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Foreign envoys to visit Bhasan Char on April 3

Foreign envoys to visit Bhasan Char on April 3

-- 2021-04-01 17:49:06

Envoys representing Australia, Canada, the European Union, France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America will visit Bhasan Char on April 3 to see the facilitie...

PM urges all to avoid public gatherings, wear masks

PM urges all to avoid public gatherings, wear masks

-- 2021-04-01 17:37:35

Seeking cooperation from all to check the rapid transmission of coronavirus, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged people to avoid public gatherings, staying outside unnecessarily and wear fa...

Bangladesh’s virus cases surge by 6,469, highest daily count; another 59 dead

Bangladesh’s virus cases surge by 6,469, highest daily count; another 59 dead

-- 2021-04-01 16:43:29

Bangladesh has logged 6,469 new cases of the coronavirus, the highest daily count, taking the tally of infections to 617,764.  The death toll climbed to 9,105 after 59 fatalities were registered...

Govt afforests over 25,000 hectares of land in nearly three years

Govt afforests over 25,000 hectares of land in nearly three years

FE Online Report 2021-04-01 15:42:17

The government has afforested over 25,000 hectares of land under different projects since fiscal year 2018, in an effort to raise the forestation areas to make a livable environment in the country. T...

US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry to visit Bangladesh

US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry to visit Bangladesh

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-01 14:06:32

US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry is set to travel to the United Arab Emirates, India, and Bangladesh from April 1-9 to discuss the climate crisis, according to a statement issued b...

Experts urge use of compost in maintaining soil quality

Experts urge use of compost in maintaining soil quality

FE REPORT 2021-04-01 13:42:46

Experts at a webinar on Wednesday underscored the need for using compost to maintain the high quality of soil in order for growing healthy plants. With this, dependence on the use of fertiliser and p...

Rain likely in parts of Bangladesh in next two days

Rain likely in parts of Bangladesh in next two days

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-04-01 13:33:36

Rain or thundershower accompanied by temporary gusty/squally wind is likely to occur in different regions of the country on Thursday and Friday, according to an official at Bangladesh Meteorological D...

12th parliament session begins

12th parliament session begins

-- 2021-04-01 13:07:06

The 12th session of Parliament began on Thursday after a 58-day recess. The session began at 11:00 am with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair. The House went into the session to meet th...

Bangladesh bans entry of passengers from European nations, except UK

Bangladesh bans entry of passengers from European nations, except UK

-- 2021-04-01 13:07:01

Bangladesh will bar passengers from all European nations, except the UK, effective from April 3, as virus cases and deaths surge. The ban will also apply to 12 other countries: Argentina, Bahrain, Br...

More vaccine doses from India will arrive in Dhaka in days, says Health Minister

More vaccine doses from India will arrive in Dhaka in days, says Health Minister

-- 2021-04-01 12:39:19

Health Minister Zahid Maleque hopes that the next shipment of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine purchased by the government from the Seram Institute of India will arrive in Dhaka in a couple...

Technologically-skilled hands to be picked for digital land management: Minister

Technologically-skilled hands to be picked for digital land management: Minister

FE REPORT 2021-04-01 09:01:41

The Ministry of Land will shortly appoint technologically-skilled workforce in non-cadre posts through the Public Service Commission (PSC) to speed up digital land management process, said Land Mini...

Bangladesh's private hospitals to raise Covid-19 beds by 1,000

Bangladesh's private hospitals to raise Covid-19 beds by 1,000

FE Report 2021-04-01 08:52:58

Private sector healthcare providers on Wednesday assured the government of arranging around 1,000 dedicated beds for treating Covid-19 patients amid the continuous surge in the number of coronavirus...

1,716 Rohingya refugees start journey for Bhasan Char

1,716 Rohingya refugees start journey for Bhasan Char

-- 2021-03-31 21:24:46

More than 1,700 Rohingyas were taken to Chattogram from their camps in Cox’s Bazar for on Wednesday, the second day of the sixth phase, to be relocated to Bhasan Char island in Noakhali. Cox's...

BRTA suspends motorcycle ridesharing services amid virus case upsurge

BRTA suspends motorcycle ridesharing services amid virus case upsurge

-- 2021-03-31 20:35:24

The Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has suspended app-based motorcycle ridesharing services amid a record surge in coronavirus infection. The order for the app-based motorcycle services wi...

26 get life term in Narail murder case

26 get life term in Narail murder case

-- 2021-03-31 19:45:47

A Khulna Tribunal on Wednesday sentenced 26 people to life term imprisonment in a murder case filed in Narail in 2019. Khulna Speedy Trial Tribunal Judge Md Nazrul Islam Hawladar pronounced the verdi...

