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Latest Netflix Series to Watch in Your Coronavirus Home Quarantine

In your hectic days you might have a fantasy of taking a long vacation which you want to spend sitting on the couch ideally...

Virus prevention measures turn violent in parts of Africa

Police fired tear gas at a crowd of Kenyan ferry commuters as the country's first day of a coronavirus curfew slid into chaos. Elsewhere,...

Virus infections top 600,000 worldwide, long fight ahead

The number of confirmed coronavirus infections worldwide topped 600,000 on Saturday as new cases stacked up quickly in Europe and the United States and...

Brunei reports first COVID-19 death

Brunei reported the first death case from COVID-19 in the country, the Ministry of Health said on Saturday. According to the health ministry, the deceased...

International

Virus prevention measures turn violent in parts of Africa

Police fired tear gas at a crowd of Kenyan ferry commuters as the country's first day of a coronavirus...

Virus infections top 600,000 worldwide, long fight ahead

The number of confirmed coronavirus infections worldwide topped 600,000 on Saturday as new cases stacked up quickly in Europe and the United States and...

Brunei reports first COVID-19 death

Brunei reported the first death case from COVID-19 in the country, the Ministry of Health said on Saturday. According to the health ministry, the deceased...

Italy sees record high single-day deaths

The cumulative number of coronavirus cases in Italy reached 86,498 on Friday, exceeding the total figure registered in China, according to data by the...

Air New Zealand crews test positive for COVID-19

Air New Zealand said on Saturday that eight crew members have tested positive for COVID-19. A spokesperson from Air New Zealand said that eight Air...

Turkey’s COVID-19 cases surge by 2,069 to 5,698

Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca announced 2,069 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, bringing the total number of infections to 5,698 in the country. In addition,...

Bangladesh

Coronavirus: 10 houses under lockdown after death of a man in Bogura

Local administration has put ten houses under lockdown after the death of a 50-year old man from breathing complications...

Monirampur AC Land withdrawn for public shaming of 3 people

Sayema Hasan, assistant commissioner (Land) of Monirampur upazila, has been withdrawn after huge criticisms on social media over the humiliation of three old people...

ADB okays $300,000 grant to support Bangladesh’s fight against coronavirus

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Saturday approved $300,000 emergency grant to support the Bangladesh government’s fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According to an...

3 burned dead in city fire

Three people were burned to death as a fire broke out at a house in the city’s Mirpur early Saturday. The deceased were identified as...

Air Quality Index: Dhaka’s air still ‘unhealthy’

Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka was ranked fourth worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) on Saturday morning. The city had a score of 164 at 08:49am,...

Politics

Dhaka-Delhi ties are of friendship, not slavery: Quader

Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said Bangladesh’s relations with India are of...

‘Hawa Bhaban’ imposed 10pc ‘toll’ on business: Hasan

Information Minister and Awami League Joint General Secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud on Monday said it is known to all...

Economy

Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft board

Microsoft Corp co-founder Bill Gates, who made the company one of the world's most valuable technology firms, stepped down from the board on Friday...

ADP implementation 37.09pc in eight months

The implementation rate of the Annual Development Programme (ADP) during July-February period of the current fiscal year (FY20) was 37.09 per cent with an...

Coca-Cola to invest $200m to boost BD operations

The Coca-Cola Company, one of the world's top three beverage manufacturers, plans to further expand its Bangladesh operations by investing $200 million over the...

Bangladesh eyes more investment, trade with image boost: FM

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Wednesday said Bangladesh wants to make the best use of the next two years to boost its...

India to resume onion exports from March 15

The Indian government has amended the export policy for onions to allow their export from March 15, the commerce and industry ministry said on...

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Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday he has tested positive for the coronavirus, while the number of infections in the United States surged...

US has most infections as virus tightens grip on the world

U.S. coronavirus infections surged to top the world amid warnings that the pandemic is accelerating in cities like New York, Chicago and Detroit, while...

US coronavirus death toll rises to six, all in Washington state

The number of US deaths from the novel coronavirus rose to six on Monday, all in the state of Washington, officials said, signaling the...

Olympics will go ahead, says Japan PM

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the Tokyo Olympic Games will go ahead as planned in July, despite coronavirus concerns resulting in the postponement...

Putin backs changes to stay in power until 2036

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday opened the door to constitutional changes that would allow him to remain in power until 2036 if he...

Putin says false virus rumours ‘organised from abroad’

False rumours about the new coronavirus circulating in Russia are being directed from abroad, President Vladimir Putin claimed Wednesday at a government meeting. He told...

Sports

Dybala tests positive for coronavirus

Juventus and Argentina forward Paulo Dybala has tested positive for coronavirus but has no symptoms, the Italian Serie A club said on Saturday, making...

Bangladesh’s series against Ireland postponed

Cricket Ireland and Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have agreed to postpone the planned seven-match men's series between the two sides scheduled to be played...

BCB adopts ‘work from home’ policy

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Saturday announced that it will follow the ‘work from home’ policy from March 22, aiming to prevent the transmission...

South America eyes September start for 2022 qualifiers

The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said in a statement it has asked FIFA for permission to begin the qualifying rounds for the 2022...

Life style

Home quarantine guidelines for COVID-19

In view of the currently limited knowledge of the disease caused by COVID-19 infection and its transmission patterns, the Directorate General of Health Services...

Dine out without straying from your healthy habits

For some people, eating out is an occasional indulgence. For others, it's a way of life. Either way, moderate portions and careful choices can...

An egg a day not tied to risk of heart disease

The controversy about whether eggs are good or bad for your heart health may be solved, and about one a day is fine. A team...

How sitting for long hours can affect your health

Does your job entail sitting glued to the chair for long hours? Science says that not getting up and moving intermittently can negatively impact...

Entertainment

Latest Netflix Series to Watch in Your Coronavirus Home Quarantine

In your hectic days you might have a fantasy of taking a long vacation which you want to spend sitting on the couch ideally...

Priyanka, Nick spreading awareness during self-isolation

Power couple Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are quite active on social media in updating their whereabouts and also extending a helping hand in...

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli spread awareness about coronavirus

Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and Indian cricketer Virat Kohli are doing their bit to spread awareness about coronavirus. The star couple took to their...

Actress Pori Moni ties the knot

Dhallywood heartthrob Pori Moni has tied the knot with director Kamruzzaman Rony. They tied the knot at the office of actress and director Hridi Haq...

Science & Tech

Galaxy S20 GPS lock issue joins growing list of problems

Samsung’s early 2020 flagship is shaping up to be quite a controversial handset and not because it’s easily scratchable or breakable. While the phone’s...

Apple closing every store outside greater China until March 27

Apple Inc decided to close all of its stores globally, except those in greater China, for the next two weeks to reduce the risk of coronavirus...

Facebook tests cross-posting stories to Instagram with experimental feature

Facebook's ever-increasing influence over the Instagram app could soon extend to the popular stories format. The social media giant is reportedly testing a new...

NASA satellite offers urban carbon dioxide insights

A new study of NASA and U.S. universities on carbon dioxide emissions for 20 major cities around the world has provided the first direct,...