Weekly Bangla Mirror | http://banglamirrornews.com Bangla Mirror, Bangladeshi news in UK, bangla mirror news Thu, 24 Sep 2020 18:04:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 http://banglamirrornews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/cropped-logo-32x32.png Weekly Bangla Mirror | http://banglamirrornews.com 32 32 Trump: Major carmakers sue US government over China tax http://banglamirrornews.com/2020/09/24/trump-major-carmakers-sue-us-government-over-china-tax/ Thu, 24 Sep 2020 18:04:09 +0000 http://banglamirrornews.com/?p=94986 Major carmakers are suing the US government over import taxes it has imposed on Chinese parts. Tesla, Volvo, Ford and Mercedes-Benz are all unhappy with the customs duties introduced by the Trump administration and are demanding refunds, BBC reported. The US and China have imposed border taxes on each other’s goods and services as part ...

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Major carmakers are suing the US government over import taxes it has imposed on Chinese parts.

Tesla, Volvo, Ford and Mercedes-Benz are all unhappy with the customs duties introduced by the Trump administration and are demanding refunds, BBC reported.

The US and China have imposed border taxes on each other’s goods and services as part of a trade war.

Tensions between Washington and Beijing have rapidly escalated in recent weeks, mainly concerning technology firms.

Mercedes-Benz in its filing accused Washington of “prosecution of an unprecedented, unbounded, and unlimited trade war impacting over $500bn in imports from the People’s Republic of China”.

US President Donald Trump has long accused China of unfair trading practices and intellectual property theft.
In China, there is a perception that America is trying to curb its rise as a global economic power.

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First Bangladeshi film now on Amazon Prime http://banglamirrornews.com/2020/09/24/first-bangladeshi-film-now-on-amazon-prime/ Thu, 24 Sep 2020 18:00:23 +0000 http://banglamirrornews.com/?p=94980 The movie ‘Bengali Beauty’ directed by Rahsan Noor is currently available for streaming on Amazon Prime. In the 1 hour and 43 minutes long film, Rahsaan Noor and Toya stars as the leads. The film ‘Bengali Beauty’ is based on the fictional love story of a couple in the changing political landscape of the seventies. ...

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The movie ‘Bengali Beauty’ directed by Rahsan Noor is currently available for streaming on Amazon Prime.

In the 1 hour and 43 minutes long film, Rahsaan Noor and Toya stars as the leads.
The film ‘Bengali Beauty’ is based on the fictional love story of a couple in the changing political landscape of the seventies.

Noor is seen, in the film, in the role of an RJ and Toya in the role of a medical student.

Sara Alam, Ashfaq Rezwan, Piyush Bandyopadhyay, Masum Bashar, GM Shahidul Alam, Najiba Bashar, Neili Azad and others have also acted in various roles in the film.

Apart from Bangladesh, the film was also released in the United States, United Kingdom and China.

The film was also commercially successful one.

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The UK has recorded 6,634 new coronavirus cases. http://banglamirrornews.com/2020/09/24/the-uk-has-recorded-6634-new-coronavirus-cases/ Thu, 24 Sep 2020 17:56:54 +0000 http://banglamirrornews.com/?p=94981 The UK has recorded 6,634 new coronavirus cases, the government has announced, making it the highest figure since mass testing began. Another 40 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for the virus. The latest figures take the overall number of confirmed cases to 416,363, and total deaths to 41,902. Meanwhile, people arriving ...

