26 May 2021 – Odds are increasing that the annual average global temperature will rise beyond 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, in at least one of the next five years, the UN weather agency warns in a new report issued on…
Now rush to return; river terminals overcrowded again
As Eid holidays are over, now thousands of holidaymakers from south-western districts overcrowded the ferry terminals in a bid to return to Dhaka to join their workplaces.
Khaleda Zia’s application now at Home Ministry
The opinion of the Law Ministry on allowing BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia to go abroad was sent to the Home Ministry on Sunday.
IBBL Hajiganj Branch now in new location
The Hajiganj Branch of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited has been shifted to Mukim Uddin Shopping Center, Hajiganj, Chandpur on 31 January 2021 Sunday.
‘Hilsa export for even next 5 years not on the cards now’
Dhaka, Jan 6 – The government has no plan to export hilsa now and not even in the next five years.
Campuses now ‘danger zones’ for students: BNP
Dhaka Oct 01 – BNP on Thursday said that the university and college campuses in the country have become ‘danger zones’ for general students due to ‘unruly’ activities by Chhatra League and Jubo League members.
Bangladesh now ’16th worst’ corona-hit country
Dhaka, July 19 – Bangladesh on Sunday went past Germany in terms of confirmed Covid-19 cases to become the 16th worst-affected country in the world with 204,525 infections.
Global Covid-19 death toll now above 600,000; cases 14.2 mn
Dhaka, July 19 – The global death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed 600,000, said the Johns Hopkins University.
Memorable days: Old Sangsad Bhaban now Prime Minister’s office
Mostafa Kamal Majumder At the close of a programme of the Ministry of Education at the Milanee Hall of Hotel Purbani International, education secretary Kazi Fazlur Rahman was exchanging views with journalists. Prime Minister Shah Azizur Rahman who was in…
COVID-19: Reset food systems now for a better future
By Cecilia Russell MILAN, Italy, Jun 4 2020 (IPS) – The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the inherent fragility of food systems, Marta Antonelli told an international video conference organised by the Barilla Center for Food Nutrition (BCFN).
It’s time for all of us to Stop. Hate. Now.
Danielle Nierenberg Like so many of us, I feel sad and enraged by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, David McAtee, and many others at the hands of police. These murders are a travesty and not something…
Educational institutions not reopening now: PM
Dhaka, May 31 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday ruled out the possibility of opening educational institutions right now saying that students are the future of the country and the government does not want to put them at risk.
4.5 km Padma Bridge now visible
About 4.5 kilometers of Padma Bridge has become visible with the installation of its 30th span on Saturday.
Ensuring biodiversity now will prevent pandemics later
By Samira Sadeque UNITED NATIONS, May 26 2020 (IPS) – A future repetition of the current COVID-19 pandemic is preventable with massive cooperation on international and local levels and by ensuring biological diversity preservation around the world, experts recently said.
DU not to go for online classes now
DHAKA, May 12: Dhaka University (DU) has decided not to go for online classes now considering the incapability of a large number of students to attend the classes as many of them may not have proper internet access during their…
Whole China now at low virus risk
Bangkok, AP/UNB, May 07 – China declared the whole country now at low virus risk Thursday as its new cases fall to near zero and no new deaths have been reported from COVID-19 in more than three weeks.
Padma Bridge’s 29th span installed; 4.35 km now visible
Dhaka, May 4: About 4,350 metres of Padma Bridge has become visible with the installation of its 29th span on Monday.
Scaling up Covid-19 response now to avoid higher costs later
Ceyla Pazarbasioglu & Ayhan Kose After a decade of uninterrupted growth, the global economy came to a sudden halt because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The question now is not whether there will be a global recession but how deep it…
Kanye West officially now billionaire: Forbes
Rapper Kanye West is now a billionae thanks largely to the basketball shoes bearing his name that he developed with Adidas, Forbes magazine said Friday.
Sydney beaches re-open: ‘The mood is quite happy now’
Frances Mao, Sydney I’ve just spoken with a local cafe owner very pleased about the news. Tony Burrows owns the Coogee Bite Cafe perched at the north end of Coogee Beach. He was down on the sand this morning at…
Global Coronavirus death toll 165,058, cases 2,406,905 now
Dhaka, April 20 – The global death toll from coronavirus reached 165,058 on Monday morning. So far, 2,406,905 cases have been confirmed around the world after the highly contagious disease was first reported in China in December last year, according…
What now for cricket in 2020?
Cricket has seen international series postponed, the Indian Premier League put on hold and the T20 World Cup in Australia thrown into doubt by the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus proves need for free healthcare for all– now
By Winnie Byanyima GENEVA, Apr 2 2020 (IPS) – The multi-layered crisis of the Coronavirus epidemic has been a dramatic shock to everyone. But, to communities affected by HIV and AIDS, the crisis has not only brought a further shock…
Coronavirus cases in Bangladesh now stand at 61: Minister
Bangladesh on Friday confirmed the detection of five more new coronavirus patients, raising the total number of such cases in the country to 61. Health Minister Zahid Maleque made the disclosure at an online press briefing.
Coronavirus crisis: Now is the hour of Modern Monetary Theory
by Peter Bofinger on 23rd March 2020 @PeterBofinger Peter Bofinger argues MMT provides intellectual justification for a ‘whatever it takes’ fiscal response to potentially the biggest global postwar economic challenge.
Coronavirus: Europe now epicentre of the pandemic, says WHO
Europe is now the “epicentre” of the global coronavirus pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization says. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged countries to use aggressive measures, community mobilisation and social distancing to save lives.
Banking sector now hostage to a quarter: CPD
Dhaka, Feb 23 – Distinguished Fellow of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya on Saturday alleged that the country’s banking sector is now hostage to a handful of individuals and organisations. He made the allegation while addressing…
3.6km of Padma Bridge now visible
About 3,600 metres of the much-hyped Padma Bridge became visible after the installation of the 24thd span on Tuesday.
Samsung Galaxy Note10+ now in Bangladesh
A Bangladeshi company is now manufacturing high-end Samsung Galaxy Note10+ locally, which is costing customers Tk 31,000 less than the price of an imported phone of the same model.
Dhaka North and South City polls now on Feb 1
Dhaka, Jan 18 – Elections to both the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) will now be held on February 1 instead of January 30.