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Unlocked Bangladesh plans to flag coronavirus risk zones

Dhaka, June 1 -- Areas will be flagged red, green and yellow on the basis of death and infection rates, Health Minister Zahid Malik said after a meeting at his ministry on Monday. A team of experts m... Read More


Bangladesh gears up to stem dengue outbreak amid COVID-19 pandemic

Dhaka, June 1 -- Warning about the risk of another outbreak of the disease, which affected a record number of people in Dhaka and the rest of the country in 2019, the Ministry of Public Administration... Read More


Zafrullah Chowdhury says his wife, son are infected with coronavirus

Dhaka, May 31 -- The family were hospitalising Shirin to the Gonoshasthaya Nagar Hospital in Dhaka as she was in a "bad condition" with cough and fever, Zafrullah told bdnews24.com on Sunday night. B... Read More


SSC: Girls surpass boys in pass rate, GPA-5

Dhaka, May 31 -- Education Minister Dipu Moni highlighted different aspects of the SSC results at the International Mother Language Institute Auditorum on Sunday. A total of 1,631,308 students sat fo... Read More


Industrialist Abdul Monem dies at 86

Dhaka, May 31 -- He passed away at Dhaka's Combined Military Hospital around 10 am Sunday, said Sumit Chakrabarty, senior brand manager of Igloo, an ice-cream unit of the company. Monem was admitted ... Read More


Trains, launches resume services amid COVID-19 fears

Dhaka, May 31 -- However, the resumption of these transport services is subject to the government's health and hygiene directives with trains only allowed to operate at half the passenger capacity. E... Read More


Bazlul Karim Chowdhury, a former secretary, dies from COVID-19

Dhaka, May 31 -- He lost the battle for his life in Dhaka's Mugda General Hospital at 12 pm Sunday, Public Administration Secretary Shaikh Yusuf Harun confirmed to bdnews24.com. Bazlul was admitted t... Read More


ADB grants Bangladesh $0.2m to fight coronavirus outbreak

Dhaka, May 30 -- The money will be spent on 134 health centres in nine city corporations and four municipalities, it said in a media statement. It will also be used for health services that are not r... Read More


Train services to resume at half capacity Sunday, ticket prices unchanged

Dhaka, May 30 -- Ticket prices, however, will remain unchanged, Railways Minister Nurul Islam Shujon said in a media briefing on Saturday. All tickets must be purchased online. "Eight pairs of train... Read More


Gonoshasthaya Kendra aims to set up plasma bank for COVID-19 treatment

Dhaka, May 29 -- "We are working on it," Gonoshasthaya founder and Trustee Zafrullah Chowdhury told bdnews24.com on Friday while seeking cooperation from all corners. Zafrullah himself took convalesc... Read More