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Guidelines are welcome: FIR cannot override Constitution

Rigid position on anticipatory bail taken earlier by the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court has been liberalised by ...

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HC orders govt to inform it about anti- dengue prog

Staff Reporter :
The High Court (HC) on Tuesday asked the government to inform the court whether it has any round-the-year ...

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Sharing water of 54 common rivers discussed

Diplomatic Correspondent :
Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on Tuesday said Bangladesh and India are working to find ...

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Guarantee our safety, rights first, say Rohingyas

Cox's Bazar Correspondent :
Rohingya refugees interviewed by representatives from the offices of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) ...

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Dengue still haunting lives

Noman Mosharef :
Dhaka city corporations have launched their all-out efforts to destroy Aedes mosquitoes and their breeding grounds.
The Dhaka ...

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Modi invites Hasina to visit India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has formally invited his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina for a bilateral official visit to India ...

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Why Minni should not get bail

Staff Reporter :
The High Court (HC) on Tuesday issued a rule upon the government to explain in one week as ...

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15th anniv of Aug 21 grenade attacks today

The nation is set to observe the 15th anniversary of the gruesome grenade attack on an Awami League (AL) anti-terrorism ...

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2 madrasa girls raped by boatmen in Madaripur

Staff Reporter :
Two madrasa girls were allegedly raped by two boatmen in a trawler in Arial Kha River near Panchkhola ...

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Khaleda allowed bail in Cumilla murder case

Court Correspondent :
The High Court Division of the Supreme Court on Tuesday extended for one year, its earlier order that ...

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Pakistan to go to World Court

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) :
Pakistan said on Tuesday it would take its dispute with India over Kashmir to the International Court of ...

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Reduce tension over Kashmir

Dawn.com :
United States President Donald Trump on Monday spoke with Prime Minister Imran Khan and Indian premier Narendra Modi, urging ...

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Quotation of the Day

'It was like getting a note saying you’ll be executed at dawn.'
ROBERTO GAUTIER, learning that noisy nightly construction near his Brooklyn apartment was likely to continue to 2014.
 

City▲ Top

File photo of victims of August 21 grenade attack tragedy.

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Aug 21 grenade attack case paper book getting prepared

The Supreme Court authorities said they are preparing paper book of August 21 grenade attack case for holding hearing on ...

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Light to moderate rain likely

Bangladesh Meteorological Department on Tuesday predicted that light to moderate rain is likely to occur at several places of the ...

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BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir speaking at a discussion on \'Amar Desh Amar Shilpa\' organised by Nationalist Research Center at the Jatiya Press Club on Tuesday.

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\'Govt to form commission to identify Bangabandhu killing perpetrators\'

Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq said the government in principle agreed to form a commission to identify ...

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DU to observe \'Black Day\' on August 23

Dhaka University (DU) will observe August 23 (Friday) as the "Black Day" in memory of the "inhuman, sad and condemnable" ...

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AL\'s progs on anniversary of Aug 21 grenade attack

Awami League has taken elaborate programmes today to observe the 15th anniversary of the gruesome grenade attack on an Awami ...

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Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahed Maleque and Director of National Institute of Neuroscience and Hospital Prof Quazi Deen Mohammad, among others, offering munajat at a Doa Mahfil organised on the occasion of National Mourning Day in the auditorium of the hospital in the city on Tuesday.

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President, PM pay rich tributes to August 21 grenade attack victims

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday paid rich tributes to the victims of August 21 ...

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Nasrul for working sincerely to meet people\'s needs

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid asked the officials and employees of the ministry to ensure ...

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Death anniv of Birshrestho Matiur observed

Bangladesh Air Force(BAF) on Tuesday observed the 48th death anniversary of Flight Lieutenant M Matiur Rahman Bir Shrestho with due ...

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Councillor of 26 No. Ward of DSCC Hasibur Rahman Manik distributing food among the destitute organised on the occasion of National Mourning Day in the city\'s Rasulbag area on Tuesday.

