Wednesday, 28 Oct, 2020


Imran’s phone call not enough to improve Bangladesh-Pakistan ties

DHAKA: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan called his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday (July 22). They exchanged greetings and discussed the flood and Covid-19 situations in both countries, according to statements released from prime minister’s office. However,

N95 mask scam: Sharmin remanded for 3 days

DHAKA: A Dhaka court has placed Sharmin Jahan, proprietor of Aparajita International, on a three-day remand in a case filed for supplying fake N95 masks to BSMMU's Covid-19 isolation unit. Metropolitan Magistrate Md Mainul Islam passed the order after Detective Branch (DB) of

Bangabandhu killer Rashed Chowdhury could be extradited!

The US authority is reviewing the asylum case of Rashed Chowdhury, one of death sentence awarded killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of the nation. US Attorney General William Barr quietly reopened the case last month, according to a reports published in the US

BNP leaders talking absurdly like puzzled travelers: Quader

DHAKA: Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader said BNP leaders are now talking in delirium like the lost and stumbled travelers after being boycotted by the people in elections and movements. BNP is continuing its political rants by making ridiculous comments in media, he

Saima Wazed made CVF thematic ambassador

DHAKA: Saima Wazed Hossain, the chairperson of the National Advisory Committee on Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Autism, has been chosen as a Thematic Ambassador by Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) under the thematic domain of ‘Vulnerability’. Ministry of foreign Affairs

Hasina – a true statesman

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is increasingly getting popular at home and abroad for her dynamic and prudent leadership after taking the helm of the Awami League during the party’s toughest time four decades ago. She has become an epitome of statesmanship for her role in taking

Azharul files review petition against death penalty

DHAKA: Convicted war criminal Jamaat leader ATM Azharul Islam on Sunday (July 19) filed a review petition with the Supreme Court against death penalty for his crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War. A 23-page review petition based on 14 grounds praying for

Former BNP MP Ashraf dies

KHULNA: Former member of parliament (MP) from Khulna-3 constituency and whip of the Parliament Md Ashraf Hossain passed away on early Saturday. He was 80. He breathed his last at around 3:00 am while undergoing treatment at the intensive care unit (ICU) of United Hospital in Dhaka.

Former minister Abul Kashem passes away

DHAKA: Former youth minister Abul Kashem died of old-age complications on Saturday morning at the age of 77. He breathed his last at around 4:25am at his Banani residence in the capital. Shamsuddin Didar, a member of BNP chairperson's media wing, confirmed the matter to

BNP pays homage to Prof. Emajuddin

DHAKA: BNP on Friday (July 17) paid last respect to former vice-chancellor (VC) of Dhaka University Prof Emajuddin Ahmed. BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, on behalf of the party, paid tributes to the noted educationalist at his Elephant Road residence around 11am.

Public transport movement to continue in Eid: Quader

DHAKA: Clearing the confusion about public transport movement during Eid-ul-Azha, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said all public transport will be operated during the Eid vacation. However, movement of goods-laden vehicles will be suspended for three days before

SC upholds HC order staying Latif Siddique case

DHAKA: The Supreme Court has upheld a High Court order that stayed the trial proceedings of a corruption case filed against former minister of textiles and jute Latif Siddique. The apex court also asked the HC bench of Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice AKM Zahirul Hoque to hear and

Sheikh Hasina’s imprisonment day being marked 

DHAKA: The imprisonment day of Awami League (AL) President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is being observed on Thursday (July 16) in a befitting manner. Sheikh Hasina was arrested from her Sudha Sadan residence at Dhanmondi in the city on July 16, 2007 during the military-backed

Former BNP minister Shahjahan Siraj dies

DHAKA: Former minister of BNP Shahjahan Siraj passed away at a city hospital on Tuesday afternoon (July 14). He was 77. He breathed his last at around 3:30pm while undergoing treatment at the Evercare Hospital in the capital. Confirming the matter to Banglanews, BNP

Quader for boosting coronavirus testing capacity

DHAKA: Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has urged the authorities concerned of the government to step up the capacity for testing Covid-19 samples.  Proper co-ordination between Health Ministry and Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) is a must to achieve better

Ershad’s first death anniversary marked 

DHAKA: The first death anniversary of Jatiya Party founder HM Ershad was observed on Tuesday (July 14).  Jatiya Party chalked out various programmes across the country, including the capital to observe the day with due respect.The programmes included keeping party flags at half-mast

Voting in Bogura-1, Jashore-6 by-elections underway

DHAKA: The voting in the by-elections to Bogura-1 and Jashore-6 parliamentary constituencies is underway amid the coronavirus pandemic. The polling began at 9:00 am on Monday (July 14) and will continue until 5:00 pm without any break. Election Commission (EC) Secretary Md Alamgir

Sahara Khatun laid to rest at Banani graveyard

DHAKA: Former home minister and a presidium member of Awami League Advocate Sahara Khatun, who died at a hospital in Thailand on Thursday night, has been laid to eternal rest at the capital's Banani graveyard today (July 11).  Earlier at 11:05 am, her 2nd Namaz-e-Janaza was held

Sahara Khatun’s body to arrive in Dhaka Friday night

DHAKA: The body of Awami League presidium member and former home minister Advocate Sahara Khatun will be brought to Dhaka from Bangkok on Friday night (July 10).  She will be buried at Banani Graveyard on Saturday, Awami League Office Secretary Biplob Barua confirmed the matter to

Former home minister Sahara Khatun no more

DHAKA: Awami League presidium member and former home minister Advocate Sahara Khatun passed away at the age of 72. She breathed her last around 11:40pm at the Bumrungrad International Hospital in Thailand. She had been suffering from various old-age related complications. President