Tuesday, 21 May, 2024


Mannan BhuiyanÔÇÖs condition remains unchanged

DHAKA: Health condition of former BNP Secretary General Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan, lying on life support at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Square Hospital, remained unchanged on Monday. ICU Chief of the hospital Dr Mirza Nazim Uddin told banglanews24.com.bd, “Bhuiyan’s condition did

MRP from post offices underway

DHAKA: The Postal Department is going to sign a deal with the Passport Department this week for issuing machine-readable passports (MRP) through post offices from August 1. “In the first phase, three post offices in Dhaka will introduce the service which will later be implemented at 81

RAB held one along with revolver, sharp weapons in Chuadanga

CHUADANGA: Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) held a man and recovered a revolver and two sharp weapons from Bakshipur Sakin village in Alamdanga upazila early Monday.Acting on a tip-off, a special team of RAB-6, led by DAD HM Nurul Islam, raided the house of Khabir Uddin at the

Unplanned family of family planners!

DHAKA: Do as I preach, not as I practise. Many officials leading government campaign for family planning of the public are blessed with families large enough to make one raise their eyebrow. Most officials of the Family Planning Department have a good number of children in their own

11 policemen in dock over ÔÇÿcross fireÔÇÖ conundrum in Natore

NATORE: The district and session judge’s court Sunday sent 11 policemen to jail in connection with the killing of a businessman in so-called ‘crossfire’. They are former office-in-charge of Singra thana Abu Bakkar, SI Liakat Ali, ASI Praddyut Kar, constable Jasim, constable Asir

Mawa-Kawrakandi channel to open in a week

DHAKA: The Mawa-Kaorakandi channel that was closed for dredging will be opened within a week. Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan Sunday told journalists that a dredger would reach there in a day or two. “Dredging of necessary points of five emergency channels will then take place as

Norway provides Tk 116 crore to strengthen Disaster Management in Bangladesh

DHAKA: Norway will provide Tk 116 crore to Bangladesh for community-level disaster risk reduction and adaptation to climate change under the Comprehensive Disaster Management Program (CDMP). Norwegian Ambassador to Dhaka Ingebjorg Stofring and UNDP Resident Representative Stefan Prisner

Muhammad Ali Ambassador to the Netherlands

DHAKA: The government has appointed Muhammad Ali Sarker as the Ambassador of Bangladesh to Netherlands. A Director General of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Muhammad belongs to the 1986 batch of BCS (Foreign Affairs) Cadre. He joined the service in 1989, said a press release of Foreign

Custodial death again!

BRAHMANBARIA: Yet another death in police custody was reported in the district Sunday, after last week’s High Court order for the government to punish such excesses following a number of custodial deaths in the capital.This time the deceased is a poor rickshaw-puller, Nurul Haque,

DCC gets 100 containers for waste recycling

DHAKA: The Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) received 100 containers for recycling waste with support from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) “The Prime Minister will inaugurate the containers soon,” Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan told journalists.Ending a meeting with

GSP facilities for Bangladeshi sleeping bag remain unchanged

DHAKA: Bangladeshi-made sleeping bags retained the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) on the US market.A government handout on Sunday said the Obama administration on July 1 turned down an appeal by US manufacturing company Excel Outdoor in this regard. Excel filed the writ with

Whither gonna 40,000 arms!

DHAKA: When the law-enforcing agencies are on high alert to thwart any apprehended sabotage following the arrest of top Jamaat trio, there is no trace of over 40,000 licensed firearms, competent sources said, indicating it as a major threat to country’s internal security. All these

HC rule: Why FF childrenÔÇÖs quota in SI recruitment not preserved?

DHAKA: The High Court Sunday issued a rule upon the government to explain within two weeks why it should not be asked to preserve the 30 percent quota fixed for the children of freedom fighters in police Sub-Inspector recruitment.Eight government high officials have been made respondents.

Train derails in Comilla: Dhaka-Chittagong rail communications disrupted

COMILLA: Rail communications on 30 routes to the capital, Dhaka, and country’s eastern part halted as a passenger train derailed near Lalmai station here Sunday afternoon.Railway sources said three compartments of Chittagong-bound ‘Mahanagar Provati’ from Dhaka fell off the tract at

3 members of a family among 4 killed in Sirajganj road crash

SIRAJGANJ: Four people, three of them members of a family, were killed as a bus rammed into a CNG-run auto-rickshaw at Choria under Salonga thana on Sunday noon.The deceased are auto-rickshaw passengers Md Sobhan Ali, 65, his son-in-law Monir Hossain, 35, and granddaughter Amena Khatun,

Four killed in Sirajganj road mishap

SIRAJGANJ: Head-on collision between a bus and an auto-rickshaw left four people killed at Choria of Solonga thana here Sunday.Three of the deceased were from a family and the other was the driver of the auto-rickshaw, police said. The deceased are Md Sobhan Ali, 65, his son-in-law Monir

BDR mutiny trial: 735 suspects of Sadar battalion to be arrested, produced in court Monday

DHAKA: A special court Sunday ordered the arrest of 735 suspected mutineers from Sadar Rifles Battalion and producing them on Monday morning to stand trial, being held in phases at different BDR garrisons across the country.The special court-6, led by BDR Director-General Major-General

World Population Day observed

DHAKA: The World Population Day was observed in the country as also elsewhere across the globe Sunday, renewing a universal campaign for rearing everyone born as a competent citizen with a decent life.With the slogan ‘Everyone counts’, different organisations carried various

Bomb, threatening chit slipped into Gangni police camp

MEHERPUR: A live bomb and warning chit under the name of an outlawed left political outfit were left inside Kumaridanga police camp under Gangni upazila in the district sometime on Saturday night. The chit, carrying a note of warning from the banned extremist outfit ‘Lal Pataka’,

Mannan BhuiyanÔÇÖs condition improves a little

DHAKA: Physical condition of former BNP secretary-general Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan, lying on life support at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Square Hospital, improved a little on Sunday.Hospital ICU chief Mirza Nazim Uddin informed journalists on Sunday noon about the latest state of failing