August 18, 2022
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  • Plant 3-tree each during monsoon

    PM urges citizens Staff Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday called upon the people to join a nationwide campaign of tree plantation during this monsoon to make the country greener.She urged everyone, including members of her Awami League and its associate bodies, to each plant at least three saplings of…

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  • BD ranks 177 out of 180 countries in environmental index

    Special Correspondent: Bangladesh ranks 16th out of 180 countries in the world in the Environmental Performance Index. Neighboring India is at the bottom of the list. Another neighboring Pakistan is one step above Bangladesh. This information has come up in the recently published Environmental Performance Index (EPI) biennial report.EPI-2022 is…

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  • Drive against illegal diagnostic centers to improve healthcare facilities: Maleque

    Staff Correspondent: Health Minister Zahid Maleque yesterday said the government is conducting drive against unauthorized clinics, diagnostic centers and private hospitals across the country for improving standard of healthcare services.“There are 11,000 diagnostic centres in the country….we are conducting drive against illegal diagnostic centers to avert victimization and harassment while…

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  • BD no-1 recipient of COVID-19 vaccines under COVAX: UNICEF

    COVID-19 booster dose campaign planned for June Industry Desk: In one year, UNICEF has delivered over 190 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Bangladesh through COVAX while a COVID-19 booster dose campaign is planned for June.To date, Bangladesh remains the top recipient of doses under COVAX, the global initiative co-led…

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  • Over 1.5m children at risk for flooding: UNICEF

    Industry Desk: More than 1.5 million children are at increased risk of waterborne diseases, drowning and malnutrition due to extensive flooding in north-eastern Bangladesh.Unicef rang the alarm as it is working with government and non-government partners to respond to the urgent safety, health, nutrition and clean water needs of children…

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  • Excessive medical costs
    making people poorer

    Mostly becoming destitute to meet expenses Golam Mostafa Jibon: People especially poor and middle class are being disoriented day by day due to excessive medical expenses along with growing price hike of daily necessaries.The number of people infected with non-communicable diseases is increasing in the country. People are suffering from…

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  • Omicron not mild as thought, deadly as Delta, Alpha variants: Study

    International Desk: Infection from the Omicron variant of Covid-19 is not mild as generally touted, rather is as deadly as Delta, Alpha and other strains that claimed thousands of lives globally, finds a study, IANS reported.Omicron was first detected by South African scientists in November last year. It has previously…

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  • Vaccination to continue in Ramadan too

    Staff Correspondent: Health Minister Zahid Maleque yesterday said the ongoing COVID vaccination program will continue in a normal manner in the coming month of Ramadan.He said while speaking at a national award ceremony at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital yesterday.The Minister said in order to ensure the safety…

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  • Four govt hospitals to build by local fund

    India cancels loan Zarif Mahmud: Four years have passed, fixed term of the project has also expired. However, there is no progress in building 500-bed hospitals for the existing medical colleges in Jessore, Cox’s Bazar, Noakhali and Pabna. As a result, India has canceled the loan from the project. Work…

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  • Ice occupying place of Yaba

    Ice of over Tk 100cr entering country each year Golam Mostafa Jibon:Crystal Methamphetamine or Ice of more than Tk 100 crore is entering into the country each year as the highly addictive narcotic has already occupied the place of Yaba due to lax-vigilance of the concerned law enforcers.The drug smugglers…

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