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Another victim of Narayanganj mosque blast dies; death toll now 29

One more person, who suffered severe injuries in the blast at a Narayanganj mosque, died on Thursday morning while undergoing treatment at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery, raising the death toll to 29. Abdus Sattar (40) breathed his last around 9:30am while undergoing treatment at the hospital, a source said. Seven more victims are now undergoing ...

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Coronavirus vaccine India: Covaxin to be available by early 2021, says AIIMS doctor

Even as Oxford University’s vaccine candidate, AZD1222, one of the most promising ones in the race hit a pause after safety concerns, Indian authorities raised hopes that all is not lost. India’s homegrown vaccine candidate, Covaxin, which is currently in its second phase of testing will most probably be cleared for public use in the early months of 2021, according ...

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Covid vaccine: 8,000 jumbo jets needed to deliver doses globally, says IATA

Shipping a coronavirus vaccine around the world will be the “largest transport challenge ever” according to the airline industry. The equivalent of 8,000 Boeing 747s will be needed, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said. There is no Covid-19 vaccine yet, but IATA is already working with airlines, airports, global health bodies and drug firms on a global airlift ...

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More than 20,000 coronavirus tests planned during IPL

More than 20,000 coronavirus tests will be carried out during the virus-hit Indian Premier League, the Twenty20 tournament’s medical partner said Thursday. The world’s richest cricket league, starting on September 19, is being held in United Arab Emirates this year because of the pandemic, and likely with no spectators. Most of the 200 players from the eight teams arrived last ...

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Stitches removed from UNO’s mouth

Physicians have removed stitches from the mouth of UNO Wahida Khanam who is receiving treatment in a Dhaka hospital surviving criminal attack. She had a successful surgery requiring the doctors to address nine places which received serious wounds. Stitches at her head will be kept away on Saturday followed by a decision of the medical board as to next course ...

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Hungarian foreign minister arrives in Dhaka

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary Péter Szijjártó arrived in Dhaka early Thursday on an official visit to Bangladesh. On his arrival, the Hungarian Minister will visit the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi to pay tribute to the memories of Bangabandhu and his family members who were brutally killed in 1975. ...

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4 JMB men jailed for 7 years in Burdwan blast case

A special court in Kolkatahas sentenced four militants of the banned militant outfit Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) to seven years imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 each for their involvement in the Burdwan blast case of 2014. Ziaul Hoque, Motiur Rahaman, Mohammad Yusuf and Jahirul Sheikh have been jailed for seven years and fined Rs 5,000 by the ...

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Covid-19 claims life of Sunamganj sub-registrar Zafar Ahmed

Sunamganj Correspondent : Md Zafar Ahmed, sub-registrar of Daskhin Sunamganj, died from coronavirus infections at a hospital in the capital on Thursday morning. The register breathed his last at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) around 5:30am while undergoing treatment. Md Rezaul Karim, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ministry, confirmed this information to media. Zafar, hailed ...

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JS passes Habiganj Agriculture University Bill, 2020

Habiganj Agriculture University Bill, 2020 was passed in the Jatiya Sangsad in Thursday in line with the government policy to establish a university in every district to ensure ease of higher education. Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni moved the bill in the House and it was passed in voice votes with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair. Placing ...

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Coronavirus: Concerns over Boris Johnson’s ‘moonshot’ testing plans

Scientists and health professionals have raised doubts about UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s “moonshot” plan for mass coronavirus testing in the UK. The PM hopes millions of Covid-19 tests – including some giving results within minutes – could be processed daily. But experts say there are issues with laboratory capacity for current tests, while the technology for more rapid tests ...

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