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Bangladesh among world’s top 5 growing economies: WB

Bangladesh among world’s top 5 growing economies: WB
Bangladesh is among the top five fastest growing economies in the world, said the World Bank. The report titled 'The Bangladesh Development Update April 2019: Towards Regulatory Predictability', published yesterday, said this growth, despite of insufficient private sector investment, has been attributed to stable macro and export-oriented industry-led growth. "Overall, the economy is moving forward, growing at a decent pace by Bangladesh's own historical as well as international standards. Growth on the supply side in FY17 was driven by services and industry which accounted for 3.4 percentage point out of the officially estimated 7.3 percent GDP growth," it said in the report. Bangladesh needs a revamped national accounts…

UNDP to provide $10m for vulnerable communities of small islands

UNDP to provide $10m for vulnerable communities of small islands

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has approved a $10 million fund to enhance resilience of vulnerable communities of small islands and riverine char lands islands in Bangladesh. The allocation will be spent through a project being jointly implemented by the Ministry of Environment, Forest…
Jute mills workers continue blockade highway, railway

Jute mills workers continue blockade highway, railway

The workers of Jute Mills in Chattogram yesterday staged a demonstration and put barricade on highway and railway in the city for the third consecutive days demanding implementation of nine point demand and recommendations on regarding to hike their salaries and other facilities made by National Wage…
Don’t hike prices during Ramadan

Don’t hike prices during Ramadan

The PM deserves kudos for taking the initiative to issue an advanced request to the traders of essential items asking them to refrain from increasing price of essentials like oil and sugar during Ramadan, which is a little more than a month away. The increase in the price of daily essentials during…
What ails the education sector?

What ails the education sector?

Media reports say that as many as six out of ten government primary schools in Bangladesh are running with fewer than needed teachers and of them 8,560 such institutions in hard to reach areas are facing acute shortage educator as only three teachers are imparting lessons to their students there in…
Arçelik completes acquisition of Singer Bangladesh operations

Arçelik completes acquisition of Singer Bangladesh operations

Turkey-based Arcelik, a home appliance manufacturing group, completed the acquisition of 57 per cent stake of Singer Bangladesh from Netherlands-based Retail Holdings group for $75 million. Arçelik in a press statement yesterday said that it has closed on the previously announced Retail Holdings…
Rahul files nomination papers in Kerala

Rahul files nomination papers in Kerala

Congress president Rahul Gandhi yesterday filed his nomination papers from the Wayanad Lok Sabha seat in Kerala, the second constituency he is contesting apart from his traditional stronghold of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, for the Lok Sabha election 2019. Gandhi, who was accompanied by sister and party…
Kazi Ghiyasuddin’s art exhibition begins today

Kazi Ghiyasuddin’s art exhibition begins today

‘The Work of Creation’, an exhibition of works by artist Kazi Ghiyasuddin, will begin today at the newly recast exhibition halls of Bengal Shilpalay in the capital’s Dhanmondi. The show will be jointly inaugurated by National Professor Anisuzzaman, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed KCMG, Founder…
Haripur, Pachrukhi lift titles

Haripur, Pachrukhi lift titles

Haripur Govt. Primary School of Sylhet and Pachrukhi Govt. Primary School of Mymensingh clinched titles of the Bangabandhu and Bangamata Gold Cup Primary School Football tournament respectively beating their respective rivals in the grand finals held on Thursday at the country’s premier venue…
Harijans lack civic amenities

Harijans lack civic amenities

The minority Harijan community at Chaklapara in the town has been facing several problems for long. This has made them an agitated lot. They have been deprived of civic facilities for decades, said a member of the community. A community area, known as "Harijan Pally", was constructed for these…
AL leaders for changes to UZ polls

AL leaders for changes to UZ polls

Awami League (AL) leaders are toying with the idea of holding local government elections in a different manner other than the existing partisan one. Many top leaders of the party feel national elections should be held under national symbols like boat, sheaf of paddy, plough, but local body polls should…
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