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Modi thanks Dhaka for excellent arrangement during his visit

Modi thanks Dhaka for excellent arrangement during his visit

-- 2021-04-05 15:59:36

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has conveyed his thanks to Dhaka for making ‘excellent arrangement’ during his recent two-day state visit to Bangladesh on March 26-27. “I write...

Govt reschedules office timing for Ramadan

Govt reschedules office timing for Ramadan

-- 2021-04-05 15:31:12

The government has rearranged the office timing for the upcoming holy month of Ramadan from 9:00am to 3:30pm for all government, semi-government, autonomous and semi-autonomous institutions. The deci...

Death toll rises to 24  in Narayanganj launch capsize

Death toll rises to 24 in Narayanganj launch capsize

-- 2021-04-05 14:37:59

Rescuers have retrieved 19 more bodies from a sunken launch on the Shitalakkhya river in Narayanganj, taking the death toll to 24. Earlier, the authorities handed over the bodies of five victims of t...

Two killed in Rajshahi road crash

Two killed in Rajshahi road crash

-- 2021-04-05 14:26:25

Two people were killed when a truck hit a van on Rajshahi-Dhaka highway at Jewpara Borosenbagh in Puthia upazila of Rajshahi district on Monday. The deceased were identified as Abdus Samad, 60, a far...

Road crashes leave 513 dead and 598 injured last month: Report

Road crashes leave 513 dead and 598 injured last month: Report

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-05 14:23:16

Some 513 people were killed and 598 others injured in road accidents across the country in March this year. During the month, a total of 409 road crashes took place where the number of accidents invo...

21 cops injured in Brahmanbaria road accident

21 cops injured in Brahmanbaria road accident

-- 2021-04-05 13:26:15

At least 21 policemen were injured as a bus hit a police van on Cumilla-Sylhet highway at Pirbari area in Sadar upazila of Brahmanbaria district early Monday. Mozammel Haque Chowdhury, additional sup...

Launch capsize in Shitalakkhya: Bodies of four victims handed over to families

Launch capsize in Shitalakkhya: Bodies of four victims handed over to families

-- 2021-04-05 11:46:38

Authorities have handed over the bodies of four victims of the Narayanganj launch capsize to their families. The body of another unidentified victim is being kept at the Narayanganj General Hospital...

Bangladesh slips 15 places in WEF's gender gap report

Bangladesh slips 15 places in WEF's gender gap report

FE REPORT 2021-04-05 11:07:50

Bangladesh has slipped 15 places to rank 65th among 156 countries in the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report 2021. With a score of 0.719 points, Bangladesh retained the top position...

Sammilita Parishad sweeps BGMEA election

Sammilita Parishad sweeps BGMEA election

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-05 10:27:15

Faruque Hassan-led Sammilita Parishad has swept the biennial election to the apex apparel trade body — Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) — for the ter...

Two Chinese state firms show interest in Dhaka-Chattogran high-speed train

Two Chinese state firms show interest in Dhaka-Chattogran high-speed train

Mir Mostafizur Rahaman 2021-04-05 08:46:10

Two Chinese state-owned companies have recently written to the government, expressing their interest in implementing the Dhaka-Chittagong hi-speed railway project. They wanted to execute the projec...

Launch capsizes in Shitalakkhya

Launch capsizes in Shitalakkhya

-- 2021-04-04 21:49:56

A launch packed with passengers has capsized in the Shitalakkhya river in Munshiganj after being hit by another launch, reports bdnews24.com. The sunk vessel, Sabit Al Asad, left Narayanganj for Muns...

Season’s first nor’wester lashes country killing four, disrupting normal life

Season’s first nor’wester lashes country killing four, disrupting normal life

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-04 21:33:17

Season’s first nor’wester lashed the capital and elsewhere in the country on Sunday killing four people and disrupting normal life. The nor‘wester hit the capital around 6:20pm with...

Army chief inaugurates multinational military exercise

Army chief inaugurates multinational military exercise

-- 2021-04-04 20:45:19

Chief of Bangladesh Army Staff General Aziz Ahmed on Sunday inaugurated a multinational military exercise, titled ‘Shantir Ogroshena-2021’ (Front Runner of Peace), at Bangabandhu Cantonmen...

Bangladesh to receive $940m ADB loan for vaccine, healthcare service

Bangladesh to receive $940m ADB loan for vaccine, healthcare service

-- 2021-04-04 20:35:38

The Asian Development Bank has agreed to provide Bangladesh with $940 million in loan for coronavirus vaccine doses and healthcare service enhancement. This is the largest loan support Bangladesh is...

Book fair 12 noon to 5 pm during lockdown

Book fair 12 noon to 5 pm during lockdown

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-04 20:15:04

The Amar Ekushey Book Fair-2021 will remain open from 12 noon to 5 pm daily during the lockdown beginning from  Monday. Ministry of Cultural Affairs issued a notice to this effect on Sunday. Th...

