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Fire breaks out at Banani's Ahmed Tower

Fire breaks out at Banani's Ahmed Tower

Firefighters have put out a fire that erupted in an office on the 22nd floor of a commercial high-rise in Dhaka's Banani.Eight units of the fire service were dispatched to

Bangladesh garment owners seek more time to repay pandemic loans

Bangladesh garment owners seek more time to repay pandemic loans

Despite an uptick in exports, garment factory owners have asked for more time to repay the loans disbursed by the government under a stimulus package to help the key sector

Bangladesh records 26 new virus deaths, caseload nears 350,000

Bangladesh records 26 new virus deaths, caseload nears 350,000

Bangladesh has registered 26 more deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a day, taking the body count to 4,939.The caseload surged to 348,916 after 1,544 people tested positive for

Bangladesh SC keeps freeze on 4 more cases against BNP chief Khaleda

Bangladesh SC keeps freeze on 4 more cases against BNP chief Khaleda

The Appellate Division has upheld the suspension of trial proceedings in four more cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.The cases, carrying charges of instigating vandalism and sedition, were started in

Wasa okays proposal to extend Taqsem’s tenure by 3 more years

Staff Reporter :Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) board members today approved a proposal to extend by three more years the tenure of Taqsem A Khan, the present managing

Women and girls stand in queue at a water-tap of Dhaka WASA with jerrycans, pitchers, and bottles at Dania, Jatrabari in the capital. They alleged of dirty and stinky supply water which force them to collect water from the tap every day. The photo was taken on Saturday.

Women and girls stand in queue at a water-tap of Dhaka WASA with jerrycans, pitchers, and bottles at Dania, Jatrabari in the capital. They alleged of dirty and stinky supply water which force them to collect water from the tap every day. The photo was taken on Saturday.

Job seekers in trouble as recruitment stalls amid pandemic

Noman Mosharef :The deadly coronavirus's severe impact on job seekers may prolong their sufferings and uncertain future. The stall of appointment simply increases the unemployment. Covid-19 impact on economy has

End of border killings to be highest priority: BSF chief

Staff Reporter  :Mentioning that highest priority will be given to stopping the border killings, Director General of Border Security Force (BSF) of India Rakesh Asthana on Saturday said they are

Two killed, 14 wounded after mass shooting in New York

New York Times :Two people were killed and 14 were injured in a shooting at a backyard party in Rochester, New York, in the early hours of Saturday, a police

Mystery shrouds death of 2 sisters in Rangpur Two youths held

Staff Reporter :A murder case has been filed after the recovery of dead bodies of two sisters from the Ganeshpur area of Rangpur city.Mystery shrouds the death of two sisters

TIB demands new MD for Dhaka Wasa, removal of board members

Staff Reporter :Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on Saturday demanded appointment of a new managing director of Dhaka Wasa -- with qualifications and experience in the relevant sector -- in a

Onion prices decline by Tk 10 to Tk 20 per kg

Staff Reporter :Prices of onion declined by Tk 10 to Tk 20 per kg after trucks with the commodity crossed the border from neighbouring India after five days.Besides, the consumers

N’ganj mosque blast Death toll now 33

Staff Reporter :Two more victims of the Narayanganj mosque explosion have died while undergoing treatment, taking the death toll from the incident to 33.The deceased were identified as Abdul Aziz

Ghoraghat UNO Wahida transferred to Ministry of Public Administration

Ghoraghat UNO Wahida transferred to Ministry of Public Administration

Staff Reporter :Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Wahida Khanam, who is now undergoing treatment at National Institute of Neuroscience and Hospital (NINH) after a brutal attack on September 3 at her

Suhrawardy Covid-19 unit doctors demand accommodation

News Desk :Doctors on duty at the Covid-19 unit of Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital have given a 48-hour ultimatum to the hospital authorities in demand of safe accommodation.The incident

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies

CNN :Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer, the court announced. She was 87.Ginsburg was appointed in 1993 by President Bill

Country reports 22 more deaths from Covid-19

Staff Reporter  :Thirty-two people have died from Covid-19 in the country during the last 24 hours, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).The

Thousands rally in Thai capital against government

Thousands rally in Thai capital against government

Reuters, Bangkok :Thousands of protesters in Thailand's capital demonstrated against the government of former coup leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Saturday, with many also demanding reforms to the

Bangladesh universities were recovering from years of gap. Then came COVID-19

Bangladesh universities were recovering from years of gap. Then came COVID-19

The public universities in Bangladesh had been conducting their academic activities without hindrances thanks to the absence of significant political disturbances. Still, the coronavirus crisis has reversed their hard-fought gains.After

Eight arrested over deadly mosque blasts in Narayanganj

Eight arrested over deadly mosque blasts in Narayanganj

Eight people, including four engineers of Titas Gas, have been arrested in connection with the fatal air-conditioner blasts in a Narayanganj mosque that left 32 people dead.They were apprehended by

Bangladesh records 1,567 new virus cases, deaths top 4,900

Bangladesh records 1,567 new virus cases, deaths top 4,900

Bangladesh has logged 1,567 cases of the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking the tally to 347,372.The death toll jumped to 4,913 after 32 fatalities from the disease

White House says five more countries seriously considering Israel deals

Reuters, Mosinee :White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said on Thursday that five more countries are seriously considering striking a normalisation deal with Israel after the United

Moderna and Pfizer reveal secret blueprints for coronavirus vaccine trials

The New York Times :Two drug companies that are leading the race to develop coronavirus vaccines bowed to public pressure Thursday, abandoning their traditional secrecy and releasing comprehensive road

Nat'l committee suggests advance payment by govt to get vaccine quickly

Staff Reporter  :The National Technical Advisory Committee formed to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic, has advised the government to go for an advance payment in a bid to procure the

Coronavirus may increase premature births, studies suggest

The New York Times :Pregnant women who are infected with the coronavirus and hospitalised are at risk for developing serious complications and may face an elevated risk for delivering

Teen girl gang raped in a bus in Comilla

Our Correspondent :A 16-year-old girl was reportedly held captive and gangraped in a Tisha Plus Paribahan bus in Comilla.Police arrested the bus driver Arif Hossain Sohel and his assistant

Dhaka not among 109 smart cities

Dhaka not among 109 smart cities

News Desk :Dhaka has not been in the list of 109 cities in the world under the 2020 Smart City Index.The Smart City Index ranks cities based on economic

Workers are seen producing disposable medical gowns at a factory in Dhaka.

Workers are seen producing disposable medical gowns at a factory in Dhaka.

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Kuwait court refuses to release Papul ; Trial postponed till October 1

Kuwait court refuses to release Papul ; Trial postponed till October 1

News Desk :A Kuwait court has rejected Laxmipur-2 lawmaker Shahid Islam Papul's plea for release after the hearing of a case accusing him of human trafficking, money laundering, bribing

Bangladesh gains strong footholds in PPE export market

Special Correspondent :Bangladesh earned Tk 4,500 crore from export of personal protective equipment (PPE) to 71 countries in the last few months taking advantage of the rising demand for