Friday, 16 Apr, 2021


Those who don’t need ‘movement pass’

A total of 18 professionals including doctors, medical staffs and journalists do not need to have any movement pass for going to and from office. The office-goers have to show their office ID cards at check-posts. The professionals are doctors, nurses, medical staffs, persons

Abdul Matin Khasru laid to rest in Cumilla

Former Law Minister and Supreme Court Bar Association President Advocate Abdul Matin Khasru was laid to rest in his family graveyard in Burichang upazila of Cumilla on Thursday.   He was buried at Mirpur village at 4:00 pm after two Namaj-e-Janazas held at Burichang and Brahmanpara

Matin Khasru's janaza held at SC premises

Second namaz-e-janaza of the late Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Abdul Matin Khasru was held at Supreme Court compound in the capital at 10am. Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, Law Minister Anisul Huq, judges of both divisions of the Supreme Court attended the

SC not sitting Thursday in honor of Matin Khasru

The Supreme Court has decided not to conduct any virtual trial activities in both the divisions on Thursday showing respect to late SCBA president and former law minister Abdul Matin Khasru. Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain at a virtual bench of the Appellate Division on Thursday

Bangla Academy chairman Shamsuzzaman Khan dies

Bangla Academy chairman Professor Shamsuzzaman Khan has died of Covid-19 on Wednesday.  He breathed his last around 2:00pm while undergoing treatment at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital. A Bangla Academy source earlier said the chairman was placed on

Covid-19: Bangladesh inks over $1b deal with World Bank 

The government of Bangladesh signed three financing agreements totaling $1.04 billion with the World Bank to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and to build resilience to future crises, including vaccination against COVID-19, expand electronic procurement and accelerate economic recovery,

Global corona cases top 138.05m, deaths 2.97m

Over 2,972,983 people lost their lives while 138,056,720 tested positive for coronavirus worldwide till 1:30 pm (Bangladesh Time) on April 14. Besides, a total of 111,086,312 people recovered worldwide from the disease, according to data from the worldometer. A total of 219

Google doodle celebrates Pahela Baishakh

Like previous years, the world's search engine giant is celebrating Pahela Baishakh, the first day of the Bangla new year 1428, by replacing its regular home page graphic with a special doodle. The doodle, mask of Mangal Shobhajatra for the Bangladeshi surfers, has been on

Strict week-long lockdown begins

A weeklong stricter lockdown has begun across the country from 6:00am today (April 14) in a bid to contain alarming rise of the Covid-19 pandemic. Except for emergency services, all government and private offices and factories are closed during the lockdown. Public transport services

Pahela Baishakh celebrated sans outdoor events

People of Bangladesh have celebrated Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bengali Calendar 1428, staying at home today (April 14), as all outdoor events have been suspended to check the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. In line with Bangladesh and some parts of India, Bengali speaking

PM wishes countrymen on Ramadan, Pahela Boishakh

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has wished countrymen on the holy month of Ramadan and Pahela Boishakh. The premier conveyed the greetings in her nationwide address on the occasion of Pahela Boishakh on Tuesday evening. BDST: 2000 HRS, APR 13, 2021 SMS

Ramadan begins tomorrow

The Holy Ramadan, the lunar month of self-purification through fasting and abstinence, will begin in the country from tomorrow as the new moon was sighted in Bangladesh sky this evening. The National Moon Sighting Committee took the decision at a meeting at Islamic Foundation's

Want to see nobody on roads during lockdown: IGP

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed has said police are discouraging unnecessary movement on roads and outside of homes during the strict lockdown starting from April 14.  He came up with the statements while launching the "Police Movement Pass" app on

8 trains to transport goods during lockdown: Minister

Bangladesh Railway will operate eight goods-laden trains during this period, said Minister Nurul Islam Sujan.  As all passenger trains will remain suspended from Wednesday (April 14) due to weeklong strict lockdown, only eight trains will transports agricultural products and

Bangla New Year: PM to address nation this evening

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to address the nation this evening on the occasion of Bangla New Year 1428, to be celebrated tomorrow. She will deliver her speech at 7.15pm, PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said. Her speech will be broadcast by Bangladesh Television,

Withdrawal limit from ATM now Tk 1 lakh 

Bangladesh Bank today extended the withdrawal limit from ATM booths to Tk1 lakh as all financial institutions including banks will remain shut during the weeklong strict lockdown. The central bank issued a circular on Monday in this regard. It said banks should take necessary steps

Ramadan: Prices of 6 essential commodities fixed

The government on Monday fixed the prices of six essential commodities ahead of the month of Ramadan. The Department of Agriculture Marketing issued a circular in this regard.  According to the circular, sugar will be sold at Tk 67 per kg, onion at Tk 40 per kg, soybean oil at

Hefazat leader Azizul Haque Islamabadi on 7-day remand

A Dhaka court today (April 12) placed Azizul Haque Islamabadi, central organising secretary of Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh, on a 7-day remand in a case filed over vandalism and arson attack in Motijheel in 2013.   Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Devdas Chandra Adhikari issued the

Ramadan: Moon sighting committee meets Tuesday 

The National Moon Sighting Committee (NMSC) will sit tomorrow (April 13) to look for the crescent moon to formally announce the beginning of the Ramadan, a period of fasting and reflection for millions of Muslims. The meeting will be held at the conference room of Islamic Foundation

Ekushey Book Fair ends today

The curtain of Amar Ekushey Book Fair will fall today, just two days before its closure schedule, due to the fast-spreading coronavirus in the country. The decision was taken to close the fair early as the government will enforce a week-long strict lockdown across the country starting