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Bangladesh
  • Infection: 1,577,070
  • Recovery: 779----
  • Death: 27,989

Source: IEDCR

World
  • Infection: 264,677,131
  • Recovery: 3,405,---
  • Death: 5,240,240

Source: Johns Hopkins University

Spotlight

A COVID-19 testing station at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, Dec. 2, 2021. (Joao Silva/The New York Times)
Omicron spreading over twice
as fast as delta: scientists

Omicron’s rapid spread results from a combination of contagiousness and an ability to dodge the body’s immune defences, researchers say

Do cars have to look so boring?

Cars may be undergoing huge changes on the inside, but you wouldn’t know it to look at them

Ten years ago, some of the world’s largest companies, including Coca-Cola, Kellogg’s, Walmart and Mars, pledged to change their practices to help end deforestation by 2020. The 2020 deadline arrived, and some companies reported advances toward their goal — no company, however, could say it had eliminated forest destruction from its supply chain. Mike Haddad/The New York Times

Companies vowed to help save forests. Did they?

Cargill, Nestle, Carrefour and others pledged to reach net-zero deforestation in their supply chains by 2020

Buffaloes eat food given by volunteers at a farm where Environmental Police found hundreds of malnourished and mistreated buffaloes in Brotas, Sao Paulo state, Brazil Dec 1, 2021. Reuters

Volunteers try to save starving buffalos in Brazil

Volunteers say as many as 500 buffalos have died of hunger since last month

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on his plan to combat a new coronavirus variant at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., Dec. 2, 2021. President Biden, confronting a worrisome new coronavirus variant and the potential of a winter surge, laid out a new pandemic strategy on Thursday afternoon. (Pete Marovich/The New York Times)

Biden vows to fight
omicron with ‘science
and speed’

Biden has been unable to overcome resistance to the shots in red states and rural areas

A man runs along Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois, US, January 25, 2020. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski

How staying active may protect ageing brain

Simple activities like walking boost immune cells in the brain that may help to keep memory sharp and even ward off Alzheimer’s disease

A passenger at the international check-in counters at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, Dec. 2, 2021. New travel restrictions announced on Thursday by the White House over fears of the spread of the Omicron variant have many worrying that their trips may not happen. (Joao Silva/The New York Times)

Travellers to US count the hours

Americans living abroad and foreigners hoping to visit the United States - grapple with new complexities of holiday travel in the age of COVID

President Joe Biden discusses economic policy at the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. Biden said Friday that his hoarse voice and cough here were the result of germy kisses from his toddler grandson, not the coronavirus. “I have a test every day, a COVID test, checking for all the strains,” Biden told reporters. (Stefani Reynolds/The New York Times)

Biden releases a doctor’s note: It’s just a cold

The US president says his hoarse voice and cough are the result of germy kisses from his toddler grandson, not the coronavirus

Acting German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives a bouquet from acting German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz prior to the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Nov 24, 2021. Markus Schreiber/Pool via REUTERS

Germany's Angela Merkel bids farewell as chancellor

With a parade of torch-bearing soldiers and a 1970s hit from the Communist East, Germany’s Angela Merkel bid farewell as chancellor. She leaves office next week

“I refused to hide,” Ms Isakov said of her decision to share the story of her husband’s vicious attack that nearly killed her.Credit...Amit Elkayam for The New York Times

Husband stabbed her 20
times. She now fights
laws favouring abusers

Isakov was flown by helicopter to the nearest hospital in critical condition, with doctors giving her a 20% chance of living through the night

