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England confirm invitation to tour Pakistan in 2021

England could tour Pakistan for the first time in over a decade after officials confirmed they had received an invitation to visit the Asian giants early in 2021 for a “short white-ball series”. Fifty-over world champions England have not played in Pakistan since 2005/06. An attack by armed militants on Sri Lanka’s team bus in Lahore in 2009 ended major cricket tours ...

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Long march against rape heads towards Noakhali from Dhaka

Around 400 demonstrators have started their long-march programme from Dhaka to Noakhali’s Begumganj upazila protesting the growing incidents of rape, sexual harassment and violence against women across the country in recent times and the culture of impunity. The march began from Shahbag around 10:30am. The protesters including left-leaning parties, students, youths and rights activists, started their long march under the ...

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Remdesivir has ‘little or no effect’ on Covid-19 mortality: WHO study

The antiviral drug remdesivir, considered one of the most promising Covid-19 treatments, turns out to do little to prevent deaths from the disease, according to a WHO-backed study. Remdesivir, which was part of the experimental cocktail given to US President Donald Trump when he caught the new coronavirus last month, was one of several reviewed in a large study of ...

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Don’t let Covid-19 trigger a food shortage in Bangladesh: PM

Stressing the importance of ensuring food security for all, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday said the people of Bangladesh must not suffer from food scarcity as a fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic. “In this Covid-19 pandemic, we faced a cyclone, floods and other [problems], we’ve to live this way. But we’ve to ensure food security so that each and ...

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Dhaka reiterates importance of ensuring safety and security of peacekeepers

Recognising the invaluable contribution of peacekeepers in saving people from the impacts of conflicts, and in tackling other unforeseeable challenges, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to UN Rabab Fatima reiterated the importance of ensuring safety and security of the peacekeepers. She was speaking at the General Debate of the Forth Committee of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly ...

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Disabled man hacked to death in Habiganj, 1 held

Police arrested a man for allegedly murdering a crippled man in Madhabpur upazila of Habiganj on Thursday night. The deceased was identified as Rastra Miah, 45, hailing from South Madhabpur village of the upazila. A team of Madhabpur police station arrested Liton, 35, from the village at 9:30pm on Thursday, Md Ikbal Hossain, officer-in-charge of the police staion, said. A ...

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Covid-19 affects brain tissue, memory, language: Study

A Brazilian study released Thursday says Covid-19 can infect brain tissue and affect the structure of the cortex, a region of the brain responsible for functions such as memory, consciousness, and language. It says coronavirus can affect astrocytes, the most abundant cells in the central nervous system, which perform functions such as providing support and nutrients for neurons and regulating ...

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Kumar Sanu tests positive for COVID-19

Renowned singer Kumar Sanu has tested positive for COVID -19. The singer was supposed to leave for Los Angeles in US on October 14, to meet his family. In a recent chat with Bombay Times, the singer who had been working consistently throughout the lockdown, told us that he would be travelling to Los Angeles to be with his family ...

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Death row war crime convict Mahbubur Rahman dies in Kashimpur jail

A death-row war crimes convict died at Kashimpur High Security Jail in Gazipur on Friday morning. The deceased was identified as Mahbubur Rahman, son of late Abdul Wadud, hailing from Mirzapur of Tangai. Senior Jail Super of Kashimpur Jail Shafikul Islam Khan confirmed the news. Mahbubur was taken to Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Medical College Hospital in Gazipur as he fell ...

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