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New Bangladesh envoy presents credentials to King of the Netherlands

The newly appointed Bangladesh Ambassador to the Netherlands, M Riaz Hamidullah, presented his credentials to King Willem-Alexander in the Royal Palace in The Hague on Wednesday morning. At the ceremony, King Willem-Alexander and Ambassador Hamidullah discussed key issues of bilateral interest and engagements. The King recalled his visit to Bangladesh decades back, lauded Bangladesh’s impressive socio-economic development, and applauded Prime ...

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Arrested Shahed based on info by Regent MD: Rab DG

Regent Hospital Chairman Mohammad Shahed was arrested based on information given by the hospital’s managing director Masud Parvej, said Director-General  of Rapid Action Battalion Chowdhury Abdullah Al Mamun. The Rab DG disclosed the information while briefing reporters at its headquarters on Wednesday afternoon. Earlier, Rab arrested Masud Parvez from Kapasia in Gazipur on Tuesday evening, he said adding that during ...

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Not mass transport, goods vehicle to remain suspended for 9 days during Eid: Khalid

The government has announced that vehicles carrying goods will remain suspended for nine days before and after Eid-ul-Azha but mass transport will be available during this period. State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury said this after a meeting on ensuring safe journey of home-bound people at the Secretariat on Wednesday. At the beginning of the meeting, Khalid said that ...

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Bangladesh reports more 33 deaths in 24hrs

Bangladesh on Wednesday registered another 33 deaths from coronavirus infection raising the death tally to 2,457. The mortality rate in the country now stands at 1.28 percent. The country also recorded 3,533 new cases of infection testing 14,002 samples raising the number of total infections at 197,123. Additional Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima ...

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Pathao co-founder Fahim Saleh found dead in New York apartment

Pathao co-founder Fahim Saleh was found dead in his New York apartment. Police made the grisly discovery in a building on E. Houston St. at Suffolk St. in the Lower East side about 3:30 pm local time, reports Nydailynews. According to several media reports, he might have been staffed into a bag after being chopped by an electric saw. Cops ...

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RAB in a drive at Uttara with Shahed

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) are conducting a drive at Uttara area in the capital with arrested Regent Hospital Chairman Mohammad Shahed. The elite force started the operation in the morning at a flat of House-62, Road-20, Sector-11 in Uttara of the capital. It was Shahed’s second office, RAB did not know the information earlier, Lt Col Ashik Billah, ...

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‘Fraudstar’ Shahed flown to Dhaka by helicopter

‘Fraudstar’ Shahed has been moved to Dhaka by a helicopter on Wednesday morning. He landed at Tajgaon old airport at 9:00 am. Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Regent Group Chairman Md Shahed from Satkhira border on early Wednesday. Shahed is the prime accused in a case filed with Uttara West Police Station over the forgery of Covid-19 test. Earlier on ...

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Covid-19 test scam: Regent Hospital Chairman Shahed held in Satkhira

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested Regent Hospital Chairman Mohammad Shahed from Shakhra Komorpur border in Debhata upazila of Satkhira district early Wednesday on charge of issuing fake Covid-19 certificates. Tipped off, a team of Rab-6 arrested Shahed from the bordering area around 5:20 am, said Lieutenant Colonel Ashik Billah, director (media) of Rab Headquarters. Rab members also recovered ...

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Ecnec clears Tk 3,020-cr agricultural mechanisation project

It approves 8 projects with an outlay of Tk 10,102 cr The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved eight projects with an outlay of Tk 10,102 crore, including Tk 3,020 crore for agricultural mechanisation aiming to reduce agricultural production costs in the country. The approval came from the 2nd Ecnec meeting of the current fiscal ...

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Ex-BNP minister Shahjahan Siraj passes away

Former BNP minister Shahjahan Siraj passed away at a city hospital on Tuesday afternoon. He was 77. BNP chairperson’s media wing member Shairul Kabir Khan confirming the matter said the BNP leader breathed his last at 3:30 pm while undergoing treatment at the evercare hospital in the capital. He will be buried at Banani grave yard in the capital tomorrow ...

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