Dhaka: 10:16 AM, Sun, 17 Feb, 2019

Eight burned to death in Chattogram fire

Staff Correspondent, Chattogram: Eight people, including four members of a family, were burned to death as a deadly fire broke out at Chaktai slum in Bhera market area of the port city early Sunday.

All 49 aspirants for reserved seats elected unopposed

Staff Correspondent: The Election Commission (EC) unofficially announced that all the 49 aspirants for election to the parliamentary reserved seats for women have been elected uncontested as they are the only candidates from their respective areas.

‘No alternative of Sheikh Hasina in AL’

Senior Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikha has expressed her wishes that she would not be prime minister and party chief for another term after the current tenure ends. She takes the decision to give the space to new generation. But the party leaders and activities are not supporting her decision in this regard.

Syed Ashraf’s sister takes oath as MP

Secretariat Correspondent: Dr Syeda Zakia Noor Lipi, who was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) uncontested from Kishoreganj-1 constituency, took oath at the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Bhaban here on Saturday.

2 placed on 4-day remand in Mahfuza Chy murder case

Staff Correspondent: A Dhaka court has placed two suspects on a four-day remand for interrogation regarding the murder a former principal of Eden Mohila College Mahfuza Chowdhury Parvin.

Poet Al Mahmud’s janaza held at Baitul Mukarram

Staff Correspondent: The namaj-e-janaza of legendary poet Al Mahmud was held after Johr prayer on Saturday at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in the city.

Gas supply disrupted in Dhaka

Staff Correspondent: Gas supply to some key areas of the capital including Ashulia, Savar, Aminbazar, Gabtali, Mirpur, Pikepara, Pirerbagh, Kalayanpur, Shyamoli, Mohammadpur, Dhanmandi, Azimpur and Hazaribagh might be disrupted on Saturday.

Yaba peddlers to surrender to Home Minister this noon

Cox’s Bazar Correspondent: More than one hundred listed and identified Yaba peddlers will officially surrender to Home Minister at Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar this noon.

Devotees seek divine blessings at Akheri Munajat

Staff Correspondent, Gazipur: Lakhs of Muslims sought world peace and divine blessings for mankind and the Muslim Ummah as the first phase of Biswa Ijtema concluded on Saturday through the final supplication-Akheri Munajat.

Poet Al Mahmud’s janaza will be held at Baitul Mukarram

Staff Correspondent: The namaj-e-janaza of legendary poet Al Mahmud will be held after Johr prayer at Baitul Mukarram National Mosque in the city.

Akheri Munajat today

Staff Correspondent, Gazipur: The first phase of Biswa Ijtema will be ended today with Akheri Munajat or final supplications seeking divine blessings for people and the Muslim Ummah.

Poet Al Mahmud no more

Staff Correspondent: Legendary poet Al Mahmud has died at Ibn Sina Hospital in Dhaka's Dhanmondi. He was 82.

102-member body for Bangabandhu’s birth centenary

Desk Report: The government has formed a 102-member national committee for the nationwide celebration of the birth centenary of architect of independent Bangladesh Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Garo girl rape: Householder gives confessional statement

Staff Correspondent: Householder Yusuf Ali, 45, has given confessional statement to a Dhaka court over the rape of Garo girl, 16, in the capital’s Chalachandpur area.

Bus kills former UP chairman among 2

Sirajganj Correspondent: Two motorbike riders including a former chairman of union parishad have been killed by bus at Sirajganj sadar upazila.

‘There will be no anomalies in DUCSU polls’

Secretariat Correspondent: “There is no chance for anomalies in the Dhaka University Central Students' Union (DUCSU) election slated for March 11,” said Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader.

Is Priyanka Chopra pregnant?

Entertainment Desk: Bollywood–turned-Hollywood diva, Priyanka Chopra, who tied the knot with boyfriend (now husband) Nick Jonas in a fairytale wedding last year, has been busy with the promotions of her upcoming film, Isn’t It Romantic?