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Modi invited to join March 26 prog in person

Bangladesh has invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Bangladesh on March 26 in person to jointly celebrate the Independence Day of Bangladesh. “We’ve invited him (Narendra Modi) and they accepted the invitation in principle,” Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen told reporters after his meeting with Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Doraiswami on Sunday. There will be ...

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Bangladesh reports 14 COVID-19 deaths, 3,03,972 total recoveries

Bangladesh on Sunday recorded 14 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 1,274 fresh cases overnight. The recovery count rose to 3,03,972 after another 1,674 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said this afternoon. “Fourteen more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll ...

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Awami League candidates win Dhaka, Naogaon polls amid low turnout

Awami League candidates Kazi Monirul Islam and Md Anwar Hossain Helal have won the by-election to Dhaka-5 and Naogaon-6 constituencies amid low turnout. In Dhaka, only 10.43 percent of 471,129 voters cast their ballots from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday through electronic voting machines, according to Assistant Returning Officer Al Amin. Monirul Islam bagged 45,642 votes to win ...

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Sheikh Russel’s birthday being observed

The 57th birthday of Shaheed Sheikh Russel, youngest son of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, is being observed today. Sheikh Russel, also youngest brother of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was born on October 18 in 1964 at the historic Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi in the capital. He was assassinated by the killers on August 15 in 1975. Russel was brutally killed ...

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HSC, equivalent results to be published in December

The results of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations will be published in the last week of December. Chairman of the Inter-Education Board Coordination Sub-Committee and Dhaka Education Board confirmed the matter on Saturday. “Recently, the examination was cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus epidemic. The results of HSC will be determined by the average results of Junior School ...

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Barrister Rafique-ul Haque hospitalised again

Prominent lawyer and former Attorney General Barrister Rafique-ul Haque has been hospitalised again. He was admitted to Ad-Din Hospital in Moghbazar of the capital as he felt unwell Sunday noon. Earlier, on Saturday, the lawyer returned home from the hospital with the permission of doctors as his condition improved. On October 15, he was taken to Ad-Din Hospital in Moghbazar ...

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Bangladesh Betar director dies from coronavirus

Director of Bangladesh Betar Amanullah Masud Hasan has died from coronavirus or Covid-19 at a hospital in the capital. He was 57. He breathed his last around 3:30am on Saturday while receiving treatment at Sarkari Karmachari Hospital, says media report. Amanullah Masud, also a noted social worker, was employed at the Population Health and Nutrition Cell of the national broadcaster. ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 23 more die, 1,209 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 23 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 5,646. Another 1,209 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 387,295. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Saturday afternoon. Health authorities reported another 1,560 people recovered ...

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Attack on anti-rape long march in Feni, 8 injured

At least eight demonstrators were injured as miscreants swooped on the long march, organised against the growing incidents of rape, sexual harassment and violence against women across the country in recent times and the culture of impunity, in Feni town on Saturday noon. A group of miscreants attacked the long march activists when they were going to DC office at ...

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Voting in Dhaka 5, Naogaon 6 by-polls underway

Voting in the by-elections to Dhaka-5 and Naogaon-6 constituencies is underway on Saturday through electronic voting machines (EVMs) instead of traditional ballot papers. Two major political parties –Bangladesh Awami League and BNP are participating  in the by-polls. The voting in  the by-polls started around 9:00am and will continue till 5:00pm without any break. In the Dhaka-5 constituency, six MP candidates, ...

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