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China’s population will decline for the first time in 60 years. What this means for the world

Xiujian Peng is a senior researcher at Victoria University EXPLANATION : The largest nation in the world is about to shrink. China represents more than a sixth of the world’s population. Yet after four extraordinary decades in which China’s population swelled from 660 million to 1.4 billion, its population is set to decline this year, […]

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Fintechs increase exposure to gig economy workers as inflation increases demand for loans

Fintechs and payday lenders are aggressively lending to gig economy workers even as banks and large non-bank financial corporations (NBFCs) become more conservative in the space. Fintech lenders saw demand for food and grocery delivery managers with various app-based platforms jump up to 40% in Q4FY22, industry executives said. Higher demand, in turn, is fueled […]

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Hemp food sold online in Dhaka, 3 arrests

Hemp is used in making different food products including cakes, chocolates, chocolate bars, juices, milkshakes and delivered through online platforms in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Police arrested three youths with hemp-based food products during a raid in the capital’s Gulshan and Uttara on Sunday evening. Those arrested are Zubair Hossain, Anubhab Khan Ribu and […]

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Bangladesh Minister in favor of visa-free travel for students from BBIN countries

Shamsul Alam, Bangladesh’s Minister of State for Planning, said he was in favor of visa-free travel for students from the countries of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN), as the country neighbor is striving to be free from illiteracy by 2041. During the farewell session of the two-day conclave “Natural Allies in Development and Interdependence” […]

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Traders accuse council bosses of ‘cheating’ City over £1 market deal

Liverpool Council have been accused of ‘misleading the city’ over a deal in which they claimed to have taken control of the city’s markets for £1. In 2016 the council bought Geraud Markets Liverpool Ltd, the company that ran the city’s markets. At the time, the board said it only paid £1 for the company […]

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Baby food prices are rising

Baby food prices continue to rise as households struggle to meet increased daily expenses, particularly due to rising prices of essential foodstuffs. Retailers in the capital’s Karwanbazar and Hatirpool markets told New Age that baby food prices had risen by more than 20% in total in four phases over the past two years following the […]

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Coronavirus Morning News Brief – May 27: Holiday weekend, Americans travel despite resurgence in cases, Japan will reopen to tourists, somehow

Lobby of the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, Mass. Hello. This is the report by Jonathan Spira. Now here is the pandemic news from around the world on the 778th day of the pandemic. Despite a dramatic rise in new coronavirus cases and major storms predicted for parts of the country, millions of Americans are […]

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Meet a CEO: Marcus Lasarow of CashD

We caught up with Marcus Lasarow, Founder and CEO of FinTech startup CashD, a company that helps Australian businesses reduce employee turnover through innovative payroll solutions. We talked about the disconnect between payroll and workforce management, B2B solutions, and the importance of retaining long-term employees. Marcus, you have 20 years of experience in IT, retail […]

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Serbia wants to invest in food storage industry in Bangladesh

The European country Serbia has shown interest in investing in Bangladesh’s food storage industry. Visiting Serbian Foreign Minister Nikola Selakovic expressed deep interest in a courtesy visit to the Senior Vice President of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), Mostofa Azad Chowdhury Babu, on Thursday morning at a hotel in the […]

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Heathrow and Gatwick: Latest Covid and Foreign Office travel rules for India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal

Families have been reunited and bucket list destinations have been visited now that Covid travel rules have all but been scrapped. But although England has now dropped all coronavirus restrictions on international travel, flying abroad can still be complex – depending on where you are going. While Covid cases in the UK appear to have […]

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How to spot predatory lenders

Loan sharks are illegal moneylenders, often part of organized crime, who threaten and use violence to recover their money from borrowers. Although loan sharks are less prevalent with a drop in organized crime, vulnerable people are still victims of predatory lending. If borrowing money from loved ones isn’t an option, you can consider secured credit […]

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Population and housing census from June 15 to 21 this year

The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) will conduct the Sixth Population and Housing Census from June 15-21 this year. The first-ever digital census, which is typically conducted once a decade, provides comprehensive data on the overall population, its composition, labor force, density, housing and other socio-economic indicators critical to the formulation of economic and other […]

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Localized food systems are essential for economic inclusion and the…

On a sunny and unusually windy winter day in early May, I had the privilege of taking a “learning trip” to Worcester, the largest town in the Breede Valley Municipality (BVM) in the vineyards of the Western Cape. A two-day learning journey that aims to explore Worcester’s food system and imagine, through the co-production of […]

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6 NSU administrators face travel ban due to Tk303cr transplant charge

