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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Clashes on Yemen west coast kill over 100: medics

International Desk Fierce battles between Yemeni government forces and Shiite rebels on the country’s west coast have killed more than 100 fighters in the past 24 hours, officials said on Sunday.   The bodies of at least 90 Huthi rebels were taken to a hospital in the Red Sea city of Hodeida, which is controlled by the insurgents, while 19 ... Read More »

Prime Minister says Canada welcomes refugees

International  Desk Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Saturday that Canada will welcome refugees rejected by President Donald Trump.   Trudeau also plans to discuss the success of Canada’s refugee policy with Trump.   Trudeau reacted to Trump’s visa ban for people from certain Muslim-majority countries by tweeting, “To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, ... Read More »

Dhaka Int’l trade fair extended by 4 days

Economic Correspondent A decision has been taken to extend the Dhaka International Trade Fair 2017 by four days following the demands of participating businessmen.   Rezaul Karim, Joint Secretary of Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), has confirmed the news to risingbd.com on Sunday.   He said time for the fair has been extended following the demands of the participating businessmen.   ... Read More »

Tofail urges India to remove trade barriers

businessnews24bd.com Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Sunday urged India to take steps so that tariff and non-tariff barriers cannot hinder bilateral trade. “Export-import should be increased by barriers to Bangladesh’s trade with India,” he said while holding a meeting with Indian Trade and Industries Minister Nirmala Sitaraman at Vishakhapatnam in Andhroprodesh in India. Tofail Ahmed called on the Indian Minister ... Read More »

Rickshaw van driver, who carried PM Hasina getting job in Air Force

The Gopalganj rickshaw van driver, who carried Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina around her ancestral village, will be getting a job in the air force, local Awami League leaders said, reports bdnews24.com  On Friday, Hasina went around her ancestral village at Gopalganj’s Tungiparha with her nephew Radwan Mujib Siddiq Bobby. A photo sent by the Press Information Department (PID) showed her face ... Read More »

Wall Street stocks finish dramatic week with a whimper

NEW YORK, Jan 28, 2017 :  Wall Street finished a dramatic week with a whimper Friday, with stocks finishing near flat following a report showing sluggish US growth in the fourth quarter. Analysts said the market was still digesting gains from earlier in the week, including the Dow’s surge Wednesday above 20,000 points. US growth came in at a sluggish ... Read More »

India lifts e-token from all visa centres in Bangladesh

No Bangladesh national with a confirmed air, bus or train ticket to India will require an e-token or online appointment date to apply for a tourist visa from Feb 1, reports bdnews24.com  The date of journey should be within one month of the date of submission of the visa application, the Indian High Commission said in a statement on Sunday. ... Read More »

New monetary policy statement lacks direction: FBCCI

businessnews24bd.com Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (BFCCI) termed new monetary policy statement (MPS) as pro-private sector but it lacks policy guideline on recovering non-performing loans and checking ‘black money’. According to the monetary policy launched by Bangladesh Bank (BB) for January-June period of fiscal year 2016-17 (FY17) private sector credit growth and domestic credit growth are projected ... Read More »

No restrictions on telecast of Indian TV channels in BD

  Indian TV channels Star Jalsha, Zee Bangla and Star Plus can be aired in Bangladesh as the High Court has rejected a petition seeking a ban on them, reports bdnews24.com The bench of justices Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and JBM Hassan gave the order on Sunday after concluding the hearing on a previous rule issued on the matter. Star Jalsha ... Read More »

Khaleda calls standing committee meeting

businessnews24bd.com BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will hold a meeting with her party’s topmost policy makers tonight to discuss the party’s stance after search committee sought recommendation of 5 names for the next Election Commission members.   The National Standing Committee meeting is scheduled to begin at the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office around 9:00pm with Khaleda in the chair, Sayrul Kabir ... Read More »

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