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BHF chief to hand over Intensive package for hockey player

DHAKA – The Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF) president and Bangladesh Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat will hand over the intensive package tomorrow (Monday) in order to help the victim hockey players due to COVID-19 situation. The president will hand over the fund to the finance division in presence of federation’s officials and media at Moulana Bhasani National ... Read More »

BCB to provide one-time monetary support to 1600 cricketers

DHAKA -The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan Papon decided to provide one-time monetary assistance to country’s cricketers at different level before the Eid-uf-Fitr. This time the BCB would provide the monetary assistance in larger scale as they would include the male and the female cricketers of the first division, second division and third division. The number of the ... Read More »

Expediate VAT collection: NBR asks field offices

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) on Sunday asked its field offices to formulate a strategy keeping in mind the present condition and expedite the collection of Value Added Tax (VAT) and thus achieve the revised revenue collection target. “We’re all aware about the recent situation, this situation may prevail or may improve. Whatever The situation is, we’ve to move ... Read More »

Look at other countries before commenting, Hasan Mahmud

Information Minister Hasan Mahmud on Sunday asked BNP to look towards other countries including Europe-America, before commenting about coronavirus condition in the country. The minister came up with the remarks in a press briefing at the secretariat.“Before commenting, place your (BNP) eyes towards Europe, America, India and Pakistan… after comparing with others you will realize our conditions,” he said. Bangladesh’s ... Read More »

Govt of creating scope for spread of the virus: BNP

BNP on Sunday alleged that the government has created a scope for the spread of the deadly coronavirus instead of containing it by easing the shutdown and allowing reopening of businesses. “They relaxed the shutdown and allowed the reopening of shops and markets without considering its possible impact on people. The government could have feed people for at least four ... Read More »

Growing popularity of Zoom in Bangladesh under COVID-19

Zoom, currently the world’s most popular video calling service, has become a household name in many parts of the globe including Bangladesh during the pandemic of COVID-19. Since so many people have been working from home due to the lockdown, people and organizations around the world have been holding virtual meetings via Zoom for professional, educational and even for personal ... Read More »

Mother’s Day observed in the shadow of pandemic

Mothers in any culture are cited as the source of unconditional love, and in honouring mothers, people honour all women. While some jobholders are getting to enjoy the comfort of home because of the global shutdown, mothers on the contrary are facing the heavier than usual workload. As the occasion is for expressing love and gratitude towards the mothers, they ... Read More »

Some shopping malls reopen amid virus fear

As businesspeople have been permitted to keep shopping malls and markets open on a limited scale from Sunday, some of them reopened their shops in different parts of the country, including Dhaka and Chattogram, while some kept their businesses shut due to dilemma amid virus fear. Read More »

বাংলাদেশীরা উদ্যমশীল: করোনার পরাজয় সুনিশ্চিত

এম জাহিদুল হক স্বভাবগতভাবেই বাংলাদেশীরা খুব পরিশ্রমী এবং উদ্যমী ৷ সাধারণ মানুষরা যে কোনো পরিস্থিতিতেই নিজে পরিশ্রম করে জীবন-জীবিকা নির্বাহে সচেষ্ট ৷ বর্তমানে করোনাভাইরাস প্রতিরোধে লকডাউন এর জন্য খেটে খাওয়া মানুষদের প্রায় সব কর্মস্থানই বন্ধ রয়েছে৷ অনেকেরই চাকুরী চলে গেছে ৷ ভবিষ্যতে আরো কত লোকের চাকুরী যাবে তা বিধাতাই জানেন, তবুও মনোবল হারায়নি তারা; যে যেভাবে পারছে একটা কিছু করতে ... Read More »

১০ মে বিশ্ব মা দিবস-২০২০: দারিদ্র বিমোচনে স্বপ্ন মা

এএইচএম নোমান বৈশ্বিক গজব-আজাব করোনাভাইরাস দূর্যোগ, ধনী দেশ থেকে ধেয়ে আসা আহজারীর বিপরিতে উন্নয়নশীল দেশ আমাদের বুক ধরপর কি কম? দেশে পুষ্টিহীন দরিদ্র জনগোষ্টি ধুকে ধুকে পরপারে সিকি-আধা-বারো-ষোলআনা মরার মিছিল কি কমছে? এই ধন সম্পদ এবং মানব সম্পদ বৈষ্যম্যের মিছিল থামাতে হলে দীর্ঘমেয়দী দেশজ সম্পদ চিন্তা চেতনাপ্রসূত বঙ্গবন্ধু নীতি আদর্শের স্বপ্ন বাস্তবায়নই হবে আমাদের পথ ও পাথেয়। তাই আমাদের সামষ্টিক ... Read More »

Police constable died Saturday: Death toll of policemen 7

Dhaka, May 10 – Another policeman died from coronavirus while performing duties in the city. Constable Jalal Uddin Khoka, 48, a member of Traffic East Division of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), died at 7:10 pm on Saturday while being treated at Rajarbagh Central Police Hospital, said Assistant Inspector General (AIG-media) of Police Headquarters Md Sohel Rana. Read More »

Govt ‘abusing’ Digital Security Act to hide facts: BNP

Dhaka, May 10 – BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday accused the government of arresting people to hide facts by ‘abusing’ the Digital Security ACT amid the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking at a press conference at BNP Chairperson’s Gulshan office, he also demanded the government revoke the act. Read More »

The digital divide widens amid global COVID-19 lockdown

By Samira Sadeque UNITED NATIONS, May 8 2020 (IPS) – The digital divide has become more pronounced than ever amid the global coronavirus lockdown, but experts are concerned that in the current circumstances this divide, where over 46 percent of the world’s population remain without technology or internet access, could grow wider — particularly among women. Read More »