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Bangladesh logs 12 Covid deaths, over 11,000 cases of infection

Both the daily Covid-19 deaths and cases of infection have increased in Bangladesh as 12 people died and 11,434 tested positive in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Friday. Also, the positivity rate climbed to 28.49%, up from 26.37% in the previous day, reads a press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

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National University suspends all exams

All examinations of National University have been suspended till further notice in view of surging  Covid-19 pandemic. This was announced in a press release  issued by the university authority on Friday. The schedule of these exams will be informed when the situation gets normal, said the release. Earlier in the day, all schools, colleges and universities of the country were ...

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Husband confesses killing actress Shimu: Police

Actress Raima Islam Shimu’s husband has admitted to killing his wife before a judicial magistrate in Dhaka, a senior police officer said Friday. Keraniganj Additional superintendent of police Humayun Kabir told media that Shimu’s husband Shakhawat Ali Nobel and his friend SM Farhad confessed at the Dhaka Judicial Magistrate’s Court Thursday evening under Section 164 of CrPC. The CrPC Section ...

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Schools, colleges to remain closed till February 6

The government has decided to shut down all schools, colleges and equivalent educational institutions till February 6 amid the spike in Covid-19 infection caused by the Omicron variant. The Cabinet Division on Friday issued a notification in this regard. The notification provided five other directives which are: –The universities will take similar measures on their respective campuses. –No social, state, ...

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Tk 39,000 minimum salary for officers in private banks: BB

The Bangladesh Bank has fixed a minimum salary of Tk 39,000 for all private commercial banks’ officials on completion of probation period. A circular in this regard was issued by the central bank on Thursday which will come into effect from next March 1. It also stated that no banker can be fired if they do not achieve the target ...

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DCs asked to take steps to stop propaganda on social media

Information Minister Hasan Mahmud has urged the deputy commissioners (DCs) to be more active to stop spreading rumours and propaganda on social media. “Social media is a big space for spreading propaganda just the way it is a big platform for publicity,” he told the DCs at a session on the third day of the DCs’ Conference at Osmani Memorial ...

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Daiy Covid cases cross 10,000-mark

Bangladesh on Thursday reported 10,888 Covid-19 cases while the coronavirus claimed overnight four lives. The country reported 26.37 percent Covid-19 positive cases as 41,292 samples were tested in the past 24 hours, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in its routine daily statement. In the past 24 hours, the combined figure of coronavirus in Dhaka city and upazilas of ...

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Indictment hearing in Khaleda’s Barapukuria coalmine graft case March 6

A court in Dhaka on Thursday fixed March 6 for hearing on charge framing in Barapukuria coalmine graft case against BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and 10 others. Judge AHM Ruhul Imran of Dhaka’s Special Court no-2 located at Keraniganj central Jail fixed the new date responding to the plea of the defence for time extension of hearing on charge ...

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Biden nominates Bangladeshi-American Nusrat as federal judge

US President Joe Biden has nominated Bangladeshi-American Nusrat Jahan Choudhury to be the first Muslim woman to serve as a federal judge in the United States. Choudhury’s nomination – if confirmed, she would be just the second Muslim judge, as well as first Bangladeshi-American to sit on a federal bench in the U.S. – captured most of the attention among ...

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FM seeks Indonesian support for being ASEAN dialogue partner

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has sought Indonesian support to Bangladesh’s candidature for ASEAN Sectoral Dialogue Partner as Dhaka has been maintaining vibrant trade relations with some Southeast Asian nations since long. He made the urge during a telephone conversation with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno L P Marsudi on Wednesday afternoon, a foreign ministry press release said, reports BSS. ...

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