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Sanctions minor issue compared to depth of US-BD ties: US envoy

Sanctions minor issue compared to depth of US-BD ties: US envoy

FE REPORT 2022-06-30 08:43:44

A sanction is a minor issue compared to the hugeness of the United States and Bangladesh relations, US Ambassador in Dhaka Peter Haas said on Wednesday. All should concentrate on the positive sides o...

BB unveils 'cautious' MPS today

BB unveils 'cautious' MPS today

SIDDIQUE ISLAM 2022-06-30 08:32:38

The central bank is set to unveil a 'cautious' monetary policy for the next fiscal year (FY), 2022-23, today (Thursday) - to curb inflation without hampering the country's economic growth, officials s...

Check waste, make dev works public money's worth

Check waste, make dev works public money's worth

FE REPORT 2022-06-30 08:26:25

Economists at a meet censure cost escalation of development works in Bangladesh for flaws all through and say good value for the public money ought to be ensured in executing infrastructure projects....

BTRC places indefinite suspension on sale of GP SIM cards

BTRC places indefinite suspension on sale of GP SIM cards

-- 2022-06-29 21:21:27

The telecom regulator has placed an indefinite suspension on the SIM card sale of Grameenphone for the operator's failure to provide quality service. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commi...

RAB arrests tenth-grader student over killing of teacher in Savar

RAB arrests tenth-grader student over killing of teacher in Savar

-- 2022-06-29 20:45:56

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested the teenage student accused of killing a college teacher in Savar’s Ashulia. The law enforcers arrested the tenth-grader in Gazipur’s Sreepur...

BR to run cattle train on Chapainawabganj-Dhaka route

BR to run cattle train on Chapainawabganj-Dhaka route

-- 2022-06-29 19:00:37

The Ministry of Railways has decided to run a special cattle train from Chapainawabganj to Dhaka via Rajshahi for ferrying sacrificial animals from July 6 to 8 ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha. "We have take...

Rape victim appears in HC: Accused BGB member asked to surrender in four weeks

Rape victim appears in HC: Accused BGB member asked to surrender in four weeks

FE Online Report 2022-06-29 18:53:07

The High Court on Wednesday ordered a rape accused, Md Akhteruzzaman who is also a member of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), to surrender to the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal in Nil...

HC orders to form medical board for Destiny president Harun

HC orders to form medical board for Destiny president Harun

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-06-29 18:15:00

The High Court has ordered the concerned bodies of the government to form a medical board for the treatment of Destiny Group President and also former Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen (retd) Harun-Ar-Rash...

Date of Eid-ul-Azha to be announced on Thursday

Date of Eid-ul-Azha to be announced on Thursday

-- 2022-06-29 18:04:05

National Moon Sighting Committee will meet on Thursday to fix the date of the holy Eid-ul-Azha, after reviewing reports on the appearance of the new moon of the holy month of Zilhajj of 1443 Hijri. S...

4,407 Eid cattle markets to be set up in Bangladesh

4,407 Eid cattle markets to be set up in Bangladesh

-- 2022-06-29 17:50:59

This year, a total of 4,407 cattle markets will be set up across the country ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has said. No one without a mask will be allowed to enter the cattle m...

Heavy rains, rising water levels cause panic among marooned people in Sylhet

Heavy rains, rising water levels cause panic among marooned people in Sylhet

-- 2022-06-29 17:30:02

Heavy rains and rising water levels have caused panic among people marooned by flash floods in Sylhet. It rained overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday in the north-eastern city after five consecutive d...

Bangladesh logs 2,241 virus cases, no deaths

Bangladesh logs 2,241 virus cases, no deaths

-- 2022-06-29 17:29:57

Bangladesh has recorded 2,241 cases of Covid-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 1,971,602. No new fatalities were registered in the 24-hour count and the death toll remains unchan...

Student must explain why she wrote 'I feel sad' on exam paper

Student must explain why she wrote 'I feel sad' on exam paper

-- 2022-06-29 16:59:35

Jagannath University authorities have asked a student to explain why she wrote ‘I feel dejected’ on an exam paper, saying it tarnished the institution’s image. She has been asked to...

ADB to provide $41.4M grant for Rohingyas in Bangladesh

ADB to provide $41.4M grant for Rohingyas in Bangladesh

-- 2022-06-29 16:56:09

grantsBangladesh and Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed an agreement for $41.4 million in grant to help improve the infrastructure in Rohingya camps and manage the basic needs of the refugees sh...

Bangladesh plans to vaccinate children aged 5-12 against Covid in July

Bangladesh plans to vaccinate children aged 5-12 against Covid in July

-- 2022-06-29 15:18:38

Bangladesh plans to start administering COVID-19 vaccines to children aged 5-12 starting in July. The initiative will start in the last week of the coming month when vaccines suitable for children...

