• Bangladesh playback legend Andrew Kishore could be ‘number one’ in Bollywood: Linu Billah 07 Jul 2020 06:27 But Kishore, who dominated the Bangla film industry for decades, politely refused and decided to dedicate his life in the service of Dhaliwood, Linu Billah, a prominent singer and close friend of Kishore, said paying tribute to the popular playback singer …
  • Bangladesh: Can m-Health facilitate safe delivery during COVID-19? 07 Jul 2020 03:13 As the world enters the seventh month of the global pandemic of coronavirus, more than 10,110,000 individuals have been struck by the disease, which has claimed the lives of over 500,000. Without any viable cures for this illness, many are fearing for …
  • Fire at dyeing factory in Dhaka’s Demra under control 07 Jul 2020 00:49 A fire that broke out at a dyeing factory in Dhaka's Demra area tonight has been brought under control. The fire was brought under control at around 10:55pm, Mahfuz Riven, a duty officer of Dhaka Fire Service and Civil Defence Headquarters, told The …
  • Anti-mosquito drive: DNCC fines another 18 house owners Tk 2.22 lakh 07 Jul 2020 00:48 On the third day of Dhaka North City Corporation's (DNCC) anti-mosquito "combing operation", the DNCC team found Aedes mosquito larvae in 85 houses and establishments. The 10-day drive to protect city dwellers from the mosquito menace was …
  • Colleges in a fix over promoting 11th graders 07 Jul 2020 00:48 Colleges following the national curriculum are divided over promoting 11th-grade students to the next grade, as debates on possibility of a learning gap are ongoing, amid closure of educational institutes.  Some college authorities started promoting their …
  • Even rudimentary health checks prove difficult to avail 07 Jul 2020 00:47 Monirul Alam, a resident of Gendaria, has been suffering from high blood pressure for the last two years. Last week, while grocery shopping at Dhupkhola kitchen market, suddenly he started feeling unwell. Immediately, he went to a nearby pharmacy to check …
  • BANGLADESH: Reporter beaten nearly to death after covering local corruption 06 Jul 2020 23:20 Shariful Alam Chowdhury was taken in a critical state to Cumilla Medical Hospital (photo: The Daily Star).   Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the judicial authorities in the city of Cumilla, in eastern Bangladesh, to ensure that all those …
  • Fire engulfs paint factory in Dhaka's Banasree 06 Jul 2020 23:17 Four units of the fire service were dispatched to the scene at Amulia Model Town after the incident was reported around 8:45pm Monday, according to Mahfuz Riben, the control room officer of the fire service. Firemen were still working to get a handle of …
  • Trains struggle to find passengers in Bangladesh amid pandemic 06 Jul 2020 23:17 A month after restarting operations, trains are struggling to attract passengers with almost 70 percent of seats going empty, according to some railway officials. The number of empty seats has only increased in tandem with the uptick in coronavirus …
  • BSEC gets tough on minimum shareholding by directors 06 Jul 2020 21:35 The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) is taking strict measures to maintain minimum shareholding among directors of listed companies in a bid to revive the country's stock index. DSEX, the benchmark index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange, …
  • Can the massive forex reserves bankroll large projects? 06 Jul 2020 21:35 The government is revisiting the idea of using currently healthy foreign currency reserves boosted by the drastic fall in imports and injection of budget support from external sources to bankroll major projects.   The idea came from Prime Minister Sheikh …
  • Dhaka Bank shapeshifting with pandemic 06 Jul 2020 21:35 When the majority of banks are struggling to survive from the ongoing financial meltdown brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, Dhaka Bank has introduced a novel banking product that will help clients open their account from home. The lender rolled out …
  • Inflation overshoots target last fiscal year 06 Jul 2020 21:35 Inflation ended the just-concluded fiscal year at 5.65 per cent, slightly overshooting the government's target of 5.5 per cent, owing to the dragging supply chain disruption caused by the pandemic-induced shutdown.  Fiscal 2019-20's weighted- …
  • Remodel business plans to revive exports: experts 06 Jul 2020 21:35 With a slump in demand for commodities among the Western consumers, Bangladesh needs to remodel its business plans to revive exports in the time of Covid-19, which has severely affected the global economy, economists said. Maybe the traditional fast …
