Friday, 22 Oct, 2021

National

8 more die at MMCH’s Covid unit 

Eight people died while undergoing treatment at the Covid unit of Mymensingh Medical College Hospital in 24 hours till 8am on Saturday (Oct 2). All of them died of coronavirus-like symptoms. Among the dead, three each were from Mymensingh and Netrakona and two from Jamalpur, said Dr

DMP arrests 79 in anti-narcotics drive

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has arrested 79 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 Saturday (Oct 2). Detectives and the law enforcers jointly made the arrest and

Mohib Ullah's killers won't be spared: Foreign Minister 

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Saturday said the killers of Rohingya leader Mohib Ullah would be brought to justice soon. In his first remarks since the Rohingya leader's murder sparked global condemnation, he said: "The government will take stern action against those

Nusrat summoned as PBI finds inconsistencies in her allegations

Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI), a specialised unit of law enforcement agency assigned to investigate the case filed over the death of college girl Mosarat Jahan Munia, summoned compliant Nusrat Tania to be interrogated about incoherencies in her allegations. The PBI asked Nusrat

7 shot in clash over sand lifting in Chattogram

Seven people have been received bullet injuries in a clash over extraction of sand from a river at Charti union in Satkania upazila of Chattogram on Thursday morning. The injured are Abdul Malek (50), Md Nurul Hasan (50), Fayez Ahmed (62), Abu Taher (38), Md Kawsar (26), Ruhul Amin

Global COVID-19 cases top 234.11m, deaths pass 4.78m

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 234.11 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.78 million, according to data from the worldometer. In its latest update on Tuesday (Sep 30, 2:00pm Bangladesh Time), the data revealed that the current global caseload and death

Two workers killed in Mymensingh road accident

Two construction workers were killed and three others injured as a trolley turned turtle in Haluaghat upazila of Mymensingh on Thursday morning. The deceased were identified as Harun Ali, 60, son of Shashuddin and Habibiur, 30, son of Ohed Ali, both of them hailing from Gazipur village

HC now summons all documents of Evaly

The High Court on Thursday summoned all the documents of e-commerce platform Evaly by October 11. Justice Muhammad Khurshid Alam Sarker passed the order on Thursday (Sep 30). Lawyer Sayed Mahsib Hossain stood in the court for the petitioner. Registrar of Joint Stock Companies And

DMP arrests 55 in anti-narcotics drive

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has arrested 55 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 (Sep 30). Detectives and the law enforcers jointly made the arrest and

PM opens “Bangladesh House” in Maryland, USA

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the newly constructed "Bangladesh House" at Maryland in the USA. The premier launched the house at 4:30pm on Wednesday (Maryland local time). She also took part in a prayer after inaugurating the “Bangladesh House”.

UAE approves RT-PCR labs at Shahjalal Airport 

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has approved the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) of six companies which have installed RT-PCR labs at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. The approval came into effect at 12pm on Wednesday, said the airport Director Group Captain AHM Touhid-ul

HC rejects writ against phone eavesdropping

The High Court (HC) rejected a writ petition filed seeking its directive to stop eavesdropping on phone and leaking private phone conversations. The bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman passed the order as it had earlier heard arguments on the petition.

DMP arrests 57 in anti-narcotics drive

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has arrested 57 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 Wednesday (Sep 290. Detectives and the law enforcers jointly made the arrest and

Dhamaka Shopping CEO, 2 others arrested 

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested three people, including Dhamaka Shopping CEO Sirajul Islam Rana, for allegedly embezzling customer money in the name of running an e-commerce company.  The details will be revealed at a press conference at the RAB media center in the

Tension prevails as two groups demand lease of Nagarbari Ghat

A tense situation is prevailing in the Bera upazila of Pabna as two groups of influential people are trying to get lease of Nagarbari Ghat. The problem has been created as BIWTA leased the Ghat to someone other than the regular lessee violating a HC bench direction. It has been learned

Naem Nizam to be conferred with TRUB Lifetime Achievement Award

Television Reporters Unity of Bangladesh (TRUB) will confer Lifetime Achievement Award to the noted journalist Naem Nizam, Editor of the daily Bangladesh Pratidin and CEO of NEWS24, for his outstanding contribution to print and television journalism. He will be honoured with the

DMP arrests 56 in anti-narcotics drive

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has arrested 56 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 Tuesday. Detectives and the law enforcers jointly made the arrest and seized

‘Rani’ in Guinness World Records as the smallest cow 

The Guinness World Records authorities have officially certified cow 'Rani' of Savar in Bangladesh as the world’s smallest cow, 40 days after the death of the animal. Md Abu Sufiyan, manager of Shekar Agro Industries Limited in Charigram area of Savar, confirmed the news

Bangladesh receives 25 lakh more Pfizer vaccine doses 

Bangladesh has received 2.5 million more doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine under the Covax initiative. The consignment of jabs arrived on a Maldivian airline flight at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport from Florida, US around 5am on Tuesday, said the Ministry of Health

BR signs deal with Indian JV company for Bogura-Sirajganj dual gauge line

Bangladesh Railway (BR) has signed a contract with an Indian joint venture (JV) company on Monday (Sep 27) to develop a new direct rail line from Bogura to Sirajganj. The railway line will be constructed under the Indian Line of Credit (LoC), said Indian High Commission in Dhaka,