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  • Onion price under control, claims Industries Minister
  • HC forms committee to probe ‘negligence’ in controlling dengue
  • Govt to construct embankment along coast: Minister
  • Bulbul affected crops in 103 upazilas of 16 districts: Minister
  • Brahmanbaria train crash: 16 dead, over 100 injured
  • Brahmanbaria Train Crash: Turna Nishita's loco master, 2 others suspended
  • Make railway staff better prepared: PM
  • Nusrat Murder: 12 condemned convicts shifted to Cumilla jail
  • Extend all-out support to B'baria train crash victims: PM
Customers can switch to any operator now

Customers can switch to any operator now

Customers of any mobile phone operator can now switch to another operator without changing their existing 11-digit mobile phone number as the much-awaited…

Only 38pc banks ready to tackle cyber attacks

The country’s 38 per cent banks are ready to tackle any kind of cyber attack while 34 per cent do not have full-pledged preparations and 28 per cent do not have preparations at all to resist big cyber attacks, according to a study of the Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM), reports…

Govt takes diversified initiatives to highlight history of jute

State Minister for Textiles and Jute Mirza Azam yesterday said that the present Awami League government has taken diversified steps to highlight the history and tradition of the ‘golden fiber’ across the world, reports BSS. “The present government has been working to regain the lost…
Bangladesh is on track to embrace new technologies

Bangladesh is on track to embrace new technologies

Describing the telecom industry as “a highly regulated” one, TIM Nurul Kabir, the outgoing chief executive officer (CEO) of the Association…

Experts favour imposing carbon tax

The major portion of carbon emission in Bangladesh is caused by the power generation, industries and transportation services where mainly fossil fuels- gasoline, kerosene and diesel- are being used, reports UNB. If 10 per cent carbon tax is imposed on the fuels, it can add at least Tk. 430 crores of…

BB official calls for strengthening school banking

Senior officials of Bangladesh Bank (BB) have said the school banking system is generating wide interest among students in creating savings habit to ultimately help them ensuring financial security in future, reports BSS. “School banking system is one of the vital initiatives taken under the BB’s…
Hong Kong’s new fight against fast fashion

Hong Kong’s new fight against fast fashion

Despite Hong Kong's reputation for rampant consumerism, a nascent movement against fast fashion is taking root in the city, with clothes-mending workshops…

Doomsayers begin to see cracks in healthy world economy

Over the last decade, the world's major economies floated themselves out of recession on oceans of easy money and low, or even negative, interest rates, reports AFP from Washington. For the moment, policymakers and analysts talk of a "Goldilocks economy" in the United States, which is…
Stocks open week up

Stocks open week up

Stocks opened week up yesterday with all the indices at Dhaka and Chittagong stock exchanges finishing upwards on higher activities of large-cap securities…

Musk to resign as Tesla chair over fraud charges

Elon Musk has reached a deal over fraud charges that will see him step down as electric automaker Tesla's chairman of the board and pay a $20 million fine but stay on as CEO, US securities regulators said on Saturday, reports AFP from Washington The agreement eases pressure on Tesla's embattled…

Toyota warns no-deal Brexit would stall output at UK plant

Japanese car giant Toyota on Saturday warned that a no-deal Brexit would temporarily halt production at its plant in Derby, central England, reports AFP from London. "My view is that if Britain crashes out of the EU at the end of March we will see production stops in our factory," Marvin Cooke,…

Italian Salvini ‘does not care’ if EU rejects budget

Italy's powerful deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini said on Saturday "I do not care" if the European Commission rejects a budget plan that would worsen Rome's already mammoth debt burden, reports AFP from Rome "No one in Brussels can tell me it is not time," the head of…
Al-Arafah Islami Bank gets new MD

Al-Arafah Islami Bank gets new MD

Farman R Chowdhury has joined Al-Arafah Islami Bank Limited as managing director and CEO, the bank said in a press statement yesterday.  Prior to…

Sri Lanka restricts car imports as currency crashes

Sri Lanka announced a raft of restrictions on Saturday in a bid to slow down imports of cars and luxury goods as the country faces a foreign exchange shortage, reports AFP from Colombo. The finance ministry banned the import of vehicles for all state institutions for one year and said public servants…

China manufacturing activity slows as trade war rages

Chinese factory activity slowed in September, official data showed yesterday, as the Asian giant's trade war with the United States showed no sign of abating, reports AFP from Beijing. The Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), a key gauge of factory conditions, came in at 50.8 for the month, down…
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