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ORGANISATION SNIPPETS

City Desk
Bangladesh Awami Sangskritik Forum

A rally organised by Bangladesh Awami Sangskritik Forum was held in front of the Jatiya Press ...

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Editorial▲ Top

Rohingya repatriation shouldn\'t be delayed

THE much complicated Rohingya repatriation process is set to begin on Thursday, around 10 months after the first attempt failed ...

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DCCs' dengue drama

AS Bangladesh, especially the capital is reeling under massive dengue outbreak, mobile courts run by Dhaka's two city corporations are ...

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Co-operative Farming

Md Bayazid Khan :
The news that broke across the country recently is about a frustrated farmer who sets his paddy ...

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Pre-primary Education

Gazi Md. Abdur Rashid :
Pre-primary education is education that focuses on educating children from the ages of infancy until six ...

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Entertainment▲ Top

Gwyneth Paltrow\'s MCU memory is vague indeed

Actor Gwyneth Paltrow left everyone surprised when she revealed that she forgot she was in Spider-Man: Homecoming. According to Marvel ...

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It was an honour to work with Mohnish Bahl again: Gurdeep Kohli

Gurdeep Kohli and Mohnish Bahl who started their Television careers together, 17 years back with Sanjivani, a show that left ...

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Divya Dutta opens up about her struggle in Bollywood!

Over the years, Divya Dutta has firmly established herself as one of the most talent actors in the Industry who ...

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Martin Freeman confirms he will be a part of Black Panther 2

Marvel Studios may not have made any formal announcements about Black Panther sequel, but actor Martin Freeman has confirmed his ...

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Prabhas and Anushka Shetty house-hunting in?Los Angeles?

Saaho star Prabhas and his rumoured girlfriend, Baahubali actor Anushka Shetty may not admit to being in a relationship, but ...

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Huma Qureshi on making Hollywood debut

Actor Huma Qureshi is on a roll. After her debut on OTT platform with Netflix series Leila, Deepa Mehta's dystopian ...

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Ananya Birla wins Ketto Young Changemaker Award for \'The Mpower\'

Singer and entrepreneur Ananya Birla won the Ketto Young Changemaker Award for helping raise awareness on the stigma associated with ...

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Sports▲ Top

Murray falls to Sandgren as singles comeback continues

Andy Murray on Monday fell in the first round of the ATP Winston-Salem Open, where the three-time Grand Slam champion ...

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Jahurul eyes Test return after six years hiatus

Following his consistent performance in the domestic league and various level cricket, Jahurul Islam Omee has set a target to ...

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Serena to return to Auckland for Aussie Open warm-up

AFP, Wellington :
Serena Williams announced Tuesday she will warm-up for January's Australian Open at the Auckland Classic, a tournament that ...

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Football▲ Top

Abahani face April 4.25 SC in AFC Cup play-off semi-tie today

Motivated Abahani Limited will face favourites North Korean April 4.25 Sports Club (SC) in the AFC Cup Inter Zonal play-off ...

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Barcelona forward Dembele out 5 weeks with thigh injury

Forward Ousmane Dembele has joined Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez on Barcelona's injury list. The club says on Monday that ...

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Solskjaer refuses to blame Pogba after penalty miss

AFP, Wolverhampton :
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to blame Paul Pogba after the Manchester United star missed a penalty in Monday's ...

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Messi and Ibrahimovic nominated for FIFA goal of the year

AFP, Lausanne :
Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are the star names on the 10-player short-list announced on Monday by FIFA ...

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US women footballers\' equal pay lawsuit to go to trial in 2020

AFP, Los Angeles :
The equal pay lawsuit filed by US women footballers against the US Soccer Federation has been scheduled ...

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Juventus gamble on Sarri delivering another style of Serie A title

AFP, Milan :
Juventus begin their Serie A campaign this weekend under new coach Maurizio Sarri as the multiple Italian champions ...

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\'Shocked\' Nigeria Football Federation wants to help banned coach Siasia clear his name

AFP, Abuja :
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said on Monday that they were "shocked" by a life ban on former ...

