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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Global tech leaders share visions on post-COVID-19 era at…

Global tech leaders share visions on post-COVID-19 era at...

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this year, held online for the first time this week, has invited leading professionals from the technological, health and financial industries to share their unique, forward-looking visions for the future. Global leaders including Hans Vestberg, chairperson and CEO of Verizon; Mary Barra, chairperson and CEO of General Motors; Brad Smith, […]

Tiger scare grips Sharankhola villagers

Tiger scare grips Sharankhola villagers

Fear has gripped the residents of a number of villages at Dakkhin Razapur in Shorankhola upazila of Bagerhat district as the footprints of a tiger was found in their locality. Locals said the presence of tigers in the locality is rare but sometimes they enter the villages in search of food. They spotted the footprints […]

CPD for formation of Agri Price Commission to stabilize ma…

CPD for formation of Agri Price Commission to stabilize ma...

Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) on Sunday underscored the need for formation of Agriculture Price Commission (APC) to bring stability  in the market of commodities in Bangladesh. Distinguished Fellow of the organization Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya made the call at a webinar organized by Citizen’s Platform for SDGs, Bangladesh titled-“Why is the price of rice going up? […]

UK mobilises $1 bn funds to help vulnerable countries with…

UK mobilises $1 bn funds to help vulnerable countries with...

The UK has mobilised $1 billion from global donors to support vulnerable countries access Covid-19 vaccines to stop the virus’ spread amid competition among countries to get the vaccine first. Bangladesh is expecting vaccines from India by the end of this month or the beginning of February. Meanwhile, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has requested Indian […]