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Coronavirus: Global death toll tops 100,000

The global death toll from COVID-19 disease caused by the coronavirus jumped to 1,00,000 on Friday It has so far infected 1,652,652 people around the world, according to worldometer. Of them, 1,182,344 are currently being treated with 50,161 being in serious or critical condition. So far 369,937 people have recovered. On Friday, Bangladesh reported its 27th coronavirus death and 94 ...

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Boris Johnson now able to go on “short walks” at hospital

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been able to go on short walks, between periods of rest, “as part of the care he is receiving to aid his recovery,” a Downing Street spokesperson said on Friday. “He has spoken to his doctors and thanks the whole clinical team for the incredible care he has received,” the spokesperson said. “His thoughts ...

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Bangabandhu killer Abdul Mazed’s family meet him in jail

The family of Abdul Mazed, a convict in the killing of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, have visited him in jail ahead of his imminent execution. Five members, including Majed’s wife Saleha, one brother-in-law and one uncle-in-law, entered the jail in the evening, said witnesses. They spent around 25 minutes with Majed, said a jail official on condition of anonymity.A rumour ...

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Pope guides locked-down world through virtual Easter

Church doors will be shut and the Vatican sealed off when Pope Francis leads 1.3 billion Catholics in Easter Sunday celebrations held under a worldwide coronavirus lockdown. Fear and confusion in the face of a disease whose toll has unrelentingly climbed towards 100,000 are reshaping society and transforming the way religion is observed. Even such hallowed traditions as the pope’s ...

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Govt restricts movement outside after 6pm

File Photo As part of the government’s move to check the growing number of coronavirus infection cases, it has imposed a ban on people’s movement after 6pm from today (Friday) onwards. “No-one will be permitted to go out of their homes after 6pm. if anyone defies this will be brought under legal action,” said a gazette notification issued by the ...

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Father says Boris Johnson likely out of action for a while

British Prime minister Boris Johnson needs time to recover from the new coronavirus and is unlikely to be back at work soon, his father said Friday, as millions of Britons began an Easter holiday weekend in lockdown. The 55-year-old U.K. leader spent three nights in the intensive care unit at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London after his COVID-19 symptoms worsened. ...

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More coronavirus vaccine move to human trial stage

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads at unprecedented rates, invading the lungs of people of all ages, ethnicities and medical histories, more companies are ratcheting up their efforts to fight the disease with accelerated schedules for creating new vaccines. In normal circumstances, vaccine development would take around 10 years. But the pharmaceutical industry is racing to compress this timeline with the ...

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Tulip Siddiq reappointed shadow early years minister

British parliamentarian Tulip Siddiq has once again been appointed as shadow minister of early years, as part of a reshuffle following the election of new Labour leader Kier Starmer. Siddiq previously served in the position following Tracy Brabin’s promotion to shadow culture secretary and previously served in the same role between 2016 and 2017. Siddiq has also previously served as ...

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123 Europeans citizens leave Dhaka for home

A total of 123 European citizens left Dhaka for their country on Friday. A special chartered flight of German government carrying its citizens took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 1:45pm, said the Civil Aviation authority. “Team of German Embassy together with EU embassy which organized the charter flight for Germans and Europeans to Frankfurt. Great help by all ...

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Local furniture manufacturer Preserving cultural heritage through design

Cultural references and inspiration have been applied to branding, product, and fashion designs for a long time. The application of cultural elements into various designs can also be observed globally and even locally in monuments that symbolise heritage. Two notable examples of this include the National Parliament building (Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban), designed by the architect Louis Kahn, reflects a synthesis ...

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