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 Covid has severely affected healthcare staff and may have killed between 80,000 and 180,000, the World Health Organization (WHO)

Rana Dasgupta for finding out backstage planners

 Rana Dasgupta, General Secretary of Bangladesh Hindu, Buddhist, Christians Unity Council has said that just blaming a vagabond called

Sonali Bank writes off Tk 2,728 crore of 20 defaulters

 Due to non-recovery, state-owned Sonali Bank Limited has written off Tk 2,728 crore of its top 20 defaulters, including

Nine burnt in Mugda Hospital fire

 At least nine workers have been injured or burnt after an explosion and subsequent fire during maintenance work at

Oil and coal-rich countries lobbying to weaken UN climate report, leak shows

  Countries that produce coal, oil, beef and animal feed have been lobbying to water down a landmark UN

'Modi to attend Glasgow climate meet'

 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the UN climate summit in Glasgow, the environment minister said on Thursday,

'Destroyer of harmony is enemy of nation'

 Those who destroy communal harmony are enemies of the nation, government and humanity, said Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM

Erdogan threatens to expel 10 Western envoys

 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday threatened to expel the ambassadors of the United States, Germany and eight

'Straight roads are most accident-prone'

 It is a common perception that the bends in roads are prone to accident, but a survey has found

Chinese company blacklisted by Pakistan's power transmission

 A Chinese company has been banned from taking part in tenders and taking part in bidding for a month

Cooking oil gets costlier again deepening people's woes

 Though prices of daily essentials are beyond the purchasing capacity of poor and low-income people, consumers have to pay

AL creates trouble but speaks of peace: Mirza Fakhrul

 Bangladesh Nationalist Party's (BNP) Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday complained that the recent communal incidents in

US declares $25mn more for BD's Covid combat

 The United States (US) has declared an additional $25 million in urgent Covid-19 assistance to help Bangladesh in national

Chinese effort to gather 'micro clues' on Uyghurs laid bare in report

 Authorities in the Chinese region of Xinjiang are using predictive policing and human surveillance to gather "micro clues" about

'BD will firmly uphold traditional interfaith harmony'

 The foreign ministry on Tuesday said Bangladesh is determined to uphold its traditional interfaith harmony while punitive actions were

Protest in London over attacks on Hindus in BD

 Pastor Kajal Sarker, General Secretary of Secular Bangladesh Movement in the United Kingdom is observing a hunger strike in

'Main culprit to be nabbed soon'

 The main culprit of the communal attacks in Cumilla will be arrested soon, though he is changing his location

ACC no longer probing Evaly

 The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has decided to withdraw from the probe into the allegations of embezzlement and money laundering

WHO-led program aims to buy antiviral Covid-19 pills

 A World Health Organisation-led program to ensure poorer countries get fair access to Covid-19 vaccines, tests and treatments aims

'Conspiracy to damage India-BD relations'

 Indian state Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Tuesday expressed concern at purported attacks on religious minorities in

BB eases bringing service sector earnings home

 Bangladesh Bank (BB) has stated that from now on licensed payment service providers can work on the accounts of

Ex-US Secretary of State Collin Power dies

 Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state and top military officer, died on Monday at the age

DMP Commissioner, DG RAB promoted to grade 1

 The government has promoted Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Shafiqul Islam and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Director General Chowdhury

Protest disrupts Beijing Games torch-lighting ceremony

 Human rights activists unfurled a banner reading "No Genocide Games", waved a Tibetan flag and called for a boycott

Youth and Sports Ministry observes Sheikh Russel Day

 Ministry of Youth and Sports observed Sheikh Russel Day on Monday through different festivities in a befitting manner. It

Fire breaks out in Kuwait's largest oil refinery

 A fire broke out Monday in Kuwait's largest oil refinery, causing several injuries but no interruptions to site operations

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