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DGHS driver Malek to be quizzed by ACC at jail gate todayThe Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) will question the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) driver Abdul Malek at the jail gate today. ACC Director (Public Relations) Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya confirmed the information and said, "ACC Assistant Director and Investigating Officer Syed Nazrul Islam would interrogate him at Keraniganj Jail Gate on Monday morning." On September ...
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Globe Biotech submits protocol for clinical trial of BangavaxGlobe Biotech has submitted the protocol for the clinical trial of their invented coronavirus vaccine. The protocol was submitted to the Bangladesh Medical Research Council (BMRC) on Sunday. Through this, an application was made for the ethical approval or ethical clearance of the clinical trial of the vaccine. Dr Asif Mahmood, Head of Research and ...
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Migrant workers ignored: SpeakersThe migrant workers are among the most affected people in Bangladesh due to the coronavirus pandemic, said speakers at a virtual dialogue on Sunday.Despite announcement of funds for migrant workers incentives, its dissemination got stuck at the banking level, they said.Though Probashi Kalyan Bank is assigned for this disbursement, it does not have enough branches ...
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Ctg students demand resumption of academic activitiesCHATTOGRAM, Jan 17: Hundreds of polytechnic students took to the Chattagram city streets on Sunday to press their four-point demand, including the resumption of classes and exams.The students blockaded roads in GEC intersection and Nasirabad of the port city in protest.Md Shahinuzzaman, Khulshi Police Station officer-in-charge, said: "The students staged rallies and formed human chains ...
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62.92pc voted for mayoral candidates About 62.92 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the mayoral elections in Saturday's municipal polls.Joint Secretary and Director of Public Relations of the Election Commission SM Asaduzzaman on Sunday said 2,091,681 voters have cast their votes in the second phase of the 60 municipal polls.The result of Kishoreganj Sadar municipality could not be announced ...
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AL sweeps mayoral postsThe ruling Awami League has secured 41 mayoral posts while four are elected uncontested in the second phase of the municipal polls held on Saturday.Besides, BNP has secured four, Jatiya Party one, JSD 1 and independent gave secured eight mayor posts in the polls. Elections to 60 municipalities in the second phase ended amid stray ...
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Covid-19: 23 die, 569 infected in 24 hoursThe country witnessed 23 more patients died from Covid-19 till 8:00am on Sunday, taking the country's death toll from the virus to 7,906, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).As many as 569 people tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total cases in the country to 527,632.Besides, 681 patients were declared free of ...
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Two new stimulus packages of Tk 2,700cr approvedThe government has approved two new stimulus packages of Tk 2,700 crore to boost the cottage, small and medium enterprises, and to develop the living standards of people at the grassroots level in the country.The authority concerned will start process of the implementing packages immediately, said a press release issued by the Finance Ministry on ...
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Updated draft voter list with 14,65,460 freshers publishedThe Election Commission (EC) on Sunday published the draft of an updated voter list having a total of 11.82 crore voters in the country.In the draft, 14, 65,046 fresh voters have been added and , with this, the total number of voters stands at 11, 12, 84,158.Senior Secretary of the EC Md Alamgir revealed this ...
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Medium term response a must  apparel sector recoverySpeakers in a webinar said recovery of recovery of the apparel sector in the medium term in major supplying countries is rather slow while existing national level measures have limited role to ensure smooth recovery.Addressing medium-term challenges requires innovative strategies and tools to tackle a prolonged period of demand slump. Hence, a collaborative approach between ...
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