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Daily deaths, infection increase as 60 succumb to coronavirus and country registers nearly 4,000 new cases within 24 hours

Tiger population, size of Sunderbans increasing: PM Hasina

Record production of boro rice in the country

Embezzlement of assets worth Tk 20 crore; Case against 43 people including Hefazat leader Mamunul

BGB arrest three people for entering Bangladesh illegally

Afghanistan: Taliban militants kill Islamic cleric

Kabul: Suspected Taliban militants killed an Islamic cleric in Pul-e-Alam city of Afghanistan's Logar province on Friday, media reports said on Sunday.

Afghanistan: Twin blasts hit Kabul, 5 die

Kabul, June 12: At least five people died as two blasts rocked Afghanistan capital Kabul city on Saturday, media reports said.

Pakistan: Passenger bus crash kills 18

Khuzdar, June 11: At least 18 people died as a  passenger coach crashed in the Khuzdar region of Pakistan on Friday, media reports said.

UNICEF expresses deep concern over death and injury of children due to landmine and grenade explosions in Pakistan

Peshawar, June 9: UNICEF has expressed deep concern over the death of three children, age 10 to 16, who were reported killed in the detonation of a landmine in South Waziristan, one of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Merged Districts (KPMD) along the Afghan border, on Tuesday.

Pakistan: 30 killed, 50 injured as two passenger trains collide in Sindh

Islamabad, June 7: At least 30 people died and 50 others were injured after two passenger trains collided in the Ghotki district of Pakistan’s Sindh province on Monday, local authorities said.

India says no to coronavirus vaccine export to Bangladesh, other foreign countries for now

Dhaka, June 5: India has said no to coronavirus vaccine exports to foreign countries, including Bangladesh, as the nation is fighting a shortage of doses amid the second wave of the deadly disease, the country's external affairs ministry' spokesperson Arindam Bagchi confirmed on Thursday. 

Bangladesh sends coronavirus medical supplies to Nepal

Dhaka, June 3: The Bangladesh Army has provided emergency medical and security equipment to the Nepal Army as a token of friendship amidst the second wave of Covid-19. This was stated in a press release issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Thursday (June 3).

Controversy erupts in Sri Lanka after China sells Covid-19 vaccine to Bangladesh at lower rate

Dhaka, June 2: China has set different prices for Sinopharm's coronavirus vaccine for different countries in South Asia, causing uneasiness among its allies in the region. It has been alleged that even though Bangladesh has purchased per dose at USD 10, Bejing has charged Sri Lanka USD 15 for the same, giving rise to controversy in both countries.

Pakistan: Rights groups slam media outlet for suspending journalist critical of Army

Islamabad, June 1: Several human rights watchdogs have raised concern over the suspension of a veteran Pakistani journalist after he was critical of the country's Army recently.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has thrown the country to the wolves: Bilawal Bhutto

Islamabad: Pakistan's key opposition leader and  PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari targeted Imran Khan on the economic conditions of the country and said the PM is unsustainably borrowing money from international leasing agencies and this unprecedented borrowing is akin to mortgaging the country's economic integrity and freedom.

India's BSF obstructs construction of memorial at Tin Bigha Corridor

Dhaka, May 27: The Indian Border Security Force (BSF) is obstructing the construction of 'Bir Muktijoddha Memorial' next to the Tin Bigha Corridor at Patgram in Lalmonirhat.

Bangladesh to keep borders shut as Covid-19 situation worsens in India

Dhaka, May 22: Bangladesh has extended its closure on land borders with India for another eight days due to the worsening coronavirus infection situation in the neighbouring country. It will be effective till May 31, according to a notification sent from Bangladesh Assistant High Commission of Agartala, Tripura on Friday (May 21). It said the ban on passengers traveling across the land border with India has been extended to May 31.

Israel must be held accountable for Gaza episode: Pakistan tells OIC

Islamabad, May 20: Pakistan, while attending a special session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), is demanding that Israel should be held accountable for “crimes against humanity”, media reports said.

Bangladesh sends second shipment of coronavirus medicines to India

Dhaka, May 19: Bangladesh has sent the second shipment of coronavirus medicines and medical supplies to India. On Tuesday, Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Kolkata, Tawfiq Hasan; handed over 2,672 boxes of medicines and safety equipment to Indian Red Cross Society officials at Petrapole across the Benapole border.

BSF prevents installation of makeshift shed, import-export stopped at the border

Dhaka, May 17: Hili traders in Bangladesh have stopped all activities, including import and export, as the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) obstructed the construction of a temporary shed for passport holders in the Zero Point area of the Hakimpur Hili border in Dinajpur. They stopped import and export on Sunday (May 16) from 3:30 pm.