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More than half of Europe's small businesses fear for survival: Survey

Dhaka, Oct. 22 -- Over half the small and medium-sized companies which together provide jobs for two-thirds of European workers fear for their survival in the coming 12 months, according to a survey r... Read More


Global coronavirus cases surpass 41 million milestone

Dhaka, Oct. 22 -- More than 41 million people have been infected with coronavirus (Covid-19) globally on Thursday, according to the data from Johns Hopkins University (JHU). The total number of infec... Read More


Thailand backtracks on protest ban

Dhaka, Oct. 22 -- Thailand on Thursday rolled back an emergency decree aimed at ending months of protests against the government and monarchy that had only inflamed anger and brought tens of thousands... Read More


Australia allows international students to return

Dhaka, Oct. 22 -- The Australian government has approved a plan for international students to return to South Australia (SA). Under the plan, which was proposed by Adelaide University, the University... Read More


15 die in stampede near Pakistan consulate in Afghanistan

Dhaka, Oct. 21 -- At least 15 Afghans were killed and more than a dozen injured in a stampede that occurred in an open ground where thousands of Afghans had gathered on Tuesday to secure visas from th... Read More


Road accidents still leading cause of deaths in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Oct. 21 -- Road accident in Bangladesh is still one of the leading causes of deaths as 37,170 people were killed in 26,902 accidents across the country in the last five years. Besides, 82,758 ... Read More


Pompeo to visit India next week for strategic talks

Dhaka, Oct. 21 -- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Mark Esper will travel to India next week for a top-level ministerial dialogue. They are also expected to discuss defence and... Read More


Govt approves Tk 2.74b to improve Cox's Bazar road

Dhaka, Oct. 21 -- The government has approved two packages to develop the road stretching from Ekatabazar to Bangladesh Navy Base Sheikh Hasina in Cox's Bazar at a cost of around Tk 2.74 billion. The... Read More


Kuwait passes law to cut expat numbers

Dhaka, Oct. 21 -- Kuwait's parliament has approved a law to reduce the number of foreign workers in the country by one year, as part of efforts to 'rebalance' its population. The new legislation, whi... Read More


Recovering illegally occupied forest land

Dhaka, Oct. 21 -- At a meeting of the standing committee on the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MEFCC), the Department of Forest informs that 287,452 acres of the country's total 4... Read More