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Narayanganj mosque blast: Thirteen more die, death toll reaches 14

Thirteen more people, who were severely burnt in Friday’s mysterious blast in a mosque in Fatullah of Narayanganj, died at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) today, raising the death toll to 14. Twelve of the deceased were identified as Jewel, 7, Rashed, 30, Rifat,18, Mostafa Kamal, 34, Zubair, 18, ...

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Sector Commander Abu Osman Chy dies

Abu Osman Chowdhury, the commander of sector-8 during the Liberation War, died at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Dhaka on Saturday morning. He was 65. Osman, who also served as Vice President of the Sector Commanders Forum, breathed his last around 8am at the hospital. Meanwhile, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi, Local Government Minister Md ...

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Attorney General Mahbubey Alam tests positive for coronavirus

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam has tested positive for coronavirus. He is receiving treatment at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka. Law Minister Anisul Huq said Alam’s health condition is stable and doctors are trying their level best. Earlier, July 29, United States Attorney General William Barr tested corona positive. He came in contact with Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert, said ...

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Attack on UNO for resisting theft

UNO Wahida Khanam came under criminal attack at her government quarter at the dead of the night for allegedly resisting an attempted robbery. Three of the five arrestees already confessed to have carried out the attack and explained reasons for the same. Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) picked them from various spots of Ghoraghat Upazila under Dinajpur on suspicion and quizzed ...

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Govt releases list of 92 verified online editions of newspapers

As part of its process of registering online news portals, the Information Ministry has released a list of 92 verified online editions of newspapers. In a notification on Thursday, the ministry said that the online editions of newspapers, which have secured clearance from “government-nominated agencies,” have been allowed for “initial registration.” The listed online news portals have been asked to ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 29 more die, 1,929 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 29 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 4,412. Another 1,929 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 321,615. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Friday afternoon. Health authorities reported another 2,211 people to ...

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Chandpur mayoral polls on October 10

The election to the mayoral post of Chandpur municipality, which was postponed following the death of BNP mayoral candidate Shafiqur Rahman Bhuiyan, will now be held on October 10. The Election Commission issued a gazette notification in this regard. The election was initially slated for March 29. Md Tofael Hossain, election officer of Chandpur, said the aspirant candidates can submit ...

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Four held over attack on Ghoraghat UNO

Four persons have been arrested in connection with criminal attack on Ghoraghat Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Wahida in Dinajpur. Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and police in joint drives arrested them, including main accused of the attack, from Hakimpur and Ghoraghat upazila of Dinajpur district early Friday. The arrestees were identified as Asadul Haque, 35, son of Amzad Hossain ...

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UNO Wahida regains consciousness

UNO Wahida Khanam Hussain has regained consciousness hours after undergoing a complex surgery this morning. She talked to the doctors and her husband who is also UNO. Physicians see the consciousness significant development to be out of danger. Earlier, doctors at the National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital in Dhaka expressed hope about chances of survival of UNO Wahida who ...

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Hosne Ara Talukder made DG of Bangladesh Betar

The government has appointed Hosne Ara Talukdar as the new Director General (DG) of state-owned radio station Bangladesh Betar (BB). A notification was issued by the Information Ministry in this regard on Wednesday. She is an officer of Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) (information) of 1984 batch who was earlier promoted as Additional Director General of Betar.

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