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Trump impeached for unprecedented second time

Donald Trump became the first US president in history to be impeached twice when the US House of Representatives voted Wednesday to charge him with inciting last week’s mob attack on Congress. “Today, in a bipartisan way, the House demonstrated that no one is above the law, not even the president of the United States,” Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi said ...

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J&J one-shot vaccine grants lasting response in early study

Johnson & Johnson’s experimental one-shot Covid-19 vaccine generated a long-lasting immune response in an early safety study, providing a glimpse at how it will perform in the real world as the company inches closer to approaching U.S. regulators for clearance. More than 90% of participants made immune proteins, called neutralizing antibodies, within 29 days after receiving the shot, according to ...

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Fire guts 400 houses in Rohingya camp

A fire raced through a Rohingya camp in Nayapara area of Teknaf upazila in Cox’s Bazar, destroying nearly 400 houses and shops. No casualties were immediately reported. The fire broke out at the Nayapara camp at around 1:30am on Thursday. Being informed, firefighters rushed to the scene and extinguished the blaze after five hours of frantic efforts, sources said. It ...

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Ex-MP and mayoral candidate Amzad Hossain Sarker dies

Mayoral candidate of Saidpur municipality election and former MP Amzad Hossain Sarker dies from coronavirus infections at a hospital in the capital on Thursday morning. He breathed his last at Bangladesh Specialised Hospital around 6:30 am while undergoing treatment. Amjad Hossain was suffering from diabetes and lung diseases for long. Sarker was elected MP from Nilphamari-4 constituency as a Bangladesh ...

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UK records 1,564 more deaths, 47,525 cases also see testing and hospital data

Security checking people are wearing masks at a supermarket in Peckham, South East London this morning. Some people have exemptions from the mask rule The UK has recorded its highest daily increase in Covid-19 deaths since the pandemic began as a further 1,564 people have died within 28 days of developing the virus. The latest data from the Department of ...

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Mysterious fish ‘Mayurpankhi’ in Sylhet Market

‘Mayurpankhi’ fish caught by fisherman is now in the fish market of Sylhet. The fish is selling at Tk 1000 per kg. Three fish of giant marine species called ‘Mayurpankhi’ were displayed in the fair organised at Jalalbazar of Bandarbazar in Sylhet. Started on January 11, the fair was organised by the leaders of ‘Jalalbazar Fishermen’s Association’ on the occasion ...

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Bangladesh submits 304 genome sequences of COVID-19

Bangladesh has sequenced 304 genomes of COVID-19 so far and submitted to Global Initiative on Sharing All Influenza Data (GISAID). Professor Dr Aftab Ali Shaikh, chairman of Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR), said this at a press conference on Wednesday. Different international organisations praised Bangladeshi scientists for their achievements in genome sequencing of Covid-19 samples, Dr Aftab ...

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Nephew testifies in graft case against former CJ Sinha

Shankhajit Sinha , nephew of former Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha testified on Wednesday in a case against him and 10 others for allegedly embezzling Taka four crore from the thenFarmers Bank and laundering the money abroad. Shankhajit Sinha testified as prosecution witness (PW)-16 and was cross-examined by the defence afterwards. Judge Sheikh Nazmul Alam of Dhaka Special Judge Court-4 ...

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UK billionaire and Daily Telegraph owner David Barclay dies

David Barclay, the secretive British billionaire whose portfolio included The Daily Telegraph newspaper and The Ritz hotel, has died aged 86 after a short illness, his newspaper reported Wednesday. Barclay and his twin Frederick, described by the daily as “identical in appearance, lifestyle and often even in dress”, built a vast business empire from shipping to retail. “The Barclay brothers operated as ...

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One killed, seven hurt in Gulshan UAE visa centre AC explosion

A man was killed and seven others were injured after the compressor of an air-conditioner (AC) exploded at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) visa centre in Dhaka’s Gulshan area on Wednesday afternoon. The deceased was identified as Md Azizul Hoque, senior technician of Aziz Trade and Engineering Limited. The explosion took place at 1:50pm on the ground floor of the ...

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