Saturday, 13 Aug, 2022

National

Desh Rupantor editor Amit Habib dies

Eminent journalist and Bangla daily Desh Rupantor editor Amit Habib passed away on Thursday (July 28) night while undergoing treatment at National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital at Agargaon here. He was 59. Habib, celibate was admitted to the facility on July 21. Later, he

ACC begins investigation into Grameen Telecom board of directors

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has started an investigation against board of directors of the Grameen Telecom for their involvement in alleged corruptions. Md Mahbub Hossain, Secretary of the ACC, confirmed the development to the reporters on Thursday. The anti-graft watchdog

PM stresses export, not remittance for foreign currencies

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday (July 28) underscored the need for focusing on export to earn foreign currencies instead of depending on remittances. She said: "We have to more focus on export to earn foreign currencies instead of only depending on remittance."

Lightning kills 2 in Shunamganj

At least two fishermen were killed by lightning in Shunamganj on Thursday (July 28). The deceased were identified as Zain Uddin and Terai Mia, resident of Kalaruka Union at Chatak Upazila. According to locals, Terai Mia, went to Haor for fishing this morning. While returning home,

Dollar hoarders to face action: DB

Harun-or-Rashid, Chief of Dhaka Metropolitan Intelligence Police (DB), said that action will be taken if someone hoards dollars during this time. He made the remark at a press conference organized at DMP Media Center in the capital on Thursday (July 28) noon. He also said at this

News24 celebrating 6th anniversary

Television channel - News24 is celebrating its sixth anniversary with a vow to project positive stories of people using traditional and new media platforms. A colourful programme is being organised at International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) on Thursday. Bashundhara Group

Holy Ashura: Moon sighting committee to meet tomorrow

A meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee will be held on Friday (July 29) to fix the date of the holy Ashura, after reviewing reports on appearance of the moon of the month of Muharram of 1444 Hijri. The meeting will be held at the conference room of Islamic Foundation (IF) at

Met office predicts light to moderate rain

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) on Thursday (July 28) predicted light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind at different parts of the country in next 24 hours as of 9 am tomorrow. "Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by

Six to die for war crimes in Khulna

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 handed down the death sentence to six people on Thursday for committing crimes against humanity in Khulna during the Liberation War in 1971. Justice Md Shahinur Islam, chairman of the three-member panel of the ICT-1, pronounced the verdict. The

87 arrested in DMP's anti-narcotics drive

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested 87 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 (July 28). Detectives and the law enforcers jointly made the arrest and

Verdict on 6 Khulna war crimes accused today

The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 will deliver its verdict on Thursday (July 28) in a case filed against six people of Khulna for allegedly committing crimes during the Liberation War in 1971. Justice Md Shahinur Islam, chairman of the three-member panel of the ICT-1, passed

Child shot dead in mother's arms by police in Thakurgaon 

A two-year-old child in her mother's arms was shot dead by the police following violence over UP election results at Ranishankoil in Thakurgaon. The deceased child is the daughter of Badshah, a resident of Middangi Bazar area. The incident took place at Bhangbari Center No. 3 of

Two pilots injured in crash landing of Army Aviation helicopter

Two pilots were injured as a BELL-206 helicopter of Army Aviation made an accidental emergency landing at a reservoir in Nawabganj Upazila of Dhaka on Wednesday. The helicopter made an accidental emergency landing at about 01:05pm due to a mechanical failure while practicing the

9 months of food import possible with current reserve: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed hope that Bangladesh would be able to purchase food for nine months with the existing foreign currency reserves. PM was addressing virtually from her official residence Gono Bhaban in the Capital as chief guest on the occasion of the 28th

Met office forecasts light to moderate rain

Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at many places over the country, said a Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) bulletin on Wednesday (July 27). According to the bulletin, light to moderate rain or thundershowers

Census 2022: Bangladesh’s population now 165.16 million

The population size of Bangladesh is currently 165,158,616,, according to Population and Housing Census 2022. Of which, number of males is 81,712,824 while number of females is 83,347,206. Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics unveiled the preliminary report of country’s first

Pradeep jailed for 20 years, wife Chumki 21 for corruption 

A Chattogram court today (July 27) sentenced suspended OC of Teknaf police Pradeep Kumar Das to 20 years in prison and his wife Chumki Karan to 21 years in a graft case. Judge Munshi Abdul Majed of the Chattogram Divisional Special Judge’s Court delivered the verdict in presence

Ex- OC Pradeep, wife’s graft case verdict today 

A Chattogram court is set to pronounce the verdict today (July 27) in a case filed against suspended OC of Teknaf police Pradeep Kumar Das and his wife Chumki Karan in a graft case. Judge Munshi Abdul Majed of the Chattogram Divisional Special Judge’s Court on July 18 fixed the

65 arrested in DMP's anti-narcotics drive

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested 65 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 (July 27). Detectives and the law enforcers jointly made the arrest and

Bashundhara MD greets IOSCO VP Shibli Rubayat

Bashundhara Group Managing Director Sayem Sobhan Anvir has congratulated Prof Shibli Rubayat-Ul-Islam for becoming the first Vice-President of Asia Pacific region of International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). Shahriar Molla, company secretary of the ABG Limited, and