Wednesday, 01 Dec, 2021

National

44th BCS circular published 

Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC) has published the circular of 44th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examination. The notification was released on Tuesday (November 30). Around 1710 people will be recruited in this BCS. The preliminary examination is expected to be held

Mithu new DRU President, Hasib GS, Kalam Finance Secy

Nazrul Islam Mithu and Nurul Islam Hasib have been elected president and general secretary of Dhaka Reporters unity (DRU) respectively for the next one year. Besides, SMA Kalam, senior correspondent of Banglanews has been elected Finance Secretary. Other elected office bearers are:

Dengue: 69 hospitalised in last 24-hr

The country reported 69 fresh dengue cases in last 24 hours till Tuesday morning (Nov 30), said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). So far, 98 died from the mosquito-borne disease this year. In the 24 hours, 59 dengue patients were hospitalised in Dhaka and 10 other

240 South Africa returnee untraceable: Health minister

Health Minister Zahid Maleque said some 240 people could not be traced after returning to Bangladesh recently from South Africa where new COVID-19 variant Omicron was found. He said: “Some 240 people have returned from South Africa in the last one month. But they could not be

National Professor Rafiqul Islam no more 

National Professor Dr Rafiqul Islam died at a hospital in the capital on Tuesday afternoon. He was 87. He breathed his last at Evercare Hospital around 2:30pm while undergoing treatment. Duty officer of the hospital Dr Abhijit confirmed the matter. Dr Rafiqul Islam was suffering

2 accused of Cumilla councillor murder killed in 'gunfight'

Two accused in the murder case of Cumilla ward councillor Syed Mohammad Sohel and his aide were killed in an alleged “gunfight” with police at Sangraish Balumahal area near Gomti river Beribadh in Cumilla early Tuesday.  The deceased were Md Sabbir Hossain, 28, number

SSC examinee’s death: Students block Rampura road

The protesting students of different educational institutions at Rampura in the city on Tuesday (Nov 30) blocked the bridge over the death of a SSC examinee in the area on Monday night. SSC candidate Mainuddin Islam Durjoy, 16, of Ekramunnesa High Schoolwas ran over by a bus of

Students allowed half pass as bus owners agreed

Bus owners have finally agreed to allow students to pay half fares, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Bangladesh Road Transport Owners Association Secretary General Khandaker Enayet Ullah has also said all busses will allow half pass for

Khaleda Zia's medical report sent abroad: Foreign Minister

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said if BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia wants to go abroad, she has to go through legal process. The foreign minister was briefing reporters after meeting with foreign diplomats at state guesthouse Padma in Dhaka Monday (Nov 29). He also told

Suspended Gazipur mayor Zahangir sued under DSA

A case was filed against suspended Gazipur City Corporation Mayor Mohammad Zahangir Alam under the Digital Security Act over his derogatory remarks on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and martyred freedom fighters. A lawyer named Omar Farooq Asif filed the case with court of Dhaka

Three to die for killing Madaripur minor girl 

A Madaripur court today (Nov 29) sentenced three people to death for killing a minor girl in Rajoir upazila of the district in 2015. The court also fined them Tk 5,000 each. Madaripur District Sessions Judge's Court Judge Nitai Chandra Saha delivered the verdict this morning.

Poll violence: 3 shot dead in Thakurgaon 

Three people were killed while five others injured in Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) firing at a polling centre in Pirganj upazila of Thakurgaon on Sunday night during clash over the result in the third phase of union parishad polls. The deceased were Sahaboli Ahmmed, 35, Mojaharul

46 arrested in DMP's anti-narcotics drive

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has arrested 46 people on charges of selling and consuming drugs during anti-drug operations in different areas of the capital city over the past 24 hours till 6:00 am Monday (Nov 29). Detectives and the law enforcers jointly made the arrest and

DGHS issues 15-point guidelines to prevent Omicron

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) of Bangladesh has issued a 15-point guidelines in a bid to control and prevent the new coronavirus variant Omicron. The new guidelines are:  Ensuring proper health checkup and screening of passengers arriving from South Africa,

Papul jailed for 7-yr in Kuwait over human trafficking

A Kuwait court on Sunday (Nov 28) sentenced former MP of Laxmipur-2 constituency Kazi Shahid Islam Papul to seven years in prison in a human trafficking case. In the case verdict, the court also ordered him to pay KD2.7 million as fine.  The defendant has also been ordered by

Dengue: 74 hospitalised in last 24-hr

The country reported 74 fresh dengue cases in last 24 hours till Sunday morning (Nov 28), said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). So far, 98 died from the mosquito-borne disease this year. In the 24 hours, 61 dengue patients were hospitalised in Dhaka and 13 other

Abrar murder case verdict now on Dec 8

A Dhaka court once again deferred the verdict in a case filed over the murder of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) student Abrar Fahad in 2019. Judge Abu Zafar Md Kamaruzzaman of Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 fixed December 8 to deliver the case verdict

Abrar murder case verdict today; 22 accused at court

Twenty-two accused among 25 in BUET student Abrar Fahad murder case have been produced before a Dhaka court today as the verdict in the case will be delivered today (Nov 28). Judge Abu Zafar Md Kamaruzzaman of Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 is scheduled to read out the verdict this

Dengue: 87 hospitalised in last 24-hr

The country reported 87 fresh dengue cases in last 24 hours till Saturday morning (Nov 27), said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). So far, 98 died from the mosquito-borne disease this year. In the 24 hours, 57 dengue patients were hospitalised in Dhaka and 30 other

US donates 1.79m more Pfizer vaccines to Bangladesh

The United States (US) has donated another 1.79 million doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to Bangladesh. The US Department of State in a tweet confirmed the information on Saturday. "The U.S. in partnership with #COVAX donated 1.79 million more Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine