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 […]

For Bangladesh’s climate migrants, pandemic job cuts fuel ‘multiple crises’

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File Photo: Bangladesh is one of the world’s largest exporters of labour, with nearly 700,000 people getting jobs abroad annually prior to the pandemic. The picture was taken at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on October 5, 2018 Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune Bangladesh is one of the world’s largest exporters of labour, with nearly […]

World leaders returning to UN this week with focus on pandemic, climate

Published: September 19, 2021 11:05:43 | Updated: September 19, 2021 12:10:24 World leaders are returning to the United Nations in New York this week with a focus on boosting efforts to fight both climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, which last year forced them to send video statements for the annual gathering. As the coronavirus […]

How Jashore’s fisheries output grew in the midst of a pandemic

How Jashore’s fisheries output grew in the midst of a pandemic

In the midst of the most significant economic slowdown in decades, the fisheries sector in coastal district Jashore proved a mainstay for the economy in the 2020-21 fiscal, that helped Bangladesh avoid recession or even contraction. Bangladesh’s GDP growth fell from 8.2% in the 2019-20 fiscal to just 3.8% in 2020-21 – theslowest annual growth […]

Population census unlikely this year

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First it was shifted from January to October for pandemic, now a procurement delay pushing the enumeration further most likely to next year Bangladesh’s overdue population census, considered crucial for the country’s future policy planning, is getting delayed again due to the authorities’ failure to complete the preparations on time. Government had earlier shifted the […]

Everything You Need To Know About The Nipah Virus That Has Caused Panic Amidst A Pandemic

Everything You Need To Know About The Nipah Virus That Has Caused Panic Amidst A Pandemic

After a three-year gap, a case of the zoonotic Nipah virus infection (NiV) has rung the bells in Kerala’s Kozhikode district when a 12-year-old boy succumbed to death. Source: Quartz NiV outbreak was detected in the same region previously on 19 May 2018. This was South India’s first NiV outbreak. However, the Nipah outbreak reported in May 2018 was […]

Despite pandemic, Modi’s farmer problem hasn’t gone away – KTVZ

By Rhea Mogul and Swati Gupta, CNN Marking the return of a months-long movement that has posed a unique challenge to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, farmers gathered in the predominantly agricultural state of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday to protest controversial agricultural laws they say could ruin their livelihood. District official Amit Singh told […]

Despite pandemic, Modi’s farmer problem hasn’t gone away

District official Amit Singh told CNN about 150,000 people attended the rally, in the city of Muzaffarnagar. The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) farmers’ group said about 1 million protesters were present. “When this protest succeeds, when the farmers and the youth of India win, then only will we leave,” Tikait said. Farmer leaders are now […]

Navigating pandemic turbulence

Bangladesh’s economy Tapash Chandra Paul | Published: September 04, 2021 00:05:34 The outbreak of Covid-19 forced the world to witness serious economic emergencies, social constraints, financial crisis, and loss of lives. The wave of coronavirus creates a threat to the global and domestic economic and financial stability worldwide. Developing and emerging economies worldwide are turning […]