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  • Bangladesh logs highest 83 COVID-19 deaths in 24hrs
Cabinet approves bill to upgrade airports

Cabinet approves bill to upgrade airports

The Cabinet yesterday gave the final approval to the draft of ‘The Bangladesh Civil Aviation Authority Bill, 2016’, aiming to upgrade the…

Biman to lease an extra aircraft to ease pressure during Hajj

Biman Bangladesh Airlines has decided to take a wide-bodied aircraft on wet lease for carrying pilgrims to Saudi Arabia smoothly during the Hajj period, reports UNB. According to the document, the aircraft must have 400 seats in two classes and the age of the aircraft must not exceed 20 years. The national…
Ban on raw jute export lifted

Ban on raw jute export lifted

The government has lifted its ban imposed on the export of raw jute with effect from April 3, reports UNB. The Textiles and Jute Ministry issued a circular…

Regent Airways opens new route to Oman

Regent Airways, one of the leading airlines in Bangladesh has added in its fleet a new Boeing 737-800 aircraft which will start flying to Oman from April 7, a new Middle East destination, said a press release here. The new Boeing arrived at Dhaka Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on early Thursday…

HC suspends BAIRA poll schedule

A High Court (HC) bench yesterday suspended election schedule of the Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies (BAIRA) for one month, reports UNB. A HC bench comprising Justice Obaidul Hasan and Justice Krisna Devnath passed the order after hearing a writ petition. M Abdullah, owner…

Motorcycle registration fee reduced

The government yesterday reduced the registration fees of motorcycle through re-fixing its rate, reports UNB. Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) issued a notification in this regard. According to the notification, the owners of 100cc motorcycles (weighing 90 kg without fuel) will have to pay…

Fuel traders observed strike to realize seven point demands

Bangladesh Fuel Distributors Association and Khulna Tank Lorry Owners Association observed a seven-hour strike from 6.00am yesterday at 10 districts in Khulna division to realize their seven point demands, reports BSS. President of Khulna division fuel distributors association Abdul Gaffar said the…
Most Asia markets fall but Tokyo rallies with dollar

Most Asia markets fall but Tokyo rallies with dollar

AFP, HONG KONG:  The dollar extended a recent recovery yesterday and Japanese stocks climbed as a better-than-expected jump in US growth raised the…
Brazil debates economic cost 
of corruption investigation

Brazil debates economic cost of corruption investigation

AFP, RIO DE JANEIRO:  Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is raising hackles after warning that the mega Petrobras corruption…

Post quake and border stir, tourism looking up in Nepal

Battered by last year’s killer quakes and subsequent crippling border stir, Nepal’s tourism industry is banking heavily on Indian tourists for sustained growth in its main forex earner, reports PTI. According to officials from travel and tourism sector here, the quake in April, 2015 and…
Worlds nations gather to rescue ocean life

Worlds nations gather to rescue ocean life

AFP, PARIS:  It took a decade to get to the negotiating table, and it could easily take another to finish the job, but UN talks in New York to safeguard…

DSEX index hits 11 months low

Stock markets yesterday faced a steep fall due to mounting sell pressure in small and large-cap securities, taking the broader indices at the country's twine stock exchanges to several months low, reports BSS. Investors, however, were not much active in buying despite the sell pressure, capping…

12 industrial units to get President Award

The government to honour the first ever President’s Award to 12 industrial units tomorrow. The purpose of the award is to inspire all the industrial units to expedite the country’s industrial development and create more jobs, reports UNB. This is going to be the first such award recognising…

Stipends for seasonal migration help rural families overcome lean season: Study

People from northern rural areas of Bangladesh can overcome lean season if they are provided with stipends for migration to work seasonally in urban centers, according to a research work by the Copenhagen Consensus Center, think tank that researches and publishes solutions for the world's biggest…

Oil prices rise on lower US rig numbers

AFP, SINGAPORE: Oil prices edged up in Asia yesterday, recovering slightly from last week’s decline, but analysts said traders would likely delay any big moves until next month’s meeting of key producers. Hopes for an agreement between Russia, Saudi Arabia and other crude giants to at least…

Japans NTT Data to buy Dell units for $3b

AFP, TOKYO: Japan’s NTT Data said yesterday it had agreed to buy computer giant Dell’s IT service operations for $3.0 billion in a bid to expand in North America. The Tokyo-based IT firm, a unit of Japan’s former telephone monopoly NTT, said it will absorb about 28,000 employees with…

Dollar rises after US growth revised up

AFP, TOKYO: The dollar climbed against the yen and euro in Asia as an upward revision of US economic growth increased the chances of another Federal Reserve interest rate hike. The greenback suffered heavy losses earlier this month after the US central bank lowered its forecasts for tightening borrowing…

US consumer spending edges up in Feb

AFP, WASHINGTON: US consu-mer spending edged higher in February as income growth slowed and consumer prices fell slightly, according to official data released Monday that suggested tepid expansion in the economy. Consumer spending, which accounts for about two-thirds of the activity in the US economy,…
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