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Health minister Mohammad Nasim, Beximco Group vice-chairman Salman F Rahman, Square Pharmaceuticals managing director Tapan Chowdhury, Drug Administration director general Md Mustafizur Rahman, Incepta Pharmaceuticals chairman and MD Abdul Muktadir and Dhaka University IBA professor Syed Ferhat Anwar are seen at the Samsong H Chowdhury Memorial Conference 2017 at Dhaka Club on Saturday. — New […]

রামপাল বিদ্যুৎকেন্দ্র যেন আত্মহত্যা ০২ রা ফেব্রুয়ারি, ২০১৭ প্রস্তাবিত রামপাল বিদ্যুতকেন্দ্রের ডিজাইন। (সংগৃহিত) সুন্দরবন ঘেঁষা রামপালে বাংলাদেশ ও ভারতের যৌথ মালিকানায় প্রস্তাবিত কয়লা বিদ্যুৎকেন্দ্র নির্মান হতে যাচ্ছে। ফলে কেন্দ্রটি নির্মিত হলে বিশ্বের সবচেয়ে বড় ম্যানগ্রোভ বন সুন্দরবন ভীষণ ক্ষতিগ্রস্ত হবে। এক হাজার ৩২০ মেগাওয়াট উৎপাদন ক্ষমতার ওই বিদ্যুৎকেন্দ্র বাগেরহাটের রামপালে সুন্দরবনের পাশে নির্মিত হবে। এটি […]

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December 21, 2016 Syed A. Al-Muti and Amy Warren Over the last decade, Bangladesh has experienced impressive economic growth, with GDP growth expanding steadily by an average of 6 percent, and projected to maintain 6.8 percent growth in 2017, according to the World Bank. The steady rise is thanks in large part to the country’s […]

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The foreign aid pledge has dropped more than 18% in the first 11 months of financial year (FY) 2014-15 as the development partners are dissatisfied over the utilisation of loans and continuing with adopting wait and see policy, officials said yesterday. The donors committed assistance worth US$2.83bn from July through May period in FY15, down […]

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AGARTALA: A 51-km four-lane road will be developed to enable carriage of people and material for northeast India via Bangladesh, a visiting Bangladeshi minister said here Sunday. According to Bangladesh Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, the road, to be built as a jointly-funded project, will link Tripura’s capital city of Agartala with Bangladesh’s […]

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Per capita health expenditure has increased to $27 in Bangladesh, but the government’s share still remains low, which experts say is “not consistent” with the goal to achieve universal health coverage. A new ‘Bangladesh National Health Accounts’ released on Wednesday showed that the per capital health expenditure had increased to $27 in 2012 from $16 […]

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KOLKATA: NTPC, India’s biggest electricity generator, will invite tenders this month for the construction of a $1.2 billion, joint venture power project to be built in Bangladesh. The coal-fired 1,320 MW plant, expected to become operational by December 2018, is aimed at meeting Bangladesh’s growing energy requirements. “We hope to award the construction project in […]

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KOLKATA: India’s tea exports to neighbouring Bangladesh plunged 90% in the first six months of this fiscal after Dhaka raised the customs duty on tea imports. Experts say the sharp fall came at a time when exporters were struggling with reduced offtake because of political tensions between Ukraine and Russia, turmoil in West Asia and […]

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Babul Barman Share prices of listed multinational companies (MNCs) posted hefty gains in the just concluding calendar year compared to previous year. Presently, a total of 13 multinational companies listed on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) account for 34 per cent of the total market capitalisation, according to statistics from the DSE. Of the 13 […]

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By ASMG Kibria In recent months, both Bangladesh and Japan have appeared to be committed to taking the bilateral relationship to a new level. And the Bay of Bengal Industrial Growth Belt (BIG-B) has emerged as a cornerstone of Japan’s strategy for South Asia. The BIG-B concept consists of infrastructure improvement for industrial development, creating […]

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Bangladesh is comfortable with its economy, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said and promised to make it stronger   “The activities to pull the poor out of poverty will continue in 2015,” she said, while inaugurating the Dhaka International Trade Fair at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre on Thursday. “We don’t want to beg anymore. We […]

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