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COVID-19 cases top 20 mln: JHU
lobal COVID-19 cases have surpassed 20 million according to the Center for Systems…
Lebanese PM steps down in wake of Beirut protests
Lebanon’s prime minister stepped down from amid widespread anti-government…
Israeli jeweler makes $1.5m gold coronavirus mask An Israeli jewelry company is making what it says the world's most expensive…
Metro
U-turn projects to be finished by Dec 31: DNCC Mayor Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam on Tuesday said the construction of 10 U-turn from Uttara to Tejgaon will be completed within…
COVID-19 cases hit 14,567 in Rajshahi, 9,149 recovers With detection of 163 new more positive cases in seven districts on Monday, the total number of COVID-19 infected patients in Rajshahi division now reached…
  • DNCC drive finds Aedes larvae in 75 establishments
  • Oxygen plant set up at HHC in Chattogram
  • Aedes mosquito: DSCC to operate mobile courts from Aug 16
  • Bangladesh
    Proposal to be sent to PM over PEC exam cancellation: State Minister The Primary and Mass Education Ministry will send a proposal to the Prime Minister over cancellation of the Primary Education Completion (PEC) examination due to the coronavirus pandemic, said State Minister for Primary and Mass Education Md Zakir Hossain. “We had a meeting over the issue…we…
    Ex-FS Shahidul Haque tests positive for COVID-19 Former Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque has tested positive for COVID-19. He has been undergoing treatment at Impulse Hospital in the city since August 5. "I am feeling better," Haque told UNB. He is now a Senior Fellow at South Asian Institute of Policy and Governance (SIPG), North South…
  • EU provides €1.65mn for S Asian flood victims
  • Gonoshasthaya’s plasma centre to be opened Aug 15
  • Politics
    BNP against EC’s move to rename local govt bodies BNP on Monday alleged that the Election Commission (EC) is going to unilaterally change the names of local government institutions and their posts at the ‘behest’ of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. "Now the Election Commission has no work as they have sent elections to the graveyard.…
    Regent scam: Fakhrul demands health minister’s resignation BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday said Health Minister Zahid Maleque should step down as Regent Hospital was allowed to conduct corona tests and treatment at the ‘behest of his ministry’. "The health minister and the Health Directorate are now at loggerheads.…
  • BNP worried over ‘growing murder in police firing’
  • Suspension order of Khaleda’s sentences expires next month
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    • France : People walk on a beach at sunset in Houlgate, northern France, on August 8, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • Pakistan : In this picture taken on July 20, 2020, a livestock vendor wearing a facemask stands next to camels as he waits for customers ahead of the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha or the 'Festival of Sacrifice', at a cattle market in Rawalpindi. AFP PHOTO
    • Saudi Arabia : A handout picture provided by the Saudi Ministry of Media shows a few pilgrims circumambulating the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Mecca, on July 26, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • Dubai : A worker feeds ostriches at a zoo in Dubai's al-Awir town, on July 27, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • Iraq : Fishing boats are moored on the banks of the Shatt Al-Arab river at sunset, in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, on July 24, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • Dubai : Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the tallest structure and building in the world since 2009 (total heigh with antenna of 829.8 metres), ahead of the expected launch of the United Arab Emirates "Hope" Mars probe on July 19, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • Hong Kong : People watch the sunset as a fishing boat sails past in Hong Kong on July 21, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • France : A deer hunts a fox in a harvested wheat field on July 20, 2020 near Chinon, central France. AFP PHOTO
    • Dubai : This picture taken on July 8, 2020 shows an aerial view of the Burj al-Arab hotel in the Gulf emirate of Dubai, during a government-organised helicopter tour. AFP PHOTO
    • Germany : A bumblebee collects pollen from the flower of a thistle in Unna, western Germany on July 8, 2020.AFP PHOTO
    Bangladesh Navy Ship ‘Samudra Avijan’ sails for island nation Maldives on Wednesday carrying emergency logistic support items like over 100 tonnes of food, medical supplies and other protective equipment to combat the coronavirus crisis. Photo: ISPR Bangladesh Navy Ship ‘Samudra Avijan’ sails for island nation Maldives on Wednesday carrying…
    People try hard to board a truck, ignoring the government’s guideline to maintain safe physical distance amid risk of the deadly coronavirus
spread, to travel to the capital. The photo was taken from Kashipur area of Barishal yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO People try hard to board a truck, ignoring the government’s guideline to maintain safe physical…
    Garment workers, mostly called out on a short notice, work in a factory at Joar Sahara in the capital yesterday as their management, like many others,
resumed production ignoring a BGMEA call to keep their factories shut in accordance with the government-announced holiday. PHOTO: NAZMUL ISLAM Garment workers, mostly called out on a short notice, work in a factory at Joar Sahara in…
    The government’s countrywide closure forces these trucks, pickups to lie idle at Tejgaon Truck Stand in the capital
yesterday, leaving hundreds of transport workers out of works. PHOTO: SUMANTA CHAKRABORTY The government’s countrywide closure forces these trucks, pickups to lie idle at Tejgaon Truck…
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    Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Limited on Monday inaugurated its annual programme…
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    David Hagerbro has been appointed as the head of Ericsson Malaysia, Sri Lanka…
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