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Closure of educational institutions extended until October 31

The government has further extended the shutdown of all the educational institutions, except Qawmi madrasas, across Bangladesh till October 31 as the coronavirus pandemic continues to roil the country. Earlier in March, the government ordered all the schools, colleges and universities across the country to close down soon after the first cases of Covid-19 in Bangladesh were reported on March ...

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UNO Wahida released from hospital

Dinajpur’s Ghoraghat Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Wahida Khanam has been released from hospital as her health condition is now well. The doctors at National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital in the capital released Wahida on Thursday noon. Wahida will be admitted to Centre for Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) in Savar further treatment, sources at the hospital said. Confirming the ...

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Man held with 82 gold bars at Chattogram airport

Customs officials and National Security Agency (NSI) in a joint drive detained a man with 82 gold bars weighing 9.59 kilogrammes from Shah Amanat International Airport in the port city on Thursday morning. The arrestee is identified as Mohammad Enamul Haque, hailing from Chakatia upazila of Cox’s Bazar. Sources at the airport revealed Enamul landed at the airport by a ...

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Closure of edu instt to continue: Dipu Moni

There is no alternative to extending closure of the educational institution amid corona pandemic, said Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni. As fate of HSC examinees hangs in balance for delay in examinations for several months, she hinted at a concrete decision to be available in a couple of days. The education minister came up with the development while addressing a ...

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Thanks for successful completion of 6th JCC

Outgoing Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das on Wednesday made a farewell call on Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen at State guesthouse Padma.. Riva congratulated Momen for successful completion of the sixth Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) meeting on Tuesday and decisions taken by both countries for strengthening bilateral cooperation across various sectors. The foreign minister expressed satisfaction ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 32 more Covid-19 deaths, 1,436 new cases

Bangladesh reported 32 more deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours raising the total death toll at 5,251, said a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Wednesday afternoon. In the last 24 hours, 1,436 people tested positive for Covid-19 and the number of novel coronavirus cases in the country now stands at 3, ...

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UK vaccine to be available to Bangladesh, no clinical trial here: Dickson

UK with Bangladesh to help address climate, Rohingya challenges, he says. British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson on Wednesday said the Oxford vaccine would be available to Bangladesh once it is produced and ready for use. He, however, said there will be no clinical trial of the British vaccine in Bangladesh. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in his ...

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Rifat murder case: Six including Minni get death penalty

A Barguna court on Wednesday awarded death sentence to six accused including Minni in the sensational Rifat Sharif murder case. Judge Md Asaduzzman of Barguna District and Sessions Judge Court read out the verdict amid beefed up security across the Barguna town. The court, however, acquited remaining four accused in the case. The death row convicts are- Ayesha Siddika Minni, Rakibul ...

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Tk 338-cr project planned for digital land zoning

Ecnec clears four projects The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved four projects involving Tk 796 crore, including a Tk 338-crore scheme, to make mouza and plot-based national digital land zoning. The approval came from the 10th Ecnec meeting of the current fiscal year, held virtually with Ecnec Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in ...

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Outsiders barred from entering college campuses, police patrol intensified

The government has prohibited entry of outsiders to campuses of all public and private colleges to avoid any untoward incident. It also directed the authorities concerned to close dormitories and intensify police patrolling on the campuses. Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) came up with the directives on Tuesday, three days into gang-rape in a hall of Sylhet MC ...

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