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Three held with fake currency notes in city

Crime desk Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) detained three persons with fake currency of notes from Keraniganj of the capital on Wednesday evening. The detainees are identified as Humayun Kabir, 42, Ali, 28 and Tithi Aktar, 20. RAB Media and Legal Wing Senior Assistant Director ASP Mizanur Rahman Bhuiyan confirmed the matter. He said, acting on a tip off, a team ... Read More »

Truck kills 2 kids in Gazipur Two children were killed in a road accident while a truck rammed them in Dakshin Panishail area in Gazipur City Corporation on Wednesday. The deceased were identified as Rotna, 4, daughter of Alamgir Hossain, Abdullah, 6, son of Chan Mollah. Police said that a wood laden truck turned into turned during parking the vehicle in the area, leaving the ... Read More »

PM for greater transboundary water collaboration Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wednesday underlined the importance of greater collaboration on development and utilizing transboundary freshwater resources for economic development. “Water is wealth. For us, water is about everyday sustenance – in cities, across villages – over the ages. So we need to understand the ‘value’ of water,” she said while addressing a discussion on World’s Underwater on ... Read More »

Govt to build 2nd LNG terminal in Moheshkhali The cabinet approved the proposal to deploy the second LNG terminal of US-based Excelerate Energy in Moheshkhali, as the government seeks to speed up the import of gas to meet growing demand. The approval was given at a meeting held with Finance Minister AMA Muhith in the chair on Wednesday. After the meeting cabinet division additional secretary Mostafizur Rahman ... Read More »

Zila Parishad members take oath Newly-elected members of 61 Zila Parishads (district councils) took oath on Wednesday morning. Local government, rural development and cooperatives minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain administered the oath in two phases at Osmani Memorial auditorium in the city. A total of 1,169 members of district councils took the oath. Election Commission (EC) sources said that on January 11 last, Prime Minister ... Read More »

Youth killed in city clash over cricket match A youth was killed in a clash between two groups of people centering a cricket match in Tejkunipara area of Tejgaon in capital on Wednesday noon. The deceased was identified as Abdul Aziz, 18, son of Basir Hossain. The clash took place at 3:00pm. Sources said that Aziz and Saimon locked into altercation during playing a cricket match in ... Read More »

PM’s flight glitch: 2 put on 5-day fresh remand A Dhaka court on Wednesday placed two staff of Bangladesh Biman on five-day fresh remand in a case filed over technical glitches on a flight carrying Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Nurunnahar Yasmin passed the order after hearing. The two accused are Engineer Nazmul Haque and Junior Technician Shah Alam. Earlier, Inspector of Counter Terrorism and Transnational ... Read More »

Dollar swoons after Trump critique; Pound rises on Brexit plan

NEW YORK :  The dollar tumbled Tuesday after President-elect Donald Trump said the American currency was too strong, while the pound rallied after British Prime Minister Theresa May released her Brexit blueprint. The fluctuations in foreign exchange came as most larger equity markets fell as markets look ahead to Friday’s inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump. The greenback fell sharply ... Read More »

DSCC eviction drive: Hawkers return to footpaths Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) authority kept the continuous drive against city hawkers but the footpath grabbers were also seen to occupy the footpaths again. In Gulistan, Paltan, Doinik Bangla Intersection, Baitul Mukarram and several other areas hawkers are found doing business on footpaths and on rickshaw vans loaded with their merchandises, disrupting movement of pedestrians and vehicles. The ... Read More »

Stocks see corrections breaking 7-day rally Market went through major corrections on Wednesday, breaking a ceaseless rally that continued at both Dhaka and Chittagong stock exchanges in the past seven sessions in a row. The corrections in prices of majority of the traded shares were, however, moderate to low level as the demand side remained considerably strong on active buying by both individual and institutional ... Read More »