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ভারতে করোনা সংক্রমণ নিয়ে মুসলমানদের উপর দোষ চাপানোর নিন্দা

ইসলামী আন্দোলন বাংলাদেশের আমীর মুফতী সৈয়দ মুহাম্মদ রেজাউল করীম পীর সাহেব চরমোনাই ভারতে করোনা সংক্রমণ ছড়ানো নিয়ে মুসলমানদের উপর দোষ চাপানোই এবং করোনা আক্রান্ত মুসলমানদের চিকিৎসা সেবা না দেয়ার ঘটনায় গভীর উদ্বেগ ও ক্ষোভ প্রকাশ করেছেন। Read More »

Eid congregation at Sholakia suspended for coronavirus

For the first time in nearly 200 years, there will be no Eid congregation at Kishoreganj’s Sholakia as the country fights to contain the spread of coronavirus. Situated on the northern bank of Norsunda River, Sholakia hosted the largest Eid congregation in the country and thousands of devotees from other districts joined them. This year, it was supposed to host ... Read More »

Referee Nesar gives cash among poor football working staffs

DHAKA- Ibrahim Nesar, deputy chairman of football referee’s standing committee of Bangladesh Football Federation, come forward to help the poor under privileged football working staff, who have been living hardship due to lock down for Covid-19 Nesar donated cash among the football working staff like gate man, media peon, security guard, grounds workers to buy food for their respective houses. ... Read More »

Messi accepts ‘risk’ of possible La Liga return

MADRID – Lionel Messi says he is comfortable with footballers returning to play again as La Liga prepares to restart the season in Spain next month. La Liga president Javier Tebas has circled June 12 as the ideal date for matches to resume. Barcelona sit top of the table, two points ahead of Real Madrid. Players in Spain have started ... Read More »

WTO chief to step down early as global economic crisis rages

GENEVA  (BSS/AFP) – The World Trade Organization chief announced Thursday he will step down on August 31, a year before his term ends, despite the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the global economy. Roberto Azevedo said it had been a “personal decision” reached with his family, and stressed that he was not leaving to pursue “political opportunities”. “This is a decision that ... Read More »

Historic Farakka Long-March Day Saturday

The Historic “Farakka Long-March Day” will be observed on Saturday in the country commemorating populist leader Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani’s huge long march towards Farakka Dam 44 years back. Different socio-political organisations chalked out various programmes to mark the day. On May 16 in 1976, Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani led a massive long march from Rajshahi towards India’s ... Read More »

210-bed Corona facility underway for Rohingyas

UNICEF said it is preparing a 210-bed Severe Acute Respiratory Infection Isolation and Treatment Centre after the first coronavirus cases were confirmed among the Rohingya population in Cox’s Bazar. The first 90 beds will be ready by May 22 and the rest by 30 May. “While construction of the 210-bed facility is underway, UNICEF is converting a Diarrhoea Treatment Centre ... Read More »

Mango starts coming in Rajshahi markets

RAJSHAHI, May 15: : Juicy and delicious fruit Mango has started appearing in the markets of Rajshahi city and its adjacent areas as its harvesting began since  Friday  morning abiding by the instruction of local administration amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Some indigenous varieties have appeared in the markets as farmers and traders have started harvesting mangoes since this morning following ... Read More »

Healthy Oceans: Keeping Asia and the Pacific Afloat

By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana BANGKOK, Thailand, May 13 2020 (IPS) – Memories of idyllic beaches and sonorous waves may seem far away while we remain at home. Yet, we need not look far to appreciate the enduring history of the ocean in Asia and the Pacific. For generations, the region has thrived on our seas. Our namesake bears a nod ... Read More »

Stay home? Wash hands? But 1.8b homeless; 3.0b sans water

By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, May 14 2020 (IPS) – The relentless battle against the devastating coronavirus pandemic has been underlined by several widespread advisories from health experts – Stay home. Wash your hands. Wear mask. Keep social distance. But the UK-based WaterAid and UN Habitat in Nairobi point out the paradox in at least two of the warnings: a ... Read More »

Ex-Ministers condemn Bolsonaro’s ‘lunatic’ foreign policy

Geneva, 14 May (Chakravarthi Raghavan) – In an unprecedented move, all living former foreign ministers of Brazil have joined hands to strongly condemn the “lunatic” foreign policy of President Jair Bolsonaro, accusing it of subordinating national independence to the policies of the United States, “whose explicit political strategy is to promote its own self-interest above all other considerations.” Read More »

Can graft risks be mitigated not hindering Covid-19 response

Ed Olowo-Okere As governments respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the need for speed can lead to short-circuiting the normal procedures designed to control corruption risks. The circumstances of the pandemic can make traditional oversight even more challenging. Moreover, the nature of an emergency response itself can open new avenues for corruption. At its worst, corruption could lead to unnecessary ... Read More »

FIFA president congratulates former FIFA referee Tayeb

DHAKA – FIFA president Gianni Infantino today congratulated the former FIFA referee Tayeb Hasan who recently sold his jersey through action to raise fund to help the people hit hard by coronavirus pandemic. The congratulatory letter read that: “I heard about your decision to put your jerseys of the 2013 SAFF-final on auction for the fight against the COVID-19, and ... Read More »

Bangladesh has already grown up as consistent team: Du Plessis

DHAKA -From his experience to play against Bangladesh in 2011 and 2019 World Cup, South African senior batsman Faf Du Plessis saw the Tigers huge improvement in the last one decade. He said that Bangladesh was consistent enough in the 2019 World Cup even though they finished as low as eighth position in the 10-team tournament. Bangladesh won three matches ... Read More »