  • Juggling between cricket and volleyball 06 Jul 2020 21:03 At a time when the world offers challenges in every step, it is not often that you find someone who takes multiple challenges head-on and thrives in those pursuits. Bangladesh women's cricket team pacer Panna Ghosh is one of the courageous ones who …
  • Muslim volunteers bury Christians who died from the coronavirus (Video; Photos) 06 Jul 2020 20:42 Videos of their work have gone viral. The country has reported 160,000 cases of infection and 2,000 deaths, including a dozen Christians. Fearing contagion, very few people are willing to touch the bodies of the infected. Catholics are grateful for this …
  • Bangladesh- A Leap Of Faith Transforms Dalits' Lives - Eurasia Review 06 Jul 2020 20:36 Catholic missionaries’ emphasis on education and development has turned the tables for ‘untouchables’ in Bangladesh By Stephan Uttom and Rock Ronald Rozario “I always take pride in calling myself a Dalit,” declares Atul Francis Sarker, a Catholic and …
  • Mushfiqur first Bangladeshi cricketer to resume outdoor training 06 Jul 2020 20:36 Bangladesh cricketers are going to get a chance to play in the difficult times of this coronavirus pandemic. Bangladesh wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim has taken the initiative first of all. Mushfiqur is going to start his personal practice from …
  • Certain quarters trying to tarnish Bangladesh's image- MoF... - United News of Bangladesh 06 Jul 2020 20:36 Bangladesh has said that certain quarters are purposefully doing harm to the government against the backdrop of its recent success in curbing human trafficking.  "There are reasons to believe that," said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a …
  • Buet student Abrar murder: 3 lawyers appointed to conduct trial 06 Jul 2020 20:14 The law ministry has appointed three lawyers, including a chief special public prosecutor, to conduct the trial of the much-talked-about murder case of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) student Abrar Fahad. The lawyers are: Chief …
  • ‘Tarnishing govt’s image’: 5 returnees from Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain denied bail 06 Jul 2020 20:13 A virtual court in Dhaka today rejected bail petitions of five of the 219 returnees from Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain--who were arrested under section 54 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) for their alleged involvement in tarnishing the image of the government …
  • UZ chairman, his men sued as huge govt sand illegally sold 06 Jul 2020 20:12 A staggering 50 lakh cubic feet (cft) of sand extracted by Bangladesh Water Development Board from the Meghna River in Ashuganj upazila of Brahmanbaria district has been illegally sold out. Faruk Hossain, surveyor of Dhaka divisional estate office of …
  • 27 Bangladeshis wanting to return ‘occupied’ embassy in Vietnam: Momen 06 Jul 2020 20:12 Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen yesterday alleged that the 27 Bangladeshis in Vietnam who were demanding to be repatriated had "occupied Bangladesh mission in Hanoi" on July 2. The ambassador and counsellor of the Bangladesh Embassy in Hanoi went …
  • Six of a family die in Dinajpur road crash 06 Jul 2020 20:11 At least seven people, including six of a family, were killed in a road accident in Dinajpur's Birganj upazila yesterday afternoon. Two children were among the dead. The deceased are Abul Hossain, 60, his wife Asma Begum, 45, her sisters Nasrin Begum, …
  • 4 killed in ‘shootouts’ in Dhaka, Cox’s Bazar 06 Jul 2020 20:11 Two alleged muggers and two suspected Rohingya drug peddlers were killed in separate "shootout" incidents in the capital and Cox's Bazar early yesterday. The muggers, who were killed in a "gunfight" with detectives in city's …
  • Erosion adds to woes in flooded areas 06 Jul 2020 20:11 River erosion has taken a serious turn in several flood-hit districts, rendering many people homeless. Many victims, along with their livestock, have moved to safe places. Meanwhile, floodwater has started receding in some districts, while fresh areas are …
  • Khulna-Mongla Rail Project: Sad tale of delays, cost escalation 06 Jul 2020 20:11 When the government approved the Khulna-Mongla Port Rail Line project in December 2010, construction of the 64.75km rail line was supposed to be completed within December 2013. Implausible though it may sound, physical work of the project started in …
  • Migrant Workers: Malaysia offers them new hope amid pandemic 06 Jul 2020 19:49 At a time when Bangladeshi migrant workers all over the world are having tough times amid Covid-19 fallout, Malaysia gives good news. The Southeast Asian country has announced that foreign workers can now switch companies in the same sector as some firms …
