For Bangladeshi sailors, life on ships has lost steam amid pandemic

Shipping seems to have suffered less than other means of transport have dealing with the coronavirus pandemic’s brutal wake, but longer stays on board are leaving the Bangladeshi sailors in a quagmire as most ports are not allowing them to disembark

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Military dictators spoiled character of people: Bangladesh PM Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has blamed the country's past military dictators for "spoiling" the character of the people

Coronavirus transmission on the rise

With 3,360 more coronavirus cases recorded in the last 24 hours until yesterday, the country reached another sad milestone of 1,75,000 positive cases since the outbreak began

'Bangladesh: Hindu Life Matters' campaign gathers steam

The universal protest against the recent brutal killing of George Floyd, the black American in the US by the police has triggered off another protest-campaign in Bangladesh and the UK with the catchy slogan, 'Bangladesh: Hindu Life Matters! Stop religious minority persecution!

Bangladesh MP Shahid is not a Kuwaiti citizen: Ministry

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior says the reports of Bangladeshi MP Shahid Islam obtaining Kuwaiti citizenship are “incorrect”

US Embassy provides PPE to Bangladesh Police

The US Embassy has provided essential personal protective equipment (PPE) to Bangladesh Police as part of continued US support for Bangladesh's COVID-19 response efforts

2,000 cr takas for Bangladeshi workers returning from Gulf: PM Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday told Parliament that her government has taken multi-layered initiatives to bring back Bangladeshi workers from the Middle East and various initiatives have been taken for the returning migrants

151 Bangladeshis refused entry to Italy

Italy did not allow 151 Bangladeshi passengers to enter into the country who were on board a Qatar Airways flight from Dhaka

Bangladesh lags behind Asia Pacific peers in telecom services: GSMA

In the digital age, Bangladesh's mobile telecom market is still dominated by the second generation (2G) services while scenarios in other Asia Pacific countries are quite different and are predominated by 4G services, according to a GSMA report published on Monday

Bangladesh COVID-19 death toll rises to 2,197

Bangladesh has reported 46 more deaths due to the novel coronavirus, taking the total number of the COVID-19 fatalities in the country to 2,197, health officials said on Wednesday

Government facing diplomatic pressure to bring back expat workers from Middle East: PM Hasin

Mentioning that there is diplomatic pressure for bringing back Bangladeshi expatriate workers from the Middle Eastern countries, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said her government has taken multifaceted diplomatic initiatives to deal with it

Now Bangladesh envoy to Kuwait faces allegations of human trafficking

Bangaldesh's Foreign Minister Dr A.K. Abdul Momen on Tuesday said that the country's Ambassador to Kuwait, S.M. Abul Kalam, who faces allegations of involvement in human trafficking, will not be spared if Kuwait brings charges against him

Six local activists shot dead in Chittagong Hill Tracts

Six indigenous activists were shot dead on Tuesday in an ambush by a rival group in Bangladesh's restive Chittagong Hill Tracts where scores have died in an insurgency in recent years, police said

Cattle farmers deflated as coronavirus ravages Eid market

The coronavirus outbreak has hit hard the cattle farmers in Pabna and Sirajganj as they are now getting hardly any customer for the animals they prepared for the last year targeting the Eid-ul-Azha this year

Bangladesh to provide free rice for 10m people in pandemic

The Bangladesh government has decided to give 10kg free rice to each poor family during the Eid-ul-Azha amid the coronavirus pandemic

Bangladesh decides to import rice as prices surge in pandemic

The government has decided to buy rice from abroad while reducing the import duty, as local millers refused to supply the staple at the agreed price

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Hilsa glut in Barishal

With the doom and gloom surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic slowly subsiding, the west bank of Barishal's Kirtankhola river in Bangladesh has started to see increased activity