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PM woos Saudi entrepreneurs to invest in Bangladesh

Photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina holding a meeting with the Saudi business community at King Saud Palace. Riyadh, Oct 17 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday invited Saudi entrepreneurs to invest in Bangladesh for mutual benefits as both the countries lag behind in exploiting their full potentials of trade and investment opportunities. “We can join hands in our journey ...

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Bangladesh a notch down in global competitiveness

Dhaka, Oct 17 : Bangladesh slipped down to 103rd position among 140 countries from 102th in last year in Global Competitiveness Index 2018 released by World Economic Forum (WEF) though its overall sc:ore increased by 0.7 percentage points this year. Bangladesh’s competitiveness has been weakened in most of the indicators (both in rank and score). Among 12 pillars of this ...

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CTTC resumes operation in Narsingdi, deploys drone

Photo: Counter Terrorism and Transnational (CTTC) chief Monirul Islam talks to journalists at Gangpar in Madhabdi municipality on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Narsingdi, Oct 17 : On the second day of the ‘Gardian Knot’ operation, law enforcers on Wednesday deployed a drone to observe the situation at the second ‘militant den’ at Gangpar in Madhabdi municipality. Briefing reporters in the ...

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Kumari Puja marks Maha Ashtami celebrations

Devotees flock to Ramkrishna Mission Temple in Dhaka to offer flowers at the feet of the girl Goddess Durga. Dhaka, Oct 17 : The Hindu devotees are celebrating Maha Ashtami, the most auspicious of the five-day Durga puja festival, at different Puja mandaps across the country. The main attraction of Maha Ashtami is Kumari Puja in which a pre-pubescent girl ...

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Uttarkhan fire death toll rises to 5

Firefighters at the house in Uttarkhan area of Dhaka where a fire breaks out on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Photo: Fire Service and Civil Defence Dhaka, Oct 17 : A man who along with seven others suffered burn injuries in a fire incident in the city’s Uttarkhan area early Saturday succumbed to his injuries five days after the incident on ...

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Joy criticises Dr Kamal for teaming up with BNP-Jamaat

‘They’re unpatriotic, anti-Bangladesh’ Prime Minister’s ICT Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy. File photo Dhaka, Oct 16 : Prime Minister’s ICT Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy has said Dr Kamal Hossain has finally shown his true colors by forming an alliance with BNP-Jamaat. He said Dr Kamla’s one partner — the BNP– burned people alive through arson attacks in 2013 and 2015. “His ...

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Dhaka for more focused discussion on climate finance, justice

Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Ambassador Masud Bin Momen addresses at a UNGA meeting at the UN headquarters in New York on Monday. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, Oct 16 : Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Ambassador Masud Bin Momen has said the implementation of 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development will largely depend on success in ...

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves for Saudi Arabia today

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves Dhaka today for Riyadh on a four-day bilateral visit to Saudi Arabia at the invitation of Saudi King and Custodian of Two Holy Mosques Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.   “A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the prime minister and her entourage members will depart Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport here for the Saudi ...

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Export-import thru Benapole suspended for Durga Puja

Benapole, Oct 16 : Export and import activities between Bangladesh and India through Benapole land port will remain suspend for four days from Tuesday on the occasion of Durga Puja, the largest religious festival of Hindu community. Kartik Chakrabarty, general secretary of Petrapole C&F Agent Staff Welfare Association, said trade between the two neighboring countries will remain halted for four ...

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Police cordon off ‘militant dens’ in Narsingdi

Gunshots heard at Bhogiratpu ‘militant den’ Photo: Counter Terrorism and Transnational (CTTC) unit chief Monirul Islam talks to journalists in Narsingdi town on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Narsingdi, Oct 16 : Members of Counter Terrorism and Transnational (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police cordoned off two houses suspecting those as militant dens in Bhogiratpur and Madhabdi areas in Sadar upazila ...

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