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1. Guidelines on road transport act to touch finish line: MinisterPublished: November 21, 2019 19:31:17

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said the guidelines on the new road transport act are in the final stages. “Once it is done, there won't be any...


2. Govt to procure 0.6m tonnes of Aman paddyPublished: November 21, 2019 18:48:38

The government will procure 0.6 million tonnes of paddy directly from farmers in the current Aman season, said Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzak on Thursday. He said underprivileged farmers will...


3. Over 23,000 auto-rickshaws registered in Jan-OctPublished: November 21, 2019 18:38:57

A total of 23,381 auto-rickshaws were registered with Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) across the country in the first 10 months of the current calendar year. Of them, 6,789 got...


4. Online transactions hampered by new credit card rulePublished: November 21, 2019 18:33:41

A new rule requiring customers to obtain a certificate before completing a transaction online is causing people a lot of grief with businessmen in the IT sector suffering in particular....


5. HC issues rules on PEC examinee expulsionPublished: November 21, 2019 18:03:26

The High Court (HC) has ordered the government to explain why the expulsion of 15 students from the Primary Education Completion (PEC) examinations should not be deemed illegal. The authorities...


6. Investment proposals rise by 309pc in July-SeptPublished: November 21, 2019 18:01:29

The overall investment proposals with the Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) rose by a staggering 309 per cent during the July-September quarter in 2019 compared to the previous quarter April-June,...


7. 'Early warning and forecast system will help save livelihoods'Published: November 21, 2019 18:00:39

CARE’s SHOUHARDO III, a food security programme with funding from USAID and government of Bangladesh organised a workshop on “Improved Weather and Flood Information System for Community Based Risk and...


8. Derailment snaps Kishoreganj- Mymensingh rail linkPublished: November 21, 2019 16:59:49

The rail communications between Mymensingh and Kishoreganj remained suspended since Thursday afternoon after derailment of a wheel of Chattogram-bound Nasirabad Express train. AKM Quamruzzaman, station master of Bhairab Railway Station...


9. Canadian PM unveils 36-member cabinetPublished: November 21, 2019 16:57:52

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled his new 36-member cabinet at the swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday. Trudeau won the 2019 Canadian federal election in October, which gives his Liberal Party...


10. US steps up interventionism with Hong Kong billPublished: November 21, 2019 16:52:40

At a time unprecedented violence is ravaging Hong Kong, the US Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act after the House of Representatives approved...


11. China reduces greenhouse gas emissions in rice productionPublished: November 21, 2019 16:35:32

The greenhouse gas emissions from China's rice fields have been reduced by 70 per cent over the past five decades, according to a recent Chinese study. China's rice agriculture, a...


12. TCB gears up onion sale at Tk 45 per kgPublished: November 21, 2019 16:30:17

The Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) has accelerated the sale of onion at Tk 45 per kg both at divisional and district levels, including Dhaka city, to keep its supply...


13. 78 women tortured to death for dowry in Jan-OctPublished: November 21, 2019 16:17:33

At least 78 women were tortured to death for dowry alone in the first ten months of calendar year, according to a local legal aid and rights body. Apart from...


14. BNP slams govt over price hike of essentialsPublished: November 21, 2019 15:23:28

Criticising the government for the soaring prices of essentials, including that of onion, BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Thursday said a socioeconomic situation like that of 1974 has been...


15. Strike ends, but long-haul buses yet to resume full servicesPublished: November 21, 2019 14:47:17

Bus services on several long routes are yet to fully resume despite transport owners and workers calling off their strike over the new road transport law following a meeting with...


16. Malaysia arrests 680 suspected members of Chinese fraud gangPublished: November 21, 2019 14:39:34

Malaysian authorities have arrested 680 Chinese nationals suspected of operating an extensive online fraud operation cheating people in their homeland, officials said on Thursday. A team of 150 Immigration Department...


17. BMW orders over 10 billion euros’ worth of battery cellsPublished: November 21, 2019 14:06:25

German carmaker BMW on Thursday said it had ordered more than 10 billion euros’ ($11.07 billion) worth of battery cells from Chinese battery cell maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Co (CATL)...


18. ADB introduces new loan pricing for higher income countriesPublished: November 21, 2019 13:55:37

The ADB has introduced a new loan pricing for its developing member countries and economies with higher income sub-groups paying higher maturity premiums for longer term loans. The Asian Development...


19. Taiwan courting ‘disaster’ after election independence comment: ChinaPublished: November 21, 2019 13:47:08

The Chinese government warned self-ruled Taiwan on Thursday that it was courting “disaster”, after the running mate for President Tsai Ing-wen in January elections said he was working toward the...


20. GM sues Fiat Chrysler, alleging union bribes cost it billionsPublished: November 21, 2019 13:45:08

General Motors Co on Wednesday filed a racketeering lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, alleging that its rival bribed United Auto Workers (UAW) union officials over many years to corrupt...


21. PM to visit Kolkata to watch test matchPublished: November 21, 2019 13:35:58

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to leave Dhaka for Kolkata on Friday morning to watch the second Test match of the two-match Test series between Bangladesh and India. The...


22. President pays homage to Armed Forces martyrsPublished: November 21, 2019 13:12:25

President Abdul Hamid has paid tribute to members of Armed Forces, who made supreme sacrifices during the War of Liberation, on the occasion of the Armed Forces Day. The Supreme...


23. PM urges against propaganda noting recent rumours on salt, onionPublished: November 21, 2019 13:09:20

Mentioning the recent rumours over the scarcity of onion and salt in the market, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged all not to pay heed to such propaganda. “We...


