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Hong Kong ramps up security ahead of controversial bill reading Hong Kong has ramped up its police presence ahead of the second reading of a bill…
India combats locust attack amid Covid-19 pandemic An invasion by desert locusts has hit large swathes of India and Pakistan in the…
Global coronavirus cases near 5.5 million The number of globally confirmed coronavirus cases inched closer to 5.5 million…
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Nor’wester lashes Dhaka A nor’wester accompanied by rain and gusty wind swept the capital early Wednesday. “The nor’wester was blowing with wind speed of 78kph…
204 COVID-19 patients recover in Rangpur The total number of recovered coronavirus (COVID-19) patients rose to 204 with the healing of 22 more during the last 24 till 8 am today in Rangpur division.…
  • Journalists stage demo protesting sackings
  • Youth killed in Chuadanga road crash
  • 28 more test coronavirus positive in Rajshahi
  • Bangladesh
    I’m doing well: Zafullah Chowdhury

Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury, who tested positive for coronavirus, says he is feeling better after receiving convalescent plasma therapy. Talking to UNB on Wednesday, Zafrullah said he was administered with 200ml of O+ blood at Gonoshasthaya Kendra Nagar Hospital on Tuesday afternoon…
    5 die after drinking ‘toxic liquor’ in Dinajpur Five people died and seven others fell ill after drinking ‘toxic liquor’ at Mahmudpur village in Birampur upazila of Dinajpur on Tuesday night and Wednesday. The deceased were identified as Abdul Matin, 27, son of Anwarul Islam, Azizul Islam, 33, son of Tofazzal Hossain, Mahsin Ali, 38,…
  • Nor’wester sweeps Joypurhat; 4 killed
  • Hasina greets Sri Lankan PM marking 50 yrs of his political career
  • Politics
    Govt should have enforced lockdown: Fakhrul BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday said the government made a mistake by announcing only general holidays from March 26 instead of enforcing a lockdown to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. "Though we’ve repeatedly called for enforcing lockdown, the government announced…
    BNP stays in ‘political isolation’: Quader Awami League (AL) General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said  BNP is now staying in ‘political isolation’ as the party practices the politics of maintaining ‘safe distance’ from any disaster happened in the country. “BNP…
  • Khaleda Zia enjoys Eid with family members
  • Momen mourns death of ex-AL MP Moqbul Hossain
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    • France : A bee forages a flower in a field on May 22, 2020, in Saint-Philbert-sur-Risle, northern France. AFP PHOTO
    • Spain : Maria, who works at a bird seed stall, feeds pigeons at the Maria Luisa park, in Seville, on May 18, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • Dubai : A handout image made available by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) on May 12, 2020, shows Burj Khalifa during a light show to mark ‘10 million meals’ Covid-19 campaign. AFP PHOTO
    • Canton of Vaud : A picture taken on May 19, 2020 shows a small boat under dark clouds at sunset on the shores of Lake Geneva in Lausanne. AFP PHOTO
    • France : A picture taken on a beach of Crozon, western France, on May 13, 2020 shows swallows. Birds species nesting on beaches could be endangered as France eases the lockdown measures imposes to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). AFP PHOTO
    • United Kingdom : A pair of White Storks tend their nest near Horsham, southern England on May 18, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • Attica :People gather at the fountain of the newly renovated Omonia Square, in the Greek capital Athens, on May 14, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • Moscow : A bee gathers pollen from a flower on a cherry tree in a garden outside Moscow on May 11, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • Rome : shows the Foro Traiano Roman ruins and Trajan's column (R) with the Altare della Patria monument in background at sunset in central Rome, as the lockdown introduced two months ago to fight the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus starts to ease on May 11, 2020. AFP PHOTO
    • Iraq : People visit the Imam Ali mosque in the centralIraqi city of Najaf, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, on May 9, 2020, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic crisis. AFP PHOTO
    Bangladesh Navy Ship ‘Samudra Avijan’ sails for island nation Maldives on Wednesday carrying emergency logistic support items like over 100 tonnes of food, medical supplies and other protective equipment to combat the coronavirus crisis. Photo: ISPR Bangladesh Navy Ship ‘Samudra Avijan’ sails for island nation Maldives on Wednesday carrying…
    People try hard to board a truck, ignoring the government’s guideline to maintain safe physical distance amid risk of the deadly coronavirus
spread, to travel to the capital. The photo was taken from Kashipur area of Barishal yesterday. INDEPENDENT PHOTO People try hard to board a truck, ignoring the government’s guideline to maintain safe physical…
    Garment workers, mostly called out on a short notice, work in a factory at Joar Sahara in the capital yesterday as their management, like many others,
resumed production ignoring a BGMEA call to keep their factories shut in accordance with the government-announced holiday. PHOTO: NAZMUL ISLAM Garment workers, mostly called out on a short notice, work in a factory at Joar Sahara in…
    The government’s countrywide closure forces these trucks, pickups to lie idle at Tejgaon Truck Stand in the capital
yesterday, leaving hundreds of transport workers out of works. PHOTO: SUMANTA CHAKRABORTY The government’s countrywide closure forces these trucks, pickups to lie idle at Tejgaon Truck…
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    South Sudan: unexplored Eden of biodiversity

    South Sudan: unexplored Eden of biodiversity

    The light plane banked sharply to circle back over the plains. The pilot had spotted something below: antelope, first one, then many, the stragglers of a million-strong migration across this vast wilderness.…
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