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1. Sufferings that go unnoticed  Published: September 19, 2020 23:23:39

Leaving Dhaka with all family members and whatever belonging one possesses is a tiny example of the joblessness woes. Hundreds of Dhaka residents have fallen victim to this ordeal of...


2. Policy reforms to help boost private investment  Published: September 19, 2020 23:18:59

The government's target to raise private investment to 24.2 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) will be challenging given the trend in the last several years and the ongoing...


3. Dealing with the problem of fake financials  Published: September 19, 2020 23:09:36

It is no secret that taxpayers, both individual and corporate, are prone to evading payment of tax. The bad habit on the part of a section of the corporate taxpayers...


4. IMF lending during the pandemic and beyondPublished: September 19, 2020 22:19:28

In the face of unprecedented uncertainty and the severe economic impact triggered by Covid-19, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) continues to adapt its lending. At the same time, it aims...


5. Adverse impact of Covid-19 on unemployed youthsPublished: September 19, 2020 22:11:22

The world is now struggling to combat the deadly coronavirus pandemic. The virus has already reached every corner of the world. In many cases, it is spreading at different paces...


6. Fighting the coronavirus infodemicPublished: September 19, 2020 22:10:20

The emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has not only led to the global Covid-19 pandemic, but also fuelled an accompanying onslaught of misinformation. Some have promoted drugs such as hydroxychloroquine...


7. India and the Afghan peace processPublished: September 19, 2020 21:32:58

Almost in nearly 20 years of conflict resulting from the invasion and military occupation of Afghanistan by the US, representatives of the US backed Afghan government  and Taliban leaders for...


8. Banks' farm credit and recovery riddlePublished: September 19, 2020 21:30:03

Can we say for certain that recovery of farm credit disbursed by the banking sector of Bangladesh continues to exhibit improving trends? Are the statistics on recovery position consistent in...


9. Stranded onion-laden trucks entering Bangladesh thru Hili Land PortPublished: September 19, 2020 21:14:18

Onion-laden trucks stranded on the Indian side opposite to Hili Land Port (HLP) in Hakimpur upazila of Dinajpur started entering Bangladesh through the port on Saturday. “The stranded onion-laden trucks...


10. Reopening schools & colleges: What’re parents thinking about?Published: September 19, 2020 21:02:45

All the educational institutions in Bangladesh were shut down in March 2020 when Covid-19 hit the country, a move hailed by students and guardians alike. Six months into the pandemic,...


11. DSCC says photos of stray dog removal are fakePublished: September 19, 2020 20:47:31

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) on Saturday requested the city dwellers to refrain from publishing photos of stray dog removal from the city street as they are fake and distorted....


12. Workplaces of UNO Wahida, husband transferred to DhakaPublished: September 19, 2020 20:30:18

The government has attached injured Dinajpur’s Ghoraghat UNO Wahida Khanam to the public administration ministry. The public administration ministry has issued a circular to this end on September 16 making...


13. Onion prices fall in city marketsPublished: September 19, 2020 20:28:45

Prices of onion declined by Tk 10-20 per kg in the city on Saturday, thanks to release of onion consignment from India that was stranded in the border since Monday...


14. Indian police arrested a local journalist alleging spying for ChinaPublished: September 19, 2020 20:17:14

Police in India's capital city on Saturday said they had arrested a local freelance journalist on allegations he was passing "sensitive information" to Chinese intelligence officers. In a statement, the...


15. Iran vows ‘hit’ on all involved in US killing of top generalPublished: September 19, 2020 20:08:16

The chief of Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard threatened Saturday to go after everyone who had a role in a top general's January killing during a US drone strike in Iraq,...


16. BARVIDA demands reevaluation of automobile industry policyPublished: September 19, 2020 20:03:57

Bangladesh Reconditioned Vehicles Importers and Dealers Association (BARVIDA) has demanded reevaluation of the proposed draft ‘Automobile Industry Development Policy 2020’. “BARVIDA wants a realistic, forward looking and implementable automobile policy,”...


17. Govt to train returning workers for making skilled manpowerPublished: September 19, 2020 20:02:12

Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Imran Ahmed on Saturday said that training and certification initiatives are being taken according to the experience of the workers returning from abroad. “The...


