Centralisation tendency a constraint towards CMSMEs develo…

Centralisation tendency a constraint towards CMSMEs develo...

Economic Affairs Adviser to the Honorable Prime Minister Dr Mashiur Rahman on Monday said centralisation approach is a constraint for CMSMEs development in Bangladesh and emphasised the importance of regional connectivity towards an inclusive, efficient and balanced development of the country. Speaking at a webinar, he mentioned the necessity of linkage for both large enterprises […]

Bangladesh taking steps to tackle climate change: Environm…

Bangladesh taking steps to tackle climate change: Environm...

Bangladesh is fully committed to take all measures to tackle climate change to protect the people from its adverse impacts, Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Md Shahab Uddin said Monday. While adaptation is a major priority, Bangladesh has also shown its commitment to low carbon development in its quest for sustainable development, he […]

Dhaka calls for climate justice amid growing climate refug…

Dhaka calls for climate justice amid growing climate refug...

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Monday said the number of climate refugees is increasing and put emphasis on ensuring climate justice for all countries and their people. “We’ve very practical experience of such a scenario having 1.1 million Rohingyas in Bangladesh creating environmental and social havoc,” he said at the inaugural session of Global […]

CTTC arrests ‘Helicopter Rubel’ for swindling money by claiming to be NGO official

Members of the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) yesterday arrested Md Rubel Ahmed alias Helicopter Rubel for his involvement in swindling money from the public by claiming to be an NGO official. The arrestee, Rubel (36), would visit different areas on a helicopter saying he wants to become partners with different people in a […]

Harris prepares for central role in Biden’s White House

Harris prepares for central role in Biden’s White House

Kamala Harris will make history on Wednesday when she becomes the nation’s first female vice president — and the first Black woman and the first woman of South Asian descent to hold that office. But that’s only where her boundary-breaking role begins. Also read:  Harris pays tribute to Black women in 1st speech as VP-elect […]

Mobile Money, bKash, Ripple: eWallet Remittances

Mobile Money, bKash, Ripple: eWallet Remittances

Share Tweet Share Share Share Email Blockchain-based global payments provider Ripple announced it has entered into an arrangement under which Malaysian mobile wallet provider Mobile Money, and bKash, a provider of mobile financial services to more than 45 million people in Bangladesh, will conduct transactions through the RippleNet network. “bKash and MobileMoney will gain access […]

Dhaka slaps ban on poultry import to stop bird flu

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SYFUL ISLAM AND REZAUL KARIM | Published: January 18, 2021 08:21:48 | Updated: January 18, 2021 15:43:27 Amid serious concerns over bird flu outbreak in India, Bangladesh is set to ban import of any poultry item in the country. The office of the chief controller of imports and exports is expected to issue an order […]

Municipal councils must focus on increasing income or face dissolution: Minister

Municipal councils must focus on increasing income or face dissolution: Minister

Local Government, Rural Development & Cooperatives Minister Md Tazul Islam said that the municipal councils must focus on increasing income or face dissolution as the Government plans to change the law in this regard.   “City Corporations and municipalities follow their own laws. They must take responsibility for generating and increasing their revenue as per […]

Bangladesh: Witness to a silent fish revolution

With over 1.2 million tons of annual capture, Bangladesh now contributes a tenth of the world’s total inland fish production Bangladesh’s annual fish production has increased nearly two and a half times over the past two decades, helping the country keep fish prices low and increase protein consumption. Just released official statistics show, Bangladesh’s yearly […]

Biden outlines ‘Day One’ agenda of executive actions

Biden outlines ‘Day One’ agenda of executive actions

In his first hours as president, Joe Biden plans to take executive action to roll back some of the most controversial decisions of his predecessor and to address the raging coronavirus pandemic, his incoming chief of staff said Saturday. The opening salvo would herald a 10-day blitz of executive actions as Biden seeks to act […]