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Bangladesh starts releasing prisoners amid pandemic

DHAKA: Bangladesh has started releasing prisoners convicted of minor offences as a precautionary action to control infection among the overcrowded prisons in the country, said an official. Inspector General of Prisons Brigadier General Mustafa Kamal Pasha told Anadolu Agency: “The jail authority will release 2,884 prisoners across the country in ...

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Bangladesh reopens garment factories

DHAKA: Bangladesh has reopened hundreds of its garment factories this week after nearly one month of closures to fight the coronavirus pandemic in a move critics say risks igniting a sharp increase in infections among workers. An industry group said that about 850 factories are operating with fewer workers than ...

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Shakib Al Hasan auctions his bat for COVID-19 fight

DHAKA: Bangladesh ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan puts his bat which he used to make an avalanche of feats during the last World Cup (WC) up for auction to raise money to fight against coronavirus. Shakib’ announcement came just two days after Mushfiqur Rahim’s decision to put his bat using ...

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Bangladesh coronavirus death toll reaches 50

DHAKA: Bangladesh reported four more death from coronavirus infection, while 295 new cases of Covid-19 infection has found in the last 24 hours, Health Minister Zahid Maleque said on Wednesday. He said the death toll now stands at 50 while the total number of infected has reached 1,231 so far ...

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Bangladesh film about girl surfer faces calls to be banned

DHAKA: Supreme Court lawyer Huzzatul Islam issued a legal notice to the filmmakers and filed a petition in the High Court demanding authorities revoke the censor certificate of film “No Dorai” in Bangladesh where it is unusual for women to swim in public. The film’s producer, Mahboob Rahman, said the ...

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Bangladesh sentences 7 militants to death in cafe attack

DHAKA: A special anti-terrorism tribunal in Bangladesh sentenced seven members of a banned militant group to death for their involvement in an attack on a Dhaka cafe that killed more than 20 people, mostly foreigners. Judge Mojibur Rahman found the men from the Jumatul Mujahedeen Bangladesh group guilty of various ...

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Bangladesh need more top level Tests, says Mominul

KOLKATA: Bangladesh skipper Mominul Haque said that playing more Tests against top sides was the only way forward after they suffered a crushing loss to India in a day-night Test. The tourists went down by an innings and 46 runs in Kolkata to be whitewashed in the two-match series. The ...

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Suu Kyi to defend Myanmar against genocide charge

DHAKA: Myanmar’s government vowed to defend the country from allegations of genocide at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). In a statement on its official Facebook page, Myanmar’s State Counsellor’s Office said State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will lead a delegation to the court next month. “The State Counsellor, ...

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Bangladesh flies in onion supplies as price hits record high

DHAKA: Bangladesh is urgently importing onions by air as the price of the essential ingredient in local dishes soared to record highs, an official said on Sunday, with even the prime minister chopping the bulb from her menu. The price of onions — a sensitive subject in South Asia where ...

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Kohli praises India after emphatic win over Bangladesh

KOLKATA: Indian skipper Virat Kohli praised “clinical” India after their pacemen helped crush Bangladesh by an innings and 130 runs inside three days of the opening Test. Mohammed Shami claimed four wickets and returned match figures of 7-58 as Bangladesh were bowled out for 213 in the final session in ...

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