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Coronavirus outbreak spreads in Europe from Italy

Coronavirus outbreak spreads in Europe from Italy

-- 2020-02-26 11:16:04

Several European countries have announced their first coronavirus cases, with all appearing to be linked to the growing outbreak in Italy. Austria, Croatia and Switzerland said the cases involved peo...

First Italian dies of coronavirus as outbreak flares in north

First Italian dies of coronavirus as outbreak flares in north

-- 2020-02-22 11:16:44

An elderly man in the northern Italian city of Padua has died after being infected with the coronavirus, becoming the first Italian victim of the disease, Health Minister Roberto Speranza said on Frid...

PM hands over Ekushey Padak

PM hands over Ekushey Padak

-- 2020-02-20 11:56:29

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday distributed the prestigious Ekushey Padak-2020 among 20 eminent personalities and an organisation in recognition of their contributions to various fields. The...

Deaths in China virus climb to 811, surpassing toll from SARS

Deaths in China virus climb to 811, surpassing toll from SARS

-- 2020-02-09 10:23:03

The number of new coronavirus deaths on the Chinese mainland hit 811 by end of Feb 8, the National Health Commission said on Sunday morning, surpassing that of the SARS epidemic in 2002/2003. The new...

Countries evacuating nationals from China virus areas

Countries evacuating nationals from China virus areas

Reuters 2020-01-28 13:41:39

Countries around the world are planning to evacuate diplomatic staff and private citizens from Chinese areas hit by the new coronavirus, which is spreading quickly. Wuhan, a city of 11 million in the...

Shanghai shuts down all cinemas amid Coronavirus outbreak

Shanghai shuts down all cinemas amid Coronavirus outbreak

-- 2020-01-25 12:49:05

Shanghai has shut down all cinemas during the Lunar New Year holidays, which last until Jan 30, the Liberation Daily said on its online channel. A virus outbreak in China has prompted seven Chinese f...

China virus death toll jumps to 41, over 1300 infected worldwide

China virus death toll jumps to 41, over 1300 infected worldwide

-- 2020-01-25 10:39:38

The official death toll from the coronavirus in China jumped on Saturday to 41 from 26 a day earlier, as local media reported a doctor on the frontline of the battle to contain the virus in Wuhan city...

Emirates pledges funds to bushfire relief in Australia

Emirates pledges funds to bushfire relief in Australia

FE Online Desk 2020-01-22 16:02:40

Emirates has announced its contributions to bushfire relief in Australia. The airline will be donating 10 per cent of all Emirates RED sales on every flight from 17 January until 16 February 2020 and...

Australia PM admits mistakes in handling of bushfire crisis

Australia PM admits mistakes in handling of bushfire crisis

-- 2020-01-12 11:17:56

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison has expressed regret over his handling of the bushfire crisis ravaging the country. The PM has faced mounting criticism over his government's response to the...

Bangabandhu- the people’s protagonist

Bangabandhu- the people’s protagonist

Atiur Rahman 2020-01-09 21:17:25

Bangabandhu is, in fact, a namesake of Bangladesh. He created the concept Bangladesh for which millions shed blood in 1971. He was a born leader who could inspire his fellow countrymen and women with...

The day Sheikh Mujib returns

The day Sheikh Mujib returns

Faruq Aziz Khan 2020-01-09 21:13:00

While handing over the office of the president to Zulfiquar Ali Bhutto on December 19, only three days after his army surrendered to the joint command in Dhaka, Yahya Khan passed on to Bhutto a sealed...

Bushfire sweeps across southeast Australia, two more dead

Bushfire sweeps across southeast Australia, two more dead

-- 2020-01-04 11:23:00

Bushfires were burning dangerously out of control on Australia’s east coast on Saturday, fueled by soaring temperatures and strong winds that had firefighters battling to save lives and property...

Australia PM sorry for Hawaii holiday during bushfire crisis

Australia PM sorry for Hawaii holiday during bushfire crisis

-- 2019-12-22 10:50:54

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has apologised for going on holiday while the country struggled with a mounting wildfire crisis. Mr Morrison cut short his trip to Hawaii as criticism of him...

Travel warnings issued as fires ravage Australia

Travel warnings issued as fires ravage Australia

-- 2019-12-21 13:15:14

Catastrophic fire warnings are in place across the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW), where firefighters are tackling more than 100 blazes. Authorities have urged Christmas travellers to dela...

State of emergency declared in Australia over bushfire crisis

State of emergency declared in Australia over bushfire crisis

-- 2019-12-19 11:19:02

A state of emergency has been declared in New South Wales, Australia, amid fears a record-breaking heatwave will exacerbate the state's bushfire crisis. The nation experienced its hottest day on reco...

