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UAE to consider recruit BD workers in future

The United Arab Emirates will consider recruiting Bangladeshi workers “in future” in view of a growing demand for foreign workers in agriculture and fisheries, a minister has said, reports bdnews24.com  Minister for Climate Change and Environment Thani bin Ahmed Al-Zayudi met State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam on Sunday on the sidelines of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) ... Read More »

Chinese President’s Visit: Sonadia Deep-sea Port may be main agenda

businessnews24bd.com The longstanding issue of building a deep-sea port at Sonadia in Chittagong may not be discussed during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s two-day state visit starting Friday. When Jinping visited Bangladesh as vice president in 2010, China proposed to give assistance to Bangladesh for building a deep-sea port in Chittagong, and expressed interest for the same several times since. On ... Read More »

British trio win Nobel Prize in physics

BBC Online Three British-born scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics for their work that “revealed the secrets of exotic matter,” the Nobel academy announced Tuesday. David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz were awarded the prize for their “theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter.” All three researchers work at universities in the United States. ... Read More »

Japan`s Ohsumi wins Nobel Prize in medicine

BBC Online Japanese microbiologist Yoshinori Ohsumi on Monday won the 2016 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for his work on cell autophagy, a process that helps the body remove unwanted proteins but can also lead to conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. Ohsumi, 71, of the Tokyo Institute of Technology, is credited with discovering the mechanisms that allow cells to ... Read More »

Farmland near Payra Port turns dearer

Kalapara of Patuakhali near the Payra Port, hundreds of signboards could be seen on pieces of land covered by Aman seedlings. After the government moved to establish the port there, the quiet farming neighbourhood has changed. There is rush for buying land by public and private firms and local wealthy people to set up various establishments close to the port ... Read More »

Fire at Benapole Land Port warehouse

A huge fire has erupted in a warehouse at the Benapole land port on the India-Bangladesh border, reports bdnews24.com Benapole is the busiest land port, through which much of the bilateral trade between the two neighbours takes place. Fire service officials said one of the sheds at the warehouse caught fire around 6am on Sunday.  Eye-witnesses said smoke is still billowing out ... Read More »

KSA okays recruitment of BD male domestics

businessnews24bd.com Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council has approved the recruitment of male domestic workers from Bangladesh at its 49th Ordinary session in Riyadh. A recommendation in this regard was made by Mohamed Nagadi, the chairman of the Council’s Committee on Administration and Human Resources on Monday, Arab News reports today. Appreciating the Shoura’s move, Bangladesh Ambassador Golam Moshi said it will ... Read More »

BD’s Junaid Ahmad takes over as World Bank’s India director

Junaid Kamal Ahmad has taken over as the World Bank’s new Country Director for India, replacing Onno Ruhl, who completed his four-year term, an official statement said in New Delhi on Tuesday, reports bdnews24.com  Ahmad, a Bangladeshi national, was formerly Chief of Staff to World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim. “India’s recent growth and development has been one of ... Read More »

Joy receives ‘ICT for Development Award’

businessnews24bd.com Sajeeb Wazed Joy, Information and Communication Technology Adviser to the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, has been conferred upon ICT for Development Award for his far-reaching initiatives in setting Bangladesh on the road to digital world. Joy was given the award in recognition of his tremendous contribution to the people of Bangladesh through the implementation of “Digital Bangladesh” initiative as ... Read More »

Google may face over $400 million Indonesia tax bill for 2015

BBC OnlineIndonesia plans to pursue Alphabet Inc’s Google for five years of back taxes, and the search giant could face a bill of more than $400 million for 2015 alone if it is found to have avoided payments, a senior tax official said. Muhammad Hanif, head of the tax office’s special cases branch, told Reuters its investigators went to Google’s local ... Read More »