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16 C-19 deaths, 314 new cases in 24 hrsThe country witnessed 16 more deaths due to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours ending at 8:00am on Sunday. The death tally stands at 27,768. As many as 314 new cases were also detected during the time, bringing the number of cases to 1,565,488.   Besides, 529 Covid-19 patients recovered from the viral disease, pushing up ...
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Sheikh Russel Day todayThe 58th birthday of Shaheed Sheikh Russel, the youngest son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, will be observed today.Sheikh Russel, also the youngest brother of Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, was born on October 18 in 1964 at the historic Bangabandhu Bhaban at Dhanmondi in the capital. On ...
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ICT resumes judicial functionAfter a long closure, the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) on Sunday resumed its trial proceedings while a new member of the tribunal has joined.Justice KM Hafizul Alam, a judge of the High Court Division of the Supreme Court joined as a new member of the tribunal after his appointment on October 14.Saeed Ahmed, registrar of ...
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Govt to buy 90m disposable syringes from ChinaThe government is going to buy 90 million disposable syringes directly from a Chinese company to vaccinate people against Covid-19.The proposal has approved at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Sunday.In a briefing after the meeting, Shamsul Arefin, Additional Secretary of Cabinet Division said, ...
Dhaka-Ctg Expressway
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Construction proposal cancelled after spending Tk100 croreConstruction proposal of Dhaka-Chittagong Expressway under Public-Private Partnership (PPP) has been cancelled at a meeting on Sunday.A meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affair (CCEA) was held virtually at noon on the day which in principal approved the rejection proposal under the chairmanship of Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal.At the end of the meeting, ...
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Eid-e-Miladunnabi holiday on Oct 20The government has rescheduled the holiday marking       celebration of the Eid-e-Miladunnabi at October 20 from October 19 in accordance with the decision of the Natl Moon-Sighting Committee.The Public Administration Ministry on Sunday issued a notification in this regard.According to the notification, all government, semi-government, autonomous and private offices will remain closed on Wednesday instead of ...
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Young doc found mysteriously dead in rented city flat The body of a young doctor was recovered by police from a flat at Nikunja in Dhaka's Khilkhet area on Saturday night.Deceased Joydeb Kumar Das Debashish, 25, came to Dhaka recently after passing his MBBS from Sylhet Osmani Medical College.Son of Dilip Chandra Das of South Salanda Kumarpara under Parbatipur Thana in Dinajpur district, Dr ...
COP15 Meet
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New human rights-based approach to nature conservation stressedDelegates to COP15 began meeting this week to discuss a draft framework that will guide the world's response to a worsening biodiversity crisis.The long-delayed global biodiversity summit initiated the opening round of negotiations over a new international framework, meant to address the world's biodiversity crisis. Originally intended to be an in-person event, pandemic concerns and ...
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BNP ‘number one’ patron of communal forces: QuaderAwami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday said that BNP is the 'number one' patron of communal evil forces.BNP is invalid without Jamaat and Jamaat's reliable umbrella is BNP, the AL general secretary said, adding that BNP and Jamaat have very strong ties which will never be severed. Quader said these in a ...
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DMCH begins admitting general patients from SaturdayDhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) authorities have started admitting patients in two medicine wards after those remained closed for more than a year and a half due to Covid-19 pandemic.  Admission of general patients in the two wards in the new building of DMCH started on Saturday morning. Covid-19 patients as well as medicine ward ...
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