Raz was taken to the RAB Headquarters after the raid that started around 8:30pm, within hours after the arrest of his friend actor Pori Moni. He is the head of “Raz Multimedia”, which produced Pori Moni’s first film “Bhalobasha Seemaheen”. Also Read - RAB detains actor Pori Moni, seizes liquor bottles, LSD blotting paperHe said that equipment used for engaging in perverted sex were also seized. The raid was conducted based on information obtained during preliminary interrogation of Mishu, who was detained from actor Pori Moni’s residence. Following this, law enforcers arrested Nasir U Mahmood, who later claimed that Pori Moni and her companions had been in a drunken state on that night.
August 04, 2021 19:24 UTC
Hashem Foods factory fire victims’ bodies handed to familiesThe police’s Criminal Investigation Department began handing the bodies of the Hashem Foods factory fire victims to the families at Dhaka Medical College’s mortuary on Wednesday, Aug 4, 2021, nearly a month after the inferno claimed the lives of at least 50 workers in Narayanganj’s Rupganj. The remains of 24 victims were handed to the families on the first day after DNA tests.
August 04, 2021 18:54 UTC
Tungipara Upazila Health Complex CollectedPanic caused by the news led to his death, according to witnessesAn 80-year-old freedom fighter has died right after learning that he had tested positive for Covid-19. The tragic incident happened right in front of Tungipara Upazila Health Complex in Gopalganj on Tuesday afternoon. The deceased, Yusuf Ali Sheikh, was from Banshbaria village in Dumuria union under Tungipara upazila in Gopalganj. On Tuesday, Yusuf’s wife and brother-in-law took him to Tungipara Upazila Health Complex for Covid-19 test. Hearing the news, Yusuf had a panic attack, which led to his death right in front of the health complex.
BIGSTOCKWhen malice targets us, there is no point in turning the other cheekThe streets of Amsterdam are steeped in history. They now are the experts in water management and river training, having achieved what once was thought to be a miracle. Similar compromises are surfacing worldwide, a sign that the world’s fight against the $36 trillion drug trade is an uneven battle. The kings of the drug trade are known and live in some country or the other but can’t be touched. Private vehicles, some government transport, and a growing number of individual commuters carrying mostly yaba arrested on tip-offs.
Usually, international supply chain contracts have a force majeure clause that excuses or extends performance upon the occurrence of certain unforeseen contingencies. In Bangladesh, there is no statute that directly governs the doctrine of force majeure or gives effect to it in express terms. Under English Common Law, the applicability of force majeure is purely contractual. A properly drafted force majeure clause has the potential to minimize a dispute. They only attest the factual details instead of certifying that those events are indeed force majeure in law.
That Bangladesh has a problem with collecting tax revenue is nothing new -- this newspaper has editorialized time and time again on it. It begs the question: What is the incentive for any honest business-owner to pay taxes? If one decides to pay taxes, they are hounded and harassed. Why should any citizen feel it is their duty to pay taxes when faced with such a dismal scenario? Thus, the authorities concerned must take a long, hard look at how taxation continues in Bangladesh.
Several countries that have begun receiving shipments have complained in recent weeks about delays in the delivery of batches of second doses. "Sputnik V will accelerate work with other vaccine producers on the mix-and-match approach," it added. Initial small-scale trials of a vaccine shot mixing a dose of Sputnik V with a dose of a shot produced by AstraZeneca are ongoing and recently reported good results, RDIF said. Reuters has previously reported that some manufacturers of the Sputnik V shot have found the second dose easier to produce than the first. Argentina, among the first countries to widely use the two-dose Sputnik V, ratcheted up pressure on Moscow last month over delays in the arrival of second doses that are holding back the South American nation's inoculation campaign.
August 04, 2021 18:00 UTC
While the government must be lauded for recognizing the urgency of the matter, just yesterday, this newspaper editorialized and questioned the viability of this intent, given the pace at which Bangladesh had vaccinated its citizens so far, and the numerous challenges our vaccine administration process had already faced, including registration being halted for months following a shortage of jabs. To that end, the walk-in Covid-19 vaccination campaign for anyone 18 years of age or above at city corporation and municipality level across the country, that is set to begin from Saturday, August 7, should go a long way to help meet that weekly target. However, we have seen vaccine shortages put a sudden halt to vaccination, and while Bangladesh has since learned its lesson and is now procuring vaccines from multiple sources, given its ambitious targets, it must continue to pro-actively procure vaccines so that there are no future stoppages to the vaccination process. Furthermore, it is vital that this campaign is executed properly -- the vaccine administration has for the most part been a smooth process, and there is the risk that, now that anyone can walk in to receive a jab, the centres can devolve into chaos, with no social distancing and safety regulations maintained. Thus, as Bangladesh looks to ramp up its vaccination efforts, and as we look to hit weekly numbers of vaccine administration we have not yet come close to hitting, the authorities concerned must also ensure that the system does not fall apart, and that citizens are able to receive their jabs with no hassle or danger.
