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High risk, higher uncertainty

High risk, higher uncertainty

Mostafa Kamal (45) has been working as an ambulance driver for nearly 10 years. In the past, he took two to three calls per day, which would be enough to meet his family’s needs.

  • Don’t hold gatherings on Janmashtami

    Hindu community leaders yesterday requested all of its members to refrain from arranging any mass gathering like procession and rally on the occasion of Janmashtami, the celebration of Sri Krishna’s birth.

  • A time to look out for one another

    In the middle of March, when Covid-19 started sweeping across the nation, Mithun Raksam, a poet and publisher from the Garo community, got a heart-breaking phone call from an acquaintance.

  • Aedes mosquitoes

    DNCC combing operation: Aedes larvae found in 87 houses, establishments

    Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) finds Aedes mosquito larvae in 87 houses and establishments during the first day of a combing operation to destroy breeding grounds of the mosquitoes.

  • Journo stabbed in Rajshahi

    Miscreants stabbed a journalist in front of local press club in Rajshahi’s Mohonpur upazila on Thursday evening, reportedly for writing about an unauthorised market.

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    Teen held for killing friend

    Police on Thursday arrested a teenage boy on charge of killing his friend in Khulshi area of Chattogram city.

  • New drug for diabetic patients launched

    Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Limited yesterday launched a new drug in the country designed to improve blood sugar control in adults with type-2 diabetes.

  • Legal aid

    Govt’s legal aid helpline now open round the clock

    Md Abdul Hamid Khan (44) from Fulbaria in Mymensingh was detained in Mymensingh jail since March 4 in a case filed under the Women and Children Repression Prevention Act.

  • BRAC

    Brac to disburse Tk 10cr among flood-hit people

    Brac has announced to assist 50,000 severely flood affected families with Tk 2,000 as cash assistance for each family.

  • Bangamata’s birth anniversary today

    The birth anniversary of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib will be observed today.

  • Barishal youth sets world record

    On July 30, Ashikur Rahman Zubayer received a letter from Guinness World Record at his house on Masjid Bari Road in Jhalakati. Eight months ago, Ashikur had submitted his world record attempt entry to the organisation under football freestyle world records category.

  • Somapura Mahavihara losing lustre

    Within three years of the completion of several conservation and development projects, the Somapura Mahavihara has started to lose its shine.

  • Basketball Days

    When I stepped into the court on that first day, the elite team of basketball players was already there. I scanned the faces. Most were unfamiliar but my eyes stopped at one. I had seen this face before. It was Sheikh Kamal, and I was one of two schoolboys selected into the same team as him!

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    DNCC to start another round of anti-Aedes combing operation tomorrow

    Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) is set to start another round of combing operation against Aedes mosquitoes -- carrier of both dengue and chikungunya -- from tomorrow.

  • Abdul Barik passes away

    Abdul Barik, father of journalist Golam Mortoza, passed away yesterday. He was 95.

  • Taslimuddin’s 10th death anniv

    Yesterday marked the 10th death anniversary of Taslimuddin Ahmed, a leather technologist, according to a press release.

  • ADB approves $3m grant for Bangladesh

    Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved additional USD 3 million in grant assistance for procuring medical supplies for emergency response to Covid-19 in Bangladesh.

  • Fake Covid-19 certificates

    Court accepts charges against Sabrina, others

    A Dhaka court yesterday accepted the charge sheet against eight people, including JKG Health Care Chairman Dr Sabrina Arif Chowdhury, in a case filed over issuing fake Covid-19 certificates.

  • DU students protest attack on fellows

    A group of Dhaka University students yesterday formed a human chain on the campus, protesting attacks on several DU studentsincluding Dhaka University Journalists Association general secretary HM Imran Hossain.

  • High Court

    Regular functions of courts to resume next week: CJ

    Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain yesterday decided to run both regular and virtual proceedings of the High Court from next week for the interest of lawyers and litigants.

  • Dhaka South City Corporation: Drive against illegal cable lines continues

    On the second day of the drive against illegal cable and internet lines set up haphazardly around Dhaka South City Corporation areas, DSCC yesterday conducted drives in Dhanmondi and Fulbaria areas.

  • Won’t spare anyone who betrays the city

    Newly-appointed administrator of Chattogram City Corporation (CCC) Khorshed Alam Sujon yesterday warned officials saying he will not spare anyone who will “betray” their duties and the city.

  • 70pc ethnic minorities living in plains pushed below poverty line

    The coronavirus situation has already pushed around 70 percent of ethnic minorities living in the plains below poverty line, Bangladesh Adivasi Forum said yesterday.

  • Garo education pioneer Protibha Sangma no more

    Protibha Sangma, considered a pioneer of education in Garo community, passed away at her home in Idilpur village under Madhupur upazila of Tangail yesterday. She was 88.

  • Digital payment solutions the way forward

    Experts and policymakers yesterday said the government’s cash support to the country’s poor and disadvantaged people under social safety net programmes could yield higher success through a robust use of technology-based payment system.

  • Cultural org reaches oxygen to Covid patients in M’singh

    At a time when the country’s healthcare sector is feeling the heat of the coronavirus crisis, organisations and individuals are stepping up to fill gaps in the system left open by the deadly virus.In Mymensingh, theatre troupe Bahurupi Natya Sangstha is one such cultural organisation that is providing free oxygen service to critical coronavirus patients at their home for free.

  • Much ado about nothing

    After 21 hours of suspense, Bangladesh Army’s Bomb Disposal and Destruction Unit of 17 Infantry Division confirmed that the bomb-like object found in Chowhatta area in Sylhet city was just a handheld electrical grinding machine.

  • ‘Bomb-like object’ in Sylhet a grinding machine: army

    A team of Bangladesh Army reached Chowhatta Point area in Sylhet city to defuse the bomb-like object this noon.

  • Journalist Golam Mortoza’s father no more

    Abdul Barik, father of Journalist Golam Mortoza, has passed away. He was 95.

  • Thakurgaon MP Ramesh Chandra Sen tests Covid-19 positive

    Ramesh Chandra Sen, a presidium member of ruling Awami League and lawmaker of Thakurgaon-1 constituency, has tested positive for coronavirus.

  • Death anniv of Kamaluddin observed

    The 8th death anniversary of Advocate Alhaj Kamaluddin Ahmed Khan, a former member of the Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar Association, was observed on August 1, says a press release.