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Jamuna Group Chairman Nurul Islam Babul passes awayNurul Islam Babul,  the chairman of the business conglomerate Jamuna Group, died of coronavirus at a city hospital on Monday afternoon (Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Rajiun). He was 74.His wife Jatiya Party lawmaker Salma Islam confirmed media about the matter.Babul left behind wife, one son, three daughters and a host of admirers to mourn ...
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'50% ICU beds lying vacant'Although the government has raised the number of beds in the COVID-19 dedicated hospitals for providing proper treatment to the patients, but some 50.27 percent beds in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) in different hospitals across the country are lying vacant."some 188 beds, out of 374 beds in the ICU are lying vacant. That means ...
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3-day Eid holiday, employees must stay at placeThe government has no plan to extend the Eid-ul-Azha holidays from three days while the public servants must to stay put at their station during the three-day vacation.Cabinet Division Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam informed this while briefing the journalists after the regular Cabinet meeting at the Secretariat on Monday.He said the Eid-ul-Azha holiday may fall ...
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Sabrina pleads not guilty to alleged money misappropriationDr Sabrina Arif Chowdhury, chairman of JKG Healthcare,has pleaded not guilty in a Dhaka court on Monday to alleged misappropriation of money after issuing fake coronavirus report.Sabrina's lawyers also claimed in the court that their client also did not know about the misdeeds of her husband. Earlier, Tejgaon police produced her before the court of ...
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JKG chief Sabrina to be produced before court on MondayArrested Dr Sabrina Arif Chowdhury, chairman of JKG Healthcare, will be produced before a court on Monday.Police are likely to plea to the court to place her on remand as she was arrested on Sunday in cases filed over the issuance of fake coronavirus (Covid-19) test reports.She was taken to the Tejgaon Zone deputy commissioner ...
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Permissions given to 5 pvt firms for coronavirus tests revoked
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on Sunday revoked the permission of COVID-19 test given to five private health organisations as they failed to start the tests in spite of getting permission.The organisations are Care Medical College Hospital, Shahabuddin Medical College Hospital, Stemz Health Care, Thyrocare Diagnostic and Epic Health Care.DGHS additional director general ...
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Notorious ringleader held for trafficking Bangladeshi women into prostitution
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Bangladesh Police has arrested three notorious international human traffickers including their ringleader for forcing Bangladeshi young women into prostitution in Dubai after trafficking them through tourist visas in the name of hotel jobs.Imtiaz Ahmed, Deputy Inspector General (Organized Crime Unit) of CID, disclosed the matter at a press briefing ...
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Dr Sabrina suspended after arrestThe Health Ministry has suspended JKG Health Care chairman Dr Sabrina Arif from her post of registrar at the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) for breaching discipline.The Ministry issued an order in this regard on Sunday. The order, isued by Health Services Division Secretary M Abdul Mannan said, Dr| Sabrina acted as the chairman ...
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Bangladesh expatriates who return home to get Tk 200cr loansA memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on Sunday to provide Tk 200 crore loans to those expatriate workers who have returned to the country losing their jobs abroad.The Probashi Kallyan Bank and the Wage Earners Welfare Board signed the MoU at the conference room of the Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment Generation ...
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Eid-ul-Azha congregations also at mosques The government has decided to hold Eid-ul-Azha congregations at mosques instead of Eidgah due to the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic.The decision was taken at an inter-ministerial meeting at the Secretariat on Sunday, said the Religious Affairs Ministry PRO M Anwar Hossain.He told media that a decision has been taken hold Eid congregations at mosques instead of ...
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