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Stop giving services to 'errant' RMG units

The government has instructed the apparel sector trade-bodies - BGMEA and BKMEA - to stop providing the required services to some 219 'non-compliant' factories for exporting ready-made garment (RMG) products, officials said.Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA) in separate letters have...

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Mahmudullah, Kayes lift Tigers to 249 against Afghans

A brilliant 128-run partnership between Mahmudullah and Imrul Kayes has lifted Bangladesh to 249 after another batting collapse against Afghanistan in their second Super Four match of the Asia Cup, reports bdnews24.com.Mahmudullah hit three boundaries and two sixes for his 74 off 81 before being caught by Rashid Khan off...

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Waning grant flow creating pressure on budget financing

The availability of foreign grant has been declining over the past few years, putting the government's budget financing under pressure. Development partners now view that Bangladesh's gross national income (GNI) has increased, and that's why the country can get less grant or the aid which need not be repaid. The...

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Move to broaden APTA coverage, membership

APTA member states now plan to turn the trade pact into a comprehensive regional agreement covering trade in goods, services, investment and trade facilitation, officials said.The move is likely to be endorsed at a ministerial conference of APTA (Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement) to be held in July next, they said, adding...

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Unauthorised structures are occupying vacant Bangladesh Railway land

Unauthorised structures are occupying vacant Bangladesh Railway land near the Kuril flyover. The entire area could be turned into a beautiful place for recreation through proper planning — FE photo by KAZ Sumon

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News Watch (24-9-2018)

PM leaves London on way to NYAfter a two-day stopover, Prime Minister (PM) Sheikh Hasina left London for New York on Sunday morning to join the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). A British Airways flight carrying the PM and her entourage left Heathrow Airport at 11:05...

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Prayer Timings-(24-9-2018)

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