Monday, September 21, 2015



So far so good

The people of Bangladesh were a bit relaxed till the end of March as the deadly coronavirus could not

'BD economy to stay strong if COVID-19 managed well'

The economy of Bangla-desh is expected to remain strong in the current fiscal year (FY20), according to the

Over 900 virus deaths in Spain for second day

More than 900 people died in Spain over the past 24 hours for the second day running, government

UN adopts resolution calling for 'cooperation' on virus

The UN General Assembly on Thursday approved a resolution calling for "international cooperation" and "multilateralism" in the fight

Modi calls for solidarity in COVID-19 fight

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged Indians to demonstrate collective will to fight the coronavirus, a token demonstration

Independent TV journo COVID-19 positive

Forty-seven employees of private television channel Independent have been put on home-quarantine after one of their colleagues tested

Potential vaccine shows promise

Initial tests in mice of a potential COVID-19 vaccine delivered via a fingertip-sized patch have shown it can induce

Queen Elizabeth to address nation over coronavirus

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will make an extremely rare nationwide address to the nation on Sunday as it grapples

'Global cost of coronavirus could top US$4 trillion'

The coronavirus pandemic could cost the global economy US$4.1 trillion (S$5.9 trillion) as it ravages the United States,

Virus cases now 61 in Bangladesh

Five more new coronavirus (COVID-19) positive cases were detected in the country overnight, raising the number of the

'Khaleda is in stable condition'

Khaleda Zia, who is receiving treatment at her Gulshan residence after her jail sentence was suspended, is now

Remain alert to stop rumors

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has called upon the AL leaders and workers to stay alert so

'Misinformation now a big challenge'

The number of coronavirus cases in Bangladesh continues to rise creating panic everywhere and so does the misinformation making

Merkel ends her self- quarantine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has ended her self-quarantine and is returning to the chancellery on Friday after her

Remittance wheels grind to a halt

''Coronavirus outbreak is the biggest challenge for the world since the Second World War. It could bring a recession.''

PM asks govt officials, employees to use masks

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked all government officials and employees to use masks while discharging their duty in

Thailand announces nationwide curfew

Thailand will go under a nationwide nighttime curfew from Friday (April 3), in the latest measure to stop the

'Shoot them dead': Duterte on lockdown violators

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned violators of coronavirus lockdown measures they could be shot for causing trouble and

Can China be forgiven?

The incalculable human and economic toll exacted by the spread of the novel coronavirus from China promises to shake

Scientists link TB vaccines with lower virus deaths

Countries with mandatory policies to vaccinate against tuberculosis are registering fewer deaths from the coronavirus than countries that

Dhaka streets empty again as law enforcers go tough

As many city dwellers came out of their homes during the last few days unnecessarily defying the government's stay-at-home

Makkah, Madinah get 24-hour curfew

Saudi Arabia imposed a 24-hour curfew on Thursday in the Muslim holy cities of Makkah and Madinah, extending

US jobless claims hit 6.6 million as virus spreads

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits has hit a record high for the second week in a row

'House rent waiver, loan postponement a rumor'

Prime Minister's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim on Thursday dismissed the news that went viral on Facebook on house

Two more new coronavirus cases detected: IEDCR

Two more new coronavirus (Covid-19) positive cases were detected in the country over the last 24 hours, while

Global virus cases near million

A six-week-old baby died of COVID-19 and global agencies warned of food shortages as coronavirus infections around the world

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