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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 »

Coronavirus cases rise to 49 in Bangladesh

Another person was diagnosed with COVID-19 in Bangladesh in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 49, the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) said on Monday. “In the past 24 hours, IEDCR has tested 153 samples and 1338 people have been tested so far. Total 49 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus. ... Read More »

BCB announces one-time monetary support for women cricketers

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced a one-time monetary allowance of BDT 20,000.00 (Twenty Thousand Taka) per person to assist women cricketers who had appeared in the 2018-19 Women’s NCL and were part of the BCB’s selection camps in 2019-20. All cricketing activities of the BCB including women’s tournaments and training camps have been postponed indefinitely due to outbreak of ... Read More »

Mild hot spell, sweeping over parts of BD, to continue

Dhaka, March 30 – A mild heat wave sweeping over Faridpur, Madaripur, Sitakundu and Rangamati may continue, the Met Office said in its regular weather forecast on Monday. Temperature during the day may remain nearly unchanged but may fall slightly at night over the country. The weather may remain dry over the country during next 48-hours commencing from Sunday morning. ... Read More »

Coronavirus: World War III is here

Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, spoke about the importance of washing one’s hands and self-isolation 1,400 years ago! Sir Frank Peters World War III has begun without a single shot being fired. For the first time in history, countries have been forced to put aside their petty political indifferences and become united in facing the common enemy, Coronavirus. Read More »