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Bangladesh
  • Infection: 451,990
  • Recovery: 366,877
  • Death: 6,448

Source: IEDCR

World
  • Infection: 59,658,035
  • Recovery: 38,181,927
  • Death: 1,406,697

Source: Johns Hopkins University

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School admission by lottery

The entire process of admission for grades 2 to 9 will be announced by Dec 7

Choose a gift that changes lives

Choose a “gift with meaning” rather than one more scarf or tie that will sit in the bottom of a drawer

Demonstrators hold placards as they take part in a protest after the death of a rape victim, in New Delhi, India, Oct 4, 2020.REUTERS

India's low-caste women raped to keep them 'in their place'

They are targeted for rape by upper caste men who usually escape justice as survivors bow to pressure to drop their cases

Photo taken via Nowras Rahhal's Instagram page.

Stateless scientist sets sights on vaccine

Rahhal finishes working with a team on developing a system allowing a COVID-19 vaccine to be applied to the skin, rather than injected into muscle

A coal terminal in Hay Point, Australia, on Oct 2, 2019. The New York Times

China says it remains open to the world

The Chinese government promotes the country’s openness to the world, even as it adopts increasingly aggressive and at times punitive policies that force countries to play by its rules

Dinner is served at a gathering in Chapel Hill, NC, on Feb 21, 2020. Yes, the coronavirus can be spread over cocktails and dinners, but these get-togethers do not account for the huge rise in cases seen now, the data show. Justin Cook/The New York Times

Are small gatherings
causing virus surge?

Yes, the virus can be spread over cocktails and dinners. But these get-togethers do not account for the huge rise in cases

Pilot whales are seen stranded on the beach in Chatham Islands, New Zealand Nov 22, 2020 in this picture obtained from social media. REUTERS

Nearly 100 whales die in NZ mass stranding

Most of them were stranded during the weekend but rescue efforts have been hampered by the remote location of the Chatham Islands

FILE PHOTO: Demonstrators hold placards as they take part in a protest after the death of a rape victim, in New Delhi, India, October 4, 2020.REUTERS/

India's low-caste women raped

Men from dominant castes frequently use sexual violence as a weapon to reinforce caste and gender hierarchies, according to rights groups

A shopkeeper waits for customers at an empty shopping district amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Seoul, South Korea, Nov 23, 2020. REUTERS

S Korea's businesses reel

New virus curbs in Seoul deal a blow to small business owners despite hopes for economic recovery after earlier success in battling the coronavirus

Empty stores are turning into fulfilment centres and the market for warehouse space is booming, as the pandemic rockets the retail industry into its e-commerce future. Scott Gelber/The New York Times

US holiday shopping
season moves online

Empty stores are turning into fulfilment centres and the market for warehouse space is booming, as the pandemic rockets the retail industry into its e-commerce future

Robi committed to standing by the community

Robi Axiata Limited is a name of reliance in the telecommunication sector of Bangladesh. Enabling users to connect through their extensive network coverage, Robi Axiata has always been at the forefront of the development of Digital Bangladesh its remarkable introductions of new technological services to the people of the country. Even since the corona outbreak in the country, Robi has been by the side the people in tackling corona with a number of initiatives of their own, with partnerships with government and other non-governmental organizations for digital innovations in controlling the outbreak while providing regular uninterrupted services to the subscribers.

  • The entirety of the Mohakhali’s Saat Tola slum was burned down in a devastating fire on Monday night. The shanties and shops were reduced to ashes as the dwellers helplessly sifted through the rubble in search of their belongings on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Joyanta Saha

    The entirety of the Mohakhali’s Saat Tola slum was burned down in a devastating fire on Monday night. The shanties and shops were reduced to ashes as the dwellers helplessly sifted through the rubble in search of their belongings on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Joyanta Saha

  • World Health Organization workers began distributing relief materials among the slum dwellers on Tuesday morning, Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Joyanta Saha

    World Health Organization workers began distributing relief materials among the slum dwellers on Tuesday morning, Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Joyanta Saha

  • The fire at Saat Tola slum brought misery to rickshaw puller Md Motaleb, who now has nowhere to go in Dhaka with his wife Morsheda Begum - a person with disability. Photo: Joyanta Saha

    The fire at Saat Tola slum brought misery to rickshaw puller Md Motaleb, who now has nowhere to go in Dhaka with his wife Morsheda Begum - a person with disability. Photo: Joyanta Saha

  • Little Sanjamul has no idea what has befallen his parents due to the fire at Mohakhali’s Saat Tola slum. Photo was taken on Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Joyanta Saha

    Little Sanjamul has no idea what has befallen his parents due to the fire at Mohakhali’s Saat Tola slum. Photo was taken on Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Joyanta Saha

  • After her house was left in ruins by the fire at Mohakhali’s Saat Tola slum, ‘Shahnaz’, an apparel factory worker, struggled to find an answer aa to whether to return to her hometown in Damudya or search for a new home in Dhaka. Photo was taken on Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Joyanta Saha

    After her house was left in ruins by the fire at Mohakhali’s Saat Tola slum, ‘Shahnaz’, an apparel factory worker, struggled to find an answer aa to whether to return to her hometown in Damudya or search for a new home in Dhaka. Photo was taken on Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Joyanta Saha

  • A storekeeper from Saat Tola slum bazar showed that all his money was reduced to ashes in the fire on Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Joyanta Saha

    A storekeeper from Saat Tola slum bazar showed that all his money was reduced to ashes in the fire on Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Joyanta Saha

  • A fire gutted a number of tin-roofed homes at Biharipotti of Mohammadpur’s Johuri Moholla in Dhaka on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020.

