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Falling interest rate to hit girls’ stipend programme

Falling interest has poised to affect the stipend programme run by the ministry of education mainly for girls and female students…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Tongi factory fire: Freeze bank accounts of Tampaco, owner: HC

Tongi factory fire: Freeze bank accounts of Tampaco, owner: HC

The High Court on Monday asked the Bangladesh Bank to freeze the bank accounts of Tampaco Foil Limited and its owner.
It also asked the central bank to allow the factory owner to withdraw money…

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

Tongi factory fire: Remains of three more workers found

The remains of three more people were recovered on Monday from the debris of Tampaco Foils Limited collapse following fire on September 10 at Tongi…

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

Moheshkhali power hub: Chinese firm for developing site, coal terminal sans bidding

China National Complete Engineering Corporation has proposed to develop land and construct a coal terminal for the government’s planned Moheshkhali power hub without any bidding…

September 27, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Bangladesh skipper Mashrafee bin Muratza makes an unsuccessful appeal during their first one-day international against Afghanistan at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday. New Age photo

Mashrafee feels great relief

Bangladesh skipper Mashrafee bin Murtaza said on Monday that he was relieved to get over the opening match against Afghanistan as his team-mates could hold their nerves during the time of crisis…

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

Graft, irregularities: ACC finds 13 of its staff involved

The Anti-Corruption Commission recently detected corruption and irregularities committed by five of its officers and eight employees…

September 26, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES
Bangladesh batsmen Tamim Iqbal (R) and Mahmudullah run between the wickets during their first one-day international match against Afghanistan at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday. — Sourav Losker

Tigers clinch a cliffhanger

Bangladesh lacked penetration in their bowling and were about to be punished by Afghanistan before a dramatic comeback helped them pulled off heist in the first one-day international in Dhaka on Sunday…

September 26, 2016 · 0 comments · Cricket, Front Page, National, Sports, TOP STORIES

Chinese president’s visit: Four loan agreements, six MoUs likely to be signed

Ten deals including four loan agreements of about $1.25 billion are likely to be inked during the maiden visit of Chinese president Xi Jinping to Dhaka scheduled for October 14…

September 26, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Secretariat security: Employees restricted to stay beyond office hours

The government has asked all ministries and divisions to ensure that none of their employees stay inside the Bangladesh Secretariat beyond office hours considering overall security of the country’s administrative hub…

September 26, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Mymensingh DC in soup for joining ‘royal farewells’

The Anti Corruption Commission is going to ask the Public Administration Ministry to take action against the outgoing deputy commissioner of Mymensingh as he joined 35 ‘royal farewells’ and received gifts recently…

September 26, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

MP’s son Rumon remanded in extortion case

A court in Satkhira on Sunday placed Rashed Sarwar Rumon, son of Rifat Amin, MP of a reserved seat for woman in Satkhira, on a three-day remand in an extortion case…

September 26, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Tampaco workers’ fate darkens

Uncertainty casts shadow over the fate of the workers of fire-ravaged Tampaco factory as investigation by police and other authorities could make no major headway…

September 25, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

AL internal clash kills two

Two people were killed and 20 were injured in an internal clash of the ruling Awami League at Machhpara village of sadar upazila in Kushtia Saturday morning…

September 25, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Intel agency for NID verification for remittance payments

An intelligence agency has made a number of recommendations including verification of national identification numbers by all banks while paying remittance, officials said…

September 25, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Faded prints make pry textbooks illegible

Printed mostly on newsprints primary school textbooks became illegible making the students worried how they would pursue their studies over the three remaining months of the academic year…

September 25, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Advance income tax on pvt vehicles: govt ignores HC rule

The government provided no explanation to the High Court Division in nearly a year why advance income tax on private cars, jeeps and microbuses collected from their users in addition to annual tax on their earnings would not be declared illegal…

September 25, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Bangladesh resume int’l duty today

Bangladesh will end their long international hibernation today when they play the first match of three-match one-day international series against Afghanistan at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium at Mirpur…

September 25, 2016 · 0 comments · Cricket, Front Page, National, Sports, TOP STORIES

Huge domestic borrowing weighs on economy

Government borrowing from domestic sources including banking sector hit a record growth of nearly 45 per cent in the immediate-past financial year, as shrunk investment opportunities weighed on the economy, a finance ministry report revealed…

September 24, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

Basic literacy project makes no headway

A five-year government project on providing basic literacy and life skills to 45 lakh adults and adolescents involving NGOs by 2018 failed to make any headway…

September 24, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

DRAFT DISCIPLINE RULES FOR LOWER COURT JUDGES: SC for speedy action for misconduct

The Supreme Court wants drastic changes in the procedures of penalizing lower court judges for misconduct and corruption prescribed by draft Judicial Service (Discipline) Rules prepared by the government…

September 24, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National, TOP STORIES

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