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Experts stress quick talks with IMF, WB to get virus fund

Dhaka, March 29 -- Experts have urged the government to negotiate fast to get financial assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) to fight COVID-19. Welcoming the ... Read More


Daffodil University says its AI can detect COVID-19

Dhaka, March 29 -- Researchers at Daffodil International University of Bangladesh claim to have developed an Artificial Intelligence technology that can diagnose COVID-19 by using x-ray results. The ... Read More


FBCCI to provide safety equipment to healthcare professionals

Dhaka, March 29 -- The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) has stepped in to provide healthcare professionals and other essential service workers with personal health sa... Read More


8,000 DSCC, DNCC cleaners vulnerable to coronavirus

Dhaka, March 29 -- Around 8,000 cleaners of both the city corporations in Dhaka, who cannot afford sanitisers, masks and protective equipment, are doing their jobs taking the high risk of coronavirus ... Read More


BAATWF urges govt to provide food, essentials to workers

Dhaka, March 29 -- Bangladesh Autorickshaw-Autotempo Transport Workers Federation (BAATWF) urged the government, transport owners and affluent people to provide food and other essentials to the transp... Read More


Don't worry, remain prepared for tackling any situation: PM

Dhaka, March 29 -- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the people not to worry and remain prepared to face any situation in the wake of the outbreak of coronavirus across the globe. "I'll te... Read More


Move to develop risk-analysis database to combat COVID-19

Dhaka, March 29 -- The government is using mobile phone operators' networks to develop a risk-analysis database to stop the spread of deadly COVID-19 in Bangladesh. To this end, a text message from t... Read More


IGP warns of stern action against rumour-mongers

Dhaka, March 29 -- Inspector General of Bangladesh Police (IGP) Mohammad Javed Patwary on Sunday asked the countrymen to refrain from spreading any false or misleading information regarding coronaviru... Read More


Closure of shopping malls in capital extends until April 4

Dhaka, March 29 -- Dhaka Metropolitan Shop Owners Association on Sunday decided to extend the closure of all shopping complexes and malls in the city till April 4 coinciding with the government's 10-d... Read More


Health minister says he tested negative for Coronavirus

Dhaka, March 29 -- Health Minister Zahid Malik has dismissed rumours that he has contracted coronavirus infection, fuelled by his lack of media appearances over the last few days. The minister said h... Read More