• Britain may ease lockdown measures by end of May 04 Apr 2020 08:36 Photo: Pippa Fowles/Crown Copyright/10 Downing Street, AP In this handout photo provided by 10 Downing Street, Britain's Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor, Jonathan Van-Tam, left, and Health Secretary Matt Hancock answer questions from the …
  • Bangladesh Govt Acknowledges Blocking BenarNews Websites 04 Apr 2020 08:29 By BenarNews staff on Apr 03, 2020 Updated at 5:10 p.m. ET on 2020-04-03 Bangladesh authorities indicated Friday that they had blocked BenarNews, nearly two days after the online portal became inaccessible in the South Asian country, amid what is believed …
  • 5 new coronavirus patients confirmed in Bangladesh, total 61 04 Apr 2020 08:22 DHAKA: Five more people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of coronavirus cases in Bangladesh to 61. No new death from Covid-19 was confirmed across the country in the last 24 hours keeping the total death …
  • PM asks govt officials to use masks 04 Apr 2020 08:22 DHAKA:  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked government officials and employees to use mask while discharging their duty in the wake of coronavirus outbreak. “The premier has given directives to avert infection of coronavirus (COVID-19),” said PM’s Press …
  • Coronavirus- People asked to inform police before aid distribution  04 Apr 2020 08:22 DHAKA: People are requested to inform administration and police before distributing any kind of aid among the distitute. Assistant Inspector General (AIG) Sohail Rana of Police Headquarters said many people and organisations are standing beside the common …
  • Banking hours extended by 1 hour 04 Apr 2020 08:22 DHAKA: Banks will remain open from 10am to 3pm while banking transaction hours for customers will be from 10am to 1pm during the general holidays from April 5 to April 9.  Bangladesh Bank (BB) on Thursday (April 2) issued a circular in this regard. During …
  • Worlds first portable Hand Washing Solution launches in Bangladesh 04 Apr 2020 08:22 DHAKA: WaterSHED Holdings Singapore Ltd. has recently launched the first ever portable hand washing solution of the world “HappyTap” in Bangladesh. While the entire world is talking about the importance of hand washing and cleanliness to stay protected …
  • 5,000 global coronavirus deaths in last 24 hrs, total 47,000  04 Apr 2020 08:22 DHAKA: The world confirmed around 5,000 deaths from coronavirus in last 24 hours raising the total number of fatalities to 47,263 till 12:30pm on Thursday (Bangladesh Time).   On Wednesday (April 1) the coronavirus death toll reached 42,340 at the same …
  • Two more test positive for COVID-19 in last 24-hrs, total 56 04 Apr 2020 08:22 DHAKA: Two more people have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country in last 24 hours, raising the cases of total infected to 56, said Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR). No patient died during the time, said …
  • 327 Japanese citizens leave Dhaka 04 Apr 2020 08:22 DHAKA: A total of 327 Japanese nationals left here for Tokyo this morning by a special chartered flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines amid COVID-19 pandemic.  The Biman’s Boeing 777 aircraft carrying them left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around …
  • Bashundhara Group provides PPE, masks for DGMS 04 Apr 2020 08:22 DHAKA: Bashundhara Group (BG) has provided doctors and staff of the Directorate General of Medical Service (DGMS) with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and masks to tackle the coronavirus situation. The physicians, nurses and other relevant employees of …
  • All courts to remain closed till April 9 04 Apr 2020 08:22 DHAKA: Activities of all courts will remain suspended till April 9, according to the Supreme Court authorities. With the two days of the weekend, the vacation will continue till April 11. Bangladesh Supreme Court issued a notification in this regard. The …
  • 325 Japanese citizens to leave Dhaka Thursday 04 Apr 2020 08:22 DHAKA: A total of 325 Japanese nationals are set to leave here for Tokyo by a special chartered flight of Biman Bangladesh airlines on Thursday (April 2) morning. The Biman’s Boeing 777 aircraft carrying the Japanese citizens will leave Hazrat Shahjalal …
  • Gazette on extended general holiday issued  04 Apr 2020 08:22 DHAKA: The Public Administration Ministry on Wednesday (April 1) issued a gazette notification on the extended general holidays. The government on Tuesday decided to extend the ongoing public holiday until April 11 considering the overall coronavirus …
  • The Latest: Hundreds of stranded tourists flown out of Nepal 04 Apr 2020 08:18 The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Hundreds …
