Bangladesh sees record 112 coronavirus cases in a day
Bangladesh on Thursday recorded 112 more cases of the novel coronavirus, the highest single-day spike in infections, taking the country's tally to 330. The country also reported one more death from the virus, officially known as COVID-19, bringing the number to 21. Health and Family Welfare Min
Global deaths pass 95,000; cases over 1.6m
The number of deaths across the world linked to the novel coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, crossed 95,000 as of Friday. At least 95,699 people have lost their lives in the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker
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.
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.
President rejects Majed's mercy petition
President M Abdul Hamid has rejected the mercy petition filled by captain (retired) Abdul Majed, a condemned convict in the killing of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, against his sentence. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal came up with the disclosure on Thursday morning. "Now his (Majed) dea
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
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
Bangladesh reports 3 coronavirus deaths, 35 new cases in 24 hrs
Health minister Zahid Maleque on Monday confirmed four more deaths from COVID-19 and 29 more people contracting the disease in 24 hours till 8:00am on Monday. The new figures took to 13 the number of people died of COVID-19 and 117 the number of people tested positive for coronavirus.
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