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Covid-19: Bangladesh records eight more deaths, 305 new cases

Bangladesh reported 8 more deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours till Saturday 8am, taking the tally at 8,190. In the meantime, 305 people tested positive for Covid-19. The number of novel coronavirus cases in the country now stands at 537,770. A press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) released the information ...

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Myanmar writes to Bangladesh explaining military takeover: FM

Myanmar has written to Bangladesh through its Ambassador in Yangon explaining why the military took control of the country on February 1. The current interim government conveyed that some 10.4 million fake votes were cast in the national election in Myanmar held in November last year. “We got a letter. They gave the letter to our Ambassador,” said Foreign Minister ...

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Biden ends deadlock over first African and first woman to lead WTO

The Biden administration has ended the deadlock over the next head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) by expressing its “strong support” for Nigeria’s ex-finance minister. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was frontrunner for the role until the Trump administration last October said it wanted another woman, South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee. Ms Yoo has now withdrawn her candidacy. If confirmed in the role, ...

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AR Rahman to compose music for war drama ‘Pippa’

Music maestro AR Rahman will compose the music of upcoming war drama Pippa. Starring Ishaan Khattar, Mrunal Thakur, and Priyanshu Painyuli, Pippa is a Raja Krishna Menon directorial, which is produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur. Pippa is based on war veteran Brigadier Balram Singh Mehta’s book The Burning Chaffees. Brigadier Mehta, from the 45th Cavalry Tank Squadron, ...

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Bangladesh expects Boris Johnson’s visit to celebrate diplomatic ties

Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem has expressed the hope that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will visit Bangladesh soon on the occasion of 50 years of Bangladesh-UK diplomatic relations. She recalled the visit of Prime Minister Boris Johnson to Bangladesh in 2018 and his meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. “We would be delighted to join ...

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Study reveals extent of Covid vaccine side-effects

About one in three people recently given a Covid vaccine by the NHS report some side-effects. None was serious – a common one was some soreness around the injection site, the UK researchers who gathered the feedback found. Experts say the findings, from about 40,000 people – mostly healthcare workers – are reassuring for the millions having the vaccines now. ...

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Mominul brings up 10th Test ton

Bangladesh Test captain Mominul Haque hit a ton in the ongoing Test against West Indies at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Saturday. During the 61st over of Bangladesh’s second innings in Chattogram Test, Mominul drove Rahkeem Cornwall to the off-side for a single and completed his ton. He hit nine fours to reach the magical three-figure. It was ...

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India and Bangladesh charted unique model for cooperation: Shringla

The relationship between India and Bangladesh has withstood the test of time and both countries have charted a unique model for regional cooperation that is quite unparalleled in South Asia, Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said on Friday. He said that both the countries have been blessed with history, culture, language and above all an ardent belief in freedom, ...

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Rail communication with Sylhet resumes after 30 hours

Train services between Sylhet and other parts of Bangladesh resumed on Saturday morning, 30 hours after nine tankers of an oil-laden train got off the tracks. The train — derailed at Maijgaon area of Fenchuganj upazila in Sylhet– was moved from the tracks around 6:00am, confirmed Md Shakawat Hossain, assistant director (operation) of railway Saidur Rahman said. Earlier on Friday, ...

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UK records another 19,114 coronavirus cases, 1,014 deaths

A further 1,014 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 bringing the UK total to 111,264. Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies for deaths where Covid-19 has been mentioned on the death certificate, with additional data on deaths that have occurred in recent days, show there have now been 128,000 deaths involving Covid-19 in ...

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