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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 30 more die, 1,367 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 30 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 7,359. Another 1,367 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 504,868. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Wednesday afternoon. In the last 24 hours, 163 coronavirus ...

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Alex Padilla to replace Kamala Harris in US Senate

Alex Padilla has been named to replace Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris in the US Senate by California Governor Gavin Newsom, filling the remainder of her term in the upper house, BBC reported. He is the first Latino to represent California in the house and a close ally of Mr Newsom. The son of Mexican immigrants, he became California’s first Latino secretary ...

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BB to issue Shariah-based investment instrument by Dec 30

The Bangladesh Bank is going to issue Shariah-based safe investment instrument (Sukuk) by December 30, marking the Month of Victory. It entered into a deal with Ministry of Finance for the purpose on Tuesday. Through the agreement, Ministry of Finance has assigned the central bank as a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) and Trustee. The development came amid rise in a ...

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Rakul Preet Singh isolated after testing positive for coronavirus

Only days after Varun Dhawan and Neetu Kapoor battled COVID-19 and resumed work on Jug Jugg Jeeyo, another Bollywood actor has fallen prey to the virus. On Tuesday afternoon, Rakul Preet Singh took to Twitter to announce that she had tested positive. She had flown down to Hyderabad last week to begin work on Ajay Devgn’s directorial movie ‘Mayday’. A ...

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Vitamin A campaign reaches 20.8mn children in Bangladesh: UNICEF

The National Vitamin A plus campaign in Bangladesh has reached 20.8 million children aged between 6 months and 5 years with the important immunity boosting supplement, UNICEF said Wednesday. The two-week campaign, which took place in October, reached 97 percent of the target, despite challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign coverage was officially verified and released by the ...

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Hunting for ‘Disease X’

Showing early symptoms of hemorrhagic fever, the patient sits quietly on her bed, wrangling two toddlers desperate to flee the cell-like hospital room in Ingende, a remote town in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). They are waiting for the resul Showing early symptoms of hemorrhagic fever, the patient sits quietly on her bed, wrangling two toddlers desperate to ...

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72-hr transport strike underway in Sylhet

A 72-hour transport strike, enforced by the transport workers and owners, is underway for the second consecutive day in Sylhet division from Tuesday demanding resumption of stone extraction from quarries. Road communications between Sylhet and other parts of the country came to a halt following the strike. Sylhet divisional unit of Truck-Pick-up-Covered van Owners Oikkya Parishad called the strike on ...

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Three police shot dead, fourth wounded in central France

Three police were shot dead in Puy-de-Dome in central France on Wednesday after being called out to a domestic disturbance, sources in the public prosecutor’s office told AFP. The police officers, including a fourth who was wounded in the incident, were shot by a 48-year-old man as they attempted to rescue a woman. Police approached the house shortly after midnight ...

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Lawyers stage protest at CMM court for keeping their fellow on dock for 2 hours

Hundreds of lawyers of Dhaka Bar Association are holding a demonstration in front of Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court in protest of harassment of a fellow lawyer. The protesters are demanding immediate withdrawal of the additional chief metropolitan magistrate who allegedly kept a lawyer on the dock for two hours on Tuesday. Around 500 lawyers started the protest rally at ...

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Indian envoy visits AL’s central office

Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Kumar Doraiswami has visited central office of ruling Awami League at Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital. Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader welcomed the Indian envoy upon his arrival in the office on Wednesday morning. Later, Doraiswami exchanged views with the central leaders of the ruling party. Presidium members Begum Matia Chowdhury, Muhammad Faruk ...

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