Bangladeshi barbers wearing PPE help quell customers’ fears amid pandemic

Many hair salons and barbershops have been closed around the world to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, has been no exception, reports Xinhua. Barbershops and hairdressers reopened recently, however, after more than two months of a COVID-19-induced lockdown that ended late last month. But upon reopening, […]

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Huawei connects the China medical expert team with Bangladesh

12 video conference sessions have been conducted among Chinese medical expert team and departments of Bangladesh government, its medical institutions, designated hospitals and relevant United Nations organizations through the telepresence meeting room of Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Limited in Dhaka in last eleven days. Huawei ensured the smooth technical integration among all the parties through the […]

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India retreats from deals with China: Global Times editorial

Source:Global Times Published: 2020/6/22 21:38:40 The Indian government on Sunday gave “complete freedom of action” to Indian troops deployed along the China-India Line of Actual Control. This means Indian commanders will not be restricted in using firearms.  If this new approach is implemented and Indian troops shoot Chinese soldiers in the first place in future […]

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No traditional Hajj this year

Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia called Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen yesterday evening to inform that there would be no traditional Hajj this year due to Covid-19 pandemic situation. Only a limited number (less than 1000, both domestic and international) of Hajjis will be allowed […]

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Facebook Names Httpool as Authorized Sales Partner in Bangladesh

Facebook has appointed Httpool as the Authorized Sales Partner for Facebook in Bangladesh. This appointment means that Httpool can now provide support and market expertise to local businesses and agencies, and provide the option for local currency transactions, especially during this particular time where businesses are navigating their way to thrive during and after this […]

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Bangladesh eases lockdown measures despite concerns over COVID-19 spread

 by Naim-Ul-Karim   DHAKA, May 6 (Xinhua) — The Bangladeshi government has gone for a cautious easing of its lockdown measures despite experts’ warnings amid no signs of abatement in COVID-19 infections.   Defending the government’s  recent move, Bangladesh Commerce Secretary Md Jafar Uddin told Xinhua Wednesday that economic disruptions caused by the COVID-19 have already taken […]

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Pakistan welcomes signing of the U.S.-Taliban Peace Agreement

The following is the full and unedited text of a statement received here Sunday from Pakistan High Commission : “In a major development, the U.S. and Taliban signed Peace Agreement in Doha today.Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi was present at this occasion, on the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Qatar. In […]

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Bangladesh Needs $7.8 Billion in Additional Investment for Safer Roads

Bangladesh needs to invest an estimated extra $7.8 billion over the next decade to halve its road crash fatalities, says a new World Bank report.  The report, Delivering Road Safety in Bangladesh, released yesterday in conjunction with the Third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Stockholm, points to thehigh death rate on Bangladesh’s roads caused by chronic lack of investment in systemic, targeted, and sustained road safety programs and identifies relevant investment […]

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Grameenphone obeys apex court order, decides to deposit 10 bln taka to BTRC

DHAKA, Feb. 22 (NsNewsWire) — The following is the full and unedited text of a statement received here Saturday from Grameenphone on the apex court verdict directing the cell phone operator to deposit 10 billion taka to the country’s telecom regulator within Monday: “Grameenphone has decided to deposit BDT 1000 crore on 23 February to […]

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