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1. 10m people to get food aid during EidPublished: July 07, 2020 17:06:57

The government has decided to give 10kg free rice to each poor family during the Eid-ul-Azha amid the coronavirus pandemic. Government aid will amount to 100,068 tonnes of rice for...


2. Italy suspends flights from Bangladesh for one weekPublished: July 07, 2020 16:45:35

Italy is suspending all flights from Bangladesh for one week due to a ‘significant number’ of passengers who tested positive to the coronavirus on a flight to Rome on Monday....


3. ‘No one involved in trafficking, money laundering to be spared’Published: July 07, 2020 16:29:50

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday said the government will not spare anybody if found involved in human trafficking and money laundering. "The government maintains zero tolerance against...


4. Khulna Sports organiser Rafiqul Islam dies of Covid-19Published: July 07, 2020 16:18:40

Former vice- president of Khulna divisional and district Krira Sangstha died of Covid-19 at a hospital in Khulna on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Sardar Rafiqul Islam, 68, of...


5. Last day to send suggestions for FY21 monetary policyPublished: July 07, 2020 16:17:45

Today (July 07, 2020) is the last day to send suggestions and opinions for the country’s monetary policy for the fiscal year (FY21). Bangladesh Bank has already started to work...


6. WHO doesn't see bubonic plague in China as high risk: SpokeswomanPublished: July 07, 2020 16:06:22

An apparent outbreak of bubonic plague in China is being “well managed” and is not considered to represent a high risk, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Tuesday....


7. China Harbour provides relief materials for Covid affected people in KhulnaPublished: July 07, 2020 16:03:59

China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC) provided relief materials for distribution among 2,000 poor families in Khulana City Corporation area, who are badly affected by Covid pandemic. Relief materials include...


8. Bourses back to regular trading hours WednesdayPublished: July 07, 2020 16:00:55

Trading on Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) will return to normal schedule of four hours tomorrow (Wednesday). As per the new decision, trading at the bourses...


9. Union Bank inaugurates Tongi branchPublished: July 07, 2020 15:56:49

A B M Mokammel Hoque Chowdhury, Managing Director of Union Bank Limited inaugurated the Tongi Branch as the chief guest through video conference from Head Office, Dhaka on 07 July....


10. DNCC Mayor Atiqul’s elder brother passes awayPublished: July 07, 2020 15:47:13

Engineer Md Shafiqul Islam, elder brother of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Atiqul Islam, early Tuesday died of old age complications at a private hospital in the city. He...


11. DSEX exceeds 4,000-mark after five weeksPublished: July 07, 2020 15:18:31

The prime index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) crossed the 4,000-mark after five weeks on Tuesday as optimistic investors continued their buying binge on the regulatory move for ensuring...


12. Indonesia's forex reserves reach $131.7b in JunePublished: July 07, 2020 14:59:13

Indonesia's central bank recorded foreign exchange (forex) reserves at 131.7 billion US dollars at the end of June, an increase compared to 130.5 billion dollars at the end of May....


13. Health ministry proposes special BCS exam to recruit another 2,000 physiciansPublished: July 07, 2020 14:56:37

The health ministry has proposed to hold a special BCS examination on an emergency basis for the recruitment of another 2,000 physicians to tackle the coronavirus crisis, bdnews24.com reports. The...


14. BD registers 3,027 new coronavirus cases, 55 more deathsPublished: July 07, 2020 14:41:08

The number of confirmed coronavirus patients in Bangladesh surged to 1,68,645 on Tuesday as the country registered 3,027 fresh cases in the last 24 hours. Besides, 55 more people died...


15. Currency crisis impoverishes Iranians, strains economic defencesPublished: July 07, 2020 14:01:09

Desperate to afford her daughter’s overseas university fees, 58-year-old retired Iranian teacher Maryam Hosseini withdrew all her savings from the bank to buy US dollars. It was not enough. With...


16. Nokia to add open interfaces to its telecom equipmentPublished: July 07, 2020 13:33:53

Finland’s Nokia on Tuesday became the first major telecom equipment maker to commit to adding open interfaces in its products that will allow mobile operators to build networks that are...


