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ECNEC approves Tk 427cr project to create employments for returnee expatriate workers

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) approved a Taka 427.30 crore project to create employments for the expatriate workers who have returned home from abroad due to the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic. The approval came from the 1st ECNEC meeting of the current fiscal year (FY22) held on Wednesday with ECNEC Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ...

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Govt gives top priority to protect people’s lives: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said on Wednesday the government has given the optimum priority to protecting the lives of the people from the deadly coronavirus infection. “In Bangladesh, the COVID-19 infection rate is higher than that of neighbouring India. In such a reality, the government has given the highest priority to protecting the lives of the people from ...

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Five children of a family killed in Taknaf landslide

Five children belonging to the same family were killed in a landslide in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar early Wednesday. The deceased were identified as Abdus Shukkur, 16, Mohammad Jubayer, 12, Abdul Latif, 10, Kohinur, 14, and Jainab Akter, 8. They were the sons and daughters of Syed Alam, residents of Pahari Gram Vilejar Para under Hnila union. The incident ...

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Bangladesh, US to forge COVID-19 pandemic cooperation

Bangladesh and the US have expressed willingness to work more closely to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. This was discussed during a meeting held between the Adviser for Private Industry and Investment of the Prime Minister Salman F Rahman and the Senior Official for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment of the US Department of State Ambassador Marcia Bernicat on ...

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Another ‘Oxygen Express’ from India arrives in Bangladesh

Another Oxygen Express of Indian Railways entered Bangladesh carrying a second tranche of 200 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) as the country’s Covid-19 daily-death toll reach up to 250. The train, carrying the oxygen in 10 containers, departed for Bangladesh from Tatanagar in India at 9:50 am local time on Tuesday and reached Bangladesh through Benapole on Wednesday morning, ...

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Turkey issues postage stamp on Bangabandhu

The Bangladesh Embassy in Ankara has unveiled a special postage stamp to mark the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Turkey. The Turkish Postal Department released the special postage stamp with the image of Bangabandhu on Tuesday noon. This stamp was, in fact, unveiled at a special meeting between Bangladesh Ambassador Mosud Mannan NDC ...

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Former finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith has, son coronavirus infected

Ruling Awami League advisory committee member and former finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith has been infected with coronavirus. After remaining sick for several days, his samples were tested on Sunday (July 25) and the result came positive. Along with Muhith, his eldest son Shahed Muhith has also been infected with Covid-19. Abul Maal Abdul Muhith is now undergoing treatment ...

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Air chief Hannan adorned with Air Chief Marshal Rank Badge

Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan was adorned with the rank badge of Air Chief Marshal on Tuesday. He was adorned at a function in the presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganobhaban, reports UNB. “Chief of Army Staff General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed and Acting Chief of Naval Staff Rear Admiral M Abu Ashraf was adorned ...

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5 killed in landslide at Rohingya camp in Cox’s Bazar

At least five Rohingyas were killed and five others injured in landslides due to heavy rainfall at Rohingya camp in Ukhiya in Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday. The identities of the deceased could not be known yet. The incident occurred around 10 am near Balukhali Rohingya camp-10, said Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner (RRRC) Md Shamsuzzoha confirming the matter.

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