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Islami Bank inaugurates sub-branch at Nabinbag, Dhaka

Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited inaugurated its Nabinbag sub-branch under its Khilgaon Branch at Nabinbag, Dhaka on 22 March 2020, Sunday. Mohammed Monirul Moula, Additional Managing Director of the Bank inaugurated the sub-branch as chief guest.  Presided over by Mohammod Ullah, Head of Dhaka East Zone, Dr. Md. Ashraf Ali, Head of Khilgaon Branch addressed welcome speech and Md. Abdur Rahim, ... Read More »

Mashrafe urges youths to stay home for safety

Dhaka  – Immediate past captain of Bangladesh ODI team Mashrafe bin Mortaza, MP, on Monday urged country’s young generation to stay home to be safe amid the outbreak of deadly coronavirus. He made the call in a Facebook post made on Monday. “Ekhon Joubon Jar, Bashai Thakar Tar Sreshtho Somoy Tar (Now is the best time for the young men ... Read More »

All signs point to Tokyo Olympics being postponed

IOC members, national Olympic committees and athletes were all racing toward the same conclusion Monday: The Tokyo Olympics are not going to take place this summer. Craig Reedie, a longtime member of the International Olympic Committee, told The Associated Press that everyone can see where things are headed, with the coronavirus pandemic spreading and Olympic hopefuls around the world unable ... Read More »

Abe says IOC agrees ‘100%’ that Olympics should be postponed

TOKYO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach has agreed “100%” to a proposal of postponing the Tokyo Olympics for about one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Tuesday. Abe said after his telephone talks with Bach that he requested a postponement “taking into consideration the current circumstances” and to secure an environment ... Read More »

All domestic football leagues postponed

Dhaka – All the football leagues, including ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) football, under the Professional Football League Committee (PFLC) of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) have been postponed for an indefinite period due to the outbreak of deadly coronavirus in the country. The decision was taken at an emergency meeting of PFLC held on Tuesday (March 24) at the BFF ... Read More »

Fighting coronavirus: It’s time to invest in universal public health

By Isabel Ortiz and Thomas Stubbs NEW YORK and LONDON, Mar 23 2020 (IPS) – Austerity policies pushed by international financial institutions have weakened public health systems, despite current financial support packages, condemning many people to die. As health systems of East Asia, Europe, and the Americas buckle under the strain of coronavirus, developing countries are expecting an even higher ... Read More »

Coronavirus and water: A round-up of global advice

The outbreak of a respiratory illness, known as COVID-19, continues to spread around the world. With one of the primary pieces of advice to regularly wash hands thoroughly to prevent the transfer of the disease, it means more than ever that the provision of clean and safe water by utilities is vital to stop the disease spreading. During times of ... Read More »

Steps inadequate to deal with coronavirus: Dr Kamal

Dhaka, March 23 – Gonoforum on Monday alleged that the government’s steps to tackle the coronavirus situation in the country are very inadequate as it wasted too much of valued time to take preparations to overcome the disaster. In a statement, party president Dr Kamal Hossain and convener Dr Reza Kibria also said the government now needs to work out ... Read More »