Category: Bangladesh

Train derailment in Gazipur, kills 4

A commuter train derailed in Tongi here on Sunday, leaving four passengers dead and cutting off Dhaka’s rail communications with other parts of the country. One of the deceased was identified as Shahadat Hossain,35. The derailment caused immense sufferings to…

Tripura’s elected CM phones Hasina; seeks cooperation

Tripura’s Chief Minister-newly elected Biplab Kumar Deb phoned Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday morning and sought Bangladesh’s cooperation for the development of Tripura. Biplab Kumar made the phone call before he took oath as the first BJP Chief Minister…

Reunion of South Sandwip High School held

A reunion  of all batch of South Sandwip High School, Sandwip has been held in Matribhumi Community Centre, Naya Bazar , Halishahar, Chittagong arranged by 1984 batch.Engineer Mujibur Rahman was the key initiator of this get togther. Some 120 ex…

BNP to file appeal by Monday: Fakhrul

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday said their party will carry out peaceful and non-violent street campaign demanding the release of party chairperson Khaleda Zia, alongside legal battle. Talking to reporters at Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson’s…

Bangladesh wins huge margin against Zimbabwe

Tamim Iqbal’s 76 and Shakib Al Hasan’s half-century and 3 for 34 have powered Bangladesh to a huge 91-runs win over Zimbabwe in the Tri-Nation Series.For today’s win Bangladesh remain undefeated in tri nationa rocket ODI series. The Tigers opted…

DNCC mayoral by-polls Feb 26, schedule Jan 9

The by-polls to the mayoral post of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) will be held on February 26 after the announcement of its schedule on January 9 next. The decision came on Thursday at the Election Commission’s meeting held with…

Cold wave flows over parts of country

Mild to moderate cold wave is sweeping over Rangpur, Rajshahi, Dhaka, Mymensingh and Khulna divisions and the region of Srimangal, the Meteorological Department said on Thursday. According to its forecast, the cold wave may continue and spread over adjacent areas.…

JP’s Mostafizur wins in Rangpur City Mayor election

Jatiya Party candidate Mostafizur Rahman Mostafa was unofficially elected Rangpur city mayor defeating ruling Awami League candidate Sharfuddin Ahmed Jhantu, also the outgoing mayor, in the second civic polls in Rangpur city on Thursday that saw 74.30 per cent turnout…

Ex Mayor Mohiuddin laid to eternal rest

Former Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) Mayor and city Awami League President ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury has been buried at his family graveyard at Chashma Hill in the Chittagong city’s Sholoshahar area with state honour. Thousands of people participated the Namaz-e-Janaza of…

Ex-Ctg mayor Mohiuddin Chowdhury passes away

Former Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) Mayor and city Awami League President ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury passed away at a hospital in Chittagong city early Friday. He was 74. Mohiuddin Chowdhury breathed his last around 3:00am at Max Hospital where he had…

Pope listened to horrific stories of Rohingyas

Pope Francis on Friday met a small group of Rohingyas, listened to their horrific stories and came to know why these people fled their homeland and took shelter in Bangladesh, UNB reports. Mohammed Idris and the 17 others who met…

No update for missing NSU teacher’s family

Investigators said on Thursday night they were still working to locate Mubashar Hasan Caesar, a teacher of North South University, and Abu Muhammad Jamal Rahman, a pharmacist of Sanofi Aventis, both of who went missing in Dhaka on Tuesday. Mubashar…

Rohingya people outnumber locals in Ukhia, Teknaf

The Rohingya people, who have crossed the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh since August 25, outnumbered the local people in Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas of Cox’s Bazar district, UNB reports. According to the population census-2011, the total population of Teknaf…

CJ’s rejoining very unlikely, says AG

Attorney General Mahbubey Alam on Saturday said it is very unlikely for Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha to join office again as he faces 11 specific allegations, including ‘moral turpitude and corruption’. “Given the reality, his (CJ’s) rejoining a far…

Dhaka seeks measures for Rohingyas’ sustainable return

Bangladesh has called for measures to ensure the safe, voluntary and sustainable return of all those displaced from Myanmar into Bangladesh territory over the years, including the recent ones. “Bangladesh looks forward to immediately start working with Myanmar and the…

Nat’l Mourning Day being observed countrywide

  Nation is observing the National Mourning Day on Tuesday with due solemnity, marking the 42nd anniversary of the death of the country’s founding president, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. President Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina paid deep homage to…

Floods extend to northern district , 36 dead

Flood situation in the northern districts have worsened amid suffering of millions of marooned people as the water level of Jamuna and Brahmanputra rivers have continued to rise, said Water Development Board officials. The death tolls due to flood related…

Follow Bangamata’s ideology: President, PM ask

President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called on the young generation to follow the ideology of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, wife of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, as she had played a pivotal role in building the nation…

RMG workers block road in Mirpur for arrears

The workers of a garment factory on Monday blocked road near Sony Cinema Hall at Mirpur 1 demanding payment of their dues. Witnesses said when the workers of Meridian Fashions Ltd put barricade on the road around 10:40am police dispersed…

340 children raped in 7 months: CRACB

A total of 340 children, including 24 physically challenged ones, were violated in the country in the last seven months of the current year, according to statistics of Child Rights Advocacy Coalition in Bangladesh. Of them, some 46 fell victims…