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  • ‘Give us food, then enforce lockdown’

    As the “lockdown” was extended for seven more days from April 22 to 28, labourers living from hand to mouth feared the distresses that lay ahead.

  • Those who grow food can’t go hungry: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said her government is extending all sorts of support to the farmers to help them grow more food in view of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic alongside the measures to make sure that they will have food in their homes.

  • Doctor, Cops Altercation: HC decline to hear petition

    A High Court bench yesterday refused to pass any order regarding an altercation between a doctor, a magistrate and a police officer over the possession of a movement pass, the video footage of which went viral on social media yesterday.

  • Bhashani writes to Mao

    Maulana Bhashani, leader of the National Awami Party (Bhashani), had written personal letters to Chairman Mao and the Premier of the People’s Republic of China, Chou en-Lai, expressing surprise at Peking’s support to the Pakistani military junta.

  • Valid passports so dear

    Timely renewal of passports has suddenly become like winning the lottery for Bangladeshi migrants in Oman.

  • Migrants’ Travel: Suspension of flights another blow for them

    The return of several thousand Bangladeshi migrants to their workplaces abroad faced another blow as suspension of regular international flights to and from Bangladesh was extended for another week from April 22.

  • Obaidul Quader

    Lockdown may be eased to let people go home for Eid

    The ongoing lockdown could be relaxed for homebound people during the upcoming Eid, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said yesterday.

  • Bagerhat

    7 cops hurt in Hefajat attack

    At least seven policemen, including the officer-in-charge of Mollahat Police Station, were injured as activists of Hefajat-e-Islam, a Qawmi madrasa-based organisation, attacked them yesterday.

  • Sued Under DSA: Labour leader Ruhul Amin gets bail

    Ruhul Amin was released from jail after a court yesterday granted him bail in a case filed under the controversial Digital Security Act.

  • US hits vaccine milestone

    The hard-hit United States passed a hopeful milestone of giving at least one Covid-19 vaccine dose to half its adults, as India locked down its capital New Delhi for a week from last night to try and control a raging outbreak.

  • 5 wounded in rocket attack on Iraq base hosting Americans

    Five rockets targeted an Iraqi airbase hosting US soldiers Sunday, wounding two foreign contractors and three Iraqi soldiers, in the latest attack coinciding with tensions between Baghdad’s allies Tehran and Washington.

  • AL leader shot in Companiganj

    A senior leader of the ruling Awami League in Noakhali’s Companiganj upazila was critically wounded at a shooting incident by criminals yesterday.

  • BNP demands release of religious leaders, alem-ulema

    Expressing concern over the recent arrest of religious leaders and alem-ulema in “false” cases, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday demanded their immediate release.

  • 2 more cases filed against Nur under DSA

    Two more cases have been filed against former Ducsu VP Nurul Haque Nur for “hurting religious sentiments” of Awami League activists and supporters and defaming the party.

  • Oxygen Shortage in Covid:: India bans oxygen supply for industrial purposes

    Faced with a shortage of oxygen supply to treat an unprecedented rise in critical Covid-19 patients across India, its government last night decided to ban the supply of oxygen for industrial purposes from April 22 till further order.

  • Ducsu VP Nur

    Ex-Ducsu VP Nur sued under DSA

    Former Ducsu VP Nurul Haque Nur has been accused in a case of hurting religious sentiments of Awami League activists and supporters and defaming the party with his derogatory comments in a Facebook live session on April 14.

  • Movement in Lockdown: Six lakh passes issued in 5 days

    In the five days after the movement pass was introduced by police to ensure a “strict lockdown”, going to workplaces has been the most common reason for people availing the passes.

  • Migrant Workers Stuck Home: Drowning in debt

    Migrant worker Nazim Uddin returned home from Saudi Arabia in May last year amid the Covid-19 pandemic. His residence permit expired after a few months, meaning he could not return to the Gulf country.

  • Bangladesh Cabinet discusses war strategy

    The Bangladesh cabinet met today and issued instructions to Col MAG Osmani for preparing a strategy to oust the occupation army from certain important strongholds.

  • DSA

    Case Under DSA: Man held over FB post in Khagrachhari

    A young man in Khagrachhari landed in jail yesterday in a case filed under the Digital Security Act over his Facebook comments.

  • Renowned actor Wasim laid to rest

    Renowned actor Wasim passed away in a city hospital early yesterday.

  • ‘Media distorted my statement on Ilias Ali’

    BNP Standing Committee Member Mirza Abbas yesterday said that the media distorted his statement regarding the disappearance of former BNP lawmaker M Ilias Ali.

  • Delhi under siege from Covid-19

    India’s capital New Delhi recorded 25,500 coronavirus cases in a 24-hour period, with about one in three people tested returning a positive result, its chief minister said, urging the federal government to provide more hospital beds to tackle the crisis.

  • Eight family members killed in Afghanistan mosque shooting

    Eight members of the same family were gunned down in an attack on a mosque in eastern Afghanistan, officials said yesterday.

  • Migrant trafficking gang busted in Greece

    Greek police have dismantled a migrant trafficking network accused of abducting and torturing two people, the Athens News Agency reported yesterday.

  • Pandemic Assistance: PM to give aid to 36 lakh families

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will provide financial assistance to some 36 lakh families who have been hit hard by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and recent natural disasters.

  • UK backs Prague after it expels Russian diplomats

    Britain said yesterday that it “stands in full support of our Czech allies” after Prague expelled 18 Russian diplomats identified as secret agents of the Russian intelligence services suspected of involvement in a 2014 explosion.

  • Some of BNP were behind Ilias going missing

    BNP standing committee member Mirza Abbas yesterday hinted that some people from his party had hands behind the disappearance of former lawmaker M Ilias Ali.

  • 44% Covid-19 infected getting hospitalised; patients dying faster: IEDCR finds

    A staggering 44 percent Covid-19 patients had to be hospitalised between late January and mid-April, according to data of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) released yesterday.

  • Khaleda slightly improved

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s health condition has slightly improved as her body temperature dropped since she got infected with coronavirus, said FM Siddique, head of the medical team that has been monitoring her.