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Prominent archaeologist Dr Enamul Haque no more, PM mourns

Prominent archaeologist, history and art expert and former director general of Bangladesh National Museum Prof Dr Enamul Haque passed away on Sunday. He was 85 at the time of his death. He died at his residence in Dhaka around 3:30pm on Sunday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of Independence and Ekushey awards winning ...

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Awami League becomes a party of looters: Mirza Fakhrul

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said the Awami League has turned into a party of the looters. He told reporters after visiting the grave of BNP founder and former president Ziaur Rahman in the capital’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar on Sunday. “We have always said about the myth of the development of this illegitimate government and the hype they ...

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President urges affluent to help poor, flood-hit people relish Eid joy

President M Abdul Hamid today called upon the wealthy and affluent people of the country to come forward so that none is deprived of the joy of Eid. He made the call in his speech on the Eid-ul-Azha, one of the greatest religious festivals of Muslims, at Bangabhaban here this morning after offering Eid prayers. The President said, “To alleviate ...

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President offers Eid prayers at Bangabhaban

President M Abdul Hamid on Sunday offered the prayers of Eid-ul-Azha, one of the greatest religious festivals of the Muslims, along with his family members and some officials at the Hallway of the Bangabhaban here. The head of the state offered his Eid prayers carrying out health guidelines, including maintaining social distancing at the Bangabhaban, reports BSS. Due to the ...

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Sholakia hosts one of largest Eid congregations

One of the country’s largest Eid congregations was held at Solakia Eidgah Maidan of Kishoreganj district town on Sunday. Maulana Mohammad Hifjur Rahman was Imam at the 195th Eid congregation. Over one lakh people attended the congregation and the prayer. Mohammad Shamim Alam, deputy commissioner of Kishoreganj, Advocate Zillur Rahman, administrator of Zila Parishad, Md Mashrukur Rhaman Khan, police super, ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina all to be imbued with spirit of sacrifice in country’s welfare

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, on the eve of the holy Eid-Ul-Azha, urged all to devote themselves in the welfare of the country being imbued with the spirit of sacrifice. “Eid-ul-Azha means the festival of sacrifice. Let us devote ourselves, being imbued with the spirit of sacrifice, for the welfare of the country and its people,” she said on Saturday in ...

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11 killed in Bangladesh road accidents

As many as 11 people have been killed in separate road accidents in Gazipur, Tangail, Cumilla and Bogura districts in the past 24 hours, police said on Saturday. In Cumilla, three people on a bike were killed after being hit by a bus on the busy Dhaka-Chattogram highway in Bekinagar village on Saturday morning. The deceased were identified as Russel, ...

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Several villages celebrate Eid today

In keeping with Saudi Arabia, residents of a number of villages in Satkhira, Faridpur, Barishal and Chandpur districts are celebrating the holy Eid-ul-Azha on Saturday. Saudi Arabia and a number of countries across the world are celebrating the festival of sacrifice on Saturday. But Bangladesh is slated to celebrate Eid on Sunday. In Satkhira, people from 20 villages in Sadar ...

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Record Tk 4.19 crore toll collected from Padma Bridge in 24 hours

The Padma Bridge has hit a new 24-hour toll collection record as the bridge authorities collected Tk4,19,39,650 on Friday . A record 31,723 vehicles used the bridge to travel to and from the country’s southwestern region in the 24 hours to Friday midnight. Mahmudur Rahman, executive director of Bangladesh Bridge Authority, confirmed the news. Some 19,667 vehicles accessed the bridge ...

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Abe’s death: Bangladesh observing one-day state mourning

Bangladesh is observing one-day state mourning on Saturday at the death of its real friend former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, who was shot at a political campaign event in an attack in Japan on Friday. Cabinet Division issued a notification in this regard yesterday. National flag has been kept at half-mast at all government, semi-government and autonomous institutions ...

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