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1. Three-day Internet Fair begins in KhulnaPublished: February 27, 2020 17:17:47

A three-day long internet fair kicked off on Thursday with an aim to spread use of information technology in the southern part of the country among the grassroots through secure...


2. 'BIMSTEC member states need FTA to boost regional trade'Published: February 27, 2020 17:16:23

Bangladesh has stressed the need for signing free trade agreement (FTA) among the BIMSTEC member states to open a new horizon in trade for the region. Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi...


3. Coronavirus  claims 2,800 lives, infects 82,000 globallyPublished: February 27, 2020 17:01:00

The viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 82,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year...


4. Energy regulator hikes retail power prices by 5.3pcPublished: February 27, 2020 16:46:58

The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) has hiked retail electricity prices by Tk 0.36 or 5.3 per cent, from Tk 6.77 to Tk 7.13 per unit, making the new rate...


5. DSEX slumps below 4,500-mark ThursdayPublished: February 27, 2020 16:40:59

The prime index of the Dhaka bourse fell below 4,500-mark Thursday as worried investors continued to dump their holdings amid concern on the possible impact of the single-digit interest rate...


6. HC rejects Khaleda’s bail pleaPublished: February 27, 2020 16:00:53

The High Court (HC) has rejected the bail petition of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in the Zia Charitable Trust corruption case. The High Court bench of Justice Obaidul Hassan and...


7. IMF projects 0.8pc growth for Zimbabwe in 2020Published: February 27, 2020 15:50:33

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected a 0.8 per cent growth for Zimbabwe's economy 2020, much lower than a 3.0 per cent forecast by the Zimbabwe government. In a...


8. Indian High Commission and IBCCI jointly organise seminarPublished: February 27, 2020 15:47:31

India-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IBCCI) and the High Commission of India in Bangladesh jointly organised a seminar titled ‘Scope of enhancing Indo-Bangla Bilateral Trade in light of Indian...


9. Jute Minister Gazi not infected with coronavirus: IEDCRPublished: February 27, 2020 15:28:51

The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research or IEDCR has dispelled rumours that Textiles and Jute Minister Golam Dastagir Gazi had contracted the novel coronavirus infection. Addressing the matter...


10. Pandemic fears pummel stocks, push bond rally to fresh heightsPublished: February 27, 2020 14:34:21

Stocks sank deeper into the red on Thursday, oil prices fell and US Treasuries rallied into record territory as more signs of the global spread of the coronavirus heightened fears...


11. Women’s Day celebration at Amari DhakaPublished: February 27, 2020 14:16:45

To recognise women and their achievements, Amari Dhaka is all set to celebrate women in all spheres of life on International Women’s Day 2020 on March 8 with different offers....


12. Apple to open first retail store in India next year, Tim Cook saysPublished: February 27, 2020 13:52:58

Apple Inc will open its first physical retail store in India in 2021, Chief Executive Tim Cook said on Wednesday. Responding to a question from a shareholder at Apple’s annual...


13. Germany suspends dev cooperation with Myanmar until Rohingya repatriationPublished: February 27, 2020 13:49:12

German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Dr Gerd Muller has announced that development cooperation with Myanmar will be suspended until Myanmar allows Rohingyas to return to their homes...


14. 34 killed, 200 injured in Delhi violence over citizenship lawPublished: February 27, 2020 13:38:01

At least 34 people were killed and over 200 injured in New Delhi after four straight days of brutal violence over the Citizenship Amendment Act, reports Indian news channel NDTV...


15. Don’t let mosquitoes eat up votes: PM to Dhaka mayorsPublished: February 27, 2020 13:32:37

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the newly-elected mayors and councillors of the two Dhaka cities to pay special attention to check mosquito, particularly Aedes, so that the insect cannot...


16. Five die in France building firePublished: February 27, 2020 12:44:23

Five people died on Thursday after a fire broke out in a building in Strasbourg in northeastern France, local firefighters said. Firefighters said in a statement that seven people have...


17. Coronavirus spreads faster outside China, stoking global fearsPublished: February 27, 2020 12:41:15

The number of new coronavirus infections inside China - the source of the outbreak - was for the first time overtaken by fresh cases elsewhere on Wednesday, with Italy and...


18. Denmark confirms first coronavirus casePublished: February 27, 2020 12:36:22

Denmark has confirmed its first coronavirus infection in a man who returned from a ski holiday in northern Italy, the Danish health authority said on Thursday. The man was put...


