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Nov sees exports back in green

The country's merchandise shipments again showed positive trend with a meagre growth in November this year after witnessing a fall in the previous month of October.The single-month income in November'20 grew by 0.76 per cent to US$3.07 billion which was $3.05 billion in the corresponding month of 2019, according to...

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Mannan suggests probing banks' reluctance

Planning minister MA Mannan has suggested that the central bank enquire about reasons behind some banks' reluctance to disburse Covid-19 stimulus packages.He is unhappy over poor execution of some packages, especially for CMSME (cottage, micro, small and medium enterprise) sector badly hit by the pandemic.All banks are legally bound to...

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Cases, deaths see uptrend

Both the number of new cases and fatalities maintained up trends as 2,316 more people got infected with Covid-19 and 35 others died of the deadly disease during the past 24 hours ending at 8:00 am on Thursday.With new deaths, the toll from Covid-19 rose to 6,748 until Thursday since...

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Bhasanchar relocation starts today

The authorities concerned are prepared to start the much-talked-about relocation of Rohingyas to Bhasan Char Island from today (Friday).According to the plan, nearly 4,000 Rohingyas will be primarily relocated to the 13,000-acre island, where 1,440 tin-shed buildings were built to house the refugees.Bangladesh Navy implemented the Bhasan Char project for...

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Construction set for Jan start

The Dhaka metro rail company has planned to start construction of the MRT-6 extension from Motijheel to Kamalapur Railway Station by next month although the complexities over the project are yet to be resolved.Officials said the Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited (DMTCL) has taken the decision based on the approval...

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Investment ceilings cut 'It could be done gradually'

The government lowered the maximum investment ceilings of purchasing three types of savings certificates on Thursday.The certificates are - Five-Year Bangladesh Sanchaypatra, Three-Month Profit-Based Sanchaypatra, and Paribar Sanchaypatra (family savings certificate).Small investors can now purchase these savings certificates up to Tk 5.0 million in total in single name, and Tk...

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Prayer Timings-(04-12-2020)

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