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HSC, equivalent results to be published in December

The results of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations will be published in the last week of December. Chairman of the Inter-Education Board Coordination Sub-Committee and Dhaka Education Board confirmed the matter on Saturday. “Recently, the examination was cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus epidemic. The results of HSC will be determined by the average results of Junior School ...

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Barrister Rafique-ul Haque hospitalised again

Prominent lawyer and former Attorney General Barrister Rafique-ul Haque has been hospitalised again. He was admitted to Ad-Din Hospital in Moghbazar of the capital as he felt unwell Sunday noon. Earlier, on Saturday, the lawyer returned home from the hospital with the permission of doctors as his condition improved. On October 15, he was taken to Ad-Din Hospital in Moghbazar ...

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Bangladesh Betar director dies from coronavirus

Director of Bangladesh Betar Amanullah Masud Hasan has died from coronavirus or Covid-19 at a hospital in the capital. He was 57. He breathed his last around 3:30am on Saturday while receiving treatment at Sarkari Karmachari Hospital, says media report. Amanullah Masud, also a noted social worker, was employed at the Population Health and Nutrition Cell of the national broadcaster. ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 23 more die, 1,209 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 23 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 5,646. Another 1,209 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 387,295. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Saturday afternoon. Health authorities reported another 1,560 people recovered ...

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Attack on anti-rape long march in Feni, 8 injured

At least eight demonstrators were injured as miscreants swooped on the long march, organised against the growing incidents of rape, sexual harassment and violence against women across the country in recent times and the culture of impunity, in Feni town on Saturday noon. A group of miscreants attacked the long march activists when they were going to DC office at ...

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Voting in Dhaka 5, Naogaon 6 by-polls underway

Voting in the by-elections to Dhaka-5 and Naogaon-6 constituencies is underway on Saturday through electronic voting machines (EVMs) instead of traditional ballot papers. Two major political parties –Bangladesh Awami League and BNP are participating  in the by-polls. The voting in  the by-polls started around 9:00am and will continue till 5:00pm without any break. In the Dhaka-5 constituency, six MP candidates, ...

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Information Minister hospitalised with Covid-19 infection

Information Minister Hasan Mahmud has been admitted to a hospital in the capital with coronavirus infection. “The minister was admitted to Square Hospitals in the city on Friday as he tested positive for Covid-19,” his personal assistant Kaisarul Alam told That. Kaisar, however, said minister Mahmud is doing well. Meanwhile, Bangladesh reported 1,527 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the total ...

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4 killed as train rams car at level crossing in Jashore

Four people were killed and two more injured after a train ploughed into a car at a level crossing in Jashore’s Abhaynagar. The deceased were identified as Hirok , his friend Ashraful, the wife of one of the two men, and a 7-year-old girl. The car was headed for the Jashore-Khulna Highway when Khulna-bound Mahananda Express crushed into it near ...

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Covid-19: Recoveries in Bangladesh eclipse 3 lakh

The number of recoveries from coronavirus has crossed 3 lakh to reach 300,738 in Bangladesh with the recuperation of 1,509 more in the last 24 hours till Friday. Besides, the recovery rate continued to rise in the country reaching 77.89 percent while the mortality rate is 1.46 percent, one of the lowest in the world. Meanwhile, 1,527 more people were ...

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Long march against rape heads towards Noakhali from Dhaka

Around 400 demonstrators have started their long-march programme from Dhaka to Noakhali’s Begumganj upazila protesting the growing incidents of rape, sexual harassment and violence against women across the country in recent times and the culture of impunity. The march began from Shahbag around 10:30am. The protesters including left-leaning parties, students, youths and rights activists, started their long march under the ...

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