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1. Tea Association seeks loan at 4.0pc interest ratePublished: April 20, 2021 09:34:19

The apex trade body of tea producers has requested the Bangladesh Bank (BB) to provide loan at 4.0 per cent concessional interest rate for the survival of the pandemic-hit tea...


2. Gas crisis hits textile millersPublished: April 20, 2021 09:32:25

The country's primary textile millers on Monday expressed fear that they might fail to meet the existing export orders due to gas crisis. They said production at some 60 mills...


3. Sectors that contribute most shouldn't be targetted: Zahid HussainPublished: April 20, 2021 09:22:42

Firefighting and recovery efforts on both health and economic fronts ought to be the central features of the budget for the next fiscal year (FY 2021-22), Dr Zahid Hussain, one...


4. Cigarette, mobile, pharma sectors pay higher value added taxPublished: April 20, 2021 09:16:01

Three sectors - cigarette, pharmaceuticals and mobile phone - made an impressive contribution to the government's revenue collection efforts during the first three quarters of the current fiscal year despite...


5. 'I don't want that' - France struggles to pitch AstraZeneca vaccinePublished: April 19, 2021 22:17:38

Tasked with persuading shoppers at an outdoor market to consider taking the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, Paris city hall employee Leo Martin was finding it a tough sell. "Which vaccine is...


6. Pandemic in the playgroundsPublished: April 19, 2021 21:47:59

In many places around the world, schools are left with deserted classrooms, quiet hallways and empty playgrounds. Covid-19 has forced students and teachers to rapidly adapt to extended school closures,...


7. মামুনুল হকের  তিন বিয়ে, কাবিন একটির: পুলিশPublished: April 19, 2021 21:46:53

হেফাজতে ইসলামের যুগ্ম মহাসচিব মামুনুল হক বিয়ে নিয়ে কয়েকদিন থেকেই আলোচনায় ।  গ্রেপ্তারের পর প্রথম রাতেই পুলিশকে জানিয়েছেন তিন বিয়ের কথা; এর মধ্যে শুধু প্রথম বিয়ের কাবিন আছে, পরের দুটির...


8. Quo Vadis, the capital Dhaka?Published: April 19, 2021 21:42:55

Notwithstanding the heritage lovers' taking pride in Dhaka's 400 years of survival, it has yet to achieve the urban features making it eligible to stand beside Kolkata.All big modern citieshave...


9. Swelling rank of the poor  Published: April 19, 2021 21:40:33

Loss of jobs and income erosion combined together to push 16.38 million people below the poverty line during the first wave of the pandemic between March and September last year....


10. Importance on agriculture as it can take country forward, says PMPublished: April 19, 2021 21:02:50

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said the government gives immense importance to the development of agriculture as it can take Bangladesh forward. "We're giving a great importance to agriculture...


11. A Covid-19 recovery contributionPublished: April 19, 2021 20:54:51

The economic costs of the pandemic have fallen most heavily on those least able to bear them. Governments have taken steps to support people and firms through wage subsidies, unemployment...


12. Recognition of Palestine is 'symbolic' but criticalPublished: April 19, 2021 20:52:31

Australia's Labor Party's (ALP) recognition of Palestine as a State on March 30 is a welcomed position, though it comes with many caveats. Pro-Palestinian activists are justified to question the...


13. Firefighting, recovery efforts must go togetherPublished: April 19, 2021 20:51:18

Financial Express (FE): Country's economy has been going through a difficult time because of the pandemic. In such a situation, what should be the main features of the national budget...


14. প্রণোদনার অর্ধেক অর্থ অনুদান হিসেবে পেতে চান ব্যবসায়ীরাPublished: April 19, 2021 20:48:59

কোভিড-১৯ মহামারীর অর্থনৈতিক সংকট মোকাবিলায় সরকার ঘোষিত প্রণোদনার অর্ধেক অর্থ অনুদান হিসেবে পেতে চান ব্যবসায়ীরা। রোববার আগামী বাজেট নিয়ে জাতীয় রাজস্ব বোর্ডের (এনবিআর) যৌথ পরামর্শক সভায় দেশে ব্যবসায়ীদের শীর্ষ সংগঠন...


