Slight improvement in Dhaka’s air quality
The air of Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka showed a slight improvement on Saturday morning. It ranked 12th in the Air Quality Index with a score of 112 at 8:35am which indicates the air is ‘unhealthy for sensitive group’. When the AQI value is between 101 and 150, members of sensitive groups may experi
Smartphone app to alert users about potential coronavirus risk
Google and Apple unveiled a joint initiative on Friday to develop a coronavirus smartphone ‘contact tracing’ tool that could potentially alert people when they have crossed paths with an infected person. The move b
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
Govt to give legal aid services thru hotline ‘16430’ amid COVID-19 crisis
The government has introduced a hotline number, 16430, to provide emergency legal aid services to people free of cost amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, reports BSS. With the support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the National Legal Aid Services Organization under the La
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
Pvt universities urge UGC to postpone directives on admissions, grades
Private universities today requested the University Grants Commission (UGC) to temporarily postpone its directives to stop assigning students' grades without holding semester finals, enrolling new students without admission tests, and holding tests online. "We are requesting to postpone the Univers
Coronavirus: BSMMU professor tests positive
Prof Dr Shahidullah Sikder of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) has tested positive for coronavirus. BSMMU Vice-Chancellor Kanak Kanti Barua confirmed the matter in the evening, reports UNB. “Shahidullah, chairman of Departmen
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.
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.
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
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