  • The Latest: Bangladesh reports 2 more deaths, 9 more cases 04 Apr 2020 08:06 The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — …
  • Dhaka sends condolence as China observes mourning day 04 Apr 2020 07:54 Bangladesh has expressed deep condolences at the loss of lives due to the coronavirus outbreak in China as the country is observing Mourning Day today. "I'm very touched," said Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen in a message to his Chinese …
  • Bangladesh reports 2 more coronavirus deaths 04 Apr 2020 07:54 Two more coronavirus patients have died in the last 24 hours in the country, taking the number of deaths from the infection to eight, IEDCR said today. Of them, one was 90-year-old, and the other was 68, said Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora, director of …
  • Newborn twins named Corona and Covid 04 Apr 2020 07:43 Photo: Rajesh Kumar Singh, AP Policemen ask vegetable vendor to leave a market during lockdown to check the spread of the coronavirus, in Prayagraj, India, Saturday, April 4, 2020. India is adding more resources to tackle its increase in coronavirus cases …
  • The Latest: Newborn twins named Corona and Covid 04 Apr 2020 07:39 Photo: Al-emrun Garjon, AP In this Monday, March 23, 3030 photo, a policeman urges residents not to come out of their homes as residents stand behind a gate, hours after the second death from COVID-19 was confirmed from the area, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. For …
  • World Bank Fast-Tracks $100 Million COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Support for Bangladesh 04 Apr 2020 06:28 WASHINGTON DC, April 3, 2020 — The World Bank today approved a fast-track $100 million financing to help Bangladesh prevent, detect, and respond to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and strengthen its national systems for public health emergencies. The …
  • Malaysian doctors to consult Chinese experts on Covid-19 Malaysia Today 04 Apr 2020 05:57 PUTRAJAYA: Malaysian medical experts will hold a video conference with their Chinese counterparts on Thursday to discuss how to efficiently combat the Covid-19 outbreak in the country. Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said doctors from 26 hospitals …
  • Nation needs to follow vision of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto: Bilawal 04 Apr 2020 05:40 Nation needs to follow vision of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto: Bilawal ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has emphasised that the nation needs to follow the vision of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto to face the escalating crisis of …
  • Bangladesh puts into mosques 321 foreign members of Tabligh Jamaat 04 Apr 2020 04:26 Tabligh is an organisation based on South Asian Deobandi branch of Sunni Islam. Its members travel to and stay at mosques to preach Islam. Out of the 321 of its foreign members identified in Bangladesh, 191 have been kept at Kakrail Jam-e-Masjid, the …
  • With job on the line, hundreds of Bangladesh workers walk over 100km to RMG factories 04 Apr 2020 04:26 According to Google, they will need to walk for 18 to 28 hours without break to reach the factories that are 112 kilometres away in Dhaka. One of the workers, who spoke to bdnews24.com near Mymensingh Bridge on Friday morning, said over mobile phone at 11: …
  • Buried as COVID-19 patient, man’s test report comes with another person’s name 04 Apr 2020 04:26 His brother said on Friday they have not received the death certificate two days after the passing of Md Anarul Haque from Chanpainawabganj’s Shibganj. Moreover, the coronavirus test report the authorities handed the family has the name of another person …
  • Nation needs to follow vision of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari 04 Apr 2020 02:26 Nation needs to follow vision of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has emphasised that the nation needs to follow the vision of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto to face the …
  • Khaleda doing well but concerned over Covid-19 situation, says her doctor 04 Apr 2020 00:38 BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, who is currently receiving treatment at her Gulshan residence, is doing well but worried about the prevailing coronavirus situation in the country. Dr AZM Zahid Hossain, a member of the BNP chairperson's personal physician …
  • Dhaka’s air still ‘very unhealthy’ 04 Apr 2020 00:38 Dhaka yesterday yet again ranked first among cities with the worst air quality, in the Air Quality Index (AQI). The Bangladeshi capital had an AQI score of 202 at 8:13 am -- which is classified as "very unhealthy". Thailand's Chiang Mai and …
