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Bangladesh prepares 12,078 shelters as Amphan grows in intensity

Dhaka, May 18 -- State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Enamur Rahman announced the development via a virtual press conference on Monday. The storm will turn into a super cyclone by Monday... Read More


Bangladesh raises danger signal as Cyclone Amphan intensifies

Dhaka, May 18 -- The storm, which has turned into a 'very severe' cyclone as it moves northwards over the west Bay of Bengal, was centred about 1,075 km south-southwest of Chattogram port at 3 pm Mond... Read More


As Cyclone Amphan looms, Bangladesh plans to start evacuations Tuesday

Dhaka, May 18 -- Cyclone Amphan intensified into a 'very severe' cyclonic storm on Monday and is likely to strengthen further as it bears down on the coastlines of Bangladesh and India's West Bengal, ... Read More


BSMMU introduces online appointment to reduce patient suffering

Dhaka, May 18 -- From now on, patients will be able to avail services from the 'fever clinic' and COVID-19 laboratory after filling up online forms. Patients will have to register a day before their ... Read More


COVID-19 claims life of another Bangladeshi policeman

Dhaka, May 18 -- Sub-inspector Mujibur Rahman Talukder of the special branch of police's Paltan Zone-1, lost his battle with COVID-19 at the Central Police Hospital in Dhaka's Rajarbagh on Monday morn... Read More


Dhaka South Mayor Taposh's first job: sacking two top officials

Dhaka, May 17 -- They are Additional Chief Engineer Md Asaduzzaman and Deputy Chief Revenue Officer Yusuf Ali Sarder. The city corporation did not detail the reasons behind the removal of the duo in ... Read More


Lagging behind in COVID-19 testing, Bangladesh to recruit 5,000 medical technologists

Dhaka, May 17 -- As many as 2,000 doctors and 5,000 nurses were recently appointed at 10 days' notice, the minister said at the inauguration of a temporary COVID-19 hospital in Dhaka's International C... Read More


COVID-19 infected woman receives gifts from Bangladesh Police after giving birth to boy

Dhaka, May 17 -- In a heartening gesture, they have sent fruits and baby foods to a coronavirus-positive woman who they moved to hospital for delivery when she was struggling to find transport due to ... Read More


Police reinforce curbs on flow of people in and out of Dhaka during lockdown

Dhaka, May 17 -- The law-enforcement agency began reinforcing the checkposts at the various entry points to the city from 8 am on Sunday, according to Dhaka Metropolitan Police officials. Curbs were ... Read More


Coronavirus toll will worsen if people don't stay home: health minister

Dhaka, May 17 -- The number of cases will continue to surge unless crowding can be limited, he said while inaugurating a temporary COVID-19 hospital at the Bashundhara International Convention Centre ... Read More