Friday, 27 May, 2022


PK Halder on 3-day remand in India

A court in India on Sunday (May 15) placed former NRB Global Bank Managing Director Proshanta Kumar Halder alias PK Halder, who fled Bangladesh after embezzling several thousand crores of taka, and three others on a three-day remand. The court granted the remand after law enforcers

3 killed in Rajshahi tractor-bikes collision

At least three people, including a mother and her baby, were killed as a soil-laden tractor hit their motorbikes in front of Aman Cold Storage at Paba upazila of Rajshahi district. The deceased were identified as Md Abdul Mannan, 48, of village Chhoto Belaldah under Manda upazila in

UK probe body finds no corruption in Bangladesh’s NID Project

The National Crime Agency (NCA) of the United Kingdom has found no corruption in the National Identity (NID) Card project of Bangladesh after thorough investigation for long six years. It came up with the disclosure wrapping up its probe into the corruption allegation brought by the

Total lunar eclipse to turn moon red Monday 

People from various parts of the Earth on Monday (May 16) are set to experience the total eclipse effect that will give the moon a scarlet colour known as a Blood Moon.  But the first total lunar eclipse of 2022 will not be visible from Bangladesh as it will continue from 9:29am

PK Halder arrested in India

Former NRB Global Bank managing director Prashant Kumar Haldar alias PK Halder has been arrested in India. Earlier on Saturday, India’s central intelligence agency Enforcement Directorate conducted a search operation in various parts of the country in search of PK Haldar’s

Chase, counter-chase between Dhaka-Ideal college students

Students of Dhaka College and Ideal College locked in a chase and counter-chase in the capital's Science Laboratory area due to a previous clash between the students. The incident took place around 11 am Saturday (14 May). According to Dhaka College Principal (Acting) Professor

49 arrested in DMP's anti-narcotics drive

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested 46 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 14). Detectives and the law enforcers jointly made the arrest and seized

8 killed in Gopalganj road accident 

At least eight people were killed and 25 others injured as a bus hit a private car and a motorcycle at Kashiani upazila of Gopalganj this morning (May 14). The deceased could not be identified immediately, Banglanews Correspondent. According to locals, the accident took place around

Prisoner dies in Narsingdi jail

A prisoner died in the Narsingdi District jail after suffering a stroke. The prisoner name Sumon Mia (23) identified as the son of Shahjahan Miah hailing from Bakhan Nagar village in Sadar Upazila. He died around 3 pm on Friday (May 13). According to the district prison officer

Rain likely

The met office today predicted rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind at many places of the country in the next 24 hours as of 9am tomorrow. "Light to moderate rain or thunder showers with lightning flashes and temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at many

45 arrested in DMP's anti-narcotics drive

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested 46 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 Friday (May 13). Detectives and the law enforcers jointly made the arrest and seized

67 individuals, organisations get BB remittance award

Sixty seven individuals and organisations today received the "Bangladesh Bank Remittance Award-2019-20" for sending home the highest amount of remittance, investing bonds and playing a vital role in receiving the remittance. Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal handed over the

Madison event evocative of Concert for Bangladesh: Joy

Commemorating the historic 1971 'Concert for Bangladesh', the ICT Ministry recently organized another concert at the same, Madison Square Garden in the US, evoking the precedence of 'melody for humanity' set by the world's all-time best musicians, said Prime

STS Simulation Course ends at Marine Academy

The two-day 'STS simulation training course’, first of its kind in Bangladesh, concluded at Bangladesh Marine Academy in Anwara upazila of Chattogram on Thursday. Bashundhara Group, the country's largest industrial conglomerate, and Exmar Shipmanagement bv (Belgium)

443 die in 402 accidents during Eid journey

At least 443 people were killed and 868 others injured in 402 accidents on roads, railways and waterways during 15 days around Eid-ul-Fitr, said a report of Passenger Welfare Association of Bangladesh on Thursday. During the time, according to the report, 416 people died and 844

Court defers indictment of ex-health DG Azad

A Dhaka court on Thursday postponed the indictment in a graft case against former director general of health services Md Abul Kalam Azad and five others in a graft case. Judge Al Asad Md Asifuzzaman of Dhaka's Special Court-6 fixed June 6 for the indictment due the application of

Asani weakens into depression

The cyclonic storm "Asani" over West-central Bay off Andhra coast of India moved westwards, weakened into a deep depression first and then into a depression and lay over coastal land area of Andhra Pradesh and adjoining area this morning. The storm will weaken gradually and

HAAB announces Tk4,63,744 hajj package

Private agencies on Thursday (May 12) announced a package for Hajj Pilgrim named ‘General Package’ with Tk4,63,744 as the minimum cost this year.   A total of 57,585 Bangladeshis will perform Hajj this year, said Hajj Agency Association of Bangladesh (HAAB) at a press

Soybean oil at Tk 110 a liter as TCB's sale begins May 16

State-run Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) will start selling by trucks on Monday (16 May) to provide essential items to the low-income group. According to a press release issued on Wednesday (May 11), people can purchase soybean oil at Tk110 per liter. The TCB will sell

Rafiqul jailed for 12-yr, Harun 4-yr in Destiny scam case

Destiny Group President Harun-Ur-Rashid was sentenced to four years' rigorous imprisonment while its Managing Director Rafiqul Amin to 12 years for embezzling Taka 1,861 crore through Destiny Multipurpose Cooperative Society Limited. Judge Sheikh Nazmul Alam of Dhaka 4th Special