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Bangladesh
  • Infection: 1,953,012
  • Recovery: 779----
  • Death: 29,127

Source: IEDCR

World
  • Infection: 521,308,242
  • Recovery: 3,405,---
  • Death: 6,263,632

Source: Johns Hopkins University

Spotlight

Swedish soldiers in Stockholm. The New York Times via Twitter
In rebirth for NATO, Europe unites in face of Putin’s ambition

The decisions by Finland and Sweden to abandon the neutrality they adhered to for decades and apply to join NATO is the strongest indication yet of a profound change in Europe in the face of an aggressive Russian imperial project.

3 companies control a piece of nearly everything. Should you worry?

Three gigantic American asset management firms — BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street — control too much of the global economy

Supporters listen to President Donald Trump speak at a campaign rally in Fort Wayne, Ind., Nov 5, 2018. Trump has employed the term “invaders” in arguing for a border wall. (Doug Mills/The New York Times

A conspiracy theory is refashioned by GOP

Replacement theory, espoused by the suspect in the Buffalo massacre, has been embraced by some right-wing politicians and commentators in the US

Anamaria Vartolomei, left, and Sandrine Bonnaire in a scene from “Happening,” whose depiction of a 1960s back-street abortion in France has struck a chord with viewers worldwide. “Happening,” which will be released in the United States on May 6, has also fed into larger debates in France around the perception of abortion. (IFC Films via The New York Times)

In France, a film has women sharing their stories of abortion

Following the release of ‘Happening,’ about an illegal abortion in 1963, the country’s contemporary stigma around the procedure is facing scrutiny.

The “Saturday Night Live” opening sketch made fun of the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial; Cecily Strong played the judge, and Kyle Mooney played Depp. In the episode hosted by Selena Gomez, the show tried to distract itself from a dire news week with a celebrity lawsuit and whoopee cushions. Photo credit: NBC Universal, via YouTube

The lost Americans

The pandemic has been a source of disruption and misery to all Americans. But those who lost people to Covid have travelled a different, isolated path

All the innocent lives in Buffalo attack

A 18-year-old white man opened fire at a supermarket in a largely Black section of Buffalo city, New York, killing 10 people in a racist attack

The “Saturday Night Live” opening sketch made fun of the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial; Cecily Strong played the judge, and Kyle Mooney played Depp. In the episode hosted by Selena Gomez, the show tried to distract itself from a dire news week with a celebrity lawsuit and whoopee cushions. Photo credit: NBC Universal, via YouTube

‘SNL’ takes on the
trial of Johnny Depp
and Amber Heard

In an episode hosted by Selena Gomez, 'Saturday Night Live' tried to distract itself from a dire news week with a celebrity lawsuit and whoopee cushions

Sightseers at the Colosseum in Rome, May 6, 2022. With masking and vaccination requirements largely dropped in Italy and summer approaching, crowds have begun to return to Rome’s Centro Storico — the area most dependent on tourism and the hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Francesco Lastrucci/The New York Times

In Rome, new food and old sites beckon

The Eternal City continues to live up to its name, thanks to some long-awaited reopenings and a crop of new restaurants and cultural spots all over town

People use their phones to show their coronavirus vaccination certificates before entering the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia, March 27, 2022. The New York Times

How Australia saved thousands of lives from COVID

The US and Australia share similar demographics, but their COVID-19 death rates point to very different cultures of trust

Photo credit: Mansi Thapliyal/ Reuters

Uganda sued over digital ID system that excludes millions

The country’s biometric scanners are often unable to read the fingerprints of elderly people whose prints had worn out due to engagement in hard labour

  • Wild orchids have bloomed on the side of an old shirish tree (Albizia lebbeck) since the start of summer in the Sadarghat area of Chattogram. Not only do the flowers look beautiful, they also have a pleasant fragrance. The photo was captured by Kamal Das.

    Wild orchids have bloomed on the side of an old shirish tree (Albizia lebbeck) since the start of summer in the Sadarghat area of Chattogram. Not only do the flowers look beautiful, they also have a pleasant fragrance. The photo was captured by Kamal Das.

