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Bangabandhu National Youth Day Tomorrow

DHAKA, Oct 31, 2020 (BSS) – The ‘Bangabandhu National Youth Day 2020’ will be observed tomorrow through various programmes across the country. With the aim of building ‘Sonar Bangla’ as dreamt by Bangabandhu and keeping in mind the creativity, self-confidence and enthusiasm of the youth, this year’s....

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RPP To Contribute Huge Social Dev. Activities With Power Generation – Nahar

KHULNA, Oct 31, 2020 (BSS)- Deputy Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Begum Habibun Nahar today said Rampal Power Plant (RPP) has made significant contribution toward huge social development activities in the region side by side power generation since its inception.

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Agreement On Covid-19 Vaccine In 2 To 4 Days: Health Minister

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque today said an agreement to bring Covid-19 vaccine to Bangladesh would be done within two to four days. "We're in touch with the people who are making vaccines," he said while distributing food packages among coronavirus pandemic-hit people in Garpara area of Manikganj Sadar this noon.

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Bangladesh Reports 18 COVID-19 Deaths, 3,24,145 Total Recoveries

DHAKA, Oct 31, 2020 (BSS) – Bangladesh today recorded 18 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths and 1,320 fresh cases overnight. The recovery count rose to 3,24,145 after another 1,442 patients were discharged from the hospitals during the period, a press release of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said today.

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Xiaomi Now 3rd Largest Smartphone Manufacturer, Surpasses Apple

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has grabbed the third spot of largest smartphone manufacturers in the world, surpassing USA's Apple Inc and clocking in a podium place finish behind first placed Samsung and second placed Huawei. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), Xiaomi....

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Children Bear The Brunt Of Pandemic In Bangladesh

The Financial Express

Bangladesh, home to tens of millions of poor people, has been quite successful over the last few decades in bringing children to school through various initiatives, including distribution of free textbooks and stipends. But the achievement is on the verge of being lost due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Dhaka Zoo Reopens Sunday After Eight-month Virus Shutdown

The Financial Express

The Bangladesh National Zoo in Mirpur is set to reopen its doors to visitors on Sunday under health protocols after nearly eight months of a shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, bdnews24.com reports. Last-minute renovations and beautification work are underway to give a new look to the zoo which has been closed since March 20.

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PM Urges Affluent Persons To Help Destitute People In Own Village

DHAKA, Oct 31, 2020 (BSS) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called upon the country’s affluent section to extend cooperation to the destitute people in their respective villages for their better livelihood, saying a combined effort only can eliminate poverty and build a prosperous ‘Sonar Bangla’.

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22,875 Infected, 21,589 Recover In Khulna COVID-19

KHULNA, Oct 31, 2020 (BSS) – With detection of 26 new positive cases in last one day in all ten districts of the division, the total number of COVID-19 infected patients now hit 22,875 till this noon. A total of 21,589 have been cured from the lethal virus infection and recovery rate now stands at 94.

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Kamal Seeks IFC Support For Private Sector, Bond Market

DHAKA, Oct 31, 2020 (BSS) – Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has urged the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to develop Bangladesh’s fixed income securities, especially the bond market, side by side providing more support to the private sector being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Bangladesh’s Economy Remains In Better Position: Quader

NOAKHALI, Oct 31, 2020 (BSS) – Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said Bangladesh’s economy remains in a better position compared to all other neighboring countries as the country has made a turnaround overcoming the negative effects of coronavirus outbreak.

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Bangladesh’s Economy Remains In Better Position: Quader

The Indipendent

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said Bangladesh’s economy remains in a better position compared to all other neighboring countries as the country has made a turnaround overcoming the negative effects of coronavirus outbreak. “Country’s export earnings, remittance…

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Covid-19: Bangladesh Sees 1320 New Cases, 18 Deaths

The Indipendent

Bangladesh on Saturday registered 1,320 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, pushing the caseload to 407,684. Besides, 18 more patients died from Covid-19 during the period, taking the fatalities to 5,923. So far, 324I45 patients have recovered from the disease-- 1,442 in the last 24 hours.

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Dhaka Attends Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada Virtual

The Indipendent

Bangladesh has participated at a five-daylong Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada Virtual in Canada that concluded on Friday where the country’s apparel manufacturers attained knowledge on sustainability of the industry during post-Covid period. A Bangladesh delegation comprising Md. Shakil…

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Bangladesh Stands Out As Exception To Global Pattern Of Shrinking Remittances: WB Bangladesh Has Exceptionally Denied Worldwide Declining Remittance Inflows In A Pandemic-hit Year, As, A World Bank Projection Says, The Country...