  • Covid-19 Cases: Bangladesh may pass France soon 06 Jul 2020 19:49 Another 44 people died of Covid-19 and 3,201 tested positive for the virus in the country in 24 hours till 2:30pm yesterday. With this, the death toll rose to 2,096 and the number of infected people went up to 165,618, according to data of the Directorate …
  • Launch Capsize: Two masters, 2 drivers of Mayur-2 responsible 06 Jul 2020 19:49 Two masters and two drivers of Mayur-2 launch, which hit a smaller vessel and caused it to sink and drown 34 people in the Buriganga, were responsible for the accident, a probe committee finds. "They manifested a lack of skill in operating the launch …
  • Fair price eludes boro farmers 06 Jul 2020 19:49 Only 1 percent of Boro farmers have been able to sell their produce at the government-set purchase price of Tk 1,040 per maund this year, according to a study by Brac Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD). On average, farmers have received just Tk …
  • Golden voice goes silent 06 Jul 2020 19:49 Eminent playback singer Andrew Kishore, who had been battling cancer for months, passed away at his hometown Rajshahi at 7:00pm yesterday, confirmed his brother-in-law, Dr Patrick Bipul Biswas. Andrew, 64, left behind his wife Lipika Andrew Eti, daughter …
  • Sub-saharan Africa 'just at the start' of its coronavirus outbreak, UK aid department warns 06 Jul 2020 19:01 Many developing countries, including those in sub-Saharan Africa are "just at the start" of their Covid-19 outbreaks, the Department for International Development has warned. Giving evidence to MPs on Monday Dr Charlotte Watts, the department…
  • Road accidents kill 11 in Dinajpur and Mymensingh 06 Jul 2020 18:19 Eleven people, including two children, were killed in three separate incidents of road crashes in Dinajpur and Mymensingh districts. In Dinajpur, seven people were killed as a bus of Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) hit a rickshaw-van on …
  • Gas supply in some Dhaka areas to remain suspended for 6hrs tomorrow 06 Jul 2020 18:04 Gas supply will remain suspended in different areas of Dhaka city from 12:00pm to 6:00pm (six hours) tomorrow (Tuesday) for gas pipeline relocation work under Dhaka Elevated Expressway (DEE) project. The areas include Dhaka Cantonment residential areas, …
  • Good news for railway: its west zone earned record Tk 11.5cr revenue in June 06 Jul 2020 18:03 The West Zone of Bangladesh Railway has earned record revenue worth Taka 11.5 crore through transporting goods in June, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. "In a single month, this is our highest revenue earned since independence of the country …
  • Fire breaks out at dyeing factory in Dhaka’s Demra 06 Jul 2020 18:03 A fire broke out at a dyeing factory in Dhaka's Demra area tonight. The fire erupted at the factory located in Amulia Model Town around 8:55pm, Mahfuz Riven, a duty officer of Dhaka Fire Service and Civil Defence Headquarters, told The Daily Star. On …
  • A prolific playback voice goes silent forever 06 Jul 2020 18:03 Andrew Kishore, one of the most prolific playback singers of the country, passed away this evening at his hometown Rajshahi after battling cancer for months. He was 64. Kishore breathed his last at 7:00pm at the residence of his sister Dr Shikha Biswas in …
  • Nabi, Lamichhane, Dunk earn big in CPL 2020 draft 06 Jul 2020 16:58 Afghanistan allrounder Mohammad Nabi, Nepal legspinner Sandeep Lamichhane, and Australian batsman Ben Dunk headlined the CPL 2020 draft that was held virtually on June 24. All three players fetched deals worth USD 130,000 each, with Nabi being the first …
  • In pics: Countries worldwide busy coping with COVID-19 06 Jul 2020 16:28 BEIJING, July 6 (Xinhua) -- As the coronavirus continues its rampage across the world, countries are armed with various measures to limit the harm from the COVID-19. From public mask mandate, social distancing, to free testing and reopening guidelines, …
  • China suspends Dhaka-Guangzhou flight over COVID-19 cases 06 Jul 2020 16:28 BEIJING, July 6 (Xinhua) -- China's civil aviation regulator said on Monday that a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight from Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, to China's Guangzhou would be suspended after five passengers had tested positive for COVID-19 on …
  • Police arrest Crest Securities owner, wife who vanished after shuttering brokerage house 06 Jul 2020 15:30 The couple were detained in an area between Lakshmipur and Noakhali on Monday, Deputy Commissioner HM Azimul Haque of the DMP's Ramna Division told bdnews24.com. Shahid and Nipa vanished after shutting all activities of Crest Securities. They are now …
