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World must change its approach to address mental health challenges: UN expert

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A UN human rights expert has urged states, the civil society, psychiatric organisations, and the World Health Organisation to change the way they understand and respond to mental health challenges.
“I welcome the international recognition of mental health, but much more is still needed,” the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to physical and mental health, Dainius Pūras, said during the presentation of a new report to the Human Rights Council on Monday.
The global mental...
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Growing economy

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3 highways set to be overhauled in current FY 
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Three highways will be upgraded into four-lane ones in the current fiscal, aiming to improve the national transport system and infrastructures for better road communications across the country .
Those are Dhaka-Sylhet...
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2 killed in Dhaka ‘gunfight’

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Two suspected criminals were killed in an alleged gunfight with Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) in the city’s Khilkhet area on early Monday.
The detectives also arrested two associates of the two killed criminals and recovered a foreign made pistol, a...
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BNP leaders only giving speeches on TV: Hasan

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Information Minister Hasan Mahmud on Monday said the whole country is watching that BNP is not in the field but its leaers are giving speeches on televisions from their homes.
The minister came up with the remarks while talking to journalists at the secretariat, responding to the...
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Covid-19 situation in Bangladesh

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44 die in a day 
2,096 deaths, 1,65,618 infected so far
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The death toll from coronavirus in Bangladesh rose to 2,096 on Monday as health authorities confirmed 44 more casualties in a span of 24 hours.
They also detected 3,201new Covid-19 cases after testing 14,245 samples which...
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