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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


Opinions vary on govt decision to expand COVID-19 treatment to all hospitals

Dhaka, May 28 -- On May 24, the Health Ministry ordered all public and private hospitals, clinics and diagnostic centres to provide treatment to both coronavirus and non-COVID patients in separate uni... Read More


United Hospital lacked adequate fire safety system, says DNCC Mayor Atiqul

Dhaka, May 28 -- "There were no firefighters, fire drill or a fire team. Only three of the 11 fire extinguishers had not expired at the wing. There was also a failure to assign the fire-fighting respo... Read More


Probe opens into United Hospital fire that killed 5 patients in COVID-19 unit

Dhaka, May 28 -- Debashish Vardhan, deputy director of the Fire Service and Civil Defence, will lead the team. The other members of the committee are Babul Chakraborty, Niaz Ahmed and Md Abul Kalam Az... Read More


Thousands crowd Shimulia terminal to reach Dhaka in pandemic

Dhaka, May 28 -- The Kathalbari-Shimulia route saw increased traffic on Thursday morning. A huge number of people crossed the Padma River on ferries without paying heed to social distancing or health ... Read More


Bangladesh public transport services to resume May 31

Dhaka, May 28 -- The public administration ministry on Wednesday announced that the lockdown, which has been in effect since Mar 26, will not be extended beyond May 30. In an order on Thursday, the C... Read More