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Reduce Biman fare for Hajj pilgrims: HAAB

Opposing the proposed air fare hike for hajj pilgrims this year, the Hajj Agencies Association of Bangladesh (HAAB) urged the government even to revise the last year's fare downward. Terming the proposed hike in the air fare of Biman Bangladesh...

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire is optimistic of reaching a deal on a global tax on digital companies, despite an initial failure to agree one with the United States (US), reports Reuters. "We are moving in the right direction," Le Maire told Reuters TV at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos on Thursday, adding that he thought France was close to striking an agreement with the United States. US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed the issue in a phone call on Sunday, with both sides sounding positive afterwards, in contrast to the threats the US has made to impose tariffs on exports of champagne and other luxury goods in retaliation...

Red chillies hotter

Red chillies (dry chillies) have become hotter with prices increased significantly by 80-90 per cent in last one and a half weeks. A kilogram (kg) of dried red chilli was sold at Tk 380-Tk 450 in the retail markets in...