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Police ready to press formal charges against JKG’s Sabrina, Ariful over Covid-19 scam

Police ready to press formal charges against JKG’s Sabrina, Ariful over Covid-19 scam

-- 2020-08-05 15:56:38

Detective police are set to press formal charges against Dr Sabrina Arif Chaudhury and her husband Ariful Chaudhary over their alleged links with a Covid-19 test scam involving JKG Health Care. Six o...

33 more virus deaths, 2,654 fresh cases

33 more virus deaths, 2,654 fresh cases

FE Online Desk 2020-08-05 14:41:09

Confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in Bangladesh reached 246,674 on Wednesday, a rise of 2,654 from the previous day, while related deaths increased by 33 to 3,267; according to data released by...

Three Bangladeshis dead, 78 hurt in Beirut blast

Three Bangladeshis dead, 78 hurt in Beirut blast

-- 2020-08-05 14:32:33

At least three Bangladeshis have been killed and 78 others injured in Beirut after huge blasts in port warehouses rocked the Lebanese capital, according to the Bangladesh mission in Lebanon, reports b...

Family sues nine policemen over Sinha's shooting death

Family sues nine policemen over Sinha's shooting death

-- 2020-08-05 13:25:25

The family of Sinha Md Rashed Khan has started a case against nine policemen, including two inspectors, on charges of shooting the former army major to death. Sinha’s elder sister Sharmin Shahr...

21 Bangladeshi naval peacekeepers injured in Beirut blast

21 Bangladeshi naval peacekeepers injured in Beirut blast

-- 2020-08-05 12:31:31

Twenty-one members of Bangladesh Navy have been injured in Beirut after huge blasts in port warehouses storing highly explosive material rocked the Lebanese capital. One of them is in critical condit...

Kurigram’s flood situation improves

Kurigram’s flood situation improves

-- 2020-08-05 11:51:36

People are returning to their homes as the flood situation gradually improves in Kurigram with major rivers flowing through the districts all flowing below the danger level. Brahmmaputra was flowing...

AFD opposes use of similar uniforms by NBR, Army

AFD opposes use of similar uniforms by NBR, Army

DOULOT AKTER MALA 2020-08-05 09:55:39

The Armed Forces Division (AFD) has raised objection over the colour of uniform of the customs and VAT officials, after the agency has found that it matches with the colour of working dress of the B...

Former state minister Mannan dies

Former state minister Mannan dies

-- 2020-08-05 09:42:56

Former state minister and BNP vice chairman Abdul Mannan died at a hospital in the capital on Tuesday night. He was 78. Mannan, also former president of Dhaka district unit BNP, breathed his las...

PM assures Sinha's mother of fair trial of his murder

PM assures Sinha's mother of fair trial of his murder

-- 2020-08-04 20:39:45

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday assured the mother of retired Major Sinha Md Rashed of proper investigation into the murder of her son and the trial of his killers. PM's Press Secretary Ihsan...

‘Govt eyes global market for jute goods’

‘Govt eyes global market for jute goods’

-- 2020-08-04 20:12:24

The government is working to diversify the use of jute and boost its production by taking effective steps to reform the sector eyeing global market, said Textiles and Jute Secretary Lokman Hossain Mia...

Rajbari truck-motorcycle collision leaves two dead

Rajbari truck-motorcycle collision leaves two dead

FE ONLINE REPORT 2020-08-04 19:01:12

Two motorcyclists were killed in a collision with a truck and a motorcycle in Kalukhali upazila of Rajbari district on Tuesday morning. The deceased were identified as Abdullah Abu Saeed, son of Abu...

Ferry services on Kathalbari-Shimulia route resume on limited scale

Ferry services on Kathalbari-Shimulia route resume on limited scale

FE ONLINE REPORT 2020-08-04 18:50:20

Ferry services on Kathalbari-Shimulia route resumed on a limited scale since Monday. However, passengers and freight truck drivers have to spend longer time to cross Padma River due to limited-scale...

Three siblings drown in Manikganj

Three siblings drown in Manikganj

-- 2020-08-04 18:07:21

Three siblings drowned while two others went missing as a boat sank in a waterbody during storm at Charmastul Charpara of Doulatpur upazila in Manikganj on Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Ha...

Dhaka-bound people flock at Kathalbari Ghat in Madaripur

Dhaka-bound people flock at Kathalbari Ghat in Madaripur

FE ONLINE REPORT 2020-08-04 17:51:24

After the Eid celebrations, people from 21 districts of Southern parts of the country flocked at Kathalbari Ghat in Madaripur to join the workplace. Passengers started arriving at Shimulia Ghat by la...

Stern action against corruption, irregularities in fisheries sector, warns minister

Stern action against corruption, irregularities in fisheries sector, warns minister

FE Online Report 2020-08-04 17:48:42

Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim on Tuesday warned of stern action against any kind of corruption and irregularities in fisheries and livestock sector amid the Covid-19 crisis. The mi...