    A fire gutted a number of tin-roofed homes at Biharipotti of Mohammadpur’s Johuri Moholla in Dhaka on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020.

  • A fire gutted a number of tin-roofed homes at Biharipotti of Mohammadpur’s Johuri Moholla in Dhaka on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020.

    A fire gutted a number of tin-roofed homes at Biharipotti of Mohammadpur’s Johuri Moholla in Dhaka on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020.

  • Locals join Fire Service and Civil Defence workers in efforts to douse a fire at Biharipotti of Mohammadpur’s Johuri Moholla in Dhaka on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Locals join Fire Service and Civil Defence workers in efforts to douse a fire at Biharipotti of Mohammadpur’s Johuri Moholla in Dhaka on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Fire Service and Civil Defence workers try to douse a fire at Biharipotti of Mohammadpur’s Johuri Moholla in Dhaka on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Fire Service and Civil Defence workers try to douse a fire at Biharipotti of Mohammadpur’s Johuri Moholla in Dhaka on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Fire Service and Civil Defence workers try to douse a fire at Biharipotti of Mohammadpur’s Johuri Moholla in Dhaka on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Fire Service and Civil Defence workers try to douse a fire at Biharipotti of Mohammadpur’s Johuri Moholla in Dhaka on Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • A recent spike in COVID-19 cases has driven up the demand for masks. A large crowd gathers at the wholesale market for masks under the Babubazar bridge in Old Dhaka, Nov 23, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A recent spike in COVID-19 cases has driven up the demand for masks. A large crowd gathers at the wholesale market for masks under the Babubazar bridge in Old Dhaka, Nov 23, 2020. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Firefighters are hard at work after a fire broke out at the Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali on Nov 23, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Firefighters are hard at work after a fire broke out at the Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali on Nov 23, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Firefighters are hard at work after a fire broke out at the Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali on Nov 23, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Firefighters are hard at work after a fire broke out at the Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali on Nov 23, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Locals help firefighters douse the flames after a fire broke out at the Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali on Nov 23, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Locals help firefighters douse the flames after a fire broke out at the Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali on Nov 23, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Locals help firefighters douse the flames after a fire broke out at the Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali on Nov 23, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Locals help firefighters douse the flames after a fire broke out at the Saat Tola slum in Dhaka’s Mohakhali on Nov 23, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Firefighters managed to tame a fire in Mohakhali's Saat Tola slum after more than an hour's efforts but hundreds of shanties at the settlement were gutted by then, Nov 23, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Firefighters managed to tame a fire in Mohakhali's Saat Tola slum after more than an hour's efforts but hundreds of shanties at the settlement were gutted by then, Nov 23, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • BIWTA workers bulldozed illegal structures on the banks of the Buriganga river from the Mitford Hospital to Swarighat in Old Dhaka on Monday, Nov 23, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    BIWTA workers bulldozed illegal structures on the banks of the Buriganga river from the Mitford Hospital to Swarighat in Old Dhaka on Monday, Nov 23, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • BIWTA workers demolished 150 illegal structures on the banks of the Buriganga river from Babubazar to Swarighat in Old Dhaka on Monday, Nov 23, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    BIWTA workers demolished 150 illegal structures on the banks of the Buriganga river from Babubazar to Swarighat in Old Dhaka on Monday, Nov 23, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • BIWTA Executive Magistrate Mahbub Jamil said as many as 15 two-storey buildings, 20 one-storey, 25 tin-roofed, 85 shanties and five walls were demolished in a drive against illegal structures on the banks of the Buriganga river in Old Dhaka on Monday, Nov 23, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    BIWTA Executive Magistrate Mahbub Jamil said as many as 15 two-storey buildings, 20 one-storey, 25 tin-roofed, 85 shanties and five walls were demolished in a drive against illegal structures on the banks of the Buriganga river in Old Dhaka on Monday, Nov 23, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Madina Group workers removed a warehouse made of metal sheets from the bank of the Buriganga river during a demolition drive by the BITWA in Old Dhaka on Monday, Nov 23, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Madina Group workers removed a warehouse made of metal sheets from the bank of the Buriganga river during a demolition drive by the BITWA in Old Dhaka on Monday, Nov 23, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Madina Group workers removed a warehouse made of metal sheets from the bank of the Buriganga river during a demolition drive by the BITWA in Old Dhaka on Monday, Nov 23, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Madina Group workers removed a warehouse made of metal sheets from the bank of the Buriganga river during a demolition drive by the BITWA in Old Dhaka on Monday, Nov 23, 2020. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

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Bangladesh tables 5-point
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The Netflix logo is pictured on a television in this illustration photograph taken in Encinitas, California, US, January 18, 2017. REUTERS

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