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Covid-19: 33 more die, 1,396 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 33 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 5,305. Another 1,396 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 366,383. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Friday afternoon.Health authorities reported another 1,549 people to have ...

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Finance Minister off to UAE for medical checkup

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal left Dhaka for United Arab Emirates (UAE) for his eye treatment. A regular aircraft of Emirates Airlines carrying AHM Mustafa Kamal took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Friday morning, said Gazi Touhidul Islam, public relations officer at the finance ministry. The minister is expected to return home on October 16, he added. Earlier ...

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Bangladesh Pratidin journo Azharul Islam dies

Md Azharul Islam, head of Editing Assistant Department at Bangladesh Pratidin, died of cancer at a hospital in the capital on Thursday night. He was 60. Azharul Islam breathed his last at Sir Salimullah Medical College and Hospital (Midford Hospital) at around 10:00 pm while undergoing treatment. He is survived by his wife, three sons and a host of well ...

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Govt works on air connectivity with different countries: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said her government has given special focus on establishing air connectivity with different countries. “We are holding talks so that our Biman can get access of flying to different countries and have been working to upgrade Biman in every aspect such as its security and services,” she said, referring to Wednesday’s deal with the US in ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 21 more die, 1,508 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 32 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 5,272. Another 1,508 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 364,987. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Thursday afternoon. Health authorities reported another 1,591 people to ...

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Closure of educational institutions extended until October 31

The government has further extended the shutdown of all the educational institutions, except Qawmi madrasas, across Bangladesh till October 31 as the coronavirus pandemic continues to roil the country. Earlier in March, the government ordered all the schools, colleges and universities across the country to close down soon after the first cases of Covid-19 in Bangladesh were reported on March ...

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UNO Wahida released from hospital

Dinajpur’s Ghoraghat Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Wahida Khanam has been released from hospital as her health condition is now well. The doctors at National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital in the capital released Wahida on Thursday noon. Wahida will be admitted to Centre for Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) in Savar further treatment, sources at the hospital said. Confirming the ...

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Man held with 82 gold bars at Chattogram airport

Customs officials and National Security Agency (NSI) in a joint drive detained a man with 82 gold bars weighing 9.59 kilogrammes from Shah Amanat International Airport in the port city on Thursday morning. The arrestee is identified as Mohammad Enamul Haque, hailing from Chakatia upazila of Cox’s Bazar. Sources at the airport revealed Enamul landed at the airport by a ...

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Closure of edu instt to continue: Dipu Moni

There is no alternative to extending closure of the educational institution amid corona pandemic, said Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni. As fate of HSC examinees hangs in balance for delay in examinations for several months, she hinted at a concrete decision to be available in a couple of days. The education minister came up with the development while addressing a ...

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Thanks for successful completion of 6th JCC

Outgoing Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das on Wednesday made a farewell call on Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen at State guesthouse Padma.. Riva congratulated Momen for successful completion of the sixth Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) meeting on Tuesday and decisions taken by both countries for strengthening bilateral cooperation across various sectors. The foreign minister expressed satisfaction ...

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