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Nation observing Martyred Intellectuals Day

The nation is observing the Martyred Intellectuals Day to commemorate those intellectuals killed systematically by the Pakistan occupation forces and their local collaborators at the fag-end of the country’s Liberation War in 1971. On this day in 1971, country’s renowned academicians, doctors, engineers, journalists, artists, teachers and other eminent personalities were dragged out of their homes, blindfolded and taken to ...

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Govt taking preparation to bring children back to schools: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said the government is taking preparations so that children can return to their educational institutions and resume their academic activities normally. “We hope that good day will come in the future [when] our children will be able to go [back] to their schools [and] carry on their studies normally. We’re preparing to that end,” ...

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UNESCO Bangabandhu Int’l Award to help spread Bangabandhu’s ideology globally: FM

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Sunday said the UNESCO-Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman International Award will help spread the ideology of Bangabandhu globally with further internationalisation of his work, life and achievements. “Bangladesh and Bangabandhu are one and unique which was reflected in the name of the award. This award will play a role in branding Bangladesh and ...

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Covid-19: Bangladesh reports 32 more deaths

Bangladesh reported another 32 people’s death from Covid-19 infection in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of deaths to 7,052 across the country so far. A press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) confirmed the development on Sunday afternoon. Besides, 1,355 new cases were detected over the same period, taking the total number of ...

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Ten get death, 5 others life term in Amjad chairman murder case in Chattogram

Ten people have been sentenced to death and 5 others to life term imprisonment in a case filed for killing a chairman in Satkania upazila of Chattogram in 1999. Judge AKM Mozammel Haque of the Chittagong Divisional Speedy Trial Tribunal handed down the verdict on Sunday noon. The court however acquitted four other accused as the allegation brought against them ...

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Sinha murder: RAB submits chargesheet against 15 accused

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has submitted a chargesheet against 15 people including former officer-in-charge of Teknaf Police Station Pradeep Kumar Das in Major (Retd) Sinha Mohammad Rashed Khan murder case. Senior ASP Mohammad Khairul Islam, investigation officer of the case, submitted the chargesheet before Judge Tamanna Farah of Cox’s Bazar Senior Judicial Magistrate Court-4 through the court inspector at 10:10am. ...

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Hefazat-e-Islam leader Kasemi dies

Nur Hossain Kasemi, secretary general of Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh, died at a hospital in the capital. He breathed his last at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of United Hospital this noon while undergoing treatment. Press Secretary Mufti Munir Ahmed of Qasemi confirmed the matter to media. The Hefezat leader was admitted to the hospital with breathing difficulty on 1 December. Later ...

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Fulfill promises on climate finance, mitigation measures: Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged all the developed countries to come forward with predictable and promised mitigation measures along with climate finance to combat global warming. “…urging all the developed countries to come forward with predictable and promised mitigation measures along with climate finance,” she said on Saturday. The Prime Minister made the plea in her pre-recorded video message ...

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Funds crisis main challenge to creating entrepreneurs amid Corona

Speakers at a national dialogue said funds crisis are the main challenge amid Corona in creating start-ups. Though many young entrepreneurs are entering the competitive market with new ideas, ultimately they cannot sustain due to lack of capital, they said. They remarked while addressing the event under the banner of Youth Co:Lab titled “Accelerator Bangladesh 3.0: National Dialogue on Bangladesh ...

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