  • China suspends US-Bangla's Dhaka-Guangzhou route for 1 week due to COVID-19 06 Jul 2020 12:53
  • Dubai airlines ready to fly in tourists from over ... 06 Jul 2020 12:41 With Dubai all set to welcome international tourists from July 7, the city's local airlines, Emirates and flydubai, have shared an updated list of destinations in their flight network. Emirates has resumed services to 51 destinations, while flydubai is …
  • How COVID-19 led to the closure of popular bookshops in Bangladesh 06 Jul 2020 12:11 Nilkhet second-hand book market in Dhaka. You can find old, rare, or out of print books here. Image from Flickr by Francisco Anzola. (CC BY 2.0). The COVID-19 situation is worsening in Bangladesh as reflected in the rising death toll. It is now the 18th …
  • South Korean ambassador-designate Lee lands in Dhaka 06 Jul 2020 11:53 Lee Jang-keun, ambassador-designate of Korea to Bangladesh, has arrived in Dhaka early today, said the Korean embassy in a statement. He is replacing Ambassador Hu Kang-il, who left Bangladesh on June 17. Ambassador Lee, a career diplomat, previously …
  • COVID-19- China to support Bangladesh care of Rohingyas - United News of Bangladesh 06 Jul 2020 11:34 China says it will stand by Bangladesh to take care of Rohingyas who are in a difficult situation amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to further support the Bangladesh’s efforts to shelter the Rohingyas, China has been providing humanitarian aid (rice) to …
  • A colossus from Brahmanbaria 06 Jul 2020 11:21 Waqar A KhanJuly 06, 2020 The Gokarna Nawab-Bari Complex, Nasirnagar, Brahmanbaria. Photo: Syed M Masroor The Honorable Justice Nawab Sir Syed Shamsul Huda, KCIE, an illustrious son of Eastern Bengal (Bangladesh) was born in 1862, in the village of Gokarna …
  • ‘Muggers’ in auto-rickshaw killed in ‘shootout’: DB 06 Jul 2020 11:20 Two alleged muggers were killed in "shootout" with detectives in Dhaka's Khilkhet area early today. The deceased were identified as Nannu and Mosharraf. The "gunfight" took place around 2:30am, said Mashiur Rahman, deputy …
  • Covid-19: current infection rate 22.47pc, recovery rate 45.98pc 06 Jul 2020 11:20 Forty-four people have died from coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general (administration) of DGHS, said during a briefing. The death toll now stands at 2,096 and the death rate at 1.27 percent. Three …
  • Patchy demand at stores spells more pain for garment suppliers 06 Jul 2020 11:05 MADRID/DHAKA (Reuters) - Fashion brands and retailers re-opening around the world to patchy demand, and carrying unsold stock from spring have cut fall orders by as much as two-thirds in moves spelling more pain for Asian suppliers. FILE PHOTO: …
  • Bangladesh restaurants slowly reopen after lockdown. But owners stare into abyss 06 Jul 2020 08:16 The seven-year-old café, Flavours Music, was established by SM Rajan. It is now facing uncertainty over the reopening. As he already lacks skilled workers, Rajan is also worried if he will have enough customers to visit when he reopens the outlet. “We plan …
  • Kuril ‘gunfight’ kills 2 as police seize weapons in overnight drive 06 Jul 2020 08:16 The police seized some weapons while arresting two others in the incident. The confrontation took place under the Kuril Biswa Road flyover on Sunday night, said Moshiur Rahman, deputy commissioner of the detective branch.The dead were identified as ‘Nannu …
  • Biman Bangladesh Airlines suspends international travel to all places except London till July 30 06 Jul 2020 07:40 By IANS DHAKA: Biman Bangladesh Airlines has suspended all flights to international destinations, except London, until July 30, the flag carrier announced. On July 1, Biman said it would resume flights to Dubai and Abu Dhabi on July 6 adding that the …
  • Experts discuss prospects of Arabic translation in Bangladesh 06 Jul 2020 07:36 The media team of Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation and International Understanding (SHATIU) organised a webinar on “The Reality and Prospects of Translation in Bangladesh from and to Arabic” on Thursday in which several Bengali academics and translators …
  • Asia Album: Bangladeshi farmers harvest pineapples in Tangail 06 Jul 2020 04:45 Farmers harvest pineapples at a farm in Tangail, Bangladesh, on July 4, 2020. (Xinhua) TANGAIL, Bangladesh, July 6 (Xinhua) -- Freshly picked pineapples are hitting Bangladesh market now as harvesting of the sweet and juicy pineapples is in full swing at …
  • India allows import through Benapole after Bangladesh exporters’ tit-for-tat move 06 Jul 2020 02:17 The local exporters had made the retaliatory move after India’s decision to send goods to Bangladesh while halting imports. Five trucks carrying Bangladeshi garments entered India on Sunday afternoon and India also sent raw materials the other way, said …
