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Kamal defends approval of new banks

Finance Minister A H M Mustafa Kamal said on Monday...

Ministry orders snapping of illegal gas lines by June

The energy ministry has set deadline until June 2019 for...

NBR detects Tk 17m VAT evasion by two firms

Officials of Dhaka West Zone have detected evasion of Value...

Pursue free trade deals to offset loss of benefits: PC

The Planning Commission (PC) foresees tough days for Bangladesh's economy...

News Watch- (19-2-2019)

HC turns down writ challenging MPs holding posts The High...

POLITICS & POLICIES

Left students besiege VC office with six-pt demand

Two platforms of leftist student organisations -- the Pragatishil Chhatra...

Banning Jamaat hinges on court, says Quader

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said on Monday...

BCL infighting hurts 40 at Jagannath University

At least 40 people, including three journalists, were injured during...

Cops prepare charge sheet accusing six

Police have prepared a chargesheet accusing six people, including sacked...

Fakhrul returns from Singapore after treatment

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir returned home from...

METRO / NEWS

Rohingyas need stronger cyclone shelters: IFRC

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)...

Deaths in Thakurgaon firing unexpected, says BGB chief

THAKURGAON, Feb 18 (UNB): Director General (DG) of Border Guard...

Govt to take steps to hold unified Ijtema next year

GAZIPUR, Feb 18 (UNB): State minister of Religious Affairs Sheikh...

Austrian FM due today

Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl arrives in Dhaka today (Tuesday)...

37 grab 30 acres of Dhaleshwari land in Singair, says DC

Some 30 acres of land along the Dhaleshwari River under...

VIEWS & OPINION

Resolving the 'connectedness' crisis

Bangladesh's pathetic placement in the 2018 Global Connectedness Index (GCI:...

Munich security conference: US goes it alone

Security is a fundamental human concern. The Munich Security Conference...

EDITORIAL

Pushing pharmaceutical export frontier

The pharmaceutical sector faces a redefining and reinventing moment. Protected...

Road anarchy: Painful phase of nonchalance

Notwithstanding the recent campaigns by law enforcers to bring discipline...

Introduction of pensions in Bangladesh: Points to ponder

The Government of Bangladesh (GoB) is mulling the introduction of...

Fire at Suhrawardy hospital and doctors' humanitarian job

A devastating fire broke out in the Suhrawardy Medical College...

Tobacco farming on government hospital land

A daily recently reported about tobacco farming on a hospital...

Waste management in Dhaka

Dhaka has been rated as the one of the worst...

VIEWS & REVIEWS

Dynamics of engineering jobs, evolving competence needs

Often wealth creation capacity of a country is linked to...

LAST PAGE

StanChart projects 7.2pc growth for Bangladesh

Bangladesh economy is likely to grow at a rate of...

Businesses suffer for suspension of IP issuance from Chattogram

CHATTOGRAM, Feb 18: The Chief Controller of Import and Export...

S Arabia, Pakistan sign $20b investment deals

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Sunday Saudi Arabia...

Call drop rate highest in GP: BTRC survey

Top mobile telephony firm GrameenPhone has the highest call drop...

Ijtema ends today with Akheri Munajat

GAZIPUR, Feb 18 (BSS): The five-day Biswas Ijtema will end...

STOCK & CORPORATE

IDRA move for central database, UMP

The Insurance Development and Regulatory Authority (IDRA) has taken a...

DSEX slumps to six-week low as major sectors tumble

Stocks plummeted on Monday, after remaining positive in the past...

BRAC Bank, Shahriar Steel sign deal

BRAC Bank Limited has signed an Employee Banking Agreement with...

News Briefs-(19-2-2019)

Disbursement of dividend Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Ltd.: The...

COUNTRY

Rangpur TTC produces 16,000 skilled workforce

RANGPUR, Feb 18 (BSS): Rangpur Technical Training Centre (TTC) has...

PDB implements Tk 9.64b project in Rajshahi div

RAJSHAHI, Feb 18 (BSS): Power Development Board (PDB) has been...

WORLD

Diana's sons split households over royal family row

LONDON, Feb 18 (The Sun): Prince William and Harry are...

North Korea faces 'historic turning point'

SEOUL, Feb 18 (AFP): North Korea is facing a "significant,...

Militants kill six Pakistan troops in border area near Iran

ISLAMABAD, Feb 18 (AP): Pakistani police say militants in two...

SPORTS

BCB announces domestic T20 tournament from Feb 25

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced that a Twenty20...

England face West Indies eyeing WC preparation

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Feb 18 (AFP): England enter the home stretch...

Indonesian football official questioned over match-fixing scandal

JAKARTA, Feb 18 (AFP): Indonesia's top football official, who has...

TRADE & MARKET

US-China trade conflict a major concern for global economy: ICCB

The International Chamber of Commerce, Bangladesh (ICCB) has said the...

TIC opens clothes hanger factory at Meghna Economic Zone

TIC Group, an Australia-based multinational company, inaugurated its new factory...

Battery industry leaders demand special industrial zone

Battery industry leaders demanded a special industrial zone for battery...

Strengthen school banking to create savings habit, say bankers

Bankers have stressed on strengthening of the school banking system...