Monday, 26 Feb, 2024


Barisal & Sylhet get Divisional Commissioner

DHAKA: The government has appointed two new divisional commissioners in Barisal and Sylhet divisions.Ministry of public administration issued separate gazette notification in this regard on Sunday.According to the notification, special officer-in-charge of ministry of public

PM reaches Nay Pyi Taw

FROM Nay Pyi Taw: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached Myanmar on Monday morning to attend the 3rd BIMSTEC Summit to be held in its capital city Nay Pyi Taw on March 4.A special flight of Bangladesh Biman, national carrier of the country, carrying the premier with 32-member delegation

Journo dies after falling from roof top in city

DHAKA: A journalist died after falling from the roof top of the Uttara (West) Thana building of the city on Sunday evening.The deceased was identified as Shah Alam Sagor, 40.Police claimed journalist Sagor fell down while trying to flee from the thana around 6:45pm.Assistant Commissioner

100 gold bars seized in city, 1 held

DHAKA: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) held a man with 100 gold bars after searching him in front of the National Press Club on Saturday night. The disclosure came from a press conference regarding the matter on Sunday evening.The identity of the detainee could not be known. The weight of

‘Killing in border reduced’

DHAKA: Director General (DG) of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) Major General Aziz Ahmed has commented that killing in the border areas has reduced remarkably.Killing in the border is not expected and BGB has been working to bring it to nil.He told these in a press conference at BGB

JU Chhatra League infighting injures 24

JAHANGIRNAGR UNIVERSITY: At least 24 activists, including one bullet-wounded, of Chhatra League of Jahangirnagar University (JU) unit were injured in infighting over extortion at the university on Sunday noon.Witnesses said the clash erupted when students of Shaheed Salam-Barkat Hall

No BD national injured

DHAKA: No Bangladeshi national has been reported to be injured in the terrorist attack at Kunming Railway Station on Saturday night.  Consul General Shahnaz Gaji from Bangladesh Consulate General reported that 33 people were killed and about 140 others injured after a group of

President, PM greet Bulgarian counterparts

DHAKA: Bangladesh President M Abdul Hamid greeted the President of Bulgaria Rosen Plevneliev on the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Bulgaria which falls on 03 March.     Expressing his satisfaction at the excellent bilateral relations with Bulgaria, the President

Indefinite strike deadlocks DNMCH

DHAKA: The services of Dhaka National Medical College Hospital (DNMCH) halted as the employees, after the intern doctors, went on an indefinite strike on Sunday on Johnson Road in older parts of the city.The staff of the hospital enforced the strike from Sunday morning at the main gate of

2 killed in separate incidents in Ctg

CHITTAGONG: Two people were killed in two separate incidents at Mirsarai upazila of the district on Saturday night and Sunday morning.The victims were identified as Amatun Nur, 52, wife of Safi Ullah, hailed from Wahedpur upazila and Jahangir Alam, 23, son of Siddique Ahmed hailed from

Bullet-wounded BD-man dies in India

KURIGRAM: Bullet-wounded Bangladeshi cattle trader, who was shot by Border Security Force (BSF) of India on Saturday morning, from Fulbari frontier area died in India on Saturday night.The deceased was identified as Mukul Mia, son of Ismail Hossain, hailed from Balatari village under

9 individuals and BARI named

DHAKA: Nine individuals and an organization will get Swadhinata Award for their glorious and outstanding contribution in nation level to the greater interest of the county.    Of the awardees, eight individuals will get the award in posthumous.A press release from cabinet department

Investigation against Babul starts

GAZIPUR: The district administration started investigation against Nurul Islam Babul, Chairman of Jamuna Group, and his associates for their alleged involvement with the murder of three blind men and appropriating properties of Jatiya Andha Sangstha in the district.Deputy Commissioner of

Govt issues alert for Bangladeshis

DHAKA: The government of Bangladesh on Sunday asked its citizens in Kunming of China to remain alert hours after knife-wielding terrorists stormed into a railway station and stabbed dead 29 people.     The Foreign Affairs Ministry has issued the alert in the afternoon.    

Bangladesh to be pioneer of developing countries: Mozena

MUNSHIGANJ: US Ambassador to Bangladesh Dan W Mozena on Sunday said Bangladesh would be the pioneer of developing countries in the world within a short span of time.The US diplomat came up with the observation in a view exchanging meeting with officials of administration at Deputy

Indictment hearing on March 27

CHITTAGONG: A Chittagong court Sunday took the charge sheet against nine people including Mufti Izharul Islam, senior Nayeb-e-Ameer of Hefazat-e- Islam into cognizance in three cases of explosion in a madrasa in the port city.  Chittagong Metropolitan Sessions Judge SM Mujibur Rahman

JS sitting resumes

DHAKA: The 13th day of first session of the current parliament resumed at 5:00pm Sunday.        The session started with speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury in the chair.                    Earlier on Thursday, deputy speaker Fazley Rabbi Mia adjourned the House

N’ganj gas line blast burns 5

DHAKA: Five people received burn injuries as a gas pipeline of a dyeing factory exploded in Enayetnagar area under Fatullah thana of Narayanganj on Sunday morning.The injured were identified as Shafiqul Islam, M Shamim, M Akkas, M Monir and M Tariqul. All of them are workers of the

HC summons Prothom Alo joint editor

DHAKA: The High Court issued a contempt of court rule against Bangla daily ‘Prothom Alo’ Editor Motiur Rahman and joint editor Mizanur Rahman Khan for publishing columns in the daily.In the suo moto rule, the court also asked Mizanur Rahman to appear before it in person on March 6 and

Bus plunge kills 2 in Barisal

BARISAL: Two people were killed in a road accident in Babuganj upazila of the district early Sunday.The deceased was identified Rustom Ali, 35, driver of the bus and Yeazmul, 30, bus supervisor.Local sources said that a Patuakhali-bound passenger bus from Dhaka plunged into a roadside