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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Bangladesh wins UNPSA award for the first time

The cabinet has adopted a resolution congratulating Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as Bangladesh won the prestigious United Nations Public Service Award 2020 (UNPSA 2020) in the category of "Developing Transparent and Accountable Public Institutions"

Bangladesh reports 37 fresh COVID-19 deaths

Bangladesh has registered 37 new deaths due to COVID-19, raising the body count to 1,582, health officials said on Wednesday

COVID-19 patients pass through Dhaka airport undetected. Many point to flawed screening

People are passing undetected through the flawed health screening system at the Dhaka airport. After they land abroad, they get diagnosed with COVID-19

None will remain poor or homeless in Bangladesh, says PM Hasina

Greeting countrymen, party leaders, activists and well-wishers on the occasion of Awami Leagues (AL) 71st founding anniversary, Bangladesh Prime Minister and AL President Sheikh Hasina said that none will remain poor or homeless in the country

Bangladesh reports 3,412 new virus cases, 43 deaths

Bangladesh has registered 43 new fatalities from COVID-19 in a daily count, bringing the death toll to 1,545

Bangladesh records 3,480 new virus cases; body count tops 1,500

Bangladesh has reported 3,480 new cases of COVID-19 in a daily count, raising the tally of infections to 115,786

Bangladesh flags 27 more areas as COVID-19 red zones

The Bangladesh government has flagged 27 more areas as COVID-19 red zones on the basis of coronavirus mortality and infection rates, it was reported on Monday

Biman Bangladesh resumes international flights

National flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines resumed its international flights yesterday after around three months

Bangladesh flags 27 more areas as red zones, locks them down

The Bangladesh government has announced a so-called general holiday in 27 more red zones, flagged as risky areas on the basis of mortality and infection rates of the coronavirus, to contain the spread of the disease

Bangladesh to get priority if China develops COVID-19 vaccine

China has said Bangladesh will get priority in terms of cooperation and support if they can successfully develop vaccine for coronavirus

Over 4,000 armed forces men, family members infected in Bangladesh

A total of 4,253 armed forces members and their families have tested positive for Covid-19, an Inter-Services Public Relations Directorate (ISPR) press release said yesterday

WB injects $1b into Bangladesh to help cushion pandemic blow

Bangladesh's efforts to feed the nation, create jobs and keep the ailing economy afloat amid the progressively ferocious pandemic received a shot in the arm after the World Bank yesterday approved $1.05 billion

COVID-19: Current death rate 1.31pc, recovery rate 40.44pc

Thirty-seven people have died from coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said today

Cricketer Mashrafe Bin Mortaza tests positive for COVID-19

Iconic Bangladesh cricketer, former captain and MP Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has been diagnosed with COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus

Bangladesh gives Emirates green light to resume flights to Dhaka

Bangladesh has resumed air connectivity with the United Arab Emirates after the civil aviation authority gave Emirates Airlines permission to operate flights to and from the country

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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