The board did not spell out how it would get the vaccines. But BCB president Nazmul Hassan is also chief executive of Beximco Pharmaceuticals, which has signed a deal to procure 30 million vaccine doses from India for the Bangladesh government.
Demonstrators demanded the scrapping of Bangladesh’s hardline Digital Security Act (DSA) under which Ahmed was imprisoned. The law has been used to crack down on dissent since it was enacted in 2018.
In many countries, worshippers performed Eid prayers wearing face masks and observing social distancing in a bid to contain the spread of the pandemic.
A 17-year-old Bangladeshi boy Sadat Rahman won the International Children’s Peace Prize for stronger global action against cyberbullying and online crime involving children.
A 7-year-old boy who went to pray with his father in Narayanganj district was among the dead. The father's condition is critical.
A rally which started at Bangladesh's biggest mosque was stopped from getting close to the French embassy where security has been stepped up.
A 2017 military operation drove 750,000 Rohingya out of the country into sprawling refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh, prompting genocide charges at the UN's top court.
Onion prices in Bangladesh jumped by more than 50% on Tuesday, following a ban on exports by largest supplier India after its crop was damaged and harvesting delayed by excessive rain, industry officials told Reuters.
Protests rocked Bangladesh on Saturday as hundreds of people took to the streets to demand justice after a series of rapes and sexual assaults that have spurred the government to seek capital punishment for offenders.
Lanka’s Lakmal and Kumara are expected to share the new ball with Fernando, a left-arm seamer who would provide variety whereas Bangladesh’s rookie pacer Shoriful made his limited over debut during the recent tour in New Zealand but has yet to play any Test.