A court in Dhaka has imposed travel restrictions on six administrators of North-South University (NSU) in a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for misappropriation of Tk 303.82 crore. They are Azim Uddin Ahmed, Chairman of the Board, Amin Mohammad Hilali, Managing Director of Ashaloy Housing and Developers Limited and four board members MA […]

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Coralie Chun Matayoshi Explains the Effects of Sea Level Rise on Hawaii Homes

Honolulu (KHON2) – Coralie Chun Matayoshi explains the effects of sea level rise on the local real estate sector in KHON2’s latest podcast episode titled “What’s The Law”. According to scientists at the University of Hawaii, Oahu could lose 40% of its beaches over the next 20 years, due to sea level rise accelerated by […]

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Bangladesh stands ready to share its good practices in agriculture and food security with countries in comparable situations – BD Minister Shahriar Alam at the Security Council

TPT office in Dhaka: “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joined the Global Champions Group on Global Crisis Response set up by the Secretary-General. We are ready to share our good practices in the fields of agriculture and food security with countries in comparable situations,” said Bangladeshi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Shahriar Alam MP, Thursday […]

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Russia declares travel ban for 963 Americans, including Biden and Blinken

Honestly: WEF sends strong message by not inviting Russia to Davos, says Forum’s Borge Brende DAVOS, Switzerland: The president of the World Economic Forum says the Geneva-based organization is sending a strong signal to Moscow by not inviting Russian officials and companies to this year’s Davos summit while calling on the Ukrainian leader to address […]

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Financial literacy courses could become a requirement in Montana schools next year | Montana News

When Butte resident Mike Paffhausen graduated from Carroll College in 2009, he received a thin, purple school book that he says changed his life. It was called “Life After Graduation: Your Guide to Success”. Paffhausen then made a to-do list on a few blank pages at the back of the book, filled with items the […]

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Food minister urges people to be frugal

On Friday, Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder urged people to be thrifty amid rising commodity prices and the current market situation. “If the price of imported goods increases anywhere in the world, prices will also increase in our country. We have nothing to do here. We must be frugal, we must be frugal, and we […]

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Air travel will become more expensive as jet fuel prices rise again

Kerosene prices rose again in Bangladesh to Tk 106 after the Padma Oil Company, a subsidiary of Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC), hiked it by Tk 6 per litre. Therefore, air travel will inevitably cost more, as fuel accounts for around 40% of an airline’s total operating cost. Industry insiders have warned that the decision will […]

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Governor Pritzker Signs Illinois Banking Development Districts Act

CHICAGO – Governor Pritzker signed HB 5194, the Illinois Banking Development Districts Act, goes into effect Friday. Sponsored by State Sen. Doris Turner (D-Springfield) and State Rep. La Shawn Ford (D-Chicago), the legislation creates a new incentive program for establishing bank branches in underserved communities. The program uses public-linked deposits and Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) […]

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How home chefs are disrupting the food industry in Mumbai

Home deliveries and takeaways have become so popular that several shows on OTT platforms have the home chef as their central character. Our busy lives are enveloped in the aroma of home-cooked meals delivered from someone’s kitchen, meal subscription plans, and cloud kitchens. People have turned away from the traditional restaurant route to forge their […]

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US virus cases rise, China travel easier

Coronavirus cases in the Americas rose 27.2% in a week, mostly due to a spike in infections in the United States, according to the Pan American Health Organization, while China scrapped some requirements COVID-19 test for people coming from abroad. PAHO said more than half of a total of 918,000 infections came from North America, […]

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5 international travel destinations to visit in summer 2022

Mon, May 16, 2022 5:19 PM Last updated on: Mon, May 16, 2022 7:54 PM 5 international destinations to visit this summer to escape from your hectic daily life. “> 5 international destinations to visit this summer to escape from your hectic daily life. MALDIVES It’s easier to imagine paradise when you’re amid the endless […]

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How blockchain is fueling the global food sustainability system

The United Nations estimated in 2021 that nearly one billion people worldwide, more than 12% of the world’s population, were at immediate risk of hunger, with the COVID-19 pandemic, increased desertification agricultural regions, inflation, military conflict and global supply shortages combine to push more of the world’s poor into hunger. Furthermore, food security – access […]

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The sad state of food safety and regulation

THE presence of microplastics in packaged and unpackaged sugar sold in the local market is of great concern. A research article, published in the journal titled Science of the Total Environment on May 10, 2022, indicates that approximately 343.7 black, pink, blue and brown microplastic particles are on average present in one kilogram of sugar, […]

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Holiday travel is deadlier this year

