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PM reaches Washington DC from New York

Would have used EVM in 300 seats if I could: EC Alamgir

Contractor GK Shamim, 7 others get life sentence in arms case

32 killed after boat capsizes on Karatoya river in Panchagarh

Shakib, Puja to work together again

Avoid travel to India if not necessary: Doraiswami

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, January 10: Indian High Commissioner to Dhaka, Vikram Doraiswamy, said it would be the best for Bangladeshi nationals if they avoid travelling to India unless an urgent need. However, the land ports to enter India will remain open and the visa services will also be functional.

Sri Lanka extends all types of visas to foreigners for another 30 days

Colombo, July 9: Sri Lanka has extended the validity period of all types of visas for foreigners currently staying in the country till 8 August, considering the ongoing restrictions on international travel.

Coronavirus: India records 34,703 cases, 553 deaths in the last 24 hours

New Delhi, July 6: After 111 days, India on Tuesday reported its lowest Covid-19 caseload as the neighbouring country recorded 34,703 fresh coronavirus cases.

Covaxin overall 77.8 percent effective against Covid-19, claims India's Bharat Biotech

New Delhi, July 3: Indian biotechnology company Bharat Biotech has claimed its anti-Covid-19 vaccine, Covaxin, is 77.8 percent effective against the deadly virus.

Afghanistan reports 1,940 new cases, 86 Covid-19 deaths in last 24 hours

Kabul, July 1: The Afghanistan Ministry of Public Health on Thursday reported 1,940 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours.

Covid-19: More than 40 Delta Plus cases detected in India

New Delhi, June 23: More than 40 cases of Delta Plus variant of COVID-19 have been detected in India with clusters seen in three states, Maharashtra, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh, media reports said.

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.

Emergency services will be available at 5 Indian Visa Centers

Dhaka, May 1: Bangladesh has closed all borders with India due to the dire situation in India. However, in the meantime, the Indian High Commission has decided to provide services in five visa centers in Bangladesh in case of emergency. The Indian High Commission in Dhaka said this in a message on Thursday night.

Two person from Bhutanese Prime Minister's Dhaka contingent test positive for coronavirus

Dhaka, April 3: Two members of the Royal Academy of Performing Arts (RAPA) who came with Bhutanese Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering during his recent visit to Bangladesh have contracted coronavirus. They are being treated at a hospital in Dhaka, Bhutan's national daily Kuensel reported on Thursday (April 1).

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches world's biggest Covid-19 vaccination drive

New Delhi, January 16: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the world's biggest Covid-19 vaccination drive in the nation, which is one of the worst Novel Coronavirus-hit countries.

Pakistan witnessing surge in Covid-19 cases, over 3000 cases recorded

Dhaka, November 27: Pakistan is witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases as the nation recorded over 3000 cases for the past three days.

Bangladesh inks bond with India's Serum Institute for 30 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine

Dhaka, November 5: A tripartite agreement has been signed between the Serum Institute of India, Beximco Pharma of Bangladesh and the Ministry of Health for the Oxford-made coronavirus vaccine. According to the agreement, the Serum Institute will supply 30 million doses of vaccine from Oxford to Bangladesh, the country's Health Minister Zahid Maleque told reporters after signing the agreement at the health ministry on Thursday (November 5).

Pakistan: COVID-19 tally crosses 1,000 mark for first time since July 

Islamabad: Showing a slow rise in the number of active COVID-19 cases, the country registered more than 1,000 cases for the first time since July on Oct 29, media reports said on Friday.

Bangladesh Medical Research Council approves COVID-19 vaccine trial of Chinese firm

Dhaka: Bangladesh Medical Research Council (BMRC) has approved the phase 3 trial of a COVID-19 vaccine developed by a Chinese firm Sinovac, Doctor Mahmud-Uz-Zaman, Director of the BMRC, confirmed the matter to UNI on Sunday.

British media reports claim massive import of COVID-19 cases in UK are from Pakistan

London: Certains section of the British media have claimed that half of Britain's most-recent imported coronavirus cases are believed to have come from Pakistan.