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    340 foreign Tabligh members stranded in Bangladesh

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 09:20pm on April 04, 2020

    At least 340 foreign Muslim nationals, who have come to Bangladesh as part of Tabligh Jamaat, are now in quarantine in different mosques in the country.

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    Lockdown leaves many Bangladesh nationals stranded abroad

    Shahidul Islam Chowdhury | Updated at 09:13pm on April 04, 2020

    Thousands of Bangladeshi people, including students, have got stranded in different countries in the absence of air connectivity as the coronavirus pandemic is raging across the globe.

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    Two of Kennedy family missing on canoe trip

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 05:49pm on April 04, 2020

    Two members of the Kennedy United States political dynasty, including a grand-niece of assassinated president John F Kennedy, were missing since Friday after they went canoeing...

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    WP wants national unity to tackle coronavirus

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 04:27pm on April 04, 2020

    The politburo, the highest policy making body of the party at an online press  conference at the party’s central office at Topkhana Road, called on the government to take immediate steps for forging national unity to save the people from coronavirus...

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    Niger clash kills four soldiers, 63 suspected ‘terrorists’

    Agence France-Presse . Niamey | Updated at 04:20pm on April 04, 2020

    Four Nigerien soldiers and 63 suspected terrorists were killed in fighting between the army and ‘heavily armed’ men in western Niger, a government statement said on Friday...

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    Trump terminates intelligence official following impeachment

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 03:58pm on April 04, 2020

    President Donald Trump announced Friday he was firing a senior intelligence official who had a central role in the complaint last August that sparked the impeachment trial of the United States leader...

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    Swiss firm offers luxury isolation stays amid coronavirus outbreak

    Agence France-Presse Geneva, Switzerland | Updated at 03:39pm on April 04, 2020

    The hotel and tourism industries have been all but flattened by the coronavirus pandemic, but one Swiss firm has found a way to stay afloat offering a luxury COVID-19 isolation service.

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    WB approves $100mn aid for Bangladesh to tackle COVID-19 outbreak

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 03:32pm on April 04, 2020

    The World Bank on Friday approved a fast-track $100 million financing to help Bangladesh to prevent, detect, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and strengthen its national systems for public health emergencies...

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    At least 28 ferry passengers swept by storm at Solomon Islands

    Agence France-Presse . Honiara | Updated at 03:12pm on April 04, 2020

    At least 28 ferry passengers were swept overboard in a powerful storm off the Solomon Islands, reports said on Saturday, with the captain unaware he had lost anyone until the boat docked...

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    18 people, including three doctors, quarantined in Ctg

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Chattogram | Updated at 02:55pm on April 04, 2020

    Three physicians and 15 staff, including nurses and ward boys, of a private hospital in Chattogram have been sent for home quarantine as they came in contact with a COVID-19 patient there...

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    PM to roll out COVID-19 work plan Sunday

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 02:51pm on April 04, 2020

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina will unveil a work plan on Sunday to overcome the possible impact on the country's economy due to the outbreak of...

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    Bangladesh extends ban on road transports till April 11

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:39pm on April 04, 2020

    The government on Saturday extended the ongoing ban on public transports on roads till April 11 to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus in...

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    BNP wants Tk 87,000cr incentive to tackle coronavirus crisis

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:02pm on April 04, 2020

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Saturday proposed the government to announce a Tk 87,000 crore incentive package targeting different classes to tackle and overcome the economic...

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    Coronavirus spread to 30pc of India’s districts

    New Age . Online Desk | Updated at 12:54pm on April 04, 2020

    SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, has spread to 30 per cent of districts across India...

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    Elderly Bangladeshi man dies of COVID-19 in New York

    United News of Bangladesh . Chandpur | Updated at 12:38pm on April 04, 2020

    A Bangladeshi elderly man died from coronavirus in Jackson Heights of New York in the United States on Friday morning...

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    China mourns virus dead as Americans told to wear masks

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:22pm on April 04, 2020

    China came to a standstill on Saturday to mourn patients and medical staff killed by the coronavirus, as the world’s most populous country observed a nationwide three-minute silence...

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    2 more die, 9 more contract COVID-19 in Bangladesh

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:20pm on April 04, 2020

    Two more people died if COVID-19 and nine more tested positive for novel coronavirus infection in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours. The Directorate General...

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    US sets worldwide record with 1,480 COVID-19 deaths in 24hrs

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:54am on April 04, 2020

    The United States recorded nearly 1,500 deaths from COVID-19 between Thursday and Friday, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, the worst 24-hour death toll globally since the pandemic began while France recorded 588 deaths and Italy recorded 766 deaths in 24 hours...

