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Social-Green Deal, a European answer to coronavirus crisis

by Maja Göpel on 31st March 2020 @beyond_ideology Concluding the Social Europe series on ‘just transition’, Maja Göpel zooms out to elaborate the shift in narrative entailed. The biggest difference the coronavirus crisis has brought to political discourse is the destruction of an assertion: markets are best left alone to find solutions, quickly and efficiently, to any big problem. Getting ... Read More »

Spain hit by record virus deaths; NY demands reinforcements

Spain’s coronavirus deaths jumped by a record number Tuesday as the country’s medical system strained to care for its tens of thousands of infected patients, and the World Health Organization warned that the pandemic was far from over in Asia. In the United States, where the spread of the coronavirus has been accelerating, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo begged for ... Read More »

Sharp fall in its remittance inflow feared due to Copid-19

Amid slump in export earnings, experts say another big shock lies ahead for Bangladesh economy as its remittance inflow, the life line for many rural families, is likely to shrink significantly in the coming months as a coronavirus fallout. They said almost all the destinations of Bangladeshi migrant workers from where they send money back home are grappling with coronavirus ... Read More »

Plastic cutouts to replace live fans for German club

Berlin, Mar 31 (AP/UNB) — A German club’s supporters are planning to replace real-life fans with plastic ones when the Bundesliga resumes — and raise some money for a child’s medical treatment in the process. Borussia Mönchengladbach supporters have come up with a novel way to support their team, even though they probably won’t be allowed to attend games for ... Read More »

The countdown clock is clicking again for the Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — The countdown clocks have been reset and are ticking again for the Tokyo Olympics. The model outside Tokyo Station, and others across the Japanese capital, were switched on almost immediately after organizers announced the new dates — July 23 to Aug. 8, 2021. The clocks read 479 days to go. That seems a long way away, but ... Read More »

Couple, child found dead in Gazipur

Gazipur Correspondent The bodies of a couple and their two-and-a-half month old girl child were recovered from a house in Panishail area of Gazipur city on Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Mosharraf Hossain, 28, his wife Hosne Ara, 22, and their daughter Mohini. Read More »

করোনা পরীক্ষায় ধীরে চলা নীতি সর্বনাশ ডেকে আনবে -মুসলিম লীগ

সর্বদলীয় জাতিয় উপদেষ্টা পরিষদ গঠনের প্রস্তাব আইডিসিআর এর করোনা পরীক্ষায় ধীরে চলা নীতির কঠোর সমালোচনা করেছেন ঐতিহ্যবাহী রাজনৈতিক দল বাংলাদেশ মুসলিম লীগের নেতৃবৃন্দ। আজ দলের সভাপতি এ্যাড. বদরুদ্দোজা সুজা, মহাসচিব কাজী আবুল খায়ের, নির্বাহী সভাপতি আব্দুল আজিজ হাওলাদার, স্থায়ী কমিটির সিনিয়র সদস্য আতিকুল ইসলাম ও আনোয়ার হোসেন আবুড়ী এক যুক্ত বিবৃতিতে বলেন, প্রতিদিন করোনায় আক্রান্তের লক্ষণ নিয়ে কয়েক হাজার ফোন ... Read More »

Democracy, authoritarianism and crises

by Sheri Berman on 30th March 2020 The coronavirus crisis may be a natural disaster but, Sheri Berman writes, how governments are responding is a product of their politics. An old adage has it that crises don’t make a person, but rather reveal what s/he is made of. The same applies to political systems: during times of crisis, their underlying ... Read More »

Dutch museum says van Gogh painting stolen in overnight raid

A Dutch museum that is currently closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus said Monday a painting by Vincent van Gogh on loan for an exhibition was stolen in a raid overnight. The Singer Laren museum east of Amsterdam says “Spring Garden” by the Dutch master was taken in the early hours of Monday. Museum director Evert van Os ... Read More »

Global coronavirus death toll hits 33965; infected 721902

The global death toll from coronavirus reached 33,965 on Monday — a mortality rate of 18 percent. COVID-19 has so far infected 721,902 people around the world, according to worldometer. Of them, 536,643 are currently being treated with 26,789 in serious or critical condition. So far, 185,259 cases had outcomes and of them, 151,294 (82 percent) recovered. The coronavirus COVID-19 ... Read More »

Europe fail to address Covid-19: Need for health citizenship

by Joan Costa-Font on 30th March 2020 A Europe-wide public-health authority should be a priority to counteract collective-action problems among EU member states. The Covid-19 crisis is not just the most important health crisis that higher-income countries have suffered over the last century, but also one that comes with enormous consequences for the global economy. It illustrates more than ever ... Read More »

Govt , media to work closely to tackle coronavirus: Minister

Information Minister Hasan Mahmud on Monday said the government and the mass media will work more closely to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. He made the remarks after a meeting with leaders of mass media at his Minto Road residence in the capital. Mentioning that some online portals spread rumours during any crisis to create confusions among people, the minister said ... Read More »