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  • Pallab Bhattacharya

    Pallab Bhattacharya is a special correspondent for The Daily Star.

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    Fishermen in Assam Jail: Bring them back home

    Twenty-five Bangladeshi fishermen from Kurigram, stuck in an Assam jail for two months without trial, have little hope of returning home soon while another already has died in custody.
  • BCCI officially suspends IPL

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) yesterday suspended this year’s Indian Premier League “till further notice” in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic which has claimed more than 400 lives and affected over 12,000 in the country.
  • Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra to join ‘One World: Together at Home’

    An array of artistes from across the world will appear in ‘One World: Together At Home’, a global virtual concert, curated by pop star Lady Gaga to support and applaud frontline healthcare workers in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Covid-19 In India: Road ahead for the world’s largest quarantine

    “Extraordinary times require extraordinary solutions”—that is how Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi summed up the worldwide response to the coronavirus pandemic during a video conference on March 30 with the heads of all of India’s embassies and high commissions across the globe.
  • Panic-struck people clear out faintly promising malaria drug

    On Sunday, Salman Islam, a resident of the capital’s Panthapath area, rushed to the nearest pharmacy to buy malaria drug hydroxychloroquine after watching on the news that the US President Donald Trump touted it for treatment of Covid-19.