1. Forex trading: The curious case of ‘Yen’ as a major currencyPublished: June 25, 2018 22:19:03

The foreign exchange market is vast, complicated and ruthlessly competitive all over the world, including Bangladesh. Although our forex market is not strong enough, the commercial banks (authorised dealer branches),...


2. Colombian heft, Panamanian joy in defeat, Japanese magicPublished: June 25, 2018 22:17:49

Colombia, known as "The land of a thousand rhythms", is famously passionate about celebrating their victories. Their football players and fans get very emotional and are quick to show their...


3. Budget lacks transparencyPublished: June 25, 2018 22:12:27

Civil society members were sceptical about the projected outcome of the proposed national budget for fiscal year 2018-19 which, they said, lacks transparency, accountability and good governance. Terming the Tk...


4. Uruguay thrashes Russia to take top spotPublished: June 25, 2018 22:08:12

Uruguay maintained their 100 per cent record at the World Cup as they beat 10-man Russia to finish top of Group A and end the hosts' unbeaten start. Both sides...


5. Market competition of a different breedPublished: June 25, 2018 22:01:05

Does a different productive mode generate a different type of competition? That is an apt and urgent question to ponder in this 21st Century of breathtaking technological changes. Not only...


6. The benefits from the huge pieces of cake  Published: June 25, 2018 21:57:53

It is indicative of sound management that two of Germany's leading automobile giants have very deep pockets. Nonetheless shareholders and investors can hardly have been pleased that Volkswagen's CSR (Corporate...


7. Rising 'informality' in formal employmentPublished: June 25, 2018 21:55:52

There exists a highly dualistic structure in Bangladesh's production sectors; that is, organised activities coexist with large-scale unorganised activities. In fact, informal employment dominates all sectors of the Bangladesh economy....


8. Rural finance - inclusivity still a concern  Published: June 25, 2018 21:53:42

The rural credit market in has seen a sea-change with the passage of time. This relates to both quality and quantity of services provided. The incremental presence of the formal...


9. Gas crisis in Chattogram  Published: June 25, 2018 21:50:03

If crisis of natural gas has been endemic in Chattogram, it has become worse of late. One explanation offered by officials at the Karnaphuli Gas Distribution Company Limited is that...


10. Miscreants hacks Gazipur ward councillor candidatePublished: June 25, 2018 21:36:10

A ward councillor candidate in the Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) polls was hacked on Monday by miscreants in the Tin-shed area of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) on Monday evening....


11. Gazipur city polls TuesdayPublished: June 25, 2018 21:29:08

The much-awaited Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) will go to its second polls on Tuesday to elect its new mayor and councillors with a big challenge for the two major parties...


12. US prosecutors cancel meeting with Stormy DanielsPublished: June 25, 2018 21:25:26

A meeting between adult film actress Stormy Daniels and federal prosecutors in New York investigating US President Donald Trump’s long time personal attorney Michael Cohen scheduled for Monday has been...


13. Bamboo fishing gear improving livelihood of Faridpur villagersPublished: June 25, 2018 21:17:31

FARIDPUR, June 25 (UNB): With the arrival of monsoon residents of three upazilas in the district have become busy producing and selling bamboo-made fishing gear, locally called 'Dowari'. Fishing gear...


14. Cease arrest of BNP men without warrant: ECPublished: June 25, 2018 21:04:56

The Election Commission (EC) on Monday asked the Gazipur SP to refrain from arresting BNP leaders and activists without warrants issued by the respective court ahead of the election there...


15. Menon criticises Muhith over banking sector irregularitiesPublished: June 25, 2018 20:56:50

Social Welfare Minister Rashed Khan Menon came down heavily on Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on Monday over some irregularities in the banking sector. Menon criticised Muhith for giving...


16. GCC polls: HC seeks measures against harassing BNP supportersPublished: June 25, 2018 20:09:00

The High Court has asked the authorities concerned take effective measures to stop harassing the supporters and agents of the BNP mayoral candidate during Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) polls. An...


17. Tribunal sends Biswajit murder convict to jailPublished: June 25, 2018 20:07:28

A tribunal in Dhaka has sent a convict, who was sentenced to life term imprisonment in the sensational Biswajit Das murder case, to jail. Earlier, the convict, former Bangladesh Chhatra...


