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More anxiety for parents as Dhaka schools ‘hustle’ them for tuition fees

They fear schools might not promote their children if they fail to clear the fees in full, adding to their stress.

School authorities, however, have denied the accusations labelled against them. They say they are merely telling the parents to clear the fees in order for them to pay the teachers and keep the institutions in operation.

Measures will be taken to elevate students to higher classes once the government decision on the matter arrives, they say.

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Many schools have been conducting online classes amid the pandemic. Parents, however, have been critical of these classes saying they have been ‘ineffective.’

The government announced the closure of all schools and educational institutions in the country on Mar 17 following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus...

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Robert W. Gore, the inventor of Gore-Tex fabric, dies at 83

Newark, September 20

Robert W. Gore, whose invention of what created the breathable-yet-waterproof fabric known as Gore-Tex revolutionized outdoor wear and helped spawn uses in numerous other fields, has died. He was 83.

Gore, who was president of W. L. Gore & Associates for almost 25 years and company chairman for 30 years, died on Thursday at a family home in Maryland following a prolonged illness, company spokesperson Amy Calhoun confirmed Saturday.

Gore discovered a new form of a polymer in 1969 at a company lab in Newark, Delaware.

His father, who began the company, asked Bob Gore to research a new way to manufacturer plumber’s tape at a low cost using PTFE, commonly known as DuPont’s Teflon, The News Journal of Wilmington reported.

The son figured out that by stretching PTFE wi...

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Smart Innovations: Going beyond merely making in India

The on-device AI function also intelligently suggests moving private content to the Secure Folder, thus enhancing smartphone privacy.

In January this year, Samsung launched its new line of refrigerators—Curd Maestro—that customers can use to make curd at home. Given the fascination Indian homes have for everything curd, it is no surprise these refrigerators saw very strong demand pan-India. “Curd is an essential in Indian households. We launched the Curd Maestro refrigerator after extensive consumer research in India that has helped us address consumer pain points when it comes to making curd at home,” says Amitoj Singh, senior director and head, product innovation team at Samsung India.

“We found the common pain point was setting the curd and getting the same consistency and tast...

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SEC orders sacking of 17 directors of nine companies

The regulator sent the order to the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies and Firms, the Dhaka and Chattogram stock exchanges, and the Insurance Development and Regulatory Authority on Sunday, said SEC spokesman Mohammad Rezaul Karim.

The law dictates a director of a listed company must have minimum two percent shares of the firm.

The SEC on Jul 2 gave 61 directors of 22 companies 45 working days to fall in line with the law.

As many as 25 of them fulfilled the condition while 19 others resigned from the boards of directors.

The deadline ended on Sep 2, but the regulator gave officials until Sep 15 to report on the issue.

SEC Chairman Shibli Rubayat-Ul-Islam on Friday told the 17 directors who did not comply with the rules will be removed soon.

Most of the companies where the ...

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Envelope with deadly poison ricin addressed to White House intercepted

Washington/Ottawa, September 20

An envelope addressed to the White House and intercepted by US authorities contained a substance identified as ricin, a deadly poison that appeared to have been sent from Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said on Saturday.

An RCMP spokesman confirmed “it has received a request for assistance from the FBI in connection with a suspicious letter sent to the White House.”

The RCMP added “the FBI conducted an analysis on the substance found in the envelope. This report indicated the presence of ricin, a toxic substance.” RCMP said it working with the FBI but declined to discuss further details.

The envelope was intercepted at a government mail centre before it arrived at the White House.

Asked about the reports, the FBI said the agency and “US Se...

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IMD predicts extremely heavy rainfall in these states on September 21-22

IMD prediction for September 20-22

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday predicted widespread to extremely heavy rainfall during the next two-three days over coastal Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Yanam, Rayalaseema and Telangana. The department said that the low pressure area over northeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood with the associated cyclonic circulation extending upto 7.6 km above mean sea level was tilting southwestwards. It said that it was very likely to move west-northwestwards during the next 2-3 days and become more marked over northwest Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood during the next 24 hours.

Under the influence of this low pressure area, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall are likely ...

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UK health minister: Second national lockdown possible

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Aid groups call Italy’s blockade of rescue ship ‘political’

Milan, September 20

The German humanitarian group Sea-Watch on Sunday condemned as politically motivated the blockade of its ship in the Sicilian port of Palermo by Italian authorities after an 11-hour inspection.

Philipp Hahn, head of the Sea-Watch 4 mission, called the justification “flimsy” and a ”systematic move to prevent civil sea rescue operations in the central Mediterranean”.

The main reason cited was that saving lives did not conform to the vessel’s registration.

Italian officials also said there were too many life jackets on board while at the same time that the boat’s sewage system was not adequate for the number of people rescued.

It is the fifth rescue ship blocked by Italian authorities in as many months.

The Sea-Watch 4 is operated by four humanitarian groups,...

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Income Tax Return: Want to claim tax benefits on medical expenditures? Know the provisions

income tax, income tax return, ITR, tax benefits on medical expenditures, provisions u/s 80D, section 80DD, section 80DDB, section 80U, health insurance premium, preventive health checkup, medical expenditure for specified diseasesIn case you have spent a lot on medical checkups, treatment and medicines, you would like to have some relief through tax benefits.

In absence of a comprehensive health insurance cover, medical expenditure may become one of the biggest expenditures if any member of your family falls ill. Even if a protection cover is in place, one may have to incur sizable expenses on medical tests and medicines as all the expenses may not fulfill the conditions for cashless procedures or reimbursements.

So, in case you have spent a lot on medical checkups, treatment and medicines for yourself and/or for family member(s), you would like to have some relief through tax benefits.

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Although the Income Tax Act permits deductions on medical expenditures, but you need to know if you are eligible t...

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Rabiul confesses to attacking UNO Wahida after being sacked: police

Dinajpur Senior Judicial Magistrate Ismail Hossain recorded Rabiul’s statement under Section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code on Sunday following nine days of grilling on two rounds of remand.

Wahida and her father Omar Ali came under attack after the assailant broke into their home through the toilet ventilator shaft on the night of Sep 2.

Wahida suffered critical head injuries inflicted by a hammer in the attack. Omar was also injured. Both are undergoing treatment at a Dhaka hospital.

The Rapid Action Battalion arrested three men, including a member of the local unit of Jubo League, for their alleged involvement with the attack.

One of the suspects also confessed in initial interrogations that they had carried out the attack to steal valuables from the home of Wahida.

Later, the ...

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