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Bangladesh announces $8bn stimulus package

Bangladesh has announced a stimulus package of 727 billion taka ($8 billion) to help cushion the economic blow from the COVID-19 pandemic

Megaprojects involving China, Japan to be completed on time

Even though the progress of some mega projects involving China and Japan has slowed down amid the ongoing coronavirus situation, Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has said the projects will be completed on time

Thousands returning to Dhaka amid shutdown

Thousands of people were seen coming to Dhaka from Savar, Manikganj, Barishal, Mymensingh, Gazipur and many other parts of the country amid the nationwide shutdown enforced to combat the spread of coronavirus

Government to start selling Tk 10 rice in locked-down Dhaka

The Bangladesh government will sell subsidised rice at Tk 10 per kg in Dhaka from Sunday in an effort to help the poor during the shutdown due to the coronavirus outbreak

Bangladesh records biggest jump in COVID-19 cases

The total number of confirmed cases in Bangladesh reached 70 on Saturday with the emergence of nine new cases, the biggest jump in a a 24-hour period, according to a health official

Bangladesh puts into mosques 321 foreign members of Tabligh Jamaat

Authorities in Bangladesh have put 321 foreign members of the Tabligh Jamaat into two mosques in Dhaka as India has quarantined thousands after hundreds linked to a gathering of the organisation were diagnosed with COVID-19

2,500 Bangladeshis stranded in India amid coronavirus lockdown

Around 2,500 Bangladeshis have been stranded in India due to travel bans imposed along with a lockdown to stem the coronavirus infection

Coronavirus outbreak: Bangladesh PM issues 31-point directive

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged the people to visit physicians if they experience any symptom of coronavirus and not to pay heed to any rumour about the virus as she issued a 31-point directive last night in view of the Covid-19 outbreak


India's stark inequalities make social distancing much easier for some than others

With the coronavirus pandemic continuing its spread around the world, the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, announced a three-week complete nationwide lockdown of 1.3 billion people on March…


Soleimani killing will lead to reprisal, increase chances of regional conflict: Dilip Hiro

After the targeted killing of Major General Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force by the US, the Persian Gulf nation is not going to sit silent…

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