18. Rethinking corporate visibilityPublished: June 25, 2018 19:19:49

The country which once had very few channels now having more than 30 channels and numbers of other media are also increasing as day progresses. There has been significant increase...


19. EC assures peaceful GCC pollsPublished: June 25, 2018 18:57:42

A high-up official of the Election Commission (EC) said all necessary preparations have been completed to hold the elections to Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) on Tuesday (tomorrow) in a peaceful...


20. New Army chief takes officePublished: June 25, 2018 18:23:19

Lieutenant General Aziz Ahmed on Monday took over as the Chief of Bangladesh Army for three years. He formally took over the charge from outgoing Army Chief General Abu Belal...


21. UGC to accord reception to three national professorsPublished: June 25, 2018 18:20:02

The University Grants Commission (UGC) will accord reception to the newly appointed three national professors. The three professors are: Emeritus Professor Dr. Rafiqul Islam, Emeritus Professor Dr. Anisuzzaman and Professor...


22. UN lauds Bangladesh’s role in global peacekeepingPublished: June 25, 2018 18:15:55

Visiting UN Under-Secretary-General (SG) for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix on Sunday lauded Bangladesh’s steadfast engagement in global peacekeeping. “This is an opportunity to thank Bangladesh for its extremely strong support...


23. At least 86 die in Nigeria in communal clashesPublished: June 25, 2018 18:15:09

At least 86 people have been killed in attacks in central Nigeria, police said, an incident that has the potential to exacerbate ethnic tensions in an increasingly volatile region. The...


24. DSCC launches anti-mosquito drivePublished: June 25, 2018 18:08:56

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon formally inaugurated a programme to identify and destroy breeding grounds of Aedese mosquito in all the 57 wards under the DSCC on...


25. Six JMB men get jail terms in SherpurPublished: June 25, 2018 18:03:52

A Sherpur court on Monday sentenced six members of banned militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) to different jail terms in a case filed under Anti-Terrorism Act. Senior District and Sessions...


26. President, PM congratulate ErdoganPublished: June 25, 2018 17:56:44

President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have congratulated Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his re-election as the President of Turkey. In a message sent to the Turkish President,...


27. Sports Council Bill placed in JSPublished: June 25, 2018 17:54:21

The National Sports Council Bill, 2018 was placed in Parliament on Monday with a view to making the existing law more time-befitting. State Minister for Youth and Sports (Independent Charge)...


28. 24th death anniversary of Jahanara Imam TuesdayPublished: June 25, 2018 17:49:46

The 24th death anniversary of Shaheed Janani Jahanara Imam, who spearheaded the movement for trial of the war criminals, will be observed in the country on Tuesday. Jahanara Imam, the...


29. Philippines keen to boost trade ties with BD: EnvoyPublished: June 25, 2018 17:38:02

Mentioning that Bangladesh has made an amazing economic progress in recent years, Philippines Ambassador to Bangladesh Vicente Vivencio T Bandillo on Monday said his country is keen to boost bilateral...


30. Non-MPO teachers, employees start hunger strike Published: June 25, 2018 17:28:51

Teachers and employees of non-MPO educational institutions on Monday went on hunger strike for an indefinite period demanding enlistment of their institutions under the Monthly Pay Order (MPO) scheme. Under...


31. Lightning strikes leave four dead in SatkhiraPublished: June 25, 2018 17:26:22

Four people have died and eight others injured in separate incidents of lightning strike in Shyamnagar and Sadar upazilas of Satkhira on Monday. Syed Abdul Mannan, officer-in-charge of Shyamnagar Police...


32. 'Filing false case over dowry to invite trouble'Published: June 25, 2018 17:21:29

A bill titled, 'The Dowry Prohibition Bill, 2018', was placed in Parliament on Monday incorporating a new provision of punishment for filing any false case. State Minister for Women and...


33. Commuters suffer as torrential rain inundates city roadsPublished: June 25, 2018 17:21:13

Incessant rainfall, triggered by monsoon, swamped many parts of the capital on Monday, causing immense sufferings to commuters. Most roads, lanes and bylanes in different parts of the capital went...


