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UN agencies stress concerted flood relief, rehabilitation operations in Sylhet region

UN agencies stress concerted flood relief, rehabilitation operations in Sylhet region

OUR CORRESPONDENT, SYLHET 2022-07-02 21:40:46

Officials of the UN organisations on Saturday stressed the need for immediate and concerted relief and rehabilitation operations in flood-hit Sylhet and Sunamganj districts. Addressing a press briefi...

Spice prices shoot up ahead of Eid-ul Azha

Spice prices shoot up ahead of Eid-ul Azha

-- 2022-07-02 21:17:47

Despite having enough stock, traders have increased the prices of all kinds of spices ahead of Eid-ul Azha as usual. Both wholesalers and retailers hiked the prices of ginger, garlic, cardamom, cinna...

No television channel can air more than one foreign serial at a time: Minister

No television channel can air more than one foreign serial at a time: Minister

-- 2022-07-02 20:57:40

Information and Broadcasting Minister Hasan Mahmud on Saturday said no television channel in the country will be allowed to broadcast more than one foreign serial at a time. "In order to protect the...

Bangladesh opens chancery building in Lisbon

Bangladesh opens chancery building in Lisbon

-- 2022-07-02 20:29:12

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has formally inaugurated the new chancery building of the Bangladesh Embassy in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs o...

‘Measures to be taken if complaints found over Eid online ticketing’

‘Measures to be taken if complaints found over Eid online ticketing’

-- 2022-07-02 19:33:52

Railway Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujon said necessary measures will be taken if any complaints are received from passengers in getting train tickets online ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. The minister told repo...

Narail students barred from using mobile phones in schools, colleges, madrasas

Narail students barred from using mobile phones in schools, colleges, madrasas

-- 2022-07-02 19:24:27

Narail education authorities have banned students from using mobile phones in schools, colleges and madrasas after a student's Facebook post prompted a mob to humiliate a teacher. The district's Educ...

Environmentalists push for taxes on plastic sachets in Bangladesh

Environmentalists push for taxes on plastic sachets in Bangladesh

-- 2022-07-02 18:47:47

The Environment and Social Development Organization (ESDO) has urged Bangladesh to take strict regulatory action on the production and use of single-use plastics and, in particular, plastic sachets af...

Asad Rassel wins BPS monthly photo contest

Asad Rassel wins BPS monthly photo contest

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-07-02 18:38:01

Freelance photographer Asaduzzaman Rassel has won the monthly photo contest, organised by the Bangladesh Photographic Society (BPS). He captured a photo of the happy image of an elderly woman and got...

Momen urges Portugal to open mission in Dhaka

Momen urges Portugal to open mission in Dhaka

-- 2022-07-02 18:29:43

Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen has urged Portugal to establish a resident Portuguese mission or at least a consular service centre in Dhaka for receiving all kinds of visa applications...

Teacher murder: Jitu’s ‘lover’ suspended

Teacher murder: Jitu’s ‘lover’ suspended

-- 2022-07-02 18:04:43

Haji Yunus Ali School and College authorities have suspended Taslima Akter Rima, a class-XI student of the college and ‘lover’ of Ashraful Ahsan Jitu,  prime accused in teacher Utpal...

1,105 Covid-19 cases, six deaths reported in 24 hours

1,105 Covid-19 cases, six deaths reported in 24 hours

-- 2022-07-02 17:28:49

Bangladesh has recorded 1,105 cases of Covid-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 1,976,787. The death toll from the disease climbed by six in 24 hours to 29,160, according to the l...

Traffic jam eases on Dhaka-Mawa-Bhanga expressway on second day

Traffic jam eases on Dhaka-Mawa-Bhanga expressway on second day

-- 2022-07-02 17:22:22

Although Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Expressway (Dhaka-Mawa-Bhanga) witnessed long tailback on Friday, traffic movement became normal on the second day of toll collection (S...

Awami League leader Mukul Bose dies

Awami League leader Mukul Bose dies

-- 2022-07-02 17:16:13

Mukul Bose, a member of the Awami League's Advisory Council, has died in hospital care at the age of 68. The Awami League leader died while undergoing treatment at a hospital in India on Saturday mor...

Dalela may replace Doraiswami as Indian envoy to Bangladesh

Dalela may replace Doraiswami as Indian envoy to Bangladesh

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-07-02 16:18:00

Vikram Doraiswami, the Indian high commissioner in Bangladesh, is expected to take over as his country’s envoy to the UK, according to The Hindustan Times. Sudhakar Dalela, the deputy chief of...

Water levels rise in 58 rivers, fall in 47

Water levels rise in 58 rivers, fall in 47

-- 2022-07-02 15:19:40

Water levels at 58 river stations monitored by Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) have marked a rise while 47 stations recorded a fall, BSS reports. Among the 109 monitored river stations, f...

