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    Former Maldives president Nasheed commences as CVF envoy

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 07:33pm on September 17, 2020

    Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed took over the responsibilities of the ambassador of the Climate Vulnerable Forum from Bangladesh’s Abul Kalam Azad, the presidency special...

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    Three dedicated hospitals stop COVID-19 services

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 07:19pm on September 17, 2020

    The government on Thursday discontinued COVID-19 services at three hospitals in the capital on the grounds that no or few patients were visiting the hospitals...

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    Age limit for govt jobs relaxed for COVID-19

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:42pm on September 17, 2020

    The government on Thursday relaxed the age limit of the government job applicants in various categories, excepting Bangladesh Civil Service, considering the coronavirus situation. Candidates...

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    Titas blames illegal power connection, gas leak

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:57pm on September 17, 2020

    Gas leaked from state utility Titas’s distribution line caused the Narayanganj mosque explosion that recently killed 31 worshippers, revealed a Titas investigation into the incident....

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    Bangladesh jails Hindu man for insulting Prophet Mohammed

    Agence France-Presse. Dhaka | Updated at 05:02pm on September 17, 2020

    A Hindu has been jailed for seven years in Muslim-majority Bangladesh for insulting the Prophet Mohammed (SM) on Facebook, a prosecutor said Thursday. Although Bangladesh...

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    Life term jail sought for Shahed in arms case

    Court Correspondent | Updated at 04:53pm on September 17, 2020

    The prosecution in the case of recovering a firearm from Regent Hospital Limited chairman Shahed Karim concluded their arguments in the court of Dhaka Metropolitan...

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    HC issues rules on bail order for ex- AL MP Awal, his wife

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 04:28pm on September 17, 2020

    The High Court on Thursday issued three rules asking the authorities concerned to explain why Pirojpur court order granting bail to former Awami League lawmaker...

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    36 more die, 1,593 test positive in Bangladesh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 04:08pm on September 17, 2020

    COVID-19 killed 36 more people while 1,593 new cases were detected in the 24 hours ending at 8:00am Thursday. With the figures, the COVID-19 deaths...

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    PM praises health ministry for COVID-19 efforts

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 03:18pm on September 17, 2020

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday appreciated the health ministry for their efficiency in preventing novel coronavirus in Bangladesh. ‘Many (people) criticise the health ministry,...

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    Bangladesh’s score in HCI drops by 2 percentage points

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:31pm on September 17, 2020

    Bangladesh’s performance in World Bank’s Human Capital Index declined in 2020 as its score in the index dropped by 0.02 percentage points to 0.46 points...