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Biman offers chartered domestic flight service

Biman Bangladesh Airlines is offering chartered domestic flight services due to passenger shortage amid the coronavirus outbreak. Anyone will be able to charter Biman’s aircraft for roundtrip on seven domestic destinations from Friday for family trips, at a cost of Tk 3 to Tk 5 lakh depending on the distance, said Tahera Khandaker, deputy general manager (Public relation) on Thursday. ...

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US bars passenger flights from China

The US is barring passenger flights from China from 16 June, in the latest sign of tensions between the two economic giants. The Department of Transportation said it is punishing Beijing for refusing to let US airlines resume flights to China as its pandemic subsides, BBC reported. The Department of Transportation order applies to four airlines – Air China, China ...

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Coronavirus: Australia set for first recession in three decades

Australia is set for its first recession in 29 years as the country feels the impact of the virus pandemic. Official figures show that the economy shrank by 0.3% in the first three months of the year, amid bushfires and the early stages of the outbreak. Economists expect data for the current quarter to confirm that the shutdowns have pushed ...

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Over five million Yemenis at risk of losing access to food and clean water as coronavirus spreads in Yemen

  Survey* conducted in Yemen reveals impact of funding shortfalls as Pledging conference is held today Recent funding gaps and other challenges in Yemen will put an additional estimated 5.5 million people in the war-torn country at risk of losing access to life-saving aid, such as food, cash and clean water this year, 24 international humanitarian NGOs said ahead of ...

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Trade through Bhomra port resumes as lockdown lifted

After two months and 8 days, trade between India and Bangladesh resumed through Bhomra land port of Satkhira from Tuesday. Import and export activities through this port were suspended due to lockdown of India and Bangladesh to prevent the spread of coronavirus outbreak. Arafat Hossain, president of the Bhomra C&F Agents Association, said all import-export activities between India and Bangladesh ...

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Bangladesh earns US$ 791.3 m from jute, jute products export in ten months

Bangladesh earned US$ 791.3 million from the export of jute and jute products in the first ten months (July-April) of the current fiscal year 2019-20, which is 14 percent higher than the earnings during the corresponding period of the previous fiscal year. The export earnings from jute and jute goods is also 17 percent higher than the target set by ...

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Virus-hit self-employed to receive second payment

Self-employed people whose work has been affected by coronavirus will receive a “second and final” grant in August, the government says. More than two million people have applied for a single grant of up to £7,500 so far.They, and other self-employed people, will be eligible for a second payment in August of up to £6,570, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced, ...

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Britain pushing US to form 5G club to cut out Huawei: report

Britain wants the United States to form a club of 10 nations that could develop its own 5G technology and reduce dependence on China’s Huawei, The Times newspaper reported Friday. The reported proposal comes ahead of a planned G7 summit that US President Donald Trump hopes to host next month. Britain has allowed the Chinese global leader in 5G technology ...

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Coronavirus: UK sees almost no car manufacturing in April

British car manufacturing came to a screeching halt in April, down 99.7% against the same month last year. It was the lowest output since the Second World War, according to the industry body, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Just 197 premium and luxury sports vehicles rolled off factory lines, with 45 of those sent to UK customers, BBC ...

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