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Red alert in B'desh's Teesta barrage zone
Dhaka, July 14 (IANS) The Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) has issued a red alert at the Teesta Barrage Point area under Hatibandha upazila of Lalmonirhat district as the river was flowing more than 53 cm above the danger level.
2020-07-14
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
B'desh makes negative COVID-19 report mandatory to travel abroad
Dhaka, July 13 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has made it mandatory for everyone to take a certificate from authorised testing centres as evidence that they do not have coronavirus before travelling abroad, the Foreign Ministry said.
2020-07-13
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Second wave of floods feared in Bangladesh
Dhaka, July 13 (IANS) Bangladesh State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Md Enamur Rahman said that at least 23 districts were predicted to experience a second wave of floods with the rise of water levels in major rivers due to heavy rains.
2020-07-13
Category: International, Bangladesh,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
B'desh health workers charged with selling fake Covid certificates
Dhaka, July 12 (IANS) More than a dozen Bangladeshi health workers have been arrested on charges of selling thousands of fake Covid-19 certificates, officials confirmed on Sunday, as the country reels under a surge in the number of coronavirus cases.
2020-07-12
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
India assures support for Rohingyas' repatriation: B'desh
Dhaka, July 11 (IANS) India supports Bangladesh's stand on repatriation of Myanmar's forcibly displaced Rohingyas as it seeks a sustainable and lasting solution to the crisis, Bangladesh Foreign Minister, Dr A.K. Abdul Momen said.
2020-07-11
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
B'desh's shortest-ever budget session prorogued
Dhaka, July 10 (IANS) The budget and eighth session of Bangladesh's incumbent 11th Parliament was prorogued after only nine working days, becoming the shortest in the country's recent history, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Indian economic zone in B'desh: Delhi set to offer $115 mn
Dhaka, July 10 (IANS) The economic zone of Bangladesh dedicated to Indian investors is set to avail $115 million under the third credit line from India. Md. Moniruzzaman, Joint Secretary and General Manager, Investment Promotion of the Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) has confirmed to IANS.
2020-07-10
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Military dictators spoiled character of people: Bangladesh PM Hasina
Dhaka, July 9 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has blamed the country's past military dictators for "spoiling" the character of the people.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Incomplete Dhaka Premier League likely to be held at only 2 venues
Dhaka, July 9 (IANS) The incomplete 2019-20 season of the Dhaka Premier League (DPL), might resume at two specific places -- Krira Shikhkha Protishthan (BKSP) and the stadia in Cox's Bazar. The league was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
2,000 cr takas for B'deshi workers returning from Gulf: PM Hasina
Dhaka, July 8 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday told Parliament that her government has taken multi-layered initiatives to bring back Bangladeshi workers from the Middle East and various initiatives have been taken for the returning migrants.
2020-07-08
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Now B'desh envoy to Kuwait faces allegations of human trafficking
Dhaka, July 7 (IANS) Bangaldesh's Foreign Minister Dr A.K. Abdul Momen on Tuesday said that the country's Ambassador to Kuwait, S.M. Abul Kalam, who faces allegations of involvement in human trafficking, will not be spared if Kuwait brings charges against him.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Bangladesh: 6 activists shot dead in Chittagong Hill Tracts
Dhaka, July 7 (IANS) Six indigenous activists were shot dead on Tuesday in an ambush by a rival group in Bangladesh's restive Chittagong Hill Tracts where scores have died in an insurgency in recent years, police said.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Export-import through Benapole resumes after 3 days
Dhaka, July 6 (IANS) The state government of West Bengal has finally allowed goods from Bangladesh through the Benapole Land Port in Jashore in Bangladesh, days after Bangladeshi exporters blocked imports from across the border.
2020-07-06
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Preliminary trial success, Covid vax could be out by Dec: Bangladeshi scientist (IANS Exclusive)
Dhaka, July 6 (IANS) Claiming success in preliminary animal modelling trial of Covid-19 vaccine, Globe Biotech Limited has claimed to be the first company from Bangladesh to have a Covid-19 vaccine under development. It says it is aiming for a December 2020 availability of the vaccine in the market.
2020-07-06
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
B'desh's Biman suspends all int'l flights except London
Dhaka, July 6 (IANS) Biman Bangladesh Airlines has suspended all flights to international destinations, except London, until July 30, the flag carrier announced.
2020-07-06
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Bangladesh ranked 8th in global weekly increase in corona cases: WHO
Dhaka, July 4 (IANS) ?Bangladesh ranks 8th in weekly increase in new coronavirus cases across the globe with 26,598 new cases during the period, the World Health Organisation (WHO) data says.
