Stimulus packages won’t be big burden on govt By Hasibul Aman | Last Updated: 7th April, 2020, 21:06

Like other economies in the world, Bangladesh economy is also likely to face a big challenge from the COVID-19 pandemic

Stimulus packages won’t be big burden on govt

Multinational cos not responsive to “war” on corona Multinational cos not responsive to “war” on corona

Experts are of the opinion that multinational companies and other top business units should also follow suit to strengthen government efforts and make those a success


Countries begin evacuating citizens from Bangladesh Countries begin evacuating citizens from Bangladesh

However, the countries say no diplomat will leave Bangladesh as they are satisfied with the government’s measures taken for preventing further spread of COVID-19


Residents quit Dhaka amid coronavirus scare Residents quit Dhaka amid coronavirus scare

The stream of the home-goers from the capital continued on Sunday


Tk 40.5 billion sanitation project for Dhaka Tk 40.5 billion sanitation project for Dhaka

A scheme called ‘Dhaka Sanitation Improvement’ has recently been launched by the government with a hope to complete it by December 2024


Government plans extensive exploration of oil, gas Govt plans extensive exploration of oil, gas

Energy and Mineral Resources Division’s senior secretary Md Anisur Rahman says the government will engage internationally renowned Eximmobil, Chevron, POSCO and others to lead the exploration


Curbing Rohingya crimes gets tough
Curbing Rohingya crimes gets tough

Additional Superintendent of Police (Administration), Iqbal Hossain said police action continued, especially against drug smuggling, including Yaba


Money launderers living abroad in luxury Money launderers living abroad in luxury

State agencies are investigating the alleged irregularities and loan forgeries committed by those individuals


Drug traders cash in on Coronavirus Drug traders cash in on Coronavirus

A 50-piece surgical mask used to be sold at Tk100 in normal time but now the price increased to Tk1800 to Tk2000 per box in the capital


Widow of freedom fighter in ordeal!
Widow of freedom fighter in ordeal!

Hailing from Tona union of Pirojpur Sadar upazila, the widow over sixty years of age has taken up the job as a maid to survive in the capital’s Jurain area


Violence against women still on Violence against women still on

Women are also achieving enormous success in the workplace


A park only for the ‘eligible’ few! A park only for the ‘eligible’ few!

Strange it might be, but it is the case for the tranquil Baridhara Lakeside RAJUK Park with a long walkway and splashes of green facing Baridhara-Gulshan Lake


March 7 speech, a master stroke ! March 7 speech, a master stroke !

Transcending boundary of Bangladesh, the March 7 speech of Bangabandhu has become a magnacarta for freedom-seeking people in any part of the globe, says former minister Mohammed Nasim 


Unrepaired utility road digs an insult to taxpayers Unrepaired utility road digs an insult to taxpayers

If we look at media reports we find that there is almost no road or locality in Dhaka where life is not disrupted by development work of the utility service providers


Rohingyas continue to flee camps Rohingyas continue to flee camps

Lawmen seized an engine trawler with 35 rohingya citizens, mostly female from the Bay of Bengal while they were on the way to Malaysia 


Mugging on rise in capital Mugging on rise in capital

According to Dhaka residents, most of the city inter-sections, thoroughfares, lanes and by-lanes have become increasingly vulnerable to mugging in recent days


City luxury hotels turn sex trade hubs! City luxury hotels turn sex trade hubs!

An allegation is rife that Shamima Noor Papiya used to run sex business in her rented presidential suite of a five-star hotel in the capital


Supply chain, int’l trade face gloom Supply chain, int’l trade face gloom

In the report, BGMEA said 60 per cent raw materials of woven fabrics and 80-85 per cent raw materials for knitting, dyeing chemical and accessories come from China


Small vehicles still ply highways Small vehicles still ply highways

Road accidents are commonplace on highways across the country due to the unbridled plying of such small vehicles


Government plans power tariff cut for industrial units Govt plans power tariff cut for industrial units

A high-powered committee has submitted the proposal before the power division secretary recently which has also forwarded it before the BERC for consideration


