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One more victim of Narayanganj mosque blast dies; death toll now 34

The death toll from mosque blast in a Narayanganj mosque has climbed to 34 after one more victim succumbed to his injuries in a Dhaka hospital. Shahadat Hossain Sifat, 18, succumbed to his burn injuries at the Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery on Tuesday, said Partho Shankar Paul, the institute’s resident physician. Two others are battling ...

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Court orders confiscation of ex-DIG prison Bazlur Rashid’s property

A Dhaka court on Tuesday ordered the Anti-Corruption Commission to confiscate the property of suspended Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Prisons Bazlur Rashid in a case filed against him on charges of accumulating illegal wealth. Judge Iqbal Hossain of the Special Judge Court-5 of Dhaka passed the order responding to a plea submitted by the ACC. The court also asked ...

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Attorney General Mahbubey Alam in critical condition

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam is in critical condition as his lungs have not been working properly since Monday morning. Alam, who recovered from Covid-19 few days ago, is currently undergoing treatment at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in the capital. Law Minister Anisul Huq on Monday told the media that the attorney general’s lungs were not working properly. Water has accumulated ...

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Tangail-2 MP Chhoto Monir catches Covid-19

Tanvir Hasan Chhoto Monir, a MP from Thakurgaon-2 (Gopalpur- Bhuyanpur) constituency, has been infected with coronavirus. District Civil Surgeon Mohammad Wahiduzzaman confirmed this information to media. The MP gave his sample for COVID-19 test after showing symptoms of the disease and the results came back positive for the virus on Monday, he said. Chhoto Monir reached Dhaka from Tangail on ...

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PM for all-out preparations to fight possible second wave of COVID-19

Apprehending the second wave of coronavirus in the country, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday instructed the authorities concerned to take all-out preparations up to the field- level as part of the precautionary measures to fight any possible resurfacing of COVID-19 in the approaching winter. Referring to resurfacing of the coronavirus disease in many countries across the globe, the prime ...

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Positive talks held over common rivers’ water sharing: Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday said there was positive progress in the talks of water sharing of common rivers including Teesta as outgoing High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das paid a courtesy call on him at his office. On behalf of the prime minister of Bangladesh, he extended thanks to Indian government for ...

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Covid-19 cases cross 3.5 lakh mark in Bangladesh

Bangladesh reported 40 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 4,979. Another 1,705 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 350,621. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Monday afternoon. Health authorities reported another 2,152 people to ...

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PM to highlight vaccine, Rohingya issues in virtual 75th UNGA speech

She’ll deliver pre-recorded key speech on Sept 26 Foreign Minister Dr Momen says the Prime Minister will emphasise that all must work together to address the global challenges Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will virtually deliver her key speech on September 26 highlighting global issues including Rohingya crisis and vaccine with a call to ensure vaccine for all at an affordable ...

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DU student files rape case against VP Nur

A student of Dhaka University has filed a rape case against former Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (DUCSU) Vice-President (VP) Nurul Haque Nur and five others. The case was filed with Lalbag Police Station on Sunday night. Confirming the news, Biplob Bijoy, deputy commissioner of Lalbag zone of DMP, said Nur was made accused in the case as an abettor. ...

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DGHS driver Malek sued in two cases

Two cases have been filed against arrested driver of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Abdul Malek under the Arms and the Special Powers Acts. Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) filed the cases with Turar Police Station on Monday morning. Earlier on Sunday, the elite force arrested Malek from Kamarpara area under Turag police station in Dhaka with a foreign made ...

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