The holy Shab-e-Barat tonight
The holy Shab-e-Barat, the night of fortune and forgiveness, will be observed in the country tonight. This year, Muslim devotees will observe the night with religious fervour staying at home amid coronavirus restrictions.
DU classes, exams suspended until further notice
Authorities of Dhaka University today made an announcement saying that all classes and examinations will remain suspended until further notice due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. It said students will be notified at least three days ahead of resuming classes and examinations.
WHO chief calls for end of virus 'politicisation'
The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has urged unity, as the agency comes under continued fire from US President Donald Trump. Speaking on Wednesday, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus defended the WHO's work and called for an end to the politicisation of Covid-19, reports BBC.
Islamic Foundation (IF) Wednesday urged the country’s people, including ulema-mashayekhs to offer special prayers staying home on the night of Shab-e-Barat tomorrow to get rid of the global pandemic coronavirus and not to visit graveyards and shrines on the occasion. “We are humbly requesting the c
Death warrant issued for Bangabandhu’s killer Majed
A court here on Wednesday issued the death warrant for Captain (retd) Abdul Majed, one of the convicted killers of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, reports UNB. Judge of Dhaka’s District and Session’s Court M Helal Chowdhury issued the warrant after he was produced before his
3 more die with coronavirus, 54 new detected
Fifty-four more coronavirus patients have been detected with coronavirus, raising the number of such cases to 218 in the last 24 hours in the country. Besides, the death toll from the coronavirus has risen to 20 as three more people died. Health Directorate made the announcement through the regular
Coronavrius cases rising at an alarming rate in Dhaka
Coronavirus cases continued to rise at alarming rate in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, making the total to 84. Some 20 new coronavirus or COVID-19 patients were detected in the capital in last 24 hours, according the Directorate General
‘Dial 333 for food assistance’
The government has launched a national hotline, 333, for providing humanitarian assistance and food to the needy during the nationwide shutdown amid the coronavirus outbreak. The service was launched on April 5.
Bangabandhu murder case: Majed lands in jail
Abdul Majed, one of the five absconding death-row convicts for killing the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was sent to the Dhaka Central Jail after police arrested him at Mirpur in Dhaka on Tuesday.
5 countries want Bangladesh to take back illegal migrant workers
Bangladesh is under severe pressure to bring back its undocumented migrant workers and detainees from Kuwait, the Maldives, Bahrain, Oman and Saudi Arabia. Officials told New Age that these countries asked Bangladesh to repatriate the workers. They said that there was the possibility that several l
Bangladesh logs 5 more coronavirus deaths, 41 new confirmed cases
Five more people died of COVID-19 and 41 more contracted the disease in the past 24 hours till 8:00am Tuesday. The Directorate General of Health Services informed this in an online news bulletin.
ACC director dies from coronavirus
A director of Anti Corruption Commission died of COVID-19 at Kuwait Maitree Hospital in Uttara on Monday, confirmed a senior government official. Md Rezaul Alam, private secretary to the state minister for public administration, said that the ACC director died in the early hour on Monday. The decea
Community Transmission: It’s there, but confined to 5 clusters
The authorities have said that community transmission of coronavirus is indeed happening, but it is limited to five clusters across the country. The admission comes after 18 people tested positive for the virus yesterday, highest in a single day.
5 villages locked down after coronavirus patient dies in Moulvibazar
Local administration locked down five villages in Moulvibazar's Rajnagar upazila last night, a day after a coronavirus patient died there. Residents of Dola, Bhangarhat, Syednagar, Akua and Ganeshpur villages have been put under isolation, our Moulvibazar correspondent reports quoting Rajnagar Upaz
Banks asked not to charge late fees for credit cards
Bangladesh Bank yesterday asked lenders not to impose any late payment fees on credit cardholders, who are finding it difficult to clear the bills due to the ongoing movement restriction and short banking hours. Lenders have also been asked to refund clients who paid late payment fees on credit car
None can enter or leave Dhaka,Except emergency: police
Bangladesh Police today said that it is not allowing anyone to enter or leave Dhaka, except for emergency services. In a press release today, police sought cooperation from all for ensuring proper implementation of the health instructions and directives issued by the government to prevent spread of
One more dies, 18 new coronavirus cases
One more coronavirus patient has died in the last 24 hours in Bangladesh, taking the total number of deaths to nine, Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said.
‘Impose curfew in N’ganj city to prevent a coronavirus eruption’
Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) has called upon the authorities concerned to impose curfew in the city area in a bid to curb spread of novel coronavirus. A press release, signed by NCC Chief Executive Officer Abul Amin, said there is an outbreak of coronavirus in the industrial city. "The infec
Government announced closure of offices now extended till April 14
In a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus, the government today extended the ongoing shutdown until April 14. The Ministry of Public Administration issued a circular in this regard. Earlier, the government announced closure of all public and private offices from March 26 to April 4 which was ex