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Barishal Div emerge boy’s champions, Khulna girl’s

Dhaka – Barishal Division clinched the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Gold Cup National Football title beating Chattogram Division by 2-1 goals in the final at the Bangabandhu National Stadium here on Saturday. Meanwhile, Khulna Division clinched the Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnessa Mujib Gold Cup National Football crown beating Dhaka Division by 4-3 goals in tie breaker as the final match between ... Read More »

Misinformation in the time of an uncontainable virus

By Samira Sadeque UNITED NATIONS, Feb 28 2020 (IPS) – Just a month since the World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus a public health emergency, it is now taking steps to contain misinformation being spread about the disease. Globally, there have been more than 82,000 cases of Coronavirus, which has claimed 2,800 lives — the majority being in China, where ... Read More »

Life starts with everyone clapping

Sudhirendar SharmaThe pun in his remark got me clapping involuntarily. Wonder, how else could anyone react to famous rapper and Grammy winner Jay-Z holding former US President Bill Clinton as the ultimate rock star, “people clap in a restaurant when he finishes dinner.” And, he didn’t stop at just that and added “I don’t get that treatment. I get it ... Read More »

Fragility, conflict could stop the world from ending poverty

By 2030, up to two-thirds of the world’s extreme poor will live in fragile and conflict-affected situations, threatening to reverse development gains. The World Bank Group’s strategy aims to enhance its effectiveness on the ground by scaling up financing, tailoring operations and deepening partnerships to invest in people, secure peace and promote prosperity. Read More »