Friday, 22 Oct, 2021

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5 die at RMCH Covid unit in last 24 hours

Five Covid-19 related fatalities were reported at the Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) in the last 24 hours till Monday morning (Oct 11). With this, 37 people died of Covid-19 at the corona unit of RMCH from October 1 to till date. Of the deceased, three were the residents

3 electrocuted in Bogura puja mandaps

Three people were electrocuted at a puja mandaps under Sherpur upazila in Bogura district on Monday morning. The incident took place around 9:30am at Chorkota village. Deceased were identified as Khitish Mahot, 45, Gedu Mahot, 42, and Polash, 40. All of them were the residents of

Durga Puja begins amid tight security

The celebration of Durga Puja, largest religious festival of the Hindu Community, has begun across the country today (Oct 11) amid tight security. The five-day long Durga Puja celebration has begun with the unveiling of the face of the deity and Kalparambho on the day of Maha Sashthi

TCB sells onions at Tk 30 on Trucks

Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) is set to start selling onion at Tk 30 per kilogram on Monday. In retail market, each kilogram of onions is now being sold at Tk 70.   TCB's spoke person Humayun Kabir confirmed the news on Sunday. "The onions, imported from

None can be punished twice for same offence: DAG Saju

As the Constitution of Bangladesh has guaranteed fundamental rights of the citizens, no one can be prosecuted or punished twice for the same crime, said Deputy Attorney General Motahar Hossain Saju. Fundamental rights are enumerated in Part-III of the Constitution ranging from Articles

Durga Puja begins Monday amid tight security 

The celebration of Durga Puja, largest religious festival of the Hindu Community, will begin across the country on Monday (Oct 11) amid tight security. The five-day long Durga Puja celebration will begin with the unveiling of the face of the deity and Kalparambho on the day of Maha

Pfizer jabs for 12-17yr olds as per WHO: Health Minister

The government has decided to administer Pfizer vaccines to 12-17 year olds following the approval of the World Health Organization (WHO), said Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Sunday. He said the director general of World Health Organization has agreed on Pfizer jabs for 12-17 year

Dengue: 3 die, 211 hospitalised in last 24-hr

The country reported three deaths and 211 fresh dengue cases in last 24 hours till Sunday morning (Oct 10), said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). With this, the number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease reached 76 this year. In the 24 hours,

Govt plans to construct another nuclear power plant

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said her government has been thinking for setting up another nuclear power plant in the southern region to meet the growing demand for electricity. She said: "We are going to install another (nuclear) power plant after completion of the existing one.

Rafiqul Haque Dadu Bhai passes away

Ekushey Padak winning rhyme writer and journalist Rafiqul Haque passed away in the capital on Sunday morning. Rafiqul Haque, popularly known as "Dadu Bhai", breathed his last at his own residence in capital’s Mugdha area at 11 am. He left behind his two sons and one

10 lakh Covishield doses arrive from India

Ten lakh doses of Covishield vaccines produced by the Serum Institute of India (SII) arrived in Dhaka on Saturday evening (Oct 9) from India. Under the commercial arrangement between SII Beximco, this vaccine doses arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 6:00 pm,

Civil Aviation security guard held with 9.28kg gold bars

Customs officials detained a security guard of Civil Aviation with 80 gold bars at Hazrat Shah Amanat International Airport in Chattogram on Saturday. The detainee is Belal, security personnel of Civil Aviation. Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) and National

Korean Speech Contest held at IUB on Korean Language Day

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea for the first time organised a Korean Speech Contest at the Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) to mark the Korean Language Day, Hangul Day, on Satuday (October 9). Eleven Bangladesh participants who were selected through preliminary round done

MoU signed with UN for Rohingyas in Bhasan Char

Bangladesh government and the United Nations (UN) on Saturday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to make easier for humanitarian agencies to provide services for Rohingyas in Bhasan Char. Secretary of the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief Md Mohsin and UNHCR, the UN

10 lakh Covishiled doses to arrive from India today

Ten lakh doses of Covishield vaccines produced by the Serum Institute of India (SII) will reach in Dhaka at 5:40pm on Saturday (Oct 9) from India. This vaccine doses will come to Bangladesh under the commercial arrangement between SII Beximco. Under the deal, Bangladesh government

5 killed, 2 missing in Turag trawler capsize

Five people died and two others went missing after a trawler capsized in the Turag River in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on Saturday morning. The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately, said Lima Khanam, duty officer of Fire Service and Civil Defence

3 Bangladeshis among 10 injured in drone attack on Saudi airport

Ten people, including three Bangladeshis, were injured on Friday during a drone attack by Iran-backed Houthi militia on the King Abdulaziz Airport in Jazan, the Arab Coalition supporting Yemen’s legitimate government said. Coalition spokesman Brig. Gen. Turki Al-Maliki was quoted

Romania to donate 200,000 AstraZeneca jabs to Bangladesh

Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu announced that his government would donate 200,000 AstraZeneca Corona Vaccine to Bangladesh. The declaration came while Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen held official talks with his Romanian counterpart in Bucharest on Friday, said a foreign

6 die at RMCH Covid unit in last 24 hours

Six Covid-19 related fatalities were reported at the Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) in the last 24 hours till Saturday morning (Oct 9). With this, 30 people died of Covid-19 at the corona unit of RMCH from October 1 to till date. Of the deceased, two were the residents of

Bangladesh honours 1971 Liberation War veterans of Indian Navy

Bangladesh honoured 10 Indian Naval war veterans, who took part in the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh against Pakistani occupational forces. Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Muhammad Imran on Tuesday honoured the war veterans at a function hosted onboard of the visiting