Friday, 21 Jan, 2022

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Bangladesh gets first shipment of Johnson & Johnson vaccines

Bangladesh has received first shipment of Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine, with the arrival of 3,36,000 doses on Thursday. The shipment of vaccine, sent by the United States under the COVAX programme, arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Thursday

Biden nominates first Bangladeshi American woman as federal judge

US President Joe Biden nominated Nusrat Jahan Choudhury as the first Muslim-American woman to serve on the federal bench as he continues to expand the judiciary, the White House announced in a statement on Wednesday. Ms Choudhury, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of

CJ Hasan Foez Siddique, wife test positive for Covid-19

Newly-appointed Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique and his wife Dalia Firoj tested positive for Covid-19. The Chief Justice was admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on Wednesday night while his wife on Tuesday night, Supreme Court sources said on Thursday.

Two killed in Cox's Bazar pickup van-autorickshaw collision

Two autorickshaw passengers were killed and two others injured after a pickup van crashed head-on with their vehicle on Marine Drive Road in Cox's Bazar on Thursday. The accident took place on the Teknaf Marine Drive Road around 10:00 am, according to Hafizur Rahman, OC

Dengue: Seven hospitalised in last 24 hours

The country reported seven fresh dengue cases in last 24 hours till Wednesday morning (Jan 19), said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). In the 24 hours, five new dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals in Dhaka while two others admitted to a hospital

Noted writer Qazi Anwar Husain no more

 Noted writer and creator of the spy-thriller series "Masud Rana", Qazi Anwar Husain passed away on Wednesday. He was 85. Anwar Husain, also founder of Sheba Prokashoni, breathed his last while undergoing treatment at BIRDEM Hospital around 4:45 pm, his family sources

Dhaka among 12 districts at high risk of COVID-19

Health authorities on Wednesday (Jan 19) marked 12 districts, including Dhaka, as 'red zones' in high-level risk category amid the surge of Covid-19 infection rate and death in the country. The 12 districts are Dhaka, Chattogram, Rajshahi, Jashore, Kushtia, Bogura, Gazipur,

HC directives sought to close educational institutions

A writ petition has been filed with the High Court seeking its directives to close educational institutions across the country for next 30 days due to spread of COVID-19 again. Lawyer Younus Ali Akand filed the writ on Wednesday (Jan 19). "The bench of Justice Farah Mahbub and

Two die at RMCH Covid unit in last 24 hours

Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) recorded two deaths in its Covid-19 unit during the last 24 hours till Wednesday morning (Jan 19). One of the deceased was a resident of Rajshahi and died with Covid-19 infection while another hailed from Naogaon and died with Covid-19 symptoms,

SC starts virtual proceedings

The Supreme Court (SC) started virtual judicial activities from Wednesday (Jan 19) as COVID-19 situation in the country worsens. The Appellate Division led by Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique began the virtual work at 9am while the High Court Division at 10am. As per notice issued

61 arrested in DMP's anti-narcotics drive

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has arrested 61 people on charges of selling and consuming drugs during anti-drug operations in different areas of the capital city over the past 24 hours till 6:00 am Wednesday (Jan 19). Detectives and the law enforcers jointly made the arrest and

Shomoyer Alo reporter Habibur Rahman killed in road crash

Daily Shomoyer Alo Senior Reporter and former Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) organising secretary Habibur Rahman was killed in a motorcycle accident at Hatirjheel area in the capital early Wednesday. He was injured critically after his motorcycle hit a footpath near Begunbari area around

Regent chairman Shahed's trial in fraud case begins

A Dhaka court framed charges against Regent Group Chairman Md Shahed Karim and two others in a fraud case. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Devdas Chandra Adhikari framed the charges against the accused Shahed Karim and two others.  At the same time, the court has fixed February

Dengue: Four hospitalised in last 24 hours

The country reported four fresh dengue cases in last 24 hours till Tuesday morning (Jan 18), said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). In the 24 hours, three new dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals in Dhaka while another admitted to a hospital outside

Shoe factory catches fire in city's Demra

A fire that broke out at a shoe factory adjacent to Rajbari, Rajmahal cinema hall in Demra of on Tuesday. Duty officer at the Fire Service and Civil Defense headquarters control room Nazma Aktar told Banglanews that the fire had started at 1:05 pm. “Being informed, five

PM Sheikh Hasina opens DC conference

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the long-awaited three-day annual conference of the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) on Tuesday (Jan 18). She opened the conference as the chief guest joining virtually from her official Ganabhaban residence in the capital. The conference began at

58 arrested in DMP's anti-narcotics drive

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has arrested 58 people on charges of selling and consuming drugs during anti-drug operations in different areas of the capital city over the past 24 hours till 6:00 am Tuesday (Jan 18). Detectives and the law enforcers jointly made the arrest and

Cabinet approves draft law for EC formation

The Cabinet on Monday (Jan 17) approved a draft law for the appointment of the chief election commissioner (CEC) and election commissioners. According to the proposed law, a search committee will be formed for the formation of the Election Commission. The approval came from the

Dengue: Two hospitalised in last 24 hours

The country reported two fresh dengue cases in last 24 hours till Monday morning (Jan 17), said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). In the 24 hours, the new dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals in Dhaka, said the DGHS release. Some 32 patients

Minimum age now 50 for Covid booster dose

The government has fixed the age limit for Covid-19 booster dose to 50 years from 60. Health Minister Zahid Maleque announced the decision on Monday. Bangladesh on December 28 officially began the administration of booster doses of a Covid-19 vaccine. Currently, those over the