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Covid-19: Bangladesh reports 23 more deaths, 1,493 new cases

Bangladesh reported 23 more deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours to 8 am Wednesday, taking the death toll to 5,861, according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). The country also registered 1,493 new cases of the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking the tally so far to 403,079. A ...

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Mobile networks banned from selling locked phones in UK

The UK’s mobile networks are to be forbidden from selling phones locked to their services from December 2021. Regulator Ofcom said unlocking handsets could often be a complicated process, and this was discouraging owners from switching providers at the end of their contracts. The networks have previously suggested that locking devices helps deter theft and fraud. But the watchdog noted ...

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None involved in Raihan killing will be spared: SMP Commissioner

Newly-appointed Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP) Commissioner Nisharul Arif has said that everyone involved in the killing of Raihan Ahmed would be brought to justice. “The incident is unwanted and some police officials were involved in it. I am ashamed of it. Those who committed the crime are criminals. They will be brought to book no matter which profession they belong ...

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Sheraspace redefining interior design in Dhaka

It promotes interjecting intricacies of Bangladeshi culture and heritage into modern design styles Sheraspace, a prop-tech interior design firm, seeks to promote interjecting intricacies of Bangladeshi culture and heritage into modern interior design styles while providing high-quality interior design services for the residents of Dhaka. The firm came into being to reformulate the service of interior designing upon realising the ...

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Aston Martin: Mercedes to take 20pc stake in luxury brand

Germany’s Mercedes-Benz is to raise its stake in Aston Martin Lagonda as part of the UK carmaker’s recovery plan. Aston Martin, which has haemorrhaged cash since a disastrous stock market flotation, said Mercedes will increase its holding “in stages” from 5% to 20%. The announcement, made after the London stock market closed, called the deal a “strategic technology agreement”. It ...

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Erfan Salim put on 3-day remand

Mohammad Erfan Salim, son of lawmaker Haji Salim, has been put on a 3-day remand in a case for attempting to kill a Navy officer. Lt Wasif Ahmed Khan of Bangladesh Navy filed the case against Erfan and his associates with Dhanmondi Police Station. Law enforcers raided residence of Haji Salim and arrested Erfan and his bodyguard two days ago. ...

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Anchor-director Debashish Biswas denied bail

A Dhaka court on Wednesday rejected a bail petition of popular television anchor and film director Debashish Biswas in a fraud case filed with CMM court on September 8, 2019. Dhaka Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Mohammad Asaduzzaman Noor passed the order this noon. It is learned that on July 30, 2019, a man named Liton Sarkar Emon bought the copyright ...

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PM asks army to gain more strength to defend Bangladesh

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday asked the army to gain greater strength to defend Bangladesh in case of any internal or external attack on the country though the nation doesn’t want war against any country. “We have to achieve more strength as we can remain prepared to face any attack on the country,” she said while virtually raising flags ...

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Turkey again donates medical equipment to Bangladesh to fight Covid-19

Turkey donated masks and other medical equipment to Bangladesh to support the country’s fight against ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Turkish Ambassador in Dhaka Mustafa Osman Turan handed the items to Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr Abdul Momen on Wednesday. The items include 20 ventilator units, 20 ventilator stand sets, 20 ventilator accessories set, 10,000 N95 masks, 10,000 gowns, 10,000 coveralls, 2,000 face ...

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Corona infected Habiganj -3 MP Abu Jahir airlifted to Dhaka

Jahir, MP from Habiganj-3 constituency, who was infected with coronavirus, has been airlifted to Dhaka for better treatment. A helicopter of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) brought the district Awami League president to Dhaka on Wednesday morning. Later, he was admitted to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in the capital. Earlier, MP Jahir tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday. Sudwip Das, personal ...

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