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Former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia Tests Positive for Coronavirus

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Former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, a year after she was released from jail temporarily amidst the pandemic, according to media reports. The 75-year-old Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief’s samples were sent to the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, for testing on Saturday, the Dhaka Tribune newspaper quoted Public Relations Officer, Health Ministry, Maidul Islam Prodhan as saying.

“It came back as positive today [Sunday], which has been updated on the database of the Directorate of Health Services, he told Dhaka Tribune. The newspaper reported that one of Zia’s relatives, who had met her last week, had later tested positive for the coronavirus.

“That is why madam’s [Zia] family took steps for her COVID-19 test, though she has no major symptoms,” a source close to the family told the Dhaka Tribune. However, BNP leaders failed to confirm Zia’s diagnosis.

Speaking to The Daily Star, Sayrul Kabir Khan, member of BNP press wing, said, “After talking to Khaleda Zia’s physician Dr Mamun, I came to know that it was a regular health check-up. We have no information about the positive COVID-19 test report.” Zia has served thrice as the premier of Bangladesh since 1991. Her party suffered a miserable defeat in the 2018 elections bagging only six seats in the 300-seat parliament. Her conviction on “moral turpitude” charges de-barred her from contesting the polls.

Zia is serving a 17-year prison term in two graft cases since February 8, 2018. She was sent to jail by a local court on charges of embezzling foreign donations meant for an orphanage, named after her slain husband and president Ziaur Rehman, during her premiership between 2001 and 2006.

Rehman, a military ruler-turned-politician, was the founder of the BNP. She was convicted in another corruption case later the same year, though her party claims both cases are politically motivated. In March 2020, Zia was released from jail for six months on condition that she would stay at home, amid the coronavirus outbreak. Last month, the Bangladesh government extended the suspension of the sentence for a second time by six months.

The coronavirus has claimed 9,661 lives, along with 678,937 confirmed cases, in Bangladesh so far.

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Dehradun-Mussoorie Ropeway To Come Up Soon – Centre Approves Transfer Of ITBP Land To Uttarakhand

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Dehradun-Mussoorie Ropeway

The Union Cabinet gave its nod to the transfer of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) land in Uttarakhand for development of a ropeway system between Dehradun and Musoorie.

“The Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has approved transfer of 1500 square metres of land belonging to Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) at Mussoorie to the State Government of Uttarakhand for their infrastructure project, namely, ‘Aerial Passenger Ropeway System’ between Dehradun and Mussoorie,” 

The proposed Ropeway is a mono-cable ropeway of 5,580 meters length under Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode between Purkul Gaon, Dehradun and Library Road, Mussoorie being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 285 crore with a carrying capacity of 1000 persons per hour per direction.

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(Viral) Here’s Come The Party Owl | Internet Trending Meme 2021

Internet is full of fun, specially if it’s about the ‘memes’. Recent snappy video of an Owl is getting viral on web day by day. An Owl who is bored and fed up of lockdown, is willing to have fun outside. When suddenly hears party sound, his reaction is awesome!.

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Internet is full of fun, specially if it’s about the ‘memes’. Recent snappy video of an Owl is getting viral on web day by day. An Owl who is bored and fed up of lockdown, is willing to have fun outside. When suddenly hears party sound, his reaction is awesome!.

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Woman Gives Birth To 9 Babies | Created New World Record

It’s a new world record has been set for the most number of birth given at a time, with a shocking number of 9 in total.

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A Malian woman gave birth to nine babies on Tuesday – two more than doctors had detected inside her crowded womb – joining a small pantheon of mothers of nonuplets.

The pregnancy of Halima Cisse, 25, has fascinated the West African nation and attracted the attention of its leaders. When doctors in March said Cisse needed specialist care, authorities flew her to Morocco, where she gave birth.

“The newborns (five girls and four boys) and the mother are all doing well,” Mali’s health minister, Fanta Siby, said in a statement.

Cisse was expected to give birth to seven babies, according to ultrasounds conducted in Morocco and Mali that missed two of the siblings. All were delivered by cesarean section.

Nonuplets are extremely rare. Medical complications in multiple births of this kind often mean that some of the babies do not reach full term.

It’s a new world record has been set for the most number of birth given at a time, with a shocking number of 9 in total.

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