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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 »

Courtesy of Corona

M ZAHIDUL HAQUE BY the courtesy of Corona, drastic changes have taken place in occupational, societal and human relations disciplines. COVID-19 pandemic has changed human behaviour and the pattern of human interaction. Social and organizational communications are getting more and more dependent on virtual working. Read More »

The magic of 24th June: Water Worship around the World

July 4, 2020 SANDRP “Sao Joao, Sao Joao, Viva Sao Joao!” The shouts were followed by unbelievably loud splashes in a red laterite well. The well itself was decked up like a bride. All along the way to Siolim in North Goa, on the banks of river Chapora, the road blossomed with people wearing big smiles and bigger floral wreaths, ... Read More »

For now, it is a question of answers

Sudhirendar Sharma For once, this pandemic has forced all of us to be different, to seek answers and only answers on how to confront, control, and get over the dreadful virus. No one seems to be asking questions anymore, but everyone is waiting for a universal answer. All questions about its origin are painfully getting buried with those who unfortunately ... Read More »

Matters of Chasing Onward

Dr. Sinha MA Sayeed Money is the root of all inconveniences caused off and often, noted Bengali literary Dr. Lutfar Rahman log time ago. Karl Marx calls it the most dominating factor in life. Religions of various natures, sizes, dimensions and folds emphasize on limiting wealth and liquid money if a person wants a peaceful life in a family, society ... Read More »

Benefits of equality

by John Scales Avery A new freely downloadable book I would like to announce the publication of a book which presents evidence supporting the thesis that elimination of excessive economic inequality makes societies happier and better. The book may be freely downloaded and circulated from the following link: Read More »

George Floyd: US’ Week of Broken Glass and Broken Dreams

By James Reinl NEW YORK, Jun 4 2020 (IPS) – The United States has been a story of broken dreams and broken glass this past week. Once again, an unarmed black man died at the hands of a white police officer, with George Floyd being pinned to the ground under a lawman’s knee in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as stunned passersby made ... Read More »

This year of living dangerously

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis Chowdhury KUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Jun 2 2020 (IPS) – Indonesia’s founding President Sukarno delivered his annual Independence or National Day address on 17 August 1964 anticipating the forthcoming year as Tahun vivere pericoloso, the ‘year of living dangerously’. 2020 may well be the world’s turn, and not only due to the obvious Covid-19 ... Read More »

The consequential effects of Covid-19 on the climate crisis

By Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin Okyenhene ACCRA Ghana, Jun 1 2020 (IPS) – The tragedy of the coronavirus pandemic and its associated challenges have thrown our world into chaos, with the virus destroying lives and livelihoods in its path. The whole world is presently seized by the effects of the pandemic, but there is a silent crisis of equal measure ... Read More »

Eid-ul-Fitr in the midst of coronavirus pandemic

Mostafa Kamal Majumder After a month of fasting and self-restraint Muslims in Bangladesh, like those in the rest of the world, are celebrating the holy Eid-ul-Fitr on Monday according to the sighting of the moon. Traditionally the biggest religious festival in the country the Eid has come with a different flavour this time because of the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic attack ... Read More »