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BD has to comply with REX system by June 30

Bangladesh gets a six-month grace period until June 30 to comply with the European Union's (EU) Registered Exporter (REX) certification system of origin of goods to retain the GSP (generalised system of preference) facility there, officials said.The effective application date of REX system for Bangladesh began on January 01, 2019,...

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A couple wearing face masks

A couple wearing face masks wait on a MTR underground metro train platform during a Lunar New Year of the Rat public holiday in Hong Kong on Monday, as a preventative measure following a coronavirus outbreak which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan — AFP

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BSEZ may bring in foreign investment of US$20b

Bangladesh Special Economic Zone (BSEZ), dedicated for Japanese investors, is expected to bring in foreign investment worth US$20 billion.The Special Economic Zone (SEZ) being developed on 1,000 acres of land in Araihazar upazila of Narayanganj will be operational by 2022.This was revealed at a contract signing ceremony between Infrastructure Development...

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Project taken for 'urban redevelopment' of Old Dhaka, says Minister

Housing and Public Works Minister SM Rezaul Karim on Monday said Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) has taken a project for 'urban redevelopment', aiming to resolve the existing civic problems of Old Dhaka, reports UNB.In reply to a tabled question from ruling Awami League MP M Abdul Latif, the minister also...

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SSC candidate run over, killed by WASA lorry

A school boy was killed in a road crash on Monday after a water tanker of Dhaka WASA ran over him in Wari area of Dhaka. The deceased was identified as Abir Ahmed, an SSC (Secondary School Certificate) candidate of Wari High School and son of one Hanif Miah. When...

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West Bengal assembly passes anti-CAA resolution

KOLKATA, Jan 27 (Agencies): The West Bengal assembly on Monday passed a resolution against CAA brought by the state government demanding that the contentious citizenship law be repealed forthwith and NPR and the proposed NRC be withdrawn. Speaking on the resolution, chief minister Mamata Banerjee said the Citizenship Amendment Act...

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Govt mulling abolishment of grouping system in SSC

Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Monday said the government is considering abolishment of grouping system in the secondary school certificate level, reports UNB.The Minister said this while replying to a tabled question from opposition Jatiya Party MP Fakhrul Imam in Parliament."In that case, all students will get opportunity to...

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Sajjadul Hasan new chairman of Biman

Sajjadul Hasan, a former secretary to the Prime Minister's Office, has been named the new chairman of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, reports bdnews24.com.Joint Secretary to the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism Md Mosharraf Hossain confirmed the development on Monday.

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Prime mover workers call 24-hr strike Thursday

CHATTOGRAM, Jan. 27: The Prime Mover-Trailer Workers Union has called a 24-hour strike from Thursday morning demanding issuance of heavy engine licence to the drivers of prime movers, trailers and lorries. Leaders of the union made the call at a press conference at Chattogram Press Club this morning demanding that...

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Mild tremor jolts Sylhet

SYLHET, Jan 27 (UNB): A mild tremor jolted different parts of the division on Monday morning.The earthquake, measuring 4.1 magnitude on the Richter Scale, was felt at 1:11 pm which lasted for few seconds, said Senior Observer Lutfar Rahman of Sylhet Meteorological Department.The epicentre of the earthquake was in the...

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City corporation candidates pass busy hours

All mayoral and councillor candidates of the two city corporations (DNCC and DSCC) passed busy hours in campaigns and publicity rallies on Monday as the election day nears. Elections of the two city corporations -- Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) -- will be held...

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RAB rescues 13 Rohingya women from traffickers in city

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has rescued 13 young Rohingya women and arrested two suspected traffickers in a drive on a flat in Dhaka's Aftabnagar, reports bdnews24.com.The women rescued on Sunday are around 18 years old, said ABM Faizul Islam, an additional superintendent of police at RAB.The arrested trafficking suspects...

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