Tuesday, June 25, 2024


Dhaka Tribune

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Everything that made the headlines today

Update : 14 Jan 2023, 08:02 PM

Myanmar air strike kills five, including mother and toddler

A mother and her toddler were among five people killed in a military air strike in Myanmar's east, Karen rebels and an aid group said on Saturday.

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Myanmar Air Force jets perform maneuvers in the sky over a parade ground to mark the country's Independence Day in Naypyidaw on January 4, 2023 AFP

Bangladesh to urge US to reconsider RAB sanctions, Momen says

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Saturday said Bangladesh would request the United States to reconsider the sanctions imposed on the elite force RAB and withdraw them considering its positive role in the country.

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Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Writ filed challenging govt's motorbike ban order on Padma Bridge

A writ petition has been filed in the High Court challenging the validity of the government's decision to ban the movement of motorbikes on the Padma Bridge.

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File photo of the High Court Dhaka Tribune

Dhaka for elevating ties with Tokyo to strategic partnership

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has said Bangladesh and Japan are now presented with an ideal opportunity to take the bilateral relations to a new height by upgrading it to a closer and deeper ‘Strategic Partnership'.

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China reports 59,938 Covid-related deaths in a month

China's health authorities on Saturday reported almost 60,000 Covid-related deaths in just over a month, the first major death toll released by the government since the loosening of its virus restrictions in early December.

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File photo: Medical workers attend to patients of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) at an intensive care unit (ICU) converted from a conference room, at a hospital in Cangzhou, Hebei province, China January 11, 2023 Reuters

Bishwa Ijtema: Traffic to remain suspended from Abdullahpur to Tongi after midnight

Gazipur Metropolitan Police (GMP) Commissioner Molla Nazrul Islam on Saturday said that GMP will close several roads after midnight to avoid traffic congestion as thousands of Muslim devotees will join the final day of Bishwa Ijtema in Tongi. 

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Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Bangabandhu railway bridge over Jamuna visible now, on track to be opened by end of 2024

The Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Railway Bridge has become visible over the Jamuna River as construction work is progressing fast. 

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IMF DMD arrives in Dhaka Saturday to finalize $4.5 billion loan

The Deputy Managing Director (DMD) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Antoinette Monsio Sayeh, arrives in Dhaka on Saturday for a five-day visit.

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The International Monetary Fund logo is seen outside the headquarters building in Washington, DC, US Reuters

How do we solve antibiotic resistance?

Since antibiotics were introduced to the world in the mid-20th century, deaths attributable to infections dropped from over 50% to 10-15%. Experts have been warning for decades that the threat of antibiotic resistance could take us back in time to when even simple infections were deadly.

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A superbug named ‘Staphylococcus epidermidis' is displayed on an agar plate in Melbourne on September 4, 2018 AFP

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