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Memorable days: Improving a paper’s look to attract readers

Mostafa Kamal Majumder While improving the content of The New Nation, I simultaneously initiated measures to improve the getup and makeup of the paper. I noticed that the computer section was deciding how the getup should be like on a page to page basis. To accommodate headlines one simple option they had was to increase or deduce font size to ... Read More »

Don’t be misled by lower figures of Covid-19 cases

Bangladesh on Saturday reported 2,686 new Covid-19 cases as against 2,949 cases reported on Friday, a drop by 263 cases just in a day. Ordinarily, this would look like an improvement in the coronavirus situation in the country. But when one looks at the other figures of the numbers of samples tested on the two days one gets the actual ... Read More »

Virus cases 2686 as tests down13,000 to 11,000; deaths 30

Dhaka, July 11- Bangladesh on Saturday registered 2,686 more new cases of the novel coronavirus amid a sharp fall in the last 24 hours as tests were down to 11,000 from 13,000, raising the national tally to 181,129. The country also witnessed fewer deaths than Friday’s as it recorded 30 deaths from coronavirus in the last 24 hours. Read More »

‘Transparent public finances must for resilient economy’

Dhaka, July 11 – Experts at a webinar on Saturday said Chartered Accountants (CAs) can play a vital role in economic recovery by taking particular care in their conduct and judgments as fair information, accountability, and transparent public finance are important to develop a strong and resilient economy in the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic. Read More »

Boat capsizes in Gumti: Bodies of 2 missing youths recovered

Daudkandi, July 11- The bodies of two young men, who went missing after a boat capsized in the Gumti river in Daudkandi Upazila on Friday morning, were retrieved on Saturday morning. The deceased were identified as Sajib, son of Mozaffar Bepari, hailing from Madaripur district and Anik, son of Abdur Rahim, hailing from Dhaka. According to police and fire service, ... Read More »

Trump Commutes Friend Stone’s Sentence

WASHINGTON, AP, July 11 – President Donald Trump called Roger Stone to inform his longtime political confidant that he would commute his sentence for crimes related to the Russia investigation, Stone told The Associated Press on Friday, just days before he was set to report to prison. Read More »

Mask Matters!

M ZAHIDUL HAQUE AMONG the various strategies so far invented and recommended to beat corona– wearing of a face mask is the number one! Masks help in blocking particle droplets, splashes and other tiny particles containing germ to enter the body through mouth and nose. If we cover our face by a mask, the risk for transmission of coronavirus decreases ... Read More »

The Quiet Survivors of a Global Pandemic

By Saima W. Hossain DHAKA, Bangladesh, Jul 8 2020 (IPS) – The issue of women’s rights, feminism and gender is complex and ongoing in most countries including Bangladesh. When I was asked to write about the impact of COVID-19 on women and girls, I found myself drawn towards writing about women’s situation in general as that automatically impacts COVID-19 response ... Read More »