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No infection in 11 ill China returnees

No infection in 11 ill 
China returnees
None of the 11 China returnees, who fell ill and were tested, had any coronavirus infection, the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control & Research (IEDCR) announced yesterday. IEDCR Director Meerjady Sabrina Flora, at a briefing at the institute’s Mohakhali office also urged the people not to be panicked over the coronavirus issue, but remain aware of it. “Be aware but not be panicked over the coronavirus issue as nobody has so far become infected with the virus in our country,” she said. The chief of IEDCR, country’s state-run disease monitoring wing, said no new suspected patient has been admitted to any hospital across the country. IEDCR has screened a total of 8,396 China returnees from January 21, 2020 until…

‘Negative
politics causes BNP defeat in city polls’

‘Negative politics causes BNP defeat in city polls’

Awami League general secretary and Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday said negative politics has caused BNP to suffer defeat in the recently-held Dhaka city corporation polls. “BNP would not be able to overcome the situation if it doesn’t leave the communal politics.…
Children throng book fair on first ‘Shishu Prahar’

Children throng book fair on first ‘Shishu Prahar’

Children, cheering with joy, along with their guardians thronged the Ekushey book fair venue yesterday (Friday) which was the first Shishu Prahar (Children's hour) of this year’s book fair.   Bangla Academy authority arranged the Shishu Prahar to make the month-long fair more attractive…
Noise pollution taking its toll

Noise pollution taking its toll

According to a recent report published in The Independent noise pollution levels in Dhaka have rise alarmingly because of the increasing numbers of vehicles on the roads and the abundance of construction works during the dry season. Studies conducted by environment protection bodies indicate high noise…
Addressing climate-induced loss and damage: Major outcomes and challenges

Addressing climate-induced loss and damage: Major outcomes and challenges

Climate-induced loss and damages generally refer to the residual effects of climate change, which include the adverse impacts generated from sudden-onset disasters such as cyclone, tornado, hurricane, hail storm, flash flooding, etc. and slow-onset disasters such as sea-level rise, ocean acidification,…
Spices get costlier in capital

Spices get costlier in capital

Spices and other cooking ingredients became dearer in the kitchen markets of the capital last week, increasing the financial burden on consumers. Traders attributed the hikes in the prices of spices like garlic, ginger, cardamom, turmeric, red chilli powder, and coriander seed to the coronavirus outbreak…
UNSC must break ‘habits’

UNSC must break ‘habits’

Donald Trump’s son-in-law and architect of the new US peace plan for the Middle East, Jared Kushner, has called on the UN Security Council to break its “habits” and solve the “hardest problem in the world”, in a rare interview. Kushner on Thursday presented the US peace…
Curtain rises on 5th edition of Dhaka Art Summit

Curtain rises on 5th edition of Dhaka Art Summit

With the theme ‘Seismic Movement or Transmission’, the curtain rose on the fifth edition of Dhaka Art Summit (DAS) on the premises of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in the capital yesterday. Since 2012, Samdani Art Foundation, in partnership with BSA, has been organising the biennale…
Sohan unbeaten 155 boosts South

Sohan unbeaten 155 boosts South

The first day of the second round of the Walton-Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) produced a contrasting scenario at two different venues across the country yesterday, where batsmen dominated bowlers in Cox’s Bazar match while bowlers have ascendancy over batsmen in Sylhet fixture. Centuries by…
Sufferings

Sufferings

In the absence of a Bailey bridge, people have been crossing Chitra River at Narikelbaria under Bagharpara upazila of Jashore for many years rely solely on a bamboo bridge built by the locals. It is the only link for the inhabitants on both sides of the river.   Locals have repeatedly complained…
Demand for face masks spikes amid coronavirus fears

Demand for face masks spikes amid coronavirus fears

The business of face mask has taken an upturn of late in the local market amid growing concern over coronavirus outbreak as people are out to stave off any threat emanating from the deadly virus. The sudden rise in demand for face masks has increased their base price while also creating a supply shortage…
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