The government is set to expand the social safety net in the upcoming budget as the Covid-19 has pushed at least 2.5 crore people below the poverty line.
105 Bangladeshis return from India through Benapole
Another batch of 105 Bangladeshis returned home from India through the Benapole checkpost on Friday morning.
MetLife launches ‘3-hr COVID-19 claim decision’ service
Dhaka, Apr 18 : MetLife Bangladesh, a leader of life insurance company has launched a unique initiative, 3-hour claim decision service for COVID-19 death claims with coverage up to Tk 20 lakh.
Symphony launches home delivery service
Dhaka, Apr 12 : Local mobile phone manufacturer Symphony has launched an e-commerce and home delivery service amid a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases and fresh nationwide restrictions.
Close shops by 8 pm: Mayor Taposh
Dhaka, Mar 24: Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh has urged the shopkeepers and owners of business establishments to close those by 8 pm to prevent the transmission of Covid-19.
CHT Peace Treaty: A chase of an illusion!
The Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) is such a deal signed two decades ago, but peace still remains miles away due to criminal activities like killing and extortion.
Tech advance crucial in ensuring nuclear power plant safety
Moscow, December 24 – The key to ensuring the safety of nuclear power plants is the continuous advancement and modernization of nuclear technology, according to Russian expert Dmitry Samokhin, Ph. D, Head of the department- Nuclear Physics and Engineering, Obninsk…
‘Tobacco control law amendment is needed to save the youth’
A representative team of Health Sector, Dhaka Ahsania Mission met with Former Minister and Honorable Member of Parliament (MP) Advocate Kazi Firoz Rashid, on 11 November, 2020, Wednesday at 11:00am. During the meeting an elaborative discussion was made regarding the…
‘Ensure journalists’ professional safety during Covid-19’
Journalists and eminent educationists in a joint statement on Sunday urged the government, private sectors along with media owners and editors, to ensure journalists’ safety during the Covid-19 pandemic.
White House readies to scrap Trump’s coronavirus task force
In the latest sign that the Trump administration no longer considers the coronavirus pandemic its top daily priority, the White House is set to disband the emergency task force handling the outbreak.
Amazon defends virus safety efforts amid fresh protests
Amazon on Monday defended its coronavirus safety efforts as it faced renewed protests from warehouse workers, which have drawn support from some of the US giant’s technology employees.
Islamic Foundation issues guidelines over namaz, safety
The Islamic Foundation on Monday issued some guidelines over various issues, including offering namaz and maintaining people’s safety at mosques, and the funeral of coronavirus patients.
Mashrafe urges youths to stay home for safety
Dhaka – Immediate past captain of Bangladesh ODI team Mashrafe bin Mortaza, MP, on Monday urged country’s young generation to stay home to be safe amid the outbreak of deadly coronavirus. He made the call in a Facebook post made…
Rohingyas will return as soon as assured safety, security
Dhaka, Dec 19 – Rohingyas have said they would return to Rakhine as soon as the Myanmar government would ensure safety and security for them as they don’t want to stay in the camps. The Rohingyas placed these demands before…
Road Transport Act takes effect: Quader
The much-talked-about Road Transport Act, 2018 came into effect on Sunday, said Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader.
‘One In, One Out’ is a danger to workers’ health and safety
by Per Hilmersson on 24th October 2019 The new European Commission’s ‘One In, One Out’ approach to ‘burdensome’ legislation would stymie progress towards safer, healthier workplaces.
Push-button signal opened for road safety in Dhaka City
Dhaka, Oct 24 – Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam on Thursday said escalators would be set up in the 15 foot-over bridges under the DNCC to encourage people to use these for road safety.
Govt alone can’t ensure road safety: PM asks all for caution
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said ensuring road safety is not the responsibility of the government or drivers alone as all will have to come up to deal with it.
4 nations seek safety of Rohingyas, host communities in BD
Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland on Thursday said a “safe and secure” situation in the Rohingya camps and surrounding areas in Cox’s Bazar must be upheld so that Rohingyas and host communities can feel safe and protected.
Prioritize Rohingya rights, safety: ASEAN lawmakers
Dhaka, June 19 (UNB) – ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR), the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and Progressive Voice on Wednesday said the government of Myanmar must ensure that the human rights of the Rohingya community…
RMG sustainability council for better factory safety watch
Dhaka, May 19 (UNB) – Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has planned to establish a ‘RMG Sustainability Council (RSC) to ensure the full and independent national compliance monitoring system in Bangladesh. The RSC will be governed by BGMEA,…
Dubai’s RTA to deploy 368 ‘smart’ school buses to increase safety
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced that it will deploy 368 “smart” buses to transport about 8873 students in 17 schools during the new academic year that begins in September. The school service is operated by the RTA’s…
Dubai beaches to have all-women rescue teams
Dubai is soon planning to deploy all-women rescue teams at its beaches. Currently, 12 women are being trained to respond to emergencies, with the police planning to increase the number to 18 by the end of the year, official news…
Tesla fending off worker complaints on pay, safety
Tesla said Wednesday that demand for its electric cars was speeding along and revenue rising, as the upstart automaker strived to rev production while keeping workers happy. Money taken in by Tesla’s automotive unit leapt to $2.3 billion in the…
High US tariff blamed for poor garment safety
Agency An opinion article in the New York Times has blamed the poor safety conditions in Bangladesh garment factories to high American import duties that forces contractors to “scrimp on labour standards to stay competitive”.