The PCR lab which was inaugurated in Rangamati on Thursday, August 6, 2020 Dhaka TribuneThe long-awaited Covid-19 testing facility is finally available for residents of the districtA polymerase chain reaction (PCR) laboratory has been inaugurated in Rangamati. Bangladesh Export Processing Zone Authority (BEPZA) Chairman Paban Chowdhury inaugurated the Lab at a program at Rangamati Medical College Hospital building yesterday morning. Rangamati Deputy Commissioner AKM Mamunur Rashid, Zila Parishad chairman Brish Ketu Chakma, Superintendent of Police Alamgir Kabir, Civil Surgeon Dr Bipash Khisha were also present among others in the event. The lab was established with the financial aid of Bashundhara Group, said the hospital sources. Paban Chowdhury, also a bureaucrat entrusted with the task of monitoring the coronavirus pandemic situation in the hilly district, handed over a cheque to Rangamati Civil Surgeon Dr Bipash Khisha.
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Three of the patients sustained visual impairments, according to the CDC, which said that drinking hand sanitiser can cause methanol poisoning. Hand sanitiser has become a ubiquitous and often scarce substitute for hand washing during the coronavirus pandemic. “Alcohol-based hand sanitiser products should never be ingested,” the CDC said in the advisory Wednesday. It was not immediately clear if any of the people who were poisoned drank the hand sanitiser for its disinfectant properties. “Swallowing alcohol-based hand sanitiser products containing methanol can cause life-threatening methanol poisoning,” the CDC said.
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The Cabinet Division directed the ministries and offices to restore the usual working hours to 9am-5pm, Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam told bdnews24.com on Thursday. Many ministries have verbally informed their officials and employees about the matter. Some have already started working at full capacity, while others are preparing to bring all its employees back to work. Nevertheless, the attendance restriction will still apply to the elderly and sick employees along with expectant mothers.
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"If this lad was Virat Kohli, everyone would be talking about it but because it is Babar Azam, no one is talking about it," said former England captain Nasser Hussain while commentating for Sky Sports. Nasser Hussain doesn’t want people to underestimate Babar Azam’s talent!#ENGvPAK pic.twitter.com/aeGxpCFIvO — ICC (@ICC) August 6, 2020"He's young, he's elegant, he's got all the swagger," he added. "They keep going on about the 'Fab Four (Kohli, Australia's Steve Smith, New Zealand's Kane Williamson and England captain Joe Root) -- it's the 'Fab Five' and Babar Azam is in that." 🔥🔥🔥 #ENGvPAK pic.twitter.com/4pEYqWevVm — ICC (@ICC) August 5, 2020But even with two spinners bowling and the floodlights on, the umpires still called a halt at 6:12 pm (1712 GMT) before the ground was bathed in sunshine soon afterwards. Meanwhile, former England captain Michael Vaughan hit out at the early stoppage for bad light.
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“We want to take our economy forward and make our investment atmosphere more attractive. So, we’ve to give more attention to this matter and also work hard to attain this goal,” she said. We’ve to bring more investment … we’ve (huge) population and created many facilities including development of lands for investors,” she said. “So we’ve to work hard to make the investment atmosphere more attractive by utilising these facilities to build ‘Sonar Bangla’ as dreamt by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman,” she added. The prime minister said the BIDA had planned to organise the Bangabandhu International Investment Summit in Bangladesh in the Mujib Borsho.
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File photo of Sameer Sharma CollectedHis suicide comes at a time when the Indian movie industry is still reeling from the death of another Indian actor, Sushant Singh RajputIndian actor Sameer Sharma has been found dead, hanging in his rented apartment in Malad in Mumbai. According to Malad police, Sameer had shifted to that rented flat in Chincholi Bunder, Malad West in February 2020, having previously resided in another flat in Malad earlier. Also Read- Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput commits suicideThe actor allegedly went through health issues in the past but recovered from them and resumed acting. He is also listed as a cast member in films such as Hasee Toh Phasee and Ittefaq, reports Hindustan Times. His suicide comes at a time when the Indian movie industry is still reeling from the death of another Indian actor, Sushant Singh Rajput, who was found hanging at his Bandra home on June 14, also reportedly having committed suicide.
