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2 traders arrested with drugs worth half a lakh taka in Singair

Mohammad Younus Ali, Manikganj Detective Branch (DB) Police arrested two traders with drugs worth half a lakh taka from Alinagar area of Singair Upazila in Manikganj. The arrested are Hameda Begum (29) and her accomplice Jasim Uddin (32). This information was confirmed through a press release from the Manikganj District Police Superintendent’s office on Monday (July 25) afternoon. Hameda Begum ...

Fire in moving autorickshaw in Sylhet

Sylhet Bureau A fire broke out in a moving CNG autorickshaw in Sylhet city. On receiving the information, the fire service came and brought the fire under control. The accident took place on Monday (July 25) in the Madina Market area of the city. Eyewitnesses said that the passenger auto-rickshaw (Sylhet Th 12-0043) caught fire on the way from Tukerbazar ...

Abdul Hamid congratulates India’s new President Droupadi Murmu

Staff Reporter President M Abdul Hamid congratulated his new Indian counterpart Droupadi Murmu on her assumption of office as the 15th President of the Republic of India, saying that it would help further bolster the existing bilateral ties between the two neighboring countries. Droupadi Murmu, 64, was sworn in as the 15th President of India today. She is the first ...

Sweet smiles of the farmers of Cumilla

Zakir Azad, Cumilla Although bitter in taste, bitter gourd is now the cause of sweet smiles of the farmers of Cumilla. Sadar Upazila is located on the slopes of Lalmai Hills and in the plains. Gourds are hanging from the loft. The farmers collect the gourds from the lofts and arrange them in baskets through the laborers and send them ...

DSHE official arrested over question leak

Staff Reporter An officer of the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) has been arrested in connection with DSHE question leak. The Detective Branch (DB) arrested Chandra Shekhar Haldar Milton from near Shikkha Bhaban on Monday morning. Harun-or-Rashid, additional commissioner of DB, disclosed the information at a press conference this afternoon. He was allegedly involved in the DSHE recruitment ...

Schools reopen in Sri Lanka after closure from fuel shortages

International Desk Sri Lanka on Monday reopened government-owned public and state-approved private schools, which were closed for nearly a month due to fuel shortages. However, schools will be open only three days a week on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and students will be taught online on the other two days of the school week. The Ministry of Education also extended ...

Press conference to celebrate National Fisheries Week in Madan

Madan (Netrakona) Correspondent National Fisheries Week is going to be celebrated this year and 23-29 July 2022 like every year to make the people more aware and involved in the development and conservation of the country’s fisheries resources. This year’s theme for the week-long event starting from today is “Bangabandhu’s Bangladesh will be filled with safe fish”. Madan Upazila Fisheries ...

Forex reserve: Why $10 billion in 2010 was not a worry, but $40 billion today is

Online Desk Economists have expressed concern just after Bangladesh’s foreign exchange reserves slipped below $40 billion, even though that should be capable of meeting six months import payments, based on imports for the immediate past fiscal. Such concern was not seen 12 years ago, when Bangladesh’s forex reserves were only $10.60 billion in the FY2010 (2009-10 fiscal). That is roughly ...

PM Hasina invited to visit Japan

Staff Reporter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is likely to visit Japan this year as the two countries want to further strengthen the relations. “Our Prime Minister has been invited. It will be a priority visit,” State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam told reporters on Sunday after his meeting with parliamentary vice-minister for foreign affairs of Japan Honda Taro. ...

Global Covid cases top 574 million

Online Desk The overall number of Covid cases has surged past 574 million amid a rise in new infections in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe. According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 574,747,815 and the death toll reached 6,402,465 Sunday morning. The US has recorded 92,172,336 cases so far and 1,051,979 people have ...