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India, Pak should be good neighbours, resolve Kashmir issue: Sharif

Pakistan and India should live like “good neighbours” and resolve all issues including Kashmir through dialogue, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Saturday. “I raised the issue of Kashmir in the UN with courage and spoke out my heart (over the issue). I also gave a proposal to India to improve ties with Pakistan. “We (Indian and Pakistan) should live ...

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30 killed, 126 injured in Ankara bomb attacks

Turkey’s Interior Ministry says two bomb explosions apparently targeting a peace rally in the capital Ankara has killed 30 people and injured 126 others. The ministry said the explosions occurred as demonstrators were starting to gather for the rally Saturday. It condemned the attack which it said “targets Turkey’s democracy and peace.” The explosions occurred minutes apart near Ankara’s train ...

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Philippine firms on billion-dollar global shopping spree

Philippine firms are on an unprecedented global shopping spree, spending billions on everything from vineyards to food manufacturers and casinos, reflecting the nation’s recent economic rise. A combination of strong domestic growth, bargain prices in retreating economies abroad and rock-bottom borrowing rates have fuelled the acquisitions, analysts said. The Southeast Asian nation has for years exported shopping malls and junk ...

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Banglalink Priyojon customers to get discount at US-Bangla Airlines

Banglalink signed an agreement with US-Bangla Airlines at their head office, Tiger’s Den recently which will allow all Banglalink Priyojon customers to avail an 11% discount on the base fare from 20th September till the 19th November, 2015. To receive the discount, the customer needs to send an SMS to a short code (2012) with the text “usbangla space base ...

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Yunus Social Business Japan to be launched soon

A group of Japanese entrepreneurs will set up Yunus Social Business Japan, a company dedicated to creating social businesses in Japan and outside of Japan, as a part of global network of Yunus Social Business companies around the world. Professor Yunus attended a meeting of the members of the board Tomoni Corporation, a social business company established by the young ...

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Increase of excise duty for air transportation

As per SRO No-129-Law/2015/314 Excise Duty has been increased with effect from 04 June 2015 as per following table: Sector (Single Journey) Increased Amount Current Duty Amount Domestic (BD) TK. 200 TK 500 SAARC countries TK. 200 TK  500 Asian countries TK.500 TK 1000 Others TK.500 TK 1500 Passengers who have purchased their tickets without paying the increased Excise Duty ...

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Oil prices bounce back in Asian trade

ced back in Asia Thursday as investors weighed a rise in US crude inventories and production against a forecast by OPEC’s chief of rising demand. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for November delivery climbed 23 cents to $48.04 and Brent crude for November gained 21 cents to $51.54 in late-morning Asian trade. Prices tumbled Wednesday after a US Department of ...

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President, PM urge all to ensure safety, rights of girl children

President M. Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday called upon all to come forward to guarantee security of girl children and ensure their equal rights and dignity. They made the call in separate messages on the occasion of the National Girl Child Day-2015, reports BSS. They appreciated the theme of this year’s Girl Child Day — ‘Safe ...

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Children must not pass miserable days on streets, PM to ministries

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday directed the Women and Child Affairs and Social Welfare Ministries to make sure so that children do not have to pass miserable days on the streets, reports UNB. “[officials of ] Women and Child Affairs Ministry and Social Welfare Ministry are here, I’m directing the two ministries that make sue so that no child ...

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WB talks with Muhith to fund $1.9bn in Bangladesh

The World Bank (WB) most likely will scale up its funding to Bangladesh, with pleading new financing commitments amounting to $1.9 billion for the current 2015-16 financial year (FY16), reports BSS. Referring to a meeting between finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith and WB senior vice president Kyle Peters, the multi-donor agency in a press release issued here today (Sunday) ...

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