2020-07-04
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Bangladesh COVID-19 cases reach 1,59,679; death toll 1,997
Dhaka, July 4 (IANS) The number of coronavirus cases in Bangladesh rose by 3,288 to 1,59,679 on Saturday, while fatalities increased by 29 to 1,997, health officials said.
2020-07-04
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine
India-Bangladesh border trade hit by protests
Dhaka, July 3 (IANS) Five port users' organisations in Bangladesh have suspended import of Indian goods through Benapole land port on the border for the third day on Friday, protesting India's refusal to accept Bangladeshi-exported goods.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
COVID-19 death toll rises to 1,968 in Bangladesh
Dhaka, July 3 (IANS) The COVID-19 death toll in Bangladesh increased to 1,968 after another 42 fatalities were reported, health officials said on Friday.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine
Kuwaiti officer linked to trafficking accused B'desh lawmaker suspended
Dhaka, July 2 (IANS) A Kuwaiti major general, working in the Interior Ministry, has been suspended in connection with his alleged link with human trafficking and visa trading business of Bangladesh lawmaker M. Shahidul Islam Papul in the Gulf kingdom, as per reports.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Covid-19 cases in Bangladesh surpass 150,000 mark
Dhaka, July 2 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Bangladesh on Thursday surpassed 150,000 as 4,019 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours, the biggest daily jump since March 8, officials said.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Health/Medicine
'Militants seek to target B'desh security agencies but lack capacity'
Dhaka, July 1 (IANS) Militants in Bangladesh have the police, the RAB (Rapid Action Battalion) and other law enforcement agencies as their main targets and are trying to instigate attacks on them, a top police officer said.
2020-07-01
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
B'desh COVID-19 restrictions extended till Aug 3
Dhaka, July 1 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has issued an order extending its restrictions on public activities and movement across the country until August 3 to contain the spread of coronavirus, it was reported on Wednesday.
2020-07-01
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Bangladesh marks 4 yrs of cafe terror attack
Dhaka, July 1 (IANS) Bangladesh on Wednesday marked four years of a terror attack at an upscale cafe in Dhaka which claimed the lives of 20 civilians, mostly foreigners, and two policemen.
2020-07-01
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Terrorism
Bangladesh minister says boat capsize was 'deliberate murder'
Dhaka, June 30 (IANS) Bangladesh State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury said the boat capsize in the Buriganga river that killed 34 people was a "deliberate murder", and not an accident.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
B'desh Parliament passes 2020-21 budget with 10K cr takas to fight Covid
Dhaka, June 30 (IANS) The Bangladesh Parliament on Tuesday passed the 568,000 crore Bangladeshi taka (BDT) budget for fiscal year 2020-21, with the slogan 'Economic Transition and Pathway to Progress'.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
B'desh records 64 Covid deaths; opposition demands removal of Health Minister
Dhaka, June 30 (IANS) Bangladesh has recorded 64 Covid-19 deaths and 3,682 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day spike, health department spokesperson Nasima Sultana said on Tuesday.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
B'desh boat capsize toll reaches 33
Dhaka, June 30 (IANS) The death toll from a boat capsize in Bangladesh's Buriganga river has increased to 33 after another body was recovered on Tuesday, authorities said, adding many other passengers were feared missing.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
30 killed in B'desh boat capsize (Ld)
Dhaka, June 29 (IANS) At least 30 people were killed on Monday when a boat capsized in Bangladesh's Buriganga river after it collided with another vessel, according to authorities.
2020-06-29
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
B'desh Defence Secretary dies from COVID-19
Dhaka, June 29 (IANS) Bangladesh Defence Secretary Abdullah Al Mohsin Chowdhury on Monday died at a hospital here due to the novel coronavirus, the government has confirmed.
2020-06-29
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
B'desh daily editor sued for report demanding removal of PM's top aide
Dhaka, June 28 (IANS) The editor of the Daily Inqilab newspaper in Bangladesh has been sued under the Digital Security Act for publishing a column calling on the government to remove the Prime Minister's political adviser.
2020-06-28
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
COVID-19: BCB requests ICC to extend World Test Championship cycle
Dhaka, June 28 (IANS) The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) to extend the World Test Championship cycle as it does not see the team playing its eight recently-cancelled matches because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-06-28
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Bangladesh forex reserves hit all-time high at $35.09 bn amid Covid-19
Dhaka, June 25 (IANS) Foreign exchange reserves of Bangladesh hit an all-time high of $35.09 billion on Tuesday, amid falling import payments and moderate inflow of remittances.
