45 deaths within 24 hours, country records lowest cases in eight weeks
Site where Pakistani Pakistani aggressors surrender to be made into tourist spot
Owners and workers demand introduction of long distance public transport before Eid
25,000 vehicles cross the Bangabandhu Bridge in 24 hours
Govt. directive goes for a toss as two more ferries operate to contain homebound passengers
Dhaka, May 8: In the last 24 hours, 45 more people have died in the country due to the deadly coronavirus (Covid-19). With this, the number of deaths in Corona in the country has increased to 11,878.
Dhaka, May 8: Awami League General Secretary and Minister for Road Transport and Bridges Obaidul Quader said the project has been taken up to make the site of speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on March 7 and the surrender of the Pakistani aggressors tourists spot. These places and their history have been disputed in the past. The government has taken initiative to present them properly to the new generation.
Dhaka, May 8: The Bangladesh Road Transport Owners Association, Bangladesh Bus-Truck Owners Association and Bangladesh Road Transport Workers Federation have demanded the introduction of long-distance passenger and freight transport in compliance with the health rules. The organizations made the demand at a joint press conference at the National Press Club on Saturday (May 8) at 11 am.
Dhaka, May 8: The government's decision on the application to take BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia abroad will be announced on Sunday (May 9). On Saturday afternoon, Law Minister Anisul Huq said, "We will send the decision of the Law Ministry to the Home Ministry by Saturday. The government's decision will be announced by the Home Ministry on Sunday."
Dhaka, May 8: An Indian variant of the deadly coronavirus has been identified in the country. The Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) said on Saturday (May 8) that the Indian stain had been detected in a sample test at the Evercare Hospital in the capital. It was published in the Global Initiative on Sharing Avian Influenza Data (GISAID) in Germany.
Dhaka, May 8: Today is the 25th of Baishakh, the 161st birth anniversary of renowned poet and polymath Rabindranath Tagore. The two memorised days of the Bengali calendar are 25th Baishakh- Tagore's birth date- and 22nd Shravan- his demise. Rabindranath remains attached to the Bengali individual's mind especially on these two days.
Dhaka, May 8: Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said that if the health rules are not followed, the situation in the country will be worse than in India. So the health rules must be obeyed. The minister made the remarks while distributing food aid among the needy in Eid-ul-Fitr and pandemic at Manikganj Shuvro Center on Friday (May 7) afternoon.
Dhaka, May 8: Historic 7 May. A memorable day for the democracy-loving people of Bangladesh. On this day in 2007, during the state of emergency declared by the then caretaker government, Bangabandhu's daughter Sheikh Hasina returned to the country to restore democracy after overcoming hundreds of adversities after receiving treatment from the United States.
Dhaka, May 8: Ten patients returning from India have been admitted to Chittagong Medical College (CMC) Hospital. They were admitted to two wards of the hospital around 3 am on Friday (May 7).
Dhaka, May 7: Coronavirus has killed 37 more people across the country in the last 24 hours. So far, the death toll in the country has risen to 11,833. On March 26, 39 people died.
Dhaka, May 7: Hefazat leader Shahinur Pasha was arrested at midnight on Friday. Shahinur, arrested from Bankalapara in Sylhet, is the legal secretary of the defunct committee of Hefazat-e-Islam. He was in contact with London-based BNP leader Tarique Rahman, law enforcement officials said.
Dhaka, May 7: An HR officer of a Chinese company in Comilla EPZ, was stabbed to death by miscreants. The incident took place on Friday (April 30) afternoon in front of Rosa Super Market near the main gate of Comilla EPZ on Tomchambridge-Bakhrabad Road in the city.
Dhaka, May 7: President Mohammad Abdul Hamid received the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine on Thursday, 57 days after taking the first dose. The president's wife Rashida Khanam also took the second dose of the vaccine.
Dhaka, May 7: The government has issued eight directives on wearing masks outside the home during the coronavirus pandemic. The directive was given in the official information statement on Thursday (May 6).
Dhaka, May 7: Police on Thursday detained three men and a woman for questioning on suspicion of involvement in the incident after recovering five cocktail bombs from a warehouse at Barmi Bazar in Gazipur's Sreepur upazila.