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Modi extends India’s COVID-19 lockdown till May 3

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday extended the nationwide lockdown till May 3 in order to prevent spread of coronavirus, Business Standard reports. The total number of confirmed corona cases in India has reached 10,453, and fatalities 358, according to Worldometer. With 1,985 cases, Maharashtra has the highest number of cases in the country, while Madhya Pradesh has the ...

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5 more Bangladeshis die from coronavirus in New York

Five more Bangladeshis, including four women, died from coronavirus in New York of  USA on Monday. The deceased were identified as Peara Hossen Bebi, 55, Advocate Hasna Begum, 58, Shafiqur Rahman, 64, Ameda Khatun, 55, and Rawshan Ara Ferdous, 61. With this, at least 120 expatriate Bangladeshis died of COVID-19 in the country in last 21 days starting from March ...

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Unprecedented Pahela Baishakh being celebrated

People of Bangladesh are celebrating today a different Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bengali Calendar. The procession of death across the globe due to corona pandemic has taken the place of procession of Bengali new year 1427. In line with Bangladesh and some parts of India, Bengali speaking expatriates celebrate the day in the host countries with various festivities ...

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Pahela Baishakh today

Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bengali Calendar, will be celebrated across the country without any programmes due to worsening coronavirus situation in the country. Unlike previous years, people will not go to Ramna Botomul in colorful dress to celebrate the day for the sake social distancing needed to contain corona spread. The government has suspended all programmes on Pahela ...

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PM unveils four programmes to tackle economic fallout from Covid-19

Photo: PID Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday announced her government’s four strategic programmes which will be implemented in three phases until 2023-24 fiscal year to overcome the possible adverse impact on the national economy due to the global outbreak of Covid-19. She said the four government programmes are increasing public expenditure, introducing fiscal packages, expanding social safety net programmes ...

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Coronavirus: UK enters fourth week of lockdown ahead of review

The UK is facing its fourth week in lockdown, with the government set to review by Thursday whether social distancing measures can be changed. Ministers are required by law to assess whether the rules are working, based on expert advice, after three weeks of telling Britons to stay at home. It comes as an NHS boss has warned staff are ...

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Javed Patwary made ambassador to KSA

Outgoing Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Mohammad Javed Patwary has been appointed as Bangladesh Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Ministry of Public Administration on Monday issued a gazette notification in this regard. On a contractual appointment, he has been made ambassador of KSA for three years from April 15, 2020, or the date he would join ...

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OPEC, oil nations agree to nearly 10M barrel cut amid virus

OPEC, Russia and other oil-producing nations on Sunday finalized an unprecedented production cut of nearly 10 million barrels, or a tenth of global supply, in hopes of boosting crashing prices amid the coronavirus pandemic and a price war, officials said. “This could be the largest reduction in production from OPEC for perhaps a decade, maybe longer,” said U.S. Energy Secretary ...

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Bankers to get special incentive for 10 days’ presence at office

File Photo Bankers will get one month’s salary as special incentive if anyone works in for 10 working days for remaining physically present at offices during the general holidays declared by the government to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the country, said a Bangladesh Bank circular issued on Monday. The circular, issued by the Banking Regulation and Policy Department, ...

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Israel’s former chief rabbi dies of coronavirus

Israel’s former chief rabbi Eliahou Bakshi-Doron, who was known for promoting interfaith dialogue, died Sunday of the new coronavirus, the Shaare Tzedek hospital in Jerusalem said. Bakshi-Doron, 79, was the Sephardic chief rabbi of Israel between 1993 and 2003. Born in Jerusalem in 1941, he was chief rabbi of the northern port city of Haifa for 18 years before being ...

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