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House Democrats clear path toward passing $3.5 trillion budget bill and infrastructure plan after breaking stalemate

House Democrats clear path toward passing $3.5 trillion budget bill and infrastructure plan after breaking stalemate

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House Democrats forged ahead with President Joe Biden’s economic plans Tuesday after they broke a stalemate that threatened to unravel the party’s sprawling agenda. In a 220-212 party-line vote, the chamber passed a $3.5 trillion budget resolution and advanced a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. The vote allows Democrats to write and approve a massive spending package without Republicans and puts the Senate-passed infrastructure plan on a path to final passage in the House. The measure includes a nonbinding commitment to vote on the infrastructure bill by Sept. 27, which aims to appease nine centrist Democrats who pushed the House to consider the bipartisan plan before it took up the Democratic budget resolution. The vote also advances a sweeping voting rights bill, which Dem...
Oakland County to require masks for more than 200,000 students

Oakland County to require masks for more than 200,000 students

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Oakland County health officials issued an emergency health order on Tuesday requiring masks for students and staff in all preschools and K-12 public schools regardless of vaccination status. The Oakland County Health Division issued the order that impacts about 210,000 students across 28 public school districts and 22 charter schools academies. The order also applies to daycare centers and vocational schools. "Our top priority is keeping students in school for in-person learning," Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter said. "Masking is one of the best defenses against increased transmission of COVID and higher hospitalization rates among kids. This order allows teachers to get back to educating our students and focusing on their success." The Centers for Disease Control and Prevent...
Liverpool defender Van Dijk signs new long-term deal

Liverpool defender Van Dijk signs new long-term deal

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Since joining Liverpool from Southampton in January 2018, Van Dijk has made 130 appearances for the club in all competitions and led them to both Champions League and Premier League glory Liverpool centre back Virgil van Dijk has signed a new long-term deal, the Premier League club said on Friday, with the Netherlands international set to be at Anfield until 2025. Van Dijk recently returned to action during pre-season after spending nine months on the sidelines with an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury sustained in the Merseyside derby in October. The defender subsequently chose not to play in the European Championship this summer to focus on his rehabilitation. "Since day one when I joined the club, I felt so much appreciation from the fans and from my teammates and the ...
Record man Shakib continues to rewrite history

Record man Shakib continues to rewrite history

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Shakib is the only cricketer who have scored 1,000 runs (1,718) and taken 100 wickets (102) in T20Is Ace all-rounder Shakib al Hasan has had a remarkable series overall as he was adjudged man of the series for his all-round performance. The left-hander batted quite well in the second and third game of the series. As for his bowling, he surprisingly got hammered for five sixes in an over by Australian batsman Daniel Christian in the fourth game where Bangladesh lost for the only time this series. Shakib had never been hit for five sixes in an over in any format in his entire career, whether in international or franchise or in domestic cricket. But the champion bowler came back strongly in the fifth game with a four-wicket haul conceding just nine runs in 3.4 overs. By doin...
Government to stop first dose jab of Moderna vaccine from Thursday

Government to stop first dose jab of Moderna vaccine from Thursday

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Till Monday afternoon, the DGHS has administered around 1.9 million doses of the vaccine The government has decided to suspend administering the first dose of the Moderna vaccine from Thursday and start administering the second dose. The decision was announced on Tuesday through a notice signed by Dr Shamsul Haque, line director of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) and member secretary of the Covid-19 Vaccine Deployment Taskforce Committee. The DGHS started administering the Moderna vaccine from July 13 after receiving the first consignment of 2.5 million doses from the US under Covax facilities. Bangladesh later received another consignment of 3 million doses of vaccine under the same scheme. Also Read - Public interest in vaccines increasing As the count...
Messi arrives in France to join PSG from Barcelona

Messi arrives in France to join PSG from Barcelona

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Messi would have medical tests Tuesday, and that a news conference to mark his arrival was likely Wednesday Six-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi arrived in France Tuesday to finalize a transfer to Paris Saint Germain after reaching a deal with the club following his shock departure from Barcelona. The agreement is a major coup for wealthy PSG, who will add one of the greatest players of all time to an already formidable front line that includes Brazil's Neymar and young Frenchman Kylian Mbappe. Messi's plane touched down at Le Bourget airport on the outskirts of the French capital, according to reporters at the scene and the Flightradar24 website. Scores of fans gathered at the airport before his arrival, chanting: "Messi, Messi, Messi." "It's going to be mad. After all,...
They said I was crazy leaving Silicon Valley for Bangladesh

They said I was crazy leaving Silicon Valley for Bangladesh

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From Silicon Valley to Dhaka, what barriers did you have to break to make Chaldal what it is today? I did work in Silicon Valley and when I had left my job there to come and start something in Bangladesh, I was perceived to be a crazy man. I have also seen that prejudice among many graduates who fear coming back and losing the opportunity for a foreign citizenship. When I was about to start the venture I even heard someone say, "Torkari bechbe deshe!" (He will sell groceries back home) which was funny. Other than that, there was the market that was ready to adapt to online grocery shopping but no one had tapped into delivering perishables, which itself was a big barrier. What are the challenges in regard to delivering perishable goods? How does Chaldal undertake such c...
BCB ready to host Aussies amid strictest Covid protocols

BCB ready to host Aussies amid strictest Covid protocols

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Bangladesh Cricket Board [BCB] has left no stones unturned Hosts Bangladesh and visitors Australia cricket team got down to business at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday heading to a five-match T20I series set to begin on Tuesday. Both Bangladesh and Australia teams attended their first practice session at the home of cricket following three-day room quarantine and upon returning negative in Covid-19 tests. Bangladesh Cricket Board [BCB] has left no stones unturned in order to ensure the health safety of the Australian cricketers. The two boards had agreed to the bilateral series based on an understanding the hosts have to set a strict Covid-19 protocol and BCB respected the agreement to the fullest. Two hours before the Australia cricket team reached SBNS for the practice ...
Results published for 41st BCS preliminary tests

Results published for 41st BCS preliminary tests

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Total 21,056 cleared for the written tests The Public Service Commission (PSC) has published the results for the preliminary tests of the 41st Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS). A total of 21,056 candidates have been cleared for the written tests, according to the results published on the PSC website -- -- on Sunday. Also Read - 42nd BCS viva postponed indefinitely In a statement, the commission said it plans to hold the written exams in November. In November 2019, the PSC issued a circular to recruit 2,166 officials in different cadres. Also Read - 43rd BCS preliminary exam rescheduled for October 29 The posts include 642 of in the general cadre, 619 in technical cadre and 905 in the general education cadre. Almost half a million candidates took the preliminary tests ...
Awami League begins month of mourning with charity programs

Awami League begins month of mourning with charity programs

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Awami League and its associate organizations plan to hold events in a limited scale to observe the month The country’s founding father and most of his family members were brutally assassinated on August 15, 1975. Like every year, this year the Awami League and its associate organizations are observing the month of mourning through various programs. Amid the pandemic, the programs began on Sunday by paying tribute and respect to the departed souls of August 15, and carrying out charity works like blood donation, relief and food distributions across the country. Awami Swechchhasebak League and Bangladesh Chhatra League lit candlelights and paid tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in the early hours of Sunday, on his 46th martyrdom anniversary. The l...