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Namaz-e-janaza of late SCBA president Matin Khasru held at SC premises

Second namaz-e-janaza of the late Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Abdul Matin Khasru was held at Supreme Court compound in the capital at 10am. Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, Law Minister Anisul Huq, judges of both divisions of the Supreme Court attended the namaz-e-janaza. The late Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Abdul Matin Khasru will be buried at ...

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Traffic surges in Dhaka on 2nd day of lockdown

The second day of the new lockdown has seen an increase in traffic in Dhaka as the country battles to curb rising cases of the coronavirus. Many rickshaws are plying the streets of Rampura, Malibagh, Bijoynagar and Kakrail. Police personnel are stopping vehicles at checkpoints and checking for lockdown passes. Those without passes are fined and turned away. Some vehicles ...

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SCBA President Matin Khasru no more

Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President and former law minister Abdul Matin Khasru passed away Wednesday afternoon. He was 71. The freedom fighter was put on life support at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka since April 13. Abdul Matin Khasru was admitted to CMH on March 16, after he tested positive for coronavirus.   Talking to daily sun, Md ...

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Some media are breaking our morale, says Health DG

Some media are breaking our morale, says Health DG Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr ABM Khurshid Alam has blamed some media for breaking the morale of the health workers through criticism. He said, “Our doctors, nurses, health department and health ministry staff are working at the risk of their lives in the coronavirus ...

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Bangladesh reports highest 96 coronavirus deaths in a day

Bangladesh has recorded the highest number of Covid-19 deaths in a day since the pandemic made landfall in the country in March last year. The death toll climbed to 9,987 after 96 fatalities were registered in the 24 hours to 8:00am Wednesday, according to data released by the government. The country has recorded 5,185 new cases of the coronavirus, taking ...

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Bangla Academy chairman Shamsuzzaman Khan dies

Prof Shamsuzzaman Khan, president of Bangla Academy, died of COVID-19 at at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital in Dhaka on Wednesday. He was 80. He breathed his last at about 2:30pm, Bangla Academy secretary AHM Lokman confirmed. Prof Khan had been kept on life support from April 11. He earned Ekushey Padak and Independence Award.

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Week-long stricter lockdown begins

A weeklong stricter lockdown is underway across the country from 6:00am Wednesday in a bid to check alarming rise of the Covid-19 pandemic. Presence of people on the city streets early this morning was very thin. Law enforcers were seen patroling on roads. They were working on the implementation of the lockdown. Except for emergency services, all government and private ...

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Pahela Baishakh being celebrated virtually

The nation is virtually celebrating Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla New Year 1428, on Wednesday without outdoor programmes as the government enforced a weeklong stricter restriction. The government has enforced a weeklong stricter restriction from April 14 to stem the alarming spread of deadly coronavirus. Dhaka University Fine Arts Faculty is celebrating the Bangla New Year with limited ...

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Prime Minister wishes countrymen on Ramadan, Pahela Boishakh

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has wished countrymen on the holy month of Ramadan and Pahela Boishakh. She conveyed the greetings in her nationwide address on the occasion of Pahela Boishakh on Tuesday evening. The full text of the prime minister’s speech is as follows. Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim Dear Countrymen, Assalamu Alaikum I am extending greetings of Bangabda 1428 to you ...

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Moon sighted, Ramadan begins Wednesday

The month of Ramadan, the lunar month of self-purification through fasting and abstinence of Muslims, begins on Wednesday. The National Moon Sighting Committee made the decision at a meeting as the new crescent moon was sighted in the Bangladesh sky on Tuesday. State Minister for Religious Affairs Md Faridul Huque Khan, after a meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee ...

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