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The Financial Express

123101. Yunus asks Suu Kyi to start peace processPublished: September 12, 2017 22:26:36

Nobel peace laureate Muhammad Yunus has called upon Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi to take “immediate steps” to halt the Rakhine State violence and stem the flow...


123102. Taxpayers to pay penalty for hiding tax-exempted incomesPublished: September 12, 2017 10:09:16

Taxpayers have expressed their resentment over a penal measure that deprives them of tax-exemption benefit of certain incomes.   According to the current income-tax provision, tax-exempted income or income entitled...


123103. UNFPA seeks $13m urgently for Rohingya women, girlsPublished: September 12, 2017 22:02:13

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) sought emergency funding for reproductive health and gender-based violence response for Rohingya women and girls arriving from Myanmar.   The UN population agency said...


123104. PM wants coordination to deal Rohingya refugeesPublished: September 12, 2017 21:45:33

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday directed the all authorities concerned to work in a coordinated manner while dealing with the Myanmar refugees staying in Bangladesh.   She asked the...


123105. Fakhrul appreciates PM for visiting Rohingya refugeesPublished: September 12, 2017 21:33:19

BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday appreciated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for visiting Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar.   But he strongly criticised her government for not...


123106. Rain, poor roads and mute sufferings  Published: September 12, 2017 21:19:14

HEAVY rain this year has taken its toll on the roads of our capital as most of them go under water with a little bit of rain. Commuters are harassed...


123107. Continuing horror story  Published: September 12, 2017 21:18:26

THIS refers to your thought-provoking article titled "The Rohingya horror story continues" published on September 12. The Rohingya are an ethnic group, largely comprising Muslims, who predominantly live in the...


123108. Providing medical help for Rohingyas  Published: September 12, 2017 21:17:48

THE ROHINGYA people of Myanmar are being subjected to inhuman torture and persecution. As a result they are compelled to leave their homeland and seek refuge in Bangladesh. They are...


123109. State-run banks and default loans  Published: September 12, 2017 21:16:17

How does one react to the finding that one third of the country's state owned banks' bad loans is in the grip of only 20 defaulted borrowers?  This, no doubt,...


123110. Change of guard for pvt. medical colleges  Published: September 12, 2017 21:15:16

The move, though belated, to transfer the control over academic affairs of private medical colleges from the Dhaka University to some other institution will be considered a step in the...


123111. Asian agribusiness has much to learn from Spain's cooperative modelPublished: September 12, 2017 20:46:01

La Almunia de Doña Godina, a small town situated in the fertile plains of Valdejalón in northwestern Spain, was buzzing with unusual activity one late afternoon a few weeks ago,...


123112. Dealing with Libor manipulationPublished: September 12, 2017 20:39:33

A couple of years ago when the report on Libor manipulation came out, I wrote an article wherein my suggestion was for our banks and financial institutions to do some...


123113. The anatomy of illiberal capitalismPublished: September 12, 2017 20:29:39

Populists such as US President Donald Trump and de facto Polish leader Jarosław Kaczyński, and authoritarians such as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin, do not...


123114. UN aircraft with emergency relief reaches DhakaPublished: September 12, 2017 20:10:05

Two chartered aircraft of the UNHCR with emergency relief supplies for 25,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) Tuesday.   "The two aircrafts, one is...


123115. Egypt cuts military ties with North KoreaPublished: September 12, 2017 20:04:12

Egypt’s defence minister, on a visit to Seoul, announced that his country has cut military ties with North Korea.   There was no immediate confirmation from the Egyptian government, says...


123116. Dhaka edn board secy for revoking MCQ methodPublished: September 12, 2017 19:37:09

Secretary to the Education Ministry’s Secondary and Higher Secondary Division Sohrab Hossain suggested the withdrawal of the MCQ method from the secondary and higher secondary level examinations.   He came...


123117. Most Rohingya refugees are children: UNICEFPublished: September 12, 2017 19:24:04

Most Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, who managed to flee Myanmar in the past six days, are children, says Bangladesh Chief of UNICEF’s Child Protection Jean Lieby.   “60 per cent...


