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East London NHS staff celebrated in celebrity photographer Rankin’s NHS birthday portrait collection Powerful portraits of NHS staff working on the frontline in East London during the pandemic have been captured by celebrity photographer, Rankin as part of collection to celebrate the NHS’ birthday on 5th July. NHS Staff across the Capital have been adapting the way they work to care ...

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UK coronavirus death toll rises by 155 to 43,730

A further 155 people have died of the coroanvirus in the UK, bringing the total to 43,730. That is 16 less than the 171 people who were recorded to have died from Covid-19 in the 24 hours before last Tuesday, according to Department of Health data. It is also the lowest Tuesday death toll since May 26, when 134 people ...

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Railway guard’s body recovered from Sunamganj

The body of a railway guard was recovered from a railway colony in Chhatok on Tuesday morning. The deceased was identified as Md Fakhrul Alam, 50, son of Md Abdul Khalek, hailing from Shibpur village in Tajumuddin upazila of Bhola and security guard of Chhatok Railway Station. Md Mostafa Kamal, officer-in-charge of Chhatok Police Station, said that locals spotted Fakhrul’s ...

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ADB provides additional $100m to expand rural roads

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the government of Bangladesh signed an agreement for $100 million in concessional loan to expand the coverage of the ongoing rural road network improvement project in Bangladesh. Economic Relations Division (ERD) Secretary Fatima Yasmin and ADB Country Director Manmohan Parkash remotely signed the loan agreement on behalf of Bangladesh and ADB respectively, said a ...

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Boris Johnson sets out ‘ambitious’ economic recovery plan

Boris Johnson says now is the time to be “ambitious” about the UK’s future, as he set out a post-coronavirus recovery plan. The PM vowed to “use this moment” to fix longstanding economic problems and promised a £5bn “new deal” to build homes and infrastructure. Plans set out in the Tory election manifesto would be speeded up and “intensified,” he ...

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Mahbub Saleh new Bangladesh Ambassador to Belgium

The government has appointed Mahbub Hassan Saleh, currently serving as Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission in the Embassy of Bangladesh in Washington DC, as the next Ambassador of Bangladesh to Belgium. Ambassador-designate Saleh is a career foreign service officer belonging to the 15th batch of Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS.) Foreign service cadre. In his 24-year distinguished diplomatic career, Saleh ...

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Coronavirus cases jump to 4,462 in Sylhet division

With the detection of 169 more cases in the Sylhet division, the total confirmed coronavirus cases have jumped to 4,462. Doctor Sultana Razia, Sylhet divisional office director (health) at the Directorate General of Health Services, came up with the information on Tuesday noon. Of the total new cases, 109 were detected in Sylhet, 10 in Sunamganj, 39 in Habiganj and ...

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Online watercolour exhibition ‘Touches of Color’ begins

International Watercolor Society Bangladesh has organised its 1st National Online Watercolor Exhibition 2020 ‘Touches of Color’. The two-day long exhibition began on Monday on the Facebook Page of IWS Bangladesh Exhibition and its YouTube channel, said a press release. The IWS organised the exhibition to promote and popularize watercolour/water media in every part of the world, said IWS founding president ...

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Six Pakistan players to join England tour after negative virus test

Six players have been cleared to join Pakistan’s cricket tour to England after recording two successive negative COVID-19 tests, officials said on Tuesday. But the other four of 10 players who originally came up positive for coronavirus last week will have to stay behind after failing further tests. Mohammad Hafeez, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhar ...

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