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Khaleda released for 6 months

The government today temporarily released imprisoned BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia for a six-month period this afternoon, as she was being treated at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

Begum Zia came out in a wheel chair from the hospital, where she was being treated for some old age comp...

Army deployed

All government and private offices will be closed from March 26 to April 4 to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam said today.

Government offices, except those involved in emergency services such as law enforcement agencies and hospitals, have been declared close...

All set to celebrate Mujib Year

The nation is set to celebrate the inauguration of Mujib Year as the countdown for opening of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birth centenary ends tonight.

“The celebrations will begin with fireworks at 8 pm at the Suhrawardy Udyan tomorrow, ...

8 projects worth Tk 10,468.24cr approved at ECNEC meeting

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) today approved a total of eight projects involving Taka 10,468.24 crore including a first revised project for constructing Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Railway Bridge over River Jamuna with an additional cost of Taka 7,046.88 crore. The approval came from the 21st ECNEC meeting of the current fiscal year held at the NEC Conference Room in the city’s Sher-E-Bangla Nagar area with ECNEC Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair, reports BSS. ECNEC-1-696x...
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Global virus emergency as death toll gets larger

The World Health Organization declared a global emergency over the new coronavirus, as China reported Friday the death toll had climbed to 213 with nearly 10,000 infections. The UN health agency based in Geneva had initially downplayed the threat posed by the disease, but revised its risk assessment after crisis talks. “Our greatest concern is the potential for the virus to spread to countries with weaker health systems,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a briefing in Geneva on Thursday, reports AFP. “We must all act together now to limit further spread… We can only stop it together.”