15. Walton offers discount on online purchasesPublished: April 19, 2021 20:47:26

Walton is offering big discounts on the online purchase of its electronic products, home and kitchen appliances, and IT devices. The brand's online sales platform Walton E-plaza has come up...


16. UEFA threatens to ban clubs, players involved in Super LeaguePublished: April 19, 2021 20:40:48

European football's governing body UEFA on Monday said clubs and players joining the proposed breakaway Super League could be banned from all of its competitions and the World Cup as...


17. CAAB bans domestic, international flights for another weekPublished: April 19, 2021 20:33:11

The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has extended the ban on all domestic and international flights by another seven days in line with the government's plans to prolong an...


18. Former Indian PM Manmohan Singh hospitalised after contracting coronavirusPublished: April 19, 2021 20:23:36

Former prime minister of India Manmohan Singh has been hospitalised after contracting for COVID-19, according to reports in the Indian media. The veteran Congress leader underwent a COVID-19 test after...


19. Doctors condemn alleged harassment by police in lockdownPublished: April 19, 2021 20:09:37

The Bangladesh Medical Association has condemned the alleged harassment that doctors face on their way to work during the ongoing lockdown and urged the authorities to take immediate steps to...


20. US warns of consequences if Navalny dies in prisonPublished: April 19, 2021 20:08:46

US President Joe Biden’s National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said the United States government has told Russia “there will be consequences” if Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny dies in prison. “We...


21. Japanese journalist picked up by Myanmar troops from his home in YangonPublished: April 19, 2021 19:41:37

Myanmar authorities detained a Japanese journalist in Yangon on Sunday evening, Japan's government said on Monday, adding that it was trying to seek his release. BBC Burmese quoted a witness...


22. Tigers reach Sri Lanka's Kandy for two-match Test series        Published: April 19, 2021 19:32:07

Bangladesh national team have reached Sri Lanka's Kandy to play a two-match Test series against the hosts. Bangladesh's media manager Rabeed Imam who is travelling with the team in the...


23. 12 more Hefazat supporters held over Brahmanbaria violencePublished: April 19, 2021 19:20:35

Twelve more people were arrested in the past 24 hours over the vandalism and arson carried out by Hefazat-e-Islam activists and supporters in Brahmanbaria last month, police said Monday. The...


24. BNP demands release of arrested religious leaders Published: April 19, 2021 19:16:35

Voicing concern over the recent arrest of the religious leaders and alem-ulema in ‘false’ cases, BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Sunday demanded their immediate release. "I earlier...


25. আন্তর্জাতিক ও অভ্যন্তরীণ ফ্লাইট চলাচল ২৮ এপ্রিল পর্যন্ত বন্ধPublished: April 19, 2021 19:14:19

সর্বাত্মক লকডাউনের মেয়াদ আরো এক সপ্তাহ বাড়ানোর সঙ্গে সামঞ্জস্য রেখে আন্তর্জাতিক ও অভ্যন্তরীণ ফ্লাইট চলাচলে বিধিনিষেধও সাত দিন বাড়ানো হয়েছে। সোমবার বেসামরিক বিমান চলাচল কর্তৃপক্ষের (বেবিচক) চেয়ারম্যান এম মফিদুর রহমান...


26. Govt considering relaxing lockdown before Eid, says QuaderPublished: April 19, 2021 18:29:03

The government is mulling to relax lockdown before Eid-ul-Fitr taking into consideration the people's lives and livelihoods, said Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday. He urged all...


