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Bangladeh to halt COVID-19 services in 12 hospitals

COVID-19 services will be halted in 12 hospitals across Bangladesh due to the lack of patients, according to the Directorate General of Health Services

Influential Bangladeshi cleric loses control over Hathazari madrasa following two days of protests

Hifazat-e Islam chief Shah Ahmed Shafi has stepped down as director general of the madrasa in Chattogram’s Hathazari in the wake of protests dragging on for two days

Bangladesh's Hathazari Madrasa shut after student protests

Bangladesh's Education Ministry has shut down Al-Jamiatul Ahlia Darul Ulum Moinul Islam, popularly known as Hathazari Madrasa, in Chattogram (Chittagong), until further notice in wake of protests at the seminary

Danish pharma major launches world’s fastest-acting insulin in Bangladesh

Danish pharma giant Novo Nordisk yesterday launched the world's fastest-acting insulin in the Bangladesh market as the number of diabetic patients in the country is rising fast amid rapid urbanisation and change in lifestyle

Onions retail at four times the import price

The Khulna-based Sundarban Enterprise received a consignment of 157 tonnes of onion at Bhomra land port on 14 September

COVID-19: Recovery number crosses 2.5 lakh mark

The total number of people who recovered from COVID-19 so far in the country has reached 2,50,412 with 2,443 new recoveries recorded in the last 24 hours, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS)

Turkish president to attend 'Mujib Barsho' finale event in Dhaka

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Bangladesh to attend the finale event of the "Mujib Borsho" celebrations on March 17, 2021

Don’t pay heed to criticism, says PM Hasina as she praises health workers

The Ministry of Health has ‘proved to be skilled’ in combating the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said as she urged officials to continue their “good work” ignoring criticism

Hijras will be included as a separate gender in National Census in Bangladesh

Members of the Hijra (transgender) community will be included as separate gender identity besides men and women in the upcoming National Census of January 2021, said Mohammad Tajul Islam, Director General of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics

Thousands protest demanding expulsion of cleric's son

Thousands of students staged protest demanding the expulsion of Anas Madani, son of chief (Amir) of the Madrasa and chief of Hifazat-e-Islami Ahmed Shafi, from Hathazari Darul Uloom Mueenul Islam Madrasa in Hathajari of Chittagong

ADB forecasts 6.8% GDP growth, strong recovery for Bangladesh economy

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has projected a strong economic recovery for Bangladesh in the 2020-21 fiscal year, when the gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to grow at 6.8 per cent

Bangladesh urges India to revoke ban on onion export

Bangladesh has appealed to the Indian government to withdraw the ban imposed on onion export as soon as possible, keeping the import flow of onion from India uninterrupted

Bangladesh reports 21 new virus deaths, lowest daily count in more than a month

Bangladesh has registered 21 new fatalities from the novel coronavirus, the fewest in a daily count since Aug 1, taking the death toll to 4,823

32 killed, 46 injured in 26 road accidents in Bangladesh on August 4 alone: report

Four hundred and fifty-nine people were killed and 618 injured in road accidents across the country in August, a report said today

Bangladesh economy relatively in good shape: PM Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said Bangladesh's economy is more or less in good shape now although the Covid-19 pandemic has dealt a severe blow around the world