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Bangladesh orders two more police officers into retirement

Dhaka, Oct. 31 -- The government has sent two additional deputy inspectors general into compulsory retirement, just two weeks after ordering three superintendents of police to step down. In separate ... Read More


Bangladesh readies law that punishes 'illegal' transport, fuel strikes with jail

Dhaka, Oct. 31 -- The cabinet has given its final approval to the Essential Services Act 2022, which provides a maximum jail term of one year for "illegally calling or supporting" a strike in the esse... Read More


Bangladesh reports 88 new COVID cases, no deaths in a day

Dhaka, Oct. 31 -- Bangladesh has logged 88 new COVID-19 cases, taking the overall tally to 2,035,240, as the death toll remains unchanged at 29,423. As many as 3,644 samples were tested across the co... Read More


Govt offices open from 9 am to 4 pm, starting Nov 15

Dhaka, Oct. 31 -- Government offices and autonomous institutions will be open from 9 am to 4 pm, changing office hours after two months. A cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made... Read More


Fifth victim dies from burns in Gazipur covered van fire

Dhaka, Oct. 31 -- Md Anwar Hossain, the fifth victim of a covered van fire in Gazipur, has died of his burns. For two weeks, Anwar, who hailed from Thakurgaon's Pirganj and had suffered burns to 35 p... Read More


When Indira Gandhi died .

Dhaka, Oct. 31 -- On the day Indira Gandhi was assassinated, Waheedul Haque -- our Waheed Bhai, at the time Joint Editor of the New Nation -- had us gather in his cubicle. We were joined by the Editor... Read More


Dengue turns severe as patients lose platelets fast

Dhaka, Oct. 31 -- Dengue, the Aedes mosquito-borne disease, is running rampant in Bangladesh with the number of patients visiting hospitals rising fast. Most of the dengue patients are losing blood p... Read More


Union Council member hacked to death in Pirojpur

Dhaka, Oct. 31 -- Assailants have hacked to death a member of the Union Council in Pirojpur's Bhandaria Upazila, tearing his left leg apart, police say. The incident occurred in Jholakathi village ar... Read More


Sabih Uddin, adviser to BNP chief Khaleda Zia, dies at 76

Dhaka, Oct. 31 -- Sabih Uddin Ahmed, an adviser to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia, has died in hospital care after suffering from health complications linked to a brain haemorrhage. Ahmed breathed his l... Read More


IMF asks about banking sector reforms, measures to control default, exchange rates

Dhaka, Oct. 31 -- The International Monetary Fund, or IMF, has sought from Bangladesh Bank details of measures to bring reforms to the banking sector, and control defaults, especially in the state-own... Read More