Biman gets approval for Tk 1,000 crore loan from Sonali Bank

Reeling from a severe cash crunch amid global air travel restrictions owing to the coronavirus pandemic, Biman Bangladesh Airlines finally gets the approval for a loan of Tk 1,000 crore from Sonali Bank. from The Daily Star https://ift.tt/35p9M5Z via IFTTT Brougth to you by https://www.thedailystar.comdescription> The Daily Star -Top News in Bangladesh

BSMMU forms committee to examine Gonoshasthaya’s Covid-19 test kit

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) forms a six-member committee to examine the efficacy of locally-manufactured Covid-19 testing kit “G Rapid Dot Blot”, which was developed by Gonoshasthaya Kendra. from The Daily Star https://ift.tt/2KV6Q7L via IFTTT Brougth to you by https://www.thedailystar.comdescription> The Daily Star -Top News in Bangladesh

318 Bangladeshi nationals return from India on special flights

318 Bangladeshi citizens return home on two separate special flights of Biman Bangladesh Airlines and US-Bangla Airlines after being stranded in India for over a month due to flight suspension amid the Covid-19 pandemic. from The Daily Star https://ift.tt/2zLFdM8 via IFTTT Brougth to you by https://www.thedailystar.comdescription> The Daily Star -Top News in Bangladesh

Reimagine Your Business: eGeneration organises industry-specific webinar series

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has brought our lives to a standstill and caused an economic fallout across the world, eGeneration has organised an industry-specific series of webinars. from The Daily Star https://ift.tt/2KRDpUb via IFTTT Brougth to you by https://www.thedailystar.comdescription> The Daily Star -Top News in Bangladesh

From Houston to New York, America’s Muni Finances Are in Tatters

(Bloomberg) — In Dayton, Ohio, Mayor Nan Whaley has furloughed a quarter of the city’s workforce and is warning that more cuts may follow. In Baltimore, which has one of the highest murder rates in the nation, Mayor Bernard Young is negotiating layoffs with the police union. And in Houston, Mayor Sylvester Turner is deferring […]

Kenya: Babu Owino, the Teacher, Impresses With His Online KCSE Revision Class – Video

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J [Nairobi News] Embakasi East MP Babu Owino, on Friday, excited the Kenyan online community after he conducted a math online revision class for this year’s KCSE candidates who have been forced to prepare for the exam at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Vía AllAfrica News: Latest https://ift.tt/2SuhGG1

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway posts record loss of almost $50 billion as pandemic pummels investments

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Saturday posted a record net loss of nearly US$50 billion as the coronavirus pandemic pummelled its common stock investments, but operating profit rose even as COVID-19 hurt its businesses. Read More More: https://ift.tt/3aVrrU7

Real estate investing built this couple’s wealth — now selling real estate can secure their retirement

In Ontario, a couple we’ll call Matt, 54, and Hillary, 50, make a good living, Matt in financial services, Hillary in a large service organization. They have a daughter in her 20s who is financially independent. Matt and Hillary bring home $9,892 per month and have prospered by trading up in the prolonged real-estate boom. […]

Uganda: Auditor General Asks PAU to Expedite the National Content Monitoring System

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J [Oil in Uganda] In a new report, the Auditor General (AOG) of Uganda has appealed to the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) to expedite development of the National Content Monitoring System for the oil and gas sub-sector. The request is contained in the Auditor General’s report to parliament for the period ending June 30, […]

Africa: Everyone Deserves Quality Healthcare, Not Just the Rich

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J [Africa Renewal] UN Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the Regional Bureau for Africa of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Ahunna Eziakonwa, Talks to Africa Renewal’s Kingsley Ighobor On COVID-19: the Sectors That Need Urgent Interventions and How Women Are Disproportionately Affected. Excerpts: Vía AllAfrica News: Latest https://ift.tt/3d1N5Ye

EU praises Bangladesh for allowing entry to 400 Rohingyas floating at sea

Representatives of European Union praised Bangladesh for showing continued generosity and humanity towards Rohingya refugees even in these trying times after they allowed safe landing and assistance to 400 Rohingyas floating at sea on April 16. from The Daily Star https://ift.tt/3d9uIAC via IFTTT Brougth to you by https://www.thedailystar.comdescription> The Daily Star -Top News in Bangladesh

Pandemic’s economic hangover will hit home prices by 2021, CIBC economists predict

The economic shock caused by the coronavirus pandemic will have the housing market in flux in 2020, and its lingering effects could lead to lower resale prices when the dust begins to settle, according to economists at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Read More More: https://ift.tt/35oYqin

Experts say insects over Teknaf farm are a kind of grasshoppers, not locusts

Experts have finally put an end to fears of a possible locust attack over a deserted farm in Cox’s Bazar’s Teknaf upazila and concluded that the insects seen last month are in fact “spotted grasshoppers”. from The Daily Star https://ift.tt/35vgHe3 via IFTTT Brougth to you by https://www.thedailystar.comdescription> The Daily Star -Top News in Bangladesh

US ambassador lauds journalists for bravely covering Covid-19 outbreak

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller has paid special tribute to the journalists “who work tirelessly, often under stressful and dangerous conditions” to inform public about the Covid-19 pandemic. from The Daily Star https://ift.tt/2YpK148 via IFTTT Brougth to you by https://www.thedailystar.comdescription> The Daily Star -Top News in Bangladesh

Somalia: Spate of Arrests, Intimidation of Journalists

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J [HRW] Nairobi -Somali authorities have been stepping up their intimidation of journalists as the country faces a growing number of Covid-19 cases. Since mid-April 2020 alone, authorities arbitrarily detained three journalists, accused two of various crimes, and prohibited a local radio station from broadcasting in a local dialect. Vía AllAfrica News: Latest https://ift.tt/3fadhBT