Tuesday, 19 Oct, 2021

National

45 arrested over Rangpur arson attacks: Home Minister

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Monday (Oct 18) said as miscreants carried out the arson attacks in Rangpur, all necessary steps were taken to ensure safety of the people there. He said: “Police arrested 45 people over the arson attacks on houses and looting properties at

Dengue: 172 hospitalised in last 24-hr

The country reported 172 fresh dengue cases in last 24 hours till Monday morning (Oct 18), said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). So far 83 died from the mosquito-borne disease this year. In the 24 hours, 130 dengue patients were hospitalised in Dhaka and 42 other

8 get life term for killing Jubo League leader in Jhenidah

A Jhenidah court on Monday sentenced eight persons to life imprisonment for killing a Jubo League leader at Sadar upazila in 2010. The convicts are -- Shanti Hossain, Abdul Karim, Lavlu, Abu Zahid Moni, Mizanur Rahman, Ibrahim Khalil alias Idris, Mukul, and Nasir.  The court

Five die at RMCH Covid unit in last 24 hours

Five Covid-19 related fatalities were reported at the Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) in the last 24 hours till Monday morning (Oct 18). With this, 68 people died of Covid-19 at the corona unit of RMCH from October 1 to till date. Of the deceased, three were the residents

Durga Puja violence: DU students protest at Shahbagh

Students of Dhaka University have blocked the Shahbagh intersection in the capital protesting attacks on temples, houses and mandaps during Durga Puja in different parts of the country. On Monday (October 18) at around 10:30 am, the protesting students took position at the Shahbagh

PM opens Sheikh Russel Day, distributes gold medals

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today distributed "Sheikh Russel Gold Medal" among the winners while opening the "Sheikh Russel Day" on the 58th birthday of Sheikh Russel, the youngest son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The premier virtually

42 arrested in DMP's anti-narcotics drive

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has arrested 42 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 Monday (Oct 18). Detectives and the law enforcers jointly made the arrest and

Rohingyas, stranded Pakistanis burden for Bangladesh: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday termed the displaced Rohingyas and stranded Pakistanis as burden for Bangladesh as they are putting pressure on the country's economy. She said: "Three years have already passed after Rohingyas influx in Bangladesh and it's a burden

Dengue: 201 hospitalised in last 24-hr

The country reported 201 fresh dengue cases in last 24 hours till Sunday morning (Oct 17), said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). So far 83 died from the mosquito-borne disease this year. In the 24 hours, 140 dengue patients were hospitalised in Dhaka and 61 other

One killed, 2 injured in Chattogram house explosion

A man was killed and two others received burn injuries from a blast at a house in Bayazid Bostami Police Station area of Chattogram city on Sunday morning. Deceased Md Faruq, 23, was the son of Rabiul Islam. The injured are -- Forkan Ullah (60) of Baluchara Tufan Road area and Kalam

Doctor found dead in city’s Khilkhet

Police recovered the body of a physician from a flat in city’s Khilkhet area on Sunday morning. The deceased was identified as Joydeb Kumar Das, was a former student of Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College. Joydeb’s neighbours informed police after smelling bad odour coming

Road accident: 61 law enforcers killed in 9 months

Sixty-one law enforcers, including 46 members of Police, were killed in nine months--from January to September--this year. Road Safety Foundation on Sunday released a report based on the statistics obtained from seven national dailies, five online news portals and electronic media.

Indian High Commission pay tribute at Chittagong War Cemetery

Representatives of High Commission of India in Dhaka and Assistant High Commissioner of India, Chattogram, paid homage to fallen Indian soldiers who fought under the flag of Commonwealth countries in World War-II on Sunday (Oct 17) at Chittagong War Cemetery. The deep-water port of

Dengue: one dies, 183 hospitalised in last 24-hr

The country reported one death and 183 fresh dengue cases in last 24 hours till Saturday morning (Oct 16), said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). With this, 83 died from the mosquito-borne disease this year. In the 24 hours, 141 dengue patients were hospitalised in

7 killed as bus hits into truck in Mymensingh

Seven passengers were killed and some other injured as a passenger bus hit a parked truck in Chel Ghat area of Mymensingh’s Trishal on Saturday. The deceased were identifed as Fazlul Haque Ajmul, 32, Md Siraj, 35, Fatema Begum, 25, Abdullah, 6, Ajmina, 8, Nazrul Islam, 50,

Three die at RMCH Covid unit in last 24 hours

Three Covid-19 related fatalities were reported at the Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) in the last 24 hours till Saturday morning (Oct 16). With this, 60 people died of Covid-19 at the corona unit of RMCH from October 1 to till date. Of the deceased, two were the residents

Global COVID-19 cases top 240.86, deaths pass 4.9m

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 240.86 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.9 million, according to data from the worldometer. In its latest update on Saturday (Oct 16, 1pm Bangladesh Time), the data revealed that the current global caseload and death

5kg crystal meth seized in Jatrabari, 2 held

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) seized five kilograms of crystal meth, also called "ice", from Jatrabari Police Station area in the capital on Saturday morning. Two persons, including one of the masterminds named Khokon, were detained during the drive. Assistant Director of

Four more die at MMCH’s Covid unit 

Four people died while undergoing treatment at the Covid unit of Mymensingh Medical College Hospital in 24 hours till 8am on Saturday (Oct 16). Of them, one died of Covid-19 while three died of coronavirus-like symptoms, said Dr Mohiuddin Khan Moon, focal person of the hospital's

26 arrested in DMP's anti-narcotics drive

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has arrested 26 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 Saturday (Oct 16). Detectives and the law enforcers jointly made the arrest and