Number of COVID-19 infected policemen crosses 1,500

A total of 1,509 police members got infected with coronavirus as of Saturday while performing their duties during the pandemic. Among the infected police members, 708 are from Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) alone, officials at Police Headquarters told UNB. Besides, six members of the law enforcement agency died from the virus during the same period, […]

Russia records more than 10,000 new virus cases in a day

Russian authorities said on Saturday they had recorded 10,817 new cases of the coronavirus in the last day, pushing the nationwide tally to 198,676. Russia’s coronavirus taskforce said that 104 people had died overnight, bringing the national death toll to 1,827. Russian coronavirus cases overtook French and German infections this week to become the fifth-highest […]

‘Turkey to take Rohingya issue to UNSC’

Turkey has assured Bangladesh of raising the Rohingya issue at the next meeting of the UN Security Council (UNSC) as Rohingya problem remains unresolved putting much burden on Bangladesh. Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu made the assurance during a telephone conversation with his Bangladesh counterpart AK Abdul Momen on Saturday. The Turkish foreign minister also […]

Dhaka shopping centres not opening before Eid

Popular shopping destinations Gausia and Chandni Chowk will also not reopen before the Eid-ul-Fitr amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The businessmen of the shopping centres took the decision after a meeting on Saturday afternoon, said Chandni Chowk Businessmen Forum chairman Md Nizam Uddin. “We, the businessmen of 11 shopping centres, have decided not to reopen […]