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Uttar Baridhara’s Brazilian footballer Lima sent to quarantine

Dhaka  – Leonardo Vieria Lima, a Brazilian footballer of Uttar Baridhara Club in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Football, sent to quarantine at club premises Saturday last for Carona Virus threat. Lima, a registered player of Uttar Baridhara Club, arrived in the capital last Friday via Thailand after the 5th round of the BPL Football and played a match against ... Read More »

Ceferin says virus is ‘biggest crisis that football faced’

LONDON (AP/UNB) — After being forced to postpone the European Championship, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin fears football on the continent is facing its biggest crisis ever. The coronavirus pandemic has brought the European game to a standstill, and there is no way of knowing when the action can resume. The latest step was for UEFA, the governing body of the ... Read More »

Coronavirus: BCB on high alert

Dhaka  – The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has postponed all cricketing events and is on high alert to prevent the outbreak of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). Currently, everyone entering the BCB has to use hand sanitisers at the entrance. BCB is currently open for desk jobs. Mamun, a security guard, said the authorities are taking all steps to prevent the spread ... Read More »

DRU Media Football: Eight teams advance to 3rd round

Dhaka – Eight teams advanced to the 3rd round of the Walton Smart Fridge-Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) six-a-side Media Cup Football Tournament eliminating their rivals at the Shaheed (Capt) M Mansur Ali National Handball Stadium here on Wednesday. The teams are: The Daily Sun, GTV, Amader Shomoy, Ajkaler Khabor, Naya Diganta, Manab Zamin, Jagonews24.com and Dainik Jugantor In the day’s ... Read More »

Essential Hygiene Practices to Prevent Coronavirus infection

The continuous spreading of Coronavirus is creating chaos among people. However, worrying can’t save us from the life-threatening disease COVID-19 caused by coronavirus. All we need to do is to stay aware and spread awareness among people of our home, neighbourhood and workspace as well as around the country about how to prevent the contamination of coronavirus. Read More »

Shakib to pair up with Mahi, Sporshia in ‘Nabab LLB’

Entertainment Desk Bangladeshi film industry’s superstar Shakib Khan and Mahiya Mahi and Orchita Sporshia are all set to share the screen together. Shakib Khan-starrer,  Bangladesh-India joint venture film ‘Nabab’ in 2017, became a nationwide success. This time he is going to work on a new film called ‘Nawab LLB’. Read More »

Trump angers Beijing with ‘Chinese virus’ tweet

China has reacted angrily after US President Donald Trump referred to the coronavirus as “Chinese”. A foreign ministry spokesman warned the US should “take care of its own business” before stigmatising China. The first cases of Covid-19 were recorded in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019. Read More »

WHO warns South East Asia including Bangladesh

On Tuesday, the World Health Organization issued a stark warning to countries in South East Asia. “The situation is evolving rapidly. We need to immediately scale up all efforts to prevent the virus from infecting more people,” said regional director Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh. Read More »

The severity of coronavirus outbreak

Dear Baba, I hope this email finds you well. Our current situation in the Bay Area has deteriorated, and many changes have taken place. We are on a semi-lock down. The government has issued a statement requiring residents of 6 counties in San Francisco Bay Area to stay in their houses. All outdoor activities are prohibited, residents can only go ... Read More »

Bangladesh to declare water emergency in northwest

Authorities hope to force farmers to shift away from growing water-guzzling rice in a race to save depleting water tables The Bangladesh government is about to declare a “state of water emergency” in the drought-prone Barind tract in the northwest of the country, where over-extraction of groundwater for rice farming and dwindling rainfall caused by climate change have combined to ... Read More »

RU students start leaving dormitories

Rajshahi, March 17 –  All educational institutions in Bangladesh have been closed over novel coronavirus (COVID-19) fears. Rajshahi University will remain closed from March 18 to March 31 and the university authority asked the students to leave dormitories before 4 pm on Wednesday (March 18). Read More »