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Govt appoints 64 officers to monitor agriculture across Bangladesh

Dhaka, May 10 -- The Ministry of Agriculture directed the relevant departments and agencies to make the appointments in a bid to maintain the flow of food production and enhance crop yields during the... Read More


Another policeman dies from COVID-19 in Bangladesh

Dhaka, May 10 -- Jalal Uddin Khoka, a traffic constable, lost the battle for his life at the Central Police Hospital in Rajarbagh on Saturday evening, Sohel Rana, additional inspector general of polic... Read More


CPD calls for emphasis on health, agriculture in FY21 budget

Dhaka, May 9 -- The think-tank also called for special focus to given on reviving small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and expanding the social safety net programmes (SSNP) in the upcoming budget as pa... Read More


Daughter alleges lack of healthcare as senior public servant dies

Dhaka, May 9 -- He did not show symptoms of COVID-19, but had to be admitted to the hospital for patients with the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus on Friday as the family alleged o... Read More


Eskayef, Beximco submit samples of COVID-19 drug remdesivir to regulator

Dhaka, May 9 -- Eskayef submitted its samples of remdesivir to the DGDA on Saturday while Beximco submitted it on Wednesday, said Ruhul Amin, a director of DGDA. The companies will be permitted to ma... Read More


Bangladesh EC in no rush to hold polls as COVID-19 crisis pans out

Dhaka, May 9 -- Although the commission is running behind schedule, the constitution, nevertheless, allows an additional 90 days to hold an election if it is delayed due to a natural calamity. The Ch... Read More


Bangladesh extends ban on visas-on-arrival for all visitors to May 16

Dhaka, May 9 -- Earlier, the ban remained in force until May 7. The government has also extended the lockdown and the ban on flights to May 16. Bangladesh had initially banned visas-on-arrival from ... Read More


BNP chief Khaleda receiving treatment at her Gulshan home amid virus lockdown

Dhaka, May 8 -- After serving 25 months in two corruption cases, she was released through executive orders from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University in March. The former prime minister was tak... Read More


Grameenphone giving 100m minutes of free talk time to 10m users amid lockdown

Dhaka, May 8 -- The mobile phone operator on Friday also announced different sorts of support to doctors, who are fighting the COVID-19 outbreak on the frontline, and small businesses that have been h... Read More


As lockdown curbs ease, Muslim across Bangladesh offer Jummah prayers at mosques

Dhaka, May 8 -- But even with a mask draped across his face, Rashedul's elation was unbridled when he eventually set foot outside his house. A month after the novel coronavirus outbreak turned his li... Read More