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Missing journo Mushfiqur found blindfolded in Sunamganj

Dhaka, Aug 6 : Mohona TV journalist FM Mushfiqur Rahman who went missing from the capital on Saturday was found blindfolded in Sadar upazila of Sunamganj district early Tuesday. The imam of a local mosque found Mushfiqur near the mosque at Gobindapur village around 4am, said Abdur Rouf, news editor of the private television channel. On information, police rescued him ...

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Rabindranath’s 78th death anniversary being observed

Rabindranath Tagore. Dhaka, Aug 6 : The 78th death anniversary of the Bard of Bengal, Rabindranath Tagore, is being observed on Tuesday. Tagore, who enriched the Bengali language and literature with his astounding talent and merit, died on this day in 1941 at the age of 80. Different organisations are holding many programmes while television channels are airing special productions ...

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Expatriate woman in Italy dies of dengue in capital

An expatriate Bangladeshi woman living in Italy died of dengue at a city hospital in the capital on Monday night while she was visiting Dhaka with her family members. The deceased was identified as Hafsa Lipi, 34, a Bangladeshi female migrant in Italy and wife of Sardar Abul Sattar, 36, of Bhedarganj area of Shariatpur district. Lipi died after suffering ...

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Fogging ineffective against Aedes mosquito: WHO expert

It’s myth that Aedes mosquito lays eggs on water, he says Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Aug 5 : Senior Entomologist of WHO Southeast Asia region Dr BN Nagpal on Monday said Aedes mosquitoes cannot be killed by applying insecticides through fogging machines on streets. “WHO has completely stopped the recommendation of fog…the problem is that this mosquito doesn’t come in contact ...

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Bangladesh is working hard to promote communal harmony

Ansar Ahmed Ullah: Bangladesh government is working hard to promote communal harmony said Md. Shahriar Alam, M.P. Bangladesh’s State Minister for Foreign Affairs to a delegation from the UK based Secular Bangladesh Movement UK (SBM UK) on 2 August at a venue in central London. The SBM UK delegation led by its President Pushpita Gupta & comprising Advisor Nooruddin Ahmed, ...

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PM Hasina Likely to Visit India in October

Dhaka, Aug 5 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is likely to visit India in October to discuss several bilateral and regional issues, including the long-pending pact on the Teesta water sharing and the Rohingya crisis, Foreign Minister Dr A K Momen said here on Sunday. It will be Hasina’s first visit to India after assuming office for the third consecutive ...

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Shanghai to launch Grameen Programme, create Social Business Institute

Dhaka, Aug 5 : Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus attended several events and meetings in Shanghai on the last day of the Social Business Week in China on August 1. Deputy Mayor of Shanghai Wu Qing hosted a formal dinner in his office at the Shanghai City Hall in honor of Professor Yunus. Before the dinner both engaged in a ...

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Rifat murder: Minni files plea seeking HC bail

Dhaka, Aug 5 : Aysha Siddika Minni, wife of Rifat Sharif,  filed a petition with the High Court on Monday seeking bail in a case filed over the killing of her husband. An HC bench of Justice Sheikh Md Zakir Hossain and Justice Md Mostafizur Rahman fixed Tuesday (tomorrow) for hearing on the petition. Mozammel Hossain, father of Minni, filed ...

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Meteorologist’s pregnant wife, youth die of dengue in Dhaka, Madaripur

Dhaka, Aug 5 : A pregnant woman and a youth have died of dengue fever during treatment in two hospitals of Dhaka and Madaripur on Monday. In Dhaka, Sharmin Akter Shapla, 32, who was undergoing treatment at Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital, died around 4:00am today. Shapla’s husband Nazmul Hasan is a deputy director  of Bangladesh Meteorological Department.Family sources ...

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Govt to release 9th wage board gazette after next cabinet meeting

The government will announce the release of the 9th Wage board gazette on next cabinet meeting, BFUJ President Molla Jalal said in a message on Sunday. The Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) leader sent the message to journalists after a meeting with Obaidul Quader, the convener of the Cabinet Committee on the 9th Wage Board Sunday afternoon at Awami ...

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