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Memorable days: Old Sangsad Bhaban now Prime Minister’s office

Mostafa Kamal Majumder At the close of a programme of the Ministry of Education at the Milanee Hall of Hotel Purbani International, education secretary Kazi Fazlur Rahman was exchanging views with journalists. Prime Minister Shah Azizur Rahman who was in charge of the education ministry had left soon after the end of the meeting. As I walked towards a side ... Read More »

It’s time for all of us to Stop. Hate. Now.

Danielle Nierenberg Like so many of us, I feel sad and enraged by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, David McAtee, and many others at the hands of police. These murders are a travesty and not something that should happen in the United States of America—or any nation. It’s time for people of all backgrounds to call ... Read More »

DU not to go for online classes now

DHAKA, May 12: Dhaka University (DU) has decided not to go for online classes now considering the incapability of a large number of students to attend the classes as many of them may not have proper internet access during their stay home. Read More »

Scaling up Covid-19 response now to avoid higher costs later

Ceyla Pazarbasioglu & Ayhan Kose After a decade of uninterrupted growth, the global economy came to a sudden halt because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The question now is not whether there will be a global recession but how deep it will be—and how quickly countries can overcome the health crisis and pave the way for economic recovery. Read More »

Sydney beaches re-open: ‘The mood is quite happy now’

Frances Mao, Sydney I’ve just spoken with a local cafe owner very pleased about the news. Tony Burrows owns the Coogee Bite Cafe perched at the north end of Coogee Beach. He was down on the sand this morning at 0630 where early risers had pushed aside the barriers blocking access, and “everybody was taking advantage of the beach being ... Read More »

Coronavirus proves need for free healthcare for all– now

By Winnie Byanyima GENEVA, Apr 2 2020 (IPS) – The multi-layered crisis of the Coronavirus epidemic has been a dramatic shock to everyone. But, to communities affected by HIV and AIDS, the crisis has not only brought a further shock to already vulnerable people, it has brought other reactions too – a troubling sense of déjà vu, and a passionate, ... Read More »

Banking sector now hostage to a quarter: CPD

Dhaka, Feb 23 – Distinguished Fellow of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya on Saturday alleged that the country’s banking sector is now hostage to a handful of individuals and organisations. He made the allegation while addressing a press briefing titled “Proposed Banking Commission: CPD’s Reaction” at Brac Centre Inn in the city. Read More »

Let’s step up our efforts – now, Guterres tells SDS summit

24 September 2019 SDGs – “The 2030 Agenda is coming to life”, declared the UN chief on Tuesday, referring to the blueprint for a healthier planet and a more just world, as he launched the first Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Summit in New York. However, despite encouraging progress, António Guterres warned that much more needs to be done, and “we ... Read More »

HUAWEI nova 5T pre-order available now

Singapore – Media OutReach – 6 September 2019 – Pre-orders for the newly launched HUAWEI nova 5T have officially commenced Friday. Fans of the brand that are interested in the latest smartphone offering from Huawei are now able to reserve their very own handset at after making full payment and while stocks last. Each successful pre-order of the HUAWEI ... Read More »

3 killed in Thakurgaon road crash

A head-on collision between two buses on Thakurgaon-Panchagarh Highway left three people dead and 30 others injured  today morning. The deceased were identified as Babul, 28, a minibus driver Abul Kalam Azad, 50, son of Abdul Majid and Quamruzzaman of Sadar upazila. The accident took place at Salandar Bhutpara in the upazila around 10am. A Panchagarh-bound bus hit the Thakurgaon-bound ... Read More »

Alpha now streaming on YouTube

Culture Desk Veteran filmmaker and thespian Nasiruddin Yousuff Bachchu’s art house feature film Alpha has been released on YouTube earlier this week. This is the director’s third feature film. In the film, Alpha, aka Artist, is a painter who lives in the middle of a lake, away from the bustle of the city. His peaceful existence is shattered when a ... Read More »

Nagad app now on IOS

The digital financial service of Bangladesh Post Office, Nagad today announced it’s available on IOS platform, which would enable the iPhone and iPad users to have the app. The IOS version of the app, which previously was available only on the android platform, will have similar features of the other version, said a Nagad release. Through the app, customers can ... Read More »

Of leaders then and now

By Issa Sikiti da Silva Cotonou, Benin, Jul 8 2019 (IPS) – Richard Dossevi parks his motorcycle taxi on one of the busiest street corners in Cotonou, Benin’s commercial capital, to wait for commuters amid the summer heat. It has been four years since he left his native Togo to seek work opportunities in neighbouring Benin. He found none. So ... Read More »