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No headway in more than 4 yrs

Bangladesh Railway (BR) is yet to make any headway in implementing three out of four projects with the Chinese fund, though four and a half years have passed. Regarding the Chinese government's support in implementing the four projects, Bangladesh and China signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) during the Chinese...

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241 more die, 13,817 positive

The daily death toll from Covid-19 rose further to 241, while the number of new virus cases and its test positivity rate showed a slightly downward trend in Bangladesh on Wednesday.On Tuesday, the total fatalities from coronavirus were recorded at 235 across the country, according to the official figures.However, the...

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Search for hotels as hospitals filled with patients

A hunt is on now for residential hotels as alternatives as a bid for setting up field hospitals to cope with rising coronavirus cases failed for lack of suitable spaces, health authorities said.The out-of-the-box move of the government comes as a latest spike in Covid transmission filled hospitals to the...

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DGHS worried over dengue situation

Health directorate has aired concern over the dengue situation that could deteriorate in the days ahead, as it reported 237 dengue patients hospitalised during the past 24 hours till Wednesday morning.The Directorate General of Healthcare Services (DGHS) said the dengue situation is posing a threat this year as the mosquito-borne...

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Two more firms get export nod

The government has allowed two more companies to export wet-blue leather to ensure its fair price in the local market, especially during the Eid-ul-Azha.The firms - New Kajol Tannery Ltd and Feni Tannery Limited - have been allowed to make shipment of 2.0 million square feet (sq-ft) of the item...

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WHO calls for moratorium on booster shots

The WHO on Wednesday called for a moratorium on Covid-19 vaccine booster shots until at least the end of September to address the drastic inequity in dose distribution between rich and poor nations, report agencies.World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called on the countries and companies controlling the supply...

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Rate on loans cut for women entrepreneurs

The central bank has slashed interest rate on loans under its refinancing scheme for small enterprises by 2.0 percentage points to facilitate women entrepreneurs, officials said. All the scheduled banks and non-banking financial institutions (NBFIs) have been asked to lend to the women entrepreneurs under the refinancing scheme at maximum...

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Actress Pori Moni detained from Banani residence

In the latest development of celebrity saga, film actress Pori Moni, whose allegation of rape attempt on her by businessman Nasir U Mahmud and others prompted firestorm in the social media barely two months back, has now been detained from her home, reports UNB.Members of Rab (Rapid Action Battalion) detained...

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Wide scale vaccination of RMG workers from Aug 8

Leaders of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) have said that the wide scale vaccination of COVID -19 for RMG workers would begin on August 8, reports BSS.They said the lists of the workers under the BGMEA enlisted factories have already been sent to the concerned civil surgeon...

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Lightning strike kills 17 in C'nawabganj

At least 17 members of a wedding party have died after lightning struck a boat on the Padma River in Chapainawabganj's Shibganj, report bdnews24.com.The incident occurred at around 12 pm on Wednesday at Charpaka, said Shibganj Police Station chief Farid Hossain.Wedding guests were heading to an area, known as Paka,...

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Agri products marketing app 'Sadai' launched

The government Wednesday launched a digital marketing app 'Sadai' for trading agricultural products aiming to ensure fair prices for farmers.It is the first marketing app for farm produce run by the government."Run by the Department of Agricultural Marketing (DAM), the app will also help consumers get products at reasonable prices...

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