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Regent Group chief Shahed handed over to RAB

Regent Hospital chairman Mohammad Shahed Karim has been handed over to Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) for investigation. Detective Branch (DB) of Police handed him to the elite force according to the approval given by the home ministry. Shahed was in DB custody for the last five days after a Dhaka court placed him on remand for 10 days for interrogation. ...

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5 held over medical admission question leak

The Cyber Police Centre of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested five persons, including mastermind of a medical and university question paper leak gang, from various parts of the capital on Wednesday. Four of the arrestees were identified as Jasim Uddin, Parvez, Jakir, Samiul Jafor. DIG Shah Alam, chief of the CPC, briefed this to journalists at CID headquarters on ...

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Bangladeshi-American woman found dead at Cairo hotel

Police recovered the body of a Bangladeshi-American woman from a hotel in Cairo of Egypt on Tuesday night. The deceased was identified as Fatema Khan Khuki, 44, was a beauty expert in New York and New Jersey. The real cause of the death could not be known yet, but the matter is being investigated, Cairo police sources. Jatiya Party leader ...

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Road crash kills 6 in Cox’s Bazar

Six people were killed and four others injured following head- on collision between a covered van and human hauler in Burir Dokan area of Chakaria upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday evening. Four of the deceased are—Badiul Alam, 50, a resident of Harbang Nun Bazar area, Foraz Ahmed, 32, of Konakhali of the upazila, Amin. 48, a resident Lama upazila ...

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Use modern methods to save local fishes from extinction: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged the people to protect the local species of fishes from extinction by using advanced and modern fish farming methods. “The Prime Minister has asked the people to protect the native species of fish from extinction coming out of the traditional fish farming methods by adopting advanced and modern systems,” said PM’s Press Secretary ...

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Doctor couple burned as fire originates from hand sanitizer

A doctor couple sustained burn injury as a fire originated from sanitizer engulfed them on Tuesday night. The victims are identified as Dr Rajib Bhattacharya, 36 and his wife Dr Onushua Bhattacharya, 32. Chief Coordinator Professor Dr Samanta Lal Sen of Sheikh Hasina National Burn and Plastic Surgery Institute confirmed the matter to media on Wednesday noon. Around 87 percent ...

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Covid-19: Bangladesh sees 2,744 new cases, 42 more deaths

Bangladesh on Wednesday confirmed 42 more deaths from the novel coronavirus and 2,744 new cases of infection testing 12,050 samples in the last 24 hours. With this, the death toll from the deadly virus rose to 2,751 and the number of total infections stood at 213,254. Additional Director General of Health Directorate Professor Dr Nasima Sultana made the disclosure during ...

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Anti-Corruption Commission grills MP Papul’s wife

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Wednesday interrogated independent lawmaker Mohammad Shahid Islam Papul’s wife lawmaker Selina Islam and his sister-in law. ACC deputy director Mohammad salahuddin interrogated selina Islam and her sister Jesmin Aktar from 10:00am to 11:30 am at the Commission’s Headquarters in Dhaka. ACC director (public relations) Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee confirmed this. On June 7, the Criminal Investigation ...

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Saima Wazed to act as thematic ambassador for Climate Vulnerable Forum

Saima Wazed Hossain Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) has chosen Saima Wazed Hossain, Chairperson of the National Advisory Committee on Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Autism of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of Bangladesh, Mohamed Nasheed, Speaker and former President of Maldives, Ms. Loren Legarda, Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Philippines and Mr. Tosi Mpanu-Mpanu, Lead Climate Change Specialist of ...

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Director General of DGHS submits resignation letter

Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Professor Dr Abul Kalam Azad has submitted his resignation to the Public Administration Secretary amid a series of scams relating to coronavirus or Covid-19 tests. Prof Dr Abul Kalam Azad visited the Ministry of Public Administration on Tuesday and tendered his resignation. Confirming the matter, Health Services Division’s Secretary Md Abdul ...

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