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Wasim Akram to join Tamim’s live show

Newly-appointed Bangladesh ODI captain Tamim Iqbal continues to offer a surprise to the fans through his social media live show featuring local and international cricket stars. In the latest episode of his show, which is set to be aired tonight at 10:30pm, Pakistan legend Wasim Akram will join Tamim. In the previous episode, Indian captain Virat Kohli was Tamim’s second ... Read More »

EU backs WHO after Trump pull-out threat

BRUSSELS – The European Union backed the World Health Organisation and multilateral efforts to fight the coronavirus on Tuesday after US President Donald Trump threatened to quit the global agency. “This is the time for solidarity, not the time for finger pointing or for undermining multilateral cooperation,” European foreign affairs spokeswoman Virginie Battu-Henriksson told reporters. The EU has sponsored a ... Read More »

Ronaldo back training at Juventus after two months

TURIN, Italy  – Cristiano Ronaldo returned to training with Juventus in Turin on Tuesday after an absence of over two months because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 35-year-old drove himself into the Juventus Training Centre in a Jeep with tinted windows. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner will undergo medical and physical tests before joining up with his teammates in training, ... Read More »

Virus hits Bangladeshi freelancers, outsourcing sector hard

When coronavirus spread to developed countries and led to the shutdown of many companies, freelancers and outsourcing companies in Bangladesh started feeling the pinch as work orders fell drastically, leaving many without a job. “Around 80 percent freelancers are now out of work,” said Bangladesh Freelancers Development Society (BFDS) General Secretary Mahfuzur Rahman. Bangladesh supplies 16 percent of the total ... Read More »

Rain, gusty winds in Bangladesh coast as Cyclone Amphan hits

The super cyclone ‘Amphan’ over west-central bay and adjoining area moved north-northeastwards as an extremely severe cyclonic storm after slightly weakening. Under its influence, the coastal districts of Bangladesh started experiencing rain accompanied with gusty or squally winds from late Tuesday afternoon, according to reports received in Dhaka. Read More »

Consistent training, diet key to success, says Virat Kohli

Indian captain Virat Kohli said consistency in training and diet is the key to success. He was the latest guest in the live Facebook session with Bangladesh ODI captain Tamim Iqbal. After Rohit Sharma, Virat was the second Indian cricket star to join Tamim in this show. Virat is currently at the top of the table of the best ODI ... Read More »

Cooperate with govt over corona crisis: Quader tells parties

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Tuesday urged all parties to extend cooperation to government during the coronavirus situation for the sake of the country’s people. He also called upon political parties to refrain from indulging in mudslinging and play responsible roles. Quader made the call at a virtual media briefing from his official residence. “Unity will be our ... Read More »

বাজেটে দরিদ্র মা’দের জন্য বরাদ্দ দাবি করেছে ডরপ

করোনা পরিস্থির কারণে দারিদ্র্র্যের হার বৃদ্ধির সম্ভাবনা রয়েছে এমন আশঙ্কা করে দারিদ্র বিমোচনে আসছে ২০২০-২১ অর্থ বছরের প্রস্তাবিত বাজেটে দরিদ্র মা’দের জন্য বাজেট বরাদ্দ দাবি করেছে বেসরকারি সংস্থা ডরপ। Read More »

Sans universal health care we’re sitting ducks for pandemics

By Siddharth Chatterjee NAIROBI, Kenya, May 14 2020 (IPS) – We live in a different world to the one we inhabited six short months ago. With more than 4 million people infected and over 280,000 dead globally by mid-May 2020, Covid-19 has ruthlessly exposed the vulnerability of a globalised world to pandemic disease. People are slowly coming to terms with ... Read More »

Coronavirus leads to nosedive in Latin America remittances

By Humberto Márquez CARACAS, May 18 2020 (IPS) – Remittances that support millions of households in Latin America and the Caribbean have plunged as family members lose jobs and income in their host countries, with entire families sliding back into poverty, as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis and global economic recession. Read More »

Super Cyclone Amphan comes closer to Bangladesh coast

Dhaka, May 19 – The peripheral winds of the very severe cyclonic storm Amphan have already started hitting the Bangladesh coasts blowing its clouds that are causing rainfall. The Bangladesh Meteorological Department has said the destructive cyclone may grow more severe and cross the coast between Khulna and Chittagong Tuesday night with windspeed up to 185 kilometres per hour. Read More »