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Bangladesh reports six deaths from Covid

Bangladesh on Thursday reported 294 COVID-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight six lives. The country reported 1.50 percent COVID-19 positive cases as 19,535 samples were tested in the past 24 hours,” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement. In the past 24 hours, the combined figure of coronavirus in Dhaka city and upazilas of ...

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Cabinet approves 22 public holidays in 2022

There will be 14 general holidays and three of them coincided with weekends in next year (2022), said cabinet secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam. Among the other eight government executive order holidays, there are three weekly holidays. The government employees will enjoy three days of optional holiday on the occasion of religious festivals. During major social festivals, employees from various small ...

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Children aged 12-17 to get vaccine from Nov 1

Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said children, aged 12 to 17, will get COVID vaccine from November 1. “The vaccination drive will initially open at 12 centres in Dhaka. Later, it will expand to the rest of the country. The list of the students are on the last stage,” the Health Minister told reporters after the Cabinet meeting on Thursday. ...

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Additional 12mn euro to be provided for Rohingyas, host community: EU

European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Janez Lenarcic has said the European Union (EU) decided to increase their humanitarian assistance by an additional €12 million – €10 million for the Rohingyas and host community in Bangladesh, and €2 million will go to Myanmar for displaced people in Rakhine State. During his visit, Lenarcic shed light on the Rohingya ...

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Bangladesh and Belgium to commence Foreign Office Consultations

A Memorandum of Understanding on the establishment of a Bilateral Consultation Mechanism between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh and the Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of Belgium was signed on Tuesday. Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen and his Belgian counterpart, Ms. Theodora Gentzis, President of the Steering Committee of the Belgian Ministry ...

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PM Hasina asks army to remain prepared in nation’s need

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday asked the Bangladesh Army to remain always prepared to make the supreme sacrifice in any need of the nation alongside protecting the country’s sovereignty. “I believe, Bangladesh army will always remain prepared to make the highest sacrifice in any need of the nation alongside protecting the sovereignty of Bangladesh,” she said. The prime minister ...

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Not foreigners but Bangladeshis to decide on elections: Dickson

British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Robert Chatterton Dickson on Wednesday said anything related to election should be a Bangladesh-driven and Bangladesh-led process, noting that it is not foreigners to say how the election should be held here. “It’s not for the foreigners to say how the election should be carried out,” he said, adding that it is a matter for ...

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SSC exams begin Nov 14

The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations for the academic session 2020-21 will begin from November 14. A total of 22,27,113 SSC candidates will take part in this year’s SSC examinations. The exams will be held at 3,679 centres. Education Minister Dipu Moni announced this at a briefing on Wednesday. Meanwhile, all coaching centres in the country will remain ...

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Bangladesh reports seven deaths from Covid

Bangladesh on Wednesday reported 306 COVID-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight seven lives. The country reported 1.53 percent COVID-19 positive cases as 27,841 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement. In the past 24 hours, the combined figure of coronavirus in Dhaka city and upazilas of ...

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Bangladesh-EU to hold first Political Dialogue next year

The EU and Bangladesh agreed to launch the first Political Dialogue next year for providing strategic guidance and intensifying foreign and security policy cooperation. This was agreed between the two sides in a bid to elevate the partnership on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations in 2022. A decision in this regard was reached when Foreign Secretary ...

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