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MPS may not cure economic ills

Local think-tank Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) finds Bangladesh's latest monetary policy deficient on many counts, including job and income generation in this crisis time, and says it is unlikely to help steer the economy through the headwind. "The monetary policy statement (MPS) is not supportive of the moves necessary...

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Tigers secure first-ever T20 win over Australia

An enigmatic display of spin bowling by Nasum Ahmed has fired Bangladesh to their first-ever T20 win against Australia with a 23-run victory on a low-scoring surface in Mirpur, reports bdnews24.com.Asked to bat first, efforts from Shakib Al Hasan (36) and Mohammad Naim (30) pushed the Tigers to 131 for...

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Most banks see H1 EPS grow

Most of the listed banks registered hefty growth in EPS for January-June, 2021 compared to same period of the previous year mainly because of suspension of loan classification.Experts and the officials of the central bank have said the EPS (Earnings per share) of banks rose significantly as they were not...

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Virus curbs ease from August 11

Despite an alarming surge in the numbers of coronavirus infection and subsequent fatalities, the government on Tuesday decided to allow operations of shops, businesses, offices and transport on a limited scale from August 11.However, it also extended the ongoing hard lockdown by five more days to August 10 in a...

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BD records 235 more deaths, 15,776 cases

Bangladesh reported 235 more deaths from Covid-19 and 15,776 new cases on Tuesday as the surge in viral infections continues almost unabated countrywide.Of the latest toll, highest deaths were recorded at 73 in Dhaka division, followed by Chattogram at 65, Khulna at 32, Rajshahi at two, Sylhet, Mymensingh and Rangpur...

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WB 'intended' to help BD

The World Bank said it was helping Bangladesh address the needs of the displaced Rohingya population until their safe and voluntary return to Myanmar."The Bank is also supporting Bangladesh to minimise the impact of the influx on the host communities," it said in a statement on Tuesday.The Washington-based lender also...

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Prayer Timings (04-08-2021)

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