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  • Fire breaks out at Bangladesh Bank Bhaban in capital
  • Dhaka formally joins S Asia Satellite; deal signed with Delhi
  • British parliament reopens after deadly attack
  • Air Force, 15 personalities get Independence Award 2017
  • Air Force, 15 personalities get Independence Award 2017
  • Banglalink fined Tk 25,000 for cheating a customer
  • March 25 to be Genocide Day
  • Seven held after Westminster attack
  • NSA official suggests North Korea was culprit in BB heist
  • No bar on Ariful to continuing as Sylhet mayor
  • Five dead and 40 injured in London attack
Dhaka formally joins 
South Asia Satellite

Dhaka formally joins South Asia Satellite

Bangladesh and India yesterday signed a deal of orbit frequency coordination for the South Asian Satellite which is meant for meeting of communication…
FBCCI election process can continue: SC

FBCCI election process can continue: SC

The Supreme Court yesterday issued a rule saying that the process of holding election to the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry…
Banglalink fined Tk 25,000 for helpline cheating

Banglalink fined Tk 25,000 for helpline cheating

The Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection (DNCRP) fined mobile phone operator Banglalink Tk 25,000 for cheating a customer through its helpline…

Online VAT registration begins

The Online VAT registration has formally begun from yesterday with the hope that the people of the country will now pay Value Added Tax (VAT) online for the development of the country. Finance Minister AMA Muhith, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, Chairman of parliamentary standing committee on finance…

Japan offers $83,289

The Japanese government has offered grants of US$ 83,289 to Khan Bahadur Foundation through Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGHSP) to construct a vocational training centre in Banshkhali, reports BSS. A contract was signed in this regard between Masato Watanabe, ambassador…
Canada budget halts spending spree on hazy global outlook

Canada budget halts spending spree on hazy global outlook

AFP, OTTAWA: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal government put the brakes on its spending spree in the latest budget released o Wednesday,…

S Korea throws shipbuilder Daewoo new $6b lifeline

AFP, SEOUL: South Korea offered troubled Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Co a new $6 billion bailout yesterday, as the giant firm's financial crisis worsens. Daewoo is the world's largest shipyard in terms of its order book and was previously given a 4.2 trillion won ($3.8 billion) aid package…
Indonesian Muslim fashion 
seeks broader appeal

Indonesian Muslim fashion seeks broader appeal

AFP, TOKYO: Loose-fitting "modest wear" combines with monotone sporty minimalism in the unconvential motifs of Rani Hatta's Muslim-influenced…
Most Asia markets see recovery after big losses

Most Asia markets see recovery after big losses

AFP, HONG KONG: Most Asian markets edged up and the dollar saw a small recovery yesterday as investors tracked a bounce in New York, with focus now on…
Stocks end week up on 
higher transaction

Stocks end week up on higher transaction

Stocks ended the week yesterday upward with rising trend of major indices at Dhaka and Chittagong stock exchanges on higher transaction, reports BSS.…

Brazil slashes 2017 growth forecast

AFP, BRASÍLIA: Brazil halved its 2017 economic growth forecast Wednesday, to 0.5 per cent from 1.0 per cent, indicating weaker confidence in a quick exit from the country's worst recession in history. The government had already scaled back its 2017 forecast last November from 1.6 per cent.…

Smartphone device can test sperm quality

AFP, MIAMI: A new smartphone device can analyze a man's sperm quality and let him know in a matter of minutes whether he suffers from infertility, US researchers said Wednesday. Infertility affects more than 45 million couples worldwide. Over 40 per cent of fertility problems are due to poor quality…

Inflation fears take shine off German consumer morale

AFP, FRANKFURT: Consumers in Germany are more confident about the economy and keen to spend money, but concerned about the impact of inflation on their incomes, a closely-watched survey showed yesterday. Market research firm GfK's forward-looking consumer confidence reading for April slipped to…

AIIB approves 13 new members

AFP, BEIJING: The China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) said yesterday it has approved 13 new prospective members including Canada, in a coup for Beijing after Washington failed to dissuade US allies from signing up. The Beijing-headquartered multilateral lender, which began operations…

China’s Li in Australia trade talks amid Trump fears

AFP, CANBERRA: Australia urged China yesterday to press ahead with economic reforms as Premier Li Keqiang began a trade-focused visit amid growing fears of a US slide towards protectionism. China is Australia's largest trade partner and its economic importance has grown in the Donald Trump era after…

S Arabia loses credit rating over budget concerns

AFP, PARIS: Saudi Arabia on Wednesday lost its high-quality credit rating from the Fitch agency, which lowered the kingdom a notch because of worsening public finances as the oil price wobbles. Dropping its notation from AA- to A+, Fitch said it was doubtful whether Saudi Arabia could implement its…
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