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  • A pregnant woman showing symptoms of Covid-19 dies in Bogura

    A 19-year-old pregnant woman died with Covid-19 symptoms one hour after her admission at Bogura’s Mohammad Ali Hospital last night.

  • Tanker truck drives into US protesters

    A tanker truck drives into a throng of protesters on a closed interstate near Minneapolis, with the driver pulled from his rig and beaten, as major US cities impose curfews in fear of another night of demonstrations against police brutality descending into violence.

  • Bumrah seeks 'alternative' to saliva on cricket ball

    Indian paceman Jasprit Bumrah said cricket should seek an "alternative" for shining the ball if the game's governing body ban the use of saliva during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Writ petition challenges govt decision to hike bus fare

    A rights organisation has filed a writ petition with the high court, challenging the government’s decision to increase bus fares by 60 percent.

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    Virtual court functions challenged

    A supreme court lawyer has filed a writ petition with the high court challenging the chief justice's decision to run virtual functions of the courts across the country.

  • Curbs loosen, noose tightens

    The country saw its highest one-day death toll from Covid-19 and a record new cases of infections yesterday, the day the government eased the nationwide shutdown ignoring warnings from experts.

  • Drug peddler killed in shootout: Rab

    An alleged drug peddler has been killed in a "shootout" with members of Rab in Gazipur’s Kashimpur area.

  • Clashes outside White House as US cities under curfew

    Police fire tear gas outside the White House as major US cities are put under curfew to suppress rioting as anti-racism protestors again took to the streets to voice fury at police brutality.

  • SSC, Equivalent Exams: Better maths show ticks up pass rate

    With the overall performance in English and mathematics slightly improved, the SSC results this year show an increase in both the pass rate and the number of Grade Point Average (GPA)-5 achievers in nine general education boards.

  • What balancing act is needed for FY2021 budget?

    The budget for fiscal year (FY) 2021 is going to be presented in the backdrop of a situation which was previously not experienced in the history of Bangladesh.

  • Floor price weighing heavy on investors as trading finally resumes

    Floor price was a buzzword at the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) yesterday as it prevented many investors from selling shares even though trading resumed after a long break of more than two months.

  • Fears grow of US coronavirus surge from George Floyd protests

    The massive protests sweeping across US cities following the police killing of a black man in Minnesota have sent shudders through the health community and elevated fears that the huge crowds will lead to a new surge in cases of the coronavirus.

  • Public Transport in Pandemic: Commuters’ new fear

    For two months, the concept publicised over and over again was that staying home was the key to combating the spread of coronavirus.

  • Educational institutions not opening now: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday ruled out the possibility of opening educational institutions right now, saying that students are the future of the country and the government does not want to put them at risk.

  • Road to herd immunity: The hard truth

    As the number of infections and deaths from Covid-19 increase, economies around the world have started to feel the heat.

  • 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.

  • Protesters rally in London, Berlin over George Floyd's death

    Hundreds of people have protested in London and Berlin in solidarity with demonstrations in the United States over the death of a black man shown on video gasping for breath as a white policeman knelt on his neck in Minneapolis.

  • Industrialist Abdul Monem passes away

    Abdul Monem, a noted industrialist and sports organiser of the country, breathed his last at Combined Military Hospital in the capital around 10:00am yesterday. He was 83.

  • India expels 2 Pakistan High Commission officials for spying

    India has expelled two officials of the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi and ordered them to leave the country within 24 hours after they were apprehended by law enforcement authorities for allegedly indulging in espionage activities.

  • DU professor dies of Covid-19

    A professor of Dhaka University (DU) has died of Covid-19.

  • Bus services resume after two months

    Road transport services resume across the country today after over two-month suspension due to Covid-19 outbreak with a whopping 60 percent increase in bus fares.

  • 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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    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.

  • 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

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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.

  • 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.”

  • Global locust population surge: Should we be worried?

    While the world grapples to contain the spread of the coronavirus, a different breed of pesky pestilence is threatening the food security of many regions, including some parts of Asia—locusts!

  • Razed hillock to make room for road

    While the administration is busy enforcing various directives of the government to contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic, destruction of a hillock is going unnoticed in Juri upazila of Moulvibazar.

  • Is the government ready to deal with the consequences of reopening?

    As the government has relaxed the shutdown from May 31, ignoring the advice of the expert committees formed to fight the Covid-19 outbreak, the country may now experience an explosion of new infections.

  • Fish stock under threat in haors of Sylhet

    Indiscriminate catching of fish fry in the haors of Sylhet region, including the protected Tanguar Haor in Sunamganj, has been posing a serious threat to the area’s ecosystem. Due to this illegal practice, many local breeds are becoming extinct, said fisheries experts and elderly fishers.