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Remove baseless fears about funeral of covid-19 dead bodies

Mostafa Kamal Majumder The refusal to accept bodies of coronavirus victims for burial at graveyards in Dhaka City has come as a shock to all. The social media is filled with messages like this. The management of one graveyard in the heart of Dhaka has been found to have put up a big banner urging the authorities concerned to spare ... Read More »

Coronavirus and water: A round-up of global advice

The outbreak of a respiratory illness, known as COVID-19, continues to spread around the world. With one of the primary pieces of advice to regularly wash hands thoroughly to prevent the transfer of the disease, it means more than ever that the provision of clean and safe water by utilities is vital to stop the disease spreading. During times of ... Read More »

Water resources essential part of solution to climate change

World Water Day: Often overlooked, water resources are an essential part of the solution to climate change On World Water Day, the United Nations launched a flagship report which says that reducing both the impacts and drivers of climate change will require major shifts in the way we use and reuse the Earth’s limited water resources. Read More »

CJA demands immediate release of Jang Group Editor in Chief

The Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA) calls on the Government of Pakistan to release the Jang Group Editor-in-Chief, Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, who has been in detention since 12 March. His arrest and detention by the National Accountability Bureau before substantive hearings have begun are contrary to the bureau’s established practice and are being widely seen as an attempt to intimidate the country’s ... Read More »

The severity of coronavirus outbreak

Dear Baba, I hope this email finds you well. Our current situation in the Bay Area has deteriorated, and many changes have taken place. We are on a semi-lock down. The government has issued a statement requiring residents of 6 counties in San Francisco Bay Area to stay in their houses. All outdoor activities are prohibited, residents can only go ... Read More »

First set of steam generator vessels for Rooppur NPP soon

A set of four steam Generator Vessels for unit-1 of Rooppur Nuclear Power Project are being manufactured at Volgodonsk Branch of AEM-Technology in Russia. The first steam generator will be ready soon for installation of primary circuit header. The other three vessels are on different stages of production- machining, inspection performance. Read More »

The hidden military use of 5G technology

By Manlio Dinucci At the London Summit, the 29 member countries of NATO agreed to “guarantee the security of our communications, including 5G”. Why is this fifth generation of mobile data transmission so important for NATO? While the earlier technologies were perfected to create ever more advanced smartphones, 5G is designed not only to improve their performance, but mainly to ... Read More »

U-19 World Cup Young Tigers put Bangladesh on top of the world

Dhaka — Junior Tigers made history beating the four-time champions India by three wickets in a dramatic final of the ICC Under-19 World Cup on Sunday at Potchefstroom, South Africa. It was Bangladesh’s first-ever final in an ICC event (outside the World Cup qualifying ICC Trophy), and they didn’t miss the chance to create history, emerging as unbeaten champions. To ... Read More »

Corporal punishment is not the panacea of society’s ills

To touch a petal of a beautiful rose flower may not kill it, but its God-given bloom wilters before your very eyes. Imagine what corporal punishment can do to the delicate developing mind of a child What a priceless 100th birthday gift it would be to Bangabandhu if Bangladesh had no corporal punishment and its youth were confidently marching towards ... Read More »

IOM ensures return of 148 Bangladeshis stranded in Libya

Dhaka, Jan 29 – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, through its Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) programme facilitated the safe return of 148 Bangladeshi migrants stranded in Libya, said a press release. A charter flight carrying returnees, including conflict, wounded, survivors of failed attempts sneak into Europe through the sea, and former detainees, arrived in Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport yesterday morning. ... Read More »

The fierce urgency of COP26

by Adam Tooze Adam Tooze stresses that the critical COP26 conference later this year hinges on European unity and radical leadership. There are turning points in history. Moments that matter, those mark beginnings and ends. As Martin Luther King reminded us, ‘There is such a thing as being too late.’ It is that which can give politics its fierce urgency. ... Read More »

HC makes Ibrahim Khaled director, chairman of ILFSL

Dhaka, Jan 21- To Protect the greater interest of the common shareholders and the depositors of the corporate sector of the country, the High Court has appointed Ibrahim Khaled, former deputy governor of the Bangladesh Bank, as an independent director and chairman of the International Leasing and Financial Services Limited (ILFSL). Read More »

Trump stands trial at the start of an election year

Washington, AP/UNB, Jan 17 – The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with a quiet ceremony Thursday — senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of “impartial justice” as jurors, House prosecutors formally reciting the charges and Chief Justice John Roberts presiding. Read More »