The civil protection unit said the number of cases of the highly contagious virus totalled 152, all but three of them coming to light since Friday. "I was surprised by this explosion of cases," Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte told state broadcaster RAI, warning that the numbers would likely rise in the coming days. A man stands outside the San Siro stadium after the Inter Milan v Sampdoria Serie A match was cancelled due to an outbreak of the coronavirus in Lombardy and Veneto, in Milan, Italy, February 23, 2020. Tourists wear protective face masks in a gondola, because of an outbreak of coronavirus, in Venice, Italy February 23, 2020. The World Health Organization (WHO) said it was concerned by the upsurge in new cases and a lack of clarity over its spread.
February 23, 2020 16:41 UTC
"Bangla Academy has strayed away from their main duty, which is to promote Bangla language through research. "Bangla Academy is serving its founding purposes properly and is enriching Bangla literature by encouraging research and publication," said Anisuzzaman, also the Bangla Academy president. Dr Jalal Ahmed, Director of Sales, Marketing and Reprinting Division of Bangla Academy, told Dhaka Tribune that all the books published by Bangla Academy are research based. Over 70 percent books now out of printWithin two years of its establishment, Bangla Academy began publishing books and magazines in Bangla. As of February, 2020, around 3,948 titles were not available, according to sources at the Sales, Marketing and Reprinting Division of Bangla Academy.
February 23, 2020 16:30 UTC
125 YEARS AGOWilliam Frederick met with a ticklish experience one night last week. He was traveling a cow trail until he came to the railroad track. His horse refused to budge as freight train approached and the train ran it down. He had laid down in the snow to die when he was found by track walker Thomas Walsh and it is to that gentleman’s heroism that the young man owes his life. He lifted the nearly unconscious man upon his back and struggled on with his burden to town, a distance of five miles.
February 23, 2020 16:30 UTC
The candidates were in agreement on the EC's scheme to stop the use of laminated posters. Earlier on January 22, the High Court ordered the authorities concerned to stop the production and use of laminated posters in the Dhaka north and south city corporation polls. The court also asked the Election Commission and both the city corporations to take effective measures to stop the production and distribution of laminated posters. The court also ordered the authorities concerned to remove all laminated posters after the polls on February 1. All candidates are legitimateThe Election Commission has declared all six candidates who have submitted nomination papers to contest in the Dhaka 10 by polls, to be valid.
February 23, 2020 16:18 UTC
The RAB also arrested Sumon and their two associates, Sheikh Tayeba Noor and Sabbir Khandaker, at the airport. Besides the two apartments in Dhaka, the couple own two flats worth around Tk 10 million in Narsingdi and cars, according to the RAB. Papia and Sumon also have massive money stashed awasy in different bank accounts, the RAB said. “They earned a huge amount of wealth in a short period despite their not having any particular profession. The RAB official said initial investigations revealed Papia and Sumon used to spend most of their times at luxurious hotels in Dhaka.
February 23, 2020 16:18 UTC
Map of Tangail district Dhaka TribuneThe convicts are Lukim Uddin, 40, Abdul Mannan, 40, Jahurul Islam, 55, and victim’s son Asaduzzman Miah, 42A Tangail court on Sunday sentenced a man and three others to death for their involvement in the murder of his father in Mirzapur upazila of Tangail seven years ago. Tangail Additional District and Sessions Judge Farhana Ferdous handed down the verdict on Sunday. The convicts are Lukim Uddin, 40, Abdul Mannan, 40, Jahurul Islam, 55, and victim’s son Asaduzzman Miah, 42. When police detained him for questioning he confessed, saying that he, along with the other convicts, killed Abdul Awal over land dispute. Tangail Public Prosecutor (PP) S Akbar Khan said: “This verdict proves that nobody can escape justice.”Additional PP Mohsin Shikdar represented the state and Adv Azhar Hossain stood for the defence.
Hindu devotees throng to the bank of Dhepa River to take a holy bath during Baruni festival in Chirirbandar upazila of Dinajpur district Dhaka TribuneSeveral thousand Hindu devotees of all ages gathered on the banks of the Dhepa River near the Chibuka Temple for the festivalThe three day long traditional Baruni Snan (Baruni bath) in Chirirbandar upazila of Dinajpur district ended on Sunday amidst religious festivity. Several thousand Hindu devotees of all ages gathered on the banks of the Dhepa River near the Chibuka Temple for the festival. The festival is held every year marking Shiva Chaturdashi (worship of God Shiva) on the dark fortnight of the 14th of the Bangla month of Falgun. A fair was also organised during the festival where several makeshift shops were installed to sell traditional and rural food items, and earthen, bamboo, and wooden goods. Chibuka Temple Management Committee President Dulal Chandra Roy said: "We worship God Shiva every year as he saves mankind from evil."
