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US appeals court upholds suspension on Trump’s travel ban

Reuters President Donald Trump suffered a legal blow on Thursday when a federal appeals court refused to reinstate his executive order temporarily banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. A three-judge panel of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that the Trump administration failed to offer any evidence that national security concerns justified ... Read More »

UK to help Bangladesh boost jobs, trade: DFID The UK has announced an ‘Economic Development Strategy’ for 2017 to support developing countries including Bangladesh creates more jobs and increase international trade, the British High Commission in Dhaka says.  The DFID strategy sets out how investment in economic development would help developing nations “speed up their rate of economic growth, trade more and industrialise faster, and ultimately lift ... Read More »

Partex chairman’s son ,former RAJUK chairman sent to jail on graft charges

Partex Group Chairman MA Hashem’s son Showkat Aziz Russell and former RAJUK chairman Iqbal Uddin Chowdhury have landed in jail as the court denied bail to them in graft charges brought by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), reports  On Thursday, the ACC arrested Russell from the capital’s Gulshan while Chowdhury from Paribagh. They were produced in the court and where ... Read More »

Govt mulls fresh plan to raise $5bn through sovereign bonds

A fresh plan to raise $5bn by issuing sovereign bonds is being mulled by the government.  Financial Times-Lexicon defines sovereign bonds as bonds issued by governments. They can be either local-currency-denominated or denominated in a foreign currency, reports Dhaka It was not the first time the government has coined the idea. Also Read- Muhith: Issuance of sovereign bond not now  ... Read More »

PM Hasina for coordinated UN conventions for disaster reduction Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has laid importance on a smooth coordination among various UN conventions and agreements on disaster management for a sustainable development of the countries under the UN framework.  “Bangladesh would be a middle income country by 2021 and a developed one by 2041 if development plans can be taken through coordination of ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ with ... Read More »

Japanese firm to design 2nd railway bridge over Jamuna The cabinet committee has given the go-ahead to the railways ministry to appoint a Japanese firm as supervision consultant and for preparing a detailed design of a separate railway bridge on the Jamuna river. The government targets to build the 4.8 kilometre-long-bridge 300 metres upstream of the existing Bangabandhu Jamuna bridge at a cost of around Tk 9,734 crore ... Read More »

Putin’s rival given 5-year suspended sentence

International Desk Prominent Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was convicted on Wednesday of embezzlement and given a five-year suspended sentence in a ruling that threatens his bid to challenge President Vladimir Putin in next year’s presidential poll. The judge in the court in the provincial city of Kirov found the Kremlin critic and anti-corruption whistleblower guilty on a charge that ... Read More »

International Director of Lions Clubs arrives in Dhaka Mr. V K Raju, International Director, LCI having Head Quarter in Chicago, USA will be in Dhaka today on a 3 days official visit. He will attend the multiple District Leo and Youth International Camp to be held in Cox’s Bazaar with participants from Nepal, Maldives, Sri Lanka and India. During his stay in Bangladesh he will also visit ... Read More »

Ex-BGMEA president Shafiul Islam to run for FBCCI president

FBCCI First Vice President Md Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin has announced that he will run for the president’s post of the apex trade body in coming elections, reports  The former BGMEA president made the announcement at a views-exchange meeting with journalists at a Dhaka hotel on Saturday. “The election to the FBCCI Board of Directors will be held in mid-May. ... Read More »

Khaleda’s appeal to HC to change trial court of Orphanage Trust graft case

BNP chief Khaleda Zia has pleaded in High Court to change the trial court for the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case citing lack of confidence in the judge, reports  Her counsel Mahbub Uddin Khokon submitted the documents on Wednesday to Supreme Court’s concerned wings. Khokon said the matter might be heard by the bench of justices Md Ruhul Quddus ... Read More »