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Experts fear explosion of coronavirus cases if rules ignored once economy restarts

Dhaka, May 29 -- The national technical advisory committee to fight the outbreak sounded the alarm in a meeting, it said in a statement on Thursday. The government has decided to reopen offices and t... Read More


Four staffers at State Minister Shahriar's home contract coronavirus

Dhaka, May 29 -- The state minister for foreign affairs himself and four others tested negative, he said on Facebook on Thursday. They underwent the test after a cook and a security guard caught feve... Read More


Bangladesh to recruit another 2,000 doctors, 3,000 health workers to fight coronavirus

Dhaka, May 28 -- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina approved the recruitment and the process of appointing medical technologists, technicians and radiographers has begun, Habibur Rahman, the director of man... Read More


Police complaint lodged in India against Bangladesh singer Noble

Dhaka, May 28 -- The complaint was filed by Suman Paul, a resident of Belonia town in South Tripura district on May 25, News18 reported. He is a student of Pandit Deen Dayal Petroleum University at G... Read More


Banking hours will return to normal from Sunday amid virus outbreak

Dhaka, May 28 -- The banks in moderate- and high-risk zones will continue conducting transactions for limited hours - from 10am to 2:30pm, the central bank said in an order on Thursday. Guidance on s... Read More


Bangladesh orders office-goers to wear mask, sanitise hands even in vehicles

Dhaka, May 28 -- In the order on reopening from May 31 to Jun 15, the public administration ministry on Thursday said all offices must follow the Health Directorate guidance to avoid coronavirus infec... Read More


Homeopath held in Dinajpur as death toll from consuming 'toxic liquor' hits 17

Dhaka, May 28 -- Abdul Mannan, owner of a local homeopathy store, was arrested on Wednesday in a case started by police on charges of selling 'rectified spirit'. Several unidentified people were also ... Read More


Bangladesh stock exchanges to reopen Sunday, after two-month shutdown

Dhaka, May 28 -- Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission approved the bourses' plan at a meeting on Thursday, according to a notice posted on the SEC's website. The stock exchanges must comply ... Read More


Bangladesh to resume domestic flights on Jun 1

Dhaka, May 28 -- "The domestic flights on Dhaka, Chattogram, Sylhet and Syedpur routes will be operational from Jun 1. We are yet to make a decision about the international flights," Civil Aviation Se... Read More


'Fire safety in name only': Probe panel critical of firefighting measures at United Hospital

Dhaka, May 28 -- Five people were killed on Wednesday after the fire burned down the tent-like isolation unit outside the main building of the private facility in Gulshan. There were no firefighters,... Read More