Tuesday , July 14 2020
Home / News / Nation (page 10)


CMH doctor killed in Savar road accident

A doctor of Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Dhaka was killed as a bus rammed his motorcycle at Islampur on the Dhaka-Aricha Highway in Dhamrai upazila of Dhaka district on Friday afternoon.The deceased was identified as Sergeant Ibrahim Hossain, son of Sekandar Ali, a resident of Gopalpur village in Kalkini upazila of Madaripur district. Read More »

Narail-Lohagara-Kalna road in appalling state

The 19 kilometre road from Narail to Kalna via Lohagara has become woefully unfit for use barely two years after its reconstruction. Potholes have developed in numerous places of the road making it difficult for the vehicles to ply and walking on it wearisome. Consequently, accidents are commonplace here these days keeping the commuters in constant fear.Sources at Roads & ... Read More »

Khaleda sick, won’t be in court Thursday

BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia will not appear to court for hearing in the Zia Charitable and Zia Orphanage Trust graft cases Thursday. The hearing will be held at the Special Judge’s Court-3 of Judge Abu Ahmed Jomadar setup on Alia Madrasa premises at Bakshibazar. Earlier, the court had set December 3 for cross-examination of the witnesses and recording depositions ... Read More »

Rapist gets life behind bars in Gaibandha

A tribunal on Tuesday convicted a man and put him behind bars for life for raping a housewife in Sundarganj upazila in 2005.The convict identified as Khairul Islam, a resident of Bazarpara village of the upazila, was also fined Tk 25000, in default of which he will have to suffer one year more imprisonment. Read More »

Proper enforcement of CRP Law stressed

Speakers at a seminar here yesterday emphasized the need for proper enforcement of the Consumers’ Rights Protection (CRP) Law for protecting the consumers’ rights together with freeing the human body from any food poisoning and other contamination.They observed that the issue of the consumers’ rights is well accepted throughout the world and in the free market economy and there is ... Read More »

BAF recruits’ passing out parade held

The passing out parade of Recruits’ Entry No-43 of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) was held at the Recruits’ Training School (RTS) at Shamshernagar here on Monday, said a press release of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).Senior Secretary of Ministry of Defence Kazi Habibul Awal reviewed the smartly turned out parade and took salute as the Chief Guest. Later, he distributed trophies ... Read More »

Nine shopkeepers fined in Manikganj

A mobile court fined nine shopkeepers on Monday for trading polythene paper in different markets here.Manikganj District Administration conducted an anti polythene drive at Beuthaghat Bazaar, Taraghat bazaar and Manikganj Bazaar today. Read More »

Travel thru’ Benapole with handwritten passport closed

Travel has been stopped between two neighboring countries India and Bangladesh with handwritten passport through Benapole border from Thursday.The immigration authorities at Benapole check post put an end to the effectiveness of the handwritten passports for entering India from Bangladesh and vice versa.Tariqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Benapole immigration check post, said they took the decision following a directive from the ... Read More »

Man killed in Patuakhali trawler capsize

A man was killed and two others were injured as a timber-laden trawler capsized after being hit by a launch in the confluence of Lohalia and Laukadi rivers in PatuakhaliSadar upazila on early Saturday.The deceased was identified as Jamal, hailing from Shutabaria village in Golachipa upazila. Read More »

Strict enforcement of tobacco control law to safeguard juvenile stressed

Experts and stakeholders yesterday observed that proper enforcement of the amended tobacco control law has become indispensable to protect the young generation especially adolescents from the negative impacts of tobacco use particularly smoking.They told BSS that one of the strongholds of the amended law for tobacco control is that it bans the selling of cigarettes to those below 18 years. Read More »

AL leader killed in Rajshahi road crash

A local Awami League leader was killed and five other people were injured in a road accident at Pullapukur area on the Rajshahi- Pabna Highway in Puthia upazila of the district on Thursday.The deceased was identified as Shafiqul, publicity secretary of Naohata municipality unit of Awami League. Read More »

Bangladeshi shot dead by BSF on Gotamari border

A Bangladeshi national was shot to death by members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) at Gotamari border point in Hatibandha upazila early Friday.The deceased was identified as Amulla Chandra Barman, 38, son of Mohesh Chandra Roy, a resident of Daikhola in Hatibandha upazila. Read More »

4 jute godowns gutted in Gazipur

Four jute godowns were gutted by a fire at Konabari Notun Bazar area of Gazipur yesterday morning.Being informed, two fire fighters from Kaliakoir rushed to the spot and controlled the fire after one hour with the help of local people, Joydebpur fire service station officer Hasibur Rahman said. Read More »

4 held with 450 tortoises in Satkhira

Police in a drive arrested four people along with 450 tortoises from Machkhola village in Sadar upazila on Wednesday afternoon. The arrestees were identified as Kamal Chandra Shil, hailing from Barguna, Islam Dhali, a resident of Laxmidari village, Hafizur Rahman and Khrishno Bachar, residents of Gangni village of sadar upazila.Emdad Sheikh, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station, said being tipped off, ... Read More »

