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Two-thirds of Covid hospital beds lying empty

Bangladesh has increased the number of hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients but more than two-thirds of the hospital beds are now lying empty even as the caseload continues to climb, reports bdnews24.com.Many patients have shunned hospitals due to worries about the standard of care at the facilities.According to hospital officials,...

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Flood situation worsens in Netrakona district

Netrakona, Jul 13: Flood situation in Netrakona has taken an alarming turn as the Magra and Dhanu rivers are flowing above their danger levels. The rain-fed rivers associated with the waters rushing from hills have aggravated the flooding in the last few days. About 200 villages in Madan, Kalmakanda, Durgapur,...

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Minister warns against grabbing reclaimed land of rivers

The government will never allow grabbing the reclaimed land of rivers and punish those involved with this audacious act, said state minister for shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury."It'd be a great offence if river banks or demarcated land of rivers are encroached again. We won't spare anybody if found guilty of...

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Virtual journey of apex court starts

The apex court of the country on Monday began its judicial activities virtually, after around four months, to hear and dispose of urgent cases.The six-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain began proceedings at 10:00 am and continued till 1:15 am.At the beginning of...

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Sayem Sobhan Anvir at a function

Bashundhara Group Managing Director Sayem Sobhan Anvir at a function in the city on Sunday handing over cheques for Tk 0.5 million each for families of three journalists who died of Covid-19. Bangladesh Pratidin Editor Naem Nizam and Kaler Katho Editor Imdadul Haq Milan are also seen

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Ashikuzzaman new Bangladesh envoy to Kuwait

The government has appointed Major General MdAshikuzzaman as Bangladesh's new Ambassador to Kuwait, reports UNB. Ashikuzzaman was commissioned in Bangladesh Army in 1988, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday. During his career in military, Ashikuzzaman has been serving in Instructional, Staff and Command appointments at various levels. He...

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CMP deputy commissioner dies of Covid-19

MdMiizanur Rahman, deputy commissioner of Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP), died at Rajarbagh Central Police Hospital (CPH) on Monday after contracting coronavirus, reports UNB. Mizanur Rahman, a police officer from BCS 22nd batch, had been undergoing treatment at the hospital since June 28, said Md Sohel Rana, Assistant Inspector General (AIG-Media)...

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