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    Ansar-VDP Bank receives Tk 500cr COVID grant

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:31am on October 20, 2020

    Bangladesh Bank and Ansar-VDP Development Bank signed a participation agreement for disbursing special grants allocated for braving coronavirus crisis. The deal was signed at the...

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    Saudi Arabia restarts prayers in Grand Mosque

    Agence France-Presse . Makkah | Updated at 01:05am on October 20, 2020

    Saudi Arabia opened Sunday Islam’s holiest site for prayers for the first time in seven months, and expanded the umrah pilgrimage to accommodate 15,000 worshippers...

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    Global toll rises to 11,14,836

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:45am on October 20, 2020

    The novel coronavirus has killed at least 11,14,836 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled...

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    2 lakh migrant workers return amid pandemic

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 12:17am on October 20, 2020

    Daily, over 2,200 Bangladeshi migrant workers returned home jobless from different countries on an average last week as the pandemic continues to weaken the global...

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    Philips Q3 earnings rise on virus healthcare demand

    | Updated at 11:19pm on October 19, 2020

    Dutch firm Philips said on Monday that its third quarter net profit rose sharply as its health arm got a boost from demand driven by...

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    China economic recovery speeds up in Q3

    Agence Rrance-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:16pm on October 19, 2020

    China’s economy powered ahead in the third quarter, data showed on Monday, building on a strong recovery from painful coronavirus lockdowns, while the country’s crucial...

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    Grameenphone profits increase by 22.42pc in Q3

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:11pm on October 19, 2020

    Net profit of leading mobile phone operator Grameenphone increased by 22.42 per cent or Tk 162.98 crore in the third quarter of the year 2020...

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    U-19 camp at BKSP closed

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:33pm on October 19, 2020

    Bangladesh Cricket Board has shut down the junior Tigers preparation camp at BKSP on Monday as few of the cricketers were showing symptoms of coronavirus...

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    UN stockpiling billion syringes for COVID-19 vaccine

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 09:31pm on October 19, 2020

    The United Nations said Monday it would stockpile one billion syringes around the world by the end of 2021, to be used for the delivery...

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    21 more die, 1,637 test positive in Bangladesh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 04:05pm on October 19, 2020

    Bangladesh recorded 21 more COVID-19 deaths and 1,637 more cases in the past 24 hours ending at 8:00am Monday, raising the death toll 5,681 and...