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Decision on method of holding university admission tests soon

The University Grants Commission (UGC) is yet to decide on whether the public universities' admission exams will be held online, reports bdnews24.com.The UGC will soon sit with the vice-chancellors of universities to come to a decision."It was decided that a cluster exam will be held in the universities this time,...

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Job seekers, observing 10-day fast-unto-death programme

Job seekers, who passed the government primary school assistant teacher recruitment examination, observing the 10-day fast-unto-death programme in front of the National Press Club in the city for the seventh consecutive day on Monday to press for immediate formation of a recruiting panel — Focus Bangla

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100 physicians, 34 newsmen die

At least 100 physicians have so far died in the country from the novel coronavirus, and the total number of infections among the health workers has increased to 8,084, according to reports of Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA).Among the deceased, two were dental surgeons, said the apex body of doctors.BMA expressed...

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Slower net speed likely for four days

The country's internet users are expected to witness a slower connection speed for four days from Wednesday or Thursday for emergency repair work of submarine cable."Some IIGs (international internet gateways) are connected with Singapore via Chennai as an alternative route," said Internet Service Providers Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB) vice-president Ahmed...

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Anjuman-E-Rahmania Mainia Maizbhandaria

A religious orgnisation named Anjuman-E-Rahmania Mainia Maizbhandaria formed a human chain in front of the National Press Club in the city on Monday protesting against desecration of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SM) by displaying his caricatures in a building of France — Focus Bangla

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Weather remains dry in city

Weather remained mostly dry in Dhaka as elsewhere in the country on Monday, according to the Met Office.No rainfall was recorded anywhere in the country except for a 12-millimeter rainfall at Dimla in Rangpur until 6:0pm.However, the Met Office forecasted that rain or thunder shower accompanied by temporary gusty wind...

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Bangladesh far away from eliminating rabies with no initiative to control dogs

The government had set out to eliminate rabies by 2020 nearly a decade ago, but there has been no visible effort to control dog population, seen as a basic task to prevent the disease, reports bdnews24.com.The local government and livestock ministries were supposed to assist the Directorate General of Health...

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24 dengue patients undergoing treatment at hospitals: DGHS

A total of twenty-four dengue patients are currently taking treatment at different hospitals across the country, reports UNB. Three new dengue cases were reported in the past 24 hours, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said in a media release. Some 576 people have been diagnosed with dengue since...

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Bangladeshi peacekeeper killed in Bangui road accident

A Bangladeshi peacekeeper was killed and two others were injured in a road accident at Dele in Bangui (Central African Republic) on Sunday, reports UNB. The deceased was identified as lance corporal Abdullah Al Mamun, a driver. The injured were identified as Sergeant Abdus Samad, 35, artillery and soldier Mokhlesur...

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Unidentified man killed in city road crash

An unidentified man was killed in a road accident in the Badda area of the capital on Monday morning, reports UNB. MdAzahar, constable of Traffic Police Station, the accident took place in the morning as a vehicle hit the man, aged about 35, while he was crossing the road under...

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Garment worker 'raped' in Savar

SAVAR, Oct 26 (UNB): A garment worker was allegedly violated by an unidentified man in the Dakhshinpara area of Savar on Sunday night. The victim filed a complaint with Savar Model Police Station at night. A F M Sayed, officer-in-charge of Savar Model Police Station, said that when the female...

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