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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 35 more die, 2,316 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 35 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 6,748. Another 2,316 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 471,739. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Thursday afternoon. Health authorities reported another 2,593 people recovered ...

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Rape case: 3 associates of VP Nur put on 2-day remand

A Dhaka court on Thursday put three leaders of Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Council on a 2-day remand each in a rape case filed by a Dhaka University student. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Court Judge Shahidul Islam granted the remand after police produced them before it with 5-day remand prayer. The remanded persons are Bangladesh Student Rights Council joint convener ...

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40th span of Padma Bridge to be installed on Friday

The 40th span of the 6.15-kilometre long Padma Bridge would be installed on Friday at Mawa point in Louhoganj if the weather remains favourable and no technical problems occur. The span will be installed on 11 and the 12 pillars at the Mawa-end in Munshiganj. Following the installation of the 40th span, 6 kilometers of the bridge will become visible. ...

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DMP bans rallies, mass gatherings in Dhaka city without permission

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has imposed a ban on organising any assembly, rally, mass gathering, and using loudspeaker for events like these in Dhaka city without prior permission. Otherwise, legal action will be taken against the concerned people, said a press release signed by DMP Commissioner Shafiqul Islam today. The move came after different religious groups held public rallies opposing ...

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Muslim Aid secures major funding for Bangladesh program

    International humanitarian charity, Muslim Aid, has secured $3.5 Million (£2.7 million) in institutional funding for a new livelihoods initiative titled ‘The Integrated Rehabilitation Program for Ultra-Poor Slum Dwellers in Mohammadpur and Mirpur in Dhaka City and Saidpur in Nilphamari District for Technical & Vocational Education & Training (TVET) in Bangladesh. The grant comes from the Islamic Development Bank ...

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Election schedule of 61 municipalities declared

Voting of these municipalities will begin on January 16. Second phase of elections to the 61 municipalities will be held on January 16, 2021. Election Commission Senior Secretary Md. Alamgir announced the schedule of the election today. According to the announced schedule, the last date for submission of nomination papers is December 20, the last day for selection of nomination ...

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Entire int’l community should stand together over Rohingya repatriation: EU

Ambassador Teerink sheds light on role of other countries in region European Union (EU) Ambassador to Bangladesh Rensje Teerink on Wednesday said the whole international community should stand together to find a solution to the Rohingya crisis with focus on their voluntary and sustainable repatriation to Myanmar. “It’s crystal clear that they want to go back home (Myanmar). They don’t ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 38 more die, 2,198 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 38 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking the total to 6,713. Another 2,198 new coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 469,423. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Wednesday afternoon. Health authorities reported another 2, 562 ...

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Seven to die for Killing War Hero Atik Ullah

Seven people have been awarded death sentence for killing valiant freedom fighter and Keraniganj Awami League leader Atik Ullah Chowdhury. Judge Abu Jafar Md Kamruzzaman of Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 handed down the verdict on Wednesday noon. A person has been acquitted in the case. The death row convicts are Gulzar Hossain, Shampa, Ashik, Shihab Ahmed alias Shibu, Ahsanul Kabir ...

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Bhasan Char ready for living

Bhasan Char, an island equipped with sources of livelihood and natural beauty in Noakhali, is ready to accommodate underprivileged people with all kinds of modern facilities. The island, around 21 nautical miles away from Noakhali district headquarters, has communications facilities with engine boats for public while scheduled ships operate from Chattogram for commercial use. The total landmass of Bhasan Char ...

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