Two die in separate city road accidents

Two die in separate city road accidents

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-07-02 14:31:24

Two people were killed in separate road accidents in the capital's Gulistan area. A truck hit one of the victims on Friday night, while another man was run over by a bus at 8:30 am on Saturday, accor...

BD produces 192 million kg plastic sachet waste annually: Report

BD produces 192 million kg plastic sachet waste annually: Report

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-07-02 13:20:50

Bangladesh produces over 192 million kilogrammes of plastic sachet waste by consuming packaged foods as well as daily cosmetics and toiletries, creating severe environmental pollution, says a latest r...

Marine Protected Area declared in Bay

Marine Protected Area declared in Bay

FE REPORT 2022-07-02 08:49:53

Bangladesh has declared an area totalling about 8.8 per cent of its Exclusive Economic Zone in the Bay of Bengal as Marine Protected Area as part of a recipe to maximise the use of marine resources....

BNP leader Mosharraf sees govt’s negligence behind fresh spike in Covid-19 cases

BNP leader Mosharraf sees govt’s negligence behind fresh spike in Covid-19 cases

-- 2022-07-01 23:35:15

BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Friday alleged that the country has been witnessing a fresh surge in Covid-19 cases because of the government’s negligence to take proper prevent...

Chhatra League suspends its Jagannath University committee

Chhatra League suspends its Jagannath University committee

-- 2022-07-01 23:29:05

Bangladesh Chhatra League has suspended its Jagannath University committee after an alleged assault on the chauffeur of President Abdul Hamid's son Riad Ahmed Tushar. The central committee of the rul...

IGP urges police members to work with more dedication

IGP urges police members to work with more dedication

-- 2022-07-01 22:54:09

Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed has urged members of the police to work with more dedication for the welfare of the people. The IGP was speaking at a function at RMP Police Lines on t...

High-level delegation of UNDP, UNFPA, UNOPS visits Bangladesh

High-level delegation of UNDP, UNFPA, UNOPS visits Bangladesh

-- 2022-07-01 22:08:47

A high-level delegation of the Executive Board of UNDP, UNFPA and UNOPS visited Bangladesh on a week-long mission to see the projects implemented by the UN. Led by the board's president, Ambassador a...

Over 45,000 houses in Sunamganj damaged by floods

Over 45,000 houses in Sunamganj damaged by floods

-- 2022-07-01 21:47:24

The devastating floods in northeastern Bangladesh have caused damage to at least 45,286 houses in Sunamganj. The figure does not account for a massive number of houses and it will take another month...

Three more Bangladeshi hajj pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia in two days

Three more Bangladeshi hajj pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia in two days

-- 2022-07-01 21:19:02

Three more Bangladeshi hajj pilgrims have died in Saudi Arabia's Mecca in the last three days, according to Bangladesh Hajj Management Portal. The deceased were Fatema Begum, 60, was from Dhaka, Rafi...

Flood death toll rises to 95 with three more deaths      

Flood death toll rises to 95 with three more deaths      

-- 2022-07-01 20:12:45

Flood claimed three more lives in Mymensingh, Netrokona and Sunamganj in 24 hours till Friday morning, raising the total fatalities to 95. Of the deceased, two drowned while another died from a light...

Govt plans to bar Eid cattle markets along highways

Govt plans to bar Eid cattle markets along highways

-- 2022-07-01 19:26:10

Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim has said no cattle haat will be allowed along roads and highways across the country to avoid traffic congestion during the Eid-u l-Azha. "The cattle m...

Abrar Fahad's brother yet to decide to get admitted to BUET

Abrar Fahad's brother yet to decide to get admitted to BUET

-- 2022-07-01 19:02:53

Abrar Faiyaj, the younger brother to Abrar Fahad, has cleared the test for admission to the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, the same institution where Fahad was beaten to death by...

Long tailback as expressway tolling slows traffic

Long tailback as expressway tolling slows traffic

-- 2022-07-01 19:00:18

Travellers have waited for hours in vehicles stuck in a tailback on Bangabandhu Expressway at Faridpur's Bhanga after the start of tolling. The government opened four out of 10 counters at the toll p...

Advance train tickets sold out within four hours of going on sale

Advance train tickets sold out within four hours of going on sale

-- 2022-07-01 18:20:46

After waiting for almost 12 hours at the Kamalapur Railway Station, Abdur Rahman returned home empty-handed on the first day of the advance train ticket sale ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. But he wasn't alone...

Bangladesh reaffirms its commitment to achieving SDG Goal 14

Bangladesh reaffirms its commitment to achieving SDG Goal 14

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-07-01 18:13:49

Bangladesh reaffirmed its commitment to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 14: “Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development&rdquo...