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Three of a family burnt to death in Chattogram

Three of a family burnt to death in Chattogram

-- 2020-08-15 13:41:41

Three members of a family were burned to death as a fire broke out in a slum in Chattogram's A K Khan area on Friday night. The deceased were identified as Abu Taher, 60, his wife Ayesha Begum, 50 an...

74th Independence Day of India celebrated in Dhaka

74th Independence Day of India celebrated in Dhaka

-- 2020-08-15 12:07:48

The High Commission of India, Dhaka solemnly celebrated the 74th Independence Day of India on Saturday at the Chancery premises of the High Commission. High Commissioner Riva Ganguly Das unfurled the...

Artist Murtaza Bashir dies of Covid-19

Artist Murtaza Bashir dies of Covid-19

-- 2020-08-15 11:07:16

Eminent artist Murtaza Bashir has died in hospital care after being diagnosed with the coronavirus infection at the age of 88. He passed away during treatment in Dhaka's Evercare Hospital at 9:10am S...

PM pays homage to Bangabandhu on his 45th martyrdom anniversary

PM pays homage to Bangabandhu on his 45th martyrdom anniversary

-- 2020-08-15 10:37:59

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman marking the National Mourning Day and the 45th anniversary of his martyrdom, BSS reports....

Bangabandhu is a great source of inspiration, UNESCO chief says

Bangabandhu is a great source of inspiration, UNESCO chief says

-- 2020-08-15 09:50:07

The UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay has paid glowing tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on the eve of the National Mourning Day, remembering the struggle and sac...

President, PM urge countrymen to turn grief into strength

President, PM urge countrymen to turn grief into strength

-- 2020-08-14 22:49:12

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have urged the countrymen to turn the grief of the loss of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman into strength. They also urg...

PM releases stamps, first day covers on Mourning Day

PM releases stamps, first day covers on Mourning Day

-- 2020-08-14 22:35:43

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has released commemorative postage stamps, first day covers and a data card on the occasion of the National Mourning Day and 45th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Na...

Jashore centre juveniles died from beating by employees: Police

Jashore centre juveniles died from beating by employees: Police

-- 2020-08-14 22:35:15

Police believe the three teenage boys, who died at Jashore Juvenile Development Centre on Thursday, were beaten to death by the employees, not killed in clashes between themselves. The juveniles, who...

National Mourning Day today

National Mourning Day today

-- 2020-08-14 20:08:10

Bangladesh is observing the National Mourning Day today (Saturday), marking the 45th martyrdom anniversary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Father of the Nation Bangabandhu...

Second group of Navy leaves for South Sudan

Second group of Navy leaves for South Sudan

-- 2020-08-14 20:07:48

A second group consisting 67 members of Bangladesh Navy has left Dhaka on Friday for South Sudan to join the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission under Force Marine Unit-6 of Bangladesh Navy there, rep...

Digital Security Act govt's weapon to cling to power: BNP

Digital Security Act govt's weapon to cling to power: BNP

-- 2020-08-14 17:58:11

Accusing the government of using the Digital Security Act as a weapon to hang onto power, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday demanded the withdrawal of all the cases filed und...

A museum that mourns Bangladesh’s worst carnage

A museum that mourns Bangladesh’s worst carnage

-- 2020-08-14 17:44:33

From 1961 to 1975, the famous Dhanmondi house witnessed every milestone in the journey of Bangladeshis toward independence. It was on the evening of August 15, 1975, a dark chapter unfolded at the ho...

2,766 new COVID-19 cases, 34 deaths in a day

2,766 new COVID-19 cases, 34 deaths in a day

-- 2020-08-14 16:51:02

Bangladesh has recorded 2,766 new cases of COVID-19 in a daily count, taking the tally of infections to 271,881. The death toll climbed to 3,591 after 34 fatalities were registered in the 24 hours to...

Natore OC dies of Covid-19

Natore OC dies of Covid-19

-- 2020-08-14 16:05:35

Sumon Ali, the officer-in-charge of Baraigram Police Station in Natore, died of coronavirus at a hospital in Dhaka on Friday. Liton Kumar Saha, Superintendent of Natore Police, said Sumon had been un...

South Asian Youth Festival 2020 launched by a2i and Glocal After School

South Asian Youth Festival 2020 launched by a2i and Glocal After School

FE ONLINE DESK 2020-08-14 15:49:39

The Aspire to Innovate (a2i) Programme, Bangladesh and Glocal After School, Nepal have launched the South Asian Youth Festival 2020 on the occasion of International Youth Day 2020. They opened the ev...

Meherpur MP, nine family members contract coronavirus

Meherpur MP, nine family members contract coronavirus

-- 2020-08-14 14:50:13

Mohammad Shahiduzzaman Khokon, the MP from Meherpur-2 constituency, and nine members of his family have tested positive for coronavirus. Civil Surgeon Dr Mohammad Nasir Uddin said according to the re...

