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UGC asks private univs to stop admission, assigning grades without semester finalsUniversity Grants Commission (UGC) has ordered private universities to stop assigning students' grades without holding semester finals as well as enrolling new students though online tests due to the corona outbreak situation."Several universities have taken the decision to assign students' grades without holding semester final exams or evaluation, and enroll new students without admission tests. ...
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Courts to remain closed till Apr 14The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday extended the holiday till April 14 for all courts across the country, including the Appellate and High Court divisions, amid outbreak of coronavirus in the country.A notification signed by Supreme Court Registrar General Md Ali Akbar was issued in this regard.It said "general holidays" have been declared till April ...
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No entry to, exit from Ctg, Rajshahi citiesPolice have imposed restrictions on entry and exit points of Chattogram and Rajshahi cities in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) in a statement on Monday said no people or vehicle will be allowed to enter or leave the city except in case of emergencies to check coronavirus transmission, reports ...
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Bashundhara Group MD lauds PM’s stimulus packageBashundhara Group Managing Director Sayem Sobhan Anvir has lauded Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for announcing a historic stimulus package to address the economic shock caused by coronavirus.Terming the package 'the best ever,' he said Bangladesh will be able to retain the pace of socioeconomic development under her apt leadership.Anvir came up with the statement after ...
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ACC director Jalal Uddin dies of Covid-19 Jalal Uddin Mohammad Saifuzzaman, Director (administration) of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has died from coronavirus at Kuwait Maitree Hospital in Uttara on Monday.He had tested positive for coronavirus seven days ago and was undergoing treatment at the hospital."He was admitted at the hospital with symptoms of Covid-19 infection. His blood pressure began to fall from ...
Strictly implement govt directives to maintain social distancing, she tells law enforcers
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Annoyed PM orders shutdown of RMG factories Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday expressed her annoyance over the country's readymade garment (RMG) industry owners for not complying with the government decision by keeping their factories shut to contain the deadly coronavirus pandemic across the country.She asked the ministers and officials concerned to ensure closure of the apparel factories not involved in producing ...
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Ramadan office timing announcedThe government has rescheduled the office timing for the upcoming holy month of Ramadan from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm for all government, semi-government, autonomous and semi-autonomous bodies.The decision was taken in the regular weekly Cabinet meeting held at the Prime Minister's Ganobhaban residence with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair on Monday.Cabinet Secretary ...
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Quader terms Fakhrul ‘unwise’Awami League (AL) General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Monday commented on BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir as a 'unwise' person, as he termed the Prime Minister's announced financial package for meeting the crisis created by the coronvirus pandemic a 'debt package.' Obaidul Quader made this comment on Fakhrul while addressing a press conference ...
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SC lawyer tests positive for coronavirusA lawyer of Supreme Court (SC), Barrister Akbar Amin Babul, has been tested positive for coronavirus. Akbar Amin told this correspondent that he came down with a fever on March 27 while the icddr,b tested his sample on April 4. The results came back positive on Saturday and he subsequently was isolated in his residence ...
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ATAB fears loss of Tk1,400cr in travel business till JuneThe country's travel and tourism sector is now counting a huge loss following a countrywide shutdown fearing Coronavirus outbreak.The business involving sales of airline tickets, inbound and outbound tour operators, hotel bookings, Hajj and Umrah is going downhill. Most agencies are struggling to get back their ticket prices after cancelation of the tickets.Under this situation, ...
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