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Schools, colleges to reopen on 13 June if infection drops bellow 5% : Dipu Moni

Education Minister Dipu Moni has said educational institutions will reopen on June 13 if novel coronavirus infection drops below five per cent. The minister came up with the remarks while speaking at a remembrance meeting for former law minister late Abdul Matin Khasru at the National Press Club in Dhaka on Saturday. Jatiya Janatar Pratyasha arranged the remembrance meeting. Schools, ...

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Our peacekeepers branding Bangladesh abroad as a peace-loving nation: Dr Momen

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen today said the country’s UN peacekeepers have been branding Bangladesh globally as a peace-loving nation while they created a respected position for Dhaka in the international forums. “Our peacekeepers are our ambassadors of peace and branding Bangladesh abroad as a peace-loving nation and contributing to building a peaceful global order,” he said. The foreign ...

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Chinese workers get Covid-19 shots in Bangladesh

Chinese engineers and technicians working in mega projects in Bangladesh got their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on Saturday. Moreover, about 1,000 students from Bangladesh’s four leading medical colleges — Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, Sir Salimullah Medical College and Mugda Medical College — have taken their first shot of the Covid vaccine produced by ...

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Families Take to the Streets to Demand Justice for Enforced Disappearances

Family members and relatives of the victims of forced disappearances on Friday demanded of the government to bring their loved ones back to them. They said they are still waiting for the return of their loved ones. Speaking at a human-chain formed in front of the Jatiya Press Club in the capital on Friday morning, they urged the authorities concerned ...

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Death toll from COVID-19 surpasses 12,500 in Bangladesh

1,358 new coronavirus cases, 31 deaths reported in 24 hours Thirty-one people have died from Covid-19 during 24 hours (till 8am today), according to a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). With them, the total number of deaths so far reached 12,511 and death rate stands at 1.57 percent. At least 1,358 new infections were ...

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UN honours eight fallen Bangladeshi peacekeepers

The United Nations has awarded eight fallen peacekeepers from Bangladesh posthumously with ‘Dag  Hammarskjöld Medal’. At a virtual ceremony on the occasion of the International Day of the UN Peacekeepers on Thursday, as many as 129 peacekeepers from 44 nations who lost their lives while rendering duties in different peacekeeping missions in 2020 were honoured. Among the 129, eight were ...

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Two Bengaluru rape suspects shot in escape bid: police

The city police had to resort to firing on Friday to subdue two of the five persons arrested in connection with the gangrape of a woman in Bengaluru. The cops had arrested the group, including a woman, on Thursday, hours after the Assam police posted a video of the brutal act. The attack on the cops took place when four ...

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Khaleda Zia suffering from fever, says Mirza Fakhrul

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is having a fever, but her condition is stable with her health parameters reading normal. A medical panel will review her new symptom which manifested on Thursday night, said BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. The BNP chairperson, who was released from prison by executive order but is still carrying out a sentence, was admitted ...

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5 Bangladesh nationals arrested for rape of woman in Bengaluru

Five people were arrested in Bengaluru for allegedly brutalising a Bangladeshi woman by stripping and raping her, a video of which has gone viral. ‘Based on a video clip, wherein one woman was subjected to physical abuse and torture by a group of people, five culprits including a woman, visible in the clip were immediately traced and secured by Bengaluru ...

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Bangladesh govt adopts e-land registration project

The government has initiated a project to implement e-registration of lands to expedite and streamline the land management system. Directorate of Registration under the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs has adopted the scheme titled “Land Registration Management Digitization Feasibility Test Project” at the cost of Tk 1,60,32,000. An agreement was signed at the Directorate of Registration in the ...

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