Shining Bangladesh Thursday | 26 November 2020

President Xi congratulates president-elect Joe Biden

President Xi Jinping today "congratulated" president-elect Joe Biden for winning US elections on November 3, Chinese state media reported.

23:44 25 November 2020

Football legend Diego Maradona passes away

Diego Maradona has reportedly passed away at the age of 60. The Argentina legend - regarded by many as the greatest footballer of all time - reportedly suffered a cardio-respiratory arrest and was left in a serious condition.

23:30 25 November 2020

Israel attacks Damascus from occupying Golan height 

Syria’s military says Israeli warplanes have bombed locations south of the capital Damascus in the second such attack in a week.

20:09 25 November 2020

Elon Musk overtakes Bill Gates to become world`s second-richest person

Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has toppled Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates as the world’s second-richest person.

20:05 25 November 2020

BD to get $500m more WB fund for vaccine procurement 

The World Bank (WB) has assured Bangladesh of providing US$500 million worth of funds for procuring coronavirus vaccine to be to inoculated all citizens gradually, officials said on Monday.

19:56 25 November 2020

DCCI, ICMAB sign MoU to facilitate business

Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh (ICMAB) on Tuesday.

19:52 25 November 2020

UAE bans new visas to citizens of 13 mostly Muslim states

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has stopped issuing new visas to citizens of 13 mostly Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, Syria and Somalia, according to a document issued by a state-owned business park.

19:46 25 November 2020

Forex reserves cross $41 billion again

Foreign exchange reserves crossed the US$41 billion-mark again on Wednesday due to the higher growth of inward remittance.

19:22 25 November 2020

FR tower fire

Chargesheet filed against Rupayan chairman among 18

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has approved chargesheets against 18 people, including the chairman of the Rupayan Group, for allegedly falsifying the design of the FR tower in the capital`s Banani. At the same time, 8 new accused have been released and 5 new ones have been included in the chargesheet.

19:18 25 November 2020

500 Rohingya families accompanied with 23 local NGOs to be shifted to Bhasan Char in 1st week of December

More than 1,200 Rohingyas from 500 families living in camps in Ukhia and Teknaf of Cox`s Bazar will be shifted to Bhasan Char in the first week of December. The decision was taken in an internal meeting at the Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner`s (RRRC) Office in Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday.

18:45 25 November 2020

Car crashed into German Chancellor’s office 

A car with an anti-globalization slogan on its side crashed into the gate of the office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Wednesday, police said. 

18:20 25 November 2020

Mouthwash that kills coronavirus within 30 seconds

Unilever Bangladesh, the country’s leading fast-moving consumer goods company, is set to come up with a mouthwash that will kill 99.9 per cent of coronavirus after 30 seconds of rinsing soon. Called the Pepsodent Germicheck Mouth Rinse Liquid, the product’s launch comes at a time when the spectre of a second wave of coronavirus is revving up to sweep across the country.

18:05 25 November 2020

Coronavirus in Bangladesh:

Death toll mounts to 6,487

The country`s death toll from the virus now stands at 6,487 and the number of coronavirus cases stands at 454,146.

16:37 25 November 2020

Bangladesh to get 68m vaccine under COVAX facility by next yr

Bangladesh will get 68 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine from the Gavi-- The Vaccine Alliance -- under the global arrangement called Covax facility within 2021.

16:21 25 November 2020

‘Castration’ for rapist gets cabinet approval in Pakistan

To curb increasing rape incidents in the country, the federal cabinet of Pakistan on Tuesday approved in principle two anti-rape ordinances that “change the definition of rape” and are aimed at awarding exemplary punishment to rapists, including chemical castration and hanging, but not in public.

16:11 25 November 2020

3 to walk gallows for murder after rape in Shariatpur

A court has sentenced three people to death in a case of gang-rape and murder of a housewife in Shariatpur`s Damudya upazila. The court also fined each of them Tk 50,000. After the verdict was announced, the convicted three were sent to jail. The other nine accused were acquitted.

15:08 25 November 2020

Two suspected robbers lynched in Narsingdi

Two suspected robbers have been beaten to death by angry mob at Murgiber Bazar under Shibpur upazila in Narsingdi on Tuesday night.

14:56 25 November 2020

FM, FS test positive for COVID-19

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen have tested positive for Covid-19. They are doing fine and remain in isolation, confirms the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

14:50 25 November 2020

Azizul Hakim returns home

Actor Azizul Hakim returned home on Wednesday released from after coronavirus recovery. The matter has been confirmed by Azizul Hakim`s wife, playwright-producer Jinat Hakim. 

14:41 25 November 2020

HSC result comprising 75pc SSC, 25pc JSC points

Education Minister Dipu Moni has said that the results of this year`s HSC and equivalent examinations will be made by evaluating 75 percent of SSC and 25 percent of JSC results. The result will be released by December, she added.

13:41 25 November 2020

Minister hints to defer 2021 SSC-HSC exams

Upcoming Secondary (SSC) and examination and Higher Secondary (HSC) examination in 2021 year is likely to be delayed by two months Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni has said.

13:37 25 November 2020

Admission into schools through lottery: Minister

Admission into government and non-government schools for the upcoming academic year will be completed through lottery due to the ongoing corona pandemic in the country.

13:20 25 November 2020

America is back: Biden

The six women and men Biden has chosen to be his key diplomats and intelligence advisors said they would implement a return to multilateralism, global cooperation and fighting climate change after four years of Trump`s go-it-alone policies.

13:15 25 November 2020

DU student rape case

Probe report against ex-VP Nur among 6 Dec 17

The court has fixed December 17 for the submission of the investigation report against six people, including former vice-president (VP) of the Dhaka University Central Students` Union (DUCSU) Nurul Haque Nur, in a rape case.

13:11 25 November 2020