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Never Give up on Women’s Rights – Edna Ismail

By IPS International Desk NEW YORK, Mar 20 2020 (IPS) – For Dr Edna Adan Ismail maternal health and midwifery is deeply personal. In an interview with Women Deliver Young Leader Musu Bakoto Sawo, Ismail recalls her mother’s devasting experiences which impacted on her own life’s choices. Read More »

অনতিবিলম্বে সারাদেশে জরুরী অবস্হা ঘোষনার জন্য জোর দাবী

গণফোরামের (বিদ্রোহী গ্রুপ) মুখপাত্র ও দলের নির্বাহী সভাপতি এড. সুব্রত চৌধুরী এক বিবৃতিতে করোনা ভাইরাসের ভয়াবহ বিবেচনা করে অনতিবিলম্বে সারাদেশে জরুরী অবস্হা ঘোষনার জন্য সরকারের প্রতি জোর দাবী জানান । Read More »

Global Covid -19 death toll climbs to 11,398

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a devastating turn as it claimed the lives of 11,398 people worldwide as of Saturday. It has so far infected 275,871 people around the world, according to worldometer. Of them, 172,561 are currently being treated with 7,765 being in serious or critical condition. So far, 103,310 cases had outcomes and of them, 91,912 (89 percent) ... Read More »

400 ICU beds to be added to BD govt hospitals over Covid- 19

A total of 400 new Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds will be added to country’s government hospital to tackle coronavirus situation, said Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Saturday. “Already, there’re 200 ICU beds in the country’s government hospital. Besides, the work on setting up of 100 more such beds is underway while a process is on to bring necessary equipment ... Read More »

দিনমুজুর, খেটে খাওয়া মানুষের জন্য বিনামূল্যে খাদ্য সরবরাহের ব্যবস্থা করুন

দিনমুজুর, খেটে খাওয়া ক্ষেতমুজুর, নির্মান শ্রমিক, র্গামেন্টস শিল্পে নিয়োজিত শ্রমজীবী ও স্বল্প আয়ের দুঃস্থ মানুষের জন্য করোনা ভাইরাস সংক্রমন জনিত সময়ে বিনামূল্যে খাদ্য সরবরাহের ব্যবস্থা করুন। মজুতদার, দ্রব্যমূল্যের কৃত্রিম সংকট সৃষ্টিকারী মুনাফা লোভীদের কঠোর হস্তে দমন করুন। Read More »

Bangladesh Govt cancels Independence Day ceremonies

The government has cancelled the Independence Day ceremonies, including placing wreaths at the National Memorial, on March 26 amid the rise in coronavirus cases. Besides, the civic reception at Bangabhaban marking the Independence Day and the Swadhinata Padak, the highest state award, distribution programme has also been cancelled. The decision was taken after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina held a meeting ... Read More »

Flame in Japan; How long until news if Olympics will open?

TOKYO (AP/UNB) — The Olympic flame has arrived in Japan from Greece. Next comes the torch relay around the country, which is scheduled to start on Thursday from Fukushima prefecture in northern Japan. Organizers have asked crowds to be restrained, but have been imprecise about what that means. Greek officials last week stopped a relay there on the second day ... Read More »

BCB adopts ‘work from home’ policy

Dhaka — Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Saturday announced that it will follow the ‘work from home’ policy from March 22, aiming to prevent the transmission of coronavirus. The staff who are not essential to stay at the office have been advised to work from home. Confirming the matter, BCB sent a media release on Saturday afternoon. It says, “In ... Read More »

Coronavirus: Bangladesh’s Ireland tour postponed

Dhaka — Bangladesh and Ireland have jointly decided to postpone the Tigers’ upcoming series against Ireland in Ireland and England. Cricket Ireland announced the decision in a media statement on Saturday. “Once the scale of the COVID-19 pandemic was understood, and the advice of both governments and partner boards was sought, it became increasingly unlikely that this series could proceed ... Read More »

করোনা ভাইরাসে আতঙ্কিত না হয়ে সতর্ক হতে হবে -পীর সাহেব চরমোনাই

ইসলামী আন্দোলন বাংলাদেশ-এর আমীর মুফতী সৈয়দ মুহাম্মদ রেজাউল করীম পীর সাহেব চরমোনাই বলেছেন, করোনা ভাইরাসে আতঙ্কিত না হয়ে সতর্ক হতে হবে এবং বেশি বেশি তওবা ও ইস্তেগফার করতে হবে। Read More »

Election schedule of BFF will be announced on April 3

Dhaka  – The schedule of much-talked about election of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) will be announced on April 3 in a view to conduct the poll as per schedule on April 20. The decision was taken in the first meeting of the three-member election commission of BFF held at federation office on Saturday (Mar 21) with chief election commissioner Mesbah ... Read More »

Europe under quarantine

by Javier López on 20th March 2020 @fjavilopez The coronavirus crisis has exposed the shared vulnerability of Europe’s interdependence. Time to turn that into a strength. Europe is facing a new stress test. And, this time, it is not only the health of its institutions that is at stake but also that of its citizens, its economy, its role in ... Read More »

WikiLeaks’ latest about OPCW fake Douma Report blaming Syria

By Caitlin Johnstone 28 Dec. 2019 – This is getting really, really, really weird. WikiLeaks has published yet another set of leaked internal documents from within the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) adding even more material to the mountain of evidence that we’ve been lied to about an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria last year ... Read More »

the Chinese football club at coronavirus ground zero

SHANGHAI (BSS/AFP)-The team are split in half, with some players in lockdown and others training, but a modest Chinese club from the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic is at last beginning to turn its attentions to football again. Wuhan Three Towns FC, a team in China’s third division that draws crowds of between 2,000 and 4,000, were gearing up for ... Read More »

The games go on: Australia’s football leagues in action

An advertisement painted on the field near the center square would usually have summed up the hype of the Aussie rules season-opening game between Richmond and Carlton: Footy, Oh What a Feeling. Last September, a crowd of 100,014 packed into the Melbourne Cricket Ground to watch Richmond trounce Greater Western Sydney to claim the Australian Football League’s premiership flag. There ... Read More »

Olympic flame lands in Japan as doubts grow over Tokyo Games

Matsushima Air Base, Japan (AP/UNB) — The Olympic flame arrived in Japan on Friday from Greece in a scaled-down ceremony at an air base in northern Japan. The flame, carried in a special canister, touched down amid growing doubts if the Tokyo Games can open as scheduled on July 24 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers and the International Olympic ... Read More »

তাদেরকে হোম কোয়ারিন্টিনে না পাঠিয়ে প্রাতিষ্ঠানিক কোয়ারিন্টিনে রাখতে হবে

ঐক্য ন্যাপের ভারপ্রাপ্ত সভাপতি এড. এস এম এ সবুর ও সাধারণ সম্পাদক এড. আসাদুল্লাহ তারেক করোনাভাইরাস সংক্রমন নিয়ন্ত্রনে রাখার জন্য এক বিবৃতিতে বলেন, করোনাভাইরাসে আক্রান্ত দেশ হতে যারা দেশে এসেছেন তাদেরকে হোম কোয়ারিন্টিনে না পাঠিয়ে প্রাতিষ্ঠানিক কোয়ারিন্টিনে রাখতে হবে। Read More »