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    Global toll rises to 3.19 lakh

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 09:45am on May 19, 2020

    The novel coronavirus has killed at least 318,517 people since the outbreak first emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources...

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    Monitoring on highways strengthened to check traffic ahead of Eid

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 04:30pm on May 18, 2020

    Police have further strengthened their monitoring by setting up check-posts on different highways to strictly restrict the movement of people ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr...

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    Canada parliament holds online session for pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . Ottawa | Updated at 10:10am on May 17, 2020

    Canada’s parliament has gone virtual through the pandemic, assembling MPs across six time zones and giving a rare peek at prime minister Justin Trudeau’s bookcase,...

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    US lawmakers allowed proxy voting during pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 09:54am on May 16, 2020

    The US House of Representatives took the historic step Friday of allowing its lawmakers in quarantine or otherwise affected by the coronavirus pandemic to vote...

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    UN report says global economy may fall amid COVID-19 pandemic

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 02:02pm on May 14, 2020

    The world economy has been projected to shrink by 3.2 per cent wiping out nearly four years of output gains as economic activities around the...

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    La, not le: French Academy says COVID is feminine

    Agence France-Presse. Paris | Updated at 02:33pm on May 12, 2020

    Bread is masculine, beer feminine. In French, every noun has a gender, and that includes the disease caused by the novel coronavirus...

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    ADB provides $500mn loan to Bangladesh to fight COVID-19 pandemic

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:06pm on May 12, 2020

    The Asian Development Bank and Bangladesh government signed $500 million loan agreements on Monday to strengthen Bangladesh’s efforts to mitigate the socio-economic impact of COVID-19...

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    114 return from London, 235 leave for Seoul

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:20pm on May 11, 2020

    A Bangladesh Biman flight carrying 114 Bangladeshis landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport from London at 9:40am. Biman’s deputy general manager Tahera Khondokar confirmed this,...

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    Iranians worry about new spike in virus infections

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 02:13pm on May 10, 2020

    While many residents in Iran’s capital are taking advantage of loosened COVID-19 controls, some worry about a new spike in infections in what remains the...

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    CPD recommends raising tax-free income threshold to Tk 350,000

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 07:57pm on May 09, 2020

    Centre for Policy Dialogue on Saturday recommended raising the tax-free income threshold level from Tk 250,000 to Tk 350,000 and not keeping the provision of black money...