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

ADB grants Bangladesh $0.2m to fight coronavirus outbreak

Dhaka, May 30 -- The money will be spent on 134 health centres in nine city corporations and four municipalities, it said in a media statement. It will also be used for health services that are not r... Read More

COVID-19 patient dies a day after taking plasma therapy in Bangladesh

Dhaka, May 30 -- The 63-year-old passed away while undergoing treatment at the intensive care unit of the port city's General Hospital around 11am on Saturday, senior consultant of the hospital Dr Abd... Read More

Brac University launches student assistance fund amid coronavirus crisis

Dhaka, May 30 -- Vice-Chancellor Professor Vincent Chang announced the fund, the institution said in statement on Saturday. The assistance for the Summer 2020 semester will appear in four forms, acco... Read More

Bangladesh scientists decode genome sequence of coronavirus

Dhaka, May 30 -- After analysing the data, the researchers found that the viral isolates had the highest degree of similarity (99.99 percent) with the European strain of the coronavirus, according to ... Read More

Supreme Court to continue virtual proceedings until Jun 15

Dhaka, May 30 -- Hearings will be conducted virtually under the e-justice system introduced during the lockdown over the coronavirus outbreak, the apex court's Registrar General Md Ali Akbar said in a... Read More

India posts record jump in COVID-19 cases, Modi says 'long battle' ahead

Dhaka, May 30 -- In an open letter marking one year into his second term, Modi appealed to the country's population of 1.3 billion to follow all lockdown rules to stop the spread of the pandemic. The... Read More

BRTA recommends 80pc hike in bus fares to cushion virus impact

Dhaka, May 30 -- The transport authority's fare fixation committee made the recommendation to offset the losses facing operators as each bus will only be allowed to fill half its seating capacity to m... Read More

Shutters up: New Market gears up for reopening in troubled times

Dhaka, May 30 -- Three of the complex's four gates will be opened to the public with several restrictions aimed at maintaining social distancing and other health protocols for the safety of customers,... Read More

Train services to resume at half capacity Sunday, ticket prices unchanged

Dhaka, May 30 -- Ticket prices, however, will remain unchanged, Railways Minister Nurul Islam Shujon said in a media briefing on Saturday. All tickets must be purchased online. "Eight pairs of train... Read More