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Covid: 7,108 daily cases confirmed – UK’s second highest number on record

The UK has recorded 7,108 daily cases of coronavirus – the second highest number of positive cases since the pandemic began. Wednesday’s figure falls just 35 cases short of Tuesday’s record high of 7,143 cases. It means more than 7,000 cases have been recorded for two consecutive days, which takes the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases to 453,264. Experts ...

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Rhea Chakraborty bought drugs for Sushant Singh: NCB to HC

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Monday seeking the rejection of bail plea of Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty told the Bombay High Court that had bought drugs for and “concealed” Sushant Singh Rajput’s drugs habit, reports IANS. This act is a violation of Section 27A of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. The NCB in its two affidavits ...

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World Bank seeks board approval for $12 billion coronavirus vaccine financing plan

World Bank President David Malpass said on Tuesday he is seeking board approval for a $12 billion coronavirus vaccine financing plan to help poor and developing countries secure a sufficient share of vaccine doses when they become available in the coming months. Malpass told an agency in an exclusive interview that the initiative, part of $160 billion in coronavirus aid financing ...

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Closure of edu instt to continue: Dipu Moni

There is no alternative to extending closure of the educational institution amid corona pandemic, said Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni. As fate of HSC examinees hangs in balance for delay in examinations for several months, she hinted at a concrete decision to be available in a couple of days. The education minister came up with the development while addressing a ...

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East London MP calls for the Tories’ “Developer’s Charter” to be scrapped

    Today Labour secured a vote and debate in the House of Commons on legislation that will stop local people objecting to inappropriate developments. Apsana Begum, MP for Poplar and Limehouse, home to the disputed Westferry  printworks development, said “It was no surprise these planning reforms were announced just after the controversy surrounding the Westferry Printworks Development in my ...

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Rise of mental health issues amid COVID-19

The terrible consequences of the pandemic are inescapable. Covid-19 is said to be seeding into stress and anxiety among people globally. The study, scheduled to be presented at the ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID) in the US, revealed that the pressures on mental health, that already existed in abundance before this global pandemic, are increasing at an alarming rate, ...

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MC College gang-rape: Tarequl on 5-day remand

A court in Sylhet on Wednesday placed Tarequl Islam on five-day remand in a case filed over the recent rape incident at MC College. Sylhet Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court Judge Abul Kashem passed the order after the investigation officer (IO) Indranil Bhattacharya of Shah Paran Police Station sought a 7-day remand for interrogating him. Public prosecutor Amullya Kumar Chowdhury confirmed ...

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Bio-secure training camp for cricketers resumes Thursday

Bangladesh national team and Bangladesh U-19 national team to resume bio-secure residential training camp on Thursday. While the national team will stay at a Dhaka hotel, the U19-19 team will be there at the Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan in Savar. It will be the second phase of bio-secure training for the national team. Earlier, they had a week-long bio-secure training ...

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Covid: Tighter rules ‘will take time’ to show results, says Johnson

New measures to tackle the rise in coronavirus cases “will take time to feed through”, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said. He told a Downing Street briefing that the high number of daily cases and “tragic increase” in deaths “show why our plan is so essential”. The prime minister called for “collective forbearance, common sense and willingness to make sacrifices”. ...

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Unemployment crisis due to covid 19 having a unique impact

  Rayhan Ahmed Topader:     More than one in six young people have stopped working since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic while those who remain employed have seen their working hours cut by 23 percent, according to the latest International Labor Organization (ILO) data. The Covid-19 economic crisis is hitting young people harder and faster than any other ...

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