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  • Bangladesh reports 39 more Covid-19 deaths, 2977 new cases
  • Bangladesh reports 39 more Covid-19 deaths, 2977 new cases
  • Kamal could give a lot to country: PM
  • 17 drown as trawler sinks in Netrakona haor
  • Sinha killing would not affect army-police relations: Army, police
  • 4 Bangladeshis killed in Beirut blast, 21 Navy members hurt
  • Japan to give $329m to Bangladesh to combat COVID-19: Abe
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Imports nosedive

Imports nosedive
Country’s import business has marked a nosedive in the past few weeks as its biggest inbound sourcing partner China reels under tremendous pressure emanating from the Coronavirus outbreak over the last one month. Sources in the central bank said the opening of the letter of credit (LC) in China has almost stopped as the China market, often dubbed as the world’s production base, is virtually under lockdown because of the coronavirus epidemic. Bangladesh Bank (BB) data said Bangladesh's total merchandise import payments were $56 billion in the FY 2018-19. Of this, more than 28 per cent was from China with about 70 per cent of the imports being textile raw materials, machinery, boilers and electrical and mechanical appliances.…

Pro-AL lawyers 
declare panel

Pro-AL lawyers declare panel

Banganbandhu Awami Ainjibi Samannay Parishad, a platform of pro-Awami League lawyers, declared its panel yesterday for the upcoming Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) executive committee elections. Incumbent SCBA president Advocate M Amin Uddin picked for the president post in upcoming poll for the…
Plan to sabotage ISKCON temple in capital

Plan to sabotage ISKCON temple in capital

A Dhaka court yesterday placed five members of banned militant outfit Ansar-al-Islam on four-day remand each in a case lodged under Anti-terror Act. The remanded suspected militants were identified as Nijam Uddin, 21, Rayhan Bhuiyan, 20, Hanif Uddin Suman, 19, Sheikh Iftekharur Islam alias Arif, 25…
Triumphant Tigers

Triumphant Tigers

The Bangladesh Under 19 cricket team’s victory in the youth World Cup final in South Africa against mighty India puts an end to years of tormenting blues from losing finals. There is a saying, the best always comes last and so, after many defeats in the finals of regional and at other tournaments,…
Time to stand by China

Time to stand by China

China, the giant economy and producer of the world as well as leading development partner of Bangladesh is passing unfortunate days due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus. People are getting infected very fast leaving hundreds of people dead. Avenues of trade and commerce are being shut down. Moreover,…
Tough time for small 
garment factories

Tough time for small garment factories

Many small and medium-sized garment factories have ceased production or closed down completely after losing out on orders because they could not fulfil the compliance requirements, industry insiders said. Some 75 garment units—mostly small- and medium-sized enterprises—wound up production…
Hurricane-force winds pound Europe, upend travel

Hurricane-force winds pound Europe, upend travel

Storm Ciara battered the U.K. and northern Europe with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains Sunday, halting flights and trains and producing heaving seas that closed down ports. Soccer games, farmers’ markets and cultural events were canceled as authorities urged millions of people to stay indoors,…
5th season of ‘Dan Cake Spelling Bee’ launched

5th season of ‘Dan Cake Spelling Bee’ launched

The fifth season of ‘Spelling Bee’, a popular English spelling competition initiated by The Daily Star, was launched through a press meet yesterday. With Dan Cake as the title sponsor this year, ‘Dan Cake Spelling Bee’ is being organised by Champs21.com while the competition…
Pakistan inflict innings 
defeat on Bangladesh

Pakistan inflict innings defeat on Bangladesh

Pakistan completed a crushing innings-and-44-run victory over Bangladesh on the fourth morning on Monday, taking a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series. Bangladesh were bowled out for 168 in their second innings after resuming the day on 126-6 as Pakistan's pace and spin attack was too hot to handle…
Jhenidah flower farmers eye Tk 2cr profit marking Valentine’s Day

Jhenidah flower farmers eye Tk 2cr profit marking Valentine’s Day

The flower farmers in Jhenidah are expecting at least Taka two crore from the flowers they yielded likely keeping Valentine’s Day ahead that to be observed on February 14. They have been preparing to capture the market and taking intensive care of the flowers including spraying insecticides, checking…
UGC plans to monitor plagiarism in conferring PhD degrees

UGC plans to monitor plagiarism in conferring PhD degrees

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has announced that it would take the directives of the High Court (HC) seriously and monitor the process of conferring of PhD degrees by universities. Sources in the commission said plagiarism in higher degrees cannot go on while such degrees are being conferred…
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