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  • 4 killed in Rangpur train accident
  • 5 die in 4 districts with flu-like symptoms
  • 4 more patients have recovered: IEDCR
  • Bangladesh's coronavirus case now 49 as 1 new patient tests positive: IEDCR
  • PM to hold video conf with officials of 64 dists Tuesday
  • Coronavirus: Prices fall in Dhaka kitchen markets
  • COVID-19: Around 350 US citizens to return home
  • Coronavirus Hotline Numbers: Hunting Number: 01944333222, DGHS: 16263, 333
Cyber security agency on cards

Cyber security agency on cards

State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim yesterday said the government would establish a cyber security agency to thwart cyber crimes…

President for integrated efforts to deal cyber attacks

President Abdul Hamid yesterday stressed the need for taking integrated initiatives both at national and international levels to deal with the risk of global cyber attacks, reports BSS. "Recently, there have been cyber-attacks in about 150 countries, including some developed ones, putting security…

‘No plan to sell Ahmed Bawani Textile Mills’

The authorities of Bangladesh Textile Mills Corporation (BTMC) yesterday said they have no plan to sell the Ahmed Bawani Textile Mills, reports BSS. The textile mills have been rented out to conduct its operation. But, works have already been started to operate the mills under Public Private Partnership…

Country set to earn $37b from export: Tofail

The country would be able to earn $37 billion from export sector this year which is $2.74 billion higher when compared to the last year, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed said yesterday. “Bangladesh earned $34.26 billion from exports last year and the figure would be more than $60 billion by 2021,”…

Use Dhaka as regional training hub

Law Minister Anisul Huq yesterday proposed that the International Labour Organisation (ILO) use Dhaka as its regional hub for training up judicial officers and lawyers, reports UNB. He made the proposal when a four-member ILO delegation, led by its Chief of Freedom of Association Branch of International…

‘One Stop Service Act, 2017’ to be placed in next JS session: Kamal

Planning minister AHM Mustafa Kamal yesterday said 'One Stop Service Act, 2017' will be placed in the upcoming session of the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) to facilitate businesses in the country, reports BSS. "The government will do everything for the development of the country. If required we will…
Dollar losses build as Trump crisis stokes fears for agenda

Dollar losses build as Trump crisis stokes fears for agenda

AFP, LONDON: The dollar sank yesterday with a fresh crisis in the White House fuelling concerns that Donald Trump’s economy-boosting agenda could…

Financial inclusion tools and way forward

Financial inclusion has been increasingly recognised as an important instrument for increasing savings habit, alleviating poverty, improving household welfare, and promoting micro and small business activities. Despite of ample opportunity yet, nearly 40 per cent of the adults (15 years and above) in…
Stocks fall marginally

Stocks fall marginally

Stocks on the country’s prime bourse closed mixed yesterday as the DSEX, the benchmark index, dropped slightly while two other indices remained…

Volkswagen CEO faces first probe over ‘Dieselgate’

AFP, FRANKFURT: Volkswagen chief executive Matthias Mueller yesterday stood in the focus of an investigation into the world's largest carmaker's 'dieselgate' scandal for the first time, along with other key players at the firm. Mueller and others are suspected of knowingly delaying telling…

Nestle loses appeal over KitKat trademark

AFP, LONDON: Swiss food and drink giant Nestle yesterday lost its legal bid to register the shape of a four-finger Kit Kat chocolate bar as a trademark in Britain. The country's Court of Appeal ruled that the chocolate treat created in 1935 and marketed with the slogan "Have a Break, Have a…

China Telecom launches 100G Asia-Europe terrestrial cable

China Telecom Global (CTG) has launched the first 100G terrestrial cable service between Asia and Europe, reports Telecom Asia.  The new 100G capability is strengthened by cross-border transmission systems via the China-Russia, China-Mongolia-Russia and China-Kazakhstan-Russia routes, and will…

China, Canada eye technology cooperation

More than 150 delegates from Chinese and Canadian governments, companies and research institutes gathered yesterday at a forum to discuss cooperation between the two countries on clean technology, reports Xinhua. The Pujiang Innovation Forum 2017 - Canada Forum, under the theme of “Forging an…

Ford to cut 1,400 jobs in North America, Asia

AFP, NEW YORK: Ford plans to cut 1,400 jobs in North America and Asia as part of a cost-cutting drive as the American auto boom shows signs of fatigue, the automaker said yesterday. The job cuts are expected to be voluntary through the use of early retirement and separation packages, a Ford spokesman…
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