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Serum Institute will gets preliminary approval to make Sputnik V vaccine

Adar Poonawalla’s Serum Institute of India has got permission from the country’s drugs regulator to make Sputnik V, the Russian COVID-19 vaccine. Mr Poonawalla’s company will test, analyse and then manufacture the vaccine at its Pune plant, sources have said. “We have got preliminary approval for Sputnik V. But actual manufacturing will take several months. In the meantime, our focus ...

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First ever Virtual IT Desk and B2B Connectivity Portal `Bangladesh IT Connect-UK’ launched at London Mission to attract FDI in the IT sector  

  The government has launched its first ever Virtual IT Desk and B2B Connectivity Portal, the `Bangladesh IT Connect-UK’, at the Bangladesh High Commission in London to attract more FDI and create greater business connectivity between entrepreneurs and vendors from IT Industry in Bangladesh and the UK. Developed by the LICT Project of Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) under the ICT ...

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Joint statement following the visit of COP26 President-Designate Alok Sharma to Bangladesh

Bangladesh-UK Joint Statement following the meeting between Foreign Minister of Bangladesh H.E. Dr A.K. Abdul Momen and COP26 President-Designate Alok Sharma Foreign Minister of Bangladesh H.E. Dr A.K. Abdul Momen and COP26 President-Designate the Rt Hon Alok Sharma met on 02 June 2021 in Dhaka during the visit of COP26 President-designate to Bangladesh on 02-04 June 2021. They jointly reaffirmed ...

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Budget lacks innovative policy to tackle pandemic : CPD

The national budget proposed for the fiscal year 2021-22 lacks a clear outline to protect the lives and livelihoods and tackle the challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic, said Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) on Friday. “It has been told in the budget to move ahead by protecting the lives and livelihoods, but there’s no clear outline how it’ll happen ...

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Former PM Khaleda Zia still in vulnerable condition, says Fakhrul

Though BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia was taken back to a cabin from the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) of Evercare Hospital, she is still not out of health risk, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said on Friday. “Madam (Khaleda) was shifted to a special cabin yesterday (Thursday), but she has not yet recovered. It can be said that she’s ...

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Bangladesh records 34 more Covid-19 deaths; positivity rate crosses 10%

Bangladesh has registered 34 more Covid-19 deaths, taking the toll so far to 12,758. And with 1,887 new Covid-19 cases, the number of total infections has jumped to 807,867. Meanwhile, another 1,723 patients recovered from the infectious disease in a 24-hour time frame till Friday morning, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). Of the 34 deceased — ...

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Highest 16 more Covid patients die at RMCH in 24 hrs

Sixteen patients have died at the corona unit of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) in the last 24 hours till Friday morning. This is the highest ever single-day Covid-19 deaths in the hospital. Hospital Director Brigadier General Shamim Yazdani said that 10 of the deceased were Covid-19 positive patients while other six others had virus symptoms. Of the deceased, nine ...

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Dhaka, London hopeful of signing climate accord before COP26

Bangladesh and the United Kingdom are planning to sign a “climate accord” before COP26 and expressed optimism for a successful outcome of the COP26 with a possible CVF-COP26 event at Glasgow. The two countries agreed to work together to put nature at the heart of their climate action, building on the 2020 Leaders’ Pledge for Nature and realising shared commitments ...

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10-year Tax exemption for ‘Made in Bangladesh’ products

The government has proposed a 10-year tax exemption for mega industries and production of import-substitute industrial goods in the country to establish ‘Made in Bangladesh’ brand. “I propose to provide tax exemption, subject to certain conditions, to the companies engaged in the production of three and four-wheelers in Bangladesh for 10 years,” Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said while placing ...

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Bangladesh reports 30 new deaths, 1687 cases

Bangladesh’s coronavirus caseload has jumped by 1,687 in a day to 805,980. The death toll from the COVID-19 illness rose by 30 in a 24-hour count to 12,724, according to the latest government data released on Thursday. Another 1,970 people recovered from the illness through treatment at home and in hospital care, bringing the tally of recoveries to 746,035. As ...

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