34. PM for ensuring five-hour driving timePublished: June 25, 2018 17:02:24

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the concerned authorities to ensure proper execution of the provision of five-hour driving time of the transport drivers on highways. She also asked for...


35. Cops recover launch staff’s body in ChandpurPublished: June 25, 2018 16:10:18

The body of a launch staff, who went missing on Saturday, was recovered from the Meghna river near Chandpur launch ghat on Monday morning. The deceased was identified as Selim...


36. Stocks retreat after four-day ralliesPublished: June 25, 2018 15:38:56

Country’s both bourses slipped back into the red on Monday, breaking a four-day gaining streak, as risk-averse investors sold shares to pocket profits. DSEX, the prime index of the Dhaka...


37. BR ex-chief engineer AM Zia Uddin Mahmood diesPublished: June 25, 2018 15:21:17

AM Zia Uddin Mahmood, former chief engineer of Bangladesh Railway (BR), has passed away at the age of 80. He had been living with stomach and lung cancer for some...


38. Met forecasts heavy rainfallPublished: June 25, 2018 14:58:28

Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) on Monday predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall over Rangpur, Barishal, Sylhet and Chattogram divisions in the next 24 hours commencing 12:00 pm today. The BMD...


39. German economic boom is over: Ifo economistPublished: June 25, 2018 14:50:49

Germany’s economic boom times are over and Europe’s largest economy is on the way to a more normal growth path, Ifo economist Klaus Wohlrabe told Reuters on Monday after its...


40. US airstrikes kill six IS militants in AfghanistanPublished: June 25, 2018 14:48:56

At least six Islamic State (IS) militants were killed after NATO and US-led coalition forces launched airstrikes on IS hideouts in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nangarhar Sunday night, authorities said...


41. Trump wants deportations without judicial processPublished: June 25, 2018 14:44:05

US President Donald Trump has said that people who enter the country illegally should be sent back immediately to where they came from without any judicial process, likening them to...


42. Police bust fake medicine factory in GaibandhaPublished: June 25, 2018 14:43:07

Police busted a fake medicine factory and arrested two people at Durgapur village in Sadar upazila of Gaibandha district on Sunday night. A team of police raided the factory at...


43. Oil prices drop on OPEC's output dealPublished: June 25, 2018 14:40:19

Oil prices fell on Monday as traders factored in an expected 1.0 million barrels per day (bpd) output increase in the wake of an Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries...


44. S Korean manufacturers see 4IR’s negative impactPublished: June 25, 2018 14:24:13

Most South Korean manufacturers saw a negative impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), fourth major industrial era since the initial Industrial Revolution of the 18th century, on employment. Six...


45. Indian shares tracks Asian peers lowerPublished: June 25, 2018 13:55:25

Indian shares inched lower on Monday, tracking weak Asian peers, as growing trade tensions between the United States and major economies of the world continued to dampen investors sentiment. A...


46. SE Asian shares rise amid trade worriesPublished: June 25, 2018 13:42:48

Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Monday, amid the growing trade tensions between the United States and major economies of the world. The markets surged with the Philippines bouncing...


47. ICSB team calls on finance division secyPublished: June 25, 2018 13:29:30

A delegation of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Bangladesh (ICSB) led by its President, Mohammad Sanaullah FCS called on Mohammad Muslim Chowdhury, Secretary, Finance Division, Ministry of Finance at...


48. DHL eCommerce expands in Australia with eyes on cross-border e-commercePublished: June 25, 2018 13:22:53

DHL eCommerce has opened a new distribution centre in Melbourne aiming at supporting the strong growth of e-commerce exports out of Australia. China, US, UK, Germany, New Zealand and Southeast...


49. SIBL opens new branch at AnderkillaPublished: June 25, 2018 13:20:23

Social Islami Bank Limited (SIBL) has inaugurated its Anderkilla Branch recently at Anderkilla, Kotwali, Chattogram. Mr. A J M Nasir Uddin,Mayor of Chittagong City Corporation inaugurated the Branch as the...


50. Islami Bank approves 10pc cash dividendPublished: June 25, 2018 13:19:00

Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited has organised its 35th Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Kurmitola Golf Club in the capital. The board of directors in the AGM approved 10 per cent...