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Two patients flee from coronavirus unit in Barishal

-- April 08, 2020 21:22:04

Two patients with fever and cold related issues fled from the coronavirus unit of Barishal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College this week. Doctor Bakir Hossain, director of the hospital, said that they info...

UK to charter flights to take back citizens from BD

-- April 08, 2020 21:11:00

Due to the drastic increase of the number COVID-19 cases in Bangladesh, the British government has moved swiftly to move its citizens out of the country.  The British High Commission in Dhaka i...

Coronavirus: 102 Bangladeshis infected in Singapore in two days

-- April 08, 2020 20:20:41

As many as 102 Bangladeshi migrant workers in Singapore are among the 248 new coronavirus cases reported by the city state in two days. Most of the newly confirmed Bangladeshi COVID-19 patients in th...

Shab-e-Barat to be observed on Thursday

-- April 08, 2020 19:55:11

The holy Shab-e-Barat, the night of fortune and forgiveness, will be observed in the country on Thursday. This year, Muslim devotees will observe the night with religious fervour staying at home amid...

District administration imposes lockdown on Cox’s Bazar

-- April 08, 2020 19:36:00

Cox’s Bazar district administration has decided to impose a lockdown to prevent spread of coronavirus. Deputy Commissioner Md Kamal Hossain came up with the announcement through the official Fa...

DSCC delivers food to 1,587 families after receiving hotline calls

-- April 08, 2020 19:08:54

The Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) has delivered food to 1,587 families upon receiving calls at its hotline. DSCC Public Relations Officer Uttam Kumar Roy said 10,178 citizens called the hotline...

River ports asked to hoist warning signal 1

-- April 08, 2020 18:38:06

River ports in some regions have been asked to hoist ‘warning signal No 1’ as temporary west or north-westerly gusty or squally wind is likely to hit the country. West or north-westerly s...

55 officials to supervise relief distribution

-- April 08, 2020 18:22:01

The government has assigned 55 officials to oversee the distribution of relief among the poor and unemployed, who have been hit hardest by the lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak. The ministry t...

AL demands immediate execution of Majed’s death penalty

-- April 08, 2020 18:04:30

The Awami League has demanded immediate execution of the death penalty against Abdul Majed, a convicted killer of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Road Transport and Bridges Mi...

BD has still the window of opportunity to stop COVID-19: Chinese Expert

FE Onlione Report April 08, 2020 17:43:05

Calling for the massive corona testing and insuring social isolation, a leading Chinese COVID-19 expert said Bangladesh has still the window of opportunity to stop the pandemic. “Every single s...

Bangladesh urges China to defer LC payments for one year

FE ONLINE REPORT April 08, 2020 17:27:59

Bangladesh has requested China to defer payments for one year against all back to back letter of credit (L/C) opened in favour of Chinese suppliers.  Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen made the...

Bangladesh extends hajj registration deadline again

-- April 08, 2020 16:44:22

Bangladesh has once again extended the deadline for hajj registration until April 16 considering the outbreak of coronavirus across the globe. The Ministry of Religious Affairs issued a notice in thi...

Air Force helicopter ready to carry coronavirus patients

-- April 08, 2020 16:30:02

As per the instruction of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh Air Force is conducting different activities in preventing coronavirus in the country following the government rules while it’s...

Declare either emergency or curfew: Oli

-- April 08, 2020 15:54:09

President of Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Oli Ahmed on Wednesday demanded the government either to declare a state of emergency or impose a curfew to contain the coronavirus pandemic which continues...

BD seeks more support from China, with PPE and ventilators

-- April 08, 2020 15:37:45

Health minister Zahid Maleque on Wednesday sought increased support from China as the number of coronavirus cases is rising in Bangladesh. He mentioned about personal protective equipment and ventila...

