At least six Rohingya Muslims, including children, were killed and several injured on Tuesday after heavy monsoon rains triggered a landslide in refugee camps in southern Bangladesh, officials said.
Waiting among hundreds of fellow travelers to catch a ferry out of Bangladesh’s capital, unemployed construction worker Mohammed Nijam knew he was risking catching the coronavirus, but he felt it was even riskier to stay in Dhaka with another lockdown looming.
At least 52 people have been killed, 50 others injured and many are feared trapped after a massive fire raged through a factory in Bangladesh, officials said on Friday. It is suspected that the fire originated from the ground floor of the building and spread quickly due to the presence of chemicals and plastic bottles.
The 23-month-old dwarf cow has become a media star with scores of newspapers and television stations throwing the spotlight on the tiny bovine at a farm near Dhaka. Pictures of Rani on social media platforms have set off a tourist frenzy.
Bangladesh on Monday extended its strictest lockdown to July 14 to combat a surge in coronavirus cases led by the highly contagious Delta variant, with areas bordering India taking the brunt of infections.
All government and private offices will be shut for a week and only medical-related transport will be allowed, the government said late Friday.
The virtual high court bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Sardar Md Rashed Jahangir issued the order on Sunday after hearing a writ petition filed on May 31 by Supreme Court lawyer Md Mamun-or-Rashid challenging the legality of celebrating the birthday of 75-year-old Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief on August 15.
The country’s Ministry of Education announced the decision on Saturday, saying that “all secondary and higher secondary level educational institutions, including Islamic schools, would remain closed till June 30”, reports Xinhua news agency.
The gang’s alleged ringleader Rafizul Islam Ridoy — nicknamed “TikTok Ridoy” — would “lure young girls from TikTok and other social media groups, promising to make them TikTok models”, Bangladesh’s Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) paramilitary unit said.
A stranded boat carrying 81 Rohingya Muslims was found by villagers in Indonesia’s Aceh province. The 81, including children, had left a refugee camp in Bangladesh, officials said. 90 people were on the boat when it left the refugee camp on February 11, but nine died during the course of the journey, said Miftach Cut …
Rozina Islam, a senior reporter with the country’s leading Bengali-language Prothom Alo daily newspaper, was confined for more than five hours till late Monday in a room of a personal assistant of the secretary of the Ministry of Health, said her younger sister Sabina Parvin.