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    Why godfathers behind Regent Hospital, JKG untouched: Rizvi

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:34pm on July 13, 2020

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Monday raised question that why the ‘godfathers’ behind Regent Hospital and JKG Healthcare, allegedly involved in COVID-19 test report forgery, were...

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    Manchester City's European ban quashed on appeal

    Agence France-Presse . Lausanne | Updated at 04:55pm on July 13, 2020

    Manchester City's European ban quashed on appeal Agence France-Presse . Lausanne Manchester City will be free to play Champions League football next season after the...

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    AL lawmaker Mushtaque tests positive for COVID-19

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 04:18pm on July 13, 2020

    Awami League lawmaker for Satkhira 2 constituency Mir Mushtaque Ahmed Robi has tested positive for COVID-19. Confirming the matter on Monday, Mushtaque said that he...

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    Jamuna Group chairman Babul dies of COVID-19

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 04:11pm on July 13, 2020

    Jamuna Group chairman Nurul Islam Babul died on Monday days after he was tested COVID-19 poisitive. Details soon 

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    Archbishop Moses M Costa dies

    New Age . Online Desk | Updated at 03:31pm on July 13, 2020

    Holy Cross archbishop Moses M Costa of Chittagong Archdiocese died of heart attack at Square Hospital in Dhaka on Monday morning...

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    COVID-19 claims 39, infects 3,099 in Bangladesh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:51pm on July 13, 2020

    Bangladesh has reported an additional 39 deaths and 3,099 infections over the past 24 hours, totalling the death toll to 2,391 and 1,86,894 infections, says...

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    Major General Ashikuzzaman made ambassador to Kuwait

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:03pm on July 13, 2020

    The government has appointed Major General Md Ashikuzzaman as the new ambassador of Bangladesh to the State of Kuwait...

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    ACC inquiry against Shahed kicks off

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:31pm on July 13, 2020

    The Anti-Corruption Commission on Monday launched an inquiry against sealed Regent Hospital owner Shahed Karim on charge of accumulating illegal wealth through various forgery...

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    JKG’s Sabrina remanded for three days

    Court Correspondent | Updated at 12:56pm on July 13, 2020

    A Dhaka court on Monday granted three-day police remand for JKG Health Care chairperson Sabrina Arif Chowdhury in a case filed over COVID-19 certificates forgery....

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    Millions of children ‘may never return to school’ after pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:26pm on July 13, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic has caused an ‘unprecedented education emergency’ with up to 9.7 million children affected by school closures at risk of never going back to class, Save the Children warned Monday...

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    Mayur-2 launch master arrested

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:14pm on July 13, 2020

    Rapid Action Battalion on Monday arrested the master of Mayur-2 launch, who allegedly caused the recent Buriganga launch capsize that claimed at least 34 lives....

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    Man dies from coronavirus infection after attending ‘COVID party’

    Agence France-Presse . New York, United States | Updated at 11:48am on July 13, 2020

    A 30-year-old man from Texas died from coronavirus after attending a ‘COVID-19 party’ hosted by an infected person, a doctor had revealed...

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    Red alert issued in Teesta basin

    Rezaul Karim Manik | Updated at 11:21am on July 13, 2020

    The water development board had also issued a red alert in the Teesta basin as the flood situation continued to deteriorate in the northern region...

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    CMP deputy commissioner dies of COVID-19

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:53am on July 13, 2020

    Chattogram Metropolitan Police deputy commissioner Mizanur Rahman died of COVID-19 at Rajarbagh Central Police Hospital early Monday. Mirza Mahmud, ADC (Detective Branch) of CMP, said...

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    Bangladesh toils to rescue turtle entangled in plastic

    Agence France-Presse. Cox's Bazar | Updated at 10:38am on July 13, 2020

    At least 20 turtles were dead and dozens more were rescued Sunday after being entangled in plastic waste washed ashore on one of the world's...

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    Hospital sealed off for faking pathology reports

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:25am on July 13, 2020

    A diagnostic centre was sealed off and its owner was jailed and fined for providing fake pathological reports to patients in the capital’s Demra area...

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    Burglars in disguise of domestic help arrested

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:05am on July 13, 2020

    Detective police arrested two members of a ring who committed a burglary in the disguise of domestic help and a gold trader from Dhaka and...

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    Diplomatic immunity bar Bangladeshi envoy’s arrest: Kuwaiti CS leader

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:50am on July 13, 2020

    Bangladesh ambassador in Kuwait Abul Kalam could have been arrested if he was enjoying diplomatic immunity, Kuwait Transparency Society chairperson Majid Al Mutairi said on...

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    Hill organisations condemn killing of woman during ‘shootout’

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:46am on July 13, 2020

    Four Chattogram Hill Tracts-based organisations on Sunday condemned Friday’s ‘shootout’ that killed a woman and injured her minor son at Shamukjhiri area under Boangchhari in Bandarban...

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    Pabna people decry death of Tanjib in ‘gunfight’

    Our Correspondent . Pabna | Updated at 01:45am on July 13, 2020

    Local people and ruling Awami League leaders staged a demonstration in Pabna town on Sunday protesting against the death of Juba League activist and business person Tanjib Hossain in...

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    Returned migrants to get group loan for rehabilitation

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 01:43am on July 13, 2020

    The government would provide loan to returned migrant workers at four per cent interest through Probashi Kallyan Bank for rehabilitation at home. Wage Earners Welfare Board on Sunday...

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    Bangladesh slips 2 notches in Henley Passport Index

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:42am on July 13, 2020

    The position of Bangladeshi passports slipped two places to 101 in the Henley Passport Index 2020. The index is the original ranking of all the world’s passports according to the number of...