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The UK has recorded 6,634 new coronavirus cases, the government has announced, making it the highest figure since mass testing began.
Another 40 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for the virus.
The latest figures take the overall number of confirmed cases to 416,363, and total deaths to 41,902.
Meanwhile, people arriving in the UK from Denmark, Slovakia, Iceland and the Caribbean island of Curacao now need to self-isolate for 14 days.
The rules take effect from 04:00 BST on Saturday.
The latest surge in cases comes after Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced plans aimed at stopping mass job cuts, and two days after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced further restrictions to help curb the spread of coronavirus.
They include a 22:00 closing time for all pubs, restaurants and hospitality venues, which comes into force from Thursday. The sector will also be restricted by law to table service only.
The official records may show that the UK has just seen the highest number of new cases reported on a single day.
But it is, of course, nothing of the sort. At the peak of the pandemic in the spring we had such limited testing capacity that it was largely only hospital patients who were being checked.
It meant we were identifying just the tip of the iceberg.
Estimates have suggested there may have been as many 100,000 cases a day at the peak.
We are clearly not capturing all the infections – even now with the mass testing that is available.
Surveillance data last week suggested we may only be identifying around a half of cases.
But that still puts the infection levels well below what they were in the spring.
Hospital admissions and deaths have also started creeping up, but are still very low.
Health experts have been clear we are now on the upwards path so we should expect this trend to continue.
Crucial will be how quickly figures rise for all three measures, with the hospital cases and deaths the most important.
Evidence from Spain and France, which started seeing rises a few weeks before us, offer some hope.
Cases have been climbing gradually – at least more gradually than the trajectory government scientists warned could lead the UK to 50,000 cases a day by mid October.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said on Twitter that no countries would be added to the travel corridor list this week.
Singapore and Thailand were recently added to England and Scotland’s lists of safe countries.
The Department for Transport said the decision covers the whole of the UK and has been agreed with the devolved administrations.
Writing on Twitter, Mr Shapps said: “Data shows we need to remove Denmark, Slovakia, Iceland, and Curacao from the Travel Corridor list.”
He reminded passengers they were required by law to fill in a passenger locator form.
The form asks travellers to provide their contact details and UK address. Passengers can be fined up to £3,200 in England if they do not provide accurate contact details, or £1,920 in Wales.

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UN roundtable on climate: PM places 5-point suggestion to protect planet http://banglamirrornews.com/2020/09/24/un-roundtable-on-climate-pm-places-5-point-suggestion-to-protect-planet/ Thu, 24 Sep 2020 17:51:35 +0000 http://banglamirrornews.com/?p=94977 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday placed a five-point recommendation to protect the planet and save people from the adversities of the climate changes. “To protect the planet and ourselves I’d suggest— political leadership must encourage robust international collaboration; the global temperature increase must be limited to 1.5 degree Celsius and all Paris provisions must ...

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday placed a five-point recommendation to protect the planet and save people from the adversities of the climate changes.

“To protect the planet and ourselves I’d suggest— political leadership must encourage robust international collaboration; the global temperature increase must be limited to 1.5 degree Celsius and all Paris provisions must be implemented; and promised funds have to be made available to the vulnerable countries,” she told a roundtable on Climate Action at the UN headquarters in New York.

The Prime Minister was addressing the high-level roundtable event held on the sidelines of the 75th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) virtually.

Placing two other suggestions, she in her pre-recorded video statement said, “Polluting countries must increase their NDCs through necessary mitigation measures, and recognise that rehabilitation of the climate refugees is a global responsibility.”

Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh has some ideas and experiences to share on adaptation and resilience. “We’ve prepared Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100 to deal with the challenges of climate change and water management,” she said.

The prime minister said Bangladesh has built 4,291 cyclone shelters and 523 flood shelters in the country. Some 56,000 volunteers are available to facilitate preparation prior to any cyclone, she added.

“That’s why we joined the ‘REAP’ initiative which aims to make one billion people around the world safer from disasters by 2025,” Sheikh Hasina said.

Noting that Bangladesh is the current Chair of CVF (Climate Vulnerable Forum), she said the Global Center of Adaptation’s regional office has recently been established in Dhaka.

The Prime Minister extended thanks to UN Secretary-General António Guterres for his concern regarding the impacts of climate change.

This roundtable event convened by the UN Secretary-General showcased high-impact solutions by governments and real economy leaders, in line with the Secretary-General’s six climate-positive actions to recover better together.

The event showed the vast social and economic benefits of a sustainable recovery and of action to limit global warming to 1.5°C by achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres made the introductory remarks at the 90-minute event featuring a roundtable with around 20 global climate leaders from governments, private sector and civil society.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, President of Chile Sebastián Piñera Echenique, Nigerian President Mahamadou Issoufou, Fijian Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, and Bhutanese Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering spoke at the high-level event.

UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance Mark Carney, President of Microsoft Brad Smith, Chief Minister of Indian Bihar State Nitish Kumar, CEO of European Climate Foundation Laurence Tubiana, Brazil’s largest private sector bank Itau-Unibanco CEO Candido Botelho Bracher, CEO of the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) Dinah McLeod, among others, spoke at the roundtable.

International journalist and television presenter Femi Oke moderated the roundtable.