123118. Schoolgirl’s death triggers angry protest in DhakaPublished: September 12, 2017 19:14:50

The death of a schoolgirl in a road accident at Shewrapara area of Dhaka triggered an angry protest on Tuesday.   The deceased was identified as Disha, 10, a Class-V...


123119. Muggers hack mobile top-up trader to death in M’singhPublished: September 12, 2017 18:46:22

A mobile top-up trader was hacked to death by muggers at Kewatkhali in Mymensingh early Tuesday.   The deceased was identified as Haripad, 45, a resident of the area, reports...


123120. Italy co to supply AEASA radars for Bangladesh Navy’s aircraftPublished: September 12, 2017 18:39:45

Leonardo, an Italy-based company, will supply AESA radar to be used in two maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) of the Bangladesh Navy (BN) The aircrafts will be equipped with Leonardo’s Seaspray...


123121. Spain's Constitutional Court suspends Catalan referendum lawPublished: September 12, 2017 18:36:25

The Spanish Constitutional Court has suspended a Catalan law outlining a legal framework for an independent state, a court source said on Tuesday, an expected move after it suspended a...


123122. Govt to recruit 10,000 physicians: Health ministerPublished: September 12, 2017 18:11:46

Health Minister Mohammad Nasim on Tuesday said all the necessary arrangements have been made to recruit 10,000 physicians for providing equitable and inclusive health services in the country’s rural and...


123123. Police arrest three 'militants' in RajshahiPublished: September 12, 2017 18:07:49

Police arrested 'three members of Neo-Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB)' from a hostel in Baneshwar Bazar area of Puthia upazila of Rajshahi early Tuesday.   The arrestees are identified as NS College...


123124. Police arrest Jessore man with 10 foreign birdsPublished: September 12, 2017 17:50:16

Police arrested a man along with 10 foreign birds from Chachra check post area of Jessore on Monday night.   The arrestee was identified as Abul, son of late Shahadat,...


123125. Stocks close flat amid high turnover  Published: September 12, 2017 17:34:24

Stocks closed almost flat on Tuesday amid volatile trading as investors were active on both sides of the trading fence throughout the session.     Dealers said some investors preferred...


123126. BGB arrests two fake CID officers in PanchagarhPublished: September 12, 2017 17:21:47

Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested two fake officials of Crime Investigation Department (CID) from Bhutipukur border area in Tentulia upazila of Panchagarh on Monday afternoon.   The arrestees...


123127. DB arrests five drug peddlers in KeraniganjPublished: September 12, 2017 17:17:57

The members of Detective Branch (DB) police of South Keraniganj, in separate drives, arrested five alleged drug peddlers along with 460 pieces of Yaba tablets from different places of the...


123128. Global economy positive but still fragile: Chinese PremierPublished: September 12, 2017 15:59:11

The world economy is showing positive signs but remains fragile and countries should rely on structural reforms, not quantitative easing, to support growth, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday....


123129. Comprehensive guideline on agent bankingPublished: September 12, 2017 14:39:09

The central bank has formed a committee to prepare a comprehensive guideline to make the agent banking service easier. A  comprehensive guideline is needed urgently as there are risks to...


123130. Apple set to unveil anniversary iPhone in major product launchPublished: September 12, 2017 13:39:46

A decade after then-CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone, Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on Tuesday is set to introduce a completely redesigned top-of-the-line iPhone along with two other new phones,...


123131. Patty Jenkins becomes highest-paid female directorPublished: September 12, 2017 13:07:06

The director of the blockbuster hit Wonder Woman, Patty Jenkins is all set to return for the superhero film’s highly-anticipated sequel, ending months of speculation.   Jenkins has closed a...


123132. Irma hits west coast of FloridaPublished: September 11, 2017 12:52:39

Hurricane Irma is blasting up the west coast of Florida and bearing down on the city of Tampa in United States, with dangerous flooding along long stretches of coast.  ...


123133. Latest China price data adds to a slew of upside surprises in world's second largest economyPublished: September 11, 2017 00:52:04

BEIJING, Sept. 10 (Xinhua): China's inflation accelerated faster than expected in August, but remained mild overall, leaving policy makers room for containing financial leverage and risks. Fresh data showed last...


