Tuesday, 06 Dec, 2022


Special Drive: 255 held in Dhaka in 24 hours 

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested 255 people in the last 24 hours that ended this evening (Dec 5) during their ongoing special drive in the capital. DMP Media Center's Deputy Commissioner Faruk Hossain confirmed the matter on Monday (Dec 5). He said the 15-day drive that

'Ganatantro Mukti Dibas' tomorrow

'Ganatantro Mukti Dibash (Free Democracy Day)' will be observed in the country tomorrow marking the fall of the then autocratic ruler in 1990.   On the eve of the day, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in a message, greeted the countrymen, describing them as "Sentinel of

Aug 21 grenade attack cases: HC starts hearing death references, appeals 

The High Court finally started hearing death references and appeals of the convicts in the two cases filed over the grenade attack on an Awami League rally in the capital's Bangabandhu Avenue on August 21, 2004.   A High Court division bench comprising Justice Shahidul Karim

Rizvi, Ishraque face arrest warrants in separate cases

Two courts in Dhaka issued arrest warrants against BNP senior joint secretary general Advocate Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Ahmed and former mayoral candidate of Dhaka South City Corporation, Ishraque Hossain in two separate cases.    Dhaka Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate

Businessman stabbed to death in Jhenaidah

A businessman was stabbed to death by some miscreants in Harinakundu of Jhenaidah on Monday (Dec 5). The victim was identified as Amidul Islam Johnny, 24, son of Atia Rahman Munsi of Adarsh Andulia village of that Upazila. The incident took place inside the Munshi mobile phone shop

Two minors burnt to death in Madaripur

Two children were burned to death in a locked house in Ghatmazhi Union of Madaripur Sadar upazila on Monday (Dec 5). The identities of the victims, aged 1 and 2 years, could not be known immediately. According to locals, the door of the house was locked when the fire broke

One killed as bus hits auto-rickshaw in Cumilla

A man was killed and five others were injured as a bus hit an auto-rickshaw at Burichang upazila in Cumilla district on Monday (Dec 5) morning. The deceased was identified as Abu Nayeem, 45, a resident of Sondram village in the upazila. Mainamati Highway Police Station officer

Met office predicts dry weather over country 

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) predicted dry weather for the country in the next 24 hours commencing 9am today (Dec 5). According to the BMD bulletin, weather may remain dry over the country. Light fog is likely to occur at some places over the country early morning

5.1 magnitude earthquake jolts Dhaka, other areas

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake was felt in Dhaka and some other southern parts of the country on Monday (Dec 5) morning, according to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD). The earthquake was felt at 9:19 am, it said. Nizam Uddin, a meteorologist at BMD, said the epicenter

32 arrested in DMP's anti-narcotics drive

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) in different operations in the last 24 hours till 6 am Monday (December 05) arrested 32 persons for their alleged involvement in selling and consuming drugs. Being informed, the DMP’s police and detective units conducted the anti-drug campaign

Youth killed in Chapainawabganj road mishap

A motorcyclist was killed and another was seriously injured in a head-on collision with Votvoti in Chapainawabganj.  The accident took place at Tongpara Junction of Jhilim Union of Sadar Upazila around 4 pm on Sunday (Dec 4). The deceased was identified as Md. Masum Ali, 25,

Bashundhara Group supports 26 devotees to perform umrah

A total of 26 devotees left Dhaka on Sunday night to perform umrah in Saudi Arabia with the financial assistance of Bashundhara Group Managing Director Sayem Sobhan Anvir. In the last Ramadan, Anvir, also the chief adviser to the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque Musalli Committee,

Suhrawardy's 59th death anniversary tomorrow

The 59th death anniversary of the champion of democracy and one of the greatest leaders of undivided India, Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy will be observed in the country tomorrow in a befitting manner. The unparalleled leader of all Indian politics, who had dedicated his entire life to

Bogura medical student succumbs to stab injuries 

A medical student, who was stabbed in Bogura on November 23, died at a hospital in Dhaka today (Dec 4) morning. Meheraj Hossain Fahim, 26, was a final-year student at Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College, Bogura. College principal Rezaul Alam Jewel said: "We sent critically

No power crisis from next year, says Nasrul 

State Minister for Electricity, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said the country will experience no power crisis from next year.  He said: “Standard and uninterrupted electricity will be provided in the country in the coming years”. The state minister made

Met office predicts dry weather over country 

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) predicted dry weather with temporary partly cloudy sky for the country in the next 24 hours commencing 9am today (Dec 4). According to the BMD bulletin, light fog is likely to occur at places over the country early morning tomorrow.

Sheikh Mani’s birth anniversary today

The 84th birthday of Awami Juba League founding chairman Sheikh Fazlul Haque Mani will be observed today.  Sheikh Mani was the nephew of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the founder of Mujib Bahini, one of the major guerrilla forces of the Liberation War.

Bangladeshi pilgrims require biometric data for Umrah visa

Umrah pilgrims from Bangladesh and four other countries must provide their biometric data, including “fingerprints” to get an electronic Umrah visa. The four other countries are the UK, Tunisia, Kuwait and Malaysia. The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah came up with the

Armed forces to get modern, time-befitting war weapons: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday (Dec 4) said ultra-modern and time-befitting war weapons are being brought to make armed forces more professional and powerful.   She said: "We're collecting ultra-modern and time-befitting war weapons for each force---We're

PM Sheikh Hasina arrives in Chattogram

Chattogram:  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived here this morning on a daylong visit to attend a number of programmes. She will attend the President Parade-2022 at Bangladesh Military Academy (BMA) in Bhatiari in the morning. She will also take salute at the passing-out parade