All South Asia

Coronavirus: Five deaths, 480 new cases on Saturday

Bangladesh women decimate Thailand to kick-start Asia Cup campaign

Durga Puja starts in the country

More rains in five divisions including Dhaka, temperature may dip

Veteran journalist Toab Khan no more

India resumes coronavirus vaccine supply to Bangladesh

New Delhi, November 27: After vaccinating more than 100 million people in the country, India has resumed its supply of the Covid-19 vaccine to Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal and Iran, after a gap of eight months.

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.

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).

COVID-19 infected Pakistan PM Imran Khan, wife Bushra Bibi are feeling comfortable with mild symptoms 

Islamabad: Pakistan PM Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi, who have tested positive with COVID-19,  are feeling "comfortable with mild symptoms".

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.

Vaccines are allowed to be exported from India to all countries: Serum CEO Adar Poonawalla

Dhaka, January 6: News of the Indian government's recent ban on exports of the coronavirus vaccine has raised concerns. In this regard, Adar Poonawalla, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Serum Institute of India, an Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine manufacturer in Asia, said that all countries are allowed to import coronavirus vaccines from India. He made the announcement in a tweet on Tuesday (January 5).

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.

Pakistan: PM Imran Khan to impose ‘smart lockdowns’ amid virus resurge

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is chairing a meeting on Tuesday to review the Covid-19 response strategy as the daily rise in cases bounces back to the summer’s highs, with important decisions, including on "smart lockdowns," expected to be announced later in the day, Geo TV reported.

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.