18. Tata wins bid to construct new parliament building of IndiaPublished: September 19, 2020 19:44:20

Tata Projects, one of the subsidiaries of India's biggest conglomerate Tata Group of Companies, has won the bid to build the country's new parliament building. Tata Projects will construct the...


19. Ethiopia files terrorism charges against leading opposition activistPublished: September 19, 2020 19:34:47

Ethiopia has filed terrorism charges against a prominent media mogul and opposition politician from the Oromo ethnic group, Jawar Mohammed, the attorney general’s office said on Saturday, reports Reuters. Jawar,...


20. Devoted AL activists to get priority in committees: Obaidul QuaderPublished: September 19, 2020 19:23:30

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Saturday said the time-tested leaders and activists of the party will get priority at all levels of committees. “The tested leaders and workers...


21. Fakhrul for united movement to ‘protect democracy’ Published: September 19, 2020 19:19:22

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday said media freedom and democracy in Bangladesh ‘cannot be protected’ without a united movement. “A message should be given to all...


22. Prime Bank thanks police for brave and prompt actionPublished: September 19, 2020 19:17:31

Prime Bank Limited has thanked the Bangladesh Police for its courageous and prompt action for ensuring safety and security of people and property at the incident at the bank’s Joydevpur...


23. TIB condemns ‘unlawful’ proposal to re-appoint current Dhaka WASA MDPublished: September 19, 2020 18:58:40

Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has strongly condemned the proposal to re-appoint the incumbent Dhaka WASA managing director (MD). The civil society organisation, in a statement, said Dhaka WASA Board is...


24. Fourth spell of flood in northern region affects Aman, early winter cropsPublished: September 19, 2020 18:46:28

Several districts in the northern region witnessed fresh floods in the last few days amid heavy rain and the onrush of upstream water. It is the fourth spell of flooding...


25. Universal Amity provides food for homeless, poor peoplePublished: September 19, 2020 18:04:05

Universal Amity, a voluntary organisation, has been providing food for homeless and poor people under its ‘Food for Good’ project since June this year amid coronavirus pandemic and flood. According...


26. Shah Ahmed Shafi laid to restPublished: September 19, 2020 17:36:29

Hefazat-e-Islam chief Shah Ahmed Shafi was laid to rest at Hathazari Madrasah graveyard in Chattogram on Saturday afternoon. His namaz-e-janaza was held on the madrasah premises with participation of thousands...


27. Hatchery creates hope among freshwater prawn farmersPublished: September 19, 2020 17:26:48

A newly built hatchery in Rajshahi city has created high hope among the commercially freshwater prawn farmers relating to furthermore expansion of the lucrative prawn farming in the region. For...


28. Thousands rally in Thai capital against governmentPublished: September 19, 2020 17:05:19

Thousands of protesters in Thailand’s capital demonstrated against the government of former coup leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Saturday, with many also demanding reforms to the powerful monarchy....


29.   Philippines keeps one metre social distancing rulePublished: September 19, 2020 17:03:59

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to retain the one metre (three feet) social distance requirement on public transport to reduce coronavirus infecions, rejecting moves to reduce it to 30...


30. New UK lockdown likely sooner rather than later, ex-advisor warnsPublished: September 19, 2020 16:44:35

Britain is likely to need to reintroduce some national coronavirus lockdown measures sooner rather than later, a leading epidemiologist and former senior government health advisor said on Saturday, reports Reuters....


31. Scientists find SARS-CoV-2 RNA in Bangladesh wastewaterPublished: September 19, 2020 16:27:40

A team of scientists from Noakhali Science and Technology University (NSTU) and North South University (NSU) has claimed to make the first and successful attempt to detect SARS-CoV-2 viruses' genetic...


32. BARD annual planning conference beginsPublished: September 19, 2020 16:23:36

The 53rd annual planning conference of Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD) has been started at its own premises in Cumilla district on Saturday. Md. Tazul Islam, Minister, Ministry of...


33. Vietnam resumes int'l flights after five-month closurePublished: September 19, 2020 15:54:38

Vietnamese capital city of Hanoi on Saturday morning saw the departure of the country's first regular international passenger flight after months-long shutdown to curb the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The flight,...


