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  • India tour in doubt as cricketers go on strike
  • Public gathering banned in Bhola after clashes
  • BNP MP Harun gets 5-year jail
  • 9 new additional judges sworn in
  • Bhola Violence: Hefajat’s demo Tuesday
  • Remove Bhola SP, Borhanuddin OC in 72 hrs, demand protesters
Issues will be ironed out soon: BTRC chief

Issues will be ironed out soon: BTRC chief

In the beginning, there may be a few problems with 4G network coverage, but the internet users, who have always complained about slow internet speed in…
Robi 2017 losses hit Tk 2.8b

Robi 2017 losses hit Tk 2.8b

Despite encouraging growth in terms of both subscriber and revenue, mobile operator Robi was unable to register any profit in 2017, reports UNB. Alongside…
Muhith hints at lifting VAT on internet use

Muhith hints at lifting VAT on internet use

Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday said the withdrawal of existing VAT on internet usage will be considered in the next budget to ensure easier access…

6,300 MT jute seed to be imported from India

The government will import 6,300 metric tons of high yielding variety (HYV) certified jute seed from India during the 2018-19 jute season, reports BSS. The target was set at the 95th meeting of the National Seed Board (NSB) held recently at the Agriculture Ministry with its Senior Secretary Mainuddin…

Amu off to India to join global business summit

A eight-member delegation led by Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu yesterday left Dhaka for India to join the "4th Edition of the Global Business Summit-2018" begins today, reports BSS. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the two-day summit at Hotel Taj Palace in New Delhi,…

Repsol to sell 20pc stake in Gas Natural

AFP, MADRID: Spanish oil and energy giant Repsol said yesterday it has agreed to sell its 20-per cent stake in rival Gas Natural to a company controlled by investment fund CVC for 3.8 billion euros ($4.7 billion). Repsol said in a statement it had reached agreement with Rioja Bidco Shareholdings, "a…

UK economy grows less than expected on Brexit unease

AFP, LONDON: Britain's economy expanded last year less than first thought, official data revealed on Thursday, adding to concerns that Brexit uncertainty was impacting growth. Gross domestic product growth stood at 1.7 percent in 2017, the Office for National Statistics said in a revised estimate.…

South Korea signs Central American free trade deal

AFP, SEOUL:  South Korea signed a free trade deal with five Central American countries on Wednesday, even as Seoul and Washington spar over their existing FTA. Trade Minister Kim Hyun-chong signed the pact with economic ministers from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama, said…
Dhaka stocks close week down

Dhaka stocks close week down

Stocks closed the week down yesterday with falling trends of all major price indices at Dhaka and Chittagong Stock Exchanges, reports BSS. The daily transactions…
Trust Bank gets new MD

Trust Bank gets new MD

Faruq Mainuddin has joined Trust Bank Limited as managing director and CEO, the bank said in a press statement yesterday. Following the decision of the…

3-day int’l machinery expo begins

A three-day 'Yellow Pages International Expo on Machinery began in the capital yesterday with a view to expanding the market of machineries for boosting the country's industrial sector. Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque formally inaugurated the exhibition at Bangabandhu International…
GP launches 4G in Sylhet

GP launches 4G in Sylhet

Mobile phone operator Grameenphone yesterday officially launched 4G services in selected areas of Sylhet city. "Currently, Grameen-phone's 4G…

Record tourist arrivals in Paris in 2017

AFP, PARIS: After two years during which Paris was scarred by terror attacks, tourists returned to the French capital in record numbers in 2017, hotel booking figures showed yesterday. Hotels in the Paris area received 2.9 million more foreign and French visitors compared to 2016, an increase of 9.5…

Saudi Arabia to invest $64b on Western-style entertainment

AFP, RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced plans yesterday to spend billions on building new venues and flying in Western acts, in a total overhaul of its entertainment sector that would been unthinkable not long ago. Long known for its ultra-conservative mores, the kingdom has embarked on a wide-ranging programme…

100pc excise tax on tobacco, energy drinks from June in Oman

Oman will raise taxes on tobacco, alcohol, soft drinks and energy drinks from June, according to the National Tobacco Control Committee (NTCC) rapporteur. Increasing taxes on fast food is also on the agenda as authorities are looking to control the spread of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) which have…
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