Friday, 27 May, 2022


1,674 children killed in road crashes in 2 years 

Expressing concern over the rise of children's death in road accidents, Road Safety Foundation said at least 1,674 children were killed in road accidents across the country in the last two years. Road Safety Foundation revealed the data at a press conference on Thursday morning

EC begins voter list update tomorrow 

The Election Commission (EC) is set to start updating the voter list tomorrow (May 20). Enumerators of the EC will go door-to-door for three weeks from Friday to collect information on future voters.  The representatives of EC would collect data on citizens who were born on or

Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury won hearts of Bangalees, says PM 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday (May 19) expressed profound shock and sorrow at the death of veteran journalist, columnist, poet and writer Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury. Chowdhury won hearts of Bangalees by writing the celebrated Ekushey song "Amar Bhaier Rokte Rangano Ekushey

Lightning strike kills 3 children in Sunamganj

Three children were killed and eight others injured by a lightning strike while picking nuts in Tahirpur upazila of Sunamganj. This incident happened around 11:00 am on Thursday (May 19).  The deceased have been identified as Tauhida, 11, daughter of Abdul Alim of Sundarpahari

Noted journalist Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury passes away 

Renowned journalist and columnist Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury passed away in London on Wednesday night (local time). He was 87. The Bangladeshi born British writer breathed his last at 6:30 am local time in London. Journalist Swadesh Roy confirmed the matter on Thursday. Mr.

HC adjourns hearing on NSU trustees' bail plea till Sunday

The High Court adjourned hearing on petitions filed by NSU Trustee Board members seeking anticipatory bail in a graft case till Sunday. The applicants are MA Kashem, Benajir Ahmed, Rehana Rahman and Mohammed Shajahan. A division bench of Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice

28 needy patients receive free surgery at Bashundhara Eye Hospital 

Bashundhara Eye Hospital and Research Institute (BEHRI) carried out free surgery on 28 needy patients at its modern operation theater on Thursday. BEHRI Prof Dr Moutushi Islam and Dr Rubina Akhter took part in the operations at the BEHRI at Bashundhara Residential Area in the capital

87 arrested in DMP's anti-narcotics drive

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested 87 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 Thursday (May 19). Detectives and the law enforcers jointly made the arrest and seized

Bangladesh extends hajj registration deadline till May 22

The government has extended the deadline for hajj registration until May 22. The Ministry of Religious Affairs issued an urgent notice in this regard on Wednesday (May 18). According to the notice, the deadline for hajj registration under public and private managements was extended

100-year-old man dies in Chattogram fire 

A 100-year-old man died as a fire broke out in Dhum Para area of Kalsi Dighi under EPZ police station of Chattogram. The victim was identified as Abdul Karim Hawlader.  Newton Das, senior station officer of Agrabad Fire Service, told banglanews24 that fire broke out in several

Cox's Bazar to become major global tourist destination: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said her government is implementing projects to ensure its overall development maintaining natural beauty to make it a major global tourist destination. She said: "It is solely needed to build Cox's Bazar as a global tourist city. So, I

Budget session begins June 5

The budget session of Jatiya Sangsad will begin on June 5 (Sunday). The session, convened by President Abdul Hamid, will start at 5:00pm on that day. Joint secretary of Jatiya Sangsad Md Tarik Mahmud revealed this information on Wednesday. He said this is the 18th session of the

Govt's purchase committee approves 8 proposals

The Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) today (May 18) approved eight proposals, including 33.60 lakh MMBtu LNG import to meet the growing demand. The approval came from this year's 16th meeting of the CCGP held virtually with Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the

Dengue: 25 hospitalised in Dhaka in last 24 hours

The country reported 25 fresh dengue cases in the last 24 hours till Wednesday morning (May 18), said the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). In the 24 hours, the five new dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals in Dhaka, said the DGHS release. However, no

Flood situation worsens in Sylhet 

The flood situation in Sylhet worsened further during the last 24 hours with the rise of the water level in the Surma and Kushiyara rivers.  Communication with the upazila’s and districts headquarters were snapped as various roads were submerged, Banglanews correspondent

3 to die for killing toddler Araf in Chattogram

A Chattogram court has sentenced three people to death for killing two-year-old Abdur Rahman Araf in Bakalia Police Station area of Chattogram in 2020. Judge Md Jasim Uddin of third Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court gave the verdict in the presence of the convicts on

Natore truck-microbus collision kills 2 

Two persons were killed and three others injured as a truck collided head-on collision with a microbus in Baraigram upazila of Natore on early Wednesday (May 18). The deceased were identified as bus driver Moniruzzaman, 35, and one of its passengers, Al Mahbub, 43, both residents of

62 arrested in DMP's anti-narcotics drive

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested 62 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 Wednesday (May 18). Detectives and the law enforcers jointly made the arrest and seized

Bagda Shrimp gets GI certificate

Bagda Shrimp has got GI certificate as a geographical indication product of Bangladesh. Recently, it has been recognised by the Department of Patents, Designs and Trademarks. The registrar of the department Zanendra Nath Sarkar confirmed the matter to media. He said that the shrimp has

No need to import sacrificial animals: Minister

Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim today (May 17) said not a single animal will be imported from out of the country as the country has adequate number of sacrificial animals for the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha. The minister shared this information while talking to journalists of