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Take steps to guard Rohingya's rights in camps amid COVID-19

Fifty international human rights organisations urged Bangladesh government to take steps for protecting human rights of the residents in Rohingya refugee camps during the COVID-19 pandemic. The call was made through a letter, written to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, said a press release issued by ARTICLE 19, a London-based NGO,...

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Over 230 political parties call for closer int'l ties to fight virus

More than 230 political parties including the Communist Party of China, Bangladesher Samyabadi Dal (M-L) and Communist Party of Bangladesh (M-L) stressed the need for closer international cooperation to deal with coronavirus.In a joint open letter (JOL) on April 2 last (Thursday) the political parties appealed to the major political...

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Health minister vows to punish private hospitals for turning away patients

The government will take action against private hospitals, clinics and doctors' chambers if they remain closed during the coronavirus outbreak, Health Minister Zahid Malik said on Friday, reports bdnews24.com.Many doctors are not providing services fearing the contagion and lab technicians are shunning workplaces halting medical tests, according to the patients.In...

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Khaleda in stable condition at Gulshan residence: BNP

Khaleda Zia, who is receiving treatment at her Gulshan residence after her jail sentence was suspended, is now in stable physical condition, according to the BNP, reports bdnews24.com.Dr Zubaida Rahman, the wife of the party's acting Chairperson Tarique Rahman, is overseeing Khaleda's treatment from London, BNP Vice Chairman Prof AZM...

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Quader urges AL men to remain alert to stop rumours

Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader Friday urged the AL leaders and workers to stay alert so that none can mislead people by creating rumours over the COVID-19, reports BSS.He came up with the call through a video message sent from his Sangsad Bhaban's government residence in the city....

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TV journo tests corona positive; its 47 staff quarantined

Forty-seven employees of private television channel Independent have been put under home-quarantine after one of their colleagues tested positive for coronavirus, reports UNB."This is to inform everyone that one of our colleagues in Independent Television has tested positive for COVID 19. He's in institutional quarantine now and recovering fast," its...

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Inform police before food, relief distribution: PHQ

Police Headquarters on Thursday urged different organisations and individuals to inform police before going for distributing food and relief materials, reports UNB.The call was made to avoid mass gathering and maintain social distancing, said Md Sohel Rana, assistant inspector general (AIG-Media) of Police Headquarters.Maintaining social distancing is getting tough as...

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More US citizens to leave Dhaka tomorrow

The US Department of State and US Embassy in Dhaka have arranged second special chartered flight for US citizens and their families, reports UNB.The flight will leave Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport tomorrow (Sunday).This flight will include a Dhaka to Doha, Qatar leg and an onward connecting flight to Dulles International...

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Underprivileged people running after a truck for relief

Underprivileged people running after a truck for relief at Zero Point in the city on Friday as coronavirus pandemic created economic hardship to them — FocusBangla

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A policeman showing some keys

A policeman showing some keys after seizing those from the bikers who were roaming in the city's Khilgaon area without any reasons on Friday. But after convincing them about quarantine he returned them the keys — FE Photo

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