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Objective of govt car loan facility remains unmet

The public expenditure on transport pool is still high even though the government provides motor vehicles to eligible public servants, revealed official figures.Transport pool is the government department responsible for providing transport to government departments, agencies and the maintenance of public vehicles in Bangladesh. It is under the ministry of...

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CPA claims to have halved cost, time of exports, shippers differ

The Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) said costs and time of exports through the port have halved, but users disagree.The port operator made the claim while responding to a survey of the World Bank's 'Ease of Doing Business' index.The port users, however, have differed with the CPA's claim. The CPA said...

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Anti-dumping duty on powdered milk likely

The government is considering imposing anti-dumping duty on import of powdered milk to protect the local industry and ensure fair price of nutrient-rich liquid food, officials concerned said.Industry insiders said substandard and cheap powdered milk imported by a section of traders is being sold in the domestic market randomly which...

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Banks for independent source to verify foreign trade price

Banks want an independent source for price verification of imported and exported goods and services so that they can check mis-invoicing to prevent trade-based money laundering, a survey has found. According to the survey, 50 per cent banks want an independent source for price verification and some 60 per cent...

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Modi plots course after landslide win

NEW DELHI, May 24 (AFP): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met allies and former mentors Friday to plot a course for his second term after a landslide victory left the once-mighty Gandhi dynasty reeling.A considerable to-do list includes addressing India's lacklustre economic growth and reducing unemployment, as well as fixing...

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UNHCR asks Myanmar to show results

YANGON, May 24 (AFP): Myanmar must "show results" to convince Rohingya refugees to return, the UNHCR head said Friday.UN's High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said this Friday at the end of his first visit to Myanmar since the crackdown against Rohingya Muslims in 2017.A brutal military campaign in western...

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News Watch (25-05-2019)

Installation of 13th span on Padma Bridge todayMUNSHIGANJ, May 24: Nearly two kilometres of the 6.15-kilometre Padma Bridge will become visible with the installation of the 13th span tomorrow. "Preparation is underway to install the 150- metre long span on 14 and 15 number pillars of the bridge ," an...

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Sehri, Iftar & Prayer Timings (25-05-2019)

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