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703 SUST students to get soft loan to buy smartphones

SUST Correspondent : A total of 703 insolvent students of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) will get interest-free loans to purchase smartphones to enable them continue their online academic activities amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh is giving the soft loans, SUST Registrar Mohd Ishfaqul Hussain told on Sunday. To avail the loans, ...

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Saudi private, public sectors want to invest in Bangladesh: Envoy

Saudi Ambassador Al Dulaihan met Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen at State Guest House Padma and conveyed it Saudi Ambassador to Bangladesh Essa Yussef Essa Al Dulaihan on Sunday said Saudi public and private investors are interested to invest in different sectors in Bangladesh. He particularly mentioned the interests of ARAMCO, Acwa Power, Alfanar Group, Engineering Dimension (ED), Red ...

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Former footballer Badal Roy passes away

Former footballer and national team captain Badal Roy passed away at a hospital in Dhaka Sunday afternoon. Earlier, on August, he tested positive for COVID-19 and was in isolation at his Wari residence in the capital. The former Bangladesh Football Federation vice president Badal Roy was recently defeated by Kazi Salahuddin in the race of BFF presidency post. In 2017, ...

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Good communication network keeps wheels of economy rolling: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said the wheels of country’s economy are still in motion as the Awami League government was able to build a comprehensive communication network throughout the country. “We built a comprehensive network of communication countrywide after Bangladesh Awami League government assumed office… As a result, the wheels of our economy are still in motion,” she ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 38 more die, 2,060 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 38 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 6,388. Another 2,060 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 447,341. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Sunday afternoon. Health authorities reported another 2,076 people recovered ...

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Sagar-Runi murder: Probe report submission put back again

A Dhaka court on Sunday fixed December 29 next for Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) to submit the probe report in the journalist couple Sagar-Runi murder case. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Rajesh Chowdhury set the date as the investigation officer of the case failed to submit the report. With this, the submission of the investigation report in the sensational killing case has ...

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Will social distancing weaken my immune system?

Will social distancing weaken my immune system? In short, no. Some worry a lack of contact with others will weaken their immune system by reducing its active contact with germs. But even when we’re staying 6 feet from others or spending most of our time at home, our bodies are continuously responding to plenty of bacteria and other germs that ...

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Banks further alerted on cyberattack threat

Bangladesh has alerted banks again about the threat of a cyberattack, asking them to strengthen cyber security and other necessary measures to avoid the risk of being hacked. In view of this, the banks have increased surveillance on online transactions and ATM booths. Some banks have started closing ATM booths at night. Last Thursday, the Financial Institutions Department of the ...

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US election: Trump camp’s lawsuit struck down in Pennsylvania

A judge in Pennsylvania has dismissed a lawsuit from the Trump campaign that sought to invalidate millions of mail-in votes in the battleground state. Judge Matthew Brann said the suit, which rested on allegations of irregularities, was “without merit”. The move paves the way for Pennsylvania to next week certify Joe Biden’s win – he leads by more than 80,000 ...

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Ronaldo double lifts Juventus over Cagliari

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his third brace in five games as champions Juventus moved up to second place in Serie A on Saturday with a 2-0 win over Cagliari in Turin. Andrea Pirlo’s side are one point behind leaders AC Milan, who travel to fourth-placed Napoli on Sunday. Lazio also won 2-0 under torrential rain at Crotone, but Atalanta were held ...

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