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Border killing to largely dominate BGB-BSF talks: Official

Border killing to largely dominate BGB-BSF talks: Official

-- 2020-09-11 20:31:37

The issue of killings on the border is likely to dominate largely the talks between Bangladeshi and Indian border guards as chiefs of the two paramilitary forces set for a six-day meeting from Septemb...

Three construction workers die after falling from buildings in city

Three construction workers die after falling from buildings in city

-- 2020-09-11 20:31:14

Three construction workers fell to their deaths from two separate under-construction buildings in the city’s Bhatara and Malibagh areas on Friday. They were identified as Asadul and his cousin...

Prolonged flood to further hike vegetable prices

Prolonged flood to further hike vegetable prices

Yasir Wardad 2020-09-11 19:37:51

The lengthy spell of flood have severely been affecting early winter crop farming in many districts triggering fear of further hike in prices of vegetables including onions, said insiders. Although r...

DNCC drive against illegal billboards, banners from Sept 15

DNCC drive against illegal billboards, banners from Sept 15

-- 2020-09-11 19:30:21

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) will launch a drive against illegal billboards, signboards, banners, festoons from September 15 in the capital. DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam gave the information at a v...

Netrokona trawler capsize: Death toll reaches 12

Netrokona trawler capsize: Death toll reaches 12

-- 2020-09-11 19:26:23

Bodies of two people, who remained missing after a trawler capsize on Gumai River of Netrokona's Kamlakanda upazila, were found on Friday, increasing the death toll to 12. The deceased were identifie...

FM for signature campaign to bring back Bangabandhu’s killers

FM for signature campaign to bring back Bangabandhu’s killers

-- 2020-09-11 19:19:37

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Friday urged all Bangladeshis at home and abroad to conduct a mass signature campaign as part of ongoing efforts to bring back fugitive convicted killers of Fathe...

90pc work of Padma Bridge completed: Obaidul Quader

90pc work of Padma Bridge completed: Obaidul Quader

-- 2020-09-11 18:38:12

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said on Friday that approximately 90 percent work of main part of the Padma Bridge was completed along with 81 per cent overall progress in the proje...

Five jailed for selling piranha at Kawran Bazar

Five jailed for selling piranha at Kawran Bazar

-- 2020-09-11 18:35:49

A mobile court on Friday sentenced five fish traders to different jail terms for selling piranha, Australian catfish and using harmful colours in the fish at Kawran Bazar in the capital. Executive Ma...

Govt reports 1,792 new virus cases, 34 deaths

Govt reports 1,792 new virus cases, 34 deaths

-- 2020-09-11 17:19:02

Bangladesh has logged 1,792 new cases of the coronavirus in a day, taking the tally of infections to 334,762. Another 34 people died from the disease in the 24 hours to 8 am Friday, raising the death...

Germany provides 2.0m euro to support the IOM Covid-19 response in Bangladesh

Germany provides 2.0m euro to support the IOM Covid-19 response in Bangladesh

FE ONLINE DESK 2020-09-11 15:39:44

German Federal Foreign Office has provided the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with 2.0 million euro in support for the latter’s Covid-19 response in Bangladesh. With this suppor...

2,180 people die with Covid-19 symptoms in Bangladesh: Report

2,180 people die with Covid-19 symptoms in Bangladesh: Report

FE Online Report 2020-09-11 15:29:06

A total of 2,180 people across the country died with Covid-19-like symptoms from March 22 to September 5, according to a latest report. The week between August 30 and September saw some five deaths,...

Attack on UNO: Ghoraghat OC withdrawn over ‘negligence’

Attack on UNO: Ghoraghat OC withdrawn over ‘negligence’

-- 2020-09-11 13:41:04

The government has removed Ghoraghat Police Station chief Amirul Islam from duty for alleged negligence, nine days after assaults on UNO Wahida Khanam in Dinajpur. Dinajpur Superindent of Police Anow...

Gulshan RMG factory fire doused

Gulshan RMG factory fire doused

-- 2020-09-11 12:11:56

A fire that broke out at an RMG factory at the Gulshan Shopping Centre on early Friday was extinguished in the morning. Rozina Akter, duty officer of Fire Service and Civil Defence Control room, said...

Police name 15 in chargesheet over Dhaka woman lynching

Police name 15 in chargesheet over Dhaka woman lynching

-- 2020-09-11 10:40:21

Police have pressed formal charges against 15 people over the fatal mob lynching of Taslima Begum Renu in Dhaka's Badda in 2019. It paves the way for the initiation of trial proceedings, a year after...

Three busy rail stations reopen around Dhaka

Three busy rail stations reopen around Dhaka

FE REPORT 2020-09-11 10:36:33

The Bangladesh Railway (BR) has reopened three busy rail stations in and around Dhaka city more than five months after their closure. During the period, renovation and security fencing work was don...

