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

Source: IEDCR

World
  • Infection: 192,946,915
  • Recovery: 3,405,---
  • Death: 4,140,725

Source: Johns Hopkins University

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Construction sites are dubbed breeding grounds of mosquito.
Dengue hits amid
COVID outbreak

Dhaka hospitals admit 85 dengue patients, the highest for a day this year

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

  • New Market and adjacent areas in Dhaka were almost deserted on Friday, Jul 23, 2021, the first day of a strict coronavirus lockdown reimposed after Eid-ul-Azha holidays. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

    New Market and adjacent areas in Dhaka were almost deserted on Friday, Jul 23, 2021, the first day of a strict coronavirus lockdown reimposed after Eid-ul-Azha holidays. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

  • New Market and adjacent areas in Dhaka were almost deserted on Friday, Jul 23, 2021, the first day of a strict coronavirus lockdown reimposed after Eid-ul-Azha holidays. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

    New Market and adjacent areas in Dhaka were almost deserted on Friday, Jul 23, 2021, the first day of a strict coronavirus lockdown reimposed after Eid-ul-Azha holidays. Photo: Mostafigur Rahman

  • A view of Akhtaruzzaman flyover in Chattogram on Friday, Jul 23, 2021, the first day of a strict coronavirus lockdown reimposed after Eid-ul-Azha holidays. Photo: Uttam Sen Gupta

    A view of Akhtaruzzaman flyover in Chattogram on Friday, Jul 23, 2021, the first day of a strict coronavirus lockdown reimposed after Eid-ul-Azha holidays. Photo: Uttam Sen Gupta

  • A view of an almost deserted Tiger Pass area in Chattogram on Friday, Jul 23, 2021, the first day of a strict coronavirus lockdown reimposed after Eid-ul-Azha holidays. Photo: Uttam Sen Gupta

    A view of an almost deserted Tiger Pass area in Chattogram on Friday, Jul 23, 2021, the first day of a strict coronavirus lockdown reimposed after Eid-ul-Azha holidays. Photo: Uttam Sen Gupta

  • A traffic sergeant fines a car driver for leaving home without a valid reason in breach of restrictions at Tiger Pass in Chattogram on Friday, Jul 23, 2021, the first day of a strict coronavirus lockdown reimposed after Eid-ul-Azha holidays. Photo: Uttam Sen Gupta

    A traffic sergeant fines a car driver for leaving home without a valid reason in breach of restrictions at Tiger Pass in Chattogram on Friday, Jul 23, 2021, the first day of a strict coronavirus lockdown reimposed after Eid-ul-Azha holidays. Photo: Uttam Sen Gupta

  • A view of Bahaddarhat in Chattogram on Friday, Jul 23, 2021, the first day of a strict coronavirus lockdown reimposed after Eid-ul-Azha holidays. Photo: Suman Babu

    A view of Bahaddarhat in Chattogram on Friday, Jul 23, 2021, the first day of a strict coronavirus lockdown reimposed after Eid-ul-Azha holidays. Photo: Suman Babu

  • A rickshawpuller takes rest as there is no passenger in Chattogram’s CRB area on Friday, Jul 23, 2021, the first day of a strict coronavirus lockdown reimposed after Eid-ul-Azha holidays. Photo: Suman Babu

    A rickshawpuller takes rest as there is no passenger in Chattogram’s CRB area on Friday, Jul 23, 2021, the first day of a strict coronavirus lockdown reimposed after Eid-ul-Azha holidays. Photo: Suman Babu

  • Yusuf and Shakil, friends who gave single names, sell balloons as a part-time job for Tk 5,000 and Tk 7,000 respectively per month. They have been working for a balloon factory in Madarbari from 9am to 9pm everyday for eight months. As they do not need to share the income with their families, they can spend the money on their own. Photo: Suman Babu

    Yusuf and Shakil, friends who gave single names, sell balloons as a part-time job for Tk 5,000 and Tk 7,000 respectively per month. They have been working for a balloon factory in Madarbari from 9am to 9pm everyday for eight months. As they do not need to share the income with their families, they can spend the money on their own. Photo: Suman Babu

  • A view of Dhaka’ Bijoy Sarani on Friday, Jul 23, 2021, the first day of a strict coronavirus lockdown reimposed after Eid-ul-Azha holidays. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A view of Dhaka’ Bijoy Sarani on Friday, Jul 23, 2021, the first day of a strict coronavirus lockdown reimposed after Eid-ul-Azha holidays. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A view of the Matsya Bhaban area in Dhaka on Friday, Jul 23, 2021, the first day of a strict coronavirus lockdown reimposed after Eid-ul-Azha holidays. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A view of the Matsya Bhaban area in Dhaka on Friday, Jul 23, 2021, the first day of a strict coronavirus lockdown reimposed after Eid-ul-Azha holidays. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • BGB personnel check a vehicle at a checkpoint at Ekuria on the Dhaka-Mawa Expressway on Friday, Jul 23, 2021, the first day of the 'strictest' lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    BGB personnel check a vehicle at a checkpoint at Ekuria on the Dhaka-Mawa Expressway on Friday, Jul 23, 2021, the first day of the 'strictest' lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • BGB personnel check a vehicle at a checkpoint at Ekuria on the Dhaka-Mawa Expressway on Friday, Jul 23, 2021, the first day of the 'strictest' lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    BGB personnel check a vehicle at a checkpoint at Ekuria on the Dhaka-Mawa Expressway on Friday, Jul 23, 2021, the first day of the 'strictest' lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Army personnel question a driver at Old Dhaka's Roy Shaheb Bazar intersections on Friday, Jul 23, 2021, the first day of the 'strictest' lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Army personnel question a driver at Old Dhaka's Roy Shaheb Bazar intersections on Friday, Jul 23, 2021, the first day of the 'strictest' lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Saat Masjid Road in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi was deserted on Friday, Jul 23, 2021, as lockdown restrictions were retightened after the Eid holidays to rein in a record surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths. Photo: Moinul Haque Chawdhury

