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2,868 new infections, 41 deaths due to coronavirus


MNA National Desk: Bangladesh has registered 41 new fatalities from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking the death toll to 3,822. The tally of infections surged to 287,959 after 2,868 people tested positive for COVID-19 until 8 am Thursday, reports bdnews24.com citing a health directorate’s statement. Another 3,253 patients recovered from the disease through treatment at home and in hospital care in the same period, bringing the total to 168,991. The official figures put the recovery rate at 58.69 per cent, while the mortality rate stands at 1.33 per cent following the latest deaths of 32 men ...

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Flood death toll reaches 169 with 8 more deaths


MNA National Desk: The ongoing flood in the country claimed eight more lives in the last 24 hours taking the death toll to 169 on Friday. A total of 160 upazilas across the country have been affected by flood that set in during the last week of June, and is yet to subside fully, said a bulletin of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). People in Kurigram, Madaripur, Sirajganj, Tangail, Faridpur and Netrakona have been the worst sufferers of the deluge, reports UNB. Among the deceased, 29 died in Jamalpur, 28 in Tangail, 22 in Kurigram, 17 in Manikganj, ...

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Rabindranath Tagore’s 79th death anniversary today

Rabindranath Tagore

MNA Feature Desk: Thursday marks the 79th death anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, the first non-European and Bengali poet to win the Nobel Prize for literature. Different socio-cultural organisations used to chalk out elaborate programmes to observe the day in a befitting manner as a tradition in both Bangladesh and India. However, this year the day is being observed with limited programmes due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation, reports UNB. According to the Gregorian calendar, Tagore died at the age of 80 on August 7 in 1941, but his death anniversary is traditionally observed on 22th Srabon according to the ...

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Humayun Ahmed’s 8th death anniversary being observed today

Humayun Ahmed

MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: The 8th death anniversary of celebrated playwright, writer and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed is being observed today (Sunday). Family members of the prominent writer and his fans are observing the day through scaled-out programmes this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, including offering special prayers at the writer’s graveyard at Nuhash Palli in Gazipur. Different television channels are airing various programmes highlighting the life and works of the wordsmith. Humayun Ahmed was born in Netrakona’s Mohanganj on November 13, 1948. The writer died of cancer at a hospital in New York on July 19, 2012. He ...

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Death from COVID-19 crosses 2,500 in Bangladesh


MNA National Desk: Death toll from the novel coronavirus has surged past 2,500-mark in Bangladesh as the country reported 51 more fatalities in the last 24 hours to 8:00am on Friday. With the latest, Covid-19 death toll in the country now stands at 2,547. The health directorate also registered 3,034 fresh infections during the 24-hour period, pushing the total case count to 199,357. Additional Director General (Admin) of DGHS Dr Nasima Sultana presented the latest figures while briefing the media live on the daily Covid-19 bulletin at 2:30pm today. The fresh coronavirus infections were found after testing 13,460 samples across ...

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Bangladesh reports fourth coronavirus death


MNA Editorial Desk: Another person has died from coronavirus in Bangladesh, taking the total death toll to four, said the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR). Besides, five more people have been diagnosed with coronavirus as the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country has increased to 38. IEDCR Director Prof Meerjady Sabrina Flora revealed the latest coronavirus figures at a press briefing through online on Tuesday. The dead person was around 70 years old who had been receiving treatment for the last few days, UNB reported. The global death toll from coronavirus or Covid-19 reached ...

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IEDCR confirms first coronavirus death in Bangladesh


MNA National Desk: Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) on Wednesday said a 70-year-old patient has died due to coronavirus infection for the first time in Bangladesh. IEDCR Director professor Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora revealed the information at a regular press briefing this afternoon, report UNB and bdnews24.com. The deceased was also suffering from a combination of diabetes, hypertension and kidney ailments, the disease control agency says. Meerjady Sabrina Flora said four more people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus infection in the country, taking the number of coronavirus-infected patients in the country to 14. On March 8, ...

