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Bangladesh records 51 more deaths, 1,901 new cases in single-day

After seeing a downtrend for several days, Bangladesh saw an uptick in single-day deaths from Covid-19 – recording 51 fatalities in the 24 hours till 8am Wednesday. The country recorded 35 and 41 deaths on Tuesday and Monday respectively. On Sunday, the single-day death toll stood at 51. During the same period, the country also saw a drop in daily ...

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4 get death, 9 others life term for killing Shamad master in Shariatpur

A Dhaka court on Wednesday sentenced four men to death and nine others to life term imprisonment for killing a headmaster in Shariatpur Sadar upazila in 2010. Judge Md Monir Kamal of Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-3 handed down the verdict this afternoon. The death row convict are Nurujjaman Khan, Jahangir Matbar, Julhas Matbar and Chand Mia while life awardees are ...

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Payra Bridge to be opened in Oct: Quader

The Payra Bridge over the Payra River in the Lebukhali area of Barishal district will be opened for traffic in October, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said Wednesday. “The Payra Bridge in the Lebukhali area is like another Padma Bridge for the people of the southern region, and the bridge will be opened for traffic next month,” he ...

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Parliament passes Medical Colleges Bill replacing ordinance

The Medical Colleges (Governing Bodies) (Repeal), Bill 2021 was passed in the Parliament on Wednesday. Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque moved the Bill and it was passed by voice vote. The new law will abolish the Medical Colleges (Governing Bodies) Ordinance 1961. As per the objective of the Bill, the ordinance has no effectiveness since some other laws ...

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Bangladesh wants peaceful settlement between Guyana and Venezuela

Bangladesh on Tuesday chaired the Commonwealth Ministerial Group on Guyana and reaffirms the proposal of the group for peaceful settlement of the dispute between Guyana and Venezuela through the intervention of the ICJ. AS the chair of the Group, Bangladesh foreign minister Dr AK Abdul Momen reiterated its firm and unswerving support for the maintenance and preservation of the sovereignty ...

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Bangladesh reports 35 Covid deaths, lowest in 3 months

Single-day deaths from coronavirus hit a 98-day low in Bangladesh with health authorities reporting another 35 fresh fatalities in the 24 hours to 8am on Tuesday. The country earlier registered 30 deaths on June 7. With the latest development, the nationwide Covid-19 death toll crossed the grim milestone of 27,000 fatalities. While the death toll stood at 27,007, during the ...

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PM Hasina reiterates call to follow health guidelines

Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina reiterated her call to the countrymen particularly the lawmakers to follow the health guidelines properly as she joined a discussion on an obituary motion at parliament. “It is truly a matter of shock that we have lost so many lawmakers of the parliament. We don’t want to take any such condolence ...

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Universities to reopen after Sept 27

Universities across the country can reopen after September 27 as the vaccine registration of all students will be completed by the date. This decision was taken in a virtual meeting of Education Minister Dipu Moni, the University Grants Commission (UGC) and vice-chancellors of the universities on Tuesday. MA Khayer, Information and Public Relations Officer of Education Ministry, confirmed the matter. ...

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Graft case against SK Sinha: Court fixes October 5 for delivering verdict

A Dhaka Court on Tuesday fixed October 5 for delivering the verdict in a graft case filed against former chief justice Surendra Kumar Sinha and 10 others over laundering Tk 40 million. Judge Shaikh Nazmul Alam of Special Judge’s Court-4 of Dhaka set the date on completion of closing arguments in the case. Of the accused, former MD of Farmers ...

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Trafficking of 26 Bangladeshis killed in Libya: 41 chargesheeted

A chargesheet has been submitted against 41 people in a case filed over the trafficking of 26 Bangladeshis killed in Libya last year. Recently, CID police inspector Aslam Ali pressed the chargesheet before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court. After pressing the chargesheet, the investigation officer filed a plea to relieve five other persons from the case as their charges were not ...

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