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Is Suga next Japan PM?

A name is being heard time and again on the question of ascending to Japanese throne. He is ahead of others to be Abe successor. Abe, Japan’s longest-serving premier, said on Friday he was stepping down due to a worsening of a chronic illness, setting the stage for a leadership election within the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). While some ...

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Holy Ashura being observed

The holy Ashura is being observed across the country today with due respect and religious solemnity, commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hossain Ibn Ali (RA), a grandson of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH). It is the 10th day of Muharram month in Hijri calendar. Muslims across the world recall the sacrifice of Hazrat Imam Hossain (RA) along with his family ...

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Coronavirus death toll in UK rises by 12 to 41,498

The UK coronavirus death toll has risen by 12 to a total of 41,498 according to the latest government data. The latest reported deaths include those from hospitals, care homes and the wider community. Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have now been at least 10,000 more deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned ...

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Beximco joins hands with Indian manufacturer for Covid-19 vaccine

Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd (BPL) has announced that it is investing in Indian vaccine manufacturer Serum Institute of India (SII) for the development of the Covid-19 vaccine. A joint statement by Adar C Poonawalla, owner and CEO of SII, and Shayan F Rahman, Principal of BPL, made the disclosure. It said BPL will be the exclusive distributor of SII manufactured Covid-19 ...

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Shilpakala commemorates National Mourning Day with virtual cultural programmes

Observing the National Mourning Day and 45th martyrdom anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman – Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) commemorated Bangabandhu and the martyrs of August 15 through various cultural programmes broadcast on its official Facebook page on Saturday. The cultural organization arranged two virtual programmes as part of its ongoing month-long cultural arrangements titled ...

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Rolls-Royce reports record loss as travel slumps

Engineering giant Rolls-Royce, which makes jet engines, has reported record losses after the coronavirus pandemic caused demand for air travel to slump. The firm announced a pre-tax loss of £5.4bn for the first half of this year. Chief executive Warren East told the BBC he did not expect demand to recover to late-2019 levels for five years. On Wednesday, it ...

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Golapganj road crash leaves five dead

Golpganj (Sylhet) Correspondent : Five people were killed in a collision between a bus and an auto-rickshaw in Chowghari Bazar area of Sylhet-Zakiganj highway in Golapganj on Saturday. Three of the deceased were identified as Lal Mia, 27, Bahar Uddin, 40, Jakaria, 30, while the identities of the others could not be known. Officer-in-charge of Golapganj Police Station Md Harunur ...

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Covid-19 vaccine to be available within a few months: Maleque

Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said if other countries get coronavirus or Covid-19 vaccine, Bangladesh will also be in the forefront. “Covid-19 vaccine is now being produced in different countries. Probably, the vaccine will be available within a few months. Approval was given two days ago to use Chinese vaccine experimentally in Bangladesh,” he added. The health minister made the ...

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WHO DG lauds Bangladesh efforts to control COVID-19

Director General of the World Health Organization Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has lauded the ongoing activities and various initiatives taken by the government of Bangladesh to control COVID-19. He thanked Bangladesh for its support and cooperation to the World Health Organization in tackling this global pandemic. The WHO DG praised the government of Bangladesh, in particular, for its effective role ...

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Coronavirus poses serious threat to Rajshahi’s silk industry

The prolonged novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic situation has been posing a serious threat to the existence of the traditional silk industry in Rajshahi. Businessmen and entrepreneurs are facing an awkward position with their business in wake of abnormal declining production side by side with selling of the products at present. Jahirul Islam, manager of Usha Silk Industries, said the silk ...

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