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Unknown body recovered in capital Police recovered the body of an unknown person from Ajmal Khan Market under the capital`s Kotwali Police Station on Sunday noon. Abul Hossain, Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Kotwali Police Station, confirmed the news. He said, “Being informed police recovered the body. Injury marks were found on it.” Read More »

Banking sector was steady in 2016 Banking sector passed a steady year in 2016 as there was no report of any big corruption though Bangladesh Bank (BB) continued to face reserve hacking problem during the period. Unidentified hackers stole a total $101 million from Bangladesh’s account at the New York Fed in February. Of the amount, $81 million was transferred to four accounts at Rizal ... Read More »

BNP won’t be allowed to hold protest rally on Jan 5 : Hanif

The ruling Awami League has declared that the BNP will not be allowed to stage demonstration on Jan 5, the third anniversary of the 10th parliamentary election, reports  The Awami League came to power for the second consecutive term in that election held on Jan 5, 2014. The BNP and its allies stayed out of the polls as their ... Read More »

JP in power can make me live longer: Ershad

Former military dictator HM Ershad once again wants to be in power in order to ‘live longer’.  The octogenarian Jatiya Party chief made the remarks on Sunday at a rally on the party’s founding day, reports Addressing the Suhrawardy Udyan rally, Ershad, now a special envoy to the PM, said the 2019 election will be the last one of ... Read More »

Stocks near upper support level on New Year’s trade Trading at the country’s twin stock markets opened on Sunday in bullish trend that continued to the end of the session, driving the broader price index to the upper support level. All the indicators at Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) advanced at the opening session of the New Year 2017 though investors were cautious about ... Read More »

Sylhet news

Students receives textbooks in festive mood  Sylhet Correspondent Students of Primary and Secondary levels started receiving new books in festive mood in Sylhet city and Thirteen upazilas of the district at the first day of the English New Year 2017. The government will distribute 82,47,747 copies in primary free new books in secondary level in the Sylhet division. DC of ... Read More »

Irregularities in BTCL-floated tender alleged

The Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Ltd (BTCL) is facing allegations of overlooking a mandatory tender process in awarding contract for installation of transmission systems for the country’s second submarine cable, reports  In April this year, an international tender was floated for equipment of 100 Gbps bandwidth transmission from Patuakhali’s Kuakata to Dhaka. The evaluation committee for the tender found a ... Read More »

Oil prices on track for greatest yearly percentage gain since 2009

Oil prices are on track for their biggest annual percentage gain since 2009 on the back of an agreement struck between OPEC and non-OPEC countries to cut crude production output, reports  US benchmark West Texas intermediate (WTI) crude futures were up 23 cents to $54.00 at 0746 GMT. Brent front-month March crude oil futures rose 31 cents to $57.16. ... Read More »

Seek new markets, product diversity, not GSP tariffs: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged business groups to find new markets and diversify their product base to boost exports, instead of looking for GSP tariff, reports  During the opening ceremony of the Dhaka International Trade Fair on Sunday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said “I have been to a few countries… and I have seen that they do not ... Read More »