The heat stays on: Earth hits 6th warmest year on record

The heat stays on: Earth hits 6th warmest year on record

Earth simmered to the sixth hottest year on record in 2021, according to several newly released temperature measurements. And scientists say the exceptionally hot year is part of a long-term warming trend that shows hints of accelerating. Two U.S. science agencies — NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration — and a private measuring […]

Strong quake hits off Taiwan’s eastern coast

A strong earthquake struck off the coast of eastern Taiwan yesterday evening, the Central Weather Bureau said, with shaking felt in the capital Taipei but no immediate reports of damage. The weather bureau said the quake measured 6.0 in magnitude and hit at the relatively shallow depth of 19 kilometres (12 miles). The United States […]

Cricket-Conway hits century on return to put New Zealand ahead

Cricket-Conway hits century on return to put New Zealand ahead

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Devon Conway celebrated his return from injury with a sparkling 122 on Saturday to propel New Zealand to 258-5 against Bangladesh on the opening day of the first test in Mount Maunganui. Bangladesh claimed three wickets in the final session but world test champions New Zealand will be confident of a 300-plus […]

China’s Lithuania blockade hits other EU exports

China’s Lithuania blockade hits other EU exports

Afp, Berlin Sun Dec 26, 2021 12:00 AM Last update on: Sun Dec 26, 2021 12:00 AM VALDIS DOMBROVSKIS Executive vice-president, European Commission “> VALDIS DOMBROVSKIS Executive vice-president, European Commission EU Trade Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis warned that a Chinese blockade of Lithuania’s exports over a dispute about Taiwan was increasingly affecting firms from […]

People evacuated as new wildfire hits Greek island

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Wildfires since July have ravaged the islands of Evia and Rhodes as well as forests to the north and southeast of Athens Scores of firefighters backed by water-dropping aircraft battled a forest fire that broke out early Monday on the southern part of Greece’s Evia island, less than two weeks after an inferno decimated its […]

Private investment hits a trough

Private investment in Bangladesh fell to its lowest level in 14 years in the last fiscal year owing to the lingering uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic and continuing structural weaknesses. The descent may slow down the progress made in the areas of employment and poverty alleviation over the last few years. For all latest […]

South Bangla Bank’s IPO subscription hits 14 times high

South Bangla Bank’s IPO subscription hits 14 times high

The bank’s IPO shares to be allocated Thursday FE ONLINE REPORT | Published: July 27, 2021 22:09:49 The initial public offering (IPO) subscription of South Bangla Agriculture & Commerce Bank (SBAC) hit 14 times high and the bank will be allocated IPO shares Thursday, officials said. The private lender’s IPO subscription was held between July […]

Report – Covid-19 hits service sector the hardest

Report - Covid-19 hits service sector the hardest

File photo: Migrant workers at Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune 1.12 million lost their jobs last year Although all three major sectors of the labour market— agriculture, services, and industry—were severely disrupted by the pandemic last year, the service sector seems to have hit the hardest. According to the quarterly report of […]

Bangladesh lockdown: Buyers hits super shop’s online in Dhaka

Dhaka — Due to Covid-19 imposed lockdown in Bangladesh most of consumers flocking towards super shop’s online as movement restricted to contain the virus. A one-week strict lockdown announced by the government has started from Thursday (July 1) to thwart coronavirus infection. According to the government’s instructions centered on the lockdown, however, consumers are able to […]

Bangladesh’s food import hits second highest in 10 years

Bangladesh’s food import hits second highest in 10 years

Floods in last year, pandemic-induced difficulties in farm sector and failure to maintain a good food reserve behind the rise, say officials Bangladesh imported 6.6 million tons of foodgrains in the just ended 2020-21 financial year, hitting a three-year record.  This fiscal’s import volume is also second highest in a decade, according to the statistics […]