Thursday, 05 Aug, 2021

National

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 200 million

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 200 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.26 million, according to data from the worldometer. In its latest update on Wednesday (Aug 4, 6:00pm Bangladesh Time), the data revealed that the current global caseload and death

Khulna records 35 Covid deaths and 745 cases in 24-hr

Khulna division registered 35 deaths in a 24-hour span till Wednesday (Aug 4) morning. With this, the Covid death toll reached 2,520 in the division.  Of them, nine died in Khulna, seven in Jashore, six Kushtia and Chuadanga, three in Meherpur and Magura, and one in Jhenaidah.

14 die at RMCH Covid unit in last 24-hr

Fourteen Covid-19 related fatalities were reported at the Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) in the last 24 hours till Wednesday morning (Aug 4). Of the deceased, four each were from Rajshahi and Natore, three from Naogaon and one each from Chapainawabganj, Kushtia and Chuadanga

Fire at leather factory in Narayanganj

A fire has broken out at a leather factory in Rupganj upazila of Narayanganj this noon. The incident took place around 12:00 noon. Deputy Director of Narayanganj Fire Service and Civil Defense Abdullah Al Arefin told Banglanews that 13 firefighting units from Dhaka and Narayanganj

Lightning strike kills 17 in Chapainawabganj

At least seventeen people were killed in lightning strikes in Narayanpur area at Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj on on Wednesday noon. The deceased could not be identified immediately. They all were groomsmen. According to locals said they were killed in strike of a thunderbolt

Public transports to resume on Aug 11 on a limited scale

The government has decided to resume public transport services on a limited scale from August 11 in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus. People who are vaccinated will only be allowed to travel by any public transport.     The decision was taken at an

Helena Jahangir placed on 8-day fresh remand

A Dhaka court on Tuesday placed suspended member of an Awami League subcommittee Helena Jahangir on a fresh 8-day remand. The remand was granted by the Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court after a hearing. Earlier on Monday night, members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)

Strict 'lockdown' extended till August 10

The ongoing strict lockdown or restrictions across the country has been extended till August 10 amid the alarming rise of Covid-19 fatalities and infections. The decision was taken at an inter-ministerial virtual meeting on Covid-19 situation with Liberation War Affair Minister AKM

PM distributes flats among 300 slum dwellers

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday (August 3) distributed newly-constructed flats among 300 slum dwellers in bid to ensure better life for them. The allocation papers of the new flats in 14-storey three buildings in the capital's Mirpur were given on rental basis. The

19 die at RMCH Covid unit in last 24-hr

Nineteen Covid-19 related fatalities were reported at the Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) in the last 24 hours till Tuesday morning (Aug 3). Of the deceased, seven were from Rajshahi, four from Chapainawabganj, five from Natore, two from Naogaon and one from Pabna, said RMCH

Khulna records 31 Covid deaths and 946 cases in 24-hr

Khulna division registered 26 deaths in a 24-hour span till Tuesday (Aug 3) morning. With this, the Covid death toll reached 2,485 in the division.  Of them, eight died in Khulna, seven each in Kushtia and Jashore, four in Jhenaidah, three in Meherpur, and one each in Magura

Dengue situation: 287 more people hospitalised in 24-hr

At least 287 people with dengue fever were admitted to hospitals across the country in 24 hours till this morning.  Of them, 279 were admitted in hospitals in the capital. The latest information was learnt from the regular dengue report of the Health Emergency Operations Center

Model Mariam Akter Mou remanded for 3 days

A Dhaka court on Monday placed model Mariam Akter Mou on a three-day remand in a case filed under Narcotics Control Act. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Ashek Imam granted remand for Mou, court sources said. Earlier, police produced her before the CMM court and sought 10

Model Piasha placed on 3-day remand

A Dhaka court on Monday placed model Faria Mahabub Piasha on a three-day remand in a case filed under Narcotics Control Act. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Shahidul Islam granted remand for Piasha, court sources said. Earlier, police produced her before the CMM court and sought 10

Unauthorized vaccination: Whip's brother Mohabbat in the role of medical assistant

The COVID-19 vaccination programme has been carried out under the management of Shovandandi union Awami League of Patiya by hanging banners at the centers. Whip and lawmaker from Chattogram-12 constituency Shamsul Haque Chowdhury, however, denied his involvement in the incident but left

Khulna records 26 Covid deaths and 1373 cases in 24-hr

Khulna division registered 26 deaths in a 24-hour span till Monday (Aug 2) morning. With this, the Covid death toll reached 2,454 in the division.  Of them, seven each died in Khulna and Kushtia, three in Jashore and Meherpur, two in Magura and Jhenaidah each, and one each in

15 die at RMCH Covid unit in last 24-hr

Fifteen Covid-19 related fatalities were reported at the Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) in the last 24 hours till Monday morning (Aug 2). Of the deceased, six were from Rajshahi,five from Pabna, two from Naogaon, and one each from Kushtia and Natore districts, according to

Dengue situation worsens as 237 hospitalised in 24-hr 

Amid the worsening of the country's dengue situation, 237 people were hospitalized with dengue infection in the last 24 hours  The country saw hospitalisation of 196 dengue patients on Saturday.   As per data of the DGHS, some 218 new patients were hospitalised in

Youth killed in ‘gunfight’ with RAB in Gazipur

A young man was killed in a 'gunfight' with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at Satchungipar in Sreepur upazila of Gazipur district early Sunday. The deceased was identified as Parvez Ahmed, son of Kalu Sheikh. He was wanted in a number of cases. Officer-in-Charge

Launch service to continue 

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) has permitted the river vessels to operate until further notice to carry factory workers. The authorities took the decision on Sunday afternoon considering the pressure of Dhaka-bound workers of RMG and export-oriented factories.