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UAE bans travellers from Bangladesh

The United Arab Emirates will bar entry to non-UAE resident travellers from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka starting on Wednesday to try to contain the spread of the coronavirus, it said on Monday. The UAE last month banned entry to travellers from India to guard against the spread of the highly contagious Indian variant, reports Reuters. “Flights between the ...

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Bangladesh reports 38 die from coronavirus in 24 hrs; 1,514 infected

With the deaths of 38 more people in the last 24 hours until 8:00 am on Monday, Bangladesh’s Covid-19 death count now stands at 11,972. During this timeline, 1,514 fresh cases were reported, taking the total virus cases to 7,75,027. Health authorities also reported 2,115 more recoveries over the preceding 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 7,12,277, ...

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Brahmanbaria violence: Sarail OC transferred

Police administration has taken action against officer-in-charge of Sarai Police Station on charge of negligence in duty during Hefazat’s violence in Brahmanbaria on March 27. Brahmanbaria district police’s additional superintendent of police Rois Uddin confirmed the matter. The district police’s special branch assistant superintendent of police Alauddin Chowdhury, Sadar Model Police Station Abdur Rahim and Khatihata highway Police Station OC ...

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5 lakh doses of Chinese vaccine to arrive on May 12

Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming on Monday officially announced that 5 lakh doses of Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine will reach Bangladesh on May 12 as a “special gift”. “It’s the latest outcome of China-Bangladesh anti-pandemic cooperation which again shows that our two peoples are in the same boat and we will stand with each other till the end of this ...

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Mamunul sent to prison after remand

Hefazat-e-Islam leader Mamunul Haque has been sent to prison after ending his five-day remand. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Nivana Khayer Jessi sent him jail on Monday. On May 4, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Satyabrata Sikder placed the Hefazat leader on a five-day fresh remand in two separate cases filed over Baitul Mukarram violence. After ending the remand today, the investigation officer of ...

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Eid home goers flock at the Paturia ferry ghat

Eid home goers were flocking at the Paturia ferry ghat in Manikganj district since on Monday morning despite suspension of ferry services. The pressure of passengers at the ghat is mounting today as time passes . Ferry services are scheduled only to carry ambulances and vehicles with corpses, and vehicles carrying emergency goods, said Zillur Rahman, deputy general manager at BIWTC’s Aricha office. But ...

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Govt’s no to Khaleda’s treatment abroad

The government has turned down the plea of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s family to take her abroad for treatment. “There is no scope for Khaleda Zia’s treatment abroad,” said Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan while talking to journalists at his Secretariat office on Sunday. Khaleda Zia’s sentence has been commuted as per Section 401, he said, adding that there is no ...

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Bangladesh reports 56 more die from coronavirus in country

With the deaths of 56 more people in the last 24 hours until 8:00 am on Sunday, Bangladesh’s Covid-19 death count now stands at 11,934. During this timeline, 1,386 fresh cases were reported, taking the total virus cases to 7,73,573. Health authorities also reported 3,329 more recoveries over the preceding 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 7,10,162, ...

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Rizvi returns home from hospital

Coronavirus infected BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi has returned home from hospital, after around two months. But he has to follow strict directives of the doctors as he is not fully recovered, the BNP leader’s personal physician Dr Rafiqul Islam informed this to media on Sunday. He is now receiving treatment at home. It will take one ...

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Khaleda’s treatment abroad: Law ministry’s opinion reaches home ministry

The files with Law Ministe Anisul Huq’s opinion regarding BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s treatment abroad reached home ministry on Sunday morning. Public Relations Officer of the law ministry Dr Md Rezaul Karim confirmed the news. Last week, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s family sought permission from the government to take her abroad for better treatment. The government had released the BNP ...

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