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Danang has reported more than 200 cases since the virus reappeared there on July 25. Authorities have said the situation was “under control” and the outbreak would likely peak in the next 10 days. The health ministry reported five new COVID-19 infections on Thursday, taking Vietnam’s total cases to 718, with 10 deaths. The health ministry has sent a task force of medical experts and more than 1,000 health workers to Danang, while Cuba has also dispatched a medical team to Vietnam to assist. Vietnam’s Prime Minister has said early August was the “decisive” time to contain the outbreak.
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Law enforcers are taking him to Chattogram from Cox's Bazar, CMP Commissioner Md Mahbubur Rahman told bdnews24.com on Thursday. He said, “Pradip Kumar Das came to Dampara Divisional Police Hospital in Chattogram. He is now being taken into police custody in Cox's Bazar. As he is the charged in the case, he will surrender to the court there." Pradip was removed from duty as the officer-in-charge of Teknaf Police Station after Sinha's sister Sharmin Sharia Ferdous accused him and eight others with murder in a case started on Wednesday.
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Pradeep is now being taken to Cox’s Bazar District Judge Court to surrender, CMP Additional Commission Amena Begum confirmed to Dhaka Tribune. He is now on his way to Cox’s Bazar where he will surrender before the court. Also Read - Major Sinha murder: Teknaf police records case after court order“The case was recorded under a non-bailable clause. On Friday night, Sinha was killed in police firing in Cox's Bazar Marine Drive. On Wednesday night, OC Pradip was withdrawn from duty as the officer-in-charge of Teknaf police station over the incident.
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Bigstocke-CAB wants the government to pass a law and set legal framework to control the e-commerce sitesThe Covid-19 pandemic situation has diverted many consumers towards online shopping which has also created scopes for frauds to cheat people. “I bought some products online because of the pandemic. People will not trust us because of their fraudulent acts, so we need a legal framework,” Abdul Wahed Tomal, general secretary of the executive committee of e-CAB said. Deputy Director of DNCRP Masum Arefin said 3,150 complaints were received after the Covid-19 outbreak, where most complaints are for online shopping. In this case a legal framework is needed,” Masum said.
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The tally of infections surged to 249,651 after 2,977 positive tests for COVID-19 were confirmed in the 24 hours to 8 am Thursday, according to the health directorate. The official figures put the recovery rate in Bangladesh at 57.61 percent, while the mortality rate currently stands at 1.32 percent. A total of 12,708 samples were tested at authorised labs across the country over a 24-hour period, with 23.43 percent returning positive results. Globally, over 18.81 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 707,761 have died, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.
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Manoj Sinha, a leader in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party, will replace career bureaucrat GC Murmu as lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir, a government statement said. Last August, Modi's government removed special privileges accorded to Jammu and Kashmir, India's only Muslim-majority state, took away its statehood and split it into two federally-administered territories by carving out Buddhist-dominated Ladakh. India and Pakistan have fought two of their three wars over the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. On Thursday, anti-India militants shot dead a village council head from Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party in Kashmir's Kulgam district, police said. "He was shot multiple times outside his residence," a police officer said.
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David Lah, a Canadian of Burmese origin, and another man, Myanmar national Wai Tun, were detained under a disaster management law over services they held in the city of Yangon in April. A ban on public gatherings in the commercial capital took effect in mid-March. The lawyer for both men, Aung Kyi Win, confirmed that both of them had been jailed for three months. In a sermon posted online in late March, Lah had told followers: “If you hear the sermon of God, the virus will never come to you. The cluster was one of the largest in Myanmar, which has only reported 357 cases and six deaths related to the virus.
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