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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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2 more coronavirus patients identified

2 more coronavirus patients identified
Two new coronavirus-infected patients have been detected in the country. One of the patients has returned from Italy while the other person from Germany. Both the patients called the IEDCR helpline informing them about their symptoms. Later, both of them were found positive in medical tests conducted by the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR). Also, Bangladesh has suspended on arrival visas for all countries and stopped allowing passengers from Europe with an exception for the UK until March 31 as part of safety measure. These decisions will take effect today (Sunday) midnight (12:01). Health Minister Zahid Maleque and Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen disclosed the information at a joint press briefing at State…

Fears for journo missing after defamation charges

Fears for journo missing after defamation charges

The family of a leading Bangladesh photojournalist and newspaper editor said Friday they believe he has been abducted. Shafiqul Islam Kazal went missing on Tuesday, a day after defamation charges were lodged against him by an influential ruling party lawmaker. Kazal, who worked as a senior photographer…
Experts fear even worse dengue outbreak this time

Experts fear even worse dengue outbreak this time

Amid the coronavirus scare following the detection of three cases, another dangerous disease, dengue, that devastated the city dwellers last year is lurking with the gradual rise in its infection rate during the pre-monsoon period, say experts. They also warned that the capital city may witness even…
Private universities 
must follow rules

Private universities must follow rules

Private university authorities must follow the guidelines of the UGC for running their institutions. They cannot be allowed to go with their whims. After the government took up the policy of permitting private initiatives to found universities, we saw one after another such institutions appeared. In…
The Congress is in a shambles

The Congress is in a shambles

The frustration within Congress has spilled out with a trusted lieutenant of the Gandhis quitting in disgust over what was reportedly the “party’s slumber” over mounting dissatisfaction among senior leaders and the rank and file of the grand old Party. This is how it panned out: On…
Wide array of leather products woo visitors

Wide array of leather products woo visitors

The different varieties of leather items are produced in Bangladesh and the market of leather goods is simply vast. Industry insiders said the leather goods market in Bangladesh has huge potential with cheap labour, low production cost and availability of raw material. A wide range of leather products…
US sees new pressure point as coronavirus hits Iran

US sees new pressure point as coronavirus hits Iran

After months of piling pressure on Tehran, the United States is seeing an unexpected new variable—the novel coronavirus, which has taken a substantial toll not just on Iran but inside its government. US policymakers are asking whether deaths within the regime are widespread enough that they could…
‘Kinu Kaharer Thetar’ 
at Shilpakala today

‘Kinu Kaharer Thetar’ at Shilpakala today

Theatre troupe Prachyanat will stage its 15th production ‘Kinu Kaharer Thetar’ this evening at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital. Written by Manoj Mitra and directed by Kaji Taufiqul Islam Imon, the play revolves around an…
Abahani lock horns with babes Partex as 3 DPL matches to take place today

Abahani lock horns with babes Partex as 3 DPL matches to take place today

Dhaka Premier League will roll onto the different grounds in Dhaka and its adjoining areas today amid the concern of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) spread out across the world. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) gave their assurance to work for the safety of the cricketers, officials and coaches. For…
Illegal sand lifting endangers bridge, cremation ground

Illegal sand lifting endangers bridge, cremation ground

Illegal sand lifting from the Mukteshwari River in Manirampur upazila in Jashore is going on unabated, putting a bridge and a cremation ground at Hajirhat in the upazila under threat of collapse. Local people alleged that workers of a contractor firm involved in the renovation work of a road are extracting…
Nat’l emergency helpline 
in want of resources

Nat’l emergency helpline in want of resources

Since the introduction of national emergency helpline 999 two years back, an increasing number of people in distress have been calling the number. With the growing importance of this emergency number, it is high time to add more manpower, police vehicles, and capacity-building activities to the service.…
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