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Bangladesh
  • Infection: 1,146,564
  • Recovery: 779----
  • Death: 18,851

Source: IEDCR

World
  • Infection:192,694,293
  • Recovery: 3,405,---
  • Death:4,138,553

Source: Johns Hopkins University

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Fireworks during the opening ceremony are seen above the Olympic Stadium, from the Shibuya Sky observation deck. Tokyo 2020 Olympics - The Tokyo 2020 Olympics Opening Ceremony - Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - July 23, 2021. Reuters
Tokyo Games start

The Games like no other opened with fireworks illuminating an almost empty National Stadium and a moment of silence to honour those lost to COVID-19

Tajuddin Ahmad, and morality-based politics

For Tajuddin, politics was part of his creative imagination, concerned as he was by the iniquities he witnessed in his Bengali ambience, Syed Badrul Ahsan writes

Festivalgoers enjoy the weather and stalls at Latitude Festival at Henham Park, Britain, July 22, 2021. REUTERS

UK leaders hail a return to normal; their phone app disagrees

With virus case numbers surging again, thousands of people have been notified by a government-sponsored phone app asking them to self-isolate for 10 days

An Afghan policeman keeps watch at the check post on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan July 13, 2021. REUTERS

Afghan military overhauls war strategy

Afghanistan's military is overhauling its war strategy against the Taliban to concentrate forces around the most critical areas like Kabul and other cities

Roy Nathanson, left, in blue cap, with student musicians at the Open Streets kickoff event on Newkirk Avenue in Brooklyn this month. The New York Times

The music scene in Brooklyn neighbourhood is there to stay

These events, along with new series and festivals, have transformed this quiet area into an arts hub.

People run past a roadblock of burning tires on a street in Cap-Haitien, Haiti, on Thursday, July 22, 2021, the day before the funeral of the assassinated President Jovenel Moïse. The New York Times

Anger burns in Haitian streets

Distrustful of the elite coming from the capital, angry men tried to block the arrival of mourners from outside the city

Masked patrons visit the The Metropolitan Museum of Art on a Saturday in Manhattan, July 10, 2021. The New York Times

Should vaccinated people start wearing masks again?

With daily reports of breakthrough COVID infections and the rise of the Delta variant, vaccinated people may need to take a few more precautions

Sweden, in yellow, scores a goal against the United States during their Group G soccer match at the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo on Wednesday, July 21, 2021.The New York Times

When gender equality at the Olympics is not so equal

Of the nearly 11,000 athletes arriving in Tokyo, 49 percent will be women, according to the IOC

The Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC), located on the robotic arm of NASA's InSight lander, took this image of the Martian surface the day the spacecraft touched down on the Red Planet, and was relayed from InSight to Earth via NASA's Odyssey spacecraft, currently orbiting Mars, on November 26, 2018. NAS via REUTERS

Marsquakes reveal the
anatomy of its interior

Seismic waves from quakes detected by NASA's robotic InSight lander have helped scientists decipher the anatomy of Mars

Smoke from the Bootleg Fire hangs in the horizon outside Lakeview, Ore on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. The New York Times

‘A recipe for catastrophic fire’

The vast Bootleg Fire has raged in remote timberlands for more than two weeks, fed by winds, a tinderbox of undergrowth and erratic fire behaviour

  • The poor gather for handout meat of sacrificial cattle in Dhaka’s Moghbazar on Thursday, Jul 22, 2021, a day after Eid-ul-Azha. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The poor gather for handout meat of sacrificial cattle in Dhaka’s Moghbazar on Thursday, Jul 22, 2021, a day after Eid-ul-Azha. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • People took photos framing themselves with the sculpture of Elephant Herd while visiting Hatirjheel on Thursday, Jul 22, 2021, the day after Eid-ul-Azha amid the pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    People took photos framing themselves with the sculpture of Elephant Herd while visiting Hatirjheel on Thursday, Jul 22, 2021, the day after Eid-ul-Azha amid the pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • People throng the areas around the Hatirjheel to spend some time outdoors amid the pandemic on Thursday, Jul 22, 2021, the day after Eid-ul-Azha. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    People throng the areas around the Hatirjheel to spend some time outdoors amid the pandemic on Thursday, Jul 22, 2021, the day after Eid-ul-Azha. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • People were mostly roaming around without any masks while visiting Hatirjheel amid the pandemic on Thursday, Jul 22, 2021, the day after Eid-ul-Azha. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    People were mostly roaming around without any masks while visiting Hatirjheel amid the pandemic on Thursday, Jul 22, 2021, the day after Eid-ul-Azha. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • People were mostly roaming around without any masks while visiting Hatirjheel amid the pandemic on Thursday, Jul 22, 2021, the day after Eid-ul-Azha. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    People were mostly roaming around without any masks while visiting Hatirjheel amid the pandemic on Thursday, Jul 22, 2021, the day after Eid-ul-Azha. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • People spent time riding water taxis at Hatirjheel amid the pandemic on Thursday, Jul 22, 2021, the day after Eid-ul-Azha. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    People spent time riding water taxis at Hatirjheel amid the pandemic on Thursday, Jul 22, 2021, the day after Eid-ul-Azha. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Workers apply salt on cattle rawhides for preservation at Posta in Old Dhaka's Lalbagh. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Workers apply salt on cattle rawhides for preservation at Posta in Old Dhaka's Lalbagh. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Workers apply salt on cattle rawhides for preservation at Posta in Old Dhaka's Lalbagh. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Workers apply salt on cattle rawhides for preservation at Posta in Old Dhaka's Lalbagh. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Merchants buy rawhides of sacrificial animals from seasonal traders in Old Dhaka's Posta, a day after Eid-ul-Azha, Jul 22, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Merchants buy rawhides of sacrificial animals from seasonal traders in Old Dhaka's Posta, a day after Eid-ul-Azha, Jul 22, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Work is underway to preserve the skins, bones and various parts of the sacrificial animals on the streets of Lalbagh's Posta area in old Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Work is underway to preserve the skins, bones and various parts of the sacrificial animals on the streets of Lalbagh's Posta area in old Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Workers transporting rawhides bought from seasonal traders at Posta in Dhaka’a Lalbagh on Sunday, a day after slaughters on Eid-ul-Azha.

