Tuesday, 22 Jun, 2021

National

COVID-19: Govt imposes lockdown in 7 districts 

The government has decided to impose a 9-day lockdown in seven districts of the country amid a surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths. The districts of Narayanganj, Manikganj, Madaripur, Munshiganj, Gazipur, Gopalganj and Rajbari will remain locked down from June 22 to 30. A circular

Global COVID-19 death toll tops 3.88m, caseload over 179m

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 179.30 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.88 million, according to data from the worldometer. In its latest update on Monday (June 21, 5pm Local Time), the data revealed that the current global caseload and death toll

102 Bangladeshis detained in Malaysia

Malaysia's Immigration Department detained 309 immigrants, including 102 Bangladeshis, during an integrated operation at an illegal settlement in Dengkil city on Monday morning. Those detained comprised 280 men and 29 women, aged 20s to 50s, of various nationalities –

Voting in 204 UPs, Laxmipur-2 by-polls, 2 municipalities underway

The By-election to Laxmipur-2 constituency, regular polls to 204 Union Parishads (UPs) and two municipalities are underway on Monday amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The voting began around 8 am and will continue till 4 pm. The Laxmipur-2 constituency (Parliamentary Seat No-275) fell

Iranian bitumen released from port as UAE product

There is no bitumen company in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). But a ship loaded with Iranian bitumen, labelled as UAE product, was tactically offloaded from Chattogram Port. An investigation shows that the bitumen has come from Iran which is facing an international trade ban. The

Covid-19: 13 more die in RMCH in last 24-hr

Thirteen people died at the Covid-19 unit of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) in 24 hours (till 8am on Monday). The district's Covid-19 and suspected death toll reached 216 in last twenty-one days since June 1. Of the deceased, six were Covid-19 positive and rests were

Govt to begin vaccination with Pfizer jab Monday

The government is set to start administering Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine at three vaccination centres in the capital from Monday. The three designated vaccination centres are Kurmitola General Hospital, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), and Sheikh Russel Gastro Liver

Women, her husband sued for killing parents, sister

A woman and her husband were sued over the Friday's triple murder in the capital’s Kadamtoli area. Deceased Masud Rana's elder brother Shakhawat Hossain filed the case with Kadamtoli Police Station on Saturday night. Masud Rana's elder daughter Mehzabin Moon and

Covid-19: 10 more die in RMCH in last 24-hr

Ten people died at the Covid-19 unit of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) in 24 hours (till 8am on Sunday). The district's Covid-19 and suspected death toll now reached 203 in last twenty days since June 1. Of the deceased, one was Covid-19 positive and rests were

PM hands over 53,340 more houses to landless families

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday handed over 53,340 more houses to the landless and homeless families as part of her government’s campaign to bring all landless and homeless families under housing scheme. The premier inaugurated the distribution of tin-shed pucca houses on

5 killed as truck collides with microbus in Narsingdi

At least five people were killed and seven others injured as a truck collided head-on with a microbus in Narsingdi early Sunday. The accident took place on Tongi-Ghorashal-Panchdona road at Sakura intersection at around 12:15am. The deceased were as Mukti Akhter, 30, and her son

PM to hand over 53,340 more houses to homeless Sunday

The Prime Minister is set to inaugurate the second-phase distribution of semi-pucca houses on Sunday as part of her government’s campaign to bring all landless and homeless families under housing scheme. This time, a total of 53,340 houses will be distributed across the country.

COVID-19: 22 more die in Khulna div, 7-day lockdown in Khulna

Khulna Division reported 22 more death from COVID-19 infection in last 24 hours, a highest single day death in the division. Besides, 615 fresh cases were reported in 10 districts during this time, Rasheda Sultana, Director of Divisional Directorate General of Health Services, said.

Covid-19: 10 more die in RMCH

Ten more people died at corona unit of Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital (RMCH) in the last 24 hours. They have died from coronavirus infections and coronavirus-like symptoms while undergoing treatment at the corona unit of RMCH. The deaths were reported in the last 24 hours

Woman 'poisons' 3 of a family to death in capital

Police have recovered the bodies of three members of a family from a house at Muradpur area of Kadamtoli in Dhaka on Saturday. The deceased are identified as Masud Rana, 50, his wife Moushumi Akhtar, 45 and daughter Jannatul 20. Police, however, arrested Mehzabin Moon, another

Road crash kills 2-month-old, his grandparents in Bogura

Three of a family were killed and two others injured in a head-on collision between a passenger bus and a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in Shibganj upazila of Bogura on Saturday morning. The deceased are identified as Ashraf Ali, 50, resident of the Baropur village under Bogura Sadar upazila;

Bangladesh starts 2nd phase of vaccination with Sinopharm jab 

Bangladesh has started the second phase of its inoculation drive against the Covid-19, amid a daily record surge in cases.  Inoculation with Sino-pharm Covid-19 vaccine, developed by China National Pharmaceutical Groups, began at vaccination centres across the country including in

Shatranji recognised as GI product of Bangladesh

Shatranji, a traditional fabric of Rangpur, has been recognised as a Geographical Indication (GI) product of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) got the certificate as the GI product of Shatranji. It is the second Bangladeshi fabric to have got

PM to hand over 53,340 more houses to homeless on Sunday 

As part of the government’s campaign to bring all landless and homeless families under housing scheme, a total of 53,340 houses will be distributed in the second phase. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to inaugurate the distribution of these houses virtually on Sunday

Global COVID-19 death toll tops 3.84m, caseload over 177m

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 177.84 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.84 million, according to data from the worldometer. In its latest update on Thursday (June 17, 3:30pm Local Time), the data revealed that the current global caseload and death