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Disruption of bKash causes sufferings to people Money transactions through bKash has been suspended for last three days which heightens people sufferings. bKash, a joint venture of BRAC Bank and US based Money in Motion and World Bank’s private sector investment arm IFC has closed their service in Bangladesh without any prior notice for last three days. Clients from various parts of the country alleged that ... Read More »

BB governor for gender-sensitive, dev-friendly national budget

Bangladesh Bank governor Dr Atiur Rahman on Wednesday stressed the need for formulating a gender-sensitive, and environment -and development-friendly national budget, reports UNb. “A budget is very important for our nation, family and personal life. The national budget should be gender-sensitive, and environment -and development-friendly which we saw in recent years,” he said. The central bank governor made the remarks ... Read More »

UCB strategic conclave ends Managing Director of UCB Muhammed Ali along with other senior officials and divisional heads of UCB  attended at the Strategic Conclave 2014. The MD of UCBL presided over a business conference “Strategic Conclave 2014″ held at motel Atlantis of Water Kingdom, Ashulia, recently. Read More »

BB publishes annual report Bangladesh Bank  published Annual Report 2012-2013 at a press conference today. Details of the report will be available in the following link. Read More »

Bangladesh, KSA aim to boost business ties A high-level Bangladesh delegation is expected to visit Saudi Arabia soon to explore business opportunities between the two countries. Bangladesh Consulate in Jeddah has already started working to establish channels of communication between the trading communities in the port cities of Chittagong and Jeddah, according to the Arab News. Chittagong is a strategic port in Asia and the business ... Read More »

Tk16.40cr heist: K’ganj SB manager among over 20 held

Kishoreganj, UNB, Dhaka Police detained more than 20 people, including Kishoreganj Sonali Bank branch manager Humayan Kabir Bhuiyan and its 11 officials, for interrogating about the looting of  Tk16.40 crore from the branch. Sources at Kishoreganj Model Thana said they detained 20-25 people, including 12 bank officials, from the bank branch in a drive from early Monday to noon for ... Read More »

Vidya Balan dedicates Padma Shri to family

Entertainment Desk Named for the Padma Shri on Saturday, Bollywood actress Vidya Balan found herself “running out of words” to describe her “gratitude”. The National award winning talent, who is “overwhelmed”, has dedicated the fourth highest civilian award to her family. “I’m thrilled. I’m overjoyed. I’m overwhelmed. I’m honoured. I’m humbled! I’m running out of words to express my feelings ... Read More »

3 held for attempt to sell DMCH medicines

Three people were detained for their alleged attempt to sell government-supplied medicines of Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Saturday. The arrestees were identified as hospital employees Rafique, Jashim and Sagar. Hospital sources said Ansar members challenged Jashim while he was roaming around the hospital with a bag suspiciously. Later, they recovered some medicines of the hospital from his bag. According ... Read More »

Fog disrupts Paturia-Daulatdia ferry service for 6 hrs

Manikganj Corresondent Ferry service on the Paturia-Daulatdia route remained suspended for six hours till Tuesday morning due to poor visibility caused by dense fog. Mohiuddin Rasel, manager of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) at Aricha ghat, said they kept suspended ferry service and plying of the water vessels from 2:00 am due to blurred visibility for dense fog. Eleven ... Read More »

BB to announce monetary policy on Jan 27 Bangladesh Bank (BB) is set to announce its Monetary Policy Statement (MPS) for the second half (H2) of the current 2013-14 (FY14) financial year on January 27, a BB official said. One of the major focuses of the new MPS would be expansion of the private sector credit, but with a balanced policy approach, economic adviser of the central ... Read More »