Bangladesh has 170m people but fewer than 2,000 ventilators and around 1,000 intensive-care beds. It has reported 7,100 corona virus cases so far, but the number is rising fast despite limited testing. The disease seems to be spreading most...
The new corona virus is potentially disastrous for low-wage workers who power the global clothing trade. By Elizabeth Paton The empty, echoing shopping malls of Western cities are a testament to the biggest crisis borne by global clothing and retail industries...
Corona virus cutbacks amount to a ‘wholesale abandonment’ of garment workers, says labour rights group  Annie Kelly More than a million Bangaldeshi  garment workers have been sent home without pay or have lost their jobs after western clothing brands cancelled or...
More than 600 Businesses Attend Event to do Business with City, 20 Percent Increase from Last Year NEW YORK CITY(TIP): Under Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York City is investing in minority and women-owned businesses at record levels, including connecting...
The national budget proposals placed by Finance Minister AMA Muhith   for the fiscal year 2018-19 were passed by Parliament yesterday with hardly any changes being made in them. Parliament passed the Tk 4,64,573 crore budget for the year, themed as...
Mahadi Al Hasnat A female worker, who returned from Saudi Arabia along with 25 others on Tuesday, talks to reporters at Dhaka airport after A female worker, who returned from Saudi Arabia along with 25 others on Tuesday, talks to reporters...
The upcoming national budget will be placed before parliament under a new classification system. This will mark a departure from the old ways of presenting the same. Finance Minister AMA Muhith is expected to place the budget at Jatiya Sangsad...
The High Court has summoned all the investigating officers (IOs) of 56 graft cases filed over BASIC Bank’s Tk 35 billion loan scam as they failed to complete the investigation in two and a half years. It asked IOs...
Net inflow of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) from India to Bangladesh rose by 44.76 per cent in the past year, central bank statistics showed. The Bangladesh Bank data showed that the FDI from the neighbouring country in net terms stood...
Rashidul Hasan : Twelve hajj agencies are yet to complete visa procedures of around 2,400 pilgrims, creating uncertainty over their pilgrimage this year, said top officials at the Ashkona Hajj Camp. “The religious affairs ministry has sent letters to the...
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