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  • Coronavirus: Capital's Wari put under 21-day lockdown
  • Railways development comes into focus in new fiscal
  • Bangladesh gearing up for new era of taxation
  • Bangladesh now 8th in global weekly increase of Covid-19 cases: WHO
  • Covid-19 death toll nears 2,000 in Bangladesh
  • Covid-19 Bangladesh: Total cases raise to 1,56,391 as death toll now 1,968
  • Global coronavirus fatalities surge to 524,614
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Economic growth robust despite challenges

Economic growth robust despite challenges
Robust economic growth, remittances received from expatriates, boost in exports and the vision of the leadership were the major factors behind the turnaround of Bangladesh's economy in the last one year. Many economists term the success impressive while a section others said the growth was akin to a kite not attached to its string and spool ‘in the absence of visible government steps to get banks out of their difficulties’. Even in the face of a global recession, Bangladesh has recorded an estimated 8.1 per cent GDP growth in 2019, according to a World Bank report. Bangladesh has also climbed up a spot to 135 among 189 countries in the 2019 Human Development Index, according to a report by the United Nations Development Programme.…

HC issues rule on BB circular

HC issues rule on BB circular

The High Court (HC) yesterday asked the government to explain why a circular asking married women job seekers in the banking sector to give their husbands’ address as permanent address during the submission of application forms should not be declared illegal. On December 1, Bangladesh Bank had…
54.88 lakh students to get books in Rangpur division today

54.88 lakh students to get books in Rangpur division today

Over 54.88 lakh primary and secondary level students will get 3.95-crore pieces of new textbooks while celebrating the National Textbook Distribution Festival-2020 on New Year’s Day in Rangpur division today. Officials said preparations have been completed to distribute the books among students…
Happy 2020

Happy 2020

It marks the beginning of not only a New Year but also a new decade. The nation began 2019 with many hopes, and even though it appears to have been just another year of global unrest, untimely deaths of icons, terror attacks, and corporate greed, we must remember to count the achievements too, which…
Youth engagement in achieving the SDGs

Youth engagement in achieving the SDGs

About half of the population of the world are youth. It has already been proven that a sustainable outcome of any development projects could not be sustained scientifically without ensuring the reflection of that development to every people of a country. Therefore, the desire of huge engagement of our…
ECNEC approves Tk 767.25cr project for Mongla Port

ECNEC approves Tk 767.25cr project for Mongla Port

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) yesterday approved a Tk 767.25 crore project for procuring ancillary marine vessels for the Mongla Port in a bid to handle properly the growing number of ocean going ships. The approval came from the 15th ECNEC meeting of the current fiscal…
Trump sets ‘red line’ for Tehran amid mounting risks

Trump sets ‘red line’ for Tehran amid mounting risks

President Donald Trump’s order for airstrikes on a Tehran-backed Iraqi militia group, after resisting retaliating against Iran for months, sent a clear message Sunday that killing Americans was his red line. But experts warned that, far from being deterred, Iran might find that line signals there…
Farida Parveen’s 50 years in music arena celebrated

Farida Parveen’s 50 years in music arena celebrated

Farida Parveen, one of the most popular vocal musicians and a leading exponent of Lalon songs in Bangladesh, has recently completed her 50-year long journey in the music arena. Her melodious rendition has significantly contributed towards making Lalon Sangeet attractive and popular amongst the listeners…
Cumilla win a last-ball thriller

Cumilla win a last-ball thriller

Cumilla Warriors kept their play-off hopes alive when they thrashed table-toppers Chattogram Challengers by two wickets in the last-ball thriller of their leg-ending match of the ongoing Akash-DTH Bangabandhu-Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in Mirpur…
Jashore town now dealing with wastes in a smarter way

Jashore town now dealing with wastes in a smarter way

Jashore town in the country’s southwestern region is wearing a smarter look these days with a modern, state-of-the-art waste management system to go with other facilities making it a cleaner one for its dwellers. Jashore municipality has completed the “Regional Integrated Landfill and Resource…
Enforced disappearance fell, crossfire increased

Enforced disappearance fell, crossfire increased

Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK), an independent human rights organisation, has said that though the number of incidents of enforced disappearances declined, the number of extra-judicial killings by law enforcement officers went up in 2019. The ASK made this assertion yesterday (Tuesday) while presenting its…
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