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শপিং-এ যেয়ে দোকানে প্রবেশের পূর্বে দেখে নিন–

এম জাহিদুল হক করোনাভাইরাস কিন্তু আমাদের ছেড়ে যায়নি; কবে যাবে বা আদৌ ছেড়ে যাবে কিনা, তা নিয়ে যথেষ্ট সন্দেহ রয়েছ। তাই করোনাভাইরাসকে নিয়েই জীবন সচল ও সক্রিয় করতে হবে। এ প্রেক্ষাপটেই বিশ্বের অন্যান্য অনেক দেশের মত বাংলাদেশও খুলে দেওয়া হয়েছে দোকান-পাট, যান-বাহন– এক কথায় সীমিত ভাবে সকল কর্মতৎপরতা । প্রশ্ন হচ্ছে, বর্তমান করোনার এই মহামারি চলাকালীন সময়ে আমরা কি ভাবে ... Read More »

Sri Lanka’s cricket team resume outdoor training after gap

COLOMBO – Sri Lanka’s cricket team will resume training Monday under strict health measures after a two-and-a-half-month hiatus forced by coronavirus, the country’s governing body said. Cricket came to a halt on March 13 when the visiting England team pulled out on the second day of a four-day practice match ahead of their two-Test series. A 13-member squad will take ... Read More »

গণপরিবহনে দ্বিগুণ ভাড়া বৃদ্ধি দেশে নতুন সঙ্কট সৃষ্টি করবে

গণপরিবহনের ভাডা দ্বিগুণ বৃদ্ধির প্রস্তাব দেশে নতুন সঙ্কট সৃষ্টি করবে বলে মন্তব্য করেছেন ইসলামী আন্দোলন বাংলাদেশের মহাসচিব প্রিন্সিপাল মাওলানা ইউনুছ আহমাদ, যুগ্ম মহাসচিব অধ্যাপক মাহবুবুর রহমান ও মাওলানা গাজী আতাউর রহমান। Read More »

Osaka adds powerful voice against police brutality in US

LOS ANGELES  – Two-time Grand Slam tennis champion Naomi Osaka joined the chorus of athletes condemning the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of Minneapolis police, posting pictures of protests from the Minnesota city on her Instagram account. “Just because it isn’t happening to you doesn’t mean it isn’t happening at all,” wrote Osaka, whose mother is ... Read More »

4,868 members of Bangladesh police Coronavirus infected

A total of 4,868 members of Bangladesh police have been infected  with coronavirus as of Sunday . “Among the total infected policemen, 1,801 have made full recovery,” said Sohel Rana, additional inspector general (AIG) (media) of Police headquarters. Among the total cases, 1,652 are from Dhaka Metropolitan Police alone. However, 153 policemen went home from Rajarbag Central Police Hospital on ... Read More »

Govt, private offices reopen amid virus cases surge, deaths

All government, semi-government , autonomous  and private offices resumed on Sunday ending a 66-day general holiday amid spike in coronavirus cases and deaths across the country. Public transport on river, road and rail routes across the country resumed their services on the same when the country saw the highest Covid-19 deaths and infections. On the very first day of resuming ... Read More »

Ex-footballer Salauddin passes away

A former footballer of national team SM Salauddin Ahmed died at his house in Sadar upazila on Sunday. He was 62. He was suffering from pneumonia and breathed his last early morning. Salauddin’s samples were tested for coronavirus but the report came negative on Saturday, said his nephew Mohaiminul Ahmed. He left behind wife and two sons and a host ... Read More »

Govt increases bus fares by 60 pc

The government has increased fares of inter-district and long routes (Dhaka, Chittagong cities and adjoining areas) bus and minibuses by 60 percent, in order to compensate bus owners carrying 50 percent less passengers to prevent the transmission of coronavirus. Read More »

Police may be encouraged to enforce social distancing norms

Dr. Md. Jafar Ullah In Bangladesh, the first COVID-19 cases were reported on 8 March, and the first death on the 18th of the month. Surfacing in China last December, this virus travelled to different countries of Asia, Europe, Africa and America. Up to now, it attacked 60,61,206 people and hunted 3,67,436 lives as on the 30th of May. As ... Read More »

স্বপ্ন মা’দের প্যাকেজ বাজেট বরাদ্দ দাবি

দেশে দারিদ্র্র্য বিমোচন লক্ষ্যে সরকারের মহিলা ও শিশু বিষয়ক মন্ত্রণালয় কর্তৃক পাইলট আকারে বাস্তবায়নকৃত মাতৃত্বকালীন ভাতা কেন্দ্রীক ‘স্বপ্ন প্যাকেজ’ মডেল কর্মসূচী প্রাথমিকভাবে একশত উপজেলায় বাস্তবায়নের জন্য ২০২০-২১ অর্থবছরে একশ কোটি টাকা বাজেট বরাদ্দ দাবি করেছে ‘মা-স্বপ্ন ফাউন্ডেশন’ এর ‘মা সংসদ’ প্লাটফর্ম। Read More »

Protests spread across US in wake of George Floyd death

Demonstrators marched, stopped traffic and in some cases lashed out violently at police as protests erupted Friday in dozens of U.S. cities following the killing of George Floyd after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck while taking him into custody in Minnesota. In Phoenix, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and beyond, thousands of protesters carried signs that ... Read More »

Bayern players accept salary cut until ‘end of season’

BERLIN – Bayern Munich players have accepted a salary cut which will last until the “end of the season” to help the Bundesliga champions through the coronavirus crisis, club president Herbert Hainer said on Saturday. In April, the Bayern squad took a 20-percent reduction in salary, but Hainer did not specify how large the cut was this time. “It is ... Read More »

West Indies approve ‘bio-secure’ Test tour of England

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda  – West Indies cricket chiefs have given their approval to a Test tour of England where the team will stay in a “bio-secure environment”. The Windies were due to play three Tests in England in June but the threat of the coronavirus has pushed the visit back to July at the earliest. “The Cricket West ... Read More »

BCB awaits for govt’s decision to resume DPL

DHAKA —The Dhaka Premier League (DPL), the country’s most coveted 50-over cricket tournament, will not restart soon even though the government has lifted the countrywide shutdown over the Covid-19 outbreak. The List A tournament has been postponed for an indefinite period after the first round in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in the country. The Cricket Committee of Dhaka ... Read More »