Orphans are my “most near and dear ones”: PM

Orphans are my “most near and dear ones”: PM

-- 2020-08-14 14:32:49

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday described the orphans as her “most near and dear ones” and vowed to build a beautiful future for them, BSS reports. “I want to tell you (one t...

Bangladesh assumes presidency of Conference on Disarmament

Bangladesh assumes presidency of Conference on Disarmament

-- 2020-08-14 12:32:57

Bangladesh has assumed presidency of the Conference of Disarmament in the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva and reiterated its commitment to general and complete disarmament to preserve global pea...

Artist Murtaza Bashir falls sick, hospitalised

Artist Murtaza Bashir falls sick, hospitalised

-- 2020-08-14 12:17:11

Noted artist Murtaza Bashir, an awardee of the Ekushey Padak, has been admitted to the medical intensive care unit of Evercare Hospital in Dhaka. He was admitted at around 1.30 am on Friday, said his...

Three die in Jashore juvenile correction centre clash

Three die in Jashore juvenile correction centre clash

-- 2020-08-14 10:59:49

Three teenagers were killed in a clash at a juvenile correction centre in Jashore on Thursday evening. The deceased as - Naim Hossain, 15, son of Nannu Parmanik of Shibganj, Parvej Hasan Rabbi, 18, s...

India appoints new envoy to Bangladesh

India appoints new envoy to Bangladesh

-- 2020-08-14 10:36:57

India has appointed Vikram Kumar Doraiswami as the country’s new high commissioner to Bangladesh, one of New Delhi’s “closest allies”. Doraiswami, presently additional secreta...

CCC administrator directs to renovate damaged roads in Ctg   

CCC administrator directs to renovate damaged roads in Ctg  

Our correspondent 2020-08-14 09:37:45

The newly appointed Administrator of Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) Khorshed Alam Sujan has directed to renovate the Airport Road within August 20. He visited the damaged roads in the port city on...

NOAB urges calm over Ctg incident

NOAB urges calm over Ctg incident

FE DESK REPORT 2020-08-14 09:32:11

Closure of Chattogram daily newspapers as a sequel to gherao of senior editor MA Malek's house by a section of protesting journalists has been viewed as an unprecedented incident by the Newspapers Own...

Govt seeks explosives data as Beirut blast raises alarm

Govt seeks explosives data as Beirut blast raises alarm

-- 2020-08-13 22:35:35

The government has asked for data on import and storage of explosives in Bangladesh as the devastating port blast that killed more than 200 people in the Lebanese capital has raised alarm in Dhaka. A...

Httpool, Facebook’s partner in Bangladesh, sued on charges of dodging Tk 9.3m VAT

Httpool, Facebook’s partner in Bangladesh, sued on charges of dodging Tk 9.3m VAT

-- 2020-08-13 21:43:30

A government agency in Bangladesh has sued Httpool, the sales partner of social media giant Facebook in the country, on charges of dodging Tk 9.3 million in Value Added Tax payment. The VAT Audit, In...

Boiling weather continues for 16th day

Boiling weather continues for 16th day

FE ONLINE REPORT 2020-08-13 20:40:02

Extreme hot and humid weather continued for the 16th consecutive day on Thursday despite light rain. Though evening humidity declined to 53 per cent from 79 per cent on Thursday morning, the hot cond...

Sabrina Flora named additional DG of health services

Sabrina Flora named additional DG of health services

-- 2020-08-13 19:21:21

Prof Meerjady Sabrina Flora, the director of IEDCR, has been appointed as the additional director general of the Directorate General of Health Services, or DGHS. She will join the directorate’s...

Covid-19: Bangladesh records 2,617 new cases, 44 more deaths

Covid-19: Bangladesh records 2,617 new cases, 44 more deaths

-- 2020-08-13 18:09:08

Health authorities on Thursday reported the detection of 2,617 new cases in 24 hours in the country taking the total number of cases to 2,69,115. Meanwhile, another 44 patients died of Covid-19 durin...

Stress on good governance, affordable energy, quality services

Stress on good governance, affordable energy, quality services

FE Online Report 2020-08-13 17:45:02

Speakers at a webinar on Thursday opined for good governance, availability of affordable energy and quality services to consumers of power and energy sector to ensure the country’s overall econo...

COVID-19: BD witnesses over 100 doctors’ death

COVID-19: BD witnesses over 100 doctors’ death

FE Online Report 2020-08-13 17:26:13

The supreme sacrifice of doctors, the frontline fighters in the war against novel coronavirus, crossed 100 in Bangladesh. At least 94 physicians died while 11 more lost their lives with COVID-19-like...