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Ensure universal, equitable, affordable access to vaccines: PM

Stressing the importance of ensuring the universal, equitable, timely and affordable access to quality vaccines, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said Covid-19 can never be controlled unless it is stopped everywhere. “Let’s also take a renewed pledge to accomplish the 2030 Agenda for a sustainable world where our next generations stay resilient to future pandemics,” she said. The Prime Minister ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 24 more die, 2,252 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 24 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 6,772. Another 2,252 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 473,991. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Friday afternoon. Health authorities reported another 2,572 people recovered ...

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First batch of Rohingyas reaches Bhasan Char

The first batch of 1,642 Rohingyas from Ukhiya’s Balukhali camp in Cox’s Bazar reached Bhasan Char, an island around 37 miles off the coast of Bay of Bengal under Hatiya upazila of Noakhali, on Friday afternoon. Earlier, eight ships carrying the forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals left Chattogram port at 9:00am on Friday under the supervision of the Navy after an ...

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40th span of Padma Bridge installed, only one more to go

The 40th span of the Padma Bridge was installed on Friday morning, making 6 kilometers stretch of the main structure visible. Only one more span is needed to complete the 6.15-kilometre long bridge, said officials concerned. The “2-E” span was installed over the pillars 11 and 12 at Munshganj’s Mawa end within seven days of installation of the 39th span, ...

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1,642 Rohingyas start journey for Bhasan Char from Chattogram

Some 1642 Rohingyas boarding seven ships from Chattogram started journey for Bhasan char, an island around 37 miles off the coast of Bay of Bengal under Hatiya upazila of Noakhali. Two other vessels carrying goods have already reached the island, Lt Commander MK Zaman Shamim told The Daily Sun. He said two vessel and two defender boat and four country ...

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6 killed as truck hits bus in Tangail

At least six people were killed and five others injured after a truck hit a bus in Mirzapur upazila of Tangail on Friday morning. The identities of the deceased and injured could not be known yet. Confirming the news, Sayedur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Mirzapur police station, said that the Dhaka-bound speedy vegetables-laden truck hit the stranded passenger bus of ‘Seba ...

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The UK proposes establishment of a UK-Bangladesh Trade and Investment Dialogue

    Dhaka, 3 December 2020: The British High Commissioner, Robert Chatterton Dickson, met with the Honourable Commerce Minister, Mr Tipu Munshi, on Thursday 3 December to formally propose the establishment of a UK-Bangladesh Trade and Investment Dialogue on behalf of the UK Government. As a champion of free trade, the UK wants to deepen its already strong trading relationship ...

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PM Sheikh Hasina seeks Swedish investment in special economic zones

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged the Swedish investors to invest in Bangladesh’s Special Economic Zones (SEZs), saying that many opportunities have been created there for doing business. “We’re setting up 100 special economic zones. We have created conducive business environment and opportunities there. So, Sweden can invest in the country,” she said when Swedish Ambassador Alexandra Berg Von Linde ...

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Bangladesh-UK G2G meeting in January: Tipu

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi on Thursday said Bangladesh and the United Kingdom (UK) Government-2-Government (G2G) meeting will be held in January for increasing trade and investment after Brexit. “Trade and economic relations between Bangladesh and Britain are long. Britain is the third largest export market of Bangladesh. There are lots of opportunities to increase trade and investment between the two ...

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