The Parliament Secretariat Commission on Sunday approved a Tk 336.14 crore budget for Parliament to spend on its development and non-development expenditures for the next fiscal year (2020-21).
Tagore ‘s birth anniversary programme goes online for second year
The 160th birth anniversary of Noble Prize-winning Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore has been observed online on Saturday.
No outdoor Baishakhi celebrations this year
The government has asked everyone not to hold any mass gatherings and outdoor celebrations during Pahela Baishakh, the first day of the Bangla calendar, for the second time in a row to curb the spread of Covid-19.
2021: Year of Living Dangerously?
By Jomo Kwame Sundaram KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 5 2021 (IPS) – Goodbye 2020, but unfortunately, not good riddance, as we all have to live with its legacy. It has been a disastrous year for much of the world for…
Only one quarter of Japanese want Olympics next year: poll
Just one in four people in Japan want to see the coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Games held next year, with most backing either further delay or a cancellation, a new poll shows.
IBBL among world’s best 1000 banks for ninth successive year
Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) has once again secured its position for the last nine consecutive years as the only bank of the country in the list of the world’s best 1000 banks. IBBL is ranked 904th in the year…
Preventive measures let no death from dengue this year
Dhaka, July 4: No death from dengue has been reported so far as the government took time befitting measures to destroy Aedes mosquito this year while the number of dengue-infected patients was over one lakh and over 150 people died…
The best TV show of the year so far
No one gives more credence to that old adage ‘write what you know’ than the brilliant British writer-performer Michaela Coel. Her first authored series, Chewing Gum, was one of the greatest of the recent cluster of semi-autobiographical comedies, a ribald,…
Sangakkara set to serve extra year as MCC president
Sri Lanka great Kumar Sangakkara is set to serve an extra year as president of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump says US to have coronavirus vaccine by end of year
President Donald Trump on Sunday said the United States will have a coronavirus vaccine by the end of this year.
Cricket chiefs still planning for T20 World Cup this year
Global cricket chiefs said planning for this year’s Twenty20 World Cup in Australia was still going ahead as scheduled after they discussed the huge disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday.
NU masters final year exams to begin March 28
NU Correspondent The final year masters – regular, irregular,private, grade improvement, MA, MSS, MBA and MSC examinations- under academic year 2018 under National University (NU) will begin on March 28, said a NU press release. The examinations will start at…
Trump stands trial at the start of an election year
Washington, AP/UNB, Jan 17 – The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with a quiet ceremony Thursday — senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of “impartial justice” as jurors, House prosecutors formally reciting…
2019 – A Devastating Year in Review
By Farhana Haque Rahman ROME, Dec 16 2019 (IPS) – By any measure, this has been a devastating year: fires across the Amazon, the Arctic and beyond; floods and drought in Africa; rising temperatures, carbon emissions and sea levels; accelerating…
2019: A Year in Review
By IPS World Desk Dec 16 2019 (IPS) – 2019 will be remembered as the year the climate crisis shook us all. Hopefully, it will also be remembered for the fightback manifested in the spread of mass protests and civic…
Another year of record gas emissions: warns UN WMO
25 November 2019 – Levels of the three main heat-trapping gases emitted into the atmosphere – carbon dioxide (CO2), methane, and nitrous oxide – have reached yet another high, the UN meteorological agency, WMO, said on Monday.
UN to develop global vision for 2045 in 75th year 2020
Dhaka, Oct 28 (UNB) – The United Nations will launch the biggest-ever global conversation on the world’s future to mark its 75th Anniversary in 2020.
What is dengue, and why is it so widespread this year?
Dubbed “break bone fever”, dengue is one of the world’s leading mosquito-borne illnesses and infects tens of millions across the globe annually.
Global FDI flows fall for third consecutive year
Geneva, 13 Jun (Kanaga Raja) – Global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows fell by 13 percent in 2018 to $1.3 trillion, the third consecutive year of a decline in FDI, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has…
‘Restore democracy to celebrate 50th year of liberation’
Dhaka, May 14 – Gono Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain on Tuesday said a democratic atmosphere and the rule of law are necessary to restore people’s ownership of the country. “We want to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence…
New Caledonia self-rule referendum next year
The French Pacific territory of New Caledonia will hold a referendum on self-rule next year, under a deal reached with the French government. New Caledonian leaders held nine hours of talks with French ministers in Paris on Thursday. The political…