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Train services to remain suspended during lockdown, minister says

Train services to remain suspended during lockdown, minister says

-- 2021-04-03 19:08:25

Passenger train services will remain suspended across the country during the countrywide lockdown, Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujon has said. However, the freight train services will continue as b...

MBBS final professional examinations under DU postponed

MBBS final professional examinations under DU postponed

-- 2021-04-03 18:35:26

The authorities have postponed indefinitely the final professional examinations of MBBS course at the medical colleges under Dhaka University due to a spike in coronavirus infection. The university a...

Washington DC mayor declares March 26 as ‘Bangladesh Day’

Washington DC mayor declares March 26 as ‘Bangladesh Day’

-- 2021-04-03 17:13:40

Mayor of Washington DC Muriel Bowser has declared March 26, 2021 "Bangladesh Day." She congratulated the government and people of Bangladesh on the Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh's independence which c...

5,683 new coronavirus cases, 58 deaths in 24 hours

5,683 new coronavirus cases, 58 deaths in 24 hours

-- 2021-04-03 16:38:02

Bangladesh has logged 5,683 new cases of the coronavirus in a day, taking the tally to 630,277. The death toll climbed to 9,213 after 58 fatalities were registered in the 24 hours to 8 am Saturday, a...

Seven-day lockdown from Monday: Quader

Seven-day lockdown from Monday: Quader

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-04-03 12:30:43

The government has decided to impose a seven-day lockdown from Monday amid the deteriorating situation of the coronavirus outbreak in the country. Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader d...

Latest cyber attack hit at least 147 Bangladeshi entities

Latest cyber attack hit at least 147 Bangladeshi entities

SAJIBUR RAHMAN 2021-04-03 08:20:32

Bangladesh witnessed a major and coordinated cyber attack very recently, as at least 147 public and private organisations - including banks and non-bank financial institutions (NBFIs), came under th...

Delhi hopes Dhaka will address Hefazat's anti-Modi protests

Delhi hopes Dhaka will address Hefazat's anti-Modi protests

-- 2021-04-02 22:55:04

India, on Friday, hoped that the Bangladesh would aptly address the challenges posed by protests spearheaded by Hefazat-e-Islam in Chittagong during Narendra Modi's recent visit to the neighbouring co...

FE journalist receives award for contributions to migration sector

FE journalist receives award for contributions to migration sector

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-04-02 22:17:39

A journalist of The Financial Express (FE), Arafat Ara, has won the prestigious OKUP Media Award-2020 for her outstanding contributions to the migration sector. Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Empl...

Obaidul Quader urges affluent people to stand by poor during pandemic

Obaidul Quader urges affluent people to stand by poor during pandemic

-- 2021-04-02 21:36:37

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Friday called upon the affluent section of society to stand by insolvent and distressed people during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The road trans...

Govt-backed syndicate behind price hike of essentials, Fakhrul alleges

Govt-backed syndicate behind price hike of essentials, Fakhrul alleges

-- 2021-04-02 21:31:14

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday voiced deep worries over the growing price hike of essentials and alleged that a government-backed syndicate is behind it. "We’re ver...

Cox’s Bazar tourist hubs to remain shut until April 14

Cox’s Bazar tourist hubs to remain shut until April 14

-- 2021-04-02 20:18:39

The Cox’s Bazar district administration has ordered closure of all tourist attractions in the beach town in the face of a new wave of coronavirus infections throughout Bangladesh. Deputy Commis...

Multinational military exercise begins in Bangladesh from Sunday

Multinational military exercise begins in Bangladesh from Sunday

-- 2021-04-02 20:00:40

A multinational military exercise commemorating the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and golden jubilee of the country’s Independence will begin from Sun...

PM calls for unity in war against nature

PM calls for unity in war against nature

UNB 2021-04-02 19:55:29

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina called upon all to remain united in the war against nature to avert a possible loss for mankind. "In our war against nature, we'll lose unless we unite," she wrote in the...

Health secretary, DGHS additional DG test positive for coronavirus

Health secretary, DGHS additional DG test positive for coronavirus

-- 2021-04-02 19:10:53

Health Secretary Abdul Mannan and Nasima Sultana, additional director general of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), have tested positive for coronavirus. Mannan has been admitted to Sheik...

Bangladesh to join UK's red list over variants concern  

Bangladesh to join UK's red list over variants concern  

UNB 2021-04-02 18:19:58

Bangladesh, the Philippines, Pakistan and Kenya will be added to England's red list over 30 countries from April 9, says the UK's Department for Transport on Friday. British, Irish and third-country...

