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Australia PM admits mistakes in handling of bushfire crisis

-- January 12, 2020 11:17:57

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

Atiur Rahman January 09, 2020 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

Faruq Aziz Khan January 09, 2020 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

-- January 04, 2020 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

-- December 22, 2019 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

-- December 21, 2019 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

-- December 19, 2019 11:19:03

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

-- December 15, 2019 12:00:01

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’

FE REPORT December 13, 2019 11:03:17

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

FE REPORT December 13, 2019 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'

FE REPORT December 12, 2019 14:48:12

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

-- December 12, 2019 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'

FE REPORT December 12, 2019 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

-- December 12, 2019 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

FE Online Report December 11, 2019 19:01:24

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

FE REPORT December 11, 2019 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

FE REPORT December 10, 2019 13:18:51

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

-- December 10, 2019 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

JUBAIR HASAN December 07, 2019 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

-- December 05, 2019 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

FE Online Report December 04, 2019 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

FE REPORT December 04, 2019 17:02:39

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...

US-China trade deal stalled because of Hong Kong legislation: Axios

Reuters December 02, 2019 13:38:52

A trade deal between United States and China was now “stalled because of Hong Kong legislation”, news website Axios reported on Sunday, citing a source close to US President Donald Trump&r...

Barca’s Dembele out for 10 weeks with hamstring injury

-- November 30, 2019 12:06:21

Barcelona’s France forward Ousmane Dembele has been ruled out for over two months with his third muscle injury of the season, the latest chapter in a career marred by repeated fitness troubles....

Apple to take ‘deeper look’ at disputed borders

-- November 30, 2019 11:00:37

Apple says it is taking "a deeper look" at how it handles disputed borders. Ukraine criticised the tech giant for showing Crimea as part of Russia's territory on its Maps and Weather apps. An Apple...

Firefighter accused of arson amid Australia bushfire crisis

-- November 27, 2019 14:21:49

A volunteer firefighter in Australia has been charged with deliberately lighting blazes during the nation's bushfire crisis. Police arrested the man, 19, for seven counts of alleged arson in an area...

Seismic survey in offshore blocks: Norwegian-US JV set to get the job

M AZIZUR RAHMAN November 27, 2019 10:53:49

The Norwegian-US joint venture (JV) company TGS-Schlumberger is finally bagging the job of carrying out the non-exclusive multi-client seismic survey in offshore blocks in December nearly four years a...

Still hope for US-China trade deal this year: US official

-- November 24, 2019 12:56:57

United States national security adviser Robert O’Brien said on Saturday that an initial trade agreement with China is still possible by the end of the year, but warned Washington would not turn...

Size of ceramic industry may double by 2023

Monira Munni November 19, 2019 10:31:19

The country's ceramic industry is estimated to be doubled in size by 2023, aided by the growing domestic real estate industry, rising demand for products in the EU markets and the trade tension betwee...

US expected to grant Huawei 90-day license extension

-- November 18, 2019 11:04:57

The Trump administration is set to issue a 90-day extension of a license on Monday allowing US companies to continue doing business with China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, two sources familiar...