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    Moyur-2 owner sent to jail

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 01:41am on July 13, 2020

    The owner of Moyur-2 launch that rammed and drowned ML Morning Bird, killing its 34 passengers, on June 29 was sent to jail today after the end of his three-day remand in a negligent death...

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    DSCC supervisor dismissed

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 01:40am on July 13, 2020

    The licence and advertisement supervisor of the revenue department of Dhaka South City Corporation has been dismissed for his alleged involvement in various irregularities...

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    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:39am on July 13, 2020

    E-commerce site ‘’ has launched ‘Online Kurbani Mela’ to facilitate the customers to purchase sacrificial animals from home. started accepting the order...

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    Saif Powertec gives health equipment

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:34am on July 13, 2020

    Private terminal operator Saif Powertec Ltd has provided healthcare equipment for coronavirus infected people in Cox’s Bazar. On Saturday, the company handed over healthcare equipments...

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    Freedom fighter Sanaullah dies of COVID-19

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:32am on July 13, 2020

    Freedom fighter Sanaullah Bhuiyan Nayeem breathed his last on Saturday night at a hospital in Dhaka. He was 70. He was undergoing treatment at the hospital for...

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    S Mahmud Yunus dies

    New Age Desk | Updated at 01:31am on July 13, 2020

    S Mahmud Yunus, former chief accounts and finance officer of the Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority, died from lung infection at the Japan-Bangladesh friendship Hospital in...

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    Five dead from shooting at South African mega church

    Agence France-Presse . Johannesburg | Updated at 01:23am on July 13, 2020

    At least five people were killed and 40 others, including off-duty police officers, arrested Saturday after gunmen stormed a South African church, reportedly over a leadership dispute, the...

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    29,369 workers lose jobs after Eid

    Moinul Haque | Updated at 01:14am on July 13, 2020

    A total of 29,369 workers, mostly from the readymade garment sector, have lost their jobs since Eid-ul-Fitr in late May as factory owners adopted cost-cutting measures on the pretext of lack of...

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    Families of COVID victim journalists get Tk 15 lakh

    Newage desk | Updated at 12:56am on July 13, 2020

    Bashundhara Group donated Tk 15 lakh to the families of three corona-victim journalists. Bashundhara Group managing director Sayem Sobhan Anvir handed over cheque for Tk 5 lakh...

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    Hanoi seeks Dhaka’s support to catch traffickers

    Shahidul Islam Chowdhury | Updated at 12:53am on July 13, 2020

    The Vietnamese government has sought cooperation of the Bangladesh government in arresting a gang of traffickers, including at least six Bangladeshis. The Government of Vietnam...

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    Obaidul for ACC action against health sector corruption

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:52am on July 13, 2020

    Ruling Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Sunday wanted Anti-Corruption Commission action against corrupt firms like Regent Hospital and JKG in the health sector....

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    COVID-free certificate must for going abroad

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 12:50am on July 13, 2020

    All foreign-bound Bangladeshi travellers would require carrying a certificate from appropriate authorities that they are not infected with COVID-19. The certificates must be collected from...

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    JKG’s Sabrina held for COVID-19 test scam

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:47am on July 13, 2020

    JKG Health Care chairperson Sabrina Arif Chowhury was arrested on Sunday afternoon in a case filed over COVID-19 certificates forgery by the NGO. Sabrina, also a cardiac surgeon at the...

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    COVID-19 infection rate in police drops

    Muktadir Rashid | Updated at 12:45am on July 13, 2020

    The daily COVID-19 infection rate dropped in police units across the country but the total detection reached 12,582 on Sunday, according to the police headquarters....

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    Agencies asked for additional measures at cattle markets

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:44am on July 13, 2020

    The government on Sunday asked its agencies concerned to ensure additional precautionary measures at cattle markets and advised to give an extra focus on online...

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    No let-up in health sector corruption

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:30am on July 13, 2020

    The health ministry as well as the Directorate General of Health Services has always been nonchalant after several corruption allegations surfaced in the health sector amid the COVID-19...

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    Abdullah Al Mamun remembered

    Tanzil Rahaman | Updated at 12:00am on July 13, 2020

    Today is the 78th birth anniversary of late Ekushey Padak winning iconic playwright-actor-director Abdullah Al Mamun, who made huge contribution to the country’s theatre scene,...

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    If Trump needs a war to win, which enemy will he choose?

    by Paul Rogers | Updated at 12:00am on July 13, 2020

    Trump has failed on COVID-19 and the economy is tanking. Could a military adventure in Afghanistan, Iran or North Korea be coming soon? Paul Rogers...

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    Iran-China pact turbocharges New Silk Roads

    by Pepe Escobar | Updated at 12:00am on July 13, 2020

    China will invest $400 billion in Iran’s energy and infrastructure but nothing in the strategic pact allows for a Chinese troop presence or island handover,...

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    From radicalisation to terrorism

    by Monira Nazmi Jahan | Updated at 12:00am on July 13, 2020

    IT HAS been four years since Bangladesh faced the deadliest terrorist attack at Holey Artisan Bakery. People still have goosebumps when they recall the memory...

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    Contact tracing for COVID-19 management

    by Nazmul Alam | Updated at 12:00am on July 13, 2020

    CONTACT tracing is an old-school epidemiological tool used for breaking the chains of transmission of infectious diseases during an outbreak. This approach is recommended to...

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    An informed COVID-19 test policy is must

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 13, 2020

    AN INADEQUATE testing has been a major concern since COVID-19 broke out in Bangladesh. For more than a month since the first detection on March...

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    Govt must mend Regent Hospital, other such fraudulence

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 13, 2020

    THE Anti-Corruption Commission coming to have decided to launch an inquiry against the Regent Hospital owner, now reported to be in hiding, and find out...