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Daily Archives: February 6, 2017

Brexit impact: UK business suffers

businessnews24bd.com More than half of British business leaders believe the vote to leave the European Union has had a negative impact on their companies but most firms are confident they can survive the change, according to a survey on Monday. Britain’s economy has performed more strongly than expected since the Brexit vote last June, but an Ipsos Mori survey of ... Read More »

Sovereign wealth fund endorsed

businessnews24bd.com The government has decided to float a ‘sovereign wealth fund’ to utilise the country’s foreign exchange reserve in development purpose.  The cabinet on Monday approved the proposal on the fund which would begin with $2 billion. In the next 10 years, the authorised capital of the fund would be raised to $10 billion, according to the decision. The finance ... Read More »

5.6m quake jolts northern India

AFP, India A strong 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit northern India late Monday night, the US Geological Survey said, rattling cities as far away as the capital New Delhi.  The quake struck at 10:33 pm local time (17:03 GMT) with the tremor’s epicentre 35 kilometres (21 miles) northwest of the Himalayan town of Pipalkoti in northern India’s Uttarakhand state, the USGS said. ... Read More »

IU student found dead

IU Correspondent A student of the Islamic University (IU), Kushtia, was found dead in a mess on the PTI Road in Kushtia on Monday, reports news agency UNB.  The student was identified as Atikur Rahman Atik, 25, a masters’ student of Public Administration Department of the university and son of Delwar Hossain in Bhurungamari of Kurigram district. Officer-in-charge of Kushtia ... Read More »

Imrul ruled out of Hyderabad Test

Sports Desk Bangladesh opener Imrul Kayes has been ruled out of the Test match against India starting 9 February with a recurrent thigh injury sustained during the second day’s play of the two-day practice match against India A at the Gymkhana Ground. Team physio Dean Conway said, “Imrul has hurt his left thigh during fielding today. It is a recurrence ... Read More »

Former secretary Nurul Huda appointed next CEC

President Md Abdul Hamid on Monday appointed former secretary KM Nurul Huda the next chief election commissioner.  And former secretary Rafiqul Islam, former additional secretary Mahbub Talukder, former judge Begum Kabita Khanam and retired brigadier general Shahadat Hossain Chowdhury have been made election commissioners. KM Nurul Huda, a civil service cadre of 1973 batch, retired as secretary in 2006. The ... Read More »

Khaleda sits with senior BNP leaders tonight

Political Correspondent BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia is going to sit with her party’s standing committee members on Monday night.  She is likely to discuss the country’s latest situation and the election commission formation as the search committee is going to recommend 10 names to the president for appointing new election commissioners. The meeting is scheduled to start around 8:30pm at ... Read More »

Deep Sea Blocks: Posco Daewoo closing in on DS-12?

businessnews24bd.com The Energy Division has sent a proposal to the Cabinet Economic Affairs Committee to approve a deal with Posco Daewoo International Corporation for deep sea block DS-12 for oil and gas exploration. Petrobangla, the state hydrocarbons agency, has already signed an initial deal with the South Korean company for the block on December 7 last year. Officials said once ... Read More »

EU to consider help strengthen new EC if requested: Envoy

Diplomatic Correspondent The European Union (EU) has said it will consider its support to strengthen the Election Commission (EC) in Bangladesh if any specific request is made after formation of the new EC. “… .(if there’s) any specific request, of course, we’ll  consider this request,” EU Ambassador and Head of Delegation to Bangladesh Pierre Mayaudon told reporters at his residence ... Read More »

EC search body hands over name list to president

Political Correspondent The search committee handed over a list of 10 persons to President Abdul Hamid this evening for appointing the chief and other commissioners of the next Election Commission (EC). The six-member search panel headed by Supreme Court Judge Syed Mahmud Hossain entered the Bangabhaban around 6:30pm, our correspondent reports from the spot. Earlier, the search panel finalised the ... Read More »