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শুক্রবার, 19 জুন 2020 11:38

The hunt for COVID-19 treatment, vaccines

NEWS FLASH DESK: Dozens of drugs tested. More than 100 vaccine candidates. With hundreds of clinical trials under way, here is a run down of the major developments in the search for COVID-19 treatments and prevention. TREATMENTS: AFTER MISFIRES, HOPE – Dexamethasone: saves lives Cheap and widely available, dexamethasone is a steroid normally used to treat allergic reactions as well as rheumatoid arthritis and asthma. This week, a team of researchers looking for COVID-19 treatments said that dexamethasone had reduced deaths among the most seriously ill patients by a third compared to regular treatment. The British government immediately said patients…
মঙ্গলবার, 16 জুন 2020 12:24

Govt. to tighten restriction over COVID-19 until June 30

NF Reporter: The government today issued an order tightening restrictions on public activities and movements across the country until June 30 to check spread of COVID-19 pandemic as an existing nationwide control measure of identical nature is set to expire this evening. The Cabinet Division order introduced for the first time a zoning system based on coronavirus prevalence in certain areas as “red, yellow and green” saying all offices in particular spots of red zones would remain under general holiday. “The government has decided to extend the period of restrictions on overall activities of the country and people’s movement after…
শনিবার, 21 মার্চ 2020 16:04

Bangladesh confirms second coronavirus death, 4 new cases

NF REPORTER Bangladesh on Saturday reported the second death from coronavirus. "Total death from the coronavirus infection in the country is now two. Four new patients have been diagnosed with the disease,” Health Minister Zahid Maleque announced at a press briefing after an inter-ministerial meeting at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). The deceased, aged around 73, had comorbidity, he said. The minister said 50 people are in institutional quarantine and around 14000 people are home quarantined countrywide," he said. The minister assured that those who came here from abroad and used misinformation to avoid home quarantine will be…
সোমবার, 17 ফেব্রুয়ারী 2020 18:08

Mujib Year: Dummy coaches for metro rail to be displayed in March

NF Reporter People will have an opportunity to get firsthand experience of riding on a metro rail Dummy coaches of metro rail will be on public display on March 17, as part of a celebration to mark the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, officially termed as “Mujib Borsho” or Mujib Year. A mock up coach was brought out from a container at the Metro rail depot in Uttara's Diabari on Monday. The replica coach will be on display to let exhibitors and general people know how the metro rail will function in the country.…
বুধবার, 08 জানুয়ারী 2020 07:37

Iran attack: US troops targeted with ballistic missiles

NF DESK At least two airbases housing US troops in Iraq have been hit by more than a dozen ballistic missiles, according to the US Department of Defence.BBC NEWS. Iranian state TV says the attack is a retaliation after the country's top commander Qasem Soleimani was killed in a drone strike in Baghdad, on the orders of US President Donald Trump. The Pentagon says at least two sites were attacked, in Irbil and Al-Asad. It is unclear if there have been any casualties. "We are aware of the reports of attacks on US facilities in Iraq. The president has been…
শনিবার, 23 নভেম্বর 2019 11:51

West Bengal keen to import bicycles from Bangladesh, Mamata tells PM

NEWS FLASH DESK West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banarjee today showed interest to import bicycles from Bangladesh for mutual benefits. “There is a huge demand of bicycles in West Bengal and Bangladesh can avail the opportunity by exporting it to West Bengal” she said while paying a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Hotel Taj Bengal. BSS. After the meeting, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen briefed reporters about the outcome of the meeting. In this connection, Mamata Banerjee made two proposals. Firstly, she said, Bangladeshi entrepreneurs can set up bicycle industries in joint ventures in West Bengal, and…
রবিবার, 27 অক্টোবার 2019 11:21

Dhaka, Baku agree to bolster bilateral ties

NEWS FLASH DESK Bangladesh and Azerbaijan today agreed to strengthen bilateral relations and cooperation in various fields as Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev held meeting with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina here.BSS “The two leaders agreed to deepen bilateral ties in various fields between Bangladesh and Azerbaijan,” Bangladesh Ambassador to Turkey M Allama Siddiki, who is concurrently accredited to Azerbaijan, told reporters after the meeting at Presidential Palace here. During the over half an hour meeting, he said, the two leaders discussed the historical and cultural ties between Bangladesh and Azerbaijan. “This was the highest level meeting between the two countries,”…
শনিবার, 06 এপ্রিল 2019 09:11

Quader released from Singapore hospital

NEWS FlASH REPORTER Road Transport and Bridges Minister ObaidulQuader was released from the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore Friday afternoon and moved to a rented house there for conducting further necessary treatment, an official said. “The health condition of the minister is better now. He was released from the Singapore hospital at 3 pm local time (1 pm Bangladesh time). Then he was taken to a rented house from where he’ll take necessary treatment,” Public Relations Officer of the ministry Abu Naser Khan told BSS. On March 26, Quader, also the general secretary of ruling Awami League, was moved to…
শুক্রবার, 15 মার্চ 2019 10:00

PM hands over RP Shaha Gold Medal to 4 personalities

NEWS FLASH DESK Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today handed over “Danveer Ranada Prasad Shaha Smarak Gold Medal” to four eminent personalities including legendary political leader and former prime minister of erstwhile Pakistan Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy (posthumous), and National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam (posthumous). Two other recipients of the gold medal are Nazrul expert and researcher and language veteran National Professor Rafiqul Islam and eminent painter Sahabuddin Ahmed. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina distributed the gold medal among the recipients and their representatives on Kumudini Complex in Mirzapore, Tangail while opening the 86 years celebration function of Kumudini Welfare Trust services as…
মঙ্গলবার, 12 মার্চ 2019 19:51

Re-election not possible: DU VC

NEWS FLASH DESK Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Prof Akhteruzzaman on Tuesday said it is not possible to hold the Dhaka University Central Student Union (DUCSU) election again. “DUCSU election was held as per rules and regulations. It is not possible to hold re-election,” he said. The students have given their mandate and it is not possible to make another decision about re-election based on anyone’s demand, he added. Quota reform movement leader Nurul Haq Nur was elected Vice-President of Ducsu in Monday’s elections while Bangladesh Chhatra League General Secretary Golam Rabbani won the post of general secretary. Saddam Hussain won the…
মঙ্গলবার, 10 জুলাই 2018 16:53

Tenth boy rescued from Thai cave

NEWS FLASH DESK A tenth boy from the “Wild Boars” football team was rescued from a Thai cave Tuesday, three officials told AFP, leaving two more boys and their coach to be freed from the underground complex that has trapped them for over two weeks. “The 10th is at the cave entrance on the way to the field hospital,” a navy official told AFP requesting anonymity. A local government official confirmed the rescue while a police source, who also did not want to be named, said “the ninth and tenth were about 20 minutes apart.”