  • Be My Quarantine: Some random thoughts on Covid-19 isolation 03 Apr 2020 23:59 Too little money, too much screen time, and uneven distribution of household chores and childcare—a recipe made in hell. Covid-19 is the novel source of love's labour's lost. It used to be "infidelity", but now "domestic conflict…
  • Their struggle is double 03 Apr 2020 23:58 The life of visually-impaired Nizamul was already quite difficult, as his meagre income from his roadside insecticide shop in the city's Bhasantek could barely provide for his wife and three children. But then, the country was hit by the novel …
  • Covid-19: The ineptitude of power 03 Apr 2020 23:58 Plagues, pandemics, floods and blights, we were once taught, are vehicles of retribution, weeding out those who have not prepared for divine wrath—the greedy, reckless, and arrogant. Yet heavenly justice can be merciless and undiscerning, destroying …
  • Pakistan stop Friday prayer congregations to avert virus spike 03 Apr 2020 20:30 Health expert­s are warnin­g of an epidem­ic in South Asia that could easily overwh­elm its weak public health system­s A volunteer sprays disinfectant in the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque before friday prayer amid concerns over the coronavirus disease ( …
  • Washing Hands With Ash, And Other COVID-19 Information From Bangladeshi Community Radio 03 Apr 2020 19:52 A month ago, community radio stations in Bangladesh started broadcasting information related to a quickly spreading threat: COVID-19. The amount of this content escalated rapidly: from 25 hours by March 23rd, to 40 hours three days later. These 16 stations …
  • SAFF events in doubt 03 Apr 2020 19:46 With just under six months left till the scheduled start of the Bangabandhu SAFF Championship in Dhaka, the South Asian Football Federation is having doubts about whether it can hold the seven-nation event due to the coronavirus pandmeic. In a bid to …
  • Coronavirus fears: 3 houses under lockdown in Bogura 03 Apr 2020 19:23 Three houses in Bogura's Dhunat upazila have been placed under lockdown after a local man was hospitalised with coronavirus-like symptoms. The houses belong to the man hospitalised and his two brothers who all reside in the village. Upazila Nirbahi …
  • Coronavirus Scare: MCCI for Tk 1tn fund to tackle fallout 03 Apr 2020 19:10 Country's central bank should create a fund of Tk 1 trillion to mitigate the financial losses due to Covid-19 outbreak, says a leading business chamber.  Bangladesh Bank can manage the financial assistance from the World Bank, International Monetary …
  • US recognises Bangladesh 03 Apr 2020 19:09 US ACCORDS RECOGNITION The United States of America today accords recognition to Bangladesh as a sovereign and independent state. The US is the 57th country and the fourth of the five big powers to recognise Bangladesh. Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abdus …
  • It’s time for revision 03 Apr 2020 18:46 After the government suspended the Higher Secondary School Certificate and equivalent examinations on March 22 amid growing uncertainty over coronavirus, education officials recommend the examinees see an opportunity in the delay and prepare better. The …
  • Coronavirus pandemic: A big blow to overseas jobs 03 Apr 2020 18:45 The coronavirus pandemic is set to deal a heavy blow to the country's overseas job market and the remittance flow as a large number of Bangladeshi migrants have already lost their jobs or were receiving low wages amid shutdowns enforced to stem the …
  • 1 Million Bangladeshi Garment Workers Lose Jobs Amid COVID-19 Economic Fallout 03 Apr 2020 18:06 Workers in Dhaka sew protective suits at a garment factory during Bangladesh's lockdown. SOPA Images/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Gett hide caption toggle caption SOPA Images/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Gett Workers in Dhaka sew …
  • Pakistan worshippers clash with police trying to enforce coronavirus lockdown 03 Apr 2020 16:51 (Updates with worshippers clashing with police, Sri Lanka rate cut, updates number of coronavirus cases) By Syed Raza Hassan and Ruma Paul KARACHI/DHAKA, April 3 (Reuters) - Pakistani Muslims at a Karachi mosque clashed with baton-wielding police …
  • Health minister vows to punish private hospitals for turning away patients 03 Apr 2020 16:51 Many doctors are not providing services fearing the contagion and lab technicians are shunning workplaces halting medical tests, according to the patients. In some cases, patients moved from one hospital to the other but could not receive treatment and …
