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Sony brings zero-carbon goal forward 10 years to 2040

Japanese giant Sony brought forward its deadline for reaching carbon neutrality by a decade on Wednesday, saying it is now targeting net-zero emissions across its business by 2040. The electronics and entertainment firm said the decision was taken “as climate change risks become more apparent and serious worldwide, and the transition to a decarbonised society has become an urgent issue”, ...

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Increasing tobacco products’ prices demanded

The anti-tobacco campaigning organisations demanded to increase the prices of tobacco products by introducing specific taxes, in a bid to save lives. The demand was made at a press conference arranged by research and advocacy organisation PROGGA (Knowledge for Progress) and Anti-Tobacco Media Alliance (ATMA) at the Tofazzal Hossain Manik Mia auditorium of Jatiya Press Club in the capital on ...

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TCB postpones sales of soybean oil, other essentials

The government has postponed the sales of groceries to the poor at subsidised prices through its trading arm under the so-called truck sale scheme. The Trading Corporation of Bangladesh on Sunday said it will sell cooking oil, lentil and sugar to 10 million families who have special cards for orderly distribution of the products in June. It took the decision ...

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Bumper watermelon harvest: Farmers face losses, traders make hefty profit

Watermelon growers are incurring huge losses due to lower price at the growers end but the traders are making hefty profit due to high prices of the summer fruit at the retail level. Farmers have produced a plenty of watermelon in the hope of gaining good profit due to its great demand during the sweltering heat. The bumper production has ...

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Bangladesh doesn’t need to import wheat before August: Food Secretary

India’s ban on export of wheat will not affect 3 lakh metric tonnes of wheat already contracted for import by Bangladesh. Talking to UNB, Secretary to the Food Ministry Dr. Mosammat Nazmunara Khanum said a third of the amount, 1 lakh MT, is already onboard a ship for Bangladesh. In the short term, the Indian embargo would have no effect ...

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67 individuals, organisations get BB remittance award

Sixty seven individuals and organisations on Thursday received the “Bangladesh Bank Remittance Award-2019-20” for sending home the highest amount of remittance, investing bonds and playing a vital role in receiving the remittance. Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal handed over the awards at a function at the Krishibid Institution Bangladesh (KIB) in the city. Bangladesh Bank (BB) Governor Fazle Kabir, Financial ...

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TCB starts selling edible oil on May 16

The state-run Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) will start selling essential commodities, including edible oil, at affordable among low-income groups of people across the country from Monday. From 16 May 16 to May 30, TCB’s products will be sold through 300 trucks across the country. The corporation will sell sugar at Tk55 per kg, lentil pulses at Tk65, chickpeas at ...

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Biman suspends 5 officials over collision between two aircrafts

Biman Bangladesh Airlines has suspended chief engineer Badrul Islam and four others for their negligence which led to collision between two Boeing aircrafts at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) on April 10. Four other suspended are engineers Mainul Islam, Syed Bahaul Islam, and Selim Hossain Khan, and GSE operator Hafizur Rahman. A report of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and ...

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TCB to start selling soybean oil at Tk 110 from Monday

Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) will start open market sale (OMS) of some essential commodities, including edible oil, from Monday (May 16) in Dhaka and other divisional cities. It will start selling soybean oil at Tk 110 per litre. TCB’s chairman Brig Gen Mohammad Ariful Hasan confirmed the matter on Thursday. It will start selling products for low income people ...

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Gold prices slashed by Tk 1,166 per bhori

Gold prices have been reduced in Bangladeshi market in the wake of falling prices in international and local bullion markets. Bangladesh Jewellers Samity (BAJUS) said the revised rates would be effective from Wednesday. According to the BAJUS, the price of 22-carat gold per bhori has been fixed at Tk 76,516. Besides, each bhori of 21-carat gold will cost Tk 73,017, ...

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