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Covid-19: Bangladesh reports 18 more deaths, 1,380 new cases

Bangladesh reported 18 more deaths from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours taking the tally to 5,699, said a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). In the last 24 hours, 1,380 people tested positive for Covid-19 and the number of novel coronavirus cases in the country now stands at 3,91,586. The country’s maiden ...

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Indictment hearing in Khaleda’s Niko graft case on Nov 24

A Dhaka Court on Tuesday set November 24 to hold a hearing on charge framing in Niko graft case against BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and others. Judge Sheikh Hafizur Rahman of Dhaka 9th special judge court passed the order this morning at the newly built courtroom in front of Keraniganj Central Jail. Today was fixed for holding hearing on ...

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New list of freedom fighters by Dec 16: Minister

Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque has said the new list of genuine freedom fighters will be published by December 16. The minister made the statement after paying his respects at the Mujibnagar Memorial Complex around 10:00 am on Tuesday. The minister further said that 5 to 6 percent freedom fighters will be cut off after the verification. Some ...

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Decision on annual exams of secondary level Wednesday

The government’s decision on the annual examinations of secondary level of the educational institutions will be announced on Wednesday. Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni will inform about this in a virtual press conference at 12:00 noon. Mohammad Abul Khair, public relations officer at the education ministry, confirmed this information to media on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Junior School Certificate (JSC) and ...

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Elections, by-polls to 208 local government bodies underway

Elections and by-elections to some 208 local government bodies across the country began on Tuesday morning amid tight security. The voting started at 9:00am and will continue till 5:00pm without any break. Among the local bodies, regular elections will be held to one Upazila Parishad (Daudkandi of Cumilla) and 15 Union Parishads in different districts. Besides, by-polls will be held ...

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Wear masks to avoid Covid’s second surge: PM Sheikh Hasina

In the wake of Covid-19 resurge in many European and American countries, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday urged all to follow health guidelines and use face-masks in public places and gatherings, aiming to prevent the possible second wave of the pandemic in Bangladesh. The Prime Minister made the call while presiding the weekly Cabinet meeting held virtually. She joined ...

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Rohingya Atrocities: Netherlands for ensuring justice through ICJ

Dutch FM writes Momen assuring support The Netherlands has reiterated its commitment to help ensure justice and accountability for the atrocities committed against Rohingyas by the Myanmar authorities. Foreign Minister of the Netherlands Stef Blok in a letter to his Bangladesh counterpart Dr AK Abdul Momen conveyed it saying they will help to ensure justice through the International Court of ...

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Mobile court needed to execute mandatory use of masks

Wearing mask in public places is very much essential to contain spread of coronavirus, said Cabinet Secretary Khandaker Anwarul Islam. He directed field-level administration to conduct mobile court to compel everyone to wear masks. Cabinet Secretary made the statements at a briefing at the secretariat after a virtual cabinet meeting presided over by prime minister on Monday. The cabinet secretary ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 21 more die, 1,637 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 21 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 5,681. Another 1,637 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 390,206. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Monday afternoon. Health authorities reported another 1,627 people recovered ...

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Man gets life term as court completes rape case in 7-day in Bagerhat

A court in Bagerhat on Monday sentenced a man to life term imprisonment within seven working days in a case filed for raping a minor girl in 2020. Noor-e-Alam, judge of Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal in Bagerhat, delivered the verdict this noon. The court also fined him Tk 20,000. According to the case statement, a seven-year-old child, who ...

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