Friday, 02 Jun, 2023


RAB nabs Faridpur murder convict in Dhaka

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB-3) arrested a fugitive who was sentenced to life imprisonment in the case of robbery with murder in Faridpur's Alfadanga in 2012. The convict was identified as Iktar Mollah, 43. He was arrested from Kadmatoli area of the capital on Friday (June

Three including 2 motorcyclists killed in Tangail road accident

A pedestrian and two motorcyclists were killed in a road accident in Tangail's Bhuapur on Friday (June 2). The accident happened at Chituliapara area of  Bhuapur-Bangabandhu bridge road around 3:30 pm. Of the three deceased two were identified as Zahid Hasan Shubo, 20, of

MP Afsarul Ameen passes away

Awami League (AL) MP of Chattogram-10 constituency Afsarul Ameen passed away as he was suffering from cancer on Friday (June 2). He was 73. He breathed his last at a Hospital in the capital this afternoon. Chattogram Metropolitan Awami League General Secretary A J M Nasir

Man killed in Shyamoli fire

A man died and 23 others were rescued after a fire broke out at a high-rise building in Dhaka's Shyamoli on Friday (June 2). However, the body of the unidentified man was recovered from the 19th floor of the building.  Anwarul Islam, warehouse inspector of Fire Service and

BGB in May seized smuggled goods worth Tk 282.33 crore: Report

Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) during raids in the country's border areas and other places in May has seized various types of smuggled goods and arms and ammunition worth Tk 282.33 crore. BGB public relations officer Shariful Islam disclosed the information on Friday (June 2). He

College student killed in Rajshahi road accident

A college student was killed when his motorbike hit a stranded truck in Baneshwar area on Rajshahi-Dhaka highway under Puthiya Upazila in the district on Friday (May 2) noon. The deceased has been identified as Nabib Islam Anondo, 17, son of Nazrul Islam of Raghurajpur village under

Man killed, 5 injured as truck overturns in Mirsharai

A person was killed and at least five others were injured when a freight-laden truck overturned in Chattogram's Mirsharai upazila on Friday (June 2). The deceased were identified as truck driver Md Minhaz Uddin, 26, son of Syed Noor of Sabujpara area of Pekua upazila of Cox's

Mother-sons killed as bus rams auto-rickshaw in Chattogram

A woman and her two sons were killed and two others injured after a bus rammed their CNG-run taxi at Karnaphuli Upazila of Chattogram on Thursday (June 1). The deceased were identified as Shahinur Akter, 45, wife of Shafi of Jiri union Ward No. 4, and her two sons –Miraz, 15,

President reaches Turkey to attend Erdogan's installation ceremony

President Mohammed Shahabuddin on Friday (May 2) morning reached Turkey's capital Ankara on a six-day visit to attend the installation ceremony of Turkish President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan, slated for June 3. "A VVIP aircraft (Flight No-BG 207) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines,

Severe heat wave sweeps over country: Met Office

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) predicted a severe heat wave is sweeping over the country and it may continue, said a met office forecast for the next 24 hours commencing 9 am today (June 2). According to the Met Office bulletin, a severe heat wave is sweeping over the

Student beaten dead over family dispute in Patia

A student was allegedly beaten to death due to a family dispute in Patia on Thursday (June 1).  The decease Shahedul Islam, 19, was an HSC second-year student of Patia Government College. The incident happened under the Bathua Bridge of Chanhara Union of Patia at around 11:30

Budget FY24: Tk 42,095cr proposed for Defence Ministry 

The government has allocated Taka 42,095 crore for the Ministry of Defence in the proposed budget for the fiscal (FY) 2023-24.  The allocation is Taka 5445 crore higher than the revised budget of Taka 36,650 crore of the previous FY 2022-23.  Finance Minister AHM Mustafa

41 arrested in DMP's anti-narcotics drive

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) in different operations in the last 24 hours till 6 am Friday (June 2) arrested 41 persons for their alleged involvement in selling and consuming drugs. Being informed, the DMP’s police and detective units conducted the anti-drug campaign in

President off to Turkey to attend Erdogan's installation ceremony

President Mohammed Shahabuddin left Dhaka for Ankara on a six-day-visit to attend the installation ceremony of Turkish president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan, slated for June 3.   "The President, at the invitation of the Turkey government, will attend the oath-taking ceremony of

Solider killed as army captures 'KNF secret training camp' 

An army man was killed while a patrol team of the forces was capturing a secret training camp with the headquarters of armed terrorists of KNF (Kuki-Chin National Front) in Thepi Para area of Ruma upazila of Bandarban. The deceased soldier was identified as Tujam, 30. A press

Tk 34,819cr proposed for power and energy in FY 24

Finance Minister AHM Mostafa Kamal today (June 1) proposed allocating Taka 34,819 crore for the power and energy sector in the budget for FY2023-24 to ensure quality energy and power supply in the country. The sector got Taka 8,753 crore more than the last fiscal year as Taka 26,066

Tk 7,61,785crcr budget for FY24 placed in JS

The government today (June 1) placed a Taka 7,61,785 crore proposed budget for FY24 at Jatiya Sangsad keeping ahead six key challenges with containing inflation as the major one. Kamal wearing a traditional Panjabi and Pajama with a black ‘Mujib coat’ started placing his

By-polls to Dhaka-17 constituency on July 17

The by-election to the Dhaka-17 constituency, which fell vacant after the death of actor Akbar Hossain Pathan Farooque, will be held on July 17.  The seat consisting of Gulshan, Banani and Cantonment of the capital will be voted on ballot. Election Commission Secretary Md

Govt increases EC’s budget by Tk 868cr in election year

In the proposed national budget for the 2023–24 fiscal year, the allocation for the Election Commission has been increased by Tk 868 crore or 70 percent in the election year.  As the major part of this budget will be spent on the upcoming 12th parliamentary elections and

Kamal eyes $12,500 per capita income in 'Smart Bangladesh'

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal today (June 1) said Bangladesh's per capita income would increase to $12,500 if Smart Bangladesh is implemented. He said: "In our 'Smart Bangladesh', the per capita income will be at least US$ 12,500; less than 3 percent of people