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BAF airlifts Dr Wahab to Dhaka for post-corona treatment

Post-Covid pneumonia infected patient Dental Surgeon of Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RMCH) Dr. Abdul Wahab was transferred from Mymensingh to Dhaka in a critical condition on Tuesday. He was airlifted by Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) which has always been providing emergency air transport and medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) assistance in aid to civil power. Such assistance of BAF aims at protecting ...

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Rapists are like ‘beasts’: PM

Govt to promulgate ordinance to introduce death penalty for rape, she says Describing rapists as ‘beasts’, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the government has to induct the death sentence in the relevant law to save girls from these beasts. “The rapists are [like] beasts as they exhibit their inhumane nature affecting our girls … we’ve amended the law and ...

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BNP leader Rizvi hospitalised

Senior joint secretary general of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Ahmed was admitted to a hospital in the capital after suffering a stroke on Tuesday noon. BNP chairperson’s media wing member Shairul Kabir Khan confirmed this to media. Ruhul Kabir Rizvi was shifted to city’s Lab Aid Hospital from Islami Bank Hospital at Kakrail in Dhaka after primary ...

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Covid-19: Bangladesh reports 22 more deaths

Bangladesh reports another 22 people’s death of Covid-19 infection in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of deaths to 5,577 across the country so far. A press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) confirmed the development on Tuesday. Besides, 1,537 new cases were detected over the same period, taking the total number of infected ...

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President signs ordinance to provide death penalty for rapists

President Abdul Hamid on Tuesday signed an ordinance to pave way for providing death penalty for those convicted of raping. TThe new law comes into force today. The president promulgated the ordinance as Parliament is not in session to ratify the law. Earlier, a person accused of simple rape was punished by life imprisonment as per previous law. The government’s ...

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Planning minister M A Mannan catches Covid-19

Planning Minister Muhammad Abdul Manna has tested positive for COVID-19. Shahedur Rahman, public relations officer of Planning Ministry, confirmed this information to media on Tuesday. Shahedur Rahman said that the planning minister does not have much physical complications but he was admitted to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in the capital at 12:30 pm on the advice of doctors.

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Bank official dies after jumping off building in Khulna

A bank official died after jumping off the 9th floor of the building on TV Boundary Road of Khulna city on Tuesday morning. The deceased was identified as Abrar Rahman Shubho, 32, was working at Al-Arafah Bank, son of Atiyar Rahman, a resident of Modern Tower on TV Boundary Road. Confirming the news, Jahangir, sub-inspector of Khulna Sadar Police Station, ...

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Writer and researcher Rshid Haider no more

Noted writer and researcher Rshid Haider passed away on Tuesday morning at his residence in the capital. He was 80. He breathed his last around 8:30 am. He was suffering from old age related complications for several days. The author and novelist was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2014 by the Government of Bangladesh. He was born in July 15, 1941 ...

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Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen while chairing the first meeting of the Commonwealth Ministerial Group.

Bangladesh looks forward to steering the Commonwealth Ministerial Group on Guyana-Venezuela territorial dispute in line with Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s visionary Foreign Policy doctrine of peaceful settlement of disputes through dialogue and international adjudication”, said Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen while chairing the first meeting of the Commonwealth Ministerial Group on Guyana under Bangladesh’s chairmanship. Recalling Bangladesh’s ...

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Diplomatic efforts continue to get COVID-19 vaccine on priority basis

Bangladesh continues its diplomatic efforts to get vaccine for pandemic Coronavirus on priority basis from the countries working with it. “The government with the coordination of its health ministry is continuing all-out efforts with the states working with the possible Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine and to get the supply of it on priority basis,” Cabinet Secretary Khandaker Anwarul Islam told a ...

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