2020-06-25
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
BCB launches COVID-19 app to monitor players' health
Dhaka, June 25 (IANS) The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Thursday announced that they have launched an app to check on the health and mental well-being of players during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-06-25
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
WB approves $500m to B'desh for road connectivity with India
Dhaka, June 24 (IANS) The World Bank has approved $500 million to help Bangladesh improve road connectivity along the Jashore-Jhenaidah corridor covering four western districts of Bangladesh to connect with the capital Dhaka as well as with India and Bhutan.
2020-06-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Bangladesh reports 37 fresh COVID-19 deaths
Dhaka, June 24 (IANS) Bangladesh has registered 37 new deaths due to COVID-19, raising the body count to 1,582, health officials said on Wednesday.
2020-06-24
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine
India our biggest friend, but Indian media comments not ok: B'desh FM
Dhaka, June 23 (IANS) Bangladesh Foreign Minister, A.K. Abdul Momen, said on Tuesday that India is his country's biggest friend, as he expressed hope that the border tensions between India and China will be solved diplomatically.
2020-06-23
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
None will remain poor or homeless in B'desh: Hasina
Dhaka, June 23 (IANS) Greeting countrymen, party leaders, activists and well-wishers on the occasion of Awami Leagues (AL) 71st founding anniversary, Bangladesh Prime Minister and AL President Sheikh Hasina said that none will remain poor or homeless in the country.
2020-06-23
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Bangladesh's home Test series against New Zealand postponed
Dhaka, June 23 (IANS) Bangladesh's upcoming Test series against New Zealand in August-September has been postponed to a later day, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) said on Tuesday.
2020-06-23
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
China to submit reports on COVID-19 recommendations to Bangladesh
Dhaka, June 22 (IANS) China will submit four specific reports to Bangladesh containing recommendations on how Bangladesh can better deal with the coronavirus situation. The reports will be handed over to the Health Ministry of Bangladesh through the Chinese Embassy in Dhaka within a week as the Chinese medical expert team sent by the Chinese government concluded its COVID-19 combating mission in Bangladesh on Monday ending a two-week visit on Monday.
2020-06-22
Category: International, Bangladesh,National
Bangladesh flags 27 more areas as COVID-19 red zones
Dhaka, June 22 (IANS) The Bangladesh government has flagged 27 more areas as COVID-19 red zones on the basis of coronavirus mortality and infection rates, it was reported on Monday.
2020-06-22
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Bangladesh reports 3,531 new COVID-19 cases, 39 deaths
Dhaka, June 22 (IANS) Bangladesh recorded over 3,500 more COVID-19 cases, bringing the total in the country to 112,306.
2020-06-22
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Health/Medicine
COVID-19 cases top 108,000 in Bangladesh, deaths reach 1,425
Dhaka, June 21 (IANS) Bangladesh reported over 3,240 more COVID-19 cases, bringing the total in the country to over 108,000.
2020-06-21
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Health/Medicine
Mashrafe Mortaza tests positive for coronavirus
Dhaka, June 20 (IANS) Former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
2020-06-20
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Cricket
Dhaka always for peaceful coexistence with neighbours: Hasina
Dhaka, June 18 (IANS) Bangladesh doesn't prefer war and wants peace with all its neighbours, but needs to defend its maritime borders, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Thursday as she commissioned the Bangladesh Navy's latest acquisition.
2020-06-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
B'desh COVID-19 cases top 100,000 with over 1,300 deaths
Dhaka, June 18 (IANS) The number of coronavirus cases in Bangladesh crossed the 100,000 mark on Thursday, authorities said, as the densely populated South Asian country struggles to contain the pandemic.
2020-06-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Bangladesh halts visas-on-arrival indefinitely
Dhaka, June 18 (IANS) Bangladesh has suspended its visa-on-arrival services for nationals of all countries until further notice as the coronavirus pandemic in the country continued to intensify, it was reported.
2020-06-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
B'desh teacher arrested for controversial social media post
Dhaka, June 18 (IANS) A Bangladeshi teacher was arrested on Thursday under the controversial Digital Security Act over a social media post that allegedly criticized a former health minister and senior Awami League member who died during COVID-19 treatment.
2020-06-18
Category: International, Bangladesh,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
With biggest single day spike, COVID-19 cases near 100,000 in B'desh
Dhaka, June 17 (IANS) Novel coronavirus cases in Bangladesh inched towards the 100,000-mark with over 4,000 more persons testing positive for the infection on Wednesday, the biggest single-day spike since the virus was first reported on March 8 in the country, health officials said.
2020-06-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
'Bangladesh areas to receive heavy rainfall in next 24 hours'
Dhaka, June 17 (IANS) The Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) on Wednesday forecast that 'heavy' to 'very heavy' rainfall may lash the country's three divisions -- Barishal, Chattogram and Sylhet in the next 24 hours.
2020-06-17
Category: International, Bangladesh,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan