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IFFI 2021: From Satyajit Ray tribute to Bangladesh as Country of Focus, all you need to know about the film festival

International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is scheduled to take place in Goa from 16 to 24 January The 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) is scheduled to take place in Goa from 16 to 24 January. According to a report in The Indian Express, IFFI, which takes place from 20 to 28 November every year, was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The festival aims at providing a platform for filmmakers from across the world to showcase their work. IFFI, which is jointly hosted by

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IFFI 2021: From Satyajit Ray tribute to Bangladesh as Country of Focus, all you need to know about the film festival

Asthmatic Bangladeshi refugee cannot be deported from France because of air pollution in his homeland, court rules

A Bangladeshi refugee with asthma has avoided deportation from France after a court ruled that pollution in his native country would aggravate his condition and potentially kill him. The Court of Appeal of Bordeaux ruled last month that the 40-year-old asthmatic would face 'a worsening of his respiratory pathology due to air pollution' if he was deported to Bangladesh. Experts believe it could be the first case in the world where someone forced out of their home has won the right to settle in a new country,

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Asthmatic Bangladeshi refugee cannot be deported from France because of air pollution in his homeland, court rules

RPT-ASIA RICE-Indian prices hold steady, Thai rates hit 8-month high on stronger baht

(Repeats Jan. 14 story with no changes to text) * Vietnamese rates remain at nine-year peak * Bangladesh continues bid to boost depleted reserves By Shreyansi Singh Jan 14 (Reuters) - Prices of rice from top exporter India held at a four-month high this week, while a stronger baht pushed Thai rates to an eight-month peak. Rates for India's 5% broken parboiled variety RI-INBKN5-P1 were unchanged at $383-$390 per tonne, holding at the highest level since September 2020. Supplies from the summer-sown crop have

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RPT-ASIA RICE-Indian prices hold steady, Thai rates hit 8-month high on stronger baht

Record LNG prices push S. Asia to ration gas, seek other fuels

AHMEDABAD: Pakistan and Bangladesh are rationing gas and buyers across South Asia are seeking alternative fuels after spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices surged to record highs, government and industry officials told Reuters. Spot LNG prices LNG-AS have nearly tripled since early November as freezing temperatures across North Asia boosted demand and depleted inventories. Since July, prices are up a dizzying 1,000 per cent. Gas-fired power plants and industries across the region are scrimping on gas, with

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Record LNG prices push S. Asia to ration gas, seek other fuels

Bangladesh Again Denies Al-Qaeda Presence

Bangladesh strongly rejected U.S. charges this week that al-Qaeda cells had committed attacks on the South Asian nation, although the U.S. State Department had documented such incidents in its annual reports on terrorism around the world. In a talk in Washington on Tuesday on al-Qaeda’s “new home base in Iran,” U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said that if Iran were to give the terror group support and access to satellite networks, it could “increase turmoil in places like Bangladesh, where al-Qaeda

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Bangladesh Again Denies Al-Qaeda Presence

Huge fire tears through Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

A massive blaze tore through a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh's Cox Bazaar on Thursday, destroying more than 550 shanty homes. International aid agencies said in a joint statement that it took two hours to bring the "devastating" fire under control. Around 3,500 people were left homeless once again. Aid agencies said no serious casualties were reported.

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Huge fire tears through Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

Bangladesh zoo seeks mate for lonely Kanchi the Rhino

A lonely rhinoceros at a Bangladesh zoo is looking for new love after losing her partner seven years ago, but pandemic travel restrictions are hampering her keeper's attempts to play matchmaker. Kanchi the rhino at a Bangladeshi zoo has been alone since the death of her partner in 2014 Kanchi, a star attraction at the Bangladesh National Zoo, is at her most fertile age. But since the death of her male partner in 2014, she has been living on her own in her muddy pen in the northern suburb of the capital. The

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Bangladesh zoo seeks mate for lonely Kanchi the Rhino

Ripple partners with Mobile Money to serve Malaysia-Bangladesh remittance corridor

Source: Pixabay Ripple is in the news today after it announced a partnership with Mobile Money, a Malaysian mobile wallet company, to facilitate wallet-to-wallet payments between Malaysia and Bangladesh and serve the remittance corridor between the two countries. Through RippleNet, Mobile Money has connected to bKash, Bangladesh’s largest provider of mobile financial services (MFS), a company that currently serves over 45 million users. Mutual Trust Bank (MTB) will work as the local banking partner in Bangladesh

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Ripple partners with Mobile Money to serve Malaysia-Bangladesh remittance corridor

Clear and present danger

Bird strike threatens aircraft safety at ill-equipped Shahjalal airport Around mid-February in 2019, a Bangladesh Biman pilot felt something hit his aircraft while taking off from Dhaka's Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport. Assuming it was a bird, the pilot immediately contacted the airport tower asking them to inspect the runway and check if anything was there. Upon confirmation that a bird, which might have hit the plane, was lying dead on the runway, the pilot decided to make an emergency landing for

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Clear and present danger

Export-import cost rises as sea freight rate trebles

Acute container shortage partly to blame An ocean-going vessel with containers on board is seen in the Karnaphuli river in Patenga. Photo: Star/File Both import and export costs have risen after the sea freight rate trebled in two months because of an acute shortage of empty containers and a rise in demand on the Asia-Europe and transpacific routes. More than 90 per cent of Bangladesh's $100-billon external trade is seaborne. Businesses say they are already facing higher import and export costs because of the

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Export-import cost rises as sea freight rate trebles

Export Sales Highlights

This summary is based on reports from exporters for the period January 1-7, 2021. Wheat: Net sales of 221,900 metric tons (MT) for 2020/2021 were down 19 percent from the previous week and 49 percent from the prior 4-week average. Increases primarily for Bangladesh (55,000 MT), Mexico (46,200 MT, including decreases of 5,800 MT), Malaysia (34,000 MT, switched from unknown destinations), unknown destinations (25,000 MT), and Nigeria (23,800 MT, including decreases of 3,100 MT), were offset by reductions

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Export Sales Highlights

Infection rate drops to 5.57pc

762 Covid cases reported in a day, 13 more die Bangladesh saw a daily infection rate of 5.57 percent with 762 new cases reported in 24 hours ending at 8:00am yesterday. The country recorded the daily infection rate of 4.90 percent on January 14, 8.29 percent on January 10, 7.52 percent on January 4 and 8.18 percent on January 1. Bangladesh has recorded 526,485 cases so far. And the country's fatality number rose to 7,862 and death rate to 1.49 percent, with 13 Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, since the

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Infection rate drops to 5.57pc

Consuming facts without flavours

A reflection on research funding A national newspaper ran a story on January 10 featuring the research expenditure of public and private universities of Bangladesh. Based on the information submitted to the University Grants Commission (UGC), the report exposed the dearth of funding in academic research, mentioning, "125 public and private universities in the country altogether spent only Tk 153 crore—an average of Tk 1.22 crore each—on research activities in 2019, which is only 1 percent of their total

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Consuming facts without flavours

Bangladesh to get ‘first’ priority in receiving India’s Covid-19 vaccines: Delhi official

Reuters file photo India considers Bangladesh as a priority country among its neighbours to receive Covid-19 vaccine, a government official said on Thursday as India is set to launch world's largest vaccination drive tomorrow. "In line with India's Neighbourhood First Policy-2021, the neighbouring countries will receive India's vaccines on priority basis…among the neighbours, Bangladesh will certainly get first priority to this end," he added. When asked about specific date of exporting India's vaccines to

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Bangladesh to get ‘first’ priority in receiving India’s Covid-19 vaccines: Delhi official