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Covid-19 cases on sharp rise in Dhaka; 2 more die in a day

Dhaka, April 4 – In a sharp rise 9 more new COVID-19 positive cases were detected in Bangladesh during in 24 hours ending on Saturday morning , according to Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR). Two more coronavirus (COVID-19) patients died in the country overnight raising the death toll to eight, IEDCR sources said. Read More »

Indian FM Jaishankar in Dhaka says, many things to discuss

Dhaka, Aug 19 (UNB) – Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on Monday night said Bangladesh and India have many things to discuss to take the relationship between the two neighbouring countries to a higher level. “We’ve a very good relationship. We’ve a very strong relationship. We’ve many things to discuss about taking the relationship to a higher level,” ... Read More »

2 die of dengue in Dhaka, Chandpur

Dhaka, Aug 15 (UNB)- Two people, including a madrasha student, died of dengue in Chandpur and Dhaka districts on Wednesday and Thursday. In Dhaka, a woman died of the mosquito-borne disease at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Mousumi Akhter, 25, wife of Md Mamun of Bhandaria in Pirojpur. Quoting family members, DMCH police ... Read More »

Indo-Bangla secretary-level talks on water issues in Dhaka

Dhaka, Aug 8 (UNB) – Bangladesh and India are holding secretary-level talks here to discuss water-related issues between the two neighbours. The meeting began at state guesthouse Meghna at 11am on Thursday and a media briefing is scheduled for 5:45pm. Indian Water Resources Secretary Upendra Prasad Singh and his Bangladesh counterpart Kabir Bin Anwar are leading the delegations, an official ... Read More »

Four of a family injured in AC catches fire in Dhaka

Dhaka, Aug 5 (UNB) – Four members of a family, including two children, suffered serious burn injuries as an air conditioner caught fire in their house at Kathalbagan in the city early Monday. The injured were identified as Moniruzzaman Liton, 42, a magician, his wife Maria FerdousTumpa, 27, their daughter Laiva, 8, and nine-month-old son Livan. Raihanul Ashraf, senior station ... Read More »

18 people died of dengue in Dhaka, says DG Health Services

Dhaka, Aug 3 (UNB) – Eighteen dengue patients died in the capital city since the beginning of this year, the government said Saturday. Officially, the death toll was 14 until the morning. The Health Emergency Operations Center of the Directorate General of Health Services updated the figure in the afternoon. But unofficial estimates suggest the death toll is higher. Dhaka, ... Read More »

Ban Ki-Moon wants global climate adaptation centre in Dhaka

Dhaka, Jul 10 (UNB) – Former UN Secretary-General, who is also the chairman of the Global Commission on Adaptation, Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday proposed setting up a global centre for adaptation in Bangladesh for the South and South-East Asia. He placed the proposal when he along with President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands Dr Hilda C Heine met ... Read More »

Queen Maxima in Dhaka to promote financial services access

Dhaka, July 9 (UNB) – UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA) Queen Maxima arrived here on Tuesday evening to promote people’s access to financial services in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is currently developing a national strategy to improve people’s access to financial services. In Bangladesh, only 36 percent of women have bank accounts, compared to 65 percent of ... Read More »

3 suspects killed in ‘gunfights’ in Dhaka, Comilla, N’ganj

Dhaka, June 20 (UNB) – Three people, including two suspected criminals and a ‘drug dealer’, were killed in alleged gunfights with law enforcers in Dhaka, Cumilla and Narayanganj on Thursday. In Dhaka, a suspected criminal was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Basila Garden City in Mohammadpur. The deceased was identified as Tanvir Ahmed Anik, 36. ... Read More »

Bangladesh Biman flight makes emergency landing in Dhaka

Dhaka, June 3 (UNB)-A domestic flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines made an emergency landing at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport here on Monday morning. General Manager (PR) of Biman Shakil Meraj told UNB that the domestic flight of Biman BG-1433 made an emergency landing at 8am shortly after it had taken off from Shahajalal Airport for Cox’s Bazar via Chattogram. The ... Read More »

Woman cop, rickshaw-puller hurt in Dhaka crude bomb blast

Dhaka, May 26 – Two people, including a female traffic police officer, were injured in a crude bomb explosion in the city’s Malibagh area on Sunday night. The injured are Rasheda Akhter Lovely, 28, an assistant sub-inspector of traffic police, and Lal Miah, 50, a rickshaw-puller. Traffic sergeant Enamul Haque said miscreants threw a crude bomb at Malibagh crossing around ... Read More »

Bangladesh Fashionology Summit in Dhaka on May 2

Dhaka, April 18 – Smart clothing is the fourth industrial textile revolution, a sector that will reach a sales volume of more than $130 billion in 2025, said Mostafiz Uddin, founder of Bangladesh Apparel Exchange (BAE). He said this at a press conference which held at a hotel in the capital yesterday. The second ever Bangladesh Fashionology Summit will be ... Read More »

Worker dies falling off govt secretariat building in Dhaka

Dhaka, Mar 28 (UNB) – A construction worker died after falling from an under-construction building at the Secretariat here on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Ashraful Islam, 21, son of Joynal Abedin of Nilphamari district. Ashraful fell from the sixth floor of the under-construction building at 10:45 PM and sustained injuries, said Sub-inspector Saiful who was on duty at ... Read More »

At least 19 dead in Banani FR Tower Fire in Dhaka

Dhaka, Mar 28 (UNB) – The death toll from the devastating fire at FR Tower in the city’s Banani area rose to 19 as 13 more bodies were recovered from the spot when the blaze was brought under control on Thursday evening.  The massive fire broke out at the multi-storey building at Kamal Ataturk Avenue around 12:45pm. Khurshid Anwar,  senior ... Read More »

University student’s death on road sparks protests in Dhaka

Dhaka, Mar 19 (UNB) – Students of different private universities blocked the road in front of Jamuna Future Park following the death of a student of Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) in a road crash in front of Bashundhara gate in the capital on Tuesday morning. The victim was identified as Abrar Ahmed Chowdhury, son of Brig General (retd) Arif ... Read More »

16,000 cops to be deployed in Dhaka on Ekushey duty

Dhaka, Feb 19 (UNB) – Around 16,000 police personnel will be deployed across the capital city on February 21, the Language Martyrs Day and International Mother Language Day. “Of them, 6, 000 will be working to ensure safety around the Central Shaheed Minar,” Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia said on Tuesday. “There’s no fear of militant attack,” he ... Read More »

BNP’s human chain in Dhaka on opening day of 11th Parliament

Dhaka, Jan 30 (UNB) – Reiterating that the current parliament has not been formed with people’s mandate, BNP on Wednesday demanded reelection under a neutral administration to establish a ‘pro-people’ government. “Awami league established a one-party rule in 1975 annihilating democracy. In the same style, they’ve now formed a government and parliament without people’s mandate by snatching people’s all the basic ... Read More »