COVID-19 pandemic

September 2, 2020
September 2, 2020

5th BIMSTEC Summit in Jan: Dhaka emphasises expediting, consolidating cooperation

The 5th BIMSTEC Summit, preceded by the 17th BIMSTEC Ministerial meeting, is proposed to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka in the first half of January 2021 -- subject to the improved Covid-19 situation.

September 2, 2020
September 2, 2020

Reproductive healthcare needs special attention during pandemic: speakers

Speakers at a dialogue stressed that the government and non-government organisations must work together to ensure emergency reproductive healthcare and family planning services for women and...

August 28, 2020
August 28, 2020

Working on education system changes during and after Covid-19: Education minister

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni says her ministry is working on the education system during and after the Covid-19 pandemic.

August 24, 2020
August 24, 2020

Covid-19 pandemic: 315,000 Rohingya children out of learning centres, says Unicef

The coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt life for more than 460,000 Rohingya children living in Cox’s Bazar district, Unicef said today.

August 20, 2020
August 20, 2020

Bandarban tourist spots, hotels to open for tourists from tomorrow

Tourist spots, hotels, motels and resorts in Bandarban will be opened on a limited scale for tourists from tomorrow, after a five-month closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

August 16, 2020
August 16, 2020

Covid-19 fallout: Biman to reissue tickets for passengers to UAE

Biman Bangladesh Airlines will reissue tickets to all the passengers who had brought return tickets on the Dhaka-Dubai and Dhaka-Abu Dhabi routes but could not travel due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

July 29, 2020
July 29, 2020

Only said what I’ve seen: Rayhan Kabir

Mohammad Rayhan Kabir, a young Bangladeshi who spoke in a documentary aired by Al Jazeera and was arrested in Malaysia, said he had said what he witnessed during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, his...

July 20, 2020
July 20, 2020

Tarnishing govt's image: Court grants 10 more working days to end inquiry

A Dhaka court gives police 10 more working days to complete the investigation into the allegation brought against 219 returnees from Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain.

July 20, 2020
July 20, 2020

Dhaka-Rajshahi flights to resume tomorrow

The government will resume air-connectivity on the Dhaka-Rajshahi-Dhaka route from tomorrow as the sixth domestic destination, following reopening of air travel to Chattogram, Sylhet, Saidpur,...

July 12, 2020
July 12, 2020

No jamaat at Eidgah or open grounds this Eid-ul-Azha due to Covid-19: Govt

There will be no Eid jamaat at Eidgah or open grounds this Eid-ul-Azha due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Instead, people have been asked to offer Eid prayers at nearby mosques, following health...