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10 houses in Bogura under lockdown after death of a man

-- March 28, 2020 17:37:00

Local administration has put ten houses under lockdown after the death of a 50-year old man from breathing complications on Saturday morning in Daridaha village in Shibganj upazila of Bogura district...

Vehicle owners can renew fitness certificate until June 30

-- March 28, 2020 17:30:06

Vehicle owners will be able to renew the fitness certificate without paying any fine until June 30. The Road Transport and Highways Division took the decision considering the situation over coronavir...

10 million mobile subscribers left Dhaka before March 26

-- March 28, 2020 17:19:19

About 10 million mobile subscribers left the capital after the announcement of a 10-day general holiday to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country from March 26.  “Out of total 10...

Chinese test kits not from questioned company: Embassy

-- March 28, 2020 16:23:01

The Chinese embassy in Dhaka has confirmed that none of the 40,500 COVID-19 test kits donated to Bangladesh is from Shenzhen Bioeasy Biotechnology, the company that was questioned by Spanish governmen...

Akij Group’s coronavirus hospital plan faces objections from locals

-- March 28, 2020 15:22:02

Protests have erupted in Dhaka’s Tejgaon area a day after Akij Group, a business conglomerate, announced a plan to construct a specialised hospital amid growing concerns over the lack of logisti...

27th span of Padma Bridge installed despite virus crisis

-- March 28, 2020 14:37:15

About 4,050 metres of the much-hyped Padma Bridge became visible with the installation of its 27th span on Saturday. Md Murad Quader, deputy assistant engineer of the Padma Bridge Project, said ...

No new coronavirus case reported in 24 hours: IEDCR

-- March 28, 2020 12:41:22

No one has been diagnosed with COVID-19 disease in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours, said the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) on Saturday. The IEDCR in its briefing als...

ADB clears $0.3m grant in support for BD’s virus fight

-- March 28, 2020 12:16:54

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Saturday approved 300,000 US dollar emergency grant to support the Bangladesh government’s fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According to an...

Monirampur AC land suspended for ‘rogue behaviour’

-- March 28, 2020 11:51:18

The authorities have suspended assistant commissioner, or AC, (land) Sayeema Hasan for her “rogue behaviour” with two local elderly men in Monirampur Upazila in Jashore during the countryw...

Three burned dead in city fire

-- March 28, 2020 10:48:21

Three people were burned to death as a fire broke out at a house in the city’s Mirpur early Saturday. The deceased were identified as Kolpona, 35, Jannat, 13 and Kauser, 8. The details about t...

Five die in Tangail road accident

-- March 28, 2020 10:02:34

Five people were killed and 11 others injured after a truck overturned at Kandila area of Tangail sadar upazila early Saturday. The identities of the deceased could not be known yet, reports a news a...

Shutdown stings Dhaka’s poor

JUBAIR HASAN March 28, 2020 09:42:37

The 10-day nationwide shutdown in force since Thursday has virtually made bustling Dhaka a city of ghosts, affecting lower-income groups even as it is crucial to battling the deadly coronavirus. The...

Jack Ma sends 30,000 coronavirus test kits to Bangladesh

-- March 27, 2020 20:57:42

Cofounder of technology giant Alibaba and Asia’s richest person Jack Ma has sent 30,000 coronavirus testing kits to Bangladesh. The Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation officially provided...

‘Factories making protective tools can continue operations’

-- March 27, 2020 20:43:48

The factories, which are producing equipments to prevent coronavirus disease and have international buying orders, can continue their operations despite shutdown of other factories. “The govern...

Biman suspends flights to London, Manchester from March 29

-- March 27, 2020 20:15:19

Biman Bangladesh Airlines has suspended all of its flights to London and Manchester for one week from March 29 to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country. Two flights will leave for these tw...

Internet ban at Rohingya camps obstructing COVID-19 information: HRW

FE ONLINE REPORT March 27, 2020 19:36:26

Terming the government’s internet blackout and phone restrictions at Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar ‘harmful policies’, HRW urged the authorities to lift the ban so they...

Missions arrange special flights to evacuate nationals

FE Online Report March 27, 2020 19:18:20

Different foreign missions in Dhaka have started to send their staff and nationals to their respective home countries on special flights from last week due to coronavirus outbreak in the country, emba...

AMTOB alleges obstacles from law enforcing agencies

FE Online Report March 27, 2020 19:12:34

The mobile phone operators of the country alleged facing obstacles from the law enforcing agencies while providing services during country-wide shutdown amid coronavirus outbreak. The government has...

US embassy arranges flights for its nationals to depart BD

FE Online Report March 27, 2020 18:59:07

The US Embassy in Dhaka has taken an initiative to secure flights to the United States for US citizens and their family members who wish to depart Bangladesh amid the coronavirus pandemic. It also ur...

Faridpur health workers get 500 PPEs

-- March 27, 2020 17:44:25

A total of 500 sets of personal protective equipment (PPE) were handed over to the health workers of Faridpur district to protect them from infection of COVID-19 while performing their professional du...

Country not under lockdown, information minister says

-- March 27, 2020 17:10:54

Mentioning that there is no countrywide lockdown, Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Friday said it is very regretful that people are being harassed by the members of law enforcement agencies whe...

Britain advises citizens to leave Bangladesh

-- March 27, 2020 16:34:33

Britain has advised its citizens to leave Bangladesh as coronavirus cases are surging. Passengers can use Biman Bangladesh’s flights which are still open to London and Manchester, the British H...

RMCH gets PCR machine for COVID-19 test

-- March 27, 2020 16:27:01

A Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing machine, to be used for detecting coronavirus or COVID-19 and other complicated diseases, reached the laboratory of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) o...

Stay home, maintain social distance: Home Minister

-- March 27, 2020 15:57:37

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Friday urged the people of the country to join the fight against coronavirus by maintaining social distance, personal cleanliness and staying home. He made the...

Police aid low-income people amid virus restrictions

-- March 27, 2020 14:50:25

As a shutdown over the novel coronavirus brings the country to a standstill and earnings for people of low income have almost dried up, several members of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) have distribu...

Cumilla youth stabbed to death

-- March 27, 2020 14:24:47

A young man was stabbed to death at Kalakochua in Cumilla’s Burichang upazila on Dhaka-Chattogram highway early Friday. The deceased was identified as Billal Gazi, son of Sabuj Gazi in Narayans...

Coronavirus: Pabna’s Katakhali village under lockdown

-- March 27, 2020 12:54:13

The local administration has put Katakhali village in Chatmohar upazila of Pabna under lockdown to prevent the transmission of deadly coronavirus. Sarkar Mohammad Raihan, executive magistrate and upa...

Two physicians among four new coronavirus cases: IEDCR

-- March 27, 2020 11:57:58

Four more people, including two doctors, have been diagnosed with COVID-19 disease in Bangladesh, taking the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 48. However, no patient died in the last...

Govt cancels order on media monitoring over coronavirus rumours

-- March 27, 2020 10:38:05

The government has rolled back an order on monitoring of the coverage of the coronavirus outbreak by the media. The information ministry in the order dated Wednesday said it had assigned 15 officers...

BD needs its war-time spirit to fight back against COVID-19: Miller

-- March 27, 2020 10:24:34

US ambassador in Dhaka Earl Miller on Thursday laid emphasis on having the same courage and discipline like Bangladesh's Liberation War to fight back against COVID-19. "During the Liberation War, Ban...