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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 16 more die, 697 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 16 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 7,922. Another 697 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 528,329. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Monday afternoon. Health authorities reported another 736 people recovered ...

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Educational instts likely to reopen Feb

All educational institutions across the country may be reopened from February, according to Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education sources. Maintaining the health guidelines, classes will be taken on limited presence of the students. SSC and HSC candidates of 2021 will have been given priorities to finish their syllabuses, the sources added. Later, others classes will be reopened step by ...

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Serum vaccine to arrive Dhaka Jan 25-26: Zahid Maleque

Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said the first shipment of AstraZeneca-Oxford virus vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India (SII) will arrive in the country on January 25-26. Around 300 vaccine centres and 42,000 health workers are being made ready for the vaccination programme, the minister told this on Monday at a ‘Meet the Reporters’ event organised by Dhaka Reporters’ ...

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Journo Balu killing: 5 get life in explosive case

A Khulna Court has sentenced five people to imprisonment for life in an explosive case which arose out of murder of journalist Humayun Kabir Balu. Earlier, the court had delivered verdict on the murder case. But the court pronounced judgment on the explosive case on Monday. The judge of the court announced the verdict this morning. Humayun Kabir Balu, editor ...

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Produce quality films on Liberation War to counter distorted history: PM Sheikh Hasina

Noting that the government will develop cinema infrastructures up to upazila-level, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday urged filmmakers to produce quality films upholding the glorious history and spirit of the Liberation War before the future generations in order to counter distorted history. “The history of our Liberation War was distorted after the killing of the Father of the Nation ...

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Dhaka-Washington ties to get stronger under Biden administration: Earl Miller

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller has said the Bangladesh-US relations will only get stronger with no major changes under the new Biden Administration. “I think the relationship between the US and Bangladesh will only grow from strength to strength. I don’t see any major changes at this point,” he told UNB in an interview. US President-elect Joe Biden ...

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Covid-19: Bangladesh records 23 more deaths, 569 new cases

Bangladesh reported 23 more deaths from the novel coronavirus during the last 24 hours till 8am Sunday, taking the toll at 7,906. With the new tolls, the country’s death rate now stands at 1.50%, reads a press statement issued by the Directorate General of Health Services. A total of 569 new infections were recorded in the last 24 hours, taking ...

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Govt approves two more stimulus packages worth Tk 2,700cr

The government approved two more stimulus packages worth Taka 2,700 crore to infuse dynamism into cottage, micro and medium industry to offset COVID-19 shock, improve rural marginal people’s livelihood and expand social safety nets for extreme poor aged-people and widows. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has approved these two stimulus packages while implementation of the packages will start shortly, said a ...

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Court orders to freeze properties, bank accounts of ex-MP Awal, wife

A court in Dhaka on Sunday ordered to freeze immovable-movable properties and bank accounts of former lawmaker from Pirojpur-1 constituency and district Awami League president AKM Awal and his wife Laila Parveen in two graft cases. Dhaka Metropolitan Senior Special Judge KM Imrul Kayesh passed the order after hearing on a petition filed by the case investigation officer Ali Akber, ...

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3 get death for killing mother, son in Kakrail

A Dhaka court has sentenced three people to death in a case filed over the sensational murders of a woman and her son in the capital’s Kakrail area in 2017. Judge Md Rabiul Alam of the third Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge’s Court of Dhaka announced the verdict on Sunday. The death row convicts are victim’s husband Abdul Karim, his third ...

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