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Bangladesh to demand 10pc of funds for Rohingyas in Bhasan Char: FM

Bangladesh will demand 10 percent of the funds that the humanitarian agencies raise in the name of Bangladesh and Rohingyas if they do not provide services to 100,000 Rohingyas to be shifted to Bhasan Char gradually, says Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen. “Yes, they’ll have to pay because the funds are coming for Rohingyas. We’ll demand 10 percent of ...

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Industrialist Mahmud Ali Ratul dies of Covid-19

Mahmud Ali Ratul, owner of Chattogram’s JMS Group, died from coronavirus infections at a hospital in the capital on Thursday night. He was 60. The Industrialist breathed his last at the ICU of Evercare Hospital while undergoing treatment around 11:00pm. Ali Haider Jisan, assistant secretary to Mahmud Ali Ratul, confirmed the news. Ratul, who was also vice-president of Noakhali Awami ...

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Khaleda’s CT scan report largely good: Doctor

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, who was infected with coronavirus, has a very nominal lung infection, said her doctor and party vice chairman AZM Zahid after receiving her provisional HRCT scan report. Talking to reporters at Evercare Hospital in the city, where the BNP chief underwent the high-resolution CT (HRCT) test, he said the BNP chief’s medical board decided to perform ...

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Women need targeted support to tackle COVID-19 impact: CPD Dialogue

Speakers at a virtual dialogue on Thursday said fiscal measures would be more effective in easing the burden of the coronavirus pandemic on women than monetary measures. The government has aptly rolled out a number of liquidity support and fiscal stimulus packages in response to the pandemic, they said. However, the speakers said, these packages were not designed keeping women ...

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Bengali diaspora in Europe demands apology from Pakistan

  Ansar Ahmed Ullah:   The Europe-based Bangladeshi diaspora organisation, European Bangladesh Forum (EBF) organised a demonstration on 14 April 2021 to demand an ‘unconditional official apology’ from Pakistan for the genocide they committed in Bangladesh during 1971. The demonstration took place at Paleisstraaat, close to Pakistan Embassy in the Hague, participated by the Bangladeshis living in the Netherlands, Belgium ...

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Rajshahi lawmaker Badsha being shifted to Dhaka for treatment

Lawmaker from Rajshahi-2 (Sadar) Fazle Hossain Badsha, who was infected with coronavirus or Covid-19, is being taken to Dhaka under the intitiave of the Prime Minister’s Office for better treatment as his physical condition is worsening. Badsha, also general secretary of the Worker’s Party of Bangladesh, left for Dhaka on Thursday (April 15) at around 2.15pm, according to media report.

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Bangladesh’s COVID-19 death toll tops 10,000 with 94 new fatalities

The country’s COVID-19 death toll reached 10,081 as 94 more people died of the disease in the past 24 hours ending at 8:00am on Thursday. The country has recorded 4,192 new cases of the coronavirus, taking the tally to 707,362, according to data released by the government. The latest day’s infection rate was 21.00 percent of the total tests. The ...

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Henley Passport Index 2021: Bangladesh moves one notch up, at 100st place

Bangladesh’s passport strengthen slightly, with its position up by one notch in the latest edition of the Henley Passport Index, the pioneer ranking of all the world’s travel documents. Out of a total 110 spots on the index, Bangladesh now ranks 100th, sharing the same spot with Lebanon and Sudan, according to the Henley Passport Index 2021. Bangladesh passport holders ...

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3.16 lakh movement passes issued, 16 crore people hit the app

A total of 159,922,065 people hit the police’s “movement pass” app till 11:00am on Thursday, which was 14,026 per minute. However, a total of 3,16,801 movement passes were issued from 11am on Wednesday to 9:00am today — for going out on the first two days of the weeklong “strict lockdown” imposed by the government to curb the spread of Covid-19. ...

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Indian visa operations suspended in Bangladesh

The High Commission of India in Bangladesh has temporarily suspended the operations at all its visa centres across Bangladesh. The High Commission announced on Wednesday that the visa operations have been suspended in view of the lockdown implemented by the government of Bangladesh from April 14, reports DD News, the Indian news channel of Doordarshan. The visa operations had resumed ...

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