Monday, 12 Apr, 2021


Ramadan: Prices of 6 essential commodities fixed

The government on Monday fixed the prices of six essential commodities ahead of the month of Ramadan. The Department of Agriculture Marketing issued a circular in this regard.  According to the circular, sugar will be sold at Tk 67 per kg, onion at Tk 40 per kg, soybean oil at

Hefazat leader Azizul Haque Islamabadi on 7-day remand

A Dhaka court today (April 12) placed Azizul Haque Islamabadi, central organising secretary of Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh, on a 7-day remand in a case filed over vandalism and arson attack in Motijheel in 2013.   Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Devdas Chandra Adhikari issued the

Ramadan: Moon sighting committee meets Tuesday 

The National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC) will sit tomorrow (April 13) to look for the crescent moon to formally announce the beginning of the Ramadan, a period of fasting and reflection for millions of Muslims. The meeting will be held at the conference room of Islamic Foundation

Ekushey Book Fair ends today

The curtain of Amar Ekushey Book Fair will fall today, just two days before its closure schedule, due to the fast-spreading coronavirus in the country. The decision was taken to close the fair early as the government will enforce a week-long strict lockdown across the country starting

Bangladesh imposes strict lockdown from April 14-21

The government has imposed a strict lockdown from April 14 to April 21 aiming to contain the spread of coronavirus infection in the country. A gazette notification was issued on Monday in this regard.   According to the notice, the shopping malls and markets across the country

No domestic, int'l flights for a week from Apr 14

The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has decided to suspend all domestic and international flights for a week from April 14 in line with the government decision for a complete lockdown aiming to contain the spread of Covid-19. However, cargo flights will remain in

Lockdown to continue till April 13: Quader

The ongoing lockdown, which was supposed to end Sunday midnight, will remain effective on April 12 and 13 across the country. Inter-district buses and trains will not be run on these days. However, public transport will run in the cities for two days as before.  Road Transport

COVID-19: 64 secretaries to supervise district healthcare activities

The government has assigned 64 secretaries to supervise and coordinate health management work and other activities in a bid to fight the fast-spreading coronavirus infections in the country. Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has issued an order in this regard recently tasking 64

Rafiqul Madani shifted to Kashimpur jail

Gazipur jail authorities sent orator Rafiqul Islam Madani to Kashimpur Central Jail-2 on Saturday morning. He was shifted to the prison around 9:15am amid tight security, said Gazipur jail super Bazlur Rashid Akhand. On April 7, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested him from

Environment Dept DG AKM Rafique dies of Covid-19

Director general of Department of Environment (DoE) AKM Rafiq Ahammed died of coronavirus infection early Saturday. He was 55.  He breathed his last around 4:15am while undergoing treatment at Rajarbagh Police Hospital in the capital. Public Relation Officer Dipankar of the

Journalist Hasan Shariar passes away

Noted journalist, former President of Jatiya Press Club and Executive Editor of the Daily Ittefaq Hasan Shariar has passed away. He breathed his last around 11.30am today (April 10) while undergoing treatment at Impulse Hospital in the capital. General Secretary of the Jatiya Press

Amar Ekushey Book Fair to end on April 12

The curtain of Amar Ekushey Book Fair will fall on April 12, just two days before its closure schedule, due to the fast-spreading coronavirus in the country. State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid made the announcement at a press release on Saturday.  The 37th Amar

Bangladesh Solar Home Systems Provide Clean Energy for 20m People

Bangladesh has the largest off-grid solar power program in the world, which offers experiences and lessons for other countries for expanding access to clean and affordable electricity. By harnessing solar power, the program enabled 20 million Bangladeshis to access electricity, said

Shopping malls, other businesses to remain open from 9am to 5pm 

Shopping malls and other business establishments will remain open from 9am-5pm till April 13 amid seven-day lockdown. A gazette was issued on Thursday in this regard.  Earlier, the business activities came to a halt for lockdown imposed in the wake of growing corona cases

Ferry catches fire in Meghna, 8 trucks burnt 

A ferry caught fire in the mid of the Meghna River while heading towards Bhola from Laxmipur's Mojuchowdhury Ghat early Thursday. Eight goods-laden trucks were burnt down in the fire that originated in Kalmilota ferry around 4:00am. A unit from Bhola Fire Service and Civil

Indian Army Chief arrives in Dhaka 

Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane arrived in Dhaka on Thursday for a five-day visit on invitation from Bangladesh Army Chief General Aziz Ahmed. The Indian Army Chief is accompanied by his spouse, Veena Naravane and a two-member delegation. The Indian Army Chief is

Bangladesh goes into 2nd dose vaccination today

The government has started administering the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine today, following the government decision to administer them eight weeks after the first shot. People have been flocking to respective hospitals since morning to get the second dose, sources said.

No meeting, rally at mosques before and after prayers

The government on Wednesday imposed restrictions on holding rallies and meetings before and after times of prayers at mosques and other places of worships to contain the alarming rise of the coronavirus infection in the country. The Ministry of Religious Affairs on Wednesday issued an

Mobile users may face service disruption tonight: BTRC

Users of telecom providers in Bangladesh may face some difficulty using mobile networks tonight from 11:00pm to 7:00am. Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) deputy director (media wing) Zakir Hossain Khan said the disruption may be happened as the telecom regulator

HC summons PK Halder, 128 other loan defaulters 

The High Court has ordered fugitive former NBR Global Bank managing director Prashanta Kumar Halder known as PK Halder and 128 others to appear on May 24 and 25 to clarify their positions in swindling money from various organisations, including leasing companies. On Wednesday, a