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Coronavirus death toll mounts to 107 in Italy


MNA International Desk: Italy closed all schools and universities and took other emergency measures on Wednesday to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus in Europe’s worst-hit country as the death toll and number of cases jumped. The total number of dead in Italy rose to 107 after 28 people died of the highly contagious virus over the past 24 hours, the Civil Protection Agency said. Education Minister Lucia Azzolina said schools and universities all over the country would be closed from Thursday until at least March 15. Only those in the northern regions most heavily affected by the ...

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Death toll rises to 20 from riots, Modi appeals for calm


MNA International Desk: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for calm on Wednesday after days of clashes between Hindus and minority Muslims over a controversial citizenship law in some of the worst sectarian violence in the capital in decades. Twenty people were killed and nearly 200 wounded in the violence, a doctor said, with many suffering gunshot wounds amid looting and arson attacks that coincided with a visit to India by US President Donald Trump, reports Reuters. Police and paramilitary forces patrolled the streets in far greater numbers on Wednesday. Parts of the riot-hit areas were deserted. “Peace and harmony ...

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Coronavirus Death toll nears 500, airlines cut Hong Kong flights


MNA International Desk: The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China passed 490 on Wednesday, as two US airlines suspended flights to Hong Kong following the first fatality there and 10 cases were confirmed on a quarantined Japanese cruise ship. China’s National Health Commission said another 65 deaths had been recorded on Tuesday, bringing the toll on the mainland to 490, mostly in and around the locked-down central city of Wuhan where the virus emerged late last year, reports Reuters. There have been two deaths outside mainland China. A 39-year-old man in Hong Kong with an underlying illness who ...

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China extends holiday, businesses shut as virus toll rises to 81


MNA Editorial Desk: The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China rose to 81 on Monday, as the government extended the Lunar New Year holiday and more big businesses shut down or told staff to work from home in an effort to curb the spread. Chinese premier Li Keqiang visited the central city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak, as the government sought to signal it was responding seriously to the crisis. The total number of confirmed cases in China rose about 30 per cent to 2,744, about half of them in Hubei province, whose capital is Wuhan. ...

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Govt won’t take responsibility of cattle smugglers’ death at border

Food Minister

MNA Editorial Desk: Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder on Saturday said the government will not take the responsibility if anyone is shot to death along the border while bringing cattle from India. He made the remarks while talking to reporters after attending the founding anniversary programme of Damkurahat High School in Poba upazila of Rajshahi. “It’ll be pointless to blame others unless our character is good,” he said when asked about the shooting down of three Bangladeshi nationals by members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) in his constituency Porsha of Naogaon. On January 23, the three Bangladeshis –- Sanjit ...

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President, PM mourn death of AL MP Ismat Ara Sadique

Ismat Ara

MNA National Desk: Awami League lawmaker and former State Minister for Public Administration Ismat Ara Sadique died at a hospital in Dhaka on Tuesday. She was 78. She breathed her last around 11am at the United Hospital while undergoing treatment there. Ismat, wife of former education minister ASHK Sadique, was born in Bogura on December 12, 1942 and completed her honors from Eden Mohila College in Dhaka in 1960. Meanwhile, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of the MP elected from Jashore-6. Former State Minister for Public Administration Ismat Ara ...

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Dhaka Residential Model College opens probe into student’s death

Kishor Alo

MNA Editorial Desk: Dhaka Residential Model College has opened an investigation into the death of a student who was electrocuted during a programme at the institution amid protests by his peers. Nayeemul Abrar, 15, a nonresident student of class nine, received electric shock from a power generator set up behind a stage erected for “Ki Ananda”, a function of the daily Prothom Alo’s magazine for juveniles Kishor Alo, on Friday afternoon. Students launched protests on the campus on Saturday blaming the mismanagement and negligence of the authorities for Abrar’s death. They formed a human chain in front of the college’s ...

