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  • Amit Shah's "termite" remark on immigrants unwanted, says Bangladesh
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Jute set to regain golden days

Jute set to regain golden days

A rise in the global demand for jute has translated into an increasing production of the golden fibre in the country. According to Bangladesh Bureau of…

‘No new domestic gas connections’

The discovery of new gas fields and the subsequent government decision to allow more industrial gas connections sparked some optimism among domestic users too. However, dashing their hopes, top government officials have confirmed that there are no plans to “provide new domestic gas connections”.…

Minimum cost fixed at Tk 3.33 lakh this year

The Hajj Agencies’ Association of Bangladesh (HAAB) yesterday announced the Hajj packages for this year. The minimum cost has been fixed at Tk. 332,868 per pilgrim under private management. HAAB secretary general Shahadat Hossain Taslim announced the packages at a press conference held at a city…

Azam finds Muhith’s role against jute

State Minister for Textiles and Jute Mirza Azam yesterday alleged that it has not been possible to recognise jute as an agricultural product due the negative attitude of Finance Minister AMA Muhith, reports UNB. "The Finance Minister has a negative attitude towards jute. This has also affected…

HC rejects writ against job quota

The High Court yesterday rejected a writ petition filed seeking cancellation of quota system in government and semi-government services. “Keeping the quota system is a policy decision of the government,” the HC bench comprising Justice Syed Muhammad Dastagir Husain and Justice Md Ataur Rahman…

3 ‘criminals’ killed in gunfights

A total of three suspected criminals were killed in two separate gunfights with law enforcers in Barguna and Brahmanbaria yesterday, reports UNB. Two suspected pirates were killed in a gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Majherchar area of Patharghata upazila in Barguna. The deceased…

China sets $175b military budget

China has announced a military budget of 1.11 trillion yuan ($175bn; £126bn) for the coming year, reports BBC from Beijing. The figure, an 8% increase on last year, was announced as the annual meeting of parliament got under way in Beijing. Prime Minister Li Keqiang also set a target of 6.5% growth…
‘The Shape of Water’ triumphs at Oscars

‘The Shape of Water’ triumphs at Oscars

"The Shape of Water" on Sunday won top honors at the Oscars including the coveted best picture statuette, bringing the curtain down on a Hollywood…

Curfew in Kashmir after troops kill six

Indian authorities yesterday shut schools and suspended internet services across swathes of Kashmir after soldiers killed at least six people including four alleged civilians in the restive region, reports AFP from Srinagar. Army spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said a military checkpoint came under fire…
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