National University starting online classes
All colleges under the National University (NU) have been asked to launch online classes as educational institutions remain shut to tackle the spread of coronavirus. NU Vice-Chancellor Prof Harun-Or-Rashid also provided some instruction to the teachers, students and other concerned of 2,260 colleg
General holidays likely to be extended further till May 16: State Minister
As coronavirus continues to claim more lives and infect a larger number of people every day, the government has decided to extend the ongoing general holidays again till May 16 in a bid to prevent the transmission of the deadly virus.
‘Largest-ever ozone hole’ over Arctic closes
The largest-ever hole in ozone layer over the Arctic has closed, the Copernicus' Atmospheric Monitoring Service announced recently. In late March, scientists spotted signs of a rare hole forming and it was thought to be the result of low temperatures at the north pole, reports Euro News.
President, PM urge Muslims to offer prayers at home during Ramadan
Greeting the countrymen and all Muslims across the world at the advent of the holy month of Ramadan, President M Abdul Hamid on Friday urged the Muslims to offer prayers at their respective houses, reports BSS. The President, in his message on the eve of the Ramadan, also asked the affluent quarter
PM places 5 proposals, calls for forging global partnership on COVID-19
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called for forging a collective global partnership and greater unity to fight the coronavirus pandemic as she placed a five-point proposal that includes devising meaningful strategies. “The world is perhaps facing the biggest crisis in the last 100 years. So, we n
RMG factories will not reopen on April 26: BGMEA president
Readymade garment (RMG) factories across the country are not reopening on April 26 as per the previous decision by the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), according to the president of the association, Rubana Huq. Earlier, in a letter to the chairman of Bangladesh Ro
US tol halt funding to WHO over coronavirus
US President Donald Trump says he has instructed his administration to halt funding to the World Health Organization (WHO), reports BBC. He said the WHO had "failed in its basic duty" in its response to the coronavirus outbreak. He accused the UN body of mismanaging and covering up the spread of t
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
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
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.
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.