Dhaka, Saturday


13 April 2024


11 killed in Pakistan suspected separatist raid

11 killed in Pakistan suspected separatist raid

Gunmen killed 11 people in southwest Pakistan, officials said Saturday, with police searching for suspected separatist militants after migrant labourers were singled out for execution

12:42 13 April 2024

Japan’s greenhouse gas emissions hit record low in fiscal 2022

Japan’s greenhouse gas emissions hit record low in fiscal 2022

Greenhouse gas emissions in Japan in fiscal 2022 fell to a record low of 1,135 million tons in terms of carbon dioxide, government data showed

12:29 13 April 2024

Nation set to celebrate Pahela Baishakh tomorrow

Nation set to celebrate Pahela Baishakh tomorrow

The country is set to celebrate Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bengali New Year 1431, tomorrow upholding the rich cultural values and rituals of the Bangalees

12:24 13 April 2024

Colombia to seek new debt repayment terms from IMF

Colombia to seek new debt repayment terms from IMF

Colombia said Friday it would ask the International Monetary Fund to renegotiate repayments on the remainder of a $6 billion loan it was granted during the Covid-19 pandemic, but which is now "asphyxiating" the country`s finances

12:16 13 April 2024

Australia sees fall in annual food consumption for first time: Data

Australia sees fall in annual food consumption for first time: Data

The total consumption of food by Australians has fallen for the first time on record

12:09 13 April 2024

US Steel shareholders approve Nippon buyout opposed by Biden

US Steel shareholders approve Nippon buyout opposed by Biden

The major American steel manufacturer US Steel said Friday its shareholders had "overwhelmingly" voted to approve a $14 billion acquisition proposal by Japan`s Nippon Steel, a move President Joe Biden opposes

12:02 13 April 2024

Harry and Meghan team up with Netflix for lifestyle, polo shows

Harry and Meghan team up with Netflix for lifestyle, polo shows

Britain`s Prince Harry and his actress wife Meghan Markle are working on two nonfiction series with Netflix -- a lifestyle program and a show on professional polo, their production company announced Thursday

00:46 13 April 2024

NASA unveils probe bound for Jupiter’s possibly life-sustaining moon

NASA unveils probe bound for Jupiter’s possibly life-sustaining moon

US space scientists on Thursday unveiled the interplanetary probe NASA plans to send to one of Jupiter`s icy moons as part of humanity`s hunt for extra-terrestrial life

00:42 13 April 2024

Tourism discouraged in Ruma

Tourism discouraged in Ruma

Local administration of the district discouraged tourism in Ruma upazila of the hilly district on Friday

23:42 12 April 2024

Let’s work together to build beautiful future: PM

Let’s work together to build beautiful future: PM

Let`s work together to build a beautiful future forgetting past failures, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday came up with the call in a video message and greeted the countrymen ahead of the Bangla New Year 1431 to be celebrated elsewhere in the country on Sunday.

23:33 12 April 2024

French PM, Trudeau defend Canada-EU trade pact

French PM, Trudeau defend Canada-EU trade pact

Prime Ministers Gabriel Attal of France and Canada`s Justin Trudeau on Thursday defended a trade pact between Canada and the European Union whose ratification has been stymied in France`s legislature

12:36 12 April 2024

Fujifilm ups US biotech plant investment by $1.2 bn

Fujifilm ups US biotech plant investment by $1.2 bn

Fujifilm said Friday it would increase its investment in a planned biotech plant in North Carolina by $1.2 billion at a time when Japan-US trade ties are in the spotlight

12:32 12 April 2024

Singapore economic growth misses forecasts in first quarter

Singapore economic growth misses forecasts in first quarter

Singapore`s economy grew slower than expected in the first quarter, early data showed Friday, as a struggling manufacturing sector weighed on tourism spending from events including Taylor Swift`s concerts

12:28 12 April 2024

Asian stocks struggle to track Wall St higher, earnings in focus

Asian stocks struggle to track Wall St higher, earnings in focus

Asian markets mostly fell Friday as traders struggled to build on Wall Street`s positive lead, with hopes for a June interest rate cut fading, while earnings season gets underway in the United States amid optimism for companies` profit outlooks

12:25 12 April 2024

’Robust’ US has helped improve global economic outlook: IMF chief

’Robust’ US has helped improve global economic outlook: IMF chief

Strong growth in the United States has helped to lift the outlook for the world economy, but more needs to be done to stem a slide in productivity, the head of the IMF said Thursday

12:10 12 April 2024

OPEC keeps outlook on global oil demand growth for 2024, 2025

OPEC keeps outlook on global oil demand growth for 2024, 2025

OPEC kept its outlook on the growth of global oil demand for 2024 and 2025 unchanged at 2.2 mn barrels per day and 1.8 mn barrels per day, respectively, the cartel said in its April report.

12:00 12 April 2024

General Assembly debates Russia’s veto of DPR Korea sanctions panel

General Assembly debates Russia’s veto of DPR Korea sanctions panel

This is the third time this year that the world body has met to examine veto use among the Security Council’s permanent members – China, France, Russia, United Kingdom and United States – including on the situation in Gaza regarding a US veto

23:48 11 April 2024

ADB forecasts 6.1% GDP growth for Bangladesh in FY24

ADB forecasts 6.1% GDP growth for Bangladesh in FY24

Bangladesh`s economy is forecasted to expand by 6.1 percent in fiscal year 2023-24, buoyed by robust export performance, as per the Asian Development Bank

23:42 11 April 2024

Economic reforms critical to strengthening Pakistan’s recovery: ADB

Economic reforms critical to strengthening Pakistan’s recovery: ADB

Pakistan’s economy contracted due to lingering impacts of 2022’s devastating floods, uncertainty, and policy slippage in fiscal year 2023 (FY2023, ended 30 June 2023), weakened production, consumption, and investment, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said in a new report on Thursday

23:09 11 April 2024

Asia tracks Wall St losses as US data deals blow to rate cut hopes

Asia tracks Wall St losses as US data deals blow to rate cut hopes

Asian markets reversed Thursday after forecast-topping US inflation dealt a hefty blow to hopes for a June interest rate cut and forced traders to re-evaluate the outlook for monetary policy, with a warning that the next move could even be a hike

22:38 11 April 2024

WTO eyes global trade rebound but warns of risks

WTO eyes global trade rebound but warns of risks

The World Trade Organization said Wednesday that global trade should rebound this year from an unexpected slump in 2023, but warned that regional conflicts, geopolitical tensions and economic policy uncertainty risked darkening the picture

22:35 11 April 2024

AL comes to power to give while BNP to take:PM

AL comes to power to give while BNP to take:PM

Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina has said her party Awami League comes to power to give something to the people while BNP assumes to take

22:31 11 April 2024

Japanese astronaut to be first non-American to set foot on Moon

Japanese astronaut to be first non-American to set foot on Moon

A lucky Japanese astronaut will become the first non-American to set foot on the Moon during one of NASA`s upcoming Artemis missions, US President Joe Biden announced Wednesday

09:57 11 April 2024

Biden promises Israel ’ironclad’ support against Iran reprisals

Biden promises Israel ’ironclad’ support against Iran reprisals

US President Joe Biden on Wednesday promised "ironclad" support for Israel as Iran threatens reprisals over a strike that leveled an Iranian consulate building in Damascus and killed two generals

09:30 11 April 2024