Youths getting addicted to Shisa bars Youths getting addicted to Shisa bars

Nowadays a large number of youth in the capital are now addicted to Shisha smoking also called hookah


Jamalpur farmers break clutches of middlemen Farmers see their heyday

Now the farmers, both the male and female, directly communicate with dealers and wholesalers and bring their products at the special collection points allow the wholesalers


Churihatta inferno haunts survivors Churihatta inferno haunts survivors

Recalling the horrific incident, one of the survivors Salauddin Bepari said he is still haunted by the fear that he was in debris after a massive blast at Wahed Mansion from where the fire originated


Dengue haunts Dhakaites Dengue haunts Dhakaites

The residents of different parts of the city have been suffering from mosquito menace over the last one month, but no significant efforts were seen on the part of city corporations’ in recent weeks


BNP has no plan to intensify movement to free Khaleda BNP has no plan to intensify movement

BNP insiders say the party currently has no plan to wage any strong movement and it is now maintaining a strategy of ‘wait and see’ policy for their next course of action


Weak laws save faulty building owners! Weak laws save faulty building owners!

The survey found that around 1.31 lakh structures out of 1.95 lakh completed buildings were constructed flouting RAJUK building code


Children at risky jobs
Children at risky jobs

The underage children are often seen working for automobile garages, vulcanizing shops, light engineering factories and plastic factories


2.1m people to be made literate in ‘Mujib Barsho’ 2.1m people to be made literate in ‘Mujib Barsho’

The Primary and Mass Education Ministry has already held several meetings on how to make the celebrations a grand success through implementing various programmes 


Coronavirus may hit Bangladesh’s economy Coronavirus may hit Bangladesh’s economy

Businesses feel that the outbreak may leave a significant impact on the country’s import-export activities


Awami League to look into low voter turnout AL to look into low voter turnout

Record shows that only 25 per cent voter cast votes in DNCC while 29 per cent in DSCC


St Martin 10-Bed Hospital in name only St Martin 10-Bed Hospital in name only

To provide healthcare services to the huge number of people, the government established the 10-bed hospital on the island on February 9 in 2008


Massive hunt for criminals from Thursday Massive hunt for criminals from Thursday

In the wake of such information, law enforcers are going for a special drive in the capital tonight (Thursday) to arrest the criminals and seize weapons


Major changes in education curriculum on the cards Major changes in education curriculum on the cards

Earlier, the government changed the curriculum in 2012 from the primary to higher secondary level in the country


Rule makers break rules by dishonouring Bangabandhu Rule makers break rules by dishonouring Bangabandhu

Supporters of mayoral and councilor candidates of the upcoming city polls are defying the rules with utter disregard to Bangabandhu at a time when the nation is set to celebrate his birth centenary


Elevated expressway project to gain momentum Elevated expressway project to gain momentum

The physical progress of the project’s first phase was 55 per cent but overall progress was 18 per cent


Drug trade continues despite drive
Drug trade continues despite drive

The sale of all kinds of narcotic drugs like yaba, heroin and phensidyl goes on at about 374 spots in Dhaka city, according to intelligence sources


‘Zero’ govt effort to check plastic pollution ‘Zero’ govt effort to check plastic pollution

Though Bangladesh has a law prohibiting the use of plastic bags, there is still no regulation on production


Bangladesh to link with 3rd submarine cable next June 3rd submarine cable connection in next June

Bangladesh first connected with the undersea cable South East Asia–Middle East–Western Europe 4 (SEA-ME-WE 4) in 2006 and with the second one SEA-ME-WE 5 in 2017


Revenue shortfall hits Tk 520b in first 5 months of FY 20 Revenue shortfall hits Tk 520b in first 5 months of FY 20

NBR officials are hopeful that revenue collection will increase significantly after the completion of the installation of Electric Fiscal Devices (EFD) this month


Weak enforcement of rules multiplies traffic chaos Weak enforcement of rules multiplies traffic chaos

Experts say lack of monitoring as well as inadequate parking facilities along with slack traffic management were responsible for the growing illegal parking

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