Thursday, 29 Oct, 2020


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

Papul to lose seat if his Kuwaiti citizenship proven: PM

DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said if independent MP Mohammad Shahid Islam (Papul), elected from Laxmipur-2 constituency, is proven to have foreign citizenship, his seat will be declared vacant. The premier said it while speaking to the point of order during House session on

Amu made spokesperson of 14-party alliance

DHAKA: Awami League advisory council member Amir Hossain Amu has been made the spokesperson of the 14-party alliance. Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader came up with the information at an online press briefing on contemporary issues

6 killed in Bandarban gunfight between PCJSS factions

BANDARBAN: At least six people were killed and three others injured in a gunfight between two factions of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Samhati Samiti (PCJSS) in Bandarban district early Tuesday (July 6). All of the deceased are members of Jana Samhati Samity (MN Larma) group, including its

CID begins investigation against MP Papul

DHAKA: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Bangladesh Police has launched an investigation into the human trafficking allegations against Laxmipur lawmaker Mohammad Shahid Islam alias Kazi Papul. Confirming the matter, CID Chief and Additional Inspector General of Police

Sahara Khatun taken to Thailand for treatment

DHAKA: Ailing Awami League presidium member and former home minister Advocate Sahara Khatun was taken to Thailand's capital Bangkok for better treatment. An air ambulance carrying the Awami League leader took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) around 12:30pm on

No CCC polls until corona situation improves

DHAKA: Election Commission (EC) Secretary Md Alamgir said the Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) election will not be held until the coronavirus pandemic situation improves. He made the remarks at his EC office on Sunday afternoon (July 5). The CCC election was scheduled to be held

Bogura-1, Jashore-6 by-polls on July 14

DHAKA: The by-elections to Bogura-1 and Jashore-6 constituencies will be held on July 14. The Election Commission (EC) took the decision in an urgent meeting in afternoon, said EC secretary Md Alamgir to Banglanews on Saturday. Voting to the two parliamentary seats, scheduled to be

Former minister TM Gias Uddin passes away

DHAKA: Former minister and veteran politician TM Gias Uddin died in a city hospital on Friday night at the age of 83. Gias Uddin, also former president of Shariatpur district BNP, breathed his last at Green Life Hospital around 10:45 pm while undergoing treatment. BNP

Sahara Khatun to be taken to Thailand Monday

DHAKA: Ailing Awami League presidium member and former home minister Advocate Sahara Khatun will be taken to Thailand's capital Bangkok for better treatment on Monday (July 6). Advocate Sahara Khatun's nephew Mujibur Rahman confirmed the matter to Banglanew on Friday afternoon

BNP leader dies with coronavirus like symptoms in Sylhet

SYLHET: Former president of Sylhet district and metropolitan unit BNP MA Haque died with coronavirus like symptoms in Sylhet. The BNP leader, who was also an adviser to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, breathed his last around 10am on Friday (July 3) while undergoing treatment at North

BNP MPs affront parliament by tearing up budget copy: Quader

DHAKA: Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said BNP lawmakers have displayed great contempt to the parliament by tearing up the copy of newly passed budget for 20-21 fiscal year. Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, made the remarks at a press briefing held

Sheikh Hasina reaches new height in global leadership

DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has become a role model for the world leadership by taking various praiseworthy decisions at the international level to fight the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Bangladesh has already announced a contribution of $50,000 for the development of safe and

Ex-MP of BNP Kamruddin Ahia Khan passes away

DHAKA: Former Member of Parliament of BNP in Sirajganj-6 (Shahjadpur) constituency Kamruddin Ahia Khan Majlish (Sarwar) died of cardiac arrest at a city hospital early Monday.  He was 66. Kamruddin Ahia Khan, who was a member of the party's central executive committee, breathed

MP Durjoy turns Manikganj into drug haven

Lawmaker Naimur Rahman Durjoy has turned three upazilas of Manikganj into a drug haven, destroying the future of hundreds and thousands of youths and their families.    Although he is a lawmaker of ruling Awami League, he has been patronizing the leaders and activists of Bangladesh

Coronavirus: 73 BNP leaders-activists die, 284 infected

DHAKA: At least 73 leaders and activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) died from coronavirus (COVID-19) so far across the country. Party's Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir disclosed the information at a virtual press conference of BNP’s National Coronavirus

MP Durjoy forces people to form human chain in red zone 

A group of people formed human chain violating social distancing in Manikganj at the behest of lawmaker Naimur Rahman Durjoy. The government announced Manikganj-a corona critical- red zone banning all kinds of public gathering and movement. But, MP Durjoy forced his supporters, other

MP Papul sent to jail in Kuwait for 21 days

A Kuwait court on Wednesday (June 24) penalised Bangladeshi lawmaker Mohammad Shahid Islam Papul 21-day imprisonment in the central prison. Papul, elected parliament member (MP) from Laxmipur-2 constituency, was sent to jail for charges of money laundering, human trafficking, visa