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Cricket▲ Top

Sreesanth\'s life ban reduced to seven years, eligible to play in September 2020

Former India paceman Shanthakumaran Sreesanth's life ban for alleged spot-fixing in IPL games was reduced to seven years in an ...

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Farhad Reza pleads for chance to show his mettle

All-rounder Farhad Reza said he is ready to show his mettle if he is given the chance to play the ...

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\'Frightening\' Archer won\'t let-up against Australia, says Stokes

England's Ben Stokes has told Australia to expect more bouncers from Jofra Archer in the remainder of the Ashes.
"It's part ...

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Mashrafe boosts for HP players ahead of \'do or die\' clash

Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has given a motivational speech to the High Performance (HP) team players ahead of ...

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Chittagong▲ Top

Illegal parking and occupation of footpath have narrowed the main road at New Market point . This snap was taken yesterday.

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First flight of pilgrims returns from Hajj at Chattogram

Chattogram Bureau :

First flight of the Bangladesh Biman arrives Chattogram Airport  yesterday  afternoon  with 265 Hajj passengers from Jeddah Airport. ...

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12 employees of CDA reinstated with HC orders

Chattogram Bureau :

 Twelve employees of Chattogram Development Authority (CDA)  have been reinstated in the services following the orders of the ...

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Teacher killed after gang -rape, 2 detained

Chattogram Bureau :

Two dish linemen killed Joyonti Chokrovorty, assistant teacher of Shologhor Government Primary School after raping her in Chandpur ...

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Primary edn hampered in Sylhet Division

S.A Shofiee, Sylhet :
Academic activities at government primary schools across the Sylhet Division are being seriously disrupted due to shortage ...

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PATUAKHALI: Piling of garbage are seen infront of staff quarter of Kalapara Land Office. This snap was taken on Monday.

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Rapist held in Sylhet

Sylhet Bureau :
Police arrested an accused of juvenile-rape named Rezwan Mia, conducting a drive in an exceptional mode of pilgrimage ...

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300 prisoners spending productive time in Cumilla jail

UNB, Cumilla :
Things in Cumilla Central Jail are no longer monotonous or painful for its prisoners as the prison authorities ...

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Housewife hacked to death in Bagerhat

Bagerhat Correspondent  :
Minara Begum (45), wife of one Parveez Shikdar (50) of village Madhabkathi within Dhopakhali Union under Kachua Upazila ...

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233 bottles of Phensidyl recovered in Chapainawabganj

Chapainawabganj Correspondent :
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized 233 bottles of contraband Indian Phensidyl from Kamalpur frontier area in Chapainawabganj district ...

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BETAGI (Barguna): Maksudur Rahman Forkan, Chairman, Upazila Parishad releasing fish fries at Upazila Parishad pond on Monday.

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Arms trader held with arms, ammos

Benapole Correspondent :
Members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB ) yesterday  arrested an arms trader along with 3 foreign made ...

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One gets life term in narcotics case

BSS, Kustia :
The District and Session Judge of Kustia yesterday has given a person life term imprisonment and fined Taka ...

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BOGURA: Bogura Photo Journalists\' Association brought out a rally on the occasion of the World Photography Day yesterday.

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SYLHET: Devjeet Singh, Chief Executive Officer of Sylhet Zilla Parishad speaking at a discussion meeting on the occasion of National Mourning Day jointly organised by Sylhet District Administration and Social Welfare Office recently.

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ULIPUR (Kurigram): Sheikh Russel Jatiya Shishu Kishore Parishad, Kurigram District Unit arranged a symbolic execution on Sunday demanding hanging of all five fugitive convicted killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

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30 poor patients get Govt grants for treatment in Chandpur

Chandpur   Correspondent :
A total of 30 poor and distressed  people  suffering from various  fatal and critical diseases were given an ...

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30 school trees in Panchagarh cut down, sold

UNB Panchagarh :
At least 30 trees on the compound of Jotmoniram Government Primary School in Boda upazila here have been ...

