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Munia’s death: HC declines to hear Bashundhara MD’s bail plea

The High Court on Thursday declined to hear the anticipatory bail petition filed by Managing Director of Bashundhara Group Sayem Sobhan Anvir in a case filed over abetting the suicide of 21-year-old Mosarat Jahan Munia. The bench of Justice Mamunur Rahman and Justice Khandaker Diliruzzaman refused to hear the petition saying that it has no jurisdiction to hear any anticipatory ...

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Educational institutions to start activities on May 23, if situation gets normal

All the educational institutions of the country will start academic activities on May 23, if the coronavirus or Covid-19 situation gets normal. The authorities of the academic instiututions have been asked to take measures in this regard. Secretary of Department of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education of the Education Ministry Md Mahbub Hossain made the comment in a discussion held ...

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Covid-19: Bangladesh reports 2,341 cases, 88 deaths in 24 hrs

With the deaths of 88 more people in the last 24 hours until 8:00 am on Thursday, Bangladesh’s Covid-19 death count now stands at 11,393. During this timeline, 2,341 fresh cases were reported, taking the total virus cases to 7,56,955. The infection rate dropped to 9.39 percent from Wednesday’s 10.48 percent while the mortality rate rose to 1.51 percent from ...

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UN adopts Bangladesh-proposed resolution on drowning prevention

The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday adopted unanimously a historic resolution, introduced by Bangladesh, on drowning prevention and proclaimed 25 July as World Drowning Prevention Day. The Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN, Ambassador Rabab Fatima introduced the first ever one-off UNGA resolution on “Global Drowning Prevention” which acknowledges the ‘silent epidemic’ for the first time in UN’s ...

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China’s Sinopharm vaccine approved for emergency use

Bangladesh has approved the emergency use of China’s Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine. Director General of Drug Administration (DGDA) Maj Gen Mahbubur Rahman came up with the announcement at a press briefing on Thursday. China will provide 500,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine in the first phase. The first shipment of will arrive in Bangladesh within two weeks, he added. earlier on ...

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Hefazat leader Mufti Harun arrested from Ctg

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Hefazat-e-Islam leader Mufti Harun Izhar from a madrasa in Chattogram city’s Lalkhan Bazar area on Wednesday midnight. Mufti Harun Izhar was the Education and Cultural Secretary of the just defunct Hefazat-e-Islam and son of Mufti Izhar, said Enamul Hasan, press secretary of the party’s convening committee. A team of the elite force conducted ...

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Culprit in Munia’s death will be brought to justice: Home Minister

If anyone is found involved in college girl Mosarat Jahan Munia’s death, he or she will be brought to justice, said Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal. He made the remarks while responding to queries of reporters at his Dhanmondi residence on Wednesday. The Home Minister said law would take its own course in Mosarat Jahan Munia’s death. “Steps would be ...

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Munia’s death: Basundhara Group MD seeks anticipatory bail

Basundhara Group managing director Sayem Sobhan Anvir on Wednesday fled a petition with the High Court seeking anticipatory bail in a case filed against him for allegedly abetting the suicide of a girl at Gulshan. The petition has been kept in the High Court’s cause list, a list of cases to be heard. As a result, a virtual bench of ...

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Journo Syed Shahjahan dies of Covid-19

Veteran journalist and valiant freedom fighter Syed Shahjahan passed away at a hospital in the capital on Wednesday. He was 78. The former press secretary of Bangladesh’s first temporary President Syed Nazrul Islam breathed his last at Crescent Hospital in Uttara. He left behind his wife, a son, daughter, and a host of relatives and well wishers to mourn his ...

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Russia, China get nod to produce vaccine in Bangladesh

The government has permitted Russia and China to manufacture their Covid-19 vaccines through local companies in Bangladesh. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday gave the approval in principle in a meeting, presided over by Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal. “The cabinet body has approved in principle the Health Ministry’s proposal to facilitate the production of Russia’s Sputnik V and ...

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