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Dr. Mohammad Yunus sued over 'unpaid arrears'

Dr. Mohammad Yunus sued over 'unpaid arrears'

Staff Reporter:Staff at a Bangladeshi company established by microfinance pioneer Dr. Mohammad Yunus are suing the Nobel laureate over millions of dollars in allegedly unpaid dues, their lawyer said on ... More

Ban destined on China’s ivory trade by end of 2017

Ban destined on China’s ivory trade by end of 2017

Online Desk: China has declared a ban on all ivory trade and processing activities by the end of 2017. Conservation groups hailed the decision as "historic" and a "game-changer" for ... More

FM urges institutes to come forward for students' welfare

FM urges institutes to come forward for students' welfare

Staff Reporter:Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on Friday called upon financial institutes to come forward for the overall betterment of the meritorious students. Muhith said, "The present government has brought ... More

'Natural gas will be imported from Qatar'

'Natural gas will be imported from Qatar'

Staff Reporter:Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Monday said "Construction of the LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) terminal will be completed by 2018 and natural gas will be imported from Qatar to ... More

PM slams Muhith for microcredit remarks

PM slams Muhith for microcredit remarks

Staff Reporter:The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, on Saturday criticized her cabinet member AMA Muhith for praising the role of microcredit and Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus in eradicating the country's ... More

Tripura stops fish import from Bangladesh

Tripura stops fish import from Bangladesh

Special Reporter:A minister of Agartala on Friday said, after traces of formalin were found in imported fish, the government of Indian state of Tripura has banned imports from Bangladesh through ... More

Stocks finish lower on Dhaka and Chittangong

Stocks finish lower on Dhaka and Chittangong

Staff Reporter:Stocks ended lower on the bourses Monday, the second trading session of the week, with turnover decreased from the previous session. DSEX, the key index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange ... More

PM inaugurates Bangladesh's first solar food silo

PM inaugurates Bangladesh's first solar food silo

Staff Correspondent:Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today opened a modern multistoried food warehouse, having capacity of storing 25,000 metric tons of food grains at Santahar in Bogra. Department of Food has constructed ... More

‘Diversify products, expand export market’

‘Diversify products, expand export market’

Staff Correspondent:Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday urged all concerned to expand Bangladesh's export market with diversified products in the world market and thus increase export earnings. "We've to diversify our ... More

Stocks continue to slide down

Stocks continue to slide down

Staff Correspondent: Both the Stock markets were down further on Monday with all the indexes sliding down as most of the major sectors closed lower while daily transactions were falling ... More

Bangladesh Bank sees inflation below target

Bangladesh Bank sees inflation below target

Staff Correspondent: As Bangladesh Bank keeps the key policy interest rates unchanged on Sunday, the governor cites a steady inflation outlook and overall economic stability. While outlining the monetary policy stance ... More

Bangladesh improves in TI graft index

 

Bangladesh improves in TI graft index
 

Online Desk: Bangladesh improved in latest Transparency International (TI) survey report, dropping two notches to rank 15th in the list of most corrupt countries in the world. More

‘Export earnings to exceed $60bn by 2021’

‘Export earnings to exceed $60bn by 2021’

Staff Correspondent:Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Wednesday reiterated that country's export earnings would go beyond US$ 60 billion in 2021. The minister said these while delivering speech at the opening ceremony ... More

Holey Artisan restarts after 6-month of militant attack

Holey Artisan restarts after 6-month of militant attack

Staff Correspondent: Holey Artisan Bakery, the café where took place the deadliest terrorist attack in Bangladesh's history in July, has declared official reopening of its operations at a new location ... More

Cabinet approves for cutting 13,156 trees for gas pipeline

Cabinet approves for cutting 13,156 trees for gas pipeline

Staff Correspondent:The Cabinet on Monday approved a proposal for cutting of 13,356 trees of forests under the Forest Department for implementing gas distribution pipeline project from Sreepur to Joydevpur to ... More

‘Govt to continue support for capital market development’

‘Govt to continue support for capital market development’

Staff Correspondent:Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asserted that her government will continue its efforts for sustainable development of the capital market. She also expected that the capital market will be ... More

Ecnec approves 6 projects

Ecnec approves 6 projects

Staff Correspondent: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved the procurement of equipment and machinery for repairing and maintenance and road infrastructure construction at an ... More

PM opens Dhaka International Trade Fair

PM opens Dhaka International Trade Fair

Staff Correspondent:Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday formally auspicated the month-long Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) 20167 at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in Dhaka. The Month-long Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF-2017) begins to ... More

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