HC hands over 4 NSU trustees to police

May 22, 2022

The High Court on Sunday handed over four trustee members of North South University to the Shahbagh police after denying their anticipatory bail prayer in a case filed over the misappropriation of fund.
Allegation had it that the university trust showed that it had paid Tk 500 crore to Ashaloy Housing and Developers Ltd for purchasing a 250-acre land which was actually bought at Read more

Sudden rain leads to water logging in the port city

May 21, 2022

A couple of hours of downpour led to water-logging in several parts of the port city on Saturday, making the lives of the residents miserable.
Rain, which brought relief to many people as city dwellers were suffering from hot weather with temperature of 34 degree Celsius on an average for the last one Read more

Govt imposes 65-day fishing ban

May 20, 2022

A 65-day ban has been imposed on all kinds of fishing in Bangladesh maritime from today.
The ban is in force for fair breeding, production and conservation of marine and sustainable fisheries, read a circular of the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock.
The long ban, however, raised concerns among seafaring fishermen in Kuakata Read more

Student dies after falling from university building on Dhaka’s Green Road

May 19, 2022

Authorities suspect suicide
A student of University of Asia Pacific died after falling from the university building on Dhaka’s Green Road this morning.
Deceased Imam Hossain (23) was a third-year student of Computer Science and Engineering.
University authorities and police suspect it was a case of suicide as the student was Read more

Abdul Gaffar Choudhury dies in UK

May 19, 2022

Veteran journalist and writer Abdul Gaffar Choudhury died at a hospital in the United Kingdom on Thursday. He was 87.
‘Journalist Abdul Gaffar Choudhury died at about 6:40am UK local time while undergoing treatment at a hospital in London,’ said Ekushey award winning journalist Read more

India-Bangladesh trains to resume services after 2 yrs, likely on May 29

May 18, 2022

Three passenger trains from Kolkata to Dhaka, that were discontinued due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will resume services soon, officials said.
The services of the Maitree Express on Dhaka-Kolkata route and the Bandhan Express on Khulna-Kolkata route are scheduled to be resumed on Read more

Bangladesh 5th among countries with severely malnourished children

May 18, 2022

Says Unicef report
More than three lakh children, aged less than five years, suffered from severe malnutrition across the globe, reads a report by Unicef.
Bangladesh is the fifth-worst among countries where children suffer from severe malnutrition, according to the report Read more

UGC approves Tk 10,444 cr budget for 50 public universities

May 17, 2022

The University Grants Commission today approved a budget of Tk 10,444 crore for 50 public universities of the country for 2022-23 fiscal year.
It also approved Tk 71.67 crore budget for itself for the same fiscal year, UGC said in a statement.
Of the amount for 50 public universities, the size of revenue budget is Tk 6,023 crore and Read more

The total lunar eclipse 2022, will it be visible in Bangladesh?

May 15, 2022

The world is set to witness the year’s first total lunar eclipse on Sunday (May 15). The process of the eclipse will begin at 10.27pm (Eastern Standard Time) on Sunday, which according to Banladesh Standard Time will be 9:29 am on Monday, as per a CNN report.
The total lunar eclipse will start an hour later. It will end at 12.53am EST Read more

Bangladesh 7th highest remittance recipient: World Bank

May 15, 2022

Bangladesh has retained its position as the recipient of the seventh highest amount of money transferred by migrant workers among 10 top recipient nations in 2021.
This year, however, the country may continue to experience a meagre growth in remittance inflow of only 2 per cent this Read more

9 killed in bus, private car, motorcycle collision

May 15, 2022

5 of 2 families among the deceased
At least nine people, including five members of two families, were killed and 25 others injured in a three-way collision among a passenger bus, private car and motorcycle in Kashiani upazila of Gopalganj today (May 14, 2022).
The mishap left three passengers and the driver of the car, two people on the Read more

Road crashes during eid rush: Motorbike accidents drove up death toll

May 14, 2022

Road crashes and deaths during the Eid rush saw a sharp rise this year compared to last year mainly due to an increase in motorbike accidents, two road safety organisations said yesterday.
Though the Eid journey was relatively smooth this year, the number of deaths in road crashes went up by around 20 percent than the previous year, they Read more

3 arrested with snake venom worth Tk 5 crore

May 14, 2022

Detectives Branch (DB) of police in a drive in the port city’s Double Mooring area seized two pounds of snake venom and arrested three people last night (May 13, 2022).
The arrestees are Mohammed Ismail, Md Jaynal Abedin and Rupan Chakma, said a DB press release.
Zahirul Islam, additional deputy commissioner of police Chattogram Read more

Around 400 dead in accidents during Eid journey

May 13, 2022

Road Safety Foundation and Jatri Kalyan Samity say
Around 400 people were dead in accidents across the country during Eid-ul-Fitr journey, according to two platforms working for commuter rights.
Road Safety Foundation said at least 376 people were dead and 1,500 injured in 283 accidents in Bangladesh in 14 days (April 25-May 8) during Read more

Special hajj packages can’t be below Tk 4.63 lakh: Agencies’ Association

May 12, 2022

Hajj agencies will be able to announce separate “special hajj packages” on their own but the pricing of any such package cannot go below the minimum set amount, Hajj Agencies Association of Bangladesh President M Shahadat Hossain Taslim said today.
A Bangladeshi pilgrim will have to spend a minimum of Tk 4,63,744 for Read more

Destiny scam: Rafiqul Amin gets 12 years of imprisonment, Harun 4 year

May 12, 2022

A Dhaka court today sentenced Destiny Group Managing Director Rafiqul Amin to 12 years imprisonment in a case of embezzling customers’ money from Destiny Multipurpose Co-operative Society and money laundering.
Destiny-2000 president Lt General (retd) M Harun-Ar-Rashid was also given 4-years imprisonment. He surrendered before the Read more

Hajj package announced, pilgrims to pay Tk 1 lakh more

May 11, 2022

By Dhaka Mirror : dhakamirror.com
The government has proposed two government-approved Hajj packages for 2022 that will have the pilgrims to count over Tk1 lakh more to perform the holy duty.
Package-1 and package-2 will cost Tk5,27,340 and Tk4,62,000 respectively, State Minister for Religious Affairs Faridul Haque Khan said in a press conference on Read more

Cyclone Asani: 9.6mm of rainfall recorded in Patuakhali

May 9, 2022

The local met office in Patuakhali district recorded 9.6mm of rainfall in seven hours since 5am today. Patuakhali Met Officer-in-charge Mohammad Masud Rana said that the rain may continue for the next five days.
Due to cyclone Asani, the met office asked all river ports including Payra to hoist distant warning signal number two, the official said Read more

After delivery, the newborn was stuck in the commode pipe, then …

May 8, 2022

A newborn was rescued half an hour after she got stuck in the toilet pipe. The mother gave birth in the toilet of the maternity ward of Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital (SBMCH) in Barishal.
The incident occurred around 4pm yesterday (May 7), when Shilpi Begum accidentally delivered the baby girl on a high commode of the toilet. director of the hospital Read more

Low turns into depression in Bay

May 8, 2022

The well-marked low over the Southeast Bay and adjoining South Andaman Sea moved slightly north-westward and intensified into a depression. It is likely to intensify further and move in a north-westerly direction, said a Met office bulletin yesterday.
The maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla, and Payra have been advised Read more

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