Friday, 27 May, 2022

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DMP detains 43 in anti-narcotics drive

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested 43 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 12). Detectives and the law enforcers jointly made the arrest and seized

3 to die for killing housewife in Dinajpur

A Dinajpur court on Wednesday sentenced three people to death for killing a housewife in the district.  The court also sentenced one person to jail unto death and another to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment in the same case. Judge Md SM Rezaul Bari, additional district and

No foreign trips for govt officials sans urgent needs

The government has decided not to allow foreign trips of its officials without urgent needs, said Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal. It also postponed implementation of less important projects that require import, he also said while responding to queries from journalists after a

Pilgrims to pay Tk 1 lakh more as govt proposes hajj package

Bangladeshis who wish to perform hajj will have to spend around Tk 1 lakh more for the pilgrimage this year due to the increase of Saudi Riyal exchange rate and service charges there. The Ministry of Religious Affairs on Wednesday (May 11) proposed two government-approved Hajj packages

PM for keeping playground in all areas

Underscoring the need for boosting children's physical and mental health, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (May 11) directed the authorities concerned to keep playgrounds in every area. She said: "We should be more proactive about sports, but unfortunately the Dhaka city

Cyclone Asani weakens, approaches Andhra: 10 Facts

The Severe Cyclonic Storm 'Asani' has weakened into a 'cyclonic storm' and is likely to become a depression by Thursday morning, the weather office has said Here are the top 10 updates: Severe Cyclone Asani weakened to a cyclonic storm on Wednesday as it barrelled

DMP detains 34 in anti-narcotics drive

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested 34 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 11). Detectives and the law enforcers jointly made the arrest and

Asani weakens into cyclonic storm

The severe cyclonic storm 'Asani', weakened into a cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal on Wednesday (May 11) morning. It moved west-northwestwards in the west central Bay and adjoining areas this morning. The cyclonic storm was centred over the west-central Bay off Andhra

ECNEC okays 11 projects involving Tk 5,825.74cr

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) today (May 10) approved a total of 11 projects involving Tk 5,825.74 crore including setting up "Sheikh Kamal IT Training Incubation Center (14)" project with Tk 1,114.63 crore. The premier approval came from

GDP growth hits 7.25pc, per capita income $2,824

Planning Minister MA Mannan on Tuesday (May 10) said according to a provisional estimate for the fiscal 2021-22 (FY22), real GDP growth has hit 7.25 per cent and per capita income has increased to US$2,824 (Taka 2,41,470). He also said: "The provisional GDP rate was calculated in

Increase investment in Bangladesh, PM invites US businessmen 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (May 10) invited the businessmen of the United States with the assurance of the best possible policy framework to take up the investment-friendly atmosphere here in Bangladesh. She said, “With strong prospects, I will now assure you of the best

Fatullah gas leakage explosion injures 4 of a family 

Four members of a family sustained burn injuries after a fire broke out in their house following a gas leak explosion in Fatullah of Narayanganj early Tuesday (May 10). The injured are Rozina Akhtar (33), Anwar Hossain (40), Roman (17) and Rohan (9).  According to locals, the

'Asani' moves northwestwards, likely to weaken

The cyclonic storm "Asani" over west-central Bay and adjoining area moved northwestwards and now lies over the same area, said a Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) bulletin valid for 24 hours commencing 9am today (May 10). "It is likely to move in a northwesterly

46 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 Tuesday (May 10). Detectives and the law enforcers jointly made the arrest and seized

Bashundhara MD pledges permanent office for CRAB

The Executive Committee of Crime Reporters Association of Bangladesh (CRAB) paid a courtesy call on Sayem Sobhan Anvir, Managing Director of Bashundhara Group, at Bashundhara Residential Area in the capital on Sunday. The CRAB leaders led by CRAB President Mirza Mehedi Tamal paid the

Covid recovery index: Bangladesh top in South Asia, 5th in world

Bangladesh has ranked 5th out of 121 countries in the Nikkei Covid-19 Recovery Index. Besides, the country ranked the highest among South Asian countries with a score of 80 points, followed by Nepal which ranked 6th with a score of 79, according to the latest rankings published on

Cyclone Asani likely to form over Bay of Bengal

A low-pressure area over the South Andaman Sea is set to turn into a cyclone - to be named Asani - by Sunday and may move north towards India's eastern coast, the India Meteorological Department has said, Hindustan Times reported. IMD officials said the low-pressure area would

7 killed as two buses collide in Natore

At least seven passengers were killed and 50 more injured as two buses collided at Baraigram of Natore on Saturday (May 7). The deceased were identified as Md Mashiur Rahman, 27, assistant professor of philosophy at Nawab Siraj-ud-Daulah Government College, Natore, Kawsar Ahmed, 20,

High Commissioner's statement over public visit to India wrongly presented

The Spokesperson of the High Commission of India has brought to the attention of this newspaper a story that is circulating on social media, claiming that the High Commissioner has advised Bangladeshi nationals not to visit India at this time due to rising Omicron cases. The image,

8-km long tailback at Daulatdia ferry ghat

Excessive pressure of Dhaka-bound passengers and traffic on the Daulatdia-Paturia ferry route created an 8km long traffic jam at the Daulatdia ferry ghat on Saturday (May 7) morning. The tailback stretching from Zero point on Dhaka-Khulna highway has been created around 8:30am today,