However, members of the same family would be allowed to sit together, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said in its notice, issued on Sunday and seen by Reuters. The regulator did not elaborate on what load factors or seat capacity would require the middle seats to be left vacant. If a seat between two passengers is occupied, the DGCA said, the person in that seat must be provided with additional safety gear such as a 'wrap-around gown' apart from the face mask and face shield that airlines already have to provide to everyone on board.
June 01, 2020 09:22 UTC
× Help support our COVID-19 coverage We're providing access to COVID-19 articles for free. Please help support our work by subscribing or signing up for an account. Some states also opened their borders, allowing vehicular traffic. Although social distancing and the wearing of masks in public are still mandatory across India, some people were seen forgoing both in many places. But as India eases more restrictions, it continues to report a rise in infections.
June 01, 2020 09:22 UTC
Supreme Court lawyer Barrister M Humaun Kabir Pallob filed the writ on Monday on behalf of the Law and Life Foundation. The writ petition states that the government has increased bus fares at a time when citizens across the country are already struggling with hardships brought on by the coronavirus crisis. Meanwhile, another Supreme Court lawyer Moniruzzaman Lincon has sent a legal notice to the government seeking stay of the gazette. The circular also said that the fare hike will be applicable only as long as the Covid-19 crisis persists. Previously on Saturday, BRTA recommended raising bus fares by 80% in order to compensate bus owners for their buses only carrying 50% of their normal capacity.
June 01, 2020 09:11 UTC
Aniket Bera used artificial intelligence to convert some scenes from Ray's masterpiece into 60 frames per second, Ultra High Definition (4k), colour clipsSatyajit Ray's 1955 classic Pather Pachali got an extreme makeover from a University of Maryland Professor. Thirty-year old Aniket Bera used artificial intelligence to convert some scenes from Ray's masterpiece into 60 frames per second, Ultra High Definition (4k), colour clips. The process is so efficient that it takes around only 10mins to restore each frame. The entire footage took Bera 6-7 hours to complete. Although this one time experiment wasn't intended to alter the film's aesthetics, film buffs of South Asia are already debating the impact of this technology.
June 01, 2020 09:00 UTC
CourtesyThe drama has an ensemble cast including Sohana Saba, Anisur Rahman Milon, Shatabdi Wadud and others. Rabindranath Tagore’s classic story Moddhobortini serves as the inspiration for a new Deepto TV drama of the same name, which will premiere today . The drama has an ensemble cast including Sohana Saba, Anisur Rahman Milon, Shatabdi Wadud, Dolly Johur, Nabila and others. So, she decides to marry her husband off to another woman, and with the arrival of a new woman, everything comes crashing down. Starting from today, Moddhobortini will air at 8.30pm from Saturday to Friday.
June 01, 2020 09:00 UTC
Italians will be allowed to freely move about the country and European Union visitors will be welcomed without quarantine requirements. ———MOSCOW — The Russian capital has eased the restrictions intended to stem the coronavirus outbreak, allowing all non-food retailers and some other businesses to reopen. Monday’s reopening of retail stores along with dry cleaners and repair shops comes as the pace of contagion has stabilized in the Russian capital that has accounted for about half of the nation’s infections. Residents are also allowed now to walk in the parks and engage in sports activities with time restrictions. Most Russian regions were in lockdown since late March, but many already have eased the restrictions to ease the economic pain.
June 01, 2020 09:00 UTC
The COVID-19 caseload spiralled to 49,534 after 2,381 positive tests were confirmed in the 24 hours to 8 am Monday, according to the health directorate. The recovery tally has also climbed to 10,597 after another 816 patients were released from hospitals in the same period, DGHS Additional Director General Nasima Sultana said in a media briefing. A total of 11,439 samples were tested at 52 authorised labs across the country during that time. The rate of positive tests from the samples tested in the last 24 hours is 20.81 percent, while the recovery rate currently stands at 21.39 percent, said Nasima. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.
June 01, 2020 08:48 UTC
The hygiene and social distancing rules critical to limiting the spread of the coronavirus infection are being disregarded as passengers swarmed the Chandpur launch terminal, a day after river transport services resumed across the country, according to the authorities, bdnews24.com reports. The authorities resolved to enforce the health and safety guidelines on Monday morning, resulting in queues stretching up to half a kilometre in length. However, as the day progressed and the number of passengers increased, it became impossible to apply the rules. All public transport services are required to strictly adhere to the 13-point health and safety protocol issued by the health service department. It is not possible to maintain social distancing in any way,” a launch passenger said.