Md Serajul Islam, SylhetCattle trader found dead: Police recovered the body of a cattle trader from a wheat field in Thakurgaon's Ranisankail upazila on Sunday. Masud Alam, ComillaMan held for impersonating BGB: Border Guard Bangladesh arrested a man for impersonation as a BGB member and trying to cross the border in Hili, Dinajpur. Rubel, who owns a 11-storey building, was fined Tk 7 lakh, and the ground floor of his building was demolished. Shamima Rita, NarayanganjPhotography exhibition begins in Narail: Narail Photographic Society has been holding a three-day long “National Photography Competition and Exhibition-2020” at the Sultan Mancha on the premises of Narail Government Victoria College. Sources from the competition said 70 photographers had submitted 530 pictures in six categories, from which nine will be awarded.
Statistics from the DAE office show that farmers cultivated maize on 2325 hectares of land this year, however, the target of DAE office was for 1500 hectares. In Kaliganj, maize is mostly cultivated in Baliadanga, Niamatpur, Trilochonpur, Hasnahati, Tilla and Ishwarba villages. Maize farmer Tarikul Islam, of Ishraba village, said: "I have cultivated maize on two bighas of land. We farmers spend around Tk11,000 for maize cultivation per bigha and if weather conditions are favourable the yield should be nearly 50 maunds per bigha. Sub Assistant Agriculture Officer Bishwajit Biswas said: "This year the government helped 800 farmers in Kaliganj upazila with incentives.
Professor Dr. Nazimuddin Ahmed CollectedThe distinguished medical faculty member also headed the Pharmacology Department of Dhaka Medical CollegeFormer Principal of Rajshahi Medical College and Sylhet Medical College, Professor Dr. Nazimuddin Ahmed died of old age complications in Rajshahi on Saturday, February 22. The distinguished medical faculty member also headed the Pharmacology Department of Dhaka Medical College. Professor Ahmed left behind his wife, two sons, three daughters, nine grandchildren and a whole host of relatives and friends to mourn his death. The first and second ‘namaz-e-janaza’ took place at Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital, and Hatem Khan Mosque in Rajshahi, respectively. Professor Ahmed was buried in Hatem Khan Graveyard of Rajshahi city, on Sunday.
February 23, 2020 15:45 UTC
Following an application filed by a local resident, the HC bench of Justice Md Ashraful Kamal and Justice Razik-Al-Jalil came up with the verdict on Sunday. However the court said the tourism corporation can establish the tourism and picnic spot by acquiring the government land near Mahananda River. A local resident submitted the application with the High Court challenging legality of the Deputy Commissioner's (DC) decision to establish the tourism spot on the bank of Mahananda River. “The DC had submitted a report to the court saying that he permitted the project as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina announced establishing the tourism spot in Chapainawabganj,” he added. We have submitted documents that the prime minister did not say that the tourism spot will be established in the bank of the river, he said.
February 23, 2020 15:45 UTC
The changing roles of men and women in farming and the ways in which boys and girls experience different food choices at the dinner table are just two of the issues being explored at a regional Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) symposium. The event “The Role of Gender in South Asian Food Systems Symposium” is being led by Dr Tahrat Shahid, GCRF’s joint challenge leader for Food Systems and newly appointed gender advisor across UKRI’s GCRF portfolios, reports UNB. Dr Shahid mentioned that it is not just about having a certain number of women scientists on research team but also thinking about how women, and men, are affected differently by different areas of food systems. “Empowering women and girls through research and innovation is a powerful way to alleviate poverty, promote lasting peace and stability and create a fairer world for us all. The partners are UK Research and Innovation (UKRI, comprising the research councils, Research England and Innovate UK), the Academy of Medical Sciences, Royal Society, British Academy, Royal Academy of Engineering, UK Space Agency, Scottish Funding Council, Higher Education Funding Council for Wales and Higher Education Division Northern Ireland.
February 23, 2020 15:33 UTC
Experts present at a colloquium entitled 'Do values in foreign affairs have value?' He stated:” Even though steps for implementing proper foreign policies have been taken before, till date they have never been implemented due to the ill motives of politicians. But it is high time now for countries in Asia to come up with better foreign policies. At the event, former Indian Foreign Secretary Krishnan Srinivasan in his speech dwelt on some ideas about values in relation to the making of foreign policies. He said: “Values are important to individuals and communities as foreign policies are important for a country.” He remarked that neither Europe nor Asia had any convincing examples of value-based foreign policies.
February 23, 2020 15:22 UTC
His good form continued in the domestic four-day tournament before the ongoing Test against Zimbabwe. They told me that I will get enough chances, so I am focusing on my game only,” Shanto told the media at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. Shanto credited the central cricket setup for him being able to make a comeback to the national team. After getting axed from the national side, Shanto was given a place in BCB high-performance squad to continue his development. When I got axed from the national team the last time, I was in the high-performance system which helped me to continue to develop.
February 23, 2020 15:11 UTC
Daily Sun photo/Mike PhillipsThe Corsicana baseball team returns to the diamond for the 2020 season after reaching the state tournament in Round Rock for the first time since 1958. Top row from left are Hunter Autrey, Cade Johnson, Kolby Kinkade and Miguel Luevano. Front from left are Lane Fuentes and Kolby Parker.
February 23, 2020 15:11 UTC