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‘General holiday may be extended further till May 16’

As coronavirus continues to claim more lives and infect a larger number of people every day, the government has decided to extend the ongoing general holidays again till May 16 in a bid to prevent the transmission of the deadly virus. “The decision to extend the ongoing general holidays has been taken. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will take initiatives in this ... Read More »

Madonna claims she has COVID-19 antibodies

American pop icon Madonna announced via social media on Friday that she has tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, hinting she has immunity against the disease. However, medical experts said the possession of antibodies is not equal to immunity. Taking to Instagram, the 61-year-old singer, songwriter and actress shared a video on her latest Madame X-themed “Quarantine Diary,” in which she ... Read More »

স্বাস্থ্য অধিদপ্তরের দূর্নীতি বন্ধ করুন -পীর সাহেব চরমোনাই

স্বাস্থ্য অধিদপ্তরের দুর্নীতির বিরুদ্ধে কথা বলা চিকিৎসকদেরকে অনতিবিলম্বে স্বপদে বহাল রাখুন করোনা মোকাবেলায় স্বাস্থ্য অধিদপ্তরের কর্মকান্ডে গভীর উদ্বেগ ও ক্ষোভ প্রকাশ করে এবং দুর্নীতিবাজদের বিরুদ্ধে শাস্তিমূলক ব্যবস্থা গ্রহণ করে স্বাস্থ্য অধিদপ্তরের দুর্নীতির বিরুদ্ধে সোচ্চার হওয়া চিকিৎসকদেরকে অনতিবিলম্বে স্বপদে বহাল করার দাবি জানিয়েছেন ইসলামী আন্দোলন বাংলাদেশ-এর আমীর মুফতী সৈয়দ মুহাম্মদ রেজাউল করীম পীর সাহেব চরমোনাই। Read More »

BSMMU forms committee to test Gonoshasthaya kits

The authorities of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on Saturday formed a six-member committee to conduct the performance study of the Covid-19 rapid testing kits developed by Gonoshasthaya Kendra. Talking to UNB, BSMMU Vice-Chancellor Prof Kanak Kanti Barua said the committee was formed headed by Virology Department’s former chairman Prof Shahina Tabassum. He said they constituted the committee following ... Read More »

Bangladesh retain No.9 Test ranking as Afghans face no match

DHAKA (BSS)-Bangladesh could retain their ninth position in the latest ICC Test rankings but largely because Afghanistan is yet to play enough matches to figure on the rankings table. Afghan’s rating point at this moment is 57 while Bangladesh has 55, after losing five rating points as per the latest rankings that was published on Friday. Zimbabwe as usually languishes ... Read More »

Footballer Topu stands beside destitutes

DHAKA – Like the other sportsmen, national football team defender Topu Bormon also come forward to extend his helping hand by donating one week of fooding cost to two hundred under privileged families, who have been undergoing hardship due to lock down situation for COVID-19. The national defender donated the amount through his word councilor of Narayanganj on Friday last. ... Read More »

Shakib reveals name of his 2nd daughter

Shakib Al Hasan has revealed the name of his second daughter Errum Hasan, eight days after her birth. The Bangladesh star all-rounder and his wife Ummey Roman Ahmed (Shisir) were blessed with another baby girl on the first day of Ramadan (April 24 ) at an US hospital. Shakib revealed the name of his second child on his official Facebook page on Saturday. ... Read More »

Positive info on social media must to remove COVID-19 stigma

DHAKA, May 02, 2020 (BSS) – Speakers at a virtual seminar here today called for spreading positive news on social platforms to remove fear and stigma associated with the coronavirus(COVID-19) pandemic in Bangladesh. The speakers made their remarks on live chat through a Webinar on “Rapid Assessment of Fear and Stigma Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic in Bangladesdriveh” arranged by ... Read More »

Locust Attack in Teknaf ?

M Zahidul Haque ENTOMOLOGISTS said that the insects which attacked some house’s yards in Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar is not locust but a locust-like insect, may be a species of the grasshopper family; some opined a Bombay, India origin. However, the damage caused by these insects is no less than those caused by locust swarms. They devoured leaves and twigs of ... Read More »

World Press Freedom Day: Journalism without fear or favour

May 02, 2020 (IPS) – MEDIA WORLDWIDE is facing crises on multiple fronts, exacerbated by the COVID19 pandemic. Reporters Without Borders released its 2020 World Press Freedom Index on April 21st, noting that the Coronavirus is being used by authoritarian governments to implement “shock doctrine” measures that would be impossible in normal times. Read More »

Tahsan’s auctioned album feeds thousands

Entertainment Desk Singer-turned-actor Tahsan Khan’s first album Kothopokothon (2004) is still bringing in stacks of dough. The master date copy of that album sold for a whopping Taka 7.5 lakh on April 27 at an online auction, along with the hand written lyrics of Irsha (Jealousy). Read More »