  • TV reporter in Bangladesh tests positive for coronavirus 03 Apr 2020 16:51 He is being treated at Dhaka's Kuwait Bangladesh Friendship Government Hospital after testing positive for the infection on Thursday, hospital authorities have confirmed. Independent TV has asked 47 of its staffers to self-isolate in the wake of the …
  • 2,500 Bangladeshis stranded in India amid coronavirus lockdown 03 Apr 2020 16:51 He is being treated at Dhaka's Kuwait Bangladesh Friendship Government Hospital after testing positive for the infection on Thursday, hospital authorities have confirmed. Independent TV has asked 47 of its staffers to self-isolate in the wake of the …
  • Overcoming fear in the coronavirus fight: A young professional’s story 03 Apr 2020 16:50 That is how a young professional, who tested positive for the COVID-19 infection, described his experience. He is currently being treated in the isolation ward of a Dhaka hospital. Emerging in China’s Wuhan in December, the novel coronavirus rapidly …
  • US arranges second flight to bring back citizens from Bangladesh amid pandemic 03 Apr 2020 16:50 The Department of State and US Embassy in Dhaka have arranged the flight scheduled to leave Shahjalal International Airport on Sunday, the department said in a statement on Friday. This flight will include a Dhaka to Doha, Qatar leg and an onward …
  • Five more infected with coronavirus, test labs being set up rapidly 03 Apr 2020 14:58 Five more people have tested positive for coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours, taking the number of confirmed cases to 61, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said today. Among the 61, a total of 26 people have recovered so far and returned home, the …
  • Be ready to curb rumours on coronavirus: Quader to AL leaders and activists 03 Apr 2020 14:58 Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader today said a vested quarter is spreading rumours on social media to mislead people over the coronavirus issue and party men must be alert to curb those. "Efforts are being hatched to mislead people by …
  • Rights Group Blasts Bangladesh for Targeting Doctors, Others over COVID-19 03 Apr 2020 13:24 By Kamran Reza Chowdhury on Apr 01, 2020 Bangladeshi authorities have arrested at least a dozen people suspected of spreading “false rumors” about the coronavirus pandemic, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday in calling on the government to stop targeting …
  • Bangladesh Blocks Several Websites amid COVID-19 Crisis 03 Apr 2020 12:52 Authorities in Bangladesh have moved to block several websites, a minister said Thursday, two days after the police warned of a clampdown on sites whose reports are based on rumors amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Bengali and English editions of …
  • Bangladesh's COVID-19 cases rise to 56, authorities plan to accelerate testing 03 Apr 2020 12:52 Soldiers spray disinfectant in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on April 2, 2020. The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Bangladesh rose to 56 on Thursday, and the country's death toll remains unchanged at six. (Str/Xinhua) DHAKA, April 2 (Xinhua) -- The …
  • "Proud Of My Dad": 8-Year-Old Daughter Of Delhi Cop Pens Emotional Letter 03 Apr 2020 12:09 The police are putting their lives at risk for ensuring the safety, she said. (Representational image) New Delhi: A class IV student, daughter of a Delhi police Head Constable has written a letter thanking her father and all his colleagues who are putting …
  • Coronavirus: Europeans crave normality but remain patient 03 Apr 2020 11:15 How long will people put up with restrictions to their freedom of movement? What is going on under the surface of society? Bundestag member Marco Buschmann, from the business-friendly Free Democrats (FDP), has said that he fears people, especially from the …
  • A history of football in Pakistan — Part III 03 Apr 2020 10:05 PIA vs Wohaib FC at the 1992 Lifebu0y Trophy. -File In the previous parts, I discussed the humble beginnings of football in Pakistan from independence (1947), early growth, the ‘Golden Age’ of the 1960s followed by a sudden, ‘Dark Age’ throughout the 1970s …
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  • Pakistan, Bangladesh try to stop Friday prayers to avert coronavirus spike 03 Apr 2020 07:21 ISLAMABAD/DHAKA, April 3 (Reuters) - Police in Pakistan will enforce a strict lockdown to prevent people from going to mosques to offer Friday prayers and fuel a rise in coronavirus infection, officials said, after failing to prevent large …
