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World Bank to give Bangladesh $6 billion credit in three years

The World Bank has pledged to extend $6 billion in credit to Bangladesh over next three years. Finance Minister AMA Muhith disclosed it to bdnews24.com after meeting the global lender’s Vice President for South Asia Region Annette Dixon at its headquarters in Washington DC on Thursday on the sidelines of the Spring Meeting of the […]

Manik Miazee According to several reputed confidential sources, Jamaat is eyeing 40 constituencies to contest in the 2019 general elections After nearly four years of lingering in political limbo, Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami is showing it is actively engaging people in the grassroots level, without drawing undue attention. In 2013, a Supreme Court verdict cancelled the registration […]

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The incumbent first vice-president of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry Md Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin on Thursday unveiled a panel and announced his candidature for the post of president for the biennial elections to the country’s apex trade body scheduled to be held on May 14. At a press conference held in […]

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Chittagong University authorities have suspended the final year examination of Journalism Department on Thursday, following a protest by BCL activists in the campus. The BCL men demonstrated in the campus to protest the suspension of one of their activists. Next examinations will be held according to the routine and a new schedule for Thursday’s exam […]

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Buses are parked on Mirpur Ceramic Road in the capital yesterday. As the BRTA went on a drive against so-called “special”, “seating” and “gate-lock” bus services on city streets, transport owners kept their vehicles out of service, causing passengers to suffer. The drive has been suspended for 15 days. Photo: Rashed Shumon More than 800 […]

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State minister for foreign affairs Md Shahriar Alam. — New Age file photo Bangladesh has sought support of Belarus for the ‘duty free-quota free’ access of Bangladeshi products to the Eurasian Economic Union as there are ample of scopes for further expansion of bilateral trade and investments. State minister for foreign affairs Md Shahriar Alam […]

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National selectors on Thursday recalled paceman Shafiul Islam in Bangladesh’s 15-man squad for the ICC Champions Trophy, scheduled in England in June. Fit-again Shafiul, who last played against England at home in October, replaced Subashis Roy in an otherwise unchanged squad that toured Sri Lanka recently. Chief selector Minhajul Abedin said they also considered swing […]

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Cybercriminal gang Lazarus group carried out the $81 million Bangladesh Bank cyber heist, not the other groups named since the February 2016 incident, according to a top researcher of cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab. Vitaly Kamluk, director of the Moscow-based company’s global research and analysis team for the Asia Pacific region, said: “We’re pretty sure […]

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Surgeries stop as stent suppliers enforce wildcat strike over govt move to fix exorbitant pricing Cardiologists during their angioplasty and stent implant procedures on patients yesterday learnt stent suppliers went on an undeclared “strike”, putting heart patients’ lives at stake and holding them hostage. The situation initially stunned and then angered doctors, patients and their […]

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