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UK coronavirus death toll increases by 120 to pass 46,000 mark

A further 120 people have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus, taking the total to 46,119 to have passed away in hospitals, care homes and the wider community. Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have now been 56,400 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. The Government ...

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina greets countrymen on Eid-ul-Azha

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday extended her heartiest greetings to the people of the country on the eve of the Eid-ul-Azha, urging them to devote themselves to ensuring the welfare of the country and its people by upholding the spirit of sacrifice. “Dear countrymen, Assalamualaikum. The holy Eid-ul-Azha has once again come to us after a year. During this ...

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India begins human clinical trial of Covid-19 vaccine “Covaxin”

The human clinical trial of indigenously developed Covaxin, a possible vaccine against coronavirus, began at a hospital, officials said on Friday. The trial began on Thursday evening at Rana Hospital and Trauma Centre, which is among the 12 institutes selected for clinical trials of the vaccine, officials said. “The trials began under the supervision of physician Dr Ajit Pratap Singh ...

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Coronavirus infections rising in England

  Coronavirus infections are rising in England, Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures suggest. A sample of households in England, excluding care homes and hospitals, were swabbed to test for current infection. The ONS says daily cases have risen from an estimated 3,200 to 4,200 since last week. However there is not enough data to suggest a higher proportion of ...

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4 of a family among 8 killed in Sylhet, Gaibandha road accidents

Eight people, including four of a family, were killed and seven others injured in separate road crashes in Sylhet and Gaibandha on Friday. In Sylhet, five people, including four members of a family, were killed and another injured after a bus hit a private car on Dhaka-Sylhet Highway at Boraya Chanpur in Osmaninagar upazila. The deceased were identified as Swapan ...

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How Fitbit devices can help detect the spread of Covid-19

In a fight against novel coronavirus, the researchers have developed a free mobile app that will allow scientists to investigate the use of wearable devices and smartphones for digital detection of Covid-19. The research team has created the ‘Mass Science’ app that allows Covid-Collab study participants to connect wearables, such as Fitbit devices, and share data including heart rate, activity ...

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GE to provide advanced gas turbine technology for Reliance Bangladesh

GE on Friday announced that it will provide its advanced gas turbine technology upgrade Advanced Gas Path (AGP) for the upcoming Reliance Bangladesh LNG & Power Ltd.’s 718-megawatt (MW) combined cycle power plant in Meghnaghat, Bangladesh. Reliance Bangladesh LNG & Power Ltd. is a joint venture between India’s Reliance Power and Japan’s JERA. Built by Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) ...

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9 die in south India after consuming hand sanitiser

At least nine persons died and a few others fell seriously ill in India’s southern state of Andhra Pradesh after they allegedly consumed alcohol-based hand sanitiser, a local cop told Xinhua over phone on Friday. According to the cop, the incident took place in Kurichedu town of the state’s Prakasam district. One person died late on Wednesday night, two others ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 28 more die, 2,772 test positive, 2,176 recover in 24 hours

Bangladesh on Friday saw the detection of another 2,772 coronavirus patients in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 237,661. During the period the country registered death of 28 new victims which increased total number of fatalities to 3,111. Health authorities reported that another 2,176 people have recovered from the disease in a day, taking the total number ...

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Another Indian actor Ashutosh Bakre commits suicide

Another Indian actor named Ashutosh Bakre committed suicide on Wednesday at the age of 32. The popular Marathi actor took his own life probably after suffering from depression, several Indian media reports. Earlier on June 14, Sushant Singh Rajput was found hanging in his Bandra home of Mumbai. He was 34.

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