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US-Bangla starts first-ever flights on Dhaka-Male route

US-Bangla starts first-ever flights on Dhaka-Male route

-- 2021-11-19 17:23:15

US-Bangla Airlines has launched maiden direct flights to the Maldives' capital Male. A 164-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft of the private carrier left Dhaka for Male at 10:55 am today (Friday) carrying...

Seven more die of Covid-19, 253 test positive

Seven more die of Covid-19, 253 test positive

-- 2021-11-19 17:09:37

Bangladesh has registered seven new deaths from Covid-19 in a day, taking the toll to 27,946. The coronavirus caseload rose to 1,573,711 after 253 people tested positive for the disease in the 24 hou...

Three teenage sisters go missing in Dhaka

Three teenage sisters go missing in Dhaka

-- 2021-11-19 15:56:48

Three teenage sisters have been reported missing by their family in Adabar area of Dhaka. They lived with their aunt in the Shekertek area, according to Adabar Police chief Kazi Shahiduzzaman. &ldqu...

Eighth grader commits suicide after being raped by two

Eighth grader commits suicide after being raped by two

-- 2021-11-19 15:41:17

Eleven days after she was allegedly raped, a Class VIII student ended her life in Khetlal upazila of Joypurhat district on Thursday night. According to her family members, the girl took the extreme s...

Six killed Gaibandha road crash

Six killed Gaibandha road crash

-- 2021-11-19 15:09:50

At least six people have been killed in a head-on collision between a bus and an auto-rickshaw on the Dhaka-Rangpur highway in Gobindaganj upazila of Gaibandha district. The accident occurred when th...

18-year wait for justice

18-year wait for justice

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-11-19 14:25:04

Bimal Sheel, the lone survivor of an arson attack that left his home burnt and 11 members of the family dead, is waiting for justice nearly two decades after the carnage in Chattogram’s Banshkha...

Traffic rule violations: Both cases, and fines witness significant rise in Sep

Traffic rule violations: Both cases, and fines witness significant rise in Sep

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-11-19 12:39:35

Both the number of cases, lodged over violation of traffic rules and the amount of fine witnessed a significant rise in September this year compared to the previous month as the country’s transp...

Rekha Akhter wants to live, appeals for help

Rekha Akhter wants to live, appeals for help

FE REPORT 2021-11-19 10:56:26

Rekha Akhter (27), a kidney patient undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), wants to live. Her doctor has advised her to have a kidney transplant or live on regular dialysi...

Government urged to stop overcharging passengers

Government urged to stop overcharging passengers

FE REPORT 2021-11-19 09:03:22

Secretary General of Jatri Kalyan Samity Mozammel Hoque Chowdhury has alleged that transport owners and workers were overcharging the passengers, defying the government-fixed fare rates. "Passenger...

Govt to gradually reduce bus fares for students

Govt to gradually reduce bus fares for students

-- 2021-11-18 22:38:19

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said the government will gradually lower bus fares for students through a task force. His remarks came in the wake of protests by Dhaka College students to ca...

Nearly 1.4m students to take HSC exams in December

Nearly 1.4m students to take HSC exams in December

-- 2021-11-18 21:06:04

About 1.4 million students are expected to sit for the Higher Secondary Certificate and equivalent examinations starting on Dec 2 after a nine-month delay due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of...

Govt plans to vaccinate students in schools

Govt plans to vaccinate students in schools

-- 2021-11-18 20:37:03

The government is planning to provide students aged 12 to 17 access to Covid -19 vaccines in every school as part of an expanded inoculation campaign for children. Health authorities have already m...

‘Potential of big Bangladesh, African markets remain unrecognised’

‘Potential of big Bangladesh, African markets remain unrecognised’

-- 2021-11-18 19:53:43

South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Dr Grace Naledi Mandisa Pandor has said the great potential of African and Bangladeshi markets still remain unrecognized. "The potent...

IDRA appointed four-member consultancy body for Delta Life declared illegal         

IDRA appointed four-member consultancy body for Delta Life declared illegal      

FE ONLINE REPORT   2021-11-18 19:16:41

The High Court on Thursday declared the four-member consultancy committee appointed for the Delta Life Insurance Company Limited by the Insurance Development & Regulatory Authority (IDRA) illegal....

Dhaka College students block road demanding ‘half pass’

Dhaka College students block road demanding ‘half pass’

-- 2021-11-18 18:58:07

A protest by Dhaka College students occupied the road for one-and-a-half hours to call for a half-fare for bus rides. They ended the protest after police gave them assurances that the matter would b...

Dengue claims another life, hospitalises 129 more

Dengue claims another life, hospitalises 129 more

-- 2021-11-18 18:58:01

Bangladesh reported another death from Dengue fever while 129 new patients were hospitalised in 24 hours till Thursday morning. Although dengue cases were supposed to drop ahead of winter the country...

