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Last minute crowd at Shimulia-Banglabazar Ghat

Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated across the country tomorrow. So even at the last minute, crowds of people came from Dhaka gathered at Shimulia in Munshiganj and Banglabazar in Madaripur. The number of ferries on this waterway has been increased due to high passenger pressure. Since morning, 16 ferries have been crossing with few vehicles and hundreds of passengers. To handle ...

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Bangladesh records 31 more deaths from Covid-19

Covid-19 claimed 31 more lives in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours until Thursday morning, taking the total number of deaths to 12,076. The country saw 40 Covid deaths on Wednesday and 33 on Tuesday. However, the mortality rate remained unchanged at 1.55%, according to the Directorate General of Health Services. The country also confirmed 778,687 Covid-19 cases with 1,290 ...

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Police to get judicial power during extended lockdown

Ongoing strict lockdown across the country will be increased for another phase after May 16, in order to prevent the spread of deadly coronavirus. In addition, police will be given judicial power to make it compulsory to wear 100% mask. State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain said this on Thursday. Earlier on Tuesday, the state minister told reporters that the ...

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Lalmonirhat villages celebrate Eid following Saudi Arabia

In line with the festive day in Saudi Arabia, residents of three unions in Lalmonirhat’s Kaliganj upazila offered Eid-ul-Fitr prayers on Thursday. Every year, Muslims living in the villages of Tusbhandar, Sundrahabi, Kakina, Chaparhat, Chandrapur, Aminganj and Munsipara in Kaliganj observe Ramadan and Eid a day before, in accordance with Saudi Arabia. The main Eid congregation was held at Munsipara ...

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Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine produces antibodies in 97pc recipients: IEDCR

The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) said that the Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine against the coronavirus has produced antibodies in 97 percent of the recipients. The government institute disclosed the findings on Wednesday after conducting a real-world study in Bangladesh. IEDCR, however, said that 92 percent of the recipients produced antibodies a month after being injected with the ...

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Chinese ambassador explains his remarks on Quad

Ambassador of China in Bangladesh Li Jiming explained his recent remarks on Wednesday to Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen when they met at the state guest house Padma after the vaccine handover ceremony. “He said he did not mean to harm relations between the two countries”, the foreign secretary told journalists after the meeting. The Chinese ambassador also termed ...

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Former SP Babul placed on five-day remand

A court in Chattogram on Wednesday granted a five-day remand for former police superintendent Babul Akhter in a case filed for killing his wife Mahmuda Khanam Mitu in 2016. Chattogram Metropolitan Magistrate Sarwar Jahan passed the order as the police produced Babul before the court and sought a seven-day remand for him. Babul Akhter was produced on the first floor ...

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Bangladesh records 40 more deaths, 1,140 cases reported from coronavirus

With the deaths of 40 more people in the last 24 hours until 8:00 am on Wednesday, Bangladesh’s Covid-19 death count now stands at 12,045. During this timeline, 1,140 fresh cases were reported, taking the total virus cases to 7,77,397. Health authorities also reported 2,928 more recoveries over the preceding 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 7,18,249, ...

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China hands over 5 lakh doses Covid-19 vaccine as gift

China on Wednesday formally handed over five lakh doses of its Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine to Bangladesh as gift while Dhaka is keeping its efforts on globally to get access to inoculation. Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming formally handed over the vaccines to Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and Health Minister Zahid Maleque at State Guest House Padma this ...

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Case filed against ex-SP Babul for killing his wife

A new murder case has been filed against eight persons, including former police superintendent Babul Akhter, over the sensational murder of Mahmuda Khanam Mitu in Chattogram district. Victim’s father Mosharraf Hossain filed the case with the Panchlaish Police Station on Wednesday afternoon. According to PBI sources, the final report of the case filed by Babul Akhter after Mitu’s death was ...

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