Dhaka, Jan 26 – Bangladesh’s Covid-19 fatalities rose to 8,055 on Tuesday as the health authorities recorded 14 more coronavirus-related deaths in 24 hours till morning.
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‘Mass Upsurge Day’ is being observed in Bangladesh Sunday
Today, January 24 is Mass Upsurge Day. On this day in 1969, student-led protesters laid siege to the Central Secretariat and at one point broke into it and burnt it, partially.
Culture of Misogyny, Toxic Masculinity Drive Sexual Violence
By Sania Farooqui NEW DELHI, India, Jan 11 2021 (IPS) – In October 2020, Bangladeshi citizens took to the streets, outraged by the reports of gruesome gang rapes and sexual violence that were taking place in the country. According to…
Baby born with two heads in Bangladesh
Magura, Jan 6 – A woman has given birth to a baby girl with two heads at a hospital in Magura district, doctors said on Wednesday.
Fair election system sent to museum in Bangladesh: BNP
Dhaka, Jan 5 (UNB) – Describing the January-5, 2014 as a “stigmatised day” in history, BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on Tuesday said the government has sent free and fair election system to the museum by holding…
Inflation in Bangladesh falls slightly in December
Dhaka, Jan 5 – The inflation rate declined by 0.23 percent on a point-to-point basis in December 2020 as it came down at 5.29 percent last month from 5.52 percent in November 2020.
Covid-19 in Bangladesh: 17 deaths, 990 new cases
Dhaka, Jan 1 – Bangladesh recorded another 17 deaths from coronavirus in the last 24 hours until Friday morning, pushing up the national tally to 7,576.
27 more Covid-19 deaths, 932 new cases in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Dec 28 – Bangladesh saw the deaths of 23 more men and four women from Covid-19 in the 24 hours until early Monday. The fatality number rose to 7,479 since the first cases were reported in the country on…
Covid-19: 25 deaths, 1267 new infections in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Dec 19 – Bangladesh’s Covid-19 fatalities rose to 7,242 until early Saturday with 25 more deaths in 24 hours. The death rate stood at 1.45%, the Directorate General of Health Services said.
32 more Covid-19 deaths, 1355 new cases in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Dec 13 – Bangladesh on Sunday reported 32 more Covid-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the fatalities to 7,052. Also, 1,355 new cases were reported during the period, pushing the country’s infection tally to 490,533.
High price at harvest would sustain rice production
Prof. Dr. Md. Jafar Ullah Along the last three years, farmers have been getting agonized from serious deprivation of fair price as rice price in the market got down starting since August 2016. This drastic price decline discouraged many of…
How to Get Married in Bangladesh during Covid-19
Weddings globally have taken a massive hit since Covid-19 turned the world upside down; forbidding gatherings in fear of the disease’s transmission. Thankfully, Dhaka and other cities are gradually lightening up the preventive measures gradually despite the epidemic persisting this…
Why 97 pc sex offences in Bangladesh go unpunished
Dhaka, Oct 06 – As the recent spate of rape and sexual harassment of women have rocked Bangladesh, experts have called for ensuring exemplary punishment of the culprits and their abettors through prompt trial since 97 percent perpetrators now get…
The final countdown for cinema halls in Bangladesh
On August 25, the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked the authorities concerned to create a special fund to provide financial support to the owners of cinema halls through a big…
State of Covid-19 in Bangladesh divides experts
Dhaka, July 09 – Four months have passed since the first three Covid-19 cases were detected in Bangladesh but health experts are still divided as to whether coronavirus is going through its peak right now or when it will actually…
3,489 new virus cases; 46 more deaths in Bangladesh in a day
Dhaka, July 08 – Bangladesh on Wednesday saw the detection of another 3,489 coronavirus patients in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 1,72,134 since the first detection of the disease on March 8.
Doctors’ virus mortality rate in Bangladesh highest in world
Dhaka, June 21 – Although healthcare workers on the frontline of the coronavirus battle they are falling victim to the virus across the world, experts say the pandemic seems to turn deadly for Bangladeshi doctors in terms of mortality rate.
EU mobilising over €334mn for fight against Covid-19 in BD
Dhaka, May 21 – The European Union (EU) on Wednesday said the team Europe is mobilising over €334 million or around Tk 31 billion for the fight against Covid-19 and its consequences in Bangladesh.
Covid-19 Pandemic in Bangladesh: Incident-triggered neglect
Prof. Dr. Md. Belal Hossain ‘Virus’ is from a Greek word meaning ‘poison’ that was initially described by Edward Jenner in 1798. A virus is a highly contagious host-specific, non-cellular pathogenic organism, nucleoprotein particle and capable of replicating itself only…
Covid-19 Aid Limits in Bangladesh Imperil Rohingya – HRW
Refugee Camp Restrictions Threaten ‘Critical Services’ Bangkok – The Bangladesh government’s new Covid-19 restrictions on access to aid put Rohingya refugees at greater risk, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. The lockdown measures cut humanitarian workers in refugee camps by 80…
Community Radio Response to COVID-19 Pandemic in Bangladesh
AHM Bazlur Rahman Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) has been mobilizing all community radios for developing and broadcasting awareness-building programs on COVID-19: Coronavirus contamination to protect lives and livelihoods since March 1, 2020. www.bnnrc.net
Snapshot of life under lockdown in Bangladesh
By Nayema Nusrat and Mohammad Rakibul Hasan NEW YORK/DHAKA, Apr 2 2020 (IPS) – The Coronavirus pandemic is changing how we live our daily lives. The scale of the COVID-19 and its impact on our lives is unprecedented. When humanity…
Story of triumphs, tribulations: Services for Autism in BD
By Saima W. Hossain DHAKA, Bangladesh, Mar 30 2020 (IPS) – A few days ago, a friend said to me that my focus on autism, although rather successful, had “sucked out all energy from other critical areas of social need…
59 children raped, 10 gang raped in February in Bangladesh
Dhaka, March 03 – At least 74 children were victims of torture and sexual violence in February, said Bangladesh Mahila Parishad (BMP), a women’s human rights organization on Wednesday.
Ganga in Bangladesh swells as all Farakka Dam gates opened
Rajshahi, Sept 30 – The water level of the river Ganga and its distributaries in Bangladesh in the Rajshahi region is swelling as all the 119 gates of Farakka barrage in India have been opened to ensure speedy discharge of…
Holy Ashura in Bangladesh on Sept 10
Dhaka, Aug 31 (UNB) – Holy Ashura, commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), will be observed in the country on September 10 as the Muharram moon was sighted in Bangladesh sky on Saturday. The decision was taken at…
Eid-ul-Adha in Bangladesh on Monday
Dhaka, Aug 11 – The holy Eid-ul-Adha, the second biggest religious festival of the Muslims, will be celebrated across Bangladesh on Monday with due solemnity and religious fervour.
Dengue in Bangladesh alarming, not out of control: WHO
Dhaka, July 20 (UNB) – Claiming that the dengue prevalence in Bangladesh is under control compared to other countries like the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia, Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon urged city dwellers to remain alert and…
Floods: 5mn children among 12mn hit in BD, India, Nepal
It scaling up emergency response to support affected children, families Dhaka, July 19 – Heavy rainfall, flooding and landslides across three countries in South Asia – Bangladesh, India and Nepal – have killed at least 93 children, and put the…
Internet users in Bangladesh hit 94 million: Minister
Dhaka, Jul 9 – Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar on Tuesday said the number of internet subscribers reached 94.4 million as of May. The minister said this in Parliament while replying to a starred question from ruling party MP…