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Bangladesh's coronavirus death toll hits 20 as new cases surge

Dhaka, April 8 -- The death toll climbed to 20 after three more patients died from the infection, according to IEDCR Director Meerjady Sabrina Flora. It marks the biggest jump in positive tests in a ... Read More


Bangladesh appoints Benazir Ahmed as new police chief

Dhaka, April 8 -- The appointment comes as the 25-month tenure of IGP Javed Patwary, an officer known to be trusted by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, is expiring. Abdullah Al-Mamun, the incumbent chie... Read More


DNCC asks citizens to stop visiting graves amid coronavirus crisis

Dhaka, April 7 -- The burial rituals will continue as usual, a press briefing on Tuesday was told. Earlier the government issued notice restricting visits to the mosques and on Tuesday, the Banglades... Read More


Hasina lashes out at doctors refusing to treat patients amid coronavirus pandemic

Dhaka, April 7 -- She says the government has received specific complaints of negligence of duty by the doctors and will consider whether they can continue in their jobs. The government will bring do... Read More


Hifazat's Shafi supports govt call to avoid going to mosques amid virus shutdown

Dhaka, April 6 -- Other Muslim-majority countries of the world have closed down mosques. Bangladesh, however, is yet to take a decision in such measures. The Ministry of Religious Affairs, however, c... Read More


Coronavirus spreads to 15 districts; four clusters detected

Dhaka, April 6 -- Director General of Health Services Abul Kalam Azad detailed the district-wise data of coronavirus infection in the daily briefing on Monday. The number of known coronavirus cases j... Read More


Bangladesh reports 4 more virus deaths as infections soar to 117

Dhaka, April 6 -- The number of coronavirus cases in Bangladesh has surged to 123 after 35 positive tests were confirmed in the last 24 hours. Three more patients have died, taking the death toll fro... Read More


Narayanganj Mayor Ivy's coronavirus death rumour sparked by 'TV news ticker'

Dhaka, April 5 -- The "news" first appeared in a private TV station's ticker on Sunday afternoon.A user posted a screenshot of the ticker from Ekattor TV on the Facebook group - "Awami League Beat Rep... Read More


Hasina calls for Shab-e-Barat prayers at home amid rising coronavirus cases

Dhaka, April 5 -- She made the call to the devotees while speaking at a press briefing at the Ganabhaban on Sunday. "Shab-e-Barat is coming. I would ask everyone to stay at home and pray to Allah, so... Read More


After hand sanitiser, Bangladesh brewer Carew & Co producing organic fertiliser

Dhaka, April 5 -- It claims that utilising 'Sonar Dana', made from wastage of sugarcanes, can reduce the use of chemical fertilisers and insecticides. Carew manufactured hand sanitizers a few days ag... Read More