Swechchha Sebok League chief Nirmal Guha dies in Singapore

Swechchha Sebok League chief Nirmal Guha dies in Singapore

-- 2022-06-29 13:33:21

Nirmal Ranjan Guha, the president of the Bangladesh Awami Swechchha Sebok League, has died in hospital care in Singapore, aged 58. Guha, who was undergoing treatment at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital...

Two hotels fined for polluting environment in Cox's Bazar

Two hotels fined for polluting environment in Cox's Bazar

Our Correspondent 2022-06-29 10:01:15

CHATTOGRAM: Department of Environment (DoE), the Chattogram regional office has recently issued notice to 534 hoteliers in Cox's Bazar, asking them to attend the hearing as they are doing business wit...

Govt releases addl Tk 21b in cash incentives for local exporters

Govt releases addl Tk 21b in cash incentives for local exporters

FE REPORT 2022-06-29 09:26:02

The government has released a sum of Tk 21 billion for the payment of cash incentives to local exporters on their export earnings, officials said. It is the additional fund of final instalment or fou...

ECNEC okays 10 projects costing Tk 22.17b

ECNEC okays 10 projects costing Tk 22.17b

FE REPORT 2022-06-29 08:47:37

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina forbids reconstructing the roads which were damaged or cut open to drain out floodwater in Sylhet region rather instructs constructing elevated roads, bridges or culvert...

Padma Bridge: BR may get back rail part by Jul 15 to resume work

Padma Bridge: BR may get back rail part by Jul 15 to resume work

MUNIMA SULTANA 2022-06-29 08:44:14

The Padma Multipurpose Bridge (PMB) project authority has a plan to hand over the lower deck of the Padma Bridge to the Bangladesh Railway (BR) by July 15 next so that it could start installing rail t...

NBFIs’ borrowers exempted from default, if half of dues paid

NBFIs’ borrowers exempted from default, if half of dues paid

FE REPORT 2022-06-29 08:39:21

Loan repayment is relaxed until December next in the wake of a fresh spike in Covid-19 infections and floods, granting exemption from default, if half-payment is made. Bangladesh Bank (BB) Tuesday is...

Tk 300b deficit likely in FY 22

Tk 300b deficit likely in FY 22

DOULOT AKTER MALA 2022-06-29 08:35:51

The tax revenue collection may face a shortfall worth nearly Tk 300 billion in the current fiscal year (FY), 2021-22, although the revenue board has achieved an average 15 per cent monthly growth in c...

Digital database of workers to cover 10,000 entities initially

Digital database of workers to cover 10,000 entities initially

MONIRA MUNNI 2022-06-29 08:29:08

The government will create a digital database of workers from both formal and informal sectors, officials said. Under the move, workers' information of about 10,000 entities would be incorporated i...

Eight foreign trawlers seized for illegal fishing inside Bangladesh territory

Eight foreign trawlers seized for illegal fishing inside Bangladesh territory

-- 2022-06-28 23:29:55

Bangladesh Navy detained eight foreign trawlers Monday, while they were fishing illegally in the territorial waters of Bangladesh in the deep sea. Ships and Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) of the Bang...

Three arrested over public humiliation of college principal

Three arrested over public humiliation of college principal

-- 2022-06-28 21:55:40

Amid protests and widespread criticisms, police have arrested three people in a case over the public humiliation of Swapan Kumar Biswas, a Hindu college principal in Narail. The suspects are Syed Rim...

Use of EVMs should be increased significantly in next elections: Obaidul Quader

Use of EVMs should be increased significantly in next elections: Obaidul Quader

-- 2022-06-28 21:49:48

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said the ruling party is in favour of the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the upcoming general elections. "The EVM use should be i...

BNP leader Mosharraf says govt has no plan to deal with flood

BNP leader Mosharraf says govt has no plan to deal with flood

-- 2022-06-28 21:46:16

BNP senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Tuesday alleged that the government has no plan to help and rehabilitate the flood victims in the country’s northeast region. “We express...

Bus service on Kolkata-Khulna-Dhaka route resumes after two years

Bus service on Kolkata-Khulna-Dhaka route resumes after two years

-- 2022-06-28 21:18:18

After a two-year Covid-induced hiatus, the popular cross-border bus service between Bangladesh and India resumed on the Kolkata-Khulna-Dhaka route on Monday. A bus of Shyamoli Paribahan with 28 passe...

Bangladesh makes face masks mandatory again

Bangladesh makes face masks mandatory again

-- 2022-06-28 21:09:41

The government has made it mandatory for citizens to wear masks again amid a rise in the number of coronavirus infections. In a set of instructions on Tuesday, the Cabinet Division ordered people to...

Many people 'over-exaggerating' impact of sanctions: US ambassador

Many people 'over-exaggerating' impact of sanctions: US ambassador

-- 2022-06-28 21:03:31

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas thinks that many people are 'over-exaggerating' the impact of the sanctions imposed on the elite force RAB and some officials but acknowledges that it did have a...