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Bangladesh gets another 2.12 million AstraZeneca jabs from France

France has donated another 2.12 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Bangladesh under the COVAX facility as a gesture of solidarity to the friendly country’s fight against Covid. The new doses have taken the number of Covid shots donated by the French government to Bangladesh to 5.38 million to date. An Emirates flight carrying the third consignment of 2,126,100 ...

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‘Govt decision on whether current restrictions be extended after Feb 6’

The government will take decision on whether the current movement restrictions including closure of educational institutions and operating office with half manpower will be extended further or not after February 6, observing the situation for seven days. State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain came up with this information at a press conference at the secretariat on Monday. “It would ...

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Daily Covid cases near 15,000-mark, 15 die

Bangladesh on Monday reported 14,828 Covid-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight 15 lives. The daily positivity rate rose to 32.37 per cent from Sunday’s 31.29 per cent after testing 45,807 samples, according to the Directorate general of health Services (DGHS). The country logged its peak daily positivity rate of 32.55% on July 24 last year reporting 6,780 cases and ...

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Banks to run with 50pc manpower

The Bangladesh Bank on Monday directed all banks to run with half of their manpower in a bid to control the spread of COVID-19 infection. Department of Off-Site Supervision (DOS) of the central bank issued a notice in this regard on Monday and sent it to all banks across the country. The banks will operate their activities with 50 per ...

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Sagar-Runi murder case : Submission of probe report deferred for 84th time

A Dhaka court on Monday asked the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) to submit by February 23 the probe report in the murder case of journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi. With this, the deadline for submission of probe report in the case deferred for the 84th time.   Dhaka Metropolitan MagistrateTariqul Islam fixed the new date for submitting the ...

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BFIU seeks Dr Yunus’s bank information

Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) has sent letters to banks across the country seeking Nobel Laureate Dr Muhammad Yunus’s bank related all information. The organisation asked the banks to submit the records by Tuesday. The letters were sent on January 20 (Thursday). Bangladesh Bank sought the information, the BFIU sources said. Dr Yunus and his family submitted all bank related ...

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Keep up pressure on Myanmar for Rohingya repatriation: FM urges UK

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has urged the British government and parliament to keep up pressure on Myanmar for the “safe, dignified and voluntary” repatriation of the forcibly displaced Roihingyas to their homeland soon. He reiterated the call at a meeting with the British Parliamentary delegation on the eve of the latter’s visit to the Rohingya camps in Kutupalong ...

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Jatiya Party MPs demand removal SUST vice-chancellor

Lawmakers from the opposition Jatiya Party have demanded the removal of vice-chancellor of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) in Sylhet by Sunday. Opposition MPs Kazi Firoz Rashid and Pir Fazlur Rahman made the demand while taking part in an unscheduled discussion in the Parliament on Sunday. Advising the Education Minister to go to Sylhet wearing double masks, Kazi ...

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Qawmi madrasas need to be regulated: Dipu Moni

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Sunday told Parliament that it is essential to bring the country’s religious educational institutions, including Qawmi madrasas, under the registration process of the government. “Qawmi madrasas need to be regulated bringing those under a single board. It’s essential to make a time-befitting educational system for religious educational institutions, including Qawmi madrasas, and bring those ...

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