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Bangladesh cancels state programmes By Other | Last Updated: 22nd March, 2020, 00:00

Bangladesh on Saturday cancelled all state programmes, including the celebration of Independence Day, to avoid mass gatherings amid the deadly coronavirus outbreak. The decision was taken during…

Bangladesh cancels state programmes

2nd corona death in country 2nd corona death in country

Bangladesh confirmed the second death from COVID-19 and a total of 24 confirmed cases of the deadly virus. “Another person has died of coronavirus infection. Total death from the coronavirus…


PM urges people to stay at home PM urges people to stay at home

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday urged people to stay at homes instead of roaming here and there in the wake of coronavirus outbreak. “Instead of roaming outside, stay at home…


Corona may slow down growth: CPD Corona may slow down growth: CPD

The country’s GDP growth may have negative impacts of novel coronavirus pandemic this year with a fall in exports and remittance earnings, predicts Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD). …

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Dishonest traders cashing in on corona outbreak Dishonest traders cashing in on corona outbreak

Unscrupulous traders are selling essential commodities at higher prices in kitchen markets in the capital taking advantage of the coronavirus situation. Prices of some commodities in Dhaka city…

Metropolis
WB approves $170m loan for better sanitation in Dhaka WB approves $170m loan for better sanitation in Dhaka

The World Bank has approved $170 million to improve sanitation services in Dhaka city which will benefit around 1.5 million people. The loan approval for Dhaka Sanitation Improvement Project…

Editorial
Nexus between Wars and Epidemics in Terms of Casualties Nexus between Wars and Epidemics in Terms of Casualties

In 1918 the world population was less than 2 billion. The US population broke 100 million, and the global population reached 1.9 billion. Today the US population is 320 million, and the global population…

Business
3.6 lakh new rural clients to get electricity 3.6 lakh new rural clients 
to get electricity

The government’s cent percent rural electrification project is set to consume Tk15.88 billion additional cost to accommodate 3.60 lakh more subscribers. At the same time, the ‘network…

Opinion
Mujib Year and our expectations Mujib Year and our expectations

The year 2020-2021 is going to be celebrated as Mujib Year or Mujib Barsho to commemorate the birth centenary of Bangladesh’ founding leader and Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur…

Asia
Poor Indians flee to villages as coronavirus measures take heavy toll Poor Indians flee to villages as coronavirus measures take heavy toll

MUMBAI: Thousands of poor city migrants whose livelihoods have collapsed due to India’s coronavirus measures headed back to their villages on Saturday, raising fears that the exodus could carry…

World
US on top as virus outbreak shuts largest cities: Trump US on top as virus 
outbreak shuts
largest cities: Trump

NEW YORK: New York and Illinois followed California Friday in locking down to stem the coronavirus pandemic as President Donald Trump declared the United States was already “winning” the…

Culturetainment
Runa Laila in self-quarantine Runa Laila in self-quarantine

Legendary singer Runa Laila has kept herself in self-quarantine at her home on Asad Avenue in the capital after returning from the United Kingdom recently. The singer has been in self-qurantine…

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Tigers’ Ireland tour postponed Tigers’ Ireland tour postponed

Bangladesh National Cricket Team’s scheduled tour to Ireland has been postponed due to growing concern over coronavirus pandemic around the world. Cricket Ireland announced the postponement decision…

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Bumper mango yield expected in Rajshahi Bumper mango yield expected 
in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI: Fruit setting process of mango is going on smoothly amid favorable climatic condition predicting bumper production of the most popular fruit in Rajshahi and Chapainawabganj districts, reports…

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Greece gets 500,000 masks from China to combat virus Greece gets 500,000 masks from China to combat virus

ATHENS: A plane from China carrying 500,000 masks to help Greece combat the coronavirus outbreak landed at Athens International Airport on Saturday, reports AFP. Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias…

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Covid-19 and our quarantined kids Covid-19 and our quarantined kids

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, self-isolation or quarantine is one of the key strategies in 'flattening the curve' of infection rates. These 14-day isolation periods involve individuals…

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