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Bangladesh drops one notch to 177th in ‘ease of doing business’ ranking

Bangladesh drops one notch to 177th in ‘ease of doing business’ ranking  Bangladesh has dropped one spot to 177th in the World Bank’s 2018 ‘ease of doing business’ ranking. Bangladesh, with a score of 40.99, lags behind most other SAARC countries in the index, which analyses how effective government regulations are at promoting business. However, […]

National flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines has suspended a co-pilot who has been remanded on charges of plotting sabotage with aircraft. Meanwhile, First Officer Sabbir Emam and three others including his mother have been placed on remand on different terms, a day after their arrest. Biman’s General Manager (public relations) Shakil Meraj told The Daily Star […]

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Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Wednesday announced a two-day demonstration programme protesting at the recent attacks on its party chairperson Khaleda Zia’s convoy in Feni.As per the programmes, the party leaders and activists will stage demonstrations in all districts on Thursday. All the thana units of the BNP in the capital city will also observe […]

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Experts at an international conference held recently in Dhaka have identified the lack of professionals at the local government institutions as a fundamental barrier to planned urbanisation in the country. As of now, out of the country’s 328 municipalities, only 30 have a town planner each and there is not even a post for an […]

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Myanmar has come up with a hilarious claim that Bangladesh is delaying the repatriation process of over 800,000 Rohingyas for international donations. Myanmar was ready to begin the repatriation process any time, based along the lines of an agreement that covered returns of Rohingya to Myanmar in the early 1990s, Reuters reports today quoting Zaw Htay, a […]

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Country’s energy explorer Bapex has completed two pending geological tests to confirm existence of high-pressured extractable natural gas, only 3km away from Shahbazpur field. “The gas is burning,” an excited Meherul Hasan, the project director and a DGM of Bapex, told The Daily Star. Early in the morning today, the Bapex conducted the perforation test, […]

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Two examinees of Junior School Certificate examinations, drowned as a boat carrying them sank in the Pagla River at Nabinagar in Brahmanbaria on Wednesday morning. At least 10 more students were injured and three others remained missing in the incident. The identities of the deceased could not be known yet. The boat carrying the students, […]

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President Abdul Hamid on Wednesday urged the authorities concerned to build the country’s youths through providing modern science-oriented education and time-befitting training aiming to make them skilled ones with patriotism, human values and morality. The president came up with the call while addressing a function at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital on the occasion […]

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Shipments of non-apparel items rose 7.49 percent year-on-year to $1.51 billion in the first quarter of the fiscal year as the country is diversifying its export basket to cut reliance on garments. Tea, frozen fish, jute and jute goods, leather and leather goods, furniture, ceramics, shrimps, vegetables, bicycles and terry towel performed better in the […]

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The National Board of Revenue on Tuesday requested the Bangladesh Bank to freeze the bank accounts of Premier Bank Ltd for recovering Tk 20.10 crore ‘evaded’ by the bank, said NBR officials. Large Taxpayers Unit (Value-Added Tax) of the revenue board made the request to central bank governor Fazle Kabir to freeze the bank’s current […]

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Alarming facts emerged about two private banks at Sunday’s meeting of the parliamentary standing committee for the finance ministry. Prothom Alo had also published a report about the matter on the very same day. The parliamentary committee expressed its dissatisfaction, but what is needed is certain pragmatic measures. Farmers Bank faces such a pitiful predicament […]

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