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2 killed as ambulance falls into ditch in Madaripur

Two people were killed and three others injured as an ambulance fell into a roadside ditch in Kutubpur Bara Keshobpur area under Shibchar upazial of Madaripur on Friday noon. The deceased were identified as Khadija Begum, 50, wife of Anwar Hossain and Mehedi Hasan, 17, son of Jalal Mia, both of them hailing from Purba Bamura village in Ujirpur upazial ...

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COVID-19: Bangladesh reports 15 deaths, 4,75,561 total recoveries

Bangladesh reported 15 more novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 619 fresh cases overnight. The recovery count rose to 4,75,561 after another 487 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said on Friday. “Fifteen more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from ...

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College student killed in Satkhira road crash

A motorcyclist was killed after a bus hit his vehicle near Balikhali Bridge in Dumuria upazila of Satkhira on Friday morning. The deceased was identified as Jahid Khan, 24, was a second year honors’ student of Dunuria College, son of Jakir Khan, hailing from Banai village of the upazila. The bus collided with the motorcycle on which Jahid was riding ...

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Youth held over killing of newly-elected councillor

Police have arrested a young man in a case filed over killing of a newly-elected councillor in Sirajganj municipal election. Accused Zahidul Islam was arrested from Jatrabari in the capital on Thursday night. A knife used to kill councillor Tariqul Islam Khan was also recovered from his possession.

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Biden signs 10 executive orders as part of ‘wartime’ Covid plan

President Joe Biden has signed a raft of executive orders to boost the fight against Covid which has ravaged the US. Vaccination will be accelerated and testing increased. Emergency legislation will be used to increase production of essentials like masks. Announcing the 10 measures, Mr Biden said it would take months to defeat the pandemic but America would “get through ...

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2 crab catchers killed in Sundarbans tiger attack

Two ‘poachers’ were killed in an attack by a tiger at Talpotti of the Sundarbans (West) on Thursday. The deceased were identified as Ratan, 35, and Mizanur Rahman, 40, of Koikhali village in Shyamnagar upazila of Satkhira. The duo and their associate, Musa, were fishing crabs in Talpotti area around 3:00pm on the day when the tiger attacked Mizan and ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina to handover 66,189 houses to homeless families on Saturday

As part of the government’s campaign to bring all landless and homeless families under housing facility, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to inaugurate the distribution of houses among 66,189 landless and homeless families at 10:30am on Saturday (January 23). “On the occasion of the “Mujib Borsho”, the government has completed 66,189 houses for homeless and landless families for handing ...

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Vaccine gift a sign of Hasina-Modi strong ties: FM

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Thursday the arrival of 20 lakh doses of Oxford vaccine from India shows the sign of strong relations and goodwill between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. “It’s a historic day. They’ve (Hasina and Modi) achieved such a goodwill and strong relations! It shows the sign of that bonding,” ...

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Covid-19: 16 more die in Bangladesh, another 584 test positive in 24 hours

With the deaths of 16 more people in the last 24 hours until 8:00 am on Thursday, Bangladesh’s COVID-19 death count now stands at 7,966. During this timeline, 584 fresh cases were reported, taking the total virus cases to 5,30,271. The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) confirmed the matter through a press release signed by Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, ...

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Covid vaccination to start February 8: Health Minister

The much-sought Covid-19 vaccination in Bangladesh will start from February 8 across the country after a week’s trial run, said Health Minister Zahid Maleque. He came up with the information while receiving Indian gift of Covid-19 vaccine at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Thursday morning. He said that the government will also be succeed in administering the covid vaccines as ...

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