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Uncertain business climate raises BB dollar purchase

An uncertain business environment has pushed the Bangladesh Bank to purchase more US dollars from the local banks, which are facing lack of demand of the US banknotes…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

BASIC Bank seeks more money

Scam ridden BASIC Bank, facing capital crunch earlier this month requested the government to bail it out for the third timer since 2014, finance ministry officials said…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Border villagers migrating after government asked people to vacate their villages within 10 kilometres from international border with Pakistan as a precautionary measure following India’s surgical strikes in PoK, near Attari on Thursday. — AP/PTI Photo

India claims ‘surgical strike’ on Pak target

India said on Thursday it had conducted ‘surgical strikes’ on suspected militants preparing to infiltrate from Pakistan-ruled Kashmir, making its first direct military response to an attack on an army base it blames on Pakistan and raising the risk of escalation…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · International, South Asia, TOP STORIES

ADB to lend $8b

The Asian Development Bank said on Thursday that it would increase public and private sector lending to Bangladesh to $8 billion in 2016-20…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

England arrive today sans pace duo

England cricket team arrives here today amid unprecedented security for a one-month long tour that comprises a two-Test and three-match one-day international series but without their key pacers James Anderson and Mark Wood for injury…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Arrest warrant issued for Tarique in sedition case

A Dhaka court on Thursday issued arrest warrants for Bangladesh Nationalist Party senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman and a former chief correspondent of ETV, Mahathir Farooki Parash, in a sedition case…

September 30, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Boycotts cast shadow on SAARC summit

The 19th SAARC summit scheduled for November 9-10 in Islamabad is set to be postponed as Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Bhutan and India pulled out of participation in the summit, according to diplomatic sources in Dhaka and Kathmandu…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES: No oversight ruins capital

The high-powered Urban Development Committee created a decade back to oversee the capital’s development activities has been crippled by inactivity…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Bangladesh batsman Mosaddek Hossain plays a shot during their second one-day international match against Afghanistan at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Wednesday. — Sanaul Haque

Afghanistan stun Tigers to level series

Bangladesh paid the price of poor batting to suffer a shock two-wicket loss to Afghanistan in the second one-day international on Wednesday, which kept them waiting for final match on October 1 to wrap-up the series…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Cricket, Front Page, National, Sports, TOP STORIES

SINGLE POINT MOORING WITHOUT BIDDING: Officials to go abroad to evaluate contractor’s capability

The energy and mineral resources division will send a team of its officials Angola and Abu Dhabi to evaluate the capabilities of the contractor appointed for the implementation of Single Point Mooring project and the cost of similar job…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
People from all walks of life pay tribute to the mortal remains of writer Syed Shamsul Haq at Central Shaheed Minar in the capital on Wednesday. — Sourav Lasker

Tributes of love showered on Syed Haq

People from all walks of life poured their heartfelt love and respect at Central Shaheed Minar on Wednesday as the mortal remains of celebrated writer Syed Shamsul Haq, who died Tuesday, was kept there…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

ADB okays $1.5b loan for railway linking Cox’s Bazar

The Asian Development Bank will provide US$ 1.5 billion to Bangladesh to build a dual-gauge railway line between Dohazari and Cox’s Bazar, the Manila-based multilateral lending agency on Wednesday said…

September 29, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Awarding projects sans bidding rises

Awarding projects without bidding rose sharply in the past one year creating scopes for an increase in project costs in the absence of competition…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Syed Shamsul Haq

Syed Shamsul Haq dies

Independence Day award-winning poet-playwright Syed Shamsul Haq died at the capital’s United Hospital on Tuesday evening. He was 80.
He had been suffering from lung cancer…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump shakes hands with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton after the debate at Hofstra University in New York on Monday. — Reuters photo

Clinton, Trump clash in fiery first debate

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump traded insults and sparred over temperament, stamina and judgement Monday, in a fiery US presidential debate that often saw the Republican on the back foot…

Tigers hunt 100th win, series

Bangladesh will look to earn their 100-th win in one-day internationals when they take on Afghanistan in the second ODI of the three-match series at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium today…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Cricket, Front Page, National, Sports, TOP STORIES

SAARC summit uncertain as Delhi pulls out

The 19th SAARC summit scheduled for November in Islamabad has become uncertain as India has already pulled out of participation in the summit…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

15-year old boy cries for justice

15-year school boy Sabbir Shikdar on Tuesday broke down before a High Court Division bench while narrating the repeated tortures he was subjected to during three days of confinement..

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Hannan Shah dies

Hannan Shah dies

Bangladesh Nationalist Party standing committee member ASM Hannan Shah died at a hospital in Singapore early Tuesday.
He was 75.
His body would be brought to Dhaka from Singapore today, said a BNP release…

September 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, Politics, TOP STORIES
The Gulistan-Jatrabari flyover remains without traffic while vehicles, to avoid the high rate of toll slapped on the movement of vehicles on the flyover, get caught in a snarl-up just beneath. The photo was taken at Gulistan in Dhaka on Monday. — Indrajit Ghosh

No let-up in city traffic chaos

Successive costly but unrealistic initiatives failed to improve the capital’s chaotic traffic over the last 11 years.
In no other city of the world traffic management is as chaotic as in the Bangladesh capital….

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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