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Bangladesh extends closure of land border with India till May 31

Dhaka:22/5/21:The government of Bangladesh has extended the closure of the land border with India for the movement of passengers till May 31. The decision has been taken in view of the COVID 19 situation in India.

However, the movement of goods across borders will continue. The Bangladeshi citizens stranded in India will be allowed to come in through Benapole, Akhaura, Burimari Darshana, Hili, and Sonamasjid. The borders with India have been shut since April 26 which was extended for two weeks again on May 8.

Meanwhile, China has assured Dhaka of cooperation in keeping a ‘stable supply’ of its vaccine for Bangladesh. In his telephonic conversation with Foreign Minister Dr. A K Abdul Momen on Friday night, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced that China will provide 6 lakh additional doses of its vaccine to Bangladesh as a gift. Dr. Momen requested China to take initiative for the co-production of vaccines in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh reported 38 deaths and 1028 fresh Corona positive cases in the country on Saturday. With this, the death toll has gone up to 12,348. The sample positivity rate stood at 8.41 percent while recovery rate was recorded to be 92.65 percent on Saturday.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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