10-14 13:44:24

In the wake of attacks on Hindu temples, Bangladesh has deployed Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) personnel in 22 districts to ensure the security during the Durga Puja.  In response to t...

Three friends killed in motorcycle accident in Sunamganj

Three friends killed in motorcycle accident in Sunamganj

-- 2021-10-14 12:04:52

Three young friends were killed in a bike crash on Sylhet-Sunamganj Road in Shantiganj upazila of Sunamganj district on Wednesday night. The victims were identified as Hridoy Hossain, 20, son of Jala...

Three of a family hacked to death in Chattogram

Three of a family hacked to death in Chattogram

-- 2021-10-14 11:38:19

Three members of a family have been hacked to death in Mirsharai upazila of Chattogram. Police recovered the bodies from a house in the Sonapahar area at around 4:00 am on Thursday, said Jorarganj P...

US to invest in Bangladesh's education, tourism sectors

US to invest in Bangladesh's education, tourism sectors

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-10-14 10:06:37

US ambassador in Bangladesh Earl Robert Miller held a meeting with Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) Mayor Rejaul Karim Chowdhury at the latter's office in the port city on Wednesday. During the meet...

'Use of modern tech can enhance Bangladesh's competitiveness'

'Use of modern tech can enhance Bangladesh's competitiveness'

FE REPORT 2021-10-14 10:00:22

The fourth industrial revolution (4IR) is changing fast the landscape of the global economy and industrialisation, a senior official said in Dhaka on Wednesday, stressing the need for using modern tec...

Saint Martin’s island's jetty requires quick repair

Saint Martin’s island's jetty requires quick repair

A CORRESPONDENT 2021-10-14 09:52:41

COX'S BAZAR, Oct 13: An accident may happen in Teknaf's Saint Martin's Island as its old, damaged, and poorly-maintained jetty can completely collapse anytime, feared the locals of the only coral is...

Late penalty crushes Bangladesh's SAFF final hopes

Late penalty crushes Bangladesh's SAFF final hopes

-- 2021-10-13 21:21:50

Nepal have booked a place in the SAFF Championship final after converting a controversial penalty against 10-man Bangladesh to clinch a 1-1 draw in their final game of the round-robin stage. A ninth-...