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Sylhet sees record 17 Covid deaths in a day

Sylhet Office : Sylhet Division recorded the deaths of 17 more Covid-19 patients in the 24 hours between Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, the highest in a day in the division since March last year. According to the division’s health directorate office, 14 of them died in Sylhet district, two in Moulvibazar and one in Sunamganj — taking the division’s death ...

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ECNEC approves Tk 427cr project to create employments for returnee expatriate workers

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) approved a Taka 427.30 crore project to create employments for the expatriate workers who have returned home from abroad due to the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic. The approval came from the 1st ECNEC meeting of the current fiscal year (FY22) held on Wednesday with ECNEC Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ...

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Govt gives top priority to protect people’s lives: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said on Wednesday the government has given the optimum priority to protecting the lives of the people from the deadly coronavirus infection. “In Bangladesh, the COVID-19 infection rate is higher than that of neighbouring India. In such a reality, the government has given the highest priority to protecting the lives of the people from ...

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Kuwait bans unvaccinated citizens from travelling

Kuwait on Tuesday said only citizens who have been vaccinated for the coronavirus will be allowed to travel abroad starting on Aug 1. A government statement said the rule excepted children under age of 16, those with a health ministry certificate saying they cannot be vaccinated, and pregnant women who have a pregnancy proof certificate from authorities, reports Reuters. Also ...

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Five children of a family killed in Taknaf landslide

Five children belonging to the same family were killed in a landslide in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar early Wednesday. The deceased were identified as Abdus Shukkur, 16, Mohammad Jubayer, 12, Abdul Latif, 10, Kohinur, 14, and Jainab Akter, 8. They were the sons and daughters of Syed Alam, residents of Pahari Gram Vilejar Para under Hnila union. The incident ...

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Bangladesh, US to forge COVID-19 pandemic cooperation

Bangladesh and the US have expressed willingness to work more closely to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. This was discussed during a meeting held between the Adviser for Private Industry and Investment of the Prime Minister Salman F Rahman and the Senior Official for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment of the US Department of State Ambassador Marcia Bernicat on ...

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Another ‘Oxygen Express’ from India arrives in Bangladesh

Another Oxygen Express of Indian Railways entered Bangladesh carrying a second tranche of 200 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) as the country’s Covid-19 daily-death toll reach up to 250. The train, carrying the oxygen in 10 containers, departed for Bangladesh from Tatanagar in India at 9:50 am local time on Tuesday and reached Bangladesh through Benapole on Wednesday morning, ...

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Online school may be a virtual solution but can leave students suffering emotionally and socially

New research found that high school students who attended school remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic suffered socially, emotionally, and academically compared with those who attended in person. The findings of the study appeared in ‘Educational Researcher’, which is a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association. The study was carried out by researchers Angela L. Duckworth, Tim Kautz, Amy ...

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Nagad to issue BDT 5 billion zero-coupon bond

Nagad is set to issue a zero-coupon bond of Tk 5 billion with a face value Tk 7.5 billion at the end of its five-year maturity, in a first for a mobile financial services provider in Bangladesh. Strong interest from many foreign investors has already been sighted since the announcement of the bond for the DFS disruptor in Bangladesh. Reportedly, ...

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WHO sounds alarm on ‘harmful’ e-cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes and similar devices are dangerous to health and must be regulated to curb the tobacco industry’s “criminal” tactics to get young people hooked on nicotine, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday. “Nicotine is highly addictive. Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) are harmful, and must be better regulated,” said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The WHO Report on the ...

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