June 01, 2020 08:37 UTC
Photo: BigstockRAB sources said the gunfight took place around 3am when Nurul Haque and his cohorts were carrying 1.7 lakh pieces of Yaba from Cox's BazarA suspected drug peddler was killed in a reported gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Tetuibari area in Kashimpur of Gazipur district on Monday morning. The deceased is Nurul Haque, 25, son of Anzu Mian at Rajpalon village of Ukhia upazila in Cox’s Bazar district. RAB sources said the gunfight took place around 3am when Nurul Haque and his cohorts were carrying 1.7 lakh pieces of Yaba from Cox's Bazar. “When the RAB officials retaliated, the drug dealers fled the scene and we found the injured man with bullet wounds,” he said. 1.7 lakh yaba pills, a firearm, and some bullets were recovered from the spot, he added.
June 01, 2020 08:37 UTC
Kamal Hossain, alias Haji Kamal, 55, was apprehended in Dhaka on Sunday, RAB-3 deputy chief Maj Rahat Khan Harun told bdnews24.com. “RAB focused on the issue of human trafficking when it opened an investigation into the killings of 26 Bangladeshi migrant workers in Libya. Kamal was arrested on the basis of evidence that points to his involvement with their trafficking.”The elite police unit seized Kamal’s passport as they prepare to remand and grill him on the matter, according to RAB officials. Further details are likely to be revealed at a media briefing on Monday. The family of a slain Libyan human smuggler killed 26 Bangladeshi and four African migrants in revenge for his death, Libya's internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) said on Thursday.
June 01, 2020 08:36 UTC
Meanwhile, the country has crossed the grim 49,000 mark in the confirmed cases of coronavirus with 2,381 people having tested positive over the same period. With the latest figure, the number of total confirmed cases jumped to 49,534. The death toll accounts for 1.36% of the total infected. Earlier, Bangladesh registered the highest number of Covid-19 deaths (40) in a single day on May 31. On May 31, the country logged 2,545 Covid-19 cases -- highest in a 24-hour span, since the first cases reported back in March.
June 01, 2020 08:26 UTC
India media said the two officials - both working in the embassy visa department - had been detained Sunday while trying to obtain information on an Indian security establishment. The pair returned to Pakistan via the Wagah border crossing, which has been closed for several weeks because of the coronavirus lockdown, a Pakistan embassy spokesman told AFP. India and Pakistan have fought two of their three wars since independence over Kashmir. Rebel groups in Indian-administered Kashmir have battled for decades for the region's independence or its merger with Pakistan. New Delhi regularly accuses arch-rival Pakistan of arming and sending rebels across the heavily militarised border.
June 01, 2020 08:03 UTC
However, as the day progressed and the number of passengers increased, it became impossible to apply the rules. "We are struggling to control the passengers," BIWTA Port Officer Abul Bashar Majumder said. All public transport services are required to strictly adhere to the 13-point health and safety protocol issued by the health service department. On Sunday, many passengers at the terminal were reluctant to follow the hygiene rules, prompting the authorities to temporarily suspend BIWTA Port Officer Abdur Razzak over the chaos. “People are risking their lives to get on the launches but we are trying to control the situation," said Majumder.
June 01, 2020 07:52 UTC
After a cautious start Asian markets were led higher by China on signs parts of the domestic economy were picking up. The hopeful signs in China helped lift MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan 2.45% to its highest since early March. E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 recovered to be flat, having been up 0.12% in afternoon trade. In commodity markets, gold added 0.91% to $1,742 an ounce. Brent crude futures were off 37 cents at $37.70 a barrel, while U.S. crude fell 31 cents to $35.38.
June 01, 2020 07:29 UTC
It followed from a virtual meeting between the chief coordinator at the Prime Minister’s Office and relevant government officials addressing the matter. “We need to take initiatives starting now to prevent the spread of dengue in line with these instructions. There is no alternative to raising awareness on the issue.”The government has advised keeping offices, toilets and surrounding areas clean. Patios, washrooms, residences and surrounding areas should also be cleaned and any stagnant water should be eliminated. Pots holding flowers and other plants at home or on rooftop gardens must also be removed or drained of any stored water, according to the directives.
June 01, 2020 07:18 UTC