Economic recovery: ADB approves $250m loan for BD

Dhaka, Sept 25 : The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Friday approved a $250 million policy-based loan to support Bangladesh's economic recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic.This is the first subprogramme of the programmatic $500 million Sustainable Economic Recovery Programme.The objective of the Sustainable Economic Recovery Programme is ...

Dengue outbreak in Bangladesh: 221 more hospitalized

Dhaka, Sept 25 :  Another 164 new dengue patients were hospitalized across the country in 24 hours till Saturday morning.The number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease remained static at 59 as no fresh death was reported during the 24-hour period, said the Directorate General of ...

Covid in BD: Daily cases fall below 1,000 after 4 months

Dhaka, Sept 25 : Covid-19 in Bangladesh claimed 25 more lives, the lowest in four months, and infected 818 in 24 hours till Saturday morning.The number of single-day Covid cases was recorded below 1,000 in May 17 last, logging 698 cases. The new cases were detected after ...

Smuggled firearms “from India” causing concern

Dhaka, Sept 25 :  The increasing illegal arrival of small firearms reportedly from India to Bangladesh is causing a new headache for the country’s law enforcement agencies, thanks to a well-organised gang of smugglers.The gunrunners have allegedly established an efficient network that spreads across the Indian ...

Possibility of Covid rises: Schools, colleges to be shut

Dhaka, Sept 25 :  If there is any report or possibility of rise in Covid cases in any educational institution then those will be closed, said Education Minister Dipu Moni on Saturday.“But no such situation has so far arisen anywhere. If any report comes, we’ll take ...

Five girl students contract Covid in Thakurgaon school

Thakurgaon, Sept 24 -- Within two weeks of the reopening of schools in the country, five students of classes IV and V have tested positive for Covid at a primary school in Thakurgaon sadar upazila.This has prompted the authorities to suspend all classes of IV and ...

Covid in Bangladesh: 24 die in 24 hours, lowest since May 15

Dhaka, Sept 23 : Covid-19 killed 24 more people and infected 1,144 others in Bangladesh in 24 hours till Thursday morning.This is the lowest death toll in the country since May 15 when the country saw 22 single-day deaths.The latest cases were detected after testing 24,820 ...

US to provide $158 mn more for Rohingyas, host community

Dhaka, Sept 23 : The United States will contribute nearly $180 million in additional assistance for the humanitarian crisis facing Rohingya in and outside Myanmar, and for Rohingya refugees and affected host communities in Bangladesh. "Of this funding, nearly $158 million is for programmes inside Bangladesh," said ...

15,000 people in Cox’s Bazar receive UNHCR’s aid

Dhaka, Sept 23 : The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has distributed financial aid among 15,000 people in Cox’s Bazar.UNHCR sent Tk 2500 each through bKash to the pandemic-hit most vulnerable individuals and people living in extreme poverty in Cox’s Bazar, said a media ...

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