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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 23 more die, 1,125 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 23 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 5,348. Another 1,125 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 368,690. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Sunday afternoon. Health authorities reported another 1,587 people recovered ...

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New Indian envoy to arrive in Dhaka Monday

The newly appointed Indian High Commissioner Vikram Kumar Doraiswami is expected to arrive in Dhaka on Monday to take up his diplomatic assignment. He replaces Riva Ganguly Das, who already returned to New Delhi on October 1 for her next posting in the Ministry of External Affairs as Secretary (East). She was appointed as High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh ...

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Sheikh Hasina champion of human security: Diplomats

Diplomats stationed in Dhaka have extolled Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her “able and prudent” leadership and tireless efforts in changing the course of national progress, braving a sea of challenges and setbacks along her way. Impressed at the overwhelming course of development overseen by Sheikh Hasina, the diplomats and heads of foreign missions in Dhaka came up with the ...

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Saudi Airlines resumes ticket sale after brief disruption

The Saudi Airlines authorities in Dhaka resumed sale of tickets and distribution of tokens for Bangladeshi expatriates on Sunday morning after a brief disruption. Police charged batons on some Bangladeshi expatriates in front of Saudi Airlines office in Karwan Bazar to control crowd. Witnesses said a number of Bangladeshi expatriates thronged in front of the Saudi Airlines office early Sunday. ...

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Two maids get death for ex-Eden principal murder

A special tribunal in Dhaka has sentenced two women to death in a case lodged over the murder of former principal of Eden Mohila College Mahfuza Chowdhury Pervin. Judge Abu Jafar Md Kamruzzaman of Dhaka 1st Speedy Trial Tribunal announced the verdict on Sunday in presence of the accused. The death row conicts are Ruma alias Reshma and Rikta Akter ...

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Corona under control for sincere efforts of govt organisations: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said the government has been able to put coronavirus under control in the country as different ministries and government organisations, including the Health Ministry and Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), worked in a synchronised way with utmost sincerity. “Some people are saying many things regarding the Directorate General of Health Services or Health ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 20 more die, 1,182 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 20 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 5,325. Another 1,182 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 367,565. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Saturday afternoon. Health authorities reported another 1,442 people recovered ...

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FM prefers SDGs to nuclear weapons

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen stressed the pursuit of sustainable development goals instead of investing in nuclear weapons to establish and sustain peace and stability in the world. He mentioned this in his recorded statement delivered at the High-Level Plenary Meeting of the UN General Assembly to Commemorate and Promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons ...

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164 Bangladeshi migrants, including Mizdah attack survivors, return home

A total of 164 Bangladeshi migrants have returned home on a voluntary humanitarian flight from Libya. The chartered flight that also carried nine survivors of the tragic Mizdah incident in Libya landed at Dakar’s Hazarat Shajalal International Airport (HSIA) on September 30, a press release of International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Saturday. In May, 30 migrants, including 26 ...

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AL leader Jahangir Kabir Nanak catches Covid-19

Awami League presidium member Jahangir Kabir Nanak has been infected with the coronavirus (Covid-19). Dabirul, also the president of the Standing Committee on Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs, is now receiving treatment at his Baliadangi residence. Mohammad Biplob, his personal secretary, confirmed the news. Nanak, former state minister for local government, rural development and cooperatives, is now receiving treatment ...

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