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Covid: 22 deaths reported across UK and 2,396 confirmed cases

A further 22 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19, while another 2,396 people have tested positive for the virus. The latest data update brings the total death toll from the virus – according to government figures – to 127,327. A total of 4,395,703 people have now tested positive for coronavirus. Separate figures published by the ...

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Metro Rail’s first set of coaches arrive in Dhaka

The first set of six coaches of metro rail have arrived in Dhaka. A barge carrying two, out of six coaches, arrived at the newly-built jetty of Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited (DMTCL) in the river Turag at Uttara in the capital on Wednesday (April 21) afternoon. Metro Rail project officials said two more barges, carrying four more compartments will ...

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Execution of Tk 302m Sylhet city’s digitisation programme delayed

The much-talked about digitalisationprogramme of some important service under a special project in Sylhet city couldn’t be implemented within the targeted period and even after an extended time, sources informed. Now it has been given another extension till June 2022. The ‘Sylhet city digitalisation’ project began in 2018 with a target of citizens’ service digitalisationinOsmani Medical College Hospital, Syhet City ...

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COVID: PM allocates Tk 10.50cr for affected poor

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday allocated Tk 10.50 crore in favour of deputy commissioners of the country to provide assistance to the poor, distressed and insolvent people who have been affected due to the ongoing lockdown that the government enforced for containing the spread of Coronavirus. “The assistance has been provided from the PM’s Relief and Welfare Fund,” said ...

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Fitra fixed at minimum Tk 70, maximum Tk 2,310

The Islamic Foundation has fixed this year’s Fitra at minimum Tk 70 and maximum Tk 2,310 per person. Last year, the minimum Fitra was Tk 70, but the maximum was Tk 2,200. The decision was taken at a virtual meeting of the National Fitra Fixing Committee held on Wednesday. Hafez Maulana Muhammad Mizanur Rahman, president of the National Fitra Fixing ...

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Covid-19: Bangladesh reports 91 deaths, 4,559 new cases

Bangladesh reported 91 more deaths from Covid-19 and 4,559 new cases in the last 24 hours. The death toll now stands at 10,588, and the total number of infections hit at 7,27,780 across the country so far. A press release issued by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) confirmed the development on Tuesday (April 20). On Monday, the country ...

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Operations of domestic flights resume

Operation of domestic flights on all routes except Cox’s Bazar resume on Wednesday. Private airliners US Bangla and Novoair are operating the domestic flights. Meanwhile, national flag-carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines will start running domestic flights on Thursday. A Biman press release said flight operations will resume on Thursday on Chattogram, Sylhet, Barishal, Jashore and Syedpur routes. The flight operation on ...

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NASA to launch Rhodes College satellite into space

Rhodes College in Tennessee says NASA will launch into space a small satellite being designed and built at the liberal arts school. The Memphis-based college said in a news release that the satellite is among 14 small research satellites chosen by NASA for the 2021 CubeSat Launch Initiative. The 4-inch by 4-inch by 4-inch (10-centimeter by 10-centimeter by 10-centimeter) satellite ...

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Toyota’s electric SUV concept is a glimpse at the company’s future

Toyota unveiled an electric SUV, the BZ4X, at the Shanghai Motor Show Monday. Currently, the BZ4X is a concept vehicle but Toyota intends to put it into production soon as a part of a major push into electric vehicles. While it has been a pioneer in hybrid and even hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicles, Toyota has been slower than some other ...

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The eight contenders for the best picture Oscar

In a year that saw movie theaters boarded up due to Covid-19, eight new films that did reach our screens impressed Academy voters enough that they are in contention for Hollywood’s biggest award — the Oscar for best picture. The blockbusters may be absent, but an eclectic array of titles are in the mix, from a lavish Netflix ode to ...

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