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.
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.
ECNEC approves 8 projects with Tk 10,468.24cr
The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Tuesday approved a total of eight projects involving Taka 10,468.24 crore including a first revised project for constructing Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Railway Bridge over River Jamuna with an additional cost of Taka 7,046.88 crore.
'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.
Schoolboy killed as building collapses in Narayanganj
A schoolboy was killed and another injured after a three-storey building collapsed in Narayanganj city this afternoon. The deceased, Shoain Hossain, 10, was a class-VI student, said Afroza Hasan Diba, a councillor of Narayanganj City Corporation. One of the residents of the building might have tra
Dhaka University Ka unit results suspended
Dhaka University on Sunday suspended results of Ka Unit admission test citing errors due to a technical glitch. We are optimistic about republishing the result within three or four days. He said they noticed some errors in the mathematics section. That’s why we decided to suspend the result, said S
2 DU students remanded in arm case
A Dhaka court today placed two former leaders of Dhaka University unit Chhatra League on two-day remand each in connection with an arms case.
Feni river deal was Abrar's last Facebook post
In his last Facebook post, Abrar Fahad expressed his critical view about Bangladesh’s agreement with India allowing the country to withdraw water from Feni river. Abrar, a second-year student at electrical and electronic engineering department of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
PM receives ‘Champion of Skill Development for Youth’ award
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has received an award titled ‘Champion of Skill Development for Youth’ for Bangladesh’s great success in youth skill development. The United Nations Children’s Fund conferred the award on the premier at a ceremony at Labouisse Hall of UNICEF House in the UN Plaza in New