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Is one-shot Covid vaccine enough? Johnson and Johnson begins final trial http://banglamirrornews.com/2020/09/24/is-one-shot-covid-vaccine-enough-johnson-and-johnson-begins-final-trial/ Thu, 24 Sep 2020 17:41:50 +0000 http://banglamirrornews.com/?p=94974 Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday kicked off a final 60,000-person trial of a single-shot COVID-19 vaccine that potentially would simplify distribution of millions of doses compared with leading rivals using two doses. The company expects results of the Phase III trial by year end or early next year, Dr. Paul Stoffels, J&J’s chief scientific officer, ...

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Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday kicked off a final 60,000-person trial of a single-shot COVID-19 vaccine that potentially would simplify distribution of millions of doses compared with leading rivals using two doses.

The company expects results of the Phase III trial by year end or early next year, Dr. Paul Stoffels, J&J’s chief scientific officer, said in a joint press conference with officials from the National Institutes of Health and the Trump administration.

Rival vaccines from Moderna Inc, Pfizer Inc and AstraZeneca all require two shots separated by several weeks, which make them much more difficult to administer.

“The benefits of a single-shot vaccine are potentially profound in terms of mass immunization campaigns and global pandemic control,” Dr. Dan Barouch, a Harvard vaccine researcher who helped design J&J’s COVID-19 vaccine, said in a telephone interview.

The company’s shares rose 2% before the opening bell on Wednesday.

“Big news. Numerous great companies are seeing fantastic results. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) must move quickly,” US President Donald Trump said in a tweet.

J&J published a detailed study protocol for its phase 3 trial Wednesday on the company’s website, joining the three other vaccine makers that have made these study plans available in recent weeks after calls for increased transparency in the trials.

Stoffels said J&J started the phase 3 trial after seeing positive results in its phase 1/2 trial in the United States and Belgium. The company plans to release those results imminently.

Stoffels said the safety and level of protection in the study were on par with what was seen in the company’s animal studies, and said the results showed a single dose could offer sufficient protection “for a long time.”J&J’s late-stage trial will use as many as 215 sites in the United States, South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. The company plans to manufacture as many as 1 billion doses in 2021, and more after that, Stoffels said.

The goal of the trial is to test whether the vaccine can prevent moderate to severe COVID-19 after a single dose, but it will also look to see if the vaccine can prevent serious disease requiring medical intervention and whether it can prevent milder cases of the virus.

Stoffels predicts it will take six weeks to two months to enroll the trial, and said the company hopes to get an answer on whether the vaccine works “around the end of the year or early next year.”

It is not clear how fast the company could get regulatory approval, but J&J plans to manufacture doses before approval, so it could start distribution quickly.

The trial will be overseen by an independent Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) that will review vaccine safety and effectiveness. In the press conference, Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, said all three of the vaccines being organized and supported by the federal government’s Operation Warp Speed – J&J’s, Moderna’s and AstraZeneca’s – share a common DSMB. Pfizer is running its own trial and has a separate DSMB, Collins said.

J&J’s trial is designed to test for a vaccine that is 60% effective. In the study protocol, that could be determined after 154 people became infected with the virus. Stoffels said the company will start counting cases of COVID-19 infections within the study population 15 days after individuals are vaccinated.

The DSMB will take its first look at the vaccine’s efficacy after 20 people have become infected.

Collins said the DSMB does not include any federal employees and is made up of “very highly experienced” scientists and statistical experts.

“Until they are convinced that there’s something there that looks promising, nothing is unblinded and sent to the FDA. So everybody should feel pretty reassured,” Collins said. His comments follow concerns government scientists may be pressured to rush the vaccine testing process to boost U.S. President Donald Trump’s re-election bid.

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Rishi Sunak unveils emergency jobs scheme http://banglamirrornews.com/2020/09/24/rishi-sunak-unveils-emergency-jobs-scheme/ Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:40:42 +0000 http://banglamirrornews.com/?p=94970 The government and firms will continue to top up wages of workers who have not been able to return to the workplace full time due to the coronavirus. The Job Support Scheme, which will replace the furlough scheme, will see workers get three quarters of their normal salaries for six months. It aims to stop ...

