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Bangladesh reports 28 COVID-19 deaths, 4,57,459 total recoveries

Bangladesh recorded 28 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 1,014 fresh cases overnight. The recovery count rose to 4,57,459 after another 1,389 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said on Thursday. “Twenty-eight more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the ...

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Educational institution reopening hinges on Coronavirus situation: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday again made it clear that without improvement of the COVID-19 situation the government will not allow to reopen the educational institutions for the sake students’ and teachers’ safety. “Thinking about the children we have given time till January 15, if the situation improves within this time then those will be opened, otherwise not,” she ...

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Decision on Biswa Ijtema after January

Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslims after Hajj, will not be held on the scheduled date due to the coronavirus pandemic. “We will observe the Covid-19 situation till January and then decision will be taken regarding Biswa Ijtema considering the prevailing Covid-19 situation,” Minister for Religious Affairs Md Faridul Haque Khan said. The first phase of three-day Ijtema ...

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SI killed in city road crash

A police officer was killed after an unidentified vehicle hit his motorcycle in city’s airport area on Wednesday night. The deceased was identified as Kamrul Islam, 32, was a sub-inspector of Gulshan police station in the capital. He was living at Kalachandpur of Gulshan. Confirming the news, Farman Ali, officer-in-charge (OC) of Airport police station, said the unidentified vehicle hit ...

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Bangladesh to get vaccines thru’ India’s Serum Institute in January

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque has said Bangladesh will receive Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines in January. “The UK government has given approval to COVID-19 vaccines developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca… We will get the vaccine soon after getting approval from the WHO (World Health Organization),” he told a function at the BCPS auditorium in Mohakhali in ...

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Covid-19: Bangladesh records 22 more deaths, 1,235 new cases

Bangladesh reported 22 more deaths from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours till Wednesday 8:00am, taking the death toll to 7,531, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). In the meantime, 1,235 people tested positive for Covid-19. The number of novel coronavirus cases in the country now stands at 512,496. The ...

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Case against Sayeed Khokon: PBI asked to investigate

A Dhaka court on Wednesday ordered the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to investigate the case filed against former Dhaka South City Corporation (DNCC) mayor Sayeed Khokon and six others for allegedly misappropriating Tk 34 crore by allotting shops. At the same time, the court directed the PBI to submit the investigation report by January 31. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Asheque ...

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Govt working for overall welfare of BGB: Home Minister

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on Wednesday hopes that steps taken for the welfare of the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) members give more impetus for its operational activities and help it achieve greater success. “A number of steps have been taken for the welfare of BGB members at all levels that will give the force more impetus for its operations and ...

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Building forces to protect independence, sovereignty: PM Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the government is building up every force in such a way so that the country could avail all sorts of measures and training to protect its independence and sovereignty. “We want peace, not war. But for protecting our country’s independence and sovereignty we have to take all measures and training [and] we’re building ...

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AL empowered people bringing back continuation of democracy: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said Awami League (AL) has empowered people bringing back continuation of democracy by ending the conspiracy and military dictatorship that has reached country’s development into momentum. “No consistency of democracy was in the country rather politics of conspiracy, killing, coup etc was initiated and military dictators came to power one after another that halted ...

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