Thailand for direct coastal shipping link with Bangladesh

A high-profile 12-member delegation from the Port Authority of Thailand arrived in Dhaka on Monday afternoon on a three-day visit to assess the feasibility of direct coastal shipping between Chittagong Seaport and Ranong Port of Thailand.   The Thai delegation will hold official talks with the officials of the Ministry of Shipping on Tuesday to discuss a proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)…

Export earnings in July-Jan see 8.26pc growth

Country's export earnings in the first seven months (July-Jan) of the current fiscal year witnessed an 8.26 percent growth totalling $ 19269.53 million due to the moderate performance of knitwear, woven garment, jute and jute-made…

Return extra fees or face music: Nahid

Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Monday warned of stern action against those private educational institutions that will fail to return by Tuesday the extra tuition, examination and admission fees they have charged from their students beyond the officially fixed ones.   “Following a direction of the High Court, we, on February 3, gave a seven-day deadline for private…

2944-kg gold seized in three years

A total of 2944.208 kilogrammes of gold were seized in the country in the last three years, Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith told the parliament on Monday.   Replying to a question from Awami League lawmaker Shameem Osman (Narayanganj-4), the minister said of the total amount of gold, 620.41 kgs were seized in 2013; 1539.638 kgs in 2014 and 784 kgs in 2015, BSS reports.…
Allies want to take part jointly, AL reluctant

Allies want to take part jointly, AL reluctant

The ruling Awami League wants to participate in the upcoming Union Parishad (UP) elections solely, but…

Glaring flaws in purchase of JS library books

Glaring flaws in purchase of JS library books

There is an allegation of big forgery in the procurement of books for the Jatiya Sangsad Library.  …

Fractionation plants in inferior fuel trading

Fractionation plants in inferior fuel trading

The country’s energy supply has broken up in complete disarray as private condensate fractionation…


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