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Corona alarm bells ring By Other | Last Updated: 7th May, 2020, 00:00

Alarm bells ring of a COVID-19 outbreak as thousands of people are streaming into capital Dhaka as well as adjacent areas ahead of the Eid al-Fitr festival despite a slackened shutdown and widespread…

Corona alarm bells ring

Private varsities press for online exams Private varsities press for online exams

The private universities in the country are pressing for holding exams online though many of them have no technological ability to carry out the task. The universities also make a demand for…


Corona fear to rise if businesses reopen Corona fear to rise if businesses reopen

The decision to allow conditional reopening of businesses has triggered widespread fear that it could lead to massive spread of the extremely contagious COVID-19. Social scientists and people…


Convalescents’ plasma therapy on the cards Convalescents’ plasma therapy on the cards

The country is trying to explore the protocol for treating the Covid-19 patients through using convalescents’ plasma – a treatment therapy being tried elsewhere in the world. As…

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Only 1.34pc farmers benefit from govt’s boro purchase Only 1.34pc farmers benefit from govt’s boro purchase

Direct procurement of boro paddy is not benefiting the farmers as only 1.34 per cent sold their paddy to the Directorate General of Food (DGF) under the government’s procurement process, according…

Metropolis
UN agencies urge States to protect refugees UN agencies urge States to protect refugees

United Nations agencies have urged the countries in the region to share responsibility to protect refugees saying this human tragedy will continue to unfold over and over again unless there are collective…

Editorial
COVID-19: No Virus As Deadly As Complacency COVID-19: No Virus As Deadly As Complacency

On 23 April the news agency IANS released the findings of a survey it had commissioned. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s support had risen from an abundant 76.8% on 25 March to an astounding 93.5%…

Business
NBR to enhance monitoring NBR to enhance monitoring

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has asked its field level VAT offices to enhance monitoring on shops and restaurants across the country to enhance the collection of value added tax (VAT). The…

Education
Tagore and His Ground-breaking Concept of Education Tagore and His Ground-breaking Concept of Education

Both educators and learners are confined in their own places under lockdown due to the outbreak of the deadly COVID-19. Even in this situation we, the teachers, keep on taking online classes. Students…

Asia
India corona toll touches 1,694 India corona toll touches 1,694

New Delhi: The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 1,694 and the number of cases climbed to 49,391 in the country on Wednesday, registering an increase of 126 deaths and 2,958 cases in the last 24 hours,…

World
Trump urges US to reopen as daily death toll spikes Trump urges US to reopen as daily death toll spikes

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump made his first major foray out of the White House since the coronavirus lockdown began in a push for economic reopening as the daily US death toll from the disease…

Culturetainment
Subir Nandi’s first death anniversary today Subir Nandi’s first death anniversary today

Today is the first death anniversary of renowned singer of the country Subir Nandi. Subir Nandi made tremendous contributions in Bengali music arena, and won the hearts of millions over the years.…

Winner
Rumana: From ‘Alien’ to captain Rumana: From ‘Alien’ to captain

“Can we talk after two hours? I am preparing for my exam,” that's how Bangladesh ODI skipper Rumana Ahmed introduced herself before she delved down the memory lane. In a country…

My Districts
Pineapple farming proves profits in Narsingdi Pineapple farming proves profits in Narsingdi

NARSINGDI: Over 500 poor families of Jinardee Union and Ghorashal Pourashava areas under Polash Upazila of the district have become self-reliant through commercial farming of the honey queen variety…

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