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IFC to invest in Bangladeshi start-ups

International Finance Corporation has decided to invest in start-ups in Bangladesh with a view to encouraging innovative ideas. Its regional lead, South Asia-venture capital, Ruchira Shukla on Wednesday told New Age in an interview that she had been visiting the country periodically to keep tabs on ‘the new innovations coming in to market’ and ‘the […]

BNP sought permission for a rally at Suhrawardy Udyan protesting a police raid at Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office BNP has announced to hold a countrywide protest programme on Thursday as Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) denied permission to the party for a rally at Dhaka’s Suhrawardy Udyan. Party’s Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi made […]

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The flurry within the ruling party camp give the impression that there’s hardly a month left for the election, yet the leaders maintain they won’t step down even a minute before the end of the government’s term. The elections will be held on schedule, not a minute before. That would mean there’s about a year […]

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Bangladesh needs to develop a strong bond market to meet the financing demands of large infrastructure projects, speakers said at a seminar yesterday. “We need to work together to establish a financial system that will provide various avenues for financing the large infrastructure projects,” said MA Mannan, state minister for finance and planning, at the […]

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The ingrained belief that wealth can solve all problems is what leads to youth’s corrupt behaviour The recent Banani rape case seems to have opened a can of worms, so to speak. Reportedly, the alleged perpetrators have said that they used to hold raves quite often. The fact is right before our eyes: Dhaka’s nightlife […]

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‘The management not only threatened the employee leaders, but also held them captive on the management floor for a few hours, blocking the lifts and the staircases.’ The management of Chevron Bangladesh threatened to take disciplinary actions against its employees when they sought clarification on the transfer of the company’s ownership on Tuesday, a Chevron […]

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The car was manufactured in 2002, but the year of production, as mentioned in its registration papers, is 2011 Customs Intelligence Investigation Directorate (CIID) has seized a luxurious car in Sylhet that reportedly belongs to Banani rape prime accused Shafat Ahmed, the son of Apan Jewellers’ owner Dildar Ahmed. CIID officials confiscated the Mercedes Benz, […]

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The Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Tuesday alleged people have been experiencing ‘unbearable power cut’ across the country though the government is spending huge public money in the name of power generation, reports UNB. “The public life has turned miserable due to frequent power outages. This is happening frequently even in big cities like Dhaka, Chittagong, […]

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British prime minister Theresa May vowed Tuesday ‘terrorists will not prevail’ after an eight-year-old girl was among 22 people killed at a packed pop concert in a suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group. Britain’s worst terror bloodshed for more than a decade came just over two weeks before the country votes in a […]

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Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Md Kamrul Hossain Molla fixed the date after Khaleda’s counsel Md Sanaullah Miah filed a time petition A Dhaka Court on Tuesday asked Bangladesh Nationalist Party Chairperson Khaleda Zia to appear before it on May 22 in connection with 11 cases filed against her. Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge Md Kamrul Hossain Molla […]

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M A Taslim Macroeconomic performance of the economy of Bangladesh has been the subject of much disagreement over the last few years. In terms of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) data, it has done rather well during this time. Indeed its national accounts numbers have catapulted the country to the league of the best performing […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) to be mindful that the common people do not become the victims of torture. She was speaking at the 13th-anniversary congregation of the elite police unit on Wednesday. “People should not suffer unnecessarily. They should not be the victims the torture. […]

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