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  • Bangladesh reports 2,828 new coronavirus cases, 30 deaths in 24hrs
  • Coronaviorus Bangladesh: 643 more recover as taking the total number of recoveries to 12,804
  • Coronavirus Bangladesh: Total cases reach to 60,391 as death toll now 811
  • World Environment Day today
  • Global death toll from coronavirus reaches 389,645
  • Nasim undergoes successful surgery after stroke
  • Coronavirus Hotline Numbers: 01944333222, 16263, 333; website: www.corona.gov.bd
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China coronavirus cases rise again

China coronavirus cases rise again
China reported a fresh spike in coronavirus infections yesterday, as US president urged calm after the first death on American soil and Australia registered first fatality. The number of novel coronavirus cases in the world rose to 88,257, including 2,996 deaths, across 66 countries and territories by 1700 GMT yesterday, according to a report gathered by AFP from official sources.  2,338 new contaminations were identified. China, excluding the territories of Hong Kong and Macau, where the epidemic emerged at the end of December, had 79,824 cases, of which 2,870 were fatal. There were 573 new infections and 35 deaths there in 24 hrs Outside of China, a total of 8,433 cases have been recorded around the world since the epidemic began, including…

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Bangladesh to seek $877m from UN for this year
Bangladesh to seek $877m 
from UN for this year
Bangladesh will seek USD 877 million to the authorities of the United Nations (UN) as humanitarian assistance…

Indian FS Shringla arrives today

Indian FS Shringla arrives today

Indian foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla set to arrive in Dhaka today with a view to laying the ground of Modi’s visit as well as bilateral talks with his Bangladesh counterpart Masud Bin Momen on various issues. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to arrive at Dhaka on March…
Minister talks tough against air polluters

Minister talks tough against air polluters

Mentioning that strict action will be taken if air pollution is caused by construction works, Environment Minister Md Shahab Uddin said the final letter has been issued to the metro-rail project authorities in Dhaka, asking them to carry out their work protecting the environment fully.  “One…
Ray of hope in Afghanistan

Ray of hope in Afghanistan

For a country which has been in conflict since the late 70s, the chance of peace is something to celebrate as the United States and the Taliban finally signed an accord in Doha yesterday, ending years of hostility. We welcome the move as it will bring much needed stability to a country which was thrown…
Rulers of Bengal

Rulers of Bengal

PART-II OF VIII King Shashanka (600 AD and 625 AD)   By far, Gauda king Shashanka is regarded as the first sovereign ancient ruler of the geographical entity known as Bengal. He is not a Bengali as we understand term now. His rule spanned from 600 AD to 625 AD and the important literary text which…
    Mega tourism project in 
Cox’s Bazar fails to take off

    Mega tourism project in Cox’s Bazar fails to take off

    Despite its repeated bids, Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) has failed to select a partner for implementing its mega tourism project in Cox’s Bazar. Official sources said BPC invited tender thrice for the project – ‘Establishment of International Standard Tourism Complex’…
    Greece blocks migrant swell at Turkey border

    Greece blocks migrant swell at Turkey border

    Greece said yesterday it has blocked nearly 10,000 migrants at its border with Turkey, which opened its gates to Europe as tensions mount over its deepening conflict in Syria. Migrant numbers have swelled along the rugged frontier after Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said it “opened…
    ‘Dhaka International Mobile Film Festival 2020’ ends

    ‘Dhaka International Mobile Film Festival 2020’ ends

    The sixth edition of Dhaka International Mobile Film Festival 2020 (DIMFF) concluded on Saturday. Like the previous years, Cinemascope, a film apprenticeship programme of University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB), organised the event this time too.   This year, ‘The Conundrum’, a…
    BCB chief bats for Mash

    BCB chief bats for Mash

    Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan Papon yesterday said media people should not torment Mashrafe Bin Mortaza at a time when he was going through a critical juncture of his cricket career. “After watching hMashrafe's press conference, I think that you (media people) were…
    New farming method promises high yield for paddy farmers

    New farming method promises high yield for paddy farmers

    With a steady rise in population and a subsequent decline in agricultural land and labour, the government has turned to technology to meet the growing demand for food. One of the new methods being promoted by the government promises to cut paddy production cost by half and a 15 to 30 percent increase…
    AL determined to increase voter presence in CCC polls

    AL determined to increase voter presence in CCC polls

    The ruling Awami League (AL) is determined to increase voter turnout in the upcoming elections, including those to the Chattogram City Corporation (CCC), slated for March 29, as it has had to face massive criticism for the low turnout in the recently held Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) elections. Party…
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