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MC College gang rape: Charges pressed against eight people

02:13 PM, 03 Dec 2020 Thursday

Police on Thursday pressed charges against eight people in a case filed over the gang rape of a woman at Sylhet MC College...

Hong Kong pro-democracy tycoon Jimmy Lai detained for fraud

12:04 PM, 03 Dec 2020 Thursday

Hong Kong media tycoon and pro-democracy supporter Jimmy Lai has been charged with fraud and detained until a court hearing in April next year...

Covid-19 vaccines: Bangladesh has ‘limited choices’

11:20 AM, 03 Dec 2020 Thursday

As three Covid-19 vaccines look ready to be rolled out soon, now one question is crossing the public mind where actually Bangladesh is in the line to have one. Many health experts think that things are getting complicated for Bangladesh to get one anytime soon...

Debidwar upazila chairman dies from coronavirus

10:48 AM, 03 Dec 2020 Thursday

Md Joynul Abedeen, Devidwar upazila chairman of Cumilla, has died from coronavirus. He was 85. Joynul, also the upazila Awami League President, breathed his last while undergoing treatment at Anwar Khan Modern Medical College Hospital in Dhaka around 6:30am on Thursday...

CDC chief warns Americans face ‘rough’ winter from COVID-19 surge

09:41 AM, 03 Dec 2020 Thursday

The head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned on Wednesday the COVID-19 pandemic, still raging with unprecedented fury nationwide, will pose the country’s grimmest health crisis yet over the next few months, before vaccines become widely available...

China influence ‘on steroids’ targets Biden team: US official

09:04 AM, 03 Dec 2020 Thursday

Chinese agents have stepped up their efforts to influence President-elect Joe Biden's incoming administration, a US intelligence official has said...

Iran nuclear crisis: Law aims to boost enrichment and block inspectors

08:16 AM, 03 Dec 2020 Thursday

Iran has moved to stop UN inspections of its nuclear sites and step up uranium enrichment under a new law approved by its parliament. The bill would require the government to resume enriching uranium to 20%...

PRAN-RFL provides food to another corona affected 6000 families

05:32 PM, 02 Dec 2020 Wednesday

PRAN-RFL Group, one of the business conglomerates of Bangladesh, has continued its food support to the helpless and poor people, who have become affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The group has recently provided food and protective equipment among six thousand families...

Coronavirus: 38 die, 2198 infected, 2562 recover in 24 hours

04:18 PM, 02 Dec 2020 Wednesday

The death toll from coronavirus has reached 6,713 as 38 more people died from the disease in the last 24 hours. Besides, 2,198 more tested positive for the virus, raising the number of such cases to 469,423. Directorate General of Health Services said in a press release on Wednesday...

Entire int’l community should stand together over Rohingya repatriation: EU

02:38 PM, 02 Dec 2020 Wednesday

European Union (EU) Ambassador to Bangladesh Rensje Teerink on Wednesday said the whole international community should stand together to find a solution with focus on voluntary and sustainable repatriation of Rohingyas...

Covid Pfizer vaccine approved for use next week in UK

02:15 PM, 02 Dec 2020 Wednesday

The UK has become the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for widespread use. British regulator, the MHRA, says the jab, which offers up to 95% protection against Covid-19 illness, is safe for roll out.

7 get death in freedom fighter Atiq murder case

01:19 PM, 02 Dec 2020 Wednesday

A court in Dhaka has sentenced seven people to death in the murder case of Atiq Ullah Chowdhury, chairman of Konda UP in Dhaka’s Keraniganj upazila and convener of the then Awami League. Judge Abu Zafar Md. Kamruzzaman of Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 passed the order on Wednesday...

Arrest warrant issued against Baul singer Rita Dewan

12:50 PM, 02 Dec 2020 Wednesday

A Dhaka court has issued an arrest warrant against Baul Singer Rita Dewan and two other people for making offensive comments and hurting religious sentiments. The two other accused are Shajahan and Iqbal. Dhaka Cyber Tribunal Judge Mohamamd Ash Sams Joglul Hossain passed the order on Wednesday...

Mother suspected of locking up her son for 28 years in Sweden

12:25 PM, 02 Dec 2020 Wednesday

Police in Stockholm are investigating a woman in her 70s suspected of having kept her son locked up - reportedly for 28 years - in an apartment south of the Swedish capital, investigators said Tuesday...

Mashrafe resumes cricketing activities after long hiatus

11:55 AM, 02 Dec 2020 Wednesday

Former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza resumed cricketing activities after a long gap of nine months. He participated in an individual training programme on Tuesday at the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) Academy Ground...

Around 37,000 Americans die of COVID-19 in November

11:34 AM, 02 Dec 2020 Wednesday

Nearly 37,000 Americans died of COVID-19 in November, the most in any month since the dark early days of the pandemic, engulfing families in grief, filling newspaper obituary pages and testing the capacity of morgues, funeral homes and hospitals...

China's sample-return Moon mission touches down

09:53 PM, 01 Dec 2020 Tuesday

China says it has successfully put another probe on the Moon. Its robotic Chang'e-5 mission touched down a short while ago with the aim of collecting samples of rock and dust to bring back to Earth. The venture has targeted Mons Rümker, a high volcanic complex in a nearside region known as Oceanus Procellarum...

BNP’s Nazrul Islam in hospital with corona infections

08:58 PM, 01 Dec 2020 Tuesday

BNP standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan has been admitted to a hospital in the capital with coronavirus infections...

19 varsities to follow cluster system in admission tests: UGC

08:52 PM, 01 Dec 2020 Tuesday

Admission tests in 19 general and science and technology universities for the academic year 2020-2021 will be held under a cluster system...

University student 'kills self' jumping off rooftop

08:27 PM, 01 Dec 2020 Tuesday

A private university female student reportedly committed suicide jumping from rooftop of an under-construction building in Cumilla city on Tuesday afternoon...