27. 2,222 people die with Covid-like symptoms in one yearPublished: April 19, 2021 18:13:10

A total of 2,222 people died with coronavirus-like symptoms in the last one year and half month across the country, according to a latest report. Of them, 1,784 males and...


28. Dhaka streets getting filled with rickshaws, private vehicles in 'strict' lockdownPublished: April 19, 2021 17:56:28

As the ‘strictest lockdown’ enters its sixth day, Dhaka’s roads are no longer deserted, as rickshaws, autorickshaws and private vehicles descend in droves on the streets. But the larger stores...


29. NASA's Mars helicopter makes history with successful flight on Red PlanetPublished: April 19, 2021 17:47:12

NASA's miniature robot helicopter Ingenuity performed a successful takeoff and landing on Mars early on Monday, achieving the first powered, controlled flight by an aircraft over the surface of another...


30. Tottenham fires manager Jose Mourinho after 17 monthsPublished: April 19, 2021 17:37:09

Tottenham fired Jose Mourinho on Monday after only 17 months in charge, and just as he was preparing to coach the club in the League Cup final. Mourinho was hired...


31. US banks deploy AI to monitor customers, workersPublished: April 19, 2021 17:31:57

Several U.S. banks have started deploying camera software that can analyze customer preferences, monitor workers and spot people sleeping near ATMs, even as they remain wary about possible backlash over...


32. UEFA holds crisis meeting after 12 football clubs launch breakaway Super LeaguePublished: April 19, 2021 17:14:49

European soccer's governing body UEFA will hold a crisis meeting on Monday, hours after 12 of the continent's leading clubs shocked the football world by announcing the formation of a...


33. DAE expects bumper mango production in Rangpur regionPublished: April 19, 2021 16:58:40

Officials of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) as well as farmers are expecting a bumper mango production following smooth formation of the tender fruits in Rangpur agriculture region. The...


34. Bangladesh reports 112 virus deaths in 24 hoursPublished: April 19, 2021 16:52:56

Bangladesh has registered 112 new fatalities from the coronavirus, the most in a day, taking the death toll to 10,497. The caseload surged to 723,221 after 4,271 people tested positive...


35. Delhi locks down as Covid cases surgePublished: April 19, 2021 16:45:24

India's capital region of Delhi ordered a six-day lockdown on Monday as daily Covid-19 cases nationwide hit a new record and the health system crumbled under the weight of new...


36. Auto-rickshaw, light vehicle workers seek food, financial support from govtPublished: April 19, 2021 16:31:36

Auto-rickshaw and light vehicle workers demanded direct food and financial support from the government to survive in the all-out lockdown that has been extended until April 28. In a joint...


37. ‘সর্বাত্মক লকডাউনে’ রাজধানীর সড়কে মানুষ-গাড়ি চলছে দেদারPublished: April 19, 2021 16:25:17

প্রথম দিকে কড়াকড়ি থাকলেও করোনাভাইরাসের সংক্রমণ নিয়ন্ত্রণে ‘সর্বাত্মক লকডাউনের’ ষষ্ঠ দিনে ঢাকার রাস্তা-ঘাটে মানুষ ও যানবাহনের চলাচল আরও বেড়েছে। খবর বিডিনিউজ টোয়েন্টিফোর ডটকম-এর। গণপরিবহন বন্ধ থাকলেও রাজধানীর বিভিন্ন সড়কে রিকশা,...


38. FedEx shooter legally bought guns used in shootingPublished: April 19, 2021 16:24:48

The former employee who shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis legally bought the two rifles used in the attack despite red flag laws designed to...


39. India accepts Serum Institute’s request for $400 million as grantPublished: April 19, 2021 16:21:09

India is set to accept the Serum Institute of India's (SII) request for a grant of 30 billion rupees ($400 million) to boost its capacity to make the AstraZeneca COVID-19...