34. Unknown assailant stabs man to death in DhakaPublished: September 19, 2020 15:43:16

A man has been stabbed to death by an unknown assailant in Dhaka's Jatrabari. The 50-year-old Akhter Hossain Sikder had succumbed to his wounds by the time he was taken...


35. TikTok moves to court against Trump admin to try to block US banPublished: September 19, 2020 15:38:31

Popular video-sharing app TikTok has asked a US judge to block the Trump administration from enforcing a ban on the Chinese social media network, according to court documents filed late...


36. Bangladesh adds 1,567 corona cases, 32 deaths in daily countPublished: September 19, 2020 15:30:19

Bangladesh on Saturday logged 1,567 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus infection in the daily count, taking the tally to 347,372. The death toll jumped to 4,913 after 32 fatalities...


37. Bangladesh universities fall back into further session jams as Covid-19 undoes gainsPublished: September 19, 2020 15:28:28

The public universities in Bangladesh had been conducting their academic activities without hindrances thanks to the absence of significant political disturbances. Still, the coronavirus crisis has reversed their hard-fought gains,...


38. India arrests nine al Qaeda members planning ‘attacks’Published: September 19, 2020 15:26:45

India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) said on Saturday it has arrested nine al Qaeda militants who were planning attacks in several locations including the capital New Delhi. “The group was...


39. Father, son die in Mymensingh road accidentPublished: September 19, 2020 14:58:59

A man and his minor son were killed and 12 other people injured following a collision between a pick-up van and a microbus on Mymensingh-Kishoreganj highway in Dangri area of...


40. BSF vows to bring down border killings to zeroPublished: September 19, 2020 14:44:22

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday expressed its deep commitment to taking extra precautionary measures to bring down border killings to zero. Director General of the BSF, Rakesh Asthana,...


41. Four Titas Gas engineers among eight held over mosque blastsPublished: September 19, 2020 14:32:34

Eight people, including four engineers of Titas Gas, have been arrested in connection with the fatal air-conditioner blasts in a Narayanganj mosque that left 32 people dead. They were apprehended...


42. India, Japan may work together in Bangladesh: JaishankarPublished: September 19, 2020 13:03:17

India and Japan are looking at the possibility of cooperating on projects in Bangladesh and Myanmar as part of their efforts to work together in third countries, India’s External Affairs...


43. Covid-19 cases among Indian lawmakers risePublished: September 19, 2020 12:41:11

India’s parliament session that began this week is likely to be cut short after 30 lawmakers were found infected with the coronavirus, two senior parliament officials said, as the number...


44. India allows pre-contracted onions to BangladeshPublished: September 19, 2020 12:18:00

India has decided to allow export of some quantity of onions which was handed over to customs on the date imposing ban on onion export. The ban will not be...


45. Another Narayanganj AC blast victim loses battle for lifePublished: September 19, 2020 11:39:13

Another victim of AC blasts at a Narayanganj mosque has died, taking the death toll in the incident to 32. Abdul Aziz, 40, died while undergoing treatment at the intensive...


46. US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg diesPublished: September 19, 2020 11:14:34

Ruth Bader Ginsburg became a heroine to the American left after overcoming entrenched sexism in the legal profession to ascend to the US Supreme Court, where she championed gender equality...


47. Canada's wholesale sales hit record high in JulyPublished: September 19, 2020 11:02:09

Canadian wholesale sales rose 4.3 per cent to a record high of 65 billion Canadian dollars (about 49 billion US dollars) in July, according to Statistics Canada on Friday. July...


48. Allama Shafi’s death: Security tightened in ChattogramPublished: September 19, 2020 10:35:11

Security has been tightened in four upazilas of Chattogram to avoid any untoward situation over the burial of Hathazari Madrasah rector and chief of Hefazat-e-Islam Allama Shah Ahmed Shafi. Allama...


49. What will be the real impact if Trump bans Tiktok?Published: September 19, 2020 10:34:43

The Trump administration will ban video-sharing app TikTok from US app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading or updating the Chinese-owned platform over concerns...


50. IBN Sina to pay 38.50pc cash divPublished: September 19, 2020 10:26:37

The board of directors of The IBN Sina Pharmaceutical Industry Ltd has recommended 38.50 per cent cash dividend for the year ended on June 30, 2020. The dividend recommendation came...