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Secy-Gen Guterres greets Hasina on International Day of UN Peacekeepers

Dhaka, May 30 -- The UN secretary-general called the prime minister on Friday night to extend the greetings, her Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said. The day has been observed since 2003 to honour the... Read More


Survivor describes how the bloodbath of Bangladeshis in Libya unfolded

Dhaka, May 30 -- The man said he was hiding in a Libyan citizen's home after escaping unharmed, the foreign ministry said in a statement on Friday, a day after the killings by the family of a human tr... Read More


Online job postings fell 87 percent in April on coronavirus impact: ADB

Dhaka, May 30 -- The number of new job postings fall by 35 percent in March, the Asian Development Bank, or ADB, said in its policy brief "Covid-19 Impact on Job Postings: Real-Time Assessment Using B... Read More


COVID-19 patient says United Hospital is asking him to leave

Dhaka, May 30 -- Tests on Sultan Mia's samples which he gave at the Dhaka hospital on Wednesday came back positive the following day, he told bdnews24.com over the phone on Friday night. He had displa... Read More


Eighteen additional High Court judges get permanent appointments

Dhaka, May 30 -- President Md Abdul Hamid approved the appointments upon consultation with Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, the law, justice and parliamentary affairs ministry said in an order on Fr... Read More


Launch owners told to follow health safety rules, fare to remain unchanged

Dhaka, May 30 -- But passenger fares will remain unchanged, Golam Sadek, the chairman of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority or BIWTA, said after a meeting with the launch owners on Friday. T... Read More


Sohail F Rahman, wife fly to London by chartered plane amid pandemic

Dhaka, May 29 -- The special flight carrying Sohail and his wife left from Dhaka on Friday, said Mofidur Rahman, the chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh or CAAB. Sohail's younger b... Read More


Gonoshasthaya Kendra aims to set up plasma bank for COVID-19 treatment

Dhaka, May 29 -- "We are working on it," Gonoshasthaya founder and Trustee Zafrullah Chowdhury told bdnews24.com on Friday while seeking cooperation from all corners. Zafrullah himself took convalesc... Read More


Sikder brothers escape to Thailand by air ambulance from legal charges at home

Dhaka, May 29 -- Mir Shahidul Islam, the chief of police's Special Branch or SB, confirmed the development to bdnews24.com on Friday. "They had medical visa. We were unaware that they were accused in... Read More


Ex-FM Morshed Khan leaves for London by chartered flight in pandemic

Dhaka, May 29 -- He is "seriously" ill and will undergo medical check-up in London, his aide told bdnews24.com on Friday. The plane left Bangladesh on Thursday and Morshed's wife Nasrin Khan was with... Read More