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Exports declines by 3pc in Dec

  Reuters . Dhaka             Bangladesh’s exports in December fell 3 percent from a year earlier to $3.1 billion, the Export Promotion Bureau said on Wednesday, 7 percent below target.For July-December, the first half of the country’s 2016-17 financial year, exports rose 4.4 percent to $16.8 billion from a year earlier, the bureau said. Shipments ... Read More »

BEZA approves 4 private economic zones The governing council of the Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) approved four private Economic Zones (EZ) on Thursday.  The approval was given in the fifth meeting of the governing council of BEZA at Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) with prime minister and chairman of the council Sheikh Hasina in the chair. Addressing the meeting the prime minister urged the officials ... Read More »

US warns its citizens to travel Bangladesh

Diplomatic Correspondent The US Department of State on Thursday warned the country’s citizens of continued threats from terrorist groups in Bangladesh and suggested that they should consider the risks of travel to and throughout the country. The state department has updating this travel warning to reflect the change in the US embassy in Dhaka’s status to “partially accompanied,” effective 5 ... Read More »

‘Democracy Killing Day’ prog: BNP seeks permission for Naya Paltan failing to get Suhrawardy

Political Correspondent Opposition political party BNP on Friday urged the government to allow it to hold its planned rally at least in front of its Naya Paltan headquarters on Saturday as a venue alternative to Suhrawardy Udyan. “We’ve sought Suhrawardy Udyan venue for our rally. We’re still saying, we’ll be able to make a successful programme at Suhrawardy Udyan tomorrow ... Read More »

Female madrasa student abducted in Mymensingh

Mymensingh Correspondent A female madrasa student was allegedly abducted at Rayergram village of the district’s Trishal upazila on Wednesday. The victim was identified as Sumaiya Akter, 10, daughter of Tara Mia of the village and five grader of Rayergram Shahid Smriti Madarasa. A case has been filed with Trishal Police Station in this connection. According to the case statement, Abdul ... Read More »

8 injured in speedboat collision in Padma

Madaraipur Correspondent At least eight people were injured in a collision between two speedboats in the mid-Padma River on Kawrakandi-Shimulia route at the district’s Shibchar upazila on Friday. The injured could not be identified immediately. They were admitted to Shibchar Upazila Hospital. Abdus Salam, manager of Kawrakandi office of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA), confirmed the news. The other ... Read More »

Mayor Mannan released on bail

Court Correspondent MA Mannan, the suspended mayor of Gazipur City Corporation, has been released on bail.   He came out from Kashimpur Central Jail-1 in Gazipur on Friday noon.   BNP leaders and activists greeted him at the gate after his release.   Mannan, an adviser to the BNP chairperson, was arrested in Dhaka on February 11 in 2015 for ... Read More »

Bangladesh squad for first test

Sport Desk Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced a 15-member squad for the first Test against New Zealand at Wellington.   A press release has been issued in this regard on Friday noon.   The first test will be held on 12 January 2017, the press release said.   Bangladesh Squad for first Test   Mushfiqur Rahim (Captain), Tamim Iqbal ... Read More »

No militant will be spared: Home minister

Crime Desk Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal today warned that none of the militants will be spared. “I always said that militants are under the watch of our law enforcing agencies,” the home boss told reporters at his Dhanmondi residence this morning while briefing about today’s ‘shootout’ that left two militants–Nurul Islam Marzan and Saddam–killed. The militants are already cornered due to the recent raids at militant ... Read More »

Saddam was wanted in 10 cases: Police

Crime Desk Saddam Hossain, who along with Neo JMB leader Nurul Islam Marzan, was killed in a ‘shootout’ with police this morning was a chief of the northern districts of the militant outfit, police said. He was accused in ten cases, said Monirul Islam, chief of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police. Among the cased, ... Read More »