Transcom Group Chairman Latifur Rahman no more
Eminent businessman and Transcom Group Chairman Latifur Rahman has passed away (inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un). Born on August 28, 1945, he was 75.
38th BCS final result published: 2,204 recommended
The final result of the 38th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examinations under the Public Service Commission (PSC) has been published. Some 2,204 candidates have been recommended provisionally for appointment to different cadres, said PSC officials. Of them, 613 were recommended for general cadres.
Govt decides to extend pre-primary education to 2 years
The government has taken a decision to extend pre-primary education, an important component of early childhood learning, to two years from existing one year.
Coronavirus infects 3,504, claims 34 more in Bangladesh
COVID-19, a highly infectious viral disease, infected 3,504 persons and claimed 34 more in the last 24-hour on Saturday. The country’s confirmed cases now stand at 1,33,978 while the death toll hits 1,695.
Arrested under DSA : RU teacher suspended
Rajshahi University authorities have suspended teacher Kazi Zahidur Rahman, who was arrested under the Digital Security Act for making "defamatory" comments about Awami League's deceased presidium member Mohammed Nasim.
DGHS chief : China may run coronavirus vaccine trial in Bangladesh
China may run the second phase trial of coronavirus vaccine, which further evaluates the immunogenicity and safety of the vaccine in human body, in Bangladesh.
Sunbeams School founder Niloufer dies from coronavirus
Niloufer Manzur, the founding principal of English medium institution Sunbeams School, has died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. She breathed her last at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) early Tuesday while undergoing treatment.[i
Dr Zafrullah tests ‘positive’ for coronavirus
Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury on Monday said he was diagnosed with coronavirus. Dr Zafrullah told reporters that he was tested with Rapid Dot Blot kit developed by Gonoshasthaya Kendra at its laboratory on Sunday and found positive for the virus. “I underwent antigen test wit
Muslim in Bangladesh to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr today
It will be an Eid-ul-Fitr unlike any other as Muslims in Bangladesh will celebrate their biggest religious festival on Monday without any outdoor activities to prevent the transmission of coronavirus. The government urged devotees to avoid Eidgah or other open places for congregations and instead o
Five Eid Jamaats to be held at Baitul Mukarram
A total of five Eid congregations will be held subsequently at the National Mosque Baitul Mukarram on the holy Eid-ul Fitr tomorrow, an official release said. No Eid jamaat (congregation) will be held at the National Eidgah Maidan this year due to the corona virus pandemic, reports BSS. “Like ever
Govt will be with people until corona is over
Reaffirming her government’s stance to be there with people until the coronavirus crisis is over, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said this is not difficult at all to overcome any pressing problem if people remain united. "Cyclone, [natural] calamities and pandemic will be there; we’ve to mo
Eid on Monday
Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival of Muslims, will be celebrated in the country on Monday as the Shawwal moon was not sighted in Bangladesh sky on Saturday. The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee on Saturday evening after reviewing the information of t
Amphan aftermath: 2,000 schools damaged
About 2,000 educational institutions have been partially or completely damaged in super cyclone Amphan that ravaged the country's coastal areas on May 20. Of them, around 1,500 were secondary level and 500 were primary level schools, officials concerned said in their primary estimation. Most of th
Any inconsistency in electricity bills to be adjusted with next month’s bill: Power Division
If there is any inconsistency in electricity bills, it will be adjusted with the next month’s bills, said the Power Division in a clarification on Saturday against the backdrop of media report that consumers are receiving overstated power bills. In the clarification, the Power Division said that
COVID-19 infections top 32,000 in Bangladesh, death toll hits 452
Bangladesh registered 20 more COVID-19 deaths and 1,873 more were detected with the novel coronavirus infections across the country in the last 24 hours ending 8:00am on Saturday. With the latest figures, the COVID-19 death toll reached to 452 and the number of infections rose to 32,078, said Nasim
Cyclone Amphan badly damages parts of Sundarbans
Super cyclone Amphan battered West Bengal and Bangladesh’s coastal area and badly damaged parts of the Sundarbans, a UNESCO world heritage site. Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world, spreads across India and Bangladesh and is known for its unique flora and fauna. West Bengal's prin
Amphan kills 10 people in Bangladesh
At least 10 people died as Super Cyclone Amphan battered the coastal areas of Bangladesh leaving a trail of destruction before weakening gradually, authorities said. Health Emergency Operations control room confirmed the death of 10 people - two each in Patuakhali, Bhola and Jessore districts and o
Cyclone Amphan likely to make landfall by 8pm
Cyclone ‘Amphan’ is likely to make landfall on the coast by 8pm tonight, with a 180-200 kph wind speed at its centre. The maritime ports of Mongla and Payra have been advised to hoist great danger signal number 10 while Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar great danger signal number 9. At 3 pm on Wednesday,
Holy Shab-e-Qadr tonight
Muslims across the country are set to observe the holy Shab-e-Qadr or Lailatul Qadr on Wednesday night. According to the holy Quran, Lailatul Qadr, the Night of Decree, is better than 1,000 nights as the angels and the spirit descend therein, by the permission of Almighty Allah with all decrees. T