  • Secretary Mostofa Kamal transferred to defence ministry 06 Jul 2020 02:17 The public administration ministry on Sunday also passed orders appointing new secretaries to the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Liberation War Affairs, Technical and Madrasah Education Division and a new chairman of the Tariff Commission. The government …
  • Covid-19 shouldn’t detract us from other public health risks 06 Jul 2020 00:35 Not very long ago we had warned the administration to initiate actions to thwart a dengue onslaught, starting with anti-dengue drives by the two city corporations. Dhaka being where there was the largest number of dengue affected cases last year. We had …
  • 23 more services coming to BIDA’s One-Stop Service centre 05 Jul 2020 21:13 Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) is moving towards deals to incorporate 23 more dedicated services for investors on its website within the next two months, aiming at improving Bangladesh's ranking in the World Bank's ease of doing …
  • CVO Petrochemical left to stew amid raw material supply choke-off 05 Jul 2020 21:13 Stock investors of CVO Petrochemical Refinery have been in a flap as the company has announced to close operations for at least three months due to a shortage of condensate, a gas by-product used as a key raw material by refineries. The energy and mineral …
  • Govt to set up company to salvage soured loans 05 Jul 2020 21:13 The government now plans to set up a state-run corporation to buy and trade distressed loans off banks as part of its efforts to clean up the financial sector. The planned Bangladesh Asset Management Corporation (Bamco) would be run as a state-run entity …
  • Banks’ looming salary cuts: far-sighted or self-seeking? 05 Jul 2020 21:13 Opportunism. That is what comes to mind when one hears of the move by the Bangladesh Association of Banks (BAB), an organisation of sponsors of private banks, to usher in salary cuts for their staffs. In an extraordinary letter to all banks last, BAB urged …
  • Covid-19 in Pabna: Cases rising amid poor care 05 Jul 2020 20:53 A government employee suffering from covid-19 was recently admitted to Pabna Medical College Hospital, which has a 100-bed Covid unit, but he was hurriedly shifted to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital because of acute respiratory problem. "Getting …
  • Daily Covid-19 deaths spike 05 Jul 2020 20:28 The number of Covid-19 deaths reported in a single day saw an unexpected surge, when it jumped to 55 from the 40 that remained stagnant for five days prior. The fresh deaths, the second highest in a day, has taken the total toll to 2,052. On June 30, the …
  • Migrant Workers: Fate of 1.5 lakh up in the air 05 Jul 2020 20:28 Over 1.50 lakh Bangladeshis are eagerly waiting to return to their workplaces and studies abroad amid a shortage of tickets for the limited number of flights leaving Dhaka.  They might lose their jobs and have their visas cancelled if they fail to reach …
  • Cattle for Eid: Demand drops, prices follow suit 05 Jul 2020 20:28 With Eid-ul-Azha just a month away, cattle farmers are in fear of incurring huge losses during the festival, as they are sensing a sharp drop in the demand for sacrificial animals due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Many traders have already started selling …
  • Medical technologists stage sit-in, threaten strike for ‘deserved recognition’ 05 Jul 2020 19:49 Jobless medical technologists also joined the demonstration outside Sasthya Bhaban in Dhaka’s Mohakhali from 11am to 1pm on Sunday. Their other demands include an executive order allowing those, who have become crossed the age limit set for recruitment, to …
  • Prof Nurul Anwar, former director general of health services, dies from COVID-19 05 Jul 2020 19:49 The former teacher at Chittagong Medical College’s pharmacology department passed away at Anwer Khan Modern Hospital in Dhaka on Sunday afternoon, according to Bangladesh Medical Association. A 1961-62 session student of Dhaka Medical College, Prof Anwar …
  • Tauhidul Anwar Khan no more 05 Jul 2020 19:43 Former member of Indo-Bangla Joint Rivers Commission (JRC) Tauhidul Anwar Khan passed away early yesterday at Dhaka's Comfort Hospital, from kidney and heart-related complications. He was 73, said a press release. Khan was a fellow at Institution of …
  • Shahriar Ripon passes away 05 Jul 2020 19:43 S A Shahriar Ripon, CEO of media house Together Communi-cations and consultant of real estate company Sheltech (Pvt) Ltd has passed away on Saturday at Dhaka's Square Hospital. He was suffering from prolonged carcinomic disease, according to a press …