17. Govt to import rice amid price surge during pandemicPublished: July 07, 2020 13:27:44

The government has decided to buy rice from abroad while reducing the import duty, as local millers refused to supply the staple at the agreed price. “The government will import...


18. Dhaka lauds UN role to address Covid-19 challengesPublished: July 07, 2020 13:15:52

Bangladesh has praised UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for his leadership in guiding the global efforts to address the challenges of pandemic especially in conflict situations. "Your appeal has had important...


19. Hospitalisations jump 50pc in CaliforniaPublished: July 07, 2020 12:30:25

New coronavirus cases soared in California over the July Fourth weekend, stressing some hospital systems and leading to the temporary closure of the state capitol building in Sacramento for deep...


20. EU to provide €0.1m for flood victims in BDPublished: July 07, 2020 12:14:35

The European Union (EU) is providing EUR 100,000 for early anticipatory action to reduce the negative impact on the most affected communities due to floods in Bangladesh. The aid is...


21. Six activists of JSS faction die in Bandarban armed attackPublished: July 07, 2020 11:57:36

At least six activists of the reformist unit of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity, or JSS, have been shot and killed in Bandarban. Armed assailants entered the house of Ratan...


22. China suspends US-Bangla's Dhaka-Guangzhou route for one weekPublished: July 07, 2020 11:52:45

China’s aviation regulator said on Monday it has suspended a US-Bangla Airlines route between Dhaka and Guangzhou for one week due to some passengers on a recent flight having tested...


23. Pompeo says US looking at banning Chinese social media appsPublished: July 07, 2020 11:49:24

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said late on Monday (local time) that the United States is “certainly looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok. “I don’t want...


24. India's virus death toll passes 20,000Published: July 07, 2020 11:47:00

India’s death toll from the coronavirus pandemic surpassed 20,000 on Tuesday and case numbers surged as the south Asian nation pushed ahead with relaxations to its almost two-month lockdown amid...


25. ESCAP urges urgent actions on Covid recovery to stay on course for sustainable developmentPublished: July 07, 2020 11:26:52

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has called for urgent global actions on the Covid-19 recovery to stay on course for sustainable development....


26. 1,288 among 1,646 Covid-19 patients recover in KishoreganjPublished: July 07, 2020 11:22:08

A total of 1,288 among 1,646 coronavirus patients made full recovery until Monday night in Kishoreganj, said Kishoreganj Civil Surgeon Dr Md Mujibur Rahman. Dr Mujibur Rahman said 15 new...


27. Qatar eyes BD's fintech sectorPublished: July 07, 2020 11:13:22

Qatar eyes to tap the potential of the fintech (financial technology) sector in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan, according to a top official of the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC). This is...


28. Man dies at C’nawabganj Police Station; police says ‘suicidal’ casePublished: July 07, 2020 10:59:09

A man who was held with drugs, died by ‘hanging himself’ shortly after taken to Chapainawabganj Police Station for one day remand on Monday night. The deceased was identified as...


29. DSEX touches 4,000-mark in early tradingPublished: July 07, 2020 10:55:17

Stocks witnessed an upward trend in early trading on Tuesday as optimistic investors went on buying binge at the lowest possible prices riding on the regulatory move for ensuring mandatory...


30. Trains running empty after lockdownPublished: July 07, 2020 10:47:42

As Bangladesh began to unlock, rail services were allowed to resume after a two-month hiatus at 50 per cent seating capacity in an effort to maintain the safe distancing norms...


31. India reviewing around 50 investment proposals from Chinese firmsPublished: July 07, 2020 10:11:55

The Indian government is reviewing around 50 investment proposals involving Chinese companies under a new screening policy, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Under new rules announced by...


32. LPG export to India remains suspended due to pandemicPublished: July 07, 2020 10:05:36

Export of LPG or liquefied petroleum gas to neighbouring India has remained halted for about three and a half months due to the coronavirus pandemic, market insiders said. LPG export...


33. Textile, clothing leaders seek 4.0pc cash incentivePublished: July 07, 2020 09:58:41

Textile and clothing sector leaders demanded allowing four per cent cash incentive to the exporters against their repatriation of export proceeds instead of value addition. Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters...


