SEOUL (The Korea Hreald/ANN) - The Ministry of National Defence said that the operational range of the Navy’s Cheonghae Unit will be extended from the Gulf of Aden to the Strait of Hormuz, that sees millions of barrels of oil passing through it daily.

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - Deforestation is threatening Malayan giant squirrels in Bangladesh. The species is also found in China, Nepal, India, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand.

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) president calls for policy support afforded to garment manufacturers for other sectors.

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - The Sri Lankan delegation also demanded that Bangladesh allow full foreign direct investment without discrimination for both domestic and foreign companies.

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) - In a major setback for India on the economic front, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday slashed its growth rate to 4.8 per cent for the current fiscal year which is expected to rise to 5.8 per cent in 2020.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - To attract investments, including tech behemoth Amazon and Singapore ride-hailing giant Grab, Indonesia has set its eyes on multinational corporations attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - All incoming passengers from China would also be screened from today (Tuesday).

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - The council in a statement said the arrest warrant for the prominent editor was “an attempt to intimidate and harass the press and the journalists concerned.”

DHAKA (The Daily Star/ANN) - Hypertension among people aged 35 and above went up to 40 per cent in 2017 from 26 perc ent in 2011and the number of diabetic patients of the same age group increased to 14 per cent from 11.

PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/ANN) - At the upcoming “Cambodia Festival 2020” which will be held in Tokyo, Japan from May 2-3, the Ministry of Commerce called on the private sector to showcase their products and seek business partners.