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Coronavirus: Bangladesh reports 3462 new cases, 37 deaths

Bangladesh on Wednesday recorded 37 deaths from coronavirus in the span of 24 hours, raising the death toll to 1,582. The number of total COVID-19 patients also surged to 1,22,660 to as the health authorities confirmed the detection of 3,462 new cases across the country during the same period. Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) ...

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Bangladesh Pratidin CNE Mashuk Chowdhury passes away

Renowned poet and senior journalist Mashuk Chowdhury died of Pneumonia on Tuesday night at the age of 73. Masushk Chowdhury, also the Chief News Editor (CNE) of the most circulated Bengali daily newspaper “Bangladesh Pratidin” breathed his last around 1:30pm at Rushmono Specialised Hospital in the capital. Mashuk Chowdhury left behind his wife, a daughter and host of relatives to ...

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Handling coronavirus situation: BNP MP demands removal of Health Minister

Harunur Rashid, BNP’s MP from Chapainawabganj-3 constituency, on Tuesday demanded the removal of Health Minister Zahid Maleque and bringing competent and committed persons in key posts of the health sector to face the coronavirus situation. “The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has become a handicapped institution. Change them (key persons in the heath sector), remove the Health Minister. Replace ...

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Coronavirus in Bangladesh : More 43 die, 3,412 test positive, 880 recover in 24 hours

Bangladesh on Tuesday recorded 43 deaths from coronavirus in the span of 24 hours, raising the death toll to 1,545. The number of total COVID-19 patients also surged to 1,19,198 to as the health authorities confirmed the detection of 3,412 new cases across the country during the same period. Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) ...

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Bangladesh’s liberation AL’s biggest achievement: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said the achievement of Awami League through its sacrifice and endurance is the Liberation of Bangladesh. “The achievement that came through sacrifices and endurance of Awami League is the Liberation of Bangladesh…today we have got a country of our own, we have got our dignity as a nation…this is the biggest achievement,” she said. ...

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Anandabazar Patrika apologizes for misuse of a word

Indian daily Anandabazar Patrika has sought apology for using word “khoyraati” (charity) in a report on China-Bangladesh relations. The newspaper said China tries to get Bangladesh beside it by extending various help. To express the assistance the daily used “khoyraati”. The newspaper on Tuesday published the corrigendum expressing sorrow and seeking unconditional apology for the inadvertent mistake. Earlier on June ...

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269 people leave Dhaka for Italy on Biman flight

A total of 269 people, who had been stranded in Bangladesh for around three months due to the suspension of regular flight operation following the global Covid-19 pandemic, left Dhaka for Italy aboard a special chartered flight of Biman on Tuesday. Tahera Khondoker, deputy general manager of Biman’s public relations, confirmed the news. The special chartered flight of Biman Bangladesh ...

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BMA President Mostafa Jalal infected with coronavirus

President of Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA) and former MP of ruling Awami League Dr Mostafa Jalal Mohiuddin tested positive for novel coronavirus on Monday. Confirming the news, BMA Secretary General Dr Ehteshamul Haque Chowdhury said his condition is stable now but still he is suffering from fever. Mostafa Jalal, the former BCL leader, is now receiving treatment at Dhaka Medical ...

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Three killed in Noakhali gas cylinder blast

Three people, including two businessmen, were killed and 15 shops burnt in a fire originated form a gas cylinder explosion in a fuel shop in Hatiya Upazila of Noakhali on Monday night. The deceased were identified as oil trader Mohibul Hasan Nipu, 35, Khaled Mahmud, 40, and Rahmatullah, 36, a salesman at Nipu’s shop. Confirming the news, Hatiya Police Station ...

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Saudi FM calls Momen to inform the cancellation of traditional Hajj this year

Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, called Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen Monday evening to inform that there would be no traditional Hajj this year due to Covid-19 pandemic situation. Only a limited number (less than 1000, both domestic and international) of Hajjis will be allowed to perform Hajj this year. He ...

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