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SANEM questions Bangladesh GDP growth forecast for fiscal 2018-19

Previous Next South Asian Network on Economic Modeling or SANEM, a non-profit research organisation, has questioned the current fiscal year’s 8.13 percent economic growth projection. Terming the recent economic growth of Bangladesh ‘puzzling’, it said the GDP growth mismatched the statistics and indicators of the country’s economic driving forces. Earlier, the Centre for Policy Dialogue […]

Bangladesh batsman Liton Das (L) celebrates his half-century against Ireland during their tri-nation one-day international series match at the Clontarf Cricket Club Ground in Dublin on Wednesday. — AFP photo Bangladesh produced another dominating performance in the ongoing tri-nation one-day international series as they beat hosts Ireland by six wickets at the Clontarf Cricket Club […]

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A UN official has urged Myanmar to grant aid workers ‘predictable, sustained access’ to Rakhine state, where fighting between government troops and rebels has displaced nearly 33,000 people since late last year, saying lack of aid has cost lives. Ursula Mueller, a UN assistant secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, said authorities had turned down her requests […]

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The Daily Star May 15, 2019 Editorial Poverty decline slowing down Job growth must be prioritised According to Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) data, while poverty continues to decline, its rate of decline is slowing down. The BBS conducted a survey on 46,080 households in 2016 which revealed that the percentage of poor people declined […]

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The Daily Star May 15, 2019 Are vested interests influencing our economic policies? Abdullah Shibli Is Bangladesh heading in the direction where a few at the top control all the levers of power? A story published in this newspaper voices concerns about the harmful effects of influence-peddling at the highest levels of government in Bangladesh. […]

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The Daily Star May 15, 2019 ‘Deprived’ BCL leaders stage demo at DU A section of Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders, who could not make it to the new central committee of the pro-Awami League student body, demonstrates at Dhaka University on May 15, 2019. Photo: Star Star Online Report A section of Bangladesh Chhatra League […]

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How credible is the GDP calculation Shawkat Hossain | Prothom Alo, May 15, 2019 Malaysian prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad in a statement on 20 April said, “We need to realise that our efforts to become a developed nation will not be achieved or recognised, if what we can show is only skyscrapers but our […]

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1 dead, 39 missing in Mediterranean Sea: Momen BSS . Dhaka | Prothom Alo May 15, 2019 Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen Wednesday said so far one dead and 39 missing in the boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea have been identified as Bangladeshi nationals. “Our officials there so far identified one dead as Bangladeshi […]

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Fraud gang ‘meddles with election commission server’ Ahmed Zayeef .Dhaka | Prothom Alo, May 15, 2019 The photographs in two National Identity Cards (NIDs) are of the same person, but the names, the parents’ names, the dates of birth and the addresses are different. Yet as per the rules of the election commission, both of […]

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Seek apology for 71 role, Zafrullah tells Jamaat Prothom Alo English Desk | May 15, 2019 Gonoshasthya Kendra founder Zafrullah Chowdhury on Wednesday suggested Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami to apologise to the nation for its anti-liberation war role in 1971, reports UNB. At a discussion in presence of Jamaat Nayeb-e-ameer Mia Ghulam Parwar, he said, “Jamaat is […]

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Quader returns home from Singapore Prothom Alo English Desk |  May 15, 2019             Road transport and bridges minister and Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Wednesday afternoon returned home after receiving medical treatment in Singapore, reports UNB. A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Awami League leader […]

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