Nine others are battling for their lives in different hospitals, the Times of India reports. The second landslide occurred at Kolapur village under Joypur police station in Cachar district where seven people, including three women, were buried under their house early on Tuesday morning. Seven others, including six members of a family, were killed in the other landslide that took place at Bhtatbazar village in Hailakandi district. Four among the dead were children, according to the Times of India. Rescue operations were underway when another erosion was reported at Fulertal Cachar under the Lakhipur revenue circle.
June 02, 2020 10:30 UTC
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab-14) presents the five JMB members before media on Monday Dhaka TribuneMany extremism provoking books and leaflets were seized from the scèneRapid Action Battalion (Rab-14) arrested five suspected members of banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from Nalikhali area of Muktagacha upazila in Mymensingh on Monday. The arrestee, identified as Monwar Hossain Majon, Sanwar Hossain, Shafiqul Islam, Mostofa and Abdus Samad are the residents of the upazila, reports a correspondent from Mymensingh. A team of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab-14) conducted a raid Nalikhali area early Monday on a tip off, and detained the people while they were holding a secret meeting, according to RAB-14 Media Officer Tofiqul Alom. Many extremism provoking books and leaflets were seized from the scène. Besides, a case was filed against the five JMB members with Muktagacha police station, the RAB officer added.
June 02, 2020 10:18 UTC
Around 85 per cent of Boro paddy has, so far, been harvested successfully in four upazilas of Madaripur district creating a high hope of ensuring food security amid the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) sources, 85 per cent paddy has been harvested in Madaripur Sadar, Kalkini, Rajoir, and Shibchar upazilas. Suitable weather also made the paddy farmers capable of getting a good yield of Boro paddy as steps had been taken to ensure smooth Boro rice cultivation in this season. He also said the farmers are harvesting the early varieties of the Boro paddy amid festivity with a hope of getting a good yield. The DAE official said the prevailing suitable weather has made the paddy farmers optimistic of getting a good yield of Boro paddy in the region.
June 02, 2020 10:02 UTC
Kabul Mridha, father of Sujon Mridha from Bamandanga village, initiated the case on Monday, according to Muksudpur Police Station chief Mirza Abul Kalam Azad. Liaqat Sheikh alias Leku Sheikh, 45, from Sundardi village, Rob Morol, 45 from Jatrabari village and Julhas Sardar from Satyaborti village were named in the case. Police earlier arrested Julhas Sardar in another case filed by three families in Madaripur. It came after the Rapid Action Batallion apprehended Kamal Uddin, alias Haji Kamal, 55, on charges of trafficking some of the victims at least two of those who lost their lives in the revenge killing last week. The family of a Libyan people trafficker killed 26 Bangladeshi and four African migrants in revenge for his death, according to Libya's internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA).
June 02, 2020 09:56 UTC
The body count surged to 709 after 37 new fatalities were registered in the 24 hours to 8 am Tuesday, according to the health directorate. The tally of recovery also jumped to 11,120 after 523 COVID-19 patients were released from hospitals in the same period, DGHS Additional Director General Nasima Sultana said in a media briefing on Tuesday. A total of 12,704 samples were tested at 52 authorised labs during that time, she added. Globally, over 6.27 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 375,711 have died, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.
June 02, 2020 09:01 UTC
The country also recorded 37 more deaths from the deadly disease in the past 24 hours, taking the number of fatalities to 709. Earlier, Bangladesh registered the highest number of Covid-19 deaths (40) in a single day on May 31. Deaths from coronavirus infection crossed the grim 600 mark in the country on May 30. On May 31, the country logged 2,545 Covid-19 cases -- highest in a 24-hour span, since the first cases reported back in March. As many as 2,922,116 people have recovered from Covid-19 which has spread to 213 countries and territories across the planet.
June 02, 2020 08:45 UTC
Representational imageAkash is a reporter for the Bangladeshi satellite broadcaster Bangla TV and news website Jago NewsThe Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on Jordanian authorities to release immediately the Bangladeshi journalist, Selim Akash, and drop any charges against him. The New York-based non-governmental organization came up with the urge through a press statement on Monday. Akash is a reporter for the Bangladeshi satellite broadcaster Bangla TV and news website Jago News. On April 14, three men in plainclothes arrested the journalist in front of his house in Amman, according to a report by Jago News and a member of the journalist’s family who spoke to CPJ on the condition of anonymity, citing fear of reprisal. The family member said the men did not identify themselves, city any reason for the arrest, and did not say where they were taking Akash.
