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BSF seizes ‘record’ 41.49 kg gold near Benapole border

The Indian Border Security Force yesterday seized 41.49kg gold worth Rs 21.22 crore from five bags left behind by suspected smugglers near Benapole, reportedly the biggest gold haul by Indian security forces along the Indo-Bangladesh border.

Bangladeshis highest number of irregular migrants to Italy

Bangladeshis were found to be the highest number of irregular migrants reaching the shores of Italy in the first six months of this year.

6 sent to jail for illegal sand extraction from Padma

A Pabna court yesterday sent six people to jail for illegally extracting sand from the Padma river in the district’s Sujanagar upazila.  

Schoolgirl raped in Manikganj

Police in Manikganj are trying to arrest five men accused of raping a schoolgirl.

25-yr-old tourist drowns in Nikli haor

A 25-year-old tourist drowned and two others were injured while bathing in the Nikli haor in Kishoreganj yesterday morning. 

2 Covid patients die; positivity rate 8.36

Two patients with Covid-19 died and at least 620 new Covid-19 cases were recorded by the health directorate in the 24 hours till 8:00am yesterday. 

BSF seizes ‘record’ 41.49 kg gold near Benapole border

The Indian Border Security Force yesterday seized 41.49kg gold worth Rs 21.22 crore from five bags left behind by suspected smugglers near Benapole, reportedly the biggest gold haul by Indian security forces along the Indo-Bangladesh border.

Mild heat wave to continue in country

There is no relief in sight as the mild heat wave sweeping through some districts is likely to continue in the country, says the weather department.

Italian PM resigns

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi resigned yesterday after his national unity government fell apart, setting the country on course for an early election and hitting financial markets.

Let us know of any homeless person

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said her government would ensure home for every countryman.

Two crashes claim 11 lives

At least six people were killed in a bus-microbus collision in Barishal and five people died after a train rammed a three-wheeler in Gopalganj yesterday.   

Russia pounds Kharkiv

Russian artillery strikes pounded Ukraine’s second largest city Kharkiv yesterday after Moscow announced it was expanding its war aims, even as Russian gas flows to Europe resumed through the Nord Stream pipeline.

Tell govt about your demands for polls-time govt

All political parties should inform the government about their demands for an election-time government system, said Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Habibul Awal yesterday.

Longest-living male giant panda in captivity An An dies at 35

The world’s longest-living male giant panda under human care, An An, has died at the age of 35, the Hong Kong zoo where he spent most of his life said yesterday.

Joypurhat DB arrests 3 organ traders

Three members of an organ trading gang were sent to jail in Joypurhat on Wednesday.

Biden positive for Covid Symptoms ‘very mild’

President Joe Biden tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday, with his doctors saying the 79-year-old leader was experiencing mild fatigue and would isolate at the White House while carrying out his full duties.

Covid cases cross 20m mark

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country, over the course of the pandemic, crossed the 20-million-mark yesterday.

Man stabbed to death on Sunamganj court premises

A man was stabbed to death on Sunamganj District Judge Court premises yesterday afternoon.