Probe to find out source of amphetamine drug launched

Probe to find out source of amphetamine drug launched

FE REPORT 2020-09-11 10:21:17

Department of Narcotics Control (DNC) has started an investigation to find out the source of 15.65-kilogram contraband amphetamine drug seized by aviation personnel at Hazrat Shahjalal International...

Construction afoot of Bangabandhu Tri-Tower at Purbachal

Construction afoot of Bangabandhu Tri-Tower at Purbachal

-- 2020-09-10 20:55:10

Construction of the iconic Bangabandhu Tri-Tower at Purbachal on the outskirts of capital Dhaka got underway with piling works for the mega project, reports UNB citing a press release of the developer...

Govt ready to procure Covid-19 vaccine: PM

Govt ready to procure Covid-19 vaccine: PM

-- 2020-09-10 20:49:08

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said the government is ready to procure Covid-19 vaccine from the country where it will be developed first. "Different countries are trying to develop vaccine...

Blast at Narayanganj mosque: Death toll rises to 31

Blast at Narayanganj mosque: Death toll rises to 31

-- 2020-09-10 20:06:36

The death toll from the air-conditioner blasts at a Narayanganj mosque has climbed to 31 after two more victims succumbed to their injuries in a Dhaka hospital. Nazrul Islam, 50, and Sheikh Farid, 21...

Over 70pc Covid-19 patients recover, 41 more die: DGHS

Over 70pc Covid-19 patients recover, 41 more die: DGHS

-- 2020-09-10 19:28:46

The recovery rate from Covid-19 in Bangladesh reached 70.14 per cent on Thursday as 2,746 patients got cured from the deadly disease in the last 24 hours till 8 am on Thursday, pushing up the number o...

Vegetable, spice prices continue upward trend

Vegetable, spice prices continue upward trend

FE ONLINE REPORT 2020-09-10 18:50:12

Onion, ginger, potato and lentil prices witnessed a hike again last week adding more woe to the consumers. Garlic prices witnessed a slight hike while loose flour showed a nominal decline during the...

Stress on compensation, justice for migrant workers

Stress on compensation, justice for migrant workers

-- 2020-09-10 18:11:31

Migrant workers, who fall victim to any untoward situation, face obstacle in getting justice and necessary compensation following lengthy legal procedure, said speakers at a webinar on Thursday. Th...

Bangladeshi youth killed in ‘BSF firing’

Bangladeshi youth killed in ‘BSF firing’

-- 2020-09-10 17:40:28

A Bangladeshi young man was gunned down by some members of Indian Border Security Force along Beurjhari border area at Baliadangi upazila in Thakurgaon on Thursday morning. The deceased was identifie...

HC stays copyright order over Masud Rana books

HC stays copyright order over Masud Rana books

-- 2020-09-10 17:24:01

The High Court (HC) on Thursday stayed for one month the decision of Copyright Office Bangladesh that gave copyright of 260 Masud Rana books and 50 books of Kuasha series to theirs ghostwriter Sheikh...

PM asks not to destroy work spirit of law enforcers

PM asks not to destroy work spirit of law enforcers

-- 2020-09-10 16:49:41

Mentioning that the government is dealing with crimes strongly, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Thursday that the law enforcers should not be criticised in a way that may crush their work spirit,...

Bangladesh reports 1,892 new Covid-19 cases, 41 deaths

Bangladesh reports 1,892 new Covid-19 cases, 41 deaths

-- 2020-09-10 16:48:10

The coronavirus caseload in Bangladesh has climbed to 332,970 after 1,892 positive tests for COVID-19 were confirmed in a daily count, reports bdnews24.com. The government said another 41 people died...

Covid-19: Nearly 8,000 health workers, over 800 newsmen infected 

Covid-19: Nearly 8,000 health workers, over 800 newsmen infected 

FE Online Report 2020-09-10 16:33:57

About 8,000 healthcare workers and over 800 newsmen have so far tested positive for Covid-19 in the country. Besides, the number of the doctors died due to the coronavirus infections stood at 87, acc...

Power outage hits Mymensingh again

Power outage hits Mymensingh again

-- 2020-09-10 15:45:01

The northern district of Mymensingh has been hit by a power outage after a second blaze erupted at the national grid substation in Kewatkhali in a space of two days. The fire broke out at 10:30 am on...

Normalising public transportation: Experts for strict monitoring of health guidelines

Normalising public transportation: Experts for strict monitoring of health guidelines

SM Najmus Sakib 2020-09-10 14:00:49

Public health experts have expressed deep concern over people’s attitude towards health safety guidelines and the relaxation of public transport operation amid the coronavirus pandemic. The gov...

Another victim of Narayanganj mosque blast dies

Another victim of Narayanganj mosque blast dies

-- 2020-09-10 11:37:53

The death toll from the mosque air-conditioner explosions in Narayanganj has reached 29 as another victim succumbed to his burn injuries on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Abdus Sattar, 40...