  • A group of students block Rampura Bridge in Dhaka demanding safe roads on Friday, Dec 3, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    A group of students block Rampura Bridge in Dhaka demanding safe roads on Friday, Dec 3, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Drivers with special needs drive autorickshaws on Topkhana Road in Dhaka to mark the International Day of Disabled Persons on Friday, Dec 3, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Drivers with special needs drive autorickshaws on Topkhana Road in Dhaka to mark the International Day of Disabled Persons on Friday, Dec 3, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A Jatiyatabadi Krishak Dal activist carries a placard demanding unconditional release of BNP chief Khaleda Zia during a demonstration outside the National Press Club in Dhaka on Friday, Dec 3, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A Jatiyatabadi Krishak Dal activist carries a placard demanding unconditional release of BNP chief Khaleda Zia during a demonstration outside the National Press Club in Dhaka on Friday, Dec 3, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Former students of Khulna University of Engineering and Technology hold a rally in front of the Engineering Institute in Dhaka’s Ramna on Friday, Dec 3, 2021, demanding a probe into the death of Prof Md Selim Hossain, a teacher of the university’s EEE department. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Former students of Khulna University of Engineering and Technology hold a rally in front of the Engineering Institute in Dhaka’s Ramna on Friday, Dec 3, 2021, demanding a probe into the death of Prof Md Selim Hossain, a teacher of the university’s EEE department. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Former students of Khulna University of Engineering and Technology hold a rally in front of the Engineering Institute in Dhaka’s Ramna on Friday, Dec 3, 2021, demanding a probe into the death of Prof Md Selim Hossain, a teacher of the university’s EEE department. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Former students of Khulna University of Engineering and Technology hold a rally in front of the Engineering Institute in Dhaka’s Ramna on Friday, Dec 3, 2021, demanding a probe into the death of Prof Md Selim Hossain, a teacher of the university’s EEE department. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Students take their Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations at Govt Shaheed Suhrawardy College in Old Dhaka on Thursday, Dec 2, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Students take their Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations at Govt Shaheed Suhrawardy College in Old Dhaka on Thursday, Dec 2, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Students take their Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations at Govt Shaheed Suhrawardy College in Old Dhaka on Thursday, Dec 2, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Students take their Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations at Govt Shaheed Suhrawardy College in Old Dhaka on Thursday, Dec 2, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Students take their Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations at Govt Shaheed Suhrawardy College in Old Dhaka on Thursday, Dec 2, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Students take their Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examinations at Govt Shaheed Suhrawardy College in Old Dhaka on Thursday, Dec 2, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • ASI Sohnur Rahman of Rampura Police Station helps a few children cross the busy street near Rampura Bridge on Thursday, Dec 2, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    ASI Sohnur Rahman of Rampura Police Station helps a few children cross the busy street near Rampura Bridge on Thursday, Dec 2, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The suspects in the killings of six students in Aminbazar in 2011 head back to jail from Old Dhaka’s court premises after the verdict in the case, on Thursday, Dec 2, 2021. The court sentenced 13 people to death and another 19 to life in prison for beating the students to death on suspicion of robbery. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    The suspects in the killings of six students in Aminbazar in 2011 head back to jail from Old Dhaka’s court premises after the verdict in the case, on Thursday, Dec 2, 2021. The court sentenced 13 people to death and another 19 to life in prison for beating the students to death on suspicion of robbery. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • The suspects in the killings of six students in Aminbazar in 2011 head back to jail from Old Dhaka’s court premises after the verdict in the case, on Thursday, Dec 2, 2021. The court sentenced 13 people to death and another 19 to life in prison for beating the students to death on suspicion of robbery. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    The suspects in the killings of six students in Aminbazar in 2011 head back to jail from Old Dhaka’s court premises after the verdict in the case, on Thursday, Dec 2, 2021. The court sentenced 13 people to death and another 19 to life in prison for beating the students to death on suspicion of robbery. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Construction work is ongoing on the new COVID-19 test lab on the second floor of the car park at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Construction work is ongoing on the new COVID-19 test lab on the second floor of the car park at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Construction work is ongoing on the new COVID-19 test lab on the second floor of the car park at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Construction work is ongoing on the new COVID-19 test lab on the second floor of the car park at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Health Minister Zahid Maleque and State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub Ali inspect the new COVID-19 test lab under construction on the second floor of the car park at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Health Minister Zahid Maleque and State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mahbub Ali inspect the new COVID-19 test lab under construction on the second floor of the car park at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A new 36,000 square foot test lab is being constructed on the second floor of the car park at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport so passengers travelling abroad can get COVID-19 tests. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A new 36,000 square foot test lab is being constructed on the second floor of the car park at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport so passengers travelling abroad can get COVID-19 tests. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Students enter the Govt Shaheed Suhrawardy College centre in Old Dhaka to take their HSC exams that started across the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday, Dec 2, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Students enter the Govt Shaheed Suhrawardy College centre in Old Dhaka to take their HSC exams that started across the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday, Dec 2, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Students undergo a body temperature check at the entrance to Govt Shaheed Suhrawardy College centre in Old Dhaka before the HSC exams amid the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday, Dec 2, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Students undergo a body temperature check at the entrance to Govt Shaheed Suhrawardy College centre in Old Dhaka before the HSC exams amid the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday, Dec 2, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Students sanitise their hands at the entrance to Govt Shaheed Suhrawardy College centre in Old Dhaka before the HSC exams amid the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday, Dec 2, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Students sanitise their hands at the entrance to Govt Shaheed Suhrawardy College centre in Old Dhaka before the HSC exams amid the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday, Dec 2, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

  • Preeti, a student who arrived late at Dhaka City College centre for her HSC exam due to traffic, stands outside as punishment. Parents waiting outside later implored the authorities to let her enter the exam centre on Thursday, Dec 2, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Preeti, a student who arrived late at Dhaka City College centre for her HSC exam due to traffic, stands outside as punishment. Parents waiting outside later implored the authorities to let her enter the exam centre on Thursday, Dec 2, 2021. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • Education Minister Dipu Moni visits the Govt Shaheed Suhrawardy College centre in Old Dhaka on the first day of HSC exams on Thursday, Dec 2, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

    Education Minister Dipu Moni visits the Govt Shaheed Suhrawardy College centre in Old Dhaka on the first day of HSC exams on Thursday, Dec 2, 2021. Photo: Kazi Salahuddin Razu

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LPG fair price a
far cry in Dhaka

Bangladesh readjusts LPG price every month to ensure fair price

A shopper wears a face mask inside a store in St. Louis, July 27, 2021. Mask mandates were effective as the Delta variant of the coronavirus was driving a surge in COVID-19 cases across Missouri, according to an analysis that the state’s Department of Health and Senior Services conducted in early November — but the state did not immediately share that data with the public. (Whitney Curtis/The New York Times)

Missouri withheld data
on mask effectiveness

An analysis compares reported case and death rates in parts of the state without mask requirements to rates in places with mask mandates

Cast member Kumail Nanjiani poses at the premiere for the film

More minority faces in
film, TV, music amid
rise in diversity demand

The rise in audiences' demand reflects the world's diversity, showing that inclusion is good business, industry executives said