Singapore offers foreign worker levy rebate to companies facing labour shortage

Prized Hilsa fish set to travel upstream in Ganges after four decades

By Gurdip Singh Singapore, May 8 (PTI) Around 15,000 foreign companies in Singapore facing labour shortage due to the government’s decision to stop the arrival of workers from India and Bangladesh will be given a hike in foreign workers levy rebates from May to December, Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced on Saturday. Singapore has halted […]

Foreign Minister: US may consider taking Rohingyas from Bangladesh

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File photo of a Rohingya camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune The minister urges for addressing difficulties being faced by Bangladeshi student visa applicants Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has said the United States may consider accepting a good number of forcibly-displaced Rohingyas in Bangladesh for filling up a large portion […]

In first, Bangladesh, Indonesia hold Foreign Office Consultations

FE Online Report | Published: April 29, 2021 15:51:57 | Updated: April 29, 2021 15:55:50 Bangladesh and Indonesia held their first-ever Foreign Office Consultations (FOC) on Thursday with two sides comprehensively reviewing the present status of the bilateral relation. Bangladesh Foreign Secretary and director general for the Asia Pacific and Africa Masud Bin Momen and […]

Foreign Minister: Bangladesh’s points to be on agenda of Biden’s climate summit

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File photo: Foreign minister Dr AK Abdul Momen speaks at the concluding session of the three-day Dhaka Global Dialogue on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 PID US shows much interest in Bangladesh, says Momen The “Leaders’ Summit on Climate,” set to be held later this week, will largely incorporate the issues raised by Bangladesh on its […]

Economists emphasise agro-based infrastructure

Economists emphasise agro-based infrastructure

Three of the country’s leading economists urged to put emphasis on agro-based industrialization in the wake of the global economic downturn and coronavirus epidemic. They made the call while participating in a web seminar titled ‘Industrialization: In Search of a Decent Bangladesh’ organized by the Bangladesh Economic Association on Saturday afternoon. The economists participating in […]

Russia to expel 10 US diplomats in response to Washington

Russia to expel 10 US diplomats in response to Washington

Russia on Friday responded in kind to a barrage of new U.S. sanctions, saying it would expel 10 U.S. diplomats and take other retaliatory moves in a tense showdown with Washington. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also said Moscow will add eight U.S. officials to its sanctions list and move to restrict and stop the […]

Quinoa: Cultivating the ‘mother of all grains’

Quinoa: Cultivating the 'mother of all grains'

One of the world’s most popular health foods that has its roots in South America, quinoa is now being grown in Bangladesh for the domestic market. High in protein, dietary fiber and amino acids, quinoa is often referred to as the mother of all grains. It is basically a herbaceous annual plant grown as a crop primarily […]

ECOSOC Forum: Dhaka stresses mitigating gaps ICT, health, education gaps

ECOSOC Forum: Dhaka stresses mitigating gaps ICT, health, education gaps

Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Ambassador Rabab Fatima has said the lack of infrastructure, especially in the areas of ICT, health, and education is acutely felt during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “Therefore, it should be our urgent priority to build adequate infrastructure in all these areas,” she said. The envoy made remarks […]

Another whale carcass washes ashore on Cox’s Bazar beach

Another whale carcass washes ashore on Cox’s Bazar beach

Another dead whale washed ashore on Himchori beach in Cox’s Bazar early Saturday morning. Locals spotted the rotten  whale carcass exactly where the first dead giant whale was spotted on Friday. Later, officials of  the District Administration, Forest Department, Department of Environment and  Fisheries Department rushed to the spot and conducted preliminary investigation into the […]

DoE’s top bureaucrat dies of Covid-19

DoE's top bureaucrat dies of Covid-19

The Director-General of the Department of Environment (DoE), Dr AKM Rafique Ahammed, died at a hospital in Dhaka early on Saturday morning, days after contracting Covid-19. Dr Rafique passed away at Central Police Hospital around 4.14 am, said Dipankar Bar, Senior Information Officer of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. The top environment […]