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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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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Bangladeshi FM commends China’s efforts against novel coronavirus outbreak

Bangladeshi Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday extended his appreciation to the Chinese government for its efforts to fight the novel coronavirus outbreak, reports Xinhua.    “I firmly believe that your government will soon prevail over the situation and be able to stop further aggravation of the situation,” Momen said in a message written […]

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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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