Monday, 03 Oct, 2022


22-day ban on hilsa fishing from Oct 7

The government has imposed a 22-day ban, starting October 7, on catching, selling and transporting hilsa to ensure the safe spawning of this popular fish during its peak breeding period. A notification was issued by the Fisheries and Livestock Ministry in this regard on Thursday.

28 arrested in DMP's anti-narcotics drive

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) in different operations in the last 24 hours till 6 am Wednesday (Sep 14) arrested 22 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

PM Sheikh Hasina leaves for London, New York

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka this morning (Sep 15) for an official tour to the United Kingdom and the United States to join the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II and the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). A VVIP chartered flight of Biman Bangladesh

Modi to invite Hasina for G-20 Summit next year

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will invite his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina to participate in the upcoming G-20 summit scheduled to be held in New Delhi for the first time from September 9 to 10 in 2023. He will also invite heads of state or government of the other member

One killed in Borguna lightning strike

A man was killed by a lightning strike in Dhunat Upazila of Borguna on Wednesday (Sep 14) afternoon.  The deceased was identified as Tofazzel Hossain, 60, hailed from Bederbari Godagaripara village under Nimgachi Union Parishad of the Upazila. Nimgachi Union Parishad

One awarded life imprisonment in Bandarban

A Bandarban court has sentenced one man to life imprisonment and fined Tk 10 thousand in a drug case Wednesday (Sep 14) afternoon. The detainee was identified as Ziaul Haque Zia (27). He was Son of Badsha Mia of Ghonarpara, Ward No. 5, Ghumdhum Union No. 3, Naikshyachhari Upazila,

Decisions taken during India visit to benefit both countries: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (Sep 14) said both countries will be benefited from the cooperation in all the areas identified during her India visit and the decisions taken to address the existing bilateral problems.   She said: “I think that my visit, after a long break

Govt to procure 90,000MT fertilizer, 15,000MT lentil, 2.25cr-litre soybean oil

The government today (Sep 14) approved separate proposals for procuring some 90,000 metric tons of fertilizer, 15,000 metric tons of lentil and 2.25 crore litres of soybean oil to meet the growing demand of the country. The approvals came from the 27th meeting of the Cabinet Committee

Two to die for killing principal Jamal in Tangail

A Tangail court on Wednesday (Sep 14) sentenced two people to death for killing a college principal named Jamal Hossain. Judge Begum Shahana Haque Siddika of Special District and Sessions Judge Court announced the verdict today.  The court also fined them TK 50,000 each. The

EC unveils 12th national elections roadmap

The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday (Sep 14) announced the road map to the 12th parliamentary elections in a bid to hold the polls in a free, fair and credible manner. According to the roadmap, the election schedule will be declared in November next year. The election will be

Met office forecasts light to moderate rain

Bangladesh Meteorological Department today (Sep 14) predicted light to moderate rain in different parts of the country in the next 24 hours commencing at 9am. According to the Met office bulletin, light to moderate rain or thunder showers, accompanied by temporary gusty wind, is likely

PM to address the press at 4pm on her India visit 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to address a press conference on Wednesday about her just-concluded official visit to India. The press conference will be held at 4pm on Wednesday. The Prime Minister paid the four-day visit to India from September 5-8 at the invitation of her

PM inaugurates BSMMU Super Specialized Hospital 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (Sep 14) inaugurated the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Super Specialized Hospital in a bid to provide specialized treatment at an affordable cost.   The premier joined the inauguration ceremony at BSMMU virtually from her

22 arrested in DMP's anti-narcotics drive

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) in different operations in the last 24 hours till 6 am Wednesday (Sep 14) arrested 22 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

Microbus driver remanded over student's death in Tejgaon

A Dhaka court today (Sep 13) placed Ziaul Huq, 50, driver of the microbus that hit a schoolboy, leaving him dead on September 11 in Tejgaon Industrial area, on a three-day police remand. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Tamanna Farah passed the order as police produced Ziaul before the

Husband Babul among 7 chargesheeted in Mitu murder case 

Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) on Tuesday (Sep 13) submitted the charge sheet in the Mahmuda Khanam Mitu murder case accusing seven people, including her husband former SP Babul Akter. Other accused are Kamrul Islam Sikder Musa, Ehteshamul Huq Prokash Bhola, Motaleb Mia Wasim,

Bangladesh PM signs the condolence book for Queen Elizabeth II

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today paid rich tributes to Queen Elizabeth II by placing wreath at her portrait at the British High Commission here. The Prime Minister also signed the condolence book that opened at the British High Commission following the death of the Queen on September

ECNEC approves 6 projects worth Tk 8,739cr

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) today (Sep 13) approved six projects with Tk 8,739.68 crore including a Taka 7,188.66 crore projects to ensure speedy, safe and cost-effective road communication system between Sylhet and Chattogram region. The approval

Met office forecasts heavy rainfall likely across the country

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD)  predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall for many places over the country in the next 24 hours commencing 12 noon today (Sep 13).  According to the bulletin, "Under the influence of active monsoon, heavy to very heavy rainfall is

Mother-son die after eating puffer fish in Khulna

A woman and her son died in Batiaghata of Khulna on Monday (Sep 12) evening after eating cooked puffer fish, locally known as potka fish. The deceased are Pari Begum, 60 and her son Jahangir, 36, of Mathabhanga village of Jalma Union of Batiaghata Upazila. Police said the poor