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Northeast Indian rebels back in Bangladesh

Despite Dhaka’s persistent crackdown, around 200 rebels from India’s northeast have managed to stay on in parts of Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tracts, says a report in ‘Assam Tribune’ quoting Indian Home Ministry sources. The BSF took up this issue with the BGB during a recent meeting in Dhaka, it says. The report quoting Home Ministry sources said the rebels are ... Read More »

Bangladesh strike over Abdul Kader Mullah sentence:BBC

BBC Online Clashes have broken out during a two-day nationwide strike in Bangladesh, a day after an Islamist leader was sentenced to death for war crimes. Abdul Kader Mullah was sentenced to death on Tuesday for war crimes during the 1971 war of independence with Pakistan. His party Jamaat-e-Islami called for the strikes, describing the trial as politically motivated. However, ... Read More »

British car industry roars by European rivals

Britain is accelerating away from its European competitors in the car-making sector with investment flowing into the factories of Nissan and Jaguar Land Rover as Chinese and American demand drives sales. Jaguar Land Rover said Tuesday it was pumping 1.5 billion (1.8 billion euros, $2.4 billion) into its plant in Solihull near Birmingham, creating 1,700 jobs and giving a welcome ... Read More »

World Bank chief says China to meet 7.5% growth target

 China is likely to achieve its growth target of 7.5 percent this year despite planned structural reforms to rebalance the world’s second largest economy, the World Bank president said today. Jim Yong Kim is making a four-day visit focusing on issues relating to carbon emission reductions and China’s urbanisation push. “We think the growth (for China this year) will be ... Read More »

Sharp fall in demand for local jewellery

Jasim Khan The annual demand for gold has fallen sharply in the country as a trend has developed among affluent local people to go abroad especially to neighbouring Asian countries to shop for gold jewellery. Local jewellers said the annual demand for bullion has fallen from 45 to 50 tonnes in 2004 to about 16 tonnes in 2012. “Most of ... Read More »

Savings certificates sales up

Savings certificates worth around Tk 6.25 billion has been sold in the first month of the current fiscal — nearly the amount sold in the whole of 2012-13 fiscal. Economists say the prolonged slump in the capital market and a decrease in the deposit rates in the banks have encouraged investors to turn to savings certificates. According to figures provided ... Read More »

Disburse more loans for poverty alleviation: SBL officials

High officials of Sonali Bank Limited (SBL) at its monthly divisional business assessment meeting for August- 2013 yesterday put special emphasis on disbursing adequate loans for poverty alleviation purposes. They directed the field level SBL officials for disbursing more loans to alleviate poverty through boosting agriculture, and especially adequate loans at 4 percent interest rate among farmers for enhancing production ... Read More »

Lending rate cut begins due to slump in banking business

Jebun Nesa Alo, Dhaka Tribune The country’s commercial banks have begun reducing their lending rates thanks to excess liquidity in the money market and a central bank move to rationalise the interest rate spread (the difference between the average lending and deposit rates). Some banks have already reduced their rates on loans and advances this month although this has not ... Read More »

PM mourns death of legendary film actor Anwar Hossain

PM mourns death of legendary film actor Anwar Hossain Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has  expressed profound shock at the demise of legendary Bengali film actor Anwar Hossain. In a message of condolence, the Prime Minister said, Anwar Hossain, known as the ‘Crownless Emperor’ of Bengali cinema was a   versatile actor and an unparallel figure in the Bengali filmindustry. Sheikh Hasina ... Read More »

Legendry film actor Anwar Hossain passes away

Noted film actor Anwar Hossain  died here in the early hours today at the age of 82. The legendry actor Anwar, who had been suffering from various old-age complications, breathed his last at Square Hospital at around  2am. He was admitted to the hospital on August 18. He is survived by wife, four sons and a daughter. The veteran      actor ... Read More »