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Several thousand families homeless in Mirpur – 7 slum fire

Dhaka, Aug 17 (UNB) – There is nothing new in slum fire in Dhaka city. When it happens, it leaves thousands of people in deep despair. Over 20,000 slum dwellers turned paupers within hours in Friday night’s fast-moving fire in the city’s Mirpur area. “We’ve lost all that we had — fans, utensils, clothes and money whatever. We’ve been left ... Read More »

More than two million Muslims begin hajj pilgrimage

Makkah, Saudi Arabia, Aug 9, 2019 – More than two million Muslims begin the annual hajj on Friday as the Saudi hosts seek to deter politicisation of the pilgrimage against a backdrop of simmering Gulf tensions. The hajj, one of the world’s largest religious gatherings, is one of Islam’s five pillars and must be undertaken by all rich Muslims with ... Read More »

Overcrowded hospitals get 1096 more dengue patients

Dhaka – Some 1,096 people suffering from dengue fever were hospitalized across the country in the last 24 hours till 8 am on Monday, showing a gradual rise in the number of such patients over the last several days. However, there was no death during the period as per the official record. According to the Directorate General of Health Services ... Read More »

Bangladesh fixes charges for dengue diagnostic tests

Dhaka – Amid the alarming rise in the number of dengue patients in the country, the government on Sunday fixed charges for diagnosing dengue and directed all the public and private hospitals, clinics and diagnostic centres to abide by the official instruction. Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Abul Kalam Azad said the decision was ... Read More »

Dr Kamal slams govt for loss of lives in Chawkbazar fire

Dhaka – Jatiya Oikyafront Convener Dr Kamal Hossain on Tuesday blamed the government’s irresponsible role for the Chawkbazar fire as it did not take any step in compliance with a High Court order to make the Old Dhaka safe for people after the deadly Nimtoli fire incident in 2010. “After the Nimtoli fire incident nine years ago, the High Court ... Read More »

PM opens metro rail, bus rapid transit projects

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday inaugurated the construction works on the much-hyped first-ever metro rail service in the capital and the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) from Shahjalal International Airport to Gazipur. Sheikh Hasina formally inaugurated the construction works on these two mega projects unveiling plaques digitally from the Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) in the city. Dhaka, UNB News ... Read More »

HC upholds death penalty of 6 in Ahsanullah Master murder case

The High court on Wednesday upheld the death sentences of six convicts and commuted that of seven to life term jail in the Awami League leader Ahsanullah Master killing case.An HC bench of Justice Obaidul Hassan and Justice Krishna Debnath passed the order after hearing on appeal against a lower court verdict that had sentenced 22 people to death and ... Read More »

Arrest Hindu priest killers or quit job: Nasim

Health Minister Mohammed Nasim on Tuesday warned the police administration that they must arrest the killers of slain Hindu priest Anando Gopal Ganguly or quit the job.“If you want to continue with the service here, (you) must arrest the killers. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sent me here to ensure that the killers are arrested,” he said while addressing a ... Read More »

All-out efforts on to hunt down killers: PM

Pointing the finger at the BNP-Jamaat clique for all the recent planned secret killings in the country, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the intelligence and law enforcement agencies are out there to track down the culprits.”The government is not sitting idle…our stance about it is very tough …we’re doing whatever is needed …all from intelligence agencies to law ... Read More »

Real killers remain untouched: Khaleda

Stating that people of no religion are now safe under the current government, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Saturday night alleged that the real perpetrators of the recent secret killings remained untouched as they belong to the ruling party. “No one involved in the recent killings of so many people have so far been arrested as they belong to the ... Read More »

Khaleda again calls for dialogue to end political impasse

Dhaka – BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia Thursday called upon the ruling Awami League to resolve the current political impasse through talks by shunning the path of violence and anarchy. “We have already called upon the government to take initiative for talks with all to resolve the prevailing crisis and establish a representative government of people through an acceptable election. The ... Read More »

PM to address nation on tuesday

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will address the nation on Tuesday, marking the completion of two years of her government after the January-5 national election.The address will simultaneously be broadcast by Bangladesh Television, Bangladesh Betar as well as private TV channels and radio stations.In her address, Sheikh Hasina is expected to spell out her government’s successes and achievements in different fields.On ... Read More »

SC status que on restriction over screening of Rana Plaza movie

The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered to maintain status quo on the Appellate Division’s order on screening of Rana Plaza movie till September 14. The chamber court imposed the restriction just a day of releasing the movie at the screens of some cinema hall across the country. The chamber judge of the Appellate Division Justice Hasan Foez Siddique also fixed ... Read More »

Cruel hoax about finding Bnp leader Salahuddin Ahmed

Gaibandha police searched remote char areas of Phulchhari in Gainabdha district on Thursday evening to find out Bnp joint secretary general Salahuddin Ahmed on the basis of a phone call, but subsequently confirmed that it was a hoax. The superintendent of police of Gaibandha told journalists that on receipt of a mobile phone call from one Siraj Master who introduced ... Read More »

North Korean diplomat found smuggling gold leaves Dhaka

North Korean diplomat Son Young Nam, who was found carrying 27kg gold at the Shahjalal airport here on Friday, has left Dhaka as per a 72-hour ultimatum given by the Bangladesh government. “We had given him a 72-hour ultimatum and he left Dhaka accordingly,” a senior official at the Foreign Ministry told journalists. The official also said they summoned North ... Read More »

Democracy’s full potential only with free expression, dialogue: Bernicat

US Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat on Sunday said a democracy can only achieve its full potential with ample and safe space for free expression, opposition voices, and political dialogue. “Freedom of expression and dissent are critical contributors to a vital democratic process,” she said while addressing a function at the Liberation War Museum in the city. The ... Read More »