Red Cross and Red Crescent teams are helping people stay safe in Bangladesh and India as a major cyclone threatens millions of people and devastating COVID-19 surges continue in both countries.
Ready to stand with BD, S Asian countries to defeat pandemic: China
China has said it will continue to support Bangladesh’s fight against COVID-19 and is willing to facilitate the discussion of cooperation in “vaccine filling” between Chinese and Bangladeshi companies.
Covid situation in BD unlikely to improve before June: Experts
Dhaka, Apr 22 : Bangladesh is unlikely to see any improvement in the Covid-19 situation before June next as the country is still in the grip of its second wave, predicted a group of local and international health experts.
Facebook supports COVID-19 health awareness, vaccine rollout in BD
Dhaka, Apr 13 : Facebook has partnered with Bangladesh’s ICT Division and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to announce a campaign to raise awareness about COVID-19 and help Bangladeshis get vaccinated.
BD Finance signs MoU with SIG for infrastructure projects
Bangladesh Finance and Investment Company signed a MoU with US-based Sovereign Infrastructure Group (SIG) to mobilise up to US$2 billion for infrastructure projects in Bangladesh in the next two years.
Miller opens 1st BD Congress on epidemiology & public health
United States Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller inaugurated the First Bangladesh Congress on Epidemiology and Public Health.
BD Covid surge – Tighten grip with nighttime curfew: Experts
As Bangladesh is experiencing record-breaking Covid cases – over 5,000 daily for the last 3 days – experts think ‘health emergency’, ‘nighttime curfew’ and area-based lockdown can be the right measures to slow down the virus transmission.
How BD managed to feed 170mn citizens during pandemic
Dhaka, Mar 1 (UNB): A week from now, on March 8, Bangladesh will complete a year with the Coronavirus. One of the fears in the early days of the pandemic, announced by the WHO on March 11 of last year,…
BD Armed Forces to join Republic Day Parade in Delhi Jan 26
Dhaka, Jan 12 – Bangladesh will participate in India’s Republic Day Parade in New Delhi on January 26. A contingent of 122 proud soldiers of the Bangladesh Armed Forces departed for India in a specially sent IAF C-17 aircraft, said…
BD Customs official sent to judicial custody in graft case
Jessore, Jan 8 – A special court in Jashore has sent a senior customs official to jail in connection with a graft case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
Hasina-Modi talks agenda: BD Foreign Secy to visit New Delhi
Dhaka, Jan 3 – Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Sunday expressed his optimism over fulfilment of Bangladesh’s expectations by India as the two countries maintain a strong, very friendly and historic relationship.
‘Irrigation, EV sectors should be focus areas of BD solar energy’
Dhaka, Dec 17 – Irrigation and electric vehicle sectors should be the focus areas for renewable energy applications in Bangladesh, Prime Minister’s Energy Advisor Dr Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury has said.
Changing Lives of BD Rural Girls by Giving Tertiary Learning
By Farid Ahmed THAKURGAON, Bangladesh, Oct 14 2020 (IPS) – Nila Kispotta, a 19-year-old rural girl from the Oraon ethnic community, has become a figure of exceptional achievement to the small, poverty-stricken village in Thakurgaon in northwest Bangladesh that she…
BD schools to remain closed until situation improves
Dhaka, Sept 06 – State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Zakir Hossain on Sunday said the schools of the country will not be reopened until the Covid-19 situation gets normal and the safety of children is ensured.
‘BD economy to show growth’ despite global recession
Dhaka, Aug 13 – Bangladesh might be one of only two ASEAN and South Asian economies to register positive growth in 2020 when the world is almost certainly bound to a devastating recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
BD wants youths in global fight to achieve climate justice
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Thursday said the government wants to see the young people in the global fight to achieve climate justice for Bangladesh.
WB okays $202 mn credit for food storage in BD
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved $202 million in additional financing for the Modern Food Storage Facilities Project to increase the storage capacity of Bangladesh’s national strategic grain reserves by 535,500 tons for 4.5 million households.
BD London mission bins report on issuing health certificate
Dhaka, July 25: Bangladesh High Commission in London, UK has described as ‘incorrect’ some media reports that said the mission issued ‘health certificate’ regarding COVID-19 to Bangladesh bound passengers.
BD economy to bounce back at year end, hopes Minister
Commerce minister Tipu Munshi on Thursday hoped that the economy of the country will bounce back at the end of the year as some export products see good demand in the global market amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over 100 thousand BD workers await flights abroad: Baira
Dhaka, July 15 – More than 100 thousand Bangladeshi workers are stranded due to coronavirus outbreak and waiting to leave the country, said Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies (Baira) on Wednesday.
Regulators await prospective BD corona vaccine trial result
Dhaka, July 14: Experts and drug regulators Tuesday said they await subsequent trial results of Globe Biotech Ltd’s prospective COVID-19 vaccine as the company said the preliminary animal trial of their inoculate yielded encouraging outcome.
BD reports 55 COVID-19 deaths, 2,738 new cases
The death toll from Covid-19 in Bangladesh has reached 2,052 with the death of 55 more patients in a span of 24 hours.
BD reports 4,019 more virus cases in 24hrs, 38 deaths
Dhaka, July 2: Bangladesh reported 4,019 more coronavirus positive cases in last 24 hours till Thursday afternoon, taking the total infection cases to 1,53,277.
BD forex reserve crosses $35 billion mark for the first time
Dhaka, June 24 – The foreign exchange reserve of the country has crossed $35 billion mark for the first time.
BD Red Crescent opens new isolation centres for Rohingyas
Cox’s Bazar, June 23 – Bangladesh Red Crescent Society has launched two new isolation and treatment centres (Field hospitals) to treat the growing number of Covid-19 patients in Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar adjacent to host communities.
BD rejects reported Malaysian proposition over 269 Rohingyas
Bangladesh has ruled out any possibility to accept 269 Rohingyas detained by the Malaysian authorities saying it is no way Bangladesh’s responsibility.
Coronavirus cases in Bangladesh exceed 60,000; Death toll 800
Bangladesh on Friday saw a big jump in Covid-19 cases as 2828 more people were infected in the span of 24 hours, raising the total number of cases to 60,391.
No new dengue cases reported in 24 hrs: BD Heath Dept
No new dengue case was reported in the last 24 hours until 8am on Thursday, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
BD reports highest 2911 coronavirus cases in a day; 37 die
Bangladesh on Tuesday reported record 2,911 new Covid-19 cases in the span of 24 hours, surging the total number of such cases to 52445.
Prince Charles expresses sympathy over Ampahn losses in BD
Prince Charles in a letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed sympathy over the losses caused by super cyclone Amphan in Bangladesh.