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Foreign borrowing target unlikely to be achieved By Other | Last Updated: 17th June, 2017, 00:00

The ambitious target set for foreign borrowing in the next fiscal year to finance the huge budget deficit is unlikely to be achieved due to a dwindling flow of external resources. Sources…

Foreign borrowing target unlikely
to be achieved

BNP confined only to indoor programmes

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) appears to be almost dysfunctional as the party has confined itself only to indoor programmes. The party, which had been in power three times, has remained…


Trust our youngsters: Mash

Bangladesh plunged into  a humiliating nine-wicket defeat against India in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 second semi-final match on Thursday, with their three youngsters --  Soumya Sarkar,…


Be our dev partners

Stockholm: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday urged Swedish business leaders and entrepreneurs to be Bangladesh’s partners in investment, trade, and innovative businesses for a shared prosperity,…

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No academic research at Chittagong University! No academic research at Chittagong University!

Chittagong University, one of the leading public institutions for higher studies in the country, spends only 0.06 to 0.07 percent of its annual expenditure on academic research. Though…

Metropolis
Climate change to trigger more landlsides in hills: Experts Climate change to trigger more
landlsides in hills: Experts

In the light of recent devastating landslides in Chittagong region that claimed more than 150 lives, experts predict that the country’s hilly region will face more landslides in future due to…

Biz Capital
Torrential downpour leaves city roads in bad shape Torrential downpour leaves city roads in bad shape

Torrential rainfall in phases for last couple of months has left many roads in the port city in very bad shape causing immense sufferings to the commuters.     According to…

Editorial
Tragedy in Hills - We Asked For It Tragedy in Hills - We Asked For It

Landslides due to heavy rain have claimed 152 (some estimates put the number to 146) lives in Rangamati, Bandarban, Khagrachhari, Cox’s Bazar and Chittagong on last Wednesday. In Chittagong and…

Post Loug
Agricultural – as Considered in National Budget Agricultural – as Considered in National Budget

The budget for the fiscal year 2017-18, the highest ever since the independence, has been proposed before the parliament.  The first budget was presented in 1972-73 with an amount of BDT 786 crores…

Asia
US to send 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan US to send 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon will send almost 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan, a Trump administration official said Thursday, hoping to break a stalemate in a war that has now passed to…

World
US Senate passes sanctions bill punishing Russia, Iran US Senate passes sanctions bill punishing Russia, Iran

WASHINGTON: A frequently polarized US Senate found common ground Thursday as Republicans and Democrats joined forces to approve a sweeping sanctions bill that punishes longtime adversaries Iran and…

Culturetainment
‘Doob’ to have world premiere at Shanghai Film Festival ‘Doob’ to have world premiere at Shanghai Film Festival

Irrfan’s upcoming film is all set to be screened at the prestigious festival.   Bangladeshi director Mostofa Sarwar Farooki's bilingual film 'Doob - No Bed Of Roses', starring…

Winner
A tragic end of Tigers’ journey A tragic end of 
Tigers’ journey

Despair for Bangladesh, who ended their fairytale ICC Champions Trophy 2017 story only to find India had penned a cruel twist on the final page.   The great champions have all come…

My Districts
Sale at silk shops rise in Rajshahi Sale at silk shops 
rise in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI: On the eve of holy Eid-ul-Fitr shopping in the silk shops and showrooms has gained momentum as Eid of Rajshahi people is interlinked with silk dress, reports BSS.   Since…

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Turkey oppn chief accuses Erdogan of ‘second coup’ with purge Turkey oppn chief accuses Erdogan of ‘second coup’ with purge

ANKARA: Turkey’s main opposition leader accused President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday of staging a “second coup” with the crackdown that followed last July’s failed coup,…

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