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Government mulls borrowing money from external sources


 Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal presented the proposed budget in Parliament on 9 June for 2022-2023 fiscal year. The

G7 urges countries to release food stockpiles


 G7 industrialized nations on Tuesday urged countries and companies with large food stockpiles to help ease a hunger crisis

Climate change is driving 2022 extreme heat and flooding


 Extreme weather events - from scorching heatwaves to unusually heavy downpours - have caused widespread upheaval across the globe

Formation of a commission ordered against plotters


 The High Court issued on Tuesday an order asking the government to constitute a commission in 30 days to

Taka sheds 10 percent against dollar in a year


 Taka lost 0.50 taka to 93.45 against US dollar in interbank trading on Tuesday despite inflow of 42 million

Banks deduct excise duty from customers' accounts


 As per the government's directive, banks have deducted excise duty from customers' accounts whose minimum balance reached Tk 0.10

Sri Lankan economy contracts 1.6 percent in first quarter


 Sri Lanka's economy contracted 1.6% in the January to March quarter versus the same period a year earlier, data

Govt has no plan to rehabilitate flood victims: BNP


 BNP Senior Leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Tuesday alleged that the government has no plan to help and rehabilitate

Delhi Afghanistan embassy not taking orders from Taliban


 The Taliban is trying to establish its control over Afghanistan's institutions, but there is a big grey area. Most

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Sikh minority in Afghanistan continues to face attacks by Islamic terrorists


  The recent attack at Gurdwara Karte Parwan in the capital city of Afghanistan once again showed how the

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Arrest killers of Savar college teacher


Shadhinota Shikkhak Parishad (Shaship) has given an ultimatum to arrest the killers of college teacher Utpal Kumar Sarker in

'WASH budget for FY22-23 not enough'


Experts said the WASH budget proposed for fiscal year 2022-23 under the ADP is still not enough to ensure

RU launches insurance service for its regular students


Rajshahi University (RU) has launchedinsurance service for its regular students.To this end, Zenith Islami Life Insurance will provide the

'Children aged 5-12 to receive Covid-19 vaccine soon'


Health Minister Zahid Maleque Tuesday said children aged between 5 and 12 would be administered vaccines to protect them

Call to strengthen tobacco control law


Anti-Tobacco Media Alliance (ATMA) has thanked the Health Services Division and the National Tobacco Control Cell (NTCC) for preparing

'State must take responsibility for education's digital transformation'


The Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar tuesday said that education is a fundamental right of the people and

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Nato to label China 'systemic challenge' in strategic plan


Nato is set to label China a "systemic challenge" when it outlines its new policy guidelines this week, while

Asylum applications in EU last year up a third from 2020


The European Union received 648,000 applications last year for international protection, a third more than in 2020, its asylum

Tokyo June heatwave worst since 1875


Japan baked under scorching temperatures for a fourth successive day on Tuesday, as the capital's heat broke nearly 150-year-old

Mumbai building collapse kills 11


A four-storey residential building collapsed in India's financial capital of Mumbai overnight, killing at least 11 people, with more

46 migrants found dead in tractor-trailer in Texas


At least 46 migrants were found dead Monday in and around a tractor-trailer that was abandoned on the side

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41 spans as a reflection of a competitive Bangladesh "Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ended a two-decade long wait


After a long wait, the inauguration of the dream Padma Bridge was announced. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, daughter of

Is Padma Bridge a Real hope?


Fawzia Jahan & Sayeda Sonia HossainThe construction of the Padma Bridge is expected to benefit Bangladeshis.

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Everyone should be allowed to express their opinions freely


It is disturbing to learn that a human rights worker is under investigation after he filed a Right to

It is important to build up a social movement against violence on women


If a group of unruly men were to swoop down on students demanding justice for the gang rape of

Bangladesh: Two steps forward, one step back


When will the madness and cruelty of corporal punishment end? Bangladesh is seemingly taking two steps forward and one

A prolonged refugee crisis in South and Southeast Asia


Dr Arpita HazarikaApproximately one million Rohingya refugees reside in Bangladesh, the majority of whom crossed the border

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Summer vegetables appear abundantly in markets


Summer vegetables like red amaranth, bottle gourd, spinach, lady's finger, pointed gourd, bitter gourd, pumpkin and brinjal have appeared

AIBL donates 50 Lac Taka to Patiya Municipality


Al-Arafah Islami Bank Limited has donated 50 Lac Taka to Patiya Municipality for buying land of Dumping Ground for

Rupali Bank signs Annual Performance Agreement


Rupali Bank Ltd signed an Annual Performance Agreement(APA) 2022-23 with Financial Institutions Division of the Ministry of Finance in

SCB holds meeting


3rd meeting of the Board of Directors of Shippers' Council of Bangladesh (SCB) for the term 2022 & 2023

