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123051. Germany's economic road aheadPublished: September 27, 2017 19:42:01

The next German government will face economic-policy challenges in five key areas: digitalisation and automation, demographic change, globalisation, climate change, and European integration. With respect to digitalisation, Germany tends to...


123052. Out-of-pocket health expenses increasing!Published: September 27, 2017 19:24:41

Both the government-run hospitals and private sector-operated  healthcare facilities have often come under fire for the high  costs and indifferent  quality of  services.  In such an  avalanche of  criticism,  an...


123053. WTO resumes negotiations on fishery subsidiesPublished: September 27, 2017 19:08:01

Disciplining the harmful subsidies on fishing will be an important deliverable agenda in the 11th ministerial conference (MC11) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Member countries of the organisation have...


123054. Managing the rice marketPublished: September 27, 2017 19:06:47

It seems the government is feeling nervy in managing the rice market as it is often found to blame the rice mill owners and hoarders in the trading chain for...


123055. The courage to normalise monetary policyPublished: September 27, 2017 19:04:02

Three cheers for central banks! That may sound strange coming from someone who has long been critical of the world's monetary authorities. But I applaud the US Federal Reserve's long-overdue...


123056. 'Don't pay any heed to rumour of question leak'Published: September 27, 2017 18:20:53

Health Minister Mohammad Nasim urged the medical admission seekers and their guardians not to pay any heed to any rumour of question paper leakage.   The minister came up with...


123057. UNHCR chief unsure about sending back Rohingyas to homePublished: September 27, 2017 17:32:03

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi is unsure about sending back Rohingya refugees to their homeland, Myanmar, from Bangladesh.   He called for the plight of up to 800,000...


123058. Thai former PM gets five-year jail termPublished: September 27, 2017 16:20:02

Thailand’s ousted former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra was handed a five-year prison sentence on Wednesday after the country’s highest court found her guilty of negligence in the management of a...


123059. WB projects 6.4pc GDP growth this yearPublished: September 27, 2017 14:23:41

The economy of Bangladesh is expected to grow by 6.4 per cent in the current fiscal year (FY18) driven by industry and services, said the World Bank in its latest...


123060. China stocks hold steadyPublished: September 27, 2017 14:01:42

Chinese stocks held steady on Wednesday, bolstered by strong gains in resources shares after upbeat industrial profit data helped to ease worries about slowing economic growth. Investor confidence was also...


123061. Japanese stocks fall to 1-1/2-week lowsPublished: September 27, 2017 13:51:30

Japanese stocks fell to 1-1/2-week lows on Wednesday as ex-dividend share price adjustments dented high yielders. The Nikkei dropped 0.3 per cent, or 63.14 points, to 20,267.05, the weakest level...


123062. RAB nabs four Myanmar nationals with yabaPublished: September 27, 2017 13:50:52

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in a drive arrested four Myanmar nationals along with 0.80 million pieces of yaba pills from a fishing trawler in Cox’s Bazar coastal area...


123063. UN launches fresh push to end Libya crisisPublished: September 27, 2017 13:49:43

UN Secretary-General Special Envoy for Libya Ghassan Salame launched a new round of talks on an action plan on Tuesday in order to solve the political crisis in Libya. The...


123064. Gold steadies after Yellen commentsPublished: September 27, 2017 13:35:09

Gold prices were steady early Wednesday after falling over 1.0 per cent in the previous session on hawkish comments from US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Spot gold rose 0.1...


123065. Uber withdrawing from Canada's QuebecPublished: September 27, 2017 13:20:11

Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc said on Tuesday it will stop operating in the Canadian province of Quebec next month, pulling out to avoid following tough new regulations announced last...


123066. IBN Sina recommends 35pc divPublished: September 26, 2017 12:39:55

The Board of directors of IBN Sina Pharmaceutical Industry Limited has recommended 25 per cent cash dividend and 10 per cent stock dividend for the year ended on June 30,...


123067. Return of Rohingyas has to be 'safe, voluntary and with dignity'Published: September 26, 2017 00:39:25

The UN refugee agency said on Monday both the origin of the Rohingya crisis and its solution lie in Myanmar.The statement came when the United Nations (UN) warned of growing...