123134. Britain looks forward to work closely with China in space satellite applicationsPublished: September 11, 2017 00:50:55

EDINBURGH, Britain, Sept 10 (Xinhua): With China's growing investment in space science and technology and its increasing market demand for satellite applications, countries like Britain are looking to work more...


123135. US commemorates 9/11 terror attacksPublished: September 11, 2017 12:30:25

While the US contends with the destruction caused by two ferocious hurricanes in three weeks, Americans also are marking the 16th anniversary of one of the nation's most scarring days....


123136. Nadal clinches 16th Grand Slam crownPublished: September 11, 2017 12:30:06

Rafael Nadal won his third US Open and 16th Grand Slam title with a one-sided victory over South Africa's Kevin Anderson in New York.   The world number one powered...


123137. Eight dead in Texas shootingPublished: September 11, 2017 12:02:31

A gunman killed seven people at a home in a Dallas suburb on Sunday evening before being shot dead by police called to the scene, US authorities said.   The...


123138. Export earnings rise 13.84pc in July-AugPublished: September 11, 2017 10:22:11

Country's earnings from exports grew 13.84 per cent to $6.62 billion during the first couple of months of the current fiscal year (FY), 2017-18.   A notable rise in apparel...


123139. Maersk sees trade growth among BRICS nationsPublished: September 11, 2017 00:52:38

Containerised trade among BRICS nations saw robust growth in the first half of this year, according to the world's largest container shipping company Maersk Line, reports Xinhua.   Demand has...


123140. Another N power plant in southern region: PMPublished: September 11, 2017 01:03:33

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Sunday that another nuclear power plant would be set up in the southern region for which the government is working to select an island there,...


123141. Rainfall causes waterlogging in cityPublished: September 11, 2017 01:05:27

Heavy rainfall afternoon caused waterlogging at different parts of the city on Sunday, disrupting public life. Met office recorded 44 millimetres of rainfall between 1.00 am to 6.00 pm on...


123142. BD firm likely to acquire Malaysian coPublished: September 11, 2017 11:35:30

Industrial conglomerate Akij Group is likely to get permission to invest US$20 million in Malaysia from its exporter's retention quota, officials said.   The central bank recently forwarded a proposal...


123143. Stop loan concentration in few big businessesPublished: September 11, 2017 11:37:18

The central bank asked the commercial banks to avert loan concentration in single big groups or sectors through diverting their investment portfolios to minimise default risks. In another major directive,...


123144. Three launches capsize in ShariatpurPublished: September 11, 2017 11:46:11

Several people went missing in Shariatpur as three launches anchored in the harbour sank after a pontoon gave way, police have said.   The incident occurred around 7:00am Monday in...


123145. Diplomats to visit Rohingya camps on Sept 13Published: September 11, 2017 17:38:30

The diplomats working in Bangladesh is going to Cox's Bazar to oversee Rohingya situation in the area on September 13.   The government arranged the visit for diplomats, where Rohingya...


123146. Tax receipts from DSE jump 170pc in two monthsPublished: September 11, 2017 12:15:15

The government's revenue earnings from the major bourse marked a whopping 170 per cent rise in the first two months of the current fiscal year (FY) compared to the same...


123147. Al Shabaab storms Somali military base, killing 10Published: September 11, 2017 15:30:44

Heavy fighting erupted on Monday in the Somali border town of Balad Hawo near Kenya after Al Shabaab detonated a suicide car bomb and then stormed the military base there,...


123148. Rain cripples DhakaPublished: September 11, 2017 13:08:50

Intermittent showers overnight turned into heavy rain on Monday morning, waterlogging streets in Dhaka and causing difficulty for commuters.   The rain grew in intensity around 6:30am. Flooding has been...


123149. Apple hit by major iPhone leakPublished: September 11, 2017 13:28:24

Details of new iPhones and other forthcoming Apple devices have been revealed via an apparent leak.   Two news sites were given access to an as-yet-unreleased version of the iOS...


123150. Novartis posts win in skin cancer trialsPublished: September 11, 2017 13:47:32

Swiss drugmaker Novartis notched a trial win for its drug cocktail against skin cancer on Monday, while a rival treatment from Roche with slipping sales failed in a separate study...