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Encourage children to play outside, PM to parents

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday asked all concerned particularly the parents to encourage their children to play outside, which would help boost children’s physical and mental health alongside stopping their any kind of derailment. “Most of our children are passing most of their times in flats engaging with mobile phones, laptops and ipads, which is an ominous sign of ...

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Canada proposes importing edible oil canola

Canadian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Dr Lilly Nicholls today said there is huge opportunity for exporting edible oil canola to Bangladesh and Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) can import the oil through G2G (government-to-government) agreement. The Canadian envoy said this while meeting with Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi at the secretariat in the city, said a press release. Tipu laid emphasis ...

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Bangladesh reports 33 Covid cases with no death

Bangladesh reported 33 Covid cases in 24 hours until Wednesday morning which took the total caseload to 1,952,888. With no new Covid death reported during the period for the 21st consecutive day, the total fatalities from the pandemic remained unchanged at 29,127. The daily test positivity rate slightly dropped to 0.53 per cent from Monday’s 0.54 per cent as 6,217 ...

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Hajj package announced, pilgrims to pay Tk 1 lakh more

The government has announced this year’s Hajj package under private and government managements. The government’s package-1 plan will cost Tk 5,27,340, package-2 will cost Tk 4,62,150 while the private package of Tk 4,56,530 has been proposed. According to the announced package, this time every pilgrim will pay Tk 1 lakh more. The package was finalised at a meeting of Hajj  ...

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Ex-Food minister Kamrul Islam admitted to Rajshahi hospital

Former Food minister advocate Kamrul Islam has been admitted to Rajashahi Medical College Hospital after he suffered from diarrhoea on Wednesday. The hospital director Brig Gen Shamim Yazdani said his health condition is not stable. ICU bed has been prepared for him. The Dhaka-2 constituency lawmaker went to Rajshahi on Tuesday.

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Samrat gets bail in graft case, no more obstacle to come out of jail

A court in Dhaka on Wednesday granted bail to expelled Jubo League leader Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat in a graft case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). Now, he has no more obstacle to come out of jail. After hearing, Al Asad Md Asifuzzaman, Judge of the Dhaka Special Judge Court-6, passed the bail order. Samrat secured bail in drugs ...

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Momen seeks US influence on ASEAN for repatriating Rohingyas

Foreign Minister Dr A K Abdul Momen has urged United States (US) to influence ASEAN members to persuade Myanmar government to stop atrocity on its own nationals and take the Rohingyas back to their own land. He made the urge while holding a meeting with visiting USAID Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman and Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and ...

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Gwyn Lewis made UN resident coordinator in Bangladesh

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Gwyn Lewis as the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh, with the host government’s approval. With more than 20 years of experience in international development, peacebuilding, and humanitarian affairs, Lewis previously served as Director of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Affairs in the West Bank, and Deputy Director of Programmes ...

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Bangladesh reports 26 new Covid cases, zero death

Bangladesh reported zero Covid-19 death on Tuesday in the past 24 hours while it recorded 26 coronavirus positive cases during the same period. “Bangladesh reported 0.54 percent Covid-19 positive cases as 7,490 samples were tested in the last 24 hours,” Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) sources said. During the past 24 hours, the combined figure of coronavirus infection in ...

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Khaleda’s Gatco graft case: Indictment hearing on June 5

A court on Tuesday set June 5 for holding hearing on charge framing against BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia and 17 others in Gatco graft case. Judge Ali Hossen of Dhaka Special Judge Court-3 re-fixed the date after filing a plea by defendant lawyer for extending time of hearing on charge framing due to absence of Begum Zia for her ...

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