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Wholesale and retail trade

The women's engagement in wholesale and retail trades increased by 126 per cent over a period of one decade due to their higher participation in small and medium enterprises (SMEs), official data showed.The number of businesses jumped to 203,189 in the last fiscal year (FY2019-20) from that of only 89,848...

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DESCO draws flak over delays in project work

State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid on Thursday heavily criticised DESCO for taking much time than required to install 24 electricity substations.He expressed the dissatisfaction while inaugurating operations of the substations at a virtual event, presided over by DSECO chairman Sheikh Faizul Amin.The Dhaka Electric Supply...

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First underground metro rail project to kick off in Mar

FE ReportDhaka metro rail company plans to start the country's first ever underground metro rail project, known as Mass Rapid Transit Line-1 or MRT-1, in March next year, amid challenges to get the land for its depot and complete detailed design in due course.According to the plan of the MRT-1...

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Virus cases surge in Africa as third wave gains pace: WHO

Coronavirus infections in Africa are surging as a third wave of the pandemic gathers pace on the continent, fuelled by the spread of more contagious variants, the World Health Organization said on Thursday, report agencies."Africa is in the midst of a full-blown third wave. The sobering trajectory of surging cases...

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SC scraps HC order transferring land to Dutch Dairy

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court Thursday cancelled a registered deed by which over 119 acres land of Horihor Tea Estate in Brahmanbaria was transferred in favour of a dairy farm named Dutch Dairy Limited.The apex court at the same time scrapped a High Court (HC) ad-interim order that...

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Amid approaching vehicles, this mother is trying to pull her daughter from the other side of the road divider

Amid approaching vehicles, this mother is trying to pull her daughter from the other side of the road divider through an iron railing, risking their lives. The photo was taken near Gabtoli Bridge in the city on Thursday FE photo by KAZ Sumon

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Further spike in veggie prices

Prices of summer vegetables have increased notably in Dhaka's kitchen markets, thus augmenting woes of the consumers further.Broiler chicken and egg prices have also showed further hike in the past seven days.Most of the seasonal vegetables were sold between Tk 50 and Tk 90 a kilogram last week, up by...

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People standing in a line at Mugda Medical College and Hospital in the city on Thursday to have their samples tested for

People standing in a line at Mugda Medical College and Hospital in the city on Thursday to have their samples tested for coronavirus. As the Covid-19 infections once again keep on rising in the capital and beyond, people are turning to the designated health facilities for coronavirus testing — FE...

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Transport plan Thrust on projects with less investment

The activities of Dhaka Transport Coordination Authority (DTCA) must be focused in a way so that all transport agencies and stakeholders follow the city's transport plan known as strategic transport plan to ensure mobility of people.Emphasis has also been given to work on the projects with less investment but easy...

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