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  • Bangladesh hit record 7.86pc GDP growth September 18, 2018
    Dhaka: Bangladesh has posted the highest-ever 7.86 per cent GDP growth in 2017-18 financial year, well surpassing the estimated growth of 7.65 per cent. The per capita income increased to US$ 1,751 in 2017-18 from US$ 1,610 in the previous fiscal, according to Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS). The final figure of ...more
  • PM seeks India’s continued support for BD’s development September 18, 2018
    Dhaka: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said she looks forward to continued support from India for the development of Bangladesh. I look forward to continued support from the government of India in our development pursuit. Im quite sure well get such many happy events in the days ahead for the ...more
  • Students demand publication of gazette on quota reform September 18, 2018
    Dhaka: Bangladesh General Students Rights Protection Council, a platform that leads the quota reform movement, staged a demonstration at Dhaka University (DU) campus demanding the publication of the gazette notification on quota reform in public services as soon as possible. Hasan Al Mamun, convener of the Council came up with the ...more
  • Myanmar military brutality against Rohingya ‘hard to fathom’: UN investigator September 18, 2018
    Geneva: The level of brutality used by Myanmars military against the Rohingya minority is hard to fathom, a United Nations investigator said on Tuesday (Sep 18), presenting a damning report calling for top generals to be prosecuted for genocide. It is hard to fathom the level of brutality of Tatmadaw operations, ...more
  • EC to ‘have preparation for limited use of EVMs’ September 18, 2018
    Dhaka: The Election Commission will have the preparation to use electronic voting machines (EVMs) in at least one polling station of 300 constituencies each in the general election to be held in December next. Though the commission will take more time to take the final decision on the EVM use in ...more
  • Rohingya influx puts Cox’s Bazar’s biodiversity at risk: UN report September 18, 2018
    Dhaka: Some 4300 acres of hills and forests were cut down to make temporary shelters for Rohingyas and ensure facilities and cooking fuel for them in Ukhia and Teknaf of Coxs Bazar threatening the biodiversity of the ecologically critical areas of the country, says a new report of the United ...more
  • Sheikh Hasina, Modi inaugurate Indo-Bangla pipeline September 18, 2018
    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi jointly flag off the construction of India-Bangladesh Friendship Product Pipeline Project between Shiliguri in West Bengal and Parbatipur in Dinajpur through a videoconference from their respective capitals on Tuesday afternoon. Earlier, Indias Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said, the ...more
  • Plan to abolish quota from jobs of two grades a deception: BNP September 18, 2018
    Dhaka: BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Tuesday said the recommendation for abolishing the quota system for Grade-I and Grade-II jobs in civil service is a deception by the government. Speaking at a discussion, he also feared that the country will witness many changes in the next one month ahead of ...more
  • Stormy Daniels’ tell-all book on Trump: salacious detail and claims of cheating September 18, 2018
    In a tell-all memoir, the pornographic actor Stormy Daniels details salacious descriptions of her time with Donald Trump, wonders if he is fit to be president and claims he offered to cheat for her in his reality TV show. A copy of the book, Full Disclosure, was obtained by the Guardian. ...more
  • Parties urged not to nominate anti-liberation candidates in polls September 18, 2018
    Dhaka: Ekattorer Ghatak-Dalal Nirmul Committee, a campaign forum for war crimes trial, on Tuesday urged the political parties to not to nominate any candidate from anti-liberation force. At a press briefing at the National Press Club, it also urged the Election Commission (EC) to take necessary measures to avoid any communal ...more

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