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BB sues RCBC in NY court

BB sues RCBC in NY court
Bangladesh yesterday filed a case in New York’s southern district court against the Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) of the Philippines over the heist of USD 81 million from Bangladesh Bank's (BB's) reserves. Abu Hena Mohammed Raji Hasan, head of the Bangladesh Finance Intelligence Unit (BIFU) of Bangladesh Bank, told The Independent that the case was filed in the New York court accusing the RCBC and the casinos and others involved in the heist. Hasan said details of the case filing will be shared with the media at a press briefing on Sunday. The money of Bangladesh’s central bank was kept in the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Unidentified hackers, with possible ties to North Korea, stole $101 million from…

President, PM urge 
participation from all

President, PM urge participation from all

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday issued separate messages on the eve of the “National Food Safety Day”, urging all to join the movement for safe food. In his message, the president said he is delighted to learn that Bangladesh Food Safety Authority is going…
City dwellers want speedy completion of work

City dwellers want speedy completion of work

Metro rail may save the valuable time of daily commuters and others on the road in this city of 19.6 million people. But the construction phase of metro rail is making people suffer a lot. Residents of Mirpur, the part of the capital with the largest populace, are mostly bearing the brunt as the construction…
National unity essential

National unity essential

In order to prosper and flourish, any country needs national unity regarding certain key issues. Very unfortunately unity is being eradicated, as everyone is trying to overpower the other in every aspect, be it politics or even more unfortunately academia. Against this background President Abdul Hamid’s…
Malaysian digital progress and Bangladesh’s potentials

Malaysian digital progress and Bangladesh’s potentials

Digitalisation is no more new normal for any country; it is becoming an essential commodity like electricity, usable water or telecommunication for citizens. Malaysia, being in the middle of emerging and developed economy, has made significant progress in building Digital Malaysia in past two decades.…
Jute products draw buyers’ attention at trade fair

Jute products draw buyers’ attention at trade fair

Jute-made products with their unique, colourful designs and diversity have caught the attention of buyers at the Dhaka International Trade Fair. In recent years, the demand for these products has increased in the country. There is also diversification of products. Like every year, the Jute Diversification…
Trump ‘serious’ about Afghan withdrawal, says Taliban

Trump ‘serious’ about Afghan withdrawal, says Taliban

US President Donald Trump is serious about getting out of Afghanistan, the Taliban told AFP yesterday, outlining the “Islamic system” comprising “all Afghans” that the group says it hopes to establish under any peace deal. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid spoke to AFP via…
Seven poets from abroad honoured with ‘Kathak Literary Award’

Seven poets from abroad honoured with ‘Kathak Literary Award’

Seven poets from abroad were honoured in Dhaka International Poets Summit-2019 held at the National Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in Segun Bagicha of the capital on Thursday. At the event, Ali Al-Shalah from Iraq, Annabel Villar and Julio Pavanetti from Uruguay, Claire Booker from Great Britain,…
Saifuddin defies Dynamites in a thriller

Saifuddin defies Dynamites in a thriller

Pace bowler Mohammad Saifuddin held his nerve under immense pressure to leave Dhaka Dynamites in a spot of bother after he clinched a one-run victory for Comilla Victorians in a nail-biting match of BPL yesterday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. Requiring 13 runs to win in the last over…
Rajshahi division attains surplus fish production

Rajshahi division attains surplus fish production

Fish production has been enhanced to 4.584 lakh metric tonnes in eight districts under Rajshahi division against its demand for 4.048 lakh metric tonnes at present by dint of diversified steps adopted and implemented during the last 10 years. Fisheries department sources said fish farming in the region…
Dealers, peddlers opt to surrender

Dealers, peddlers opt to surrender

With the government tightening its net around drug dealers and peddlers, a large number have chosen to surrender before the law enforcement agencies. The drug dealers, mostly Yaba traders, have preferred to surrender to the law enforcement agencies as the harsh government crackdown on them since last…
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