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Direct bus service on Dhaka-Jaflong route from November 2

Direct bus service on Dhaka-Jaflong route from November 2

-- 2020-10-31 22:28:43

Two bus services from Dhaka to Jaflong and Bholaganj, popular tourist spots in Sylhet division, will start operating from November 2, with the aim to boost tourism in the country Expatriates' Welfare...

Govt to sign contract soon to get Covid-19 vaccine: Health minister

Govt to sign contract soon to get Covid-19 vaccine: Health minister

-- 2020-10-31 21:16:22

Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said the government will sign a contract in the next 'two to four days' for getting the Covid-19 vaccine'. “We are keeping close contact with the companies tha...

Economy remains in better position, Obaidul Quader says

Economy remains in better position, Obaidul Quader says

-- 2020-10-31 20:21:54

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Saturday said Bangladesh’s economy remains in a better position compared to all other neighbouring countries as the country has made a turna...

Gayeshwar finds intra-party feud for BNP’s failure in movement

Gayeshwar finds intra-party feud for BNP’s failure in movement

-- 2020-10-31 20:14:14

BNP standing committee member has said BNP did not get success in the movement against the government over the last 12 years only because of mental distance among the party leaders and activists. "Af...

Government promoting fish farming in cages: Minister 

Government promoting fish farming in cages: Minister 

-- 2020-10-31 20:11:30

Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim on Saturday said the government seeks to promote fish farming in cages, known as cage culture, in the country. "We're promoting fish farming in cages...

‘Lalmonirhat mob killing failure of local administration’

‘Lalmonirhat mob killing failure of local administration’

-- 2020-10-31 18:59:06

Rangpur Divisional Commissioner Abdul Wahab Bhuiyan has said there was a failure of local administration behind the incident of beating a man to death and burning the body by a mob on allegations of h...

‘Extraction of local coal for power generation not cost-effective’ 

‘Extraction of local coal for power generation not cost-effective’ 

-- 2020-10-31 18:40:22

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid said all studies till now show that local coal extraction for power generation is neither feasible nor cost-effective. He made the...

BFUJ demands implementation of ninth wage board

BFUJ demands implementation of ninth wage board

-- 2020-10-31 18:37:57

Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ), a national union of professional journalists, has placed a seven-point charter, including implementation of the ninth wage board for journalists. BFUJ...

PM urges affluent persons to help destitute people in own village

PM urges affluent persons to help destitute people in own village

-- 2020-10-31 18:02:59

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday called upon the country’s affluent section to extend cooperation to the destitute people in their respective villages for their better livelihood, saying...

Children bear the brunt of pandemic in Bangladesh

Children bear the brunt of pandemic in Bangladesh

-- 2020-10-31 16:41:33

Bangladesh, home to tens of millions of poor people, has been quite successful over the last few decades in bringing children to school through various initiatives, including distribution of free text...

Bangladesh records 1,320 new virus cases, another 18 die

Bangladesh records 1,320 new virus cases, another 18 die

-- 2020-10-31 16:39:45

Bangladesh has registered 1,320 new cases of the novel coronavirus in a daily count, taking the tally of infections so far to 407,684, reports bdnews24.com. The death toll climbed to 5,923 after 18 f...

44 held during anti-drug drives in city

44 held during anti-drug drives in city

-- 2020-10-31 16:27:56

Police arrested 44 people with different types of contrabands drugs during drives in Dhaka in last 24 hours till 6:00am today (Saturday), an official release said. Around 2,722 pieces of yaba tablets...

Dhaka zoo reopens Sunday after eight-month virus shutdown

Dhaka zoo reopens Sunday after eight-month virus shutdown

-- 2020-10-31 16:09:55

The Bangladesh National Zoo in Mirpur is set to reopen its doors to visitors on Sunday under health protocols after nearly eight months of a shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, bdnews24.com repo...

Bangladesh sees 11 dengue cases in a day

Bangladesh sees 11 dengue cases in a day

-- 2020-10-31 15:59:18

Eleven new dengue cases were reported in the last 24 hours till Saturday morning, according to Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). A total of 37 dengue patients are currently being treated...

Man held for ‘killing wife’ in Sunamganj

Man held for ‘killing wife’ in Sunamganj

-- 2020-10-31 14:57:09

A woman was hacked to death allegedly by her husband over a family feud in Jamalganj upazila of Sunamganj district early Saturday. The deceased was identified as Samira Begum, daughter of Golam Jilan...

