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Ferry Amanat Shah salvaged after 14 days

The ferry Amanat Shah, which sank in the Padma River with more than a dozen vehicles aboard near the Paturia ferry terminal in Manikganj, has been rescued after 14 days. The ferry was rescued at noon on Tuesday and floated on the river water. Private company Genuine Enterprise of Chattogram completed the rescue work and floated it out of the ...

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Ex-CJ Sinha jailed for 11 yrs in graft cases

Former Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha has been jailed for 11 years in graft case under two separate sections. Judge Sheikh Nazmul Alam of the Special Judge’s Court-4 of pronounced the judgement on Tuesday after reading out 182-page verdict. Sinha was given seven years imprisonment on charge of money laundering and four years for embezzling money. In October 2018, the ...

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India to resume tourist visas from Nov 15: Envoy

India will resume tourist visas for Bangladeshis from November 15, said Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram K Doraiswami. “At first, only single-entry visas will be provided and only air travel is allowed. The tourists can’t stay more than 30 days,” the envoy told media at Brahmanbaria’s Akhaura Land Port on Tuesday morning on his way to India. The visas ...

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Bangladesh okays production of Merck’s COVID pill

The authorities have permitted Beximco Pharmaceuticals to produce a generic version of US drugmaker Merck & Co’s experimental pill to treat COVID-19. More companies are awaiting approval in Bangladesh after Merck signed a deal that will allow the drug to be manufactured and sold cheaply in poor nations, reports bdnews24.com. Besides Beximco, Square, Eskayef, Incepta, General Pharma, Beacon Pharma, Renata ...

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India honours Syed Muazzem Ali, Enamul Haque with Padma Awards

India on Monday conferred Bangladesh’s career diplomat late Syed Muazzem Ali and Eminent Archeologist Prof. Enamul Hque with the coveted “Padma Award” for their exceptional and distinguished services in respective fields. Syed Muazzem Ali, a freedom fighter and a former high commissioner of Bangladesh to India, was conferred the “Padma Bhushan”, the third-highest civilian award in India for public affairs ...

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25 children killed in Niger school fire

At least 25 primary school children were killed when their thatched-roof classrooms caught fire in southern Niger on Monday, the council of ministers said in a statement. Fourteen more children were injured, including five in a critical condition, the statement said. The school is in the town of Maradi, more than 600 km (370 miles) east of the capital Niamey, ...

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Pakistan announce T20 squad for Bangladesh series

Veteran Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez opted out of Pakistan’s three-match Twenty20 international series in Bangladesh on Monday, saying a youngster should be given a chance on the tour. The 40-year-old is part of Pakistan’s ongoing Twenty20 World Cup campaign in which they play Australia in the semi-finals in Dubai on Thursday. Pakistan’s 18-man squad will fly from the United Arab ...

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UK records 32,322 new cases and 57 Covid deaths

The UK has recorded 57 Covid deaths and 32,322 cases in the past 24 hours, official figures show. Infections have fallen 18 per cent since last Monday, while deaths are up by 42 per cent. It marks a slight rise on the 30,305 cases recorded on Sunday but a 12 per cent decrease on the 36,294 infections reported a fortnight ...

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Man held with 38 gold bars at Sylhet Airport

Customs Intelligence arrested a man with 38 gold bars, weighing 6kg, from Sylhet MAG Osmani International Airport on Monday morning. The arrestee is identified as Porendra Das, 38, son of Noresh Das, hailing from Atghar Najirabad village of Moulvibazar Sadar. A flight of BG-248 landed the airport from Dubai around 9:00am, said Al-Amin, Deputy Commissioner of Sylhet Customs Excise and ...

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Two children drown in canal in Sunamganj

Two minor children drowned in a canal at Tahirpur upazila in Sunamganj district on Monday afternoon. The deceased were identified as Ema Akter, 5, daughter of UP member Babul Miah, and her cousin Arman Hossain,4, son of Ashik Nur Miah, residents of Tahirpur Sadar Union. Tahirpur Police Station sub-inspector Md Nazmul Haque said firefighters recovered the bodies from a canal ...

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