Home / Bangladesh (page 5)

Bangladesh

17 killed as trawler capsizes in Netrokona

Seventeen people drowned as a trawler capsized in a haor in Madan upazila of Netrokona district on Wednesday. The trawler carrying a group of Madrasa teachers and students, who came to visit Gobindasri Rajali Kanda haor, sank in the waterbody around 12:00pm amid inclement weather, said Ramijul Haque, officer-in-charge of Madan Police Station. Later, bodies of 17 people including six ...

Read More »

Case filed against 9 cops over death of ex-army officer in police firing

A case has been filed against nine policemen over the death of former army major Sinha Md Rashed Khan in police firing at a checkpoint in Cox’s Bazar. Sharmin Shahrier Ferdous, elder sister of Sinha, filed the case in Teknaf Senior Judicial Magistrate Court. Suspended Inspector Liakat Ali of Baharchhara police outpost and Officer-in-Charge of Teknaf Police Station Pradeep Kumar ...

Read More »

Two Bangladeshi nationals killed in Beirut blast

Two Bangladeshi workers were killed in the deadly explosion in Lebanon’s capital Beirut. Embassy of Bangladesh in Lebanon confirmed the matter to media. At least 19 Bangladesh Navy men and some expatriates have also been injured in the explosion. Earlier on August 4, a powerful blast in port warehouses near central Beirut storing highly explosive material killed 78 people, injured ...

Read More »

BNP vice chairman Abdul Mannan passes away

Vice chairman of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Abdul Mannan has passed away at a hospital in the capital, according to media report. He breathed his last at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Evercare Hospital on Tuesday evening while undergoing treatment. He is survived by his only daughter Barrister Mehnaj Mannan, son-in-law Barrister Nasiruddin Ahmed Asim and a host ...

Read More »

ACC sues ex-Jubo Mohila League leader Papia for amassing illegal wealth

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has filed a lawsuit against expelled Jubo Mohila League leader Shamima Nur Papia on charges of amassing illegal wealth of Tk 6.25 crore. ACC Deputy Director Shahin Ara Momtaj filed the case with its Integrated District Office-1 on Tuesday. Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya, Public Relations Officer of the anti-graft body, confirmed the news. According to the case ...

Read More »

Govt extends tenure of 3 Bangladesh envoys

The government has extended the tenure of contracts of three Bangladesh ambassadors to the USA, Italy and Switzerland. The Ministry of Public Administration on Tuesday issued separate gazette notifications extending their tenure. Of the ambassadors, the tenure of Bangladesh ambassador to the USA Mohammad Ziauddin has been extended from July 10 to December 21. Bangladesh ambassador to Italy Abdus Sobhan ...

Read More »

Khorshed Alam appointed as new CCC administrator

Awami League’s Chattogram unit vice-president Mohammad Khorshed Alam Sujan has been appointed as the administrator of Chattrogram City Corporation. Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister Md Tajul Islam informed the media about the development at a press briefing at his ministry room in the capital on Tuesday. The LGRD ministry issued a notification today. At the same time, the ...

Read More »

Govt extends restrictions over Covid-19 till Aug 31

The government issued an order extending its countrywide restrictions on public activities and movements until August 31 to contain spread of coronavirus (Covid-19). The Cabinet Division issued a notification mentioning “the restriction will continue from August 4 to August 31. Weekly holidays will also be under the purview of the restrictions.” Markets, shops and shopping malls must be closed within 8pm ...

Read More »