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The government and firms will continue to top up wages of workers who have not been able to return to the workplace full time due to the coronavirus.
The Job Support Scheme, which will replace the furlough scheme, will see workers get three quarters of their normal salaries for six months.
It aims to stop mass job cuts after the government introduced new measures to tackle a rise in coronavirus cases.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak said it was part of a wider “winter economy plan”.
Nearly three million workers – or 12% of the UK’s workforce – are currently on partial or full furlough leave, according to official figures. The current furlough scheme ends on 31 October.
Mr Sunak said the new scheme would “support only viable jobs” as opposed to jobs that only exist because the government is continuing to subsidise the wages.
At a press conference, Mr Sunak declined to comment on what defines a job as “viable”.
“It is not for me to sit here and make pronouncements on every individual job,” he said. “What I want to be able to do is to provide as much support as possible given the constraints we operate in. We obviously can’t sustain the same level of things that we were doing at the beginning of this crisis.”
The government’s contribution to workers’ pay will fall sharply compared with the furlough scheme. Under furlough, it initially paid 80% of a monthly wage up to £2,500 – under the new scheme this will drop to 22%.
“The primary goal of our economic policy remains unchanged – to support people’s jobs – but the way we achieve that must evolve,” Mr Sunak said.
“I cannot save every business, I cannot save every job.”
The new scheme begins on 1 November and will cost the government an estimated £300m a month. Companies who use it can also still claim the Job Retention Bonus, where the government pays £1,000 for every furloughed employee who comes back to work until at least the end of January.
Mr Sunak said a similar scheme for the self-employed would be available.
How will the Job Support Scheme work?
Under the scheme, the government will subsidise the pay of employees who are working fewer than normal hours due to lower demand
It will apply to staff who can work at least a third of their usual hours
Employers will pay staff for the hours they do work
For the hours employees can’t work, the government and the employer will each cover one third of the lost pay
The grant will be capped at £697.92 per month
All small and medium sized businesses will be eligible for the scheme
Larger business will be eligible if their turnover has fallen during the crisis
It will be open to employers across the UK even if they have not previously used the furlough scheme
The scheme will run for six months starting in November
New cliff-edge
Business lobby group the CBI welcomed the government’s plan.
“It is right to target help on jobs with a future, but can only be part-time while demand remains flat. This is how skills and jobs can be preserved to enable a fast recovery, “said CBI director-general Dame Carolyn Fairbairn.
However, Torsten Bell, chief executive of the Resolution Foundation think tank said that the new jobs scheme on its own “will not encourage firms to cut hours rather than jobs because the one-third employer contribution means it is much cheaper for firms to employ one person full-time than two people part-time”.
“But interaction with the £1,000 Job Retention Bonus is really important here,” he said. “When this new scheme is combined with that we’ve now got a big incentive for firms to retain workers part-time until you qualify for the bonus, i.e. the end of January is the new end of October cliff-edge.”
‘I’m frightened’
Tracey Sheppard is a cleaner at a leisure centre in Essex who’s been on furlough since the end of March. She said she hoped the new Jobs Support Scheme will help her, but there are no guarantees.
“They’re a very big company that I work for … but I don’t’ know whether they’d be able to afford to keep me on… I just don’t know,” she told the BBC’s World At One.
She said she feels “frightened” because her family only recently moved to the area and this is the only job she can fit in around childcare.
“I’ve just heard nothing [from my employer]. The last time I heard from them was the beginning of lockdown.”

A cut in VAT for hospitality and tourism companies will also be extended until March. The cut from 20% to 5% VAT – which came into force on 15 July – had been due to expire on 12 January next year.
However, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) said this and the new jobs plan did “not go far enough” in helping the industry which has been hit by the government’s new restrictions to stop coronavirus cases from rising.
From Thursday, pubs and restaurants will have to close from 10pm in measures that could last for six months.
FDF chief executive, Ian Wright, said: “Only by continuing a targeted furlough scheme while the current restrictions remain will we avoid mass long-term unemployment and the decimation of a sector that could otherwise support our economic recovery once the pandemic is over.”
Loan repayments
Mr Sunak also announced that businesses that have borrowed money through the government’s loan scheme would be given more time to repay the money.
The chancellor said that small businesses who took out “Bounce Back” loans can use a new Pay as You Grow flexible repayment system. It means borrowings can be repaid over 10 years instead of the original six year term.
The longer repayment time also applied to small and medium-sized firms who borrowed under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme.
Businesses will also have more time to apply for these loans, as well as the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme and the Future Fund. Application dates for the various schemes had been due to end in October and November.
The furlough scheme was a bridge to carry livelihoods through the crisis. But the bridge needs to reach the other side of the gap to be effective.
The chancellor’s wage subsidy scheme is a continuation of that support – but it’s of a different, less generous type. As employers will have to pay more than before, and employees will have to be working, it’s aimed only at those businesses and posts that are viable.
So some workers will slip through the gap: the government is keen that those in unsustainable jobs are spurred to think about their next move.
And that means unemployment will still rise – although not as far perhaps as the four million some economists previously feared. The cost of the chancellor’s new plan will run into billions, adding to the shortfall of £320bn the Treasury is already facing.
At some point, taxes may have to rise to help plug that but there was no mention of that today, for it may be some time before the economy will be strong enough to take that on.
But the bill facing the chancellor now is likely to be far smaller than the ultimate cost to the economy of doing nothing.

