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Bangladesh mosques continue to hold prayers despite virus threatsAzan, congregations, and Jumma prayers will continue to be held as usual at all mosques in Bangladesh, said Islamic Foundation on Monday.However, the authorities concerned have been requested to clean the mosques thoroughly with disinfectants before holding prayers five times a day. It was also urged to removing carpets from all the mosques and making ...
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Clerics opine to continue prayers at mosques Alems-Ulemas (Islamic scholars) have decided to continue prayers at mosques across the country amid the outbreak of coronavirus.They came to the decision after a meeting a meeting with the officials of Islamic Foundation (IF) at Agargaon in Dhaka with IF director general Anis Mahmud in the chair. Alems-Ulemas also provided some guidelines for general people, imams, ...
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Court sends bank official to jail over rape threat to AC (Land)JASHORE: A court here on Monday sent a private commercial bank official to jail for allegedly threatening to rape former assistant commissioner (Land) of Monirampur upazila Sayeema Hasan.Zafar Ahmed, regional head of Agent Banking Division of Dutch-Bangla Bank Limited, was sent to jail after police  produced him before Jashore Senior Judicial Magistrate Court seeking five ...
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Miscreants gangrape girl after entering home in guise of policeFive youths have allegedly gangraped a girl after entering her house in the guise of police for searching coronavirus patients in Sadar upazila of Jamalpur.Medical tests of the girl were completed at Jamalpur General Hospital on Monday.Police, however, arrested an accused after filing of a case.The victim's father said, some 5/6 youths identified themselves as ...
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4 killed as train rams auto-rickshaw in RangpurFour passengers of a battery-run auto-rickshaw were killed when the engine of a train rammed into the vehicle in Pirgachha upazila of Rangpur on Monday.Two persons were also injured in the accident that occurred in Anandanagar Rail Crossing at about 1pm.The deceased could not be identified yet. Witnesses said Bonapara-bound light engine smashed the auto-rickshaw in the rail ...
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Jashore child dies at isolation wardA 12-year-old boy, who had been suffering from cold, cough, fever, and respiratory problems, died at the isolation ward of Jashore General Hospital on Monday morning.The child was the resident of Enayetpur village in Sadar upazila of the district.The boy was brought to the hospital on Sunday afternoon. He was kept under quarantine in the ...
36 deaths in 6 countries
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8 Bangladeshis die Coronavirus in NY in 24 hrsThirty-six Bangadesh nationals have died from coronavirus in different countries. Of them, eight reportedly died in New York in last 24 hours.Besides, deaths of two more Bangladeshi women were reported at Detroit city in Michigan and Paterson of New Jersey. Both women hailed from Sylhet.A pall of gloom and grief descended on the Bangladesh community ...
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Another infected with virus; 4 more recoveredOne more person has infected with COVID-19 in the country, taking the number of the confirmed cases to 49, the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) said Monday.IEDCR Director Prof Meerjady Sabrina Flora confirmed the matter while briefing.The newly infected patient is a female aged around 20.She informed that 153 samples have been ...
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Home quarantined 30 judges now wellThirty judges, who were under home quarantine for 14 days after attending a training programme abroad, are now well.Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs senior official Md Rezaul Karim confirmed the news on Monday.He said the Judges were quarantined from March 15 which ended today. They will join their work after April 4 as general ...
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Sherpur man dies of high fever, nearby houses under lockdown
A man, suffering from high fever and respiratory problem for last three days, died in Nalitabari upazila of Sherpur early Monday.   Namaz-e-janaza for the dead will be held after the IEDCR collecting his blood sample, said district civil surgeon Dr AKM Anwarul Rauf. Meanwhile, district administration put some houses near the man's home under lockdown suspecting ...
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