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  • Bangladesh now 8th in global weekly increase of Covid-19 cases: WHO
  • Covid-19 death toll nears 2,000 in Bangladesh
  • Covid-19 Bangladesh: Total cases raise to 1,56,391 as death toll now 1,968
  • 40 judges infected with Covid-19
  • Wari goes under 21-day lockdown from Saturday
  • Modi makes surprise China border visit after clash
  • DNCC to launch anti-mosquito special drive Saturday: DNCC mayor
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New act fails to rein in illegal organ trade

New act fails to rein in illegal organ trade

The illegal organ trade in the country is going on unabated despite a law passed last year. Parliament had passed the Transplantation of Human Organs…

Global efforts needed to establish ‘Internet Ombudsman’

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud yesterday said time has come to think globally and work together on how to deal with fake news and rumours on social media platforms through establishing an 'Internet Ombudsman' as freedom of media and accountability is equally important. "We need to…

Supply of 500mmcfd LNG to national grid begins

Supplies of 500 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) of liquefied natural gas (LNG) into the national grid from Chattogram began yesterday (Saturday). Of this amount of 500 mmcf, 200 mmcf were supplied to the capital, which had suffered from severe gas shortages during the winter. A Petrobangla official…

DITF gets Tk 200 crore export orders

The 24th Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF-2019) ended yesterday with significant amount of export orders worth about Tk 200 crore. The export orders were Tk. 165 crore in last year’s 23rd DITF. Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi disclosed the statistics relating to the export orders and sales at…

Saraswati Puja today

The Hindu community is set to celebrate Saraswati Puja, worshiping the goddess of knowledge, music, art and culture, across the country tomorrow like elsewhere in the world amid much enthusiasm, festivity and religious fervor. President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in separate messages,…

Rights body for Tk 10 crore compensation

Sammilito Samajik Andolon (SSA), a humanist platform, yesterday demanded compensation worth Tk 10 crore for Jaha Alam, who has been languishing in jail without any reason for the past three years. Leaders of the organisation said at a human chain programme in front of the National Museum in Shahbagh…

Rohingya activists demand action against Myanmar

The question of justice has dominated discussions at a New York conference on the persecution suffered by the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar. Panellists, including international legal experts, Rohingya refugees, members of the diaspora and human rights activists, packed the James Room of Bernard…

Hilsa to swim to Allahabad again after 40 years

In June 2016, someone forked out Rs 22,000 for a 4 kg hilsa in Bengal’s Howrah. The fish, that had swum down from Myanmar, was indeed a prize catch: it’s rare to find hilsas that large. But the price the shining fish fetched at a bustling wholesale market in Howrah was the ultimate gastronomic…

Buddhist woman gives birth in no man’s land

A Buddhist woman, who took shelter in no-man's land along Ramu upazila in Bandarban district being displaced due to fighting between the Myanmar military and Arakan Army in Chin State, has given birth to a child. The mother, who gave birth to the child on Thursday night, and the child were given…

Five ‘Hitler’ paintings to go under hammer in Nuremberg

Five paintings attributed to Adolf Hitler were set to be auctioned off yesterday in the German city of Nuremberg, sparking anger that the Nazi memorabilia market is alive and well. Nuremberg's mayor Ulrich Maly has condemned the upcoming sale as being "in bad taste," speaking to Sueddeutsche…
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