August 04, 2021 18:00 UTC
The Barbados-born singer, whose birth name is Robyn Fenty, derives an estimated $1.4 billion of her fortune from her 50 percent stake in the Fenty Beauty cosmetics line, Forbes reported. The rest of Rihanna's wealth comes from her share of the Savage x Fenty lingerie company and her income as a singer and actress, the magazine said. Rihanna's beauty company, of which LVMH owns the other half, is known for its broad range of 50 skin tones, including dark shades for women of color, which were rare when it launched in 2017. This made it a leader in inclusivity in the industry. The singer of "Umbrella" and "Love the Way You Lie" ranks second behind Oprah as the richest female entertainer, Forbes said.
August 04, 2021 17:37 UTC
Top officials from districts, divisions and headquarters of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) attended the meeting. The walk-in Covid-19 vaccination campaign for anyone over 18 years, which includes city corporation areas, union parishads and municipalities across the country, is set to begin from Saturday. On July 28, a draft plan for the vaccination program prepared by the DGHS was sent to the Health Ministry. A DGHS official said according to the initial decision the capital city might have 130 temporary centres. Rajshahi city health services sources said they would have 60 booths in 30 centres.
August 04, 2021 17:36 UTC
Representational image BigstockThe cabinet body on purchase approved the proposal at a meeting on Wednesday, along with approving nine other proposalsThe Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase (CCGP) has approved a proposal to procure 50,000 tons of non-Basmati boiled rice. Briefing reporters virtually after the meeting, the finance minister said the Department of Food under the Ministry of Food would procure 50,000 tons non-Basmati boiled rice from M/S Bagadiya Brothers Private Limited, India at a cost of around Tk160.22 crore. The meeting also approved a proposal to procure one steel silo for rice at the cost around Tk320.23 crore, he added. He informed that BCIC would procure 10,000 tons of phosphoric acid for TSP Complex Limited at a cost of Tk57.33 crore. The meeting also approved another four proposals for the construction of multi-storey residential flats for government officers and employees at Dhaka’s Mirpur Paikpara area.
August 04, 2021 17:23 UTC
Nusrat, the youngest among three siblings, wanted to support her father right after finishing her studies. So after receiving a diploma in food technology from the Rajshahi Mohila Polytechnic Institute, she took a job at Hashem Foods to gather experience four months prior to the fire incident. Hasanuzzaman Sarkar said Nusrat was very close to him and that she used to tell him everything. How can Tk2 lakh compensate for the irreparable loss a father suffers after losing his daughter,” Hasanuzzaman said ruefully. Eight people, including the owner of Sajeeb Group and his sons, were arrested and remanded in a case filed over the fire incident.
August 04, 2021 17:14 UTC
The virtual bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim passed the order on Wednesday after Supreme Court lawyer Mohammad Shishir Manir brought the matter to the court’s attention and pleaded for an order on suo moto. Taking the matter into consideration, the court passed the order and asked Mohammad Saifur Rahman, spokesperson of the Supreme Court, to inform the Netrokona deputy commissioner about it. According to Saifur, he called the Netrokona deputy commissioner over the phone to inform him about the order and the latter said that the minors had been released after hearing their appeals. Netrokona Atpara upazila Assistant Commissioner (Land) Sultana Razia recently sentenced them through a mobile court for getting married. Sultana, also the executive magistrate of the upazila, ordered the police to send them to the Child Development Centre in Gazipur.
August 04, 2021 17:03 UTC
An inter-ministerial meeting was held on Wednesday as there was a request from India to examine the situation for the resumption of limited flight operation. Group Captain Imranur Rahman -- director (flight standard and regulations) of Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) said that they have continued discussions with Indian aviation authority. On April 14, CAAB suspended flights with India to curb the infection of the Covid-19. Later, the civil aviation regulatory body revised its flight suspension regulations several times with other countries. However, flight operations was kept suspended with India for worsening Covid-19 situation.
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Bangladesh started their chase nervously as opener Soumya Sarkar was cleaned up for nought by left-arm quick Mitchell Starc. But Afif and Nurul formed a brilliant partnership and ensured a superb win for the Tigers with eight balls to spare. Both the teams remained unchanged from their first encounter at the same venue Tuesday where the Tigers won by 23 runs. Australia lost momentum after losing Henriques (30) and Marsh (45) and Bangladesh put more pressure on the Aussies by bagging regular wickets. Eventually the visitors managed to score 121 losing seven wickets in their 20 overs, which was below the par score.
August 04, 2021 16:30 UTC