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2 die in separate incidents in Chandpur

Chandpur  Correspondent :
In two separate incidents in Hajiganj Upazila, two people lost their lives and six others sustained injuries.
 The deceased ...

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A large number of people had to wait in queue at pathology labs of Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital in the capital on Tuesday to collect NS1 test reports of their relatives.

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Shipments of footwear, leather goods advance

Staff Reporter :
Bangladesh fetched $3.88 billion from exports in July, the first month of the current fiscal year, on ...

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FR Tower land owner Faruque gets bail

Court Correspondent :
The Senior Special Judges' Court of Dhaka court yesterday (Tuesday) granted bail to land owner of FR ...

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SC clears way to publish gazette

Staff Reporter :
The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for the government to publish the gazette notification for ...

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MSF sees no solutions in sight for Rohingyas

UNB, Dhaka :
Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on Tuesday said very little progress has been made to address the lack ...

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Govt plundering public money, says Fakhrul

Staff Reporter :
BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said, corruption is rampant everywhere starting from grassroots level.
"The ...

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PM\'s Delhi visit to see signing of many documents

UNB, Dhaka :
Bangladesh and India are preparing to sign a number of bilateral documents during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's ...

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Missing nurse found dead in Kushtia

UNB, Kushtia :
A nurse who went missing in the district town on Saturday afternoon was found dead in a ...

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Bangladeshi killed in KSA road crash

UNB, Chattogram :
A Bangladeshi man has been killed in a road accident in Riyadh of Saudi Arabia.
The deceased was ...

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Ctg SI saves newborn from dogs

Staff Reporter :
Mostafizur Rahman, a police official in Chattogram, rescued a newborn from three dogs and took the baby ...

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Italy's pol crisis comes to a head as PM tipped to quit

AFP :
Italy's political crisis comes to a head on Tuesday with speculation Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will resign after ...

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3 \'kidnapped\' in Bandarban

Staff Reporter :
Some unknown miscreants allegedly abducted three men from Ruma upazila in Bandarban District on Monday night.
The criminals ...

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Man kills wife for dowry

Staff Reporter :
A man strangled his wife for her refusal to pay dowry in Bandar upazila of Narayanganj on ...

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India\'s Chandrayaan-2 enters moon\'s orbit successfully

ANN :
India's second unmanned moon mission, the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft, was successfully put into the lunar orbit, marking a major ...

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Tigers\' Head Coach Russell in city

Sports Reporter :
Newly appointed Head Coach of the Tigers Russell Domingo arrived in the city on Tuesday. He reached ...

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\"No other Edn institutes near Govt Pry schools\"

Staff reporter :
The government has issued directives to Upazila and District Education Officers to ensure that no other educational ...

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HC grants bail to BCL leader Tanna

UNB, Dhaka :
The High Court on Tuesday granted bail for four weeks to the Mohammadpur thana unit president of ...

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3,800 yr-old mural unveiled in Peru

BBC Online :
The wall, unveiled on Monday, was found inside a public ceremonial building at the Vichama site, north ...

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Nur Mohammed, EC Chairman of Jamuna Bank Limited, presiding over its 531st meeting at the banks head office in the city recently. Kanutosh Majumdar, Director and Shafiqul Alam, CEO of the bank were also present.

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Professor Dr. Md. Salim Uddin, EC Chairman of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited, addressing a seminar on \"Combating Corruption in Bangladesh\" in South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA) conference held in Sri Lanka recently. He attended the meeting as the Vice-President of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB). Huge number of Certified Accountants from South Asian countries including Bangladesh and other experts participated in the conference.

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Asian markets mostly rise on optimism for trade, stimulus

AFP, Hong Kong :
Most Asian markets rose Tuesday on the back of hopes for central bank and government stimulus measures ...

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Huawei expands global 5G footprint

Global Times :
UK mobile operator Three launched its first 5G broadband service on Monday, using Huawei wireless gear, making it ...

