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  • Giving it all to others in pandemic

    Ali Yusuf is always there to lend a helping hand.

  • Trials shall be held

    Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and Pakistani President Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto signed an agreement for peace today. The agreement is described as a decisive breakthrough towards the objective of a durable peace. The agreement has to be ratified by both countries.

  • Japan city bans smartphone while walking

    A Tokyo suburb yesterday imposed Japan’s first ban on a habit seen around the world: pedestrians glued to their phone screens while walking, sometimes dangerously oblivious to their surroundings.

  • Fire Service: Divers stretched to their limits

    A diver has to take a break for about three hours after working under water for an hour.

  • Dinajpur Map

    A deadly mistake

    A 5-year-old girl died after drinking water mixed with acid when she asked for some water at a jewellery shop in Dinajpur’s Nawabganj upazila.

  • Miseries pile up for flood- hit people

    In Jamalpur, over three lakh people of 42 unions in six upazilas and eight municipalities remained waterlogged.

  • Hong Kong’s New Security Law: Hundreds of protesters arrested

    Hong Kong police fired water cannon and tear gas and arrested more than 370 people yesterday as protesters took to the streets in defiance of sweeping security legislation introduced by China to snuff out dissent.

  • Dead body

    10 more die with Covid-19 symptoms

    Ten people have died with Covid-19 symptoms since Monday in Cumilla.

  • Life expectancy at birth rises

    Life expectancy at birth for Bangladeshis has risen to 72.6 years because of what experts said was progress made in health care and economy.

  • Jute workers postpone demo

    Workers of nine state-owned jute mills in the Khulna region last night postponed their demonstrations demanding cancellation of the decision to close all government jute mills.

  • New Swine Flu: WHO warns of ‘pandemic virus’

    A new flu virus found in Chinese pigs has become more infectious to humans and needs to be watched closely in case it becomes a potential “pandemic virus”, a study said, although experts said there is no imminent threat.

  • South Korea pushes for Trump-Kim meet

    South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in yesterday said that US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un should meet once more

  • Flood Ravaged Areas: Farmers fear the worst

    Farmers in flood-hit areas of the north and north-eastern districts are fearful of incurring huge losses as vast croplands have been inundated over the last couple of days.

  • The end of quota

    The final results of the 38th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examinations under the Public Service Commission (PSC) were published yesterday.

  • Wasa to collect raised water tariffs

    The Supreme Court has cleared the way for the Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) to collect the hiked price of water it had fixed earlier.

  • Zafrullah’s health worsens

    The condition of Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury has worsened, as he developed secondary pneumonia following his Covid-19 infection, said a Gonoshasthaya Kendra press release yesterday.

  • Indian vaccine gets nod for human trials

    Bharat Biotech’s Covid-19 vaccine has been approved for human trials, making it India’s first domestic candidate to get the green light from the government’s drug regulator as cases surge in a country with more than 1.3 billion people.

  • Anger as China approves HK security law

    The European Union yesterday expressed anger while Britain, Japan and Nato voiced concern after China passed a national security law for Hong Kong that threatens to usher in the starkest changes for the former British colony since its return to China.

  • Launch Capsize: Moyur-2 owner, 6 others sued 2 more bodies recovered from wreck

    Seven people, including the owner of Moyur-2 which hit and sank another launch in the Buriganga on Monday, were charged with negligence causing deaths.

  • Six steps taken to fix bloated power bill

    State Minister for Power Nasrul Hamid yesterday told parliament that the government took six steps to correct the inflated electricity bills and collect electricity bills in arrears.

  • Row Over Hk Nat’l Security Law: China to restrict visas for some Americans

    China yesterday announced visa restrictions on US citizens who have “behaved egregiously” over Hong Kong, ahead of the expected approval by Chinese lawmakers of a controversial national security law for the city.

  • Flood in North, Northeast: Many yet to get relief materials

    Flood-hit people in different regions are going through hard times with little access to food and drinking water as many of them are yet to get the government relief materials.

  • Human Trafficking: Kuwaiti PP asks for lifting its MPs’ immunity

    Kuwait’s Public Prosecution has requested the National Assembly to lift immunity of three Kuwaiti MPs accused of visa trading, human trafficking, bribery, and money laundering, reported the Arab Times yesterday.

  • DMCH Spending: Tk 20cr for food, transport abnormal

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the government was investigating the expenditure of Tk 20 crore for accommodation, food, and transportation of Dhaka Medical College Hospital health workers who are directly involved in treating Covid-19 patients.

  • Bangladesh Defence secretary Abdullah Al Mohsin Chowdhury

    Defence secy dies from Covid-19

    Abdullah Al Mohsin Chowdhury, senior secretary at the defence ministry, died from Covid-19 at the Combined Military Hospital in the capital yesterday.

  • Rohingya return pushed into further uncertainty

    Escalation of conflicts between the Myanmar military and the Arakan Army, a rebel group seeking greater autonomy for ethnic Rakhine people, is pushing the Rohingya repatriation further into uncertainty, analysts say.

  • Money Laundering: CID sues AL GS, his brother in Faridpur

    The Criminal Investigation Department has filed a case against former Faridpur town unit Awami League general secretary and his brother in connection with siphoning off Tk 2,000 crore abroad.

  • Coronavirus in US: ‘Window closing’ for halting spread

    The US health secretary warned that the window to halt the spread of coronavirus across America was closing after a clutch of southern states reported record increases in cases.

  • 12 killed as rainstorms batter southern China

    Torrential weekend rains killed at least 12 people in China’s southwestern Sichuan province, state media reported yesterday, as rising waters sparked mass evacuations during the annual flood season.

  • Thousands in Rakhine flee

    Thousands of villagers have fled their homes in Myanmar’s Rakhine state after a local administrator warned dozens of village leaders that the army planned “clearance operations” against insurgents, a lawmaker and a humanitarian group said.