The country’s Ministry of Education announced the decision on Saturday, saying that “all secondary and higher secondary level educational institutions, including Islamic schools, would remain closed till June 30”, reports Xinhua news agency.
The gang’s alleged ringleader Rafizul Islam Ridoy — nicknamed “TikTok Ridoy” — would “lure young girls from TikTok and other social media groups, promising to make them TikTok models”, Bangladesh’s Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) paramilitary unit said.
A stranded boat carrying 81 Rohingya Muslims was found by villagers in Indonesia’s Aceh province. The 81, including children, had left a refugee camp in Bangladesh, officials said. 90 people were on the boat when it left the refugee camp on February 11, but nine died during the course of the journey, said Miftach Cut …
Rozina Islam, a senior reporter with the country’s leading Bengali-language Prothom Alo daily newspaper, was confined for more than five hours till late Monday in a room of a personal assistant of the secretary of the Ministry of Health, said her younger sister Sabina Parvin.
Bangladesh clamped a week-long nationwide lockdown on April 5, suspending public transport and shutting markets to combat the surge in coronavirus cases in the country. The restrictions were later extended till April 28, then till May 5 and then till May 16.
China on Wednesday gave half a million Covid-19 vaccine doses to Bangladesh, in Beijing’s latest move to fill the gap left by India as it reels from the pandemic.
Bangladesh has reacted strongly to Chinese warning over Dhaka’s possible participation in the US-led Quad alliance. “We’re an independent and sovereign state. We decide our foreign policy. But yes, any country can uphold its position,” Bangladesh foreign minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said
Bangladesh overnight detected six people, who had recently visited India, infected with the Indian variant of the Covid-19, directorate general of health services (DGHS) spokesman professor Dr Nazmul Islam Munna said on Saturday.
Bangladesh on Saturday extended the closure of land borders with India for 14 more days, hours after the country detected six cases of the Indian variant of the Covid-19. The land borders with India were sealed on April 26 in view of the worsening coronavirus situation in the neighbouring country.
The protests across several districts in Bangladesh were mostly led by the hardline Islamist group Hefazat-e-Islam, whose members accused PM Modi of stoking communal violence against Muslims in India.
Local chief government administrator Nahida Barik said the additional bodies were found from Sunday’s capsize of the passenger ferry ML Rabit Al Hasan.
At least 15 bodies were recovered from a sunken ferry in Bangladesh on Monday, taking the death toll in the disaster to 20, an official said.
Hundreds of members of a hardline Islamist group attacked Hindu temples and a train in Bangladesh on Sunday, police and a local journalist said, as violence spread across the country in the wake of a visit by PM Modi. Local police and doctors have said at least 11 protesters have been killed since Friday in …
“We’re aware that our services have been restricted in Bangladesh,” Facebook said in a statement. “We’re working to understand more and hope to have full access restored as soon as possible.”
Facebook has been restricted in the country, a company spokesman said, after users complained they could not access the site since late Friday afternoon as images and reports of the violence were shared in social media.
Modi, who is visiting Bangladesh on his first trip to a foreign country since the outbreak of the coronavirus, will hold substantive discussions with Hasina following which the two sides would ink a range of agreements covering a number of areas of bilateral cooperation.
“We had to fire teargas and rubber bullets to disperse them as they entered a police station and carried out extensive vandalism,” Rafiqul Islam, the police official told Reuters, referring to protesters.
When Bangladesh won independence from Pakistan in 1971 after a brutal war that killed three million people, more than 80% of people lived below the poverty line. Now, a little over 10% of people live in extreme poverty.