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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 28 more die, 1,847 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 28 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 6,350. Another 1,847 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 445,281. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Saturday afternoon. Health authorities reported another 1,921 people recovered ...

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Arson attacks on buses: 3 Jubo Dal, Chhatra Dal men held in city

Detectives in a drive on Saturday arrested three people from Paltan area in the city in connection with the recent arson attacks on buses in different parts of the capital. The arrestees were identified as Mohammad Lian Haque, 30, a Jatiyotabadi Jubo Dal (JJD) activist, Kazi Rezaul Haque Babu alias Jim Bbu, 28, former joint secretary of Paltan unit Jatiyotabadi ...

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RAB arrests ‘golden Monir’ in city

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have arrested gold and car trader Monir Hossain, locally known as Golden Monir, for possession of illegal assets, firearms and narcotics. The elite force arrested him from his Merul Badda home during an overnight raid led by RAB-3 Executive Magistrate Palash Kumar Basu. Earlier, the law enforcers started the raid around around 10:00pm on ...

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Armed Forces Day today

The Armed Forces Day is being celebrated today with due solemnity and enthusiasm marking the founding of Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Navy and Bangladesh Air Force during the country’s Liberation War. On this day in 1971, Bangladesh Armed Forces comprising army, navy and air force came into being and launched an all-out attack on the Pakistani occupation forces. Since the country’s ...

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PM seeks coordinated global action against widespread use of antibiotics

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday sought coordinated global action to monitor the nature of infections, implement the required control measures and raise awareness against the widespread use of antibiotics. “We should also ensure affordable access to new antibiotics by all. For this, I also call for increased internationally coordinated investment for more research for inventing the new generation of ...

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Mind Aid Hospital director, NIMH registrar sent to jail in ASP Anisul murder trial

A Dhaka court on Friday sent Mind Aid Psychiatry and De-Addiction Hospital Director Fatema Khatun and National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Registrar Dr Abdullah Al Mamun to jail in a case lodged over the murder of Senior Assistant Superintendent of Police Anisul Karim Shipon. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Mamunur Rashid passed the order allowing a plea of the Investigation Officer ...

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COVID-19: Dhaka seeks greater global support for migrant workers

Re-alignment of public, private financing critical for better jobs, says Ambassador Fatima Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Ambassador Rabab Fatima has sought greater international support for migrant workers to cope up with COVID-19 job market and beyond. She said re-aligning public and private financing is needed for creating better jobs, especially for people in vulnerable situations. Ambassador ...

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 17 more die, 2,275 test positive in 24hrs

Bangladesh reported 17 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 6,322. Another 2,275 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 443,434. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Friday afternoon. Health authorities reported another 1,709 people recovered ...

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4 surrender in Sirajganj ‘militant den’ raid

Four armed men surrendered during a Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) raid at a suspected militant hideout in Shahjadpur upazila of Sirajganj on Friday morning. Lt Col Ashique Billah, Rab legal and media wing director, confirmed the development to media. One of the four militant was identified as Kiron, a suspected regional leader of Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), the RAB official ...

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Sramik League president Fazlul Haque Montu dies

Fazlul Haque Montu, president of Bangladesh Jatiya Sramik League, died at a hospital in the capital on Friday morning. He was 71. Montu, a freedom fighter, breathed his last at 4:00 am in the hospital while undergoing treatment. The leader of Sramik League, the labour wing of Bangladesh Awami League, left behind his wife, a son, a daughter and a ...

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