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Coronavirus claims life of another policeman

Another member of the Bangladesh Police died from COVID-19 infections at a hospital in the capital on Sunday morning. The deceased was identified as Sadhan Chandra Barman, 42, a police constable of Tangail, hailing from Saturia upazila of Manikganj. He breathed his last at Rajarbagh Central Police Hospital in Dhaka at 8:00 am while undergoing treatment. Mustafizur Rahman, officer-in-charge (OC) ...

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Hossaini Dalan blast case: Trial stuck in legal tangle

It is five years since the trial of Hossaini Dalan bomb blast case began, but has got stuck in legal complexities, making the case linger on. According to court sources, no witness testified before the tribunal since October 22, 2018. A total of 11 witnesses out of 46 have so far been examined by the court during the period from ...

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Holy Ashura being observed

The holy Ashura is being observed across the country today with due respect and religious solemnity, commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hossain Ibn Ali (RA), a grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH). It is the 10th day of Muharram month in Hijri calendar. Muslims across the world recall the sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hossain (RA) along with his family ...

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WHO DG lauds Bangladesh efforts to control COVID-19

Director General of the World Health Organization Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has lauded the ongoing activities and various initiatives taken by the government of Bangladesh to control COVID-19. He thanked Bangladesh for its support and cooperation to the World Health Organization in tackling this global pandemic. The WHO DG praised the government of Bangladesh, in particular, for its effective role ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 32 more die, 2,131 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh on Saturday reported 32 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking the death toll to 4,206. Another 2,131 coronavirus patients found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 308,925. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Saturday afternoon. Health authorities reported that another ...

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Don’t pay heed to rumors over HSC exams: Education Ministry

The Education Ministry on Saturday urged people of the country not to pay heed to any rumor about HSC and its equivalent examinations. “Recently, it has been noticed that teachers, parents and students are being misled by various social media posts regarding opening of educational institutions and announcement of various imaginary dates of HSC and equivalent examinations from fake Facebook ...

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Bangladesh seeks UK’s GSP extension until 2030

It seeks greater support to Bangladesh’s low-carbon climate-resilient dev strategies Bangladesh has sought a post-Covid extension of UK’s GSP facility to Bangladeshi products until 2030 and greater support to its low-carbon climate-resilient development strategies for a faster post-Covid SDGs recovery. “We want post-Brexit UK to continue its GSP,” said Bangladesh High Commissioner to UK Saida Muna Tasneem, while speaking to ...

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Namaj-e-janaza of Rahat Khan held at Jatiya Press Club

The namaj-e-janaza of veteran journalist and novelist Rahat Khan was held on the premises of Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka around 11:00 am on Saturday. Ekushe award winner Rahat Khan died at his residence at Eskaton in the capital on Friday at the age of 79. The body will be buried at the Martyred Intellectuals Graveyard in Mirpur this afternoon. ...

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Kishoreganj-2 MP Nur Mohammad, son test positive for Covid-19

Member of Parliament from Kishoreganj-2 constituency (Katiadi-Pakundia) Nur Mohammad and his son Omar Mohammad Nur tested positive for COVID-19. Mamunur Rahman, personal assistant of the MP, confirmed the matter to media. The MP and his son gave their sample on Wednesday and the results came back positive for the virus on Friday night. The MP is taking treatment from isolation ...

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Journalist, writer Rahat Khan no more

Veteran journalist, author Rahat Khan passed away. He was 79. He breathed his last at 8:00pm on Friday at his residence. He was suffering from diabetes and cardiac and kidney related complications. Since the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic Rahat Khan was staying at his house. He fell from his bed on July 19. On the next day he was admitted ...

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