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Durga Puja begins with Maha Shasthi

Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Bangalee Hindu community, began on Monday with holding Maha Shasthi puja at temples across the country amid festivity and religious fervor maintaining health guidelines. The five-day long Durga Puja celebration will begin with the unveiling of the face of the deity and Kalparambho on the day of Maha Sashthi on that day ...

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Schools, college students to be vaccinated with Pfizer, Moderna vaccines

Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said students of schools and colleges will be vaccinated with  Pfizer and Moderna vaccines soon. “I’ve met WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and he has given a nod to it [vaccination of those under 18] when we sought his advice on vaccination of student,” said the minister at a press briefing on Covid-19 vaccine ...

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Govt mulling to construct another nuclear power plant: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said her government has been mulling to set up another nuclear power plant in the southern region to meet the increased demand for electricity which was a prerequisite to ensure country’s overall development. “We are going to install another (nuclear) power plant after completion of the existing one. We will construct it in southern ...

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Durga Puja begins Monday

Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Bangalee Hindu community, will begin tomorrow with holding Maha Shasthi puja at temples across the country amid festivity and religious fervor maintaining health guidelines. The five-day long Durga Puja celebration will begin with the unveiling of the face of the deity and Kalparambho on the day of Maha Sashthi on that day ...

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Bangladesh sees 14 more Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours

Bangladesh on Sunday reported 481 COVID-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight 14 lives. The country reported 2.36 percent COVID-19 positive cases as 20,355 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, said Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its daily statement. In the past 24 hours, the combined figure of coronavirus in Dhaka city and upazilas of ...

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PM opens reactor installation work of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday inaugurated reactor pressure vessel installation work of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP), calling the day as “very important” for the country and herself as well. “Today is a very important day for us. The day is not only important for Bangladesh but also for mine as well,” she said after opening the installation ...

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President reaches Berlin for health checkup

President M Abdul Hamid, who is now on a 12-day visit to Germany and the United Kingdom (UK) for health checkup and treatment of eyes, reached at Berlin on Saturday afternoon. “A regular aircraft of Qatar Airways (QY639) carrying the President landed at Berlin Brandenburg Airport at about 1:30 pm (Berlin time),” a Bangabhaban spokesman quoted President’s press secretary Md ...

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Mujibul Huque Chunnu new JaPa secretary general

Jatiya Party (JaPa) co-chairman Mujibul Huque Chunnu has been made the party’s new secretary general. JaPa chairman Golam Quader announced Chunnu as the secretary general of the party on Saturday. Chunnu will replace late JaPa secretary general Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu who died recently. Mujibul Huque Chunnu said he talked to the party chiarman GM Quader. “He has given me the ...

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10 lakh Covishield vaccines reach Dhaka from India

Bangladesh on Saturday received 10 lakh doses of Covishied vaccine from Serum Institute of India (SII). A consignment carrying the vaccines landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 5:54pm, Maidul Islam Prodhan, Public Relations Officer (PRO) at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare confirmed it to The Business Standard. Beximco Pharmaceuticals received the consignment at the airport. India halted ...

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