123068. Oil hits eight-month highPublished: September 26, 2017 00:35:30

LONDON, Sept 25 (Reuters): Oil prices rose on Monday to their highest in eight months after major producers said at a meeting in Vienna the global market was well on...


123069. Gold prices to fall againPublished: September 26, 2017 00:34:26

Prices of gold have been revised downward further in a week to keep it compatible with those of international market, jewellers said. In a statement, the Bangladesh Jewellers Samity (BAJUS)...


123070. N Korea claim of US war declaration absurd: WashingtonPublished: September 26, 2017 12:28:09

The US has dismissed a statement by North Korea accusing Washington of declaring war on the country, calling the idea "absurd". The White House on Monday also warned Pyongyang to...


123071. Schoolboy dies after being electrocutedPublished: September 26, 2017 12:00:30

A schoolboy died from electrocution at Kholsi village of Benapole on Monday night. The deceased was identified as Alif Hossain (11), son of Alim Morol, a resident of the village,...


123072. Productivity for sustainable development and growthPublished: September 26, 2017 20:14:02

The relationship between productivity and sustainable development is a two-way traffic. Investing in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can also foster productivity.  Higher productivity and higher consumption are necessary for sustainable...


123073. Star Trek: Discovery gets positive reviewsPublished: September 26, 2017 18:08:06

Most critics said positive things about Netflix’s "Star Trek: Discovery," the latest iteration of the franchise, as per a report on CBS News.   The series had an 89 per...


123074. Murder suspect killed in Kushtia 'gunfight'Published: September 26, 2017 10:08:21

A man has been killed in an alleged shootout with police in Kushtia’s Daulatpur. The gunfight took place at the Pipulbaria-Baliadanga field around 3:45am on Wednesday, said Daulatpur Police Station...


123075. Myanmar dismisses UN 'ethnic cleansing' allegationsPublished: September 26, 2017 11:28:25

Myanmar's UN ambassador insisted Monday that there is no "ethnic cleansing" or genocide taking place against Muslims and objected "in the strongest terms" to countries that used those words to...


123076. Joypurhat farmers make handsome profit from bitter gourd farmingPublished: September 26, 2017 00:31:54

JOYPURHAT, Sep 25: Hundreds of marginal farmers are making handsome profit by cultivating bitter gourd in all the five upazilas of the district. The Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) official...


123077. Rangpur, Bogra eye good productionPublished: September 26, 2017 00:33:16

RANGPUR, Sept 25: An excellent growth of different varieties of short duration Aman paddy across the Rangpur agriculture region has made the growers optimistic of achieving a good yield of...


123078. Businesses, rights groups demand power tariff cutsPublished: September 26, 2017 01:14:28

Business bodies, rights groups and left political parties Monday demanded cuts, not any hike, in electricity tariff by increasing the efficiency level and decreasing generation from cost-intensive plants. At a...


123079. CPD to present GCR, findings of BD Biz Study WednesdayPublished: September 26, 2017 09:17:41

The Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018 (GCR 2017-18) and the findings of the Bangladesh Business Environment Study 2017 will be presented by Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) on Wednesday. The Global...


123080. Two DU students win TYF Grand FinalePublished: September 26, 2017 09:32:36

The Bangladesh round of Telenor Youth Forum (TYF) selected Myat Moe Khaing and Rakib Rahman Shawon, students of Dhaka University at the TYF Grand Finale held at GP House. The...


123081. Taxmen chase eight insurersPublished: September 26, 2017 10:06:18

Revenue authorities made a decisive move to realise Tk 1.1 billion in back taxes from eight large insurance companies who have defaulted on the payment for long, officials said. The...


123082. ‘Terror attack’ outside Jerusalem kills three IsraelisPublished: September 26, 2017 11:47:00

A Palestinian attacker opened fire early on Tuesday at the entrance to a settlement outside Jerusalem, killing three Israeli men and critically wounding a fourth, Israeli police and medical services...


123083. Meenabazar celebrates 15th anniversaryPublished: September 26, 2017 11:59:01

Meenabazar, country’s one of the largest grocery store, has celebrated its 15th anniversary at Dhanmondi outlet of the grocery shop recently. CEO of Gemcon Food & Agricultural Products Limited Shaheen...


