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5 jamaats to be held at Baitul Mukarram from 7am on Eid day
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5 jamaats to be held at Baitul Mukarram from 7am on Eid day

There will be five jamaats at the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque on the day of Eid-ul-Fitr.

  • Four killed, 13 injured in road accidents

    Four people were killed and 13 others injured in road accidents in three districts during the last two days, according to reports from our correspondents and a news agency.

  • ‘Manabatar Bazar’ halted in Barishal

    Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal (BSD) yesterday alleged that a vested quarter is pressuring to close their relief activities in Barishal city, including their “Manabatar Bazar” initiative.

  • Doubling of incentive on inward remittance proposed: minister

    A proposal has been sent to the finance minister to double the existing two percent incentive for inward remittance, said Expatriates Welfare Minister Imran Ahmad yesterday.

  • ‘An interference of bureaucracy’

    Public university teachers have demanded cancellation of the appointment of a former additional secretary as treasurer of Bangamata Sheikh Fojilatunnesa Mujib Science and Technology University in Jamalpur.

  • Allocations for Indigenous People: ‘Every ministry should have dedicated budget’

    As the national budget is allocated among ministries, every ministry should have a dedicated budget for indigenous people, said rights activists and members of a parliamentary caucus on indigenous and ethnic minority in an virtual discussion yesterday.

  • 26pc developed antibody without testing Covid-19 positive in Ctg: researchers

    Around 89 percent of people who tested positive for Covid-19 in RT-PCR tests, and 26 percent who tested negative in Chattogram, developed antibodies against the virus, according to a study conducted by researchers in the port city.

  • Govt to set up rehabs in 7 divisions

    The government has taken up a project to construct seven 200-bed drug addiction treatment and rehabilitation centres in seven divisions, under the Department of Narcotics (DNC).

  • Suhrawardy Udyan: Trees given names of freedom fighters

    Environmental activists yesterday put placards with the names of freedom fighters, including seven Bir Shreshthas, on trees at the capital’s Suhrawardy Udyan -- in a symbolic bid to save them.

  • Mamata thanks Momen, highlights stronger ties

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has thanked Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen for his recent congratulatory message to her.

  • Over 1 lakh released on bail in two phases

    A total of 1,03,432 under-trial prisoners including 1,291 accused children have got released from jails on bail from virtual courts across the country in two phases over 76 working days.

  • Filing complaints now easier than ever

    It was quite a pleasant surprise for Kawser Alam when he found Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) workers clearing the dumped waste in front of his house, a day after he lodged a complaint through an app called “Sobar Dhaka”.

  • Cutting trees in name of dev must stop: experts

    Suhrawardy Udyan, located adjacent to Dhaka University, has a long history as a public park. From political rallies to public fairs, the grounds of this historic site have always been used for varied purposes throughout the years.

  • Protests rage on

    Protests against cutting down trees at the capital’s Suhrawardy Udyan for the implementation of a mega project at the historic site continued throughout the day yesterday.

  • Death Valley

    When friends suggested going to Death Valley for Christmas I was startled. It was not exactly a warm and fuzzy name. But in the end I agreed to join them for a camping trip in this desert wilderness in south-eastern California.

  • Eight returnees who fled hospital didn’t carry Indian variant

    Eight Covid-19-positive Bangladeshis, who had returned from India and then fled from quarantine at Jashore General Hospital, were not infected by the Indian variant of coronavirus, according to the genomic sequencing report prepared by Jashore Science and Technology University’s genome centre.

  • Wait for justice gets longer

    Justice could not be delivered even 17 years after the grisly murder of Awami League lawmaker Ahsanullah Master as appeals in case are still now pending with the apex court.

  • ‘Govt serving one company’s interest’

    The government did not keep any alternative source for importing Covid-19 vaccine to serve business interest of a particular company that have gained a huge profit, alleged Jatiya Party Chairman and Deputy Leader of the Opposition GM Quader yesterday.

  • Visa delays leave students worried

    Thousands of USA-aspirant students are worried about the future as visa-related services have been halted in Bangladesh amid Covid-19 related restrictions. Despite securing scholarships and funding for their degrees, the students remain unsure whether they will be able to pursue higher education in the United States.

  • UGC allows online exams for public univs

    The University Grants Commission (UGC) yesterday allowed public universities to hold exams online, considering students’ interests and also reducing session jams.

  • Activists make 9-point demand

    Demanding an impartial investigation and fair trial in the case of a college girl who was found dead at a Gulshan apartment, Bangladesh Mahila Parishad (BMP) and National Committee for Prevention of Violence against Women and Girls and Social Injustice expressed grave concern over the increasing level of violence and abuse against women and girls in Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Don’t want concrete structures at greenery’s expense: protesters

    Protesting an ongoing construction project at the capital’s Suhrawardy Udyan, as part of which many old trees are being felled, green activists and students held a rally at Shahbagh yesterday.

  • Twitter attempts to get into news subscription service by acquiring Scroll

    The Scroll service is a clever hack that tells websites not to serve you advertisements by using third-party cookies or browser extensions. It’s not exactly an ad-blocker, but it does give a portion of your subscription fee to the websites you visit that participate. It will no longer welcome new signups now that it has been purchased by Twitter.

  • Sylhet region's health under risk

    Health Under Risk

  • No excuse for polluting the environment: Gowher Rizvi

    Prime Minister’s International Affairs Adviser Dr Gowher Rizvi yesterday said industries are important for economic growth, but there is no excuse behind polluting the environment recklessly.

  • Plan to move Dhaka’s overhead power cables underground finally completed

    Dhaka Power Distribution Company Ltd (DPDC) has finally completed its design and plan to implement its proposed underground cabling project to make the city free from overhead power cables.

  • Body recovered

    SUST student killed in Sylhet road crash

    A Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) student was killed in a road crash in Sylhet yesterday.

  • DU considering holding final exams online

    The deans’ committee of Dhaka University yesterday recommended holding final examinations of all academic years via online.

  • ‘Make local authorities’ permission mandatory’

    Permission from the local authorities should be mandatory to stop unplanned development in rural areas, said Local Government, Rural Development

  • Cumilla residents demand justice for college girl’s death

    Several thousand citizens gathered to form a human chain at Kandirpar of Cumilla yesterday noon to protest death of a college girl at her flat in Dhaka’s Gulshan area.

  • Sector commander Nooruzzaman’s death anniversary

    Today is the 10th death anniversary of Lt Col (retd) Quazi Nooruzzaman, Bir Uttam, commander of sector-7 during the 1971 Liberation War.

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