• Images

    Pandemic causes new problems for anti-dopers

    Agence France-Presse . Lausanne | Updated at 10:42am on April 13, 2021

    The global reduction in travel and human contact over the last year may have played an important role in battling COVID-19 but it has added...

  • Images

    79pc of marginalised families face financial crisis amid pandemic

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:52pm on April 08, 2021

    Around 79 per cent of marginalised households in Bangladesh are exposed to financial hardship due to COVID-19 pandemic as their current income is not sufficient...

  • Images

    Vietnam’s pandemic response leader becomes president

    Agence France-Presse . Hanoi | Updated at 10:18am on April 05, 2021

    The man behind Vietnam’s successful handling of the coronavirus pandemic, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, was formally sworn in as president in Hanoi on Monday...

  • Images

    Shipping ministry increases launch fare by 60pc

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:09pm on April 01, 2021

    The shipping ministry on Thursday increased the inland passenger launch fare by 60 per cent amid the current coronavirus pandemic situation...

  • Images

    Miami Beach authorities imposes curfew to manage crowds

    | Updated at 11:13am on March 21, 2021

    Throngs of revelers flocking to Miami Beach in Florida for spring break have become so uncontrollable that authorities declared a state of emergency Saturday and...

  • Images

    UN cautions against relaxing COVID-19-related measures

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:33am on March 18, 2021

    COVID-19 appears likely to develop into a seasonal disease, the United Nations said on Thursday, cautioning though against relaxing pandemic-related measures simply based on meteorological...

  • Images

    Biden slams attacks on Asian Americans during pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:07am on March 12, 2021

    The United States president Joe Biden on Thursday condemned what he called ‘vicious hate crimes’ committed against Asian Americans since the start of the coronavirus...

  • Images

    World won’t vanquish virus this year: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:55am on March 02, 2021

    It is unrealistic to think the world will be done with the COVID-19 pandemic by the end of the year, the World Health Organisation warned...

  • Images

    Dealing with a pandemic as if human lives mattered

    Dean Baker | Updated at 12:00am on February 07, 2021

    IT’S fair to say that the US performance in dealing with the pandemic has been disastrous. With the effort led by Donald Trump, this is...

  • Images

    Pandemic gives food frauds a free rein in Bangladesh

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 11:41pm on January 31, 2021

    The activities of Bangladesh Food Safety Authority have largely been limited to deskbound tasks after the coronavirus crisis struck Bangladesh nearly a year ago in...