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Bangladesh
  • Infection: 841,087
  • Recovery: 779,796
  • Death: 13,345

Source: IEDCR

World
  • Infection: 177,194,643
  • Recovery: 3,405,121
  • Death: 3,835,923

Source: Johns Hopkins University

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A Swiss National Bank logo is pictured on the SNB building in Bern. Reuters
Bangladeshis’ deposits
in Swiss banks drop 7%

The Swiss National Bank reveals the annual data amid a growing call to identify who parks funds in the highly secretive banks

Demonising critical race theory

The theory, born in the 1970s among legal scholars, uses race as a lens through which to examine structures of power

The latest version of a multiyear analysis of Fortune 100 and 500 companies found that white women have made some gains in corporate boardrooms but that true representation is decades away. The New York Times

Women, minorities are still underrepresented in corporate boardrooms

Corporate boards have been, and continue to be, predominantly male and white, according to a new study

US President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden stand next to Britain's Queen Elizabeth as they meet at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, Britain, June 13, 2021. Steve Parsons/ REUTERS

Asia has wary welcome for G7's answer to Belt and Road

The push is seen as a challenge by the world's richest democracies to China's growing influence in developing economies

A seven-justice majority ruled that the plaintiffs had not suffered the sort of direct injury that gave them standing to sue.Credit...Stefani Reynolds for The New York Times

Obamacare survives latest
Supreme Court challenge

The law, President Barack Obama’s defining domestic legacy, has been the subject of relentless Republican hostility

Supporters of the Likud Party and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rally outside the prime minister’s residence on Balfour Street in Jerusalem after Parliament’s vote on Sunday night, June 13, 2021. Unlike in Washington, there is no set time by which an outgoing Israeli premier must move out and hand the house over to the victor and it can often take weeks. (Amit Elkayam/The New York Times)

Israelis wonder when Netanyahu will exit residence

Even after the new government took over, the outgoing prime minister vowed to be back in office soon and hosted at least one former dignitary

Tech is now for all of us, and yet the tech companies keep focusing on the nerds who want fancy gadgets.The New York Times

Tech forgets about the needs of the 99%

Tech is now for all of us, and yet the tech companies keep focusing on the nerds who want fancy gadgets

A man waits outside a factory to get his oxygen cylinder refilled as he holds it on his shoulder, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Kabul, Afghanistan June 15, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer

Afghanistan COVID cases up 2,400% in a month

The surge is putting intense strain on a country where millions already live in poverty and health resources are scarce

Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change poses, in Bonn, Germany, February 15,2021. Picture taken February 15, 2021. James Dowson/UN Climate Change/Handout via REUTERS

Scarce vaccines cloud COP26 outlook

The United Nations climate chief says a 'significant amount of work' remains to be done ahead of November's COP26 summit in Britain

Chinese astronauts Tang Hongbo, Nie Haisheng and Liu Boming speak before the launch of the Long March-2F Y12 rocket, carrying the Shenzhou-12 spacecraft and the three astronauts, from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre for China's first manned mission to build its space station, near Jiuquan, Gansu province, China June 17, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

China takes up long-term residence in orbit

Three Chinese astronauts dock with the country’s still-under-construction space station, beginning their continuous presence in Earth’s orbit for a decade or more

  • Residents of Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Government Staff Quarters have been collecting water from a WASA pump for the last three days after their own pump was damaged. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Residents of Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Government Staff Quarters have been collecting water from a WASA pump for the last three days after their own pump was damaged. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Residents of Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Government Staff Quarters have been collecting water from a WASA pump for the last three days after their own pump was damaged. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Residents of Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Government Staff Quarters have been collecting water from a WASA pump for the last three days after their own pump was damaged. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Bir Uttom Rafiqul Islam Avenue in Dhaka’s North Badda barely has space for two buses. Haphazardly parked rickshaws and cars have narrowed the street while buses make the situation worse by stopping randomly to take and drop passengers. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Bir Uttom Rafiqul Islam Avenue in Dhaka’s North Badda barely has space for two buses. Haphazardly parked rickshaws and cars have narrowed the street while buses make the situation worse by stopping randomly to take and drop passengers. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • People waited for hours in long tailbacks at Kakoli in Banani on the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway on Thursday, Jun 17, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    People waited for hours in long tailbacks at Kakoli in Banani on the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway on Thursday, Jun 17, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Many prefer motorcycles to zigzag through traffic congestions in Dhaka, but even the motorcyclists were caught up in long tailbacks on Thursday, Jun 17, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Many prefer motorcycles to zigzag through traffic congestions in Dhaka, but even the motorcyclists were caught up in long tailbacks on Thursday, Jun 17, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Traffic congestion a regular sight in Dhaka’s Bangla Motor with the main road narrowed by metro rail project work, but the gridlock reached an unbearable level on Thursday, Jun 17, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Traffic congestion a regular sight in Dhaka’s Bangla Motor with the main road narrowed by metro rail project work, but the gridlock reached an unbearable level on Thursday, Jun 17, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Traffic stalls on Bir Uttam Rafiqul Islam Avenue in Dhaka’s Badda on Thursday, Jun 17, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Traffic stalls on Bir Uttam Rafiqul Islam Avenue in Dhaka’s Badda on Thursday, Jun 17, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Traffic stalls on Bir Uttam Rafiqul Islam Avenue in Dhaka’s Badda on Thursday, Jun 17, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Traffic stalls on Bir Uttam Rafiqul Islam Avenue in Dhaka’s Badda on Thursday, Jun 17, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Activists of Samajik Protirodh Committee, a social rights group, demonstrate outside the National Museum in Dhaka’s Shahbagh on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 against a parliamentary committee’s recommendation to bar female officials from joining the guard of honour for deceased freedom fighters. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Activists of Samajik Protirodh Committee, a social rights group, demonstrate outside the National Museum in Dhaka’s Shahbagh on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 against a parliamentary committee’s recommendation to bar female officials from joining the guard of honour for deceased freedom fighters. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Dhaka-bound passengers crowded Joydebpur Railway Station on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 as they prefer trains to buses due to traffic congestion on the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Dhaka-bound passengers crowded Joydebpur Railway Station on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 as they prefer trains to buses due to traffic congestion on the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Dhaka-bound passengers crowded Joydebpur Railway Station on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 as they prefer trains to buses due to traffic congestion on the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Dhaka-bound passengers crowded Joydebpur Railway Station on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 as they prefer trains to buses due to traffic congestion on the Dhaka-Mymensingh Highway. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Although the government has ordered public transport operators to allow passengers at half the capacity, local trains are not following the rules. Dhaka-bound passengers travelled by Balaka Commuter from Joydebpur by flouting the physical-distancing rules on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Although the government has ordered public transport operators to allow passengers at half the capacity, local trains are not following the rules. Dhaka-bound passengers travelled by Balaka Commuter from Joydebpur by flouting the physical-distancing rules on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Minu Akter, who was serving the life term of another convict after being promised that the convict would look after her children, was freed from Chattogram Central Jail after three years on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 following High Court orders. Photo: Suman Babu

