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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


Warning Signal No. 2 as depression turns into cyclone 'Amphan'

Dhaka, May 16 -- The storm over the southeast bay and adjoining southwest bay moved slightly northwestwards over the same area, the Met Office said in a special bulletin on Saturday night. It was cen... Read More


Government orders revision of lists of coronavirus cash aid beneficiaries after 'irregularities'

Dhaka, May 16 -- The deputy commissioners of all the districts have been instructed to revise the lists after verification within Sunday. Some lists consisting of mobile numbers of the beneficiaries ... Read More


Bangladesh issues alert as depression intensifies over Bay of Bengal

Dhaka, May 16 -- The depression over south-east Bay and its adjoining areas has moved west-northwest and is intensifying into a deep depression, according to the Met Office. It was centred about 1,34... Read More


Garment workers protest for back pay in Dhaka's Mohakhali

Dhaka, May 16 -- The protests began around 10 am Saturday, bringing emergency transport services on the Banani-Mohakhali thoroughfare to a halt, according to Banani Police OC Nure Azam. The factory o... Read More


Govt issues guidelines on collecting teachers' salaries during shutdown

Dhaka, May 15 -- The disbursement of the salaries can now be authorised by the countersignatures of the relevant Upazila Nirbahi Officers and deputy commissioners, according to the education board. T... Read More


Depression over Bay of Bengal likely to intensify: Met Office

Dhaka, May 15 -- The depression was centred about 1,350 km south-southwest of Chattogram port at 12 pm Friday, according to the Met Office. It is likely to intensify further and move in a northwester... Read More


Man dies in 'gunfight' in Khilgaon

Dhaka, May 15 -- Belal Hossain, 29, was arrested in Goran on Thursday afternoon and later taken to a hideout called 'Shekher Jaiga' to aid the law-enforcement agency's raid to recover firearms, said M... Read More