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  • Coronavirus: 29 more die, 3,288 new cases detected in 24hrs
  • Coronavirus: 29 more die, 3,288 new cases detected in 24hrs
  • Coronavirus: Capital's Wari put under 21-day lockdown
  • Railways development comes into focus in new fiscal
  • Bangladesh gearing up for new era of taxation
  • Bangladesh now 8th in global weekly increase of Covid-19 cases: WHO
  • Covid-19 death toll nears 2,000 in Bangladesh
  • Covid-19 Bangladesh: Total cases raise to 1,56,391 as death toll now 1,968
  • Global coronavirus fatalities surge to 524,614
  • Coronavirus Hotline Numbers: 01944333222, 16263, 333; website: www.corona.gov.bd
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5 to walk gallows for Laldighi massacre

5 to walk gallows for Laldighi massacre
A court yesterday sentenced five people to death in a case over the gruesome killing of 24 people attending Awami League President Sheikh Hasina's rally in Chattogram back in 1988. The court, after long 32 years of the killing, also sentenced them the imprisonment of 10 years each in the case. In addition, each of the convicts was also fined Tk 50,000. Chattogram acting Special Judge Mohammad Ismail Hossain pronounced the verdict. The convicts are then Kotwali thana patrol inspector Gobinda Chandra Mondal, and then constables Mustafizur Rahman, Pradeep Barua, Mohammad Abdullah and Momtaz Uddin. According to the prosecution, Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina, also the leader of the then alliance of 15 opposition parties was heading towards…

US to deploy poll observers

US to deploy poll observers

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller yesterday said the US will deploy an election observer team to the Dhaka city polls to observe the democratic process in the country. Miller told this to reporters after a meeting with the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda at the Election Commission…
Raise awareness against drug abuse, militancy

Raise awareness against drug abuse, militancy

President Abdul Hamid yesterday urged the scouts to continue their active role in raising social awareness against drugs, terrorism, militancy, child-marriage and fanaticism. "I hope, the scouts will keep up their active role in raising   awareness against drugs, terrorism, militancy,…
PM’s directive

PM’s directive

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina while addressing the 5th meeting of Fast Track Project Monitoring Committee at her office in the capital on Sunday   stressed the necessity of bringing more important projects under the watch of the Fast-Track Monitoring Committee alongside the existing 10 fast-track…
Plastics leading to environmental degradation

Plastics leading to environmental degradation

It is early dawn in Bali the famous Indonesian resort. Before the arrival of tourists hundreds of workers are sweeping away tons of plastic debris accumulated on the beach. Some of the plastic wastes are from Bali but most arrive from other Indonesian Islands like Java and Sumatra. Early in December…
BRTC to offload 49pc share in capital market

BRTC to offload 49pc share in capital market

The ‘Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation Bill, 2020’ was introduced in parliament yesterday to offload 49 per cent of its share in the capital market. Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader placed the bill in the parliament and it was sent to the respective Parliamentary Standing…
Iraq protesters ramp up pressure as deadline expires

Iraq protesters ramp up pressure as deadline expires

Thousands of Iraqi anti-government protesters grappled with security forces in a bid to shut streets across the country yesterday, a deadline they had given authorities to implement long-awaited reforms. Rallies have rocked Iraq since October but fearing they would lose momentum amid spiralling regional…
Curtain falls on 18th edition of DIFF

Curtain falls on 18th edition of DIFF

Emphasising the importance of film and its impact on the country’s cultural development, the curtain fell on the 18th edition of Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF) on Sunday with a promise of making a grand 19th edition of ‘DIFF’ next year. Organised by Rainbow Film Society,…
Seychelles secure last four berth

Seychelles secure last four berth

Seychelles secured a stunning semifinal berth in the Bangabandhu Gold Cup Football Tournament on the basis of goal difference leaving behind their neighbouring Mauritius when the match was ended on 2-2 draw yesterday at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.    The Seychelles led the first half…
Success blooms in flower nursery of enterprising Faridganj duo

Success blooms in flower nursery of enterprising Faridganj duo

Anwar Nursery in Purbo Borali village under Faridganj municipal area in Faridganj upazila of Chandpur district is the sole commercial floriculture enterprise, private or governmental, in the entire Faridganj. Set up on 33 decimals of paddy fields by a couple of young entrepreneurs, the tidy profits…
Gazette of 1,300 new FFs soon

Gazette of 1,300 new FFs soon

The Ministry of Liberation War Affairs will soon publish a gazette regarding the inclusion of more than 1,300 names in the list of freedom fighters (FFs). The inclusion is in line with the recommendations of the Jatiya Muktijoddha Council (Jamuka), ministry sources said. After conducting a thorough…
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