Home / Bangladesh (page 20)

Bangladesh

Henley Passport Index 2021: Bangladesh moves one notch up, at 100st place

Bangladesh’s passport strengthen slightly, with its position up by one notch in the latest edition of the Henley Passport Index, the pioneer ranking of all the world’s travel documents. Out of a total 110 spots on the index, Bangladesh now ranks 100th, sharing the same spot with Lebanon and Sudan, according to the Henley Passport Index 2021. Bangladesh passport holders ...

Read More »

3.16 lakh movement passes issued, 16 crore people hit the app

A total of 159,922,065 people hit the police’s “movement pass” app till 11:00am on Thursday, which was 14,026 per minute. However, a total of 3,16,801 movement passes were issued from 11am on Wednesday to 9:00am today — for going out on the first two days of the weeklong “strict lockdown” imposed by the government to curb the spread of Covid-19. ...

Read More »

Indian visa operations suspended in Bangladesh

The High Commission of India in Bangladesh has temporarily suspended the operations at all its visa centres across Bangladesh. The High Commission announced on Wednesday that the visa operations have been suspended in view of the lockdown implemented by the government of Bangladesh from April 14, reports DD News, the Indian news channel of Doordarshan. The visa operations had resumed ...

Read More »

Namaz-e-janaza of late SCBA president Matin Khasru held at SC premises

Second namaz-e-janaza of the late Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Abdul Matin Khasru was held at Supreme Court compound in the capital at 10am. Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, Law Minister Anisul Huq, judges of both divisions of the Supreme Court attended the namaz-e-janaza. The late Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Abdul Matin Khasru will be buried at ...

Read More »

Traffic surges in Dhaka on 2nd day of lockdown

The second day of the new lockdown has seen an increase in traffic in Dhaka as the country battles to curb rising cases of the coronavirus. Many rickshaws are plying the streets of Rampura, Malibagh, Bijoynagar and Kakrail. Police personnel are stopping vehicles at checkpoints and checking for lockdown passes. Those without passes are fined and turned away. Some vehicles ...

Read More »

SCBA President Matin Khasru no more

Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President and former law minister Abdul Matin Khasru passed away Wednesday afternoon. He was 71. The freedom fighter was put on life support at Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka since April 13. Abdul Matin Khasru was admitted to CMH on March 16, after he tested positive for coronavirus.   Talking to daily sun, Md ...

Read More »

Some media are breaking our morale, says Health DG

Some media are breaking our morale, says Health DG Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr ABM Khurshid Alam has blamed some media for breaking the morale of the health workers through criticism. He said, “Our doctors, nurses, health department and health ministry staff are working at the risk of their lives in the coronavirus ...

Read More »

Bangladesh reports highest 96 coronavirus deaths in a day

Bangladesh has recorded the highest number of Covid-19 deaths in a day since the pandemic made landfall in the country in March last year. The death toll climbed to 9,987 after 96 fatalities were registered in the 24 hours to 8:00am Wednesday, according to data released by the government. The country has recorded 5,185 new cases of the coronavirus, taking ...

Read More »

Bangla Academy chairman Shamsuzzaman Khan dies

Prof Shamsuzzaman Khan, president of Bangla Academy, died of COVID-19 at at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Hospital in Dhaka on Wednesday. He was 80. He breathed his last at about 2:30pm, Bangla Academy secretary AHM Lokman confirmed. Prof Khan had been kept on life support from April 11. He earned Ekushey Padak and Independence Award.

Read More »

Week-long stricter lockdown begins

A weeklong stricter lockdown is underway across the country from 6:00am Wednesday in a bid to check alarming rise of the Covid-19 pandemic. Presence of people on the city streets early this morning was very thin. Law enforcers were seen patroling on roads. They were working on the implementation of the lockdown. Except for emergency services, all government and private ...

Read More »