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Clean workplaces, houses

Govt officials ordered; Eid holidays of doctors, health officials cancelled WT24 Desk The Cabinet Division on Tuesday ordered government officials to clean their workplaces and houses to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne disease dengue, Agencies report. Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, acting Secretary (coordination and reforms) of the Cabinet Division, said this after a meeting with concerned secretaries over preventing dengue, flood ...

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Dengue spreads across country

A record 1,096 cases have been reported in the 24 hours WT24 Desk Dengue fever that has taken a heavy toll on public health this year in Dhaka has spread almost all over Bangladesh with the authorities finding patients from the mosquito-borne viral disease in 50 districts, Agencies report. Most of the patients are believed to have travelled from the ...

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Jaishankar due next month

A ‘Courtesy trip’ says FM WT24 Desk Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will visit Bangladesh next month, most likely on August 20-21, as the two sides are working to finalise things, Agencies report. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen described Jaishankar’s forthcoming visit to Bangladesh as a “courtesy trip”. While talking to a small group of reporters at his ...

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Rohingya call for recognition as Myanmar holds fresh repatriation talks

Virtually no Rohingya have volunteered to go back to Myanmar, where the group has faced decades of repression WT24 Desk A top-level Myanmar government delegation began repatriation talks with Rohingya leaders in a Bangladesh refugee camp on Saturday, an official said, with many of the Muslim minority fearing for their safety if they return home, AFP reports. Some 740,000 Rohingya fled a 2017 crackdown ...

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5 of a family held in Dhaka

Involvement in ‘Militant link’ suspected WT24 Desk A special team of Anti-Terrorism Unit (ATU) of Bangladesh Police detained five members of a family at Rupnagar in Mirpur, Dhaka following an exchange of gunfire early Saturday for their suspected involvement in militant activities, reports news agency UNB. Three members of the law enforcement agency and a suspected militant were injured during ...

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‘No scope to take dengue lightly’

Qader advises health minister, city mayors to talk responsibly WT24 Desk Mentioning that there is no scope to take the dengue issue lightly, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Friday advised the health minister and city corporation mayors to talk responsibly over the problem, Agencies report. “We sometimes make unguarded remarks. What the health minister and the mayor ...

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PRI boss for continued global pressure on Myanmar

Repatriation of forcibly-displaced Rohingyas must be safe, secure and dignified, says Dr. Zaidi Sattar WT24 Desk Chairman of Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh (PRI) Dr Zaidi Sattar on Thursday said the global community must continue its pressure on the government of Myanmar to take back the forcibly-displaced Rohingyas from Bangladesh, Agencies report. “These displaced people must be repatriated to their ...

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‘Hospitals and clinics must not be like Five Star hotels’

HC wants steps against charging of excessive fees for Dengue tests WT24 Desk The High Court on Thursday asked the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) to inform it about the steps taken to stop taking of excessive fees for dengue tests at private hospitals and clinics in the country, Agencies report. The bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahsan and ...

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1 m people marooned

Nearly one million people remained stranded, facing acute shortage of food, drinking water and fodder as the flood situation worsens in Kurigram WT24 Desk Nearly a million people remained stranded, facing acute shortage of food, drinking water and fodder as the flood situation worsened, Agencies report. Heavy downpour in the upstream regions adjacent to Bangladesh and in the district pushed ...

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Strike paralyses river transports

Called off for passengers’ sufferings WT24 Desk River transportation services have come to a halt as workers went on strike, demanding appointment letters, allowances and an end to extortion, Agencies report. Water transport workers called the strike for an indefinite period from Wednesday midnight across the country to press home their 11-point demand. Later, they have called off their strike ...

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