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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
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WHO urges urgent steps as another patient dies

WHO urges urgent steps as another patient dies
A 73-year old man died from coronavirus infection, taking the official COVID-19 death toll in the country to 2 as World Health Organization (WHO) called for urgent measures for Bangladesh. Besides, four more patients were diagnosed with coronavirus across the country yesterday. Health minister Zahid Maleque disclosed this at a press conference at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). “The country is now in a warlike situation and we all want to win this war,” the minister said. Earlier on Wednesday (March 18), the country had reported its first coronavirus death. The victim was a 70-year-old man. About the newly identified cases, the minister said that two men and two women had tested positive. “Currently, 50…

Special JS session postponed

Special JS session postponed

The two-day special session of Parliament, scheduled to begin today on the occasion of the Mujib Borsho, was postponed on Saturday amid the growing coronavirus scare.  "The Jatya Sangsad's special session marking the birth centenary of Bangabandhu has been postponed," President's…
    Eight Barishal traders jailed for hiking prices of essential items

    Eight Barishal traders jailed for hiking prices of essential items

    At least eight traders in Barishal district were jailed yesterday for hiking prices of essential commodities in the wake of the COVID-19 panic in the country. Also, mobile courts fined 28 traders a total of Tk 2,61,500 across the district for the same offence, Barishal Deputy Commissioner SM Ajiar Rahman…
    Bring down the price of essentials

    Bring down the price of essentials

    Whenever a crisis visits Bangladesh, a section of business people in the country rather goes insane to profiteer out of that crisis. As panic of the novel corona virus has gripped the country, for some days people have started panic buying. They cannot be blamed for it. Because the authorities, like…
    Online grocery stores swamped

    Online grocery stores swamped

    Online grocery stores that have been selling kitchen essentials are witnessing a meteoric rise in demand in the last two weeks amidst the coronavirus outbreak in the country. After a brief period of panic-buying in the capital Dhaka, especially from brick and mortar shops, more people are said to be…
    Virus risks taking heavy toll on migrants in Europe

    Virus risks taking heavy toll on migrants in Europe

    Syrian refugee Mahmoud Ajlouni was due to pick up his new German residency permit last week but found the door firmly shut at the processing office in Berlin. “I had an appointment,” he said, adding he has “no idea” when he’ll be able to replace the flimsy sheet of paper…
    Runa Laila 
in self-quarantine at home

    Runa Laila in self-quarantine at home

    Having returned home from London on March 16, internationally-acclaimed Bangladeshi singer Runa Laila is now in self-quarantine at her Asad Avenue residence in the capital. Even though having no signs of Coronavirus infection, the veteran singer has voluntarily put herself in home home-quarantine for…
    Lemos worried about players’ fitness

    Lemos worried about players’ fitness

    Mario Lemos, the Portuguese head coach of Abahani Limited, feels safe here in Bangladesh at a time when the dreadful coronovirus disease is spreading across the world. Mario is one of the foreign coaches who have been working for different teams in Bangladesh. He feels, as of now, Bangladesh is better…
    Sunflower cultivation being revived in Monirampur

    Sunflower cultivation being revived in Monirampur

    Farmers are turning to farming of sunflowers in Manirampur as they expect to earn handsome profits to cover the losses from Boro paddy and Aman paddy cultivation. In order to increase the interest of the farmers in sunflower cultivation, three experimental plots have been created under the supervision…
    Govt mulls ‘direct banking channel’ with Russia

    Govt mulls ‘direct banking channel’ with Russia

    The government is going to establish "smooth banking transaction" with Russia as per the protocol signed with the friendly country at a meeting of the "Bangladesh-Russia Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation (BR-IGC)’ held in Dhaka…
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