‘Chinese Covid-19 vaccine likely to be used on BD health workers’

‘Chinese Covid-19 vaccine likely to be used on BD health workers’

-- 2020-08-04 17:38:17

A Covid-19 vaccine developed by Sinovac Research and Development Co Ltd, a Chinese company, will be approved for use on Bangladeshi health workers after getting its satisfactory results, Health Servic...

ACC prosecutes Jubo Mohila League leader Papia, her husband

ACC prosecutes Jubo Mohila League leader Papia, her husband

-- 2020-08-04 17:30:39

Anti- Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday filed a case against the expelled general secretary of Jubo Mohila League’s Narsingdi district unit Shamima Nur Papia, and her husband Mofizur Rahman...

SC to hold full court meeting Thursday on resuming usual functioning

SC to hold full court meeting Thursday on resuming usual functioning

-- 2020-08-04 16:53:12

The Supreme Court (SC) will hold full court meeting on Thursday to take decision on resuming its usual functioning through physical presence as requested by the Supreme Court Bar Association. The ape...

Balloon vendor dies in Rajshahi gas cylinder blast

Balloon vendor dies in Rajshahi gas cylinder blast

-- 2020-08-04 16:22:18

A balloon vendor was killed and two others were injured after a gas cylinder exploded at Madhupur village in Charghat upazila of Rajshahi district on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Muktar Ho...

11 dengue patients undergoing treatment at hospitals

11 dengue patients undergoing treatment at hospitals

-- 2020-08-04 15:41:07

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) reported one new dengue case in the country on Tuesday. Currently, 10 dengue patients are undergoing treatment at different hospi...

Khorshed Alam appointed as new CCC administrator

Khorshed Alam appointed as new CCC administrator

-- 2020-08-04 15:11:01

Awami League's Chattogram unit vice-president Mohammad Khorshed Alam Sujan has been appointed as the administrator of Chattrogram City Corporation (CCC). Local Government, Rural Development and Coope...

Eight hurt after clash over mobile recharge in Brahmanbaria

Eight hurt after clash over mobile recharge in Brahmanbaria

-- 2020-08-04 14:45:13

At least eight people, including two women, were injured in a clash at Paschimpara Walishah Mazar area in Nabinagar municipality of Brahmanbaria district on Monday afternoon over a trifling matter....

BD registers 1,918 new virus cases and 50 deaths in 24 hours

BD registers 1,918 new virus cases and 50 deaths in 24 hours

FE Online Desk 2020-08-04 14:43:23

The number of confirmed coronavirus patients in Bangladesh surged to 244,020 on Tuesday as the country registered 1,918 fresh cases testing 7,712 samples in 83 labs in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, f...

More boys shun primary schools than girls despite BD’s efforts to curb dropouts

More boys shun primary schools than girls despite BD’s efforts to curb dropouts

-- 2020-08-04 13:54:41

At least 18 per cent of the primary students drop out in Bangladesh with boys accounting for most of it, despite different efforts by the government. The number of female students is higher in primar...

Maldives repatriates another 200 Bangladeshis

Maldives repatriates another 200 Bangladeshis

FE ONLINEDESK 2020-08-04 12:46:20

The Maldives has repatriated 200 more Bangladeshi nationals through its national airline, the Maldivian media reports. The repatriation took place on Monday afternoon, where a flight of the country&r...

Three sisters drown in Patuakhali

Three sisters drown in Patuakhali

-- 2020-08-04 12:43:36

Three cousins drowned at a pond at Karpurkathi village in Bauphal upazila of Patuakhali on Monday afternoon. The deceased were identified as Mahfuza 15, and Mariam, 14, daughters of Mukhlesur Rahman...

Maritime ports asked to hoist cautionary signal 3

Maritime ports asked to hoist cautionary signal 3

-- 2020-08-04 12:35:40

The Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox's Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist local cautionary signal three as a low pressure area has formed over North Bay and adjoining area. Under its...

Rain respite for Dhaka residents

Rain respite for Dhaka residents

-- 2020-08-04 11:59:16

A short bout of rain on Tuesday morning brought some relief for Dhaka residents hit by a mild heat wave sweeping over parts of the country including the capital city. The rain that started around 11:...

Flood situation slightly improves in Brahmaputra, Ganges basins

Flood situation slightly improves in Brahmaputra, Ganges basins

-- 2020-08-03 22:01:44

Flood situation improved slightly in Brahmaputra and Ganges basins after water levels of major rivers of the regions receded today (Monday) due to dwindling of onrush of hilly water from upstream. Wa...

BNP condemns killing of retired army officer

BNP condemns killing of retired army officer

-- 2020-08-03 20:56:08

Condemning the killing of a retired major of Bangladesh Army on Marine Drive road in Cox’s Bazar’s Teknaf, BNP on Monday demanded that the real culprits be identified through a credible pr...