ACC sues Khulna General Hospital staff for embezzling Tk 25.8m

ACC sues Khulna General Hospital staff for embezzling Tk 25.8m

-- 2021-11-18 18:37:08

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday filed a case against a lab technologist of Khulna General Hospital for embezzling Tk 25.8 million collected from Covid-19 tests. Khandaker Kamruzzaman...

Bangladeshi youth more likely to be aware of climate change, says survey

Bangladeshi youth more likely to be aware of climate change, says survey

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-11-18 18:19:53

Young people in Bangladesh are substantially more likely to be aware of climate change than older people, says a new international survey by UNICEF and Gallup released ahead of World Children’s...

Bangladesh to start contract farming in Somalia

Bangladesh to start contract farming in Somalia

-- 2021-11-18 17:51:17

Somalia has agreed to a Bangladesh proposal on joint contract farming in the African country for better use of its huge unutilised cultivable land. Visiting State Minister for Foreign Affairs and Int...

Health minister refuses to disclose vaccine cost

Health minister refuses to disclose vaccine cost

-- 2021-11-18 17:14:27

Despite previously announcing the price at which the government had bought the COVID vaccine earlier, Health Minister Zahid Maleque has declined to share information regarding the price at which recen...

Covid claims five more lives, infects another 244

Covid claims five more lives, infects another 244

-- 2021-11-18 16:40:11

Bangladesh has registered five new deaths from Covid-19 in a day, taking the total toll to 27,939. The Covid-19 caseload rose to 1,573,458 as 244 people tested positive for the disease in the 24 hour...

Man finds Tk 6.6m while fishing in pond

Man finds Tk 6.6m while fishing in pond

-- 2021-11-18 16:28:37

A man has found Tk 6.6 million while fishing in a pond in Jail Road area of Lalmonirhat sadar upazila. Locals say the man was setting up his fishing equipment when he spotted a bag containing the mon...

Bangladesh plans to import Pfizer’s Covid-19 pill

Bangladesh plans to import Pfizer’s Covid-19 pill

-- 2021-11-18 16:16:33

Bangladesh plans to use Paxlovid, Pfizer’s antiviral pill to treat coronavirus infections, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said. Importing the pill, however, depends on clinical trials and approv...

HC adjourns writ petition that challenges questioning 'character' of rape victims

HC adjourns writ petition that challenges questioning 'character' of rape victims

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-11-18 15:48:21

The High Court (HC) has adjourned the hearing of a writ petition that challenged section 155 (4) and section 146 (3) of the Evidence Act, 1872. Three rights organisations, Bangladesh Legal Aid &...

UN, for the first time, adopts Rohingya resolution by consensus

UN, for the first time, adopts Rohingya resolution by consensus

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-11-18 11:29:22

The United Nations has adopted a Rohingya resolution by consensus for the first time since the refugee influx into Bangladesh, the foreign ministry said on Thursday. “The adoption of the Rohing...

Vehicles to pay increased charges at Jamuna, Muktarpur bridges from tomorrow

Vehicles to pay increased charges at Jamuna, Muktarpur bridges from tomorrow

FE REPORT 2021-11-18 09:32:25

The government starts collecting tolls at increased rates for Bangabandhu Jamuna Bridge and Mukterpur Bridge from tomorrow (Friday). The new rates will be applicable for all kinds of transports from...

Derelict Chandpur Railway Hospital building requires renovation

Derelict Chandpur Railway Hospital building requires renovation

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-11-18 09:26:59

CHANDPUR: The Chandpur Railway Hospital has remained abandoned for fourteen years. It has been lying in a damaged state after being hit by Cyclone Sidr on November 15, 2007.Since then, no steps have b...

Fraud-free payment to pensioners soon

Fraud-free payment to pensioners soon

FE REPORT 2021-11-18 09:02:00

Money straightway will be paid into a pensioner's account through a fraud-free and failsafe automated transaction as the government is upgrading its pension scheme for retirees, officials said Wedne...

Lighter vessel operators increase freight charges by 15pc after fuel price hike

Lighter vessel operators increase freight charges by 15pc after fuel price hike

-- 2021-11-17 22:34:26

The operators of lighter vessels that transport goods from Chattogram port to other parts of Bangladesh have raised the freight charges by 15 per cent after a hike in fuel prices. The increase follow...

PM defends decision to increase fuel prices, questions subsidies

PM defends decision to increase fuel prices, questions subsidies

-- 2021-11-17 19:32:04

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has questioned subsidies to support several sectors while defending her government’s decision to raise fuel prices. “How much can the government subsidise?&rd...