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Bangladesh firm says it has developed COVID-19 vaccine; government in the dark

A Bangladeshi drugmaker claims to have developed a vaccine for COVID-19, joining the global race for the prevention of the disease that has turned daily life upside down the world over

Bangladesh moves to shut production at all state-owned jute mills

The government has announced plans to shut down production at all state-owned jute mills after making full payments to workers amid protests

Bangladesh Bank orders disbursal of stimulus funds by next month

The Bangladesh Bank yesterday cracked the whip on banks for their foot-dragging in implementing the stimulus packages for businesses, ordering them to disburse all funds within the next month

COVID-19 cases in Bangladesh surpass 150,000 mark

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bangladesh on Thursday surpassed 150,000 as 4,019 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours, the biggest daily jump since March 8, officials said

'Militants seek to target Bangladesh security agencies but lack capacity'

Militants in Bangladesh have the police, the RAB (Rapid Action Battalion) and other law enforcement agencies as their main targets and are trying to instigate attacks on them, a top police officer said

Bangladesh records two-thirds of 150,000 COVID-19 cases in June

Most of the confirmed coronavirus infections in Bangladesh and deaths from the COVID-19 disease it causes occurred in June

Bangladesh marks four years of cafe terror attack

Bangladesh on Wednesday marked four years of a terror attack at an upscale cafe in Dhaka which claimed the lives of 20 civilians, mostly foreigners, and two policemen

Bangladesh COVID-19 restrictions extended till Aug 3

The Bangladesh government has issued an order extending its restrictions on public activities and movement across the country until August 3 to contain the spread of coronavirus, it was reported on Wednesday

Total COVID-19 infections nearing 1.5 lakh, 43.27% fatality for the elderly

Forty-one people have died from coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, Dr Nasima Sultana, additional director general (administration) of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), said during a briefing

Bangladesh records 64 Covid deaths; opposition demands removal of Health Minister

Bangladesh has recorded 64 COVID-19 deaths and 3,682 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day spike, health department spokesperson Nasima Sultana said on Tuesday

Bangladesh minister says boat capsize was 'deliberate murder'

Bangladesh State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury said the boat capsize in the Buriganga river that killed 34 people was a "deliberate murder", and not an accident

Bangladesh Parliament passes 2020-21 budget with 10K cr takas to fight Covid

The Bangladesh Parliament on Tuesday passed the 568,000 crore Bangladeshi taka (BDT) budget for fiscal year 2020-21, with the slogan 'Economic Transition and Pathway to Progress'

Kuwait suspends army official for taking bribe from Bangladesh MP

The Kuwait government has suspended Major General Mazen Al-Jarrah, assistant undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior, on allegations of receiving bribes from and making a dubious financial transaction with Bangladesh MP Mohammad Shahid Islam, Arab Times reports

Bangladesh boat capsize toll reaches 33

The death toll from a boat capsize in Bangladesh's Buriganga river has increased to 33 after another body was recovered on Tuesday, authorities said, adding many other passengers were feared missing

Bangladesh reports 64 new virus deaths, a daily record

Bangladesh has registered 64 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection, the highest in a single day, raising the body count to 1,847

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Meet the man with the golden mask

A Pune businessman and connoisseur of the yellow metal has got himself a gold mask in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic raging across Maharashtra