123084. Stocks flat in mixed tradePublished: September 26, 2017 12:48:50

Dhaka bourse displayed flat movement amid mixed performance of the major sectors. Price correction was also observed in the stocks of banks as like previous three sessions. The market started...


123085. Why BCB body function not illegal, asks HCPublished: September 26, 2017 13:08:58

The High Court on Tuesday issued a rule seeking explanation that why the function of the current Board of Directors committee of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will not be declared...


123086. 'Foo Fighters' top Billboard chartsPublished: September 26, 2017 13:38:47

'Foo Fighters' scored the top spot on the Billboard 200 album charts with “Concrete and Gold,” while South Korean boy band BTS made the best entry ever by a K-Pop...


123087. Three die as bus ploughs into pedestriansPublished: September 26, 2017 13:43:44

Three pedestrians were crushed under a bus when it plunged into a roadside ditch in Bhobokdia area of Nagarkanda upazila on Dhaka-Barisal highway on Tuesday morning. The deceased were identified...


123088. Met office forecasts more rainPublished: September 26, 2017 14:23:40

Light to moderate rain is likely to occur at many places over Chittagong division, at a few places over Khulna, Barisal, Dhaka, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions in next 24 hours...


123089. Miscreants strangle man to deathPublished: September 26, 2017 14:26:01

A man was strangulated to death early Tuesday by some unidentified miscreants in Chakuli Bazar area of Manda upazila in Naogaon district. The deceased was identified as Yusuf Ali, 40,...


123090. Global oil rises to 26-month highPublished: September 26, 2017 14:31:08

Oil prices took a breather on Tuesday after Brent crude earlier rose to a 26-month high, supported by Turkey’s threat to cut crude flows from Iraq’s Kurdistan region to the...


123091. BD economy to grow 6.9pc this FY: ADBPublished: September 26, 2017 19:19:42

Bangladesh's economy is expected to grow at 6.9 per cent in the current fiscal year (FY18) while the inflation will remain within 6pc, according to the latest report of the...


123092. 2017 is 'tipping point' for electric carsPublished: September 26, 2017 15:37:01

This year looks set to be the “tipping point” for electric cars, Arnoud Balhuizen, chief commercial officer at BHP, said on Tuesday, adding that the impact for raw materials producers...


123093. Lacazette double enough for GunnersPublished: September 26, 2017 15:51:12

Alexandre Lacazette on Monday scored twice to earn a shaky Arsenal victory over West Bromwich, their third Premier League win in a row at Emirates Stadium. The France striker -...


123094. PEBSAL inks deal with PHP Steel MillsPublished: September 26, 2017 15:52:41

PEB Steel Alliance Limited (PEBSAL) has recently signed an agreement with PHP Integrated Steel Mills Ltd in securing a landmark contract for 8400 Tons, one of the largest in the...


123095. UNSC meeting on Thursday over violence in MyanmarPublished: September 26, 2017 16:28:55

United Nations Security Council is going to sit in a meeting on Thursday over ongoing violence in Myanmar, which was described as ethnic cleansing.   UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will...


123096. Unaccompanied Rohingya kids to get smart cards, separate campsPublished: September 26, 2017 17:10:43

The Ministry of Social Welfare of Bangladesh plans to issue separate smart cards to minor Rohingya children orphaned or separated from their families. "As many as 1,800 children already received...


123097. Electoral gain of a hard-right party jolts German political landscapePublished: September 26, 2017 19:41:58

It is true that Angela Merkel has won a fourth term as German Chancellor, but the election results indicate that she might have to make huge compromises. Her party's lead...


123098. Checking the trend toward rentier capitalismPublished: September 26, 2017 19:59:31

Since the 2008 financial crisis, policymakers and international institutions have regularly expressed concerns about widening income inequality and its unwelcome political consequences. More often than not, they attribute the problem...


123099. Number of Rohingya refugees rises to 480,000Published: September 26, 2017 20:33:18

The number of refugees arriving in Bangladesh from Myanmar since Aug 25 has risen to 480,000, said international aid bodies said on Tuesday. The figure rose owing to the inclusion...


123100. Asian shares little changed after Wall Street tumblePublished: September 26, 2017 11:27:00

Asian stocks were little changed Tuesday as investors watched US-North Korean tensions after a decline in tech shares dragged down Wall Street. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 lost 0.1 per cent to...