Sunday, 01 Nov, 2020

National

5.25km of Padma Bridge visible as 35th span installed

The 35th span of the 6.15-kilometre long Padma Bridge was installed on the 8th and 9th pillars at Mawa point in Munshiganj on Saturday. According to engineers concerned, with the installation of the span around 2:43pm, 5,250 metres of the main structure of the mega bridge has become

Over 45.92m cases, 1.19m die, 33.25m recover 

The coronavirus (COVID-19) death toll has reached 1,193,912 as 45,921,794 people have been infected worldwide till 1:00 pm (Bangladesh Time) today.  Besides, a total of 33,252,284 people recovered worldwide from the disease, according to data from the worldometer. A total of

Narayanganj mosque committee president held over explosion 

The president of Baitus Salat Jame Mosque in Pashchim Talla of Narayanganj Sadar upazila has been arrested in a case filed over negligence in connection with the explosion at the mosque on September 4. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police arrested Abdul Gafur (55),

2 killed as motorbikes collide in Jashore

Two youths were killed and three others injured after two motorcycles collided head-on in Jhikargacha upazila in Jessore on Friday afternoon. The accident took place in Balla village around 3:00 pm. The deceased are- Hossain Ali, 20, son of Aslam Ali from Baisha village of the

Visitors to get free access to National Zoo for Mujib Year

The National Zoo will be open for visitors, free of cost, on the first Sunday of every month to mark the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The decision will come into effect from November 1 and continue till March 2021, according to an official

Probe body formed over Lalmonirhat mob killing

A three-member probe committee has been formed to investigate the killing of a man by mob in Patgram upazila on allegations of hurting religious sentiments. The probe body, headed by Lalmonirhat additional district magistrate, was formed on Friday morning. Lalmonirhat Deputy

Mob lynches man, burns body for 'hurting religious sentiments' in Lalmonirhat

Angry mob in Patgram upazila of Lalmonirhat have allegedly beaten a man to death and then set his body on fire over allegations of hurting religious sentiments. The incident took place on Burimari Union Parishad Complex premises on Thursday afternoon. Moreover, 10 police

3 of a family found buried in Kishoreganj house

Three bodies of a family- father, mother and son- were found buried in the backyard of their house in Katiadi upazila of Kishoreganj on Thursday night. On information, police unearthed the bodies from Jamshite village under Bongram union of the upazila.  The deceased were

Bus, auto-rickshaw collision kills 2 in Feni

Two people were killed and three others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a CNG-driven auto-rickshaw in Daganbhuiyan upazila of Feni on Friday morning. The accident took place on Daganbhuiyan-Basurhat road around 8:00 am.  The deceased are- Jakaria, son of

Eid-e-Miladunnabi observed

The holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi, marking the anniversary of birth and demise of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), was observed in the country on Friday with due religious fervor and solemnity. On this day in 570, the 12th of Rabiul Awal of the Hijri calendar, Muhammad (PBUH) was born in Makkah of

Eid-e-Miladunnabi tomorrow

The holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi, marking the anniversary of birth and demise of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), will be observed in the country on Friday with due religious fervor and solemnity. On this day in 570, the 12th of Rabiul Awal of the Hijri calendar, Muhammad (PBUH) was born in Makkah

8 get life for killing Meherpur farmer

A Meherpur court on Thursday sentenced eight accused to life imprisonment in a case filed for killing a farmer named Abu Bakar Shah in Meherpur.  District and Sessions Judge SM Abdus Salam passed the verdict at noon. The convicts are- Enamul Haque, Zahidul Islam, Abdul Bari,

3 to die for killing Khulna van-puller

A Khulna court on Thursday awarded death sentence to three accused for killing a van-puller in Batiaghata upazila in 2019. The convicts are- Md Robiul Islam, Boni Amin Sheikh and Md Shahidul Islam. Khulna District and Sessions Judge Mashiur Rahman Chowdhury passed the order in

Freedom fighter Haider Anwar Khan Juno dies

Communist leader and freedom fighter Haider Anwar Khan Juno passed away at a hospital in the capital on Wednesday noon. He was 76. He breathed his last at around 1:30 pm while undergoing treatment at Gonoshasthaya Nagar Hospital. Workers Party of Bangladesh President Rashed Khan

Custodial death of Rayhan: PBI arrests ASI Ashek

Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) arrested Ashek Elahi, assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Bandarbazar police outpost, who was suspended over the death of Rayhan in police custody. He was arrested from Sylhet police lines on Wednesday night and shown arrested in the case by the

PM hands over Independence Award-2020

Eight distinguished personalities and an organisation have received this year’s Independence Award (Swadhinata Padak), the country’s highest state honour, in recognition of their glorious and outstanding contribution to the nation. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina handed over

Man held with huge foreign currencies at Ctg Airport

Customs officials have detained a Dubai-bound passenger with foreign currencies worth Tk42 lakh at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong. The detainee, identified as Rakibul Islam, was scheduled to fly to Dubai on a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight on Tuesday night.

Global COVID-19: Over 44.30m cases, 1.17m die, 32.48m recover

The coronavirus (COVID-19) death toll has reached 1,172,955 as 44,303,684 people have been infected worldwide till 4:00 pm (Bangladesh Time) today.  Besides, a total of 32,486,703 people recovered worldwide from the disease, according to data from the worldometer. A total of

Bangladesh, India launch Air Bubble flights

With an aim to boost bilateral ties, Bangladesh and India on Wednesday formally launched commercial flights under the Air Bubble agreement.  Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Doraiswami inaugurated the Air Bubble flights at a ceremony at Hazrat Shahjalal International

US urges Suu Kyi to start Rohingya repatriation

US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale has urged Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi to initiate the Rohingya repatriation process.   Morgan Ortagus, spokesperson for the US State Department, said it in a statement on Wednesday.  Under Secretary