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Couple among 3 killed in Cumilla road accident

  A couple and their car driver were killed as the vehicle plunged into a roadside canal in Bangra Bazar area of Muradnagar upazila on Tuesday morning. The deceased were identified as Saddam Hossain, 27, son of Rafiqul Islam  of Julaipar village in Nabinagar upazila of Brahmanbaria district, his wife Parvin Akhter, 24 and their driver Abdur Rahman, 28, hailing ...

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People found flouting social distancing guidelines

Ensuring social distancing in the city to prevent the spread of coronavirus is getting tough due to the reluctance of common people. Visiting a kitchen market at Shanirakhra, this  correspondent found a huge number of people flouting the guidelines on social distancing there. Although most of them were found wearing masks, they were also seen gathering in front of the ...

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Coronavirus: Jubo League leader held for spreading rumour in Pabna

Police on Monday night arrested a leader of Jubo League’s Ishwrdi Municipality unit for allegedly spreading rumour over coronavirus infection on social media. The arrestee is Abdus Salam, 32, son of Abdul Karim, of Moshuripara village. He is the organising secretary of the Jubo League unit. Bahauddin Faruki, officer-in-charge of Ishwardi Police Station, said police arrested Salam as he shared ...

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Coronavirus: Bangladeshi journalist dies in New York

Bangladeshi photojournalist A Hai Swapan died from coronavirus in New York on Monday night. He breathed his last at local time 12:50pm (10:50pm BdST) at Queens Hospital. Bangladeshi journalist Abdur Rahim, shared a post on his personal facebook profile about the death.Swapan worked for Bangladeshi newspaper Daily Manabzamin. He was suffering from kidney disease and was scheduled to go to ...

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4 killed as train rams auto-rickshaw in Rangpur

Four people, including three women, were killed and three others injured as a container loaded train rammed an auto-rickshaw at Annodanagar Rail Gate in Pirgacha upazila of Rangpur on Monday noon. The identities of the deceased and injured could not be known yet. ASI Firoz Khan, duty officer of Pirgacha police station confirmed the news. The injured were admitted to ...

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Coronavirus cases rise to 49 in Bangladesh: IEDCR

A woman tested positive with coronavirus (Covid-19) in Bangladesh, taking the number of the confirmed cases to 49, 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 on Monday. “Four more people have recovered ...

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8 more Bangladeshis die of coronavirus in New York in 24 hrs

Eight more Bangladeshis have died of coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York of USA in the last 24 hours. The deceased were identified as Kaykobad, Shafikur Rahman Majumdar, Azizur Rahman, Mirza Huda, Bijit Kumar Saha, Md Shipon Hossain, Jayed Alam and Mutabbir Chowdhury. With this, at least 23 expatriate Bangladeshis died of COVID-19 in USA.The US recorded 518 new coronavirus-linked deaths ...

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Around 350 US citizens to return home

Around 350 US citizens along with nine dogs will return to their country on Monday evening. They are scheduled to board a flight of Qatar Airways at 6pm, according to sources at Civil Aviation Bangladesh. US Ambassador to Bangladesh will visit Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 12:30pm to monitor the overall situation. No new patient tested positive for COVID-19 in ...

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Coronavirus: Army donates Tk 25cr to PM’s relief fund

Photo: PID Bangladesh Army has donated Tk 25 crore to the Prime Minister’s Relief and Welfare Fund to expedite government’s steps taken to fight the coronavirus. Apart from one-day salary of all army personnel, Bangladesh Army Welfare Trust, Bangladesh Machine Tools Factory Ltd, Bangladesh Diesel Plant Ltd and Trust Bank Ltd made contributions to this, said an ISPR press release ...

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COVID-19: Bangladesh receives 300,000 masks from Jack Ma Foundation

300000 masks from Jack Ma Foundation are scheduled to arrive here at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport 2:30pm today. After coronavirus testing kits, Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation sent 300,000 masks to Bangladesh which arrived in Dhaka on Sunday afternoon. Yan Hualong, Deputy Chief of Mission at Chinese Embassy in Dhaka, among others, was present at the airport to hand ...

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