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Scientists find SARS-CoV-2 RNA in BD waste water

A team of scientists from Noakhali Science and Technology University (NSTU) and North South University (NSU) has claimed to make the first and successful attempt to detect SARS-CoV-2 viruses' genetic material in the sewage water, reports UNB. The team is led by Professor Firoz Ahmed, Chairman Dept. of Microbiology, Noakhali...

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2nd round of BIAC inter-varsity arbitration contest held

The second round of BIAC Inter-University Arbitration Contest- 2020 was held online in the city on Saturday, says a statement. Barrister Muhammad Forrukh Rahman attended the second round as the tribunal chairman while Barrister Md Imam Hossain Tareq and Barrister Ahmad Naquib Karim were present as tribunal members.Independent University, Bangladesh...

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Provide reintegration support to returnee migrant workers

Speakers at a webinar in the city on Saturday stressed the need for providing reintegration support to the returnee migrant workers, impacted by Covid-19 pandemic.They suggested introducing income-generating works for the returnee migrants by utilising their experiences and skills. Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies- BILS organised the webinar on 'Impact...

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Criminal Investigation Department of police has arrested eight officials including engineers of Titas Gas Transmission

Criminal Investigation Department of police has arrested eight officials including engineers of Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Ltd in connection with the explosion at a mosque in Narayanganj that claimed 32 lives (Story on page 8) — Focus Bangla

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Sugarcane fetches Tangail farmers sizeable profit

Our CorrespondentTANGAIL, Sept 19: Farmers have started earning a substantial profit from sugarcane cultivation in Tangail district in recent years, sector insiders and official sources said. According to the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE), Tangail, farmers of the Alongjani riverbank area cultivated best species of sugarcane.DAE sources said the farmers...

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Mymensingh road crash kills father, son

MYMENSINGH, Sept 19 (UNB)- A man and his minor son were killed and 12 other people injured following a collision between a pick-up van and a microbus on Mymensingh-Kishoreganj highway in Dangri area of Nandail upazila on Saturday morning.The deceased were identified as Fahad Alam, 32 and his son Turan...

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Hot weather persists

A comparatively hot weather persisted in the capital on Saturday as temperature inched up again.The maximum temperature in Dhaka increased to 35.7 degrees Celsius on the day from the previous day's temperature of 34.5 degrees, according to the Met Office.The minimum temperature, on the other hand, also rose to 27.3...

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Shimulia-Kathalbari ferry services resume

The authorities of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) resumed ferry services between Shimulia-Kathalbari route on Saturday on a limited scale."We (BIWTC) resumed ferry services on Shimulia-Kathalbari route on Saturday morning considering the safety of the passengers," General Manager (Commerce-Cargo and Ferry) of BIWTC S M Ashikuzzaman told the FE...

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