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GDP growth to face roadblock

GDP growth to face roadblock
Natural disasters like floods are likely to impact the economy of the country this fiscal year and prevent it from achieving the targeted gross domestic product (GDP), said economists. It will tough to cross 7 per cent growth due to over flooding and slow export growth, they said. A former governor of Bangladesh Bank (BB), Dr Saleuddin Ahmed, said food prices will go up as a result of the floods across the country, as agricultural production has been hit badly. Not only that, supply has been affected in different businesses, including the transport and storage of products, he said. Though the exact figure of the losses caused by the floods is yet to be revealed, its impact on different economic sectors will be huge, he added. The impact of…

Myanmar deploys troops in townships along border

Myanmar deploys troops in townships along border

The Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and the Coast Guard have been put on alert and their patrols increased, following fears of a fresh influx of Rohingyas into the country as Myanmar has deployed troops in several townships along the frontier in the wake of the reports of the killings of seven Buddhists…
Fortified rice intake to combat 
malnutrition in Bangladesh: WFP

Fortified rice intake to combat malnutrition in Bangladesh: WFP

A new study has shown that consuming fortified rice can significantly reduce anemia and zinc deficiencies among the poorest women in Bangladesh, reports BSS. Conducted by research centre ICDDR,B on behalf of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the study measured the impact of providing rice…
Unrelenting floods

Unrelenting floods

With floodwaters gradually moving towards the Bay of Bengal from the north, fresh midland areas of the country have begun to get flooded. According to the relief and disaster management ministry, about 32 lakh people in 21 districts have been affected by floods with about 1.72 lakh hectares of cultivable…
Increasing incidences of cancer

Increasing incidences of cancer

Nearly 42 out of every 100 people alive today may end up suffering from cancer, as stated by Dr. Ivars Kalvins of the European Patent Office who was a 2016 Finalist for the European Inventor Award. Currently, nearly 1 in 6 deaths in the world is due to cancer. IF you were to ask the previous generation,…
Documentary on Bangabandhu               screened at schools

Documentary on Bangabandhu screened at schools

DHAKA: With an aim of introducing the life and works of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and exposing the conspiracies behind his dreadful assassination, a two-day documentary screening scheme was implemented in as many as 250 schools across the country, reports BSS. Held between…
CSE looks for strategic partners in China, UAE, Hong Kong

CSE looks for strategic partners in China, UAE, Hong Kong

Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) is looking for strategic partners in China, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Hong Kong to sell 25 per cent of its total paid up capital by December, as part of a regulatory requirement, reports BSS. “We are working very hard to take strategic partners within the…
War would be horrific, US general says

War would be horrific, US general says

London: A military response to North Korea would be "horrific" but remains an option, the top military adviser to US President Donald Trump says, reports BBC. Gen Joseph Dunford, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, made the comments while visiting China. He was responding to remarks…
Two theatre festivals at Shilpakala

Two theatre festivals at Shilpakala

Marking the 68th birth anniversary of Natyacharya Selim Al Deen today, theatre troupes Dhaka Theatre and Swapnadal are holding two separate festivals on the premises of the Bangladesh Shilapakala Academy (BSA) in the capital’s Segun Bagicha area. The celebration will begin today by placing floral…
High profile security drill at SBNCS

High profile security drill at SBNCS

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has kept a high profile security arrangement for the Australian cricket team ahead of the much-awaiting Test series with the Tigers. Already an advanced team of Cricket Australia (CA) is in Dhaka to look after the logistic and security arrangement coupled with practice…
Gazipur

Gazipur

Bangladesh Honda Motors private Limited, a joint venture company of the Bangladesh Steel and Engineering Corporation and Honda Motor Japan, has taken initiatives to repair  a regional road in Sreepur upazila of Gazipur district.  The company started the maintenance works from Sunday last.…
Hundreds of human trafficking cases pending in Cox’s Bazar

Hundreds of human trafficking cases pending in Cox’s Bazar

Cases against human traffickers and middlemen are piling up due to shortage of judges in Cox’s Bazar. From 2012 to July 2017, a total of 437 cases were filed under the Prevention and Suppression of Human Trafficking Act, 2012 in Cox’s Bazar, but none of them has been disposed of by the court…
Now Trump has forced the world to confront racial division in the US

Now Trump has forced the world to confront racial division in the US

The contrast could hardly be starker. On 20 January, the first black president of the United States left the White House with his family for the last time – his departure as symbolic as his arrival had been eight years before. By mid-August of the same year, his successor, Donald Trump, is caught…
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