  • Police admin brings change to organogram after new SP-rank officials assigned posts 05 Jul 2020 19:43 With the recent creation of 215 superintendents of police (SP) rank posts, different police units have reorganised their structure by brining a change to the organogram. New divisions and branch already opened in some units to ensure a better service, said …
  • Another setback for Biman 05 Jul 2020 19:43 A day before resuming its flights on the Dubai and Abu Dhabi route from today, Biman Bangladesh Airlines decided not to operate its regular flights on the two high-demand destinations. Sources at the national flag carrier said Biman was forced to take the …
  • Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain: 219 returnees sent to jail over ‘anti-state activities’ 05 Jul 2020 19:43 A total of 219 people, who have returned home from Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain recently, were shown arrested under Section 54 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) for their alleged involvement in tarnishing the image of the government. Dhaka Metropolitan …
  • Buriganga Launch Capsize: No arrest in seven days 05 Jul 2020 19:43 Seven days have already passed since the capsize of a launch in the Buriganga that claimed 34 lives, but police could not arrest anyone allegedly liable for the deaths. Owner and staffers of Moyur-2, the launch that hit and sank another launch -- Morning …
  • Virtual court not an alternative to regular judicial activities: law minister 05 Jul 2020 19:12 Law Minister Anisul Huq today said virtual court functions are not an alternative to the regular judicial activities. "The virtual proceedings of the courts will run only in an unusual or a particular situation. The virtual judicial functions will …
  • Students’certificates, valuables disappeared: Hostel caretaker sent to jail 05 Jul 2020 19:12 A Dhaka court today rejected bail petition of Khorshed Alam, a caretaker of Alif Hostel, and sent him to Dhaka Central Jail in Keraniganj in a case filed over disappearing certificates and other valuables of 50 students for "not paying rent for three …
  • Biman withdraws decision to resume flights to Dubai, Abu Dhabi 05 Jul 2020 19:12 A day before scheduled resumption of its flights on Dubai and Abu Dhabi routes from tomorrow, Biman Bangladesh Airlines has decided not to operate its regular flights to the two high-demand destinations. Sources at the national flag carrier said Biman was …
  • Trade between India and Bangladesh through Petrapole-Benapole border in West Bengal resumes 05 Jul 2020 17:54 By PTI DHAKA: Trade between India and Bangladesh through the Petrapole-Benapole border in West Bengal resumed on Sunday after the state government opened the border for Bangladeshi lorries three months following its closure due to COVID-19, officials here …
  • Two-way India- Bangladesh trade via West Bengal restored after Delhi's herculean efforts 05 Jul 2020 16:52 The impasse on the Indo-Bangladesh border trade through Petrapole-Benapole has finally been resolved with the first truck from Bangladesh entering India on Sunday since March restoring two-way bilateral trade following the Central government's franctic …
  • Bogura-1, Jashore-6 by-polls on July 14 05 Jul 2020 15:39 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 …
  • Bangladesh confirms 29 more deaths, 3288 new corona cases 05 Jul 2020 15:39 DHAKA: Bangladesh on Saturday (July 4) confirmed 29 more deaths from coronavirus (Covid-19) infection in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 1,997. According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 3,2884 people tested positive for …
  • Safely reopening schools is among UNICEF priorities 05 Jul 2020 15:39 DHAKA: UNICEF executive board president and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to UN Rabab Fatima has said safely reopening schools with scaling up digital solutions and connectivity as well as maintaining routine immunizations for children amid COVID- …
  • BSMMU begins coronavirus treatment  05 Jul 2020 15:39 DHAKA: Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) has launched a ‘Corona Centre’ on Saturday (July 4) for giving treatment to the coronavirus-infected patients. The admission process for corona patients started at 8am. BSMMU Vice Chancellor Dr …
  • Former minister TM Gias Uddin passes away 05 Jul 2020 15:39 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 …
  • Wari put under 21-day lockdown 05 Jul 2020 15:38 DHAKA: Wari area of the capital has been placed under lockdown for the next 21 days from 6am on Saturday (July 4) to contain the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) chief executive officer Shah Imdadul Haque …
