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Seven-day mandatory quarantine for UK returnees: Zahid Maleque

Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said seven-day institutional quarantine is mandatory for the passengers coming from the United Kingdom (UK) without coronavirus or Covid-19 negative certificates. Later, they will stay in home-quarantine after being released from institutional quarantine, following Covid-19 test. The health minister said the measure has been taken so that new type of Covid-19 detected in the UK ...

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Bangladesh a rising star in South Asia: Turkish FM

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday lauded Bangladesh’s progress saying that the country has become a rising star in South Asia and sustainable development model for the entire world under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. He made the remarks at a joint briefing with his Bangladesh counterpart Dr AK Abdul Momen at state guesthouse Padma after their ...

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CID appeals before court to freeze MP Papul’s assets

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has appealed before a Dhaka court to freeze all bank accounts and property of independent lawmaker Mohammad Shahid Islam Papul and his family members. Earlier on Tuesday, CID filed a money laundering case against the Lakshmipur MP and his accomplices with Paltan police station. In the case statement the CID mentioned that it found concrete ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 30 more die, 1,367 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 30 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 7,359. Another 1,367 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 504,868. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Wednesday afternoon. In the last 24 hours, 163 coronavirus ...

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Vitamin A campaign reaches 20.8mn children in Bangladesh: UNICEF

The National Vitamin A plus campaign in Bangladesh has reached 20.8 million children aged between 6 months and 5 years with the important immunity boosting supplement, UNICEF said Wednesday. The two-week campaign, which took place in October, reached 97 percent of the target, despite challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign coverage was officially verified and released by the ...

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Lawyers stage protest at CMM court for keeping their fellow on dock for 2 hours

Hundreds of lawyers of Dhaka Bar Association are holding a demonstration in front of Dhaka Chief Metropolitan Magistrate’s Court in protest of harassment of a fellow lawyer. The protesters are demanding immediate withdrawal of the additional chief metropolitan magistrate who allegedly kept a lawyer on the dock for two hours on Tuesday. Around 500 lawyers started the protest rally at ...

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Indian envoy visits AL’s central office

Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Kumar Doraiswami has visited central office of ruling Awami League at Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital. Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader welcomed the Indian envoy upon his arrival in the office on Wednesday morning. Later, Doraiswami exchanged views with the central leaders of the ruling party. Presidium members Begum Matia Chowdhury, Muhammad Faruk ...

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Staying in govt quarters is a must to avail of rent allowance: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday directed the authorities concerned to take measures for not providing house rent allowance to government employees if they don’t stay at the government quarters earmarked for them. She gave the directive while chairing the meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) virtually from her official residence Ganobhaban. Planning Division Senior ...

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BGB-BSF border conference begins in Guwahati

Director General (DG) level talks between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) began in Guwahati of Assam State in India on Tuesday afternoon. The 51st round of the biannual border conference formally began at 3pm, which will continue December 26, said a BGB press release. BGB Director General Major General M Shafeenul Islam is leading the ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 17 more die, 1,318 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh on Tuesday reported 17 more deaths and 1,318 fresh cases from COVOD-19. The death toll from the deadly virus now stands at 7,329 while the total cases reached 5,03,501. The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) confirmed the matter through a press release signed by Prof Dr Nasima Sultana, Additional Director General of DGHS, on Tuesday afternoon. Health authorities ...

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