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Uber investigating hack on its computer systems

Uber’s computer network has been hacked. The ride-hailing company said it was investigating after several internal communications and engineering systems had been compromised. The New York Times first reported the breach after the hacker sent images of email, cloud storage and code repositories to the newspaper. Uber staff were told not use the workplace messaging app Slack, the report said, ...

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Govt to fix prices of 9 essentials in 7 days: Commerce Minister

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi has said the government will fix the retail prices of nine essential commodities within a week keeping in pace with world market. Besides, hanging of the price list will be made mandatory at all shops to bring stability in the market, he said. The Commerce Minister made the remarks while responding to a question of a ...

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Samsung sets goal to attain 100pc clean energy by 2050

Samsung Electronics is shifting away from fossil fuels and aiming to entirely power its global operations with clean electricity by 2050, a challenging goal that experts say could be hampered by South Korea’s modest climate change commitments. South Korea-based Samsung is a top producer of computer memory chips and smartphones and, by some estimates, the biggest energy consumer among hundreds ...

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Bangladesh exports its largest ever container ship to UK

Bangladesh on Tuesday exported a locally built 6100-ton load capacity high-speed multipurpose container ship to the UK. This is the largest container ship built in the country that has been exported, according to the ship’s builder. Ananda Shipyard, a Bangladeshi shipbuilding company, has built the ship as per the requirements of UK-based Enzian Shipping Company Ltd. The vessel was officially ...

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BB raises inter-bank dollar rate to Tk 96

Bangladesh Bank (BB), the central bank of the country, has raised the inter-bank exchange rate to Tk 96 for per dollar The rate was increased by Tk 1 on Monday after banks decided to monetise expatriate income at Tk 108 and export bill at Tk 99 on Sunday. The central bank sold the dollar of worth Tk 6.5 crore to ...

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Nasir Group chairman passes away

Nasir Uddin Biswas, chairman and managing director of Nasir Group, one of the country’s leading industrial groups, has passed away. He breathed his last at about 11.00 am on Monday while undergoing treatment at Evercare Hospital in the capital. Nasir Uddin established Nasir Group in 1977.

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TCB starts selling products to family cardholders

Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) on Sunday (September 11) started selling sugar, lentil and soybean oil at subsidised prices to one crore low-income families. Commerce Ministry senior secretary Tapon Kanti Ghosh inaugurated the programme in Tejgaon’s Begunbari area in the capital this morning. He said, “Around 5 crore people in the country are being benefited through this programme. The products ...

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Gold price raised to record high of Tk 84,564 a bhori

Bangladesh Jewellers’ Association (Bajus) has increased the price of gold record high in the country’s market again by Tk 1,285. The price of 22-carat gold has been fixed at Tk 84,564, which was sold at Tk 83,280 till Saturday. It is the highest price in the country’s gold market. It was confirmed in a press release, signed by Enamul Huque ...

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Soybean oil price likely to drop within 2 months

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi has expressed hope that the price of soybean oil will be dropped within next two months. He said, “The price of soybean oil has dropped in the global market, but the price of the dollar has increased in the country. The price of oil in the world market is adjusted with the price of the dollar. ...

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From UK to S. Africa, countries face huge energy bills

Gas and electricity costs are soaring due to a post-pandemic surge in demand and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, creating an energy crisis of a magnitude unseen in half a century. As EU energy ministers hold emergency talks on Friday, here is a look at the challenges and options countries from Britain to Sri Lanka are facing: – Massive bills – ...

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