Tuesday, 21 Mar, 2023


Khatam Taraweeh: Mosques urged to follow same procedure 

Islamic Foundation (IF) urged the mosque authorities across the country to follow the same procedure of 'Khatam Taraweeh' during the holy Ramadan.   IF issued a press release in this regard. Muslims read a specific part of the Holy Quran during Taraweeh prayers in almost

11th JS to go into 22nd session on April 6

The 11th Jatiya Sangsad will go into 22nd session on April 6. This will also be a special session of the JS to mark Bangladesh Jatiya Sangsad’s 50th anniversary.  President Abdul Hamid today convened the session exercising the power bestowed upon him by Article 72 (1) of

Report submission in DSA case against ex-SP Babul, Elias April 27

A Dhaka court today (Mar 21) fixed April 27 for submission of the investigation report in a case filed by Police Bureau of Investigation (PIB) against former SP Babul Akhter, journalist Elias Hossain and two others. Two other accused are Babul Akhter's brother Md Habibur Rahman

Youth killed in Magura road crash

A young man was killed and eleven others were injured in a road accident on the Magura-Jashore road in Moghir Dhal area under Sadar upazila today (Mar 21).    The deceased was identified as Sajeeb Sheikh, 20, son of Wazed Ali Sheikh, a resident of Majhail Mandartala village of

Intensified steps needed to stop Ukraine war, PM tells CNN

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina underscored the need for intensifying global steps to stop war in Ukraine as it continued to cause common peoples miseries across the world.  The premier was giving an exclusive interview to the CNN TV. The US-based Cable News Network (CNN)

Rain or thundershowers with temporary gusty wind likely: Met office 

Bangladesh Met office today (March 21) predicted that rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind is likely to occur at a few places over Dhaka, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions and at one or two places over Rangpur, Rajshahi, Khulna, Barishal and Chattogram

Committee to decide Ramadan start date tomorrow 

The national moon-sighting committee will be looking for the Ramadan crescent moon on Wednesday (March 22). Shaila Sharmin, a spokesperson for the Islamic Foundation, said the committee will meet at Baitul Mukarram at 6:30pm after Mugrib prayer to decide the date. If the moon of

Man held with 13 gold bars at Benapole

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on Tuesday (March 21) detained a man along with 13 pieces of gold bars from Gogo border in Bengda of Jashore district. The arrestee was identified as Kamrul Islam, hails from Goga border area of Sharsha upazila. 21 BGB battalion commanding

One killed as gas cylinder of truck blasts at Mugda pump station

A man was killed and another sustained injuries as the gas cylinder of a truck exploded at a filling station in Dhaka's Mugda area this morning (March 21). The deceased was identified as Md Saddam, 25, the helper of the truck, said Sub-inspector Ansar Ali, duty officer of Mugda

Bangladesh's 2018 polls not considered free or fair: US report

Bangladesh's 2018 parliamentary election, where Sheikh Hasina's Awami League won a third consecutive term, was neither free nor fair, according to a report published by the US Department of State on Monday.  The US Department of State on Monday released the 2022 Country

26 arrested in DMP's anti-narcotics drive

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) in different operations in the last 24 hours till 6 am Tuesday (March 21) arrested 26 persons for their alleged involvement in selling and consuming drugs. Being informed, the DMP’s police and detective units conducted the anti-drug campaign in

Sayeduzzaman, Moazzem reelected as BCPA chairman, secy gen

M Sayeduzzaman of Mimpex Agrochemicals Limited and Md Moazzem Hossain Palash of Assign Crop Care Limited have been reelected as Bangladesh Crop Protection Association (BCPA) chairman and secretary general respectively. Earlier on Saturday, the election was held at PSC Convention Hall

6 including five women killed in Bandarban truck-collision

Six people, including five women, were killed and at least nine others sustained injuries when a truck fell into a ditch after being hit by another truck near Kamla Bazar in Ruma upazila of Bandarban district on Monday. The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.

Helena Jahangir, 4 others jailed for 2 years in fraud case

A Dhaka court today (Mar 20) sentenced Helena Jahangir, a businessperson-turned-politician, and four others to two years imprisonment in a fraud case filed with Dhaka's Pallabi Police Station.   Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Md Tofazzal Hossain handed down the

Emad Paribahan sued over Madaripur accident 

A case has been filed against Emad Paribahan in connection with a road accident that killed 19 people at Shibchar Upazila in Madaripur on Sunday. Jayanto Sarkar, Shibchar Highway Police Sergeant, filed the case with Shibchar Police Station on the same day. Abu Naeem Md Mofazzel

Health guidelines for Hajj pilgrims prepared

The Health Service Division has prepared the 'Hajj Health Guideline (Hajj Shastho Nirdeshika)' for this year's Hajj pilgrims so that they can understand what to be done before Hajj and during their stay in Saudi Arabia. The prepared Hajj health guide have mentioned the

UK's Cross Party Parliamentary delegation meets Bashundhara Group MD

A Cross-Party Parliamentary delegation of the United Kingdom paid a courtesy call on Sayem Sobhan Anvir, Managing Director of the country’s leading industrial conglomerate Bashundhara Group on Sunday evening. The delegation members including Paul Bristow, MP, Jane Hunt, MP,

Interpol accepts red notice against Arav Khan: IGP

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Abdullah Al Mamun today (Mar 20) said that a red notice sent against fugitive accused Arav Khan has been accepted by the Interpol.  He was replying to a question from journalists after inaugurating Enayet Bazar Police Outpost under Kotwali Police

Met office predicts light to moderate rain in parts of country 

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) predicted that light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind is likely to occur at many places with moderately heavy to heavy falls at places over the country. According to the bulletin, day and night

Explore new global markets for Bangladeshi goods: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (March 20) asked all concerned to find a way out to ensure sustainable export growth apart from exploring new global markets for Bangladeshi goods. She said: "Steps will have to be taken to achieve sustainable export growth after analysing