Road crashes have killed 376 people this Eid holiday season, continuing a deadly trend that has claimed more than a thousand lives since 2019. A further 1,500 people were injured in road accidents in the fourteen days before and after Eid this year. Accidents can be attributed to poor driving or reckless driving skills, as […]

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‘I lied to everyone I met’: how gambling addiction took hold of women in the UK

IIt was Christmas Day in 2018 that things took a turn for Bev. By his own admission, it had been “a beautiful day”. “Everything was screwed up,” she said. “There was no reason why I should have played, but in my head – in a player’s head – it was Christmas Day, so you couldn’t […]

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U.S.-Bangladesh Business Council wants better bilateral economic ties

The US Chamber of Commerce’s US-Bangladesh Business Council recently led an executive delegation to Dhaka to discuss strengthening the two countries’ economic ties with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and senior Bangladeshi government officials. The executive delegation, which was on a four-day visit May 8-11, was led by Chairman of the Board Jay R Pryor, who […]

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Yemen’s aid shortfall forces the World Food Program to make tough choices

Foreign aid is vital to help those in need in Yemen, but an infusion of cash alone will not solve the social and economic problems plaguing the country, the World Food Program representative said. In an exclusive interview with The National At the start of a Gulf tour to meet with major donors, Richard Ragan […]

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EMK hosts a large delegation from the American-Bangladeshi Business Council for Townhall with local entrepreneurs

The U.S.-Bangladesh Business Council Delegation and the U.S. Embassy Dhaka, in partnership with the EMK Center and Anchorless Bangladesh, hosted a discussion on “Townhall Entrepreneurship.” The discussion program was organized to discuss opportunities to expand Bangladesh’s startup ecosystem by providing access to better funding through mentorship and international growth. It provided a unique opportunity to […]

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CA commits to Sri Lanka despite DFAT travel warning

Cricket Australia (CA) insists it remains committed to visiting Sri Lanka next month despite political unrest prompting the Australian government to suggest citizens ‘reconsider’ their need to travel to the island. With three weeks to go before the men’s national team is scheduled to arrive in Colombo for a three-format tour, the Department of Foreign […]

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Cash advance: what is it and should you get one?

petekarici/Getty Images Difficult financial situations happen from time to time for most people. When this happens, it’s not always obvious where to turn for help. In these situations, however, a cash advance can be an attractive option because it is faster and easier to obtain than other options. Depending on the severity of the circumstances, […]

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AMBASSADOR HAAS’ REMARKS TO THE USA-BANGLADESH BUSINESS FORUM

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 AMBASSADOR HAAS’ REMARKS TO THE USA-BANGLADESH BUSINESS FORUM As the United States and Bangladesh celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations, I am excited for the future. And as I’ve said before, the United States stands ready to move as fast as Bangladesh to deepen and broaden our bilateral relationship. This evening, […]

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Capital Fast Food staff arrested for causing new market dispute: DMP

Md Kawsar and Md Babu Hossain arrested in connection with new market clashes TBS Report May 10, 2022, 6:30 PM Last modification: May 10, 2022, 6:41 PM Photo: Lion of Asadulla/ TBS “> Photo: Lion of Asadulla/ TBS Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has arrested two Capital Fast Food employees who allegedly initiated the clash between […]

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Dubai: Flydubai introduces new reclining business class seat at Arabian Travel Market – News

The latest feature will be phased in as part of an ongoing product development investment program Photo: Supplied Published: Tue, May 10, 2022, 5:19 PM Last update: Tue, May 10, 2022, 5:21 PM Flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, is showcasing its new business class seating offering to the travel industry at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) […]

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cyclones will expose 200% more population to damage: study | Hyderabad News

HYDERABAD: As Cyclone Asani threatens the east coast, a study by the University of Bristol shows that future cyclones hitting the Bay of Bengal will expose 200% more people to cyclone damage and flooding. They will also be more devastating in nature. Andhra Pradesh, with a coastline stretching about 1,000 km, is the most exposed […]

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Journalists ‘overdo it’, says nephew of railway minister’s wife amid row over ticketless travel

Imrul Kayes Pranto, nephew of Sujan’s wife, Shammi Akter Moni, and Pranto’s uncles, identified by unique names – Hasan and Omar – were at the center of a backlash on social media following the suspension of the TTE , Shafiqul Islam, was reported. The trio introduced themselves as the minister’s family, but Shafiqul was undeterred […]

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QuickQuid and Pounds to Pocket borrowers receive payment news

