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Coronavirus takes 39 more lives, 2,907 test positive in 24 hrs

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MNA National Desk: Thirty-nine more people died from coronavirus (Covid-19) in Bangladesh in the last 24 hours till Monday, according to the statistics of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). With this, the death toll due to the deadly virus infection reached at 3,438, Additional Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Dr Nasima Sultana said. Besides, 2,907 people tested positive for the virus during the same period, raising the number of such cases in the country to 2,60,507, she added. However, some 2067patents have recovered from the disease bringing the total figure to 148,370. Prof Dr Nasima ...

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Bangladesh to send food, medical team in aid of Beirut explosion victims

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MNA National Desk: Bangladesh has decided to send food, first aid supplies, and a medical team to explosion-hit Beirut of Lebanon. Bangladesh is ready to provide any assistance to Lebanon on an emergency basis if necessary, says a Ministry of Foreign Affairs press release on August 6. Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen informed it to Lebanese Foreign Minister Charbel Wehbe on Wednesday when he called the Lebanese foreign minister to express his sympathy for those killed in the Beirut explosion. Momen also expressed his gratitude to the Lebanese government for overall cooperation, including treatment of Bangladeshis injured in the ...

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30 COVID-19 deaths and 1356 detected in 24 hours in Bangladesh

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MNA National Desk: Bangladesh today recorded 30 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 1,356 fresh cases overnight. The recovery count rose to 137,905 after another 1066 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a top health official said. “Thirty more COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 3,184,” Additional Director General of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Nasima Sultana told a virtual media briefing at DGHS in the city this afternoon. She said the tally of infections has surged to 242,102 as 1,356 new cases were confirmed in ...

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Eid-ul-Azha celebrated today in Bangladesh

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MNA National Desk: Bangladesh celebrates Eid-ul-Azha, a major religious festival of the Muslims, today with due solemnity, sense of sacrifice and religious flavor amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and the flood that has hit almost half of the country. On this day, the 10th of Arabic month of Zilhajj, 4,000 years ago, Prophet Ibrahim (AS) offered to sacrifice his beloved son Hazrat Ismail (AS) who willingly submitted to his father’s wish to please Almighty Allah. But the Almighty in His benign mercy spared Hazrat Ismail (AS) and instead placed a sheep to be sacrificed. Commemorating the supreme sacrifice of Prophet ...

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Increasing water containment capacity is vital to tackle flood in BD

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MNA Editorial Desk: Millions of people throughout Bangladesh have been suffering from severe flood from the end of June this year. The country could be plunged into a humanitarian crisis as it endures the most protracted monsoon flooding in decades while it is still recovering from the effects of super-cyclone ‘Amphan’. Over 115 people have died in Bangladesh due to floods that have atrophied different parts of the country for almost a month. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies estimate that almost a third of Bangladesh has been affected and conditions are likely to worsen. Earlier ...

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Pakistan wants strong relations with Bangladesh: Imran Khan

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MNA International Desk: Pakistan wants strong relations with Bangladesh, cricketer turned politician Imran Khan said on behalf of the people and government of Pakistan. Pakistan desires to further strengthen its relations with Bangladesh based on the principles of mutual respect and understanding, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said. “Our two countries have common aspirations for regional peace, prosperity and development and these commonalities provide a firm foundation upon with we can build the edifice of our cooperation in the years to come,” he said. He made the remarks while greeting his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on the occasion of the ...

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Eid-ul-Azha to be observed on August 1

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MNA National Desk: The National Moon Sighting Committee made the announcement after a meeting on Tuesday evening Bangladesh will celebrate Eid-ul-Azha, one of the biggest religious festivals of the Muslim community, on August 1 this year. The National Moon Sighting Committee made the announcement on Tuesday evening following a meeting, according to a Bangla Tribune report. The new moon for the month of Zilhajj was not sighted anywhere in Bangladesh on Tuesday, the report stated. This means the 30th or the last day of Zilqad will end and the month of Zilhajj will begin on Wednesday evening in Bangladesh. The ...

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Death from COVID-19 crosses 2,500 in Bangladesh

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MNA National Desk: Death toll from the novel coronavirus has surged past 2,500-mark in Bangladesh as the country reported 51 more fatalities in the last 24 hours to 8:00am on Friday. With the latest, Covid-19 death toll in the country now stands at 2,547. The health directorate also registered 3,034 fresh infections during the 24-hour period, pushing the total case count to 199,357. Additional Director General (Admin) of DGHS Dr Nasima Sultana presented the latest figures while briefing the media live on the daily Covid-19 bulletin at 2:30pm today. The fresh coronavirus infections were found after testing 13,460 samples across ...

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US-Bangla Airlines steps in 7th Year of operations

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MNA Business Desk: Due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, air communication systems around the world have been shut down. Under the changed circumstances, US-Bangla Airlines has surpassed 6 years of success. US-Bangla started its journey in the aviation industry of Bangladesh on July 17, 2014 and has been setting unique precedents one after another, achieving milestones of successes. US-Bangla Airlines started its journey in the competitive aviation business of Bangladesh and also in the International air space 6 years ago on this day. Then US-Bangla started its journey by operating Dhaka-Jashore flight with two 6-seater Dash-Q400 aircraft. From ...

