DHAKA — Unfazed by his ODI snub, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza said he would continue to play domestic cricket in his endeavor to make himself available for the national team again. The team management left out Mashrafe for the upcoming home…
Despite Pre-Election Anxiety, US Election Went Smoothly
Despite substantial pre-election anxiety, millions of Americans went to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new president in a process that by most accounts went smoothly.
‘BD economy to show growth’ despite global recession
Dhaka, Aug 13 – Bangladesh might be one of only two ASEAN and South Asian economies to register positive growth in 2020 when the world is almost certainly bound to a devastating recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Covid-19 testing halved in a month despite rise in cases
Dhaka, Aug 01 – The health authorities reported 21 new deaths from coronavirus and 2,199 new cases on Saturday as the country celebrated Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest festival of Muslims.
Facebook quarterly profit rockets despite ad boycott
Facebook reported Thursday that its quarterly profit had nearly doubled and users grew despite a boycott by advertisers and the pandemic-induced economic turmoil.
Google parent Alphabet sees growth despite pandemic
Google parent Alphabet on Tuesday outshined dim earnings expectations, showing higher revenue and profits despite a coronavirus-induced slowdown in its core digital advertising operations in March.
Qatar presses on with World Cup projects despite the virus
Work on Qatar’s World Cup stadiums and mega-projects linked to the tournament have continued apace despite tough social distancing rules to stem the spread of coronavirus among the largely migrant workforce.
Dhaka second worst in Air Quality Index despite lockdown
Dhaka, April 02 – Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka was ranked second-worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) for the second consecutive day on Thursday morning.
Despite imports, harvest of fresh onion price still above Tk 200
Dhaka, Dec 8 – While some of the imported onions were relatively cheaper, but the local newly harvested and old onions were still selling at higher prices in the capital’s kitchen markets. Though the local onion price was relatively down…
UN remains firm on Paris Deal despite US withdrawal
A UN spokesperson said Tuesday that the United Nation’s determination on the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change remains unchanged despite the U.S. notice of withdrawal.
Despite financial hurdles, New York still seducing jazz artists
Its lilts and grooves can feel like nostalgic rhythms from a bygone era, but jazz remains a thriving contemporary art form — and its proponents still flock to New York hoping to catch a break. Despite a booming rents that…
Smoking kicking despite bans in greece
When George Balafoutis returned home from New York two years ago, he was shocked to see what little impact nearly a decade of anti-smoking laws had made on stubbing out Greece’s favourite guilty pleasure. It was then that Balafoutis, now…