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Educationist Nazma Chowdhury dies of Covid

Ekushey Padak winning educationist professor emeritus Nazma Chowdhury died of Covid-19 at a Dhaka hospital on Sunday morning (Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Rajiun). She was 79. She left behind two daughters to mourn her deaath. Her husband former chief justice Mainur Reza Chowdhury died in 2004. She will be be buried at Banani graveyard after funeral prayer at Gulshan ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina hands over ‘Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib Award’

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday handed over the newly- introduced “Bangamata Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib Award” to five women in recognition of their outstanding contributions to different sectors. The recipients are freedom fighter from Brahmanbaria Prof Momtaz Begum (posthumous) in Independence and Liberation War category; Tangail’s Joya Pati (posthumous) in Education, Culture and Sports; Pabna’s Nurunnahar Begum in Agriculture and ...

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Residences of Pori Moni, Helena, 4 others raided by CID

Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has collected case-related edvidence conducting raids at the residences of six persons including expelled Awami League leader Helena Jahangir, actor Pori Moni and producer Nazrul Islam Raj. The raids that started at 3:00pm on Saturday lasted till 7:00pm. CID’s Additional DIG Sheikh Omar Faruque confirmed about it. He said the different teams of CID conducted raids ...

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Barrister Sumon relieved of Jubo League

Barrister Syed Sayedul Huque Sumon has been relieved of Jubo League, the youth front of ruling Awami League. Jubo League general secretary Mayeenul Hossain Khan Nikhil confirmed it on Saturday night. He said Barrister Syed Sayedul Huque Sumon was relieved of Jubo League for making “derogatory remarks” about “Joy Bangla” slogans and his alleged involvement in anti-organisational activities. Barrister Sumon ...

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Bangladesh reports second-highest 261 Covid deaths in 24 hours

Bangladesh reported its second-highest ever single day deaths as 261 more Covid-19 patients died in the last 24 hours until 8:00 on Saturday. The highest 268 deaths were reported last Thursday. With this, the total deaths in the country reached 22,411, said a press release of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) today. The number of detected cases on Saturday ...

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Ex-CU dean Salahuddin succumbs to Covid

Former dean of the Social Sciences Faculty of Chittagong University (CU) Prof Gazi Salahuddin Ahmed died of Covid-19 at a hospital in the capital on Friday. He was 78. Prof Salahuddin tested positive for Covid-19 on July 21 and was admitted to the private Z H Sikder Women’s Medical College & Hospital in Dhaka on July 31 after he complained ...

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Pori Moni’s costume designer Jimi put on 3-day remand

A Dhaka court on Saturday placed Junayed Karim Jimi, a costume designer of Shamsunnahar Smrity, popularly known as Pori Moni, on a three-day remand in a case filed under Narcotics Control Act. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Masudur Rahman passed the order after police produced him before the court seeking ten-day remand. Earlier, a case was filed against Jimi under the Narcotics ...

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Rupganj fire: Bodies of another 21 victims handed over

Bodies of 21 workers, who burnt alive in July 8 fire at Hashem Foods Ltd factory in Rupganj of Narayanganj, were handed over to their families on Saturday noon. The bodies were released in front of the morgue of Dhaka Medical College (DMCH) at 12 noon and it was continued till 1pm, Narayanganj CID’s special superintendent of police Md Delwar ...

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DB official Golam Saklain transferred to POM West

DB officer Golam Saklain Shithil has been transferred from Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s (DMP) Detective Gulshan Division to DMP’s Public Order Management (POM) West on charges of illegal affair with actress Pori Moni. DMP Deputy Commissioner (DC) Faruk Hossain (Media and Public Relations) confirmed the matter to media on Saturday afternoon (August 6). He said, “ADC Golam Saklain Shithil has been ...

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30 ambulances arrive in Bangladesh from India

The first fleet of 30 ambulances out of a total of 109 — a gift from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi — arrived in Bangladesh through the Benapole land port on Saturday morning. Mostafizur Rahman, deputy commissioner of the Benapole Customs House, said that the 30 ambulances entered Bangladesh in the morning from the Petrapole border on the Indian side. ...

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