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Firearm looted from RAB members in Ctg recovered

Firearm looted from RAB members in Ctg recovered

-- 2022-05-29 17:40:27

Police have recovered a pistol that was looted during an attack on three people including two members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at Mirsarai in Chattogram. The firearm was recovered early Sunday...

Pollution in Bangladesh: The invisible tango with death

Pollution in Bangladesh: The invisible tango with death

-- 2022-05-29 17:31:40

More than 215,000 people in Bangladesh succumbed to pollution in 2019. The ever lurking, at times invisible, killer ~ air pollution ~ alone claimed about 175,000 lives. Water pollution was responsible...

Rice market destabilisers to face music, says Food Minister

Rice market destabilisers to face music, says Food Minister

-- 2022-05-29 17:13:40

Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder on Sunday warned that stern actions will be taken against those who will try to destabilise the rice market in the country. The condition in the rice market must...

Bangladesh logs 40 new Covid cases, no deaths

Bangladesh logs 40 new Covid cases, no deaths

-- 2022-05-29 17:04:34

Bangladesh has registered 40 cases of Covid-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 1,953,447. But no new fatalities were registered in the 24-hour count, keeping the death toll from t...

PM says Bangladesh ready to send more peacekeepers to UN

PM says Bangladesh ready to send more peacekeepers to UN

-- 2022-05-29 17:00:21

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said as many as 6,825 peacekeepers from Bangladesh are currently working for the United Nations which is 9.2 per cent of the total number of peacekeepers. As of now,...

Man held with 28 gold bars at Shah Amanat Airport

Man held with 28 gold bars at Shah Amanat Airport

-- 2022-05-29 16:45:11

Customs officials detained a man along with 28 gold bars, weighing 3 kg, from Chattogram Shah Amanat International Airport on Sunday, officials said. Deputy Commissioner of Chattogram Customs, Niamul...

Dhaka University student dies after drowning in dormitory pond

Dhaka University student dies after drowning in dormitory pond

-- 2022-05-29 16:16:39

A student died after drowning in the pond of Sergeant Zahurul Haq Hall at Dhaka University. The victim, identified as ‘Polash’, had gone to the pond near his dormitory to bathe. He was re...

Death toll in Barishal road crash reaches 10

Death toll in Barishal road crash reaches 10

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-05-29 14:20:46

At least 10 passengers have died as a passenger bus slammed into a wayside tree in Uzirpur Upazila of Barishal. The bus operated by Jamuna Line Paribahan was going to Bhandaria in the southern distri...

Maitri Express back on track after pandemic pause of two years

Maitri Express back on track after pandemic pause of two years

-- 2022-05-29 13:54:26

The Maitri Express between Dhaka and Kolkata has resumed its operations after a pause of 26 months due to the coronavirus pandemic, bdnews24.com reports. The passenger train started its journey from...

Trader stabbed to death in Faridpur

Trader stabbed to death in Faridpur

FE REPORT 2022-05-29 13:13:12

A 35-year-old man was stabbed to death allegedly by some miscreants in Nagarkanda upazila of Faridpur district, police said on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Babu Molla, son of Zilu Molla of...

330MW Power Plant in Habiganj catches fire

330MW Power Plant in Habiganj catches fire

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-05-29 11:21:06

A fire broke out at Shahjibazar 330 MW Power Plant in Habiganj district on Sunday, said officials. The fire broke out around 9:25 am at the power plant and spread soon, said Chief Engineer of the Pow...

Nine dead as bus crashes into tree in Barishal

Nine dead as bus crashes into tree in Barishal

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-05-29 10:32:43

At least nine passengers died as a passenger bus hit a wayside tree in Uzirpur Upazila of Barishal. The bus, operated by Jamuna Line Paribahan, was going to Bhandaria in the southern district of Piro...

Drive soon against illegal healthcare providers

Drive soon against illegal healthcare providers

FE REPORT 2022-05-29 09:02:12

The government will soon start countrywide crackdown against all unregistered private hospitals, clinics and diagnostic centres as the 72-hour ultimatum will expire today (Sunday). Issuing the ultima...

Spray, manpower problems peril anti-mosquito drive

Spray, manpower problems peril anti-mosquito drive

ADNAN HOSSAIN BHUIYAN 2022-05-29 08:31:03

Mosquito control efforts in the capital ahead of the dengue season have been marred by rundown insecticide sprays and a shortage of skilled workforce. As the monsoon approaches, the cases of dengue a...

BD school closure eats up 3.1pc of GDP: Study

BD school closure eats up 3.1pc of GDP: Study

SAJIBUR RAHMAN 2022-05-29 08:28:08

Bangladesh has experienced substantial losses in gross domestic product (GDP) and employment due to prolonged school closures amid COVID-19, says a latest study. Earning losses from school closures h...

