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  • Coronavirus roils world economy

    China warned yesterday that its huge economy faces an immense challenge from the coronavirus, as the ongoing pandemic and national lockdowns caused massive job losses in the US and Latin America.

  • Facebook, Amazon chiefs see wealth balloon: report

    The fortunes of US billionaires rose 15 percent in the two months since the coronavirus pandemic hit, a study found, with Amazon boss Jeff Bezos and Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg seeing massive gains.

  • Atrocities on Rohingyas: Nothing credible done to improve situation in Rakhine

    Myanmar has done nothing credible to improve the situation for the Rohingya in Rakhine state of Myanmar, said Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights yesterday, a day ahead of the deadline for Myanmar, as asked by UN top court, to submit its first report today on actions taken to prevent genocide against the Rohingya.

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    Eid congregations in mosques only

    The Dhaka Metropolitan Police yesterday issued a 14-point instructions for devotees and mosque committees for observing the Eid-ul-Fitr and attending Eid prayers.

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    ‘Serial rapist’ killed in gunfight with Rab in Gazipur

    An alleged serial rapist was killed in a “shootout” with Rapid Action Battalion at Madhumita rail track area in East Tongi at Gazipur early yesterday.

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    5 Basic Medical Tests: Only 4pc hospitals can do them

    Haemoglobin, blood glucose, urine protein, urine glucose, and urine pregnancy tests -- these are the five basic diagnostic tests that one can expect to be done at healthcare facilities across the country.

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    Still no pay, work or full bonuses

    Amid the coronavirus outbreak, around 25,000 workers of nearly 40 readymade garment factories demonstrated in Ashulia, Savar, Gazipur, Narayanganj and Chattogram yesterday, demanding 100 percent Eid bonus, reopening of the RMG units and partial salaries for the month of May.

  • Japan newborn gets world first liver stem cells

    Doctors in Japan have successfully transplanted liver cells derived from embryonic stem cells into a newborn baby, in a world first that could provide new treatment options for infants.

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    ‘Drug dealer’ killed in a ‘shootout’

    A suspected drug peddler was killed in a “shootout” with Rab in the capital’s Agargaon area yesterday morning.

  • police personnel test Covid-19 positive

    340 cops test positive in 24 hours

    Two police personnel died from Covid-19 in Dhaka and Chattogram in the last two days, said police.