34. WHO reviewing report urging new guidance over airborne spread of coronavirusPublished: July 07, 2020 09:53:58

The World Health Organization (WHO) is reviewing a report urging it to update guidance on the novel coronavirus after more than 200 scientists, in a letter to the health agency,...


35. Covid changes consumer behaviour amid anxietyPublished: July 07, 2020 09:51:35

Speakers at a virtual discussion in Dhaka city said on Monday a state of fear and uncertainty has changed consumer behaviour during the Covid-19 pandemic. Such insecurity has contributed to...


36. HC drops GP's writ from listPublished: July 07, 2020 09:49:32

The High Court (HC) on Monday dropped a writ petition from its cause-list, which was filed by the Grameenphone (GP) over the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission's (BTRC) imposition of Significant...


37. BR executes 57pc of ADP in FY '20Published: July 07, 2020 09:44:00

Bangladesh Railway (BR) has implemented only 57.39 per cent of the Annual Development Programme (ADB) in the just concluded fiscal year (FY 2019-20). It could spend only Tk 58.82 billion...


38. Virus severely affects S Asian livelihoodsPublished: July 07, 2020 09:38:24

The new coronavirus pandemic in South Asia has severely affected livelihoods of over 1.7 billion people, according to the Global Food Policy Report (GFPR) 2020. It said the disruptions to...


39. China requests BD to ensure virus-free food exportPublished: July 07, 2020 09:34:56

China has requested Bangladesh to take adequate safety measures for ensuring that the food items being exported from Bangladesh to China remains free from contamination of coronavirus, officials said. In...


40. Dhaka accounts for a half of all fatalitiesPublished: July 07, 2020 09:27:21

On the 121st day of Covid-19 infections, the death toll from new coronavirus approached almost 2,100, with Dhaka division accounting for more than half the fatalities, officials say. The country...


41. Tax receipt posts negative growthPublished: July 07, 2020 09:23:11

Tax collection fell into negative territory in the just-concluded fiscal year due to, what officials described, economic disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Tax receipt by the National Board of...


42. PM suggests using forex reserve to finance development projectsPublished: July 06, 2020 23:11:15

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina directed the authorities concerned to explore ways to channel funds from the country’s record-high foreign exchange reserves in the form of credit to finance the development...


43. Boro farmers report 40pc deficit between actual and expected profitPublished: July 06, 2020 22:29:44

Farmers who cultivated Boro paddy this year reported a 40 per cent deficit on average between their actual and projected profit amid COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey. The Brac...


44. Establishing internet facility as basic right is very timely: MinisterPublished: July 06, 2020 22:21:00

Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar on Monday said establishing internet facilities as one of the basic rights to face the challenges of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) is...


45. Online classes for public university studentsPublished: July 06, 2020 21:59:33

Education is a major victim of Covid-19 and more so in our country. Results of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations were delayed while Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) exams remain uncertain....


46. Bangladesh wins two Int’l Blockchain Olympiad awardsPublished: July 06, 2020 21:58:00

Two Bangladeshi teams which participated for the first time in the ‘International Blockchain Olympiad Award (IBCOL) 2020’ competition have won two out of six main awards. President of Hong Kong...


47. The hide-and-seek with Covid-19Published: July 06, 2020 21:55:36

The children's game of hide-and-seek has lately taken the centre-stage in many segments of the adult world. Knowing full well the deadly nature of the ongoing corona pandemic, a few...


48. Revisiting BITs in the wake of Covid-19Published: July 06, 2020 21:48:59

The tension between the state’s regulatory sovereignty and investor’s interest has recently mandated many states to repudiate or review their existing Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs). This tension has aggravated with...


49. Trends in healthcare budget in BangladeshPublished: July 06, 2020 21:43:16

The national budget is always at the centre of attention of all economic stakeholders. Allocation of budget among different lines of public expenditure and its efficient implementation significantly impact the...


50. Temporary cattle marketPublished: July 06, 2020 21:42:23

With the Eid-ul Azha, the second largest religious festival of the Muslim ummah nearing fast, the arrangement of temporary markets for sacrificial animals is coming under scrutiny. Dhaka city, many...