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Over 100 MPs contracted COVID in Bangladesh, four of them died

Dhaka, April 16 -- Four of the legislators died after contracting the virus, with former law minister Abdul Matin Khasru of the Awami League from Cumilla-5 seat being the latest to be claimed by the v... Read More


Four of a family die as covered van crashes into autorickshaw in Gaibandha

Dhaka, April 15 -- The accident occurred in Kalitala Mazar area on the Dhaka-Rangpur Highway on Wednesday afternoon, Gobindaganj Highway Police Station OC Khairul Islam said. The dead are Anisur Rahm... Read More


Bangladesh sizzles in heat wave with Pahela Baishakh hottest day of season

Dhaka, April 15 -- A mild to moderate heat wave continued to sweep over parts of Rajshahi, Khulna and Dhaka divisions on Wednesday. The highest temperature of the day was recorded at 39.7 degrees Cel... Read More


Bangladesh to operate special flights for migrant workers amid COVID lockdown

Dhaka, April 15 -- Flights to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar and Singapore would be launched soon, said Ahmed Munirush Salehin, secretary to the Ministry of Expatriates' Welfare a... Read More


PSG knock Bayern out on away goals to reach last four

Dhaka, April 14 -- Eric Choupo-Moting scored the only goal of a mesmeric encounter before the interval but it was not enough to overturn the German side's 3-2 loss in last week's first leg. PSG, who ... Read More


Bengali New Year begins amid a mix of hope and pandemic gloom

Dhaka, April 14 -- Chhayanaut, a leading cultural organisation, held a flagship event online for the second year on Wednesday to welcome the Bangla New Year, instead of traditional celebrations at the... Read More


Bangladesh Bank raises limits for cash withdrawal from ATMs in virus lockdown

Dhaka, April 13 -- Customers will be allowed to withdraw from ATMs as much as Tk 100,000, the minimum daily limit, from Apr 14 to Apr 21, according to a notice issued by the central bank on Monday. B... Read More


Myanmar coup puts the seal on autocracy's rise in Southeast Asia

Dhaka, April 13 -- That very day, the military, which had seized power Feb 1, gunned down more than 100 of its own citizens. Far from publicly condemning the brutality, the military representatives fr... Read More


Bangladesh Police to issue pass for emergency movement in lockdown

Dhaka, April 13 -- The holders of the pass will be able to move uninterrupted on roads, the Police Headquarters said in a statement on Monday. Citizens will need to apply for the pass via a mobile ph... Read More


Two security guards injured in Narayanganj gas explosion

Dhaka, April 12 -- They are receiving treatment at the Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery in Dhaka, said Abdullah Al Arefin, deputy assistant director of the district Fire Se... Read More