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16, including ex-principal, get death in Nusrat murder case


MNA Editorial Desk: A tribunal has sentenced to death all 16 accused, including SM Siraj-Ud-Doula, the then principal of Sonagazi Islamia Fazil Madrasa, over the murder of Nusrat Jahan Rafi, a girl student of the madrasa. Feni Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal passed the verdict around 11am on Thursday. The judgement follows hearing on 62 working days only — an unprecedented development in the country’s justice system, according to local media reports. Nusrat succumbed to burns on April 10, four days after she was set on fire by the perpetrators for not withdrawing a sexual assault case against the ...

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Rabindranath Tagore’s 78th death anniversary observed


MNA Feature Desk: The 78th death anniversary of the Bard of Bengal, Rabindranath Tagore, was observed on Tuesday. Tagore, who enriched the Bengali language and literature with his astounding talent and merit, died on this day in 1941 at the age of 80. Different organizations held many programs while television channels are airing special productions based on Rabindranath Tagore’s works. Bangla Academy, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Shishu Academy and different government and non-government institutions and cultural organizations chalked out elaborate programs on the occasion. Tagore was a poet, visual artist, playwright, novelist, as well as a composer whose works reshaped Bangla ...

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Anis Ahmed

MNA Feature Desk: One year has passed since veteran journalist of the country Anis Ahmed left this world. His first death anniversary will be observed on July 2, 2019. Along with being an honest, knowledgeable and dynamic journalist, he was known for many qualities among his peers, friends and family. He had significant contribution in shaping up the journalism career of many successful journalists of today. To many, he was a mentor not only as a senior journalist but also as a philosopher as well as possessor of real humane characteristics. He was my father – a great pride of ...

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At least 40 inmates found strangled in Brazil prison clashes


MNA International Desk: At least 40 prisoners in Brazil were found strangled to death on Monday in four jails in the Amazon jungle city of Manaus, where a fight between rival prison gangs resulted in 15 dead the day before, authorities said. A federal task force is being sent to Manaus in an effort to halt the violence. Prison clashes often spread rapidly in Brazil, where drug gangs have de facto control over nearly all jails. In January 2017, nearly 150 prisoners died during three weeks of violence in north and northeastern Brazil, as local gangs backed by Brazil’s two ...

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Death toll from Sri Lanka blasts reaches 359


MNA Editorial Desk: The death toll from the Easter Sunday suicide bombing attacks on churches and hotels in SriLanka rose to 359, police said on Wednesday without providing any further details. Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera released the toll but did not give a breakdown of casualties from the three churches and four hotels hit by suicide bombers. The toll had been put at 321 on Tuesday, with about 500 people also wounded. The attacks were claimed on Tuesday by the Islamic State militant group, which said they were carried out by seven attackers but gave no evidence to support the ...

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Death toll crosses 300: Sri Lanka falls silent

Sri Lanka

MNA International Desk: Sri Lanka began a day of national mourning with three minutes of silence to honor more than 300 people killed in suicide bomb blasts. Flags were lowered to half mast on government buildings, and people bowed their heads and reflected silently on the violence that has caused international outrage. The silence began at 8:30 am (0300 GMT), the time that the first of six bombs detonated on Sunday morning, unleashing carnage at high-end hotels and churches packed with Easter worshippers. Shortly after the silence was observed, a police spokesman said the toll had risen to 310, with ...

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Assam liquor death toll rises to 150


MNA International Desk: At least 150 people have died and about 200 people have been hospitalized after drinking tainted liquor in two separate incidents in India’s remote northeast, authorities said Sunday. The victims of one of the most deadly bootleg liquor-related incidents in India were mostly tea plantation workers in Golaghat and Jorhat districts in Assam state, said Himanta Biswa Sharma, the state’s health minister, reports AP. Assam is India’s largest tea-producing state, with more than 1,000 plantations producing more than 50 percent of Indian tea. The workers consumed the tainted liquor laced with methyl alcohol, a chemical that attacks ...

