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38th span installed on Padma Bridge, over 5.7 km now visible

The 38th span of the Padma Bridge was installed on Saturday afternoon eight days after setting up the previous one, making 5,700 meters or 5.7 kilometers stretch of the main structure visible. Dewan M Abdul Kader, executive engineer of the Padma Multipurpose Bridge, confirmed the news. The span was installed on first and the second pillars at the Mawa-end in ...

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Boris raises UK’s concerns over Rohingya crisis with Suu Kyi

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spoken to Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and raised the UK’s ongoing concerns over the Rohingya crisis and conflict in Rakhine. During a telephone conversation on Friday, the British Prime Minister and Suu Kyi discussed the challenges facing Myanmar. He began by congratulating her on her party’s recent electoral victory, according to ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 28 more die, 1,847 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 28 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 6,350. Another 1,847 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 445,281. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Saturday afternoon. Health authorities reported another 1,921 people recovered ...

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Spokesman: Trump’s eldest son tests positive for coronavirus

Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of President Donald Trump, was quarantining Friday after learning he has been infected with the coronavirus, a spokesperson said. The younger Trump learned his diagnosis at the beginning of the week and has had no symptoms, said the spokesperson, who was granted anonymity to discuss private medical information. Trump Jr. is following all medically ...

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Pfizer, BioNTech seek emergency use of COVID-19 shots in US

Pfizer formally asked U.S. regulators Friday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine, starting the clock on a process that could bring limited first shots as early as next month and eventually an end to the pandemic — but not until after a long, hard winter. The action comes days after Pfizer Inc. and its German partner BioNTech announced ...

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Arson attacks on buses: 3 Jubo Dal, Chhatra Dal men held in city

Detectives in a drive on Saturday arrested three people from Paltan area in the city in connection with the recent arson attacks on buses in different parts of the capital. The arrestees were identified as Mohammad Lian Haque, 30, a Jatiyotabadi Jubo Dal (JJD) activist, Kazi Rezaul Haque Babu alias Jim Bbu, 28, former joint secretary of Paltan unit Jatiyotabadi ...

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RAB arrests ‘golden Monir’ in city

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have arrested gold and car trader Monir Hossain, locally known as Golden Monir, for possession of illegal assets, firearms and narcotics. The elite force arrested him from his Merul Badda home during an overnight raid led by RAB-3 Executive Magistrate Palash Kumar Basu. Earlier, the law enforcers started the raid around around 10:00pm on ...

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Armed Forces Day today

The Armed Forces Day is being celebrated today with due solemnity and enthusiasm marking the founding of Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Navy and Bangladesh Air Force during the country’s Liberation War. On this day in 1971, Bangladesh Armed Forces comprising army, navy and air force came into being and launched an all-out attack on the Pakistani occupation forces. Since the country’s ...

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Trump options narrow as Michigan backs Biden win

US President Donald Trump faces a fresh setback in his bid to overturn election defeat as Michigan lawmakers indicated they would not seek to undo Joe Biden’s projected win in the state, BBC reported. Two legislators pledged after a White House meeting to follow “normal process” in validating the vote. Earlier in the day, Georgia dealt Trump another blow by ...

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Monaco come back to stun PSG after Mbappe double

Cesc Fabregas scored a late winner from the penalty spot as Monaco came from two goals down to stun reigning champions Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 in Ligue 1 on Friday. Kylian Mbappe had netted a first-half brace, including a penalty, against his former side, taking him to 99 goals for PSG and leaving his current team seemingly on course for a ...

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