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China and Bangladesh form joint venture on renewable energy

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MNA Business Desk: China and Bangladesh has established a new joint venture company (JVC), titled “Bangladesh-China Power Company (Pvt) Ltd (Renewable),” to implement renewable energy projects having a target to generate around 500 MW of electricity. State-run North-West Power Generation Company Ltd (NWPGCL) and China National Machinery Import and Export Corporation (CMC) inked a joint venture agreement on Tuesday to form the JVC where both the companies will have equal stakes. Authorised capital of the JVC is Tk 10 billion, while its paid-up capital is Tk 160 million.State minister for the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources (MPEMR) Nasrul ...

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Political Patronization: Key to corruption in Bangladesh

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MNA Editorial Desk: Corruption has become one of the greatest problems of Bangladesh. But during the last two decades it has spread its black claws into every sector. Mostly, corruption is embedded and originated at public sector. Recently, after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina started an anti-corruption drive, many scams are rising above the water. In most of the cases though only few end level actors are being pulled out but the roots of corruptions are still untouched. We all know that, the names we find in different corruption cases cannot commit such crimes without political support. Hence, eliminating political patronization ...

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Wholistic Approach & Attitude for Combating COVID-19 in BD

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MNA Editorial Desk: Coronavirus has spread throughout the world within a very short time. It has come out as a strike on humanity. The whole world is fighting this deadly pandemic. But it is hard to say, at which stage we are standing right now. Till now more than 2.3 million people got affected while over 0.16 million lost their lives worldwide. The scenario in Bangladesh is just getting worse day by day as till now 101 lives were lost while 2,948 became victims of this pandemic. Not only on human lives but also on every aspect of our society, ...

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Entire Bangladesh is at risk: Health Directorate

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MNA Editorial Desk: The whole of Bangladesh is at risk of coronavirus infection now that COVID-19 patients have been detected in 43 of the 64 districts, the Directorate General of Health Services has said. The authorities put 28 districts on lockdown until Thursday evening as the daily rate of known infections and the death toll continued to jump. The whole of Bangladesh is at risk of coronavirus infection now that COVID-19 patients have been detected in 43 of the 64 districts, the Directorate General of Health Services has said. Abul Kalam Azad, director general of health services, made the announcement ...

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Pahela Baishakh today

Pahela Baishakh

MNA Feature Desk: Bangladesh is celebrating Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla New Year and one of the biggest festivals of the nation, today (Tuesday). Unlike other years, the Bangladeshis are celebrating this year on virtual media and using digital method staying at their respective homes amid coronavirus (C0VID-19) outbreak. Pahela Baishakh is one of the most colourful festivals through which the Bangalis bid farewell to the old year and welcome the New Year, as per agency reports. The government gave directives to all to celebrate the festival in digital method to avoid public gatherings. As per the government ...

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Independence Day today

Independence Day

MNA Feature Desk: The Independence and National Day of Bangladesh is today (Thursday). In the wake of the deadly novel coronavirus, the government has suspended all programmes of the day. On the eve of the day, President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave separate messages extending heartfelt greetings and warm felicitations to the countrymen living both at home and abroad. Paying tributes to the martyrs and veterans of the War of Liberation at the national mausoleum at Savar has been suspended. Usually on that day, President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina place wreaths early ...

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Rail services, except freight trains, suspended indefinitely

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MNA National Desk: The government shut down all passenger train services, except freight trains, from Tuesday to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Bangladesh. Railway Minister Nurul Islam made the announcement in a press briefing on Tuesday afternoon, report bdnews24.com and UNB. Meanwhile, according to UNB, Bangladesh Railway Director General Shamsuzzaman, “The services will remain closed until further notice,” he said, adding that intercity train services will be shut down gradually. Bangladesh government on Monday declared general holidays from March 26 to April 4, aiming to prevent its transmission. Besides, the armed forces will remain in the field in the ...

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Covid-19: Altering the global dimension & threats for BD

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MNA Editorial Desk: The global coronavirus crisis has taken a leap into the lives of all the people in the world as already 189 countries of the world has been affected. Around 0.35 million people are officially affected by this deadly COVID-19 virus while around 15,000 already lost their lives and the scenario is expected to go worse. According to experts, millions of lives will be lost within the next few months. Bangladesh is also facing this crisis. It is hard to concretely tell how many people are already contaminated by this virus and how many actually died. Bangladesh is ...

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Don’t be worried over coronavirus: PM

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday urged the people of the country not to be worried regarding coronavirus as Bangladesh has enough capability to face this disease. “Inshallah, we have enough capability (to tackle coronavirus) and we’ll do that. There’s nothing to be worried,” she said while inaugurating the function of the International Women’s Day at Osmani Memorial Auditorium. She said the government is monitoring the situation round the clock and will take immediate appropriate steps if any problem arises in any place. “All have to remain neat and clean and follow the instructions of the Health ...