6,830 new coronavirus cases, 50 deaths in 24 hours

6,830 new coronavirus cases, 50 deaths in 24 hours

-- 2021-04-02 16:44:11

Bangladesh has logged 6,830 new cases of the coronavirus, the highest count in a day, taking the tally of infections to 624,594. The death toll climbed to 9,155 after 50 fatalities were registered in...

122,761 students take part in medical college admission test

122,761 students take part in medical college admission test

-- 2021-04-02 16:20:08

As many as 122,761 students took part in the entrance examination for medical colleges amid the coronavirus pandemic. The MBBS admission test was held at 55 centres across the country. A total of 47,...

Bangladesh shuts zoos as coronavirus cases surge

Bangladesh shuts zoos as coronavirus cases surge

-- 2021-04-02 15:38:13

The government has ordered a shutdown of Dhaka and Rangpur zoos as the coronavirus cases surge across Bangladesh. The Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock on Friday issued a statement, saying both zoo...

Three die in market fire near Ukhiya Rohingya camp

Three die in market fire near Ukhiya Rohingya camp

-- 2021-04-02 15:34:09

Three people have died in a fire at the Kutupalong market adjacent to a Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar’s Ukhiya Upazila. The fire left several others injured, Ukhiya Fire Service official...

Prisons holding nearly double of capacity of inmates

Prisons holding nearly double of capacity of inmates

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-02 15:07:35

All of the prisons of the country are currently holding inmates nearly double the capacity, according to official data. The number of prisoners as of April 2 this year stood at 83,837, according to t...

DSCC conducts drive to enforce closure of shops, shopping malls by 8pm

DSCC conducts drive to enforce closure of shops, shopping malls by 8pm

-- 2021-04-02 14:52:00

A special drive aimed at closing shops and markets in areas under Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) by 8:00 pm was conducted on Thursday night to contain the spread of Covid-19. The drive was condu...

Father, daughter killed in Pabna road crash

Father, daughter killed in Pabna road crash

-- 2021-04-02 14:33:39

A 36-year-old man and his minor daughter were killed when a truck hit their bike in the Taribaria Bazar area of Pabna Sadar upazila of Pabna district on Friday, police said. The deceased were identif...

National committee for closure of book fair amid surge in Covid cases

National committee for closure of book fair amid surge in Covid cases

-- 2021-04-01 22:37:29

The national technical advisory committee on COVID-19 has recommended immediate closure of book fair, social programmes, hubs of entertainment and all forms of fair to control the fast growing coronav...

PM opens Bangabandhu Ninth Bangladesh Games

PM opens Bangabandhu Ninth Bangladesh Games

-- 2021-04-01 21:08:33

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina opened multi-sport extravaganza Bangabandhu Ninth Bangladesh Games on Thursday at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in the capital. She joined the inaugural ceremony from...

EC postpones Apr 11 polls over record Covid surge

EC postpones Apr 11 polls over record Covid surge

-- 2021-04-01 20:16:35

A second wave of coronavirus infection sweeping across Bangladesh has forced the Election Commission to postpone the polls to union councils and municipalities, and the by-election to a parliament sea...

‘No alternative to increasing hospital capacity’

‘No alternative to increasing hospital capacity’

-- 2021-04-01 19:40:10

Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said that there is no alternative to increasing the capacities of hospitals to tackle the surge in Covid-19 cases. "There's no alternative to increasing the number o...

Rizvi shifted to ICU

Rizvi shifted to ICU

-- 2021-04-01 19:20:52

BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, who has been undergoing treatment at Square Hospitals for the past two weeks with Covid-19 infections l, was shifted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU)...

No shortages of food likely this year, says Minister

No shortages of food likely this year, says Minister

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-01 18:48:19

Agriculture Minister Abdur Razzaque on Thursday said the country will not see any shortage of food during the Covid-19 crisis as more 83,000 hectares of land for Boro paddy has been brought under cult...

Angered by service ban, ridesharing bikers block Dhaka roads

Angered by service ban, ridesharing bikers block Dhaka roads

-- 2021-04-01 18:09:08

Ridesharing motorcyclists have gathered in front of the National Press Club in a show of protest after police enforced the government’s halt order amid a record surge in coronavirus cases. More...

Virus surge shuts tourism centres in Chattogram

Virus surge shuts tourism centres in Chattogram

-- 2021-04-01 18:00:25

The government has ordered the shutdown of all tourism centres and hotels, motels and rest houses in Chattogram amid a surge in coronavirus cases. All places of tourism, including the Patenga beach a...