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DMP arrests 566 rule breakers
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People, vehicles mock lockdown on 4th day in cityOn the 4th day of the lockdown on Monday, rickshaws, cars, private vehicles and pedestrians in larger number came out on the streets. Dhaka Metropolitan Police arrested 566 more people and fined 443 vehicles in the capital on charges of violating the on-going Covid restrictions across the country.With them, a total of 1,939 people had ...
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123 more dengue patients hospitalised in 24hrsThe country recorded a sharp rise in dengue cases as 123 more people were detected with the mosquito-borne disease in the past 24 hours, which is the single-day highest of this year, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).  Among the 123 patients, 120 are currently receiving treatment at different hospitals in Dhaka ...
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Cabinet rejects proposal to amend Public Service ActThe Cabinet on Monday rejected a proposal of the Public Administration Ministry to amend the newly enacted 'Public Service Act-2018' to exempt public servants from grievous offenses after their retirement.As a result, the provision of the Public Service Act will remain in place. Due to the Cabinet decision, the retired bureaucrats would be responsible to ...
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HC stays Sylhet-3 by-poll until Aug 5The High Court (HC) on Monday stayed until August 5 the by-election to Sylhet-3 constituency scheduled for July 28 due to the ongoing strict lockdown enforced by the government.The HC bench observed that it will make further decision on the by-election after August 5 following hearing in detail on the issue.The virtual HC bench of ...
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Country to have 3 more upazilas The National Implementation Committee for Administrative Reform (NICAR) led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday cleared a proposal to establish three new upazilas in the country. It also decided to change the name of Dakkhin Sunamganj Upazila to 'Shantiganj'.The three new upazilas, which got approval of the NICAR, are Eidgaon in Cox's Bazar, Modhyanagar ...
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SSC, HSC exams in 3  subjects onlyThis year's SSC, HSC and equivalent examinations will be held in three elective subjects each under Science, Humanities, Commerce and other groups. The examinees will not have to take tests of the compulsory and fourth subjects. However, subject mapping will be added to the result with the required subject and the number of the fourth ...
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Stern warning against reopening factories amid lockdownState Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain said that legal actions will be taken against owners of factories if they operate them violating the stringent restrictions imposed to contain the pandemic. He made the remarks in response to a question from reporters after a cabinet meeting on yesterday (Monday). Strict restrictions are in place since ...
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C-19 daily death spikes to 247, record 15,192 infections in 24hrsThe country recorded the highest daily death from Covid-19 as 247 more people died from coronavirus in the last 24 hours ending at 8:00am on Monday. The death toll stands at 19,521. Some 15,192 new cases were also detected during the time which is also the highest in daily detection, bringing the number of cases ...
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Fire at Gafur Market near JPC dousedThe fire that broke out at a seven-storey surgical market adjacent to Jatiya Press Club in the city on Monday evening has been doused.Fire Service and Civil Defence Headquarters sources said the fire originated on the fifth floor of Gafur Market around 6.08pm.Eleven fire fighting units put out the flame after 40 minutes of efforts.  ...
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Broadband speed in BD still lagging behind global rankings The speed of broadband internet in the country has increased in June as compared to May this year. However, Bangladesh has slipped two places in the global rankings.According to the Speed Test, Bangladesh ranks 98th out of 181 countries in terms of broadband internet speed at the end of June this year, which was 96th ...
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