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করোনা আক্রান্ত মৃতদের কাফন-দাফনে কাঙ্খিত সহযোগিতা মিলছে না

প্রিন্সিপাল মাওলানা ইউনুছ আহমাদ ইসলামী আন্দোলন বাংলাদেশ-এর মহাসচিব প্রিন্সিপাল হাফেজ মাওলানা ইউনুছ আহমাদ বলেছেন, সারাদেশে করোনা আক্রান্তমৃতদের দাফন-কাফনে ইসলামী আন্দোলন গুরুত্বপূর্ণ ভুমিকা পালন করে যাচ্ছে। চাঁদুর, ফেনী, নারায়ণগঞ্জ, সিলেট, কিশোরগঞ্জ, নোয়াখালী, চট্টগ্রাম প্রশাসনের সহযোগিতা নিয়ে করোনা আক্রান্তমৃতদের দাফন-কাফন করে যাচ্ছে। Read More »

The pandemic and the recolonisation of time

by Çiğdem Boz and Ayça Tekin-Koru on 8th May 2020 @Ayca_TekinKoru The expansion of free time during the crisis could lead to a reassessment of leisure and a revalorised public sphere. The Covid-19 crisis has engendered an unparalleled self-evaluation of time. As more and more found themselves confined to their homes, an unprecedented effort to fill suddenly abundant free time ... Read More »

Will everyone get a Ferrari some day?

Sudhirendar Sharma Even if everyone were to get a Ferrari, it will only be the Fiat of its generation With Covid-19 having slowed down everything, and with frugality in thoughts and actions set in, the idea of ‘de-growth’ may seem a possibility provided the newfound approach and attitude towards life and life processes persist both at the individual as well ... Read More »

Root ‘optimistic’ England will play home Tests despite virus

LONDON – England captain Joe Root has said he is “very optimistic” Test cricket will take place in his side’s 2020 home season even if that means the squad have to go into more than two months’ of quarantine. With Britain currently in lockdown because of the coronavirus, a three-Test series against the West Indies scheduled for June has been ... Read More »

Footballer Munna’s historic jersey put for auction tomorrow

DHAKA – Celebrated national footballer late Monem Munna’s historic jersey will be put up for auction tomorrow (Saturday). The auction conducting company Action for Auction will organise the action at 10.30 pm. The base price of legendary national footballer late Monem Munna’s historic jersey has been fixed at Taka two lacs. Bangladesh won the maiden international football trophy (home soil) ... Read More »

World Cup record-holder Klose joins Bayern as assist coach

BERLIN – Miroslav Klose, who holds the record for the most goals scored at men’s World Cups, has joined Bayern Munich as assistant coach, it was announced Thursday. “It feels very good, I’m really looking forward to the task,” said the 41-year-old, who scored 16 goals at four World Cups and won the 2014 title with Germany. Klose will be ... Read More »

80-year-old Patuakhali woman beats Covid-19

The recovery of an 80-year-old woman from coronavirus in Baufal upazila of Patuakhali has risen hope among others fighting with the deadly disease. Ajimon Bibi, 80, and her four other family members — Honufa Begum, 40, Farzana, 14, Hawa Begum, 50, Siddiqur Rahman, 22, recovered from COVID-19 after a long 18-day battle. Baufal Upazila Administration greeted Ajimon and her family ... Read More »

Sylhet shopping malls, markets to remain shut until Eid

Business leaders in Sylhet city and owners of 11 markets in Chattogram city on Friday decided not to open their businesses before Eid-ul-Fitr. In Sylhet, the decision was taken at a meeting attended by local business leaders, presided over by Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) Mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury as the number of coronavirus patents have been increasing. Everybody agreed to ... Read More »

Chhayanaut celebrates Tagore’s 159th birth anniv on YouTube

Chhayanaut, country’s leading cultural institution,  paid their tributes to Rabindranath Tagore on his 159th birth anniversary through its official YouTube channel on Friday. The special programme, compiled and presented by Chhayanaut President Dr Sanjida Khatun titled ‘Oi Mohamanob Ashe’ streamed on Chhayanaut’s YouTube channel named Chhayanaut Digital-Platform at 9:00 am. “Rabindranath Tagore had always been the one quintessential companion to ... Read More »

34 movies to take you inside global food system from home

Danielle Nierenberg One of the most powerful ways to learn about the food system is through those on the front lines. And as we shelter at home during this pandemic, documentaries can help transport us directly to farms, processing facilities, grocery stores, corporate boardrooms, and protest marches across the food chain. Read More »

জাতীয় প্রেস ক্লাবের স্থায়ী সদস্য আসলাম রহমান আর নেই

জাতীয় প্রেস ক্লাবের স্থায়ী সদস্য, ভোরের কাগজের সিনিয়র সাংবাদিক আসলাম রহমান আর নেই। গতকাল বৃহস্পতিবার রাত পৌনে ১১টায় ঢাকা মেডিকেল কলেজ হাসপাতালে মারা যান (ইন্নালিল্লাহি…..রাজিউন)। তিনি দীর্ঘদিন ধরে হৃদরোগে ভুগছিলেন। Read More »

Khulna farmers strike gold with sunflower

Farmers in Koyra upazila of Khulna have been successful in sunflower cultivation on saline soils which used to lie unused after the cultivation of Aman paddy. The farmers of the upazila had, in fact, started farming sunflower on the saline soils experimentally and they were now expecting good profit from it. Talking to UNB, some farmers said the lands used ... Read More »

Need for a new architecture on international public finance

Coventry, United Kingdom, 6 May (Celine Tan) – The COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting the systemic failures of the international framework for development cooperation and international public finance. Based on an outdated, post-war system that is premised on charity, not solidarity, the current architecture of public finance aggravates power asymmetries and socioeconomic and geopolitical inequalities and is inadequate for dealing with ... Read More »