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Khaleda Zia tests negative for Covid-19

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia finally tested negative for Covid-19, 27 days after she had been infected with the deadly virus. “Madam (Khaleda) underwent the Covid test on Saturday and her report came out negative,” the BNP chief’s medical board member Dr AZM Zahid Hossain told early Sunday. Another physician of her medical board said, “Madam is still being given oxygen ...

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Shab-e-Qadr tonight

The holy Lailatul Qadr or Shab-e-Qadr, the holiest and most blessed night for Muslims, will be observed across the country on Sunday night with due solemnity and religious fervor. Muslim devotees will spend the night seeking divine blessings for peace and progress of the country as well as the Muslim Ummah. According to the holy Quran, this is superior to ...

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Landports with India to remain closed for more 14 days

The Bangladesh government has decided to extend the closure of land-ports with India for more 14 days. Earlier, the government decided to close all the land-ports with India in the wake of horrific coronavirus infection and deaths in India. The decision has been extended for more 14 days. The decision was taken at a virtual meeting with Foreign Secretary Masud ...

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Bangladesh reports 45 more die from coronavirus in 24 hrs; 1,285 infected

With the deaths of 45 more people in the last 24 hours until 8:00 am on Saturday, Bangladesh’s Covid-19 death count now stands at 11,878. During this timeline, 1,285 fresh cases were reported, taking the total virus cases to 7,72,127. Health authorities also reported 2,492 more recoveries over the preceding 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 7,06,833, ...

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Transport owners, workers demand to allow plying of long-distance vehicles

Transport owners and workers have demanded to resume long-distance buses and goods-laden transports services before Eid-ul-Fitr. The demand came from a press briefing held at Jatiya Press Club on Saturday. Bangladesh Road Transport Owners Association, Bangladesh Bus-Truck Association and Bangladesh Road Transport Workers Federation attended the joint briefing. Shahjahan Khan, president of (BRTWF) read a written speech at the programme. ...

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Indian variant of Covid-19 detected in Bangladesh: IEDCR

Bangladesh has reportedly found presence of Indian variant of Covid-19 in the patients recently. This was confirmed by Institute for Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR). Indian variant being serious and fatal had forced Bangladesh to seal border for two weeks. Against the backdrop, Bangladeshi visitors stranded in India are returning home on emergency grounds following terms and conditions and ...

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Nobel laureate Poet Tagore’s 160th birth anniversary today

Today is the 160th birth anniversary of Biswakabi Rabindranath Tagore, who reshaped Bengali literature and music as well as arts of Indian subcontinent with contextual modernism. On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Rabindranath, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages today, paying rich tributes to the poet, report BSS. The President, in his message, ...

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Khaleda’s fitness to go abroad to be assessed once permission given: Doctor

The medical board, formed at Evercare Hospital in the capital for the treatment of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, will decide whether she has the physical fitness to travel abroad once the government permits her to leave the country. Talking to reporters after visiting the BNP chief at the hospital, her medical board member Dr AZM Zahid Hossain also said there ...

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US and UK govts co-fund actions to reduce pollution in Dhaka’s rivers

A new anti-pollution advocacy project called “Promoting Democratic Governance and Collective Advocacy for Environmental Protection in Dhaka City,” formally launched on Friday aiming to reduce pollutions in Dhaka’s rivers. The project was developed by Waterkeepers Bangladesh Consortium and in collaboration with Counterpart International, said a US embassy press release. Prime Minister’s International Affairs Adviser Dr. Gowher Rizvi, Mayor of Dhaka ...

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Bangladesh reports 37 die from coronavirus in 24 hours, lowest since March 26

With the deaths of 37 more people in the last 24 hours until 8:00 am on Friday, Bangladesh’s Covid-19 death count now stands at 11,833. It is the lowest single day death counts since March 27, when health authorities recorded 39 deaths. On March 26, the daily Covid-19 death toll was 33. During this timeline, 1,682 fresh cases were reported, ...

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