14 die in Nepal bus crash

14 die in Nepal bus crash

-- 2019-12-15 12:00:00

At least 14 passengers were killed while around 16 others injured in a bus crash at Sindhupalchowk district in central Nepal on Sunday morning, authorities confirmed. Ganesh Khanal, spokesperson at d...

Answer lies in ‘long-term funds from stock, bond markets’

Answer lies in ‘long-term funds from stock, bond markets’

FE REPORT 2019-12-13 11:03:16

Vibrant bond and stock markets hold the key to meeting the financing need of the country's private sector in attaining the sustainable development goals (SDGs), discussants said on Thursday. They als...

'Public-private linkup' to help bridge SDG financing gap

'Public-private linkup' to help bridge SDG financing gap

FE REPORT 2019-12-13 09:59:59

Effective partnership with the private sector can help the government lessen the financing gap for achieving sustainable development goals (SDGs), said Mahbubur Rahman, president of International Cham...

'Financial inclusion to cut poverty, inequality'

'Financial inclusion to cut poverty, inequality'

FE REPORT 2019-12-12 14:48:11

Financial inclusion ensures access to finance for all sections of population, including vulnerable and low-income groups, providing suitable financial products that pave the way for alleviating povert...

Planning minister addresses confce on financing for sustainable dev

Planning minister addresses confce on financing for sustainable dev

-- 2019-12-12 13:44:27

Planning Minister M A Mannan speaking at the Ministerial Plenary Session titled 'Inclusive Financing for SDGs in Asia and the Pacific' during the second day Wednesday of 'Asia-Pacific Conference on Fi...

'Tackle climate change, ensure skills development for sustainable growth'

'Tackle climate change, ensure skills development for sustainable growth'

FE REPORT 2019-12-12 13:34:32

Tackling climate change issues and ensuring skills development and employment generation are crucial to attain sustainable growth in the Asia-Pacific countries, including Bangladesh, experts said at a...

Manzur Elahi addresses confce on financing for sustainable dev

Manzur Elahi addresses confce on financing for sustainable dev

-- 2019-12-12 13:28:37

Syed Manzur Elahi, chairman of Apex Footwear Ltd, addressing a plenary session titled ‘inclusive financing for SDGs in Asia and the Pacific’ in a city hotel on Wednesday.

Inclusive finance must for attaining SDGs

Inclusive finance must for attaining SDGs

FE Online Report 2019-12-11 19:01:23

Policymakers and experts on Tuesday stressed the effective mechanism to ensure inclusive financing so that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) could be attained in Asia and the Pacific region. T...

Challenge lies in bridging SDG financing gap: President

Challenge lies in bridging SDG financing gap: President

FE REPORT 2019-12-11 16:58:42

President Md Abdul Hamid said on Tuesday the main challenge for Bangladesh as well as other developing countries is to fill the financing gap before achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It...

Int'l confce on financing for sustainable dev starts today

Int'l confce on financing for sustainable dev starts today

FE REPORT 2019-12-10 13:18:50

A three-day international conference on financing for inclusive and sustainable development is going to start in Dhaka today (Tuesday). The International Chamber of Commerce, Bangladesh (ICC,B) is or...

Alarms triggered as Sydney choked by bushfire smoke

Alarms triggered as Sydney choked by bushfire smoke

-- 2019-12-10 11:58:35

Smoke from Australia’s fierce bushfires settled over Sydney in still conditions on Tuesday, setting off fire alarms, and halting ferry services as famous landmarks disappeared behind some of the...

BCIC disputes Q1 financial report of Miracle Industries

BCIC disputes Q1 financial report of Miracle Industries

JUBAIR HASAN 2019-12-07 10:18:55

Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC), a major shareholder of publicly listed Miracle Industries Limited, has raised questions over authenticity of the company's financial filing, official...

Huawei launches new legal challenge against US ban

Huawei launches new legal challenge against US ban

-- 2019-12-05 11:24:35

Huawei has launched new legal action against the US over claims the Chinese telecoms giant poses a security risk. It comes after the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) put curbs on rural mobi...

Three-day international conference in Dhaka on December 10-12

Three-day international conference in Dhaka on December 10-12

FE Online Report 2019-12-04 19:48:41

A three-day international conference on financing for inclusive and sustainable development will be held in Dhaka on December 10-12 this year. Titled ‘Asia-Pacific Conference on Financing Inclu...

President calls for trade, investment promotion

President calls for trade, investment promotion

FE REPORT 2019-12-04 17:02:38

President Md Abdul Hamid has urged the country's business leaders to create new entrepreneurs and explore new business areas for the sake of the country's economy and the people. Terming trade and in...