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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

Saudi Arabia says no to foreigners for Hajj

Riyadh, June 12: Saudi Arabia will only allow its 60,000 vaccinated residents to perform the annual Hajj, state media reported on Saturday.

Foreign medical students allowed to enter the country

Dhaka, June 10: Foreign medical students studying in Bangladesh have been allowed to enter the country. A group of students are scheduled to arrive in Bangladesh from Nepal on a flight on Thursday (June 10).

Over 100 trains to run from June 9

Dhaka, June 8: A total of 19 pairs of intercity and 10 pairs of commuter (including local) trains will run from tomorrow (Wednesday) across the country, including the capital. With this, the number of intercity trains will be 37 pairs and the number of commuter trains will be 14 pairs, which means more than 100 trains will run across the country from Wednesday (June 9).

Covid-19: No Hajj for Bangladeshi travellers

Dhaka, June 3: Hajj pilgrimage was halted last year due to the global pandemic of the coronavirus and Saudi Arabia's refusal to allow it. Hajj pilgrimage will be closed this time like last time, as stated by Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal while addressing the proposed budget for FY 2021-22 in Parliament on Thursday (June 3).

Covid-19: Travellers from these 11 countries barred from entering Bangladesh

Dhaka, June 2: Entry to Bangladesh from 11 countries has been banned due to Covid-19 infection. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has released a new list of travel bans on a total of 11 countries, including seven new ones.

Long-distance launch services to resume

Dhaka, May 27: After a two-day shutdown, the government on Thursday (May 27) allowed long-range two-engine launches on domestic routes. The permission was given after Cyclone Yaas moved off the coast to India.

Cyclone Yaas: Launch services stalled

Dhaka, May 26: Cyclone Yaas, which formed in the Bay of Bengal, is moving towards the Odisha-West Bengal coast of India. As a result, the BIWTA has announced the closure of inland routes due to hostile weather.

Banglabazar-Shimulia launch service resumes

Dhaka, May 25: Launches have resumed on the Banglabazar-Shimulia waterway after a long 49-day lockdown. Passengers were relieved as the launch service started. Passengers bound for Dhaka started crossing the launch from 6 am on Monday.

Bangladeshi travellers barred from travelling to Israel

Dhaka, May 24: Regarding the omission of the 'except Israel' part from the 'valid in all countries of the world except Israel' section of the Bangladeshi passport, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the change has been made in that part to maintain the 'international standard' of the Bangladeshi e-passport. The ban on Bangladeshi passport holders traveling to Israel remains unchanged. This information was given in a press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday (May 23).

Biman Bangladesh suspends Saudi Arabia flights for five days

Dhaka, May 20: Biman Bangladesh Airlines has suspended all flights to Saudi Arabia from May 20 to May 24. The decision was announced to the media in a notification on Thursday (May 20).

Italy extends ban on Bangladeshis from entering country

Rome, May 17: In Italy, the situation is improving. However, the Ministry of Health has extended the ban on entry of citizens of three countries, including Bangladesh, till May 30 to curb the new rise. Earlier, the entry ban was until May 15. Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza signed the ordinance.

Etihad Airways introduces Verified to Fly travel document initiative

Abu Dhabi, May 13: From 12 May 2021, travellers flying from Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will be able to validate their Covid-19 travel documents before arriving at the airport. Guests can arrive at the airport with confidence and with peace of mind, knowing they have met all essential requirements before their flight.

People crowd at Banglabazar ferry ghat

Dhaka, May 10: Due to government ban, no ferry left Banglabazar Ghat in Madaripur for Shimulia in Munshiganj after 11am on Sunday. As a result, emergency vehicles and passengers heading to Dhaka were crowded at Banglabazar Ghat. As soon as the three ferries reached the Banglabazar Ghat from Shimulia at around 8 pm, the passengers stumbled. The three ferries left for Shimulia with about 3,000 passengers and hundreds of vehicles.

25,000 vehicles cross the Bangabandhu Bridge in 24 hours

Dhaka, May 8: People are leaving Dhaka with their families. Due to this, the pressure has increased on the Dhaka-Tangail-Bangabandhu Bridge Highway, the gateway to North Bengal. In the last 24 hours, more than 25,000 vehicles have crossed the Bangabandhu Bridge. The toll of Tk 1.90 crore has been collected. Several sources at the bridge authority confirmed the matter at noon on Saturday (May 8).

Govt. directive goes for a toss as two more ferries operate to contain homebound passengers

Dhaka, May 8: Two more ferries named Enayetpuri and Shah Paran from Shimuliaghat in Munshiganj have left for Banglabazar. A total of three ferries left Shimulia Ghat on the same day despite the ban. It is estimated that about 12,000 passengers have used the ferries.