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The Financial Express

1. ADB provides assistance to augment COVID-19 facilities in BDPublished: May 30, 2020 14:27:55

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing US$231,178 grant to augment novel corona virus disease (COVID-19) related facilities in 134 urban primary health centres, also called Nogor Swastho Kendro, across...


2. Libya killings: Traffickers demanded $12,000 as ransom, says Rakibul’s familyPublished: May 30, 2020 14:12:48

Human traffickers demanded 12,000 US dollar as ransom from the family of Rakibul, one of the 26 ill-fated Bangladeshis who lost their lives in a gun attack in Libya. Rakibul...


3. Indian economy slows in March quarter, with worst to comePublished: May 30, 2020 13:49:46

India’s economy grew at 3.1 per cent in the January-March quarter, its slowest pace in at least eight years, and the situation is expected to worsen rapidly, putting pressure on...


4. UN issues stamp marking birth centenary of BangabandhuPublished: May 30, 2020 13:21:20

The UN Postal Administration, jointly with the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the UN in New York, has issued a set of commemorative stamps as a tribute to UN peacekeepers...


5. Trump cutting US ties with WHO over coronavirusPublished: May 30, 2020 12:32:18

The United States will end its relationship with the World Health Organization over the body's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, US President Donald Trump said on Friday, accusing the UN...


6. COVID-19 second wave would undermine recovery: Fed chiefPublished: May 30, 2020 12:23:34

US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has said that he is concerned about a second wave of COVID-19 infections, which he believes would dampen consumer confidence and hurt economic recovery....


7. 4.5 km Padma Bridge now visiblePublished: May 30, 2020 12:20:14

About 4.5 kilometers of Padma Bridge has become visible with the installation of its 30th span on Saturday. The 5b span, weighing 3,150 tonnes, was installed on pillars 26 and...


8. IMF approves $732m for BangladeshPublished: May 30, 2020 11:28:45

The IMF Executive Board approved Friday US$ 732 million emergency assistance for Bangladesh under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) and Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI) to address the challenges posed by...


9. 17 more tested positive for COVID-19 in MyanmarPublished: May 30, 2020 11:20:47

Myanmar reported 17 more confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) on Saturday, bringing the number of infection to 224 in total, said a release from the Health and Sports Ministry. The...


10. Dhaka ranks 68th worst in Air Quality IndexPublished: May 30, 2020 11:03:11

Dhaka’s air quality showed significant improvement on Saturday morning as it ranked 68th worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI). It had an AQI score of 26 at 08:41 am...


11. 13 RAB members infected with coronavirus in SylhetPublished: May 30, 2020 10:45:15

Thirteen members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have been infected with coronavirus in Sylhet. Their samples were tested in the PCR lab of Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital. Confirming the...


12. How Bangladeshis were killed in LibyaPublished: May 30, 2020 10:23:43

A survivor of the carnage in which 26 Bangladeshi migrants were killed in Libya has described the incident to the embassy from an undisclosed location, bdnews24.com reports. The man said...


13. Jute exporters seek stimulus packagePublished: May 30, 2020 09:57:22

Jute exporters have urged the government to bring the raw jute export sector under its fiscal stimulus package, as they have been facing severe financial crisis in the wake of...


14. PWAB, RSF against transport fare hikePublished: May 30, 2020 09:48:48

Two passengers' welfare platforms on Friday warned that the government's decision to resume public transport services on limited scale might create anarchy in the sector. They also opposed a proposed...


15. Tk 18b cut from three projectsPublished: May 30, 2020 09:38:52

The government has cut the demand for more than Tk 18 billion from three major projects, including the Padma Bridge scheme, to tackle the coronavirus pandemic in Bangladesh. According to...


16. Ridding Ashkona of waterlogging: DNCC doing work on city water retention canalPublished: May 30, 2020 09:32:48

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) is now excavating a water retention canal from Ashkona to Kha Para near Khilkhet as no other agency is ready to do the job. The...


17. NBR misses revenue target until AprilPublished: May 30, 2020 09:31:38

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) lagged behind its revised target by 26.29 per cent until April due to an economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The tax-collecting authorities...


18. Mobile schools launched in Magura townPublished: May 30, 2020 09:27:13

Mobile schools have been launched in Magura town with the slogan, 'study will not be stopped for coronavirus' thanks to the noble gesture of a student front. As educational institutions...


19. Pandemic saps BD economic strengths  Published: May 30, 2020 09:21:09

The economy's almost all major indicators have dipped, drained by sluggish economic activities in the wake of shutdowns aimed at stemming the spread of coronavirus. Remittances, exports, imports, inter-bank call...