2 Indian delegates at G-7 test positive for COVID-19: source

2 Indian delegates at G-7 test positive for COVID-19: source

Two members of India’s delegation to the Group of Seven foreign ministerial meeting in London have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, a source close to Japan-Britain relations said Wednesday. The development forced Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar to pull out of attending the last-day session of the three-day meeting in the British capital. […]

Eight lions in Indian zoo test positive for COVID-19

An Asiatic lion rests in Gir forest, about 355 km (221 miles) from the western Indian city of Ahmedabad April 14, 2007. Reuters

Zoo authorities in the southern state of Hyderabad shared samples with a government research laboratory on March 24 after the lions showed signs of respiratory distress. The test results come amid a huge surge in coronavirus infections among humans in India. “Based on experience with zoo animals elsewhere in the world that have experienced SARS-COV2 […]

Amid Covid-19 chaos and protests, farmers in India eye record wheat crop

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Labourers wearing masks shift wheat crop from a trolley to remove dust from the crop at a wholesale grain market during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spreading of Covid-19 in Chandigarh, India on April 17, 2020 Reuters Farmers are on track to gather a record 109 million tons of wheat this year While […]

US is under pressure to release vaccine supplies as India faces deadly surge

A health care worker assists a patient with COVID-19 at a hospital in Delhi, India, April 23, 2021. India’s coronavirus second wave is rapidly sliding into a devastating crisis, with hospitals unbearably full, oxygen supplies running low, desperate people dying in line waiting to see doctors — and mounting evidence that the actual death toll is far higher than officially reported. (Atul Loke/The New York Times)

Funeral pyres have lit up the night sky in the worst affected cities, and the country has set a global record of 350,000 new infections a day, which experts say could be a vast undercount. State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in response to questions about the export ban that “the United States first and […]

Economists emphasise agro-based infrastructure

Economists emphasise agro-based infrastructure

Three of the country’s leading economists urged to put emphasis on agro-based industrialization in the wake of the global economic downturn and coronavirus epidemic. They made the call while participating in a web seminar titled ‘Industrialization: In Search of a Decent Bangladesh’ organized by the Bangladesh Economic Association on Saturday afternoon. The economists participating in […]

Movement pass: Over 300,000 people registered so far

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Police stop a motorcycle for questioning at a checkpoint in Dhaka on the first day of the weeklong strict lockdown on Wednesday, April 14, 2021Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune A total of 250,000 movement passes have been issued till 7pm on Wednesday As many as 310,000 people have so far completed registration to avail the movement pass […]

Who and what will be out of the April 14-21 lockdown purview?

Who and what will be out of the April 14-21 lockdown purview?

A volunteer uses a loudspeaker to raise awareness on the first day of the week-long lockdown in Dhaka on Monday, April 5, 2021 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune Bangladesh reported its highest single-day Covid-19 fatalities on Sunday With the country set to go for a strict weeklong lockdown from April 14, the government has listed emergency services […]

DoE’s top bureaucrat dies of Covid-19

DoE's top bureaucrat dies of Covid-19

The Director-General of the Department of Environment (DoE), Dr AKM Rafique Ahammed, died at a hospital in Dhaka early on Saturday morning, days after contracting Covid-19. Dr Rafique passed away at Central Police Hospital around 4.14 am, said Dipankar Bar, Senior Information Officer of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. The top environment […]

Department of Environment director general dies of Covid-19

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Rafique Ahammed, who held the rank of additional secretary, joined the Department of Environment as the director general on May 22, 2019 Dr AKM Rafique Ahammed, director general of Department of Environment (DoE), has died of Covid-19.  He breathed his last at 4:14am on Saturday while undergoing treatment at the Central Police Hospital in Dhaka’s […]