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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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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Chinese Embassy in Bangladesh says students well protected in Wuhan

DHAKA, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) — The Chinese Embassy in Bangladesh said on Wednesday that foreign students, including those from Bangladesh, are well protected in the Chinese city of Wuhan and elsewhere in the country.   “We care about students as our own people,” Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming said at a news conference in the […]

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Uber rides into 4th Bangladeshcity

Uber’s most loved signature products, UberXL and MOTO, will now be available in the city Dhaka, 12 February 2020: Uber today launched operations in the tourist resort of Cox’s Bazar, making it the 4th Bangladeshi city after Dhaka, Chattogram and Sylhet, where riders can now book UberXL and MOTO services by downloading the Uber app. […]

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22nd L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards recognizes five exceptional women researchers in the life sciences

On the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO are announcing the winners of the 22nd For Women in Science Awards, which honour five exceptional women scientists from different regions of the world. This year, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards recognize the achievement of women scientists in […]

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1 mln Bangladesh school children to receive online safety certification by next year

One million school children across Bangladesh will receive online safety certification by next year that is to make their online experience safer and lead the country towards a world record, reports Xinhua.    The ICT Division of the Bangladeshi government’s Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications & Information Technology, with support from UNICEF, will embark on this […]

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China shows mettle in anti-coronavirus strategies: Bangladeshi health minister

DHAKA, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) — The Chinese government has showed mettle in its strategies to contain the spread of the coronavirus, Bangladeshi Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque told Xinhua on Monday.   He said Beijing’s relentless efforts and time-befitting strategies helped the entire world prepare well in dealing with the novel coronavirus.    The actions […]

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10 sentenced to death over 2001 Bangladesh political rally attack

A Bangladesh court on Monday sentenced 10 militants to death over a bomb attack at a political rally of Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) in 2001 that killed at least five people, reports Xinhua.    Judge Md Robiul Islam of the Metropolitan Session Special Tribunal announced the verdict in a packed courtroom amid tight security, […]

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Int’l expos on garment, packaging, printing industry kick off in Bangladesh

Four concurrent exhibitions on garment, packaging and printing industry kicked off on Wednesday in the Bangladesh capital with the aim of bringing the sector insiders under one roof, reports Xinhua on Jan. 15.    Organizers said the exhibitions — 19th GARMENTECH Bangladesh 2020, 11th Garment Accessories and Packaging Exposition (GAPEXPO), 11th Int’l Yarn & Fabric […]

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