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Govt opts for ‘limited tendering’ process

Govt opts for ‘limited tendering’ process
Bangladesh has finally decided to introduce a limited tendering process to implement China-funded projects instead of handpicking bidders, announced a circular of the finance ministry. The Economic Relations Division (ERD) of the finance ministry issued a circular on March 9 about the introduction of a limited tender system for Chinese government concessional loans and preferential buyer’s credit. For more than a year, the government has been pushing to put in place a limited tendering system for all projects funded by concessional credits from China. However, the circular said China would be allowed to select contractors only for the projects that would involve the interests of both countries, like the Chinese economic zones, in order…

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Dhaka to sign SOP with EU
Dhaka to sign SOP with EU
The government will sign a standard operating procedure (SOP) with the European Union (EU) soon to bring…

No secret deal will be inked

No secret deal will be inked

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s upcoming India visit would add a ‘new dimension’ to Dhaka-New Delhi bilateral relations, said Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said, reports BSS. “Awami League never struck any clandestine agreement with India in the past and would…
Girder collapse kills 1, hurts 2 at Malibagh

Girder collapse kills 1, hurts 2 at Malibagh

A man was killed and two others, including a construction engineer, were injured as a concrete girder of the under-construction Malibagh-Mouchak flyover collapsed on Malibagh level-crossing in the capital early yesterday, reports UNB. The deceased was identified as Swapan, 40, hailing from Kishoreganj's…
Combating the drug menace

Combating the drug menace

Addiction to narcotic drugs dates back to ancient times. According to a report in this newspaper on Sunday members of Detective Branch (DB) of police arrested four suspected drug peddlers, including two women, along with one kilogram heroin from different places in the capital on Friday.   Arrest…
Convergence of accounting standards

Convergence of accounting standards

In a financial reporting context, convergence is the process of harmonizing accounting standards issued by different regulatory bodies. The objective is to produce a common set of high quality accounting standards to enhance the consistency, comparability and efficiency of financial statements.. Currently…
44 held, drugs recovered

44 held, drugs recovered

DINAJPUR: Police, in special drives from Sunday night to yesterday morning, arrested 44 persons including four alleged drug traders and recovered illegal drugs- Phensidyl and locally made liquor - from 10 upazilas of the district, reports BSS. Sources with the district police said they were picked up…
Beef prices still high

Beef prices still high

An altercation broke out between customers and the staff of a roadside eatery catering to low-income people in Tejgaon over alleged overpricing of beef dishes. The customers complained that the manager had billed them Tk 130 for a plate of beef instead of the usual Tk 80. On his part, the manager maintained…
EU warns Erdogan as crisis over Turkey-Netherlands deepens

EU warns Erdogan as crisis over Turkey-Netherlands deepens

ISTANBUL: The European Union on Monday warned President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to avoid inflammatory rhetoric as a diplomatic crisis between Turkey and the Netherlands deepened over the blocking of Turkish ministers from holding rallies to win support for plans to expand his powers, reports AFP. Erdogan…
AFD holds array of events 
to celebrate the day

AFD holds array of events to celebrate the day

To celebrate the ‘Journée internationale de la francophonie’ or ‘The International Day of the Francophonie’, Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) has organised an array of event at its premises. Beginning from today, the programme will run till March 25. As a part…
Tigers hope to break losing streak in 100th Test

Tigers hope to break losing streak in 100th Test

AFP, COLOMBO: Bangladesh will be looking to overcome their recent dismal form as the perennial minnows try to make their 100th Test appearance an occasion to celebrate against Sri Lanka in Colombo. Test cricket's newest entrants have showed occasional promise since they were drafted into the elite…
‘Riverine People’ calls for saving rivers in Rangpur

‘Riverine People’ calls for saving rivers in Rangpur

RANGPUR: Leaders and activists of Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur (BRUR) unit of the Riverine People yesterday urged for government initiatives to save the rivers of the country, reports BSS. They came up with the observation at a rally arranged by BRUR unit of the Riverine People at the Teesta Railway…
Cheating in weight to invite tough action

Cheating in weight to invite tough action

The Cabinet yesterday approved the draft of ‘The Standards of Weights and Measures Bill, 2017’, raising the amount of fine for cheating in weight and measurement, reports UNB. The approval was given at the regular weekly meeting of the Cabinet held at the Bangladesh Secretariat with Prime…
The jet engines with 'digital twins'

The jet engines with 'digital twins'

Jet engines are some of the most complex technologies on the planet. They’re so difficult to make, in fact, the companies that build aircraft don’t make their own engines. They outsource the job to just a few businesses worldwide — mostly US-based General Electric and Pratt & Whitney,…
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