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Ex-BNP deputy minister Dulu hospitalised with corona infections

Former deputy minister Principal Asadul Habib Dulu was admitted to a hospital in the capital with coronavirus infections on Wednesday night. The BNP’s organising secretary for Rangpur division is now undergoing treatment in Gandaria Hospital of Dhaka, Lalmonirhat Municipal BNP convener Afzal Hossain said. Dulu, who is also the president of Lalmonirhat district BNP, gave his sample for corona test ...

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Belgium, Italy into Nations League finals as Foden stars in England win

Romelu Lukaku helped fire Belgium into the UEFA Nations League finals by scoring twice in a 4-2 win over Denmark on Wednesday, while Italy also secured a place in the last four with victory away to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The world’s number one-ranked side, Belgium only required a draw from their last League A, Group 2 game at home to ...

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Mouthwash kills Covid-19 in seconds: study says

Mouthwash can kill coronavirus within 30 seconds of being exposed to it in a laboratory, a scientific study has found. The preliminary result comes ahead of a clinical trial into whether using over-the-counter mouthwash has the potential to reduce the levels of Covid-19 in a patient’s saliva. The Cardiff University report said mouthwashes containing at least 0.07 per cent cetypyridinium ...

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Learning crisis in South Asia

    Rayhan Ahmed Topader:     South Asia is home to the world’s largest youth population: at once a challenge and an opportunity. Together with our partners, we’re leveraging the power of young people to change the world. Children and youth who have multiple risk factors belonging to an ethnic minority, living in a slum, on the streets, or ...

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Human challenges and prospects of coronavirus vaccine 

  Rayhan Ahmed Topader:     The pandemic may seem to have gone on forever. As we approach the end of 2020, it is easy to lose sight of how much progress science has made over the past 10 months. Since January, scientists have gained a far better understanding of Covid-19 transmission, and have developed the tools to manage the ...

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Tower Hamlets Council working to ensure borough is Covid-19 compliant

  Officers from across Tower Hamlets Council are working with police partners to ensure residents and businesses are complying with Covid-19 regulations. The council team is made up of four government funded officers alongside staff from environmental health and trading standards. Around 20 officers are deployed every day to: Undertake patrols within areas of high footfall and where complaints have ...

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Mayor Biggs welcomes Living Wage increase

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs has welcomed the news that the Living Wage has increased, meaning a pay boost for a quarter of a million people across the country. The news was announced by the Living Wage Foundation this week as part of Living Wage Week. The real Living Wage – not to be confused with the national ...

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UK played a part in development of Chattogram: Dickson

The High Commissioner said those deep connections give them a terrific basis for strengthening these relationships with an increasingly prosperous Bangladesh British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson has visited Chattogram and said the UK has played a part in the development of Chattogram for more than 200 years. “It’s been great to be here in Chattogram talking to ...

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