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Invest in areas beyond convention: PM

Invest in areas beyond convention: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged the global investors, particularly the Indian entrepreneurs, to invest in non-conventional potential areas. “It’s time for global investors, particularly the Indian entrepreneurs, to invest in Bangladesh in areas like education, light-engineering, electronics, automotive industry, artificial Intelligence -- beyond the conventional menu,” she said. The Prime Minister made the call while addressing as the chief guest at the Country Strategy Dialogue (CSD) on Bangladesh at the India Economic Summit 2019 of the World Economic Forum (WEF) at Hotel Taj Palace in the capital city of India. Hasina said Bangladesh is moving fast to a high-value, knowledge-intensive society, beyond apparel…

Dhaka-Delhi, a relationship of 
utmost priority: India

Dhaka-Delhi, a relationship of utmost priority: India

Welcoming Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in New Delhi, India yesterday described its relations with Bangladesh as a "relationship of utmost priority." "A relationship of utmost priority," Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) tweeted sharing photos of Prime Minister Hasina's…
No way to release Khaleda beyond judicial system: Info minister

No way to release Khaleda beyond judicial system: Info minister

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud yesterday reiterated that the release of Begum Khaleda Zia is possible only through the judicial process. “The BNP chief is in prison being convicted in a graft case and only the court can release her,” he said at a press briefing at his Secretariat office…
Payra plant going 
into operation

Payra plant going into operation

A 1,320-megawatt (MW) coal-based Payra Thermal Power Plant, set up on 12 acres of land in Kalapara upazila in Patuakhali, is set to go into operation from December. This means that 660 MW of electricity from the power plant will be added to the national grid within a few months. This is another milestone…
English is a means for the access to the global job market

English is a means for the access to the global job market

Black holes are extremely dense pockets of matter, objects of such incredible mass and miniscule volume that they drastically warp the fabric of space-time. Anything that passes too close, from a wandering star to a photon of light, gets captured. Most black holes are the condensed remnants of a massive…
Garment accessories, packaging draw huge foreign investment

Garment accessories, packaging draw huge foreign investment

Makers of garments accessories and packaging have made huge investments because of the availability of workers at reasonable wages, duty-free market access in major export destinations, and a preferential location at the heart of the Asia-Pacific region. These advantages have lured foreign investment…
Death toll rises to 19 as Iraq protests spread

Death toll rises to 19 as Iraq protests spread

The death toll from mass rallies in Iraq against corruption and unemployment rose to 19 yesterday, as the leaderless protest movement spread to virtually all of the south. Braving live fire, tear gas and local curfews, Iraqis flooded the streets for a third day in the biggest challenge yet to Prime…
Celebrated actor to judge 
‘Miss World Bangladesh’

Celebrated actor to judge ‘Miss World Bangladesh’

What are your expectations for the upcoming ‘Miss World Bangladesh’? Ferdous: I was very excited when I heard about this beauty pageant. I have high expectations because two previous editions of this beauty pageant produced some talented artistes. This year, the beauty pageant will look…
No specific format is gateway to national cricket team

No specific format is gateway to national cricket team

While some of the pacers show their reluctance to play in the four-day matches, Bangladesh left-arm fast bowler Abu Haider Rony on the other side emphasized country's first class cricket saying that fast bowlers’ participation in the four-day matches might help them to improve their fitness…
Rowing her way to security

Rowing her way to security

As women have grown more and more empowered to venture into new roles previously off limits to their gender, even the most ultra-conservative societies have been forced to accommodate them. In Bangladesh, rowing boats by women to earn their livelihood is still not a common scene. But Sumitra Rani Das,…
Experts blame shortage of 
WASA pumping stations

Experts blame shortage of WASA pumping stations

An inadequate number of pumping stations of the Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) is the reason behind waterlogging on the city streets after a sudden downpour, say experts. At present, Dhaka Wasa has three pumping stations in Rampura, Kallyanpur and Gopibagh areas of the capital. Another…
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