  • Narayanganj area on lockdown as test confirms dead woman had COVID-19 03 Apr 2020 07:14 The district’s Civil Surgeon Mohammad Imtiaz told bdnews24.com that the government’s disease control agency IEDCR confirmed the test result on Thursday afternoon. Upazila Executive Officer Shukla said they put Rasulbagh area on lockdown in the night. An …
  • Containing virus outbreak in refugee camps a daunting task, officials warn 03 Apr 2020 04:55 There have been no reported cases of infection in the camps yet, but officials remain concerned Dhaka: Aid workers are bracing for a possible outbreak of the coronavirus in one of the world's largest refugee camps in Bangladesh, with officials warning …
  • Rohingya refugees living in crowded camps vulnerable to virus 03 Apr 2020 02:17 DHAKA, BANGLADESH -- Aid workers are bracing for a possible outbreak of the coronavirus in one of the world's largest refugee camps in Bangladesh, with officials warning that containing the disease among more than 1 million tightly packed Rohingya …
  • Crowded in camps, Rohingya refugees vulnerable to virus 03 Apr 2020 01:47 Photo: Suzauddin Rubel, AP In this Wednesday, April 1, 2020, photo, Rohingya refugees stand at the Kutupalong refugee camp, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Aid workers are bracing for a possible outbreak of the coronavirus in one of the world's largest …
  • Covid-19 testing starts at M’singh Medical College 03 Apr 2020 00:43 Mymensingh Medical College (MMC) started testing for coronavirus cases yesterday. Four people were tested for the virus using the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) machine. Prof Dr Chitta Ranjan Debnath, principal of MMC said on the first day, samples of …
  • ‘National committee to prevent dengue’ 03 Apr 2020 00:43 A collective effort is being taken to tackle the mosquito menace in order to prevent the spread of dengue fever in the capital, said Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) Minister Tajul Islam yesterday. A national steering committee, led by the …
  • 2 killed, 15 hurt in road crashes 03 Apr 2020 00:43 Two people were killed and 15 injured in road accidents in the last two days, report our correspondents. A bus driver died and 15 passengers was injured on Dhaka-Khulna Highway at Maligram Kolatola area in Bhanga of Faridpur on Wednesday. Quoting locals, …
  • DU students helping those in need 03 Apr 2020 00:43 A group of Dhaka University students are on a mission to help those who are most struggling during the coronavirus outbreak. They are raising funds through donations and distributing daily essentials among impoverished people.  DU student Rafiul Chowdhury …
  • Nur Nahar Halim no more 03 Apr 2020 00:43 Nur Nahar Halim, mother of Mercantile Bank Ltd Managing Director Md Quamrul Islam Chowdhury, passed away yesterday in her daughter's home at New Eskaton, Dhaka. She was 82, says a press release. She left behind three sons, one daughter, grandchildren …
  • Reaching out to the less fortunate 03 Apr 2020 00:11 Taslima Khatun's livelihood was dependent on selling flowers on streets, but for the last one week, the roads were empty and there was no one to buy flowers from her. All her joys seemed fading away. Recently, a video of her plight was shared on social …
  • Political freedom must embody economic emancipation 03 Apr 2020 00:11 APRIL 3, 1972 BANGABANDHU'S ULTIMATUM TO THE US Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman gives the Nixon administration 10 days' time to recognise Bangladesh or the Bangladesh government would close down the US Mission in Dhaka. This is disclosed by …
  • Time for treatment from afar 03 Apr 2020 00:11 SM Mominul Islam Mukut, who works at a bank, went to a private hospital in Uttara on March 21 after suffering from fever and low blood pressure. The doctors at the hospital refused to treat him and suggested he go to a government hospital which provides …
  • Still jittery, fewer doctors on duty 03 Apr 2020 00:11 At least a dozen people with different illnesses died in Dhaka and other places after they were refused treatment by doctors since March 8 when the first case of coronavirus was reported in the country. Experts said a sense of insecurity caused by the …
  • All play, no school, Arhaan's bored witless 03 Apr 2020 00:10 Stuck at home for the past two weeks, Arhaan Habib, a kindergarten student, looks dejected. As he cannot go out amid the nationwide shutdown, he spends most of his time playing with toys and watching YouTube videos on mobile phone. He finds it extremely …
  • Psychiatrist Suggests: 5 ways to enjoy the time 03 Apr 2020 00:10 We are not hardwired to be stuck at home for extended periods. We are social, mobile creatures. One of the worst forms of punishment for prisoners is extended periods in solitary confinement. Astronauts speak of the incredible loneliness they feel sitting …
