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All China, S’pore returnees don’t need isolation: IEDCR

All China, S’pore returnees don’t need isolation: IEDCR
Coronavirus outbreak did not happen in all parts of China or Singapore and there is no need to keep all the returnees from those countries in hospital quarantine, said IEDCR yesterday. Director of the Institute of Epidemiology Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) Prof Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora, at a press briefing at the IEDCR auditorium, said, “We see pressure from people and departments concerned to keep China and Singapore-returnees in hospital isolation. If someone comes from these countries doesn’t mean that he/she is COVID-19 infected,” A misconception has been created among people over China and Singapore-returnees and they (the returnees) are facing a humiliating situation, she said. There are many provinces in China…

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Political clouts spike losses of gas companies
Political clouts spike losses of gas companies
The increasing costly systemic losses of the gas transmission and distribution companies have been primarily…

Road crashes leave 
six dead in four dists

Road crashes leave six dead in four dists

Six people including two teenage boys were killed in road crashes in four districts across the country since early morning Sunday. An unidentified youth was killed after being hit by a running train at Ashkona rail gate area in the capital yesterday. Mohiuddin, Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of Kamalapur…
Tk 425 crore rural road 
project implemented

Tk 425 crore rural road project implemented

A rural road network project has been implemented in Rajshahi division aimed at removing physical bottlenecks for improving rural accessibility and enhancing the sustainability of rural transport and market services. Implementation works of the project Tk 425-crore, titled “Improvement of Rural…
Entrepreneurial drives need to be encouraged

Entrepreneurial drives need to be encouraged

From a sociological perspective, one of the most powerful human instincts is to seek and secure a sense of security and this applies the most in the case of employment. For Bangladeshis, the decades after independence meant struggle to make ends meet and, in that rather challenging atmosphere, job security…
Reading habits declining among students

Reading habits declining among students

As in many other developing countries, the core issue for education policymakers in Bangladesh is to increase students’ access to education and boost educational attainment rates. Tremendous progress has been made in these areas over the past decades. Unfortunately though, the habit of reading…
Delays in installation of EFD blamed for sluggish revenue

Delays in installation of EFD blamed for sluggish revenue

A government initiative to increase revenues by enacting the VAT and Supplementary Duty (SD) Act, 2012, did not materialise as conceived because of several changes in the new Act and delays in the installation of electronic fiscal devices (EFDs), said experts. The experts also warned that unless EFDs…
Trump, Turkey call for Russia to stop backing Syrian ‘atrocities’

Trump, Turkey call for Russia to stop backing Syrian ‘atrocities’

President Donald Trump has called for Russia to end its support for the Syrian regime’s “atrocities” as he expressed US concern over violence in the Idlib region, the White House said Sunday. Turkey’s foreign minister also pressed his Russian counterpart over the attacks by Damascus…
Loko Natyadal stages ‘Amra Tinjon’ today

Loko Natyadal stages ‘Amra Tinjon’ today

Loko Natyadal, one of the most prominent theatre troupes in the country, will bring its play titled ‘Amra Tinjon’ on stage this evening at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in the capital. The play will be staged as part of the ongoing ‘Jatiya Natya Utsab…
BCB still in the dark about Mash’s
availability for ODI series

BCB still in the dark about Mash’s availability for ODI series

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is still in the dark about Mashrafe Bin Mortaza's availability for the upcoming ODI home series against Zimbabwe. BCB insiders say BCB president Nazmul Hassan Papon will soon sit with Mashrafe to discuss his future for the upcoming Zimbabwe series as well. Mashrafe…
Gazipur farmer strikes gold with Tulip farming

Gazipur farmer strikes gold with Tulip farming

Tulip, the spring-blooming ornamental flower famous for its dazzling beauty that usually grows in colder countries, is now largely being cultivated commercially in Gazipur. Tulip, the national flower of Turkey and the Netherlands, grows from bulbs. Most tulips thrive in colder winters because of the…
BTRC finds mobile tower radiation not harmful to human health

BTRC finds mobile tower radiation not harmful to human health

The level of radiation emitted by the mobile phone towers is not harmful to human health and the environment, said a senior official of the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC). BTRC Commissioner Md Aminul Hasan said this yesterday while citing primary findings of a survey carried…
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