The Financial Express

Bangladesh has exceptionally denied worldwide declining remittance inflows in a pandemic-hit year, as, a World Bank projection says, the country may receive US$20 billion, or 8.0 per cent higher foreign exchange, from expatriates in 2020. Globally, the amount of money migrant workers send home is....

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Bangladeshi Diaspora Will Play A Larger Role In US Elections

There is an especially strong South Asian focus in the coming US elections. Not just because the Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris has an Indian heritage, but also because South Asians of all stripes have the potential to swing the election -- especially true in key battleground states such as Texas and Michigan.

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Dhaka Theatre’s New Play Opens With Metaphoric Presentation On ‘virus’

The Indipendent

After the suspension of all activities in the last six months due to corononvirus pandemic, the theatre scene is bringing back the festivity again with a brand new play titled Ekti Loukik othoba Oloukik Steamer by renowned theatre troupe Dhaka Theatre.

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19,780 Recover From Covid-19 In Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI, Oct 31, 2020 (BSS) – With recoveries of 82 COVID-19 patients afresh in the last one day, the total number of cured patients from the disease in the division now reached 19,780, said an official report. The report said 2,504 other infected patients were undergoing treatment in designated hospitals in the division till this morning.

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Farmers Eye Good T-aman Paddy Yield In Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI, Oct 31, 2020 (BSS) – The farmers are bustling with preparations for harvesting transplanted aman paddy (T-aman), creating a high hope of good yield everywhere in the region including its vast Barind tract, making the peasants delighted. Suitable climate conditions along with frequent....

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IFC Helps Businesses In Poorest Countries With $4b Covid-19 Financing

DHAKA, Oct 31, 2020 (BSS) – The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has said it has so far extended USD 4 billion to private sector businesses in the poorest countries to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. The IFC, which is the largest global development institution focused on the private....

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Eid-e-Miladunnabi Observed With Religious Fervor In Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI, Oct 31, 2020 (BSS) – The holy Eid-e-Miladunnabi, marking the birth and demise of the Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH), was observed here as elsewhere of the country with due religious fervor and solemnity on Friday. The traditional colourful rally ‘Jasne Julush’ under the auspices of Gausul....

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Pele Wishes 'great Friend' Maradona A Happy 60th

Fresh off celebrating a milestone birthday of his own, Brazilian football great Pele wished his fellow legend Diego Maradona a happy birthday Friday as the mercurial Argentine celebrated his 60th. "My great friend, Maradona. I will always applaud you. I will always root for you.

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Bangladesh 8th Most Remittance Receiving Country In World In 2020: World Bank

World Bank, in one of its reports, projects that Bangladesh will see increased remittance flow and secure eighth position in the world in terms of it in 2020. WB revealed the prediction in the report titled "COVID-19 Crisis Through a Migration Lens" published on October 29.

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US Fed Again Expands Main Street Lending Program

WASHINGTON, Oct 31, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – The US Federal Reserve once again expanded its Main Street Lending Program on Friday to make it more accessible to smaller firms and non-profit organizations struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Fed move offers small comfort to firms seeking help, in the....

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Pele Wishes ‘great Friend’ Maradona A Happy 60th

BRASILIA, Oct 31, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – Fresh off celebrating a milestone birthday of his own, Brazilian football great Pele wished his fellow legend Diego Maradona a happy birthday Friday as the mercurial Argentine celebrated his 60th. “My great friend, Maradona. I will always applaud you. I will always root for you.

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Double Whammy Of Dengue And COVID-19 In Winter

Bangladesh News Online

Generally, cases of the mosquito-borne dengue fever peak during monsoon in the middle of a year, but this time most infections were reported after the end of the rainy season. As many as 602 people, including 516 in Dhaka city, were diagnosed with the disease this year in Bangladesh until Thursday.

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Children Bear The Brunt Of Pandemic

Bangladesh News Online

Many children have left the cities due to their parents losing income. Some have been forced to quit their studies and get married, work in factories or become automotive helpers as a result of economic hardships. Many others have lost interest in their studies because of the long shutdown of educational institutes.

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Bangladesh Records 1,604 New Virus Cases, Deaths Top 5,900

Bangladesh News Online

The death toll climbed to 5,905 after 19 fatalities were registered in the 24 hours to 8 am Friday, according to government data. Another 1,422 patients recovered from COVID-19 in the same period, bringing the total to 322,703. As many as 14,141 samples were tested at 112 authorised labs in the last 24 hours, yielding a positivity rate of 11.

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New Terror Attacks Leave France Embattled At Home And Abroad

Bangladesh News Online

A knife-wielding assailant left two people dead in Nice’s towering neo-Gothic basilica, including a 60-year-old woman who was nearly decapitated, and a third victim died after taking refuge in a nearby bar. The attack in Nice came less than two weeks after the beheading of a teacher shook the nation....

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