PM asks DCs to ensure punishment to relief plunderers
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked the deputy commissioners to ensure prompt punishment through mobile courts, if necessary, to the plunderers of relief goods meant for mitigating the hardship of the needy people during the COVID-19 crisis. ‘A few reports surfaced, so far, regarding arres
Government banned public movement after 6:00pm
The government on Friday banned public movement outside their residences after 6:00pm across the country and extended the ongoing general holiday in its efforts against the spread of COVID-19 as the number of patients is soaring daily. The emergency services, including electricity, water, gas, fire
Coronavirus : Govt extends general holidays until April 25
As the number of coronavirus cases in the country is growing and the global situation worsening, the government on Friday extended the general holidays until April 25, aiming to prevent the spread of the deadly virus. The Public Administration Ministry issued a notification in this regard, reports
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
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.
‘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.
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
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
Corona virus: PM announced package of Tk 72,750 crore to face the economic loss
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday announced a special incentive package of Tk 72,750 crore to face the economic losses of the novel coronavirus pandemic in Bangladesh.
Coronavirus death toll climbs to 5,000 globally
The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has risen to 5,043, according to an AFP tally based on official sources on Friday.
Saudi Arabia suspends schools, universities
Saudi Arabia announced the suspension of schools and higher education institutions as of Monday, March 9, until further notice, the Saudi Press Agency said on Sunday.
Build yourself up to be empowered : PM to women
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday urged the women of the country to buildup themselves in order to be capable of being empowered.
Sagar-Runi murder case : HC drops hearing on Tanvir’s petition
A High Court bench today dropped from its hearing list a petition filed by Tanvir Rahman, seeking cancellation of the trial proceeding against him in journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi murder case.
'Pope tests negative for coronavirus'
Pope Francis, who cancelled a Lent retreat for the first time in his papacy because he is suffering from a cold, has tested negative for coronavirus, the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero reported on Tuesday.
Iranian top official dies of coronavirus
Seyed Mohammad Mir-Mohammadi, a member of Iran’s Expediency Discernment Council, a council that advises Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, died on Monday from coronavirus, Sputnik News reports.
Coronavirus cases surge to 400 in Italy
The number of coronavirus cases in Italy has jumped to 400, amid international efforts to contain the spread of the deadly outbreak.
Saudi Arabia suspends entry for Umrah, tourism amid coronavirus scare
Saudi Arabia today suspended foreigners' entry for the Umrah pilgrimage and tourism from countries where the coronavirus has spread, as a growing number of cases outside China deepened fears of a pandemic.
Monday’s JSC, JDC exams postponed
The Junior School Certificate and Junior Dakhil Certificate examinations scheduled for Monday have been postponed as very severe cyclonic storm Bulbul continues to approach the coast. MA Khair, public relations officer of the Education Ministry, confirmed the matter to UNB on Saturday noon. The po