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13 killed in Gaibandha road crash

At least 13 people were killed as a truck overturned on a road in Dublagari area of Polashbari upazila in Gaibandha district on Thursday morning. Masudur Rahman, officer-in-charge of Polashbari Police Station, said the Rangpur-bound rod-laden truck from Dhaka overturned around 8 am when its driver lost control over the steering, leaving 13 people dead on the spot. Identities of ...

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Covid-19: Bangladesh reports record 22 deaths, 1,773 cases in 24 hrs

Bangladesh recorded the highest coronavirus deaths in a single day as 22 more people died of the deadly disease in the last 24 hours, taking the body count to 408. However, Bangladesh also recorded the highest single day cases from coronavirus infection as 1,773 more people tested positive in the last 24 hours. With the latest figure, the number of ...

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20 dead in Mali road accident

Twenty people have been killed and 11 seriously injured after a minibus and a lorry collided in the south of Mali, the country’s transport ministry said on Wednesday. The accident occurred on Tuesday at 8 pm on a major road linking the capital Bamako with the town of Narena on the border with Guinea, a ministry statement said. The injured ...

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NASA astronauts arrive in Florida week before SpaceX flight

Two NASA astronauts arrived at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday, one week before they blast off aboard a SpaceX vessel — the first crewed space flight to leave from US soil in nine years. US astronauts have been flying to the International Space Station (ISS) on Russian Soyuz rockets since the shuttle program ended in 2011 — ...

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Qatar aiming for ‘affordable’ 2022 World Cup amid global downturn

The head of the team organising the 2022 World Cup pledged on Wednesday that they will run an “affordable” tournament in Qatar amid fears of a post-pandemic global recession.  “We have always said from day one this will be an affordable tournament; we want anyone who wants to be able to come to the World Cup to be able to ...

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Actress Ajmeri Zaman Reshma passes away

Octogenarian actress and cultural personality Ajmeri Zaman Reshma died today at a private hospital in the city due to old age complications, family sources said. She was 82. “She breathed her last at 2.30 pm at Green Life Hospital in Dhaka,” a family member said. During a protracted checkered career Reshma earned the repute of being an actress in the ...

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Cyclone Amphan floods Kolkata Airport, damages structures

Six hours of Cyclone Amphan’s wrecking winds left Kolkata airport flooded and many structures within damaged. At least 12 people died in Bengal as winds at 120 km/hour and heavy rain left a trail of devastation. Visuals from the Kolkata airport showed a flooded tarmac, runways and hangars. In one area, the roof seemed to have caved in. An aircraft ...

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Village doctor dies from Covid-19 in Sylhet

A Village doctor died of coronavirus at an isolation centre of Sylhet Shahid Shamsuddin Ahmed Hospital while undergoing treatment on Wednesday night. The deceased was identified as Abul Kashem, 40, hailing from Malpara village at Tilpara union of Bianibazar upazila. Upazila residential medical officer Dr Shahinur Islam confirmed the matter. Abul Kashem was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday night ...

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Coronavirus: AstraZeneca ready to supply potential vaccine in September

Drugs giant AstraZeneca has announced it is ready to provide a potential new coronavirus vaccine from September. The firm said it had concluded deals to deliver at least 400 million doses of the vaccine, which it is developing with Oxford University, BBC reported.AstraZeneca said it was capable of producing one billion doses of the AZD1222 vaccine this year and next. ...

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Trudeau puts on mask, Canadians urged to do same

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday he now wears a face mask in public when social distancing is not possible, as health authorities urged everyone in the country to do the same. But officials emphasized that wearing masks should not become an excuse to ignore other guidance to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, including frequent hand-washing and ...

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