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Illicit drug trade thrives in Bangladesh amid coronavirus pandemic

Dhaka, May 27 -- The police say incidents of drug cache seizure and arrest of drug trafficking suspects have even increased despite the lockdowns and closure of borders. "The rate of other crimes has... Read More


Top executives of Exim Bank 'threatened', National Bank director, brother charged

Dhaka, May 27 -- A case was started at Gulshan Police Station on May 19 over the alleged incident of May 7. A National Bank spokesman has brushed aside the allegations as false. The police say they a... Read More


Beacon Pharma MD Ebadul Karim contracts coronavirus

Dhaka, May 27 -- He tested positive for the novel coronavirus five days ago, his elder brother and Orion Group Chairman Obaidul Kabir told bdnews24.com on Tuesday night. Ebadul was taking treatment a... Read More


Zafrullah takes plasma therapy for COVID-19, Hasina calls him

Dhaka, May 27 -- He said he took 200 millilitre serum from a recovered COVID-19 patient on Tuesday afternoon. "I am feeling well now," he told bdnews24.com over the phone. In plasma therapy, blood p... Read More


Four die as storm lashes Joypurhat

Dhaka, May 27 -- The incidents were reported in Khalishagari and Harunja villages of the district, said Superintendent of Police Salam Kabir. The dead were Shilpi Begum, 27, in Khalishagari village a... Read More


Bangladesh orders all hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients in separate units

Dhaka, May 27 -- The health ministry sent out letters to hospitals, medical colleges and clinics to take action in this regard. Public health experts from the health directorate reviewed the treatmen... Read More


NBR allows March, April VAT return submission without penalty until Jun 9

Dhaka, May 26 -- The board issued an order on Tuesday noting that many organisations could not submit the VAT return on time due to the coronavirus lockdown, which started on Mar 26. Businesses need ... Read More


Imperial, Bangabandhu Memorial hospitals in Chattogram to treat COVID-19 patients

Dhaka, May 26 -- They are Imperial Hospital at Khulshi and Bangabandhu Memorial Hospital at Pahartali. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced the decision on Tuesday, saying the port cit... Read More


EU approves Rs 1.1m aid to help minimise cyclone Amphan damage to Bangladesh

Dhaka, May 26 -- "The EU is determined to start helping people in need with no further delay and provides an initial funding of Rs 500,000 for India and Rs 1,100,000 to support the immediate response ... Read More


Two dead, 15 missing as boat sinks in Sirajganj

Dhaka, May 26 -- The accident occurred near Sthalchar of Chouhali on Tuesday afternoon, Enayetpur Police Station OC Molla Masud Parvez said. Locals rescued 54 people but recovered the bodies of a chi... Read More