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IEDCR confirms first three coronavirus cases in Bangladesh

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MNA Editorial Desk: The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) has confirmed three coronavirus cases for the first time in Bangladesh. IEDCR Director Professor Dr Meerjady Sabrina Flora gave the information at a press briefing on Sunday, reports bdnews24.com. “Two men and a woman, aged between 20 and 35 years, have tested positive for the virus and they have been kept in quarantine,” the IEDCR director said. “Their condition is stable now,” she added. Among the three infected people, two returned from Italy recently, according to the government’s disease control agency. Samples from four people who came in ...

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BD to enjoy existing trade preference in EU till 2027

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MNA Business Desk: There is nothing to be worried about preferential treatment of Bangladesh in the European Union even after the country’s graduation from LDC (least developed country) status in 2024, a German diplomat said in Dhaka on Wednesday. “The EU has offered to extend preferential market access for an additional three years from the graduation, meaning Bangladesh will enjoy the special treatment in EU market until 2027,” he said. “There will be ample opportunity for Bangladesh and EU to sit together and find a way for the transition,” Deputy Ambassador of German Embassy in Dhaka Burkhard Ducoffere said. He ...

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Kuwait suspends flights to and from BD, six other countries over coronavirus

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MNA International Desk: Kuwait suspended all flights to and from Bangladesh and other six countries for a week with an immediate effect from March 06 (Friday). The six other countries from where the expatriates will not be allowed to go to Kuwait are India, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, Philippines, Egypt and Syria. Issuing a circular on Friday, Kuwait’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation ( DGCA) said the expatriates with valid residency permits or previous entry visas as well as those from other airports who stayed in the above-mentioned countries for the past two weeks are prohibited from entering. But the citizens ...

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Liton, Tamim tons script Bangladesh’s series sweep

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MNA Sports Desk: Liton Das struck a highest individual score by a Bangladeshi batsman while Tamim Iqbal brought up his second successive century as Bangladesh crushed Zimbabwe by 123 runs in Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s final match as captain at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Friday. By winning the rain-hit third and final ODI of the series, Bangladesh also completed a fourth straight and overall fifth whitewash on Zimbabwe, BSS reports. Liton, who smashed 16 fours and eight sixes for his 143 ball-176, his third ODI century and second in the series, grabbed the record from his opening partner Tamim, ...

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Tigers clinch biggest ODI win against Zimbabwe

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MNA Sports Desk: Bangladesh beat visiting Zimbabwe by 169 runs in the first ODI of three-match series at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Opener Liton Das scored an unbeaten 126 to post a huge total of 321 against Zimbabwe. This was their biggest ODI win in the history, surpassing the record of 163-run victory over Sri Lanka in 2018 at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. Liton who smashed 13 fours and two sixes in his second ODI century before being retired hurt helped Bangladesh make a good start after Mashrafe Bin Mortaza opted to bat first. BSS adds: Middle order ...

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SDG 5: Non-secular leadership is core to achieve gender equality

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MNA Editorial Desk: Bangladesh along with many other countries of the world is chasing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which is set to be achieved by 2030. There are 17 goals set in the SDGs. One of the most important is the goal 5 commonly known as SDG 5. It emphasizes elimination of all forms of discrimination against women and girls, elimination of all forms of violence against all women and girls, and elimination of harmful practices affecting child and women. This goal is titled as ‘Gender Equality’, referring to same rights to men and women in different contexts. Bangladesh ...

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Canada can help BD innovate technologies to enter 4IR era

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MNA Science & Technology Desk: Canada can strongly assist Bangladesh in innovating and developing technologies to enter the era of 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR), said Robert Norris, Honorary Consul for Bangladesh in Saskatchewan Province in Canada. “The North American country can provide Bangladesh with its state-of-the-art research facilities to innovate technologies especially in the areas of education, agriculture, health, energy and advance technology,” he said in an exclusive interview with the FE. The Canada-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CanCham) arranged the interview at a city hotel on Saturday afternoon. Mr Norris, who also served as a Member of Saskatchewan ...

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None can pull Bangladesh backward any more: PM Hasina

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MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said Bangladesh has attained an ability to advance further by competing any nation of the world and asserted that none can pull the country backward any more. “We’re implementing 90 percent of our development projects by our own fund … now donors don’t come to give alms to us. Rather they come to provide assistance mentioning us their development partners. Because we don’t want alms to anybody,” she told a reception in Italy last night. Awami League Italy Chapter accorded the reception to the prime minister at Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel ...

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BD open to raising palm oil imports from Malaysia

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MNA Business Desk: In some good news for Malaysian palm oil sellers, Bangladesh is open to increasing palm oil imports from the Southeast Asian country if it offers competitive prices. “If they approach us we’ll welcome them,” Reuters reported quoting agriculture minister Abdur Razzak on Thursday. “We can raise imports from Malaysia if we get a better price from them.” When asked about India’s move to stop palm oil imports from Malaysia, the world’s second biggest producer and exporter of the commodity after Indonesia, he said, “It’s rather good, prices of palm oil are coming down.” Bangladesh mainly buys palm ...

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