  • A worker extracts cooking oil at a small mill at Bata Signal in the Elephant Road area of Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A worker extracts cooking oil at a small mill at Bata Signal in the Elephant Road area of Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • People queue to buy mustard oil from a small mill at Bata Signal in the Elephant Road area of Dhaka. One customer is allowed to buy maximum 2 litres of oil, depending on production. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    People queue to buy mustard oil from a small mill at Bata Signal in the Elephant Road area of Dhaka. One customer is allowed to buy maximum 2 litres of oil, depending on production. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A customer buys mustard oil from a small mill at Bata Signal in the Elephant Road area of Dhaka at Tk 280 per litre. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A customer buys mustard oil from a small mill at Bata Signal in the Elephant Road area of Dhaka at Tk 280 per litre. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The small cooking oil mill at Bata Signal in the Elephant Road area of Dhaka uses 10 machines to extract mustard oil. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The small cooking oil mill at Bata Signal in the Elephant Road area of Dhaka uses 10 machines to extract mustard oil. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Buddhists pray in front of the idol of Gautam Buddha in Dhaka on Buddha Purnima on Sunday, May 15, 2022.

    Buddhists pray in front of the idol of Gautam Buddha in Dhaka on Buddha Purnima on Sunday, May 15, 2022.

  • A follower of Gautam Buddha prays in front of his idol in Dhaka on Buddha Purnima on Sunday, May 15, 2022.

    A follower of Gautam Buddha prays in front of his idol in Dhaka on Buddha Purnima on Sunday, May 15, 2022.

  • Buddhists celebrate their biggest religious festival Buddha Purnima at Dharmarajika Buddhist Monastery in Dhaka’s Sobujbagh on Sunday, May 15, 2022.

    Buddhists celebrate their biggest religious festival Buddha Purnima at Dharmarajika Buddhist Monastery in Dhaka’s Sobujbagh on Sunday, May 15, 2022.

  • Buddhists in Khagrachhari bring out a festive procession in the town to mark the birth of Gautam Buddha on Sunday, May 15, 2022.

    Buddhists in Khagrachhari bring out a festive procession in the town to mark the birth of Gautam Buddha on Sunday, May 15, 2022.

  • Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal speaks at a programme titled 'Sheikh Hasina's Homecoming: Reconstruction of History' and organised by Bangladesh Progressive Columnist Forum at the National Press Club in Dhaka on Sunday, May 15, 2022.

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal speaks at a programme titled 'Sheikh Hasina's Homecoming: Reconstruction of History' and organised by Bangladesh Progressive Columnist Forum at the National Press Club in Dhaka on Sunday, May 15, 2022.

