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Bangladesh disaster response neglects vulnerable transgender community

Bangladesh disaster response neglects vulnerable transgender community

-- 2022-06-28 20:35:34

When an elderly relative passed away, Sanjibani Sudha, a 26-year-old banker, was not permitted by her family to attend the funeral because she is a transgender woman. Shimu Sheikh, 21, who was assign...

Exploiting Padma Bridge opportunities is now main challenge, experts say

Exploiting Padma Bridge opportunities is now main challenge, experts say

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-06-28 20:08:38

Although the Padma Bridge offers tremendous economic opportunity, the main challenge is now to exploit this huge opportunity, said experts on Tuesday.  Addressing a discussion on the recently ina...

'Stop dancing to the tune of foreigners'

'Stop dancing to the tune of foreigners'

-- 2022-06-28 19:56:37

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has advised the so-called 'pundits' of the country not to dance to the tune of foreigners but instead focus on the country’s interest saying that the newly opened...

875 pass in Sub-Inspector recruitment test

875 pass in Sub-Inspector recruitment test

-- 2022-06-28 18:58:36

The final results for the recruitment of Cadet Sub-Inspector (SI unarmed), after completing all sorts of formalities including written examination, computer test, viva voce and intelligence test, were...

Youth drug abuse may cost economy dearly

Youth drug abuse may cost economy dearly

FE ONLINE DESK   2022-06-28 18:52:27

Terming youth drug abuse a national problem, speakers at an anti-drug rally in the port city of Chattogram viewed that the menace might severely affect the productive sector of the country’s e...

WASH allocation insufficient to reach marginalised people: Experts

WASH allocation insufficient to reach marginalised people: Experts

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-06-28 18:43:59

Allocation for WASH in the proposed budget for the FY23 remains insufficient in addressing the emerging challenges of hard-to-reach areas and marginalised people in the country, said speakers at a pos...

Six rivers flowing above danger level

Six rivers flowing above danger level

-- 2022-06-28 18:27:59

At least six rivers of the county were flowing above their danger levels as of 9:00 am on Tuesday, according to Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) report. Water levels at 21 river stations m...

Germany's dismal performance in the UNL, a worrying sign?

Germany's dismal performance in the UNL, a worrying sign?

Rassiq Aziz Kabir 2022-06-28 17:43:11

The German national team's performance in the UEFA Nations League 2022 so far has not been up to the mark.  Barring a 5-2 win against an underperforming Italy, the other three results are 1 goal...

Ferry services from Mawa terminal to continue, says state minister

Ferry services from Mawa terminal to continue, says state minister

-- 2022-06-28 17:42:04

Ferries from Mawa terminal will operate as per people’s demand, said State Minister for shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury on Tuesday. “We did not stop ferry services in the Padma River aft...

Govt to beef up surveillance on Padma Bridge before lifting motorcycle ban

Govt to beef up surveillance on Padma Bridge before lifting motorcycle ban

-- 2022-06-28 17:17:07

The government will set up speed guns and CCTV surveillance before deciding whether to allow motorcycles to cross the Padma Bridge, according to State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury. &...

NHRC for raising parents’ awareness to end child labour

NHRC for raising parents’ awareness to end child labour

FE Online Report 2022-06-28 17:05:49

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairman Nasima Begum has called for raising the parents’ awareness and building an affirmative and sound mindset of people in the society to put an end t...

HC asks govt to form commission to identify conspirators against Padma Bridge project

HC asks govt to form commission to identify conspirators against Padma Bridge project

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-06-28 16:55:18

The High Court on Tuesday ordered the concerned bodies of the government to form a commission to identify the real conspirators who created false stories of corruption in order to hinder the Padma Bri...

Bangladesh reports 2,087 new Covid cases, three deaths

Bangladesh reports 2,087 new Covid cases, three deaths

-- 2022-06-28 16:47:08

Bangladesh has registered 2,087 cases of Covid-19 in a day, taking the overall tally of infections to 1,969,361. Another three fatalities were registered in the 24-hour count, taking the death toll f...

Organised tourism is crucial to saving Saint Martin

Organised tourism is crucial to saving Saint Martin

Sadia Karim 2022-06-28 16:18:52

Saint Martin’s island is arguably the most beautiful tourist spot in Bangladesh and the most popular as well. Full of scenic beauty, it also has unexplored possibilities for the development of a...

Biman's first dedicated Hajj flight from Sylhet leaves for Jeddah

Biman's first dedicated Hajj flight from Sylhet leaves for Jeddah

-- 2022-06-28 15:23:12

The first dedicated Hajj flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines from Sylhet left Osmani International Airport Tuesday morning. The flight BG-3131 with 419 pilgrims on board departed the airport at 10:00...

