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Covid: UK daily cases reach new high of 33,470

A record 33,470 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the UK government’s latest daily figure. It is the highest daily number since mass testing began in the UK, and brings the total number of cases to more than 1.29 million. The scale of testing in the UK has steadily grown in recent weeks. Government minister Alok Sharma said rising ...

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AL nominated candidates win by-polls to Dhaka, Sirajganj

Habib Hasan (left), Tanvir Shakhil (right) Awami League candidate Mohammad Habib Hasan was unofficially elected lawmaker in Dhaka-18 winning by-polls held with the use of EVMs amid on Thursday. Habib won the election beating his nearest rival BNP contender SM Jahangir Hossain by a huge margin of over 70,000 votes.Habib secured 75,820 votes, while Jahangir 5,369 votes, according to the ...

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5.5km of Padma Bridge visible after installation of 37th span

The 37th span of the Padma Bridge was installed on Thursday, bringing a total of over 5.5 kilometers of the structure into view. The span number ‘2C’ was installed successfully between pillars 9 and 10 at Mawa end in Munshiganj around 2:45pm, six days after the last one was set up, said Executive Engineer (Bridge) Dewan Md Abdul Kader. Earlier, ...

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School, college shutdown extended till December 19

The government has extended the closure of all educational institutions except Qawmi madrasas across Bangladesh till December 19, to prevent Covid-19 transmission. The Education Ministry issued a notice in this regard on Thursday. Earlier in March, the government ordered all the schools, colleges and universities across the country to close down on March 17, after the first cases of Covid-19 ...

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Melania may get this huge amount in settlement if she divorces Donald Trump

Melania Trump may receive $68 million in a divorce settlement if she decides to divorce US President Donald Trump, according to a legal expert. Melania and Trump tied the knot 15 years ago and have one child together, Barron Trump. However, rumors are strong that Melania is now planning to end her marriage with Trump. “Melania is counting every minute ...

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34 pirates surrender in Chattogram

A total of 34 pirates of 11 gangs surrendered to the Home Minister in Banshkhali of Chattogram along with firearms on Thursday. The pirates of Kutubdia, Maheshkhali of Cox’s Bazar and Banshkhali of Chattogram surrendered at a programme arranged by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in the field of Banshkhali Adarsh High School playground around 12:00noon. Four members of “Kalaboda Bahini”, ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 13 more die, 1,845 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh on Thursday logged a further 1,845 infections from coronavirus, officially known as Sars-CoV-2 which is responsible for Covid-19, over the previous 24 hours till Thursday, bringing the total cases to 427,198. Besides, the national death tally has risen to 6,140 with 13 more Covid-19 patients losing their battle to the highly contagious pathogen during the period. Of the new ...

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Five buses torched in capital

At least five buses were torched in the capital in a span of one hour on Thursday. Unidentified miscreants set fire to two buses at Shahabagh area, one at Motijheel, one at Secretariat area and another in front of Awami League central office at Bangabandhu Avenue. The incidents took place between 1:30pm to 2:30pm. Rozina Akter, duty officer of Fire ...

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Four days of events planned to mark UK queen’s 70 years on throne

Britain will hold “a blockbuster weekend of celebrations” in the summer of 2022, featuring an extra day’s public holiday, to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 70th anniversary on the throne, the government announced on Thursday. The 94-year-old, the longest-reigning monarch in British history, will add another milestone when she marks her Platinum Jubilee in February 2022. The government unveiled plans for four ...

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US has many things to learn from Bangladesh’s election: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda on Thursday said that the United States of America (USA) has many things to learn from the election in Bangladesh. Nurul Huda came up with the comment while talking to journalists after casting his vote at IES School centre in Uttara. “The US can learn from our election process. It requires five days ...

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