  • A new pedestrian overpass is being constructed in Farmgate. The old large one has been removed, though, there is another one just 10-15 metres away. People trying to cross the road pay no attention to it. In this picture, some of them are spotted trying to cross the busiest part of the road randomly, taking a serious risk on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A new pedestrian overpass is being constructed in Farmgate. The old large one has been removed, though, there is another one just 10-15 metres away. People trying to cross the road pay no attention to it. In this picture, some of them are spotted trying to cross the busiest part of the road randomly, taking a serious risk on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A new pedestrian overpass is being constructed in Farmgate. The old large one has been removed, though, there is another one just 10-15 metres away. People trying to cross the road pay no attention to it. In this picture, some of them are spotted trying to cross the busiest part of the road, taking a serious risk on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A new pedestrian overpass is being constructed in Farmgate. The old large one has been removed, though, there is another one just 10-15 metres away. People trying to cross the road pay no attention to it. In this picture, some of them are spotted trying to cross the busiest part of the road, taking a serious risk on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A pedestrian overpass is being constructed in Farmgate. The old large one has been removed, though, there is another one just 10-15 metres away. People trying to cross the road pay no attention to it. In this harrowing image, a mother, who is supposed to teach her adolescent boy how to safely cross the road, is spotted attempting to cross the road instead by apparently forcing vehicles to come to a halt on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A pedestrian overpass is being constructed in Farmgate. The old large one has been removed, though, there is another one just 10-15 metres away. People trying to cross the road pay no attention to it. In this harrowing image, a mother, who is supposed to teach her adolescent boy how to safely cross the road, is spotted attempting to cross the road instead by apparently forcing vehicles to come to a halt on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A pedestrian overpass is being constructed in Farmgate. The old large one has been removed, though, there is another one just 10-15 metres away. People trying to cross the road pay no attention to it. This image is likely to be the most cynical of all. It shows a young man with an apparent injury, as he was carrying a supportive walking stick, attempting to cross the busiest part of the road by forcing vehicles to come to a halt on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A pedestrian overpass is being constructed in Farmgate. The old large one has been removed, though, there is another one just 10-15 metres away. People trying to cross the road pay no attention to it. This image is likely to be the most cynical of all. It shows a young man with an apparent injury, as he was carrying a supportive walking stick, attempting to cross the busiest part of the road by forcing vehicles to come to a halt on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A pedestrian overpass is being constructed in Farmgate. The old large one has been removed, though, there is another one just 10-15 metres away. People trying to cross the road pay no attention to it. Rather, they prefer to cross the road by forcing themselves through the temporary dividers put in place by the authorities. An unidentified man is spotted attempting the same feat on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A pedestrian overpass is being constructed in Farmgate. The old large one has been removed, though, there is another one just 10-15 metres away. People trying to cross the road pay no attention to it. Rather, they prefer to cross the road by forcing themselves through the temporary dividers put in place by the authorities. An unidentified man is spotted attempting the same feat on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Motorcycles have long been considered the riskiest mode of transportation in Bangladesh. According to the Road Safety Foundation, at least a third of the people killed in road accidents in Bangladesh last year were on motorcycles. In this picture, a man and two boys, all without protective gear, are spotted riding a motorcycle at Dhaka’s Abdul Gani Road on Saturday, Mar 14, 2022. The younger child is seated in a plastic crate installed at the back of the motorcycle. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Motorcycles have long been considered the riskiest mode of transportation in Bangladesh. According to the Road Safety Foundation, at least a third of the people killed in road accidents in Bangladesh last year were on motorcycles. In this picture, a man and two boys, all without protective gear, are spotted riding a motorcycle at Dhaka’s Abdul Gani Road on Saturday, Mar 14, 2022. The younger child is seated in a plastic crate installed at the back of the motorcycle. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Motorcycles have long been considered the riskiest mode of transportation in Bangladesh. According to the Road Safety Foundation, at least a third of the people killed in road accidents in Bangladesh last year were on motorcycles. In this picture, a family of four including two minors, are spotted riding a motorcycle without protective gear in Dhaka’s Farmgate on Saturday, Mar 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Motorcycles have long been considered the riskiest mode of transportation in Bangladesh. According to the Road Safety Foundation, at least a third of the people killed in road accidents in Bangladesh last year were on motorcycles. In this picture, a family of four including two minors, are spotted riding a motorcycle without protective gear in Dhaka’s Farmgate on Saturday, Mar 14, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

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The rise of PK Halder and the fall of firms he controlled

After graduation from BUET, Halder received an MBA degree from Dhaka University’s IBA

An aerial view of burnt vehicles and the remains of what appears to be a makeshift bridge across the Siverskyi Donets River, eastern Ukraine, in this handout image uploaded on May 12, 2022. Ukrainian Airborne Forces Command/Handout via REUTERS

Growing evidence of military
disaster on the Donets River

As the scale of what happened comes into sharper focus, the disaster appears to be breaking through the Kremlin’s tightly controlled information bubble

The “Saturday Night Live” opening sketch made fun of the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial; Cecily Strong played the judge, and Kyle Mooney played Depp. In the episode hosted by Selena Gomez, the show tried to distract itself from a dire news week with a celebrity lawsuit and whoopee cushions. Photo credit: NBC Universal, via YouTube

‘SNL’ takes on the
trial of Johnny Depp
and Amber Heard

In an episode hosted by Selena Gomez, 'Saturday Night Live' tried to distract itself from a dire news week with a celebrity lawsuit and whoopee cushions