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Durga Puja begins

Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Bangalee Hindu community, began Thursday morning with Maha Sashthi puja at temples across the country amid festivity and religious fervor following the prescribed health guidelines in face of the global pandemic coronavirus. The five-day long Durga Puja celebration began with the unveiling of the face of the deity and Kalparambho on the ...

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Covid-19: 24 more die, 1,696 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 24 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 5,747. Another 1,696 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 394,827. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Thursday afternoon. Health authorities reported another 1,687 people recovered ...

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Graft case: Charges framed against suspended DIG Prisons Bazlur Rashid

A Dhaka court has framed charges against suspended Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Prisons Bazlur Rashid in connection with a case filed for amassing Tk 3.08 crore beyond known sources of income. Judge Iqbal Hossain of the Special Judge Court-5 of Dhaka framed the charges against the accused in the case on Thursday. The court also fixed November 22 for ...

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Bring drivers under dope test: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday asked the authorities concerned to bring drivers under a dope testing system to know whether they use drugs. “We need to know whether those who’re driving [vehicles] use drugs. They need to undergo dope tests. This test of every driver is absolutely essential. You’ve to do that,” she said while addressing a discussion through ...

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Death warrant issued for Qaisar

The International Crimes Tribunal on Thursday issued a death warrant for convicted war criminal Syed Mohammad Qaisar a day after the Supreme Court released the full text of its verdict upholding his death penalty. The International Crimes Tribunal registrar’s office sent the warrant to Dhaka Central Jail this morning following the tribunal’s directives, court sources said. Copies of the warrant ...

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Planning Minister recovers from Covid-19

Planning Minister Muhammad Abdul Manna has recovered from the novel coronavirus infection. He has tested negative in sample tests on Wednesday night. Shahedur Rahman, public relations officer of Planning Ministry, confirmed this information to media. Earlier on october 13, the minister was admitted to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in the capital after tested positive for the virus.

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Former Attorney General Barrister Rafiqul Huq on life support

Former Attorney General and senior lawyer of the Supreme Court Barrister Rafiqul Huq has been put on life support as his condition has deteriorated. He is undergoing treatment at Ad-Din Hospital in the capital Dhaka. Hospital director Dr Nahid Yasmin said Barrsier Rafiqul Huq was put on life support  on Tuesday night. Dr Nahid also said the lawyear’s health condition ...

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Bangladesh reports 24 more Covid-19 deaths, 1,545 new cases

Bangladesh reported 24 more deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. The country’s death toll from the virus now stands at 5,723, said a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Wednesday. The recovery count rose to 3,08,845 after another 1,704 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period. “Twenty-four more COVID-19 patients ...

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Anti-rape protesters block Shahbagh

Demonstrators blocked the key Shahbagh intersection protesting against the attack on anti-rape long march in Feni in which 20 people were injured. A group of protesters belonging to various organisations took to the street around noon and staged a sit-in programme there. They also brought out a procession against rape and injustice. Vehicular movement on the busy road remained suspended, ...

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UK committed to play role in UNSC on Rohingya plight: Lord Ahmad

The UK government is committed to continuing its role in the UN Security Council (UNSC) to highlight the plight of the Rohingyas, says British Minister of State for South Asia and the Commonwealth at the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. He praised Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for hosting over a million Rohingyas in Cox’s ...

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