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Bangladesh based Beximco Pharmaceuticals becomes 1st company in world to produce generic version of Remdesivir

Dhaka: Bangladesh-based Beximco Pharmaceuticals has become the world’s first company to produce a generic version of the antiviral drug remdesivir, originally developed by US-based Gilead Sciences, it was reported on Friday. Remdesivir was originally designed as an Ebola treatment, the BBC reported. It works by attacking an enzyme that a virus needs in order to replicate […]

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Yogi government sends refugees’ list to Centre, UP becomes 1st state to start implementing CAA

Lucknow: Of the 40,000 odd non-Muslim illegal immigrants living in Uttar Pradesh, 30,000 to 35,000 are living in Pilibhit district alone. According to a report prepared by the Yogi Adityanath government that has been sent to the Centre, these are mainly Hindu refugees from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. These refugees are living here for over […]

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Pakistan’s ISI funds training of 40 Rohingyas in Bangladesh

New Delhi: Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is now training around 40 Rohingya Muslims with the help of terror outfit Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) in Bangladesh so that they can push them into India to carry out terror activities, intelligence agencies have warned Indian armed and border guarding forces on Thursday. “Pakistan is plotting a big conspiracy […]

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300 Bangladeshis held crossing from India this year

New Delhi: More than 300 Bangladeshis have been apprehended this year while crossing from the Indian side to Bangladesh for lack of travel documents, Border Guards Bangladesh chief Major General Shafeenul Islam said on Sunday. He was addressing a media briefing after signing a Joint Record of Discussion with Border Security Force (BSF) at the 49th […]

Will take back if Bangladeshi citizens are living illegally in India: Dhaka official

Kolkata: Dhaka is ready to take back any “genuine” Bangladeshi citizen staying in India illegally, but New Delhi will have to furnish proof first, Gowher Rizvi, the international affairs advisor to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, said here on Tuesday. Rizvi said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured Bangladesh that it shouldn’t worry on this […]

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Bangladesh FM cancels India trip; MEA says not related to Citizenship Bill

New Delhi: Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister on Thursday postponed his trip to India after the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019, however, the Ministry of External Affairs here said the two developments are not related. Speaking to the media, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Momen had conveyed that he had changed […]