BGB-BSF flag meeting held in Benapole

A battalion commander level flag meeting between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) was held here on Tuesday.Lieutenant Colonel Tariqul Islam, staff officer of the BGB Dhaka Headquarters, led the 10-member delegation while Trivedi Satwant, officer of Kolkata IPS, led his country’s team at the meeting held at BGB camp auditorium in Benapole. Read More »

Three-day recitation festival begins tomorrow in Faridpur

A three-day regional recitation festival and workshop of Dhaka Zone-2 organized by Bangladesh Abriti Samanay Parishad will begin here from tomorrow (November 26) at local Shilpakala academy auditorium.The festival will be participated by thirteen groups of ten districts of southern side of river Padma which is known as Dhaka Zone -2. Read More »

Fire at Jessore carbon factory

A fire broke out at a carbon factory at Narendrapur in Sadar upazila of Jessore district on Monday night.Ruhul Quddus, acting assistant director of Jessore Fire Service and Civil Defence, said the fire erupted in the factory of Khulna Carbon Industries Limited, a Chinese venture, in the area around 7.30pm. Read More »

Former JCD vice-president held in Sylhet

Police arrested former vice-president of Chhatra Dal Abdul Ahad Khan Jamal from Mirabazar area in the city early Monday.Sohel Ahmad, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station, said tipped off, a team of police conducted a raid at the JCD leader’s residence in the area and arrested him at about 1:00 am. Read More »

Dublar Char prepares for popular ‘Rash Mela’ amid tight security

Authorities have taken special security measures ahead of the famous three-day ‘Rash Mela’ at Dublar Char Island near the Sundarbans, beginning on Tuesday.Hundreds of thousands of people, irrespective of their beliefs, throng festival at Alorkol, which is located on the coast of the Bay of Bengal in Sarankhola upazila of the district.Unlike previous years, one will require to obtain permission ... Read More »

Construction of 4km road begins in Rangpur

Construction of two four-kilometre long roads from Chawrahat to Sarai and Jafarganj to Keranirhat have begun under Ward No-7 and Ward No-10 respectively in the city.Mayor of Rangpur City Corporation (RCC) Alhaj Sarfuddin Ahmed Jhantu inaugurated the construction work of the roads by cutting a ribbon at two separate ceremonies as the chief guest on Sunday afternoon. Read More »

210 demonstration plots set up in Jamalpur

Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) has taken a programme to set up 210 demonstration plots of Boro paddy in seven upazilas of the district during the current Robi season.The DAE office sources said three varieties of Boro paddy will be cultivated in the demonstration plots. Of the plots, BRRI-28 variety will be cultivated on 115 plots, BRRI-29 variety on 55 ... Read More »

Two held with 18-kg ganja in Habiganj

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested two drug traffickers with 18-kg ganja from Mantala Railway Station under Madhabpur upazila of the district last night.The arrested were identified as Nazmul Haque, a resident of Chandpur village under Bijoynagar upazila in Brahmanbaria district and Abul Kalam, a resident in Bailapur area of Savar upazila. Read More »

IS threatens more attacks in Bangladesh

Radical group Islamic State has threatened more attacks in “Bengal” meaning Bangladesh.In the latest issue of its magazine ‘Dabiq’, the group has a full article titled “The Revival of Jihad in Bengal”.”The soldiers of the Khilafah will continue to rise and expand in Bengal and their actions will continue,” the article warns.The article claimed responsibility for the murders of Italian ... Read More »

Prices of winter vegetables fallen sharp in Jhenaidah

The prices of the vegetables have fallen sharply when the huge quantities of vegetables started rushing in the early winter. Although the price fallen had satisfied the consumers, it had aggrieved the farmers when price fallen sharply in a week.When this Correspondent had visited a number of kitchen markets like Garaganj, Dakbangla, Bhatai, Sailkupa, Seikhpara and Bishoykhali and Halidhani in ... Read More »

Paturia-Daulatdia ferry services resume after 7 hrs

Ferry services on the Paturia-Daulatdia route in the Padma river resumed after seven hours of disruption caused by dense fog on Thursday morning.Mahiuddin Rasel, manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) at Aricha, said they kept suspended ferry services and plying of the water vessels from 2:30am to 9:30am due to blurred visibility for dense fog.Seven ferries-‘Khan Jahan Ali’, ... Read More »

Winter income tax fair begins in Rajshahi

A three-day Winter Income Tax Fair begins here as in other divisional cities in the country today with the main thrust of bringing a new taste and flavor among the city dwellers.This is for the first time the Winter Income Tax Fair is being taken place in the city. Rajshahi Zonal Tax Commissioner’s Office is organising the fair on its ... Read More »

Man jailed for Railway ticket black marketing

A mobile court sentenced a man to six months jail for selling Railway ticket in black market at Jamalpur railway station on Wednesday evening.According to RAB-14 sources a team of the elite force led by Deputy Assistant Director, Abdus Sabur Sheikh raided the station area and arrested Md Ikbal Hossain, 56, with six tickets of intercity Teesta train. Read More »