36 gold bars recovered from 2 female crew members

first_imgCustoms officials detained two female crew members of Saudi Arabian Airlines along with 36 gold bars from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport early Monday, reports UNB.The detainees are Saima Akhter and Farzana Afrose.The Saudi Airlines flight SV-802 reached at the airport at 2:00am. With the help of Armed Police Battalion (APBn), the Customs team recovered 26 gold bars from Saima and 10 from Farzana hidden inside their undergarments.last_img

1200 dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hrs

first_imgDengue infected patients are seen hospitalised at the Sir Salimullah Medical College Hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 2 August 2019. Photo: ReutersHospitals across the country admitted 1,200 new dengue patients in 24 hours till Tuesday morning with reports of at least three people, including two children, dying of the mosquito-borne disease in three districts.The deaths were reported between Monday night and Tuesday morning from Dhaka, Lakshmipur and Khulna. The deceased were Parash, 4, from Noakhali, Rasel, 32, of Gopalganj; and Samia, 8, from Dhaka.The steep decline in the number of new dengue cases indicates an improving situation. On Monday, the government said 2,093 patients were hospitalised with the disease.Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque attributed the steep decline to the increased awareness of people.Bangladesh has been struggling to tackle the dengue outbreak for over seventh months. Since January, 44,471 people were hospitalised, according to the Directorate General of Health Services. Of them, 36,884 had made full recovery.Currently, 4,115 patients are undergoing treatment at 40 government and private hospitals in the capital. Another 3,432 patients are being treated at hospitals outside Dhaka.The densely-populated capital city has been at the centre of the outbreak. Most of the dengue cases have been recorded here. The city corporations have been facing much criticism for their failure to control the outbreak as panic spread among people.The steady inflow of new patients at hospitals put tremendous pressure on the already overwhelmed medical system. Many hospitals opened special wards for the new patients while some others accommodated the patients on corridors.Although the government has so far confirmed 40 deaths, the unofficial estimates suggest a higher death toll.3 die of dengueFour-year-old Parash died on Monday night while he was being taken to Noakhali General Hospital after being diagnosed with dengue on Saturday morning.Morshed Alam Hiru, pediatrician at Lakshmipur Sadar Hospital, said he suggested taking the boy to Noakhali General Hospital. “He died around 10pm,” Hiru said.Rasel died at Khulna Medical College Hospital in the early hours of Tuesday, two days after being hospitalised, Civil Surgeon Abdur Razzak said.Meanwhile, eight-year-old Samia died at the Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital (ShSMC) on Tuesday morning. She was hospitalised on 10 August.Samia died at 6:30am.Currently, 407 dengue patients are being treated at the hospital and 165 of them are children.last_img read more

Crystal announces 2020 deployment schedule for oceangoing ships

first_imgSpring and Autumn Asia sailings aboard Crystal Symphony, with concentration in Southeast Asia, Singapore, China and Japan.Specialized itineraries focusing in the Middle East and India, available on both ships, with calls in Mumbai and Cochin and cruising the Bay of Bengal; exploration of Bahrain, Muscat, and Aqaba, as well as Dubai and Abu Dhabi.A total of 25 Mediterranean sailings, with many seven-day options aboard both ships that cater to busy schedules or are easily combinable for extended journeys. Destinations encompass the region’s long-favored locales, as well as less explored spots like Sardinia and Corsica, plus several “gateway” destinations that afford close proximity to bucket-list sites.Eventful European and British Isles voyages, aligned with premier world events and occasions, with overnights set in Edinburgh, Scotland scheduled around the annual Military Tattoo and Fringe Art Festival; in Monaco for the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix; and Baltic and North Cape sailings at the height of the summer solstice in the land of the midnight sun.New Trans-Atlantic crossing route with calls in Barcelona and Málaga, Spain; Ponta Delgada and Praia da Vitoria, Azores; St. John’s and St. Anthony, Newfoundland, site of the UNESCO-listed L’Anse aux Meadows; and Saguenay, Québec, home to the spectacular Saguenay Fjord.A 33-day warm-weather winter escape aboard Crystal Symphony across the Pacific, which visits the long-beloved Hawaiian Islands, as well as less explored destinations like the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Philippines.Exotic, warm-weather Holiday cruises, far-reaching and close to home, with Crystal Symphony sailing from Hong Kong to Laem Chabang/Bangkok and spending New Year’s Eve in Singapore; and Crystal Serenity cruising the tropical islands of the Caribbean for a warm-weather winter holiday.More news:  Universal enhances popular Harry Potter vacation package with new perks Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises 2020 deployment highlights include:A return to the Seychelles from late January through March, with nine new seven-day itineraries sailing round-trip from Mahé, highlighting the adventurous pursuits in the natural paradise, with UNESCO-protected wildlife preserves and world-class snorkeling and diving.New historically significant itineraries exploring the Rose City of Petra, Egypt and the Holy Land on a nine- or 11-day journey; Cyprus and the Greek Isles of Mykonos, Delos, Paphos, Santorini and maiden call Naxos on a nine-day journey; and the United Arab Emirates of Dubai and Abu Dhabi; Sir Bani Yas Island UAE; Manama, Bahrain and Doha, Qatar on an eight-day journey.24 combinable seven-day voyages along the Dalmatian Coast, Aegean and Adriatic, with immersive itineraries focused on Croatia, Greece and the Cyclades, showcasing the millennia of UNESCO sites and treasured monuments mingling beautifully with modern towns and seaside villages.A “Dubai Holiday Extravaganza” sailing round-trip from Dubai, with two overnights in the spectacular city for the annual New Year’s Eve celebration, plus calls to Khasab, Muscat, Doha and Sir Bani Yas Island. Monday, April 30, 2018 MIAMI – With 2020 just two years away, Crystal has unveiled the year’s deployment schedule for its ocean-going vessels: Crystal Symphony, Crystal Serenity, and yacht Crystal Esprit.The new comes two months following the announcement of its 105-day 202 ‘Epic Empires & Idyllic Isles’ World Cruise aboard Crystal Serenity, which spans the Southern Hemisphere from Miami to Rome. In all, 64 Crystal Cruises sailings and 44 Crystal Yacht Expedition Cruises sailings will explore the oceans of the world.Itineraries for 2020 will be open for booking on May 1, 2018.Crystal Cruises 2020 deployment highlights include:Overnight stays in 55 cities around the world, with at least one overnight stay on nearly every voyage. These stays are often in embarkation and disembarkation destinations, allowing for convenient extension of travelers’ vacations. These include overnight stays for both ships in Livorno, Tuscany, and overnights in Hong Kong and Singapore for Crystal Symphony. Posted by Crystal announces 2020 deployment schedule for ocean-going ships Travelweek Group Maiden calls in Pohnpei, Micronesia; Majuro, Marshall Islands; Hambantota, Sri Lanka; Mooloolaba, Australia; Airlie Beach, Australia; and Alghero, Sardinia, Italy. Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more