ADB grants Bangladesh $3m to procure Covid-19 vaccine
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Bangladesh government today signed an agreement for $3 million in grant for procuring urgent medical supplies including the Covid-19 vaccine. Fatima Yasmin, secretary, Economic Relations Division (ERD), and Manmohan Parkash, country director of ADB, virtually si
Putin vaunts Russian coronavirus vaccine at UN
President Vladimir Putin in a speech at the United Nations on Tuesday boasted of Russia’s creation of the world’s first coronavirus vaccine, though it has not completed large-scale clinical trials. Putin in a video address to the General Assembly said that Russia was open to partnership with other
Another rape, DSA case against Nur, 5 others
The same female student, who had filed a rape case with the Lalbagh police station on Monday against Nurul Haq Nur and five others, filed a fresh case against them on Tuesday over abduction and rape in collusion with each other and demeaning her on social media. The new case was filed with the Ko
PM for ‘concerted global action’ to combat climate, Covid-19 challenges
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called for a “concerted global action” to effectively address the crisis arising out from the climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic. “Our climate emergency and Covid-19 are global threats. Both were predictable, and we could have – should have – done much more to
Covid-19: 37 die, 1,666 infected
Thirty-seven people have died from Covid-19 in the country during the last 24 hours, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). The total number of deaths has now reached 5,044 and the death rate stands at 1.43 percent. A total of 1,666 new infections
No assessed grades for upcoming O/A level exams : British Council
Ordinary and Advanced level examinations for the October-November session will not be assessed based on predicted grades, British Council Bangladesh has said quoting Cambridge Assessment International Education and Pearson's Edexcel examination boards.
Saudi to gradually resume ‘umrah’ pilgrimage from October 4
Saudi Arabia will gradually resume the year-round umrah pilgrimage for Muslims from October 4, the interior ministry said Tuesday, seven months after it was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. The kingdom had suspended the umrah in March and later scaled back the annual hajj in a blow to
Transcom Group Chairman Latifur Rahman no more
Eminent businessman and Transcom Group Chairman Latifur Rahman has passed away (inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un). Born on August 28, 1945, he was 75.
38th BCS final result published: 2,204 recommended
The final result of the 38th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examinations under the Public Service Commission (PSC) has been published. Some 2,204 candidates have been recommended provisionally for appointment to different cadres, said PSC officials. Of them, 613 were recommended for general cadres.
Govt decides to extend pre-primary education to 2 years
The government has taken a decision to extend pre-primary education, an important component of early childhood learning, to two years from existing one year.
Maksud Kamal becomes DU pro-VC
Professor ASM Maksud Kamal of disaster science and management department of Dhaka University (DU) joined as pro-vice-chancellor (academic) of the university on 25 June after he was appointed to the post.
Coronavirus infects 3,504, claims 34 more in Bangladesh
COVID-19, a highly infectious viral disease, infected 3,504 persons and claimed 34 more in the last 24-hour on Saturday. The country’s confirmed cases now stand at 1,33,978 while the death toll hits 1,695.
Arrested under DSA : RU teacher suspended
Rajshahi University authorities have suspended teacher Kazi Zahidur Rahman, who was arrested under the Digital Security Act for making "defamatory" comments about Awami League's deceased presidium member Mohammed Nasim.
DGHS chief : China may run coronavirus vaccine trial in Bangladesh
China may run the second phase trial of coronavirus vaccine, which further evaluates the immunogenicity and safety of the vaccine in human body, in Bangladesh.
Dr Zafrullah tests ‘positive’ for coronavirus
Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury on Monday said he was diagnosed with coronavirus. Dr Zafrullah told reporters that he was tested with Rapid Dot Blot kit developed by Gonoshasthaya Kendra at its laboratory on Sunday and found positive for the virus. “I underwent antigen test wit
Muslim in Bangladesh to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr today
It will be an Eid-ul-Fitr unlike any other as Muslims in Bangladesh will celebrate their biggest religious festival on Monday without any outdoor activities to prevent the transmission of coronavirus. The government urged devotees to avoid Eidgah or other open places for congregations and instead o
Five Eid Jamaats to be held at Baitul Mukarram
A total of five Eid congregations will be held subsequently at the National Mosque Baitul Mukarram on the holy Eid-ul Fitr tomorrow, an official release said. No Eid jamaat (congregation) will be held at the National Eidgah Maidan this year due to the corona virus pandemic, reports BSS. “Like ever
Govt will be with people until corona is over
Reaffirming her government’s stance to be there with people until the coronavirus crisis is over, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said this is not difficult at all to overcome any pressing problem if people remain united. "Cyclone, [natural] calamities and pandemic will be there; we’ve to mo
Eid on Monday
Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival of Muslims, will be celebrated in the country on Monday as the Shawwal moon was not sighted in Bangladesh sky on Saturday. The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee on Saturday evening after reviewing the information of t