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Tk 50,942cr lies with top 300 defaulters

Tk 50,942cr lies with top 300 defaulters
Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal yesterday placed in Parliament the list of 300 top loan defaulters of the country involving Tk 50,942 crore. The Finance Minister made the disclosure while responding to a tabled written question from ruling party MP Israfil Alam. He said these loan defaulters took loans from all banks and financial institutions of the public and private sector. He mentioned that the outstanding amount of these loan defaulters is Tk 70,571 crore while classified amount is Tk 52,837 crore. The top 10 defaulters are Samannaz Super Oil Ltd (Tk 1,049 crore), Galaxy Sweater and Yarn Dyeing Ltd (Tk 984 crore), Rimex Footwear Ltd (Tk 976 crore), Quantum Power Systems Ltd (Tk 828 crore), Maheen Enterprise Ltd (Tk 825 crore), Rupali…

Increase budget allocation for climate financing, say civil society groups

Increase budget allocation for climate financing, say civil society groups

Civil society groups have demanded that the government increase its budgetary allocation for development of climate infrastructure in the 2019-20 fiscal year to protect millions of people in coastal areas who are vulnerable to climate change. They also demanded the strengthening of Bangladesh Climate…
Parents urged to be more conscious for children’s health

Parents urged to be more conscious for children’s health

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayor Atiqul Islam today urged the parents to be more conscious about the health of their children. “The national Vitamin -A Plus campaign is a part of the various projects, which have been implemented by the government to ensure proper physical growth and mental…
Awami League at 70

Awami League at 70

We congratulate the grand old political party of Bangladesh, Awami League, which is celebrating its 70th founding anniversary today. Awami League not only led various epoch-making movements that culminated in the Liberation War of 1971 as a result of which Bangladesh emerged as an independent and sovereign…
A promising mix?

A promising mix?

While Indian Parliament is characterised by unruly scenes, it was unexpected for it to take an ugly turn even before all the members had been sworn in.  Oath taking is usually one in which bonhomie reigns with maybe a few digs here and there, Therefore the newly elected members had perhaps not…
A little patch of green on top

A little patch of green on top

Dhaka resident Zania Haque is a gynaecologist and an amateur gardener. She started growing herbs on the window sill of her flat at Dhanmondi in 2014. As her passion for gardening grew, so did the number of plants on her sill. The gardening enthusiast soon realised that she needed a bigger garden. Given…
Venezuela should release jailed opponents: UN rights chief

Venezuela should release jailed opponents: UN rights chief

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called on Venezuela to release jailed dissidents Friday and said the crisis-wracked country faced a “serious” humanitarian situation. Her comments came at the end of a three-day visit to the country on the invitation of embattled President…
Country’s most-staged play ‘Konjush’ at Shilpakala Academy today

Country’s most-staged play ‘Konjush’ at Shilpakala Academy today

Loko Natyadal (Siddheshwari) will stage the 718th show of its highly praiseworthy production ‘Konjush’, the most-staged play in the country, at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital today. Based on playwright Molière’s…
Tigers now focus only on Afghanistan

Tigers now focus only on Afghanistan

Keeping the equation in mind, Bangladesh were evolving through their World Cup that has been overturned just after sharing of points with Sri Lanka follow their loss to New Zealand. It has been toughen further after drubbing to defending champions Australia in the high-scoring thriller of the 2019 ICC…
56pc militants came from general edn background

56pc militants came from general edn background

Madrasa education cannot be solely blamed for the rise in militancy in the country because a larger share of the militants in custody came from the general education backgrounds, a top police officer said yesterday citing a recent research on arrested militants conducted by Bangladesh Police. Additional…
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