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Two Bangladeshis, trying to sneak into India shot dead

Kolkata |ย The Border Security Forces on Monday shot dead two men trying to cross over from Bangladesh to India through the non-fenced border at Changrabanda under Mekhligunj police station in West Bengal’s Cooch Behar, after they opened fire on being challenged. The duo were identified as Younia Ali and Md Sagar, reportedly from Bangladesh’s Patgram. […]

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Bangladesh to receive 2 mn Covishield doses from India as ‘gift’

Dhaka:ย Bangladesh Health Minister Zahid Maleque has said that the country would receive two million doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine (Covishield) from India as a “gift” on Wednesday. Maleque confirmed to IANS that a special Air India flight carrying the consignment would be landing at Dhaka airport on Wednesday, India has said in a letter […]

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NIA books Zakir Naik in ‘love jihad’ case involving top Bangladesh politician

New Delhi/Chennai: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has named Islamic preacher Zakir Naik and two hardline preachers of Pakistan origin as accused in an FIR pertaining to a high-profile “love jihad” case. The high-profile case involves the daughter of a Chennai-based businessman and the son of a top Bangladesh politician, belonging to former Prime Minister […]

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Bangladesh Defence Secretary dies from COVID-19

Dhaka:ย Bangladesh Defence Secretary Abdullah Al Mohsin Chowdhury on Monday died at a hospital here due to the novel coronavirus, the government has confirmed. Chowdhury died during treatment in Dhaka’s Combined Military Hospital (CMH) at 9.30 a.m. Monday, bdnews24 quoted Selina Haque, Additional Secretary to the Defence Ministry, as saying. He was admitted at CMH on […]

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

Dhaka:ย 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 […]