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Taskin reveals the story behind ‘Mashkin’ celebration

DHAKA – Fast bowler Taskin Ahmed’s chest-bump celebration with Mashrafe Bin Mortaza was one of the talking points during the 2015 World Cup. The duo however later celebrated in this style on many occasions, prompting the fans to name this celebration as ‘Mashkin’-stemming from the first four letters of the name of Mashrafe and last three letters of Taskin. Taskin ... Read More »

BCB provides support to people in need

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has provided 15,000 relief packs containing essential grocery items and soaps to the people in need across the country. The Media and Communication Committee of BCB informed this through a press release. BCB Director and MP Naimur Rahman Durjoy distributed relief packs at the Shaheed Miraj-Tapan Stadium in Manikganj while BCB Director Shafiul Alam Chowdhury Nadel ... Read More »

Samsung brings Galaxy M31 with extra facilities

Samsung Bangladesh has launched Galaxy M31, the #MegaMonster with some extraordinary facilities. The smartphone designed with a monstrous 6,000 mAh battery to let users’ stream, play, and capture for longer than ever, said a press release on Saturday. Galaxy M31 facilitated under Type C with 15W fast charging scope, it said. The Samsung smartphone has a 64MP quad-camera setup with ... Read More »

Bangladesh sees a blessing in delayed T20 World Cup

DHAKA – With the future of ICC T20 World Cup in Australia in next October-November is at stake, Bangladesh found some blessings in this as they would get the service of the ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan if the third biggest cricket extravaganza is finally deferred. Even though the International Cricket Council is yet to give verdict on whether the ... Read More »

Mushfiqur pairs up with Shakib’s Foundation to help poor people

Bangladesh former captain Mushfiqur Rahim paired up with the foundation of Shakib Al Hasan to help the poor people of Bogura, Mushfiqur’s native town. In a video message published by Shakib Al Hasan’s Facebook page, Musfhqiur Rahim said, “Shakib and I have had many wonderful partnerships on the field. But this one has to be the best one so far.Thanks ... Read More »

The Global Resilience Imperative

By Johan Rockström and Ottmar Edenhofer POTSDAM – As the COVID-19 crisis passes and governments try to shore up collapsing economies, many will be tempted to roll back their climate and nature commitments. They should resist that impulse. This century will be characterized by speed, scale, connectivity, and surprise, with global pandemics, climate chaos, deforestation, and mass extinctions of species ... Read More »

Climate Action Can Help to Fight Pandemics

By Aaron Bernstein BOSTON – The COVID-19 crisis has brought economies around the world to a standstill. Huge swaths of manufacturing have been idled, and sectors such as aviation and tourism are largely shuttered. Amid all the economic ruin, some have pointed to a supposed silver lining: cleaner air. But while it is true that today’s lower air pollution will ... Read More »

Biodiversity or Bust

By Tudor Alexis TORONTO – The blame game has begun. The number of COVID-19 victims is still unknown, but there is a stream of hate and misinformation pervading timelines. The damage of disinformation and the virus itself to families and communities is equal to our failure to ensure that science, not rhetoric, shapes policy. Studies show that it is more ... Read More »

Barca return to training as La Liga eyes restart

Barcelona returned to training on Friday after the La Liga champions allowed their stars to enter their facility to prepare for a potential restart to football in Spain. Lionel Messi and company took the fields at Joan Gamper training centre for individual sessions, for which the players arrived alone in kit and took to the three pitches without passing through ... Read More »

Covid-19: Record death toll in Brazil, global toll 275,000

Brazil has reported a record 751 COVID-19 fatalities over a 24-hour period. The IMF says the global economy will suffer even more than the previously forecast “pessimistic assessment” for 2020. The global death toll from COVID-19 has risen to roughly 275,000, while more than 3.9 million people are known to have been infected, DW reported. Read More »