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Tk 290bn loans stuck in 13 public entities By Other | Last Updated: 15th September, 2020, 00:00

Five state-run banks are seeking finance ministry’s intervention in recovering a big chunk of unrealised loans worth over Tk 290 billion from 13 public entities. The half-yearly statement…

Tk 290bn loans stuck in 13 public entities

Ferry services suspended for indefinite period Ferry services suspended for indefinite period

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) suspended ferry services on Shimulia-Kathalbari route for an indefinite period from Monday morning because of poor navigability in the river Padma.…


He had no fear of imprisonment He had no fear of imprisonment

The prison was his second home. The inmates of the Dhaka central jail were his closest neighbours. He was the centrepiece of the Jail community. He always shared his food, pains and time with them.…


Bangladesh keen to deepen ties with Turkey: PM Bangladesh keen to deepen ties with Turkey: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said Bangladesh is keen to boost its relationship with Turkey for mutual benefits as it is deeply rooted in shared history, faith and traditions based on trust…

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UN warns of ‘further war crimes’ in Rahkine UN warns of ‘further war crimes’ in Rahkine

GENEVA: Myanmar’s apparent continued targeting of civilians in the country’s Rakhine and Chin states could constitute additional war crimes and crimes against humanity, the UN rights chief…

Metropolis
‘Golden door’ of dev opens in hilly region: Quader ‘Golden door’ of dev opens in hilly region: Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday said the golden door of development has opened in Chattogram Hill Tracts (CHT) region through implementation of the CHT Peace Accord. …

Editorial
Australia's Farmer Market and Deprivation of Our Farmers Australia's Farmer Market and Deprivation of Our Farmers

Australia's 'Farmer Market' is a prototype of rural 'Hat-Bazar' in Bangladesh, which bears the hundreds of year's cultural heritage. The traditional congregation of life usually…

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China's Spirit of Combating COVID-19 Pandemic China's Spirit of Combating COVID-19 Pandemic

Recently, I had a catch-up phone call with my mother in China, when I realised the Mid-Autumn Day is just around the corner. Everyone in China is now back in their daily routine and busy with preparing…

Business
Leather workers to get Tk 7,100 minimum wage Leather workers to get Tk 7,100 minimum wage

The government has raised minimum monthly wages for leather and footwear sector workers by 94.41 percent to Tk 7,100 in the new wage board. The last minimum wages for the sector was Tk 3,652…

Asia
Corona cases cross 48 lakh in India Corona cases cross 48 lakh in India

NEW DELHI: A single-day spike of 92,071 cases has pushed India’s coronavirus tally past the 48 lakh mark, the Union Health Ministry data on Monday morning showed, reports NDTV.  The death…

World
WHO warns of rising corona toll in Europe WHO warns of rising corona toll in Europe

COPENHAGEN: Europe will face a rising death toll from the coronavirus during the autumn months, the World Health Organization warned on Monday, as the number of daily infections around the world reached…

Culturetainment
Demise of Sadek Bachchu is an irreparable loss to film industry Demise of Sadek Bachchu is an irreparable loss to film industry

The National Film Awards winning actor Sadek Bachchu is no more among us. The versatile artiste died of coronavirus at a hospital in the capital on Monday. The demise of Sadek Bachchu is an…

Winner
‘No Lanka tour on proposed terms’ ‘No Lanka tour on proposed terms’

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) President Nazmul Hasan said on Monday that are not ready to travel to Sri Lanka for the proposed three-match Test series if the present Sri Lankan health guidelines persist…

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Bumper jute production expected in Narail Bumper jute production expected in Narail

NARAIL: Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) officials and farmers of the district are expecting bumper jute production this year as the cultivation target fixed by the DAE is exceeded, reports…

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