24. US offers Bangladeshi students to study at American high schoolPublished: November 21, 2019 13:03:51

The American Center at the US Embassy Dhaka has announced the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (K-L YES) Programme for academic year 2020-21 for Bangladeshi students.  The K-L YES programme...


25. Tasneem invites Irish President to open embassy in DhakaPublished: November 21, 2019 12:55:07

Bangladesh High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Saida Muna Tasneem has invited Irish President Michael Daniel Higgins to open an Embassy in Dhaka. The Ambassador also asked the Irish government...


26. Goods transportation resumes at Ctg port after 18 hoursPublished: November 21, 2019 12:45:46

Transportation of goods and containers to and from Chattogram port has resumed as truckers and covered-van drivers returned to work withdrawing their strike today. The container movement, after 18 hours...


27. EBL holds workshop on Anti-Money Laundering CompliancePublished: November 21, 2019 12:09:15

Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) in association with Accuity and Association of Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officers of Banks in Bangladesh (AACOBB) organised a half-day training workshop on Anti-Money Laundering Compliance at...


28. Suu Kyi to contest Rohingya genocide case at world courtPublished: November 21, 2019 12:02:42

Aung San Suu Kyi will appear before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to contest a case filed by Gambia accusing Myanmar of genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority, her...


29. Bangladeshi expat killed Kuwait brought homePublished: November 21, 2019 11:43:17

A Bangladeshi worker, who was killed in an accident in Kuwait on Nov 8, was laid to rest at his village home in Sitakunda upazila of Chattogram district on Wednesday....


30. Two die in Gopalganj road accidentPublished: November 21, 2019 11:33:23

Two people were killed when a covered-van hit a peddled-van on Dhaka-Khulna Highway at Dhundia in Sadar upazila of Gopalganj district on Thursday. The deceased were identified as Manjur Sardar,...


31. Salt price normal nowPublished: November 21, 2019 11:29:15

Price of salt at retail level became normal on Wednesday, a day after an abnormal hike amid rumours in the market and pressure of panic buy from consumers' end. Salt...


32. PM pays tribute to Armed Forces martyrsPublished: November 21, 2019 11:22:59

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has paid rich tributes to the martyred members of the Armed Forces by placing wreath at ‘Shikha Anirban’ in Dhaka Cantonment on the occasion of the...


33. US-China 'phase one' trade deal may not be inked this yearPublished: November 21, 2019 11:07:24

Completion of a “phase one” US-China trade deal could slide into next year, trade experts and people close to the White House said, as Beijing presses for more extensive tariff...


34. Transitioning to business education from science backgroundPublished: November 21, 2019 11:05:18

Business majors are becoming increasingly popular at the undergraduate level. Fast tracked careers, lucrative starting salaries, increased awareness about higher study prospects of business education are some of the major...


35. Google to restrict political adsPublished: November 21, 2019 10:45:22

Alphabet Inc’s Google will stop giving advertisers the ability to target election ads using data such as public voter records and general political affiliations, the company said in a blog...


36. Remittance incentives: Conversion of local currency allowedPublished: November 21, 2019 10:44:32

Remitters who will wire $1,500 or equivalent amount of other currencies or Tk 150,000 will be eligible for receiving 2.0 per cent cash incentives without showing any documents. The amount...


37. China 'not stepping up' in trade talks, Trump saysPublished: November 21, 2019 10:42:31

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he has not made a trade deal with China yet because Beijing is not “stepping up” in negotiations. “I don’t think they’re stepping...


38. Rising rice prices: Ministry for export ban, market watchPublished: November 21, 2019 10:30:34

Amid the retail price spiral of rice, food ministry has suggested banning export of the staple and intensifying market monitoring by intelligence agencies. According to officials, a letter was sent...


39. Onion prices decliningPublished: November 21, 2019 10:27:00

The prices of different varieties of onion started coming down, both in wholesale and retail markets across the city on Wednesday, according to traders and consumers. In the city's retail...


40. 'Faulty law' blamed for kidney patients' woesPublished: November 21, 2019 10:23:30

Kidney patients can survive longer by having a kidney transplant through an easy process, instead of undergoing dialysis, if the existing organ transplantation law, which is faulty, is amended, experts...


41. Tax fair fetches record Tk 26.13bPublished: November 21, 2019 10:21:14

The country-wide income tax fair concluded on Wednesday with record revenue collection worth Tk 26.13 billion and 6,55,000 income tax returns. Last year, the NBR received 4,87,573 tax returns and...


42. CPD warns of debt-servicing troublePublished: November 21, 2019 10:07:50

A think-tank on Wednesday warned that Bangladesh would face debt-servicing problem unless it proceeded with caution while securing foreign loans. "There are many countries who took loans without considering the...


43. Govt willing to fully own Sanofi's BD operationsPublished: November 21, 2019 10:06:39

After local businesses, the government is now willing to buy the French drug maker Sanofi, which decided to leave Bangladesh after 60 years of its operations, officials said. The willingness...


44. Transporters call off crippling strikePublished: November 21, 2019 09:40:01

Transport owners and workers have called off their strike after the government promised to meet their “reasonable” demands. The government and the protesters made the announcement after a nearly four-hour...


45. Youths work to digitise economics of transportation systemPublished: November 21, 2019 00:36:49

Innovation in its true essence means new ideas, creative thoughts, and new imagination. It is one of the most vital tools to survive in a competitive world today. In addition,...


46. Contest exhibits decision-making skills of tomorrow’s leadersPublished: November 21, 2019 00:34:20

The grand finale of the unique business strategy competition "BUP BCC presents Corporiddlerz 2019 Powered by NRBC Bank" took place on November 17, 2019 at the Bijoy Auditorium, Bangladesh University...