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Miner BHP doubles annual net profit, pays record dividend

BHP, the world's biggest miner, more than doubled its annual net profit Tuesday on the back of higher iron ore ...

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White House mulling tax cut to avoid recession

The White House is considering cutting taxes or reversing tariffs to head off a recession, US media reported on Monday, ...

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Md. Arfan Ali, Managing Director of Bank Asia Limited, inaugurating its Reporting Hub to ensure automated reporting of foreign trade related transactions for secured customer service at Tejgaon Link Road branch of the bank in the city on Tuesday. Mohammad Borhanuddin, Md. Sazzad Hossain, DMDs and Md. Zia Arfin, Head of International Division of the bank were also present.

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Kamal urges Korean businessmen to investment in Bangladesh

Economic Reporter :
Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal invited the Korean businessmen to come up with investment in Bangladesh, saying the ...

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Stocks end flat amid cautious trading

Economic Reporter :
Stocks ended almost flat on Tuesday after volatile trading as investors booked some profits with cautious positioning.
Market analysts ...

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Country\'s trade gap narrowed in FY\'19

Economic Reporter :
The country's merchandise trade deficit with the rest of the world narrowed in the past fiscal year (FY'19), ...

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Ecnec clears 12 projects worth Tk 3,470 cr

Economic Reporter :
The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved 12 projects involving an overall estimated ...

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Shahadat made new DMD of Padma Bank

Business Desk :
Md Shahadat Hossain has recently joined Padma Bank Limited as Deputy Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Md ...

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IBBL distributes relief

Business Desk :
Sylhet Zone of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited distributed relief materials among 10 thousand families of flood affected area ...

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Mohammad Mejbahuddin, Chairman, Board of Directors of Bangladesh Development Bank Limited (BDBL), presiding over its 9th AGM held at the bank\'s head office in the city on Tuesday. Arijit Chowdury, Additional Secretary of Financial Institutions Division of Finance Ministry as government representative, Md. Ekhlasur Rahman, Md.Abu Hanif Khan, Salma Nasreen, Kazi Tariqul Islam, Md. Abu Yusuf, Suvash Chandar Sarker, Directors of the bank were present.

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NCC Bank donates Tk 20,30,000 to NHFHRI

Business Desk :
NCC Bank donated Tk 20,30,000 to the National Heart Foundation Hospital and Research Institute (NHFHRI in Feni as ...

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Ride-sharing cos, not drivers, will pay VAT

Economic Reporter :
The value added tax (VAT) on ride-sharing businesses will be payable only by the mobile app-based companies from ...

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International▲ Top

Go to Israel, see ‘cruel reality of occupation’: US lawmaker

AP, St. Paul :
Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib sharply criticized Israel on Monday for denying them entry to ...

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US tests first ground-launched cruise missile after INF Treaty exit

Reuters, Washington :
The Pentagon said on Monday it tested a conventionally configured ground-launched cruise missile with a range of more ...

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\'Save our oceans,\' Oscar winner Bardem tells UN

AFP, New York :
Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem made an impassioned plea at the United Nations to save the world's oceans ...

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Macron, Putin see chance on Ukraine but clash on Syria

AFP, Bormes-les-Mimosas (France) :
French President Emmanuel Macron and Russia's Vladimir Putin on Monday agreed changes in Ukraine had bolstered the ...

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Johnson tells EU he wants Brexit deal but without backstop

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote Monday to EU President Donald Tusk reaffirming his desire to conclude a Brexit deal ...

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News In Brief

Mike Pence to be Trump's running mate in 2020
Reuters,Washington
President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would keep Vice President Mike ...

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Life▲ Top

Illiteracy and emotional intelligence

Peter Toohey :
Rosie Berdich works at Varn & Platt Canning Co, Bluffton, South Carolina as an oyster shucker. Lewis Wickes ...

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Digital Overuse

Phil Reed :
Governments around the world are beginning to talk about introducing legislation to tackle what they perceive to be ...

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