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State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud catches Covid-19

Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, State Minister for Shipping, has caught COVID-19. Jahangir Alam Khan, Public Relations Officer of Shipping Ministry, confirmed this information to media, on Wednesday morning. He is doing well and taking treatment at his residence in the capital, he said. Khalid Mahmud was tested positive for the virus on Tuesday, Jahangir said. The minister requested the countrymen to ...

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Mobilise global support to address climate refugee issue: PM to G20

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said G20 has a greater responsibility to come forward with stronger commitment to mobilise global support to address the issue of displacement or climate refugees. “Peace and security of all will largely depend on how we’ll be able to manage this forced displacement of innocent people,” she said. The Prime Minister said this while ...

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ECNEC approves 4 projects with Tk 534.34cr

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Tuesday approved a total of four projects involving an overall estimated cost of Taka 534.34 crore, including a new scheme for protection and development of local species of fish and snails with Taka 202.04 crore. The approval came from a meeting of the ECNEC held with its Chairperson and Prime Minister ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 43 more die, 1,724 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 43 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 4,802. Another 1,724 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 341,056. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Tuesday afternoon. Health authorities reported another 2,439 people to ...

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Khaleda’s jail term suspension extended by six months

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s jail term suspension has been extended by six months. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has approved the extension. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal confirming the matter said, “The previous conditions of not participating in any political programme and not going abroad will be applicable this time too.” Earlier on September 3, the law ministry agreed to extend ...

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Bangladeshi nominated for Nobel Prize

Dr Ruhul Abid, a Bangladeshi-American professor at Brown University Alpert Medical School in USA, and his nonprofit organisation Health and Education for All (HAEFA) were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, by University of Massachusetts Boston. Prof Jean-Philippe Belleau from the department of anthropology at UMASS Boston confirmed the news. Abid is one of 211 individuals nominated for the 2020 ...

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25 indicted in Abrar murder case

A tribunal in Dhaka has framed charges against 25 persons in sensational Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) student Abrar Fahad murder case. Judge Abu Zafar Md Kamruzzaman of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 of Dhaka framed the charges on Tuesday in presence of twenty-two accused while three others were absconding since the incident. The tribunal also set September 20 ...

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Barrister Rafiqul Islam Mia put on ventilator

BNP’s standing committee member and former minister Barrister Rafiqul Islam Mia is now in a very critical condition, as he was put on a ventilator on Monday night. BNP chairperson’s press wing member Shairul Kabir Khan confirmed this information to media on Tuesday morning. He has been undergoing treatment under the supervision of a medical board in Dhanmondi’s Ibne Sina ...

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City polls within 3 months of tenure expiry; Bill cleared

Election to any city corporation will have to be held within three months instead of the existing six months before the expiry of its tenure, according to the draft of the Local Government (City Corporation) (Amendment) Bill, 2020. The Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, on Monday approved in principle the draft law reducing the timeframe for the arrangement ...

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Bangladesh acclaimed globally as growth accelerator, says FM in Turkey

He sees new chapter in existing friendly relations between two countries Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Monday said Bangladesh today is internationally acclaimed for its steady economic growth, political and social stability; and as a growth accelerator. “The government (of Bangladesh) is committed to realise its Vision 2021 and Vision 2041 for the country transforming Bangladesh into a ...

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