40. Philippines lifts suspension on AstraZeneca vaccine for under 60sPublished: April 19, 2021 16:15:42

The Philippines will resume administering AstraZeneca's (AZN.L) COVID-19 vaccine to people below 60 years of age, health officials said on Monday, ending a temporary suspension over reports of rare blood...


41. Investor group calls for banks to set tougher climate targetsPublished: April 19, 2021 15:58:52

A group of investors managing $11 trillion in assets has called on banks to set tougher emissions targets ahead of a meeting of world leaders aimed at accelerating efforts to...


42. India struggles with Covid bed shortagePublished: April 19, 2021 15:40:48

India's daily Covid-19 cases jumped by a record 273,810 on Monday as the health system crumbled under the weight of patients, bringing total infections closer to that of the United...


43. Microsoft to invest $1.0b in Malaysia to set up data centresPublished: April 19, 2021 15:39:23

Microsoft Corporation will invest $1 billion over the next five years in Malaysia as part of a new partnership programme with government agencies and local companies, the Southeast Asian nation's...


44. করোনার দ্বিতীয় ধাক্কায় যশোরের ফুল চাষিদের অন্তত ১০০ কোটি টাকার ক্ষতিPublished: April 19, 2021 15:31:01

করোনাভাইরাস মহামারীর প্রথম ধাক্কার ক্ষতি কাটিয়ে আবার স্বপ্ন দেখতে শুরু করেছিলেন যশোরের গদখালীর ফুল চাষিরা; কিন্তু বিপর্যয়ের মুখে পড়েছেন মাহমারীর দ্বিতীয় ধাক্কায়। বাংলাদেশ ফ্লাওয়ার সোসাইটির সভাপতি আব্দুর রহিম বলেন, গদখালীর...


45. 10 Minute School launches SkillsPublished: April 19, 2021 15:29:52

Lockdown back in 2020 got us all glued to Coursera, Udemy and many other international educational websites that could accredit us with several courses. As much as we all enjoyed...


46. লকডাউন বাড়ছে এক সপ্তাহ: প্রতিমন্ত্রী ফরহাদPublished: April 19, 2021 15:22:52

চলমান লকডাউনের মেয়াদ একই শর্তে আরও এক সপ্তাহ বাড়ছে বলে জানিয়েছেন জনপ্রশাসন প্রতিমন্ত্রী ফরহাদ হোসেন। লকডাউনের মেয়াদ বাড়ানোর বিষয়ে সোমবার সকাল ১১টার দিকে মন্ত্রিপরিষদ বিভাগের উদ্যোগে আন্তঃমন্ত্রণালয় ভার্চুয়াল সভা অনুষ্ঠিত...


47. Govt decides to extend lockdown by a week as Covid-19 worsensPublished: April 19, 2021 15:15:43

The government has decided to extend the ongoing virus lockdown by a week to April 28, State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain says, bdnews24.com reports. The new phase of...


48. Vivo X60 Pro: Camera comparable to DSLR quality, on top of all the flagship featuresPublished: April 19, 2021 15:00:30

Smartphone math is tough. There always seems to be some sacrifice when you make that purchase decision, choosing one over the others. Amid the ongoing battles about who can offer...


49. ঈদের আগে লকডাউন শিথিল হতে পারেঃ কাদেরPublished: April 19, 2021 14:29:12

চলমান লকডাউনের মেয়াদ আরও এক সপ্তাহ বাড়ানোর বিষয়ে বিশেষজ্ঞদের পরামর্শ সরকার সক্রিয়ভাবে বিবেচনা করছে বলে জানিয়েছেন আওয়ামী লীগের সাধারণ সম্পাদক ওবায়দুল কাদের। তবে জীবন-জীবিকার প্রয়োজনে ঈদের আগে লকডাউন শিথিলের ভাবনাও...


50. Is ignorance actually bliss?Published: April 19, 2021 14:10:09

Our intelligence gives us an insight of what is around us; it gives us an understanding of what might happen in future; it gives us the instinct to consider all...