Journos provide antidote to the ‘pandemic of misinformation’

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for greater protection of journalists who are providing the “antidote” to what he has characterised as a pandemic of misinformation surrounding the Covid-19 crisis. from The Daily Star https://ift.tt/3c2hwNW via The Daily Star Brougth to you by The Daily Star -Top News in Bangladesh

Boris Johnson’s son named after doctors who ‘saved’ PM’s life

Boris Johnson and his fiancée Carrie Symonds name their newborn son partly as a tribute to two of the intensive care doctors who they say have saved the British premier’s life as he battled Covid-19 complications. from The Daily Star https://ift.tt/2YqO6VR via The Daily Star Brougth to you by The Daily Star -Top News in […]

Prisoners take guards hostage in Brazil’s coronavirus-hit Manaus

Inmates at a prison in Manaus, a Brazilian city deep in the Amazon that has been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak, have taken seven prison guards hostage, the local prison authority tells Reuters, underlining the endemic violence that has plagued the region’s jails in recent years. from The Daily Star https://ift.tt/2Yr26yN via The Daily […]

Biman gets approval for Tk 1,000 crore loan from Sonali Bank

Reeling from a severe cash crunch amid global air travel restrictions owing to the coronavirus pandemic, Biman Bangladesh Airlines finally gets the approval for a loan of Tk 1,000 crore from Sonali Bank. from The Daily Star https://ift.tt/35p9M5Z via IFTTT Brougth to you by https://www.thedailystar.comdescription> The Daily Star -Top News in Bangladesh

BSMMU forms committee to examine Gonoshasthaya’s Covid-19 test kit

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) forms a six-member committee to examine the efficacy of locally-manufactured Covid-19 testing kit “G Rapid Dot Blot”, which was developed by Gonoshasthaya Kendra. from The Daily Star https://ift.tt/2KV6Q7L via IFTTT Brougth to you by https://www.thedailystar.comdescription> The Daily Star -Top News in Bangladesh

318 Bangladeshi nationals return from India on special flights

318 Bangladeshi citizens return home on two separate special flights of Biman Bangladesh Airlines and US-Bangla Airlines after being stranded in India for over a month due to flight suspension amid the Covid-19 pandemic. from The Daily Star https://ift.tt/2zLFdM8 via IFTTT Brougth to you by https://www.thedailystar.comdescription> The Daily Star -Top News in Bangladesh

Reimagine Your Business: eGeneration organises industry-specific webinar series

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has brought our lives to a standstill and caused an economic fallout across the world, eGeneration has organised an industry-specific series of webinars. from The Daily Star https://ift.tt/2KRDpUb via IFTTT Brougth to you by https://www.thedailystar.comdescription> The Daily Star -Top News in Bangladesh

EU praises Bangladesh for allowing entry to 400 Rohingyas floating at sea

Representatives of European Union praised Bangladesh for showing continued generosity and humanity towards Rohingya refugees even in these trying times after they allowed safe landing and assistance to 400 Rohingyas floating at sea on April 16. from The Daily Star https://ift.tt/3d9uIAC via IFTTT Brougth to you by https://www.thedailystar.comdescription> The Daily Star -Top News in Bangladesh

Experts say insects over Teknaf farm are a kind of grasshoppers, not locusts

Experts have finally put an end to fears of a possible locust attack over a deserted farm in Cox’s Bazar’s Teknaf upazila and concluded that the insects seen last month are in fact “spotted grasshoppers”. from The Daily Star https://ift.tt/35vgHe3 via IFTTT Brougth to you by https://www.thedailystar.comdescription> The Daily Star -Top News in Bangladesh

US ambassador lauds journalists for bravely covering Covid-19 outbreak

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller has paid special tribute to the journalists “who work tirelessly, often under stressful and dangerous conditions” to inform public about the Covid-19 pandemic. from The Daily Star https://ift.tt/2YpK148 via IFTTT Brougth to you by https://www.thedailystar.comdescription> The Daily Star -Top News in Bangladesh

Lockdown brings to light priceless Satyajit memorabilia

The pan-India lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic has led to coming to light of some priceless memorabilia associated with master director Satyajit Ray at the loft of his house on Bishop Lefroy Road in south Kolkata. from The Daily Star https://ift.tt/3feD6k8 via IFTTT Brougth to you by https://www.thedailystar.comdescription> The Daily Star -Top News in Bangladesh

250 citizens of UK, US leave Dhaka on special flights

A total of 224 citizens of the UK and 26 US citizens leave Dhaka on separate chartered flights arranged by the governments of the respective countries for those who opted to return home amid the Covid-19 pandemic. from The Daily Star https://ift.tt/2Wf04PK via IFTTT Brougth to you by https://www.thedailystar.comdescription> The Daily Star -Top News in […]

WHO says has grave concerns about Covid-19 impact on weak systems

The pandemic of Covid-19 is clearly still a global health emergency and is of particular concern as it spreads more widely in countries with weak health systems, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. from The Daily Star https://ift.tt/2KOr9DN via IFTTT Brougth to you by https://www.thedailystar.comdescription> The Daily Star -Top News in Bangladesh

77pc Boro paddy harvested so far: agriculture ministry

Farmers in haor region have so far harvested about 77 percent of their Boro paddy amid shortage of workers due to the lockdown induced by Covid-19 pandemic in the country, the agriculture ministry says. from The Daily Star https://ift.tt/3aY6hom via IFTTT Brougth to you by https://www.thedailystar.comdescription> The Daily Star -Top News in Bangladesh

141 police test positive for Covid-19 in 24 hours

A total of 141 police personnel, including 68 of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), have tested positive for Covid-19 in the 24 hours leading up to 2:30pm today, raising the number of confirmed cases of police to 677 across the country. from The Daily Star https://ift.tt/2Ssb8Yv via IFTTT Brougth to you by https://www.thedailystar.comdescription> The Daily Star […]

Potential UK Covid-19 vaccine producer eyes making a million doses a month

A manufacturer of a possible Covid-19 vaccine being developed by British scientists says it may know by the end of May if it can make a million doses a month with a view to building stocks for commercial supply when the vaccine is approved. from The Daily Star https://ift.tt/2yhN3Nf via IFTTT Brougth to you by […]