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Lockdown in Rajshahi city extended by another week

Dhaka, June 17 -- Amid an alarming surge in Covid-19 cases in Rajshahi city, authorities have extended the ongoing lockdown in the city by one more week. The decision to extend the lockdown till June... Read More


Kim Jong-un acknowledges 'tense' food situation in North Korea

Dhaka, June 17 -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has formally acknowledged that the country is facing food shortages. Published by HT Digital Content Services with permission from The Financial Expr... Read More


Global coronavirus cases cross 177 million mark

Dhaka, June 17 -- The global Covid-19 caseload has now surged past 177 million, with the world still struggling to contain the second outbreak of the virus. The total caseload and fatalities from the... Read More


Probe ordered into 'fake Covid-19 testing' during India's Kumbh Mela

Dhaka, June 17 -- Uttarakhand state in northern India has ordered a police inquiry into allegations of private labs filing fake Covid reports. Published by HT Digital Content Services with permission... Read More


Suspect in 18 cases arrested after 'gunfight' in Chattogram

Dhaka, June 17 -- Police have arrested a suspect accused in 18 cases after a 'gunfight' at a checkpoint in Chattogram. The suspect, 32-year-old Saiful Islam, aka Burma Saiful, was taken into custody ... Read More


Four-member family found throats slit in Sylhet, three die

Dhaka, June 16 -- A couple and their two minor children were found with their throats slit at their home at Binnakandi village in Goainghat upazila of Sylhet district on Wednesday, police said. While... Read More


Bangladesh among top three performers on SDG index

Dhaka, June 16 -- Bangladesh features among the top three countries that have progressed most on the SDG Index score since 2015, when the UN member states agreed the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. ... Read More


Bangladesh universities' poor ranking

Dhaka, June 16 -- The primary task of universities the world over is to create knowledge and expand the horizon of human perceptions on animate and inanimate worlds. On that count higher studies have ... Read More


Bangladesh gives Tk 650m to Sudan in debt relief

Dhaka, June 16 -- Bangladesh has provided Sudan with Tk 650 million in debt relief in a bid to alleviate poverty in the African nation. The fund was handed over to Sudan in response to a call by the ... Read More


France kick off Euro 2020 campaign with win over Germany

Dhaka, June 16 -- World champions France started their Euro 2020 campaign with a win over Germany thanks to a Mats Hummels' own goal in a high-quality heavyweight Group F match. Tournament favourites... Read More