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  • UN Council strives to avert Chinese veto

    Security Council members, striving to avert a Chinese veto, today agree to defer until August 21 further consideration of Bangladesh’s application for the UN membership.

  • ‘Vast global gap’ in funds to fight virus

    There is a “vast global gap” between funds needed to fight the coronavirus pandemic and funds committed, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said yesterday, and the WHO was only “10% of the way” there.

  • Janmashtami today

    Janmashtami, the birth anniversary of lord Sri Krishna, one of the major festivals of the Hindu community, is being celebrated across the country today with due religious fervour.

  • Farmers lose crops, seedbeds

    Tens of thousands of farmers across the country suffer a double blow due to the prolonged flood that has damaged matured crops as well as seedbeds on vast swathes of land.

  • Internet services in Bangladesh

    Internet speed back to normal

    Internet services across the country returned to normal early yesterday after 12 hours of disruption due to damage caused by an excavator to the country’s second submarine cable on Sunday.

  • Outbreak shows signs of peaking

    Australia recorded its biggest one-day rise in Covid-19 deaths yesterday although a slowdown in new cases gave hope that a second wave of new infections in the state of Victoria may have peaked.

  • Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee

    Ex-Indian president Pranab infected

    India’s former president Pranab Mukherjee yesterday tested positive for coronavirus infection and was admitted to the Army’s Research and Referral (R&R) Hospital in New Delhi.

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    Face covering must in offices, places of worship

    The government yesterday issued several directives regarding wearing mask for overall public safety in the country during the current Covid-19 pandemic.

  • French aid workers among 8 killed by gunmen in Niger

    Gunmen on motorcycles killed eight people including a group of French aid workers as they visited a part of Niger popular with tourists for its wildlife, officials said.

  • Mauritius races to clean up oil as ship leaking fuel breaks up

    Salvage crews yesterday raced against time to prevent a second disastrous oil spill off the picture-perfect coastline of Mauritius, with a damaged tanker carrying thousands of tonnes of fuel at risk of splitting apart.

  • Bomb kills six in Pakistan’s Balochistan

    An improvised bomb planted on a motorbike killed six people in Pakistan’s restive southwestern Balochistan province yesterday, police said.

  • Five held over rape of teen in Ctg

    Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) arrested five people, including four women, in connection with the rape of a teenage girl at Luxury Beauty Parlour in the city’s Khulshi area.

  • N Korea’s Kim sends aid to city locked down over virus

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered the distribution of aid to the border city of Kaesong after the area was locked down last month to fight the coronavirus, state media said yesterday.

  • Silica sand quarries: Illegal lifting unstoppable

    Illegal silica sand lifting at various quarries in Moulvibazar continues unabated while the Bureau of Mineral Development is yet to conduct an environmental impact assessment of the extraction zones despite a High Court order two years ago.

  • Latifur Rahman’s chehlum held

    The chehlum of Latifur Rahman, the late chairman and managing director of Transcom Group, was held at his Gulshan home after Maghreb prayers yesterday.

  • ‘Robotaxis’ take riders for a spin

    Chinese entrants in the race to put autonomous vehicles on the road are bringing “robotaxis” online in hopes that a hired-car format can be the key to unlocking wide acceptance of the futuristic technology.

  • UN Council considers Bangladesh membership

    The UN Security Council meets today and considers Bangladesh’s candidature for membership of the United Nations.

  • Flood ravaged, they wait for rehabilitation

    People whose houses have been damaged by floods are passing their days in extreme hardship amid insufficient government relief and support for their rehabilitation.

  • India moves to take back citizens stuck here

    India’s Ministry of External Affairs has sought permission from West Bengal’s Mamata Banerjee-led government to take back 2,680 people from the state stranded in Bangladesh since the Covid-19 lockdown began in March.

  • Beirut Port Blast: Lebanese call for an uprising Info minister resigns

    Some Lebanese yesterday called for a sustained uprising to topple their leaders amid public fury over this week’s devastating explosion in Beirut, and the country’s top Christian Maronite cleric said the cabinet should resign.

  • India Covid tally crosses 21 lakh

    With a highest single-day spike of 64,399 cases, India’s Covid-19 tally zoomed past 21 lakh yesterday, while the death toll climbed to 43,379 with 861 more fatalities, the Union Health Ministry said.

  • Bogura road accident

    Tragic day on roads

    At least 17 people were killed in four separate road accidents in Mymensingh, Chuadanga, Narayanganj and Manikganj between Friday night and yesterday afternoon.

  • Indian Plane Crash: Death toll rises to 18

    The death toll from an Indian passenger aircraft accident has risen to 18, while 16 people have been seriously injured, a senior government official said yesterday.

  • Bangabandhu’s meeting with British Foreign Secretary

    It is reported that Bangabandhu would decide within two days the date of his departure for convalescence in Switzerland in response to an invitation by the Swiss government.

  • China Airlines offer sight-seeing flights

    Faced with the coronavirus collapse in travellers, Taiwanese airlines have begun offering sight-seeing “flights to nowhere” on their passenger jets -- including flight attendant lessons for children.

  • Submerged roads keep people marooned

    Road communication in some districts has taken a hit as prolonged flooding has damaged a large portion of roads and bridges there.

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    Deaths more in densely populated divisions

    Divisions with higher populations are witnessing higher numbers of Covid-19 deaths.

  • 2 bodies recovered in Tangail

    Bodies of 2 bikers found near highway

    Police recovered two throat-slit bodies from a waterbody near Dhaka-Tangail Highway in Mirzapur upazila of Tangail yesterday morning.

  • Music director Alauddin Ali put on life support

    National award-winning music director and composer Alauddin Ali has been put on life support at a city hospital.

  • Covid deaths in LatAm top Europe

    Latin America and the Caribbean surpassed Europe on Friday to become the region with the most Covid-19 deaths.