    Minu Akter, who was serving the life term of another convict after being promised that the convict would look after her children, was freed from Chattogram Central Jail after three years on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 following High Court orders. Photo: Suman Babu

  • Members of several student organisations rally at the altar of the Raju Memorial sculpture at Dhaka University ahead of a march to the Ministry of Education to press for the reopening of educational institutions, vaccination of all stakeholders and the waiver of student fees during the pandemic, Jun 16, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Members of several student organisations rally at the altar of the Raju Memorial sculpture at Dhaka University ahead of a march to the Ministry of Education to press for the reopening of educational institutions, vaccination of all stakeholders and the waiver of student fees during the pandemic, Jun 16, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Members of several leftist student organisations march towards the Ministry of Education, demanding reopening of educational institutions, vaccination of all stakeholders and the waiver of tuition fees during the pandemic, Jun 16, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Members of several leftist student organisations march towards the Ministry of Education, demanding reopening of educational institutions, vaccination of all stakeholders and the waiver of tuition fees during the pandemic, Jun 16, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir speaks at a roundtable organised by the party’s committee on the celebrations of 50 years of independence at the National Press Club in Dhaka on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 to mark what the party says is the “Black Day for Media”.

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir speaks at a roundtable organised by the party’s committee on the celebrations of 50 years of independence at the National Press Club in Dhaka on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 to mark what the party says is the “Black Day for Media”.

  • Police block a march to the education ministry led by leftist student organisations, demanding the reopening of educational institutions and the waiver of tuition fees, Jun 16, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Police block a march to the education ministry led by leftist student organisations, demanding the reopening of educational institutions and the waiver of tuition fees, Jun 16, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Police clash with activists of leftist student organisations, calling for the reopening of educational institutions and waiver of fees during the pandemic, among other demands, near the Secretariat on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Police clash with activists of leftist student organisations, calling for the reopening of educational institutions and waiver of fees during the pandemic, among other demands, near the Secretariat on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Police clash with activists of leftist student organisations, calling for the reopening of educational institutions and waiver of fees during the pandemic, among other demands, near the Secretariat on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Police clash with activists of leftist student organisations, calling for the reopening of educational institutions and waiver of fees during the pandemic, among other demands, near the Secretariat on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Members of a labour rights institution form a human chain in front of the National Press Club, demanding the inclusion of domestic workers in the provisions of Bangladesh Labour Act and implementation of the Domestic Workers Protection and Welfare Policy 2015, Jun 16, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Members of a labour rights institution form a human chain in front of the National Press Club, demanding the inclusion of domestic workers in the provisions of Bangladesh Labour Act and implementation of the Domestic Workers Protection and Welfare Policy 2015, Jun 16, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • BIWTA demolished illegal structures to free from encroachment the banks of a tributary of the Buriganga river in Dhaka’s Kamrangirchar on Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021.

    BIWTA demolished illegal structures to free from encroachment the banks of a tributary of the Buriganga river in Dhaka’s Kamrangirchar on Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021.

  • BIWTA demolished illegal structures to free from encroachment the banks of a tributary of the Buriganga river in Dhaka’s Kamrangirchar on Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021.

    BIWTA demolished illegal structures to free from encroachment the banks of a tributary of the Buriganga river in Dhaka’s Kamrangirchar on Tuesday, Jun 15, 2021.

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Workers enter a garment factory in Dhaka's Tejgaon by maintaining physical distancing on Monday, Apr 5, 2021 as a weeklong lockdown began to contain a surge in coronavirus cases. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

BRAC, H&M Foundation
to host RMG conference

The three-day virtual conference will begin on Jun 22

A severe sandstorm blanketed a convoy from the Headquarters Battalion of the 1st Marine Division north of the Euphrates River in Iraq, on March 25, 2003. The House is expected to vote on Thursday, June 17, 2021, to repeal an authorisation it gave President George W Bush in 2002 to invade Iraq. (Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times)

US Congress revisits presidential powers as wars wind down

The House votes to revoke the authorisation it gave in 2002 to invade Iraq, a step that will rein in presidential war-making powers

Actress Pori Moni speaks to the media at her home in Dhaka’s Gulshan on Monday, Jun 14, 2021 after the arrest of main suspect Nasir Uddin Mahmood on charges of trying to rape and murder her. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

Pori Moni accused
of vandalism at club

She visited the club a day before an alleged rape bid on her at another club