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Four UNICEF schools torched at Rohingya camps

Four UNICEF schools for Rohingya children in refugee camps in Bangladesh have been destroyed in a fire, officials said Tuesday, with the UN children’s agency calling it arson. It was unclear who might attack the schools, which were empty at the time, but the security situation in the camps housing around a million people has worsened in recent months. Last ...

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Covid-19: Bangladesh reports 20 more deaths, 702 new cases

Bangladesh reported 20 more deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours till Tuesday 8am, taking the toll at 7,942, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). In the meantime, 702 people tested positive for Covid-19. The number of novel coronavirus cases in the country now stands at 529,031. The country’s first Covid-19 ...

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Bus driver held over killing couple on Airport Road

Criminal Investigation Department (CID) have detained Torikul Islam, driver of a bus of Ajmeri Paribahan, over the incident of killing a couple at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport area in the capital in a road accident. CID’s senior assistant superintendent of police Jisanul Haque Jisan said Tarikul was arrested on Monday night during a drive at Gazipur’s Mouchak area. Tarikul confessed ...

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Khokon’s case dismissed

A Dhaka court on Tuesday dismissed one of the defamation case filed against former mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation Sayeed Khokon for his alleged remarks on incumbent Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh. Meanwhile, another case was withdrew by the plaintiff. Two separate cases were lodged against Khokon on January 11 for his alleged remarks against Taposh. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate ...

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PM Hasina pays courtesy call on President Hamid

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid a courtesy call on President Abdul Hamid on Monday evening. She went to the President’s Chamber in the Parliament House after the parliamentary session. “During the meeting, the Prime Minister briefed the President on various steps taken by the government to tackle the coronavirus outbreak,” President’s Press Secretary Joynal Abedin told UNB. He was also ...

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HC orders Ishraque to surrender

The High Court on Monday ordered BNP mayoral candidate of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Engineer Ishraque Hossain to surrender before a trial court following appeal by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) against his acquittal in a graft case. An HC bench of Justice Md. Salim passed the order, said Khurshid Alam Khan, ACC lawyer. The ACC lawyer said that the ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 16 more die, 697 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 16 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 7,922. Another 697 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 528,329. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Monday afternoon. Health authorities reported another 736 people recovered ...

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Educational instts likely to reopen Feb

All educational institutions across the country may be reopened from February, according to Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education sources. Maintaining the health guidelines, classes will be taken on limited presence of the students. SSC and HSC candidates of 2021 will have been given priorities to finish their syllabuses, the sources added. Later, others classes will be reopened step by ...

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Serum vaccine to arrive Dhaka Jan 25-26: Zahid Maleque

Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said the first shipment of AstraZeneca-Oxford virus vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India (SII) will arrive in the country on January 25-26. Around 300 vaccine centres and 42,000 health workers are being made ready for the vaccination programme, the minister told this on Monday at a ‘Meet the Reporters’ event organised by Dhaka Reporters’ ...

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Journo Balu killing: 5 get life in explosive case

A Khulna Court has sentenced five people to imprisonment for life in an explosive case which arose out of murder of journalist Humayun Kabir Balu. Earlier, the court had delivered verdict on the murder case. But the court pronounced judgment on the explosive case on Monday. The judge of the court announced the verdict this morning. Humayun Kabir Balu, editor ...

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