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Ex-MP’s son dies after jumping off building in city

Barrister Asif Imtiaj, 33, son of former Member of Parliament (MP) from Sirajganj-5 constituency, died after jumping off a building in Kathalbagan area of the capital on early Friday. The incident took place at around 4:30 am at house No 183 on Kanthalbagan Free School Street under Kalabagan police station. Saimon Shahid Nishad, brother-in-law of the deceased, said that Asif ...

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90pc construction work of Padma Bridge completed: Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Friday said the construction of the 6.15-kilometre Padma Bridge is progressing fast as around 90 percent construction work of the bridge has been completed. The minister also informed that 81 percent works of the Padma Multipurpose Bridge project has been done so far. Quader, also the general secretary of ruling Awami League, ...

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Bangladesh propagates global peace

Bangladesh has been fostering peace in local and global context since it’s independence, said Fatima, Permanent Representative of the country to the UN. She recalled Bangladesh’s historic leadership role in mooting the notion and steering the General Assembly resolution on ‘Culture of Peace’. She quoted from the maiden speech of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at ...

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Ghoraghat OC withdrawn over UNO attack

The officer-in-charge of Ghoraghat Police Station in Dinajpur was withdrawn on Friday over attack on UNO Wahida Khanam. OC Amirul has been attached to Police Lines, a source said. Moreover, Inspector Ajim Uddin of Rangpur Sadar Police Station has been appointed as OC of Ghoraghat with a promotion. Wahida Khanam, Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) of Ghoraghat, was seriously injured in ...

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Daily Sun staffer Firoz put on ventilator

Circulation Manager of the Daily Sun Monir Uddin Firoz is now in a very critical condition, as he was put on a ventilator on Wednesday. He has been undergoing treatment under the supervision of a medical board in the capital’s United Hospital. “My father has contracted a new bacterial infection after recovering from first the infection. Now he is in ...

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Bangladesh and Indian restaurant sector in UK to benefit from new educational institute in Dhaka.

    The new Daffodil Oxford Centre for Excellence in Hospitality, based within Daffodil International University, Dhaka, is a collaborative project involving key figures from Bangladesh and UK hospitality and higher education.  As well as providing opportunities for graduates to pursue careers in Bangladesh, the intention is that many will find opportunities for further study and employment in the UK. ...

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Government spares none involved in crimes: Prime Minister

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday told the parliament that her government does not spare anyone involved in crimes in a bid to stop the legacy of extra-judicial killings initiated by military dictator Ziaur Rahman and institutionalised by her wife Khaleda Zia. “You are telling about the extra-judicial killings. But who had initiated it? It started during the tenure of ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 41 more die, 1,892 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 41 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 4,634. Another 1,892 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 332,970. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Thursday afternoon. Health authorities reported another 2,746 people to ...

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Arms case: Trial against Regent Group chief Shahed begins

A tribunal in Dhaka on Thursday began the trial of the arms case against Regent Group Chairman Mohammad Shahed by recording testimony of the case’s complainant. Judge KM Emrul Kayesh of Special Tribunal-1 of Dhaka recorded the statement of SM Gaffarul Alam, an inspector of Detective Branch of Police. Later defence lawyers partly cross-examined the witness on behalf of the ...

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Another victim of Narayanganj mosque blast dies; death toll now 29

One more person, who suffered severe injuries in the blast at a Narayanganj mosque, died on Thursday morning while undergoing treatment at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery, raising the death toll to 29. Abdus Sattar (40) breathed his last around 9:30am while undergoing treatment at the hospital, a source said. Seven more victims are now undergoing ...

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