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Bangladesh extends shutdown of schools to May 5

Dhaka, April 23 -- Schools will now remain closed throughout the extended shutdown, the education ministry said on Friday. The holidays of the educational institutions will be readjusted considering ... Read More


Five vehicles damaged in Dhaka pileup

Dhaka, April 23 -- One injured in the accident that took place at around 12 pm on Thursday was admitted to Suhrawardy Hospital. "A covered van, a car, an autorickshaw, a microbus and a pick-up truck ... Read More


Former cabinet secretary and PSC chairman Saadat Husain dies at 73

Dhaka, April 22 -- He was 73. The former top bureaucrat passed away around 11pm on Wednesday after spending 10 days at the intensive care unit of the United Hospital in Dhaka. Saadat was suffering f... Read More


Anger as closed school in Dhaka collecting tuition fees amid coronavirus lockdown

Dhaka, April 22 -- Many may not visit the school to pay the fees amid the lockdown and stay-at-home order, the institution figured. And so it has launched a system to take payments through mobile fina... Read More


Bangladesh plans to extend shutdown to May 5 as virus crisis rages on

Dhaka, April 22 -- A formal notice announcing the extension will be published on Thursday, he said. "The notice will also outline all fresh directives, should there be any." Bangladesh registered 10... Read More


Govt rolls out Tk 1b in subsidy for farm machinery purchase

Dhaka, April 21 -- The Ministry of Agriculture issued an order on April 19, outlining that the farmers of Haor region can be given a subsidy of 70 percent on the purchase of farm machinery while farme... Read More


Building on lockdown in Dhaka as family hide coronavirus death

Dhaka, April 20 -- The step aimed to prevent further spread of the virus among the around 10,000 residents of 1,623 flats in Japan Garden City where the building is situated along with 21 others, Adab... Read More


Prothom Alo journalist tests positive for coronavirus

Dhaka, April 20 -- The Bangla-language newspaper said its news staff and other employees are working from home. "One of our senior journalists has tested positive for the coronavirus. Prothom Alo wil... Read More


Secretaries to oversee aid efforts in districts during virus shutdown

Dhaka, April 20 -- One official has been given the charge of each district, according to an order issued by the Prime Minister's Office on Monday amid reports of irregularities in aid distribution. T... Read More


Authorities remove Sarail ASP, open probe into huge gathering in Brahmanbaria

Dhaka, April 19 -- The Police Headquarters in a statement on Sunday announced the withdrawal of ASP Masud Rana, a day after Sarail Police OC Shahadat Hossain Titu was relieved of his duties over the d... Read More