Bangladesh
ADP execution rate hits all-time low in FY20
Implementation of the annual development programme in the just concluded fiscal year 2019-2020 was hit hard by the COVID-19 outbreak as the rate of execution stood at 80.18 per cent...
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Pathao co-founder Fahim murdered in New York
New York police found a limbless, headless body believed to be of co-founder of Bangladeshi ride-sharing app Pathao inside his swanky Manhattan condo Tuesday afternoon...
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PM mourns death of Shajahan Siraj
The former lawmaker was suffering from cancer
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Four more listed companies recommend dividend
Four more listed companies, including three insurers, have recommended dividends for the year ended on December 31, 2019, according to separate official disclosures on Wednesday. The companies are: Provati Insurance,
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GP declares 130pc interim cash dividend The board of directors Grameenphone (GP) has declared 130 per...
The board of directors Grameenphone (GP) has declared 130 per cent interim cash dividend for the year ending 2020, said an official disclosure on Wednesday. The largest market cap company
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Bangladesh Voluntary National Reviews...
The meeting was held virtually between representatives of various countries and organizations
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Buriganga launch capsize: 2 drivers of Mayur-2 arrested
Two more staffers of Mayur-2 launch that hit and sank another vessel in Buriganga River on June 29, killing at least 34 persons, are arrested.
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International
Humanity on Mars? Technically possible,...
The surface temperature will average -63 degrees Celsius, and though radiation is a factor, suits and shelters exist that would shield astronauts
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Flash floods kill at least 16, displace hundreds in Indonesia
Flash floods and landslides have killed at least 16 people and displaced hundreds in a district on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, officials at the country’s disaster mitigation agency said
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The death penalty around the world
Among the countries that increased their yearly executions were Iraq, which nearly doubled its number to at least 100, and Saudi Arabia, which executed a record 184 people, up from
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India records highest single-day spike of 29,429 cases
India records highest single-day spike of 29,429 cases
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Global COVID-19 cases top 13.2 million: Johns Hopkins
Global COVID-19 cases top 13.2 million: Johns Hopkins
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Three Pakistani soldiers killed in militant attack
Militants on Tuesday opened fire on Pakistani security forces, killing three soldiers and wounding eight others in the country’s troubled southwest, the military said. The incident took place near Gichak
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UNSC holds its first in-person meeting...
Participants of Tuesday's meeting were seated sparsely in a large circle in the Economic and Social Council Chamber, with many of them wearing face masks, live video feed shows
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Technology
Nokia rolls out software upgrade to 5G
Finnish telecom equipment maker Nokia launched on Tuesday software which enables mobile operators to upgrade their 4G radio stations to new 5G technology without visiting the site or replacing equipment.
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Sport
Guardiola: Man City aren't the only...
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, whose side are still fighting this season for their first Champions League title, said Manchester United and Arsenal had also invested heavily to win previous
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From the first ball, Stokes was in my ear: Blackwood
West Indies batsman Jermain Blackwood, who struck a resilient 95 in the first Test against England during a difficult chase, revealed that he was on the receiving end of sledging
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Giroud guides 'nervy' Chelsea closer to the Champions League
Frank Lampard admitted Chelsea are struggling with nerves as they chase a place in the Champions League next season after Olivier Giroud scored the only goal in a 1-0 win
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Solskjaer vows 'we'll put it right' after Man Utd drop points
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Manchester United "will put it right" after conceding a late goal against Southampton on Monday to dent their hopes of reaching next season's Champions League.
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Ramos irked by lack of focus
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos criticised his side for falling into the trap of complacency in Monday’s 2-1 win at Granada in La Liga as they were left desperate for
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No caddie, no problem for Warren
Marc Warren captured his first European Tour title in six years on Sunday with a one-shot victory in the Austrian Open despite playing without his caddie who failed to pass
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Politics
Jatiya Party observes first death anniversary of Ershad
Jatiya Party today observed the first death anniversary of its founder HM Ershad with various programmes maintaining social distancing and health directives in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Former minister and freedom fighter Shahjahan Siraj no more
Former minister and freedom fighter Shahjahan Siraj has died. He breathed his last at Evercare Hospital in Dhaka. He was 75.
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Business
Digital platforms a popular choice over...
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced people to exercise social distancing, which makes the notion of visiting cattle markets difficult, where huge crowds usually gather
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Dhaka-Sylhet rail uplift: BR contemplates another project
Bangladesh Railway (BR) will undertake another project to upgrade Dhaka-Sylhet corridor for no progress in a similar costly ongoing project, sources said. The Tk 161.04-billion Akhaura-Sylhet project to convert the
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Govt fixes Tk 8000 as min wage in plastic sector
The government has fixed Tk 8000 as monthly minimum wage for the workers of the country's plastic sector, announcing a 56.86 per cent hike. A 5.0 per cent annual increment
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Editorial
WHO chief’s blunt and dire warning
WHO Director General Tedros Ghebreyesus has some very bad news for us, cautioning the world that the coronavirus pandemic may get even worse if countries around the globe, and that
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Climate Change: Turning Bangladesh into the learning capital of the world
The adverse impacts of human induced climate change are already occurring around the world, including in Bangladesh.
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Can tourism in Cox’s Bazar survive the Covid-19 effect?
Cox’s Bazar, the longest sea beach in the world, lies terribly still and vacant.
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Entertainment
Four Bangladeshi films to be screened at Indus Valley International Film Festival
Two full-length feature films, a short film and a documentary from Bangladesh, were selected in the Delhi based Indus Valley International Film Festival (IVIFF).
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Health
‘Jaw-dropping’ world fertility rate crash expected
The world is ill-prepared for the global crash in children being born which is set to have a jaw-dropping impact on societies, say researchers. Falling fertility rates mean nearly every
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What is contact tracing, and how does...
After a person tests positive for the virus, a contact tracer would get in touch with the person and attempt to determine where they have been and who they were
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Life style
Lifestyle improvement stressed to reduce border crimes
The 48th battalion of Border Guard Bangladesh held a mass awareness programme in Companiganj border area in Sylhet on Tuesday. Speakers at the programme emphasised...
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UK to purge Huawei from 5G by 2027, angering China and pleasing Trump
Prime Minister Boris Johnson orders Huawei equipment to be purged completely from Britain’s 5G network by 2027, risking the ire of China by signalling that the world’s biggest telecoms equipment
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