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Female workers need to break shackles of exclusion

Female workers need to break shackles of exclusion

Mahmooda Sultana, born at Ishwardi in Rajshahi, made the headlines recently after she received the prestigious IRAD Innovator of the Year award from NASA.…
Jute production doubled since independence

Jute production doubled since independence

Country's jute production witnessed nearly a hundred per cent increase since independence. The production of the most affordable natural fibre rose…

Govt working to eliminate child labour by 2025: Mujibul

State Minister for Labour and Employment Md Mujibul Haque yesterday said the present government is pledge-bound to ensure a child labour-free safe workplace for labourers, reports BSS. "The garment industry is now free from child labour and the government is working to free hazardous jobs from…

EU women earn 16 per cent less than men: Eurostat

AFP, BRUSSELS: Women in the European Union earned an average of 16 per cent less than their male peers in 2016, official statistics agency Eurostat said Wednesday. "For every euro that a man earned by the hour, a woman made an average of 84 cents," Eurostat said in a press release issued ahead…
Price fall in large-cap drives stocks down

Price fall in large-cap drives stocks down

Stocks saw downward trend yesterday as major indices of both Dhaka and Chittagong Stock Exchanges were found falling trend due to mainly price fall in…

Muhith wants closure of BJMC

Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith yesterday said that the Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) should be shut down and a jute cell could be opened in the ministry instead, reports UNB. "In the present situation there is no place for Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC). It should…
Indonesia’s rapid infrastructure drive takes deadly toll

Indonesia’s rapid infrastructure drive takes deadly toll

AFP, JAKARTA: A string of fatal accidents is threatening to derail Indonesia's relentless infrastructure drive ahead of the Asian Games, a push seen…

Govt plans to create over 28,000 female entrepreneurs in next 5yrs

Over 28,000 new women entrepreneurs will be created across the country in the next five years so they can find their way of self-employment, according to an official document, reports BSS. The document on the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's 10 Special Initiatives also mentioned that a plan has been…

EU warns Trump on trade war, eyes peanut butter and whiskey tariffs

AFP, BRUSSELS: The EU's top official yesterday warned US President Donald Trump against starting a trade war, as the bloc prepared to retaliate against Washington's threatened steel and aluminium tariffs with duties on peanut butter, orange juice and bourbon whiskey. European Union President…

BTCL lowers internet domain fees

Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL) has decided to provide allocation and registration of .bd (dot bd) and .bangla (dot bangla) domains at a flat yearly rate of Tk 800 from now on, reports UNB. A BTCL press realise issued on Tuesday stated that the customers previously used to pay varying…
Michael Bloomberg to launch $20m anti-tobacco watchdog

Michael Bloomberg to launch $20m anti-tobacco watchdog

AFP, CAPE TOWN: Philanthropist Michael Bloomberg announced yesterday that he will spend $20 million (16.13 million euros) to launch a watchdog to detect…

Number of jobless in Philippines declines

The number of unemployed in the Philippines has declined to 5.3 per cent, with employment rate rising to 94.7 per cent, according to government data released on Wednesday, reports Xinhua. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said the country's unemployment rate in January 2018 hit 5.3 per cent,…

US trade deficit hits nine-year high on falling exports

AFP, WASHINGTON: The US trade deficit swelled in January to its largest level in nearly a decade as the world's biggest economy exported less fuel and sold fewer aircraft, government data showed Wednesday. The news comes amid White House furor over trade policy, with President Donald Trump's…

Muhith to hold pre-budget meeting today

Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith will hold a pre-budget meeting with four organisations today in an effort to take suggestions from those before finalising the national budget for FY19, reports BSS. He will hold the meeting with the high-ups of four think tanks – Policy Research Institute…

IMF chief warns trade war will harm global growth

AFP, PARIS: The head of the International Monetary Fund warned yesterday that a trade war US President Donald Trump apparently intends to provoke with tariffs on steel and aluminium would snuff out global growth. "If international trade is called into question by these types of measures, it will…

Engine maker Rolls-Royce powers back into profit

AFP, LONDON: Rolls-Royce, the British maker of plane engines and other power systems, roared back into net profit last year, largely as the pound recovered, the company revealed yesterday. Profit after tax struck £4.2 billion ($5.8 billion, 4.7 billion euros) in 2017 following a net loss of £4.0…
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