Monday, September 21, 2015



Record 112 deaths in a day

 Bangladesh has reported a record-breaking 112 deaths, the most in a single day since its first detection on March

'Stricter' weeklong 'lockdown' from April 22

 As the deaths and infections due to Covid-19 are surging every day, the government has decided to enforce a

'Covid survivors may need just one shot of 2-dose vaccines'

 Coronavirus vaccines were just rolling out in December when more than 1,000 staffers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los

Mamunul Haque placed on 7-day remand

 A Dhaka court on Monday placed Mamunul Haque, the controversial Joint Secretary General of Hefezat-e-Islam, on a 7-day remand

Pakistan Islamists behind anti-France protests free 11 abducted police

 Islamist radicals in Pakistan on Monday released 11 police abducted during violent anti-blasphemy protests against France over the weekend,

India widens vaccine drive to include everyone above 18

 In a major decision to widen the Covid-19 vaccination drive, India on Monday announced that people above the age

'Govt's focus on agriculture to tap its full potential'

 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said the government gives immense importance to the development of agriculture as it

Philippines lifts suspension on AstraZeneca vaccine

 The Philippines will resume administering AstraZeneca's (AZN.L) COVID-19 vaccine to people below 60 years of age, health officials said

BNP for release of religious leaders

 Voicing concern over the recent arrest of the religious leaders and alem-ulema in 'false' cases, BNP Secretary General Mirza

Lockdown rules may ease before Eid: Quader

 Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday said the government is considering easing lockdown before Eid-ul-Fitr for need

Cuba gets new leader as last Castro retires

 Miguel Diaz-Canel on Monday replaced Raul Castro as the leader of Cuba and its all-powerful communist party, the party

France recalls 15 diplomats from Pakistan

 France has recalled 15 diplomats from Pakistan in the wake of violent protests and clashes involving a banned group

Hefazat leader Mamunul Haque arrested

 Police have arrested radical Islamist group Hefazat-E-Islam's joint secretary general Mamunul Haque. Tejgaon Deputy Police Commissioner Harun Ur Rashid

212 ICU-bed hospital launched in Mohakhali

 Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) has launched a special hospital in the capital's Mohakhali with 212 intensive care unit

A bleak future for the world?

  A major report put out this week by the National Intelligence Council reflects a present rocked by the Covid-19

Islamist party to continue fight to expel French envoy from Pakistan

 An Islamic fundamentalist party in Pakistan has vowed to continue its fight to have the French ambassador expelled from

'AstraZeneca could have vaccine against South African variant by end-2021'

 A modified version of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine tailored to combat a coronavirus variant first documented in South Africa could

PM takes BD to new height of international diplomacy

 Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Sunday said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken Bangladesh to new height

'Saudi Arabia, Iran hold talks to repair relations'

 Senior officials from Saudi Arabia and Iran have been holding talks to repair relations between the two regional rivals,

Lockdown may be extended

 The ongoing 7-day 'strict' lockdown which will end on April may be extended or a partial lockdown may be

Over 100 deaths for 3rd consecutive day

 The corona situation is still dangerous in Bangladesh as the country on Sunday recorded 102 new deaths setting another

'Over 36 lakh families will get PM's Eid gift'

 Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday said 36.25 lakh poor families

India will divert oxygen for industrial use to Covid patients

 The Indian government on Sunday said that the supply of oxygen meant for industrial use will be diverted to

'Killing of Ctg workers unacceptable'

 Jatiya Party Chairman GM Quader on Sunday said the killing of five workers of a power plant in police

Middle East-bound migrant workers demonstrate

 Several hundred Middle East-bound migrant workers demonstrated the Shahjalal International Airport and in front of the offices of Biman

101 deaths for 2nd straight day

 The Covid-19 situation in Bangladesh has taken a dangerous turn as the country recorded 101 deaths in 24 hours,

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