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HC halts privilege to loan defaulters By Other | Last Updated: 22nd May, 2019, 00:00

The Bangladesh Bank’s circular that allowed the loan defaulters to get their credit rescheduled at low interest has been halted following a High Court order. The HC on Tuesday stayed until…

HC halts privilege to loan defaulters

Worn-out launches given facelift

Worn-out launches are being given a facelift to attract passengers with the Eid festival approaching nearer. Workers are busy doing the job at most of the dockyards in Keraniganj on the outskirts…


HC asks govt to test Wasa water

The High Court has directed the government to test WASA-supplied water of 34 areas in the capital in laboratories of BUET and Dhaka University. The court also asked WASA to give Tk 1,70,000…


Post-Indian Polls: All about EC and EVM

Two days after the world’s greatest democratic exercise in which 90 million people voted, there have been complains and war of words over the role of the Election Commission and the EVMs and…

Back Page
No steps yet to bring road discipline No steps yet to bring road discipline

With a view to keeping journey of the holidaymakers smooth ahead of Eid ul-Fitr this year, the authorities concerned are hardly trying to bring discipline to roads, highways and waterways across the…

Metropolis
No directive to halt visas for Pakistanis No directive to halt visas for Pakistanis

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday said that no directive was given to stop issuing visas for Pakistanis. ‘We have not stopped issuing visas to Pakistanis, but some delays could…

Biz Capital
Cwasa to install 200 new hydrants to ease fire fighting Cwasa to install 200 new hydrants to ease fire fighting

Chattogram Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Cwasa) is going to install 200 more fire hydrants in the port city to ensure availability of water during combating fire incidents.  Installation…

Editorial
University Ranking and Our Incapacity to Comprehend Indicators University Ranking and Our Incapacity to Comprehend Indicators

In the last few weeks, there has been an extensive discussion in online, print and electronic media on the issue of the publication of a list of top Asian Universities by the London-based “Times…

Post-logue
Harking Back the Holy Badr Day Harking Back the Holy Badr Day

On the 17th day of Ramadan i.e. on May 23, 2019 falls the majuscule Al-Badr Day and on this day of 1400 years back, the Battle of Badr, the first major battle between the Muslims under the leadership…

Business
Tk 2.02tr ADP for FY ’20 okayed Tk 2.02tr ADP for FY ’20 okayed

A Tk 2.02 trillion (2,02,721 crore) main Annual Development Programme (ADP) for FY’20 was finally okayed by the highest economic policymaking body -- National Economic Council (NEC) on Tuesday.…

Asia
Joko Widodo re-elected Indonesian president Joko Widodo re-elected Indonesian president

JAKARTA: Thousands of soldiers fanned out across Jakarta on Tuesday after the surprise early announcement of official results in Indonesia’s election showed Joko Widodo re-elected leader of the…

World
UN concerned about rising US-Iran tensions UN concerned about rising US-Iran tensions

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations voiced concern on Monday about increasingly bellicose rhetoric between the United States and Iran and called on them to dial down their remarks, reports AFP.…

Culturetainment
Purnima to start shooting for Gangchil after Eid Purnima to start shooting for Gangchil after Eid

At the eleventh hour of last year, the shooting of the film Gangchil, directed by Nayeem Imtiaz Neyamul was began in Nokhali. Popular actress Dilara Hanif Purnima is in the lead role of the…

Winner
WC will be a different ball game: Mashrafe WC will be a different ball game: Mashrafe

Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza said that he is aware that expectations will be sky-high after their maiden win in multi-nation tournament but ICC World Cup will be a different ball game all together.…

My Districts
Eid shopping gains momentum in Rangpur Eid shopping gains momentum in Rangpur

RANGPUR: Thousands of buyers are rushing to the markets and shopping places triggering record sales and business of Eid items in the city almost two weeks ahead of the holy Eid-ul-Fitr festivity, reports…

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Four human rights activists held in Zimbabwe: Lawyers Four human rights activists held in Zimbabwe: Lawyers

HARARE: Authorities in Zimbabwe have detained four human rights campaigners on their return home from a foreign trip and seized their cellphones and laptops, lawyers said Tuesday, reports AFP.…

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