  • The poor looking down the barrel 03 Apr 2020 00:09 Over a week into the stay-home order across the country, hungry and half-fed faces have started to grow in a huge number. With their meagre earnings already spent and the shutdown extended further by a week, 5.17 crore people in the informal sector are now …
  • Coronavirus outbreak: 100 N’ganj families put in self-isolation 03 Apr 2020 00:09 Authorities have placed about 100 families in self-isolation on both sides of a road in Bandar upazila of Narayanganj last night after a woman who died earlier tested positive for coronavirus. Samples from the deceased were collected on March 30 and sent …
  • Stella Ruth Buckingham 02 Apr 2020 22:38 Ruth was a homemaker and a life long member of Hales Chapel Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her brother, Vernon; sisters, Erma Johnson, Brenda Milhorn, and a little angel, Angela Dawn Buckingham; four brothers-in-law, Walter Maupin, Melvin …
  • Stocks display worst-ever showing in first quarter 02 Apr 2020 22:22 Stocks delivered their worst first quarter of a year as nervous investors went for massive selloffs, initially prompted by anti-market measures and then by the fast-spreading coronavirus, which dealt a heavy blow to the economy and businesses at home and …
  • Abdus Shakoor Shah on time-honoured folk motifs and Bengali ballads 02 Apr 2020 22:08 Born in Bogura in 1946, renowned artist Abdus Shakoor Shah completed his Bachelor in Fine Arts from Bangladesh College of Arts and Crafts, Dhaka, in 1970. Under the India Bangladesh Cultural Exchange Programme Scholarship, he completed his Post Diploma in …
  • Newspaper sales plummet in Bangladesh amid coronavirus fallout 02 Apr 2020 20:09 The newspaper industry in Bangladesh is facing serious troubles in both reaching the readers and continuing publishing the print editions in the prevailing coronavirus situation. Bangla tabloid daily Manab Zamin suspended its print edition from Friday …
  • Bangladesh Railway employees to donate a days salary to PM relief fund 02 Apr 2020 20:09 Test tube with Corona virus name label is seen in this illustration taken on January 29, 2020 Reuters The donation seeks to help the fight against the spread of coronavirus Bangladesh Railway will be donating a day’s salary of all railway officials, worth …
  • Fire damages Rohingya shanties in Bangladesh 02 Apr 2020 20:09 DHAKA, Bangladesh   A sudden fire damaged at least 30 shanties housing Rohingya refugees in camps in southern Bangladesh on Wednesday, according to local police and eyewitnesses. “The fire suddenly broke out at a learning center at our camp and very …
  • Bangladesh extends shutdown to April 11 to contain COVID-19 spread 02 Apr 2020 20:09 DHAKA, April 1 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh has extended the ongoing shutdown of offices and workplaces to April 11 to manage the spread of COVID-19, according to a circular issued by the Public Administration Ministry Wednesday. Bangladesh had earlier declared …
  • Amnesty International Calls on Bangladesh to Find Missing Journalist 02 Apr 2020 20:09 Global rights watchdog Amnesty International called on Bangladeshi police Wednesday to locate a newspaper editor who reportedly went missing weeks ago, just hours before authorities filed a second case in which they accused him of violating the Digital …
  • Bangladesh confronts rising dengue cases in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic - Firstpost 02 Apr 2020 20:08 Just like the rest of the world, Bangladesh is fighting COVID-19 too. Similar to India, the fear there is that if the pandemic gains a footing in the country, the results could spell disaster. At last count, 56 cases had been reported in the country and 6 …
  • Bangladesh Army Says Troops to Remain Deployed on Streets for Covid-19 Response Until Govt Recalls 02 Apr 2020 20:08 Bangladeshis evacuated on a first flight from Wuhan are taken by bus to quarantine. (Image: AFP Relaxnews/ MUNIR UZ ZAMAN - AFP) PTI Last Updated: March 29, 2020, 1:50 PM IST Dhaka: The Bangladesh Army on Sunday said its troops would continue to carry …
  • Dhaka South City Corp CEO under fire for sprinkling cash among the poor 02 Apr 2020 19:37 As part of a DSCC initiative amid the shutdown to halt the spread of the pandemic, CEO Shah Md Imdadul Haque went to the capital’s Science Laboratory locality to provide aid to the poor people on Tuesday. The crowd grew larger and stumbled over onto …
  • OMS rice at Tk 10 per kg in cities, district towns from April 5 02 Apr 2020 15:19 The government will start a special open market sale (OMS) of coarse rice at Tk 10 per kg from Sunday (April 5) in all cities and district towns to ensure food for the urban poor amid the countrywide shutdown. The food ministry issued a circular in this …
