Monday, 15 Apr, 2024

National

65 lakh drug addicts in country : Survey

DHAKA:  The number of drug addicts in the country is rising alarmingly, as a survey conducted by the United Nations on the situation of Bangladesh found some 65 lakh addicts. Of them, 87 percent are men and 13 percent women. Over one lakh people, including the influential quarters, women

IntÔÇÖl Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking observed

DHAKA: The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was observed today (Saturday) in the country as elsewhere in the world to sensitize people against the threat of drug addiction and trafficking. In Bangladesh, different socio-cultural organisations chalked out

Bomb blasts inside Chuadanga thana compound: one injured

CHUADANGA: A day labourer was injured in a bomb explosion inside the compound of Sadar thana on Saturday morning.Police said the bomb exploded at about 8:45am while Sirajul Islam, 60, was weeding the compound, leaving him seriously injured. He was admitted to Chuadanga Sadar Hospital with

Bangladesh going to join ICC as a member

DHAKA: Bangladesh is going to join the International Electro-technical Commission (ICC), the international-standard agency, as the government has given clearance to the industries ministry to get the ICC membership.  Secretary of the Industries Ministry Dewan Zakir Hossain in a letter

Jahanara Imam`s death anniversary observed

DHAKA: The 16th death anniversary of Shaheed Janani Jahanara Imam (mother of the martyrs) was observed today (Saturday) with due tribute to the late mother figure.To mark the day, Shaheed Janani Memorial Museum arranged an exhibition.The exhibition started at 10am and continued till

Muktijoddha polls: ballot count on

DHAKA: Counting vote began as Muktijoddha Sangsad polls ended across the country Saturday to elect new committees after nine years.Polling started at 9am and continued till 4pm, without break.However, untoward incidents over the polls were reported from some areas, including Muladi of

Indian strike stops export-import trade through Benapole landport

DHAKA:  Export-import trade between Bangladesh and India through Benapole, the largest land-port of the country, halted as a transport strike was enforced Saturday in the Indian State of West Bengal to protest a raise in petroleum prices.Central Trade Union (CITU) backed by the state’s

Lawyers float new society for rule of law

DHAKA: A new organization of the lawyers dubbed ‘Society for the Rule of Law’ came into being in Dhaka Saturday.The formation of the body was announced at a news conference held at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity office.Senior advocate of the Supreme Court M. Shamsul Haq and Advocate

No anarchy in the name of hartal, warns Sahara

DHAKA: Home Minister Advocate Sahara Khatun Saturday warned that any “anarchy” in the name of hartal would be resisted with an iron hand, as the mainstream opposition prepared to enforce a general strike Sunday.  “Destructive movement of the opposition BNP through hartal will not

No anarchy in the name of hartal, warns Sahara

Calls for calling off the general strike Staff CorrespondentBanglanews24.com.bdDHAKA: Home Minister Advocate Sahara Khatun Saturday warned that any “anarchy” in the name of hartal would be resisted with an iron hand, as the mainstream opposition prepared to enforce a general strike

Rival tribal gunmen trade gunshots in Khagrachhari hills: 2 killed

KHAGRACHHARI: Rival tribal groups fought a gunfight at the backwoods Dangamara village in Dighinala upazila on Saturday morning, leaving two dead, locals said.The deceased were identified as Barsha Chakma, 26, son of Longja Chakma of Chakchhara union, and Sushil Tripura alias Notun, 28,

Bomb blasts inside Chuadanga thana compound leaves one injured

CHUADANGA: A day labourer was injured in a bomb explosion inside the compound of Sadar thana Saturday morning. Police said the bomb exploded at about 8:45am while labourer Sirajul Islam, 60, was cleaning the weeds, leaving him seriously injured. He was admitted to Chuadanga Sadar

Man kills brother in Satkhira

SATKHIRA: A schoolteacher was allegedly stabbed to death by his younger brother at bordering Goira village in Kalaroa upazila Friday night over a family feud.The dead is Shah Alam, 38, a teacher of Hizaldi Secondary High School in the upazila.Kalaroa thana OC Enamul Haque said Shah Alam

Jahanara Imam`s death anniversary being observed

Dhaka: The 16th death anniversary of Shaheed Janani Jahanara Imam (mother of the martyrs) is being observed today (Saturday)To mark the day, Shaheed Janani Memorial Museum is holding an exhibition.The exhibition has started at 10am and will continue till 5:00pm at the Museum, Konika, 355,

Voting in Muktijoddha Sangsad polls begins

Voting in Muktijoddha Sangsad polls is underway peacefully across the country today to elect new committees after nine years Saturday.Polling started at 9am and would continue till 4pm, without break.Sangsad sources said 1,62,335 enrolled freedom fighters are expected to cast their votes

IntÔÇÖl Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking being observed

Dhaka: International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is being observed in the country today (Saturday) and elsewhere in the world to face the threat of drug addiction and trafficking. In Bangladesh, different socio-cultural organisations chalked out elaborate programmes to

Rough sea: Maritime ports keep showing signal No 3

CHITTAGONG: Offloading imports from ships at the outer-anchorage of Chittagong seaport still remained suspended since Friday as the Bay of Bengal remained rough amid inclement weather. Meanwhile, maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox`s Bazar and Mongla have been advised to go on hoisting

BDR mutiny trial

DHAKA: A special court framed charges against a big band of 667 suspected BDR mutineers of the 24 Rifles Battalion after recording depositions made by witnesses on Saturday at the Pilkhana headquarters of the border force.The court resumed proceedings at about 9am and continued till

Caught up in lendersÔÇÖ web

PABNA: Caught up in lenders’ web, an indebted small trader committed suicide on Friday morning at Briroynagar village in Chatmohor upazila of the district, locals said. Shyamal Chandra, 30, son of Potiram Chandra, was the owner of a small restaurant.Local people and police said Shyamal

Be careful about environment while developing energy sector: Nishat

DHAKA: Dr. Ainun Nishat, Vice-chancellor of BRAC University stressed the need to be careful about environment while developing the country’s energy sector.“Modern technology should be used for permanent development of environment-friendly energy sector,” said the water expert said