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Temperature checks, empty terraces as Union host Bayern

BERLIN – Union Berlin could normally expect their Alten Foersterei ground to be packed for the visit of defending Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, yet the terraces stood empty for Sunday’s 2-0 home defeat. The Bundesliga returned this weekend after a two-month hiatus due to the coronavirus, but the league’s strict hygiene guidelines meant matches were played behind locked doors. Bayern ... Read More »

Mashrafe needs not part away with his bracelet

DHAKA – Mashrafe Bin Mortaza won’t have to part away from his precious bracelet despite the belonging, which has been a part of his memorable moments for the last 18 years, was sold for whopping at an incredible price of Taka 42 lakh in an online auction. The Bangladesh Leasing and Finance Company Association (BLFCA), the highest bidder for Mashrafe’s ... Read More »

Ferry Services from Aricha to Daulatdia, Kathalbari held up

In an effort to prevent transmission of Coronavirus and to tackle the movement of people ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, the authorities concerned have suspended ferry services on Paturia-Daulatdia and Shimulia-Kathalbari routes from Monday. In Manikganj, to tackle transmission of coronavirus, the authorities concerned have decided to suspend ferry services on Paturia-Daulatdia route following a rise in the number of vehicles on ... Read More »

Dhaka returns to new normal amid high corona infection rate

Although the country has been recording an increasing number of coronavirus cases over the past few weeks, the capital has returned to its old expression of overcrowd and traffic congestion on Sunday. Bangladesh’s confirmed coronavirus cases soared to 22,268 on Sunday with the detection of 1,273 new cases while 14 more died in the last 24 hours until morning, raising ... Read More »

IBBL Noakhali Zone holds Business Development Conference through video conference

Noakhali Zone of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited organized Business Development Conference trough video conference on 17 May 2020, Sunday. 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 conference as special guests. Abu ... Read More »

Severe cyclone changes course, to cross BD coast late 19 May

Dhaka, May 18 – The cyclonic storm “Amphan” over Southeast Bay and adjoining area moved northwards and intensified into a Very Severe Cyclone Storm over West-central Bay and adjoining South Bay (near Lat 13.4° N & long 86.4° E) 06 AM today (18 may, 2020), according to a forecast made by the Bangladesh Meteorological Department. Read More »

Albeiro Vargas: a must watch family documentary

If you are not moved by the content of this documentary, check your pulse to see if you are alive Sir Frank Peters And now here’s something that offers respite from the depressing Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic reports… and hope for humanity. It’s delivered in litre-size Albeiro Vargas, an extraordinary 9-year-old from Colombia. Read More »

Amazon contractors hit hardest by pandemic

She delivers for Amazon, but Adrienne Williams says the e-commerce and tech giant did not deliver for her. The 42-year-old California single mother is among the legion of drivers for Amazon’s third-party delivery firms which have been struggling amid surging demand for goods and supplies to locked-down consumers during the pandemic. Read More »

Covid-19: Equitable access to tech, medical tools must- CSOs

Open letter to UNITAID, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its member states Civil society concerns regarding lack of governance mechanisms and binding commitments for equitable access and sharing of technology, knowledge and data, management and licensing of intellectual property for medical tools needed for COVID-19 detection, prevention and treatment. Read More »

Corona Pandemic and the Workers

M Zahidul Haque DURING this Corona pandemic if one asks a worker-“How are you doing in this corona pandemic?” One would get a common reply with a set of problems—“Not so well; not yet received salary, under landlord’s pressure for paying the house rent, having difficulties to make ends meet!” Read More »