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Another doctor dies of Covid-19

Dr FBM Abdul Latif, director of the Bureau of Health Education (Homco and Traditional Medicine), DGHS, died of coronavirus infections at a hospital in Bogura on Thursday noon. Abdul Latif, who was 22th batch student of Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital (RMCH), breathed his last at Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College and Hospital while undergoing treatment around 12:15 pm. Director ...

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Make investment environment more attractive: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday asked the authorities concerned to work for making the investment environment in the country more attractive overcoming the problems caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. “Now an investment-friendly environment is there in the country. But all countries of the world are now facing problems due to coronavirus. We’ll have to pay attention to how we ...

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ADB okays additional $3mn for Covid-19 response in Bangladesh

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved additional US$3 million in grant assistance for procuring urgently needed medical supplies for emergency response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Bangladesh. The Government of Japan is financing the grant assistance sourced from the ADB-administered Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund, according to an ADB release. “The assistance will help alleviate the government’s urgent ...

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Coronavirus: Bangladesh records 2,977 new cases, 39 deaths

Bangladesh logged an additional 39 deaths from COVID-19 and 2,977 infections in the past 24 hours on Thursday, counting the death toll to 3,306 and infections to 2,49,651. Baizid Khoorshid Riaz, director, National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine, came up with the latest update at the daily COVID-19 bulletin. Some 12,708 specimens were tested in the timeline at 83 ...

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ACC summons ex-DG of DGHS Abul Kalam Azad for quizzing

The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has summoned former Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Professor Dr Abul Kalam Azad for quizzing over scams related to Covid-19 tests. In a letter, the anti-graft body on Thursday asked Abul Kalam Azad to appear before the ACC on August 12.

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Man, sister-in-law killed in Kurigram road crash

A man and his sister-in-law were killed after a truck hit their motorcycle beside Andharijhar Baazar in Bhuringamari upazila of Kurigram on Thursday morning. The deceased were identified as Shahjahan, 30, son of Abdul Majid, hailing from Hajir Mor in Rayganj area of Nageshwari upazila and his sister-in-law Najma Akter, 20, daughter of Nurul Islam, from Balditari area of Nageshwari ...

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Former law secretary Abu Saleh passes away

Former Secretary of the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Abu Saleh Sheikh Md Zahirul Haque Dulal died of Covid-19 on Wednesday night. He was about 62. In a notice, Dr. Md. Rezaul Karim, Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, confirmed his death news. He breathed his last at around 11:20 pm tonight ...

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Beirut blast: 4 Bangladeshis killed, 21 navy members among injured

Bangladesh stands ready to extend support, says Shahriar Photo : The massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday.   At least four Bangladeshi citizens were killed and 21 members of Bangladesh Navy injured in a massive explosion that rocked Lebanon’s capital Beirut on Tuesday. The explosion also left at least 78 expatriate Bangladeshis injured. Bangladesh Embassy in Beirut confirmed the death ...

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Bangladesh to get 35 billion yen from Japan

Bangladesh will receive 35 billion Japanese yen (approximately $330 million) from Japan as the two countries today signed Exchange of Notes for the COVID-19 Crisis Response Emergency Support Loan as an Official Development Assistance (ODA) from Japan to Bangladesh. Economic Relations Division (ERD) Secretary Fatima Yasmin and ITO Naoki, Ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh signed Exchange of Notes at the ...

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Kamal could give a lot to country: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Wednesday Sheikh Kamal could give to the country much more if he remained alive as he made significant contribution to the country’s politics, culture and sports with his multifaceted brilliance. “If Kamal (Sheikh Kamal) remained alive today he could have given the country many things. His all-round talent could have made contribution to every sector ...

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