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Govt procures 74,864 tonnes of boro rice in Rajshahi div

Rajshahi, July 4 – As part of its ongoing Boro rice procurement drive, the government has, so far, purchased 74,864.20 tonnes of the newly harvested boro rice in all eight districts under Rajshahi division during the current season despite the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Simultaneously, 11,072.28 tonnes of Boro paddy was also procured from the same areas in the same ... Read More »

Govt asks Red zone-residents to offer prayers at home

Religious Affairs Ministry directed the dwellers of red zone areas across the country to offer their religious prayers at home and avoid congregations in places of worship. The ministry issued the directive in a press release in this regard on Saturday. In its six-point directives the ministry said all the devotees of red zone areas are asked to offer prayers ... Read More »

Govt reaches relief to 64.9 million people

Dhaka, June 8: As many as 64.9 million people across the country have received government’s assistances, including relief materials, as the government continues its efforts to mitigate their sufferings in the wake of the pandemic COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. Read More »

Govt has failed to contain coronavirus outbreak: Dr Kamal

Gonoforum President Dr Kamal Hossain on Tuesday said that coronavirus is seriously affecting public life as the government has failed to control its outbreak in the country. In a statement, Dr Kamal and his party’s General Secretary Dr Reza Kibria urged the government to take proper steps to contain the virus and gain people’s confidence. “The impact of the coronavirus ... Read More »

Govt increases bus fares by 60 pc

The government has increased fares of inter-district and long routes (Dhaka, Chittagong cities and adjoining areas) bus and minibuses by 60 percent, in order to compensate bus owners carrying 50 percent less passengers to prevent the transmission of coronavirus. Read More »

Cooperate with govt over corona crisis: Quader tells parties

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Tuesday urged all parties to extend cooperation to government during the coronavirus situation for the sake of the country’s people. He also called upon political parties to refrain from indulging in mudslinging and play responsible roles. Quader made the call at a virtual media briefing from his official residence. “Unity will be our ... Read More »

Govt of creating scope for spread of the virus: BNP

BNP on Sunday alleged that the government has created a scope for the spread of the deadly coronavirus instead of containing it by easing the shutdown and allowing reopening of businesses. “They relaxed the shutdown and allowed the reopening of shops and markets without considering its possible impact on people. The government could have feed people for at least four ... Read More »

Govt ‘abusing’ Digital Security Act to hide facts: BNP

Dhaka, May 10 – BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday accused the government of arresting people to hide facts by ‘abusing’ the Digital Security ACT amid the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking at a press conference at BNP Chairperson’s Gulshan office, he also demanded the government revoke the act. Read More »