Friday, 22 Oct, 2021


By-polls to 28 local govt bodies underway

Voting for by-elections in 12 Upazila Parishads, five councilors of four city corporations and one mayor and four councilors of five municipalities and six Union Parishads began in Thursday morning amid tight security. The voting started at 8:00am and will continue till 4:00pm today

Biman inaugurates Saidpur-Cox's Bazar direct flight 

Biman Bangladesh Airlines has launched direct flights between northwestern Saidpur and beach city Cox’s Bazar today (Oct 7). The inaugural flight departed from Saidpur to Cox's Bazar at 10:00am. Railway minister Nurul Islam Sujan was present as the chief guest in the

Ex-Health DG secures bail on surrender 

A Dhaka court granted bail to Former Director General (DG) of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Abul Kalam Azad in a graft case on Thursday. Earlier in the morning, he surrendered before the court of Dhaka Metropolitan Senior Special Judge KM Imrul Kayesh and appealed

Global COVID-19 cases top 237.1m, deaths pass 4.84m

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 237.1 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.84 million, according to data from the worldometer. In its latest update on Thursday (Oct 7, 12:30pm Bangladesh Time), the data revealed that the current global caseload and death

DMP arrests 49 in anti-narcotics drive

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has arrested 49 people on charges of selling and consuming drugs during anti-drug operations in different areas of the capital city over the past 24 hours till 6:00 am Thursday (Oct 7). Detectives and the law enforcers jointly made the arrest and

3 more cyber criminals tarnishing country’s image abroad

Three more cyber criminals, who have sided with wartime crimes convicts and accused, are obstructing the development of Bangladesh and tarnishing image of the country by spreading conspiratorial propaganda in the social media.  The lunatics- Abu Reza Ahmed Faisal Chowdhury Suyeb,

3 girls missing from city’s Pallabi rescued

Members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) rescued the three girls who went missing from their homes on Thursday (September 30). The rescued girls are Kazi Dilkhush Jannat Nisa, Kaniz Fatema and Sneha Akhter. All of them are class twelve students. Among them, Nisa are student at

Kanak Sarwar’s sister Raka on 5-day remand

A Dhaka court on Wednesday (Oct 6) placed Nusrat Shahreen Raka, sister of controversial expatriate journalist Kanak Sarwar, on a 5-day remand in two cases filed under Digital Security and Narcotics Control Act. Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate passed the order after police had

TCB starts selling essentials on trucks 

The state-run Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) on Wednesday (Oct 6) started its sale of essential items among the low-income group people at a subsidized rate ahead of Durga Puja. TCB is selling each kilogram of sugar and red lentil at Tk 55, and onion at Tk 30, while soyabean

Court accepts chargesheet against Papiya, husband in graft case

A Dhaka court has taken into cognizance the charge sheet against Jubo Mohila League's expelled leader Shamima Nur Papiya and her husband Mofizur Rahman in a case filed over embezzlement of Tk6.24 crore. Senior Special Judge KM Emrul Kayesh accepted the charge sheet in presence of

Mortar shell-like object found at Mirpur

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) recovered a mortar shell-like object from an under construction building in Mirpur Zoo area of the capital in Wednesday morning. Meanwhile, the bomb disposal unit rushed to the spot and took the object to a safe place. ASP ANM Imran Khan,

Mohib Ullah murder: Three more accused on 3-day remand

A Cox’s Bazar court has placed three more accused on a three-day remand in the case filed over the murder of Rohingya leader Mohib Ullah at a refugee camp in Ukhiya. Senior Judicial Magistrate Tamanna Farah passed the order after hearing the police’s remand plea on

Bangladesh wants action against misinformation on online platform

Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Rabab Fatima underscored the need for taking immediate steps against hate speech, racial hatred and intentional misinformation created on the online platform. She was addressing a high-level conference on international

Two cases filed against Kanak Sarwar's sister Raka

Two cases were filed against Nusrat Shahrin Raka, sister of controversial expatriate journalist Kanak Sarwar, under the Digital Security and Narcotics Act. The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) filed the cases with Uttara West Police Station in the capital on Tuesday night. ASP ANM Imran

Fugitive cyber criminal Kanak Sarwar’s sister Raka detained 

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) detained the sister of controversial US expatriate presenter Kanak Sarwar on charges of anti-state activities on digital platform from Uttara area in the capital early Tuesday. A team of RAB Headquarters Intelligence Unit and RAB-1 detained Nusrat Shahreen

Hindu Mohajote sues Shaheen Anam; CID asked to investigate

A case was filed against Shaheen Anam, wife of The Daily Star Editor Mahfuz Anam and executive director of Manusher Jonno Foundation, and Angela Gomes, Executive Director of Banchte Shekha, for allegedly hurting religious sentiment of Hindu minority. Bangladesh Jatiyo Hindu Mohajote

4 girls who went missing from Mirpur rescued

Police have rescued the four girls, who went missing from the capital's Mirpur on September 29, from different areas of the country on Monday night. The four rescued children are Zakia, Rhodesi Stella, Jamia and Marina. They were rescued from Netrokona and the capital’s

TCB to sell essentials on trucks from Wednesday

The state-run Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) will start its sale through trucks on Wednesday to provide essential items among the low-income group people at a subsidized rate ahead of Durga Puja. TCB will sell each kilogram of sugar and red lentil at Tk 55, and onion at Tk 30,

AB Bank DMD Abdur Rahman arrested

Police have arrested AB Bank DMD Abdur Rahman from his Gulshan residence in the capital on Tuesday (October 5) morning in a fraud case.   Gulshan Zone Assistant Commissioner of Police (AC) Newton Das confirmed to the media. He said there was a warrant against the AB Bank's

Ex-CJ Sinha case verdict now on Oct 21

A Dhaka court has deferred the delivery of the verdict in a graft case filed against former Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha and 10 others to October 21. Ali Hossain, the acting judge of Dhaka Special Judge's Court 4, fixed the date on Tuesday as the judge was on leave. After