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Bangladesh seeks to import more food grains as the government has floated new tenders to procure 100,000 tonnes of rice and wheat in a desperate bid to bring down local prices. The Directorate General of Food posted two separated tender notices on its website on Tuesday, just ten days before this fiscal year ends. The […]

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Finance Minister AMA Muhith today defended the excise duty he proposes on bank accounts and said school banking activities will be out of its purview. Under fire within his party for the budget he has proposed for 2017-18 fiscal, Muhith has labeled the excise duty as a “legendary step” of the government. In a scripted […]

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UN secretary-general António Guterres has expressed his admiration about Bangladesh’s tremendous progress, particularly in the areas of economic growth, resilience and risk management. Referring to the threats of climate change, the secretary-general said he wanted Bangladesh in the frontline of the battle against climate change, as always. He also expressed hope that Bangladesh would be […]

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Dhaka-Tangail Highway, riddled with potholes, may turn worse following recent rainfalls, police and transport workers fear. The road which connects northern districts to the capital witnesses a heavy rush of vehicles before Eid. Four of its lanes stretching from the Gazipur intersection to the Bangabandhu Bridge are under construction. Police and transport workers fear massive […]

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‘I am not sure if I will be able to buy clothes for my children. All I am thinking about is how to arrange the next meal’ With Eid-ul-Fitr only a week away, people of the flood-ravaged Haor areas in Sunamganj are not yet sure about how they are going to observe the festive occasion […]

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The cabinet on Monday approved the draft of the National Online Mass Media Policy 2017 to monitor and regulate online mass media, making registration with proposed National Broadcasting Commission mandatory for all internet-based radios, televisions and newspapers. Media outlets already registered for publication of newspapers or licensed for broadcasting would, however, need no further registrations […]

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Vehicles move through stagnant water on a road at Kazipara in Dhaka’s Mirpur after several streets in the capital were inundated by torrential rain on Monday. — Ali Hussain Mintu Heavy rains coupled with thunder and lightning hit many parts of the country including Dhaka on Monday. At least 16 people were killed and several […]

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Several BNP leaders including Fakhrul hurt 5 vehicles vandalised at Ichhakhali Bazar Unidentified youths hurled brick chips at motorcade Rangamati trip cancelled BNP to hold press conference in Comilla After being injured in an attack in Ichhakhali Bazar in Rangunia of Chittagong this morning, Sunday, June 18, 2017, the BNP General Secretary along with other […]

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Bangladesh mountaineer Musa Ibrahim and his two team mates are stranded at the base camp of Carstenz Pyramid in Indonesia’s Papua Province. The two other members of the expedition are Indian mountaineers Satyarup Siddhanta and Nandita Chandrashekhar. bdnews24.com established contact with Musa through text messages sent to the satellite phone with Satyarup. In a message […]

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This is the real story behind the economic crisis unfolding in Qatar Only Shakespeare’s plays could come close to describing such treachery – the comedies, that is   The nation is now embroiled in a crisis – but what part is Saudi Arabia playing in stoking it? Reuters The Qatar crisis proves two things: the continued infantilisation […]

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A Dhaka road remains clogged with vehicles at the weekend ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr. The photo was taken at Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue in the capital on Saturday. — Sony Ramany Illegal parking, people’s rush to shopping malls, water-logging and lack of law enforcement, all these have combined to render traffic in the capital into a […]

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The deadliest landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains have already claimed at least 140 lives in the hilly districts in southeast Bangladesh. The government had took no preventive measures to tackle the natural calamity that hit Rangamati, Bandarban, Khagrachhari and Chittagong districts. The district administration does not even have a list of areas at risk […]

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