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Corruption engulfed society, bemoans BNP

Dhaka, Sept 18 : BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Wednesday alleged that corruption has engulfed all spheres of Bangladesh society as there is no ‘elected’ government in the country. Speaking at a human-chain programme, he said the current government has broken all the previous records in corruption index. “It has now got exposed how Chhatra League and Jubo League ...

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Dhaka ranks 7th worst in Air Quality Index

Dhaka, Sept 18 : Bangladesh’s capital was ranked seventh worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) on Wednesday morning. Dhaka had a score of 144 at 11:35am, indicating that the quality was unhealthy. The general public and sensitive individuals in particular are at risk to experience irritation and respiratory problems when the AQI value is between 101 and 150. Malaysia’s ...

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Bangladesh to seek expeditious global efforts to resolve Rohingya crisis

PM leaves for NY Friday; bilateral talks with Modi Sept 24 Dhaka, Sept 18 : Bangladesh will seek expeditious global efforts to repatriate Rohingyas to their place of origin in Rakhine State as Rohingya issue will come up during the 74th session of the UN General Assembly. Briefing the media on Wednesday afternoon about Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s participation at ...

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Bangladesh to become centre of greater Bengal economy: Japanese Ambassador

It’s time for Bangladesh to bravely tackle with drastic structural reforms, says Hiroyasu Izumi Photo: Outgoing Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Hiroyasu Izumi speaks at a programme at his residence in the evening on Tuesday. Dhaka, Sept 18 : Outgoing Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Hiroyasu Izumi on Tuesday hoped that Bangladesh will become a developed and prosperous country as the centre ...

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536 new dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hrs

Dhaka, Sept 18 : A total of 536 new dengue patients were admitted to hospitals across the country in the last 24 hours till 8am on Wednesday. Of them, 175 were hospitalised in Dhaka and 361 in other parts of the country, said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). About 2,360 dengue patients are currently being treated at hospitals ...

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Gain trust of passengers: PM to Biman officials

PM inaugurates Biman’s ‘Rajhangsha’ Dhaka, Sept 17 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday asked the officials of Biman Bangladesh Airlines to gain the trust of passengers by ensuring the standard services with honesty and sincerity. “I request you one thing, we’ve procured these aircraft with hard-earned money…you must ensure their maintenance with honesty and sincerity, and providing standard services ...

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Khaleda Zia did nothing for Alems: Allama Shafi

Shaykhul Islam Allama Shah Ahmed Shafi, Chairman of the Bangladesh Qawmi Madrasa Education Board, on Tuesday said that Khaleda Zia did not do anything for Alems and now she is sorry for that. Allama Shafi came up with this observation while addressing an Islamic convention and award-giving ceremony held at Baradi Bazar Eidgah adjacent to Markaz mosque in Sonargaon upazila ...

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Rangpur-3 by-poll candidates get symbols

Rangpur, Sept 17 : Candidates of Rangpur-3 by-poll received symbols from the election office on Tuesday. GM Shahatab Uddin, returning officer and regional election officer of Rangpur, allocated the symbols to six candidates at his office in the morning. Electronic Voting Machines will be used at 175 polling centres, he said. The by-poll is scheduled for October 5. The seat ...

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Each division to have 100-bed cancer centre; Ecnec clears project

Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Sept 17 : The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved a project involving Tk 2,388.40 crore to set up a 100-bed full-fledged cancer centre in each government medical college hospital in every divisional city. The Ecnec cleared a total of eight projects with an estimated cost of Tk 8,968.08 crore. The approval ...

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615 new dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hrs

This recently taken photo shows the scenario of dengue patients at hospital. File photo Dhaka, Sept 17 : A total of 615 new patients with mosquito-borne disease dengue were admitted to hospitals across the country in the last 24 hours till 8am on Tuesday. Of them, 198 were hospitalised in Dhaka and 417 in other parts of the country, said ...

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