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Cry for vaccines

Cry for vaccines
Forty days into the winding up of GlaxoSmithKline’s 60-year-old pharmaceutical unit’s operation in Bangladesh, some of the vital vaccines marketed by this London-based healthcare giant seem to be out of stock even in places across capital Dhaka and the port city of Chattogram. The Independent found out that vaccine for chicken pox--Varilrix-- is not available almost anywhere in the two cities and elsewhere in the country. The vaccine Cervarix, used for cervical cancer too is not available in the market. Another vaccine, ‘Engerix-B’, used for preventing hepatitis B is only available in some places in Dhaka, but not in Chattogram. These vaccines do not have any generic alternative and no other pharmaceutical company is…

Bangladesh briefs Belarus on Rohingya issue

Bangladesh briefs Belarus on Rohingya issue

Bangladesh has briefed Belarus the situation of the forcibly displaced Rohingyas from Myanmar, now living in Bangladesh, and called for their support for resolving the crisis, reports UNB. The issue came up for discussion when Secretary (Bilateral & Consular) of the Foreign Ministry Ambassador Kamrul…
DSCC mayor admits dengue patients increasing, says no reason to worry

DSCC mayor admits dengue patients increasing, says no reason to worry

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon yesterday said that there is nothing to get panicky though there has been some increases in the number of dengue-affected patients this year comparing to past two/three years, reports UNB. Speaking at the inauguration of a crash course on identifying…
Promoting thrust sectors

Promoting thrust sectors

Industrialists at a meeting on the ‘Securing Employment and Economic Development around Jute Textile and Light Engineering Sector in North-west Bangladesh’ in Rangpur recently have stressed on flourishing the jute textile and light engineering sector to create huge employments for accelerating…
Research on Liberation War

Research on Liberation War

The significance of the research has further enhanced due to ‘disinterest’ and ‘adverse’ outlook of a particular section of the post-1971 generation towards the liberation war. On the other hand, no serious and significant studies could be found in this regard. A Bangladeshi…
Bangladesh Bank moves to stop collateral fraud

Bangladesh Bank moves to stop collateral fraud

Banks are not unfamiliar to unscrupulous borrowers who tend to secure loans by offering same piece of land property as collateral from multiple lenders, reports UNB. A tricky situation arises when a certain bank wants to seize collateral to recoup its losses from defaulting borrower and suddenly finds…
Rivals jostle as Iraq parliament meets

Rivals jostle as Iraq parliament meets

BAGHDAD: Iraqi lawmakers convened yesterday with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and a populist cleric together seeking to form a government and sideline pro-Iran rivals with a deal to create the biggest bloc in parliament, reports AFP. The country's next leaders will face the mammoth task of rebuilding…
Many happy returns to Sabina Yasmin

Many happy returns to Sabina Yasmin

Today is the birthday of celebrated singer of the subcontinent Sabina Yasmin. She is a shining star in the sky of the country’s music world as well as the living legend is considered to be a valuable asset of the country. Sabina Yasmin is all set to celebrate her birthday with a few dearest friends…
Coach Jamie’s initial target to play semis

Coach Jamie’s initial target to play semis

The biggest soccer competition in the South Asian region SAFF Suzuki Cup 2018 football championship will kick off from today with Pakistan  taking on Nepal at 4pm and Bangladesh will face Bhutan at 7pm at the Bangabandhu National Stadium. Apart from India, coaches and the captain of other six countries…
Solar power brings social change in villages

Solar power brings social change in villages

RAJSHAHI: Solar power has brought a social change in many hard-to-reach villages under Char Ashariadaha Union Parishad (UP) in Godagari Upazila of the district, reports BSS. Although having the problems of food and healthcare services the villages have become enlightened with uninterrupted electricity…
Charge sheet to be 
submitted this week

Charge sheet to be submitted this week

The Detective Branch (DB) of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) will submit its charge sheet before a Dhaka court by the end of this week, naming six people as accused in connection with the deaths of two college students in a bus mishap on the capital’s Airport Road. Abdul Baten, joint commissioner…
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