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Siam Sarower Jamil

Siam Sarower Jamil

Siam Sarower Jamil is a Bangladeshi journalist. He has been writing for Imphal Times since 2017. He is active in his reporting about the labor rights, environmental, industrial compliance issues of Bangladesh. He can be email at [email protected]

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Amphan kills 12 people in Bangladesh

IT News
Dhaka, May 21:

At least 12 people died as super cyclone Amphan battered the coastal areas of Bangladesh leaving a trail of destruction before weakening gradually, Bangladesh authorities said.
Health Emergency Operations control room confirmed the death of 12 people - two each in Patuakhali, Bhola, Pirojpur and Jashore districts and one each in Barishal, Sathkhira, Jhenaidah and Chattogram districts.
The victims include a Red Crescent volunteer Syed Shah Alam, who drowned after his boat capsized due to strong winds in Kalapara area of Patuakhali.
Bangladesh Meteorological Department said the cyclone completed crossing Bangladesh coast at night and was staying over Jhenaidah in the morning. It was moving towards Rajshahi and Pabna region after being weakened gradually.
Maritime ports Mongla and Payra had been advised to lower the great danger signal 10 and hoist local cautionary signal three.
Maritime ports Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar were also advised to hoist local cautionary signal three.
Authorities of different government department said they were still assessing the damage in the immediate aftermath of the disaster.
‘We had nearly 1.5 crore clients without power until 5:00am. We are trying to restore the supply. But polls were collapsed in many areas and cables were torn apart,’ said Major General (retd) Moin Uiddin, the chairman of Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board.
Bangladesh Water Development Board said the cyclone had damaged embankments in many areas causing flood.
The Amphan is touted to be the most powerful cyclone in the Bay of Bengal since a devastating super-cyclone in 1999 killed more than 9,000 people in Odisha.

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COVID-19 claims 283, infects 1041 in Bangladesh

By Our Correspondent
Dhaka, May 14:

Bangladesh on Thursday logged 1041 new COVID-19 positive cases and 14 deaths in the last 24 hours until 8:00am. The country’s confirmed cases now stands at 18,863 and of them, 283 have succumbed to the deadly disease.
Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services Nasima Sultana disclosed the information on the regular online briefing.
The global death toll stood at 298,165 on Thursday morning, according to data compiled by Worldometer. There have so far been 4428,236 confirmed coronavirus cases around the world.

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Bangladesh confirms first Coronavirus death

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Dhaka, March 19

Bangladesh on Wednesday confirmed the first death from COVID-19 as the number of confirmed Coronavirus patients rose to 14 amid the testing of a limited number of suspected patients.

‘It’s a sad day for us that the first COVID-19 patient died in our country today,’ said Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research director Meerjady Sabrina Flora at the agency’s daily press conference.

The 70-year-old man, who was also suffering from pulmonary diseases, diabetes and hypertension, was diagnosed to be a COVID-19 patient on Tuesday and died on Wednesday while under treatment at a hospital intensive care unit, she said.

The man had come in contract with a person having foreign travel history, she added.

Four more COVID-19 patients were also detected on Wednesday, Meerjady said, adding that three of them were male who had recently returned from Italy and Kuwait while the other was a female family member of a COVID-19 patient identified earlier.

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Bangladesh Data Journalists’ Network names Siam as President

IT Correspondent,
Dhaka, Jan 11

A 7 member new executive committee of the Bangladesh Data Journalists’ Network (BDJN) was formed at Kawran Bazar in the capital on Friday.
Siam Sarower Jamil of RTV, and Riaz Hossain of Desh Rupantor, were elected as president and general secretary respectively.
The other office-bearers are: Vice-president Ahmmed Sharjin Sharif of Dhaka Tribune, Shamim Ahmed of Jai Jai Din, Joint-general secretary Faisal Hasan Soumin of Baisakhi TV, treasurer Tanvir Hasan of the Manabkantha, publicity and publication secretary Sabbir Islam of Purboposhchim, office secretary Khairul Hasan of Bigyan Path, a press release said

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