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International community continue to work for safe repatriation of Rohingyas to Myanmar http://banglamirrornews.com/2020/09/24/international-community-continue-to-work-for-safe-repatriation-of-rohingyas-to-myanmar/ Thu, 24 Sep 2020 11:01:53 +0000 http://banglamirrornews.com/?p=94966 Representatives of the international community in Bangladesh have reiterated their commitment to solidarity with Bangladesh for generously hosting Rohingyas and continue working toward solutions and the safe, voluntary, and dignified repatriation of the forcible displaced people to Myanmar. They reaffirmed their commitment after a two-day visit to Cox’s Bazar and the Rohingya camps on Thursday. ...

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Representatives of the international community in Bangladesh have reiterated their commitment to solidarity with Bangladesh for generously hosting Rohingyas and continue working toward solutions and the safe, voluntary, and dignified repatriation of the forcible displaced people to Myanmar.

They reaffirmed their commitment after a two-day visit to Cox’s Bazar and the Rohingya camps on Thursday.
The delegation reiterated that the solution to this crisis lay in Myanmar and that required for the root causes of the crisis to be addressed. Holding perpetrators of the atrocities committed against the Rohingya people in Rakhine state to account would contribute to giving the refugees the confidence to return home, they highlighted.

Representatives of the international community in Bangladesh, including Ambassadors of the United States and the European Union, the British High Commissioner, the Head of Humanitarian Aid of the Canadian High Commission, the Country Director of the World Bank, and the United Nations Resident Coordinator also issued a press statement on conclusion of their visit in which the top diplomats reiterated support for Bangladesh and commitment to Rohingya response.

“After months of necessary COVID-19 restrictions, we are here with our partners to reaffirm our solidarity with Bangladesh and support for the Rohingya refugees and the communities generously hosting them,” said Mia Seppo, UN Resident Coordinator in Dhaka.

“We have seen how the decisive action taken by the authorities has slowed the spread of COVID-19, and with the support of the international community, an effective and life-saving response continues,” she said.

US Ambassador, Earl Miller said that the Rohingya crisis remains an important priority for the United States just as it is for Bangladesh and other international partners, and even more so in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since 2017, he said the United States has contributed nearly US $800 million to support the humanitarian efforts including specific funding to support Bangladesh host communities in Cox’s Bazar District.
“Some two thirds of the total global funding to the Rohingya response has been provided by the donor countries on this visit. At the same time, we continue working toward solutions and the safe, voluntary, and dignified repatriation of refugees to Myanmar,” Miller added.

During discussions with the delegation, refugees shared how the COVID-19 situation is impacting their daily lives and how they see the future.

“Refugees have continued to play a critical role in helping their own communities protect themselves against COVID-19. They are the backbone of the response and their contributions should be fully recognised,” highlighted Canada’s Head of Humanitarian Aid, Phedra Moon Morris.

In the course of their field visits, the delegation visited Severe Acute Respiratory Isolation and Treatment Centres – of which there are now 14 with nearly 1,000 treatment beds –set up to treat COVID-19 patients, both Bangladeshis and Rohingya, as well as COVID-19 testing centres, reads the statement.

The delegation also visited temporary learning centres, which have been temporarily closed due to COVID-19, leading to a reported increase in hopelessness among refugees, violence against children, and increased rates of child marriage and labour.

The delegation discussed with the authorities the importance of the safe reopening of these and other facilities in a phased manner. They also discussed and observed efforts to keep the camps and surrounding areas safe and secure in Cox’s Bazar.

“The authorities continue to play an absolutely critical role in ensuring the safety and security of the Rohingya settlements and the host communities. With any additional and necessary measures, we encourage full humanitarian access be maintained to the camps and that consultations with affected communities continue to take place,” said British High Commissioner, Robert Chatterton Dickson.

