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Bangladesh cancels Pahela Boishakh programs over coronavirus

DHAKA  – The government has instructed the authorities concerned to postpone all the programmes of Pohela Boishakh (Bengali New Year) to avoid mass gatherings aiming to contain the spread of coronavirus. In this regard, the Cabinet Division today issued a circular signed by its deputy secretary Mohammad Abdul Wadud Chowdhury. To prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the authorities ... Read More »

Patient flees from Bhola hospital coronavirus isolation unit

One of the two patients fled from the coronavirus isolation unit of Bhola General Hospital on Wednesday. The patient got admitted with fever and cough on Tuesday night, but has not been seen at the hospital after 1pm, Bhola Civil Surgeon Dr Ratan Kumar Dhali said. The escapee, a staff of Sheltech Tiles Industries in Bhola hailing from Joypurhat, was kept ... Read More »

Rajshahi Medical Hospital starts conducting coronavirus test

The Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) started conducting coronavirus tests at its laboratory on Wednesday. Dr Sabera Gulnahar, chief of Virology Department and also in-charge of the hospital, said they started testing samples taken from four patients. There are 240 test kits and 200 PPEs (personal protective equipment) in the lab. It would be possible to test eight samples per ... Read More »

If you can’t take a joke, be the joke!

Sudhirendar Sharma I recall how scheming we were in our younger days to send gullible on a ‘fool’s errand’ to mark April 1, the most light-hearted day of the year when playing pranks and trying to get people to believe ridiculous things is universally accepted. From simple jokes to elaborate hoaxes, friends and relatives who consider themselves to be wise ... Read More »

সংকটকালে বিত্তশালীরা অসহায় মানুষের পাশে দাঁড়ান – পীর সাহেব চরমোনাই

ইসলামী আন্দোলন বাংলাদেশ-এর আমীর মুফতী সৈয়দ মুহাম্মাদ রেজাউল করীম (পীর সাহেব চরমোনাই)। মঙ্গলবার সকালে বরিশালের চরমোনাই এলাকায় করোনা ভাইরাসের মহামারীতে দূর্দশাগ্রস্থ পরিবারের মধ্যে খাদ্যসামগ্রী বিতরণ করেন। এসময় উপস্থিত ছিলেন সংগঠনের সিনিয়র নায়েবে আমীর মুফতি সৈয়দ মুহাম্মদ ফয়জুল করীম (শায়খে চরমোনাই) ও ৫ নং চরমোনাই ইউনিয়ন পরিষদের চেয়ারম্যান মুফতি সৈয়দ এছহাক মুহাম্মাদ আবুল খায়ের। Read More »

Slums-Camps, Terrorism: Worry about virus Hitting South Asia

By Samira Sadeque UNITED NATIONS, Mar 30 2020 (IPS) – As coronavirus makes its way through different continents, countries, and communities around the world having claimed more than 23,000 lives, experts are ringing alarm bells about the implications of the disease as it hits South Asia, which hosts almost 2 billion of the world’s population. In South Asia, the number ... Read More »

Story of triumphs, tribulations: Services for Autism in BD

By Saima W. Hossain DHAKA, Bangladesh, Mar 30 2020 (IPS) – A few days ago, a friend said to me that my focus on autism, although rather successful, had “sucked out all energy from other critical areas of social need in Bangladesh.” My friend wanted to know if I would be interested in expanding my visibility and successful approach to ... Read More »