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2 killed in Jhenaidah in fight over local supremacy

Two people were killed and six others injured in a clash between two factions of villagers over establishing supremacy at Dhuliapara in Shailakupa upazila on Monday. The deceased were identified as Obhi Mandal, 25, son of Lokman Mandal and Laltu Mandal, 35, son of Manzir Mandal of the village. Quoting locals, police said Mandal and Kha groups had been at ... Read More »

Teen abducts child for ransom to buy phone, kills him later

A teenager told a court in Panchagarh on Monday that he kidnapped and murdered a child for Tk 20,000 to buy a mobile phone at Nayekpara village of Debiganj upazila. The teen issued a confessional statement before Senior Judicial Magistrate Md Minhazur Rahman. The juvenile was sent to the child ward of District Central Jail due to coronavirus outbreak, said ... Read More »

345 members of BD armed forced admitted to CMH with COVID-19

A total of 345 members of Armed Forces both in-service and retired military / civilian members and their families have been admitted to Dhaka CMH after being infected with Covid-19 till today (Monday). Among them,  88 infected patients have fully recovered and returned to their respective homes, six have died  and all the other patients admitted are healthy, said a ... Read More »

Police constable died Saturday: Death toll of policemen 7

Dhaka, May 10 – Another policeman died from coronavirus while performing duties in the city. Constable Jalal Uddin Khoka, 48, a member of Traffic East Division of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), died at 7:10 pm on Saturday while being treated at Rajarbagh Central Police Hospital, said Assistant Inspector General (AIG-media) of Police Headquarters Md Sohel Rana. Read More »

The digital divide widens amid global COVID-19 lockdown

By Samira Sadeque UNITED NATIONS, May 8 2020 (IPS) – The digital divide has become more pronounced than ever amid the global coronavirus lockdown, but experts are concerned that in the current circumstances this divide, where over 46 percent of the world’s population remain without technology or internet access, could grow wider — particularly among women. Read More »

UP chairman, 6 members suspended over irregularities in relief distribution

The Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Ministry has suspended a Union Parishad (UP) chairman and six UP members over irregularities in relief distribution. LGRD Ministry issued a notification in this regard on Tuesday. So far, 49 public representatives have so far been suspended for misappropriating relief materials. Among them, 18 UP chaiman, 29 UP member, one Zila Parishad member ... Read More »

55 RAB-11 members at Narayanganj test virus positive.

At least 55 members of Rapid Action Battalion have been infected with coronavirus in Narayanganj. Lt Cl Imran Ullah Sarkar, commanding officer of Rab-11, confirmed the development, saying they tested positive for Covid-19 in recent days despite not having any symptom like that of the virus. The infected members underwent treatment at two isolation centers: one installed at the Rab-11 ... Read More »

‘General holiday may be extended further till May 16’

As coronavirus continues to claim more lives and infect a larger number of people every day, the government has decided to extend the ongoing general holidays again till May 16 in a bid to prevent the transmission of the deadly virus. “The decision to extend the ongoing general holidays has been taken. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will take initiatives in this ... Read More »