Porimol Palma

Porimol Palma

June 4, 2021
June 4, 2021

Little done for SMEs, job loss

The budget has not proposed any direct cash support to revive the cottage, micro, small and medium enterprises (CMSMEs) sector, where millions of workers lost jobs, though the government proposed...

May 28, 2021
May 28, 2021

KSA-Bound Workers: Govt steps in to ease their plight

After at least 1,000 migrants missed their flights to Saudi Arabia failing to book or pay for their mandatory quarantine in hotels, Bangladesh yesterday decided to help KSA-bound migrants with...

May 27, 2021
May 27, 2021

Green power plans go sideways

Bangladesh has failed to achieve its target to raise the share of renewable energy to the total power generation to 10 per cent by 2020 amid constraints of resources, technologies and policies.

May 23, 2021
May 23, 2021

AstraZeneca: Govt moves to buy jabs from pvt UK supplier

Bangladesh has taken an initiative to buy two million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from the private sector, after appeals to the US and UK governments for Covid-19 shots yielded nothing.

May 20, 2021
May 20, 2021

Rohingyas must have access to livelihood

UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi wants to use funds for the Rohingyas judiciously and create livelihood options for them.

May 6, 2021
May 6, 2021

Mamata's win: For Dhaka not much hope for Teesta deal

Over the last decade, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been widely known in Bangladesh for her last-minute opposition to the Teesta water-sharing deal that could not be signed during...

May 4, 2021
May 4, 2021

Bangladesh waits for US response on vaccines

Bangladesh is eagerly waiting for US response over obtaining Covid-19 vaccines as its stock of AstraZeneca vaccine doses purchased from India will run out soon.

April 27, 2021
April 27, 2021

‘Lockdown’ extended till May 5

Concerned over the steep rise in coronavirus cases in India, the government mulls imposing more Covid-19 restrictions in Bangladesh in the coming days.

April 26, 2021
April 26, 2021

Border with India shut for14 days

After the recommendation of the health directorate, the government yesterday shut down the border with India from today amid tensions over huge surge in Covid-19 cases in the neighbouring country.

April 24, 2021
April 24, 2021

China initiates platform for South Asian nations

China has initiated a new platform for South Asia focusing on Covid cooperation and post-pandemic economic recovery as the region faces severe vaccine shortage amid rising cases of coronavirus that...