CID arrests Narayanganj mosque committee chief over AC blasts

CID arrests Narayanganj mosque committee chief over AC blasts

-- 2020-10-31 13:43:20

The Criminal Investigation Department or CID has arrested the head of Baitus Salat Jame Mosque's management committee in a case over the deadly air conditioner blasts that killed 34 people in Narayang...

Kalyanpur slum fire burns 70 shanties

Kalyanpur slum fire burns 70 shanties

-- 2020-10-31 12:45:10

At least 70 shanties were gutted in a fire that broke out at Natunbazar slum in the capital's Kalyanpur on Friday night. Ershad Hossain, duty officer of Fire Service and Civil Defence Control Room, s...

Bangladesh braces for dengue outbreak in winter amid coronavirus pandemic

Bangladesh braces for dengue outbreak in winter amid coronavirus pandemic

-- 2020-10-31 10:22:58

The number of dengue cases has increased when it is supposed to drop ahead of winter as Bangladesh, like the other countries, continues to battle the novel coronavirus. Generally, cases of the mosqui...

Islamist parties stage rally to protest Macron's remarks

Islamist parties stage rally to protest Macron's remarks

-- 2020-10-30 20:56:52

The Sammilito Islami Dal, an alliance of Islamist parties, on Friday staged demonstration after offering Jum’a prayer at Baitul Mukarram national mosque in Dhaka in protest against comments made...

Fakhrul says govt lying about economy, GDP growth

Fakhrul says govt lying about economy, GDP growth

-- 2020-10-30 20:30:57

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday accused the government of "lying" about the country's economic condition and the GDP growth. “Even, India has admitted that their gro...

Eid-e-Miladunnabi observed

Eid-e-Miladunnabi observed

-- 2020-10-30 20:11:53

The Eid-e-Miladunnabi, the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), was observed across the country on Friday with due religious solemnity. On this day in 570 AD, the 12th of Rabiul Awal of the Hijri cal...

Experimental ferry launched at Kanthalbari-Shimulia

Experimental ferry launched at Kanthalbari-Shimulia

Our Correspondent 2020-10-30 18:46:28

After 22 days, three ferries have started plying on the Kanthalbari-Shimulia route on limited experimental basis. On Friday morning, the ferry Comilla and the ferry Faridpur left from Shimulia Ghat...

Floating hospital treats flood-ravaged community in Bangladesh

Floating hospital treats flood-ravaged community in Bangladesh

AP 2020-10-30 18:21:35

In late July, volunteers from a Bangladeshi charity started getting calls seeking support from people from the country’s vast coastal region that had been flooded for months during this year&rsq...

Govt aims to cover country’s 25pc with green: Minister

Govt aims to cover country’s 25pc with green: Minister

-- 2020-10-30 18:04:05

Environment, Forests and Climate Change Minister Mohammad Shahab Uddin said the government is working to cover 25 per cent area of the country with trees. “To this end, 10 million trees have be...

Man on seven-day remand for ‘hurting religious sentiment’ in Feni

Man on seven-day remand for ‘hurting religious sentiment’ in Feni

-- 2020-10-30 18:00:07

A Feni court on Friday placed a man on a seven-day remand for allegedly hurting the religious sentiment of Muslims on Facebook. The accused was identified as Mithun Dey alias Piklu Nil, 32, son of Ba...

PM hands over Independence Award-2020

PM hands over Independence Award-2020

-- 2020-10-30 17:44:19

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday handed over “Swadhinata Purashkar-2020” (Independence Award-2020), the highest national award, to eight distinguished persons including two posthumou...

Visitors to get free access to National Zoo on first Sunday of every month on Mujib Year

Visitors to get free access to National Zoo on first Sunday of every month on Mujib Year

-- 2020-10-30 17:22:25

The National Zoo will remain open for the visitors on the first Sunday in every month at free of cost to mark the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.  The...

Suhrawardy Hospital director, two others face graft charges

Suhrawardy Hospital director, two others face graft charges

-- 2020-10-30 16:37:27

The health ministry has initiated a departmental case against three Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital officials, including Director Uttam Kumar Barua, over irregularities in the procurement...

Stamp commemorating 7th March Speech released

Stamp commemorating 7th March Speech released

-- 2020-10-30 16:31:42

The Directorate of Posts on Friday released a postage stamp commemorating the recognition of the historic 7th March Speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as part of the world’s documentary...

Bangladesh logs another 1,604 Covid cases, deaths surpass 5,900

Bangladesh logs another 1,604 Covid cases, deaths surpass 5,900

-- 2020-10-30 15:56:38

Bangladesh on Friday recorded 1,604 new cases of the novel coronavirus in a daily count, taking the tally so far to 406,364. The death toll climbed to 5,905 after 19 fatalities were registered in the...