19. Stocks witness bumpy ride at openingPublished: February 27, 2020 11:53:53

Stocks witnessed volatile trading in early hours of trading on Thursday as investors are active on both sides of trading fence. Following the previous five days’ downturn, the Dhaka Stock...


20. New Dhaka mayors, councillors sworn inPublished: February 27, 2020 11:50:17

The newly-elected mayors and councillors of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) took oath of office on Thursday morning. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina administered the...


21. Exploring future direction of teaching and learningPublished: February 27, 2020 11:17:33

British Council Bangladesh, in partnership with the University Grants Commission (UGC), organised the International Higher Education Symposium on February 24, 2020 at a hotel in the capital. The conference focused...


22. Indian govt decides to lift ban on onion exportsPublished: February 27, 2020 11:09:54

Indian government has decided to lift the nearly six-month-old ban on export of onions in a bid to protect the interests of farmers as prices are likely to fall sharply...


23. Six dead, including gunman, in US beer factory shootingPublished: February 27, 2020 10:49:37

A gunman opened fire at the Molson Coors Beverage Co brewing complex in Milwaukee in the US on Wednesday, killing five employees before he was found dead from an apparently...


24. WHO recommends no travel, trade restrictions amid coronavirus outbreakPublished: February 27, 2020 10:41:47

WHO did not recommend any travel or trade restriction based on the current information available, a joint statement on tourism and COVID-19 issued by UNWTO and WHO said. United Nations...


25. Virus outbreak: 23 Bangladeshis flown to Delhi from WuhanPublished: February 27, 2020 10:39:40

Twenty-three Bangladeshi more nationals have been evacuated from China’s Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak. They were flown to Delhi on Thursday by a special flight with a number...


26. NBR plans to form another TP cellPublished: February 27, 2020 10:31:07

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has decided in principle to set up another Transfer Pricing (TP) cell for dealing with customs duty evasion. Some multinational companies (MNCs) evade duties...


27. Poly bag business thrives on lack of substitutePublished: February 27, 2020 10:26:22

Sale and production of different types of banned polythene bags continue to thrive in the country, causing serious environmental pollution and public health hazards. Non-enforcement of the existing laws and...


28. Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia suspends entry for Umrah pilgrimsPublished: February 27, 2020 10:16:04

Saudi Arabia has temporarily suspended entry to the Kingdom for the purpose of Umrah and visiting the Prophet’s Mosque. It also suspended the entry of tourist visa holders from countries...


29. Three people die in city firePublished: February 27, 2020 10:11:32

Three people, including a child, were killed and eight others suffered burns in a fire that broke out at a multi-story building at Dilu Road in city’s Moghbazar area early...


30. BSEC vows to be tough on errant audit firmsPublished: February 27, 2020 09:50:27

The chief of the country's capital market regulatory body said on Wednesday auditors would be made accountable apart from ensuring improvement in governance in the listed companies for the sake...


31. Thai Airways executives take pay cut because of virusPublished: February 27, 2020 00:55:45

Thailand's national carrier announced salary cuts for management and other airlines lowered targets as travel slowed from the coronavirus outbreak and the number of cases in the country reached 40...


32. Coronavirus stings world's top honey makers with China beekeepers locked downPublished: February 27, 2020 00:54:47

Beekeepers in China, the world's top honey producer, are bracing for a bleak start to the key spring pollinating season as travel curbs aimed at containing a coronavirus outbreak keep...


33. Girls overcome ordeals thru’ bicyclesPublished: February 27, 2020 00:53:35

FARIDPUR, Feb 26: At around nine in the morning, several groups of girls from remote areas start for school riding bicycles. Crossing all social barriers they now attend school regularly....


34. Reducing communication gaps between job providers and seekersPublished: February 27, 2020 00:51:49

On Saturday (February 22), the curtains were brought down on Career Expo 2020 organised by Economics Career Alliance (ECA). The three-day event started on February 20. Launched by ECA-- a...


35. What does a BBA degree lack?Published: February 27, 2020 00:50:47

If someone asks a university graduate what his/her subject is there is a very high possibility the answer will be BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration). BBA is one of the...


36. Pleasure of visiting book fair for the first timePublished: February 27, 2020 00:48:41

Bangladesh Positive and JCI Dhaka West jointly organised an event called 'Amar Prothom Boimela' (My First Book Fair) on February 22 at Dhaka Ekushey Book Fair, says a press release....


37. A book on history of world cinemaPublished: February 27, 2020 00:48:01

On the history and progress of world cinema, author Altamis Nabil has published the research book 'Lumiere Theke Hiralal' (From Lumier to Hiralal) at the 2020 Dhaka Ekushey Book Fair....