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Smart tech for BGB to protect frontiers

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Monday that the government has been providing the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) with state-of-the-art technology to ensure foolproof security at the frontiers and combat transnational crimes, report agencies."Smart digital surveillance and technical response systems have been installed at borders to ensure foolproof security and...

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FCBs' female workforce highest at 24.18pc

The numbers of female officers and employees at the foreign commercial banks remained higher than in the country's other types of banks in the July-December period of 2023.The female workforce in the foreign commercial banks (FCBs) stood highest at 24.18 per cent in July-December last year, according to Gender Equality...

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S Alam sugar mill in Ctg catches fire

A fire erupted at a sugar mill of conglomerate S Alam Group in the Moizzartek area of Chattogram, reports bdnews24.com.Fire Service and Civil Defence personnel were working to douse the fire after it broke out around 4pm on Monday, said Zahir Hossain, chief of Karnaphuli Police Station. There were no...

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Economy facing major challenges, yet Q2 shows signs of improvement

Country's economy is facing significant challenges as reflected in the majority of key indicators mainly due to the prevailing global and internal adversities, according to a leading local business chamber."As many as six out of nine key economic indicators, prepared by the Bangladesh Bank, signal significant challenges facing the new...

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No scope for price hike in Ramadan, says Titu

There is no room for increasing prices of any products during the month of Ramadan as there is an abundance of supply," said State Minister for Commerce Ahsanul Islam Titu on Monday, according to reports from agencies."Directives have been issued to the deputy commissioners to maintain discipline in the transportation...

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Govt to sell rice, meat, eggs at low, fair prices

In two separate efforts, the government will begin selling rice to 5 million families at a very low price, and beef, mutton, chickens, and eggs to the general public at affordable prices at 30 locations in the city, report agencies.Starting from March 10, the government will sell daily necessities, including...

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HC orders demolishing 922 illegal brick kilns in Barishal, Rangpur divisions

The High Court ordered on Monday the demolition of 922 illegal brick kilns in Barishal and Rangpur divisions within four weeks. The Divisional Commissioners of the two divisions have been instructed to comply with the order and to also take punitive action against the brick kiln owners under the Bangladesh...

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Tigers lose in nail biting first T20 to Lanka

Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by three in a nail-biting finish in the first Twenty20 international at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium in Sylhet on Monday, report agencies.Debutant Jaker Ali Anik, a young guy who demonstrated a strong performance in the recently concluded Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), scored 68 runs of just...

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Govt to include health dimension in national adaptation plan

The government will incorporate the health dimension into its national adaptation plan (NAP) strategies to address climate-induced non-communicable diseases in the country, said Environment Minister Saber Hossain Chowdhury.For this to happen, the nexus between health and climate change is essential, he added. The minister made these remarks as the chief...

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NY Court rules in BB's favour for case to proceed against RCBC

In a historic decision on February 29, the New York State Supreme Court, First Appellate Department, ruled in favour of Bangladesh Bank in its pursuit of justice against Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) and key individuals involved in the infamous theft of approximately $81 million, reports UNB.The First Appellate Department...

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