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Voting underway in 24 municipalities

The voting in the first phase elections to 24 municipalities began on Monday morning amid the prevailing coronavirus situation in the country. Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) are being used in the elections which started at 8:00am and will continue till 4:00pm without any break. Executive and judicial magistrates along with the members of different law enforcement agencies, including BGB, RAB, ...

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Dewanbag Pir Mahbub-e-Khoda passes away

Mahbub-e-Khoda, Pir of Dewanbagh Durbar Sharif in Motijheel of the capital, died of heart attack on Monday morning. He was 70. He breathed his last at city’s Uttara Residential Hospital around 6:48 while undergoing treatment. Syed Mehedi Hasan, media coordinator of Dewanbag Sharif, confirmed the matter to media. Mahbub-e-Khoda was born on December 14, 1949, at Syed family of Bahadurpur ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina inducts Dash 8-400 aircraft in Biman’s fleet

National flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines got a new Dash 8-400 aircraft to help it expand operations in the short-range, including domestic and South Asian destinations. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday formally inducted the Canadian 74-seater aircraft named ‘Dhurbatara’ through a videoconference from her official residence Ganobhaban. Biman procured three Dash 8-400 aircraft under the G2G (government-to-government) agreement between ...

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No Covid-19 vaccines for people under-18

Twenty per cent of the population will get COVID-19 vaccines, said Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Sunday. “Those who are below 18 years of age don’t need this vaccine. They are not being vaccinated anywhere in the world. Besides, pregnant women and the persons with some complications will not be be given this vaccine, ” he said. The minister made ...

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Bangladesh reports 24 COVID-19 deaths, 4,51,961 total recoveries

Bangladesh recorded 24 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 1,049 fresh cases overnight. The recovery count rose to 4,51,961 after another 1,473 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said on Sunday. “Twenty-four more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the ...

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Titumir College teacher dies from COVID-19

Professor Saiful Haque, chairman of Management Department at Government Titumir College, died from COVID-19 at a hospital in the capital early Sunday. He breathed his last at Central Police Hospital around 2am, the college Principal Prof Md Ashraf Hossain confirmed. Saiful was diagnosed with the deadly virus on December 8. Following deterioration of his condition, he had been admitted to ...

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Education minister to hold view-exchange meeting with media on HSC results Tuesday

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni will hold a view-exchange meeting with the representatives of mass media on Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) results, reopen of educational institutions, Textbook Festival and other related issues on Tuesday. The meeting will be held through online platform Zoom at 12:00 noon. MA Khair, public relations officer of the ministry, confirmed the information on Saturday night. ...

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Freeze 617 bank accounts of MP Papul, 3 others: Court

A Dhaka court on Sunday ordered to freeze 617 bank accounts and 92 deeds of immovable properties of Mp Mohammad Shahid Islam alias Kazi Papul, his wife Selina Islam, their daughter Wafa Islam, and Papul’s sister-in-law Jesmin Prodhan in a graft case. Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of the Senior Special Judge’s Court of Dhaka came up with the order after ...

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AL announces names of candidates for 64 municipality polls

Ruling Awami League has announced the names of its nominated candidates for contesting the election to 64 municipalities under the third phase of municipal election. The names of the candidates were finalised at a meeting of the Local Government Nomination Board of the party on Saturday at the Prime Minister’s official residence Ganabhaban in the capital with Awami League president ...

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Only sacrificing people to lead AL: Hasan

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Saturday said not the opportunist and intruders but those having sacrificing attitudes will be at every level of leadership in Awami League, reports BSS. “The workers who were beside the party and our leader as well will come in leadership. There is no scope to provide leadership to the opportunists,” he said while addressing ...

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