Climate change to take centre stage of US-Bangladesh relationship under Biden administration

Climate change to take centre stage of US-Bangladesh relationship under Biden administration

-- 2021-04-04 20:04:57

Experts on international relations have depicted more consistent and deeper engagement between Dhaka and Washington under the Biden administration, with cooperation in the global fight against climate...

Personal data of 3.8m Bangladeshi Facebook users hacked

Personal data of 3.8m Bangladeshi Facebook users hacked

-- 2021-04-04 18:15:51

A user in a low-level hacking forum on Saturday published the phone numbers and personal data of hundreds of millions of Facebook users, including more than 3.8 million Bangladeshi users, for free onl...

Bus operators carrying passengers at full capacity charging four times fare

Bus operators carrying passengers at full capacity charging four times fare

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-04 17:45:28

The bus operators are charging two to four times extra fare and also ignoring the government’s directive to carry passengers at half capacity, alleged a passengers' welfare platform.   Ban...

Hefajat men should realise what kind of leadership they have, PM says

Hefajat men should realise what kind of leadership they have, PM says

-- 2021-04-04 17:40:16

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said Hefajat-e-Islam’s joint secretary general Mamunul Haque went to a resort with a woman for entertainment after conducting the mayhem during celebration of go...

Bangladesh logs 7,087 coronavirus cases, 53 deaths in 24 hours

Bangladesh logs 7,087 coronavirus cases, 53 deaths in 24 hours

-- 2021-04-04 16:35:56

Bangladesh has logged 7,087 new cases of the coronavirus, the highest count in a day, taking the tally to 637,364. The death toll climbed to 9,266 after 53 fatalities were registered in the 24 hours...

Govt to reveal more details on Sonargaon resort incident, home minister says

Govt to reveal more details on Sonargaon resort incident, home minister says

-- 2021-04-04 16:09:16

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has said the woman seen at a resort in Narayanganj’s Sonargaon with Hifazat-e Islam leader Mamunul Haque is not his wife. “Hifazat-e Islam central leader Ma...

Lockdown directives: What can and can’t be done

Lockdown directives: What can and can’t be done

-- 2021-04-04 15:25:00

The government has issued a notice banning public transports for seven days as the nationwide virus lockdown starts on Monday. The restrictions will apply to markets, shopping malls, hotels and resta...

Awami League MP Aslamul passes away

Awami League MP Aslamul passes away

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-04-04 14:50:08

Aslamul Hoque, the Awami League MP from Dhaka-14, has passed away at a Dhaka hospital. He was 60. He breathed his last at Square Hospitals at 11:00am on Sunday, said Azizul Hoque Rana, organising sec...

Bangladesh to shut all public transports from Monday

Bangladesh to shut all public transports from Monday

-- 2021-04-04 13:25:33

Bangladesh will shut all public transports from Monday as the government moves to enforce a virus lockdown for a week. Road Transport Minister Obaidul Quader announced the latest move on Sunday ahead...

DNCC to open Covid hospital by Apr 14

DNCC to open Covid hospital by Apr 14

FE REPORT 2021-04-04 09:56:18

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) is set to start operating a Covid-dedicated hospital at Mohakhali kitchen market by April 14. Initially, the DNCC hospital will have 250 beds with 16 ICU beds....

Cox's Bazar tourist spots fall silent

Cox's Bazar tourist spots fall silent

-- 2021-04-04 09:44:59

Tourist spots and recreational centres at Cox's Bazar including the beach, have fallen silent as a result of the closure of all tourist attractions in the face of the second wave of the Covid-19 outbr...

Residents confine Hifazat leader Mamunul to resort with his ‘second wife’

Residents confine Hifazat leader Mamunul to resort with his ‘second wife’

-- 2021-04-03 22:17:54

Residents on Saturday afternoon confined Hifazat-e Islam leader Mamunul Haque to a room at Royal Resort in Narayanganj’s Sonargaon where he was spending time with a woman who he claims is his se...

Bangla Academy President, directors contract coronavirus

Bangla Academy President, directors contract coronavirus

-- 2021-04-03 21:46:10

Bangla Academy President Shamsuzzaman Khan along with two directors of the academy have tested positive for coronavirus. The two others are Director of Sales, Marketing and Reprint Jalal Ahmed and Di...

Rohingya refugees want to return to Myanmar, say envoys 

Rohingya refugees want to return to Myanmar, say envoys 

-- 2021-04-03 21:37:30

The Rohingya refugees, now living in Bhasan Char, on Saturday interacted with the foreign diplomats and expressed their willingness to return to their homeland in Myanmar. They conveyed their "high s...

No domestic flight operations during lockdown, CAAB says

No domestic flight operations during lockdown, CAAB says

-- 2021-04-03 21:01:35

The flight operations on domestic routes will remain suspended immediately after enforcement of lockdown, said Air-Vice Marshal M Mofidur Rahman, chairman of Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CA...