  • India PM plans staggered exit from vast coronavirus lockdown 02 Apr 2020 14:44 NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India will pull out of a three-week lockdown in phases, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday, as officials battle to contain the country’s biggest cluster of coronavirus infections in the capital, New Delhi. Railway police …
  • The Latest: UK’s Johnson still has symptoms of coronavirus 02 Apr 2020 14:16 The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Fauci …
  • UK's Johnson still has symptoms of coronavirus 02 Apr 2020 14:12 A technician takes a nasal swab for a new coronavirus detection test at a drive-thru testing facility in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, April 2, 2020. Abu Dhabi has begun drive-thru testing for the virus and plans to expand the operation into …
  • The Latest: Tokyo reports single-day surge in infections 02 Apr 2020 13:39 Shoppers wearing masks against the coronavirus past through an empty retail district in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Thursday, April 2, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough, …
  • Snapshot of Life under Lockdown in Bangladesh 02 Apr 2020 10:30 Asia-Pacific, Economy & Trade, Financial Crisis, Headlines, Health, Humanitarian Emergencies, Labour, Multimedia, Slideshow, TerraViva United Nations NEW YORK, Apr 2 2020 (IPS) - The Coronavirus pandemic is changing how we live our daily lives. The …
  • Dhaka’s improved air quality 02 Apr 2020 10:29 Ever since the shutdown went into effect amidst the coronavirus scare, one good thing that happened to Dhaka is the drastic improvement of its air quality. As of March 29, Dhaka's Air Quality Index (AQI) stands at 91, a giant leap forward from the …
  • Former land minister Shamsur Rahman Sherif passes away 02 Apr 2020 10:28 Former land minister and lawmaker of Pabna-4 constituency, Shamsur Rahman Sherif passed away early today at a private hospital in Dhaka. He was 80. He breathed his last at 5:00am at the United Hospital, where he was undergoing treatment for the last few …
  • Infection rate steepens as India searches for 9,000 exposed to Delhi cluster 02 Apr 2020 09:14 NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India reported its biggest single day increase in coronavirus cases as officials on Thursday raced to track down some 9,000 people exposed to the country’s biggest infection cluster during a Muslim missionary group’s gathering in the …
  • Shamsur Rahman Sherif, MP from Pabna-4 and former land minister, dies at 79 02 Apr 2020 09:09 He passed away during treatment in Dhaka’s United Hospital at 3:38 am on Thursday, his son Galibur Rahman said. Shamsur was suffering from various old-old complications and was admitted to the hospital on Mar 11, said United Hospital’s spokeswoman Shagufa …
  • Fears over coronavirus: 327 Japanese leave Dhaka 02 Apr 2020 08:12 A total of 327 Japanese citizens left Dhaka this morning on a special flight arranged by the Japanese government for those who opted to return home amid the coronavirus outbreak. The 400-seat chartered flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines set off for Japan …
  • Bangladesh: Joint Letter: Re: Restrictions on Communication, Fencing, and COVID-19 in Cox’s Bazar District Rohingya Refugee Camps 02 Apr 2020 07:09 Sheikh Hasina Prime Minister Old Sangsad Bhaban Tejagaon, Dhaka-1215 Bangladesh Dear Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, As authorities around the world struggle to cope with the spread of COVID-19, it is crucial that States act to protect the most vulnerable, …
  • 327 Japanese nationals to leave today 02 Apr 2020 00:49 A total of 327 Japanese citizens are scheduled to leave Dhaka this morning on a special flight arranged by the Japanese government, for those who opted to return home amid the coronavirus outbreak. The chartered flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines is …
  • Injured while preventing gathering: Jashore AC land flown to Dhaka CMH 01 Apr 2020 13:33 Assistant Commissioner (land) Kazi Nazib Hasan, who sustained severe injuries after being hit by a motorcycle while performing duties in Jhikargacha upazila in Jashore district, was moved to Combined Military Hospital, Dhaka today. Nazib was being treated …
  • Trouble looms as multi-storey buildings double up as mosquito hubs in Dhaka 01 Apr 2020 11:29 The survey was conducted by the Directorate General of Health Services or DGHS under its National Malaria and Mosquito Borne Disease Elimination Programme from Mar 5 to Mar 14 in 98 wards under Dhaka’s bifurcated city corporations.  It covered 2,996 houses …