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Rishi Sunak unveils emergency jobs scheme

The government and firms will continue to top up wages of workers who have not been able to return to the workplace full time due to the coronavirus. The Job Support Scheme, which will replace the furlough scheme, will see workers get three quarters of their normal salaries for six months. It aims to stop mass job cuts after the ...

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Black holes: Cosmic signal rattles Earth after 7 billion years

Imagine the energy of eight Suns released in an instant. This is the gravitational “shockwave” that spread out from the biggest merger yet observed between two black holes. The signal from this event travelled for some seven billion years to reach Earth but was still sufficiently strong to rattle laser detectors in the US and Italy in May last year.Researchers ...

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Dhaka seeks strong partnership with UN to keep dev endeavours on track

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has sought strong partnership with the United Nations as he fears that COVID-19 may impede the progresses in the area of SDG achievements and the country’s graduation trajectory. He emphasized the need to have a coordinated partnership with the UN so that the ongoing endeavours of Bangladesh remain on track. The Foreign Minister stressed ...

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Essex Teacher Received Certificate of Appreciation from Director’s Guild

Afzal Sayed Munna, a business management lecturer from Essex recently received a certificate of appreciation from Director’s Guild for his community activities. Afzal is a lecturer and education researcher at University of Bath. Afzal is an executive member for Newham, Barking and Dagenham Liberal Democrats and Liberal Democrats Campaign for Race Equality (LDCRE). Afzal recently elected as an Independent School ...

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FR Tower owner Tasvirul gets bail

Tasvirul Islam, one of the owners of FR Tower. photo: Collected Dhaka, Apr 11 : A court here on Thursday granted bail to Tasvirul Islam, one of the owners of FR Tower, in a case filed over the deadly blaze at the multistoried building on March 28 that left 26 people dead. Metropolitan Magistrates Court Judge Tofazzol Hossain granted the ...

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To decrease Earthquakes magnitude (Bangladesh and Assam)

Fatema Miah: With man made earthquake destructive high magnitude earthquakes can be prevented. Yes Fire safety precaution and Health issue are there alongside many other issues in Bangladesh. Though, the major prominent issue is the larking Earthquake in Bangladesh. Before I wrote few years ago about imminent earthquake threat in Dhaka Bangladesh by 3 tetronic plates.  New research showing that ...

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One killed in Benapole road crash

Benapole, Jan 12 : A young man was killed and his elder brother injured as an engine-run van hit a motorcycle rat Palua in Chowgachha upazila on Friday night. The deceased was identified as Sabuj Hossain, 26, son of Shawkat Hossain, of Palua village in Pashapol union. Obaidul Islam Sabuj, chairman of Pashapol union, said the accident took place as ...

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Sirajganj road accident kills 3

Three people were killed as a truck hit a pick-up van on Bangabandhu West Bridge connecting highway in Kamarkhanda upazila of Sirajganj on Saturday. The deceased were identified as Idris Ali, 60, Monju Hossain, 28, and pickup van driver Raju Hossain, 27, all hailing from Tangail district. The accident occurred on Jhaoil overbridge near Dhaka-Rajshahi highway on the west side ...

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NBR reforms survey zone to boost tax collection

The National Board of Revenue has decided to conduct structural reform in its central tax survey zone to strengthen its capacity and effectiveness in conducting survey and expanding tax net. The decision came after 16 years of ineffectiveness of the zone to revive it dedicated for survey activities, officials said. They said that NBR had already formed a nine-member committee ...

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