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30 launch fire victims laid to rest in Barguna mass grave

Thirty passengers, who were killed in Friday’s fire at ‘Avijan-10’ launch in Jhalakathi, were buried in a mass gave in Barguna on Saturday. A namaz-e-janza for them was held at Barguna Circuit House Field around 11am and, later, they were laid to rest in the mass grave near the Circuit House. Barguna Deputy Commissioner Habibur Rahman said,”DNA samples of the ...

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Christmas Day being celebrated amid COVID caution

Christian community is celebrating Christmas Day in the country, as elsewhere across the world, on Saturday with restrictions and limitations due to Covid-19. Christmas, the biggest religious festival of the Christian community, is annually celebrated by Christians all over the world on the 25th of December, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. It is the time when family, friends and ...

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Fire in launch: Family of each deceased to get Tk 1.5 lakh

The government on Friday announced Tk 1.5 lakh compensation for the family of each deceased killed in the fire on the ‘Avijan-10’ launch. Besides, Tk 25,000 will be given for burial of each of the deceased killed in the fire in launch on the river Sugandha in Jhalokathi. Moreover, the arrangement of the treatment for injured will be ensured, State ...

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Jhalakathi launch fire: Death toll climbs to 41

The death toll in the deadly fire that broke out on a launch in the Sugandha river at Sadar upazila in Jhalakathi district early Friday rose to 41. The incident took place in the river near Gabkhan Dhanshiri area at about 3:00am on Friday which also left over 200 people burn injured. Severely injured persons were sent to Barishal Sher-e-Bangla ...

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Bangladesh reports 342 fresh cases from Covid

Bangladesh on Friday reported 342 Covid-19 cases while the Coronavirus claimed overnight one life. The country reported 2.02 percent Covid-19 positive cases as 16,913 samples were tested in the past 24 hours,” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement. In the past 24 hours, the combined figure of Coronavirus in Dhaka city and upazilas of ...

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PM Sheikh for furthering Bangladesh-Maldives ties to enhance trade, investment

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said the bilateral relationship between Bangladesh and Maldives must grow further to enhance trade, investment and connectivity. “Our bilateral relations must grow further to enhance trade, investment, connectivity, and people-to-people contact. It is my firm belief that the instruments we concluded today would bring our two peoples closer,” she said. The Prime Minister was ...

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39 killed, dozens injured as launch catches fire in Jhalakathi

At least 39 people were charred to death and 72 others injured in a massive fire that broke out on a launch carrying some 800 passengers from Dhaka to Barguna in the early hours of Friday. The blaze, in fact, began on Avijan-10 in the middle of the Sugandha river off the coast of Jhalakathi district’s Sadar upazila around 3am. ...

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Bangladesh Biman to launch flights with Maldives: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Thursday Bangladesh Biman is set to introduce air connectivity with the Maldives via Chennai of India as both the countries agreed to enhance connectivity aimed at increasing bilateral trade and investment. “Our national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines is going to introduce flights with Maldives via Chennai. We hope that with the introduction of ...

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Bangladesh sees steady rise in Covid cases; 2 more die

Bangladesh is seeing a gradual rise in daily Covid-19 cases as 382 fresh cases were reported with 2 more deaths from the virus in 24 hours till Thursday morning. With the detection of the fresh cases after testing 19,624 samples, the daily case positivity rate rose to 1.95 per cent during the period, said the Directorate General of Health Services ...

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