4 of a family injured in fire at Old Dhaka

June 25, 2022

Four members of a family were injured in a fire followed by an explosion in Old Dhaka’s Agasadek Lane early today.
The injured — Israfil Hussain (62), his wife Salma Begum (50), their son Imran (30) and daughter Shahzadi (24) were admitted to Read more

Man kills wife, 2 in-laws

June 25, 2022

A man allegedly hacked his wife, her mother and uncle to death in Sherpur’s Sreebordi upazila on Thursday night.
Monira Begum, 30, her mother Shefali Begum, 50, and uncle Mahmud Hazi, 65, were killed at their home, said Abu Sayem, officer-in-charge of Sreebordi Read more

Four teachers among five killed in Naogaon road accident

June 24, 2022

Five people, including four school and madrasa teachers, were killed after a CNG-run auto-rickshaw carrying them was hit by a truck in Sadar upazila of Naogaon this morning.
The deceased have been identified as Delwar Hossain 45, assistant teacher of Panihara High School of Noagaon’s Niamatpur upazila; Makbul Hossain ,57, assistant teacher of Read more

No toll for 18 bridges on Padma Bridge opening day

June 23, 2022

No toll will be collected from major bridges in the country’s southwestern region on June 25, to facilitate Padma Bridge opening, authorities announced today.
Road Transport and Highways Division today issued a circular in this regard signed by its Deputy Secretary Fahmida Hoque Khan Read more

Solar-powered cold storage design by IUB students wins gold in UK

June 23, 2022

An innovative solar-powered cold storage design jointly developed by students of Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) and City, University of London, has won gold at the Efficiency for Access Design Challenge 2021-22.
The announcement was made today (June 23, 2022) during a grand finale held virtually Read more

Over 5 lakh expats returned home after losing jobs amid Covid-19 pandemic: Minister

June 23, 2022

Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmad today informed the parliament that more than 5 lakh Bangladeshi expatriate workers returned to the country after losing their jobs since the onset of Covid-19 pandemic.
The minister said this in reply to a query from ruling Awami League MP Manzur Hossain from Read more

Globally 36.5 million children are displaced, most since World War II

June 22, 2022

An unprecedented number of 36.5 million children were displaced by conflict, violence and other crises by the end of 2021, the highest number since World War II, according to the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF.
The figure includes 13.7 million refugees and asylum-seeking children, and nearly 22.8 million children who are internally displaced due to conflict and Read more

Children want more govt allocation in edn, health: UNICEF survey

June 21, 2022

Nine out of ten Bangladeshi children say it is very important for the government to spend more on education, health and other areas that directly impact children, according to a new survey of Unicef.
Around 14,000 children and 37,000 young people – aged 18-24 – participated in the survey, which asked them for their opinions about the national Read more

Train services with India to remain closed July 6-14 for Eid

June 20, 2022

The cross-border train services between Bangladesh and India will remain closed between July 6 and July 14 due to the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha, according to the Bangladesh Railway officials.
Currently, three trains are running between the two countries – the Mitali Express on the Dhaka–New Jalpaiguri route, the Maitree Express on the Dhaka–Kolkata route and the Read more

Which businesses can remain open after 8pm?

June 19, 2022

Secretary to the Ministry of Labour and Employment has said everything except for the following establishments must be closed after 8pm from Monday:
1. Postal offices, jetty, airports, transport service, terminals, and offices.
2. Shops selling vegetables, meat, fish, dairy products, bread, pastry, sweets and Read more

Shops, markets to close by 8:00pm from Monday

June 19, 2022

The government decision to close shopping malls, stores and kitchen markets across Bangladesh by 8:00pm daily would come into effect from Monday, said a Press Information Department handout on Sunday.
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday directed the authorities concerned to take necessary steps to shut down shops, shopping malls, kitchen markets, etc by 8:00 pm to save electricity and Read more

Shops, markets to remain shut after 8pm

June 18, 2022

Govt makes the move to save power, energy
The government has ordered authorities to ensure that shopping malls, stores and kitchen markets are closed by 8:00pm every night– to save electricity amid rising energy prices worldwide following the Russia-Ukraine war.
The Prime Minister’s Office in a letter dated June 17, 2022 announced the order on Read more

Metro rail can save Tk 3,500cr every year

June 17, 2022

The country’s first metro rail, once launched, will save around Tk 3,500 crore annually in terms of travel time and vehicle operation costs, metro rail authorities said.
The electricity-run trains to be operated on the Uttara-Motijheel route – formally known as Mass Rapid Transit Line-6 or MRT Line-6 – will reduce the number of other vehicles Read more

Put your mask back on

June 17, 2022

DGHS ADG tells people as Covid cases spike
With Covid cases rising every day, health officials have urged the people to wear a mask and take vaccines to keep the viral disease at bay.
The cases have gone up by around 308 percent on average in a week.
On Wednesday, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) reported 232 new Read more

Journos to be fined up to Tk 10 lakh for ‘illegal activity’

June 16, 2022

A law is being amended with a provision of fining up to a maximum of Tk 10 lakh if ​​journalists are involved in any illegal or criminal activity, said Justice Nizamul Huq Nasim, chairman of Bangladesh Press Council.
He said this while addressing a certificate awarding ceremony of training for journalists held at Rajshahi Circuit House on Tuesday. He said the draft law is now in the Read more

Setting rare precedent, rape victim approaches HC for justice

June 16, 2022

Lower court in Nilphamari acquitted accused
Setting a rare precedent, a 15-year-old rape victim from Nilphamari yesterday (June 15, 2022) appeared before a High Court bench along with her mother seeking justice, as the accused was acquitted by a lower court.
“Sir, I have been raped. We are very poor. We have no money to move the case further. I want justice from you,” the victim told the HC bench of Justice Jahangir Hossain Selim and Justice Read more

Advance train tickets for Eid likely from July 1

June 15, 2022

The Bangladesh Railway is likely to start selling advance tickets from July 1 for special train services starting from July 5 ahead of Eid ul-Azha.
The railway is set to run six special trains before and after Eid, which is expected to be celebrated on July 10. This time the railway is scheduled to sell advance tickets from six spots in Read more

11 days ahead of inauguration, Padma Bridge lit up from end to end

June 14, 2022

For the first time, the 6.15 km Padma bridge was illuminated from end to end as all the lamps on the 415 lampposts on the bridge were switched on this evening.
The 175-watt LED lights illuminated the main bridge with 328 lampposts, 46 on the Jajira side viaduct and 41 on the Mawa side viaduct, reports our Munshiganj Read more

SSC examinees decrease by 221,386 this year

June 13, 2022

The number of students, participating in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations, have decreased by 221,386 this year compared to last year.
A total of 2,021,868 students have registered for attending the examination this year while the figure was 2,243,254 last year. Education minister Dipu Moni came up with this Read more

Two more firefighters die at hospitals in Dhaka, Ctg

June 12, 2022

Two more firefighters, who sustained injuries in a fire at BM Inland Container Depot at Sitakunda in Chattogram on June 4, died at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery in Dhaka and Parkview Hospital in Chattogram on Sunday.
The deceased were identified as Md Nurul Kader, 22, son of AKM Faizur Rahman Read more

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