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Bangladesh leads Asia’s dev race By Other | Last Updated: 3rd March, 2020, 00:00

Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Monday highly praised Bangladesh‘s miraculous achievement, saying that the country is leading Asia’s development race. “Your…

Bangladesh leads Asia’s dev race

Remittances boost forex reserve at $33bn, again Remittances boost forex reserve at $33bn, again

After two- and –half years the country’s foreign currency  reserve has again hit US $33 billion as the flow of remittance shined the economy despite negatives in other indicators,…


Bangladesh may get GSP Plus facility Bangladesh may get GSP Plus facility

Bangladesh has a good chance for achieving GSP plus trade facility in the European market after LDC graduation, but it will need more dialogue with the EU, the German Ambassador said on Monday.…


BB fixes 9pc interest on import of 9 essentials BB fixes 9pc interest on import of 9 essentials

Bangladesh Bank (BB) has fixed maximum 9 percent interest on the import of nine essential commodities for keeping the prices of the commodities at tolerable level during the holy month of Ramadan.…

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Cabinet okays new agriculture policy Cabinet okays new agriculture policy

The Cabinet on Monday approved the draft of the National Agricultural Extension Policy 2020 aiming to ensure the production of safe, nutritious and profitable crops through providing demand-based technology…

Metropolis
Dhaka expects €200m in aid from Germany Dhaka expects €200m in aid from Germany

Bangladesh was hopeful of getting more German development assistance after holding a daylong consultation meeting with the well-off European nation in Dhaka on Monday.    “Following…

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‘One lakh kids born with risk of blindness every year’ ‘One lakh kids born with risk of blindness every year’

Experts in a programme on Sunday said over one lakh children born in Bangladesh every year face the risk of blindness and can lose vision for the whole life if their eyes are not screened timely and…

Editorial
Bangladesh Leading Asia's Development Race Bangladesh Leading Asia's Development Race

It is a pleasure to be in Dhaka, a city that always feels like a second home. I have had a long association with Dhaka and with Bangladesh. I lived and worked here as High Commissioner, in what was…

Business
Govt plans to set up shipbuilding facilities in Barguna, Patuakhali Govt plans to set up shipbuilding facilities in Barguna, Patuakhali

The government is planning to install two separate shipbuilding and re-cycling facilities in Patuakhali and Barguna. The ministry of industries has informed the Blue Economy Cell under the Energy…

Human Rights
Modern Malnutrition Dilemma Modern Malnutrition Dilemma

Double burden of malnutrition and its impact A scientific research work, titled ‘Double burden of malnutrition at household level: A comparative study among Bangladesh,…

Asia
N Korea fires ‘short-range ballistic missiles’ N Korea fires ‘short-range ballistic missiles’

SEOUL: North Korea fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles on Monday, the South’s military said, weeks after Pyongyang threatened to demonstrate a “new strategic weapon”…

World
Iraqi crisis deepens after PM-designate steps down Iraqi crisis deepens after PM-designate steps down

BAGHDAD: Protest-torn Iraq on Monday faced more political gridlock after prime minister-designate Mohammed Allawi withdrew overnight, accusing lawmakers of obstructing his attempt to form a government,…

Culturetainment
Photo exhibition ‘Joy Bangabandhu’ begins at AFD Mar 6 Photo exhibition ‘Joy Bangabandhu’ begins at AFD Mar 6

The 59th solo photography exhibition titled ‘Joy Bangabandhu’ by  Nasir Ali Mamun will begin at Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) in the capital’s Dhanmondi area on March…

Winner
I am not worried about Tamim: McKenzie I am not worried about Tamim: McKenzie

Bangladesh batting consultant Neil McKenzie appeared to be relieved considering the way Liton Das earned his second ODI hundred. The South African insisted that he is not concerned with the form of…

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Lawachhara national park rescue centre ‘fails to deliver’ Lawachhara national 
park rescue centre 
‘fails to deliver’

MOULVIBAZAR: Wildlife Rescue Centre of Lawachhara National Park in Kamalganj of Srimangal upazila is plagued with various problems, including the shortage of skilled manpower for providing services…

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China steps up visa threats against foreign reporters China steps up visa threats against foreign reporters

BEIJING: The Chinese government is threatening to remove visas from journalists as a weapon to intimidate foreign media “like never before”, a press group said on Monday, following the…

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