Facing crises, UK PM Johnson says he will take “bold decisions”

Facing crises, UK PM Johnson says he will take "bold decisions"

Johnson had wanted to use the conference this week to turn the page on more than 18 months of COVID-19 and to refocus on his 2019 election pledges to tackle regional inequality, crime and social care. Instead, the prime minister finds himself on the back foot more than nine months since Britain completed its exit […]

OP-ED: Toward greater prosperity and a better world

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In celebration of the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China The year 2021 is remarkable for the Chinese people. It marks the centenary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC), and the 50th anniversary of the restoration of the lawful seat of the People’s Republic of China […]

Hasina leaves for US on first foreign trip since Covid

Hasina leaves for US on first foreign trip since Covid

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka for the US Friday morning to attend the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, with a scheduled stopover in Finland. A VVIP chartered flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the PM took off from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for Finnish capital Helsinki at 9:10 […]

What is Nipah, the deadly virus emerging in India alongside COVID-19?

What is Nipah, the deadly virus emerging in India alongside COVID-19?

TORONTO — A new outbreak of a deadly virus in India is making headlines — but it’s not COVID-19. Amid the rise of COVID-19 cases in India, health officials are on alert for cases of Nipah, a rare virus first identified in the late 1990s that kills at least 40 per cent of those it […]

Momen urges UK to remove Bangladesh from Covid-19 red-list

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File photos of Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, left, and British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab Dhaka Tribune The British government is aware of the declining trend of Covid-19 in Bangladesh and will review the matter soon Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, who is now in Europe for a bilateral meeting with his […]

Agricultural income insurance gains traction in Japan’s Tohoku region

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With natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic affecting business significantly, many farmers in the Tohoku region are hedging against risk by opting to purchase farmers income insurance, which makes up for losses to their earnings. The insurance covers nearly all agricultural products as well as losses resulting from a wide range of circumstances such as […]

FarmERP expands its operations to cater to the everchanging AgTech landscape

FarmERP expands its operations to cater to the everchanging AgTech landscape

ANI | Updated: Aug 27, 2021 14:08 IST Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 27 (ANI/NewsVoir): In today’s digital era, the field of AgriTech has been trying to streamline a somewhat disorganized industry by emphasizing predictability and formulaic working methods. Marking the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, farm management is the next big thing, and technology is […]

IFC’s investments in South Asia continue to have strong impact

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Investments made in Bangladesh, other South Asian countries for Covid-19 vaccine production In a bid to protect the most vulnerable people and help companies maintain operations and jobs, International Finance Corporation (IFC)’s focused and sustained investments in South Asia have continued to have a strong impact in the 2021-22 fiscal year. The investments support medical […]

Canadian minister: Bangladesh made impressive progress

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File photos of Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, left, and Canadian Minister of International Development Karina Gould, right UNB ‘We are committed to tackling challenges together,’ says Karina Gould Canadian Minister of International Development Karina Gould has said she is impressed by the resilience and the remarkable progress taking place in Bangladesh.  “Canada has been […]

A pandemic Olympics, without all the crowds: What gets lost?

A pandemic Olympics, without all the crowds: What gets lost?

Any sporting event is, at its heart, a show. It has the actors on center stage, performing for the rest of us. It has the spectators, sitting in their seats watching raptly. And — in modern times, at least — it has the “home” audience, which in the past half century of growing video viewership […]