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Increase for the price of rice: Liability of the government

Recently, the BNP, which has been out of power from a long time, is responsible for current ruling government's policy to increase the price of rice. On Thursday (14th September) the Details

Asian Development Bank approves $200mn for urban infrastructure development

Asian Development Bank's (ADB's) Board of Directors has given an approval of a loan package amounting $200 million to strengthen urban infrastructure, service delivery, and governance in Bangladesh's municipalities, UNB Details

Bangladesh establishing 100 economic zones across the country

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has put emphasis on developing trade and investment between Bangladesh and European Union (EU) member states.   “Bangladesh is setting up 100 economic zones across the country so Details

Don’t destroy fish market for little gains

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday asked those involved in fish production, processing and export not to take any ill step just for their little gains that may destroy one's Details

27,000 tonnes of rice from Vietnam reaches Chitttagong

The second shipment of 27,000 tonnes of rice from Vietnam arrived in Chittagong Port on Monday morning. MV Pax (name of ship) arrived at outer anchorage of the Chittagong Port around Details

Sri Lanka to work with Bangladesh to improve digital economy

Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have conducted an agreement to work together over a dozen of areas to improve digital economy and set up a knowledge-based society.   A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Details

Remittance transfer cost to be alleviated

Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Saturday said that the cost of remittance transfer will be lessened soon to increase its flow to the country.   The minister came up with this statement Details

ACC detains Citycell CEO Mehboob Chowdhury

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has detained chief executive officer of Citycell Mehboob Chowdhury for allegedly embezzling over Tk 383 crore from a bank between 2011 and 2015.   Mehboob was held in Hazrat Details

The deposits of Bangladeshis in Swiss banks increase 20pc in a year

A report by the central bank of Switzerland claims that the Bangladeshis’ deposit in Swiss Banks climbed to 20.18 percent year-on-year in 2016 to 661.96 million Swiss francs or Tk Details

Govt taking steps for developing labour market in 50 countries

The government has fulfilled a study to explore labour market in 50 countries including Europe, Australia and Brazil along with analyzing labour market trend in Middle Eastern countries. Based on the Details

Call rate can be reduced

State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim said call rate of mobile phone can be reduced if it is needed. Bangladesh’s position in the lowest call rate of the mobile Details

No excise tax on school banking

Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Tuesday resisted the excise duty ( excise tax) he proposes on bank accounts and said school banking activities will be out of its prevalence.   Under fire Details

Cabinet approves a proposal for online media guideline

The cabinet on Monday gave approval for a draft of National Online Media Guideline -2017 making registration mandatory for internet based radio, television and newspapers. But all the newspapers and televisions Details

Almost 6 kg gold seized at airport, 1 held

Customs intelligence seized almost 6 kg gold and held a passenger from Shahajalal International Airport in the capital early Sunday.   The arrestee Abdur Razzak, 48 came to Dhaka by a flight Details

4.66 kilogrammes weighing bars seized at Shahjalal International Airport

Customs intelligence seized 40 gold bars weighing 4.66 kilogrammes  at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka early Wednesday.   The gold bars were seized from a seat cover of Arab Emirates flights.   Director Details

Bangladesh to gain duty facilities in more than 10,000 items

The Cabinet on Monday approved an offer for applauses of the Second Amendment to the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement, a preferential trade contact among the countries in the Asia-Pacific region, under which Bangladesh Details

Excise tax not new but the rate been increased slightly

Referring his proposal to impose tax on bank deposits, Finance Minister AMA Muhith today said it has been elevated for several years and the tax rate will be increased slightly Details

Bangladesh economy to increase 6.8% in 2017: World Bank

Bangladesh economy is hoped to increase by 6.8 percent in 2017, slightly falling from 7.1 percent the previous year, the World Bank has said in a report. The global lender, in Details

CIID starts gold confiscating of Apan Jewelers

The officials of Customs Intelligence have begun expropriating almost 495 kms of gold of Apan Jewelers as it flopped to show legal documents for the gold.   The process of expropriation begun Details

New tax system will not impinge people

The new VAT( value added tax) system will not cause prices of goods to go up as a host of deductions and exemptions have been given in the new budget, Details