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Parliament to go into session on April 18

News Desk: The 11th Jatiya Sangsad (JS) will go into its seventh session on April 18. President Abdul Hamid today convened the session as per his power under article 72(1) of the constitution, according to a press release of the parliament secretariat. The session will begin at 5:00pm on the …

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Bangladesh reports 3 more coronavirus deaths, 35 test positive in 24hrs: DGHS

News Desk: Three more died of coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours, DGHS said today. This is the highest number of deaths in a day so far in the country. The death toll now stands at 12. Thirty-five people have tested positive for Covid-19 in last 24 hours, Prof …

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UGC asks private universities to stop admissions, grades without tests

News Desk: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has ordered private universities to stop assigning students’ grades without holding semester finals as well as enrolling new students without admission tests, due to the evolving coronavirus situation. “Several universities have taken the decision to assign students’ grades without holding semester final exams or …

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Coronavirus: Another dies in Bangladesh, 18 more test positive

News Desk: The uptick in Covid-19 cases comes after health authorities recently arranged to test samples of suspected patients around the country Bangladesh has reported one more death from the coronavirus pandemic in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to nine. Besides, 18 more people have tested positive …

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Covid-19: Each division to get 10 ICU beds this week

News Desk: Govt exploring more facilities for coronavirus treatment throughout the country While the health authorities have ensured 80 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds for Dhaka division, the government is planning to install 10 ICU beds with ventilation facilities in every divisional city outside Dhaka. At present, around 34 ICU …

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Govt extends public transport ban till April 11

News Desk: The government has extended the ongoing suspension on the operation of all types of passenger transportation till April 11, to contain the spread of coronavirus. The Road Transport and Highways Division took the decision today, said Abu Naser, deputy chief information officer of the road transport and bridges ministry. …

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Thousands returning to Dhaka amid shutdown

News Desk: Thousands of people were seen coming to Dhaka from Savar, Manikganj, Barishal, Mymensingh, Gazipur and many other parts of the country amid the nationwide shutdown enforced to combat the spread of coronavirus. Due to the ongoing suspension of public transport operation, some rode goods-laden vehicles whereas some opted to travel …

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Bangladesh reports 2 more coronavirus deaths

News Desk: Two more coronavirus patients have died in the last 24 hours in the country, taking the number of deaths from the infection to eight, IEDCR said today. Of them, one was 90-year-old, and the other was 68, said Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora, director of Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control …

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India blacklists 960 foreigners over Tablighi Jamaat event during quarantine

News Desk: India has blacklisted 960 foreigners currently in India on tourist visas for their involvement in the activities of the religious group Tablighi Jamaat, whose event in Delhi last month saw several attendees testing Covid-19 positive. So far, more than 550 people with links to the Tablighi Jamaat gathering in …

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Bangladesh to lose 0.2%-0.4% GDP growth rate due to virus outbreak: ADB

News Desk: Around 0.2% to 0.4% of Bangladesh’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate may be lost due to Covid-19 outbreak, as forecasted by the Asian Development Bank. According to the Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2020, ADB’s flagship economic publication, Bangladesh is expected to grow by 7.8% in Fiscal Year 2020. …

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