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  • Mustafa Kamal Syed dies from Covid-19

    Renowned television personality Mustafa Kamal Syed passed away yesterday afternoon at Square Hospitals in Dhaka.

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    Non-Mpo Teachers: Govt mulls incentive

    The education ministry is planning to provide financial assistance to over two lakh non-government school and college teachers and staff, who are outside the government’s monthly pay order (MPO) scheme.

  • Don mask or pay the price, land in jail

    Mask use is now compulsory outdoors and in public gatherings, according to a circular issued by the Directorate General of Health Services on Saturday.

  • Magnanimity is not our weakness

    Speaking at a programme organised by the Awami League to commemorate death anniversary of Manik Miah, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

  • Brazil passes France in virus deaths

    The number of coronavirus cases worldwide topped six million yesterday as Brazil registered another record surge in daily infections and divisions deepened on how to deal with the pandemic.

  • ‘Please help me, I want to go home’

    Tariqul Islam is one of the migrants who have miraculously survived a mass shooting by family members of a human trafficker in the Libyan desert town of Mizdah on Wednesday that claimed 30 lives, including 26 Bangladeshis.

  • Rab arrests pardoned Aslam Fakir for murder

    Former Jubo League leader Aslam Fakir, who escaped hanging on presidential clemency in 2015, has been arrested again in connection with another murder case.

  • Race protests escalate

    Curfews were imposed on 25 cities across 16 states as clashes over police brutality erupted across America with demonstrators ignoring warnings from President Donald Trump that his government would stop the violent protests “cold.”

  • Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury

    Zafrullah for plasma banks in districts

    Gonoshasthaya Kendra Founder and Trustee Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury has called for establishing a plasma bank in every district and lowering prices of medicines being used to treat new coronavirus.

  • Historic Spacex Flight: Two astronauts of Nasa dock with ISS

    A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying two NASA astronauts docked with the International Space Station.

  • Take care of embankments

    With 70 villages under water now, repair of damaged embankments is the first priority for the people of Khulna’s Koyra upazila.

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    Food officer lands in jail for stealing govt’s rice

    Three people, including a government official, landed in Bogura jail yesterday, a day after being detained by police over embezzling 15,000kg government rice.

  • Jamuna swells rapidly

    The Jamuna has been swelling rapidly over the last one week and has drowned low-laying areas in Sirajganj, threatening flash floods in the district.

  • Month-long wait for getting tested!

    The authorities in Savar upazila of Dhaka started asking the city dwellers to wait from a few weeks to even a month before being tested for coronavirus after showing symptoms.

  • Pandemic grips LatAm, US

    Latin American countries and US are bracing for difficult weeks ahead as the death toll from coronavirus spiked again, with Europe continuing to open up from lockdown yesterday after seeing its number of infections steadily fall.

  • Bad tempered post-Brexit talks enter crucial phase

    Britain and the EU will attempt to revive their imperilled trade talks on Tuesday, entering a crucial week of negotiations that could mark the final hope for a deal.

  • Racism cannot be ‘normal’ in US

    Former president Barack Obama said Friday he shared the “anguish” of millions of Americans over the death of a black man killed by police in Minnesota and that racism cannot be “normal” in the United States.

  • First treaty with the US inked

    The government has taken a decision to nationalise export of jute, informs Commerce Minister MR Siddiqi today at a meeting organised by the Bangladesh Jute Association.

  • Buy paddy, not rice

    To ensure fair prices for Boro farmers, the government under its procurement programme should only buy paddy from the growers instead of rice from millers, a study suggested.

  • India’s virus death toll tops that of China

    India’s coronavirus death toll passed neighbouring China’s yesterday, with 175 new fatalities in 24 hours taking the total to 4,706, according to official data.

  • Zia’s death anniversary today

    The BNP will observe the 39th death anniversary of its founder and former president Ziaur Rahman today.

  • Treating Covid-19 Patients: Expand scope for plasma therapy

    Medical experts have urged the government to undertake a national programme to expand the scope of convalescent plasma therapy for treating Covid-19 patients as the method has been gaining traction for its effectiveness.

  • Mammoth skeletons found at airport site in Mexico City

    Alongside construction crews racing to build the Mexican capital’s new airport, skulls and curving tusks of massive mammoths peek through the dirt as archaeologists dig up more and more bones belonging to the ice age’s most famous mammal.

  • Police Brutality in US: Troops deployed amid raging riots

    Hundreds of troops deployed to the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul early yesterday after a third night of rioting over police brutality against African Americans left hundreds of shops damaged and a police station on fire.

  • Safety net spending to be higher

    The budgetary allocation for safety net programmes would see a major uptick in the next fiscal year as the government looks to widen the number of beneficiaries struggling to make ends meet because of the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury

    Zafarullah stable at home

    Gonoshasthaya Kendra Founder and Trustee Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury, who tested positive for coronavirus on May 24, is currently doing well in home isolation and has sought the blessings of countrymen.

  • First year of Bangladesh Bangabandhu’s nation-building challenges

    Australia and Bangladesh agree to expand economic cooperation to strengthen bilateral relations between the two friendly countries, says a joint communique issued today in Dhaka.

  • Pandemic rages in S America

    The US coronavirus death toll passed 100,000 as the pandemic tightened its grip on South America, which is outpacing Europe and the United States in daily infections.

  • Another cop dies from Covid-19

    Another police officer, who tested Covid-19 positive days after suffering a stroke, died at Impulse Hospital in the capital yesterday afternoon.

  • Boat capsize toll now 10

    Bodies of five more people who drowned in a boat accident in the Jamuna on Tuesday were recovered yesterday, taking the death toll to 10.