Borrowers who were wrongly sold loans they couldn’t afford by two companies that went bankrupt will get a little more back than they expected. Around 78,500 QuickQuid and Pounds to Pocket borrowers will be reimbursed some of the interest and fees charged to them at a rate of 53.5p for each pound due over the […]

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Saint-Louis seeks to increase its population with Afghan refugees

ST. LOUIS – Inamullah Niazai sits on the front porch of his red brick home in St. Louis and smiles at the bustle of activity around him – his mother and father chatting in the front yard, his two young daughters munching on chocolate ice cream bars. “Anything is possible here,” said 23-year-old Niazai. “We […]

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From fuel to food to rent: how inflation has impacted rising prices in the UAE – News

The largest rise in the UAE’s consumer price index (CPI) last year was in the transportation component Published: Sat, May 7, 2022, 12:05 PM On Wednesday, the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (CBUAE) announced that it would raise its base rate by 50 basis points to 2.25%. This came into effect in sync […]

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Sustainable travel is firmly in the minds of travelers – News

Speaking ahead of the 2022 Arabian Travel Market, Andrew Spearman, Managing Director of Six Senses Zighy Bay, highlighted how a growing number of guests are booking resorts that have green initiatives in place as part of their commitment to sustainable trips. Published: Fri, May 6, 2022, 6:09 PM For resorts, looking at sustainability from the […]

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World population density by latitude

Map Explained: Key Facts About Ukraine The modern state of Ukraine was formed nearly 30 years ago after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Since then, the country has often made headlines due to political instability and the imminent threat of a Russian invasion. In the graphic map above, we look at Ukraine […]

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WFP in talks with India over wheat supply amid global food security concerns due to war in Ukraine : The Tribune India

PTI United Nations, May 5 The United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) said it was in talks with India over buying wheat as the countries face food security concerns amid the war in Ukraine. “We are in talks with India on the supply of wheat. So this is something that is ongoing,” World […]

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Smart Cities World – Traveling on the road

WhereIsMyTransport, a specialist in mobility and location data and technologies for emerging markets, has reached a major milestone by mapping 50 cities in Africa, Latin America, South Eastern Europe and Asia. It claims to be the first company to offer high-quality mobility and location data in all these markets. Cities include Dhaka in Bangladesh, Bandung […]

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Dangote Cement sells N116 billion series 2 bond to implement its export strategy

By Aduragbemi Omiyale The Chairman of Kano Dairy and Livestock Husbandry Cooperative Union (KADALCU), Mr. Usman Abdullahi Usman revealed that the state has the capacity to produce around 30,000 liters of milk per day. During a recent interview, he further stated that Kano’s dairy industry contributes nearly 24% of the total locally produced milk nationwide. […]

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Taste flavors that wow the world at the Dubai Food Festival – News

Nearly 12,000 restaurants and cafes are taking part in the event which will run until May 15 Published: Wed, May 4, 2022, 12:38 AM Last update: Wed, May 4, 2022, 12:39 AM This year, the Dubai Food Festival celebrates the emirate as the culinary capital of the world. Showcasing the city’s most exciting gastronomic offerings […]

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Heathrow and Gatwick: Latest Covid travel rules for India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

Summer is finally approaching and Londoners can’t wait to book for their next holiday abroad. Although we seem to be out of the woods when it comes to Covid-19, a number of countries still have strict rules in place that we all must follow before boarding a plane. Since mid-February, restrictions for people arriving in […]

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Charles Franklin, Kirsten Johnson, Mary Triggiano, Melody Harvey

Horse racing polls in Wisconsin months away from the Aug. 9 primary election show few surprises — but perhaps incongruously — voter enthusiasm in 2022 is highest among those least confident about in the 2020 election, according to April responses to the Marquette University Law School survey. COVID-19 cases have tripled in the past month […]

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United Arab Emirates: Food delivery platform shuts down for labor issues – News

Riders’ social media posts suggest hundreds are unhappy with alleged pay cuts Case By Nasreen Abdulla Published: Sun 1 May 2022, 22:13 Last update: Sun, May 1, 2022, 11:06 PM Several residents, including restaurateurs, took to social media to express their anger at the ‘delays’ as delivery giant Deliveroo faced work-related issues. The restaurant’s co-owner, […]

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Top 5 Travel Destinations to Visit During an Eid Monsoon in Bangladesh

This year, we can once again celebrate Eid with pomp and grandeur in full spirit as the deadly grip of the pandemic on our lives is finally unraveled. With the festive spirit omnipresent in the atmosphere, we can’t help but plan our Eid holidays as much as possible this time around! If you’re in the […]