Govt asks DCs to take proper steps to address flood Govt asks DCs to take proper steps to address flood

Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus came up with the instruction through a virtual meeting today


SC stays HC order clearing way for WASA to raise water price by 25pc

SC stays HC order clearing way for WASA to raise water price by 25pc

The apex court on Tuesday stayed for 16 weeks an HC order that issued an injunction till August 10 on WASA’s decision to hike water tariff by 25 percent from April 1


JP MP Misbah proposes removal of Health Minister JP MP Misbah proposes removal of Health Minister

Pir Fazlur Rahman Misbah also proposes the name of Matia Chowdhury as minister for the key ministry


Foreign Minister urges US to invest in Bangladesh's health sector FM Momen urges US to invest in health sector

Dr Momen also sought US investment in economic zones (EZs) saying Bangladesh wants to see diversification in foreign investment


Parliament passes budget for 2020-21 FY Parliament passes budget for 2020-21 FY

They are, however,  allowed to participate in the discussion on Law Ministry and Health Ministry


Covid-19: More 64 die, 3,682 test positive, 1,844 recover in 24 hours Covid-19: Record 64 die in 24 hours

The infection rate for the day was recorded at 18.98 percent while the mortality rate is still hovering around 1.27 percent


Chandpur police super tests positive for coronavirus Chandpur police super tests positive for coronavirus

He is now in self-isolation at his home from where he is taking treatment


Kuriigram flood situation deteriorates further Kuriigram flood situation deteriorates further

Dharla and Brahmaputra rivers are flowing  61cm and 71cm above the danger level at Bridge point and Chilmari point respectively on Tuesday morning


Light to moderate rain likely across the country Light to moderate rain likely across the country

Maximum rainfall in the last 24 hours as of 6 am today was recorded 40 millimeters (mm) at Mongla in Khulna division


Buriganga launch capsize: Two more bodies found; death toll reaches 34
Buriganga launch capsize: Death toll reaches 34

However, the rescue operations are continuing for the second day after a fatal collision between two launches on Dhaka’s Buriganga River on Monday


Average life expectancy at birth rises to 72.6 years in Bangladesh Average life expectancy of Bangladeshis rises to 72.6

Male life expectancy increased slightly to 71.1 years from 70.8 in a year while female life expectancy rose to 74.2 years from 73.8


Chattogram Port Customs organises ’ biggest ever’ auction Ctg Port Customs organises ’ biggest ever’ auction

Various goods in 361 containers will be sold out in 174 separate lots as its owners failed to release their products in time from the port


Flooding maroons around one million people Flooding maroons around one million people

Floodwater has inundated fresh areas in the northern region of the country, causing immense sufferings to affected people


Bangladesh for ensuring universal online and distance learning amid COVID-19 pandemic COVID-19: Bangladesh for ensuring universal distance learning

The President of the Executive Board of UNICEF and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Ambassador Rabab Fatima makes the call


Case filed against 7 people over Buriganga launch capsize Case filed against 7 people over Buriganga launch capsize

At least 32 people were killed when launch ML Morning Bird sank in the Buriganga after another launch named Mayur 2  crashed into it near Farashganj Ghat in Dhaka on Monday


Covid-19: LGD urges DSCC to put Wari under strict lockdown Covid-19: LGD urges DSCC to put Wari under strict lockdown

Three outer roads and four inner roads are recommended to be brought under lockdown


Launch disaster becomes regular phenomenon Launch disaster becomes regular phenomenon

People still recall with shock the painful memories of MV Salahuddin -2 that capsized in a storm at Satnal on Dhaka-Bhola route of Meghna River on 3 May 2002, killing around 363 lives


Man rescued alive after 12-hr of Buriganga launch tragedy Man rescued alive after 12-hr of Buriganga launch tragedy

The man is Sumon Bepary, 32, son of Sajol Bepary, of Abdullahpur in Tongibari upazila of Munshiganj district. He is a fruit trader at Badamtoli


Ittefaq photojournalist Rehena dies Ittefaq photojournalist Rehena dies

Rehena who was a member of Bangladesh Women Journalist Association left behind two daughters, her husband and a host of relatives


Formulate strategy to overcome socio-economic challenge Formulate strategy to overcome socio-economic challenge

Economist Fahmida Khatun says the government should be appreciated for unveiling a growth-oriented budget amid the corona pandemic


