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Biman to launch Dhaka-Toronto commercial flights from June

Biman Bangladesh Airlines is likely to launch regular commercial flights on the Dhaka-Toronto route, three days a week, from next June, said State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Mahbub Ali Thursday, reports UNB. Dhaka-Toronto direct flight was a long-standing demand of Bangladeshi expatriates living in Canada, he added while speaking with the media at a city hotel. Canadian High ...

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US rolls back Trump-era tariffs on UK steel

The US has agreed to ease Trump-era tariffs on UK steel and aluminium shipments, resolving an issue that had strained relations between the allies. The move follows earlier deals with the European Union and Japan over the controversial taxes, which were imposed by former President Donald Trump in 2018 in the name of national security. In exchange, the UK will ...

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Saudi Arabia says it’s not responsible for high oil prices

Saudi Arabia said Monday that it “won’t bear any responsibility” for a shortage in global oil supplies after a fierce barrage of attacks by Yemen’s Houthi rebels affected production in the kingdom, the world’s largest oil exporter. The unusually stark warning marked a departure from the giant oil producer’s typically cautious statements, as Saudi officials remain aware that even their ...

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Gold price drops by Tk 1076 per bhori

Jewellers have cut the prices of gold by Tk 1076 per bhori after the prices went up several times this year. After the latest drop, a bhori of 22-carat or best quality gold will now cost Tk ‪77072, according to a news release of Bangladesh Jewellers Samity (BAJUS) on Monday. A bhori of 21-carat gold will now cost Tk 73574, ...

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One Ummah Charity is distributing clothing items at various places in Sylhet district

Shahidul Islam: One Ummah Charity have carried out the distribution of one thousand winter packs to very poor and needy families in  various parts of the Sylhet District in Bangladesh. The packs included mens shawls, shirt/kurta and Longi, ladies shawl and Saree, trousers and shirts for boys and traditional clothes for girls. This distribution was  completed on Thursday 17th, Friday ...

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All kinds of soyabean oil prices lowered

Both bottled and unpacked soyabean oil have been reduced by the government after the authorities concerned waived value-added tax on production, imports and sales of edible oil. The Commerce Ministry has fixed the price of bottled soybean oil Tk 160 a litre by reducing by Tk 8 per litre at retail level. The price of 5-litre bottled soyabean oil has ...

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TCB starts ‘family cards’ programme, 1cr to get essentials

Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) started special family cards programme across the country from Sunday to sale essential items at fair prices. A total of  1 crore low-income families will get these essential items. The programme includes two phases–the first phase of sale will continue till March 30 while the second phase will go on from April 3-20. The TCB ...

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3-day Jewellery Expo at ICCB in capital ends today

The three-day Bangladesh Jewellery Expo-2022, the first of its kind in Bangladesh, that began at International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in the capital on Thursday will end today. With a view to expediting country’s economic progress,  Bangladesh Jewellers Samity (BAJUS) arranged the event marking the golden jubilee of the country’s independence and the birth centenary of Father of the Nation ...

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Diamond test at Bangladesh Jewellery Expo for free: Visitors can avail themselves of the opportunity!

Spectra Gem Lab (SGL) has come up with an attractive offer for the visitors at Bangladesh Jewellery Expo-2022 to conduct test on diamonds for free. The country’s first ever fair beginning on Thursday has attracted plenty of visitors from home and abroad because of quality and variety of designs of Bangladeshi ornaments. SGL is an international certification and grading laboratory ...

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