ADB okays additional $3mn for Covid-19 response in Bangladesh By UNB | Last Updated: 6th August, 2020, 13:01

ADB approves the grant assistance for procuring urgently needed medical supplies for emergency response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic

ADB okays additional $3mn for Covid-19 response in Bangladesh

Spreading rumors on corona or other issues is punishable offense: Hasan 'Spreading rumors is punishable offense'

Information Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud  said that spreading rumors or propaganda on any issue including coronavirus is a criminal offense


Two upazilas of Bandarban to be locked down from Wednesday

Two upazilas of Bandarban to be locked down from Wednesday

People of Sadar and Ruma upazilas of the district  have been requested to purchase their essentials before starting the lockdown at 12:00pm on Wednesday   


Bangladesh to be voice of climate vulnerable countries: FM Bangladesh to be voice of climate vulnerable countries: FM

"Under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh will be the voice of the vulnerable countries and will promote their interests" 


Online medical board formed for treatment of Dr Zafrullah

Online medical board formed for treatment of Dr Zafrullah

Public Relations Officer of Gonoshasthya Kendra Farhad Hossain confirmed this information to newsman on Tuesday


Govt to develop AI-based tools, services to monitor mask use Govt to develop AI-based tools, services to monitor mask use

The government has engaged National University of Singapore (NSU) as a knowledge partner of this programme to ensure quality


 Number of Coronavirus infected policemen crosses 7,000 in Bangladesh Number of Coronavirus infected policemen crosses 7,000

18 cops and one civilian member of the law enforcement agency died of COVID-19 till Tuesday


Quader urges BNP not to hide truth for political ill intentions Quader urges BNP not to hide truth for political ill intentions

The government's responsibility towards the people is the reason of BNP’s heart-burn


Bangladesh growth to slow to 1.6pc in FY 20: WB Bangladesh growth to slow to 1.6pc in FY 20: WB

If the GDP growth comes down to 1.6 percent as per World Bank's projections, it will be the lowest figure in 37 years in Bangladesh


Joint commissioner who offered bribe to DMP commissioner transferred Joint commissioner who offered bribe to DMP chief transferred

Meanwhile, two more JC level officers of DMP were also transferred by the office order


Covid-19: Bangladesh records highest 45 deaths in a day, total cases reach 71,675 Covid-19: Record 45 deaths in a day, total cases reach 71,675

Another 777 patients are released from hospitals in the same period, taking the recovery count to 15,336


JS goes into budget session on Wednesday JS goes into budget session on Wednesday

Amid the ongoing coronavirus situation, the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) is going to short budget session for 2020-21 fiscal tomorrow


111 new corona cases detected in Narayanganj 111 new corona cases detected in N'ganj

One hundred and seventy more patients have made recovery from the disease taking the tally to 1,080


PGCB inks Tk 597cr deal with China firm to set up 4 grid substations PGCB inks deal with China firm to set up 4 grid substations

The substations, whose capacity will be extended, are 400/230 kV Bhulta (Narayanganj), 230/132 kV Bogra, 230/132 kV Barapukuria and 132/33 kV Niamatpur (Noagan)


Kaliakoir panel mayor dies form Covid-19 Kaliakoir panel mayor dies form Covid-19

Hajera Begum, councillor of 7, 8, and 9 No wards, breathes her last at Japan Bangladesh Friendship Hospital (JBFH) at around 11:15 pm


Covid-19: US Bangla to take 45 Indian sailors home Wednesday Covid-19: US Bangla to take 45 Indian sailors home Wednesday

The US-Bangla special flight with the sailors will leave Dhaka at 9am and reach Delhi at around 12:30pm


Youth stabbed to death in Khulna, killer lynched Youth stabbed to death in Khulna, killer lynched

The deceased are identified as Nil Utpal, 28, son of Sukumar and Emon, 19, son of Badal Hossain, both of them hailing from the area


Mohammed Nasim tests negative for Covid-19 in second test Mohammed Nasim tests negative for Covid-19 in second test

 However, the health condition of the Awami League presidium member has remained unchanged


‘Sea robber’ killed in Bhola ‘gunfight’ ‘Sea robber’ killed in Bhola ‘gunfight’

The deceased is identified as Shafiqul Islam, 40, son of Munaf Bepary, hailing from Purba Ilsha union of the upazila


Md Ashadul Islam made senior secretary Md Ashadul Islam made senior secretary

The Ministry of Public Administration issued a gazette notification on Tuesdat in this regard


