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Bad loans rise by 21pc to Tk 52,446cr in 2016

Bad loans, the worst type of defaulted loans, in the country’s banking sector increased by 20.60 per cent to Tk 52,445.65 crore in last year as the scheduled banks failed to recover their classified loans, said officials of Bangladesh Bank. They said a rise in financial scams in banks aggravated the situation. According to the latest […]

How long does it take to bring down a 15-storeyed building? Certainly not three years. Yet that is how much time the BGMEA is seeking from the Supreme Court to dismantle the illegal building. The whole process of transfer of government land to a private body, and the construction of a high-rise building thereon, has […]

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Obaidul Quader, the AL general secretary, spoke about PM Sheikh Hasina’s expected reaction to elections and criticised student leaders and organisations at an event at Dhaka University. Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina would never influence public opinion, even if she loses the election, at the golden jubilee celebrations of […]

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They also threatened to assemble thousands of people and hold another rally at Shapla Chattar Radical Islamist platform Hefazat-e-Islam has renewed its threats to besiege Dhaka if the Greek “idol” was not removed from the Supreme Court premises immediately. Leaders and supporters demonstrated over the issue in different districts including Dhaka, Chittagong and Narayanganj after […]

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Bangladesh kept their hopes of salvaging a draw alive in the first Test against Sri Lanka thanks to a solid start in the second innings by their openers at Galle on Friday. Tamim Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar batted sensibly to remain unscathed as Bangladesh reached 67-0 at the end of fourth day’s play after Sri […]

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Shamsuddin Ahmed Indian media reports widely published about Prime Minister Sheikh Hasian’s visit to Delhi, tentatively April 7-8, and signing of a ‘ big defence deal’ has raised eyebrows in Dhaka. Opposition BNP leaders Dr Moyeen Khan and Ruhul Kabir Khan Rizvi viewed defence pact in line with Indian strategy will be perilous and will […]

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Shahid Islam The political frying pan is heating up once again. This is unavoidable. Saying goes, when there are no issues of discord invent one to loop your opposition up. Conspiratorial minds are at work to do just that. An election may be far off, but the main opposition BNP says it will wait until […]

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The government has listed the lightning strike as a natural disaster, bearing in mind the rising number of deaths from this specific threat The government will plant 1 million palm trees across Bangladesh to avert deaths occurring from lightning strikes. The move came after several lightning strikes had claimed lives of as many as 450 […]

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