The delegation also spoke with Government officials about the Bhasan Char project.

“While the first recent “go and see” visit was a welcome step, it would also be important that the proposed UN technical and protection assessments are also able to proceed, as well as the separate humanitarian and protection visits to assess the situation for the 306 refugees already relocated there,” said EU Ambassador, RensjeTeerink.

In all their discussions, the members of the delegation assured the authorities of their unwavering commitment to support the Rohingya refugee response and affected Bangladeshis communities. “We have been with Bangladesh since the early days of this crisis and will continue to scale up development assistance to Cox’s Bazar, having already provided more than half a billion dollars in grants. This crisis cannot and will not be forgotten,” said World Bank Country Director, Mercy Tembon.

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Covid-19 in Bangladesh : 28 more die, 1,540 test positive in 24hrs http://banglamirrornews.com/2020/09/24/covid-19-in-bangladesh-28-more-die-1540-test-positive-in-24hrs/ Thu, 24 Sep 2020 10:12:31 +0000 http://banglamirrornews.com/?p=94963 Bangladesh reported 28 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 5,072. Another 1,540 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 355,384. A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Thursday afternoon. Health authorities ...

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Bangladesh reported 28 new deaths from the novel coronavirus infection in a daily count, taking a total of 5,072.

Another 1,540 coronavirus patients are found in 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 355,384.
A press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) made the disclosure on Thursday afternoon.

Health authorities reported another 2,139 people to have recovered from the disease in a day, rising the total number of recoveries to 265,092.

In the last 24 hours, 93 coronavirus testing laboratories across the country tested 12,900 samples.

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Charge hearing in DIG Mizan’s graft case on Sept 30 http://banglamirrornews.com/2020/09/24/charge-hearing-in-dig-mizans-graft-case-on-sept-30/ Thu, 24 Sep 2020 10:08:36 +0000 http://banglamirrornews.com/?p=94960 A Dhaka court on Thursday fixed September 30 for the hearing of framing of charges against four accused, including suspended deputy inspector general (DIG) of police Mizanur Rahman, in a graft case filed by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). Judge Asifuzzaman of Dhaka Special Judge court no. 6 passed the order accepting a plea from the lawyer ...

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A Dhaka court on Thursday fixed September 30 for the hearing of framing of charges against four accused, including suspended deputy inspector general (DIG) of police Mizanur Rahman, in a graft case filed by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

Judge Asifuzzaman of Dhaka Special Judge court no. 6 passed the order accepting a plea from the lawyer of the main accused – Mizanur Rahman.
The other accused are DIG Mizan’s wife Sohelia Anar alias Ratma Rahman, younger brother Mahbubur Rahman and nephew Mahmudul Hasan.

On September 2, Dhaka Metropolitan Senior Special Judge KM Imrul Kayesh ordered the case to be transferred to the court and set today’s date for hearing the charges.

ACC director Monjur Morshed on January 30 filed the charge sheet against four, DIG Mizanur Rahman, his wife Rotna, brother Mahbubur Rahman and nephew Mahmudul Hasan for concealing information about wealth of Taka 3.07 crore and amassing illegal wealth of Taka 3.28 crore.

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Gold prices fall by Tk 2,449 per bhori http://banglamirrornews.com/2020/09/24/gold-prices-fall-by-tk-2449-per-bhori/ Thu, 24 Sep 2020 08:54:38 +0000 http://banglamirrornews.com/?p=94957 The prices of gold have decrease by Tk 2,449 to Tk 74,008 a bhari (11.66 grams) in the local market from Thursday, said Bangladesh Jewellers Samity. The Samity took this decision because of a decline in the price of gold in the international market. The Bangladesh Jewellers Samity in a press release on Thursday announced ...

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The prices of gold have decrease by Tk 2,449 to Tk 74,008 a bhari (11.66 grams) in the local market from Thursday, said Bangladesh Jewellers Samity.

The Samity took this decision because of a decline in the price of gold in the international market.
The Bangladesh Jewellers Samity in a press release on Thursday announced the decreased price with effect from today.

According to the BAJUS, the price of 22-karat gold has been fixed at Tk 74,008 a bhari while the price of 21-karat gold decreased to Tk 70,859 a bhari and 18-karat gold to Tk 62,111 a bhari.

The price of traditional gold has been set at Tk 51,788 a bhari, the release said.

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