Friday, 27 May, 2022


83 arrested in DMP's anti-narcotics drive

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested 83 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 (May 22). Detectives and the law enforcers jointly made the arrest and seized

Chattogram streets waterlogged after 3-hr rain

The three hours of rain from 8 on Sunday led to waterlogging in several parts of the port city making the lives of the residents miserable. The Patenga weather office recorded 48 mm of rainfall between 6 am and 12 pm while it also recorded 43 mm of rainfall between 9 am and 12 pm.

Body of Gaffar Chowdhury will arrive on Thursday 

The body of prominent journalist and columnist Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury will arrive in Dhaka on Thursday (May 26).  A Foreign Ministry source confirmed the information on Saturday in this regard.  Bangladeshi born British writer Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury breathed his last at

Decision to hike power-gas prices suicidal: FBCCI

As this is not the time for hiking the prices of power and gas, the attempt would be a suicidal decision, said the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI). FBCCI president Md Jashim Uddin said: “At this time, due to the price hike of electricity and

Woman gangrape case: Indian court convicts 9 Bangladeshis

In the case wherein a Bangladeshi woman was trafficked, gang-raped, and the video circulated in May 2021, a city court in India's Bengaluru on Friday sentenced the seven accused to life imprisonment.  A woman accused in the case was sentenced to 20 years, while another accused

UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi arrives in Dhaka 

UN high commissioner for refugees Filippo Grandi arrived in Dhaka today (May 21) on a five-day visit to discuss the Rohingyas issue. He is accompanied on his visit by Indrika Ratwatte, UNHCR’s regional director for Asia and the Pacific, and Herve de Villeroche, senior advisor to

SI killed as pickup van overturns in Moulvibazar

A police officer was killed and eight others were injured as a pickup van overturned at Rajnagar upazila in Moulvibazar district early Saturday. The deceased was identified as Somiron Chandra Das, a sub-inspector (SI) of Rajnagar Police Station. Ziaur Rahman, Additional

3 killed as train hits pickup van in Gazipur

Three people were killed when a train hit their pickup van at a rail crossing in Gazipur's Kaliganj upazila on Saturday morning. The accident occurred in Nalchhata area near Arialkhola Rail Station at about 10:30 am. The deceased could be identified immediately. Sub-inspector

72 arrested in DMP's anti-narcotics drive

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested 72 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 (May 21). Detectives and the law enforcers jointly made the arrest and seized

Dhaka areas to see some disruption in gas supply on Saturday

Gas supplies will remain suspended in different parts of the capital for 12 hours – from 9am to 9pm – Saturday for maintenance and replacement of supply lines. The areas are Mirpur 1, 2, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12 and 13, Eastern Housing, Roopnagar, Arambagh, Alubadi, and Mirpur

Two children drown in Sirajganj

Two children drowned in a pond in Sirajganj. The incident took place around noon on Friday (May 20) at Char Khokshabari village in Khokshabari union of Sadar upazila of the district. The deceased were identified as Mohammad's son Mahin (6) and Korban Ali's son Tamim (7).

Three tourists died in 13 hr in Cox’s Bazar

Three tourists, including two young women, died in Cox's Bazar in 13 hours. On Wednesday (May 18) night at Hotel seagull of Inani a tourist named Monirul Islam (40) fell ill and died at the Sadar Hospital around 1 pm. According to wife Niza Rahman Urmi (35), Monirul Islam is the

Dhaka's air back to 'unhealthy' zone

Dhaka's air quality slipped back to the 'unhealthy' zone on Friday, despite pre-monsoon showers in different parts of the country. With an air quality index (AQI) score of 164 at 9am on Friday, the metropolis ranked fourth in the list of world cities with the worst air

Malcolm and Halima of Khulna face financial straits

18 years ago artist Malcolm Arnold (74) came to Khulna from Australia and tied knot with Halima happily, now the couple is in financial crisis. Malcolm is also an artist suffering from Heart disease, diabetes and other several health issues. Halima said to Banglanews24, We got

A Pregnant woman evicted from hospital in Laxmipur

A pregnant woman is said to have given birth on the street after being evicted from the Mother and Child Welfare Center (Matrimangal) in Laxmipur. On Wednesday (May 18) at around 2 pm, the relatives of the mother admitted her there. The relatives alleged that in the same evening,

Bangladesh-India train service resumes on May 29

Passenger train services between Bangladesh and India will resume on May 29. The Indian High Commission in Dhaka said on Friday (May 20) that Maitri Express will leave from Dhaka on the other hand Bondhan Express will leave from Kolkata. Moreover, Mitali Express, the third passenger

Brick trader stabbed to death in Narsingdi

A trader was stabbed to death in Narsingdi's Madhabadi area for not donating money. On Wednesday (May 18), at about 9 p.m., the murder occurred in Chauwa village, Meherpara union, Madhabadi. The deceased was identified as Nayan Mia, 32, son of Manik Mia of Chaua village under

BAJUS president Sayem Sobhan Anvir mourns death of Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury

President of Bangladesh Jewellers Samity (BAJUS) Sayem Sobhan Anvir expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of veteran journalist, columnist, poet and writer Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury. In a message, Sayem Sobhan Anvir on Thursday (May 19) said the writer of the celebrated Ekushey

3 districts get new DCs, Chandpur DC transferred 

The government has appointed three Deputy Commissioners (DCs) for Chandpur, Sherpur and Jamalpur districts.  Besides, Chandpur Deputy Commissioner Anjana Khan was transferred as DC to Netrokona.   The public Administration Ministry issued a gazette notification on Thursday

Padma bridge to open last week of June: Cabinet secretary

The much-awaited Padma bridge will be inaugurated at the end of June, Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam has said However, the inauguration date has not been fixed yet, he said at a press conference held at Secretariat in Dhaka after a regular cabinet meeting. "The Padma