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
‘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
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
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.
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
Biman extends flight suspension again until April 14
The Biman Bangladesh Airlines on Sunday cancelled all of its international and domestic flights until April 14 to restrict the spread of coronavirus in the country. ‘All international and domestic flights will remain suspended until April 14,’ said Mokabbir Hossain, managing director of the nationa
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.
German minister commits suicide after 'virus crisis worries'
Thomas Schaefer, the finance minister of Germany's Hesse state, has committed suicide apparently after becoming "deeply worried" over how to cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus, state premier Volker Bouffier said on Sunday.
‘Two Gaibandha patients tested positive for coronavirus’
Two people have tested positive with coronavirus in Gaibandha, the district's civil surgeon said. A four-member team from Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) went to the area and collected blood and cough samples of the two earlier, our Bogura correspondent reports quoti