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IBBL Dhaka Central Zone holds online Business Development Conference

Dhaka Central Zone of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited organized online Business Development Conference on 14 May 2020. Md. Mahbub ul Alam, Managing Director and CEO of the bank addressed the conference as chief guest. Mohammed Monirul Moula, Muhammad Qaisar Ali and Md. Omar Faruk Khan, Additional Managing Directors of the Bank addressed the program as special guests. Abu Reza Md. ... Read More »

Mobile internet users in Bangladesh cross 100 million: BTRC

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on Thursday said the number of mobile internet subscribers crossed 10 crore in the country as of March. A total of 103.253 mn people have been using internet among 165.337mn mobile phone subscribers, said a press release from BTRC. Among the internet users, 95.168 million are mobile internet users, 0.002 million are WiMAX users while ... Read More »

Mashrafe puts his bracelet on auction

Former Bangladesh captain Masrhafe Bin Mortaza has put his bracelet, which he has worn for 18 years, on auction to raise fund to help people hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. The auction will be organised by the Auction 4 Action, and it will run till Sunday 10:30pm. In his early days of his international career, Mashrafe used to wear ... Read More »

Afridi picks up Mushfiqur’s historic bat for Tk 17 lakh

The historic bat with which Mushfiqur Rahim scored the country’s first double-century in Test cricket and recently put up for auction to raise funds for Coronavirus relief fetched a cool Tk 1.7 million (17 lakh) in an online auction Thursday night. The buyer turned out to be the former Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi, who agreed to buy it as a ... Read More »

Five bank officials among 11 virus positive in Munshiganj

Eleven people, including five bank officials, were diagnosed with Covid-19 in the district in the last 24 hours till Saturday, raising the total number of confirmed  cases to 365. Five officials of Sonali Bank, Gazaria upazila branch were  among the new coronavirus patients, said Civil Surgeon Dr Abul Kalam Azad. Besides, 15 people have made recovery from coronavirus, raising the ... Read More »

Walton ventilator, robot, disinfectant clinical trial

The clinical trial of ventilator, Medicart robot and remote control UV-C light disinfectant system, manufactured by Walton, started on Thursday. The company handed over the medical equipment to the ICT division for clinical trial in a videoconference, said a press release. State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak and senior officials from ICT Division and Walton attended the online programme. ... Read More »

করোনা পরিস্থিতিতে সকলস্তরের কর্মহীনদের জন্য জরুরী ভাতা দিন

মানবিক কারণে ও দুর্দশা লাঘবে করোনা পরিস্থিতিতে সকল শ্রেণীর কর্মহীন শ্রমিকদেরকে ১৫ হাজার টাকা করে এককালীন সহযোগিতা করার আহ্বান জানিয়েছে ইসলামী আন্দোলন বাংলাদেশের আমীর মুফতী সৈয়দ মুহাম্মদ রেজাউল করীম পীর সাহেব চরমোনাই। Read More »

Vitamin not a ‘miracle cure’ but may fight Covid-9

A new study from researchers at Trinity College Dublin has hypothesized that vitamin D deficiency may be linked to higher mortality rates from COVID-19. Published in the Irish Medical Journal, the report analyzed vitamin D levels of older people in countries heavily affected by the coronavirus and found that places with high death rates from COVID-19, including Italy and Spain, ... Read More »

Nature is our best antiviral

By Enric Sala WASHINGTON, DC – The Seychelles, a string of 115 verdant, rocky islands in the Indian Ocean, recently announced – in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic – that it would protect 30% of its glittering turquoise waters from commercial use. Safeguarding some 410,000 square kilometres (158,000 square miles) of the sea will benefit wildlife on the shore ... Read More »

COVID-19 is clarifying the climate challenge

By Olivia Macharis and Nadim Farajalla BEIRUT – The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the fragility of the world order. Governments have sought to limit the spread of the virus through lockdowns and travel restrictions, which have stalled economies and created a global recession. Poorer countries, lacking the resources and resilience to mitigate the pandemic, will be hit hardest. Like climate ... Read More »

Modern slavery in Asia Pacific fuelled by poverty, migration

By Neena Bhandari SYDNEY, Australia, May 15 2020 (IPS) – Aged 17, Moe Turaga was saddled with the responsibility of providing for his mother and young siblings when a family member approached him with the promise of a job and education in Australia. Dreaming of a bright future for himself and his family, he seized the opportunity and left the ... Read More »

COVID-19 blows away myth of First & Third World competence

JOHANNESBURG, May 15 2020 (IPS) – One of the planet’s – and Africa’s – deepest prejudices are being demolished by the way countries handle COVID-19. For as long as any of us remember, everyone “knew” that “First World” countries – in effect, Western Europe and North America – were much better at providing their citizens with a good life than ... Read More »

Coronavirus concerns complicate Philippines typhoon recovery

As Typhoon Vongfong slammed the Philippines on Thursday, tens of thousands of people fled to cramped shelters, raising fears that without proper safety precautions in place, evacuation centres could become a hotbed of coronavirus infection, the UN emergency humanitarian relief agency (OCHA) said on Friday. After making landfall on the eastern island of Samar, the eye of the Category 3 ... Read More »

Bureaucratic-Politico Archetypal: Case of Bangladesh

By Dr. Sinha MA Sayeed This day and age here in Bangladesh has grown and developed a sort of State-of-the-art Rule christened with the state-of-the-art defense from the very womb of ongoing parliamentary model for running the country and this archetypal (model) may precisely be wrapped up as “Bureaucratic-Politico archetypal”. Concurrent moving of State-of-the-art Rule and The state-of-the-art defense denotes ... Read More »