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UP chairman, 6 members suspended over irregularities in relief distribution

The Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Ministry has suspended a Union Parishad (UP) chairman and six UP members over irregularities in relief distribution. LGRD Ministry issued a notification in this regard on Tuesday. So far, 49 public representatives have so far been suspended for misappropriating relief materials. Among them, 18 UP chaiman, 29 UP member, one Zila Parishad member ... Read More »

Flight operation to remain suspended till May 16

The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (Caab) on Tuesday extended the suspension of all international and domestic flights till May 16, aiming to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The restriction on operation of international passenger flights has been extended till May 16, said a Caab press release on Tuesday. Bahrain, Bhutan, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, Malaysia, the Maldives, Nepal, Oman, ... Read More »

DNCC offers free dengue tests from May 11

The Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) is going to launch free dengue tests from May 11. “Mobile courts will be operated from May 10 and drives will be conducted from May 16 at buildings under the city corporation,” DNCC Public Relations Officer ASM Mamun said Tuesday. Fines or jail terms or both will be imposed if aedes mosquito breeding grounds ... Read More »

Buddha Purnima Wednesday

Buddha Purnima, the biggest religious festival of the Buddhist community, will be celebrated across the country on Wednesday. Buddha Purnima marks the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha. On this day in 563 BC, Buddha was born as Siddhartha Gautama in Kopilabostu at the foothill of the Himalayas. He attained supreme enlightenment at the age of 35 and finally ... Read More »

AP wins Pulitzer for Kashmir photo; finalist on Haiti photos

The Associated Press was honored Monday for its international photojournalism, awarded the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography as seen in gripping images of life in Indian-controlled Kashmir and being named a finalist in breaking news photography for coverage of violent protests in Haiti. The feature photography achievement — the 54th Pulitzer won by AP — was awarded on the strength ... Read More »

‘Listen to seniors’ advice, then decide for yourself’: Mashrafe to Tamim

Bangladesh’s most successful captain in ODI cricket Mashrafe bin Mortaza is looking forward to his old teammate Tamim Iqbal, also the country’s most accomplished batsman across all formats of the game, finally take the reins of leadership for the Tigers in ODIs. Accordingly the senior Mashrafe, now serving as a parliamentarian from his home district Narail, shared some tips on ... Read More »

Nicolas Cage to star in ‘Tiger King’ series

Nicolas Cage will star in a scripted television series about flamboyant “Tiger King” zookeeper Joe Exotic, his publicist told AFP Tuesday. The Oscar-winning US actor will also executive produce the show based on a magazine article about Exotic, who recently shot to fame as the subject of a wildly popular docuseries. The surreal story of Exotic — a gay, mullet-wearing ... Read More »

EU draft for WHA on “COVID-19 Response” lacks clarity: CSOs

Geneva, 4 May (TWN) – The European Union’s draft resolution on “COVID-19 Response” for the upcoming Seventy-third World Health Assembly (WHA) lacks clarity on the way forward with regard to shortages on access to medical products, according to civil society groups active on health issues. The draft is also unclear on access to new products, currently under development. Read More »

Public health and epidemics

By Jan Lundius STOCKHOLM / ROME, Apr 30 2020 (IPS) – For some time Wuhan in China and Lombardy in Italy were epicentres of the COVID-19 virus, something that has changed when the contagion is spreading fast in the US. A Lombardy in the grip of a deadly epidemic might among several Italians give rise to memories of their school ... Read More »