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Partners pledge $50b in one year

Partners pledge $50b in one year
Major development partners, including the World Bank (WB), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), China and India, are increasing their investments in Bangladesh since its economy is growing rapidly and is stable, both the government and well-known economists have noted. Over the past one year, Bangladesh has received investment pledges worth over USD 50 billion from different bilateral and multilateral development partners. Among the major development partners, Russia pledged a loan of USD 12.65 billion for the Rooppur nuclear power plant, India USD 4.5 billion, Japan USD 6 Billion, the ADB USD 8 billion, and the WB USD3 billion in the outgoing fiscal year. Besides, China pledged USD 24 billion for various…

Be our business partners

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged Swedish business leaders and entrepreneurs to be Bangladesh's partners in investment, trade, and innovative businesses for a shared prosperity, reports UNB. "Together we can bring a change in the lives of millions in both of our countries,"…
4 rules should be followed by Chikungunya patients: Expert

4 rules should be followed by Chikungunya patients: Expert

The Chikungunya patients should follow at least four rules to get quickly rid of this viral fever, now a common household sickness in the country, reports BSS. “The fever is curable in seven days by drinking enough water, taking paracetamol, total rest and normal food intake, especially sea food.…
Sad state of city roads

Sad state of city roads

Many of the roads and flyovers in the city are in poor condition. The condition has become much serious as accidents are happening daily. It also causes severe damage to the running vehicles. The lack of a proper drainage system is also responsible for damage to the roads. It is a right of the citizens…
Tears in silence-a ballad of sufferings

Tears in silence-a ballad of sufferings

A cluster of younger generations have been shedding tears in silence only because of being deprived of their deserved and rightful demand of getting evaluated and recognized. Infinite possibilities and potentialities of these otherwise lost generations are being wasted and withered away without being…
Call-drop compensation remains to be a ‘fairytale’

Call-drop compensation remains to be a ‘fairytale’

Although the government has issued a directive to all mobile phone operators asking them to compensate their subscribers to the tune of one minute per call drop or network failure, the country’s cell-phone users hard get the compensation, reports UNB. Now mobile phone operators provide call-drop…
100,000 civilians held by IS as                       ‘human shields’

100,000 civilians held by IS as ‘human shields’

The UN yesterday said that Islamic State group jihadists may be holding more than 100,000 Iraqi civilians as human shields in the Old City of Mosul, reports AFP. Iraqi forces are fighting to retake Mosul from IS, after the jihadist group overran the city in 2014, imposing its brutal rule on its inhabitants.…
Prachyanat brings ‘Bon Manush’ on stage at BSA today

Prachyanat brings ‘Bon Manush’ on stage at BSA today

Theatre troupe Prachyanat is going to stage its much-acclaimed production ‘Bon Manush’ (The Hairy Ape) today at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Segun Bagicha in the capital. Directed by Baqar Bakul, the play is based on American playwright Eugene O’…
Not a fitting finishing for Tigers

Not a fitting finishing for Tigers

Bangladesh’s performance has been quite phenomenal in the last three years. And the amazing achievement in the ICC Champions Trophy in which they sealed the spot in the semifinal for the first time was a testament of their ability to dominate any team of the world in any kind of event.Bangladesh…
Ramgati Met centre turns into criminal den

Ramgati Met centre turns into criminal den

The meteorology office at Ramgoti in Laxmipur has been lying derelict for nine years.This puts particularly the coastal people at the mercy of natural disasters as they do not get anywarning on time, costing them heavy losses of life and property every year.According to a source in the PWD office, the…
Complexity hobbles power price 
adjustments

Complexity hobbles power price adjustments

The implementation of a flat 15 per cent VAT on retail electricity prices appears to be a complex task needing a number of changes and the compliance of several organisations concerned. The new Value Added Tax and Supplementary Duty Act 2012, which stipulates a flat 15 per cent VAT on all sectors, including…
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