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    New York nurses decry lack of equipment

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 01:26am on April 04, 2020

    ‘Soldiers don’t go to war without guns, why should nurses come to work without protective equipment?’ asked Leyrose McIntyre, one of around 30 nurses demonstrating outside a New York hospital...

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    Parts of Indian mega-slum cordoned off

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 01:24am on April 04, 2020

    Indian police barricaded parts of one of Asia’s biggest slums Friday after two coronavirus deaths, as under-pressure prime minister Narendra Modi sought to dispel ‘darkness and uncertainty’ with...

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    Merkel returns to office after quarantine stint

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 01:20am on April 04, 2020

    German chancellor Angela Merkel left her Berlin home for the first time in almost two weeks on Friday, after she was forced into quarantine following contact with a COVID-19-infected...

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    16 sacks of rice for poor seized at Trishal

    Our Correspondent . Mymensingh | Updated at 01:18am on April 04, 2020

    A mobile court seized 16 sacks of rice meant for sale to the poor at Tk 10 per kilogram from a grocery shop at Trishal in Mymensingh on Thursday. The shop owner, Abdul Khalek, is a rice dealer under the ‘food programme for...

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    Left parties want united efforts to fight coronavirus

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:03am on April 04, 2020

    Leaders of the left-leaning political parties on Friday demanded untied efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic in the country. The parties made the demand amid the ongoing...

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    DAB accuses government of negligence in treating coronavirus patients

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:01am on April 04, 2020

    Doctors’ Association of Bangladesh on Thursday alleged that the government was negligent in detecting and treating COVID-19 patients despite making some late efforts at isolation and quarantine...

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    Textile worker’s death prompts home quarantine of families

    Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Updated at 12:58am on April 04, 2020

    Members of 12 families were put in home quarantine in Sunamganj on Friday following death of a garment worker. The worker died in Gazipur on Wednesday evening and buried at Tahirpur upazila...

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    Islamic University teachers donate one-day salary

    IU Correspondent . Kushtia | Updated at 12:57am on April 04, 2020

    THE teachers of Islamic University in Kushtia have decided to donate their one-day salary equivalent to Tk 10 lakh to the poor people who have been suffering during the nationwide shutdown due to...

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    Dos and don’ts to prevent COVID-19

    | Updated at 12:53am on April 04, 2020

    Wash your hands frequently with soap and running water...

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    2nd chartered flight for US citizens tomorrow

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:51am on April 04, 2020

    The second charted flight for the US citizens who opted to go back home on their personal choice amid the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic will depart from here on Sunday. ‘The US Department of State and US Embassy Bangladesh...

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    Confiscate looters’ property to save people: citizens

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:48am on April 04, 2020

    Fifty-five concerned citizens, socio-cultural and human rights activists on Friday urged the government to take urgent steps to save lives of crores of poor and working people, rather than...

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    Poor throng city streets for relief

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 12:40am on April 04, 2020

    People continued to gather at most road intersections in the city for food as families who live from day to day have been out of work since the government declared public holiday for ensuring social...

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    77pc capacity unutilised

    Ershad Kamol | Updated at 12:38am on April 04, 2020

    About 70 per cent production capacity of the newly inaugurated Padma Treatment Plant remains unused when Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority. The plants is producing 10 crore litres of water though it has daily production...

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    Roadside shopping, gathering pose risk

    Muktadir Rashid | Updated at 12:29am on April 04, 2020

    Roadside shopping, especially during relief distributions and Friday prayer, continued in the capital Dhaka and elsewhere on Friday posing risks of transmission amid the countrywide shutdown to...

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    IEDCR collects samples at Tolarbagh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:23am on April 04, 2020

    The Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research has started collecting samples from the residents of Tolarbagh area at Mirpur in Dhaka to determine whether anyone has developed the...

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    Policies, measures Bangladesh can take

    by Mehzabin Ahmed | Updated at 12:00am on April 04, 2020

    AS THE current state of world affairs unfolds, with rich countries struggling to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Bangladeshis worry about how their relatively poor government...

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    COVID-19: a not so general introduction

    by AM Zakir Hussain | Updated at 12:00am on April 04, 2020

    VIRUSES have predilection to mutate by nature. Some viruses mutate too fast and too frequently, the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, being one of them....

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    In need of better dengue preparedness, management

    | Updated at 12:00am on April 04, 2020

    THE government’s asking various agencies to take effective measures to head off dengue menace is welcome. The government on Thursday asked the Dhaka Water Supply...

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    Now is the time for all parties to come to aid of people

    | Updated at 12:00am on April 04, 2020

    THE government seems to have missed out on a chance by not agreeing to the formation of a national committee that political parties in the...

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