Wednesday, 30 Sep, 2020


N95 mask scam: JMI Chairman Razzaq on 5-day remand

A Dhaka court on Tuesday placed JMI Group Chairman Abdur Razzaq on five-day remand in a case filed over supplying fake N-95 masks. Dhaka Metropolitan Senior Special Judge KM Imrul Kayes passed the order after investigation officer of the case Md Nurul Huda produced him before the court

Bangladeshis among 113 migrants detained in Slovenia

Slovenian police said on Monday they had apprehended over hundred migrants in a single evening after they crossed the country's border with Croatia. Most of the migrants are from Pakistan and Bangladesh and would likely be returned to Croatia, according to police. While

JMI Chairman Abdur Razzaq held over N95 mask scam

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested JMI Group Chairman Abdur Razzaq on charges of supplying fake N-95 masks. Confirming the matter on Tuesday noon, ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya said Razzaq was arrested from Dhaka’s Segunbagicha area.

Two bikers killed in Satkhira road accident 

Two motorcyclists were killed and three others injured after a human hauler hit a motorbike in Sadar upazila of Satkhira on Tuesday morning. The incident took place around 10:00 am on Satkhira-Jashore highway near Tujulpur Brickyard.    The deceased are- Rakibur Rahman,

MC College gang rape: 3 more accused put on 5-day remand

A Sylhet court on Tuesday placed three more accused on a five-day remand each in a case filed over the gang rape of a woman in a dormitory of Sylhet Murari Chand (MC) College on Friday night. The remanded accused are- Mahbubur Rahman Rony, Rajon Miah and his aide Ainul.  Sylhet

Demo for auto-renewal of Saudi visa, return tickets in Dhaka

Saudi returnees on Tuesday once again staged demonstration demanding solution to their visa complication and return tickets to Saudi Arabia. The expatriates demanded the auto-renewal of visa and extension of iqamas (residence permits) from Saudi government.  They also asked

Covid death cross 'agonishing' 1 million milestone

The world's coronavirus death toll crosses one million, with the US, Brazil and India making up nearly half of the total, according to Johns Hopkins University The UN secretary general calls it a "mind-numbing" figure and "an agonising milestone". But the

Bangladesh, Nigeria sign MoU on establishing bilateral consultations mechanism

Bangladesh and Nigeria on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the establishment of bilateral consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the two countries. Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh Ambassador Masud Bin Momen and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry

HC verdict on Jahalam’s compensation now Wednesday 

The High Court (HC) has fixed Wednesday to pronounce its verdict on paying compensation to jute mill worker Jahalam, who languished in jail for three years instead of real accused in a case filed for embezzlement of bank money.    A division bench comprised of Justice FRM

Dhaka, Delhi JCC meeting Tuesday

The sixth Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) meeting between Bangladesh and India will be held virtually on Tuesday. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 3:30 pm, said sources at the foreign ministry. Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen and his Indian counterpart Dr. S Jaishankar

Hasina-Modi meeting in December

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi will hold a meeting in December. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said it to reporters at his office on Monday. He said the meeting will be held virtually if the coronavirus pandemic situation does

Global COVID-19 death toll crosses 1 million

The coronavirus (COVID-19) death toll has reached 1,002,733 as 33,332,264 people have been infected worldwide till 4:30 pm (Bangladesh Time) today.  Besides, a total of 24,650,991 people have recovered worldwide from the disease, according to data from the worldometer. A total

Regent Chairman Shahed gets life term in arms case

A Dhaka Tribunal on Monday awarded life imprisonment to Regent Group and Hospital Chairman Md Shahed in an arms case. Dhaka Special Tribunal-1 Judge KM Imrul Kayes passed the order in presence of the accused. The court also sentenced Shahed seven years in prison under a separate

Mahbubey Alam laid to eternal rest

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam was laid to eternal rest in the capital on Monday afternoon. He was buried at Mirpur Intellectuals Graveyard after his namaz-e-janaza held at Supreme Court compound at 11:35pm. Earlier, the body was brought to his Minister’s Apartment residence

3 construction workers die falling off Dhanmondi building 

Three workers were killed after falling from an under construction multi-story building adjacent to Dhaka Ahsania Mission office in the capital’s Dhanmondi area. The incident occurred around 11:30 am on Monday, said Dhanmondi police. One of the deceased was identified as

MC college gang rape: 2 accused put on 5-day remand

A Sylhet court on Monday placed two accused- Saifur Rahman and Arjun Laskar- on five-day remand each in a case filed over the gang rape of a woman in a dormitory of Sylhet Murari Chand (MC) College on Friday night. Sylhet Metropoltan Magistrate Saifur Rahman passed the order after the

Two more nabbed over gang rape at Sylhet MC College

Two more accused have been arrested in a case filed over the gang rape of a woman in a dormitory of Sylhet Murari Chand (MC) College on Friday night. Detective Branch (DB) of Sylhet police in a drive arrested accused No 5 Rabiul Islam from Inatganj area under Nabiganj upazila of

Mahbubey Alam's janaza held at Supreme Court compound

The namaz-e-janaza of Attorney General Mahbubey Alam has been held at Supreme Court compound around 11:35am on Monday. The attorney general of the country will be laid to eternal rest at Mirpur Intellectuals Graveyard later in the day. Earlier, the body was brought to his

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam passes away

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam passed away at a hospital in Dhaka on Sunday. He was 71 He breathed his last at around 7:25pm while undergoing treatment at the ICU of the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka. His son Sumon Mahbub confirmed the news through a Facebook post. On

Saudi FM urged to increase flights from Dhaka

Bangladesh has urged the government of Saudi Arabia to increase the number of flights in a bid to help expatriate Bangladeshis back to their workplace in due time. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Sunday made the plea during a telephone conversation with his Saudi Counterpart