Over 10m families to get financial aid for Eid-ul-Fitr celebration

Over 10m families to get financial aid for Eid-ul-Fitr celebration

-- 2021-03-31 19:42:12

The government will provide financial assistance to more than 10.0 million helpless and poor families on the occasion of the upcoming holy Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the greatest religious festivals of the M...

Bangladesh never supports country-specific, motivated resolution, Momen says

Bangladesh never supports country-specific, motivated resolution, Momen says

-- 2021-03-31 18:32:36

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has justified Bangladesh’s vote against a UN resolution on genocide charges against Sri Lanka saying Bangladesh has a foreign policy of supporting the neighbours...

UNHCR seeks $294.5m for Rohingya response in Bangladesh

UNHCR seeks $294.5m for Rohingya response in Bangladesh

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-03-31 17:51:40

The UNHCR has sought US$294.5 million for its Rohingya refugee response in Bangladesh for 2021. “US$5.9 million of the total funds is urgently needed to address the immediate aftermath of the c...

Obaidul Quader receives first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Obaidul Quader receives first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

-- 2021-03-31 17:35:39

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine. After getting vaccinated, the Awami League general secretary posted some photos on his ver...

Rajshahi court issues arrest warrant against four BNP leaders

Rajshahi court issues arrest warrant against four BNP leaders

-- 2021-03-31 17:22:20

A Rajshahi court on Wednesday issued warrants for the arrest of four BNP leaders including BNP chairperson’s adviser and former city mayor Mizanur Rahman Minu in a sedition case. Rajshahi Metro...

City dwellers face transport crisis as buses carrying 50pc passengers

City dwellers face transport crisis as buses carrying 50pc passengers

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-03-31 16:44:57

City dwellers, especially the working people, are facing great difficulties amid lack of transport as bus operators started plying vehicles with 50 per cent passengers against the capacity from Wednes...

5,358 new coronavirus cases, 52 deaths in 24 hours

5,358 new coronavirus cases, 52 deaths in 24 hours

-- 2021-03-31 16:17:41

Bangladesh has logged 5,358 new cases of the coronavirus, the highest daily count on record, taking the tally of infections to 611,295. The death toll climbed to 9,046 after 52 fatalities, the highes...

CJ calls for health compliance amid escalating virus cases

CJ calls for health compliance amid escalating virus cases

-- 2021-03-31 14:37:47

Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain has urged everyone to follow the health protocol amid a surge in coronavirus cases. “The coronavirus infection has spread further as people failed to follow th...

Sunflower cultivation gaining popularity

Sunflower cultivation gaining popularity

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-03-31 09:09:02

NAOGAON: Farming of sunflower is gaining popularity in the district due to a sudden rise in its demand. Sources at the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) said more than 333 hectares of land...

Railway starts selling 50pc tickets   

Railway starts selling 50pc tickets  

-- 2021-03-30 22:53:47

Bangladesh Railway is selling 50 per cent tickets of trains from Tuesday as a measure to tackle the rising infection of coronavirus. Half of the tickets will be sold online and the other half from th...

BNP finds no visible steps against coronavirus outbreak, Fakhrul says

BNP finds no visible steps against coronavirus outbreak, Fakhrul says

-- 2021-03-30 20:51:57

Though the coronavirus transmission has been surging alarmingly in the country, the government has no visible steps to contain the pace of outbreak of the deadly virus, BNP alleged on Tuesday. &ldquo...

Pak scholar wants their govt to apologise to Bangladesh

Pak scholar wants their govt to apologise to Bangladesh

-- 2021-03-30 20:30:32

Internationally renowned scholar from Pakistan Husain Haqqani has said the people of Pakistan should urge their government to offer a formal apology to the people of Bangladesh for all the atrocities...

Awami League scales down programmes amid virus case upsurge

Awami League scales down programmes amid virus case upsurge

-- 2021-03-30 20:23:43

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has asked supporters to scale down its programmes and adhere to health protocols after the government curbed assembly due to a fresh surge in coronavirus...

Met Office forecasts rain across country

Met Office forecasts rain across country

-- 2021-03-30 17:03:31

Rain or thunder shower accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind is likely at different places across the country in the next 24 hours commencing around 9 am on Tuesday, said Bangladesh Meteorolo...

14-day quarantine mandatory for passengers from Europe

14-day quarantine mandatory for passengers from Europe

-- 2021-03-30 16:47:09

All passengers returning from the United Kingdom and other European countries must stay in quarantine for 14 days in government-specified institutions or hotels at their expense. Passengers flying in...