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EU red tag hikes cargo cost from Bangladesh

EU red tag hikes cargo cost from Bangladesh
Air freight costs for shipments from Bangladesh to EU nations have gone up after the country was put in a list of “high-risk countries” under new security regulations. According to forwarders, the red-category tag, effective from June 1, could also mean less freighter capacity entering the EU countries as well as delayed transit time of two to three days due to additional screening of shipments. The International Airlines Group (IAG) Cargo has already issued a notice to customers, adding a USD 0.10 security charge per kg. It means that the cost of cargo originating from Bangladesh would increase by Tk. 9 per kg. Incidentally, neither the civil aviation ministry nor the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has received an…

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Arab states cut Qatar ties in major diplomatic crisis
Arab states cut Qatar ties 
in major diplomatic crisis
Arab nations including Saudi Arabia and Egypt on Monday cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting…

Dhaka monitoring situation evolving over Qatar issue

Dhaka monitoring situation evolving over Qatar issue

Bangladesh is closely monitoring the evolving situation after Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and a growing list of other countries that have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar over its alleged support to terrorism which Qatar says ‘baseless’, reports UNB. “The government…
Four cops apologise to HC

Four cops apologise to HC

The High Court on Monday exonerated four policemen, including the officer-in-charge of Ashulia Police Station Mohsin Kabir, from personal appearance before the court over keeping a Jahangirnagar University (JU) student handcuffed while being treated at a hospital, reports UNB. An HC bench of Justice…
Dredging of rivers 
to Rooppur

Dredging of rivers to Rooppur

River routes from Chittagong and Mongla seaports to the proposed Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) site are yet to be dredged to deepen the watercourses to ferry heavy equipment for the nuclear plant. The government has planned to dredge the Chittagong-Mongla-Pakshi via the Chandpur-Mawa-Gualanda river…
Building a knowledge based economy

Building a knowledge based economy

Which is the largest retailer without any outlets or inventory holding? The answer is Amazon. In the similar manner, literally without having any passenger cars, Uber is the largest taxi cab service provider in the World. Alibaba is the largest business to business trade platform without having any…
World Environment Day observed in Gaibandha

World Environment Day observed in Gaibandha

GAIBANDHA: The World Environment Day-2017 was observed in the district as elsewhere in the country and the globe yesterday with a call to make contributions to the preservation of environment and biodiversity, reports BSS. This year’s theme of the day is: Connecting People to the Nature.Marking…
    ‘Unethical and astounding decision’

    ‘Unethical and astounding decision’

    The government cannot impose excise duty on money deposited by the people in bank accounts by offering a lame argument, said economists. It is a totally unethical and astounding decision, argued the economists, demanding complete withdrawal of the duty. The government is offering the argument that people…
    India shows off space prowess with launch of mega-rocket

    India shows off space prowess with launch of mega-rocket

    NEW DELHI: India Monday successfully launched its most powerful home-produced rocket, another milestone for its indigenous space programme which one day hopes to put a human into orbit, reports AFP.The 43-metre (140-foot) rocket hurtled into a clear sky at 5:28 pm (1158 GMT) from the southern island…
    Nayak Raj Razzak, Ranjit Mallick honoured on same stage

    Nayak Raj Razzak, Ranjit Mallick honoured on same stage

    Veteran actors Nayak Raj Razzak from Bangladesh and Ranjit Mallick from Kolkata, two living legends of the two Bengals, have been honoured with the lifetime achievement award on the same stage. The duo was bestowed with the lifetime achievement award at the 16th edition of the prestigious ‘Tele-Cine…
    Crowd face no hassle from security men

    Crowd face no hassle from security men

    While a terrorists attack into the crowds on the London Bridge took the nation by storm, the cricket is safe here with the participating teams and fans coming from different countries facing no hassle from the security personnel. In Bangladesh extra security means hazardous to the people trying to enter…
    Trees, houses destroyed as tornedo hits Sherpur

    Trees, houses destroyed as tornedo hits Sherpur

    More than 200 homesteads were destroyed as a powerful tornado hit the district all of a sudden on Sunday midnight, reports UNB.Witnesses said the tornado hit around 11.30 pm on Saturday at Pakuria, Bajitkhila and Gazir Khamar unions under Sadar upazila and a part of the municipal city, injuring at least…
    Govt suspends planting of 
bonsai along Airport Road

    Govt suspends planting of bonsai along Airport Road

    The government has suspended planting of 500 imported Chinese and Taiwanese bonsai Ficus, part of a beautification plan, along a six-km stretch of road between the Banani level crossing and the airport intersection. This comes after criticism from naturalists.Green activists said instead of bonsai,…
    Democracy dies in darkness-done in by ignorance and apathy

    Democracy dies in darkness-done in by ignorance and apathy

    We depend on the free press to shed light on deeds done in darkness, but diligent reporting will not in itself preserve the health of our democracy. If a democratic system is to endure, its citizens must hold their elected representatives accountable every day, not just on Election Day. Obviously, citizens…
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