7 of a family burnt in Savar gas cylinder blast 7 of a family burnt in Savar gas cylinder blast

The injured are Liton, 32, Shanta, 25, Imran, 5, Azijul, 7, Salma, 30, Shohel, 27 and Ripon, 26


Killing of migrants in Libya: 20 traffickers arrested in Bangladesh Libya killings: 20 traffickers arrested in Bangladesh

This operation of Bangladesh Police against human trafficker will continue


‘Convicted criminal’ killed in Naogaon ‘gunfight’ ‘Convicted criminal’ killed in Naogaon ‘gunfight’

The deceased is identified as Delwar Hossain, 47, hailing from Anatpur village of the upazila


Director of Department of Women’s Affairs dies from Covid-19 Director of Department of Women’s Affairs dies from Covid-19

Fakhrul Kabir's wife also corona positive and is receiving treatment at home

 


First tax official dies from Covid-19 First tax official dies from Covid-19

Sudhangshu Kumar Saha, 40, a deputy commissioner of NBR, passed away at around 11:00 pm at Intensive Care Unit of DMCH


CMP commissioner tests Covid-19 positive CMP commissioner tests Covid-19 positive

Mahbubur Rahman has been serving as a CMP commissioner since May 27, 2018


Jashore-4 MP Ranjit Kumar tests positive for Covid-19 Jashore-4 MP Ranjit Kumar tests positive for Covid-19

Ranjit Kumar Roy is now undergoing treatment at the isolation ward of Jashore Combined Military Hospital (CMH)


Barishal’s physician dies with Covid-19 like symptoms Barishal’s physician dies with Covid-19 like symptoms

He continued treating Covid-19 patients at his hospital since the beginning and two of his hospital’s nurses were infected last week


Flights on international routes to resume from 3rd week of June Flights on int’l routes to resume from 3rd week of June

The decision over other airlines has not been taken yet but Qatar Airlines is willing to operate transit flights from Bangladesh to other destinations, says Md Mohibul Haque, Senior Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism


East Rajabazar to go under ‘experimental’ lockdown from  midnight: DNCC East Rajabazar to go under lockdown from midnight

Public movement will be limited while people living in East Rajabazar will not be permitted to go out and none from outside can enter the area as well


No adequate emergency supplies to locked areas No adequate emergency supplies to locked areas

Amid the ongoing wave of the coronavirus pandemic, the healthy ministry placed the proposal before the Prime Minister marking the infected areas as red, yellow and green.


Good Luck brings bad luck to fortune-seekers

Good Luck brings bad luck to fortune-seekers

Sources said the Organised Crime unit under the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) came to know about the gang last year


DNCC draws up guidelines for lockdown areas

DNCC draws up guidelines for lockdown areas

DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam announced the guideline after a meeting of the corporation


AL leader Barkat among 9 held over Faridpur AL president attack AL leader Barkat held for attacking on local party president

 Police in overnight drive arrested nine persons mostly Awami League (AL) leader and activists and a journalist on charges of attacking Faridpur


Prime Minister approves zone-wise lockdown proposal to check COVID-19 infection 
PM approves zone-wise lockdown to check COVID-19

Cabinet Secretary Khandaker Anwarul Islam discloses this information to reporters after cabinet meeting at secretariat 


Religious Affairs Ministry for raising corona awareness from worship places

Govt for raising corona awareness by religious cleric

Khatib, Imam, members of the managing committee of all mosques and leaders and committees of other religions have been requested to take  initiative to make people aware about COVID-19  


Cabinet okays draft law raising Bangladesh Bank governor’s age limit to 67 Law raising BB governor’s age limit to 67 approved

It also approved the drafts of Joint Venture Agreement, Memorandum of Association and Article of Association for the formation of the proposed company


Hasan criticizes BNP for not overserving Six-Point Day Hasan criticizes BNP for not overserving Six-Point Day

Hasan said, actually, the Six-Point demand contained the seeds of the struggle for achieving independence


25 officers of Pabna Islami Bank fall ill, branch put under lockdown 25 officers of Pabna Islami Bank branch fall ill

Meanwhile, samples of ten officials have been tested for Covid-19 and four came out with positive results


Nasim might be sent abroad, if he tests for corona negative

Nasim might be sent abroad, if he tests for corona negative

Ruling Awami League’s office secretary Barrister Biplab Barua revealed this information while talking to journalist on Monday afternoon

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