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Khaleda Zia’s jail term suspension extended further

The government has further extended BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s jail sentence suspension for six months, keeping the previous conditions in force. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal disclosed this to newsmen on Sunday at the secretariat. “The BNP chief will receive treatment at home and will not be allowed to go abroad. Besides, other conditions are remain in force,” the Minister ...

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‘Bank details sought to intimidate journalists’

Bank account details of 11 journalist leaders have been sought to create fear in their minds, said the leaders at a press conference on Saturday. They will hold a rally in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka on Sunday noon to protest the matter. At the press conference, the journalist leaders also called on Bangladesh Bank to explain ...

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Bangladesh sees 1,190 Covid cases, 35 deaths in 24-hr

Bangladesh recorded 1,190 new Covid-19 cases in the 24 hours between 8am Friday and 8am Saturday. This is the lowest since May 29 when the country recorded 1,043 new cases. During 24 hours till 8am Saturday the country also recorded 35 more fatalities from Covid-19. During the same period, 1,645 patients also recovered around the country, according to the Directorate ...

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School students to get Pfizer vaccine: Health Minister

Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said that the work of vaccinating school going students will start soon. “Prime Minister has announced to vaccinate students between the ages of 12 and 17. In the next 15 to 20 days, school-going students will be vaccinated with American Pfizer vaccine. We are working for this,” said the minister while addressing at a programme ...

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Bangladesh embassy in Washington DC launches e-passport service

Bangladesh embassy in Washington D.C has introduced the electronic passport (e-passport) services today for catering to the needs of Bangladeshi diaspora in the USA. Ambassador of Bangladesh M Shahidul Islam and Secretary of Security Services Division of the Home Ministry Md. Mokabbir Hossain jointly inaugurated the services at the Embassy in Washington, a press release said on Saturday, reports BSS. ...

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Two-day long virtual national seminar begins at NSU

A two-day long virtual national seminar titled “Accelerating Progress and Equity in Education during the Pandemic in Bangladesh” began on Saturday. The South Asian Institute of Policy and Governance (SIPG) of North South University (NSU) in partnership with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) of Germany is organizing the seminar. The Planning Minister MA Mannan will be present as the chief guest ...

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4 killed as bus rams auto-rickshaw in Cumilla

A bus smashed an auto-rickshaw at Monohorgonj upazila in Cumilla district that left four passengers dead. The accident happened at about 10:30am on the Cumilla-Noakhali regional highway. A bus of Himachal Paribahan from Noakhali to Dhaka rammed into a CNG-run auto-rickshaw at Natherpetua Puraton Bazar area, leaving three auto-rickshaw passengers dead on the scene and four others injured, said Natherpetua ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina seeks major economies’ role to ensure sustainable future

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today urged the major world economies to work with all the stakeholders in partnership to ensure a sustainable future for the next generation. “Major economies have to work with all stakeholders globally in partnership for ensuring a sustainable future for the next generation,” she said. The Prime Minister, in a pre-recorded speech aired in a high ...

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Bangladesh logs 38 more Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours

Bangladesh on registered 38 more deaths from coronavirus deaths on Friday in the past 24 hours. A press notification signed by Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), disclosed this information this afternoon.

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No fee for the assignment: Dipu Moni

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Friday said that there is no fee for the assignment of students. “The educational institution has opened after a long time. Many students may not have paid school fees at this time. Now various measures can be taken with that fee. Those who can afford it will pay the fee. However, it would not ...

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