Three more coronavirus deaths, 54 new cases in Bangladesh

FE Online Desk April 08, 2020 14:52:38

The death toll from coronavirus rose to 20 in Bangladesh as the country confirmed three more fatalities on Wednesday. The tally of infections has also soared to 218 after 54 more people tested positi...

SANEM suggests steps to ensure food security for poor and vulnerable

FE ONLINE DESK April 08, 2020 14:24:25

As food security for the poor and vulnerable people across the country has come under threat amid the coronavirus crisis, South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM) on Wednesday suggested four s...

Death warrant issued for Bangabandhu’s killer Majed

-- April 08, 2020 14:15:30

A Dhaka court on Wednesday issued the death warrant for Captain (retd) Abdul Majed, one of the convicted killers of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Judge of Dhaka’s Dist...

Benazir Ahmed made new IGP

-- April 08, 2020 13:52:06

The government has appointed Benazir Ahmed, director general of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), as the new inspector general of police (IGP). The Home Ministry issued a notification on Wednesday in thi...

Youth dies with fever, breathing complications in Sunamganj

-- April 08, 2020 13:32:13

A young man died from fever and breathing complications at Bakhtarpur village in Doarabazar upazila of Sunamganj on Tuesday night. The deceased, aged around 22, was a brick kiln worker in Narsingdi d...

Tabligh devotee dies in quarantine in Rajshahi

-- April 08, 2020 13:11:36

An elderly man, who returned from a Tablighi congregation, died in quarantine at Uttar Milikbhagha village in Bagha upazila of Rajshahi on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Abul Kalam Azad, 6...

Save the Children seeks global help in meeting BD’s ventilator demand

-- April 08, 2020 12:51:13

Save the Children has urgently called for international assistance to help Bangladesh meet a surge in demand for ventilators to cope with the COVID-19 outbreak and avert a humanitarian disaster in the...

Kishoreganj man tested Covid-19 positive after death: Civil surgeon

-- April 08, 2020 10:12:56

A man who died from fever and cold in Karimganj upazila of Kishoreganj on Monday was found to be infected with the coronavirus, said Kishoreganj Civil Surgeon Dr Mohammad Mujibur Rahman. The deceased...

Transporters in dire straits amid nationwide lockdown

MUNIMA SULTANA and SM NAJMUS SAKIB April 08, 2020 09:24:08

Hardship of daily-earner transport workers has reached an unbearable state during the ongoing lockdown in the country for not getting any financial support from welfare funds of workers' unions and ow...

Narayanganj goes under complete lockdown

-- April 08, 2020 08:36:44

In a dramatic escalation of measures, Narayanganj is going to be the first district in Bangladesh to go on complete lockdown from today (Wednesday) as the industrial hub has recorded a cluster of doze...

More neighbourhoods in Dhaka on lockdown

-- April 07, 2020 22:24:01

The authorities have put on lockdown 12 more areas in Dhaka after detecting COVID-19 patients. As many as 20 of the 41 new cases reported on Tuesday are from these neighbourhoods at Old Dhaka, Mohamm...

Memo sent to Ganabhaban to make RAB chief Benazir IGP

-- April 07, 2020 22:05:34

A memo has been sent to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to make RAB chief Benazir Ahmed the inspector general of police. He has been heading the elite police force for around four and a half years. At...

200 houses in city under lockdown

-- April 07, 2020 20:41:47

Some 200 houses were put under lockdown in different parts of capital Dhaka on Tuesday as a number of residents from those areas tested positive for coronavirus. Officer-in-charge of Chawkbazar Polic...

DNCC requests people to refrain from visiting graveyards

-- April 07, 2020 20:33:37

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) has requested people to refrain from offering ziarat at the graveyards under the city corporation to prevent the transmission of coronavirus. According to UNB, the...

PM lashes out at doctors refusing to treat patients

Govt to consider whether they keep jobs April 07, 2020 20:25:27

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ripped into the doctors who refused to treat patients amid the coronavirus outbreak, citing the death of a Dhaka University student. She says the government has received...