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Hajj to be 'very limited' this year: Saudi Arabia

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The Saudi Arabian government on Tuesday announced that Hajj will be ‘very limited’ this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, with people already living in the KSA allowed to take part in the pilgrimage.

“Hajj for this year (1441 H/2020 AD) will be held whereby a very limited number of pilgrims from various nationalities who already reside in Saudi Arabia would be able to perform it,” said a statement from the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah of Saudi Arabia.

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Sightsavers launches petition for protecting people with disabilities

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Staff Reporter
Sightsavers Bangladesh has launched a petition calling for the UN and the Bangladesh government to meet the needs of people with disabilities, the worst affected victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s part of Sightsavers’ Equal World campaign seeking to amplify voices of people...
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Red Zones imposed with general holiday in parts of 10 districts

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Staff Reporter
The government on Sunday announced general holidays in some areas that were marked as ‘red zone’ by the health authorities in 10 districts, due to high coronavirus infection risk.
The districts are Chattogram, Bogura, Moulvibazar, Chuadanga, Jashore, Madaripur, Narayanganj...
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Safe drinking water crisis grips Amphan-hit Sharankhola

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Bagerhat: People is Amphan-hit Sharankhola upazila have been facing acute drinking water crisis as saline water gushed into the villages during the cyclone destroying their sources of safe water including ponds and tube-wells.
Local people said rainwater is the main source of...
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Coronavirus: Agriculture Minister asks private seed farms to profit less

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Agriculture Minister Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque on Monday asked the private seed production companies to make less profit as part of their social responsibility during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Minister came up with the remarks at an online meeting over production and...
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