June 02, 2020 08:03 UTC
BigstockHowever, ride sharing services of Uber will continue in Dhaka, Sylhet, Chittagong and Cox's BazarUber Eats, the online food delivery service of US multinational ride-hailing company Uber, has announced completing its last day of operation in Bangladesh on Tuesday. As announced on May 19, 2020, Uber Eats will discontinue its online food delivery services in Bangladesh from June 2. Through an email to the registers users in Bangladesh on Tuesday, the company thanked the entire Uber Eats Bangladesh community for their support during their journey. However, ride sharing services of Uber will continue in Dhaka, Sylhet, Chittagong and Cox's Bazar. As the first international ride-sharing platform entering Bangladesh, Uber launched its journey in Bangladesh in 2016.
June 02, 2020 07:41 UTC
“The level of forest loss we saw in 2019 is unacceptable,” said Frances Seymour, a fellow with the environmental research group World Resources Institute, which released the deforestation data through its Global Forest Watch program. The country’s primary forest loss of 720,000 acres was nearly double the total from 2018. Indonesia provided a rare bit of good news, with primary forest loss declining for the third year in a row. Annual loss of primary forest has more than doubled since 2012, and although the 2019 total was slightly lower than the year before, it was higher than 2017. But in West Africa, both Ghana and Ivory Coast showed significant declines in primary forest loss, the data showed.
June 02, 2020 07:41 UTC
"The miscreants might have killed him over the previous enmity. We are investigating the incident and making drives to arrest the assailants," OC Nasirul Alam said. Antor's hands were severed from the wrist during the attack, and when he screamed locals rescued the victim and took him to Pabna Medical College Hospital, sources said. As he was in critical condition, the doctors referred him to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital and he died while being taken to RMCH last night, the OC further said. The body of the deceased has been kept at Pabna Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy.
June 02, 2020 07:30 UTC
The resident of Gogoltula in Sylhet city had been an asthma patient for the past 35 years. The Emergency unit of the hospital suggested taking her to some other hospital as they don’t have an Intensive Care Unit (ICU). She was taken to another private hospital where she was again refused any treatment and instead suggested taking her to North-East Medical Hospital. The 5th hospital they tried was the Park View Medical College Hospital, where the on-duty doctor recommended taking her to the Jalalabad Ragib-Rabeya Medical College & Hospital. Doctors of Osmani Medical College declared her dead.
June 02, 2020 07:18 UTC
B''desh restricts presence of govt employees in officesDhaka, June 2 (IANS) Bangladesh has prohibited the presence of more than 25 per cent of employees in government offices as part of an anti-coronavirus measure, it was reported. "We want that no more than 25 per cent of the employees will be in offices at any given time. Another 25 per cent can work remotely, meaning 50 per cent of the employees will be connected to work," he added. Bangladesh has lifted the shutdown and reopened all government offices with reduced capacity while resuming public transport services under similar guidelines. If that person leaves work by 11 a.m., someone else may come in and work," Hossain told bdnews24.
June 02, 2020 06:56 UTC
File photo of Boeing 777-300 ER Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka TribuneAll flights are set to resume on WednesdayBiman Bangladesh Airlines has canceled all of its flights on Tuesday due to a lack of passengers. However, all Biman flights are set to resume on Wednesday. Dhaka Saidpur flights costs Tk2700. “Six flights will depart for Chittagong, one for Sylhet, and three to Saidpur,” said US-Bangla General Manager (public relations) Kamrul Islam. Another private airline Novoair will operate seven flights on Tuesday - three in the Chittagong route, one in the Sylhet route, and three in the Saidpur route.
June 02, 2020 06:33 UTC
The hashtags #BlackLivesMatter and #Minnesota have trended on Egyptian social media in recent days, and the sense of solidarity has spread across the Arab world. In the opposition enclave of Idlib, in northern Syria, two artists painted a mural of George Floyd, whose death at the hands of a white police officer set off the American protests, on the shell of a bombed-out building. Egypt’s uprising stemmed from the frustration with decades of cronyism and brutal autocratic rule; American rage is a howl against inequality and racism. Although strained, American democracy still has a free press and the rule of law; unlike the Egypt of 2011, there is no dictator to topple. Fadl said he felt a sense of déjà vu when he saw the raw passions unleashed in American cities in recent days.
June 02, 2020 06:22 UTC
File Photo of Bangladesh Parliament Syed Zakir Hossain/ Dhaka TribuneNo question-answer session will be conductedThe parliament is going to witness a very short budget session this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Parliament sources said only those lawmakers, presence of whom are required for the day-to-day activities of the House, will attend the session. In addition, question and answer session will not be conducted at the upcoming budget session likewise previous session, but some bills will be placed, they said. The budget session will begin on June 10 while Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal will place the national budget for 2020-21 fiscal year on the following day. More to follow…
June 02, 2020 06:22 UTC