December 03, 2022
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  • Govt taking IMF loan as precautionary measure

    Staff Correspondent: Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Dr Ahmad Kaikaus has said that the government is thinking over taking loans from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as precautionary measures to tackle the global crisis in advance.“…The world is heading towards an economic recession and facing inflation of currency. As…

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  • PM stresses usage of all water bodies for fisheries

    Staff Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged the countrymen and authorities concerned to maximise use of water bodies for boost further the fisheries sector while Bangladesh ranked third in global fish production.Opening the National Fisheries Week, the premier expected the fish to be major component to expand the country’s…

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  • Solidarity needs to face global challenges

    Diplomatic Correspondent: State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md. Shariar Alam MP has called for strengthening global solidarity and adopting a well-coordinated response to address and overcome the ongoing challenges of the ongoing multiple and interlinked challenegs.“As a member of the Champions of the Global Crisis Response Group, my Prime Minister…

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  • 95 lakh pieces of rawhide to be collected

    Target set by BTA, Collection starts today Staff Correspondent: The tanners will start buying salted rawhides of sacrificial animals from today (Thursday). Shahin Ahmed, president of the Bangladesh Tanners Association (BTA), said 154 tanneries in the country will buy salted rawhides at the price fixed by the government all over…

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  • France keen to work together with BD

    Diplomatic Correspondent: France is keen on strengthening cooperation with Bangladesh for mutual economic and social benefits overcoming challenges ahead, a French diplomat in Dhaka said yesterday.“We now have to keep working together to combine our strength in order to consolidate mutual economic and social benefits and to face the numerous…

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  • Extortion goes on from cattle laden trucks ahead of Eid

    Golam Mostafa Jibon: Centering the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha, extortion from different transports especially goods and cattle laden trucks is going on indiscriminately in different roads and highways by traffic police, their recruited agents and some other parties, who introduce themselves as the members of transport workers and owners’ associations.As a result,…

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  • Digital cattle market poses brisk business

    Eid-ul-Azha approaching fast Golam Mostafa Jibon: Like the previous years, this year the e-commerce entrepreneurs are expecting to carrying brisk business of sacrificial animal selling and purchasing through online or digital platform.Due to clutch of corona pandemic in the last years, bulk number of people across the country has already…

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  • Pre-paid electricity meter slow despite high hope

    Staff Correspondent: The work on installing pre-paid electricity meters nationwide is going on at a snail’s pace with only about 10 per cent of the country’s consumers covered in over a decade.So far only 46,77,658 consumers have received prepaid meters against a total countrywide consumers of 4,15,49,092, which lags far…

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  • Pension for all to be effective from next year

    Staff Correspondent: The universal pension scheme will start in July next fiscal year. All citizens aged between 18 and 50 will be entitled to the benefits of the move, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal yesterday said in his budget speech.“In the 2008 election manifesto, Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina promised…

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  • Why budget briefcase is red

    Industry Desk: Economic activities throughout the year are determined in the budget. So, people all over the country keep an eye on the budget. The finance minister has the biggest role in formulating the budget. That is why the person in this position becomes the most important on the budget…

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