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Voting in 24 municipalities ends

The voting in 24 municipalities that began in the morning today has been ended. Using electronic voting machines (EVM), the voting began at 8:00am and continued till 4:00pm without any break. Law enforcing members from BGB, RAB, Police and Ansar, along with executive and judicial magistrates were deployed in the elections. Awami League, BNP, Jatiya Party, Islami Andolan Bangladesh and ...

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Covid: Bangladesh reports 932 new cases, 27 deaths

Bangladesh on Monday registered a further 932 coronavirus cases over the latest 24 hours to take the total caseload to 510,080. Besides, the death toll from the virus, officially known as Sars-CoV-2 which is responsible for Covid-19, has reached 7,479 after 27 more people succumbed to it during the period. Of the new deceased, 23 are men and four are ...

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4th 250kg wartime bomb found at Dhaka airport

Another wartime bomb, weighing about 250kg, has been found while excavating for the construction of the third terminal of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. Workers came across the bomb at 10:00 am while piling at the construction site of the third terminal of the airport on Monday, sources said. The authorities Air Force Bangabandhu Base Bomb Disposal Unit rushed to the ...

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Voting underway in 24 municipalities

The voting in the first phase elections to 24 municipalities began on Monday morning amid the prevailing coronavirus situation in the country. Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) are being used in the elections which started at 8:00am and will continue till 4:00pm without any break. Executive and judicial magistrates along with the members of different law enforcement agencies, including BGB, RAB, ...

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Dewanbag Pir Mahbub-e-Khoda passes away

Mahbub-e-Khoda, Pir of Dewanbagh Durbar Sharif in Motijheel of the capital, died of heart attack on Monday morning. He was 70. He breathed his last at city’s Uttara Residential Hospital around 6:48 while undergoing treatment. Syed Mehedi Hasan, media coordinator of Dewanbag Sharif, confirmed the matter to media. Mahbub-e-Khoda was born on December 14, 1949, at Syed family of Bahadurpur ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina inducts Dash 8-400 aircraft in Biman’s fleet

National flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines got a new Dash 8-400 aircraft to help it expand operations in the short-range, including domestic and South Asian destinations. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday formally inducted the Canadian 74-seater aircraft named ‘Dhurbatara’ through a videoconference from her official residence Ganobhaban. Biman procured three Dash 8-400 aircraft under the G2G (government-to-government) agreement between ...

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No Covid-19 vaccines for people under-18

Twenty per cent of the population will get COVID-19 vaccines, said Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Sunday. “Those who are below 18 years of age don’t need this vaccine. They are not being vaccinated anywhere in the world. Besides, pregnant women and the persons with some complications will not be be given this vaccine, ” he said. The minister made ...

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Bangladesh reports 24 COVID-19 deaths, 4,51,961 total recoveries

Bangladesh recorded 24 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 1,049 fresh cases overnight. The recovery count rose to 4,51,961 after another 1,473 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said on Sunday. “Twenty-four more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the ...

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Titumir College teacher dies from COVID-19

Professor Saiful Haque, chairman of Management Department at Government Titumir College, died from COVID-19 at a hospital in the capital early Sunday. He breathed his last at Central Police Hospital around 2am, the college Principal Prof Md Ashraf Hossain confirmed. Saiful was diagnosed with the deadly virus on December 8. Following deterioration of his condition, he had been admitted to ...

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Education minister to hold view-exchange meeting with media on HSC results Tuesday

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni will hold a view-exchange meeting with the representatives of mass media on Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) results, reopen of educational institutions, Textbook Festival and other related issues on Tuesday. The meeting will be held through online platform Zoom at 12:00 noon. MA Khair, public relations officer of the ministry, confirmed the information on Saturday night. ...

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