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** People don't need more government servants to make election cheating easier ** Bangladesh ranks 12th most corrupt country ** Power tariff hiked again ** DITF- 2023 ends with $39.48m export orders ** Children frolicking over a ride taking risks on Tuesday, as two dangerous high voltage transformers remain installed adjacent to a park of Old Dhaka’s Laxmi Bazar St. Gregory School. NN photo ** What action has been taken to prevent Dhaka's air pollution ** Blinken criticises settlements but stresses US support for Israel ** IMF approves $4.7 billion loan for Bangladesh ** Amar Ekushey Book Fair kicks off today ** We want to know how corruption is to be eliminated under a corrupt government ** Thousands of leaders and activists of BNP join the party's march programme towards Jurain from Jatrabari with banners, festoons, national flags and party flags in their hands on Monday. NN photo ** Foreign aids disbursement, commitment declined ** Awami League leaders and activists gather at a peaceful rally in front of party's central office at Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital on Monday which was arranged by Dhaka South City unit of Awami League. NN photo ** SSC, equivalent exams from April 30 ** HC issues rule on formulation of policy over handcuffing, shackling of accused ** Zamzam water sales halted temporarily ** SIBL Chairman and AMD resigned ** Dr. Zafrullah honoured by UK organisation ** Rohingyas now become a big challenge for us: RAB DG ** EC wants to know whereabouts of B'baria missing candidate ** Govt would not find way to flee: Fakhrul ** Legal action will be taken against attackers on Engr. Yazdani: Minister ** AL never flees, works for people's welfare: PM ** 2 walk to gallows for violating minor girls ** Corruption a major barrier in ensuring a fair business environment: CPD **

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08 July 2020


Indonesia reports 1,268 new coronavirus infections, 68 deaths

Indonesia has reported 1,268 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of cases to 66,226, Health Ministry official Achmad Yurianto told a televised briefing.
The official also announced 68 additional deaths due to the virus, bringing the total number of fatalities to 3,309, while 30,785 people have recovered.

UK coronavirus death toll passes 55,000

The United Kingdom's suspected COVID-19 death toll has hit 55,398, according to a Reuters new agency tally of official data sources that underline the country's status as one of the worst hit in the world.
The Reuters tally comprises fatalities where COVID-19 was mentioned on death certificates in England, Wales and Northern Ireland up to June 26, and up to June 28 in Scotland. It also includes more recent hospital deaths.
The Office for National Statistics said total deaths in England and Wales in the week to June 26 had now fallen below the five-year average for the second week running.


Russia reports more than 6,500 new coronavirus cases

Russia has reported 6,368 new coronavirus cases, taking its nationwide tally of infections to 694,230.
The country's coronavirus crisis response centre said 198 people had died from the virus in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 10,494. Russia said 463,880 people have recovered from the virus

India’s death tolls
exceeds 20,000

India's death toll has surpassed 20,000 as the country moves ahead with plans to relax its nationwide lockdown.
On Tuesday, the country reported 467 new deaths from coronavirus, bringing the total death toll to 20,160. It also recorded 22,252 new confirmed cases.
New cases and deaths are both rising at their fastest pace in three months, according to Reuters.

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