GM Quader for action against those responsible for launch capsize 

Launch capsize: GM Quader for action against those responsible

In a statement, he also urged the government to form an ‘effective probe’ committee to unearth what really caused the accident


Dhaka, Delhi want to strengthen ties addressing challenges
Dhaka, Delhi want to strengthen ties addressing challenges

Riva Ganguly Das, Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, emphasized that the geographical proximity and road and river connectivity through ports between the two countries provide many opportunities which they can leverage


It's a murder:Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury It's a murder:Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury

Each family of the deceased will get Tk 1.5 lakh from the river disaster fund of BIWTA


Govt to convert virtual court ordinance to permanent law: Anisul Govt to convert virtual court ordinance to permanent law: Anisul

Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq said the government is intending to convert the temporary virtual court 


Bashundhara Group Chairman condoles deaths of Layla Arjumand, Abdullah Al Mohsin Bashundhara chairman condoles deaths of Layla, Abdullah

In a message, the Bashundhara Group Chairman on Monday expresses his deep condolences at the death of Layla Arjumand Banu and Abdullah Al Mohsin Chowdhury


China provides more life saving medical equipment to Bangladesh China provides more life saving medical equipment to Bangladesh

The equipment includes nine High-flow Heated Respiratory Humidifier, 18 High-flow Heated Respiratory Humidifiers Solution-A, 18 High-flow Heated Respiratory Humidifiers Solution-B


7-member body formed over launch capsize in Buriganga 7-member body formed over launch capsize in Buriganga

The Shipping Ministry issued an office order forming the committee with the ministry’s joint secretary 


Finance Bill 2020 passed in Jatiya Sangsad Finance Bill 2020 passed in Jatiya Sangsad

 Finance Bill 2020 incorporated some minor changes that include minimizing the lock-in period for investing black money


Agriculture in the spotlight in Covid-hit Bangladesh Agriculture in the spotlight in Covid-hit Bangladesh

Although the coronavirus outbreak in Bangladesh has halted almost all economic activities and disrupted the supply chain


Country has 1crore 9 lakh 42,500 sacrificial animals this year

Country has 1.09 crore sacrificial animals this year

Last year, the number of sacrificial animals in the country was 1 crore 18 lakh


Noted journalist Mozammel Haque dies of Covid -19 Noted journalist Mozammel Haque dies of Covid -19

Weekly Ajker Surjodoy chief editor and freedom fighter Khondaker Mozammel Haque died at a city hospital on Monday


UN bodies distribute agro-machinery, seed to support Cox’s Bazar farmers UN bodies distribute agro-machinery, seed to support Cox’s Bazar farmers

The machinery, including power tillers, threshers, and diesel generators, will benefit 500 farmers who belong to 25 farmer groups in Ukhiya


Proposed budget help to create rural employment: Matia Proposed budget help to create rural employment: Matia

Ruling party lawmaker and former agriculture minister Matia Chowdhury said the proposed budget for 2020-21 will help to fight against COVID-19 


Govt imposes fees on COVID-19 tests Govt imposes fees on COVID-19 tests

The government has fixed fees for COVID-19 tests at the government run-facilities to avert unnecessary testing


Mobile courts to ensure health guidelines at cattle markets: DSCC Mayor Mobile courts to ensure health guidelines at cattle markets

He urged people to be aware of Covid-19 while celebrating Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest festival of the Muslims


Former IGP Javed Patwary made Bangladesh ambassador to Saudi Arabia Javed Patwary new Bangladesh Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

 Government has decided to appoint former Inspector General of Police Dr. Mohammad Javed Patwary as the next Ambassador of Bangladesh to Saudi Arabia


37 judges of subordinate courts infected with Coronavirus 37 judges of subordinate courts infected with Coronavirus

A total of 37 judges and 101 staff of subordinate courts and 38 officials of the Supreme Court were infected with coronavirus


National portal to be transformed into service domain National portal to be transformed into service domain

Bangladesh launched world’s largest national content portal (Bangladesh.gov.bd) collaborating 2500 websites under one platform to ease public service


Buriganga launch capsize: Each victim’s family to get Tk one lakh from government  

Buriganga launch capsize: Each victim’s family to get Tk1 lakh

State Minister for Shipping Ministry came up with the information on Monday

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