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    Bus services fall back into chaos

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:33am on September 02, 2020

    Bus services across the country fall back into chaos while health experts fear that the lifting of restrictions on running at full capacity would intensify the risk of COVID-19 infection...

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    Agencies lax as health rules grossly violated

    Ershad Kamol | Updated at 12:21am on July 18, 2020

    People are grossly ignoring the health guidelines set by the government to mitigate the COVID-19 calamity while the agencies lack efforts to enforce the guidelines amid the rises in both infections...

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    Regent Hospital Mirpur branch sealed off

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:04am on July 09, 2020

    Mirpur branch of Regent Hospital was sealed off on Wednesday, a day after its Uttara Branch and head office were sealed off for issuing several thousand fake COVID-19 certificates while its...

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    Health minister under fire at JS

    Ahammad Foyez | Updated at 12:12am on July 01, 2020

    Several opposition lawmakers demanded health minister Zahid Maleque’s removal for mismanagement in the health sector while the minster on Tuesday in parliament said that there was no need for...

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    Govt to shut jute mills from July 1

    Moinul Haque | Updated at 11:57pm on June 28, 2020

    The government on Sunday formally announced that it was likely to stop operating the state-owned jute mills under the Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation on July 1 and around 25 thousands workers would...

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    COVID-19 makes 1.64cr new poor: BIDS seminar

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:27am on June 25, 2020

    Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies at a virtual seminar on Wednesday estimated that about 1.64 crore people already became new poor in the country due the ongoing COVID-19...

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    Development fund for MPs decried

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:18am on June 22, 2020

    Economists and governance campaigners on Sunday denounced the allocation of Tk 20 crore to each of the rural MPs in order to improve infrastructures in their areas. They said that the lawmakers should only be...

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    Health DG regrets remark

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:22am on June 20, 2020

    Directorate General of Health Services director general Abul Kalam Azad on Friday regretted the remark he made on Thursday that COVID-19 might linger two to three years in Bangladesh...

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    Red zone declaration process in a mess

    Ershad Kamol and Rashad Ahmad | Updated at 12:39am on June 17, 2020

    A series of uncoordinated instructions passed by the government agencies for restricting COVID-19 contamination in the past three days unsettled the public mind while the authorities concerned were...

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    No plan to rescue health system: experts

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:25am on June 12, 2020

    The proposed allocation for health slightly rose for the fiscal year 2020–21 despite the finance minister’s acknowledgement that the ‘COVID-19 pandemic has uncovered a number of weaknesses...