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Bayern players accept salary cut until ‘end of season’

BERLIN – Bayern Munich players have accepted a salary cut which will last until the “end of the season” to help the Bundesliga champions through the coronavirus crisis, club president Herbert Hainer said on Saturday. In April, the Bayern squad took a 20-percent reduction in salary, but Hainer did not specify how large the cut was this time. “It is ... Read More »

West Indies approve ‘bio-secure’ Test tour of England

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and Barbuda  – West Indies cricket chiefs have given their approval to a Test tour of England where the team will stay in a “bio-secure environment”. The Windies were due to play three Tests in England in June but the threat of the coronavirus has pushed the visit back to July at the earliest. “The Cricket West ... Read More »

BCB awaits for govt’s decision to resume DPL

DHAKA —The Dhaka Premier League (DPL), the country’s most coveted 50-over cricket tournament, will not restart soon even though the government has lifted the countrywide shutdown over the Covid-19 outbreak. The List A tournament has been postponed for an indefinite period after the first round in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in the country. The Cricket Committee of Dhaka ... Read More »

‘World No Tobacco Day’ Sunday

Bangladesh, with other countries across the world, is going to observe the ‘World No Tobacco Day’ on Sunday. The day is going to be observed focusing on “protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use”. For decades, the tobacco industry has deliberately employed strategic, aggressive and well-resourced tactics to attract the youth to tobacco and ... Read More »

PM orders greater engagement of local reps in COVID-19 fight

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday directed the authorities concerned to engage the local public representatives in a greater way in containing novel coronavirus in the country. “The Prime Minister issued the directives while addressing a meeting of the National Technical Advisory Committee formed to fight COVID-19 in the country,” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told UNB. The meeting was ... Read More »

Ex-national footballer Golam Rabbani Helal passes away

Former national footballer, Football Federation member and Dhaka Abahani Director Golam Rabbani Helal, passed away around Saturday noon. The 67-year-old was on life support at Square Hospital since last Thursday where he was admitted after suffering a brain haemorrhage. He left behind his wife, two daughters and a large number of admirers to mourn his death. In the morning, his ... Read More »

Reproductive rights of women and girls under lockdown

BEIRUT / GENEVA, May 28 2020 (IPS) – Health systems around the world are prioritising health care services and equipment to treat people diagnosed with Covid-19, which means that many procedures deemed to be elective and non-essential are being suspended or simply not provided. Abortion, for instance, has been categorised as a non-essential health service by some States, while others ... Read More »

Wordsmith par excellence

Sudhirendar Sharma No contemporary poet has been capable of engineering thoughts on social awakening through poetic lyricism. Such has been its lyrical contemporariness that ‘main zindagi ka saath nibhata chala gaya’ has been taken to heart by even the millennial generation, justifying the adage ‘you can’t have enough of Sahir’ which best describes the work of iconic poet and lyricist ... Read More »

Act now to avert unimaginable devastation: UN urges leaders

By Samira Sadeque UNITED NATIONS, May 29 2020 (IPS) – Unless global leaders act now, the COVID-19 pandemic will cause unimaginable suffering and devastation around the world, the Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres said yesterday, May 28. He painted a picture of hunger and famine at historic proportions, with some 60 million people pushed into extreme poverty and ... Read More »

করোনা লাশ দাফন ও আমার অভিজ্ঞতা! গুজব, প্রচারণা বেশী মারাত্মক

শফকত হোসাইন চাটগামী করোনা ভাইরাস এটি বিশ্ব স্বাস্থ্য সংস্থার মতে একটি ছোয়াঁছে রোগ। এটি একজন থেকে অন্যজনে ছড়ায়। এজন্য এই রোগ হলেই তার কাছে আর যাওয়া যাবেনা!, করোনা রোগ মানেই মৃত্যু এমন ধারণা সৃষ্টি হয়েছে আমাদের মাঝে। চীন থেকে শুরু হয়ে এই মরণব্যাধি ভাইরাসটি আজ বিশ্বময় ছড়িয়ে পড়েছে। আক্রান্ত হয়েছে ৬০ লাখেরও বেশী মানুষ আর মৃত্যু হয়েছে প্রায় সাড়ে ৩ ... Read More »