Padma Bridge sees a drop in vehicles on second day

Padma Bridge sees a drop in vehicles on second day

-- 2022-06-28 15:17:24

About 15,000 vehicles crossed the Padma Bridge on the second day, a steep drop from the first, largely due to a ban on motorcycles. “Seventy-five per cent of the vehicles that crossed on the fi...

NHRC chief for raising awareness among parents to prevent child labour

NHRC chief for raising awareness among parents to prevent child labour

FE ONLINE REPORT 2022-06-28 15:00:02

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Nasima Begum has called for raising awareness among parents and building the affirmative and sound mindset of people in the society to put an end to ch...

Dhaka's air quality continues to be in 'good' category

Dhaka's air quality continues to be in 'good' category

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-06-28 14:14:37

With an air quality index (AQI) score of 35 at 10.20am, the densely populated metropolis ranked 51st in the list of world cities with the worst air quality. Pakistan’s Lahore, India's Delhi, an...

Nearly Tk 0.5 trillion was saved in Padma Bridge compared to Hardinge Bridge: Information minister

Nearly Tk 0.5 trillion was saved in Padma Bridge compared to Hardinge Bridge: Information minister

-- 2022-06-28 13:46:23

Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud has said the government has saved Tk 0.3 trillion to 0.5 trillion in the 6.15-km Padma Bridge construction compared to the construction cost of th...

Dhaka-Barishal river transporters face uncertainty over 'special' Eid services

Dhaka-Barishal river transporters face uncertainty over 'special' Eid services

FE ONLINE DESK 2022-06-28 13:26:08

Launch owners operating on the Dhaka-Barishal route are fearing a drop in passenger numbers during the Eid-ul-Azha holidays after the inauguration of the Padma Bridge. The owners were unable to final...

IGP Benazir receives integrity award

IGP Benazir receives integrity award

-- 2022-06-28 11:15:23

The government has given the Integrity Award 2020-21 to Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr. Benazir Ahmed in recognition of his integrity in the profession, BSS reports. Home Minister Asaduzzaman K...

Over 55,000 vehicles cross on first day

Over 55,000 vehicles cross on first day

FE REPORT 2022-06-28 09:54:33

The first-day toll-collection amount and traffic on the Padma Bridge crossed the average daily toll collection and traffic on the country's second-largest bridge over the Jamuna River. According to...

President urges youth to become entrepreneurs instead of running after jobs

President urges youth to become entrepreneurs instead of running after jobs

-- 2022-06-27 23:26:33

President M Abdul Hamid has called upon young people to become self-reliant by using their talents and innovative ideas without running after jobs. "Today's educated young men and women run after job...

Children aged 5-12 to get Pfizer Covid vaccine, birth certificate required

Children aged 5-12 to get Pfizer Covid vaccine, birth certificate required

-- 2022-06-27 21:29:15

The Bangladesh government will use Pfizer-BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine to immunise children aged 5 to 12. After a successful campaign to vaccinate adults and children aged above 12 years old, the d...

Padma Bridge cost to be repaid by 2057, says Quader

Padma Bridge cost to be repaid by 2057, says Quader

-- 2022-06-27 20:26:07

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said the construction cost of Padma Bridge would be collected from tolls by 2057. The minister said this on Monday while replying to a tabled qu...

Four injured as mini-truck overturns after crossing Padma Bridge

Four injured as mini-truck overturns after crossing Padma Bridge

-- 2022-06-27 20:18:20

A mini-truck transporting onions to Dhaka has overturned just after crossing the Padma Bridge at its Mawa end in Munshiganj, leaving four people injured and briefly hampering traffic. The driver lost...

Banks asked to provide special agri credit in flood-hit districts

Banks asked to provide special agri credit in flood-hit districts

-- 2022-06-27 19:23:47

Bangladesh Bank (BB) has instructed banks to give special attention to disburse agriculture loans at a reduced interest rate in the flood-affected districts. The Agriculture Credit Department (ACD) o...

Mobile court fines youth for violating rules on Padma Bridge

Mobile court fines youth for violating rules on Padma Bridge

-- 2022-06-27 19:07:23

A mobile court on Monday fined Tk 1000 to a young man for breaching rules while crossing the Padma Bridge, on the second day of the opening of the long-cherished bridge to vehicular traffic. The mobi...

Bangladesh asks UK to resettle 0.1m Rohingya refugees

Bangladesh asks UK to resettle 0.1m Rohingya refugees

-- 2022-06-27 18:44:31

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has called on the United Kingdom to resettle 100,000 Rohingya currently living in Bangladesh in order to ease the burden of the refugee population on the country. The...

Bangladesh logs 2,101 new Covid cases, highest in 18 weeks

Bangladesh logs 2,101 new Covid cases, highest in 18 weeks

-- 2022-06-27 18:15:43

Bangladesh has registered 2,101 cases of Covid-19 in a day, the most since Feb 19, taking the overall tally of infections to 1,967,274. Another two fatalities were registered in the 24-hour count, ta...