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RAB arrests cartoonist Kishore, writer Mushtaq Ahmed in digital security case

Dhaka, May 6 -- The elite police unit apprehended Kishore from Kakrail while Mushtaq was arrested from his home in Lalmatia on Tuesday. They were subsequently placed in the custody of Ramna police. T... Read More


Buddhists urged to observe Buddha Purnima at home

Dhaka, May 6 -- Gautam Buddha, the founder of the religion, is said to have appeared on earth on this day about 2,553 years ago. His birth, attainment of his perfect knowledge and death, is believed ... Read More


Schools, colleges in Bangladesh not reopening before Eid

Dhaka, May 5 -- Md Mahbub Hossain, secretary to secondary and higher education, confirmed the decision to bdnews24.com on Tuesday. The government on Monday extended the lockdown in the form of genera... Read More


Restart of economy giving rise to coronavirus infections in Bangladesh: health minister

Dhaka, May 5 -- He noted the leap in the number of new patients at a news conference after a meeting of the technical committee to battle the epidemic on Tuesday. "The number of cases is increasing s... Read More


Police arrest 17 JMB militants in Dhaka

Dhaka, May 5 -- The arrests were made by an anti-terrorism police unit in Kakarail around 7 pm on Monday, according to Tohidul Islam, assistant deputy commissioner of Counter-Terrorism and Transnation... Read More


90pc of paddy harvested in Haor region, says govt

Dhaka, May 5 -- Agricultural Minister Abdur Razzaque underscored the latest development in an online media briefing at the Secretariat on Tuesday. Boro paddy was cultivated across 454,399 hectares of... Read More


Public servants ordered to stay put in their places of work on Eid holidays

Dhaka, May 4 -- But private employees can leave the areas where they are deployed even though the public transportation will stay shut. The public administration ministry on Monday issued the order i... Read More


Private hospitals scrap festival allowances, reverse pay-cut plan

Dhaka, May 4 -- MA Mubin Khan, the president of Bangladesh Private Medical College Association, confirmed the matter to bdnews24.com on Monday. The decision to withdraw the pay-cut plan was taken con... Read More


Bangladesh to shut inter-district transports during Eid

Dhaka, May 4 -- Bangladesh has ordered a shutdown of inter-district transport services during the Eid-ul-Fitr holiday as it grapples with a worsening outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The Cabinet Di... Read More


Bangladesh extends virus shutdown to May 16 as cases surge

Dhaka, May 4 -- The public administration ministry announced the move on Monday. Bangladesh reported its first cases of the coronavirus on Mar 8. Since then, the virus has sickened more than 10,000 a... Read More