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BGB slams India’s Anandabazar report The Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has strongly protested a news published in the Indian newspaper Anandabazar on July 7, headlined "Bangladeshis stepping into unprotected land".A BGB statement, signed by BGB Public Relations Officer Md shariful Islam, termed the Anandabazar report 'baseless, fabricated and motivated'.The statement reads: "The newspaper mentioned the Raninagar border as the place ...
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37 more C-19 deaths, 2,949 new cases in 24 hoursThirty-seven more Covid-19 patients died across the country in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Friday, taking the death toll from the pandemic to 2,275.The tally of infections has surged to 1, 78,443 as 2,949 new cases have been detected during the period, Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) ...
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ACC to intensify drive against graft in health sector: MahmoodAnti-Corruption Commi-ssion (ACC) Chairman Iqbal Mahmood has said the  national anti-graft agency will intensify its drive against those involved in corruption in the health sector and relief scam. "Although the Commission's regular activities have been suspended due to coronavirus pandemic, it will intensify its drive against the graft suspects," he told a virtual meeting held ...
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Sahara Khatun to be buried at Bananni Graveyard todayFormer Home Minister and Awami League presidium member Advocate Sahara Khatun, who passed away at a hospital in Bangkok on Thursday night, will be buried at Banani Graveyard  today (Saturday).    Her body arrived in Dhaka late Friday night. Sahara Khatun, country's first woman home minister, breathed her last at 11:25pm (local time) at Bumrungrad International ...
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UGC seeks govt loan, free internet facilities for university studentsThe University Grants Commission (UGC) has urged the government to launch free internet bundles and grants loan to university students who cannot afford to buy smart phones.The University Grants Commission (UGC) has sent two proposals to the Education Ministry asking it to ensure free internet facilities and arrange simple loans for students so that they ...
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Lawyers to be  trained on virtual court functionsThe government will provide training to lawyers, including public prosecutors, to enhance their efficiency in dealing with the cases before the virtual courts.The law ministry has arranged the training programme from July 12 to August 24 through video conference in association with German Development Organis-ation.Local and foreign experts will conduct the training programme, sources in ...
Lanch Capsize
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Owner of Moyur-2 arrestedThe River Police have arrested Mosaddek Hanif Sowad, the owner of Moyur-2 launch that was involved in a fatal collision with another smaller vessel on the Buriganga River near Dhaka's Shyampur.He was apprehended in Dhanmondi's Sobhanbag early Thursday, according to OC Rezaul Karim Bhuiyan of Sadarghat River Police. It followed the arrest of the launch's ...
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Italy restricts flights from BD till Oct 5The Italian government decided to restrict flights from Bangladesh till October 5 this year due to  spread of Covid-19 in the country and finding 21 Bangladeshis Covid-19 positive despite possessing negative test results from Bangladesh.At the same time, Italian airports will not allow any foreigners travelling Italy from Bangladesh, according to their decision. The country's ...
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C-19 cases cross 175,000 mark, 41 more die Coronavirus death toll in Bangladesh rose to  2,238 on Thursday as 41 more people died from the virus infection during the last 24 hours. Besides, total confirmed infections surged to 175, 494 as 3,360 new cases were detected after testing  15,632 samples in the period.Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof ...
JS extends age limit to 67 yrs  
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Fazle Kabir to be reappointed BB governor Bangladesh Bank Governor Fazle Kabir is going to be reappointed to his post as parliament extended the age limit to 67 years from that of 65 years for the post.The tenure of Fazle Kabir expired as the governor of     the central bank on July 3. There has been no precedence of extending the service ...
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