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Bogura-1, Jashore-6 by-election on July 14

Election Commission has decided to hold Bogura-1 and Jashore-6 by-election on July 14. Earlier on March 21, the commission decided to postpone the election to Chittagong City Corporation, along with the by-polls to Bogra-1 and Jessore-6 constituencies due to the corona outbreak. The city corporation and the by-polls of the constituencies were scheduled for March 29.

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Safely reopening schools is among UNICEF priorities: Fatima

UNICEF executive board president and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to UN Rabab Fatima has said safely reopening schools with scaling up digital solutions and connectivity as well as maintaining routine immunizations for children amid COVID-19 pandemic are currently among priorities of UNICEF. “UNICEF must be supported in its effort to assist our Governments to build back better for a more equitable, ...

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Wari goes into lockdown for 21 days

The Wari area in the capital goes into a 21-day lockdown from Saturday morning as the authorities concerned have declared it a red zone for coronavirus. Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) has taken the decision to bring the area under lockdown for containing further spread of the coronavirus in the city. The health directorate has identified Wari’s Tipu Sultan Road, ...

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Ex-minister TM Gias Uddin passes away

Former minister and veteran politician TM Gias Uddin died at a hospital in the capital on Friday night. He was 83. Gias, who was a former president of Shariatpur district BNP, breathed his last at city’s Green Life Hospital around 10:45 pm while undergoing treatment. BNP chairperson’s press wing member Shairul Kabir Khan confirmed this information to media. He said ...

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Bangladesh now 8th in global weekly increase of Covid-19 cases: WHO

Bangladesh now ranks eighth in the global weekly increase of new coronavirus cases, according to World Health Organization (WHO). With 26,598 new Covid-19 cases in the last seven days, Bangladesh now ranks eighth globally, WHO Dashboard showed in its pandemic situation in countries, territories and areas. The United States of America has come up to the first position again as ...

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Former home minister Sahara Khatun to move to Thailand on Monday

Former home minister Sahara Khatun, who is undergoing treatment at Dhaka’s United Hospital for several health complications, has set to move to Thailand for better treatment. She will be taken to Bumrungrad Hospital, Thailand on Monday, her nephew Mojibur Rahman told media today (Friday). The 77-year-old was admitted to United Hospital, Dhaka on Jun 2 with a fever, allergy and ...

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Ex-diplomats for proper planning to face COVID-19 global challenges

Former diplomats and foreign secretaries have laid emphasis on taking short-term, mid-term and long-term plans for Bangladesh to face global challenges during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. They made the suggestions when the Foreign Ministry held a virtual meeting on Thursday afternoon inviting the former diplomats to discuss the ways to address the global challenges created due to the pandemic, ...

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Senior journalist Faruk Quazi passes away

Faruk Quazi, a veteran journalist and former minister (press) of Bangladesh High Commission to New Delhi, passed away on Friday. He was 71. He breathed his last in his sleep around 8:00 am at his Elephant Road residence, his daughter Arshi Quazi confirmed the news. Faruk, former President of Law Reporters’ Forum (LRF), left behind wife, one daughter and a ...

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