BNP trying to create chaotic situation in name of movement, says Obaidul Quader

BNP trying to create chaotic situation in name of movement, says Obaidul Quader

-- 2022-05-28 21:36:32

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Saturday said BNP is making ill attempts to create a chaotic situation in the country in the name of mass movement. "BNP is daydreaming of mass moveme...

Awami League leaders will leave Bangladesh bowing heads, warns Mirza Fakhrul

Awami League leaders will leave Bangladesh bowing heads, warns Mirza Fakhrul

-- 2022-05-28 21:33:10

Accusing the government of establishing a reign of plundering in Bangladesh, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday warned that the time is coming when the ruling party leaders wi...

Woman’s body recovered who was missing for 37 days

Woman’s body recovered who was missing for 37 days

-- 2022-05-28 21:03:31

Police recovered the body of a woman from Shibpur Purbopara village in Khetlal upazila of Joypurhat, 37 days after she had gone missing. The deceased was identified as Beauty Begum, 33, of Syed Damga...

28 new Covid cases recorded in 24 hours, zero deaths

28 new Covid cases recorded in 24 hours, zero deaths

-- 2022-05-28 19:51:45

The government has confirmed 28 new cases of the coronavirus in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 1,953,407. With no new fatalities registered in the 24-hour count, the death toll from...

Election commission begins registering new political parties

Election commission begins registering new political parties

-- 2022-05-28 19:47:04

The election commission has begun registering new political parties interested in taking part in the next general elections. In a notice issued on Thursday, new parties have 90 days, until Aug 29, to...

Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury laid to eternal rest

Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury laid to eternal rest

-- 2022-05-28 19:41:29

Eminent lyricist, who penned immortal Language Movement song Amar Bhai'er Rokte Rangano Ekushey February, Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury was laid to eternal rest at Martyred Intellectuals Graveyard in Mirpur...

Bangladesh should get preferential facilities from OECD members until 2029: PM

Bangladesh should get preferential facilities from OECD members until 2029: PM

-- 2022-05-28 18:32:32

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged Japan and other countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to extend preferential facilities to at least until 2029 for Bangl...

Early monsoon showers likely over Bangladesh

Early monsoon showers likely over Bangladesh

-- 2022-05-28 18:07:37

Early monsoon showers are likely to drench the eight divisions of the country in the next 24 hours, said the Met office on Saturday. "Rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally...

Bangladesh, India discuss means to absorb Ukraine war shock on economy

Bangladesh, India discuss means to absorb Ukraine war shock on economy

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-05-28 17:54:06

Bangladesh and India had extensive discussions on strategies to absorb the shock of the Ukraine war, especially on the supply of food commodities and energy when Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdu...

People from all walks of life pay respects to Gaffar Chowdhury

People from all walks of life pay respects to Gaffar Chowdhury

-- 2022-05-28 17:12:16

The mortal remains of Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury have been brought to Dhaka’s Central Shaheed Minar, where every year Bangladeshis pay tribute to the Language Movement using the song he penned &ndas...

Barishal University students block highway protesting assault on fellow

Barishal University students block highway protesting assault on fellow

-- 2022-05-28 16:06:04

Vehicular movement on the Dhaka-Kuakata highway remained suspended for an hour on Saturday as the students of Barishal University staged demonstrations blocking the highway protesting the assault on o...

Rail links to Dhaka restored after 12-hour disruption

Rail links to Dhaka restored after 12-hour disruption

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-05-28 12:56:06

Rail links from Dhaka to the north and south of Bangladesh have been restored nearly 11.5 hours after a train derailed in Gazipur’s Kaliakoir. Recovery efforts ended at 8 am on Saturday, said M...

Body of Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury arrives in Dhaka

Body of Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury arrives in Dhaka

-- 2022-05-28 12:37:08

The body of Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury, the journalist and columnist best known for writing the lyrics to ‘Amar Bhaier Rokte Rangano’, has been brought to Bangladesh from London. The body rea...

Indo-Bangladesh FM level meeting deferred

Indo-Bangladesh FM level meeting deferred

Mir Mostafizur Rahaman from Guwahati, India 2022-05-28 10:42:05

The foreign minister-level meeting between India and Bangladesh, scheduled to be held on May 30 (Monday), has been postponed for the time being. The meeting will be held later on, foreign minister Dr...

Irrational to compare Bangladesh with Sri Lanka, says LGRD minister

Irrational to compare Bangladesh with Sri Lanka, says LGRD minister

-- 2022-05-27 20:12:20

It is irrational to compare Bangladesh's situation with the internal crisis of Sri Lanka, said LGRD Minister Md Tajul Islam on Friday. He made this remark at the concluding ceremony of the two-day 'B...