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US deepens emissions target at climate summit

10:04 PM, 22 Apr 2021 Thursday

The United States on Thursday pledged at a global climate summit hosted by President Joe Biden to slash greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, a target it hopes will spark other big countries to raise their ambition to combat global warming...

Prince William joins celebrity calls urging Covid spirit in climate fight

09:53 PM, 22 Apr 2021 Thursday

Prince William, alongside the celebrity judges of the Earthshot Prize, has called on the world to "harness that spirit of invention" which led to the development of coronavirus vaccines to help tackle the climate crisis...

Adopt ‘immediate action plan’ to cut carbon emissions, PM urges developed countries

08:10 PM, 22 Apr 2021 Thursday

She simultaneously called for “strong collective response” to address global crisis like the climate change and ongoing Covid-19 pandemic-

Saloon based library, an exceptional initiative

07:54 PM, 22 Apr 2021 Thursday

In this diverse world, People do many versatile work. Someone do for gaining happiness, someone do for self satisfaction...

Slow day in Pallekele ends with Bangladesh holding all the aces

06:22 PM, 22 Apr 2021 Thursday

Bad light ate away the last 90-odd minutes of play on the second day, leaving Bangladesh very much in control with 474 on 4 on the board, even though they hardly moved the run-rate needle with their 172 runs in 65 overs on the day...

Why everyone wants to work in the gig economy now

06:14 PM, 22 Apr 2021 Thursday

It took a pandemic, but the side hustle finally got promoted…into the C-suite...

Huge global disparities in electric car ownership

05:30 PM, 22 Apr 2021 Thursday

Europe and China dominate the world market for electric cars, but there are still very few electrified vehicles on the roads in large markets like Russia, South America and Africa, according to a study conducted by the Munich Mobility Show...

Coronavirus: New deaths 98, cases 4014

04:40 PM, 22 Apr 2021 Thursday

Some 98 more people died from coronavirus in Bangladesh in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 10,781. During the period, 4,014 more people were diagnosed with the virus, raising the total infection to 7,36,074, the health directorate said in a press release on Thursday...

Apple plans to expand ads business

04:27 PM, 22 Apr 2021 Thursday

Apple Inc is planning to expand its advertising business by adding a second advertising slot in its App Store search page's "suggested" section, the Financial Times reported on Thursday...

EU preparing legal case against AstraZeneca

03:45 PM, 22 Apr 2021 Thursday

The European Commission is working on legal proceedings against AstraZeneca after the drugmaker cut COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to the European Union, sources familiar with the matter said...

Benzema double takes Real Madrid top

03:26 PM, 22 Apr 2021 Thursday

Real Madrid went level on points with Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga with a win at Cadiz in a week dominated by the announcement and seeming collapse of the European Super League...

Hefazat leader Kashemi placed on 5-day remand

02:30 PM, 22 Apr 2021 Thursday

A Dhaka court has placed Hefazat-e-Islam’s central assistant secretary general and its Dhaka city vice president Khurshid Alam Kashemi on a five-day remand in a case filed over the rampage in the capital eight years ago...

US adds 116 countries to its ‘Do Not Travel’ advisory list

02:15 PM, 22 Apr 2021 Thursday

The U.S. State Department has added at least 116 countries this week to its “Level Four: Do Not Travel” advisory list, putting the UK, Canada, France, Israel, Mexico, Germany and others on the list, citing a “very high level of COVID-19.”

Mominul and Najmul extend Bangladesh’s advantage

01:37 PM, 22 Apr 2021 Thursday

Bangladesh completed four achievements by lunch on the second day against Sri Lanka. They moved to 378 for 2 in an otherwise circumspect session in which they added 76 runs. But this was part of their plan all along...

Rain, thunder showers with gusty wind likely

12:43 PM, 22 Apr 2021 Thursday

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) today predicted rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind is likely to occur at a few places over Rangpur, Rajshahi, Mymensingh, Sylhet and Dhaka divisions and at one or two places over Khulna, Barishal and Chattogram divisions with hails at isolated places...

Khasru’s JS seat declared vacant

12:33 PM, 22 Apr 2021 Thursday

The Parliament Secretariat has declared Cumilla-5 constituency vacant as lawmaker Abdul Matin Khasru died. A gazette notification signed by Dr Zafar Ahmed Khan, Senior Secretary of the Parliament Secretariat, was issued on Thursday...

Another top Hefazat leader arrested in Manikganj

11:48 AM, 22 Apr 2021 Thursday

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Allama Khalid Saifullah Aiyubi, Joint Secretary General of Hefazat-e-islam, from his hometown in Manikganj early Thursday. RAB’s Law and Mass Media wing Director Khandakar Al Moyeen confirmed the arrest to Jago News...

With 3.14 lakh Covid cases, India records world’s biggest daily spike

11:05 AM, 22 Apr 2021 Thursday

India registered 3,14,835 Covid-19 new cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the overall caseload to 1,59,30,965, according to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday morning...

Hundreds arrested as Russia cracks down on Navalny supporters

09:40 AM, 22 Apr 2021 Thursday

Thousands of supporters of imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny crowded into central Moscow on Wednesday in nationwide demonstrations calling for his freedom as UN experts warned that the Kremlin critic’s life was in “serious danger”...

Climate change: Biden summit to push for ‘immediate’ action

09:00 AM, 22 Apr 2021 Thursday

The US will attempt to re-assert its global leadership on climate change as President Joe Biden hosts 40 leaders at a virtual summit in the White House...