Fatal Friday: 22 lives lost on the road in 6 districts
At least 22 people were killed and nine others injured in separate road accidents in Habiganj, Brahmanbaria, Cumilla, Savar of Dhaka, Feni and Mymensingh today.
Schoolteacher, daughter killed in Noakhali road crash
A schoolteacher and her two-year-old daughter were killed when a lorry rammed into a CNG-driven auto-rickshaw in Begumganj upazila of Noakhali this morning.
Sagar-Runi murder case : HC drops hearing on Tanvir’s petition
A High Court bench today dropped from its hearing list a petition filed by Tanvir Rahman, seeking cancellation of the trial proceeding against him in journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi murder case.
ECNEC approves 8 projects with Tk 10,468.24cr
The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Tuesday approved a total of eight projects involving Taka 10,468.24 crore including a first revised project for constructing Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Railway Bridge over River Jamuna with an additional cost of Taka 7,046.88 crore.
'Pope tests negative for coronavirus'
Pope Francis, who cancelled a Lent retreat for the first time in his papacy because he is suffering from a cold, has tested negative for coronavirus, the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero reported on Tuesday.
Washington DC declares 'Mujib Year'
The US capital Washington D.C. has declared “Mujib Year” from March 17, 2020 to March 17, 2021, marking the birth centenary celebration of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Don’t’ let mosquitoes eat up votes: PM to Dhaka mayors-elect
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked the newly-elected mayors and councillors of the two Dhaka city corporations to pay special attention to keep mosquitoes in check -- particularly Aedes -- so that the insects do not "eat up their votes". "There's a problem again
Coronavirus cases surge to 400 in Italy
The number of coronavirus cases in Italy has jumped to 400, amid international efforts to contain the spread of the deadly outbreak.
Saudi Arabia suspends entry for Umrah, tourism amid coronavirus scare
Saudi Arabia today suspended foreigners' entry for the Umrah pilgrimage and tourism from countries where the coronavirus has spread, as a growing number of cases outside China deepened fears of a pandemic.
Ex-OC Moazzem gets 8yrs’ jail for circulating Nusrat’s video
Moazzem Hossain, former officer-in-charge of Sonagazi Police Station, was sentenced to eight years of rigorous imprisonment in a case filed for filming madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi’s statement and circulating the video clip on social media without her consent. Judge Ash Sams Joglul Hossain of
Fund for public univs to be stopped if provocative acts continue: PM
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said the government will stop providing funds to public universities if their teachers do not stop provocative activities to take their students to a wrong path in the name of movement. ‘The government will stop all funding...why should the government provid
16 get death sentence for killing Nusrat
A Feni court on Thursday awarded death sentence to 16 people, including SM Sirajuddoula, the prime accused in Nusrat murder case, for killing the madrassah girl. The Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal in Feni delivered the verdict in Thursday morning. On March 27, principal Siraju
National cricketers’ 11-point demand
The national cricketers of Bangladesh called a press conference today to put forward an 11-point demand and boycotted all cricketing activities until their demands were met. In addition, Test and T20 captain Shakib Al Hasan called for an end to corruption and irregularities in first-class cricket.
Directive given for quick disposal of Abrar murder case, PM tells his family
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said she has directed the Law Minister to look for a way for the quick disposal of the Abrar Fahad murder case. "I’ve already asked the Law Minister to find out a way for the quick disposal of the case (Abrar Fahad killing)," she said. The Prime Minister said thi
World Teachers’ Day
The World Teachers’ day is being observed today In Bangladesh along with the rest of the world. World Teachers’ Day marks the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/Unesco recommendation concerning the status of teachers. This recommendation sets benchmarks regarding the rights and responsibili
Two JL leaders held in Kushtia
Police arrested two Awami Juba League leaders of Kushtia sadar upazila unit in an extortion case on Friday night. The arrested were identified as Juba League Kushtia town unit convener Ashraful Sujon, 40, and its general secretary also the former vice-president of Islamic University unit Chhatra Le
PM receives ‘Champion of Skill Development for Youth’ award
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has received an award titled ‘Champion of Skill Development for Youth’ for Bangladesh’s great success in youth skill development. The United Nations Children’s Fund conferred the award on the premier at a ceremony at Labouisse Hall of UNICEF House in the UN Plaza in New
Sugar Crop Research Institute bill placed in JS
Bangladesh Sugar Crop Research Institute Bill 2019 was placed in Jatiya Sangsad on Monday to conduct research on other sugar crops alongside sugarcane in the country. Agriculture minister M Abdur razzaque placed the bill and it was sent to the respective scrutiny committee. The proposed law will r
3 madrasa students found dead
An imam found the bodies of his six-year-old son and two other boys in his room at a mosque in Chandpur’s Matlab yesterday. Abdullah Al Noman, 6, Ibrahim, 8, and Rifat Hossain, 10, were madrasa students. Police termed the deaths mysterious, saying the room at Purba Kaladi Jame Mosjid, where the bod