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Ex-land minister Shamsur Rahman passes away

Awami League lawmaker from Pabna-4 and former land minister Shamsur Rahman Sherif passed away at a city hospital on Thursday morning. He was 80. Sherif, the five-time MP, 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 ...

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327 Japanese citizens leave Dhaka on special flight

A total of 327 Japanese nationals those were stranded in Dhaka due to COVID-19 pandemic left here for Tokyo on Thursday morning by a special chartered flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines. The Biman’s Boeing 777 aircraft carrying 327 Japanese citizens including one infant left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) at 10.19 this morning for Narita Airport of Japan, a spokesperson ...

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Army will strictly monitor social distancing of people from Thursday

Bangladesh Army, as part of the support to the local administration, will strictly monitor the social distancing of the people across the country from Thursday (tomorrow) in order to check the transmission of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). They will also ensure the matter of home quarantine for the people, according to Inter Service Public Relations Directorate(ISPR). Strict measures will be taken ...

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Coronavirus: Govt plans to release 3,000 prisoners

The government has planned to release 3000 prisioners in a bid to avoid the risk of transmission of novel coronavirus. According to media report, the prisoners are now facing different cases. The jail authorities have already sent a proposal to the home ministry after preparing a list of those prisoners, who are now in different jails in the country.Mahbubul Islam, ...

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Bangladesh confirms 6th coronavirus death

Another person has died from coronavirus in Bangladesh, taking the total death from the Covid-19 in the country to six. Besides, three more people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in the country, raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 54. Health Minister Zahid Maleque disclosed the figures at an online press briefing on Wednesday. “In the ...

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No politics, stand by people: Quader to BNP

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader. File photo Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday urged BNP to stand by people refraining from trying to make political gains in this crisis of coronavours. “BNP leaders are busy criticising the government through holding press conferences instead of standing by people,” he said while speaking at a press briefing at his ...

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Benapole port closure leaves 2,000 workers jobless

Over 2,000 workers of Benapole Land Port have been jobless for nine days as the export-import activities through the port remained suspended since March 24 in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus.  Besides, several hundred NGO workers who are dependent on the port and customs house here are going through a tough time due to the ongoing shutdown ...

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General holidays extended till April 11

The government has extended the ongoing general holidays until April 11 considering the overall coronavirus situation in the country, Ministry of Public Administration source said. State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain on Tuesday confirming the matter said, the general holidays have been extended to Apr 9 as per the instructions of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ...

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Two more tested positive with coronavirus in last 24 hours

Two more persons have been tested positive with coronavirus (Covid-19) in Bangladesh in last 24 hours, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 51, according to the IEDCR. The death toll from the disease has remained unchanged at five, Prof Meerjady Sabrina Flora, director of Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) said at an online media briefing ...

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Holiday to prevent coronavirus might be extended: PM

PID Photo Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said the government-declared holiday to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 might be extended till April 9. “We’ve announced a 10-day holiday, but this might be extended for 14 days. We might extend it till April 9 with some relaxation for some sectors on limited basis,” she said. The Prime Minister said that ...

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