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Moderna reports positive results for RSV vaccine

US biotech company Moderna on Tuesday announced positive interim trial results for its vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in adults over the age of 60. There are no jabs currently available for the virus, which is a top cause of lower respiratory diseases, commonly leading to bronchiolitis in children and pneumonia in the elderly. However numerous vaccines and treatments ...

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Researchers find strong link between mental health and ADHD

According to new research led by psychologists at the University of Bath in the UK, adults with high levels of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms are more likely to experience anxiety and depression than adults with high levels of autistic traits. This study is the first to show that ADHD is more predictive of poor mental health outcomes in adults ...

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Russia’s top lender Sberbank launches operations in annexed Crimea: statement

Russia’s largest bank Sberbank said Wednesday that it was launching operations on the Crimean peninsula, annexed by Moscow in 2014, and would open offices there this year despite Western sanctions against companies working there. “Sberbank has put together a team and is starting to work on the Crimean peninsula,” said the lender, which was hit with Western sanctions over Moscow’s ...

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Headmistress held while selling new textbooks in Habiganj

Habiganj Correspondent : A primary school teacher has been arrested for allegedly selling new textbooks. Ayesha Akter, daughter of late Abdullah Mia of village Kadamtali under Shayestaganj upazila in Habiganj district, is the headmistress of Kadamtali Non-Government Registered Primary School. The 45-year old teacher was detained by Upazila Education Officer Mohammad Ali along with others from Nasratour on Tuesday (January ...

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Sanctions should be imposed on govt, instead of RAB: Fakhrul

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul islam Alamgir has said that sanctions should be imposed on the government, instead of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB). He has also said that the government tells lies over US Assistant Secretary of State Donald Lu’s recent Dhaka visit. It has been proved in the press statement issued by the US Embassy in Dhaka. Mirza Fakhrul ...

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BCB appoints David Moore as head of programmes

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Wednesday announced the appointment of David Moore as its head of programmes. The 58-year-old Australian cricket professional has agreed to a two-year term with the BCB which starts next month, reports UNB. Moore will be responsible for planning, devising strategies, and implementing the high performance (HP) and Tigers’ programmes to ensure that they serve the ...

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Gas prices hiked for industries, unchanged for households, CNG stations

After electricity, now the government has hiked the gas prices for public, private and captive power plants and also for industries and commercial users. The new prices will be effective from February 1, according to a gazette notification issued on Wednesday. As per the gazette notification, the public and private power plants including the IPP and rental power plants will ...

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US didn’t impose new sanctions as human rights situation improves: Law Minister

Law Minister Anisul Huq said on Wednesday that the US did not impose any new sanctions against the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) as the human rights situation has improved, reports UNB. “Human Rights Watch does not write anything good about anyone. But they have written in their report that the human rights condition has improved in Bangladesh. Donald Lu has ...

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70 killed in cold snap across Afghanistan

At least 70 people have died in a wave of freezing temperatures sweeping Afghanistan, officials said on Wednesday, as extreme weather compounds a humanitarian crisis in the poverty-stricken nation. Since January 10, the mercury has plunged in Kabul and several other provinces, with the central region of Ghor recording the lowest reading of -33°C over the weekend. “This winter is ...

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Ziaur Rahman’s 87th birth anniversary Thursday

BNP will celebrate the 87th birth anniversary of its founder Ziaur Rahman on Thursday. Born on January 19, 1936 at Bagbari in Bogura, Ziaur Rahman, founded BNP in 1978 and became the country’s seventh president. Zia was assassinated by a group of army officers at Chattogram Circuit House on May 30, 1981. BNP on Saturday announced a 10-day programme to ...

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