Prime Bank Partners Up with Response Plus Holding PJSC


Prime Bank & Response Plus Holding PJSC (RPM) has partnered up to cater to the healthcare needs of Monarch

Stocks maintain gaining streak


Country's both the bourses, Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE),  witnessed an upward trend like earlier

Emirates Shows Support for MSME


To mark the United Nation's Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSME) Day, and the vital role these enterprises play

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Shakib upbeat to win T20 series despite Test whitewash


Shakib Al Hasan believes that Bangladesh have the ability to beat West Indies in the upcoming three-match T20 series

Man Utd closer to Barca agreement for De Jong


Manchester United have reached a broad agreement over a 65m euro (£56m) fee, plus add-ons, with Barcelona for the

Schedule announced for tri-nation T20I series in NZ


New Zealand Cricket announced a busy home schedule for the upcoming summer on Tuesday, with the Black Caps hosting

Bangladesh quickest to taste 100th defeat in Test cricket


Bangladesh scripted an unwanted record after conceding a 10-wicket defeat to West Indies in the second Test, which not

Morgan retires from international cricket


England's Eoin Morgan has retired from international cricket with immediate effect, the World Cup-winning white-ball captain said on Tuesday.Morgan,

Stokes vows same England 'mindset' against India after Kiwi rout


England captain Ben Stokes has insisted there will be no let-up from his side when they face India just

Wimbledon: Swiatek wins record 36th match in row


Iga Swiatek extended her winning streak to a record 36th match with a straight-set victory over qualifier Jana Fett

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Padma Bridge to transform Bagerhat's tourism industry


The much-awaited Padma Bridge finally opened to traffic on Sunday. With this, the tourism industry of the country's southwest

Madhupur farmers get free fertilizers, seeds


Free paddy seeds and fertilizers have been distributed small and marginal farmers in Madhupur upazila of Tangail under the

Huawei stands by Netrakona's flood affected people


Huawei Technologies (Bangladesh) Limited has distributed relief materials among the flood-affected people of Netrakona on Monday to give them

Corona-hit women entrepreneurs get financial aid in Rangamati


Small scale women entrepreneurs in Rangamati district affected by Covid-19 pandemic have received financial aid.  Ministry of Chittagong Hill

Daudkandi Municipality announces open budget for FY22-23


Cumilla's Daudkandi Municipality has announced the open budget for the next financial year (fiscal year 2022-23). Municipality Mayor Nayem

IU Fazil exams results published


The Fazil, Degree equivalent, results of third year and fourth year final examinations under Islamic University in Kushtia were

Anti-drug rally urges all to save youths from drug abuse in Ctg


Speakers at an anti-drug rally called upon all to work together to ensure a drug-free society for protecting the

Youth with Indian wine, bear arrested in Jhenaigati


Police arrested a youth with 24 bottles of Indian wine and 12 cans of bear from Haldibata of Jhenaigati

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Music can never be defined as 'content': Fahmida Nabi


Hailing from a family of artistes, Fahmida has won many prestigious awards for her music, including the National Film

Neena Gupta in Throwback Gold from 1984 film utsav


Fashion designer Masaba Gupta and veteran actress Neena Gupta share a great rapport with each other. Apart from being

Alia shares pics from the moment Ranbir proposed to her


Alia Bhatt made her "favourite picture" her new profile picture on Instagram. It is a romantic picture of Ranbir

Refugee choir performs at UK's Glastonbury Festival


The Citizens of the World Refugee Choir performed at the UK's Glastonbury Festival on Sunday.The choir, which was founded

When Kareena complained Karisma got more love from Raj Kapoor


Kareena Kapoor said in a two-decade old interview that her grandfather Raj Kapoor loved her sister Karisma Kapoor much

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Call for justice gets louder


 Conscious people across the country have voiced outrage over the recent attacks on teachers in Savar and Narail. Swapan

BD disaster response neglects vulnerable trans community


 When an elderly relative passed away, Sanjibani Sudha, a 26-year-old banker, was not permitted by her family to attend

Govt issues six directives


 Amid surging Covid-19 infections, the Cabinet Division on Tuesday issued six directives and wrote to all ministries and departments

'Padma Bridge dream comes true with hands of Hasina'


 The dream of landmark Padma Bridge has come true with the hands of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, said speakers

Modi visits UAE


 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, just weeks after a top official's

BRI in stark contrast with India, Central Asia's vision for Chabahar Port


 Endorsing the need to enhance connectivity, India along with the Central Asian countries have worked out ways to utilize

'Pakistan bracing for another energy crisis'


 Cash-strapped Pakistan's energy crisis is set to worsen over the next several weeks as it struggles to procure liquefied

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