Wednesday, 20 Jan, 2021


Dhaka optimistic about Rohingya repatriation from 2nd quarter

Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen said Dhaka is hopeful to begin repatriation of Rohingyas in next few months. Myanmar had promised to start taking back its nationals from the second quarter of 2021, he also said after a meeting of Bangladesh-Myanmar- China held virtually on

Five to die for killing man in Manikganj

A Manikganj court sentenced five people to death for killing a former union parishad member at Phulhara village in Ghior upazila of Manikgnaj on June 18, 2013. The death row convicts are: Manjur Rahman, Moazzem Hossaihn, Babul Mia, Azizul Haque and Feli Begum, all of them hailing from

5th phase elections to 31 municipalities on Feb 28

The fifth phase elections to 31 municipalities of the country will be held on February 28. The voting will begin at 8:00am and continue till 4:00pm without any break on that day.   Department of Public Relations of the Election Commission (EC) confirmed the matter on Tuesday.

Driver of the bus that killed couple on airport road held

Driver of the bus that killed a couple riding on a bike at airport road in the capital yesterday (Monday), of Ajmeri Glory Paribahan. Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police arrested driver Tasikul Islam in a drive from Mouchak in Gazipur on Monday night.  He,

Two cops killed in Lalmonirhat road crash

Two police personnel were killed as a truck hit their motorbike in Khaner Bazar area under Hatibanda upazial of Lalmonirhat on Monday afternoon. The deceased were identified as- Sub-Inspector (DB) of Hatibanda police station Abdul Matin and constable Mojibul Haque. Ershadul Alam,

Journo Balu murder: 5 get life term in explosive case

A Khulna Court on Monday sentenced five people to life term imprisonment in an explosive case filed over the killing of a journalist Humayun Kabir Balu in Khulna. Khulna's Public Safety Disturbance Crime Prevention Tribunal delivered verdict on Monday noon. Among the five

Draft list of freedom fighters by February first week

Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque said the draft list of freedom fighters would be published in the first week of February. He came up with the announcement while inaugurating a rally marking the service week of the ministry in front of Paribahan pool in Dhaka around

Couple killed as bus hits bike on Airport Road

A man and his wife were killed as a bus hit their motorbike on Airport Road in the capital on Monday morning. The deceased were identified as Akash Ikbal, 33, and his wife Hazarika, 25, resident of Mollartek area of Dokhinkhan. Moshiul Alam, sub-inspector of Airport Police Sation,

JS New Year session begins today

The 11th session of the 11th parliament begins at 4:00pm today (Jan 18) with Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair. President Abdul Hamid is scheduled to deliver his speech approved by the cabinet. As per practice, the President addresses the House at the first day session

Foggy weather disrupts traffic movement

A thick blanket of fog engulfed the country on Monday, causing sufferings to thousands of passengers. Road and river transports were also facing serious disruption in different parts of the country due to dense fog. The vehicles were seen moving at a snail's speed in the morning

78 Bangladeshis on Interpol's red alert list

A total of 78 Bangladeshi nationals have been added to the red alert list of the International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL). Among them, two human traffickers were arrested in recently. Bangladesh sought assistance from INTERPOL to arrest international human traffickers

Mother takes own life after killing 2 daughters in Sirajganj 

A woman allegedly committed suicide after killing two daughters also by force-feeding poison in Shahjadpur upazila of Sirajganj on Sunday afternoon. The incident took place at 3:00 pm at Daya village of the upazila. The deceased were identified as- Jahanara Khatun, 40, wife of Lal

Govt approves Tk 2,700cr stimulus packages to offset Covid setbacks 

The government has approved two more stimulus packages worth Tk 2,700 crore to counteract the economic challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina approved these two stimulus packages with an aim to infuse dynamism into cottage, micro and medium industry,

Produce films so that family can watch: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday called upon country's filmmakers to produce quality films, which can be enjoyed together with family members. Prime Minister Hasina was addressing the distribution ceremony of the National Film Awards-2019 at Bangabandhu International

8 indicted in MC College gang-rape case

A Dhaka court on Sunday framed charges against eight accused in a case filed over the gang-rape incident at MC College in Sylhet. Judge Md Mohitul Haque of Sylhet Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal began the trial proceedings in presence of the accused.  The

Father, son killed in Barishal road mishap

A man and his son were killed and another son injured in a head-on collision between a human hauler and a motorcycle in Banaripara upazila of Barishal on Saturday afternoon. The deceased were identified as Md Sumon and his minor boy Md Hasib, hailing from Birmahal village of

Husband, 2 others to die for killing wife, son in Kakrail 

A Dhaka court on Sunday awarded death sentence to three people, including the husband, for killing his first wife and their son in the capital’s Kakrail area in 2017. Judge Md Rabiul Alam of the 3rd Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court of Dhaka announced the verdict

Bangladesh now 45th military power in the world

The Global Firepower's 2021 Military Strength Ranking has named Bangladesh to be the 45th most powerful military across the world. Among South Asian nations, Indian military has been ranked strongest, while Pakistan has been the second most powerful. Afghanistan has secured 75th

Voting in 2nd phase municipality elections ends

The voting in the second phase of municipal elections to 60 municipalities across the country ended amid several stray incidents. The polling started at 8:00am and continued until 4:00pm without any break today (Saturday). Elections were supposed to be held in 61 municipalities in

Bashundhara Group sets up country’s biggest petrochemical plant

*Bashundhara sets up petrochemical plant in Sitakunda *This is mega project financing first time in private sector *Estimated cost of the project is Tk 9,943.66cr *Meeting to raise Tk 7457.75cr under syndication arrangements was held A syndication meeting for raising fund