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Environment spotlight: What happened around the world in June?

Environment spotlight: What happened around the world in June?

This past month saw a number of reports on species that face the threat of extinction globally as well as a worrying record high temperature of 38 degrees Celsius (100.4 Fahrenheit) in the Arctic Circle.

The following is a look at the environmental developments, reports, events and stor... Read More

Cricket during covid-19: A multifaceted challenge

Cricket during covid-19: A multifaceted challenge

The initial response of the world sports fraternity to the Covid-19 could be summed up as: We don't need sports right now; we need to save our lives. The debate and dilemma over whether to opt for life or livelihood continued. In reality, everything is not halted, although there is hardly any... Read More

Bangladesh celebrates 20 years of Test Status

Bangladesh celebrates 20 years of Test Status

Bangladesh completed the 20th year of getting Test status today (Friday). On this day in 2000, the country achieved historic recognition from International Cricket Council (ICC) as the 10th Test playing nation.

Earlier, Bangladesh upheld their claim for the status  i... Read More

Main goal of proposed budget is to protect lives: Mannan

Main goal of proposed budget is to protect lives: Mannan

Planning Minister MA Mannan yesterday said the main goal of the proposed budget for fiscal 2020-21 (FY21) is not to attain higher GDP growth in the wake of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, rather protecting the lives and sustaining the livelihood of the people.
“If we can do th... Read More

‘Reform’ key to bankrolling budget

‘Reform’ key to bankrolling budget

Carrying out necessary reform in the financial sector and addressing health crisis are crucial to financing the budget while preventing economic growth from tumbling, economists say.

They also put emphasis on setting the right priorities for providing livelihood support and implementing... Read More

Budget failed to meet expectations: analysts

Budget failed to meet expectations: analysts

The proposed budget for the next fiscal year has failed to properly reflect the health and livelihoods crisis created by the Covid-19 pandemic and take enough measures to take the nation out of the catastrophe, analysts said yesterday.

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