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3 firms siphon off Tk 1,100cr

3 firms siphon off Tk 1,100cr
A syndicate comprising three companies allegedly involved in laundering over Tk 1,100 crore in the guise of import and export business has been busted. The Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) said these fraudulent firms had laundered the huge sum in the name of importing capital machinery in a single year, making it the biggest scam in the country in recent times. The investigators found that the goods these firms imported and exported were inconsistent with their stated purpose. The CIID yesterday filed a total of 15 cases against these firms -- Agro BD, Henan & Anhui Agro and SB Exim Bangladesh -- for money laundering by generating fake bills amounting to about Tk. 900 crore in the name of importing agricultural…

‘Satellite Bangabandhu-2 will be launched by 2023’

‘Satellite Bangabandhu-2 will be launched by 2023’

Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar has directed the officials concerned to keep running the works to launch Bangladesh’s second satellite Bangabandhu-2 into orbit within the stipulated time. He also gave a reminder to the officials of Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company…
Khoka laid to rest

Khoka laid to rest

Former mayor of undivided Dhaka City Corporation and BNP vice- chairman Sadeque Hossain Khoka was laid to rest with state honour beside his mother’s grave at Jurain graveyard in the city after Maghrib prayers yesterday. He was buried at about 7pm after holding last namaz-e-janaza and giving him…
Malaysia opening market for Bangladesh workers

Malaysia opening market for Bangladesh workers

After a hiatus of more than a year, the Malaysian government has reopened the labour market for workers from Bangladesh. In this regard, an agreement was signed between the two nations in Putrajaya, Malaysia, recently. This is indeed favourable news for Bangladesh since the closure of the market resulted…
Vaping: Alarmism isn’t wise, evidence- based approach is

Vaping: Alarmism isn’t wise, evidence- based approach is

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s vision of making Bangladesh a tobacco-free country by 2040 is not only an extremely important task at hand, but it is absolutely essential to make tobacco related health risks a priority area. Currently, the tobacco related health situation in Bangladesh is “alarming”…
Full operation of CETP, improvement 
of leather quality needed

Full operation of CETP, improvement of leather quality needed

It is possible to acquire a total of 1,300 points by 2020 to get the Leather Working Group’s (LWG) certification if the central effluent treatment plant (CETP) becomes fully functional and improves the production quality of hides and skins, say industry insiders. “We must get a total of…
EU voices ‘deep concern’ over Iran nuclear inspector incident

EU voices ‘deep concern’ over Iran nuclear inspector incident

The EU said yesterday it was “deeply concerned” by an incident involving an inspector with the UN’s nuclear watchdog last week in Iran which led to her having her accreditation cancelled. In a statement delivered to a special meeting of the governing body of the International Atomic…
National Film Award 
for 2017 and 2018 announced

National Film Award for 2017 and 2018 announced

The names of winners of the National Film Award 2017 and 2018 were announced yesterday. The prestigious awards will be distributed under a total of 55 categories for the last two years altogether at a function soon. ‘Dhaka Attack’, an action thriller film, and ‘Putro’, a social…
Mehidy ready to act as all-rounder

Mehidy ready to act as all-rounder

Bangladesh national team all-rounder Mehidy Hasan Miraz said that he made himself well-prepared for the India series and ready to take extra challenges in Shakib Al Hasan’s absence for the upcoming two Test matches, slated to played from November 14. Talking to the reporters at the SBNCS yesterday…
Damaged Jhenidah bridges hamper traffic on highway

Damaged Jhenidah bridges hamper traffic on highway

Three damaged bridges in Jhenidah have turned into a death trap for commuters on the Jhenidah-Jashore highway. Large cracks have developed on both sides of the bridge at Chhalabhara, which is about 13 km from the district headquarters. Vehicles are finding it        …
Govt to deport 11,000 ‘illegal’ foreigners

Govt to deport 11,000 ‘illegal’ foreigners

The government has decided to deport around 11,000 foreign nationals staying in Bangladesh illegally to their countries of origin. “Of these illegal foreigners, most are the citizens of African countries like Nigeria and Tanzania. All of them entered the country with working and business visas,”…
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