Dhaka, May 20 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday handed over Swadhinata Padak (Independence Award) to nine individuals and one institution for 2021 in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the country.
Raihan’s death in custody: SI Akbar among 6 charged
Police have pressed charges against six people, including the sacked sub-inspector Akbar Hossain Bhuiya of Bandarbazar Police outpost in connection with the death of Raihan Ahmed at the outpost last year.
Quarantine rule among PMO’s 18-point directive to contain Covid surge
In the wake of the fresh surge in the Covid-19 infections, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Monday issued an 18-point directive for the next two weeks in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus in Bangladesh.
2 journos among 27 hurt as BCL attacks anti-Modi protesters
BCL men on Thursday evening attacked anti-Modi protesters at the Dhaka University campus following a torch procession by a group under the banner of Progressive Student Alliance against Modi’s Dhaka visit.
Why is suicide on the rise among Dhaka University Students?
Dhaka, Jan 01 — The pandemic has caused a dramatic rise in mental problems in people, irrespective of age and sex. An increase in suicides and ideations of self-harm among students of Dhaka University (DU), however, is a matter of…
About Covid-19 vaccine that raises hopes among scientists
Scientists developing COVID-19 vaccines are optimistic that by the end of next year, all people everywhere will have access to safe and effective treatments against a disease which has disrupted the entire planet.
Pickup van driver among 2 killed in Dhamrai road crash
Dhaka, Aug 23: Two people, including a pickup van driver, were killed when a covered van hit a pickup van in Dhaka’s Dhamrai on Sunday morning.
Bangladesh among global hotspots of series of floods: Study
Dhaka, Aug 07 – Bangladesh is one of the hotspots of series of floods in the world, latest study says, noting that 250 million coastal dwellers will face rising floods globally.
Rohingya among 3 suspected criminals killed in 3 ‘gunfights’
Dhaka, July 22 (UNB) – Three suspected criminals, including a ‘Rohingya robber’, were killed in separate gunfights with law enforcers and criminals in Cox’s Bazar, Bogura and in the capital early Wednesday.
Bangladeshi architect Marina Tabassum in top 50 thinkers’ list
Dhaka, July 20 – Bangladeshi Architect Marina Tabassum’s name was registered in the list of world’s top 50 thinkers in 2020.
Transparency in financial aid disbursement among poor urged
Dhaka, July 18 – Speakers at a virtual dialogue on Saturday urged the government to ensure transparency and accountability in the distribution of financial aid among poor people of the country during the coronavirus pandemic. They also said the income…
IBBL among world’s best 1000 banks for ninth successive year
Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) has once again secured its position for the last nine consecutive years as the only bank of the country in the list of the world’s best 1000 banks. IBBL is ranked 904th in the year…
Coronavirus: 20 cops among 30 infected in Natore
Thirty people including 20 policemen and an Ansar memberwere infected with coronavirus in the last 24 hours until Tuesday morning in Natore.
2 health workers among 8 diagnosed with Covid-19 in Natore
Eight people, including two health workers of Singra Health Complex, were found infected with Covid-19 in Natore district.
3 doctors among 27 more test virus positive in Narsingdi
Dhaka, April 17 – Twenty-seven more people, including three physicians, tested positive for coronavirus in Narsingdi district in the last 24 hours till Friday.
Two physicians among four new corona positive cases: IEDCR
Four more people, including two doctors, have been diagnosed with Covid-19 disease in Bangladesh, taking the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 48.
Indian among two ‘forest robbers’ held in Sundarbans
Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard on Monday rescued three kidnapped fishermen and arrested two suspected robbers, including an Indian national, along with arms and bullets from a canal under Satkhira range in the Sundarbans.
UK tuition cost highest among most influential countries
Data calculated by Learnbonds.com shows that the United Kingdom has the highest tuition fees among the top ten world’s most influential countries at $13,900 per year.
SSC examinees among 10 injured in Dhamrai road crash
At least ten people, including SSC examinees, their guardians and teachers, were injured when a bus carrying them fell into a roadside ditch at Batulia on the Dhamrai-Balia regional road on Tuesday.
PM distributes National Film Award among winners
Dhaka, Dec 8 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday distributed the prestigious National Film Award for the years 2017 and 2018 among its recipients.
Mother, baby among 3 killed as bus overturns in Bogura
Three people, including a woman and her daughter, were killed and 10 others injured when a bus overturned in Shibganj upazila of the district early Friday.
Two Rohingyas among 4 crime suspects killed in reported gunfights
Dhaka, Oct 18 – Four suspected criminals, including two Rohingyas, were killed in separate gunfights in Cox’s Bazar, Joypurhat and Mymensingh districts early Friday.
2 Rohingyas among 3 crime suspects killed in Taknaf ‘gunfight’
Cox’s Bazar, Sept 19 – Three suspected criminals, including two Rohingyas, were killed in a reported gunfight with police at Baharchhara in Teknaf Upazila early Thursday.
Rohingya repatriation delay: Tension among locals feared
Dhaka, Aug 26 – Law enforcers are alert in maintaining peaceful situation in the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar as tension may rise due to the delay of repatriation of these displaced persons who have been staying here for over…
Weight loss among fat-acceptance influencers a fraught topic
New York, Jul 25 (AP/UNB) — Fashion and lifestyle blogger Maui Bigelow has always been curvy and built a social media presence by embracing every pound. Until the worst happened. At nearly 380 pounds, her health took a dive. She…
Bangladeshi among the Top 5 richest in Asia
By Binish Tamang (Mauritius), And Proinsias Mac Pheadair (Dhaka) For the first time in the nation’s history, a Bangladeshi has not only been listed high among the richest people in the world, but he occupies the coveted No. 5 spot…
Plastic waste pact approved with US among few holdouts
Geneva, May 11 (AP/UNB) — Almost every country in the world has agreed on a legally binding framework for reducing polluting plastic waste, with the United States a notable exception, United Nations environmental officials said Friday. An agreement on tracking…
Solve problems among Muslim countries through talks: PM
Stressing the importance of the unity of Muslim countries, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the Muslim countries should solve their problems, if any, through talks.
IBBL distributes blankets among cold affected people
Dhaka, Jan 07 – The Islami Bank distributes blankets in Sreenagar, Munshigonj. Md. Joynal Abedin, Director of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited distributed blankets among the cold-affected people in bank’s Sreenagar Branch, Munshigonj on January 6, 2019, Sunday.
Amu, Tofail, Matia among 34 left out of new cabinet
Thirty-four members of the outgoing cabinet, including 23 ministers like Amir Hossain Amu, Tofail Ahmed, Matia Chowdhury, Rashed Khan Menon and Hasanul Haq Inu, have been dropped from the upcoming cabinet.