Friday, 22 Oct, 2021


HC dissatisfied with non-constitution of land survey appellate tribunals in 17yrs

The High Court (HC) has expressed dissatisfaction with non-constitution of land survey appellate tribunals despite expiry of 17 years since amendment to the law and a previous order of the court requiring the same. A division bench comprising Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Md

4 die at RMCH Covid unit in last 24 hours

Four Covid-19 related fatalities were reported at the Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) in the last 24 hours till Monday morning (Sep 27). With this, 156 people died of Covid-19 at the corona unit of RMCH from September 1 to till date. Of the deceased, three were the

HC orders ban on unregistered microcredit operation

High Court on Monday directed the government to halt operations of all unregistered micro-credit operators across the country. The HC virtual bench of Justice Abu Taher Md Saifur Rahman and Justice Jakir Hossen delivered the order while hearing a writ petition filed by barrister

Dengue: 2 die, 242 hospitalised in last 24-hr

The country reported two deaths and 246 fresh dengue cases in last 24 hours till Sunday morning, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). With this, the number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease reached 61 this year. Among the new patients, 185 were

4 die at RMCH Covid unit in last 24 hours

Four Covid-19 related fatalities were reported at the Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) in the last 24 hours till Sunday morning (Sep 26). With this, 150 people died of Covid-19 at the corona unit of RMCH from September 1 to till date. Of the deceased, two were the residents

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 Sunday (Sep 26). Of them, one died of Covid-19 while seven died of coronavirus-like symptoms. Among the dead, six are from Mymensingh and one each from

Cyclone ‘Gulab’: Seaports to hoist warning signal 2

The Bangladesh Met office says the deep depression over the east-central Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas has moved westwards and intensified into Cyclone Gulab. The Met office has advised the maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla, and Payra to hoist distant warning

PM Sheikh Hasina reaches Washington DC from New York

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached Washington DC from New York after completing her weeklong official visit to attend the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at the UN Headquarters. A VVIP chartered flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the premier and her

DMP arrests 59 in anti-narcotics drive

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has arrested 59 people on charges of selling and consuming drugs during anti-drug operations in different areas of the capital city over the past 24 hours. Detectives and the law enforcers jointly made the arrest and seized illegal drugs from their

ADB approves $250m loan for Bangladesh's economic recovery 

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today approved a $250 million policy-based loan to support Bangladesh’s economic recovery following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.  This is the first subprogram of the programmatic $500 million Sustainable Economic Recovery

Cop stabbed to death by ‘drug addict’ in Rangpur

A suspected drug addict stabbed a police officer to death in the Shahebganj area of Rangpur city on Saturday. The deceased was identified as Peyarul Islam, 35, hailed from Mogolhati in Lalmonirhat district. Shawkat Ali Sarkar, officer-in-charge of Haragachha Police Station,

3 killed as pickup van hits standing truck in Netrokona

Three passengers of a pickup van were killed and one injured as a pickup van hit a standing truck in Netrokona. The accident took place on Netrokona-Mymensingh road in Bagra Bazar area of Sadar upazila in the early hours.  The deceased were identified as fish trader Roni Mia,

Ensure universal, affordable vaccine for COVID-free world: PM Hasina

Vaccine divides have to be removed More global initiatives needed to resolve Rohingya crisis Bangladesh effectively tackled Covid-19 aspect Afghan people have to rebuild country Bangladesh ready to work with Afghan people Bangladesh’s zero tolerance policy against

Shaheen Anam sued for hurting religious sentiment

A case has been filed against Shaheen Anam, wife of Daily Star editor Mahfuz Anam and executive director of NGO Manusher Jonno Foundation, for hurting religious sentiments of the minority Hindu community. Narayanganj Chief Judicial Magistrate Court ordered Police Bureau of

Bangladesh seizes biggest haul of smuggled gold

In one of the biggest hauls of smuggled gold in the country, Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) seized 58 gold bars worth Tk 4.5 crore from a Satkhira-bound bus of Shohagh Paribahan.  This is one of the biggest seizures of the illegally smuggled precious

Declare Covid vaccine global public goods: PM Hasina

Bangladesh Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday demanded the the Covid-19 vaccine should be declared as a “global public goods” for eensuring effective global vaccination. To guarantee universal access, local production of vaccines by developing countries and LDCs

US to give $158m in aid for Rohingyas

The United States has announced nearly 180 million US dollar in additional assistance for Rohingyas facing humanitarian crisis in and outside Myanmar and affected host communities in Bangladesh. Of the amount, nearly $158 million is for programs inside Bangladesh, said US

Rohingya crisis: Bangladesh PM demands global action and justice 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina demanded intensified global actions with "real urgency" to repatriate Rohingyas as major international powers inaction over the crisis shocked Bangladesh. Besides, the premier put her weight towards the campaign to expose to justice the people

Bangladesh receives 50 lakh Sinopharm doses from China 

Bangladesh received 50 lakh more doses of the Sinopharm vaccine from China in the early hours of Thursday. A regular flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines landed at Shahjalal International Airport with the vaccine consignment around 2am, said Maidul Islam Prodran, senior information

22-day ban on hilsa fishing from October 4

The government has imposed a 22-day ban starting October 4 on catching, selling and transporting hilsa across the country to ensure safe spawning of the fish, during its peak breeding season. A press release signed by Md Iftekhar Hossain, public relations officer at the Ministry of