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Another policeman dies from coronavirus in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has registered the death of another policeman from the coronavirus, taking the body count from the disease in the law-enforcement agency to six. The deceased was identified as assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Raghunath Ray, 48. He breathed his last at Rajarbagh Central Police Hospital at around 8:20am on WdnesdayHailed from Laxmipur, Raghunath was working in the South Division of Public Order ...

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Importation of hydroxychloroquine from India and Pakistan should be stopped: US scientist

A fired American scientist has alleged that the Trump administration ignored the concern of doctors in the US over the importation of hydroxychloroquine from “uninspected factories” in India and Pakistan and flooded the country with the “unproven and potentially dangerous” anti-malarial drug. In a complaint filed on Tuesday before the US Office of Special Counsel, which oversees the protection of ...

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Air fares face turbulence when flights slowly restart

Air fares should fall when flights restart but then rise by at least 50%, warns a global airline industry body. Airlines are keen to get planes back in the skies quickly which could lead to over-capacity, says the International Air Transport Association (Iata). With passenger demand likely to remain low this should put pressure on carriers to reduce the cost ...

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Rishi Kapoor was a ‘natural actor’, a ‘happy man’: Leena Yadav

Filmmaker Leena Yadav who directed the late actor Rishi Kapoor in “Rajma Chawal”, recalls the actor as a “brutally honest” person driven by his passion for life. “The first time I went to meet him and told him my story idea, he asked me who else is there in the film. Then he started saying that I should make the ...

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England’s Stokes runs half marathon for NHS charities

England all rounder Ben Stokes has run his first half marathon to raise money for Britain’s National Health Service. World Cup winner Stokes completed the run in one hour and 39 minutes and will donate the money raised to NHS Charities Together and national children’s cricket charity Chance to Shine amid the coronavirus pandemic. Stokes, who completed the run near ...

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Coronavirus: Sylhet confirms 12 more cases

Twelve more people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in tests conducted at Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College and Hospital. Dr Himanshu Lal Roy, deputy director of the hospital, made the disclosure on Tuesday night, saying they tested a total of 186 samples at their labs on the day and found 12 of those positive for coronavirus. Most of the newly-identified ...

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Dhaka-5 MP Habibur Rahman Mollah dies

Awami League lawmaker from Dhaka-5 constituency Habibur Rahman Mollah passed away at a city hospital on Wednesday morning. He was 82. He breathed his last around 10:05am while undergoing treatment at Square Hospitals, said his son-in-law Jamal Uddin. The ruling party leader was admitted to the Square Hospital on April 27 due to his old-age complications.He had been in life-support ...

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Buddha Purnima being celebrated

Buddha Purnima, the biggest religious festival of the Buddhist community, is being celebrated in the country today (Wednesday). Buddha Purnima marks Gautama Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death. On this day in 563 BC, Buddha was born as Siddhartha Gautama in Kopilabostu at the foothill of the Himalayas. He attained supreme enlightenment at the age of 35 and finally departed into ...

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UK coronavirus death toll rises by 693 to 29,427

The official UK coronavirus death toll has risen to 29,427, after a further 693 people died – making it the worst-hit country in Europe. Speaking during today’s daily press conference, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab also revealed that 194,990 people have tested positive for the virus, an increase of 4,406 since Monday. He said 84,806 coronavirus tests were carried out in ...

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e-commerce providers allowed to deliver food items

The government has allowed e-commerce providers to deliver food items, books, electronic gadgets and dresses to customers’ doorsteps adopting proper safety measures. The Commerce Ministry issued a notification in this regard, saying the step was taken in a bid to make people’s lives easier during Ramadan. “The kitchens of those restaurants who are in contracts with different e-commerce providers will ...

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