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4th Death Anniversary of Veteran Leader Zillur Rahman Today


MNA Features Desk: The 4th death anniversary of former president of Bangladesh and veteran leader, Zillur Rahman, also former general secretary of Awami League, is being observed today with high respect to this glorious leader. He breathed his last at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore on March 20, 2013. Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader urged activists and leaders of all party affiliate organizations to observe the day with due respect. The party also paid tribute to the great leader at his grave at 8am today. Different social and political organizations paid floral tribute at the Dhaka’s Banani graveyard where ...

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Shahidul’s Plea for Death Sentence Review Declined


MNA Editorial Desk: Shahidul’s plea for death sentence review was declined by Supreme Court in brutal Shazneen murder case. Shahidul Islam and five others, were awarded death sentence in 2003. Three years later, High Court acquitted one of them. Shahidul, the caretaker of the house was the main planner of the killing. He appealed to the Supreme Court to review his death sentence. The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has rejected defendant’s plea to review his death sentence in 1998 Shazneen murder case. After hearing the defendants’ appeal against the order, the Appellate Division upheld capital punishment for Shahidul ...

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Death Penalty to Five Islamist Militants in Kunio Hoshi Killing


MNA Editorial Desk: Death penalty was awarded to five Islamist militants in the 2015 brutal killing of a Japanese national, Kunio Hoshi. A Bangladeshi Court today provided this verdict. Masked assailants riding motorcycles shot 66-year old Kunio Hoshi several times on the morning of Oct 3, 2015 when he was heading to his farm in the country’s northern district of Rangpur. The victim died on the spot. The killing was similar to that of Italian aid worker Cesare Tavella in capital city Dhaka a week earlier. Several attacks on the foreigners spread terror to the foreign nationals working in Bangladesh ...

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Nur Hossain, Tarek Sayeed, 24 others awarded death sentence

Nur Hossain

MNA Editorial Desk: A Narayanganj court awarded death sentence to twenty-six accused including former ward councillor Nur Hossain, former RAB officials—former lieutenant colonel Tarek Sayed Mohammad, former Navy’s lieutenant commander MM Rana, former Major Arif—in cases filed over the sensational seven-murder. Narayanganj district and sessions judge Syed Enayetur Rahman announced the verdict in presence of 23 convicts at about 10:15am on Monday. Nine others were also sentenced to different terms in the verdict handed down by Narayanganj district and sessions judge Syed Enayetur Rahman. Out of a total of 35 accused in the gruesome murder, 23 were present before the ...

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SC adjourned Mir Quasem’s review hearing


MNA National Desk: The SC (Supreme Court) on Wednesday has adjourned the hearing of war crimes convict Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem’s petition seeking a review of his death sentence until Sunday. A five-member bench of the Appellate Division, headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, passed the order after hearing on the petition that started Wednesday morning, reports news agency. The other members of the bench are Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain, Justice Hasan Foez Siddique, Justice Mirza Hussain Haider and Justice Mohammad Bazlur Rahman. Mir Quasem Ali was found guilty of charges by the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) and was ...

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8th death anniversary of Abdullah Al Mamun

Abdullah Al Mamun

MNA Feature Report: Today marks the 8th death anniversary of noted dramatist, actor, director and film maker Abdullah Al Mamun. To observe this day, one of the famous drama troupes of Bangladesh Natyam Repertory is going to stage ‘Charidike Juddho’ today evening at Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in the city’s Segunbagicha area. Special program “Shongsaptak Abdulah Al Mamunm” will be aired on Banglavision this evening at 6:30 pm on the occasion of the theatre icon’s first death anniversary. Born on July 13, 1942 in Jamalpur District, Abdullah Al Mamun completed his Honours and Masters degree in history ...

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