    Workers transporting rawhides bought from seasonal traders at Posta in Dhaka’a Lalbagh on Sunday, a day after slaughters on Eid-ul-Azha.

  • City Corporation workers remove rawhides dumped by seasonal traders from the streets of Old Dhaka's Lalbagh, Jul 22, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    City Corporation workers remove rawhides dumped by seasonal traders from the streets of Old Dhaka's Lalbagh, Jul 22, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • City Corporation workers remove rawhides dumped by seasonal traders from the streets of Old Dhaka's Lalbagh, Jul 22, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    City Corporation workers remove rawhides dumped by seasonal traders from the streets of Old Dhaka's Lalbagh, Jul 22, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Rawhides discarded by seasonal traders, who failed to sell them, are littered on a road in Old Dhaka's Lalbagh, a day after Eid-ul-Azha, Jul 22, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Rawhides discarded by seasonal traders, who failed to sell them, are littered on a road in Old Dhaka's Lalbagh, a day after Eid-ul-Azha, Jul 22, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Rawhides discarded by seasonal traders, who failed to sell them, are littered on a road in Old Dhaka's Lalbagh, a day after Eid-ul-Azha, Jul 22, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Rawhides discarded by seasonal traders, who failed to sell them, are littered on a road in Old Dhaka's Lalbagh, a day after Eid-ul-Azha, Jul 22, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Cleaners removing the waste from slaughtered animals at Dhaka's Kalabagan on Thursday, Jul 22, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Cleaners removing the waste from slaughtered animals at Dhaka's Kalabagan on Thursday, Jul 22, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Animal waste is littered on a street in Old Dhaka's Lalbagh, a day after Eid-ul-Azha, Jul 22, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Animal waste is littered on a street in Old Dhaka's Lalbagh, a day after Eid-ul-Azha, Jul 22, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Most of the sellers at the makeshift market of Eid-ul-Azha cattle meat are from the low-income group. They collect the meat from the wealthier people until afternoon and then bring it to the Khilgaon level-crossing for sale. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Most of the sellers at the makeshift market of Eid-ul-Azha cattle meat are from the low-income group. They collect the meat from the wealthier people until afternoon and then bring it to the Khilgaon level-crossing for sale. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People on low income selling meat collected as handout on Eid-ul-Azha at Tk 550 to Tk 650 per kg at a makeshift market in Dhaka’s Khilgaon level-crossing. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People on low income selling meat collected as handout on Eid-ul-Azha at Tk 550 to Tk 650 per kg at a makeshift market in Dhaka’s Khilgaon level-crossing. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Meat collected as handout on Eid-ul-Azha being sold in kilograms or equal shares of the whole collection at a makeshift market in Dhaka’s Khilgaon level-crossing. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Meat collected as handout on Eid-ul-Azha being sold in kilograms or equal shares of the whole collection at a makeshift market in Dhaka’s Khilgaon level-crossing. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Seasonal traders buy handout meat from the poor during Eid-ul-Azha before selling it to the members of the public or restaurants at a makeshift market in Dhaka’s Khilgaon level-crossing. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Seasonal traders buy handout meat from the poor during Eid-ul-Azha before selling it to the members of the public or restaurants at a makeshift market in Dhaka’s Khilgaon level-crossing. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Sales peaked at a makeshift market of Eid cattle meat in Dhaka’s Khilgaon level-crossing. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Sales peaked at a makeshift market of Eid cattle meat in Dhaka’s Khilgaon level-crossing. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Besides the poor, butchers also sell Eid cattle meat at a makeshift market in Dhaka’s Khilgaon level-crossing. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Besides the poor, butchers also sell Eid cattle meat at a makeshift market in Dhaka’s Khilgaon level-crossing. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

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A man walks past an Amazon logo outside the company's collection point in Mumbai, India, March 19, 2021. REUTERS

India watchdog accuses Amazon of concealing facts

India's antitrust regulator has accused Amazon.com Inc of concealing facts and making false submissions when it sought approval for a 2019 investment in a Future Group unit

Chinese President Xi Jinping applauds at the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 5, 2021. Reuters

China's Xi visits Tibet

It his first recorded visit as leader of the nation and the first visit to Tibet by the country's leader in three decades

Roy Nathanson, left, in blue cap, with student musicians at the Open Streets kickoff event on Newkirk Avenue in Brooklyn this month. The New York Times

The music scene in
Brooklyn neighbourhood
is there to stay

These events, along with new series and festivals, have transformed this quiet area into an arts hub.