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SUST professor held in his wife’s case

SUST Correspondent : Police have arrested a professor of Sylhet Shahjalal University of Science and Technology in a case filed by his wife for allegedly torturing her. Dr Mostafizur Rahman, a teacher of Chemistry department of the university, was arrested from his house and sent to court on Saturday night, police said. Earlier, Mostafizur’s wife filed a lawsuit against her ...

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Bangladesh to get $100m from WB to fight Covid-19

Bangladesh is going to receive $100 million funds from the World Bank to fight coronavirus outbreak that has been declared a global pandemic by the WHO. The Washington-based lender has written a letter to Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal with regard to this, Economic Relations Division (ERD) officials confirmed Monday. The funds will be a pie of the WB’s announced ...

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Bangladesh to highlight amazing achievements across world: FM

“Bangabandhu Corner” opened at MoFA, 77 Missions abroad to have same Photo : Courtesy   Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Monday said Bangladesh wants to brand Bangladesh as a land of opportunity across the world highlighting amazing achievements Bangladesh made so far following the path shown by Bangabandhu. “It’s a land of opportunity. It’s a land of vibrant ...

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Legal action if 14-day quarantine rule violated: Cabinet

The Cabinet on Monday decided that all those arriving from abroad must stay in 14-day quarantine or else face legal action. “All local or foreign nationals must follow the 14-day quarantine rule or else legal action will be taken against them,” Cabinet Secretary Khandkar Anwarul Islam said this while briefing reporters after the weekly cabinet meeting at the secretariat. Bangladesh ...

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Heavy stress may shorten our life expectancy

If you are taking too much stress, read this carefully. Researchers have found that life expectancy is influenced not only by the traditional lifestyle-related risk factors, but also by factors related to a person’s quality of life, such as heavy stress. The study, published in the journal BMJ Open, was based on data collected from men and women aged 25 ...

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Father, uncle to walk gallows for killing child Tuhin in Sunamganj

Sunamganj Correspondent : A Sunamganj court on Monday sentenced two people to death in connection with a case for killing a five-year-old child in Kezaura village in Dirai upazila of the district in 2019. The convicted men are the father and uncle of the victim. District and Sessions Judge Waheduzzaman Sikder handed down the verdict in presence of convicts Abdul ...

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Jailing journalist Ariful Islam: Kurigram DC Sultana Pervin withdrawn, new DC Rezaul Karim

The government on Monday withdrew Deputy Commissioner of Kurigram Sultana Pervin two days after local journalist Ariful Islam Rigan was picked up from his home at dead of night and sentenced to one-year in jail on charges of allegedly possessing narcotics. Deputy Secretary of Public Administration Ministry Rezaul Karim has been appointed as new DC of Kurigram. Public Administration Ministry ...

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First coronavirus vaccine trial starts today

The first participant in a clinical trial for a vaccine to protect against the new coronavirus will receive an experimental dose in Seattle of US on Monday, according to a official of the US government. The National Institutes of Health is funding the trial, which is taking place at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle. The official ...

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Australian TV editor suspects Hanks’ wife gave him virus

An Australian television network entertainment editor has tested positive for the new coronavirus after meeting Tom Hanks’ wife, Rita Wilson, in Sydney. Hanks and Wilson have been isolated in an Australian hospital since they were both diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 12. Authorities said last week several contacts Hanks and Wilson had in Australia were being traced, but no other ...

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Govt shuts all educational institutions till March 31 amid coronavirus outbreak

The government shut all educational institutions from March 17 to 31 as part of precautionary measures to check the spread of the Novel Coronavirus infection. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, on Monday morning. Meanwhile, Dhaka University authorities have decided to close the university from March 18 to 28 over coronavirus fears ...

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