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  • Padma Bridge to boost foreign investors’ confidence

    Diplomatic Correspondent: Japan’s ambassador to Bangladesh Ito Naoki yesterdaysaid the inauguration of mega project Padma Bridge will boost foreign investors’ confidence on the country.“This is going to be a wonderful moment,” he said highlighting the growing presence of quality infrastructure in Bangladesh. The ambassador was speaking at “DCAB Talk” at…

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  • Bhutan allowed to use six more BD ports

    Diplomatic Correspondent: Bangladesh has agreed to allow Bhutan to use six more ports including Aricha, Chilmari, Sirajganj, Mongla, Chattogram and Payra Port under the port of call arrangement.The development came at a meeting between the Bangladeshi and Bhutanese delegation in Dhaka earlier last week, reports Bhutanese daily Kuensel on 1…

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  • Bangladesh becomes 4th largest
    remittance source for India

    Over 1.0 m Indians working illegally in BD Special Correspondent: Bangladesh becomes 4th largest remittance source for India, remitting over $10.00 billion since 2017. Whereas, Bangladesh has fetched total of $18.53 billion remittance in last year and targets $26 billion for FY 2021-22. India remits $ 8.320 billion in 2016…

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  • HC grants anticipatory bail to Square MD Anjan Chowdhury

    Illegally Hoarding rice Staff Correspondent: : The High Court (HC) has granted anticipatory bail to Square Group’s Managing Director Anjan Chowdhury for six weeks in a case filed over illegally hoarding rice in its godown in Dinajpur.The bench of Justice Jahangir Hossain and Justice Shahed Nuruddin passed the order yesterday…

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  • RMG workers to get cards to buy commodities at low price

    Staff Correspondent: Former Shipping Minister and workers’ leader Shajahan Khan has said the government is considering issuing cards through which garment workers can purchase essential commodities at lower prices.He spoke as the chief guest at a meeting of the Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE) under the Ministry…

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  • Al-Razi Chemical Complex Ltd also owned by Smart Group

    Responsible for devastating Sitakunda fire Industry Desk: Al-Razi Chemical Complex Ltd, the factory that manufactured the inflammable chemical hydrogen peroxide which was kept in the BM Container Depot in Sitakunda that witnessed a horrific fire claiming at least 49 lives, is also owned by Smart Group, the same company that…

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  • First Hajj flight with 415 pilgrims

    Staff Correspondent : The first Hajj flight of the year is starting on Sunday. On this day, 415 pilgrims will be going to Saudi Arabia on the first flight at 9 am. Biman Bangladesh Airlines’ BG-3001 will operate the first flight for government-management Hajj pilgrims.This information has been obtained from…

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  • Budget session begins today

    Staff Correspondent: The budget session of the fiscal year 2022-23 will begin at the parliament today (June 5). The current parliament is likewise in its18th session.According to sources at the parliament secretariat, Finance Minister AHM Musfataf Kamal will present the budget for FY 2022-23 on June 9.Although the budget session…

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  • New gas price to be announced today

    Staff Correspondent: Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (Berc) will announce the new gas tariff at the consumer level today. Berc has called a virtual press conference in this regard at 3:00 pm yesterday.According to a Berc press release, the commission’s order on the new price rates at the consumer level of…

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  • Padma Bridge illuminated for first time

    Staff Correspondent: Experimental lampposts have been lit for the first time on the much-anticipated Padma Bridge scheduled for inauguration on 25 June.The lampposts were lit in the 12th span of the bridge in the mid-river around 5.40pm Saturday, Padma Bridge’s Executive Engineer Abdul Kaden told The Business Standard.The work of…

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