    Saat Masjid Road in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi was deserted on Friday, Jul 23, 2021, as lockdown restrictions were retightened after the Eid holidays to rein in a record surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths. Photo: Moinul Haque Chawdhury

  • A group of people rode a pickup van to return to Dhaka from the Shimulia ferry pier in Munshiganj on the first day of lockdown after the Eid-ul-Azha festivities on Friday, Jul 23, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A group of people rode a pickup van to return to Dhaka from the Shimulia ferry pier in Munshiganj on the first day of lockdown after the Eid-ul-Azha festivities on Friday, Jul 23, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Many people head to Dhaka on foot from the Shimulia ferry terminal in Munshiganj on Friday, Jul 23, 2021, as transportation wassuspended on the first day of lockdown designed to curb the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Many people head to Dhaka on foot from the Shimulia ferry terminal in Munshiganj on Friday, Jul 23, 2021, as transportation wassuspended on the first day of lockdown designed to curb the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Lockdown restrictions resumed again after the Eid holidays on Friday, Jul 23, 2021. A mobile court fines people who ignored stay-at-home orders in Old Dhaka's Babu Bazar bridge neighbourhood. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Lockdown restrictions resumed again after the Eid holidays on Friday, Jul 23, 2021. A mobile court fines people who ignored stay-at-home orders in Old Dhaka's Babu Bazar bridge neighbourhood. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • People returning from the southern districts arrived at the Sadarghat launch terminal in Dhaka after the Eid holidays on Friday, Jul 23, 2021. But they faced difficulties reaching their destinations as transportation is suspended amid the lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    People returning from the southern districts arrived at the Sadarghat launch terminal in Dhaka after the Eid holidays on Friday, Jul 23, 2021. But they faced difficulties reaching their destinations as transportation is suspended amid the lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • People arrived at the Sadarghat launch terminal after a long and difficult journey from the southern districts of Bangladesh following the Eid festivities on Friday, Jul 23, 2021. Many of them hopped on to vans and rickshaws to get to their destination as transportation is suspended amid the lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    People arrived at the Sadarghat launch terminal after a long and difficult journey from the southern districts of Bangladesh following the Eid festivities on Friday, Jul 23, 2021. Many of them hopped on to vans and rickshaws to get to their destination as transportation is suspended amid the lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • People returning from the southern districts arrived at the Sadarghat launch terminal in Dhaka after the Eid holidays on Friday, Jul 23, 2021. But they faced difficulties reaching their destinations as transportation is suspended amid the lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    People returning from the southern districts arrived at the Sadarghat launch terminal in Dhaka after the Eid holidays on Friday, Jul 23, 2021. But they faced difficulties reaching their destinations as transportation is suspended amid the lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • People arrived at the Sadarghat launch terminal after a long and difficult journey from the southern districts of Bangladesh following the Eid festivities on Friday, Jul 23, 2021. Many of them hopped on to vans and rickshaws to get to their destination as transportation is suspended amid the lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    People arrived at the Sadarghat launch terminal after a long and difficult journey from the southern districts of Bangladesh following the Eid festivities on Friday, Jul 23, 2021. Many of them hopped on to vans and rickshaws to get to their destination as transportation is suspended amid the lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • People returning from the southern districts arrived at the Sadarghat launch terminal in Dhaka after the Eid holidays on Friday, Jul 23, 2021. But they faced difficulties reaching their destinations as transportation is suspended amid the lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    People returning from the southern districts arrived at the Sadarghat launch terminal in Dhaka after the Eid holidays on Friday, Jul 23, 2021. But they faced difficulties reaching their destinations as transportation is suspended amid the lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • An exodus of people returning to Dhaka from southern districts in Bangladesh seen at the Sadarghat launch terminal after the Eid festivities on Friday, Jul 23, 2021. They left the station on foot to get to their destinations as transportation is suspended amid the lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    An exodus of people returning to Dhaka from southern districts in Bangladesh seen at the Sadarghat launch terminal after the Eid festivities on Friday, Jul 23, 2021. They left the station on foot to get to their destinations as transportation is suspended amid the lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • An exodus of people returning to Dhaka from southern districts in Bangladesh seen at the Sadarghat launch terminal after the Eid festivities on Friday, Jul 23, 2021. They left the station on foot to get to their destinations as transportation is suspended amid the lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    An exodus of people returning to Dhaka from southern districts in Bangladesh seen at the Sadarghat launch terminal after the Eid festivities on Friday, Jul 23, 2021. They left the station on foot to get to their destinations as transportation is suspended amid the lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • People returning to Dhaka after the Eid-ul-Azha festivities left stations on foot on Friday, Jul 23, 2021, as lockdown restrictions resumed across the country to stem the flow of a record COVID-19 cases and deaths. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    People returning to Dhaka after the Eid-ul-Azha festivities left stations on foot on Friday, Jul 23, 2021, as lockdown restrictions resumed across the country to stem the flow of a record COVID-19 cases and deaths. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

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Many people jumped into the seasonal trade of rawhide of cattle sacrificed on Eid-ul-Azha as the government fixed slightly higher prices this time than last year. Some of them traded in rawhide on Dhaka’s Nawabpur Road on the Eid day on Wednesday, Jul 21, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

Rawhide merchants,
tanners trade blame

Problems in the leather industry drag on

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrives at Bari Airport in Bari, Italy June 28, 2021. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS

Blinken to visit India

India is an important partner in US efforts to counter China and in vaccine diplomacy

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.