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Process underway to use passenger launches as isolation units

-- April 04, 2020 17:42:54

The Ministry of Shipping is taking preparations to use passenger launches as isolation units to fight against the novel coronavirus. State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury on Saturday sa...

Govt to start sale of rice at Tk 10 per kg in Dhaka

-- April 04, 2020 17:36:37

The government will sell subsidised rice at Tk 10 per kg in Dhaka from Sunday with a view to helping the poor during the shutdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, reports bdnews24.com. The special op...

‘Indira Gandhi acknowledged Bangladesh leaders on April 4, 1971’

-- April 04, 2020 17:21:04

The history of the country records April 4, 1971 as a crucial day for the subsequent course of the Liberation War as the then Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi acknowledged Bangladesh leadership, co...

Bangladesh’s situation better than Europe, USA: Quader

-- April 04, 2020 17:00:59

The coronavirus situation in Bangladesh is better than developed countries in Europe and the USA, ruling Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said Saturday. According to UNB, he made this re...

Hanif warns against extortion in name of helping poor

-- April 04, 2020 16:51:52

Awami League’s Joint General Secretary Mahbubul Alam Hanif on Saturday warned of taking stern actions against those involved in extortion in the name of helping poor during the COVID-19 pandemic...

BNP proposes Tk 870b special fund to tackle COVID-19 impacts

-- April 04, 2020 16:48:28

BNP on Saturday proposed to a special fund of Tk 870.00 billion to tackle the impacts of coronavirus disease, COVID-19, on the country’s economy. The party has urged the government to allocate...

35 more Bangladeshis return home from India

-- April 04, 2020 16:35:14

Thirty five more Bangladeshi nationals, who got stuck in West Bengal during the ongoing lockdown in India, returned home through Benapole check-post on Saturday morning under an special arrangement....

Two cops sent to isolation in Bagerhat

-- April 04, 2020 16:31:13

Two members of police were sent to isolation unit of two separate hospitals for having symptoms of coronavirus infection in Bagerhat on Saturday. Meanwhile, 1,683 people are maintaining home quaranti...

COVID 19: PM to unveil work plan Sunday

-- April 04, 2020 16:09:46

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will announce the government’s work plan at a press conference on Sunday to overcome the possible impacts of the coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak on the economy. The...

KMCH to start COVID-19 test from April 11

-- April 04, 2020 15:56:19

Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMCH) is set to start test to detect coronavirus or COVID-19 infection using the Polymerase Chain Reaction(PCR) machine on April 11. The test kits have already reache...

DMP continues spraying disinfectants Saturday

FE Online Report April 04, 2020 15:00:48

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), for the 11th consecutive day on Saturday, continued spraying disinfectants in the capital in an attempt to contain the spread of coronavirus. The DMP is spraying...

Govt extends public transport suspension until April 11

FE ONLINE DESK April 04, 2020 14:33:55

The government has extended its ongoing suspension on all modes of public transportation until April 11 as part of its efforts to contain the coronavirus spread. The decision came from the Road Trans...

Man suffering from fever, cold dies in Natore

-- April 04, 2020 13:46:15

A man suffering from fever and cold died at Kafuria in Natore Sadar upazila on Friday night. The deceased was identified as Dulal, UNB reports. Doctor Mahabubur Rahman, upazila health officer, said...

World Bank fast-tracks $100m loan for BD

FE ONLINE DESK April 04, 2020 13:40:49

The World Bank has approved a fast-track $100 million financing to help Bangladesh prevent, detect, and respond to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and strengthen its national systems for public he...

Dhaka offers condolences as Beijing mourns COVID-19 victims

-- April 04, 2020 13:02:44

Bangladesh has expressed deep condolences at the loss of lives due to the outbreak of the coronavirus disease in China as the latter is observing Mourning Day this day or Saturday, UNB reports. "I'm...

BD confirms two more deaths from coronavirus

-- April 04, 2020 12:36:12

Two more people died from coronavirus in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to eight. Besides, nine other people were diagnosed with COVID-19 during the period, raising the numbe...

Lakshmipur house under lockdown over minor’s death

-- April 04, 2020 11:14:21

Local administration put a house under lockdown after the death of a two-year old boy at Torabganj village in Kamalnagar upazila of Lakshmipur on Friday night with breathing complications. Following...

Main concern now health logistics, not finance: Zaid Bakht

FE ONLINE REPORT April 04, 2020 10:43:31

It is not the financing, but the poor condition of health logistics and infrastructure that has now become the main concern of the country in its fight against the deadly coronavirus disease. A senio...

'Wrong' report after burial as coronavirus patient

-- April 04, 2020 10:36:25

The family members of a man have alleged the authorities forced them away to bury him after his death as a coronavirus (COVID-19) patient at the Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital in Dhaka....

Coronavirus fallout: City street animals facing severe food crisis

FE REPORT April 04, 2020 10:04:23

Animals of the Dhaka city streets, especially the dogs, are facing a severe food crisis in the prevailing situation amid the coronavirus pandemic. The crisis has been triggered in the city after the...

321 foreigners put into two mosques

-- April 04, 2020 09:32:16

The authorities in Bangladesh have put 321 foreign members of the Tabligh Jamaat into two mosques in Dhaka as India has quarantined thousands after hundreds linked to a gathering of the organisatio...

Navy man with fever, cough dies in Meherpur  

-- April 04, 2020 08:35:41

A member of Bangladesh Navy, who was suffering from fever and cough, died in Meherpur sadar upazila on Thursday night. The deceased was identified as Md Nazmus Salehin, 33, of Faridpur village in A...

81 stranded Bangladeshis return from India

-- April 03, 2020 21:51:47

Eighty-one Bangladeshi nationals, who got stuck in different areas of West Bengal during the ongoing lockdown in entire India, returned home through Benapole Check-post on Friday. They entered Bangla...

PMO trashes report on relief distribution by only Army, Navy  

-- April 03, 2020 21:43:19

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Friday refuted a report that only Army and Navy will distribute government-provided relief materials from now on. "This is totally false and fabricated," PM's Pre...

Samples of 10 people collected in Sherpur for Covid-19 test

-- April 03, 2020 20:38:06

Samples of 10 people have been collected in Sherpur to ascertain whether they are infected with coronavirus.  Dr Mobarak Hossain, health and family planning officer of Sadar upazila, said the s...

TV reporter tests positive for coronavirus

-- April 03, 2020 19:11:28

A reporter of Independent TV, a private television channel in Bangladesh, has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus. He is being treated at Dhaka's Kuwait Bangladesh Friendship Government Hospita...

Bangladeshis in India to be brought back after ‘normalisation’ of situation  

FE ONLINE REPORT April 03, 2020 18:48:40

The 2,500 Bangladeshis, who are stuck in India, will be brought back after normalisation of the current situation there, said the government on Friday. All kinds of domestic travel has been closed fr...

‘Private hospitals, clinics to face punishment if remain closed’

-- April 03, 2020 18:39:47

Private hospitals, clinics and doctors’ chambers will face punishment if these remain closed during the coronavirus outbreak, Health Minister Zahid Malik said on Friday. Many doctors are not pr...

China commits to help BD in containing corona situation 

FE Online Report April 03, 2020 18:24:21

China has expressed its deep commitment to implement the key development projects in Bangladesh and to continue bilateral supply chain to help Bangladesh fighting the onslaught of corona outbreak. Ch...

‘Khaleda is in stable condition at Gulshan residence’

-- April 03, 2020 16:49:50

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, who is receiving treatment at her Gulshan residence after her jail sentence was suspended, is now in stable physical condition. Dr Zubaida Rahman, the wife of the party's...