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Covid-19: Outbreak would pose serious challenge in Dhaka

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A large portion of the Dhaka population suffer from chronic health conditions, putting them at high risk from coronavirus An outbreak of Covid-19 (coronavirus) would...

International

Europe sees ray of hope

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* China pauses in memory of victims and 'martyrs' * Americans told to wear masks * UK COVID-19 deaths climb by new high of 708 * Spain to extend lockdown...

Malaysia’s political manoeuvring after PM Mahathir quits

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The king accepted Mahathir's resignation but appointed him interim prime minister Malaysia's 94-year-old Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad resigned on Monday, plunging the country into political...

Business

Budget talks: BCI favours 10% corporate tax for all export-oriented industries

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BCI President Anwar-Ul Alam Chowdhury (Parvez) places the demand with a set of recommendations during a pre-budget discussion Bangladesh Chamber of Industries (BCI) on...

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Opinion

Could the world have prepared better?

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Epidemiologists have been saying for decades that a pandemic is inevitable As much of the world gets used to social distancing, school closures and restrictions...

After the Indian troops pulled out

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The road to recognition for Bangladesh as an independent nation Just a day after he was released from Pakistani prison, among the first few phone...
Where is the world headed?

Integration is no longer an option

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The global village must be reduced to individual hamlets fiercely guarding entry and exit points So much for the oft-touted concept of a global village...

The illusion of exceptionalism

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Nationality, race, or defiance will not save anyone from Covid-19 We were wrong about a lot of things.  We were wrong that the virus would stay...

In a time of shutdown

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The Covid-19 crisis is not just about the death toll The outbreak of the Covid-19 virus in Bangladesh has forced the government to shut down...

How Bangabandhu appealed to people before the 1970 election

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The speech delivered by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman prior to the 1970 general elections captivated the people of Bengal The 1970 general election was a...

Sports

U19 WC winners included in BCB XI against Zimbabwe

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The match will give the Young Tigers a good opportunity to gain some experience against a Test playing nation As many as six cricketers from...

NBA names all-star award in honor of Kobe Bryant

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Bryant and his daughter, Gigi, were buried in a private funeral service in southern California last week after they were among nine people who...

Malan guides SA to series win

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Malan, who was out to the first ball of the match on debut Saturday, anchored the South African reply, taming his usual swashbuckling style...

BCB mulls long-term plan with Vettori

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BCB CEO Nizamuddin informed that Vettori is fine with the changes, given that the former New Zealand spinner has got free time in his...

Arambagh bag first win since casino crackdown

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Nigerian striker Eleta Kingsley stole the show in the port city with a clinical brace for Arambagh, who lost both their Federation Cup group...

Entertainment

Enough viewers saw "The Invisible Man" this weekend to propel it to the top of the North American box office, with an estimated $28.9 million in ticket sales, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday. That result for the Friday-to-Sunday period more than justified Universal's bet...

Production on the latest film in the "Mission: Impossible" series starring Tom Cruise has been stopped in Italy following the outbreak of coronavirus cases, US media reported Monday. According to entertainment specialist The Wrap, the seventh instalment of the Paramount Pictures franchise was scheduled to...