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Indian rice export prices dip

Rice prices from top exporter India extended losses this week, pressured by ample domestic supplies and the rupee's dive to record lows, reports Reuters.India's 5 per cent broken parboiled variety was quoted at $351 to $356 per tonne, down from last week's $357- $361 range, as the rupee hit an...

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Govt likely to require Tk 10.15t in three yrs

The government will require nearly Tk 10.15 trillion to implement some 1,349 ongoing projects over next three years, officials said on Wednesday.However, the government is likely to allocate Tk 8.21 trillion in the next three fiscal years' (FY) Annual Development Programme (ADP), which is Tk 1.94 trillion lower than the...

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Govt to launch app, web on pilot basis

The government is going to launch an app and a website on a pilot basis to manage complaints of customers against various e-commerce platforms, according to the authority concerned. The digital system, called the Central Complaint Management System (CCMP), is being created by the Access to Information Programme (a2i). It...

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Gaffar Chy's body likely to arrive next week

The body of prominent writer and columnist Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury - best known for writing the lyrics of "Amar Bhaier Rokte Rangano" - is likely to arrive in Dhaka next week, reports BSS.Bangladesh High Commissioner to the UK Saida Muna Tasneem said, "After the completion of required procedures, we will...

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A hawker selling colourful gamchha

A hawker selling colourful gamchha (traditional cotton towel) in Farashganj area of the city on Friday. These handloom woven towels, brought from Baburhat in Narsingdi, have a high demand among common people — FE photo by Shafiqul Alam

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A CNG-run autorickshaw left badly damaged

A CNG-run autorickshaw left badly damaged after a pick-up van collides head-on with the three-wheeler on Chandpur-Cumilla road in Miaar Bazar area of Chandpur Sadar upazila on Friday morning. Two candidates of the primary teacher recruitment-test who were going to their examination centre by this autorickshaw were killed in the...

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China raises purchases of low-priced Russian oil

China is quietly ramping up purchases of oil from Russia at bargain prices, according to shipping data and oil traders who spoke to Reuters, filling the vacuum left by Western buyers backing away from business with Russia after its invasion of Ukraine in February.The move by the world's biggest oil...

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$3.5 billion US plan for CO2 capture, storage

NEW YORK, May 20 (AFP): The United States on Thursday unveiled a $3.5-billion plan for projects to capture carbon dioxide directly from the air, a recent technology seen as a possible solution to climate change.The money will fund four major umbrella programs that include a variety of projects to capture...

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BD daily Covid cases up, with zero fatality

Both the daily Covid-19 cases and the virus test positivity rate showed upwards in Bangladesh on Friday.The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) reported 50 Covid-19 cases and its infection rate at 0.79 per cent on the day against the previous day's 35 and 0.60 per cent respectively.The DGHS also...

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Non-communicable diseases behind 70% of normal deaths: Health Minister

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque said that one million people die normal deaths in the country every year. Of these, 70 percent die of non-communicable diseases, reports UNB.He made the remarks while addressing a launching ceremony of the annual research paper organized by the Non-Communicable Diseases Control (NCDC)...

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US approves $40 bn for Ukraine as Biden rallies behind NATO bids

WASHINGTON, May 20, (AFP) : The US Congress on Thursday approved a gargantuan $40 billion aid package for Ukraine to help fight Russia's invasion as President Joe Biden rallied behind the historic NATO membership bids of Sweden and Finland.With unusually bipartisan support, the Senate voted 86-11 to pass the package-the...

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India, Bangladesh train services to resume shortly

The cross-border train services between Bangladesh and India will resume shortly, said the Indian High Commission in Dhaka on Friday, reports UNB.The Maitri Express service between Dhaka-Kolkata and the Bandhan Express Service between Kolkata-Khulna will resume on May 29, 2022. The Maitri Express will start its service from Dhaka while...

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