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  • Bangladesh reports 3,027 new coronavirus cases, 55 deaths in 24 hrs
  • Bangladesh reports 3,027 new coronavirus cases, 55 deaths in 24 hrs
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Chinese, local suspects hospitalised in two dists

Chinese, local suspects hospitalised in two dists
A Chinese national, suspected to be suffering from coronavirus, was admitted to the isolation unit of the Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RMCH) yesterday while a Bangladeshi expatriate was referred to Dhaka from Tangail General Hospital upon his arrival from Singapore, though doctors in Tangail didn’t find any symptoms of coronavirus in his body. Meanwhile, Chinese government will provide 500 sets of cononavirus testing kits to Bangladesh within two days to identify coronavirus as a gesture of goodwill and strong faith that Bangladesh has in China in winning the battle against COVID-19, the Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming said. Quarantine period for the China evacuees with suspected COVID-19 is extended to 24 days instead…

Teen killed while taking selfie with train

Teen killed while taking selfie with train

A schoolboy was run over while taking selfie with a train on a railway track in the Kuril Bishwa Road area of the capital yesterday. The incident left another student severely injured. The deceased was identified as Imran Hossain (16) and the injured as Al Rafi (16). They were friends and went to Mujibur…
15 villages to be selected for pilot project

15 villages to be selected for pilot project

As majority of the country’s population live in 87,000 villages amid the lack of urban facilities, the government has undertaken a multidimensional plan to equip villages with civic amenities, and a pilot project,  ‘My Village, My Town’, in this regard will be launched in 15 villages…
The single digit rate question

The single digit rate question

The grappling banks of the country face a new dilemma with the introduction of the single digit interest rate. On the one hand, this interest on loans is welcomed by those seeking to borrow from banks, on the other, sanctioning money on low interest results in a loss for banks unless they offer low…
Coronavirus outbreak and Bangladesh-China ties

Coronavirus outbreak and Bangladesh-China ties

Throughout human history, there have been outbreaks of deadly diseases in various parts of the world from bubonic plague to modern day AIDS and the people have resiliently fought and triumphed over such diseases. The novel coronavirus (named 2019-nCoV) outbreak in Wuhan, China is one such that the world…
China-Bangladesh JVC to set up 200MW solar power plant

China-Bangladesh JVC to set up 200MW solar power plant

After six years of forming a joint venture company with a China’s state-owned firm, the government is going to form another Joint Venture Company (JVC) with the same country to set up 200MW solar power plant. For setting up the JVC named Bangladesh-China Power Company (Pvt) Limited (Renewable),…
Ongoing Libya violence deeply troubling, UN says

Ongoing Libya violence deeply troubling, UN says

The situation in wartorn Libya is “deeply troubling”, a United Nations representative said yesterday, warning that a fragile truce was hanging “by a thread” as daily life in the North African country worsens. Speaking after talks with foreign ministers in the German city of Munich,…
Family exhibition ‘Parampara’ begins at Gallery Chitrak

Family exhibition ‘Parampara’ begins at Gallery Chitrak

Featuring artworks of five members from the family of noted cartoonist Rafiqun Nabi—the creator of iconic cartoon character ‘Tokai’, an exhibition titled ‘Parampara’ has begun at Gallery Chitrak in the capital’s Dhanmondi area on Saturday. The family art show is exhibiting…
Riyad ‘rested’ for Zimbabwe Test

Riyad ‘rested’ for Zimbabwe Test

In the wake of the national team's disappointing performance in Test cricket, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has made four changes to the squad that had toured Pakistan earlier this month for the Test in Rawalpindi. All-rounders Mahmudullah Riyad and Soumya Sarkar, coupled with pacers Rubel…
Train movement thru Jamuna bridge at risk

Train movement thru Jamuna bridge at risk

Trains have been running on the Bangabandhu Jamuna Multipurpose Railway Bridge (BJMB) with severe risk. The railway tracks over the bridge have become vulnerable and a fatal accident could occur. There have been a few cases of derailment. The speed of the trains has been reduced as an intermediate remedy.…
Form taskforce in districts to take unfit vehicles off roads: HC

Form taskforce in districts to take unfit vehicles off roads: HC

The High Court (HC) yesterday directed the government to form a separate taskforce in all districts to monitor and stop unregistered and unfit vehicles from plying on roads across the country. While hearing a suo moto rule, the HC bench, comprising Justice Md Nazrul Islam Talukder and Justice KM Hafizul…
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