  • Sahara Khatun to be taken to Thailand Monday 05 Jul 2020 15:38 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 …
  • Bangladesh confirms 42 more deaths, 3114 new corona cases 05 Jul 2020 15:38 DHAKA: Bangladesh on Friday (July 3) confirmed 42 more deaths from coronavirus (Covid-19) infection in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 1,968. According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), 3,114 people tested positive for …
  • Bangladesh reports over 2,000 COVID-19 deaths 05 Jul 2020 15:38 DHAKA, July 5 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from COVID-19 in Bangladesh has surpassed 2,000, a health official announced here Sunday. Senior Health Ministry official Nasima Sultana said in a briefing on Sunday afternoon that 2,738 new cases and 55 more deaths …
  • Maldives repatriates 200 Bangladeshi nationals 05 Jul 2020 15:38 Dhaka-bound passengers lined up at the check-in desk at Male airport. Photo courtesy Avas The Maldives has repatriated 200 Bangladeshi illegal immigrants residing in the country, reports Maldivian news agency Avas. The national carrier Maldivian said on …
  • Bangladesh- Virus deaths near 2,000 as infections rise 05 Jul 2020 15:38 DHAKA, Bangladesh The coronavirus death toll in Bangladesh is now just shy of 2,000, while cases are almost at 160,000, the Health Ministry said on Saturday. Authorities recorded 29 more fatalities – 21 men and eight women – over the past day, bringing the …
  • Man in Tangail gouges out wife’s eye for ‘not getting involved in drug trade’ 05 Jul 2020 13:55 A man allegedly gouged out his wife's eye at a village in Kalihati upazila of Tangail early today as she refused to get involved in drug trade with him. The man, Faruk Hossain, 25, hailing from Busundi village in Tangail's Mirzapur upazila, went …
  • 219 returnees from Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain sent to jail for anti-state activities 05 Jul 2020 13:55 A total of 219 people, who have returned home from Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain recently, were shown arrested under section 54 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) for their alleged involvement in tarnishing the image of government. Turag police -- after …
  • ‘He’ll be with us in every step we take’: Remembering Latifur Rahman 05 Jul 2020 13:55 With the demise of Latifur Rahman, the country has lost a great entrepreneur who had been a key patron of free media, said Mahfuz Anam, editor and publisher of The Daily Star. Mahfuz Anam said this during a memorial programme which was being held today for …
  • Govt mulls late fee waiver extension as 290 face action for electric shocks over bills 05 Jul 2020 13:36 The power distributors are also taking action against 290 of their staffers over the exorbitant bills. The government is considering the extension of late fee waiver for residential customers in order to dispose of the wave of complaints over inflated …
  • Mashrafe Mortaza tests COVID-19 positive yet again, to be retested on July 8 05 Jul 2020 10:26 Image Source : GETTY IMAGES Former Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza Former Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza on Saturday tested positive for COVID-19 yet again. This is the second time he has tested positive for the dreaded virus in a span of 15 days …
  • Tribute: A man with soft voice and strong footprint 05 Jul 2020 09:33 If you ask anyone here, what do you do, he'd say I'm doing a job here, but I want them to say instead that they are running their own business here, this is what Mr Latifur Rahman, our LRN used to tell us. He believed in igniting aspiration among …
  • PRAN-RFL delivers protective kits to health workers in Dhaka hospitals  05 Jul 2020 01:33 The hospitals are Mugda Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka Mohanagar General Hospital and Railway General Hospital. Kamruzzaman Kamal, director of marketing at PRAN-RFL, handed over surgical masks, hand sanitiser, mob caps, safety goggles along with the …
  • Two more foreign airlines granted permission to resume flights from Dhaka 04 Jul 2020 18:38 Two more foreign airlines -- Malindo Air, a Malaysian premium airline and Mihin Lanka, a low-cost airline owned by the Sri Lankan government -- have received permission from the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) to resume flights from Dhaka on …
  • Virus hotspots in Dhaka's Wari go under 21-day lockdown 04 Jul 2020 07:21 The virus hotspots in Tipu Sultan Road, Jahangir Road, the Dhaka-Sylhet Highway portion from Baldha Garden to Joy Kali Temple, Larmini Road, Hare Road, War Road, Rankin Road and Nawab Road - all under ward 41 of Dhaka South City Corporation – went into …