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Mobile wallet use rises despite stricter curbs

The transaction through mobile financial services increased 10.23 percent to Tk 72,578 crore in the three months to March although Bangladesh Bank lowered the ceiling of mobile banking transaction in January this year. The central bank lowered the ceiling for mobile banking transactions along with a host of other restrictions with the view to bringing […]

Bangladeshis now make up the single largest group of illegal migrants to European shores, reports English daily The Independent. More than 2,800 Bangladeshis arrived on European shores from North Africa in the first three months of 2017, compared to only one over the same period in 2016, said the report from the London-based newspaper. Those […]

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Rampal power plant near at the Sunderbans could drastically worsen air pollution and cause approximately 6,000 premature deaths in its lifetime, said coal and air pollution specialist of Greenpeace Lauri Myllyvirta on Friday through a video conference. He assessed that the coal-based 1,320MW plant would be the single largest source of air pollution in Bangladesh. […]

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